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JUST RELEASED: Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson

APPENDIX N: A LITERARY HISTORY OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is a detailed and comprehensive investigation of the various works of science fiction and fantasy that game designer Gary Gygax declared to be the primary influences on his seminal role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. It is a deep intellectual dive into the literature of science fiction’s past that will fascinate any serious role-playing gamer.

Author Jeffro Johnson, an expert role-playing gamer, accomplished Dungeon Master and three-time Hugo Award Finalist, critically reviews every single work listed by Gygax in the famous appendix, and in doing so, draws a series of intelligent conclusions about the literary gap between past and present that are surprisingly relevant to current events, not only in the fantastic world of role-playing, but the real world in which the players live.

22 responses to “JUST RELEASED: Appendix N by Jeffro Johnson

  1. LOUIS J DESY JR January 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Is there a print edition available?
    I only see a Kindle edition.

    Louis J. Desy Jr.

  2. John E. Boyle January 16, 2017 at 1:51 pm


    I can think of a number of people that need to get this book, either as a gift or with a brisk smack to the head. Possibly both.

  3. John E. Boyle January 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    By the way, I really like that cover art.

  4. jlv61560 January 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Very nice! But I despise Kindle, so I’ll have to wait until the print edition hits the market, I guess. (Just call me old school — I prefer my books with pages and covers…) ;-)

  5. oakesspalding January 16, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Great stuff! Who did the cover art?

  6. emperorponders January 16, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Reblogged this on The Frisky Pagan.

  7. fletchav January 16, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    bought – great to have these all in one place

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  10. Alexandru Constantin January 17, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Just picked it up. Going to start on it after work.

  11. Blue SFF Reader January 17, 2017 at 12:20 am

    About time! ;-)

    Just purchased, and thanks! You have contributed to Making SF/F Great Again, and that’s no joke!

  12. pcbushi January 17, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Great work, Jeffro! Looking forward to adding this to the shelf.

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