Essays on role-playing games and storytelling
by Marie Brennan
$2.99 (Collection) ISBN 978-1-61138-684-4
A BVC Original
Some people play roleplaying-games for the challenge; others play them for the story.
Award-winning fantasy author and freelance game writer Marie Brennan is unabashedly in the latter camp. In these essays she looks at tabletop and live-action RPGs from a narrative perspective, exploring the ways the framework of a game can generate and support (or undermine) your tale.
by Linda Nagata
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-0-9831100-8-8
[A] kick ass big idea, hard SF novel…Yes, I’m raving. But I seriously love this book.
Finalist for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
A quest, a puzzle, and multiple lives:
On an artificial world with a forgotten past, floods of “silver” rise in the night like fog, rewriting the landscape and consuming those caught in its cold mists. Seventeen-year-old Jubilee knows that no one ever returns from the silver–but then a forbidding stranger appears, asking after her beloved brother, lost long ago to a silver flood. Could he still be alive? And why does the silver rise ever higher, threatening to drown the world? Jubilee pursues the truth on a quest to unlock the memory of a past reaching back farther than she ever imagined.