The SmartMonsters Bookstore
SmartMonsters' games are not for everyone. We write for
adults with fairly rich educational and cultural backgrounds.
We assume our players like to read, and know how to type. We don't
write for kids. If this sounds like you, welcome!
to read our essay, "Can a Game be Literature?"
The works listed here have all been used in some way as
our flagship game.
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Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head & Other Drawings, B. Kliban, Workman Publishing Company 1976
The Biggest Tongue in Tunisia and Other Drawings, B. Kliban, Viking Pr; Open Market Ed edition 1986
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes [BOX SET], Bill Watterson, Andrews McMeel Publishing 2005
Two Guys Fooling Around with the Moon, B. Kliban, Workman Publishing Company 1982
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"I will formulate ... a general thesis about modernist fiction: the dominant of modernist fiction is epistemological. That is, modernist fiction deploys strategies which engage and foreground questions such as ... "How can I interpret this world of which I am a part? And what am I in it?" Other typical modernist questions might be added: What is there to be known?; Who knows it?; How do they know it, and with what degree of certainty?; How is knowledge transmitted from one knower to another, and with what degree of reliability?; How does the object of knowledge change as it passes from knower to knower?; What are the limits of knowledge? And so on." -- Brian McHale, Postmodernist Fiction ( info)