Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius

First published in Argentina in 1941, Jorge Luis Borges' short story "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" tells the story of a secret encyclopedia of an imaginary world that slowly encroaches on "our" reality. For more insight into the story click here. Aww. Just read the story anyway.

Now, in 2005, an online gaming group called Orion's Arm is putting together a world of their own in which to write and play. It's hard sci-fi and they're building the world from the ground up, encyclopedia-style. Sounds cool, if time consuming. Now, if they can just keep their new reality from mine...

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