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04 January 2006 @ 11:40 pm
shadow of the giant  
the bad thing about taking pride in collecting the books i so love, is that i always run into problems collecting the entire series in the same publisher/cover.

*sigh*

history is about to repeat itself. my second set of orson scott card books is likely to end in the same way as the first...

this is my first set:

ender's game - legend
speaker for the dead - legend
xenocide - legend
children of the mind - orbit (arrrrrgh)

i searched everywhere. i borrowed a friend's copy to read because it was taking such a long time to find one published by legend. i must have been looking for a coupla years. no luck. in the end, i caved in and bought the copy published by orbit. :[

and then mr card started telling a parallel tale in a parallel series. words cannot describe how happy i was when this happened. the first three books of the shadow series were purchased quickly and devoured happily. imagine being treated to one of your favourite stories, all over again but in a different light. how wicked is that?

and then... the fourth book popped up. in hardcover.

which is only natural, books always get released in hardcover first.

so, i waited. because the first three i have are in paperback, published by orbit.

ender's shadow - orbit (A format)
shadow of the hegemon - orbit (A format)
shadow puppets - orbit (A format)
shadow of the giant - *tba*

and i waited.

everytime i pass a bookshop, i'd run in to have a looksee.

and i waited some more.

just checked the website. nope, still no paperback published. the status says, "not published yet". which means, it will be... it's just a matter of when. but with my arseluck, they'll publish the C format and leave all the poor peeps who bought the A format stuck.

*twiddles thumbs*

maybe i should just order everything in hardcover.

*twiddles toes*


 
 
feelin': nerdynerdy
 
 
 
Inwe Inglorionkarrot_22 on January 5th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Wahaha. I can understand how it feels. I was wanting to collect this novel series on Egyptian history, 5 books in total. Although they have been published for many years, I couldn't find ALL 5 at one go. I had to go to bookshops, second-hand bookshops and the Internet. It's rather annoying.

Happy twiddling. Hehe.
JVdrag0nette on January 5th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
ha! so did you find the whole set in the end?

it's very annoying! :)
Inwe Inglorionkarrot_22 on January 6th, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, after a while when I didn't feel like reading it anymore. Hehe.
JV: speckydrag0nette on January 6th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
i hope i still remember what happened in the previous books by the time i find my preferred copy. :[