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[Aug. 19th, 2004|10:23 pm]
Nite Mirror
I was just looking at someone's amazon wish list. I'm learning more about that person daily it seems. It also got me thinking about my amazon wish list. No, I'm not about to share mine.

However, I will post here about something that is out of print and impossible to find. I have been looking for years, so I know those that have it aren't selling. Zebu. I don't really have much to offer right now, but if I did, I would be willing to offer quite a bit for this deck of cards.

Looking over my wish list, there are a lot of things I want that are out of print. Hmm, one that if amazon had they'd sell for $4.95. They also say that there is one used book for sale of that title. The person wants $190.65 for his used copy. I don't think I'll get that book.
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[User Picture]From: secanth
2004-08-19 09:08 pm (UTC)
I know that feeling...I have a number of books I'd dearly love to have that even Amazon doesn't carry, they've been OOP so long. Back when my ex and I married and moved to England, I left several large boxes of books at Mom and Dad's. Dad, at some point, apparently decided I didn't want them anymore and 'disappeared' them. Unfortunately that included my entire collection of Andre Norton (ALL the early Witch World books and the set of her children's 'Magic' books), my collection of Thomas Burnett Swan, and others I still cringe when I think about losing. I could have cheerfully strangled him when I got back.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-08-19 10:10 pm (UTC)
You should have seen my reaction when I read that your old Andre Norton books were gone. Then again, I am glad no one was in the room with me when I said in disbelief "oh, man!"

Thomas Burnett Swan didn't immediately ring a bell and did a google search for him. I think you like vampire books a little more than I do. Have you read The Vampire Files by P. N. Elrod? (and I've always had "Anita Blake" on my lj interest list)

Rereading your comment. You married and moved to England too? I know several people who did that. Too many for pure chance almost. It is getting a little twilight zonish. I find that a little freaky.
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[User Picture]From: secanth
2004-08-20 04:12 am (UTC)
Hum...we may be talking about different Swans here. (grin) Either that, or he did vampire books I'm unaware of. (grin) The gentleman in question is: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Thomas_Burnett_Swann.htm
Granted, I *am* on a bit of a vampire 'kick' at the moment, though.

I *used* to have almost everything of his. The only thing I have a copy of NOW is "Where is the Bird of Fire?" His ability to take mythology and 'rewrite' it fascinated me...

Actually, I got married, my ex joined the military, and about a year afterwards (after basic and tech school) we moved to England. We lived near RAF Alconbury in a little town called Oundle for most of my stay there...I LOVED it.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-08-20 11:03 pm (UTC)
Well, when I did the google search on him the first link on the list was a vampire one. Redoing the search, I see I prob. should have looked farther down the list.

I have heard of him, I just haven't read much of his work. Speaking of mythology ... ::::::making a face at my failing memory::::::: I'm drawing a blank on the details which isn't normal for me and stories. Years ago I read a story of Lucifer's fall from his view point in a fantasy novel. I think it was Steven Burst who wrote it.

:::::doing a google search:::::::: Oh, yeah. To Reign in Hell That was the first story I encountered which took a mythological story and gave it a different twist.

I've never been outside of the US. However, I have had several friends who one way or another met and married British nationals and moved to England with their spouse. One of those couples blame, er, credit me with getting them together in the first place.
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[User Picture]From: secanth
2004-08-20 04:23 am (UTC)
Not only my Andre Nortons. *sigh* I also had a respectable collection of Tom Swift, a good number of 60 era Heinlein, Clarke, and various other 'big names'. LOTS of the DAW publishing house's efforts. They used to come out with the 'double' books...One novel printed upside down (so to speak) to the other. Read the first one, turn it over and start at the 'back' and read the second....sigh...that's one thing I really never forgave Dad for.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-08-20 11:15 pm (UTC)
I think I remember seeing some of those double books. It also reminds me of those "make your own story" books. The ones where if you want this to happen turn to page X otherwise go to page Z.
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2004-08-20 06:31 am (UTC)
For hard to find books, http://www.powells.com/ and http://www.abebooks.com/ have both been recommended frequently, just in case you haven't tried them. :)
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-08-20 11:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure those links will do me much good. Zebu isn't really a book. It's a deck of playing cards with NLP language patterns printed on the cards.

I'll check those links though. I have heard of abebooks; I think I might even have it bookmarked. The other I haven't heard of though.
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-08-20 11:22 pm (UTC)
I just tried searching at the powells site. Their search engine came back with a message saying "There were no results for your search, so I took a guess and replaced your keyword 'zebu' with 'sob'. "

LOL, Talk about your sob stories!
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2004-08-21 06:17 am (UTC)
LOL. Too funny!
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2004-08-21 06:50 am (UTC)
Amazon UK has it (it says), supposedly ships in 4-6 weeks. I dunno what the shipping would be, but the price is apparently ~$30. I went all the way to the "place your order" button without difficulty. :)
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[User Picture]From: nitemirror
2004-08-21 11:36 am (UTC)
Thanks, Jen!

I always fall into the trap of thinking when you search amazon, they will include their other country sites. I gotta stop that.

If the money conversion web sites I visited were accurate, with the S&H it'll be around $50. I can't afford it, but I just did place the order anyway. :-D
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2004-08-21 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's pretty annoying that they don't, really. Ouch, but let me know how it goes. I'm glad to help! :)
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