Masters of Doom
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture is a book by David Kushner about id Software and its influence on popular culture, focusing chiefly on John Romero and John Carmack. Adopting a novel-like narrative, Kushner chronicles the lives of both men from childhood through the early successes of id Software, the new heights the company reached with Doom, on through to their separation as developers after Quake. Kushner was an early entrant into the field of video-game journalism, and recycled some of his own original reporting in the book.
|Edition||Publisher||Date||Pages||Dewey Decimal||ISBN-10||ISBN-13||LOC Classification||LCCN||Open Library ID|
|Hardcover (1st Ed)||Random House||6 May 2003||352||794.8/092/2, B||ISBN 0375505245||ISBN 978-0375505249||GV1469.15 .K87 2003||OL3561326M|
|Paperback||Random House||24 Apr 2003||335||ISBN 1588362892||ISBN 978-1588362896||-||-||OL24264538M|
|Reprint, Paperback||Piatkus Books||30 Oct 2003||352||ISBN 0749924756||ISBN 978-0749924751||-||-||OL7970019M|
|Reprint, Paperback||Random House||11 May 2004||368||ISBN 0812972155||ISBN 978-0812972153||-||-||OL8021008M|
|Turtleback||Demco||29 Sep 2004||ISBN 0606313451||ISBN 978-0606314352||-||-||OL10943886M|
Foreign language editions
An authorized Hungarian translation was produced in two volumes, entitled A Doom legendája Hogyan változtatta meg John Carmack és John Romero a világot (English: Legend of Doom: How John Carmack and John Romero changed the world).
A full unabridged audio book edition was produced in 2012 by AudioBooks.com. Narrated by actor Wil Wheaton, the recording has a total duration of 12 hours and 43 minutes.
- Romero mentioned in June of 2015 that a new extended edition of the book is underway.
- Home site of David Kushner.
- Masters of Doom page by the publishers.
- Rare Bill Gates Doom video, mentioned in the Judgement Day chapter of the book
- Masters of Doom on Amazon (Hardcover)
- Masters of Doom on Amazon (Paperback)
- Audio book edition
- This article incorporates text from the open-content Wikipedia online encyclopedia article Masters of Doom.