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Old July 18 2013, 04:18 AM   #61
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Re: Larry Nemecek to announce new book

And having finally listened to the interview, I'm more convinced that this is a good "next step" project to buy into.

It's just that I want to support my local bookstore as well, but there's that cost issue too...
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Old July 18 2013, 08:15 AM   #62
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Sounds like it's more of a coffee-table art book than an atlas per se. I wonder how consistent it'll be with Star Charts. Strictly speaking, it wouldn't have to be, but a lot of the novels have used SC as a resource, and it'd be nice if this were a compatible resource for future novelists to draw on.
Who cares? Star Charts is filled with mistakes, and that's not including the severe limitations of using a two dimensional page to make a map of three dimensional space.

Why don't they make a computer program that has a 3D reconstruction that you can move around instead?
we don't know how good or bad this edition is going to be.
I meant who cares if it is consistent with the Star Charts. If it's a good product I'll be thrilled.
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Old July 18 2013, 09:06 AM   #63
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Why don't they make a computer program that has a 3D reconstruction that you can move around instead?
I once read about a fan making their own, using a plotting program and the co-ordinates from the Star Trek Maps and Shane Johnson's Worlds of the Federation.
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Old July 18 2013, 01:26 PM   #64
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And having finally listened to the interview, I'm more convinced that this is a good "next step" project to buy into.

It's just that I want to support my local bookstore as well, but there's that cost issue too...
It isn't like there are many choices left - even in Ottawa - any more. There is Octopus Books - but your best bet is still Chapters. It is Canadian and the prices are usually pretty much on par with Amazon.ca, if that's who you are trying to avoid. Chapter's/Indigo didn't have it on their website yet, but Amazon.ca is showing it at $52.
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Re: Larry Nemecek to announce new book

True, we've had a lot of attrition over the last year in our neck of the woods. In addition to Octopus, though, there's also still these outfits in Ottawa:

Books on Beechwood
Perfect Books
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Old July 18 2013, 02:06 PM   #66
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Why don't they make a computer program that has a 3D reconstruction that you can move around instead?
I once read about a fan making their own, using a plotting program and the co-ordinates from the Star Trek Maps and Shane Johnson's Worlds of the Federation.
That would be an interesting piece of coding to play/work with, as different from the whitten.org Starmap as it would be.
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Old July 18 2013, 02:09 PM   #67
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Why don't they make a computer program that has a 3D reconstruction that you can move around instead?
I once read about a fan making their own, using a plotting program and the co-ordinates from the Star Trek Maps and Shane Johnson's Worlds of the Federation.
Not quite the same, but there's this:

http://www.whitten.org/starmap/

It's a mix of real astronomical data and Star Charts information. You can only view it from the same angle that SC shows, but it does provide some more real-world information. It was my source for the identification of "Beta Rigel" with Tau-3 Eridani in Rise of the Federation.
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^Cool, thanks!
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