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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I bought exactly one Gauntlet Edition. One. (read that as Joe Piscopo's character in Johnny Dangerously).
    I swear I had half that film memorized back in the day. I used to be a big fan of Gauntlet and love the older volumes I have...but based on a couple recent experiences and what I see advertised on-line it’s now for whatever reason(s) just a different press, which is a shame.

    Today’s Showcase Book: a 1st signed HC of Iain Banks’ THE WASP FACTORY:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...092222976?s=21

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Not shallow at all...they aren’t selling $25 trade/mm HCs or $10 mmpbs...these are $50-$60 deluxe HCs, the price of which is supposed to be largely justified not because it’s simply signedbut rather by production enhancements: by premium materials, sewn binding for strength and longevity, original art, and careful copy editing and other attentions to detail. When a publisher scrimps on one or more of these assets, they are subverting the entire purpose of — and buyer’s incentive for — a limited edition.
    I bought exactly one Gauntlet Edition. One. (read that as Joe Piscopo's character in Johnny Dangerously).

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Theli View Post
    They can be pretty painful... as shallow as it sounds, that's part of what has driven me away from buying some of their books.
    Not shallow at all...they aren’t selling $25 trade/mm HCs or $10 mmpbs...these are $50-$60 deluxe HCs, the price of which is supposed to be largely justified not because it’s simply signedbut rather by production enhancements: by premium materials, sewn binding for strength and longevity, original art, and careful copy editing and other attentions to detail. When a publisher scrimps on one or more of these assets, they are subverting the entire purpose of — and buyer’s incentive for — a limited edition.

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  • Theli
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Itís a good one...back when Gauntlet used original art rather than the unfortunate digital clip art they use now.
    They can be pretty painful... as shallow as it sounds, that's part of what has driven me away from buying some of their books.

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  • RonClinton
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    Signed 1st HC of Michelle Paver’s wonderful and chilling DARK MATTER:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...128060416?s=21

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  • RonClinton
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    Signed/limited T.E.D. Klein collection from Subterranean Press:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...693644800?s=21

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Love the cover on that one!
    It’s a good one...back when Gauntlet used original art rather than the unfortunate digital clip art they use now.

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  • Brian861
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    Love the cover on that one!

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  • RonClinton
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    Richard Chizmar’s debut HC collection (Gauntlet Press, 1996):

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...718490624?s=21

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Reassure her the lack of a helmet would be the least of the gal's problem when jumping an older Harley with stock, unforgiving suspension off a river pier over exploding hippie vans while firing a shotgun with the short stock planted against the side of her chest.

    Sadly, I haven't done any of those things on my pictured blue motorcycle, but then again I also haven't ridden without a helmet since I was a teenager so am not quite sure what my point is... ;-)
    The funny part is I had already formulated my response to what she would have said and it went like this 'She is holding a shotgun with both hands and you are worried about the helmet?'

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    If I showed that to my wife her immediate response would be 'She should wear a helmet, that is not safe!'.
    Reassure her the lack of a helmet would be the least of the gal's problem when jumping an older Harley with stock, unforgiving suspension off a river pier over exploding hippie vans while firing a shotgun with the short stock planted against the side of her chest.

    Sadly, I haven't done any of those things on my pictured blue motorcycle, but then again I also haven't ridden without a helmet since I was a teenager so am not quite sure what my point is... ;-)

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    If I showed that to my wife her immediate response would be 'She should wear a helmet, that is not safe!'.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Indeed!

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  • RonClinton
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    Motorcycle badassery:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...619207682?s=21

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  • RonClinton
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    Signed & numbered edition of Blake Crouch’s RECURSION:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...589502464?s=21

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