If 4- and 5-year-old books are too ancient for your tastes, you should subscribe to Game Developer magazine (gdmag.com) and gamesindustry.biz
And read lots of articles on gamasutra.
And join the Production SIG on igda.org
I've been glancing Gamasutra and GamesIndustry.biz for a while now, it's time to focus in on them. I'll also check out gdmag.com.
PS: your school-a-rama page is very informative. Thanks for all your help!