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(Second printing, school edition)
(Second printing, school edition)
(Second printing, school edition)

Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 80
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set (78-82) (Collection)
Translated Into: El planeta perfecto (Spanish)
Author: Packard, Edward
Illustrators: Warhola, James (cover)
Morrill, Leslie (interior)
Date: June, 1988 (First printing)
ISBNs: 055316855X / 9780553168556 (Second printing, school edition)
0553272276 / 9780553272277
Edition Description: Second printing, school edition:
The alternate ISBN on the front cover and the lack of barcode on the back cover strongly suggest that this copy is a special school edition (printed for a book club or book fair).
Length: 116 pages (plus historical note)
Number of Endings: 20
User Summary: You are a solo scout for the Federation of Planets, and you have been assigned to restore stability on Utopa, a planet normally free from war and predation but currently in a state of crisis.
Demian's Thoughts:

This is an excellent science fiction adventure. Although its premise is by no means entirely convincing, it nonetheless manages to build a very well-constructed story around it. Nearly all of the choices are meaningful and challenging, and the dilemmas posed here are among the most interesting in the series so far. Barring premature death, each read-through is lengthy and leads to a satisfying conclusion. Internal consistency is good, and continuity with earlier adventures is established through a brief cameo by the ever-present Dr. Vivaldi. This book is certainly not as perfect as the rather implausible planet that it describes, but it's still a rather impressive accomplishment.

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