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You Are The Hero. 2014 You Are The Hero:
A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

by Jonathan Green
First published 2014.
Snowbooks.
Haddenham.
ISBN 9781909679368.
Large format paperback.
Cover illustration by Martin McKenna.
Interior illustrations by various artists.
272 pages.

Notes
You Are The Hero, a history of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by Jonathan Green.

Details of the contents of this book can be found here.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
An Adventure 30 Years in the Making

Fighting Fantasy gamebooks have sold over 17 million books worldwide, in over 30 languages. But when Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone sat down to write The Warlock of Firetop Mountain they had no idea this one book would go on to spawn another eighty or more titles, and have an immeasurable impact on a generation of children growing up in the 1980s.

Part history, part celebration, YOU ARE THE HERO chronicles more than three decades of Fighting Fantasy. Written by Jonathan Green (author of seven Fighting Fantasy titles), this mighty tome will appeal to anyone who ever wiled away a washed-out summer holiday with only two dice, a pencil, and an eraser for company.

"The most comprehensive history of the Fighting Fantasy phenomenon I've ever seen. With its maps, notes, art and photographs it's not just a celebration but a fascinating resource."
Dave Bradley, Editor-in-Chief, SFX

"How many thousands of heroes did these books create? And how many lost their lives with a bad roll of the dice? A publishing phenomenon, without which computer games wouldn't be what they are today. About time these books were celebrated. Now go to page 45 and face your nemesis."
Charlie Higson

"YOU ARE THE HERO is as read-under-the-covers immersive as its subject matter; great characters, amazing stories and a surprise behind every door. 5 stars!"
James Hoare, Editor, SciFiNow

 
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