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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:39 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Don't reckon it's the real one coz I'm pretty sure Mad said he had it, but kept it in a safety box (or something like that). :P


That is where it normally lives but I've had it here for a couple of weeks now as I am changing banks and haven't had a chance to take it to the new one yet. My insurers don't know it's here so I had better get rid of it soon :roll:
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby deldaisy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:39 pm

Q... doesn't your library do bookings for books online or automatically. Ours do here in Queensland. Over the phone is usually easiest. And they send you a text when it is in the nearest library to you ready to be picked up.

Ummmm.... I have never seen this book before..... YAY! New TP book for me to read.... whats it about?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:45 pm

It's a limited edition collection of Terry's short stories. It's very expensive though.

Wiki has this to say about it:

Wikipedia wrote:Once More* With Footnotes


Once More* With Footnotes is a book by Terry Pratchett, published by NESFA Press in 2004 when he was the Guest of Honor for Noreascon Four, the 62nd World Science Fiction Convention. It contains a mixture of short stories, articles, introductions to other books, and speeches, including his first published short story, "The Hades Business".

The initial run is a limited edition hardback, consisting of 2,500 copies. It had two additional printings in hardback and is currently out of print. The book has a notable discrepancy: the front cover gives the title with two asterisks (the result of the cover design.) The title page has no asterisks, the press release [1] and the Publisher's product page [2] have one asterisk.

The title is a reference to the phrase "once more, with feeling" and to Pratchett's frequent use of footnotes in his Discworld series, along with the brief author commentary at the start of each piece; the book itself actually contains very few footnotes. One of NESFA's working titles for the book was "Oh Bugger, by Wossname".[1]

[edit] Contents
Terry Pratchett: The Man, The Myth, The Legend, The Beverage (Introduction by Esther Friesner)
Apology (Introduction by Terry Pratchett)
"Hollywood Chickens" (story)
Doctor Who? (speech transcript)
"The Hades Business" (story)
The Big Store (article)
20p with Envelope and Seasonal Greeting (story)
Paperback Writer (article)
"Incubust" (story)
"Final Reward" (story)
And Mind the Monoliths (article)
"FTB" (story)
"Theatre of Cruelty" (story)
Intro to: The Unseen University Challenge
2001: The Vision and the Reality (article)
High Tech, Why Tech? (article)
Roots of Fantasy (article)
Intro to: The Wyrdest Link
Thought Progress (article)
"The Sea and Little Fishes" (story)
Intro to: The Leaky Establishment by David Langford
Let There be Dragons (article)
# ifdef DEBUG + "world/enough" + "time" (story)
Foreword to: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable [16th edition]
Thud— A Historical Perspective (story, sort of)
"Death and What Comes Next" (story)
Neil Gaiman: Amazing Master Conjurer (article)
Intro to: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy
Elves Were Bastards (article)
Medical Notes (story, sort of)
Sheer Delight: Tribute to Bob Shaw (article)
The Orangutans are Dying (article)
The Ankh-Morpork National Anthem (story, sort of)
Alien Christmas (speech transcript)
"Turntables of the Night" (story)
Cult Classic (article)
The Choice Word (article)
Whose Fantasy Are You? (article)
No Worries (article)
"Troll Bridge" (story)
The Faces of Fantasy / On Writing (article)
Imaginary Worlds, Real Stories (speech transcript)
Secret Book of the Dead (poem)
Magic Kingdoms (article)
"Once and Future" (story)
A Word About Hats (article)
The Titles That Got Away (Afterword by Priscilla Olson)


As you can see from Amazon, they sell for around £300 - £450. :shock:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:47 pm

One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

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Postby captainmeme » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:48 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It's a limited edition collection of Terry's short stories. It's very expensive though.

Here's the Wiki.

As you can see from Amazon, they sell for around £300 - £450. :shock:


How come the collectible is less than the used?
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:51 pm

I have no idea.
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Postby captainmeme » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:53 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:It's a collection of his short stories.

You can get a copy here

http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?an=pratchett&bt.x=84&bt.y=18&sts=t&tn=once+more+with+footnotes


Wow! The one from Britain is £1250! And £3.75 for the posting!
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:56 pm

But that one is a 1st edition, 1st printing and is signed by both Terry and the illustrator. The others appear to be the 2nd or 3rd printings which are a lot less valuable. As for Amazon the seller can choose which category to list their book in and again they seem to mainly be the 2nd or 3rd printings.
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Postby Quatermass » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:58 pm

deldaisy wrote:Q... doesn't your library do bookings for books online or automatically. Ours do here in Queensland. Over the phone is usually easiest. And they send you a text when it is in the nearest library to you ready to be picked up.

Ummmm.... I have never seen this book before..... YAY! New TP book for me to read.... whats it about?


I don't think so. They do do it at Griffith Uni's library, but it costs money to become a member if you're not a student or staff member...

Oh, and by the way... :shock: ARRGGHHH!!!

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Postby deldaisy » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:06 pm

Thanks guys.... sounds like a brilliant book! I used to collect collections of short stories. They still hold a special place in my heart.

Q... becoming a member of the library has always been free here. And the digital services they now offer means the whole collection from every library in Queensland is at your fingertips. Booking a book out is all automatic too now. (I must go get a new library card) I meant to go last week..... looking for the audio books Tony was telling me about.
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