eh, if they can find a hundred suckers, why not
― thomp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
spoilers can only hurt u if u let them, maaaaan
― Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
i mean, i agree with that for sure (you see the same thing in records sometimes but rarely at that high a price.), it's fine to sell something nice at a high price, but i guess i just underestimate the demand for boutique editions of cult(ish) sf & horror novels, and even among the people who would want the book how many would be able to toss a few hundred bucks at it? like, for the four books--total price of the paperback omnibuses is somewhere around $30; for the boutique editions probably around $900. it makes me feel poor, kind of? xp about book pricing
― one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:42 (4 years ago) Permalink
people like nice stuff, disposable income, collector mentality i know. i get weirdly obsessive abt things like this for some reason.
that guy has some nice artwork on his site but i sort of wonder if i missed some scenes when i look at some of it
like what scene is this supposed to be - http://www.abalakin.de/artwork/hi_110116-tcota.jpg ... it's titled "citadel of the autarch"
^^ afaict all of the BotNS-related art is in the 2nd and 3rd rows from the top
― the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 00:49 (4 years ago) Permalink
anyway for me what is massive and inscrutable about Wolfe is not the plot or all the little asides but actually the theology of it
wolfe is a devout catholic, right? can't tell whether he's practicing critique or apologetics and when severian is supposed to be a naive barbarian and when he's preternaturally wise
― the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:13 (4 years ago) Permalink
rufus got all the lion/witch/wardrobe books at the thrift store the other day and i said to him: "you know those are all veiled christian allegories, don't you?" and maria said: "don't ruin them for him!"
― scott seward, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:36 (4 years ago) Permalink
it seems to me like your kids will end up being super smart & cultured.
― one dis leads to another (ian), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:45 (4 years ago) Permalink
Did you tell him "Aslan" was the Turkish word for lion and get him started as a language hacker?
― Stars on 45 Fell on Alabama (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 02:53 (4 years ago) Permalink
― Lamp, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:23 (4 years ago) Permalink
it's no chillwave the genre
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 08:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
wolfe or lewis?
― the late great, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:02 (4 years ago) Permalink
I'm no kind of book collector -- I mostly have shelves of old paperbacks -- but for whatever reason I was searching around for Book of the New Sun volumes and got seduced by the Easton Press editions. (Leatherbound, but way cheaper than the Centipede Press ones.) I found the first two on ebay and ordered them before I discovered Easton never got around to Autarch -- so the best I can hope for is to have the first three. Oh well. I read them in middle/high school as they were published, and then again in my 20s. I remember the story making way more sense to me the second time through. Looking forward to revisitng.
― something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 18 January 2014 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink
― the late great, Saturday, 18 January 2014 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
please start this up!
gene wolfe's book of the NEWSUN!!!!! reading club
― the late great, Sunday, 19 January 2014 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink