The Spectrum Book of Games, by Mike James, S M Gee and Kay Ewbank, is ideal for all those who just want to enjoy the machine by playing games. It contains game listings for Space Invaders, squash rackets and even nine-hole golf. The programs are all explained but this kind of book is nothing new. Most of the games are based around Space Invaders, Breakout and Find the Treasure.
It is a good start for a beginner who wants to write or just type-in games programs. It's published by Granada Publishing, PO Box 9. St Albans, Hertfordshire AL2 2NF and costs £5.95.