On October 2005, VIZ will be releasing the first volume of the Fullmetal Alchemist novel. They will be releasing the rest of the novels (four and counting) in future. Price will be $9.99. When I mean novel, I mean an actual book with text and some illustrations. By the way, the FMA novels contains original stories, not retelling of the series. However, I'm not sure if they follow the anime or manga universe.