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Old March 20 2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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The German Bookshelf

I've seen the alternate covers for German editions over the years and always found them interesting, but I never knew how different the covers truly are. Over at thetrekcollective.com, someone posted a picture of the collection all togther:

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/201...d-rise-of.html

I wish the US collection had this uniformity, cause it looks cool.

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Old March 20 2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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Very cool indeed; bookshelves with many different colors and sizes of books can become a bit of an eyesore. I won't be changing to the German versions (goodness, it's been years since I last read anything of length in the language) but this is certainly impressive.
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Old March 20 2014, 10:48 PM   #3
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That does indeed look impressive. Very neat and formal-looking. While I like the range of colours on my Trek shelf, I think greater conformity would have been nice.
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Old March 21 2014, 12:05 AM   #4
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That display looks magnificent. I appreciate how much thought was put into the spines of the books. It is pleasing to the eye.
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Old March 21 2014, 12:49 AM   #5
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I'd like it if S&S could just maintain a consistent spine design within each series.
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Old March 21 2014, 12:52 AM   #6
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What's the time range of the book releases? Ten years? It's pretty amazing that it's so consistent. Probably indicates that the people in charge didn't get laid off and replaced all the time.
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Old March 21 2014, 01:43 AM   #7
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That's awesome. I would start reading paper books again if my bookshelf could look like that.
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Old March 21 2014, 11:57 AM   #8
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I think spine art like that would be wonderful, but I'd go with an epic mural pic across all the novel spines - it would probably encourage more sales, if only so everyone's shelf would have the complete pic and look as pretty as possible.
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Old March 21 2014, 06:02 PM   #9
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It does look great and very organized, and I agree the book spines should match within a series. On the other hand, I would think that some US covers are better than the German counterparts?
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Old March 21 2014, 06:53 PM   #10
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Maybe we could hijack this thread to post all the German covers and their original US counterparts side-by-side?
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Old March 21 2014, 09:59 PM   #11
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Re: The German Bookshelf

With a few exceptions and discounting the German covers that are just reuses of US Market covers, the German covers are largely better.
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Markonian wrote: View Post
Maybe we could hijack this thread to post all the German covers and their original US counterparts side-by-side?
You mean something like this?

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Old March 21 2014, 11:05 PM   #13
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^ Objection! You've chosen for your example one of the few series where the American covers are superior to the German ones!
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Old March 21 2014, 11:36 PM   #14
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Which TNG novel did the Germans begin their TNG series with? I see that Tasha Yar's picture is on the novel in the photo, so I'm assuming that it is probably "Survivors", but I can't make out what the German title is by enlarging the photo.
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Old March 21 2014, 11:52 PM   #15
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The six tNG books are the Double Helix miniseries.
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