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Old April 27 2013, 11:24 AM   #106
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Picked up a new non-fiction trade-sized title today I hadn't heard about:

"Star Trek and History" (Wiley, 2013, pp 358) edited by Nancy R. Reagin. Twenty essays examining aspects of ST and placing them in the historical context of Earth.
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Old April 27 2013, 06:47 PM   #107
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Picked up a new non-fiction trade-sized title today I hadn't heard about:

"Star Trek and History" (Wiley, 2013, pp 358) edited by Nancy R. Reagin. Twenty essays examining aspects of ST and placing them in the historical context of Earth.
Ah, I ordered this from Amazon last week. As a historian, I'm sure it will be right up my street! It will certainly be an interesting shelf companion for E.H. Carr!
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Old April 27 2013, 09:35 PM   #108
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Managed to get Jeff Mariotte's The Folded World at Chapters a full week before the "release date." A few chapters in, and enjoying it for the most part.

I just picked up my copy at Coles.
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Old April 28 2013, 04:37 AM   #109
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I picked up The Folded World at B&N today.
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Old April 29 2013, 07:58 AM   #110
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Not books, but...:


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Old April 29 2013, 08:36 PM   #111
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Not a book either, but...:



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Old May 2 2013, 03:00 PM   #112
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My copy of A Stitch In Time (DS9 #27) arrived in the mail yesterday afternoon. I ended up paying approximately $22 for it, which includes shipping costs from the UK to the US. It's the most money I've ever spent for a used paperback novel, but considering what I've seen it selling for on various websites I consider it a bargain. I've heard in the past that this book experienced a low print run and that, combined with the excellence of the story (I bumped it up near the top of my to-read pile), have driven up the price far beyond most Treklit books.

I was a little bit worried that it would be in what I consider to be poor condition, as it was listed on line as being in "good-acceptable" condition, but it was in about as excellent a shape as a 13-year old paperback can be. It has just a few almost invisible creases on the spine, but that's it.
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Old May 2 2013, 04:48 PM   #113
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Old May 4 2013, 03:00 AM   #114
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I was a little bit worried that it would be in what I consider to be poor condition, as it was listed on line as being in "good-acceptable" condition, but it was in about as excellent a shape as a 13-year old paperback can be. It has just a few almost invisible creases on the spine, but that's it.
My copy's still in better shape than that for 13 years old. I still haven't read my copy.
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Old May 23 2013, 01:26 PM   #115
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Tonight numerous Sydney CBD bookstores had local editions of the "Star Trek Into Darkness" novelization. It's a Simon & Schuster UK publication, but printed and bound in Australia by Griffin Press @$AU 19.99 ea. I think the last locally-printed Trek novelizations were TMP (with colour photos insert) and ST II! Sometimes we get UK or "international" versions.

As you can see, the trade paperback is a larger format trade than the US edition that came out for "Star Trek" (2009). Did I read correctly that the US is getting a hardcover this time?

Also picked up "The Shocks of Adversity", the new TOS novel by William Leisner. It was only $AU 9.99. Amazingly inexpensive to what we are accustomed. The US cover price is $7.99 and Canadian is $9.99. It seems Simon & Schuster Australia is doing a similar deal to the last movie, by reducing the costs of the current novel, or at least absorbing most of the freight costs to get lots of cheaper-rate new stock onto shelves. It lasted about four months last time.

Our Aussie dollar almost has parity with the US at the moment, but in the old days we could usually expect to pay triple the US cover price for air freighted copies, or we could wait three loooong months and get slow-boat copies for about double US cover price. The last few novels have been around $13.99.

Downloaded an iTunes version of the STiD soundtrack this week. Beautiful! Will be sending off to Amazon for a CD.
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Old May 24 2013, 03:46 AM   #116
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Did I read correctly that the US is getting a hardcover this time?
It was originally announced as a hardcover, but it was changed to trade paper before release. I got my copy from Amazon on Tuesday, along with the audiobook read by Alice "Carol Marcus" Eve in her underwear.

I might have made that last bit up.

Haven't listened or read any yet; maybe during next week's gym time, now that the CDs are safely ripped into iTunes.
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Old May 24 2013, 08:10 AM   #117
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I got my copy from Amazon on Tuesday
Same dimensions as 2009?

along with the audiobook read by Alice "Carol Marcus" Eve in her underwear.
Luckily for her it's your spring and summer approaching.
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Old May 24 2013, 06:29 PM   #118
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I got my copy of Startrek into darkness novel from Amazon in the mail yesterday.
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Old May 24 2013, 09:28 PM   #119
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I got my copy from Amazon on Tuesday
Same dimensions as 2009?
Identical. Virtually the same thickness as well, even though it's ~40 pages longer (312 vs. 274). Thinner paper, I suppose.

Anyone know if SFBC (Science Fiction Book Club) is planning on doing a reprint? The first hardcover edition of Star Trek (2009) was by SFBC; Pocket's HC reprint came slightly later.

ETA: OOPS, the SFBC reprint did not beat Pocket's HC. I think the SFBC was announced first, but delayed so long it allowed Pocket to get their edition into print first.
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Old May 25 2013, 12:58 AM   #120
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Star Trek Into Darkness soundtrack on CD. Picked it up at Wal-mart for $11.88.
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