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The Battle for Azeroth

Edited by Bill Fawcett

ISBN: 9781932100174

Publication Date: July 2006


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Aimed at dedicated fans of the role playing game World of Warcraft, this dynamic collection of essays explores the undying fascination with a game that is a welcome escape from reality for millions of people around the world. Gaming experts, developers and bestselling sci-fi authors examine the overwhelming success of the game and the underlying motivations for gamers to spend, on average, the time equivalent to working a part-time job battling in the world of Azeroth, and address issues ranging from economics and psychology to addiction and game ethics. The outstanding design of the game and the histories of several main characters are also discussed.


James John Bell, Nancy Berman, Scott Cuthbertson, Doranna Durgin, Nancy Durgin, Jerry Jackson, Chris McCubbin, Jody Lyn Nye, Justina Robson, James Ward, Mel White

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About the Editor

Bill  Fawcett

Bill has been a professor, teacher, corporate executive and college dean. He is one of the founders of Mayfair Games, a board and role-play gaming company, and designed award-winning board games and role-playing modules. He more recently produced and designed several computer games. As a book packager, a person who prepares series of books from concept to production for major publishers, his company Bill Fawcett & Associates has packaged more than 250 books for every major publisher. Bill began his own novel writing with a juvenile series, Swordquest, for Ace SF in the early ’80s and has written several since. The Fleet science fiction series he edited and contributed to with David Drake has become a classic of military science fiction. He has collaborated on several mystery novels as Quinn Fawcett, including the Authorized Mycroft Holmes and Madame Vernet mysteries. His recent works include Making Contact: A UFO Contact Handbook, and a series of books about great mistakes in history: It Seemed Like a Good Idea, You Did What? and How to Lose a Battle. As an anthologist Bill has edited or co-edited more than fifty anthologies.

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Publication Details

ISBN: 9781932100174

Publication Date: July 2006