Giveaway: What Is Your Favorite Book About the Evolution of Tech?

Amanda Nelson

Staff Writer

Amanda Nelson is an Executive Director of Book Riot. She lives in Richmond, VA.

This giveaway is sponsored by What Is Your Quest? by Anastasia Salter

what is your quest coverWhat Is Your Quest? examines the future of electronic literature in a world where tablets and e-readers are becoming as common as printed books and where fans are blurring the distinction between reader and author. The construction of new ways of storytelling is already underway: it is happening on the edges of the mainstream gaming industry and in the spaces between media, on the foundations set by classic games.

One of the earliest models for this new way of telling stories was the adventure game, the kind of game centered on quests in which the characters must overcome obstacles and puzzles. After they fell out of fashion in the 1990s, fans made strenuous efforts to keep them alive and to create new games in the genre. Such activities highlight both the convergence of game and story and the collapsing distinction between reader and author. The interactions between storytellers and readers, between programmers and creators, and among  fans turned world-builders are essential to the development of innovative ways of telling stories.


Times, they are a-changing- but hasn’t that always been the case? We’re constantly changing our technology to make it harder, better, faster, stronger! In this giveaway, we want to know: what is your favorite book about the evolution of technology, whether it’s about something as old as the printing press or as new as social media?

Ten (10) entrants will be randomly selected to win What Is Your Quest? by Anastasia Salter. Just complete the form below to enter. Entries are limited to the United States and will be accepted until 11:59pm, Monday, November 10th.


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