The book does miss out a huge proportion of the companies history as it ends in 1984 when Jack Tramiel left, with the plan of devoting an entire second volume to the tumultuous Amiga years.
Fans of the Amiga have been waiting with baited-breath for a quality tome dedicated to our favourite system, featuring as many in-depth interviews and behind-the-scenes stories as the first book.
Unfortunately, deadline after deadline was missed, and more than two years after the second book was promised it has now been officially cancelled. Posting on his Twitter account, author Brian Bagnall confirmed our worst fears:
@krutten @primalnacl Sorry it really is cancelled. I plan on returning to it someday when things are working out better.Exact reasons have not been given, and it seems Bagnall is now working on other projects.
— Brian Bagnall (@BrianBagnall1) October 17, 2013
With a vague claim that he may "return to it someday", it's very sad news to those of us who have been eagerly anticipating this book for some time. How's about releasing it in an un-finished state on-line somewhere Brian? At least we may get some enjoyment and education out of the sections you've already completed, rather than leaving it gathering bit-rot on a hard disk for the rest of time. :(