Welcome to the Internet Home of Robert B. Marks

My name is Robert Marks, and I am an author. I’m also a professional writer, editor, publisher, and researcher. My professional work has included being the Spokesman and Communications Director for Darksword Armory (and the editor of their magazine, The Blade’s Edge), a communications researcher for the Department of National Defence, a writer and editor for the Faculty of Law and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen’s University, and I teach a course in writing and disaster analysis at Queen’s University. I’m the owner and publisher of Legacy Books Press. And, in my spare time, my hobbies have included longsword, playing the violin (badly), and slight of hand.

This website is currently under construction, so please bear with me on it.

News

  • Statement on AI-Generated Books
    Yesterday, in response to the recent news of Amazon being flooded by AI-written books, I implemented a full ban on AI-generated submissions. Legacy Books Press will not consider any AI-written submission of any kind for publication, now or ever. But, this deserves some explanation. After all, there is an argument to be made that a … Read more
  • Over $2300 raised for Desert Bus for Hope
    The Legacy Books Press lot just raised a grand total of $2,315.83 for Desert Bus for Hope. All proceeds go directly to the Child’s Play charity. Congratulations to Amp the Dog – please enjoy the books!
  • Re:Apotheosis, spiritual sequel to Re:Creators, goes live on Tapas.io
    (May 31, 2022) Re:Apotheosis, author Robert B. Marks’ spiritual sequel to Rei Hiroe and Ei Aoki’s 2017 anime series Re:Creators, launched on Tapas.io on Friday, May 27. The author of Diablo: Demonsbane, The EverQuest Companion, and co-author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora with R. Drew Griffith and The Eternity … Read more
  • Legacy Books Press acquires publication rights to Austria-Hungary’s Last War
    (December 6, 2021) Legacy Books Press is pleased to announce that it has acquired the print publication rights to Stan Hanna’s English language translation of Austria-Hungary’s Last War, the official history of the Austrian army in the Great War. Over the next four years, Legacy Books Press will be bringing out deluxe editions of each … Read more
  • Belated congratulations to Desert Bus for Hope 2021
    (December 6, 2021) A belated congratulations to Desert Bus for Hope, for raising a staggering $1,189,143.00 for Child’s Play this year.

By Robert B. Marks

252 pages

ISBN: 978-1-927537-71-8

$22.95 Canada
$17.95 U.S.A.
£11.95 U.K.
€15.95 Europe
$27.95 Australia

For over a century, fictional characters have been falling out of their stories into our world. Some, like mech pilot Atria Silversword and isekai protagonist Daiki Yamato, want to go home. Some, like JRPG non-player character Princess Stellaria, want a new life. Some, like superhero Captain Infinite and devil king The Destroyer, want to meet their creators. Some, like monster hunter Jenny Calhoun and super-assassin Jack Death, want justice for their suffering.

And one will fight a bloody war to liberate them all.

With a new afterword by the author.

 

Now serializing on Tapas.

Available on Amazon.com.

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By R. Drew Griffith and Robert B. Marks

316 pages

ISBN: 978-0-9784652-2-3

$29.95 U.S.A./Canada
£18.95 U.K.
€20.95 Europe
$27.95 Australia

Ancient Greece and Rome aren’t usually remembered for their sense of humour. However, in reality the ancient Greeks and Romans often refused to take themselves seriously. Strange and outlandish activities abounded – including somebody accidentally exposing himself while dancing sideways at his wedding (those wearing bed sheets didn’t wear underwear) and a group of drunk young men thinking their house is sinking at sea, and tossing all their furniture out the windows.

In this new edition, R. Drew Griffith and Robert B. Marks take you on a lively and funny journey through the more bizarre activities of the ancient world, venturing out as far as Egypt, Babylon, and Scandinavia, ranging everywhere from moochers to quacks to shrews to perhaps the oldest laundromat joke in history, and even revealing the most terrible thing you can do to anybody involving a radish.

Now available from Amazon.com in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, from Barnes & Noble, and for order at your local bookstore.  Also available as an Adobe Digital Editions e-book at the low price of $12.95 US from Powells, Ebookmall, Diesel E-books, and Booksonboard.

By Robert B. Marks

207 pages

ISBN: 978-1927537-41-1

$26.95 Canada
$19.95 U.S.A.
£15.95 U.K
€17.95 Europe
$29.95 Australia

The year was 2016. The culture wars were deepening, with no end in sight. As the marketplace of ideas faded further into memory, one writer tried to bring it back – and succeeded.

In September 2016 Robert B. Marks’ Garwulf’s Corner returned to The Escapist for another year, presenting a moderate and mature look at many of the hot-button issues facing pop culture. Months after Garwulf’s Corner’s second year came to an end the Escapist was sold to another media company – and its new editor-in-chief libeled everybody who had worked there since 2014. During the ensuing legal action, the whole of Garwulf’s Corner was removed from the pages of the Escapist and all but destroyed…until now.

Insightful, compelling, and still relevant, this volume contains:

– The second year of Garwulf’s Corner, covering topics ranging from Star Wars movies to outrage culture to video games.

– Previously unpublished installments looking at Minecraft, video game addiction, and more.

– The full run of The Most Important PC Games of All Time, a comprehensive look at the decades-long history of the video game from the 1940s to today.

From No Man’s Sky to Police Quest, from Fox’s Gotham to military science fiction, take a fresh and new odyssey back into the world of pop culture.

Now available from Amazon.com.

By Joseph Joffre

Translated by Robert B. Marks

478 pages

ISBN: 978-1-927537-65-7

$38.95 Canada
$29.95 U.S.A.
£20.95 U.K.
€24.95 Europe
$44.95 Australia

Complete and Unabridged for the first time in English

Among France’s generals of the First World War, Marshal Joseph Joffre stands as one of the most accomplished and controversial. Starting his tenure as Generalissimo by modernizing the French Army, he presided over the dramatic victory at the Battle of the Marne that saved France…and the unrelenting slaughter in the trenches that followed.

In this first volume, Joffre takes command of the French Army and races to prepare it for the war to come. Then, as the German Army crosses the border and advances towards Paris, he rallies his forces and allies for one of the most dramatic moments in modern military history.

Available from Amazon.com.

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