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The Spectrum of Adventure: A Brief History of Interactive Fiction on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Paperback – 1 March 2016

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  • Paperback: 674 pages
  • Publisher: Extremis Publishing Ltd. (1 March 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0993493211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0993493218
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 3.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars7 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Thomas A. Christie is a Scottish author with research interests in popular culture, literary analysis, interactive fiction and modern cinema. His books include "John Hughes and Eighties Cinema: Teenage Hopes and American Dreams", "Mel Brooks: Genius and Loving It!", "The James Bond Movies of the 1980s", and "Notional Identities: Ideology, Genre and National Identity in Popular Scottish Fiction Since the Seventies". Tom has many years of experience as a literary professional, working in collaboration with several publishing companies including Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Crescent Moon Publishing and Robert Greene Publishing. His full-length works to date have focused upon subjects such as cinema history and literary criticism, as well as the production of original prose fiction. A passionate advocate of the written word and literary arts, over the years Tom has produced original writing for respected organisations such as the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum and the Dementia Services Development Centre, a leading independent higher education research unit based at the University of Stirling. Additionally, he is regularly involved in public speaking events and has delivered guest lectures and presentations about his work at many locations around the United Kingdom. Tom holds a PhD in English Studies, on the subject of Scottish Literature, from the University of Stirling. He has also been awarded a first-class Honours degree in Literature and a Master's degree in Humanities, specialising with distinction in British cinema history, from the Open University in Milton Keynes. For more details about Tom and his work, please visit his website at www.tomchristiebooks.co.uk.

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Kevin Gates
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb book on text adventures for the ZX Spectrum
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Mr Carl Purser
5.0 out of 5 stars The introduction is very well written explaining what this book is about and how to navigate the wonderfully packed pages of thi
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very satisfying 600+ page tome covering the greats of ...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Un esfuerzo fallido
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5.0 out of 5 stars but it would be worse without it
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Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good History of Text Gaming and Their Publishers for the ZX Spectrum
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Scott A Julian
5.0 out of 5 stars ... TExt adventures from the 1980's especially the Spectrum will love this book
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