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Within, a collection of 23 short stories - some traditional, some original - interpreted through the lore of The Wastelands, a post-apocalyptic community created on the platform of Second Life. For nearly a decade, Wastelanders around the globe have used virtual world technology to explore an end-of-the-world, low-technology scenario. This multimedia collaborative fiction has brought forth a host of strange and engaging original characters in an ongoing improvised narrative, performed upon a virtual stage created and molded by the residents themselves. With this collection, that fiction bleeds out of the virtual world and into the real.
A paradoxical conjunction of new-media marvels and ancient oral traditions, a fiction within a fiction, Bartleby's retellings shed strange light on everything from Aesop's fables to Finn MacCool, Sleeping Beauty to "Stagger Lee."
So set down your scavenged machete, sit down by a barrel full of burning detritus, and take in the tales.