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Enemy of Chaos

Enemy of Chaos

Leila Johnston

A fantastic adventure in which YOU, ageing nerd, are the hero. "You look at the job advert again. 'Person with superior reasoning ability required'. Well that's definitely you, you think, as you switch the lights on and off exactly six times so that your family won't all die in an accident." An updated roleplay adventure book, perfect for the Christmas nostalgia market.

Size: ↑ 129 mm220 PagesISBN: 9781906727420
Publication: September 1, 2009

Trade paperback

  • £7.99

There is now a generation of people in their late twenties and thirties who grew up utterly transfixed by a series of books capable of transporting you into other worlds. These were worlds full of possibilities, where mysterious doors lined fortress corridors and monsters took the time to make witty remarks before biting your head off. Fighting Fantasy offered deeply engaging stories - entertaining and frightening in equal parts - alongside the delicious promise that you, a spotty kid on a council estate in the West Midlands (for example) could have the prestige, grace and abilities of a powerful sorcerer. The books appealed to kids who felt out of control, trapped and bored by their routine lives. Powerfully imaginative kids with time on their hands and an OCD-like need to keep rolling those dice, filling in those score cards. These children have now grown up, gone to work like everyone else, and come to terms with the fact that it's not their job to save the world, after all. It's Barack Obama's. But they are generally smart with a fine sense of humour about the way things have turned out. Enduring the cycle of work, takeaways, computer games and Buffy reruns, these grown-up game-book fans look back with nostalgia on those magical nights in when they were the author of their own destiny. When the only variables that mattered could be worked out with a couple of dice. Science fiction and fantasy is enjoying a renaissance in the wake of Harry Potter and Doctor Who. A generation of geeks are coming of age in a world more accustomed than ever to interactive media. It is surely time for a gamebook revival.

Mysterious writing duo Leila Johnston and Tim Warriner write sketches, books and geeky comedy musicals. Their work has appeared on Monocle Radio and BBC Radio 4 and has been adapted for an animation series by BBC Comedy. This book represents their combined lifelong research into the supernatural. 


'Enemy of Chaos is a geeky treasure-chest of comedy, fizzing with ideas and wit. Leila Johnston is the genius offspring of Stephen Fry and Red Dwarf. Armando Iannucci in a dress' David Schneider 'I love the way Leila's head works. She's smart and funny and bonkers in the brilliant way; this book is the best of all that. It made me laugh a lot' Polly Vernon, The Observer 'This isn't a book, it's a stunning new way of changing the universe. No wait, it is a book. A brilliant book' David Quantick

Format: Trade paperback

Size: ↑ 129 mm

220 Pages

ISBN: 9781906727420

Publication: September 1, 2009

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