The Spectrum of Adventure: A Brief History of Interactive Fiction on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

The Spectrum of Adventure: A Brief History of Interactive Fiction on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

by Thomas A. Christie

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993493218
Publisher: Extremis Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 674
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 1.35(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Page i
1. Adventure 1 (1982), Page 1
2. The Hobbit (1982), Page 6
3. The Island (1983), Page 13
4. Colossal Adventure (1983), Page 18
5. Snowball (1983), Page 22
6. Mountains of Ket (1983), Page 27
7. Adventure Quest (1983), Page 32
8. Ghost Town (1983), Page 36
9. Lords of Time (1983), Page 41
10. Rescue (1983), Page 46
11. Dungeon Adventure (1983), Page 51
12. The Dragonstar Trilogy (1984), Page 56
13. Fantasia Diamond (1984), Page 61
14. Hampstead (1984), Page 66
15. Message from Andromeda (1984), Page 71
16. Kentilla (1984), Page 75
17. The Great Detective (1984), Page 80
18. The Saga of Erik the Viking (1984), Page 85
19. Forest at World's End (1984), Page 90
20. Quest for the Holy Joystick (1984), Page 94
21. Return to Eden (1984), Page 99
22. Spider-Man (1984), Page 104
23. Heroes of Karn (1984), Page 112
24. Sherlock (1984), Page 117
25. Twin Kingdom Valley (1984), Page 122
26. Ground Zero (1984), Page 126
27. A Harvesting Moon (1985), Page 131
28. Mordon's Quest (1985), Page 135
29. Adventureland (1985), Page 141
30. The Secret of St Bride's (1985), Page 146
31. Four Minutes to Midnight (1985), Page 151
32. The NeverEnding Story (1985), Page 156
33. Red Moon (1985), Page 163
34. Gremlins (1985), Page 168
35. Ice Station Zero (1985), Page 174
36. Bored of the Rings (1985), Page 179
37. Emerald Isle (1985), Page 186
38. Terrormolinos (1985), Page 191
39. Subsunk (1985), Page 197
40. Robin of Sherlock (1985), Page 203
41. The Worm in Paradise (1985), Page 210
42. The Sorcerer of Claymorgue Castle (1985), Page 216
43. Souls of Darkon (1985), Page 222
44. The Lord of the Rings (1986), Page 227
45. H.R.H. (1986), Page 235
46. The Doomsday Papers (1986), Page 241
47. The Boggit (1986), Page 247
48. Matt Lucas (1986), Page 255
49. Dracula (1986), Page 260
50. Dodgy Geezers (1986), Page 267
51. An Everyday Tale of a Seeker of Gold (1986), Page 273
52. Bugsy (1986), Page 279
53. Hunchback: The Adventure (1986), Page 285
54. The Legend of Apache Gold (1986), Page 291
55. The Colour of Magic (1986), Page 296
56. Journey to the Centre of Eddie Smith's Head (1986), Page 303
57. Play It Again, Sam (1986), Page 309
58. The Price of Magik (1986), Page 314
59. The Very Big Cave Adventure (1986), Page 320
60. The Terrors of Trantoss (1986), Page 328
61. Spytrek Adventure (1986), Page 335
62. Quest for the Golden Eggcup (1986), Page 341
63. Shrewsbury Key (1986), Page 347
64. Winter Wonderland (1986), Page 352
65. Twice Shy (1986), Page 358
66. Scary Mansion (1987), Page 364
67. Book of the Dead (1987), Page 370
68. Shipwreck (1987), Page 375
69. The Big Sleaze (1987), Page 380
70. Frankenstein (1987), Page 388
71. Knight Orc (1987), Page 395
72. The Pawn (1987), Page 403
73. Necris Dome (1987), Page 412
74. Imagination (1987), Page 418
75. Double Agent (1987), Page 423
76. Kobyashi Naru (1987), Page 429
77. Gnome Ranger (1987), Page 436
78. Jack the Ripper (1987), Page 443
79. Rigel's Revenge (1987), Page 450
80. S*M*A*S*H*E*D (1987), Page 456
81. The Base (1988), Page 462
82. The Guild of Thieves (1988), Page 467
83. Behind Closed Doors (1988), Page 474
84. Wolfman (1988), Page 481
85. Cloud 99 (1988), Page 488
86. Philosopher's Quest (1988), Page 494
87. Venom (1988), Page 502
88. Jinxter (1988), Page 508
89. Lancelot (1988), Page 515
90. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1988), Page 523
91. Mindfighter (1988), Page 530
92. The Raven (1988), Page 538
93. Corruption (1988), Page 544
94. The Hermitage (1989), Page 554
95. A Legacy for Alaric (1989), Page 560
96. Magnetic Moon (1989), Page 566
97. Scapeghost (1989), Page 571
98. The Gordello Incident (1989), Page 578
99. Agatha's Folly (1989), Page 586
100. Fish! (1989), Page 592
Recommended Further Reading, Page 603
Acknowledgements, Page 611
Index, Page 613

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