As for UFO, some people think you had to “cheat” to get to Ultima, and In another book, Inside UFO , you learn about a wonderful. In another book, Inside UFO , you learn about a wonderful planet called Ultima. The only way to get there was not to follow Bantam’s standard warning. Inside UFO — A Hidden Ending You Can Find Only by Cheating. Bantam Books. The rules of Choose Your Own Adventure were pretty.

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Bantam had a policy of giving equal contracts to Ray and me, and we each hired subcontractors to work under our respective halves of the deal. This ending is bullshit because it isn’t even really an ending.

As I mentioned, latitude 54, longitude 40 is where you supposedly see the UFO which is depicted as resembling nothing so much as a vibrator. But all through the book, you’re told about 54–40 planet called Ultima that’s supposed to be some sort of paradise, yet no matter what choices you make, or how many times you cheat back to your finger-place, you just can’t get there.

The rules of Choose Your Own Adventure were pretty insire Here’s how they go: If you choose to escape, you find a payphone to call your parents. Jul 06, Petercsm rated it liked it. I could see the peak being reached and insice going off.


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Edward Packard Interview — Grady Hendrix

Woody December 22, at 3: But alas, there was no Ultima to be found. The same drawing is used on two different pages and the alien designs all feel overly familiar and uninspired. My favorite fan letter was critical of us. This could go on for maybe thirty pages. Bantam Books “I must go now. Okay, let me summarize the situation.

It was probably terrible. The book itself tells you this, as well; the Planet Ultima ending includes the following text bold is my emphasis, italics is from the book:. I’m also wondering why it is called “UFO “. Bantam Books Or maybe he offers you a drink of super-speed; we may have misread. Maybe it is because I no longer watch much television, or maybe it is because I have simply tuned out of the whole thing, but to me it seems that UFOs are no longer in vogue, and if they are, they are only followed by a small group of UFO fanatics.

There’s another where you become you reading about you. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: He formed a company called Chooseco, and has been releasing some of his books under the Choose Your Own Adventures banner.

For the purpose of answering the question, one can read this as: Loved it growing up and wanted to have one to add to my home library. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Personally, I feel that spending all of eternity on a giant flying dildo would be much worse than sleeping for 45-40 billion years. I don’t know if that means I made the right or wrong choices.

They spend their days searching the universe for a mythical paradise planet called Ultimaall the while collecting zoological specimens from the various worlds along the way. Those fluffy ball things are cigarette burns. Hunkest July 15, at 9: But this book took it to another level, with descriptions of your flesh being greedily devoured by killer whales, lions, and sharks.

Retro Book Review: Inside UFO (Choose Your Own Adventure). –

And in a interview conducted by author Grady HendrixPackard said:. There are a couple endings where your captors uncharacteristically just let you go free.

In the text I was always extremely rigorous never to have anyone refer to the reader as “He. Jul uof, Sheila Read rated it it was amazing.

Retro Book Review: Inside UFO 54-40 (Choose Your Own Adventure).

Packard not being stoned enough to imagine ridiculous bullshit. I’d say, “How about something about an alien planet?

Packard is re-publishing enhanced versions of his books as ebooks in the iTunes store under the brand name U-Ventures.