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According to Adams, because kids were reading it As recounted in Hitchhiker's Guide, by M.J. Simpson: "I think what happened was my U.S. publisher was unhappy about using the word "fuck" because of the number of kids who read the books," explained Adams later. "I was a bit frustrated by that, but then it gave me an idea and I put in the whole ...


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For the first 3 books, someone compiled a full list of all differences "Harry Potter and the Transfiguration of Language:". As you can see, the difference your question mentions is the only meaningful large discrepancy in the first 3 books. Additionally, no major differences exist in Lexicon's lists of differences for #4: GoF , #5 OoTP #6 HBP has 1 ...


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The most authoritative reference I can find is in this interview with Collins's editor Kate Egan: What are Suzanne Collins’s strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and how do you help her as an editor? Storytelling is Suzanne’s strength. As an editor, I help her develop the characters. For example, I asked her for more of the Peeta-Katniss-Gale love ...


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According to ISFDB, Terence Alfred Haile was born in Birmingham, England on the 22nd June 1921 and died in Walsall, England on the 19th January 1979. During his lifetime he published two books, "Galaxies Ahead" in 1962 and "Space Train" in 1963 (latterly republished in 1972 as "The Claw"). For a published author, there is remarkably little information ...


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According to Terry Pratchett, the Discworld novels were written as general fantasy fiction but then marketed at an adult audience by his publishing house. Pratchett seemed to find it highly amusing that his Truckers books (allegedly for children) had also made the adult bestseller lists. The Discworld novels were marketed at adults SysOp Barb Delaplace: ...


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As far as we know, there are no strictly unpublished short stories anywhere, no. However, there are two short stories The Secret Courtyard and The Spheres, which were published only in a run of 500 chapbooks at the 2010 Novacon convention in Birmingham. These are excerpts that were cut from Matter and Transition respectively, during the editing process for ...


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I think you'll find they occur every sixteen pages exactly. They're signature marks -- the pages are printed in groups of (usually) sixteen, called signatures, and the numbers make it easy to ensure they're assembled in the right order when the book is then bound.


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Following Wyndham's death in 1969, his estate was split into two sections, one concerned with his physical assets and one concerned with his "literary estate". The latter passed into the control of John Wyndham's younger brother Vivian Harris. There is a vast archive of papers relating to the management of this estate held at the University of Liverpool (...


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Original authors using fanfic is definitely a trend. It's a big enough thing that TV Tropes has a page on Ascended Fanon. It's not a new thing, but it's growing. And I think Flint is extending the integration of fanfic with canon. HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos may not fit precisely within your definition, but it oozes up to the outside wall and slithers ...


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This question was also asked on Quora and Mercedes Lackey answered on Jun 8th, 2018. Why does the book jacket for Mercedes Lackey's "The Hills Have Spies" not have the correct synopsis? .... Because they wrote the cover blurb referencing my pitch synopsis without checking with the actual book prose. They’re stripping all the ones in the ...


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Unfinished Tales contains the more complete and consistent writings, especially those that would be familiar to readers of the Lord of the Rings. Gondolin, Numenor, the Third Age and more details on the Wizards and the Seeing Stones are all focused on. The book itself is very readable along the lines of the Lord of the Rings, moreso than the Silmarillion, ...


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He wrote a third book titled "The Sports Stars In Danger", which was not science fiction. He also wrote two Westerns called "Trail's End" and "Crevice Rock". This website seems to have accurate information. It mentions a third, previously unknown, Terence Haile book titled "The Sports Stars In Danger": Terence HAILE {UK} (M: 1921 (wrongly 1920) Jun 22 - ...


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See the list of Selected Upcoming Books (scroll down) and the list of All Forthcoming Books at the ISFDB.


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Was first published in Legends: Stories By The Masters of Modern Fantasy (1998) according to Wikipidia Debt of Bones. Amazon shows Tor Books as the publisher of the 1st edition of August 25, 1998. The story was later published as a standalone hardcover book in 2001 and paperback in 2004 (per the Wiki entry). Amazon shows a Gollanz as the publisher of Debt ...


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I'd strongly recommend using goodreads. I am logging all books I've read there for several reasons: They send out a 'new books from authors you've read' newsletter every month. In the beginning that's not that much, but last month I found four new books I want to read with that newsletter alone. They've also got a recommendation-function, which is based on ...


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I contacted DAW and received this response: Thank you for contacting Penguin Random House Customer Service and your interest in our publications. We are aware of the issue and are working on correcting it. Please provide your shipping address and phone number so that we may send a replacement jacket. Thank you, Penguin Random House Consumer ...


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This only addresses your last question, but I have found several other minor differences. In this answer there are two quotes from The Last Guardian that have very minor differences. The first one is from Chapter 11. This is the version quoted in the answer: Opportunity had presented itself to Opal when her younger self had made telepathic contact. ...


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Some fanfiction authors do read the occasional fanfiction. Others have been adviced by their lawyers not to, because of the trouble that could arise when the original copies off the fanfiction. Most would probably not even be aware of fanfiction, especially not the masses since only some universes have really big collections of fanfics; and to these who do,...


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It is my understanding that John Ringo is going to do this with "The Kildaran" in his paladin of shadows series. It is fanfic but there is cooperation with the author to make it consistent. Since no more books exist in the series yet there's no way of knowing how this will play out. (More books are certainly intended. The Kildaran ends with the ...


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I did a review for this on Amazon's Kindle page for the book, because whoever is in charge of listing the release date set it incorrectly - it did not release on Aug 2 2011, and I seriously doubt 2025 is a serious release date for anything. In August I read and gave a glowing review for the first book, Omnitopia Dawn, and was looking forward to reading ...


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You can do an advanced search on amazon.com and search by publication date, it may not give you everything but it should be close enough. Previewing however poses a problem due to copyright issues, if a specific author has a website they may make a few chapters of some of their work available or even complete books (like through the Baen free library)


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What you need is to look for a used science fiction book dealer - some of them also deal in magazines. Also, check out the FAQ from the Analog web site: analogsf.com/information/faq.shtml Do you sell back issues? Analog sells recent back issues directly from the editorial offices. Simply send an email to analog@dellmagazines.com requesting the issues ...


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