Nekada davno kada sam prvi put probao EVE Online, CCPjev vebsajt je imao gomilu kratkih pričica koje su na zanimljiv i uzbudljiv način gradile sliku o personama, tehnologiji, opasnostima i dnevnom životu stanovnika Novog Edena.
U surovom svetu MMOa EVE Online, zanimljive stvari vredne pamćenja se dešavaju skoro na dnevnom nivou. Rixx Javix, jedna od ikona EVE Online komune igrača, je odlučio da preko konkursa izabere najbolje priče i upakuje ih u knjigu. Besplatnu knjigu.
For the last thirteen years that universe has thrived on the single shared server of Eve Online. It is at once imaginary and very real, a shared neighbourhood of death, destruction, chaos, creation and insanity – the largest living work of science-fiction the world has ever known. This vital, living place continues to inspire a global community of writers, artists, and creative people of all types. Story-tellers that feel compelled and inspired to weave tales both true and imagined, spun from the cloth that unfolds for them in the darkness of space. It is these visionaries for whom this volume was created, a place for them to share their tales. A collection of fan-fiction directly from the vast community of Eve Online players. -Excerpt from Empyrean Chronicles by Rixx Javix
Knjiga je imala preko 5000 skidanja u prvih 24 sata od pojavljivanja. Rixx planira, dva izdanja godišnje, tako da je konkurs za zanimljive priče uvek otvoren.
The idea for the book came to me about two years ago when I was reading a piece of Eve fiction on a blog. And I wrote the idea down in my project list as something I might like to do sometime in the future. Last Fall I wrote a blog post about it on Eveoganda and spread the word on Tweetfleet and on Slack, looking for submissions. My good friend Gabriel Cassata agreed to let me use his Blood Raider portrait painting as the cover image and submissions started rolling in. I asked my friends Drackarn, General Stargazer and Mord Fiddle to serve as my co-editors and we got started working on the stories as they came in. It should have taken about three months to finish, but it took twice as long due to real life issues and other projects. The timing worked out perfectly however, as I was able to snag some great new art from Gabriel for the interior, as well as finish a few extra illustrations that I was working on.
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