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World War Z scribe penning Minecraft novel

September 28th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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There’s the games, the movie and now, according to Mojang, the novel with Minecraft coming to the written page thanks to World War Z scribe Max Brooks. 

Titled ‘Minecraft: The Island’, the new book is said to be in the vein of Robinson Crusoe, “only madder”.

Mojang’s Marsh Davies said the story was about a “hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds“.

I’ve peeked at an early draft and it’s entirely amazing, just as we knew it would be,” he added.

No word on a release date yet but it is believed to be the first in a series of books based on the popular computer game.

Source: Engadget

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….