New Gollancz Editions

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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:25 pm

Yes I got that quite good, but I still prefer the original by Josh. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:39 pm

It's a mark of how much people want them that Amazon has already discounted the book by 70% before it even comes out :roll:
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:08 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:It's a mark of how much people want them that Amazon has already discounted the book by 70% before it even comes out :roll:

It's the bait to get people to buy them all. ;)
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Ghost » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:14 am

they get them hooked then jack up the price
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:37 pm

Well it won't work with me as I have no intention of buying yet more editions just to get a set of not very good covers :roll:
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby DazzyDaz » Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:28 pm

I was on the fence when I heard about these new covers.
Josh Kirby is my favourite illustrator, got all the Discworld paperbacks which are looking a bit tatty now.
Been read many times over and over the years.
I like the artwork I went to Waterstones to have a look and was impressed with the design and binding.
The printed covers are on a kind of canvas texture with bits of the design created in silver or gold foiling.
So I order them @ whsmith for 6.99 each instead of 9.99.

Very pleased with them and they look great all together in the book case.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby DazzyDaz » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:04 pm

I see Good Omens is in the new covers.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:29 pm

Probably my favourite book of all time.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby meerkat » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:04 pm

I approve of that cover, even though it will not fit in with my black spines. I may even go so far as to buy it! :D
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tyger » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:50 pm

I was born just around the time Maskerade was published, so by the time I came of any reasonable reading age, my dad already had the whole collection. As a result, I never really got around to getting any of the books for myself, reasoning that I could always just borrow his copies, but I figured that these new editions present the perfect opportunity to start my own Discworld collection, particularly because they cater perfectly to my semi-OCD-ish collector's genes. I keep my fingers crossed that theír sale figures will motivate Transworld to do the last nineteen novels in the same format. I'd particularly like to see Going Postal or The Wee Free Men done like this. I think they'd make for interesting covers (partially because I'd love having books the spines of which says 'Discworld: The Moist Collection').

Incidentally, are there any theories on why Good Omens has a smooth cover, unlike any of the Discworld books?
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:12 pm

Welcome to the site, Tyger. :)

If you do decide to collect this version of the books, beware that you may not be able to get Eric in this format as it was from a different publisher. A lot of people have been frustrated by this when collecting the "black" covers.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:24 pm

:doh: After checking my facts regarding my last post . . . it seems there IS a new version of Eric in this format.

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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tyger » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:44 pm

Thanks for the welcome, Tony. =) And thanks for the heads-up, nonetheless. Better safe than sorry. ;)

Which ones are the 'black' covers? I don't think any of the versions I know have any reason to be called that.
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Re: New Gollancz Editions

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:24 pm

The black covers are a series of paperbacks in a standard black with a simple motif on the cover such as this.

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