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The Commodore 64 Book - released in March 2008

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:40 pm

You can now order your copy of "The Commodore 64 Book 1982 - 19xx" from the website at:

http://c64goldenyears.com


This is the follow-up to Andrew Rollings' ZX Spectrum Book that was released at the end of 2006. You can find out more about that title at http://zxgoldenyears.com

Author Andrew Fisher, who has written for magazines including Commodore Force, Commodore Format and Retro Gamer, will be covering over 200 classic (and not so classic) Commodore titles, with fascinating trivia about the machine, the programmers and companies and the games themselves.


The book is a limited edition, with a foreword by gaming legend Jeff Minter


I'd also like to say a big thank you to Michael Plate and the Gamebase64 team for their invaluable help with compiling cover scans and images that will be used in the book.
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Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:05 pm

New-look website online, with author diaries! More coming soon!
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You can now read the FAQ, visit the links page and read through the current list of games online at http://c64goldenyears.com
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Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:38 am

The text is nearly finished and the chapters are being laid out... a new preview chapter is available at

http://www.c64goldenyears.com/sample/1982_web.pdf
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Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:45 am

Just received the Foreword to the book, written by a MYSTERY GAMING CELEBRITY...
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Tue Sep 11, 2007 9:33 am

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A mock-up of how the finished book will look...
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Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:54 pm

OK, a little more information...

JEFF MINTER has written the foreword to the book.

The final proof-reading is taking place, and it will be going to the printers on the 1st of December. So orders will be going out in January - get your pre-order in now to make sure you get a copy!

http://c64goldenyears.com
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Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:56 am

UPDATE: with a delay caused by Christmas, orders will be going out in late February.

Here's what the finished book looks like (this is the sample copy sent to the designer)

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Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:54 pm

as a pre-order(er), I am ver much looking forward to receiving this, reading it, and then pulling out the ZXyears book and reading that again!

These books are more than just a 'bit' of hard work and dedication... They are testament to the love for Retro Gaming. I very much doubt that the current swathe of games (large budget productions as they are) have the same sort of love that a 48k (or 64k!) bit of bedroom coding has deservedly gained. Current titles get turned into movies for heavens sake. I do not think 'encounter' or 'turrican' would make big budget movies that anyone would want to watch...

I may be wrong?

My 'Elite' issue of retro gamer (latest issue) turned up recently, so that will have to do until the book arrives.
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Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:22 am

(Turrican the movie would be cool, I agree)


Just to let everyone know...

The publisher has received the books. So orders will start to be sent out this weekend, with priority to those that pre-ordered.

Enjoy the book!
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Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:31 pm

happy happy, joy joy.
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:) another excellent read.

Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:32 pm

My copy turned up a week or so ago, and it is certainly well worth the pre-order / wait.
I think the quality is even better then the previous ZX effort (not because of the content, but it just seems more 'polished').

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book arrived

Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:26 am

just received mine form a pre-order
it looks great just like the ZX one who i really like.
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Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:33 pm

Just a reminder that The Commodore 64 Book is still available, and would make a perfect Christmas present for the C64 fan in your life... or a great present to yourself ;)

http://c64goldenyears.com or http://www.hiivebooks.com - where you will also find information on the NEXT book in the series...
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Worth every penny is that book.
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