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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov , 2013 11:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov , 2013 6:13 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Thu 07 Nov , 2013 10:51 pm 
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Those were pretty kewl. Wish I coulda been there.

Did you know there's also a Stephen Briggs adaptation of Carpe Jugulum? That would be kinda awesome.

New Discworld book coming out in three days! :horse:

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov , 2013 1:20 am 
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Available in UK - now.
Available in Canada - on Monday.
Available in USA - March 25.

March. MARCH. :thumbsdown

Fine, so I'll pay $10 for shipping from Canada. :bang:

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov , 2013 2:02 am 
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Oddly enough, you can buy the Kindle edition in the US as of today.

I wonder if this is some weird campaign for U.S. customers to switch to Kindle? :scratch:

In an unrelated mystery, a new collection of non-fiction is listed with a publishing date of last week, but is "available for pre-order".

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov , 2013 2:57 am 
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Nope. Preorder. :rage:

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 11:41 am 
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Well, it was supposed to be released in Canada today, and now the release date says "26 November". And as recently as yesterday, the release date on amazon.ca said today.

But it seems to be already out in the UK. In fact, if my vacation had been just 3 days later, I could have picked it up there.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 11:59 am 
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If anyone wants a copy picked up and shipped on, let me know.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 5:38 pm 
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Al, if it's not too much trouble, I'd be interested. Do you think the cost of purchase plus shipment will be over £20? In any case, thank you for your kind offer.

I suppose I could just order from Amazon UK. I can also survive to the end of the month and order from Canada. March is ridiculous, however. :nono:

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 6:40 pm 
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amazon.com has this edition of the book coming out on 26 March.

Oddly enough, it doesn't come up by searching for "Raising Steam". I found it by searching on amazon.ca, and then substituting "com" for "ca" in the url.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 6:44 pm 
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Jude wrote:
In an unrelated mystery, a new collection of non-fiction is listed with a publishing date of last week, but is "available for pre-order".


Next year, Jude. ;)

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 6:49 pm 
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Yeah, I noticed that a couple of days after I posted that :D

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 7:35 pm 
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It might actually work out cheaper to order from Amazon Frelga. Check it out and I'll see if I can beat the price?

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
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It looks like £10 book + £8 shipping, just under $30.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 8:24 pm 
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Hmm, its showing as €20 on Irish bookstores with free shipping to Ireland. Would probably cost me between €5 and €10 to send in a jiffy bag. Might be as cheap for you to buy direct I think!

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov , 2013 8:29 pm 
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Wait a sec.

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Raising ... 0857522276

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
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Early reviews for Raising Steam. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11275323-raising-steam

Unfortunately, it looks like a lot of the things I hated about Snuff (weird characterization of his old characters, speeches instead of dialogue, etc.) are back in this one.


btw, Frelga, I think I forgot to tell you this - you were right about Unseen Academicals. It's still not my favorite, by any means, but it improves on second reading.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Tue 26 Nov , 2013 12:00 pm 
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So Raising Steam was due to be released today on amazon.ca. And as of today, now they're listing the release date as 9 December. I know how this works - on the 9th of December, they'll announce the release date as January something, and so on.

Never mind. I'm ordering from amazon.co.uk.

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 Post subject: Re: Terry Pratchett!
PostPosted: Tue 26 Nov , 2013 2:43 pm 
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I was afraid of that, that's why I haven't ordered from Canada yet. I don't understand what's going on. Other books all came out at about the same time everywhere, IIRC, and the date was firm. :shrug:

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Nov , 2013 2:57 pm 
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I wouldn't order from Canada - just go direct to the UK.

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