Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Dever, Joe

(1956-    ) UK writer of multiple-choice fantasy gamebooks and latterly of interactive computer Games; he won the US Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Championships in 1982. He is primarily known for the Lone Wolf series of Sword and Sorcery gamebooks, set in a Fantasyland called Magnamund, of which #1-#8 were originally published as co-authorships with Gary Chalk (1952-    ), their illustrator: #1 Flight from the Dark (1984), #2 Fire on the Water (1984), #3 The Caverns of Kalte (1984), #4 The Chasm of Doom (1985), #5 Shadow on the Sand (1985), #6 The Kingdoms of Terror (1985), #7 Castle Death (1986), #8 The Jungle of Horrors (1986), #9 The Cauldron of Fear (1987), #10 The Dungeons of Torgar (1987), #11 The Prisoners of Time (1987), #12 The Masters of Darkness (1988), #13 Plague-Lords of Ruel (1990), #14 The Captives of Kaag (1990), #15 The Darke Crusade (1991), #16 The Legacy of Vashna (1991), #17 The Deathlord of Ixia (1992), #18 Dawn of the Dragons (1992), #19 Wolf's Bane (1993), #20 The Curse of Naar (1993), #21 Voyage of the Moonstone (1994), #22 Buccaneers of Shadaki (1994), #23 Mydnight's Hero (1995), #24 Rune War (1995), with «#25 Trail of the Wolf» (1996), «#26 Fall of Blood Mountain» (1996), «#27 Vampirium» (1996) and «#28 The Hunger of Sejanoz» projected. A tied series of novels was written by John Grant; a graphic novelization was The Skull of Agarash * (graph 1994) written by JD and drawn by Brian Williams; an appendage to the series was The Magnamund Companion * (1986) by JD and Chalk. Also set in Magnamund was the World of Lone Wolf series of gamebooks by JD and Ian Page (1960-    ), seemingly largely by Page: #1 Grey Star the Wizard * (1985), #2 The Forbidden City * (1986), #3 Beyond Nightmare Gate * (1986) and #4 War of the Wizards * (1986). JD also wrote the Freeway Warrior series of gamebooks, based in a post-Holocaust USA: #1 Highway Holocaust (1988), #2 Slaughter Mountain Run (1988), #3 The Omega Zone (1988) and #4 California Countdown (1989). [JG]

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This entry is taken from the Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997) edited by John Clute and John Grant. It is provided as a reference and resource for users of the SF Encyclopedia, but apart from possible small corrections has not been updated.