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Graphic Adventures - Being a Mostly Correct History of the Adventure Game Classics by Lucasfilm, Sierra and Others, From the Pages of Wikipedia
"Did you love to play graphic adventures as much as I did, and want to learn more about them? The book Graphic Adventures is the mostly correct history of the adventure game classics by Lucasfilm, Sierra and others, from the pages of Wikipedia. The book features the tales behind games like Loom, Labyrinth, Mystery House, Maniac Mansion, Space Quest, The Secret of Monkey Island, King's Quest, Myst, Zork Nemesis and Leisure Suit Larry. The book was based on the pages of Wikipedia articles, which were edited and added to. Many game creators, like Al Lowe, David Fox and Peter Langston, are interviewed and provide further historical background on these games." -- http://blogoscoped.com/graphic-adventures/
The 500 page book is available for download (~27MiB) in HTML format. Haven't looked too closely into it. I think this is a case where the editor is pretty much all important. Normally you might have a book where different chapters (articles) are by different authors, here you have a book where even a single paragraph can have many different authors involved.
Anyhow, seems like a good way to contribute to the Wikimedia Foundation and get something fairly unique to put in the bookshelf at the same time.