The CYOA Library

1979 ‹CYOA 7›

The Third Planet from Altair
by Edward Packard

This daring space mission could be your finest—or it could be your last!

You are flying through space – past Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – toward the third planet from the star Altair. You descend to a strange world of deserted cities, glowing caves, and man-eating plants. You are here to find the source of the mysterious signals being transmitted to earth

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  • 117 pages
  • 38 endings
  • 97 unique paths
  • 17 choices in longest path

Every Branch

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Every Reading


Every Page-flip


Every Page

  • 16 illustrated spreads
  • 12 full-page illustrations
  • 22 inline illustrations
  • 24 ‘story’ pages
  • 38 endings
  • 38 pages with two choices
  • 3 pages with three choices
  • undefined pages with four (or more) choices
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