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Item - Star Rangers and the Spy

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Online Full Text: Internet Archive
Series: Fantasy Forest — no. 6
Authors: Blashfield, Jean (F.)
Charette, Beverly
Illustrators: DeVelasco, Joe (cover)
Macari, Jr., Mario D. (interior)
Date: January, 1984
ISBN: 0880380802 / 9780880380805
Length: 77 pages
Number of Endings: 9
User Summary: On your way to a Star Rangers meeting you see a suspicious man entering the X-302 spaceship, an experimental project that your father has been working on, so you decide to investigate....
Demian's Thoughts:

This is a fairly well-designed gamebook, and the science fiction setting is a pleasant change of pace from the all-too-similar fantasies earlier in the series.

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Kveto's Thoughts:

This book kind of goes against the Fantasy Forest theme by adapting a sci-fi setting. I assume it is based on the Star Frontiers role-playing game, but I'm not familiar enough to tell. It could just as easily fit in the sci-fi themed books of CYOA or Twistaplot.

Most sci-fi from the 80s seemed to fit into either a Star Wars type universe or Star Trek type. This one is in the Star Trek type with a peaceful Space Fleet ruling over a planet mixed with humans and aliens. Overall, it reminded me a lot of the Endless Quest book 24, Trouble on Artule, with a school-age student going against a spy ring.

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