As we inch closer to the sometime-in-2017 premiere of the new Twin Peaks episodes on Showtime, fans can tide themselves over with series co-creator Mark Frost's new novel, The Secret History of Twin Peaks which will, reportedly, tell the story of what the characters have been up to since the Season 2 finale. The novel is 368 pages and includes over 100 four-color illustrations and photographs. It's out October 18 and here's the official word from the publisher, Flatiron books:

A vastly layered, wide-ranging history that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that will thrill disciples of the original series, and will prep fans for the upcoming Showtime series like nothing else out there.

The 10-hour audiobook version of The Secret History of Twin Peaks features some of the original Twin Peaks cast, including Kyle MacLachlan (Agent Cooper), Russ Tamblyn (Dr. Lawrence Jacoby), Michael Horse (Tommy "Hawk" Hill), Chris Mulkey (Hank Jennings), and David Patrick Kelly (Jerry Horne). That is also out October 18. Pre-orders are available now. You can watch a trailer for the book, which has lots of things superfans are going to want to pause-and-read. Watch that below.

Mark Frost will be going on a book tour to promote The Secret History of Twin Peaks and the NYC stop will be at Barnes & Noble Union Square on October 20. All dates are listed below.

The Twin Peaks soundtrack is being reissued in September, and the new Showtime series features appearances from a number of musicians, including Trent Reznor, Eddie Vedder, Sharon Van Etten, Au Revoir Simone, Sky Ferreira & more.

Showtime execs told reporters at the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour that they're aiming for a second quarter release of the new series. David Lynch, who is directing the whole thing this time, is deep in the editing process and it's unclear exactly how many episodes of the series there will be. Stay tuned.

MARK FROST - 2016 BOOK TOUR
10/20: Barnes & Noble, Union Square NYC
10/22: Magers & Quinn, Minneapolis
10/24: Last Bookstore, Los Angeles
10/25: The Booksmith, San Francisco
10/27: Powell’s, Portland
10/29: Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle