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Old March 23 2012, 01:40 AM   #1
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What do you do with Star Trek novels?

I'd like opinions please!
Some members of my family complain about the number of Star Trek novels I have, I just can't sell any of them.
How long do you all keep Star Trek novels?

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Old March 23 2012, 01:47 AM   #2
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

I don't sell books, or part with them otherwise, other than the odd extra copy I've given away to friends. The whole idea seems strange to me. I was brought up with a notion of books being something special, and a book collection being something that stays with you and that you keep adding to as you make your way through life.

My father handled it that way, and when he passed away I inherited his own sizable collection, which I cherish as a reflection of his developing interests through his years. I occassionally pick one up and read it, and that always reminds me of something ebooks so far don't usually provide: The physical object opens a connection to past readers with every little chink in a page, or coffee stain, etc.
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Old March 23 2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

I plan to keep them forever or until they completely fall apart which ever comes first.
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Old March 23 2012, 01:54 AM   #4
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

I still have all mine. Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds. I know I am not unique, either.
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Old March 23 2012, 01:56 AM   #5
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

I sold a bunch of my Trek books once. I've regretted it ever since.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:00 AM   #6
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

Do to a lack of space 99 percent of my books are in a tote in the garage. I would never part with them. I had envisioned a bookcase full of books. Sadly, again, no room. Plus now add the invention of the kindle, which is where all my books (except Titian novels as I have every book not Typhon pact) will go. If I ever have a room I will be on amazon buying used books.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:12 AM   #7
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

Most Star Trek fans keep them forever. I know I intend to.

If you family is pressuring you to sell them, tell them the way I had to, to mind their own business.

Hey, you could have a stack of XXX porn on your shelf but you don't? They should be thankful for that.

If YOU want to get rid of them I suggest donating them to your local library. They will be happy to take them.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:14 AM   #8
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

^ Well, that's harsh. Living together does require compromise, "mind your own business" can't always win the day. I'd suggest trying instead to make them understand how important the books are to you, if they are.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:18 AM   #9
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

I have one copy of every single Star Trek novel published(upward of 400), and they're taking up four bookcases in my den.

Coming up pretty quick, I'm going to need another one.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:18 AM   #10
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

about ten years ago i had a problem with too many Trek novels. i donated half to my local library and traded the other half...for more Trek novels. right now my Trek novels take up three or four shelves on a rather large bookcase.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:18 AM   #11
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

If you have no choice but to get rid of them, do us writers and our publisher a favor: stage a massive Star Trek novel book-burning, and call your local TV news stations to come and record it. Make a big show of accusing us of peddling anti-American, left-wing, socialist propaganda, then douse the pyramid of books (make sure to leave empty space inside for air flow) with lighter fluid and set them ablaze.

The resulting bump in public awareness and the cachet of seeing our books up in flames ought to boost sales and help us steal a few spots on the bestseller list from the Star Wars books.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:25 AM   #12
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

David Mack wrote: View Post
If you have no choice but to get rid of them, do us writers and our publisher a favor: stage a massive Star Trek novel book-burning, and call your local TV news stations to come and record it. Make a big show of accusing us of peddling anti-American, left-wing, socialist propaganda, then douse the pyramid of books (make sure to leave empty space inside for air flow) with lighter fluid and set them ablaze.

The resulting bump in public awareness and the cachet of seeing our books up in flames ought to boost sales and help us steal a few spots on the bestseller list from the Star Wars books.
Officer thinking.
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Old March 23 2012, 02:40 AM   #13
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

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If you have no choice but to get rid of them, do us writers and our publisher a favor: stage a massive Star Trek novel book-burning, and call your local TV news stations to come and record it. Make a big show of accusing us of peddling anti-American, left-wing, socialist propaganda, then douse the pyramid of books (make sure to leave empty space inside for air flow) with lighter fluid and set them ablaze.

The resulting bump in public awareness and the cachet of seeing our books up in flames ought to boost sales and help us steal a few spots on the bestseller list from the Star Wars books.
You know, it's crazy, but it just might work . . .

Just our luck, though, the media will carelessly report that it was Star Wars books that were burned!
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Old March 23 2012, 02:43 AM   #14
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

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If you have no choice but to get rid of them, do us writers and our publisher a favor: stage a massive Star Trek novel book-burning, and call your local TV news stations to come and record it. Make a big show of accusing us of peddling anti-American, left-wing, socialist propaganda, then douse the pyramid of books (make sure to leave empty space inside for air flow) with lighter fluid and set them ablaze.

The resulting bump in public awareness and the cachet of seeing our books up in flames ought to boost sales and help us steal a few spots on the bestseller list from the Star Wars books.
Officer thinking.
Says you!

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Old March 23 2012, 02:45 AM   #15
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Re: What do you do with Star Trek novels?

Greg Cox wrote: View Post
Just our luck, though, the media will carelessly report that it was Star Wars books that were burned!
Then someone will try to correct the story; someone else will ask, "What's the difference?" And some smartass will answer, "There isn't any."
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