Second Life is a place we visit (2015) by Huckleberry Hax

SLPV Draft 2“A must read for any Second Life enthusiast.”
(Amazon review)

“For some of us, our experiences in SL serve as a catalyst, an awakening, a leap in our level of personal consciousness which then needs to be fed into our real lives if its ultimate purpose is to be fulfilled.  For some, SL is a respite, a place to just pause and get our breath back.  For some, it is a playground, a chance to experiment with being something different.  For some of us, it is all of these things together.”

Huckleberry Hax has been writing about the virtual world of Second Life® for eight years.  This volume collects together 42 of these articles, including his monthly column for over two years at the celebrated AVENUE SL lifestyle magazine.

Available formats:
Print: Paperback
ISBN 9781326248130
Online: Issuu

Amazon Kindle:
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12 comments

  1. I’m in the process of reading your book and as I said once before you certainly have a way of pulling the reader into the complexities, science fiction, spiritual and moral implications of a virtual life. I do enjoy your writing style and yes- some nostalgia for me. I like your explanations of the different reasons for a journey to a virtual world. The psychology of the place is still fascinating to me. I was very taken with it all when I first discovered SL but after a time found the very act of living two lives somewhat distracting and time consuming – and hampered my growth in other directions. Easier for me to concentrate on one life!! Nevertheless the imagination of the place encouraged the storyteller/artist in me and though I am no longer “living” a second life I still pop in to visit and enjoy the art that is abundant. Cheers and keep writing!!

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    • Thanks for your comments, dune mouse; I’m glad you’re enjoying the book :)

      The title of the book comes from one of the articles, which is about primarily how many of the people we meet and become friends with in SL eventually leave and move on – not always severing their ties completely with the online world, but reducing significantly their engagement with it: Second Life is a place we visit – and that visit often comes to an end in one way or another, and for a multitude of reasons. I went through quite a long period of absence from SL myself and actually found it a lot easier than I’d imagined I would during my most addicted days. Glad that you’re still keeping a foot in the door :)

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  2. Reblogged this on Canary Beck and commented:
    Huckleberry Hax has published a new book and it’s now available for download. I’m especially happy that Huck asked me to design the book cover typography for this work, a second time!

    This book is a collection of 42 non-fiction articles, drawn from over eight years of observing and participating in the Second Life landscape.

    I’ve already read many of these articles when they were first were published, am keen to revisit them, and discover the ones I have not yet read, in this conveniently packaged collection.

    This is a must-have for any thoughtful Second Life enthusiast. Get it for your Kindle – for your mobile device, or read it for free on Issuu now. When you’re finished, leave a review on the Amazon listing!

    Enjoy!

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  3. Being somewhat of a fan girl of Huckleberry Hax I have posted this all over the place, The SL Enquirer, twitter, flickr, facebook and on my own blog, here’s hoping that the expose has the desired effect.

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