Monday, December 11, 2023

Winding Paths

So, the book launch for Winding Paths yesterday at Board Bard Games in Portland, Oregon, went well.
Really well. Seemed like everyone had a fun time.

Winding Paths, the playable short story anthology from Demagogue Press, will have another event--this time online, so that everyone, regardless of geography, can attend. More than a dozen authors included in the book will be reading selections of their stories online through Zoom, Friday, December 15, at 6:30 PM Pacific.

Every story in the book has some type of game in it--and the variety is surprising. Each story also contains an element of speculative fiction--fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, or other. I'll be the Zoom event on Friday to read from my story, "Bored Stupid Demons." I'll post the Zoom link on Wednesday, December 13.

I hope you can make it. Even if you can't, you can still experience the book itself, which is more than a group of short stories, but a gaming experience on its own, if that's the way you'd like to encounter it. The editors, Frances Lu-Pai Ippolito and Ken Hueler, have turned nearly every aspect of Winding Paths into a game or puzzle. Even the cover is a game--the ancient Mesopotamian Game of Ur--with rules and gamepieces included in the final pages of the book. Winding Paths is like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure on steroids. But if you just want to read the stories in a traditional manner, you can.

Can't wait to get your own copy of Winding Paths? Here's the link to order from the publisher.

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