By Ian Livingstone with Steve Jackson
I've received the copyedited text from the copyeditor and am now in the process of assigning photos and images to the text. A lot of work!
Thank you for the update. Looking forward to reading it. :-)
posted 5th October 2020
Many thanks indeed for this update. I can’t wait to see the final printed version!
Excellent news! Looking forward to seeing this.
Really excited to hear this, please keep the good news coming!
Excellent news! Can't wait!
The good thing about this taking such a ridiculously long time to complete is that I've gone from actively looking forward to it, to having completely forgotten about it - so it will be a lovely surprise when it does finally arrive!
Appreciate the update, Ian! Can you give us an idea of the final page count, and perhaps share the final TOC?
Thanks Ian, good things come to those that wait.
posted 9th October 2020
I echo Allan Grohe's request. Any more info on content or some sort of preview would be most interesting.
posted 20th October 2020
The final page count will be 200+ and the plan is to include 200+ photos and images. Although not final, the provisional chapter headings are called:
Chapter 1 - 1966 and All That
Chapter 2 - The Name of the Game
Chapter 3 - The Owl & Weasel
Chapter 4 - Dungeons & Dragons
Chapter 5 - Games Day
Chapter 6 - The Road to Lake Geneva
Chapter 7 - Back to Blighty
Chapter 8 - White Dwarf
Chapter 9 - Dalling Road
Chapter 10 - Citadel Miniatures
Chapter 11 - Independence Day
Chapter 12 - Sunbeam Road
Chapter 13 - A Retail Empire
Chapter 14 - The British Empire Strikes Back
Chapter 15 - Computer Games
Chapter 16 - The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Chapter 17 - Warhammer
Chapter 18 - All Roads Lead to Nottingham
Hope that helps. Again, thanks everyone for your patience.
posted 21st October 2020
You picked the Sword I can't believe it! Their earlier two or three albums are very very good especially Freya! Thank you!!
posted 12th November 2020
wrong forum lol
Hi Ian, Steve,
Could you craft us another update for the new year ?
posted 31st December 2020
We are still on track for publication later this year. Currently working on photos/images/illustrations. Thanks, Ian
posted 15th February 2021
Brilliant news! :-)
posted 12th May 2021
14 July 20201 - Perhaps time for another update, Ian? Would love to hear more about the photos added, etc., as you're able to provide more details :D
posted 14th July 2021
I'm currently working with the editorial team in trying to select and position 200+ photos and images in the book. I've found many photos which have never been seen before, some I'd forgotten all about since they are 35mm slides. Fantastic to see them again, eg there is a great one I took of Steve Jackson UK sitting with Steve Jackson US with them reading each other's book just to add to the usual confusion.
posted 15th July 2021
This is amazing! Thanks for the update, Ian: I can't wait. I do recall that initial confusion (with Scorpion Swamp, I think) where the very first 'Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone present Scorpion Swamp...by Steve Jackson' appeared. I always remember thinking 'Damn, Steve REALLY wants people to know he wrote most of this one - he's insisted that his name is mentioned twice. I was always a bit disappointed when the next book wasn't by Steve Jackson, Ian Livingstone, Ian Livingstone and Ian Livingstone. Fun times!
posted 2nd August 2021
Any updates on the book?
posted 23rd November 2021