Martin Amis's guide to arcade games
In 1982, famed author Martin Amis published a book about arcade games: Invasion of the Space Invaders
. He's since become reluctant to discuss this curiosity, which poses the question--why?
Was it rendered silly by gaming's progression from the cutting-edge to mass entertainment? Was it written only for a quick buck? Alas, the right answer is the obvious one: the book is mostly a mere strategy guide with "sickly" literary affectations
. [The Millions via Metafilter