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Posted by Pythian (Member # 7080) on :
I was hoping that maybe there would be a whole EnderVerse Collection in stores at one point down the road. Maybe have all the books, and short stories that are tied into the EnderVerse be sold in one GIANT masterpiece pack? Yea, It will probably be like 10-15 years from now (that is hoping that there is more than just the next Shadow book, and Inbetween Ender book coming out, heck, maybe include the movie if it comes out in that time frame [Razz] ) , but still, anyone think that would be a good idea?
Thought, ideas?
Posted by Stephan (Member # 7549) on :
I'm just hoping for the intergalactic medicine show stories to come out in a book format.
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
Hey, me too... [Smile]
Posted by Scott R (Member # 567) on :
Incidentally, you can print out the magazine, and put the pages in a binder all of your own.

Doing this will cost you about $10. Or, you can wait for the year's anthology to come out.

If IGMS chooses to publish all the stories-- that's 33 stories, including OSCs. An anthology that size, even in paperback will typically run about $12-15. Hardback maybe around $20-25.

Say they cut it in half; 15-18 stories. The anthology, if released in paperback, might run between $7-$9.

Buying the magazine now, in electronic format, is a better deal. You get content that's NOT renderable in paper (Comics, audio presentations, etc) in addition to well-told stories.

I don't know what IGMS' plans are for an anthology; I don't even know if they have any. I'm planning on purchasing it, whatever it is. If OSC is true to form with the other anthologies he's edited, he'll probably throw in some essays, maybe some new content he wrote. That will add some value...

But he'll be hard pressed ( [Smile] ) to make it MORE valuable than what's already available (and printable) on the web.
Posted by hatrkr81 (Member # 9317) on :
I remember OSC saying somewhere on these forums that the Enderverse stories will not be released in a printed format. Though Mazer in Prison appeared in Subterranean's Issue #6. I hope he changes his mind though. Even though I've bought all 4 issues, I'd still like to have it in print.
Posted by happysmiley (Member # 9703) on :
I can imagine my arms falling off just trying to lift it...

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