From the back of the book:
Lifelike is a book on larp. It holds a multitude of tales, stories and academic articles on the fantastic and creative explosion of energy, larp is. The main purpose of the book is to inspire imaginations, and with the help from our authors, we think, we have succeeded. Lifelike is serious – but hopefully without being boring.
The book is divided into five chapters. The first chapter on Character focuses on the relationship between role, participant and character. The second chapter, called Game is about interaction and the entire larp. This is followed by the Scene-chapter, in which the texts focus on the people doing larp. The fourth chapter, Society, looks at applications of larp in other fields. The Final chapter, Openings, is a bit different: Where the rest of the chapters are written by researchers, artists and game designers who are part of the larp community, Openings is a series of short interviews with people from outside the larp community.
Lifelike is published in conjunction with the Knudepunkt 2007 conference.