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March 27, 2013
Starting today, and ending on June 27, A Carrier of Fire will be offering its first two novels - jonny Lupsha's 100,000 Years in Detention and Penny Cavalier - on Amazon via their Kindle Select program. This means both books will be available on Amazon's Online Lending Library as well, which should bring us into hundreds - thousands - trillions?! - of homes worldwide. Per their terms of service, we're going to have to take both books off this website for sale as ebooks until they've finished making their rounds this summer. In the meantime, please search jonny Lupsha on Amazon in order to find both novels in print and on Kindle. After our time is up with them, we'll resume offering both books for Word, PDF and Kindle on this site. Thanks for understanding!
Also, we're proud beyond words to have the opportunity to detail the mammoth centerpiece for the third issue of The Broken Paragon. A three-part exploration of modern choice-based gameplay, this study takes close looks at tactical combat decisions in the Mass Effect trilogy, morality in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead and personal romantic philosophy in Catherine. As choice has evolved from the simple "easy-evil/hard-good" dichotomy of last-gen titles, developers are putting more pressure on players to interact directly with the world around them. This piece (which will likely be a whopping 25 or 30 pages by itself) will be made available immediately upon its completion exclusively to all subscribers of The Broken Paragon: An Anthology of Essays on Gaming. It will also be split into three to five sections for easier reading. If this sounds half as exciting to you as it does to us, head over to our projects and estore page and scroll to the bottom to PayPal us $4 today! We'll add you to the subscription list for issues 3 through 6 and send you the recently-released Issue #2 as a thank you for subscribing.
March 4, 2013
We have three exciting announcements for you today. First, here is the cover for The Broken Paragon #2 - a variant cover will be released in a few weeks for free to all TBP #2 customers.
The Broken Paragon #2 will be on sale tomorrow for $1. Here's a PayPal link (or visit our Projects and eStore page on the left for an annual subscription for $4):
Second, jonny has just sent in an essay exploring Captain America as a figure of patriotism in Marvel's Civil War and contrasting him with Superman as a Reagan-era fascist in DC's The Dark Knight Returns. This essay is available for free to all subscribers to A Carrier of Fire's mailing list. You can sign up by e-mailing ACarrierofFire@gmail.com with "Subscribe" in the subject line. If you're a fan of comics, or politics in media, you don't want to miss it.
Finally, alongside tomorrow's launch of The Broken Paragon #2, A Carrier of Fire is hosting a release party in downtown Richmond at Capital Ale House, located at 6th and Main St. from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Feel free to drop by for story giveaways and a book drawing!
February 11, 2013
Some quick updates about The Broken Paragon today. First, we're tweaking the concept of the magazine just a hair to allow more wiggle room in its publication. While everything else will remain the same, we're dropping the phrase "Academic Journal" from the subtitle in favor of "An Anthology of Essays" to clarify and refine its content and purpose in the community. Second, A Carrier of Fire is hosting a launch party at Capital Ale House in downtown Richmond (at 6th and Main) on March 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate The Broken Paragon's sophomore release. Finally, we have launched one essay from Issue #2 on our blog and will post one more on February 26, a week ahead of the issue's release. At that time we'll also upload the cover of Issue #2 and info on how you can get a free copy of Issue #2 with a variant cover upon purchase of the regular issue. Stay tuned!
December 12, 2012
We have two big announcements to make today, so be sure to read them both! First, thanks to everyone who donated to our friend Wallaine in her time of need! We managed to raise some good money to help this young woman out with her emergency surgery bills.
Second, A Carrier of Fire is excited beyond words to officially launch the debut issue of The Broken Paragon: The Academic Journal of Gaming. Here's a look at the cover.
We've written 13,000 words (that's 40 pages in MLA/essay format) this quarter exploring Dante's Inferno, HD remakes, "New Game Plus" mode and score composer Chris Vrenna. If you're not a gamer, you should know these essays relate to classic literature, media archiving, "building a better mousetrap" in arts & entertainment, dynamic 3-D soundscapes, industrial-ambient music and a Grammy winner as well as gaming. We also have a warm welcome letter from the editor and a special sneak peek at issue #2, which will primarily focus on the Silent Hill franchise. Here's how to get it.
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to PayPal one dollar to jonny Lupsha, owner of A Carrier of Fire - or change the amount to four dollars for an annual subscription. Within seconds, PayPal will send jonny an e-mail with your e-mail address and payment notification, at which time he'll immediately reply from email@example.com with a link to a secure, safe, spam- and spy-free download of The Broken Paragon in three formats: MS Word, PDF and Kindle. At least two of those three files should be readable on any digital platform (computer, tablet, smartphone). The download comes from box.com, a free online storage solution. You don't need a Box account to download; just click the link you're e-mailed and it should download automatically. Make sure your permissions are set to allow the download. We're not offering a physical copy at this time.
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