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Old January 28 2013, 08:04 PM   #31
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Re: German Covers for Typhon Pact

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But I digress. The covers look cool, a lot better than than the ones Pocket released for the English speaking market.
I like both the US and the German covers (and the new Czech one, btw). Out of curiosity, could the English editions use the German covers in some later (digital) edition, as genuine cover or little extra? For me, the cover's half the book and I struggle to decide whether to buy the English version (for the language) or the German (covers).
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Old January 29 2013, 03:28 PM   #32
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could the English editions use the German covers in some later (digital) edition, as genuine cover or little extra?
No, not really; the original artist would normally have an expection for his/her cover to get certain exposure. If digital versions are all you need, why not download alternate cover art to a file on your hard drive? I've done this for covers later altered in some way.
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Old January 30 2013, 06:52 AM   #33
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Have you read the book in question or is it on your over flowing to read pile?
Three, this kinda leads back to the point I made in one, the question was asked why the Borg appeared on the cover, your answer didn't actually answer that, if you have read the book in question, hell, even the first chapter you would have known, but you didn't and your answer was at best misleading and at worst, completely and utterly wrong.
It seemed like a perfectly reasonable answer to me. And I think it is pretty clear that the Borg are popular, so it would be pretty naive to think that didn't have anything to do with them appearing on the cover.
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Old January 30 2013, 08:50 AM   #34
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Thanks JD. Much appreciated. Your quoting is a bit messed up there, though. Both of those quotes are Dimesdan's: his initial question and then his response to reply.
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Old February 1 2013, 02:58 AM   #35
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Oh, sorry. I got a little mixed up with my deleting, and I thought I had it straightened out before I posted, but apparently not.
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Old February 4 2013, 03:59 PM   #36
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Apologies in advance if this question has been asked elsewhere, but...

I can certainly understand why "Star Trek" is not translated into German on the covers of these editions, but why isn't "Typhon Pact" translated? According to my computer it would translate into "Typhon Pakt" which isn't a big change. Is the translation made in the text of the books?
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Old February 10 2013, 03:48 PM   #37
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Apologies in advance if this question has been asked elsewhere, but...

I can certainly understand why "Star Trek" is not translated into German on the covers of these editions, but why isn't "Typhon Pact" translated? According to my computer it would translate into "Typhon Pakt" which isn't a big change. Is the translation made in the text of the books?
English sounds cooler than German. That's why movie titles/series names usually remain in English (with optional German subtitle), e.g. Pirates of the Caribbean - Fremde Gestaden, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Sex and the City.
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Old February 11 2013, 08:02 AM   #38
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Interesting experience, somewhat related: when I was living in Korea and began to learn to read hangeul, it was fun reading the movie posters for English movies. The titles would be written in hangeul characters, but they would just be "phonetically" spelling the English titles.

"'Huu-tah Rock-ah'... Oh, Hurt Locker!" or "Guh-reen Lan-tahn" - Green Lantern.
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Old March 11 2013, 07:16 PM   #39
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I realized no one ever posted Cross Cults draft for the Brinkmanship cover:


Plagues of Night and Raise the Dawn most likely will keep the US covers.
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Old March 11 2013, 07:54 PM   #40
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^ Neat!
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Old March 11 2013, 08:50 PM   #41
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Very cool.
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Old March 14 2013, 02:32 PM   #42
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Yupp, our covers rock indeed. Too bad I only read the English books since they come out months before the German versions.
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Old March 15 2013, 04:24 PM   #43
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Slightly off-topic, but CrossCult has also released the covers for VOY Homecoming and The Farther Shore.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:27 PM   #44
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Slightly off-topic, but CrossCult has also released the covers for VOY Homecoming and The Farther Shore.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:44 PM   #45
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^Whoa, those are really good covers.
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