An Updated Discworld Companion

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An Updated Discworld Companion

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:40 am

There is going to shortly be an updated Discworld Companion. I know this because in the DWCon auction I bought a manuscript of "I shall wear midnight" signed by Stephen Briggs which has the following on;

"White wine stain inflicted by Stephen briggs whilst using this book in the production of a revised "Discworld Companion"


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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:41 am

I think an updated one is long overdue! :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:43 am

And lets hope that this new one will need updating over the next few years. Terry seems pretty upbeat about his ability to keep on writing indefinitely :D
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:57 pm

Funnily enough, I found that out this very morning, when I bought the old one (mint condition, never got round to buying it till now) this morning at Oxfam books, and looked it up on amazon to see how much I should have paid for it.

But it's not out until next year :(
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Postby TheMole » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:56 pm

Amazon.co.uk says 2011, October 20th
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Postby Richazey » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:05 am

Excellant I will be getting that, has anyone get every version?
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Postby Jane » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:32 am

Is the DW Companion book useful?
I saw it in the overpriced book shop for AUD$25 and I was wondering if it was worth it. :?

The price makes me sad. :( I could get a really nice skirt with that money.
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Postby Richazey » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:51 am

I do find them useful but they are meant for the more hardcore fans
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Postby pip » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:55 am

I find it good when I want something short and easy to read . Its not something that has to be read cover to cover in one sequence so allows for a light catch up.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:06 pm

Jane wrote:Is the DW Companion book useful?
I saw it in the overpriced book shop for AUD$25 and I was wondering if it was worth it. :?

The price makes me sad. :( I could get a really nice skirt with that money.
I honestly wouldn't be without mine. It's as tatty as hell and full of markers, but I do have a nice pristine copy as well. It can actually be read from cover to cover and is very interesting. :D

Look around, Jane. You should be able to get it cheaper than that.
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Postby Jane » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:02 pm

I've been stalking thrift and charity and church shops for the last few months looking for cheap Discworld. So far, the only ones I've been able to find are the Josh Kirby cover books - only about the first 20 or so. :(

I guess I'll keep looking and if I give up, I'll just buy it or order it.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:32 pm

Have you got an Amazon Aus. :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:27 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Have you got an Amazon Aus. :)
No, Amazon Australia doesn't exist. :(

You might try Australian Online Bookstore though. They seem to have a lot of Pratchetts there. :D

They have a Discworld Companion, but I have no idea whether $16.49 is a good price. :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:38 am

There's also The Nile.com in Australia. :D
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Postby Jane » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:08 am

I just went to the sites, and wow, overpriced. D:

Australian Online Bookstore - $16.49 + $7.00 shipping = $23.49
Nile - $17.99 + $6.50 shipping = $24.49
Shop in the mall - $24.69
Amazon US (I might still have some money on a giftcard...) - $7.43 + $12.50 shipping = US$19.93 ---> ~AU$23

Nooooooo!!!! :cry: They're all mass-market paperbacks!
Why does it have to be so expensive? :(
A used copy from a 2nd hand shop might be $1 - $8, while a new copy from a discount shop might be $14.50. If only I could find them!
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