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Win Lunch with J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

sAspiring writers and cryptographers can win a chance to have lunch with filmmaker J.J. Abrams and author Doug Dorst.

The pair collaborated on an intricate interactive book for Mulholland Books called S.. To promote the new release, the publisher has sponsored a contest testing readers with “a series of puzzles.” Read the complete contest rules at this link. Check it out:

In S., two readers work together to unearth the truth behind the mysterious author of Ship of Theseus. Along the way, they must sift through evidence and decipher a series of puzzles. If you follow their efforts in J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s new novel, you’ll be able to figure out what the following message means … Submit your decryption and explanation in the entry form below, and you could join J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst for lunch in New York City.

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J.J. Abrams Story Turned Into Book

J.J. Abrams will work with Mulholland Books on S., an book idea conceived and developed by Abrams but written by Alive in Necropolis author Doug Dorst (pictured, right).

Abrams (pictured, left) is the producer, writer, and director behind projects like Lost, Star Trek and Super 8. He will support the book through his Bad Robot production company. Check it out:

[S] is Abrams’s first foray into publishing and will be released by Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company on October 29, 2013. At the core of this multilayered literary puzzle of love and adventure is a book of mysterious provenance. In the margins, another tale unfolds—through the hand-scribbled notes, questions, and confrontations of two readers. Between the pages, online, and in the real world, you’ll find evidence of their interaction, ephemera that bring this tale vividly to life.

(Via Sarah Weinman)

Alan Dean Foster to Write Novelization of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Sequel

Alan Dean Foster will write the novelization of the sequel to J.J. Abrams‘ 2009 blockbuster Star Trek reboot. Gallery Books will publish Star Trek Into Darkness in May 2013, alongside the film that was written by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindel.

A veteran of film novelizations, Foster wrote the novel tie-in for Abrams’ first Star Trek film. You can explore his massive bibliography at this link. Here’s more about Foster, from the release:

Foster’s work to date includes excursions into hard science fiction, fantasy, horror, detective, western, historical, and contemporary fiction. He has also written numerous non-fiction articles on film, science, and scuba diving, as well as having produced the novel versions of many films, including such well-known productions as Star Wars, the first three Alien films, Alien Nation, and The Chronicles of Riddick. Other works include scripts for talking records, radio, computer games, and the story for the first Star Trekmovie. His novel Shadowkeep was the first ever book adaptation of an original computer game.

J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst Land Book Deal

Lost founder J. J. Abrams and Alive in Necropolis novelist Doug Dorst will team up for a new novel at Little, Brown and Company’s Mulholland Books imprint. Publication is set for 2012.

According to the release, Abrams created the idea and Dorst (pictured, via) will write the book. John Schoenfelder will edit and Jay Mandel of WME negotiated the deal.

Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch had this statement: “Doug and J.J.’s story will explode the bonds of the novel in ways no book has ever done … It is a privilege to work with this wildly creative team of writers and thinkers.”