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Old January 21 2009, 07:56 PM   #16
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Re: A Singular Destiny review thread (possible spoilers)

My copy was waiting for me when I got home this evening... am devouring it right now.

Oh, KRAD? That casualty list leading into Chapter 8? You evil bastard...
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Old January 21 2009, 07:59 PM   #17
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^Yeah, I was glad I read through that carefully. Whatever it means, the books in... the series in question... are certainly going to be interesting.
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Old January 21 2009, 08:12 PM   #18
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Mine is an evil laugh.........
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Old January 21 2009, 09:03 PM   #19
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My copy was waiting for me when I got home this evening... am devouring it right now.

Oh, KRAD? That casualty list leading into Chapter 8? You evil bastard...
I want spoilers...but I don't want spoilers...but I really do...
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Old January 21 2009, 09:46 PM   #20
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^^^
What, did someone major get killed off in a footnote? First you think they've survived Destiny, and then they get killed off in a footnote in the following book. It is most distressing. (Oh well, better than being killed off in the Appendix, anyway...)
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Old January 21 2009, 10:03 PM   #21
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10) Which leads me to ask, why aren't Trek books sold here in Israel?
As an Israeli TrekLit reader, this just begs for an answer

Trek books have traditionally been sold in the leading chain(s) of bookstores, but for some reason the amount of Trek books in stores, as well as stores where you can find Trek books, have greatly decreased in the last 1-2 years. Could be a decline in popularity among the Israeli readership...

Either way, my primary sources for Trek novels have been Amazon and eBay until I started ordering them via my local Comicbook store (by way of Previews)...
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Old January 21 2009, 10:18 PM   #22
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Tirius wrote:
What, did someone major get killed off in a footnote? First you think they've survived Destiny, and then they get killed off in a footnote in the following book. It is most distressing. (Oh well, better than being killed off in the Appendix, anyway...)
It was Janeway. She was resurrected *and* killed off again, all between books....just to piss people off.
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Old January 21 2009, 10:27 PM   #23
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What, did someone major get killed off in a footnote? First you think they've survived Destiny, and then they get killed off in a footnote in the following book. It is most distressing. (Oh well, better than being killed off in the Appendix, anyway...)
It was Janeway. She was resurrected *and* killed off again, all between books....just to piss people off.
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oool

And wow, a Welshman has this already! I guess I shouldn't have ordered it through my local bookshop.
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Old January 21 2009, 10:29 PM   #24
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10) Which leads me to ask, why aren't Trek books sold here in Israel?
As an Israeli TrekLit reader, this just begs for an answer

Trek books have traditionally been sold in the leading chain(s) of bookstores, but for some reason the amount of Trek books in stores, as well as stores where you can find Trek books, have greatly decreased in the last 1-2 years. Could be a decline in popularity among the Israeli readership...

Either way, my primary sources for Trek novels have been Amazon and eBay until I started ordering them via my local Comicbook store (by way of Previews)...

Ron,

Where in Israel are you?

The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
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Old January 21 2009, 10:33 PM   #25
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The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I'm sure you are aware of this minor detail, but the UK is in Europe and The European Union (which I'm assuming you mean) unlike America or Australia is not a country just yet but it's on its way.
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Old January 21 2009, 10:44 PM   #26
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The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I'm sure you are aware of this minor detail, but the UK is in Europe and The European Union (which I'm assuming you mean) unlike America or Australia is not a country just yet but it's on its way.
Was aware. Just noticed the typo now. Sorry about that mate.
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Old January 22 2009, 12:42 AM   #27
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The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I find it hard to believe that, if all these other American authors are available, Trek books would be so difficult to attain. Do Israeli bookshops not accept customer special orders? Or might there be a SF specialty shop somewhere in town that maybe has sources the general interest stores don't?
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Old January 22 2009, 02:36 AM   #28
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Got my copy today. I'll start reading it tonight.

Bitter sweet experience though as it's probably the the last Star Trek book I'll be getting at Stacey's, my usual source for ST books. They are closing down in a few weeks after 85 years in business. I need to find another independent source. Not that many left...

EDIT: forgot to mention, love the cover. hefty book, just the way i like'em. i'm really looking forward to this. back to this thread when i'm done.
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Old January 22 2009, 07:53 AM   #29
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10) Which leads me to ask, why aren't Trek books sold here in Israel?
As an Israeli TrekLit reader, this just begs for an answer

Trek books have traditionally been sold in the leading chain(s) of bookstores, but for some reason the amount of Trek books in stores, as well as stores where you can find Trek books, have greatly decreased in the last 1-2 years. Could be a decline in popularity among the Israeli readership...

Either way, my primary sources for Trek novels have been Amazon and eBay until I started ordering them via my local Comicbook store (by way of Previews)...

Ron,

Where in Israel are you?

The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I live in the Tel Aviv area, filled with second hand bookstores (some of which do carry older Trek novels). Also, Star Wars is a lot easier to find

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The strange thing is that every book under the sun is sold here from Grisham to Patterson to Star Wars and if Trek can be sold in the UK, Europe, Aussie why not here? Man am I glad I live in America where everything is easy to get.
I find it hard to believe that, if all these other American authors are available, Trek books would be so difficult to attain. Do Israeli bookshops not accept customer special orders? Or might there be a SF specialty shop somewhere in town that maybe has sources the general interest stores don't?
There are two main Israeli bookstore chains, which (as far as I know) do accept special orders in general. I once (a couple of years ago) tried to order a Trek novel, but they couldn't get it done, so I haven't tried it since and order Trek novels mainly through my LCS or online...
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Old January 22 2009, 07:57 AM   #30
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You guys from Israel could always buy a Sony Reader or a Kindle and not have to pay such outrageous postage fees and also get the books in a more timely manner in most cases. I personally prefer paper copies but if I lived in a place like you do I would do what I needed to.

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