I'd love to be able to get the hardback editions of these books, but the cost of shipping to the UK is too prohibitive, and since I already have the earlier editions, it wouldn't be money well spent. I still need to pick up the new Crusade books, but again the shipping costs are preventing me at the moment.Happy October! Perhaps the recent B5Books Echoes/Actors books might count? Three are partial reprints (with annotations by Jason Davis) from the original six books, while the fourth "bonus" book is 50% smaller-ish since it only contains transcripts of the audio CDs from the original echoes series. ..."bonus" book might only be available for another month or so since it is/was apparently limited to a 90 day-ish print run.
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I'm sure there's a sensible reason why you have nine copiesLateArrival.... Anything new?
Do these count as collectibles?.........
Could always go with the single-purchase of the "bonus" book (ebook / paperback / hardcover) as that is apparently the one which might not be available soon. The original magazine articles are out there for what was published for the six audio interviews, but the transcripts in the 2023 release should contain the complete transcripts.I want to, but I can't. Financially restricted mostly due to buying previous Echoes books and not being able to convince myself to spend the money right now.
The Kosh II mask looks amazing! But is that a G'Kar mask?
LateArrival said:Would the universe possibly reboot if you placed a G'Kar mask over your PJ/Londo head bust thingee?
I'd love to be able to get the hardback editions of these books, but the cost of shipping to the UK is too prohibitive, and since I already have the earlier editions, it wouldn't be money well spent. I still need to pick up the new Crusade books, but again the shipping costs are preventing me at the moment.
Some Echoes Trivia:
Regarding the 2023 bonus interview transcript book: Didn't get the original Echoes series till Summer 2020 (Late as usual) and one Sunday morning in September did about 30 minutes of research-ish to try and determine where the six interviews might have been published, as at the time there was nothing in print for those interviews other than what was published in various magazines. The 2023 book is better since it is a pretty-close transcript of the audio recordings, while the magazine articles would of course have been edited-for-content.
From what I scribbled down three years ago, tricky one was the 1995 interview and potentially the 2001 interview, as all the others appeared in the official B5 magazine. Perhaps Starlogs might be "Public Domain-ish"???
Assuming no typos...
Disc 1 1997: PJ, AK: B5 Mag 1-07
Disc 2 1997: BB, MoH: B5 Mag 2-02
Disc 3 1996: BB, JCon, JD, MF, SF, PK, AK, BM, PT: B5 Mag 1-01 and 1-02
Disc 4 1995: DF, PJ: Starburst 204
Disc 5 1998: JMS, DN, JCop: B5 Mag 2-02
Disc 6 2001: RB, CD, JD, PJ, JCB, MM: Starlog 293
Although if one doesn't have the magazines already, lowest cost method would probably be to get the bonus book as an ebook or paperback. Probably SOON as it was supposedly only to be avaible for 90 days. Am sticking with paperbacks as the sizes match the existing series, and from what I've received, the lighter paperbacks arrived with less corner damage than the heavier hardcovers. Ebooks of course have Zero Damage, no shipping costs, and instant delivery! Was listening to one of the interviews last night on my PC and following along with the ebook, and Jason Davis' added annotations were quite useful to fill in some blanks. Now what we need is Digital/Annoted version of the Fan Experience series (hint hint).
Annotation Example: In the 2001 interview, Carrie Dobro mentioned there was a lot of background material written about Zander Prime, and Jason added an annotation stating that Fiona Avery's information was published in Crusade Other Voices V2.
Out of curiosity, how much space do just-the-clippings take? Tried collecting various B5-interview magazines a few years ago, but they started piling up and I had barely scratched the surface. Great thing about the Echoes series is B5Books collected so many hard-to-find interviews into the original (and 2023) releases. Beats having to scour Ebay and go broke purchasing issues individually. If there ever was a compilation of the B5 short stories, would snap that up in a second since the three Amazing Stories issues can run anywhere from $30-$100 - if you can find them. Finally did, but took a while and cost a bit.I've got a big folder with cuttings of all the B5 articles from a plethora of UK magazines (and some US) – TV Zone, Starburst, Dreamwatch, Cult Times and SFX, plus I've got the complete run of the official B5 magazine. I've never actually sat down and tried to match up those articles with the interviews in the Echoes volumes, that would be an interesting task one day. Of course, those articles are edited and don't contain the full interviews that's in Echoes and on the CDs. Given what you mention about the HBs getting corner damage, I think I'll stick with the PBs.
If you're ever looking for an article from one of the UK magazines, let me know. My Echoes books are in storage, but I've got those cuttings to hand so can more easily check them.
Out of curiosity, how much space do just-the-clippings take? Tried collecting various B5-interview magazines a few years ago, but they started piling up and I had barely scratched the surface.
I've got one of them, didn't pay too much for it. To be honest I've not tried looking for the other issues, but I have read all the stories online.If there ever was a compilation of the B5 short stories, would snap that up in a second since the three Amazing Stories issues can run anywhere from $30-$100 - if you can find them. Finally did, but took a while and cost a bit.