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Richard Garriott founded the gaming companies Origin Systems, Destination Games, and most recently Portalarium. His Ultima series has sold millions of copies worldwide. In 2008, Richard rode Soyuz TMA-13 to the International Space Station, becoming the first American second-generation space traveler. He lives in New York City with his wife, Laetitia, and their two children. David Fisher is the author or coauthor of dozens of books, including 22 New York Times bestsellers. He has worked with George Burns, Johnnie Cochran, and Terry Bradshaw, among others. He lives in New York City.

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"Richard Garriott has inspired me to explore and create since I was a teenager. I never would've written Ready Player One if I hadn't grown up playing the games he created as Lord British. This is the book I've been waiting to read for a long, long time." -- Ernest Cline, New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One
"Fascinating.... Demystifies an industry and a man so instrumental in it.... A rich compendium of stories from an extraordinary life." -- Eurogamer.net
"Lively and entertaining.... [Garriott] embeds puzzles and games in the book for those who want to take it beyond the simple experience of reading.... Those looking for glimpses into an adventurous life should be pleased." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Explore/Create is a chronicle of wonder, and the many wondrous things the future may hold. Richard and I have long shared a passion for space. Perhaps one day our kids will create and play games on a new world!" -- Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX and Tesla Motors
"Richard and his partners at Zero-G took me on my first flight into weightlessness. ... I applaud his spirit and have enjoyed the fruits of his labor." -- Stephen Hawking
"I was so taken by Richard Garriott's game Ultima that I was nearly speechless when I met him at a pizza joint in Chicago. Now finally, Richard has shared his compelling story with the rest of us in Explore/Create." -- Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple
"Richard and I are both among the first private astronauts, and we have used our unbound power of imagination to take us to new heights. This book will take you on an insider's journey into Richards fascinating mind from creating virtual worlds and characters to exploring the cosmos. Buckle up!" -- Anousheh Ansari, 1st Muslim woman to go into space
"Garriott's enthusiasm for his passions is evident and... even inspirational." -- Booklist Online
"Telling. ... Learn [Garriott's] secret to staying creative and gain valuable insight into his crazy-interesting history." -- Brit + Co
"An entertaining book that describes Garriott's twin passions to explore (not just space but also the deep sea and Antarctica, among other places) and create." -- The Space Review

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