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Look Inside "Behavioral Mathematics"

Well, I guess my book has finally arrived on Amazon’s loading dock. They have managed to scan it so that it shows the “look inside” logo and stuff. So those of you who would like to peruse the table of contents, the index and the first 5 or 6 pages may do so. Of course, if you really want to have some fun, you can do the whole “surprise me” bit. Keep at it long enough and you could read the entire book… although it might not make quite as much sense all jumbled up like that!

I also like that you can now see the cover art much better. (I did the cover artwork myself.) Incidentally, the faces on the blocks are, from left to right, Blaise Pascal, John von Neumann, and Jeremy Bentham… all of whom are referenced in the book. A big thanks goes out to my colleague, Richard Evans, for his review blurb that appears on the front cover as well. On the back cover is a blurb by Alex Champandard of AIGameDev.com who was nice enough to provide a review as well.

All in all, I’m quite pleased with how the sales have been going. I’ve been averaging anywhere between 5th and 15th on the “Hot New Releases of Game Programming” list and have actually been in the top 5 a few times in the past 6 weeks. I’ve also made it as high as #2 in game programming books overall — although most of the time I’m in the middle of that very large pack. (e.g. 34th right now)

I’m looking forward to meeting many of you at the Charles River Media booth at GDC next week. (Remember, I charge 25 cents for autographs!)

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