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Teenage heros

No other books depicts my teenage heros and their underground activities. It's fun, accurate, anectodes filled, unique and in a gorgeous graphic form.

Crackers

Good stuff. Looking forward to future publications.

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CRACKERS II: The Data Storm
Denis Lechevalier
Top Class Book !

The book is great to read, with lots of detailed information :)

I recommend it!

Great book

Stellar book

Mostly about the ST scene, but extremely interesting nonetheless!

Beautiful book about an important digital subculture

Colourful, lavish and utterly compelling retelling of a part of computer history that most people completely missed. Those of us who did not, know how important it was. A must-own for anyone interested in demoscene, its history and what it meant, especially on the Atari ST.

Down the memorylane

This books really gets you back into the simpler times, where you explored stuff exchanged on school grounds back in the days.

A wonderful trip into the glorious past of the Crackers era

It's a brilliant and quality book about some of the least known subject of '80s and '90s computing. If you want to know what exciting period you've missed because you're too young, or you're too old to have know this incredible moment (remember when computing was fun?). You'll learn why computing was even better before, when your computer was not spying you and made amazing performances unknown even sometimes for their own creators. It is the incredible story of the cracking groups and the demoscene. Read this, you'll learn a lot about the history of computers. Thanks a lot for its author for this deep work on these not enough known subjects!

Just loved it!

There aren't many books about this pretty extremely niche interest and this one delivers the good as far as I'm concerned. I loved reading about the guys who in my mind when I was a young early teen were the coolest people on the planet. I was fascinated with thinking about the route these disks took before they got into my hands. I felt like a rebel and almost part of the scene.

Yes, if you had an ST back in the day and enjoyed collecting these disks and reading the scrollers and being amazed at the menus then buy this book!

Loved the book and the series

Marco has created a brilliant trilogy with these three books. Very good reading and I will read them again in the future, great information and excellent artworks.

If there was one thing I would ask for next time it would be going into even more detail about how some of the cool sprite and colour tricks were achieved as I was always fascinated by the coders getting some many extra colours and sprites out of the humble ST(E).

Fantastic work and output !

Best-in-class book and unique opportunity to learn more about this amazing IT period!

Interesting topic, linguistic woes

The topic is quite fascinating but the non-native English is a bit hard to follow sometimes. A bit more editing would have gone a long way. Would have loved a more international view on the scene. The overall focus, albeit understandably, is on the French pirates.

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CRACKERS II: The Data Storm
Stephane HOSEMANS
Awesome

I played a part. All I wanted was to see the Cracker series realised. It really reflects the history of this such a great period!

CRACKERS II: The Data Storm

The most comprehensive essay on the cracking scene you are likely to ever read. Interviews, insights and stories from the underground world we all took part in but told from an insiders point of view. Fascinating and exciting to read. The sort of book that can be read multiple times and bring back memories of a golden age.

Beautiful Atari 16-bit book

Beautifully designed, informative and a great and interesting vintage Atari 16-bit book for all who loved this machine and also for those of you that have never seen anything like this.

Lost for words…

For once, I am (almost) lost for words by what is nothing less than a beautiful and professionally produced product and is certainly worth every penny.

The best.

The best Atari scene book!!

Relived those times again

I became immersed in the zeitgeist where border busting, games, demo acquisition, disk magazine writing and just having hedonistic Atari-related fun were the things around which my life revolved. I dare say there is no better way for a former Atari scener (or even an out-gourded satellite such as myself) to re-live those days again.

Best retro computer book!

The best and most comprehensive retro computer book I have ever read.

Informativ und gehaltvoll

Beyond The Borders kann ich jedem, der sich für das Thalion-Universum interessiert, bedenkenlos empfehlen. Es ist – wie schon sein Vorgänger – hochwertig verarbeitet, ansprechend gestaltet, informativ und gehaltvoll.

Love the books…

Even if I was active on the C64 and Amiga scene rather than Atari ST I do recognize so much of it from Atari-friends and demo parties.

Awesome addition

Very awesome addition to my library, alongside with books about NES & SNES graphics and games, chiptune, Neo Geo Anthology, Pixel Art from demoscene, Amiga bible and many other nice books of this kind ... This one is very well done, so pro and good looking.

A trip into our underground culture the way it should be told.

Many sleepless hours trying to pixel something, joyful hours flew past in gaming as Thalion was our Psygnosis. Back then I had no idea why demos, early games and utilities turned out how they did. Or who were the wizkids behind them. Or how on earth they manage the ST to do things no one ever imagined possible when it was launched! Now I’m starting to get the picture and I’m hungry for more. For me this is not just another Kickstarter book I backed. This is an important moment in our beloved Atari ST history. A trip into our underground culture the way it should be told.

Atari ST pioneers!

As I keep reading I understand more and more about the early years of Atari ST pioneers! It had to be something to be part of such a great adventure, exploring new digital territories.