The Choose Your Own Adventure Guy Died

From Boing Boing:

R.A. Montgomery, co-author and publisher of the long-running children’s book series “Choose Your Own Adventure,” which allowed generations of kids to choose from dozens of possible story endings, recently died at his home in Vermont. He was 78, and the cause of death was not disclosed.

“Choose Your Own Adventure” books were an important cultural predecessor to online games and internet narratives that allowed users to play a role in determining the outcome of their own experience.

As the computer age unfolded, Montgomery’s interests expanded to new technology, according to an obituary published on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” website.

More here. Rest in peace, Choose Your Own Adventure Guy. That was a pretty cool idea you had. It made the world a better place.

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Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

3 thoughts on “The Choose Your Own Adventure Guy Died”

  1. If you had kids, MB, you’d remember this series. I haven’t seen any of those books in school libraries for years, but at one time they were in constant circulation.

  2. No Barb, I have no kids. But as a kid in the late 80’s, so I would have played old computer games running on floppy disks like his games.
    It’s very probable his books were in the library during my school days. I was never into novels.

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