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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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Legible if you view full size. from here For the past several years the name of Isaac Asimov has meant top-drawer fast-action stories to the readers of science-fiction magazines. Dr. Asimov's interest in the imaginative challenge of science fiction was established at a very early age when his father, anxious to protect the lad's impressionable ...


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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 triangle....


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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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The first several "boxed set" editions all used publication order. I grew up, for example, with the Collier editions. Wikipedia strongly implies that the first publisher to use the in-universe chronological order was Harper Books (now HarperCollins), when they acquired rights to the series in 1994. I have seen a set of the books published under the Fontana ...


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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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This question was also asked on Quora and Mercedes Lackey answered on June 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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It's hard to know exactly what your teacher is referring to. However, recent editions of LoTR include at the beginning a "Note on the Text" written by Douglas A. Anderson, which talks about the history of the revisions made in different editions, and in particular mentions the changes that happened when it was republished in the US. In 1965, ...


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Lee's problems seems to start in the late 2000s. In the interview (from 2011, published 2012) that is the source of her claim to be unpopular among publishers, Lee claims that "I have at this time no new book, adult or Y.A, either out or due to come out, let alone any contract to produce a book for any of the main companies." Indeed, this seem to ...


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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 {...


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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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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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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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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 Services SJ-...


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According to ISFDb the answer is no. Note that while ISFDb may not have all e-books or self-published works, it's pretty comprehensive for published English-language SF, certainly for older works like these. Searching Amazon, which will mostly have newer works, especially e-books, doesn't turn up anything missing. If we look at "The Twelfth Voyage&...


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While not strictly the book series (and not as universally acclaimed), the Walden Media film adaptations have so far been released in publication order - The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in 2005, followed by Prince Caspian in 2008, followed by The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010. The 1988 British TV series also uses publication order, beginning with ...


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https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2818538/1/The-Seventh-Horcrux This is the story that I had read when I was trying to pirate a "leaked" version of the book. I ended up pasting it into a MySpace Bulletin for folks to read. Everyone I shared it with (early teenagers) were also under the impression it was the real deal. As someone who read what I believe ...


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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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Obviously there won't be a 36th annual edited by Dozois. Just like Year's Best SF didn't outlive Hartwell by much. (And only that because Kathryn Cramer had been doing a lot of the work and was able to carry it on for a few years.) That said, there are other collections and I have no doubt that any story that Dozois would have selected will find a home. ...


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I have read all her interviews, books, short stories, and most if not all that has been said about her online and in media for decades now. The correct answer is that no one seems to know for certain, so we can only speculate. We do not have public sales data; publishers hide all of that nowadays, so they can give bestselling awards to whomever they choose, ...


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Here's one I downloaded in pdf format https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tMxt9ux2tyQBCIqB_4sJhUfr52z6WPqR/view?usp=sharing It was probably from rapidshare or similar file sharing site which was linked in a forum It was being shared as a leaked version of the final Harry Potter book and I think it was even before the name of the final book was released ...


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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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