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Old October 31 2013, 07:23 AM   #181
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I received A Very Klingon Khristmas from Amazon today. The painted illustrations that accompany the text are quite good, very reminiscent of the brothers Hildebrandt. My favorite piece is the warp 20 sleigh being led by eight Birds of Prey.
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Old November 2 2013, 04:48 AM   #182
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A Ceremony of Losses. This morning Amazon still hadn't sent it out to me yet even though it should've done so a couple days back so I had to go to the bookstore to get it. For some reason I've had nothing but trouble trying to get this through Amazon.
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Old November 2 2013, 09:54 AM   #183
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"The Crimson Shadow" finally arrived Down Under on Wednesday. Book 3 of "The Fall" beat Book 2 to the shelves!
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Old November 18 2013, 10:24 PM   #184
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Star Trek: Ongoing collection #5, plus Khan #1 and #2!

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Old November 18 2013, 11:50 PM   #185
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Is that a misprint on the Khan one? It looks like one of those "Coming Soon" covers that you see on Amazon and S&S that just feature the series logo and "Coming Soon" with no actual art.
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Old November 19 2013, 03:05 AM   #186
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Is that a misprint on the Khan one? It looks like one of those "Coming Soon" covers that you see on Amazon and S&S that just feature the series logo and "Coming Soon" with no actual art.
They call this one the "Sketch Cover." But I think they forgot the sketching part?
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Old November 19 2013, 05:51 AM   #187
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^ They call it that because you're either supposed to sketch your own cover, or get an artist to sketch one for you.

I'm not even joking.
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Old November 19 2013, 07:10 AM   #188
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I didn't realize that was a sketch cover. I've heard of them, but I always thought they were the ones that were just the inks with no color.
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Old November 19 2013, 08:07 AM   #189
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^ I think that what you describe is actually what the term usually refers to. My understanding is that this is just a special version that ties into IDW's Artist's Edition month.
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Old November 20 2013, 09:41 PM   #190
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Yeah, the clerk at the comic store said you're supposed to take them to conventions or signings and get the artist to do a custom cover for you. The cover art is just on the inside, so I was okay with it. I'm not a big comic guy, so I have to admit I was pretty confused at the sight of the blank covers!
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Old November 21 2013, 01:07 PM   #191
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I didn't realize that was a sketch cover. I've heard of them, but I always thought they were the ones that were just the inks with no color.
There is also a regular sketch cover for this issue. It's a creamy colour background for the "pencils" this time, and with stark white "paste-up" lettering. Looks great!

I received notice that "The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice" by James Swallow was out this week in Sydney, and ready for me to collect. Galaxy Bookshop also had Paul Ruditis' "A Very Klingon Khristmas" hardcover picture book, which is rather clever/amusing, with some great artwork by Patrick Faricy.


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Old November 22 2013, 05:21 PM   #192
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I just ordered the crimson shadow, a ceremony of losses and the poisoned chalice. Too bad they wil arrive at 03-12-13, it will try my patience a little. Its annoying that most Star Trek books i want to get aren't in stock.

When i am finished with the fall i will pick up Star Trek: Destiny. I think there is a book that holds all 3 book in 1 cover, but i am not sure if i should get the collection or all the individual books. What do you people think? A couple of bucks isn't really an issue.
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Old November 22 2013, 05:37 PM   #193
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GENERAL_DS wrote: View Post

When i am finished with the fall i will pick up Star Trek: Destiny. I think there is a book that holds all 3 book in 1 cover, but i am not sure if i should get the collection or all the individual books. What do you people think? A couple of bucks isn't really an issue.
According to author David Mack, there were a few small revisions made when the stories were collected in the omnibus. I know he recommends picking up the omnibus as opposed to the individual editions. I've only ever read the stand-alones, though.
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Old November 23 2013, 12:49 AM   #194
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I think i'll go for the omnibus then, the only reason i would go for the individual editions is because of the cover art.
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Old November 27 2013, 12:03 PM   #195
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Woohoo! Galaxy Bookshop, Sydney, just emailed me: "I thought I'd let you know before everyone else that we have a copy of the Stellar Cartography in stock... I'm sure you already know that it contains maps from the Starfleet Reference Library."
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