EarthBound by Ken Baumann

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Release date: January 15, 2014
191 pages
ISBN 13: 978-1-940535-00-5
Foreword by Marcus Lindblom


An RPG for the Super NES that flopped when it first arrived in the U.S., EarthBound grew in fan support and critical acclaim over the years, eventually becoming the All-Time Favorite Game of thousands, among them author Ken Baumann.

Featuring a heartfelt foreword from the game's North American localization director, Marcus Lindblom, Baumann's EarthBound is a joyful tornado of history, criticism, and memoir.

Baumann explores the game’s unlikely origins, its brilliant creator, its madcap plot, its marketing failure, its cult rise from the ashes, and its intersections with Japanese and American culture, all the while reflecting back on the author's own journey into the terrifying and hilarious world of adults.

Ken Baumann acted for ten years in feature films and TV. He is the author of the novels Solip and Say, Cut, Map. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and currently attends St. John's College.


"At last, EarthBound gets the paperback it deserves." - Kill Screen

"As much an exploration of the creation, content, and legacy of the role-playing classic as it is a self-reflective deep dive into the author's own psyche." - Joystiq

"It’s a book that aims to mirror the segmented, bizarro structure of EarthBound, and it’s a book that succeeds." - BuzzFeed

Excerpt: Kotaku

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