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More Forgotten Gamebooks

I’ve stumbled across yet more new-to-me hyperfiction in the process of composing an upcoming post about choice mapping, so here’s a second post; this time I’ve read one of them.

There’s an English translation of the 1967 gamestory “Un conte à votre façon” (A Story as You Like It) by Raymond Queneau online. An interesting non-gamebook by Queneau is Cent mille milliards de poèmes, in French with English translation.

In 1969, Dennis Guerrier co-authored two early gamebooks: State of Emergency, about running your own African country, and Sleep and the City Trembles, a thriller where you get to save the day. He also wrote some “gamebooks” involving literal games.