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Item - World War I Flying Ace

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Combined Summary

Series: Time Machine — no. 24
Platforms: Kindle (Kindle edition)
Microsoft Reader (Microsoft Reader edition)
Translated Into: El BarĂ³n Rojo (Spanish)
Author: Mueller, Richard
Illustrators: Fastner, Steve (cover)
Pratt, George (interior)
Dates: June, 1988 (First printing)
2001 (Microsoft Reader edition)
June 10, 2014 (Kindle edition)
May 1, 2017 (Ibooks reissue)
ISBNs: 0553168525 / 9780553168525 (Second printing)
0553272314 / 9780553272314 (First printing, Second printing)
1596876352 / 9781596876354 (Ibooks reissue)
Edition Description: Second printing:
Although it lacks an explicit label as such, the pictured copy is likely a book fair or book club edition based on the lack of barcode on the rear cover and the alternate ISBN on the front cover.
Length: 125 pages (plus data bank and data file) (First printing, Second printing, Microsoft Reader edition, Kindle edition)
Number of Endings: 1
Cover Price: US$2.50 (First printing, Second printing)
User Summary: You must discover who it was that shot down the Red Baron during World War I.
Demian's Thoughts:

It's not too surprising that a book about World War I would deal with the Red Baron, and this one does a pretty good job of it, though it might have been stronger had the reader been given an opportunity to know Richtofen better and thus be more emotionally affected by his ultimate demise. Perhaps that's a bit much to ask, though. The book's gameplay is decent; it does a nice job of avoiding the inventory-related infinite loop that I keep complaining about, and its choices often relate back to the data bank in meaningful ways. The book also happens to feature some interesting (and moodily dark) artwork.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ryan Lynch for the first printing back cover, title page verso and spine images.
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Structure Diagram

Time Machine #24 Map
Thanks to Julien Peter Benney for contributing this map of the book's structure.