Multisequential Books in the Trope Tank

_Love is not Constantly Wondering if you are Making the Biggest Mistake of your Life_. Portland, OR: Perfect Day Pub, 2011.

_Roflcon III_. Cambridge, MA: Self Published, 2012.

Bottke, Allison, Heather Gemmen Wilson, Gary Locke. _Friend or Freak_. Colorado Springs, CO: Faith Kidz, 2004.

Ball, Jonathan. _Ex Machina_. Toronto: BookThug, 2009.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Bourbaki, Nicholas. _If_. Livingston, AL : Livingston Press, the University of West Alabama, 2014.

Burk, Jeff. _Super Giant Monster Time!_ Portland, OR: Eraserhead Press, 2010.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Carr, Mike. _Robbers and Robots_. New York: Random House, 1983.

Castillo, Ana. _The Mixquiahuala Letters_. New York, NY: Anchor Books, 1992.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Clarke, Miranda. _Night of a Thousand Boyfriends_. Philadelphia, PA: Quirk Books, 2003.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Coover, Robert. _Heart Suit_. San Francisco: McSweeney’s Books, 2005.

Danielewski, Mark Z. _House of Leaves_. London: Doubleday, 2000.

Danielewski, Mark Z. _Only Revolutions_. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

DeVault, Christine, Ian Akin. _Too Soon for Sex?_ Santa Cruz, CA: Network Publications, 1989.

Dever, Joe, Gary Chalk. _Flight from the Dark_. New York: Berkley Books, 1985.

Donihe, Kevin L., Carlton Mellick III. _Ocean of Lard_. Portland, OR: Eraserhead Press, 2005.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Dubuc, Joey. _Neither Either Nor Or_. Montreal: Conundrum Press, 2003.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Dworkin, Craig Douglas, David Wolske, Emily Tipps, Claire Taylor, Chris Dunsmore, Robert Buchert, Laurence Sterne. _Chap. XXIV_. Salt Lake City, UT: Red Butte Press, 2013

Emerson, Hunt, Pat Mills. _You are Maggie Thatcher: a Dole-Playing Game_. London: Titan Books, 1987.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

English, James H. _Escape From Fire Island!_ Philadelphia, PA: Quirk Books, 2003.

EnJoe, Toh, Terry Gallagher. _Self-Reference Engine_. San Francisco : Haikasoru, 2013.

Erdich, Lauren, Sierra Nelson. _I Take Back the Sponge Cake_. Brookline, MA: Rose Metal Press, 2012.

Estes, Rose. _Dragon of Doom_. New York: Random House, 1983.

Estes, Rose. _Dungeon of Dread_. New York: Random House, 1982.

Estes, Rose. _Hero of Washington Square_. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR Hobbies, 1983.

Giffin, Lawrence. _Non Facit Saltus_. Troll Thread, 2014.
(Available free online)

Giffin, Lawrence. _Quod Vide_. Troll Thread, 2014.
(Available free online)

Glickman, Bob. _Work Sucks! A Hilarious Guide to Choosing or Changing Your Career_. Los Angeles: CCC Publications, 1992.

Harris, Neil Patrick. _Choose Your Own Autobiography_. New York: Crown Archetype, 2014.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Hefter, Richard, Martin Moskof. _The new original shufflebook_. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1978.

Hemmingson, Michael. _The Classics Professor_. New York: Gotham Books, 2003.

Johnson, B.S. _The Unfortunates_. New York: New Directions Pub., 2007.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Knechtel, John. _Suspect_. London: MIT Press, 2006.

Kurtz, Joe. _Die: roll to Proceed_. New York: Mind the Art Entertainment, 2012.

Levy, Robert Joseph. _The Suicide King_. New York: SSE/Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2005.

MacDonald, Mike, Jilly Gagnon. _The Holidays_. New York: Diversion Books, 2016.

MacDonald, Mike, Jilly Gagnon. _The Office Adventure_. New York: Diversion Books, 2016.

Maden, Svend A?ge, W Glyn Jones. _Days with Diam_. Norwich, England: Norvik Press, 1994.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Matthews, T.J. _The Hunting Safari_. Orlando: Wycliffe, 2003.

McElhatton, Heather. _Pretty Little Mistakes_. London: Headline Review, 2008.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Mohanraj, Mary Anne. _Kathryn in the City_. New York: Gotham Books, 2003.

Montgomery, R.A. _Danger Zones_. New York: Bantam, 1987.

Montgomery, R.A. _Your Very Own Robot_. Waitsfield, VT: Chooseco, 2007.

Nabokov, Vladimir. _Pale Fire_. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1962.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Newman, Kim. _Life’s Lottery_. London: Simon & Schuster, 1999.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

North, Ryan, William Shakespeare. _Poor Yorick_. Breadpig, 2013.

North Ryan, William Shakespeare. _Romeo and/or Juliet_. Riverhead Books, 2014.

North Ryan, William Shakespeare. _To be or not to be_. Breadpig, 2013.

Olsen, Lance. _Theories of Forgetting_. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: FC2, The University of Alabama Press, 2014
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

O’Toole, Cate. _Oh My Darling_. New York: Black Lawrence Press, 2015

Packard, Edward. _Deadwood City_. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1978.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Packard, Edward. _Inside UFO 54-40_. New York: Bantam, 1982.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Packard, Edward. _Journey to the Year 3000_. New York: Bantam Books, 1987.

Packard, Edward. _La Supercomputadora_. Buenos Aires: Editorial Atla?ntida, 1986.

Packard, Edward. _Sunken Treasure_. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.

Packard, Edward. _Supercomputer_. New York: Bantam, 1984.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Packard, Edward. _The Cave of Time_. New York: Bantam Books, 1979.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Packard, Edward. _Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey?_ New York: Bantam Books, 1981.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Pavic?, Milorad, Christina Pribic?evic?-Zoric?. _Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel_. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Powers, Bob. _You are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!_. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin, 2008.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Queneau, Raymond. _Exercises in Style_. New York: New Directions, 1981.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Roseman, Kenneth. _Escape from the Holocaust_. New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1985.

Ruckdeschel, Liz, Sara James. _What if… All Your Dreams Came True_. New York: Delacorte Press, 2009.

Ruckdeschel, Liz, Sara James. _What if… All Your Friends Turned on You_. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2009.

Ruckdeschel, Liz, Sara James. _What if… Everyone Knew Your Name_. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2006.

Ruckdeschel, Liz, Sara James. _What if… Everyone Was Doing It_. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2008.

Ruckdeschel, Liz, Sara James. _What if… You Broke All the Rules_. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2007.

Ruckdeschel, Liz, Sara James. _What if… Your Past Came Back to Haunt You_. New York, NY: Delacorte Press, 2008.

Ryman, Geoff. _253: The Print Remix_. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Saporta, Marc, Richard Howard. _Composition No. 1_. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963.

Sewell, Justin. _Who Killed John F. Kennedy?_. Despair, Inc., 2013.

Shiga, Jason. _Knock Knock_. 2006.

Shiga, Jason. _Meanwhile_. New York, New York: Amulet Books, 2010.
(Also available from the MIT Libraries)

Shiga, Jason. _The Last Supper_. 1997.

Snyder, Laurel. _Daphne and Jim_. Portland, OR.: Burnside Review Press, 2005.

Tija, Sherwin. _You are a Cat!_ Pick-a-Plot! Book #1. Written and illustrated by Sherwin Tija. Montreal: Conundrum Press, 2011.

Tija, Sherwin. _You are a Cat in the Zombie Apocalypse!_ Pick-a-Plot! Book #2. Written and illustrated by Sherwin Tija. Montreal: Conundrum Press, 2013.

Tija, Sherwin. _You are a Kitten!_ Pick-a-Plot! Book #3. Written and illustrated by Sherwin Tija. Montreal: Conundrum Press, 2015.

Webster, Emma Campbell. _Lost in Austen_. New York: Riverhead Books, 2007.

Weinersmith, Zach. _Trial of the Clone_. Breadpig Inc., 2012.

Wilgus, Alison. _A Stray in the Woods_. New York: Alison Wiglus, 2013.

Zimmerman, Eric, Nancy Nowaceks. _Life in the Garden: A Deck of Stories_. New York, New York: Razorfish Studios, 1999.

Youngmark, Matt. _Zombocalypse Now_. Seattle: Chooseomatic Books, 2009.

Youngmark, Matt. _Thrusts of Justice_. Seattle: Chooseomatic Books, 2012.

In Soviet Russia…

Adventure chooses you. Here are two recently declassified Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style stories from the Eastern Bloc, part of the “You Will Select A Decision” series which was written in 1987 in Russian, translated to English, but intercepted by the CIA before its influence could reach our shores. Thanks to Brendan Patrick Hennessy and the magic of Twine, both 1 – Small Child In Woods and the romp through American history 2 – Cow Farming Activities on the Former West are now available at the “You Will Select A Decision” site. Thanks to Stuart Moulthrop for the tip.

Take This Narrative Diction

I believe that Curveship and the example game Lost One may have just recieved their first roasting, thanks to the firepower of the S.S. Turgidity and the intrepid, enterprising player character Stiffy Makane. The “erotic adventures” that unfold in The Cavity of Time, released as part of the Indigo New Language Speed IF, allow you to jump everything within reach. And, just to be clear, to fuck all of those things. If you were offended just now, let me suggest that you don’t fire up this Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style garden of fucking paths. Otherwise, this offering, written in the slick Undum system, may please you. Not like that. I mean it may amuse you.

Here’s a snippet from the beginning of the “Hip Curves” section:

The professor notices something about the device-shaped object.
That was immediately before a glass was refreshed.
The professor will be making a comment about focus.
A dial is being turned.
“Sorry about that,” he says. “What I was trying to say is that the tense shifts you are experiencing are the results of a local fluctuation in the field exerted by Hip Curves, my most diabolical erotic creation. Can I interest you in a mojito, by the way? There you go.”

I feel that in addition to commenting upon this reference, I must also invite you – if you are one of the non-offended – to plunge into the work in the question, if it doesn’t offend your morals. Please, drill Sam Kabo Ashwell’s Cavity.