Sunday, January 15th at 3pm

speaking & signing
My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers,
Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark






Entrepreneur, adventurer, astronaut, and legendary gaming pioneer Richard Garriott is stopping by the store this afternoon to talk about his new book Explore/Create. Much more than a memoir, this fascinating work encourages us to embark on our own adventures and challenges readers with interactive games and activities. Join us at 3PM as Richard, a renowned speaker, will be here to answer questions and sign copies of his new book!


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 de Cayeux has been behind some of the most exciting undertakings of our time. A legendary pioneer of the online gaming industry—and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame—Garriott invented the multi-player online game, and coined the term “Avatar” to describe an individual’s online character.

A lifelong adventurer and member of the Explorers Club, Garriott has used the fortune he amassed from the gaming business to embark on a number of 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. Richard has been foremost pioneers of the private space industry, investing his time and energy into making space travel more accessible.

In this fascinating memoir, Garriott invites readers on the great adventure that is his life. Yet his is no ordinary autobiography; throughout, Garriott 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, Garriott takes readers on an unforgettable intellectual experience that is enlightening, adventurous, and fun.


A renowned pioneer of the gaming industry—and a member of every gaming Hall of Fame—Richard Garriott de Cayeux invented the massively multiplayer game term and genre, and founded the gaming companies Origin Systems, Destination Games, and most recently Portalarium. He rode Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station, returning 12 days later aboard Soyuz TMA-12. He became the second person, and the first American, to be a second-generation space traveler. He is a member of the Explorers Club and lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062286659
Availability: Out of Stock; Usually Arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: William Morrow - January 10th, 2017

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