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The Science Fiction In Traveller

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Award-winning reviewer Shannon Appelcline (Designers & Dragon) investigates the science-fiction literature that shaped the structure and content of the Traveller science-fiction role-playing game. He reviews and discusses the broad expanse of SF that influenced Marc Miller as he designed the massive background universe of Traveller, and then gives equal consideration to the novels and short stories that were inspired by Traveller.

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Ian M November 15, 2022 1:14 am UTC
Hello, Shannon / GDW!

May I ask what the difference is between this edition and this earlier, apparently shorter one found elsewhere in the GDW catalog ( https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/178654/Ebook-The-Science-Fiction-In-Traveller )? I'm guessing this doesn't feature any of the cover art of the older edition, but beyond that I couldn't guess.

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Derek R January 15, 2023 9:17 am UTC
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Would be nice if Shannon would confirm this, but the preview PDF is just long enough to include this paragraph on the last viewable page:

"The six reviews newly written for this compiled volume are: The
Cosmic Computer, Yesterday’s Hero, Fate of the Kinunir, Shadow of the
Storm, [Marc Miller’s Kickstartered] Agent of the Imperium, and Slices
of Life."

[Something similar to this would probably be a good thing to include in the product description itself.]
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