The Mongoliad is a rough draft for the future of e-books: For the last three years, local sci-fi giants Neal Stephenson and Greg Bear have been working with a team of writers on a collaborative adventure novel about a European army battling Mongolian hordes. It worked kind of like Wikipedia, only with way more attention given to absurdly detailed sword-fighting trivia and the history of martial arts. It’s now available in (blessedly uncollaborative) paperback, and at this reading, Stephenson and company will discuss the process, the project, and what’s next. (University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, 634-3400, 7 pm, free)