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Publisher: Bantam -- United States
Categories: Complexity Level : Basic (No Game System)
Format : Paperback
Genre : Science Fiction
Target Age Group : Older Children
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
Translated Into: Planea tu fuga de Tenopia (Spanish)

In these books, the reader is a young space traveler stranded on the dangerous planet of Tenopia after an accident involving a meteor. As the name of the series suggests, the ultimate goal is to escape; each book takes the reader closer to freedom. The cover of each volume proclaims it as being "from Edward Packard, creator of Choose Your Own Adventure." However, the books are structured more like the Time Machine adventures – there is only one ending to each book, with no way to fail; the challenge simply comes from navigating through the choices in such a way as to find the conclusion. A few puzzles are included for flavor, and victory also requires careful map-reading and a good memory (since it is necessary to remember which of Tenopia's often strangely-named locations have been previously visited). The series was followed by Escape from the Kingdom of Frome, which uses the same basic style but tells a completely unrelated story.


1. Tenopia Island
2. Trapped in the Sea Kingdom
3. Terror on Kabran
4. Star System Tenopia

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