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Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Ulkesh2, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. Ulkesh2

    Ulkesh2 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    A week to go. Has anybody found the novelization of the new Trek film? It is by Alan Dean Foster.



    I think that it's safe to assume people have found it at this point.
     
  2. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nothing in my local bookstores here in the UK as of last weekend. I'll be in town tomorrow and will check again.
     
  3. JediOverlord

    JediOverlord Jedi Knight star 5

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    According to [link=http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Movie-Tie-Foster/dp/143915886X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241380967&sr=8-3]Amazon,[/link] it's not supposed to be released until the 12th, presumably to keep mum on spoilers.

    But don't worry, I've heard that since the movie has been finished since December, and since Pocket Books had to rush to get this book out onto the market, Alan Dean Foster saw the movie before writing it, really the first time that's happened with a movie novelization writer, so I'm sure it'll be something special.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I asked in one of the local bookstores on Saturday and they said May 8. I'll be up in London on the 9th and if we go to Forbidden Planet I'll be looking for it.
     
  5. Jedi-Anakin-Solo

    Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I ordered the audiobook from Amazon just for something different. Zachary Quinto reads it, and does a really good job from what I've seen.
     
  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I was in Forbidden Planet (London) on Saturday and didn't see it, so I asked one of the employees. He looked it up online and said it had been delayed and he didn't have a date. If it is due out on the 12th, it should be out today.
     
  7. Jedi-Anakin-Solo

    Jedi-Anakin-Solo Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I got the audiobook from Amazon today... Very impressed with Quinto.
     
  8. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    He played Spock, didn't he? I have to say I didn't really see him as Spock, but he was great on Heroes.
     
  9. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I found the novel today in a local bookstore. A note for UK fans - check your local Waterstones if you have one. Mine had the book in their '3 for the price of 2' offer. The local Books Etc didn't have it at all.
     
  10. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    I saw it in WH Smiths in London yesterday, it's in the chart and part of their buy one get on half price deal.
     
  11. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    So is it any good? I loved the movie but am discouraged by the size of the book. It looks sparse. Worth picking up for the price?
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm currently reading the novel and am over halfway through. I'm enjoying it. I haven't seen the film yet though - maybe tomorrow or Tuesday. I can recommend the book.
     
  13. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I have it and recommend the book
     
  14. Serena-Kenobi

    Serena-Kenobi Jedi Youngling

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    Haven't read it yet, but I'd really like to. It sounds good.
     
  15. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Look how they get ya. [link=http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/Star-Trek-Alan-Dean-Foster/9782811200480-item.html?ref=Search+Books%3a+%2527star+trek%2527]Link[/link]

    Glad I waited. Though I have to say I like how fast they went to MMPB. I wish Del Rey worked that fast.
     
  16. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    That quickly? Woah.
     
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