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Old July 5 2009, 02:48 AM   #91
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Re: 2009 Fall Book Preview With Covers

Cliff Nielsen is a god amongst cover artists; I love his Young Wizards work especially.
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Old July 5 2009, 03:54 AM   #92
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Cliff Nielsen is a god amongst cover artists; I love his Young Wizards work especially.
Which ones were his? I've seen several types of covers for the Young Wizards series depending on what edition you get. Mind posting an example?
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Old July 5 2009, 04:24 AM   #93
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That synopsis for Precipice has a LOT of spoilers already, which is a surprise....
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Old July 5 2009, 04:26 AM   #94
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Covers seem bland, except for Synthesis. I agree with whoever said it had a bit of the Harlequin about it, but it's very dynamic and shiny.

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Old July 5 2009, 06:45 AM   #95
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Cliff Nielsen is a god amongst cover artists; I love his Young Wizards work especially.
Which ones were his? I've seen several types of covers for the Young Wizards series depending on what edition you get. Mind posting an example?
The most recent set but one-- not the current editions with the big heads, but before that. The Young Wizards website highlights his covers: http://www.youngwizards.com/So-You-W...Market-Edition
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Old July 5 2009, 06:58 AM   #96
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Ohhhh, yeah...those were gorgeous.
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By the way, I was looking through the catalog and I saw the original cover for Unworthy and I have to say I like that one then the current one. In fact, I prefer that one. Why they din't use that one and went with the same cover as FC is beyond me.
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Re: 2009 Fall Book Preview With Covers

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Cliff Nielsen is a god amongst cover artists; I love his Young Wizards work especially.
Never seen those, as for his New Jedi Order cover's he did, I loved them - did he just do the hardbacks for the series?
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Old July 5 2009, 04:05 PM   #99
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It's always an exciting time when the covers (or previously unknown info) on upcoming books are released. It all looks exciting, and I look forward to having them on my shelf.

Now I just have to catch up with my reading between now and then...
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Old July 5 2009, 06:33 PM   #100
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Cliff Nielsen is a god amongst cover artists; I love his Young Wizards work especially.
Never seen those, as for his New Jedi Order cover's he did, I loved them - did he just do the hardbacks for the series?
Yup. His other Star Wars work has been the Jedi Apprentice novels and the Dark Nest trilogy.
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Old July 5 2009, 07:01 PM   #101
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The problem with the larger TPB is that no one seems to care about how bad it looks on my shelf with all the books in a row.

By the way, I'm not a fan of a lot of the covers of the books recently. They just seem like uninspired pictures of people standing around badly photoshopped onto a bland background. The only covers I've liked for the past couple of years have been the Titan ones, but the new one just looks silly..
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Old July 5 2009, 07:26 PM   #102
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Re: 2009 Fall Book Preview With Covers

The thing about TPBs is that bookstores prefer them to mass markets because of the higher price point. It's what they're stocking now. Mass markets are being crowded out on the shelves.

I've been expecting Pocket to transition Star Trek fiction to the trade format for about five years now. The novel anthologies like Mirror Universe and Myriad Universes dipped the toe in the water. Now New Frontier and Enterprise are in trade. I've wondered if Refugees, Alan Dean Foster's new book, might be in trade as well.

If bookstores respond positively to trade format Star Trek fiction, and if audiences support it by buying it, it's not inconceivable that we could see the mass market format phased out in the next few years.
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Old July 5 2009, 07:59 PM   #103
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i hate trades. they take up more room in my bag, they're harder to read sitting on the bus and lying in bed and they cost more. i only buy SCE, anthologies and 3-in-1 trades.
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i hate trades. they take up more room in my bag, they're harder to read sitting on the bus and lying in bed and they cost more. i only buy SCE, anthologies and 3-in-1 trades.
Isn't that all of them save "Treason"?
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Old July 5 2009, 08:02 PM   #105
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i hate trades. they take up more room in my bag, they're harder to read sitting on the bus and lying in bed and they cost more. i only buy SCE, anthologies and 3-in-1 trades.
I echo this sentiment. When trades have more content to offset the higher price, I've been willing to buy them despite their being unwieldy, but I won't buy a trade that's really just a MMPB with larger pages and swathes of white space.

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Isn't that all of them save "Treason"?
That seems to be the case for Trek (so far), but looking around the bookstore you can find a lot more of these faux-TPBs, or MMPBs that they screw with the page height in order to be able to sell it for more. Too mercenary for me.

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