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Old August 6 2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

Mine has several blank pages between page 88 and page 117. Is this a common problem, or unique to me?

What does one do in cases like this? This has honestly never happened to me before.
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Old August 6 2008, 10:36 PM   #2
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Re: Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

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Mine has several blank pages between page 88 and page 117. Is this a common problem, or unique to me?

What does one do in cases like this? This has honestly never happened to me before.
You might be able to take it back to the bookstore where you purchased it and exchange it for a non-glitched copy.
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Old August 7 2008, 04:26 AM   #3
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"The Good That Men Do" 2nd Edition - Defective?

So I finally got around to ordering a copy of "The Good That Men Do" because, even though I'm not much of an Enterprise fan, the story is supposed to be great and set right one of the great wrongs in Trek history.

I got my copy the other week, and began reading it. In the middle of the attack by Orion's on the Aenar, when Shran is at the wedding-esque ceramony, I turn the page... and it's blank. OK, so, one page, right? I can cope. I can skip ahead 1 page. But then I find another page is blank. And another. And another. All in all about 2 dozen blank pages over the course of the next 50 or so are totally blank. No text at all. The one side will have text, the other will not.

So I exchanged it through Amazon. Got the replacement today. And guess what? Same problem.

I checked the front of both books, and they both say Printed March 2007, then 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 - meaning this must be printing 2, 2nd edition.

Anyone else have a 2nd edition of the novel that can confirm this problem? I mean, 2 novels might be coincedence after all.

Going to go on e-Bay and see if I can find a copy with confirmed print. If anyone has a copy in good condition they want to get rid off, let me know.
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Old August 7 2008, 04:59 AM   #4
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Re: "The Good That Men Do" 2nd Edition - Defective?

It would be worth checking to see if it's the entire print run or just a bad batch that Amazon got hold of. Try going to a brick-and-mortar store in your area (especially useful if you're in a different area from where Amazon is headquartered), and see if they have a 2nd edition print, and take a look at it.

And you may not even have to go on eBay to get your replacement. You may also want to check the used book stores in your area...I know that in my city, I could almost certainly get hold of a copy of that book if I wanted one.

Edit: You're not the only ones with this problem. Check out this thread...I think maybe the publisher has a bigger issue on their hands. http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...93#post1917793
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Old August 7 2008, 06:03 AM   #5
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Re: "The Good That Men Do" 2nd Edition - Defective?

^ not anymore, love vB.
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Old August 7 2008, 06:15 AM   #6
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Re: "The Good That Men Do" 2nd Edition - Defective?

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^ not anymore, love vB.
Nice!

I forget which Trek novel it was, but once several years ago, as I read through the book, it suddenly switched fonts and started talking about get-rich-quick schemes and went like this for 50 or so pages. The text of the Trek novel was missing in this area. I found it quite funny, as it reminded me of the time Quark hacked the station computer to put advertisements in it. I wonder if that happened to anyone else?
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Old August 8 2008, 01:28 AM   #7
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Re: "The Good That Men Do" 2nd Edition - Defective?

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I checked the front of both books, and they both say Printed March 2007, then 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 - meaning this must be printing 2, 2nd edition.
Actually, that would be a third printing. FWIW.
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Old August 8 2008, 02:41 AM   #8
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Re: "The Good That Men Do" 2nd Edition - Defective?

Random musing:

I always find it humorous when threads get merged and the posts in them don't seem to make sense due to that.
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Old August 8 2008, 04:02 AM   #9
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As opposed to posts that don't seem to make sense just because they don't make sense.
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Old August 8 2008, 04:49 AM   #10
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Re: Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

I blame time traveling Romulans.
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Old August 8 2008, 02:06 PM   #11
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Re: Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

I blame an accident involving a time-machine and a contraceptive.
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Old August 8 2008, 06:27 PM   #12
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Re: Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
I blame time traveling Romulans.
So is this going like the Temporal Cold War was with everybody using it to explain inconsistancies?
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Old August 8 2008, 07:33 PM   #13
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Re: Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

Actually, the pages aren't blank by mistake. It's a very avant-garde writing approach to visual timing. The blank pages are there to elongate time, induce pacing, and evoke various emotions in the reader before the story continues and ... then ... um ...

Ah, hell. Just rub some lemon juice on the pages and the text will magically appear.

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Old August 8 2008, 07:48 PM   #14
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Re: Printing error in The Good That Men Do?

Killing your most trusted ranjen and dripping the blood on the pages might do it, too.

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Old August 8 2008, 11:15 PM   #15
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Ah, hell. Just rub some lemon juice on the pages and the text will magically appear.
Shhhh! Everyone already knows it's the mandatory gay agenda Aenar sex scenes. Nude white aliens, white hair, white antennae, white snow, a blizzard...
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