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Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Therin of Andor, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Despite something I said elsewhere, I picked up The Persistence of Memory at Barnes and Noble the other day, and also grabbed Brinkmanship (which I'm currently reading).

    BTW, I like the concept of a thread like this so kudos to Therin.
     
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  2. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks. With no one updating a monthly "What's next?" thread there was nowhere to report efficiently new sightings without it being a whole new thread each time.
     
  3. Paris

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    Amazon delivered Silent Weapons today and it's the first day of a 10 day vacation! I'll be done in no time :techman:
     
  4. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Head-up on Issue #6 of the "Kevin Keller" comic, out this week, featuring the popular gay character - a spin-off from "Archie" - meeting Star Trek's George Takei. Two cover versions available.
     
  5. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I found Cold Equations at my local Grocery store.Persistance of Memory I ordered from Amazon and it is so popular the book is being reprinted again it's selling really well.I hope Amazon finally will get some more of these books in stock before Christmas.I've been waiting along to read these Data novels.
     
  6. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    eBooks don't need to be reprinted. Plus, you could have read it by now.
     
  7. zarkon

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    Lots of people prefer physical books to ebooks.
     
  8. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just picked up Silent Weapons because I'm almost finished with The Persistence of Memory.
     
  9. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    I was notified this morning that "Star Trek: The Newspaper Strips, Volume 1 HC" arrives in Sydney this week!
     
  10. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm not a fan of e books I prefer reading real books.E-readers are too expensive and I don't want an e-reader or kindle..And not everyone can afford e readers or e-books either.They cost way too much.
     
  11. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    E books are usually the same price as the tangible version.
     
  12. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    For me, ebooks are significantly cheaper than the dead tree editions. After a number of books, the amount you save makes up for the price of the reader.

    Plus, my shelves were almost on the brink of bursting. Now, my books don't waste physical space anymore. In addition, it's easier to look for something and you don't have keep the book open with one hand while typing new info into Memory Beta with the other. :bolian:
     
  13. Reanok

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    I think it's great for those trekfans who enjoy e-books and those of us who enjoy reading paperStartrek books and want more shelf space for their books want to get buy the real startrek books or e-books both have a chance to get the books by writers they enjoy reading.. for myself I just prefer real books instead e-books.To clear out space on my book shelves I just trade the them in at the used bookstores for other Startrek books or mysteries Written by my favorite authors.Recently I found several of the older tos and Tng books I've been wanting to read for a long time.Howard Weinstein and Gene Deweese.
     
  14. JD

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    You can read e-book with free apps for computers. Barnes and Noble, and Amazon both offer ones.

    One of the big reasons I like e-books is that I don't drive, so now I don't have to try to convince my mom to give me a ride to the bookstore.
     
  15. Fer

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    Not in my experience. I was always able to get at least a 10% discount off of paper books at book stores, but at Kobo Star Trek eBooks (and I believe all of Simon & Schuster) have a strict no-discount policy. I know that's supposed to change eventually, but I haven't seen it happen yet.

    I went ahead and made the switch anyway because I just don't have the room for paper books anymore, but it still irks me, and I can see how it would be a deal-breaker for someone.
     
  16. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I went to the used bookstore and found the McCoy novel The Better Man By Howard Weinstein,Perchance to dream,Peacekeepers by Gene Deweese,TNG Blaze of Glory by Simon Hawke, Firestorm By L.A.Graff and some other Tos and TNG novels and Scifi books by Ben Bova.I got some books I've been looking for a long time.I look forward to reading these books over the next few weeks.
     
  17. DigificWriter

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    Picked up The Eternal Tide yesterday (Monday).
     
  18. zarkon

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    ebooks represent horrible value. They're normally the same price or thereabouts, have no resell value, and very rarely go on sale.

    And things are only going to get worse as the physical market contracts and there's less reason to give anything more then the poor value currently on offer.
     
  19. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Captain Premium Member

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    Not a book, but the letter carrier did drop this by today.

    Currently ripping into iTunes. Squee!

    Later, the UPS guy dropped this off. Double-squee!
     
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  20. Reanok

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    The Eternal Tide is a great book.I finished reading it a few weeks ago.:techman:I couldn't put it down.One of the best new Star Trek novels I read recently. David Geroge's Ds9 books are an excellent read too.I'm waiting for Persistance of Memory to arrive before I start reading David Mack's miniseries.