“Austin Grossman uses You to prise open the mystical center of…

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Apr 082014
 



“Austin Grossman uses You to prise open the mystical center of what art is, what games are, what fun is, and how they all mix together.” —Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

You is now available in paperback! Read the opening chapter, along with Austin’s annotations, on Poetry Genius.

thebooklands: From ‘You’ by Austin Grossman. His previous book…

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Sep 252013
 



thebooklands:

From ‘You’ by Austin Grossman. His previous book ‘Soon I Will Be Invincible’ wasn’t bad, and is probably something I’ll only read once.

This book though. This book is grabbing ahold of me. I’m a little over halfway through, and I am in love with it.

Dragoncon attendees: get schooled on the intersection of writing…

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Aug 302013
 



Dragoncon attendees: get schooled on the intersection of writing and video games by Austin Grossman, author of You, at one of his panels below.

Saturday, August 31st – 7pm
Dishonored: Behind the Scenes
Learn the secrets of the dark city of Dunwall from the talented design team at Arkane Studios.
Location: Hilton Atlanta – Downtown (225 Courtland Street NE) – Grand Salon D

Monday, September 2nd – 1pm
Writing for Videogames
A discussion of the dozens of endings and weeks of branching dialogue needed for this type of writing.
Location: Hilton Atlanta – Downtown (225 Courtland Street NE) – Grand Salon D

Bonus: Autograph Session!
Sunday, September 1st – 1pm
Location: The Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Ave.) – International Hall South

“If you’re the kind of person who remembers using a hole-punch to turn a single-sided floppy disc…”

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Jun 112013
 

“If you’re the kind of person who remembers using a hole-punch to turn a single-sided floppy disc into a double-sided floppy disc, you really should read this novel. If you have fond (or not so fond) memories of that time and age, this book may prove to be impossible to put down. You is the story of a generation discovering and creating its own “incandescent mythology.” I’ve rarely been this sad when a novel was over.”

Tor reviews You.

“We were feeling something they never had—a physical link into the world of the fictional—through the…”

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May 292013
 

“We were feeling something they never had—a physical link into the world of the fictional—through the skeletal muscles of the arm to the joystick to the tiny person on the screen, a person in an imagined world. It was crude but real.”

YOU by Austin Grossman (via bookaddict209)

Join the io9 Book Club when they convene to discuss You on June 4th.

bookaddict209: just started reading YOU by Austin Grossman if you play video games at all, to ANY…

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May 282013
 

bookaddict209:

just started reading YOU by Austin Grossman

if you play video games at all, to ANY extent, READ THIS. 

this man describes arcades and makes it sound like poetry

Music to our ears! Find out more about the novel.