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DanHenderson wrote:
JamesGifford wrote:
Wish I could find a copy of Island; it disappeared off the publishing charts long ago.
[Amazon has] it in hardback, paperback, and Kindle editions.

I don't do Kindle and the hardbacks are $75-300. There are paperbacks but this is the first time I've seen them under $25-50 in a long time.

I suppose the story of why this one title is in limited availability is out there somewhere; I know Robert Crais had one of the Elvis Cole novels caught up between publishers for years. If it's available for Kindle, it seems like one of Perry's publishers would have picked up the paper reprint rights.


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The second line in Dan's link has HB copies for less than $10.


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BillMullins wrote:
The second line in Dan's link has HB copies for less than $10.

Yes, I saw that. Note, however, that the condition doesn't get out of "acceptable" until around $35. If I buy a book, I want it to be in good enough condition to keep, not a poor, tattered thing.

I should make clear that I've looked for this book at intervals over the years and always found the same high price to low value ratio, and sometimes only a few very high priced copies for sale. It's not important enough to me to chase down an expensive copy and this is the first time I've seen anything like reasonable prices on paperbacks. I may or may not add one to my next Amazon order.

And if it wasn't clear in my replies, thanks to Dan for the link.

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JamesGifford wrote:
And if it wasn't clear in my replies, thanks to Dan for the link.


My distinct pleasure!

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Forgot to add Clarke's Tales from the White Hart.


So did I. *Wonderful* little short story collection, the most fun of anything Clarke ever wrote.

Also forgot Walter Jon Williams -- Knight Moves, Days of Atonement, Aristoi, Metropolitan, City on Fire, too many short stories to list here.

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RAH
RAH
RAH
Spider Robinson
David Gerrold
David R Palmer
Phil J Farmer
John Varley
Orson Scott Card
Larry Niven
John Varley
Frederick Pohl
C Kornbluth
P & K
Harlen Ellison
H Beam Piper
Alfred Bester
Harry Harrison
Harry Turtledove
There is no particular order , but these survived the reduction when I moved to smaller home.


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