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The legendary entrepreneur and online gaming pioneer—creator of the Ultima series and the forthcoming Shroud of Avatar—and private space travel advocate examines the importance of adventure and curiosity in his life in this inspiring memoir, complete with interactive tie-ins, puzzles, tricks, and secret codes.
An inventor, adventurer, entrepreneur, collector, and entertainer, and son of legendary scientist-astronaut Owen Garriott, Richard Garriott has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A video game industry leader known by his handle "Lord British"—and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame—Richard pioneered the massively multiplayer, online role-playing game (MMORPG), and coined the term "Avatar" to describe an individual’s online character.
A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Richard has used his extensive gaming fortune to finance thrilling expeditions. He has plumbed the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to see the remains of the Titanic, hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, and in 2008 became one of the first private citizens to be launched into space. On the leading edge of the private space industry—the man who arranged a zero-G flight for Stephen Hawking—Richard has invested his time and energy into making space travel more accessible.
Combining the two guiding tenets of his life, exploration and creation, Richard now invites us on the great adventure that is his life and introduces us to the wondrous and magical in the world around us, including our own backyards. Yet Explore/Create is no ordinary memoir; throughout, Richard engages readers with interactive activities and challenges them with "secret codes" for his games. An audacious genius with an insatiable curiosity and an irrepressible playfulness, Explore/Create is enlightening, thrilling, and fun.