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Old February 28 2011, 08:45 AM   #166
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

So far the only German cover that's made me jealous enough to consider getting a German language version (which I won't be able to read anyway) has been the very cool Ensign Janos cover. Very tempted to do my second visit to Amazon.de.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...318230&theater

(The first visit was to order "Symbiose", the German trade omnibus/graphic novel of the "Divided We Fall" DS9/TNG crossover comic mini-series that was never collected in English.)

The other German novel covers are no less Photoshoppy and cutty/pastey than the US covers people complain about.
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Old February 28 2011, 05:43 PM   #167
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Re: Why does Germany get the cool novel covers?

So do you read German? Or just getting them for the covers?
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Old February 28 2011, 05:53 PM   #168
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And no, I've no idea why Burgoyne is in the bar.
S/he wanted a drink. Duh.
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Old February 28 2011, 09:44 PM   #169
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So do you read German? Or just getting them for the covers?
^^"(which I won't be able to read anyway)"

I ordered it after posting. For the cover only. I bought the "Symbiose" graphic novel because I couldn't stand that the individual issues missed out on getting an omnibus.

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S/he wanted a drink. Duh.
Unless s/he's been a captain s/he won't ever find the magic door.
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Old February 28 2011, 09:49 PM   #170
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I ordered it after posting. For the cover only.
Where? amazon.de?

If it's not to late Book Depository might be the cheaper option for you (no shipping):

http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9783942649032/Star-Trek---New-Frontier-3-Mrtyrer?selectCurrency=AUD
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Old February 28 2011, 09:55 PM   #171
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amazon.de?
Yeah. I was amazed the last time that, even though I couldn't read the German buttons, the layout is the same and my postage and credit card details all pop up as a transfer from regular Amazon. So it was really only about three or four clicks and it was all done.

Postage did seem steep, though. Oh well.
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Old February 28 2011, 11:04 PM   #172
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^^"(which I won't be able to read anyway)"
Ooops, I guess I missed that bit.
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Old March 2 2011, 03:07 AM   #173
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They get better covers for the same reason I attribute their cool guns, nice cars, and Heidi Klum:





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Old March 7 2011, 03:27 PM   #174
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There's an updated version now.
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Old March 7 2011, 04:19 PM   #175
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S/he wanted a drink. Duh.
Unless s/he's been a captain s/he won't ever find the magic door.
Wouldn't it be just precious if Calhoun was so wound-up about seeing past-Kenyon, he completely failed to notice that future-Burgoyne was there?
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Old March 28 2011, 07:48 PM   #176
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Old March 28 2011, 08:03 PM   #177
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amazon.de?
Yeah. I was amazed the last time that, even though I couldn't read the German buttons, the layout is the same and my postage and credit card details all pop up as a transfer from regular Amazon. So it was really only about three or four clicks and it was all done.
That's pretty funny, I know an American dude who did pretty much the same when some videogame wasn't available stateside. He was very amused about the usual Amazon confirmation emails containing "tons on very long words and umlauts"
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Old March 28 2011, 09:57 PM   #178
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Terrible cover, and for those wondering, the German title translates into "The Weapon". Very imagenative title.
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Old March 28 2011, 10:06 PM   #179
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That's pretty funny, I know an American dude who did pretty much the same when some videogame wasn't available stateside. He was very amused about the usual Amazon confirmation emails containing "tons on very long words and umlauts"
My German edition of NF with Ensign Janos on the cover arrived a weeks or so ago - and it's wild! Literally.
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Old March 28 2011, 11:01 PM   #180
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...and for those wondering, the German title translates into "The Weapon". Very imagenative title.
Figurative titles can be hard to translate, I guess. My two "Hub" stories from Analog have been reprinted in Russia in recent months; "The Hub of the Matter" was given a title meaning "In the Thick of Things," which vaguely preserves some of the meaning, but "Home is Where the Hub Is" became "Point of Exit."
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