Double-announcement time. First up, The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x is available to buy again for the first time since 2009! I have a batch of brand-new paperback copies from the original print run, each priced at £17.99 plus p&p. Postage is £2.25 within the UK, £6.60 within Europe and £10.15 everywhere else. This is the first time it’s been possible to buy The 8-Bit Book outside of eBay for a number of years, and it’s also the cheapest it’s ever been to buy the book in the UK - when they first came out they were all dispatched from the USA, and postage to the UK was ridiculously high at something like £8 per book!
For anyone unfamiliar with the book or seeing this thread for the first time, here’s a cherry-picked selection of humbling praise for The 8-Bit Book - 1981 to 199x:
“ … wonderfully presented… a varied and a highly informative read…” - Retro Gamer magazine (Treasure of the Month, December 2009)
“… a truly varied read that effortlessly jumps from nostalgia to gaming history and even touches on design philosophy.” - Obsolete Gamer
“… extremely well-written… exceeds any other videogame book I've read.” - A.S.G. (amazon.com reviewer)
“… a jewel…” - Ars Lucida
“… a real gem… depicts a whole epoch with dynamism and precision.” - grospixels.com
The book also benefits from a foreword contributed by none other than David Braben.
To buy a copy, payment should be made directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
via PayPal Friends & Family (this eliminates additional fees; anyone who would prefer to pay via standard PayPal Goods and Services is welcome to do so, but there would be a small additional charge to cover the resulting fees - exact amount TBC). Please e-mail me or PM me your address details when you send your payment and I will get back to you with an order number. The 8-Bit Book is in stock right now and will be dispatched immediately upon receipt of payment. If anyone wants me to sign or dedicate their copy, let me know and I’ll make it so.
The next announcement is actually the big one. My new book - more than three years in the making - is at last complete and available to preorder. The Book of the Game of the Film is a full-colour, 300-page, 150,000-word hardcover epic and you can click on the link to its dedicated rllmuk thread just as soon as you’ve feasted your eyes on this delightful dust jacket cover:
You can read all about it and have a browse through some sample pages right here: https://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?/ ... rable-now/