Overdue: Tales of Mystery and Adventure Returning History’s Lost Books to Circulation

Note: This is a shared universe anthology.
Over the millennia, many books have been lost.

The Booker Foundation (see Notable Bits of Worldbuilding below) is paying handsomely for any of these missing treasures that can be returned to the light for humanity’s benefit (at least that’s the foundation’s official story). To aid in the retrieval of especially desirable works, the Foundation may even pony up some cash or equipment in advance.

While the Booker Foundation is fronting the cash, the project is co-chaired by Dr. Vivian Cuinnsey, Professor of Linguistics, and Dr. Rosella Tassoni, pioneer of Forensic Mythology.

The call has been put out to respected archaeologists, historians, linguists, anthropologists, antiquarians, and book scouts. But the foundation is not fussy (indeed, the Booker Foundation’s founder has a shady reputation of his own). It is equally willing to work with mercenaries, morally ambiguous archaeologists, treasure hunters, gentleman and gentlewoman rogues, warlords, and even the street kid who got lucky (or unlucky) and snatched the right backpack.

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