Max Brooks, author of the book World War Z, is writing an official Minecraft novel.
Minecraft: The Island is described as “cuboid Robinson Crusoe, but madder: a hero stranded in an unfamiliar land, with unfamiliar rules, learning to survive against tremendous odds”. And, of course, Minecraft does indeed feature Brooks’ signature topic: zombies.
It’s not yet known when the book will be released or if it will have ties to the movie but it does appear that it will be the first of many. Publishing house Del Rey — the science fiction offshoot of Penguin Random House — is overseeing everything and the company has already remarked that it’s “fortunate to have someone of Max’s incredible talent and passion on board for the launch of the series.”