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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Academic Papers

In the past few years, gamebooks have undergone something of a renaissance, and Project Aon has certainly been involved in that! It appears that our efforts have also inspired other fans of Joe Dever's Lone Wolf series to put pen to paper and write about their interest.

Step forward Anders Österberg, a contributor to Project Aon who a few years ago was instrumental in helping us contact Cyril "Cee Jay" Julien, illustrator of the graphic novel The Skull of Agarash. This Stockholm University alumni recently wrote a paper entitled The Rise and Fall of the Gamebook and was kind enough to send Project Aon a copy. The paper is in the form of an appraisal contrasting two leading gamebook series from the 1980s/90s, one of which being Lone Wolf.

We were so impressed with it that we wanted to make this available to a larger audience. As it falls outside the remit of Project Aon--we don't host fan-created content on the site--we requested and received Anders' permission to host the file on the website of a Project Aon contributor with a view to blogging about it and making it available to other gamebook fans who might be interested.

The PDF can be downloaded here. Feel free to post any messages to the author via the comments button.

For Sommerlund and the Kai!