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Interactive Fiction Book Club

The IF Book Club is not a formal club that you have to sign up for, but simply a way to encourage play and analysis of older, often overlooked works of IF. To participate, visit this site to find out what game is currently under consideration, play the game, then join in the discussion about it on the newsgroup rec.games.int-fiction.

The February 2001 IF Book Club "modern" selection is
Bad Machine
Where can I get it?   Where are some reviews?
Dan Shiovitz's page
(Hints included but
are not exhaustive)

No direct reviews,
but referred to in:
R*IF discussion


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The February 2001 IF Book Club "classic" selection is
Where can I get it?   Where are some reviews?
On the Masterpieces CD,
available at lacegem
More Information
Moby Games
R*IF discussion  


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