Memories of Firebird

Coming in 2024 is a new book looking at the history and games produced by Firebird Software.

In 1984, telecommunications giant British Telecom decided to enter the fray and become a computer games publisher, creating Firebird Software. Firebird produced almost 250 different titles, with classic games including Booty, Thrust, Elite, The Sentinel and Virus to name just a few. This is their story.

This extensively illustrated, full-colour, coffee-table-style book tells the full story of how a national institution like BT decided to enter the software publishing business, and the complete history of the Firebird Software label, including first-hand accounts from the people involved.

Published by Telos Publishing, acclaimed for their previous artbooks looking at the work of Reginald Heade, James E McConnell and Pan Books, as well as books on aspects of Doctor Who history, this lavish paperback is large format and full colour throughout.

It’s written by Richard C Hewison, an expert in the field, who worked for the company, and who has unprecidented access to the people, the games and the history.

Pre-ordering for the book is now available at

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