« Simulating Health: Cisco Launches Immersive Hospital Sim | Main | New World Tableau: Arya And The Fauns of Straylight »

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Noelyci Ingmann

Hey James, great book, I haven't been able to put it down, I pinged it on my blog just so you know. If you want to cross link it's at: http://ingmanndesign.com/2008/02/secondlife-reading-part-1.html

Wishing you continued success.


Hamlet Au

Aw, thanks very much, Noel!

Patchouli Woollahra

But when is it coming out in Australia? Soon, I hope.

P.S. great promo. There can only wish for stuff like this... xD

Hamlet Au

Lainy rocks, no doubt!

Good question about Australia, I'll check with the publisher.


biased because a) i'm your friend and b) i'm in the book, but i think it rocks and congrats on its debut. Here's to many reprintings!


Hey James.

Congrats! It's funny how virtual writings always feel a bit more "real" once they are in print huh? It always makes me laugh that as obsessed as I am with all things virtual that once it has been published in print I get these butterflies in my belly.

Anyway I love your writing a look forward to picking up your book! Congrats again.

Noelyci Ingmann

Fuller review up now, you've inspired me, if you don't want me using your terms let me know. *grin*


i bought your book at Dublin airport in Ireland. i finished reading the book during my 14-hour flight back to the U.S. last week. couldn't put it down.

thanks for writing this excellent account of the history of SL. you peaked my interest. looking forward to more in-world journalism.

godspeed and you in-world!


Hamlet Au

Thanks much, please IM me in-world!

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Wagner James Au
Wagner James "Hamlet" Au
Dutchie slideshow 0423 iron bed
my site ... ... ...

PC/Mac readers recommend for SL:

Classic New World Notes stories:

Linden Limit Libertarianism: Metaverse community management illustrates the problems with laissez faire governance (2008)

The Husband That Eshi Made: Metaverse artist, grieving for her dead husband, recreates him as an avatar (2008)

Labor Union Protesters Converge On IBM's Metaverse Campus: Leaders Claim Success, 1850 Total Attendees (Including Giant Banana & Talking Triangle) (2007)

All About My Avatar: The story behind amazing strange avatars (2007)

Fighting the Front: When fascists open an HQ in Second Life, chaos and exploding pigs ensue (2007)

Copying a Controversy: Copyright concerns come to the Metaverse via... the CopyBot! (2006)

The Penguin & the Zookeeper: Just another unlikely friendship formed in The Metaverse (2006)

"—And He Rezzed a Crooked House—": Mathematician makes a tesseract in the Metaverse — watch the videos! (2006)

Guarding Darfur: Virtual super heroes rally to protect a real world activist site (2006)

The Skin You're In: How virtual world avatar options expose real world racism (2006)

Making Love: When virtual sex gets real (2005)

Watching the Detectives: How to honeytrap a cheater in the Metaverse (2005)

The Freeform Identity of Eboni Khan: First-hand account of the Black user experience in virtual worlds (2005)

Man on Man and Woman on Woman: Just another gender-bending avatar love story, with a twist (2005)

The Nine Souls of Wilde Cunningham: A collective of severely disabled people share the same avatar (2004)

Falling for Eddie: Two shy artists divided by an ocean literally create a new life for each other (2004)

War of the Jessie Wall: Battle over virtual borders -- and real war in Iraq (2003)

Home for the Homeless: Creating a virtual mansion despite the most challenging circumstances (2003)

Newstex_Author_Badge-Color 240px
JuicyBomb_NWN5 SL blog
Ava Delaney SL Blog