Del Rey and Bethesda Softworks have teamed up to publish a novel based on id's upcoming Rage game. Penned by Matt Costello, here's the official blurb of the book due out Aug. 30: The world was doomed and only some of the population could be saved. That was what the scientists were saying, at least. So the best and brightest were gathered and put into stasis deep beneath the surface of the Earth—buried so that man could live. When Lt. Nick Raine emerges from his Ark, he finds the human race has not been wiped out. And people, as resilient as they are, are scraping together a new world from the rubble of the old. This was not what anyone in the Arks expected—a new society where might is right, mutants plague the Earth, and "friend" is a term for the person who hasn't stabbed you in the back.