B5TV.COM. Babylon 5 forums Babylon 5 message for the fans from Claudia Christian Babylon 5
Old June 21st 11, 11:56   #11
Alexa
Ambassador
 
Alexa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Angelo Tx
Posts: 350
Re: B5 eBooks

I have a question...are the B5 books any good?
__________________
"The wheel turns, does it not?"
Alexa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 21st 11, 13:06   #12
Sindatur
Techno-mage
 
Sindatur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 5,519
Re: B5 eBooks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
I have a question...are the B5 books any good?
The Canon ones are *Psi Corps Trilogy, Centauri Trilogy and Technomage Trilogy, plus To Dream in the City of Sorrows and The Shadow Within.
__________________
One Day I hope to be the man my Cat thinks I am

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain
Sindatur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd 11, 03:51   #13
KoshN
Moderator
 
KoshN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Pittsburgh PA Suburbs, USA
Posts: 8,567
Re: B5 eBooks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sindatur View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
I have a question...are the B5 books any good?
The Canon ones are *Psi Corps Trilogy, Centauri Trilogy and Technomage Trilogy, plus To Dream in the City of Sorrows and The Shadow Within.
....and the answer to Alexa's question, regarding the above books, is YES. The novelizations of In the Beginning and Thirdspace, both by Peter David, are pretty good. The novelization of A Call to Arms has a couple redeeming bits, but on the whole, I thought it was poor.

The last two novels that Sindatur listed are Dell #9 and #7 respectively.

IMHO, Dell #1 thru #6 and #8 are a non-canon waste of time. #4 and #5 are the worst.

See the FAQ thread.
__________________
Mac Breck (KoshN)
-----------------------------
"Crusade" (1999) - "War Zone"
Max Eilerson: "The story of my life. I finally find a city like this, intact, deserted for ten thousand years. Probably contains hundreds of patents that I could exploit and I'm going to die. I can appreciate dramatic irony as much as the next person, but this is pushing it a bit."
KoshN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd 11, 09:40   #14
GaribaldisHair
First One
 
GaribaldisHair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Hull, England
Posts: 1,273
Re: B5 eBooks

This is one of those things that intrigues me about publishers ...

We haven't seen any new B5 books since those trilogies ended because sales weren't good enough to justify a company spending money on new material. However, these old books, presumably, already exist in some kind of electronic format.

Does it really cost that much money to convert them to eBook format and make them available for download. It isn't like they need a new print run or any of the associated costs, they just need to create a digital file and distribute it to the appropriate stores.

How expensive can that be really ... might even be the thing I need to finally justify buying a Kindle.
__________________
DaveC

Cake or death?
GaribaldisHair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd 11, 17:26   #15
Kribu
Administrator
 
Kribu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Posts: 13,775
Re: B5 eBooks

They'd also need to renegotiate the rights with the authors, presumably. I doubt ebook rights were included in the original contracts.

And from what I've gathered on the Kindle forums - from people who have worked in publishing - it's not a given that there are electronic files, suitable or otherwise, in existence, for books published even ten years ago.
__________________
I don't show off. I merely demonstrate my abilities at opportune times. - Skulduggery Pleasant.
Kribu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 22nd 11, 18:48   #16
Jan
Psi Cop
 
Jan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 2,025
Re: B5 eBooks

In addition, a license fee would need to be negotiated with Warner Bros. So while re-publishing the books might not be as expensive as originally, it definitely wouldn't be cheap.

Jan
__________________
"You know, I used to think that life was terribly unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair? If all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." ~~Marcus Cole
Jan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26th 11, 09:30   #17
deaded
Telepath
 
deaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 512
Re: B5 eBooks

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexa View Post
I have a question...are the B5 books any good?
Yes. Most of them. All the trilogies are amazing.
__________________
dyslexics are teople poo
deaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 15:19.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2001 - 2018 B5TV.COM