NEWS: PRESS START TO PLAY Trade Paperback Currently Less Than $8 on Amazon (Cheaper Than the Ebook!)

Amazon currently has the trade paperback of PRESS START TO PLAY discounted to less than $8—that’s cheaper than the ebook! I’m not sure how long that discount will last, so grab it while you can! Note: That’s a pre-order—the book comes out August 18.

NEWS: SDCC Giveaway for PRESS START TO PLAY Was a Hit!

Daniel H. Wilson and I were both at San Diego Comic Con this past weekend, and we had the opportunity to giveaway about 160 copies of PRESS START TO PLAY to eager SDCC patrons. We did a big group signing as well, as several of the contributors to the anthology were in attendance.

It was really great to see how excited people were about the book. And hey, if you’re one of those lucky people who got a free signed copy, I hope you’ll consider telling a friend about it and/or posting a kind note on Goodreads or the like!


Back Row (L to R): Jessica Barber, Hugh Howey, John Joseph Adams, Daniel H. Wilson, Chris Avellone | Front Row (L to R): Rhianna Pratchett, Micky Neilson, Seanan McGuire (not pictured: Austin Grossman)

Press Start SDCC Table

NEWS: PRESS START TO PLAY Giveaway & Signing at SDCC, Saturday July 11!

Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams will be signing copies of PRESS START TO PLAY at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday July 11th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the PenguinRandom House booth (#1520).

You might ask, how is that possible since the book isn’t out yet, and indeed won’t be out until August 18? I’M GLAD YOU ASKED, fictional person. Vintage is going to be GIVING AWAY a limited number of copies of PRESS START TO PLAY at the aforementioned booth #1520, where you can also get the editors to sign them.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. Also joining us at the signing table will be several contributors to the anthology, including: Daniel (natch), Austin Grossman, Hugh Howey, Seanan McGuire, Jessica Barber, Micky Neilson, Chris Avellone, and Rhianna Pratchett! [links to their SDCC schedules]

AND if you have more of a Pokemon sort of philosophy (“Gotta catch ’em all”), there’s also a few other contributors attending SDCC who sadly won’t be able to join us at the signing, but perhaps you’ll be able to track down otherwise. They are: Ernest Cline, Andy Weir, and Charlie Jane Anders.

If you miss out, though, we’ll also have these sweet bookmarks!



NEWS: Get a Free Sample from PRESS START TO PLAY via Humble Bundle!

Humble Bundle’s current ebook bundle is a “Gamer Comics” bundle, presented by Dark Horse Comics. It’s a great looking bundle and it includes comics by two of PRESS START’s contributors (Chris Avellone and Rhianna Pratchett), so check it out!

You can also snag a free preview of PRESS START TO PLAY via the Bundle page (you don’t need to buy the bundle); it’s the complete text of the first story in the anthology, “God Mode” by Daniel H. Wilson. Enjoy!

Humble Bundle


NEWS: Read the Introduction from PRESS START TO PLAY

Want to know what PRESS START TO PLAY is all about? Read the introduction by editor John Joseph Adams.

Additional FREE READS will be added to the site in the near future. Stay tuned!

NEWS: PRESS START TO PLAY Bookmarks—Coming Soon to a Convention Near You!

Vintage made these sweet PRESS START TO PLAY bookmarks for distro at conventions and bookstores and the like.


NEWS: Site Launch!

Welcome to the website for Press Start to Play, edited by Daniel & Wilson & John Joseph Adams. We are pleased to present:

Browse around and see all our offerings. And if you like what you see, please BUY THE BOOK!

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