Andrea Phillips

Andrea Phillips is a transmedia writer, game designer and author. She is on the writing team for season 2 of the urban fantasy serial Bookburners as well as ReMade. Her debut novel is Revision, an SF thriller about a wiki where your edits come true. She has also worked on iOS fitness games Zombies, Run! and The Walk; The Maester’s Path for HBO’s Game of Thrones; human rights game America 2049; and the independent commercial ARG Perplex City. She also writes an ongoing column about video games called Metagames for Strange Horizons. Her nonfiction book A Creator’s Guide to Transmedia Storytelling is used to teach digital storytelling at universities around the world. You can find Andrea at andreaphillips.com, or on Twitter at @andrhia.

From The Writers' Room

Amal El-Mohtar on writing Bookburners S02 E07: “Fire and Ice”

Borders are much on my mind – as well as the question of who’s allowed through them, when, how, and what they get called once they’re on the other side. Writing fantasy – where I can decant my anger into beings of living flame – is what allows me to approach topics I find otherwise paralysing.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E7: “Fire and Ice”

A fiery mystery leads the team to Canada where they learn about more than just the contentious fishing industry of Manitoba.

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Andrea Phillips and the One With the Gunpowder

Let me spread to you the good word of Six Flying Dragons, my new obsession-slash-fandom. It's all of the personal drama and spine-shivers of "Wow, this really happened," except that, for me, it opened up realms of compelling history that I'd never heard a whisper about before.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E6: “Incognita”

Liam and Grace travel to Shanghai to investigate a lead on the Orb – and hopefully their own pasts.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E5: “Debtor’s Prison”

Asanti’s murky past gets a bit clearer when an old friend visits her to reminisce…and collect on a debt.

Just For Fun

6 Creepy Conspiracy Theories About the Vatican’s Secret Archives

The Vatican’s Secret Archives, aka Archivum Secretum Apostolicum Vaticanum, are subject to wild conspiracy theories, and for good reason. With a name like that, who wouldn’t speculate?

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New Episode! Bookburners Season 2, Episode 4: “Ghosts”

Frustrated at the still-broken Orb, Liam does some old-school web fishing and gets a nibble from Turkey.

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Brian Francis Slattery on writing Bookburners S02, Ep03: “Mistakes Were Made”

The surprising pleasures of writing this episode lay in realizing how little I had to stray from the truth, from actual experiences I’d had at academic conferences, to make “Mistakes Were Made” work. The harried and overburdened staff. The presenter who realizes slowly, during the presentation, that his work isn’t even all that interesting to his peers and possibly himself. The resolute eccentric who does amazing work but has deep-sixed his own career because he couldn’t care less about his discipline’s politics. I’d already met them all.

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New Episode! Bookburners Season 2, Episode 3: “Mistakes Were Made”

Asanti and Liam sneak invites to a magical conference in Russia, and find the bad coffee and cheap cups the least of their problems.

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Serial Box Authors take ReaderCon!

This weekend (July 7-10), Quincy, Massachusetts will be taken over by authors, writers, and creators for ReaderCon, the conference on imaginative literature - and eight Serial Boxers will be there!

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From The Writers' Room

Andrea Phillips on writing Bookburners S02, Ep02: “Webs”

When I read through the first season of Bookburners, one thing in particular captured my imagination and wouldn't let go again: Team Four. There was just enough information in that season to be sure there was a big story lurking between the lines, but not enough to guess what exactly had happened. What exactly did Team Four do? Why had the Vatican turned against using magic to fight magic? Most of all, what was behind that door?

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