Packard, Edward

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(1931-    ) US author, co-developer with R A Montgomery of the Choose Your Own Adventure Gamebook sequence comprise of tales in which the reader becomes a kind of protagonist of the tale, being addressed in the second-person singular and actively determining the plot whenever cued to make a choice as to the next stage of the action. The Choose Your Own Adventure series itself – many of whose instalments were written by Montgomery (see his entry for details) – applies these central rules to various simplified scenarios,many of them sf, and seems designed for younger readers and the Young Adult market. The sequence begins with The Cave of Time (1979) and ends with Vampire Invaders (1991). He also contributed four volumes to the unconnected Earth Inspectors sequence, beginning with America: Why Is There an Eye on the Pyramid on the One-Dollar Bill? (1988), [JC]

Edward Packard

born Huntington, New York: 13 February 1931

died

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series

Choose Your Own Adventure (including various subseries)

Choose Your Own Adventure (primary series; listed in numerical order)

  • The Cave of Time (New York: Bantam Books, 1979) [#1: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/Paul Granger]
  • The Mystery of Chimney Rock (New York: Bantam Books, 1980) [#5: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Your Code Name is Jonah (New York: Bantam Books, 1979) [#6: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/Paul Granger]
  • The Third Planet from Altair (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: J B Lippincott Company, 1979) [chap: #7: Choose Your Own Adventure: hb/]
    • Exploration Infinity (London: Magnet Books, 1982) [chap: vt of the above: #7: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
    • Message from Space (New York: Bantam Books, 1989) [chap: vt of the above: #7: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Deadwood City (New York: Bantam Books, 1978) [chap: #8: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Who Killed Harvey Thrombey? (New York: Bantam Books, 1981) [#9: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Inside UFO 54-40 (New York: Bantam Books, 1982) [#12: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • The Forbidden Castle (New York: Bantam Books, 1982) [#14: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/Paul Granger]
  • Survival at Sea (New York: Bantam Books, 1982) [#16: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/Anthony Kramer]
  • Underground Kingdom (New York: Bantam Books, 1983) [#18: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Hyperspace (New York: Bantam Books, 1983) [#1: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Mountain Survival (New York: Bantam Books, 1984) [#28: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Supercomputer (New York: Bantam Books, 1984) [#39: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • You Are a Shark (New York: Bantam Books, 1985) [#45: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Return to the Cave of Time (New York: Bantam Books, 1985) [#50: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Ghost Hunter (New York: Bantam Books, 1986) [#52: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Sugarcane Island (New York: Bantam Books, 1976) [#?: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
    • Sugarcane Island (New York: Bantam Books, 1986) [exp of the above: #62: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Space Vampire (New York: Bantam Books, 1987) [#71: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • The Perfect Planet (New York: Bantam Books, 1988) [#80: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Mutiny in Space (New York: Bantam Books, 1989) with R A Montgomery [#90: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • You Are a Superstar (New York: Bantam Books, 1989) [#91: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • You Are a Genius (New York: Bantam Books, 1989) [#95: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Through the Black Hole (New York: Bantam Books, 1990) [#97: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • The Worst Day of your Life (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#100: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Invaders from Within (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#110: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Skateboard Champion (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#112: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Kidnapped! (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#116: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]
  • Vampire Invaders (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#118: Choose Your Own Adventure: pb/]

Choose Your Own Adventure Super Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks

  • Faster Than Light (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#1: Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks: pb/]
  • Alien Invaders (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#2: Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks: pb/]
  • Space Fortress (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#3: Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks: pb/]
  • The Comet Masters (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#4: Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks: pb/]
  • The Fiber People (New York: Bantam Books, 1991) [#5: Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks: pb/]
  • The Planet Eater (New York: Bantam Books, 1992) [#6: Choose Your Own Adventure: Space Hawks: pb/]

Choose Your Own Nightmare

ESP McGee

  • ESP McGee (New York: Avon Camelot, 1983) [chap: #1: ESP McGee: pb/]

Escape from Tenopia

  • Tenopia Island (New York: Bantam Books, 1986) [#1: Escape from Tenopia: pb/]

Escape from the Kingdom of Frome

  • The Castle of Frome (New York: Bantam Books, 1986) [#1: Escape from the Kingdom of Frome: pb/]

Earth Inspectors

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