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RED SNOW: the new Special X thriller

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Postby Mbwun » Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:08 pm

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Red Snow signing?

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Postby Slade » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:37 pm

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Postby e_taylor » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:53 pm

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Postby Slade » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:58 pm

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Postby e_taylor » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:11 am

Picked up my new Red Snow proof today and noticed something interesting on the title page....

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The bullet-cross symbol from Crucified. Weird huh?

Also, turns out that the guy selling it has a local magazine full of book reviews; heres the write up on Red Snow:

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Postby Slade » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:37 am

e taylor,

The crossed bullets symbol is called a "motif." To set RED SNOW in print, the text was dropped into the CRUCIFIED mold. At that point, ARCS were run off.

The RED SNOW motif was to be a biohazard symbol, but better yet, the blood drip picked up the cover image.

It's all a production process, step by step by step...

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Postby e_taylor » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:11 am

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Postby Mbwun » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:00 am

So, faithful to your word you won it, eh? Almost $70 ... WHOA!!!
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Postby Slade » Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:59 am

Mbwun,

But he'll send it to Dead Write and get it signed by Slade, and before long that rarity will be worth much more than that.

Supply and demand.
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proof

Postby chaos-consultants » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:06 am

And I am only mildly sorry I made you pay that much. I thought it might be you and I actually felt guilty about putting in higher than that. So Congrats for you and I'll need to keep looking :-(
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Postby Slade » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:20 am

All's fair in love, war, and ARC collecting, chaos-consultants.
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Postby e_taylor » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:21 pm

Oh yes, no hard feelings at all. I had a bid in of $175 - much more than I wanted to pay, and likely much more than it is currently "worth" (relative anyways), but ARCs don't pop up very often, and when they do I pull the trigger.
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