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Old Aug 21 2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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As Damia's brother?
According to my edition of The Tower and The Hive, this is true!

p.1 of "What Has Gone On Before" (recap of the series)/ pg xi of The Tower and The Hive

"There [at Iota Aurigae] she[Damia] encounters an intelligence on a distant spaceship, known as Sodan.He tries to lure her into giving him directions to her planet. Her family becomes suspicious of her enchantment with this "mind" and send her brothers Larak and Afra to divert her. In the ensuing meeting of minds, Larak is killed by a brute telepathic bolt from Sodan, who is only a mind. Damia and Afra are seriously injured, too."

~ From The Tower and the Hive by Anne McCaffrey,
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WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEM???
AFRA. IS. NOT. DAMIA'S. BROTHER!!! grr!
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Old Aug 21 2005, 02:38 PM   #2
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Ouch. A misplaced comma methinks.
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Old Aug 21 2005, 06:21 PM   #3
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AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! typo my friend. scary thought though.
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Old Aug 22 2005, 09:58 PM   #4
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Heh, goes to show how one little typo can change the whole meaning/perception of something.
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Old Sep 5 2005, 04:57 PM   #5
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I never notice the typo. Then again I can't place my hands of my copy, because it's in a box.
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Old Sep 6 2005, 03:10 PM   #6
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I tend to just automatically correct for typos, unlesss I'm looking for them. And I usually don't read those sections anyway unless I really need to refresh my memory or something.

I just went and looked, and sure enough I've the same typo. Not surprising, since it's the hardcover edition. :;wry::




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Old Jan 1 2006, 11:43 PM   #7
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Tresa, I am like you, I read right over the top of them. Kind of a self correcter, while I am reading I get carried away with whats going on. I hardly ever take note of the type-os. I will have to look now tomorrow I am going to have a lot to do with what I am planing to look up in Anne's books.
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I remember noting this error. I suspect some typesetter made a "correction" from "her brother Larak and Afra" to "brothers" thinking that that was grammatically correct - not realizing that indeed it should be plural as Afra was her husband not brother! Anne can talk you an earful about typesetters who introduce errors into books no matter how carefully the galleys have been read.
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You would think that they would be more carefull, especially when it could change the meaning of some very important pasages. No wonder she get upset. If I someone had done a painting, and had sent it to a printer, and the printer used the wrong ink color, he could change a master piece to a mess.
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Tresa, I am like you, I read right over the top of them. Kind of a self correcter, while I am reading I get carried away with whats going on. I hardly ever take note of the type-os. I will have to look now tomorrow I am going to have a lot to do with what I am planing to look up in Anne's books.
I'm a novelist myself. About eight years ago, I had an e-publisher who published a sf novel I wrote. When she demanded (not asked) that I send her $75 for 15 print copies of my novel, I told her not no, but HELL no. My husband and I are on a limited income and couldn't afford to spend that kind of money for the copies.

When I got the manuscripts back from her, I couldn't believe it. I'd sent the galleys back to her with no mistakes (I even had my daughter read through to make sure it was typo-free). When I got ready to rewrite it, I found that there was anywhere between one and five typos on each and every page.

Yes, I am the same way as you, Lady Maelin and Tresa. To misquote The Sixth Sense I see Typos.
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Who was the e-publisher, if you don't mind me asking? It's always good to know who to avoid...
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