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Postby Mbwun » Tue May 25, 2010 3:26 pm

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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:38 pm

Thank you very much i.am.sladist, you'll probably never know how much I appreciate being able to read that, after all the years I've wanted to. I just hope that putting your book in the scanner didn't affect it.

Sorry to have put you through so much trouble.

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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:00 pm

And I have to say Slade, I don't quite understand why the changes were made to this section of the novel for the North American, and all subsequent publishings of the book.
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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:02 pm

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Postby Slade » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:22 pm

i.am.sladist,

Good. That question has been around for years, and keeps coming back. Now everyone can read it.

Mbwun,

The original three chapter setup is along the lines of FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. Bond doesn't come into the story until the plot against him is set out in full.

Slade's American editor felt readers would be itching to get into the modern story, and that shuffling the early chapters in would heighten suspense.

He had been in the business for almost forty years, and had paid six figures U.S. - real money - for a Canadian first novel. An editor is your friend, not your enemy, and his opinion was backed by logic and experience. What if I hadn't followed it, and HEADHUNTER had tanked? There'd have been no GHOUL and the rest of the books, and you would not be here!

There is nothing worse than a prima donna author...a guy who thinks his words come straight from God.

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Postby Mbwun » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:42 pm

I've organized those pages into a set on Flickr, so people can view them:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/12329819@N ... 596214172/
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Postby SickThing » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:23 pm

I just received a copy of the W.H. Allen book that I found via the . It's in excellent condition, with only minor tanning of the pages due to age. No marks, no tears, no nothing. Just awesome condition.

My cost? $4, plus $5.xx for Priority Mail shipping. :D

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Postby raasnio » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:28 am

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Postby i.am.sladist » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:22 am

so ... you're going to bring that with you to Victoria, right?
OOOH! We'll match!!!!
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Postby Slade » Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:56 pm

SickThing,

Due to the paper the British use, all 1st HH copies have tanning by now.

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