This Month On Edge
The things that caught our eye during the production of E298
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
BOOK A Boy Made Of Blocks bit.ly/boyblocks
Guardian games editor – and, back in the distant mists of time, Edge staffer – Keith Stuart’s debut novel tells the tale of a man struggling to develop a relationship with his autistic son. Protagonist Alex is kicked out of the marital home as a result, but finally finds a way to bond with his offspring: shared sessions of Minecraft over Xbox Live. It’s a vaguely autobiographical work – Stuart has spoken and written at length on the effect Mojang’s sprawling sandbox has had on his own autistic son, Zac – but, ultimately a tale of a man struggling to grow up while also rediscovering the joys of play, it’s a touching story that is capable of resonating far beyond its seemingly narrow target market.