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Playing the Future History of Humanity: Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact

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Playing the Future History of Humanity : Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact. / Stobbart, Dawn.

On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture: Perspectives from Eastern and Western Europe. ed. / Irena Barbara Kalla; Patrycja Poniatowska; Dorota Michułka. Brill, 2018. p. 123-134 (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature; Vol. 87).

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Stobbart, D 2018, Playing the Future History of Humanity: Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact. in IB Kalla, P Poniatowska & D Michułka (eds), On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture: Perspectives from Eastern and Western Europe. Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature, vol. 87, Brill, pp. 123-134. <https://brill.com/view/title/36250?lang=en>

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Stobbart, D. (2018). Playing the Future History of Humanity: Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact. In I. B. Kalla, P. Poniatowska, & D. Michułka (Eds.), On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture: Perspectives from Eastern and Western Europe (pp. 123-134). (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature; Vol. 87). Brill. https://brill.com/view/title/36250?lang=en

Vancouver

Stobbart D. Playing the Future History of Humanity: Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact. In Kalla IB, Poniatowska P, Michułka D, editors, On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture: Perspectives from Eastern and Western Europe. Brill. 2018. p. 123-134. (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature).

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Stobbart, Dawn. / Playing the Future History of Humanity : Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact. On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture: Perspectives from Eastern and Western Europe. editor / Irena Barbara Kalla ; Patrycja Poniatowska ; Dorota Michułka. Brill, 2018. pp. 123-134 (Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature).

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