As befits its name, Shipwreck Library is a sprawling site, an eclectic labyrinth devoted to literature, film, music, and gaming. Featuring several thematically-grouped sub-sites, Shipwreck Library is divided into two major sections:


The Modern Word

Founded to explore and celebrate “difficult” works of twentieth-century literature, The Modern Word ran from 1995–2015. Recently, a few formers editors have dedicated themselves to getting it back online, and are in the process of restoring, revising, and renewing its content here at Shipwreck Library. The following sites and pages are now live:

Jorge Luis Borges: The Garden of Forking Paths
The Garden is the oldest English-language Borges site on the Web.

Thomas Pynchon: Spermatikos Logos
Spermatikos Logos is dedicated to exploring the works of Thomas Pynchon

Reviews
This page collects book and film reviews written for The Modern Word.

James Joyce: The Brazen Head
Dedicated to James Joyce, The Brazen Head will be restored during 2022 in time for the Bloomsday Centennial in June!


Gaming Sites

Shipwreck Library is host to three separate sites related to role-playing games:

Deadlands 1876
Set in the American Centennial, this “Weird West” game blends elements of alternate history, horror,  and steampunk.

Vampire: The Masquerade
Originally online as “New York by Night,” this fin de siècle campaign was online from 1995–2006.

Call of Cthulhu
A collection of material and campaign modifications for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu, set in the fictional worlds of H.P. Lovecraft.

White Leviathan
Set onboard a Kingsport whaling ship from 1844–1846, this epic Call of Cthulhu campaign is inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. This project will likely occupy most of my creative energies for 2021–2022, and is being added piecemeal to Shipwreck Library in hope of eventual publication.

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