Q. You keep saying "ObSoc." What does "ObSoc" mean?
A. "ObSoc" is the official abbreviation for The Oblivion Society (Oblivion Society). The term was coined by Timb, and is a play on "InSoc," the abbreviation for the band Information Society.
Q. Why does Amazon list this book twice with two different covers?
A. The one with Vivian sitting on the bomb is the new, revised second edition from Permuted Press. The one with the mushroom cloud is the discontinued Outpost 132 first edition. Amazon does not remove listings for out-of-print books because they may still be sold used. In short: Buy the one with Vivian on the bomb.
Q. Speaking of covers, who does all of your awesome artwork?
A. My pal, Michael Greenholt. If you want to see some of the process involved in getting the first edition cover from an idea to a finished piece, check out his Making the Cover feature.
Q. So, is this a graphic novel?
A. No, it's a word novel. You make the pictures with your imagination. It's fun!
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Artwork by Michael Greenholt