Well this is just a ‘must’ for anyone interested in studying MMO’s! Edward Castronova’s long awaited book, Synthetic Worlds is out. It’s actually been out for a while now, I’ve just neglected to write about it. Castronova is an entertaining writer and I often find myself forgetting that it’s all academic. BUT I haven’t read it yet, infact its on my Christmas wish list. I’ve sadly had to come to terms with the fact that I need to cool down on the reading and start gearing up on the writing so I’ve decided to leave it for my cozy Christmas reading.
I also might mention that Peter Ludlow and Mark Wallace’s book Only a Game: Online Worlds and the Virtual Journalist Who Knew Too Much is coming out in April 2006. I was hoping that it would come out before Christmas, but alas, luck is not on my side!