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[Comments] (2) Think About It, Won't You?: In 1960 Kingsley Amis wrote a book about science fiction called New Maps of Hell. In 1982, his son Martin Amis wrote a book about arcade games with the much clunkier title Invasion of the Space Invaders.

I couldn't find much real information about this book, but the cover promises "An addict's guide to battle tactics, big scores, and the best machines," so it's probably not a groundbreaking work of criticism the way New Maps of Hell is.

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Posted by kirkjerk at Thu Sep 10 2009 13:17

I was going to make a remark digging the creative use of the rarer side-panel Space Invader art on the cover - but w/ Holly's reference, it seems like this is an interesting precursor of the whole "New Games Journalism" movement...


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