Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles Dark Futures is the first novel in a series of three novels, written by Russell Blackford.
Though the main characters within the books are based upon the films mythology Terminator 2: Judgment Day, they appear to have no connection with the Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series or Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. The novel criss-cross's between two realities, one that follows on from the film, and another more sinister one known as "Skynet's world" which gives an alternate plot from approximately half way through the film's timeline.
Following the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor and John Connor thought they had altered the timeline so that neither the artificially intelligent satellite Skynet nor its Terminator killing machines would ever be created. But if they were so successful, why are they now being hunted by yet another Terminator that's traveled back in time to ensure that John never grows up to be the charismatic leader of the few humans who survived Judgment Day? And when a band of human warriors from an alternate timeline make an unexpected appearance, have they come to help John, or the killing machines?
Told from the perspective of John himself, the first volume of The John Connor Chronicles provides insight to the thoughts and fears of a teenager who already knows what Fate has in store for him -- and the burdens he will have to bear and the path he must travel to become humanity's future saviour.
- John Connor, future leader of the Human Resistance
- Sarah Connor, John's mother
- T-799 - "Eve (Resistance unit)"