New Gollancz Editions

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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:45 pm

Penfold, he did the 2013 and 2014 official DW calendars. I posted a link somewhere earlier today. :)
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Penfold » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:19 pm

Thanks Tony, I have seen them. I don't normally bother with calenders although the complimentary one given to us, by our local Chinese takeaway, each year sometimes comes in handy. :D
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Sister Jennifer » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:18 am

simmonds91 wrote: They have no life to them. Josh Kirby's designs had so much to them, his designs are so much closer to how i personally percieve the discworld



Josh Kirby is my favourite illustrator for DW. A lot of my paperbacks are looking decidedly foxed these days, they've been read many times over the years. I'd feel a bit of a traitor replacing his paperbacks for these ones. But I like the artwork, I'd definitely consider them if I ever got around to replacing any.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Catch-up » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:19 pm

Although I do get why people love the Josh Kirby covers, I could never get over the total disconnect of the cover with the story. It always looked like someone fed him just a few bits of information and he guessed at the rest. Guessed all wrong! :lol:
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby JohnnyBGlod » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:33 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:The cynic in me rises again and thinks "Ripping off the fans again".



All less than £10 and I've got some on pre-order for £2.71. Prices will probably drop nearer to release.

I've got Mort so far, Reaper Man isn't available on Amazon. It looks great imo.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby JohnnyBGlod » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:37 pm

Catch-up wrote:Although I do get why people love the Josh Kirby covers, I could never get over the total disconnect of the cover with the story. It always looked like someone fed him just a few bits of information and he guessed at the rest. Guessed all wrong! :lol:


I know he had to redo the Jingo cover because he would've given away a major plot point so maybe he did read the books first.

I think he managed to capture the chaos of the Discworld. The Paul Kidby stuff is drawn well but other than Night Watch, they are quite boring. Not as bad as the American covers though.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Catch-up » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:05 pm

No, none of them are as bad as most of the U.S. covers. They were very sterile and offered no insight into what the book was like. At least they're making an effort with them now. But, as bad as the covers were, I still picked up Small Gods and was hooked! :lol: And, Discworld never struck me as chaotic.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby JohnnyBGlod » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:54 pm

Maybe chaotic is the wrong word. I like how Kirby's covers (indeed all of his art I've seen) feels very organic and, for me, distill what each book is about without giving anything of the plot away.

I wonder if he was working on a cover for Night Watch when he passed away and if there is an unfinished version somewhere. More importantly, I wonder how much the originals sell for.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby pip » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:13 am

Didn't he die the best part of a year before night watch
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby JohnnyBGlod » Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:19 am

I can't remember to be honest.

NW was published in 2002, JK (MHRIP) died in October 2001. Pterry could have given an outline of the novel and JK could've started coming up with some ideas and put them to paper.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby pip » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:03 am

Very possible. Not sure of how early or late in the year NW was so anything is possible
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Catch-up » Fri Nov 15, 2013 1:16 pm

I think organic and distilled are a great way to describe them. :D
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:28 pm

Mega cheap hardcover of the new Pyramids under £3.00.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramids-Discwo ... rd_title_0
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby =Tamar » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:03 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Mega cheap hardcover of the new Pyramids under £3.00.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pyramids-Discwo ... rd_title_0


I'm pleasantly surprised - the cover is actually quite clever.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:21 pm

Love that it has Teppic doing his finals in A-M in the background! :lol:
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