This is a delightful bookmore fun than being a Dungeon
Master to a group of high-level mages and thieves."
A. J. Jacobs, New York Times best-selling author of
The Know-It-All and The Year of Living
Witty, downright funny, poignant, honest and . . . well, wistful.
Anyone who has ever embraced escapism' will understand, and those
who haven't taken that leap of imagination will want to after
reading Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks.
Gilsdorf's tale conjured my own Dungeons & Dragons and
R.A. Salvatore, New York Times best-selling author
of The Dark Elf Trilogy, and lead storyteller of 38
Studios game company
A fun, quirky, and fresh perspective for those wanting to know
more about the amazing world of gaming."
David Brin, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards, and
author of The Postman, Kiln People, and The
Ethan Gilsdorf's quest for himself leads through the fantasy world
of millions of gamers in a breathless adventure/quest/memoir that
is uniquely contemporary. This is at once a primer on the
world of gaming, a self-help manual, and a wistful meditation on
the passing of real time in a (nearly) virtual world."
Andrei Codrescu, NPR commentator and author of The
Posthuman Dada Guide
An orcs-and-all journey through geekdom, told with affection for
every elf, wizard, and Dungeon Master it meets along the way.
Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks is for anyone who's ever
been lured by the enchantment and secrets of faraway fantasy
worlds; it gives a personal face to the cloak-swishing,
wand-wielding, lightsaber-rattling gamer in us all."
Melissa Anelli, author of Harry, A History: The True
Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter