Black or Corgi

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Black or Corgi

Postby author3 » Mon May 09, 2011 5:56 pm

I was just wondering cos today I got Jingo but it's a black cover cos it's the only one the bookshop had
but it looks kind of stupid on my shelf next to all my little Corgi's
So eventually when I have finished my Discworld collection should I by a little(sorry I keep calling them little but they are pretty small) Corgi edition
for my collection to look better
I know there the same story but I'd prefer to have a nice collection
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon May 09, 2011 7:03 pm

Well you are never going to be able to get the full set of the black covers as Eric isn't available and probably never will be. I'm tempted to say that it really doesn't matter, but then I look at my shelf of all the Corgi covers and think - who am I kidding? :lol:
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Postby author3 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:06 pm

Well okay I guess I'll buy the other cover when I finish my collection
I only need 18 more books (well 19 counting Jingo)
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Postby ChristianBecker » Mon May 09, 2011 7:08 pm

Well, could be worse. You could have grabbed an American edition.
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Postby author3 » Mon May 09, 2011 7:34 pm

Yeah I hate there covers
They were selling the American version of Making Money in The Works
and it would have been horrible in my collection
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Postby DaveC » Mon May 09, 2011 7:56 pm

author3 wrote:Yeah I hate there covers
They were selling the American version of Making Money in The Works
and it would have been horrible in my collection
I saw that, the cover sucks but I liked the pictures inside and the paper texture. :)
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby bojantes » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:23 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm not sure if I'm in the right place but...

I am unable to find CORGI edition of The Last Hero!
I know that this book exists in this universe, so I'm asking for a hand or 5 to help me find and own one!

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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby pip » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:51 pm

The Last Hero has only been published by Gollancz in the UK and Harper Collins in the US. A text only version doesn't exist in a similar form to Eric so there's no Corgi paperback.
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:01 pm

As pip says, and if you go to the main site page click on books tab at the top you will see it listed there.
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:01 pm

As Pip says, you can't find it because it doesn't exist

Complete UK version list for The Last Hero

1st edition
Hardback
Gollancz, 175,000 copies, 18/10/01 (0-575-06885-X)

Book proof
16pp. full-colour sample

De-luxe edition
2,000 copies, 18/10/01 (0-575-07370-5)

2nd edition - with 8 new double page illustrations, and ‘scream’ cover
Paperback
Gollancz, 15/8/02 (0-575-07377-2)

Mass market paperback
Gollancz 13/9/07 (978-0-575-08196-3)
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby meerkat » Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:54 pm

Hi Mad, I am the same with my black collection. Why can't they do an Eric in the black cover? It spoils the entire look!
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby pip » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:02 pm

Publisher (corgi) doesn't have the rights to Eric. Only Gollancz (and US Harper) edition exists .No sign of a black one on the horizon. Ever
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby =Tamar » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:05 pm

You could always use thin black paper and make a cover to wrap around it, to make the shelf look the same.
I prefer some variety in the shelf appearance; a solid row of the same color puts me off. I once tried arranging the books in the thrift shop by category, and the romance novel companies all had their logos on the covers with the same general design even when the colors varied; that was bad enough. Then someone who worked there got the wrong idea and started putting all the same colors together, and it was ghastly. I found it almost impossible to read the titles with the huge block of color overpowering them.
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Re: Black or Corgi

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:00 am

meerkat wrote:Hi Mad, I am the same with my black collection. Why can't they do an Eric in the black cover? It spoils the entire look!

Black spay paint and design your own cover. ;) :lol:
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