Behold an unforgettable intergalactic love story, rescued from the mists of time and brought to you by the visionaries behind Mythic Quest, the world-changing video game at the heart of the Apple TV+ Original Series.
What connects tantalizing yet tender alien romance with the biggest multiplayer video game of all time? Seasoned storyteller C.W. Longbottom, the Nebula Award-winning science-fiction and fantasy author and head writer of Mythic Quest. C.W. found literary fame with Inside the Caves of Beneroth and Tears of the Anaren, but even his most loyal fans don’t know that Tears of the Anaren began as a short story he wrote in the early 1970s while interning at Amazing Tales magazine.
This never-before-published draft is now yours to discover, complete with C.W.’s (extremely) colorful commentary and an Introduction and Afterword by Ian Grimm, the iconoclastic creator of Mythic Quest. As sparks fly between heroic scoundrel Zeb and space seductress Merrith, we get a glimpse into the mind of a talented young man yearning for greatness. Like early Mozart, it is raw and green — but also magic.
From Charlie Day, Megan Ganz, and Rob McElhenney, the Apple TV+ original comedy series, Mythic Quest, goes behind the scenes to follow the game’s creators. In a workplace focused on building worlds, molding heroes, and creating legends, the most hard-fought battles don’t occur in the game — they happen in the office. Rob McElhenney stars as Ian Grimm alongside Charlotte Nicdao and F. Murray Abraham.
And pretty based55
Hilarious addition to a wonderful show! LOVED MQ!55
So fun to get a glimpse into the tragedy of CW’s writing! Almost as bad as I assumed it would be. 😂55
Great accompaniment to the show55
But I truly didn’t expect this is such bad until I read it. You really owe Peter and Goldsmith some big apology for letting them reading this CW, and this is the first time I agree with Ian, I can’t believe we have the same taste, before this I am always the most loyal Poppy fan.15
This is right out of a pulp novel from the late 50s-60s, sci fi paperback stuff, like pohl, Anderson, farmer, de camp. And def the stainless steel rat!35
Or could he have?55
So bad, it’s funny. You have to read it in CW’s voice to grasp the attempted gravitas. Brilliant piece to go along with Mythic Quest Season 2.55
We need to have the full released version of the book!55
I most enjoyed the author’s self-congratulatory commentary at various points, but here and there the story was laughably bad, especially at the end, so it was worth reading. But no, I’d never read a novel this bad, and I can see why Isaac Asimov felt the need to completely re-write this teenage-style fantasy/trash.55