by Alphaville Herald on 03/06/09 at 7:41 am
Dawning of the Age of Metaverse Enlightenment
by Dr. Ocularis, Herald Book Club
As we survey the broad sweep of the last two and a half millennia of Western culture, several efforts stand out as “Great Books” of this tradition — The Bible, Plato’s Republic, and Aristotle’s Poetics, for example. Is it not time to add to this august list the story of Urizenus Sklar and the Second Life Herald? Well, you may not think so, but pointy headed intellectuals beg to differ! Let’s review the accolades received thus far by The Second Life Herald: the Virtual Tabloid that Witnessed the Dawn of the Metaverse:
- American Association of Publishers, Professional/Scholarly Publishing award for “Best Book in Media and Cultural Studies, 2007” .
- Choice “Outstanding Academic Title, 2008”
- Library Journal “Top Sci-Tech Book, 2007,” (Ranked one of top 39 science books of 2007 and top book in category of Computer Science).
And now, finally, the book appears in paperback so that the masses may partake in cranium expanding properties of this instant classic. Sleep tight tonight, grizzled Oxford Dons, Western Culture has never been in better shape.