This one is for someone who doesn't know BlitzMax very well but I warned you that it is Basic BlitzMax(It does Teach you on BlitzMax such all the BlitzMax Commands!) that this Book doesn't Teach you on how do OOP or Method which is a shame.
Teach you everythings in BlitzMax Commands
It explain very well from starting to end of the book
No Teaching you on OOP or Method
No Open GL
** So all above on negative is the fact that the Person who made the book doesnt have time to have all those things in hence why He had TIGHT Deadline to finished the book I think.
The price of the Book is round from £10 to £15
All in All is quite good book to buy as I would give 3 out of 5 Stars.
Here what the Contents of the Book
Chapter 1 - Getting Started
Chapter 2 - Getting Know Basic
Chapter 3 - Loop, Functions, Arrays and Type
Chapter 4 - The Style Factor
Chapter 5 - Beginning Graphics
Chapter 6 - Page Flipping and Pixel Plotting
Chapter 7 - Animation
Chapter 8 - Collision Detection
Chapter 9 - Handling Input
Chapter 10 - Sound And Music
Chapter 11 - Artificial Intelligence
Chapter 12 - The Final Frontier:Invaderz !!
APPENDIX A - Scan Code Reference
APPENDIX B - Useful Link
APPENDIX C - What on the CD
You can read all the review of the book on amazon (40 People gave 5 Stars and maybe I am being Hash on book! LOL)http://www.amazon.com/Game-Programming-Teens-Maneesh-Sethi/product-reviews/1598635182/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1