The Mongols Are Coming!

Let’s say you and your friends are big fans of Western martial
arts and sometimes get together to whack at each other with long
swords while wearing armor. Let’s say you’re interested in how new
technologies can change the way we tell stories. Let’s say you also
happen to be a world-famous novelist. In fact, let’s just go ahead
and say it: You’re Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash,
Cryptonomicon, The Baroque Cycle, and other books
with obsessive cult followings.When all of these interests converge, you wind up working
together with your uber-talented writer/artist/swordsman buddies
Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, E.D. deBirmingham, Joseph Brassey, Erik
Bear, and Cooper Moo to create an online wunderkammer of
video, tutorials, stories, apps, and complex character lists. From
that mess, the surprisingly appealing
Mongoliad trilogy of novels managed to emerge. The
second book, covering the Mongol invasion of 1241, was published by
47North in October. —Katherine Mangu-Ward

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The Mongols Are Coming!

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