Mojang today confirmed that Max Brooks is writing a Minecraft novel. The novel is titled “Minecraft: The Island”. Max Brooks is the New York Times bestselling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z, Max Brooks has been called “the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism.” Marsh Davies at Mojang had an opportunity to read the early draft and he thinks it’s amazing. Here’s how he described it on Mojang’s blog,
Think cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds.
“I’m very excited to be part of this new venture,” said Max Brooks. “Finally I can justify all those hours I’ve spent playing Minecraft.”
“From our first meeting with Max, we knew he would be a perfect fit for our first foray into novels based on Minecraft,” said Lydia Winters, Brand Director of Mojang. “His enthusiasm and understanding of all things related to the game bring out the sense of wonder and possibility that so many players love about Minecraft – ourselves included.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the fantastic team at Mojang on what will be the first ever official Minecraft novels,” said Keith Clayton, VP, Associate Publisher at Del Rey, “and we’re so fortunate to have someone of Max’s incredible talent and passion on board for the launch of the series.”
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