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Clumpy
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Kind of a specific question regarding a Christmas list [Smile]

When I originally read the Ender series I read them in books that weren't shaped like typical novels. These books weren't fat and lay flat. These paperbacks were shaped almost like old-school computer manuals or (for the LDS crowd) were the shape of hymnbooks.

Can somebody help me out? A link would be fantastic and I would be eternally in your anonymous online debt.

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From your description, you may be talking about the trade paperback editions. Your bookstores can probably order them (if they are still in print -- but I think they are).
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Pegasus
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The version that I have (the only one I have ever read) is Ender's Game + Speaker for the Dead in 1 book titled Ender's War. I haven't seen this version for sale new anywhere, it was just lent to me, apparently permantly. [Wink]
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rivka
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Ender's War hasn't been reprinted since 1986, IIRC. Used copies are fairly easy to find though.
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Ender's War was available through the Science Fiction Book Club as a recently as a few years ago, but not any more, I don't think.
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Clumpy
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Yes! Thanks for your help. I just found the softcover or trade paperback versions online.
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It's so weird that there are SO many print versions of the same book. I understand the reasons behind it, but it still boggles the mind!
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rivka
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quote:
Originally posted by neo-dragon:
Ender's War was available through the Science Fiction Book Club as a recently as a few years ago, but not any more, I don't think.

Certainly not for quite a few years. But I had forgotten they had reprinted it after Doubleday.

Thanks for the reminder. [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by rivka:
quote:
Originally posted by neo-dragon:
Ender's War was available through the Science Fiction Book Club as a recently as a few years ago, but not any more, I don't think.

Certainly not for quite a few years. But I had forgotten they had reprinted it after Doubleday.

Thanks for the reminder. [Smile]

Well, maybe not a few years ago, but I still have a catalog from 2001 that his it.
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Pegasus
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Out of sheer curiousness I decided to check my copy. It's a Doubleday, and the only dates listed are a 1894 Ender's Game and 1986 Speaker for the Dead. The dust jacket is missing, has a piece of duct tape holding it together, and coffee stains on some pages from a near miss car accident (reading while riding)

Clumpy: Sorry for the derail. [Wave]

EDIT: Good catch steven. Obviously that should be 1984 [Razz]

[ November 26, 2007, 07:11 PM: Message edited by: Pegasus ]

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" 1894 Ender's Game"

The 1894 edition is one of the oldest extant editions, and one of only two available from the 19th century.

*checks carefully to avoid proving Davidson's Law*

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