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Written by Mark Smith and Jamie Thomson, whose names must be familiar to all Fighting Fantasy readers, Falcon is set about a thousand years into the future, when aliens and humans met and mingled, and time travel was a reality, accessible through a series of mostly shortlived timeholes. By luck, a permanent one was stationed above Earth in the current year, making it relatively easy to return. What set Falcon apart from the rest was the level of technical detail: Schematics of timeships, spacecraft, weaponry and body armor are on a level with professional design work. The writing is exceptional, laced with a hard edge and a touch of political intrigue. Time travel is a rigidly controlled operation under the auspices of a governmental agency.
A group of Time Lords (a straight steal from Doctor Who) are in control, sending out a number of agents into the field to investigate anomalies and keep a check on the system. As Falcon, the top agent, you are thrust into numerous scenarios endangering not only your life, but the very timelines. Alien Gods, renegade Time Lords, and parallel timelines are some of the dangers you face as you seek to safeguard the universe. A top notch series that deserves to be classed amongst the very, very best.
Aside from excellent writing and detailed schematics, it is worth noting that Falcon also introduced an interesting marketing gimmick: from book #1 through #4, you are given scores for your effort, but you won't know how well you did in the book until you buy the next book in the series (e.g. book #2 will have a scoring sheet for book #1 in the back). This is neat, but somewhat moot in the context of the game since there is only one 'success' ending anyway. Downloads here are the complete 6-book series, with big thanks to wert for helping to track them down.
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