A new novel by Max Brooks is in the works, and it is titled Minecraft: The Island. The cover of this new book was just revealed the other day. This book seems to be the author’s take on how he perceived Minecraft as he said, “Minecraft speaks to different people in different ways, and this is how it spoke to me, specifically.”

The premise of Minecraft: The Island is a lone person waking up in a mysterious world with absolutely no memory. According to the author, “It is a story of survival: waking up at the bottom of the ocean, swimming to an island, and having to survive on that island.” This novel seems to focus on the survival aspect, as it would only make sense that this lone person on the island would have to figure out how to get through day to day and survive before they could even consider how to get back home.


More details should be discovered once the book is released, such as: who is this main character having to survive on their own? How did they end up in this strange and unfamiliar land? These are exciting details that are sure to be revealed this summer.

This book will be available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble. This title is set to release on July 18th, 2017. Since the cover does look so epic and intriguing, this novel is one to look forward to. This could be a novel that really does change any Minecraft fan’s perspective of the game and puts them in the place of the lone survivor in this unfamiliar world.