Unpublished Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

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Unpublished Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks refers to gamebooks that for whatever reason were eventually left to go unpublished by either Puffin, Penguin, or Wizard and is divided into the years that each title was probably submitted for consideration.



Forthcoming books announcement from The Seven Serpents.

In the back of the first edition of Sorcery! Book 3 (The Seven Serpents) there was an advert for forthcoming Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. Two of the listed titles aren't to be seen on any list of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, although the first (by Oliver Johnson) was published as part of a different range of gamebooks and the second is believed to be a working title for a published Fighting Fantasy gamebook by Ian Livingstone.


The following title from Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson was rejected for publication in the range:


Apparently the following titles from Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson were under consideration for publication in the range, Puffin ultimately choosing The Keep of the Lich-Lord instead:


Jonathan Green's first submission to Fighting Fantasy was rejected, but parts of it were recycled in Spellbreaker and Howl of the Werewolf.[5]

1995: The End of the LineEdit

For more information on the end of the series, see Cancellation of Puffin Range

A number of unpublished Fighting Fantasy gamebooks are believed to have been in the planning stages when the original series by Puffin came to an end in 1996.

Letter to AMYLASEEdit

Jonathan Green's letter to the AMYLASE website indicates the following order for upcoming titles (which was subsequently swapped): ListEdit

The website presented a longer list of unpublished titles with a different order. How accurately this list reflects what Puffin was considering for publication at the time remains unknown.

Additional Potential TitlesEdit

Other titles floating around at the time included:

Three Green AdventuresEdit

Main article: Bloodbones (book)
Main article: Howl of the Werewolf (book)
Main article: Stormslayer (book)

It may seem strange to include these three Jonathan Green titles here because they are now published Fighting Fantasy adventures. However, they were originally "unpublished" due to the range coming to an end. Like the above titles they were under consideration for publication with Bloodbones for a long time being considered to be the long-lost Fighting Fantasy book due to a variety of rumours about it.[6]

See AlsoEdit

External LinksEdit


  1. Dinosaurs of Death - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A lost Fighting Fantasy gamebook - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  3. Fabled Lands: In days of old - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  4. Samurai smackdown - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  5. Interview with Jonathan Green at the Internet Archive record of - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Letter from Jonathan Green at the Internet Archive record of AMYLASE - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  7. A Map of Frostholm used in planning the adventure was supplied by the author to
  8. While the webmaster Dave Holt lists the book as number 61, the interview with Dave Morris actually indicates that the book was submitted to Puffin in 1989.
  9. merely lists the title and no further information for this gamebook as the promised Paul Mason interview was never published. Details of this adventure were eventually released by Paul Mason in Post 1989 at Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks - Retrieved 2012-03-26
  10. merely lists the title and no further information for this gamebook.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Interview with Stephen Hand at the Internet Archive record of - Retrieved 2012-03-26

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