Minecraft The Island

Minecraft  The Island
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 0399181784
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Island Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The first official Minecraft novel! The author of World War Z tells the story of a hero—stranded in the world of Minecraft—who must unravel the secrets of a mysterious island in order to survive. “A rollicking adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.”—NPR Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore! The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appears after nightfall. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow. In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed. Collect all of the official Minecraft books: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Crash Minecraft: The Lost Journals Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames Minecraft: Guide to Farming Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure Minecraft for Beginners

Minecraft

Minecraft
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017
ISBN: 9780399181771
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft Book Excerpt:

An official tie-in to the globally popular video game traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island.

Minecraft The Mountain

Minecraft  The Mountain
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 1473587506
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Mountain Book Excerpt:

In the new official Minecraft novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Island, a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway-and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival. Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder-not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon. Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they're closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes. Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together-or risk losing everything.

Minecraft The End

Minecraft  The End
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN: 0399180737
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The End Book Excerpt:

This official Minecraft novel is an epic battle for survival! When humans enter the End, a pair of endermen must decide which side they’re really on. For as long as they can remember, the twin endermen Fin and Mo have lived in the mysterious land of the End. On the outskirts of the great enderman city of Telos, they explore ancient ruins under the watchful gaze of the mighty ender dragon. They have everything they need in the end ship they call home, and know everything there is to know about their world—or so they think until the strangers from another dimension arrive. The invaders are called humans, and they’ve come to steal artifacts and slay the ender dragon. Fin and Mo are ready to protect their home from the trespassers, but when they come face-to-face with the humans, they discover that they aren’t as prepared for battle as they’d thought. Caught off guard, the twins are trapped in the middle of a war between the endermen and the humans, with the future of their home at stake. Collect all of the official Minecraft novels: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Crash Minecraft: The Lost Journals Minecraft: The End And the official Minecraft companion guides: Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames Minecraft: Guide to Farming Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure Minecraft for Beginners Minecraft: Let’s Build! Land of Zombies Minecraft: Maps Minecraft: Guide to Ocean Survival

Minecraft The Shipwreck

Minecraft  The Shipwreck
Author: C. B. Lee
Publsiher: Random House Worlds
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 0399180796
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Shipwreck Book Excerpt:

Unravel the mysteries of an extraordinary underwater world in this official Minecraft novel! When three kids discover a mystery in an abandoned Minecraft server, they must race against the clock to uncover its secrets. Jake Thomas is always the new kid. His family moves so much for his dad’s work that it’s easier to keep his head down and not get attached to anyone. He’ll be gone in a few months anyway. But when they end up in Los Angeles, Dad promises this will be the last time they move. The Pacific Crest Apartments are home now . . . which means it's time for Jake to finally make friends. Jake isn’t sure he should count the two kids he meets at the apartment’s community center as friends, though. Tank Vuong is a large and intimidating boy who hangs with a tough crowd, and Emily Quesada is a fashionista who’s quick with a sarcastic remark. But when he discovers an old computer lab in a forgotten corner of the community center, with a strange Minecraft server containing cryptic riddles, he realizes he's going to need help cracking the code—because at the end of the summer, the community center will be demolished, and all hope of solving the mystery will go with it. Following the hints left by an enigmatic figure known as The Wizard, the trio journeys into the dangerous depths of the ocean, where uncanny creatures lurk and untold treasure awaits. . . .

Minecraft The Dragon

Minecraft  The Dragon
Author: Nicky Drayden
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 0593355741
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Dragon Book Excerpt:

Take flight with the ender dragon in this official Minecraft novel! When a desert town is threatened by illager raids, a young adventurer turns to a newborn dragon to save her home. Zetta is the best potion-maker in the village of Sienna Dunes. Okay, maybe she’s the only potion-maker in the village of Sienna Dunes. And maybe her potions don’t exactly work like they’re supposed to all the time. But when her village is menaced by a pack of illagers, only Zetta can see that the traditional ways won’t keep Sienna Dunes safe anymore. Zetta journeys to her eccentric aunt’s workshop outside town to search for an answer and finds a lot more than she bargained for. A mysterious egg hatches into a scaly creature with purple eyes, black wings, and poisonous breath. It can’t possibly be the mythical ender dragon . . . can it? And if it is, can Zetta raise it to be the savior her village needs? The threat of the illagers is growing fast, and Zetta’s accidental dragon is growing even faster. With the help of her two best friends and her daydreaming little cousin, Zetta must train the scariest (and scaliest) baby in the Overworld. But when the dragon is fully grown, will it save Sienna Dunes? Or will it spell the village’s end?

Minecraft The Lost Journals

Minecraft  The Lost Journals
Author: Mur Lafferty
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN: 0399180702
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Lost Journals Book Excerpt:

This official Minecraft novel is a journey into the unknown! Max and Alison are proof that differences don’t stand in the way of friendship. Max is always on the lookout for a new adventure—even if it means getting into trouble—while Alison prefers to follow the rules. But both of them are fascinated by the beat-up old journal Max finds and the strange gate its secretive author, the Enchanter, describes: a portal to an otherworldly realm of danger called the Nether. After they use the journal’s instructions to craft the portal, Max and Alison squabble over whether to remain safe in the Overworld or to journey into the Nether to find the Enchanter . . . until a fateful accident makes the decision for them. Trapped in a scary new world, Max and Alison find an ally in Freya, a fierce warrior who has been living in the Nether with her beloved wolf, Bunny Biter. With Freya’s help, and with the clues that lie in the pages of the mysterious journal, Max and Alison embark on a quest to find the Enchanter, even as the Nether pushes their skills—and their friendship—to the limit. Collect all of the official Minecraft books: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Crash Minecraft: The Lost Journals Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames Minecraft: Guide to Farming Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure Minecraft for Beginners

The Island Minecraft 1

The Island   Minecraft 1
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Island Minecraft 1 Book Excerpt:

Minecraft The Island

Minecraft  The Island
Author: Turtleback Books Publishing, Limited
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN: 9781690396826
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Island Book Excerpt:

Minecraft The Crash

Minecraft  The Crash
Author: Tracey Baptiste
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN: 0399180672
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Crash Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This official Minecraft novel is an action-packed thriller! When a new virtual-reality version of the game brings her dreams—and doubts—to life, one player must face her fears. Bianca has never been good at following the plan. She’s more of an act-now, deal-with-the-consequences-later kind of person. But consequences can’t be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash. Waking up in the hospital, almost paralyzed by her injuries, Bianca is faced with questions she’s not equipped to answer. She chooses instead to try a new virtual-reality version of Minecraft that responds to her every wish, giving her control over a world at the very moment she thought she’d lost it. As she explores this new realm, she encounters a mute, glitching avatar she believes to be Lonnie. Bianca teams up with Esme and Anton, two kids who are also playing on the hospital server, to save her friend. But the road to recovery isn’t without its own dangers. The kids are swarmed by mobs seemingly generated by their fears and insecurities, and now Bianca must deal with the uncertainties that have been plaguing her: Is Lonnie really in the game? And can Bianca help him return to reality? Collect all of the official Minecraft books: Minecraft: The Island Minecraft: The Crash Minecraft: The Lost Journals Minecraft: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to Creative Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames Minecraft: Guide to Farming Minecraft: Let’s Build! Theme Park Adventure Minecraft for Beginners

Minecraft the Mountain

Minecraft  the Mountain
Author: Max Brooks
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 9780593159170
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft the Mountain Book Excerpt:

In the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Minecraft: The Island, a stranded hero stumbles upon another castaway--and discovers that teamwork might just be the secret to survival. Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder--not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon. Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they're closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes. Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together--or risk losing everything.

Minecraft The Voyage

Minecraft  The Voyage
Author: Jason Fry
Publsiher: Random House Worlds
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN: 0399180761
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Voyage Book Excerpt:

Join a daring expedition into strange new lands with this official Minecraft novel! When a young man is ripped from his quiet life and stranded far from home, he must learn not only how to survive, but how to live. Stax Stonecutter has lived a peaceful—if unremarkable—life in his small town in the Overworld. The son of great adventurers and wise builders, Stax prefers an easier life. He loves to tend to his gardens and play with his cats all day, rather than venturing out to explore the surrounding lands. It’s quiet on his estate, even lonely sometimes, but it suits Stax well enough. His solitude is shattered when a mysterious stranger arrives with a band of merciless raiders. In one terrible night, Stax’s old life is taken from him, and he is left stranded in the middle of nowhere, angry and alone. He’s never left home, and now he knows why: everything beyond the boundaries of his little town is scary and dangerous! But as he begins his long journey back, Stax encounters fascinating travelers who show him that there’s more to the Overworld than marauding pirates and frightening mobs; there are beautiful lands to explore, fantastical contraptions to build, and new friends to meet. It may have taken losing everything he once knew, but on his adventure Stax finds something more valuable than all the diamonds in the Overworld: a whole wonderful world that’s just waiting to be explored.

Minecraft

Minecraft
Author: Gandalf Taalay
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2017-08-17
ISBN: 9781974649570
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft Book Excerpt:

Getting to Know Minecraft

Getting to Know Minecraft
Author: Adam Furgang
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1508183805
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Getting to Know Minecraft Book Excerpt:

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, but even avid Minecraft builders might not know the history, structure, and hidden advantages to playing their favorite game. One little-known fact about Minecraft is that it can be used to teach beginners how to code, all within the game's world. In this edifying resource, readers will get hooked on getting behind-the-scenes access to Minecraft, with tips from the experts as well as advice on how to create masterpieces with the game's building blocks.

Minecraft The Haven Trials

Minecraft  The Haven Trials
Author: Suyi Davies
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 0593355768
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minecraft The Haven Trials Book Excerpt:

Journey into a lawless land and take its toughest trials in this official Minecraft novel! All of Cecelia Alao’s friends call her Cece. All one of them. But she and Therese are so close that one friend is all Cece needs. Both at school and in their shared Minecraft world, Cece and Therese are inseparable. Until the night before the first day of school, when Therese sends Cece a message, three words that change everything: We are moving. Therese’s new home in the USA is 7,000 miles away from Lagos, where the two best friends grew up. Not only is Cece facing secondary school without her best friend, but she’s losing the world she built with Therese. But Cece still has hope. Maybe she can’t cross the world to get to her friend, but in Minecraft she won’t need to. Therese has invited her to a new server—with new friends from her new home—a place called Haven. All Cece has to do is join and they’ll be reunited. It’s that easy, right? When she follows the invite, she realizes just how wrong she was. Lost in a chaotic world named Anarchia, Cece learns that the server’s owner, a shadowy figure called the Ocury, has sealed off the peaceful land of Haven behind a twisted initiation ceremony called the Haven Trials. Three titanic tasks. Five lives to complete them. A host of dangerous mobs and griefing players. If Cece fails, she’ll be banned from the server forever. There’s no way she can do this alone. If she wants to play with Therese again, she’s going to have to find new people she can rely on—both in-game and IRL. No time to lose. . . . The trials await!

Trapped Book 2

Trapped  Book 2
Author: Mark Mulle
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2017-11-09
ISBN: 9781979543545
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trapped Book 2 Book Excerpt:

GENRE: Children's Adventure (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 - 12 (Preteen) Bill has just begun to get used to the life alone in the island. While it's not the most ideal way of life for him, a man must learn to survive on his own. Tom's journal has become his greatest companion through the days, as a wellspring of knowledge and guide that make his life in the island easier than one can imagine. Home is still a place that Bill wants to go back to and he still dreams of his life before the island. One day, he stumbles upon some visiting natives, a pair of tribal individuals who were visiting to gather some goods from the island. Bill asks for their aid to get back home but alas, it's due to the island's power that Bill can't go home just yet. In order to break the series of misfortune, Bill must find Tom in order to give the journal back; and only then can Bill truly get home. However, the big question is, where is Tom? With so many secrets sprawling about in the island and the promise of home becoming more and more complicated, Bill must rise to the occasion to prove that he can get through the obstacles presented to him. With the aid of natives, can Bill truly find where Tom is? And will the powers that ties Bill to the island be severed once he meets Tom? There was only one way to find out and the first step is to find Tom. This unofficial Minecraft book is not authorized, endorsed or sponsored by Microsoft Corp., Mojang AB, Notch Development AB or any other person or entity owning or controlling the rights of the Minecraft name, trademark or copyrights. All characters, names, places and other aspects of the game described herein are trademarked and owned by their respective owners. Minecraft(R)/ /TM & (c)2009-2016 Mojang/Notch.

Adaptations in the Franchise Era

Adaptations in the Franchise Era
Author: Kyle Meikle
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-01-24
ISBN: 150131873X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptations in the Franchise Era Book Excerpt:

Adaptations in the Franchise Era re-evaluates adaptation's place in a popular culture marked by the movement of content and audiences across more media borders than ever before. While adaptation has historically been understood as the transfer of stories from one medium to another-more often than not, from novel to film-the growing interconnectedness of media and media industries in the early twenty-first century raises new questions about the form and function of adaptation as both a product and a process. Where does adaptation fit within massive franchises that span pages, stages, screens, and theme parks? Rising scholar Kyle Meikle illuminates adaptation's enduring and essential role in the rise of franchises in the 2000s and 2010s. During that decade-and-a-half, adaptations set the foundation for multiplexed, multiplied film series, piloted streaming television's forays into original programming, found their way into audiences' hands in apps and video games, and went live in theatrical experiences on Broadway and beyond. The proliferation of adaptations was matched only by a proliferation of adaptation, as fans remixed and remade their favourite franchises online and off-. This volume considers how producers and consumers defined adaptations-and how adaptations defined themselves-through the endless intertextual play of the franchise era.

Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design

Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design
Author: Tareq Z. Ahram
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 437
Release: 2018-06-23
ISBN: 3319946196
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the human aspects of wearable technologies and game design, which are often neglected. It shows how user centered practices can optimize wearable experience, thus improving user acceptance, satisfaction and engagement towards novel wearable gadgets. It describes both research and best practices in the applications of human factors and ergonomics to sensors, wearable technologies and game design innovations, as well as results obtained upon integration of the wearability principles identified by various researchers for aesthetics, affordance, comfort, contextual-awareness, customization, ease of use, ergonomy, intuitiveness, obtrusiveness, information overload, privacy, reliability, responsiveness, satisfaction, subtlety, user friendliness and wearability. The book is based on the AHFE 2018 Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies and the AHFE 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Game Design and Virtual Environments , held on July 21–25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and addresses professionals, researchers, and students dealing with the human aspects of wearable, smart and/or interactive technologies and game design research.

The Microgenre

The Microgenre
Author: Anne H. Stevens,Molly C. O’Donnell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN: 1501345834
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Microgenre Book Excerpt:

Everybody knows, and maybe even loves, a microgenre. Plague romances and mommy memoirs. Nudie-cutie movies, Nazi zombies, and dinosaur erotica. Baby burlesks, Minecraft fiction, grindcore, premature ejaculation poetry...microgenres come in all varieties and turn up in every form of media under the sun, tailor-made for enthusiasts of all walks of life. Coming into use in the last decade or so, the term "microgenre" classifies increasingly niche-marketed worlds in popular music, fiction, television, and the Internet. Netflix has recently highlighted our fascination with the ultra-niche genre with hilariously specific classifications -- “independent supernatural dramedy featuring a strong female lead” – that can sometimes hit a little too close to home. Each contribution in this collection introduces readers to a different microgenre, drawn from a range of historical periods and from a variety of media. The Microgenre presents a previously untreated point of cultural curiosity, revealing the profound truth that humanity's desire to classify is often only matched by the unsustainability of the obscure and hyper-specific. It also affirms, in colorful detail, what most people suspect but have trouble fathoming in an increasingly homogenized and commercial West: that imaginative projects are just that, imaginative, diverse, and sometimes completely and hilariously inexplicable.

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction
Author: Bernice M. Murphy
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-12-04
ISBN: 1474414869
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.