Game design books

Hi there! I’m looking for the best book on game design. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.

I enjoyed Slay the Dragon by Robert Denton Bryant & Keith Giglio. Clear, readable, and interesting, with a lot of food for thought and useful exercises.


What kind of game design? For example, The Art of Game Design Book: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell is great, but does a terrible job for interactive fiction.