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Martin
06-28-2015, 06:45 PM
Subterranean Press has announced a signed limited edition of The Martian. THey are even offering it at a reasonable price of $75.00.

http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_martian

mhatchett
06-28-2015, 07:11 PM
I'm getting this one too. I already sent an email Camelot.
Mike

TacomaDiver
06-28-2015, 07:23 PM
I wasn't familiar with the cover artists name, but after a quick google search, I'm a huge fan.

Pre-orderd this and Sub's edition of Ready Player One. $75 for each is VERY reasonable.

Joe315
06-29-2015, 12:20 AM
Picked up a copy of The Martian and Ready Player One as well.

RonClinton
06-29-2015, 06:59 AM
I have the UK signed/limited HC, so on a purely selfish level I was a bit dismayed to see this new S/L which will inevitably cut into the value of mine...but as a big fan of the book I'm glad to see it receive the deluxe treatment in yet another S/L.

TacomaDiver
06-29-2015, 06:20 PM
I have the UK signed/limited HC, so on a purely selfish level I was a bit dismayed to see this new S/L which will inevitably cut into the value of mine...but as a big fan of the book I'm glad to see it receive the deluxe treatment in yet another S/L.

I kept eyeballing the UK edition and was sad to see its secondary market price skyrocket once the movie's trailer hit. So this edition was a nice surprise. Lower print run, what I'm sure to be an amazing cover and production value. I'm happy.

mhatchett
06-29-2015, 08:22 PM
I have the UK signed/limited HC, so on a purely selfish level I was a bit dismayed to see this new S/L which will inevitably cut into the value of mine...but as a big fan of the book I'm glad to see it receive the deluxe treatment in yet another S/L.

In some ways, books are getting as bad as comics used to be. I tend not to worry too much about the values, I stayed well away form the GRRM madness, just get what you like and you'll come out ahead in the long run.

RonClinton
06-29-2015, 08:36 PM
In some ways, books are getting as bad as comics used to be. I tend not to worry too much about the values, I stayed well away form the GRRM madness, just get what you like and you'll come out ahead in the long run.

Oh, I completely agree...I was speaking more in the abstract than the practical...I don't plan to sell, so in the end value is kind of moot.

mhatchett
06-29-2015, 09:33 PM
Hey, nothing wrong with wanting your collection to grow in value, but you know market trends are so fickle. I know what you mean about not selling, I think that will be left up to my kids lol!

Sock Monkey
06-30-2015, 05:37 PM
Passing on both The Martian and Ready Player One. I debated on The Martian for a while, but it's not on the top of my must-have list and with so many other high-priced books vying for my attention (here's looking at you, Centipede press with your David Case and Karl Edward Wagner titles), I just can't justify spending the money. Ready Player One just isn't my cup of tea, so that's an easy pass.

slayn666
06-30-2015, 05:44 PM
I'm also passing. I wasn't wowed by either, and I'm not going to spend that much just for books that will, I feel, just be a brief flash in the pan of pop culture.

Tommy
06-30-2015, 10:22 PM
I'm also passing. I wasn't wowed by either, and I'm not going to spend that much just for books that will, I feel, just be a brief flash in the pan of pop culture.


I picked up both through Camelot, haven't read either yet. I don't know about flash in the pan, 1st/1st of Ready Player One are not easy to find right now, going for about $200. Steven Spielberg is doing the film version. And Ridley Scott is doing The Martian with a great cast.

slayn666
07-01-2015, 01:59 AM
My point is that they won't have staying power. Ready Player One is only popular because it poked the nostalgia gland of 80s kids, not because it's a good book (it's not). Interest will be high until about a month after the movie comes out, then I expect prices will start dropping because bad books do not generally maintain their value in the long term. It may not even take that long if Armada isn't good.

I may be wrong about the The Martian, though, because the analog I keep wanting to go to is Jurassic Park - sci-fi for people that do not typically read sci-fi - and that, obviously, has staying power.

bugen
07-01-2015, 03:41 AM
Passed on The Martian, which I liked quite a bit, mainly for it's pacing and Watney's inability to give up.

Picked up Ready Player One, and would probably have purchased a lettered if I'd had the chance. I felt it to be quite strong, but admittedly am a member of the video game generation the book is targeting.

frik51
07-01-2015, 02:48 PM
I've bought too many limiteds this year, from Robert McCammon to George R.R. Martin to Dan Simmons....Steven Erikson...(no King limited yet...:) )

For the moment - enough is enough.

sk

bookworm 1
07-01-2015, 02:59 PM
I agree with you. For me between the Robert McCammon books and the Joe R. Lansdale books as well as First Blood from David Morrell and the anticipation of a couple of books by a certain publisher/ owner I am not in the book buying game right now.
I've bought too many limiteds this year, from Robert McCammon to George R.R. Martin to Dan Simmons....Steven Erikson...(no King limited yet...:) )

For the moment - enough is enough.

sk

Martin
10-21-2015, 09:45 PM
Shipping notice received!

TacomaDiver
10-22-2015, 03:37 AM
Shipping notice received!

Is that what my Sub Press shipping notice was for? Nice.