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Prima Publishing prints a lot of books, including an extensive line of guide books for various computer games. Origin has co-published a lot of books with Prima, including the two "Avatar Adventures" books. These are narrative adaptations of some of the Ultima games; imagine playing a game, and making up a story about what and how you're playing, from beginning to end.

Ultima: The Avatar Adventures Ultima:
The Avatar Adventures
"It reads like a novel, but it's the cold hard truth! Here, for the first time, is the real story behind the man from Earth who became the Avatar of Britannia!"
Rusel has written a number of other game books for Prima. He is also included as a character in Black Gate, where this book gets a brief plug.

More Avatar Adventures Ultima VII and Underworld:
More Avatar Adventures
"The Avatar returns to Britannia! After the passing of two centuries, he embarks on a dangerous journey to the dark side. These tales of the Avatar chronicle his further adventures and take you through a land ripe with peril and intrigue as the Guardian attempts to destroy Britannia."
  • Publisher: Prima Publishing.
  • Author: Caroline Spector, © 1993.
  • ISBN: 1-55958-251-0.
  • Characteristics: 368pp. Novelization of Black Gate, Forge of Virtue and Stygian Abyss, with previews of Serpent Isle and Labyrinth of Worlds, and an interview with Paul Neurath and Warren Spector.
  • Original List Price: $19.95
  • Availability: None.
Caroline Spector is the wife of Warren Spector, producer of both Ultima Underworld games.

Pagan Strategy Guide Pagan: Ultima VIII
The Ultimate Strategy Guide
  • Publisher: Prima Publishing, © 1994.
  • Author: Joe Hutsko and Raymond Lueders.
  • ISBN: 1-55958-594-3.
  • Characteristics: Guidebook for Ultima VIII.
  • Original List Price: $19.99
  • Availability: Bookstores, by order.
This guide should still be available by special order, though there probably aren't many left in the computer stores. It does not include the changes in the patched version of the game.

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