This Is Not a Game: A Novel

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Hukilau, Mar 24, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
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IMAGINE A GAME WITH NO BOUNDARIES - WAITING IN A PARKING LOT, SITTING AT YOUR COMPUTER, WALKING DOWN THE STREET. YOU COULD BE CALLED AT ANY MOMENT - AND YOU'D BETTER BE READY.

THIS IS NOT A GAME.


THIS IS A NOVEL OF GREED, BETRAYAL, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING.
 

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

hmm. Three stars? Four stars? Three and a half stars? I don't think this book's going to influence my life in any deep or meaningful ways, but it was a fun way to pass an evening/morning/lunch. Read full review

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User Review  - abitmorejerry - LibraryThing

Coming from an author who has written quite a bit of science fiction, I found this novel to be really disappointing. Lack of depth, a story line that could have gone much further - there were some ... Read full review

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Contents

This Is Not A Game
Immersion in an Alternate Reality
Game or Interactive Story?
If Its Not a Game or an Alternate Reality What
Alternate Reality Games in History
ARG PreHistory
A Vision of the Future the Beast
A Majestic Failure?
David and Goliath Urban Hunt
The Current and Future State of Alternate Reality Games
Alternate Reality Games in Practice Chapter 16 Puppetmastering Picking Up the Strings
Puppetmastering Creating a Game
Puppetmastering Running a Game
This Is Not A Game
Bibliography
Alternate Reality Game Resources

Lockjaw Exocog and ChangeAgents Out of Control Independents Come of
Commercial Comeback?
Chasing The Wish
MetaCortechs ARGs Reloaded
Summer Heat I Love Bees
A View From Above A Personal Reflection on Puppetmastering
Anatomy of a Puzzle
Immersive Realities The Structure of Magic
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Walter Jon Williams has been nominated repeatedly for every major SF award, including Hugo and Nebula Award nominations for his novel City on Fire. His most recent books are The Sundering, The Praxis, Destiny's Way, and The Rift. Walter Jon Williams lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife.