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Myst in Retrospect « John W. Allie

Myst in Retrospect

Myst in Retrospect was a series of critical essays on the Myst adventure game series which appeared on my blog from 2012 through 2013. A complete anthology, in print or ebook format, is now available!

Essay index

  1. Myst. Bring the red pages! Or the blue pages.
  2. The Book of Atrus. Your first dose of backstory.
  3. Riven. The Moby-Dick of adventure games.
  4. The Book of D’ni. In which Atrus violates the Prime Directive.
  5. Exile. The one with Brad Dourif in it.
  6. Revelation. How Yeesha got so screwed up.
  7. The Book of Ti’ana. The D’ni die out because a girl gets in the clubhouse.
  8. Uru: Ages Beyond Myst. It turns out the D’ni were actually evil all along.
  9. Uru: To D’ni. Great, you found the thingies. Now find some more.
  10. Uru: The Path of the Shell. The answer is fifteen minutes.
  11. End of Ages. No fear, Esher’s here! Also the bahro.
  12. The Great Tree of Possibilities. Final thoughts on the series.

About the anthology

In addition to the original essays (revised and expanded!) the anthology includes the following exclusive content:

  • A complete examination of the games’ music
  • Feminist analysis of the series
  • A look at the weirdness that was the comic books
  • An examination of realMyst

So don’t miss out! buy your copy today!

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