io9 broke the news that local author Ryan Boudinot has sold his second novel to Grove/Atlantic. The novel is titled Blueprints of the Afterlife, and here is the description:

[The novel is] set in a full-size replica of Manhattan under construction in Puget Sound that alternates between a richly imagined future in which the apocalypse is a distant, hazy memory, and a present in which a man recounts his search for a secret organization bent on harnessing the brightest minds to control human destiny and life on earth.

You can find an interview with Boudinot about the book over at io9. I can't wait to see what he does with a huge, Pynchonesque concept like this. I e-mailed Boudinot to ask about publication dates, and he says that no date has been set yet. Knowing publishing, though, it's safe to assume that we're looking at something like a year or more before the book is released.