Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi, May 17, 2010.
So it's true - every cloud does have a silver lining!
My old Essential Guide to Characters smells like a wet basement and has pages that are bent, but not falling out. My copy of Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika has pages falling out so much that I'm gonna grab the Boba Fett Omnibus so that way I have another copy! I've noticed that the older books take abuse far better than the newer ones. I have a sci-fi art book that started falling apart within a few weeks of owning it.
And I wasn't scanning stuff from it.
My copy of Return of the King has all sorts of scribbles in it from where I've written random annotations or translated Tengwar.
Also, I've also noticed that the older books hold up a lot better than the New line of EGs. Different printing materials, I assume.
Different binding glue, too. The glue that's used currently has a very plastic feel to it, and when combined with glossy paper, there's not enough surface friction to hold it all together. Binding glue, at least the glue with my falling-apart Sci-Fi and Graphic Art book, dries in this solid plastic consistency and it lacks give. Just this blob of glue in the spine. It's come apart from the cover and the pages.
Off SW topic but my Harry Potter and the HalfBlood Prince Hardback is in bad shape. The pages are in 3 groups coming out of the book. My Order of the Phoenix Hard Back is in better shape except maybe for the dust jacket thing
I already had to get a new copy of the one volume edition of the OT novelizations, even though I haven't even read it that much. Otherwise, all of my other books are in good shape, with many of the older ones having creases in the spines.
Many of my older books have lots of creases in the spines, and the pages are just starting to detach. However, they're still readable and durable enough to be handled roughly. They smell like a wet basement, though. My newer books, though... Some pages are threatening to fall out, but they're holding together. My hardbacks are in good shape, as they're signed and I'm careful with them.
My comics and sourcebooks, though, are an entirely different matter...
Are there images for The Crystal Star and The New Rebellion?
Nope. All the books surrounding them, though --- Planet of Twilight, Black Fleet Crisis, and the Corellian Trilogy --- get images.
Also, e-mail me.
I don't like how one synopsis uses surnames and the next one will use given names. It makes no sense.
Is there an image for Cloak of Deception?
My old copy of Rogue Squadron is held together with tape, wishes, and dreams.
Mace and Yoda talking to Valorum
Couuld you post them or send it to me in a PM?
Scandalous! How could they pass up the opportunity to illustrate the Exodeenians and Kloperians? An opportunity lost.
Looks like I'll be adding those to my draw list, once everything with Topps is all said and done...
Love all the new pictures of Mara, including the one I now have as my Icon, in the water with wet hair. Of course I'll now have to get used to looking for the new icon to recognize my posts.
Another day, another non-delivery. Hopefully I will get mine this coming week. Monday makes a week since it shipped.
edit: no screw Waru, Ederlathh Pallopides! Preferably with Uncle Ars Dangor.
Well thanks to SW Reads Day my local B&N has a nice display of a lot of the most recent SW books from the past two years or so, including a large stack of ERCs. I think the only image I hadn't seen online was the one for Tatooine Ghost, which, btw, is slightly creepy/hilarious.
What is the TG image? Please tell me it's Thrawn as a stormie.
Doesn't look like it's on the Wook, but it's Twi'lek Leia and Devaronian Han looking at a holoprojection of Jake Lloyd as some Human guy (Kitster? Haven't actually read the book) looks on.
Although there is an image of Thrawn disguised as Jodo Kast from Side Trip.
I sort of love how, at first glance, that picture looks like Vader walking in on Thrawn cosplaying as Boba Fett on a coffee break.
Hey, Atton Rand's outfit comes in kid sizes! Awesome.
Is this the first time we've seen a canonical color for Leia's lightsaber in the Callista Trilogy (aside from the POT cover)? I 've always assumed she was using the green one from the Thrawn Trilogy when fighting on Nam Chorios.