Mass Effect, BioWare's upcoming title, Dragon Age: Origins, will receive a prequel novel. Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne is written by David Gaider, senior writer at BioWare. He previously worked on Knights of the Old Republic, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate 2.
The book will be available starting March 3 and will cost $14.95. Looking at the book's back cover and the accompanying press release, there should be a rule about not being able to say something is "based on the hit video game" until, you know, the game is -- at a minimum -- released for purchase.