I am making a book on Minecraft Pi! It is all about how to code Minecraft Pi, and even some of the simple basics of Python. I expect to release it sometime this month, too. When you are done reading this book, you will know how to clear big areas quickly, place exploding TNT, and much much more! I've asked on the Raspberry Pi forum for people to review my book early, and I got more then ten replies. I've corrected as much as I can, so stay tuned.
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