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  • jeffingoff
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    This is a big bummer. I'm not livid but I'm probably not going for series 4 if it happens. I'm more put off by the King name drop than anything else. That's something you should not do lightly in the book collecting community. King's name shouldn't be mentioned until the probability of the edition surpasses 98% likely. Dropping the King name and hinting at a signature and then not producing was a huge part of NRB's undoing. It certainly wasn't the only thing, but it sparked the fire.

    I actually find the absurdity of a publisher who hosts the "most intensive writer's boot camp in the country" while also publishing works riddled with typos to be hilarious. I love that the slipcase is jacked up on TWO book titles. All the titles of these Little Books are right next to each other but they still somehow dropped one "Little" while keeping the other four?! That's too much!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Has anyone contacted BP in regards to the slipcase yet? I'm sure mine is the same as everyone else's but I haven't gotten around to opening it yet.
    I have no interest in communicating with BP.

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  • Brian861
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    Has anyone contacted BP in regards to the slipcase yet? I'm sure mine is the same as everyone else's but I haven't gotten around to opening it yet.

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  • RonClinton
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    Well-considered and well put, SM. The combination of both absolute carelessness in production and the deliberate midstream, inconsistent alteration of the series limitation makes this a disappointing development in the third (and, for me, final) set. If feels like they’ve ceased to care about the product, and ultimately so have I.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    I’m so glad I didn’t hop on this series. How can they feel good about letting so many errors through? Seems there was a rush to get these published for what reason? If I had been buying these right along I wouldn’t be laughing at the absurdity of the situation I would be livid.
    This is where I'm at right now. I was mildly irritated when a formatting issue littered the Gorman book with ampersands and I was bummed when I got to the end of the Barron book and found text missing, but this has gotten a little out of hand (no pun intended). Between the proofreading issues in multiple books, the different limitation pages for books and now the fact that they can't even get the right titles on the slipcases...

    I don't like to be negative. I don't like to dog pile on someone for honest mistakes. I also know that these aren't the world's most expensive limited editions. But the multiple issues that has littered both Series II and Series III is disheartening and at this point feels careless.

    Frankly, I've been thinking about bowing out since the Campbell limitation page issue. While Borderlands has the right to change the limitations of each individual title as they see fit, the limitation page should accurately reflect how many numbered (or lettered) copies of each title there were. It's a simple thing, but it the belief that these pages are accurate are what collectors rely on. The fact that a book was printed with two different limitations notated on that page doesn't sit well with me. At the very least there should have been an errata sheet included with all copies.

    At this point, even though I've been collecting since the start of Series II, I'm bowing out. I'm also canceling my preorder for the two-volume Straub set coming out this year. I hold no ill will towards anyone involved, but I'd rather shift this money towards something else.

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  • bookworm 1
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    I’m so glad I didn’t hop on this series. How can they feel good about letting so many errors through? Seems there was a rush to get these published for what reason? If I had been buying these right along I wouldn’t be laughing at the absurdity of the situation I would be livid.

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  • mhatchett
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    The B also appears to be backwards....Oh, was that on purpose, sorry!

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  • Splync
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    How do you forget the "LITTLE" in one of the titles?? It's one of the words doesn't change from title to title!

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  • RonClinton
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    Good lord. It’s almost hard to believe this kind of care-free sloppiness comes from the same outfit that gave us the early and (as memory serves) very nice Borderlands anthology limited HC volumes.

    I’m finishing up this set — my third of all three thus far done — and then I think I’m out if they continue for a fourth. It’s become so chronic now that it’s gone from disappointing to, as Martin suggests, so absurdist and comical that you just have to laugh. But, man, I’ve got many other, better ways to spend my money if I’m just looking for grins and chuckles.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
    I just looked at the first case for Series III and it has a mistake too. Marine Stories instead of Marine Tales.
    There is another on that one if I remember correctly, they swap 'and' for '&' on one of the titles.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    I just looked at the first case for Series III and it has a mistake too. Marine Stories instead of Marine Tales.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post

    Holy cow, you're right! It says Grins & Grimaces instead of the correct Grins & Gravity. What the?!
    I just laughed when I opened mine. I chose to buy these and know full well what I am getting, this is no surprise for me.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    It gets better. The Little Green Book flat out has the wrong title on the case. I got mine today and somehow felt messing up the book titles on the case fits with the general theme of the set.
    Holy cow, you're right! It says Grins & Grimaces instead of the correct Grins & Gravity. What the?!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
    The new slipcase arrived today. It appears that everything is spelled correctly on it.

    EDIT: I spoke too soon. I just noticed that the first title is wrong. It should say A "LITTLE" Purple Book of Phantasies.

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    It gets better. The Little Green Book flat out has the wrong title on the case. I got mine today and somehow felt messing up the book titles on the case fits with the general theme of the set.

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  • RonClinton
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    A typo on the slipcase?! The name of the book? Wow, that’s truly disappointing to see, to put it kindly.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 07-13-2020, 10:40 PM.

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