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Old April 13 2012, 10:28 PM   #1
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TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

I know not to trust Amazon or its release dates too deeply, but I was looking at getting the Planet X for the Kindle and saw two different versions of the book listed, the one that came out in 1998 and one which claims to be coming out on Tuesday, April 17.

If it is being reprinted it appears to have done so under the radar, if not I'm at a loss for what else it could be.

Any ideas?
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Old April 14 2012, 01:36 AM   #2
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

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If it is being reprinted it appears to have done so under the radar, if not I'm at a loss for what else it could be.
Numerous popular-but-long-out-of-print ST novels are coming out in a more economical (for Pocket) trade PB reprint. The price is more like trade than MMPB. Inside, the books are the reprinted text of the MMPB, but with wider gutters.

It's a kind of print-on-demand thing. My local SF bookshop has been getting some of them in as new titles (some "Stargazer" and "Vanguard" titles), only to realize the diehard collectors already have them at home as MMPBs.
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Old April 14 2012, 03:02 AM   #3
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

Curious. I've not seen any of these TPB versions before. That's interesting.
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Old April 14 2012, 07:40 AM   #4
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

If you check out the S&S site they have been adding a few here and there for the last year or two.
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Old April 16 2012, 04:14 AM   #5
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

Even Chapters-Indigo.ca has those books on their website.

But I think "Planet X" hasn't been out of print since it first came out in 1998, since Pocket has been able to redistribute the book whenever anew X-Men movies hit theaters.
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Old April 16 2012, 01:44 PM   #6
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

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But I think "Planet X" hasn't been out of print since it first came out in 1998, since Pocket has been able to redistribute the book whenever anew X-Men movies hit theaters.
Amazon currently has no MMPBs at recommended retail price, so that indicates it has fallen out-of-print, or has been remaindered. Probably not long after "X-Men 3"?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...net+x%22&ajr=0
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Old April 16 2012, 11:30 PM   #7
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

That must've been just within the past year since I saw it at a number of bookstores just prior to last year's X-Men movie.
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

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That must've been just within the past year since I saw it at a number of bookstores just prior to last year's X-Men movie.
Well, I wasn't even thinking about "First Class", but the warehouses might have been getting rid of a glut of reprints from years before. As I said, if Amazon has no new stock of a book at RRP, it's probably out of print, and people have to try the resellers (of remaindered stock) and second hand markets instead.

If Pocket is releasing a popular MMPB in print-on-demand trade reprint, the MMPB is definitely out of print.
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Old April 19 2012, 02:00 AM   #9
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Got a copy of the POD edition from Amazon today. They've finally figured out how to "blow up" the text so it fills the pages on these PODs.

The last several pages (replacing the "Star Trek Fiction" list found in the original edition) are a teaser for Christopher Bennett's "X-Men: Watchers on the Walls", which isn't current, nor contemporary with the first edition of this book.
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Old April 19 2012, 02:04 AM   #10
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^Wow, hopefully that means Watchers will be getting reprinted. And hopefully Spider-Man: Drowned in Thunder too, since that would be a nice tie-in for the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie.
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Old April 19 2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

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They've finally figured out how to "blow up" the text so it fills the pages on these PODs.
Excellent. People won't feel so cheated as when they got a MMPB masquerading as a trade.
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Old April 19 2012, 04:40 PM   #12
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

Got mine from Amazon today. It's rather nice edition, wouldn't know it wasn't intended to be a TPB, really. Looking forward to reading it. I also finally got my hands on the "lead-in" story "TNG/X-Men: Second Contact," so I'm quite happy.
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Old April 19 2012, 06:12 PM   #13
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

It's a fun read. Very silly, but then what eould you expect, really?

Worth the purchase price purely for Wolverine running through Worf's calisthenics program.
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Old April 20 2012, 06:11 AM   #14
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Re: TNG/X-Men: Planet X Being Reprinted?

Just in general, I quite like the trade paperback size for books.
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Old April 21 2012, 02:37 PM   #15
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I wish there had been a DS9/X-Men crossover novel...
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