Thank you Kickstarter backers and everyone who pre-ordered! The Bacterionomicon is on its way in the mail.
For those of you just catching up with us, what is the Bacterionomicon, you may ask? Step into a fantasy world of monsters and heroes inspired by bacteria and antibiotics, from Acinetobacter baumannii to Yersinia pestis and Amoxicillin/Clavulanate to Vancomycin.
The Bacterionomicon is a compendium of infectious bacteria and antibiotics presented in the style of a RPG bestiary, in order to use imagination, metaphor, and stories to aid learning and promote awareness about antibiotic misuse. A doctor, a game designer, a graphic artist, and many talented fantasy illustrators have teamed up to design this one-of-a-kind book.
Learning about bacteria and antibiotics can be overwhelming. There are numerous biological and pharmacological names and categories, different mechanisms of action, and ever-changing therapeutic recommendations to absorb. Embracing the idea that stories make more of a lasting impression than flash cards, Nerdcore Medical has created a fictional compendium of monsters and heroes to give people imaginative metaphors to help them differentiate the prominent actors in infectious disease medicine.
I just received word that the Bacterionomicon shipment from China is expected to dock in NYC on March 2nd and expected to arrive in our Massachusetts warehouse March 9th. This is really happening! I know, I know, by now many of you have decided that we are sophisticated internet scammers who have constructed an elaborate plan to enrich ourselves by promising esoteric bestiaries and then absconding with the money to the Cayman Islands, but this is really happening! Books (and add-ons) = soon. Obviously all you international backers will have a longer wait, but we are actually getting close to mailing these things out. Hooray!
Our Kickstarter campaign raised almost $100,000 to make the Bacterionomicon a reality – and a reality it will soon be. The files have all been sent to the printer, and the book will be available for general sale in the early part of 2015.
The Bacterionomicon is a bestiary of monstrous bacteria and a compendium of the heroic warriors that fight them, all illustrated in a high fantasy style.
Pre-orders available here.