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Invasion of the Space Invaders: An Addict's Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines...
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Martin Amis
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Invasion of the Space Invaders: An Addict's Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines

Martin Amis


9781787331198

JONATHAN CAPE


Society & Social Sciences;
Computer games: strategy guides


Paperback

128 pages

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Back in a new edition is Martin Amis's closet passion project- a compulsive gamer's guide to 1980s arcades and beating your younger self's high score.

In this offbeat book, introduced by Stephen Spielberg, acclaimed author Martin Amis explores how 1980s video games took a generation by storm. Delving into the electric atmosphere of the arcades where he misspent his youth, he asks: Why did Space Invaders invade our hearts and minds? How much time, loose change and sex appeal did they cost us? And most importantly, which secret cheats and tactics must we master to reach the next level?

Part cautionary tale, part celebration of a lifelong addiction, this is an essential manual for many a self-confessed cyber geek, computer nerd and joystick junkie.

By:   Martin Amis
Imprint:   JONATHAN CAPE
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 298mm,  Width: 212mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   654g
ISBN:   9781787331198
ISBN 10:   1787331199
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.


[Invasion of the Space Invaders] has remained one of the great literary curios of the 20th century... Like Updike on golf, or Foster Wallace on tennis, Amis approaches video games with an enthusiast's glee, deploying pleading prose that seeks to illuminate the subject's hold on the writer. -- Simon Parkin * Observer * A quirky guide to arcade games from Space Invaders to Gorf. -- Cal Revely-Calder * Daily Telegraph * There's plenty of stylistic fizz and flash on show, as always with Amis... he really does, or did, know his video games. -- Sam Leith * Daily Telegraph *

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