Ghost Story.

We’ve been enjoying the friendship and company of the very talented Erick Wujcik at the store recently, both as a regular customer and also as an event host. In between standard store upkeep and the totally whacked-out game scenarios that he tends to fabricate, we had a pleasant conversation about a real-life ghost story that he had the shock of experiencing. While not needing to get into details, I am impressed to relate that it took place in the late Roger Zelazny‘s homestead in Santa Fe, during a gaming session with Walter Jon Williams and George R. R. Martin – some roguish band of play companions, indeed!

Perhaps more stunning is the news that Wuj tells me: Zelazny apparently undertook his Master’s thesis on Jacobite literature. Hopefully a reference is forthcoming, with great anticipation.

LitGeeks might be pleased to know that there will certainly be a imminent new edition of Amber Diceless. The publisher was just in the store on Saturday, and I’m very excited to see where it’s taken this time around.

Finally, lo and behold! the return of the Wild Cards series – at least three new books in store and a series of Marvel comics with all new stories. I thought Martin would never get his head out of his Fire and Ice…


EDIT: Thanks to Erick’s facilitations, we got a line on Roger’s thesis, which actually is based on Shakespeare, and instead touches on the Jacobean rather than the Jacobite. Ach, weel.

One Response to “Ghost Story.”

  1. scothen_krau Says:
    August 14th, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    I can't imagine more distinguished gaming company. And the return of Wild Cards is excellent news.
    (Although to be honest I wouldn't mind some more Ice and Fire-spinoff comics, either.)

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