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Old Jul 19 2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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Post Del Rey trade paperback covers

About a decade ago, Del Rey issued at least several of the Pern books as trade paperbacks with somewhat different artwork -- they used what Whelan had done but stylized the design:



I know they did more than just DF as I recall seeing a number of different ones in a bookstore and thinking they were pretty but that I'd never pay to collect them all, as trade paperbacks cost quite a bit more than standards mass markets. Of course I wasn't a nutty collector then...

Now I'm trying to find out more information on them, like which books were issued and images of them all. And of course I'd like to collect them too, but they are proving hard to find -- which doesn't shock me, the average reader wouldn't have bought this version, it would have been collectors that bought them up and who are not in the market to sell their copies.

So, who has them, or what covers have you seen for them?
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Old Jul 19 2007, 10:11 PM   #2
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There is a picture of somthing very much like this at cafe press same dragon back ground is diffrent. If go to cafee press & serch pern it comes up
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Old Jul 20 2007, 04:11 AM   #3
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Maw, the cover art (the dragon) is the regular Whelan cover art for Dragonflight.

What Cheryl wants to know if there are more in the series with this style of design.
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Old Jul 20 2007, 04:28 AM   #4
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Now I would love to find some of these....do we have any idea how many they did in this series? Normaly they seem tp print these odd sets in threes...and boxed. I will be very happy to know what you find out about these.
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Old Jul 20 2007, 06:04 PM   #6
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Well, I looked into my covers archive and found Dragonflight, Chronicles of Pern and Dolphins of Pern in this cover style.

I can't believe they wouldn't have done at least Dragonquest and The White Dragon if they done the above mentioned ones.

This also brings to mind that Aladin did a TBP set of the Harper Hall books which were recently under discussion in DRoP forum.
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Old Jul 20 2007, 11:48 PM   #7
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That would suggest that there might be a whole set out there...or maybe a whole set was planned and only a few titles actually made???
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Here's the two cover pictures I have:





I don't partucularly like them, all with that same silly rock in the background. And the cover art used is the corver art of a full pictorial cover. I see no reason to switch to this... ah well, new editions, new art director, new "taste", new game, new changes...
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Hmm, here's Moreta:
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O dear, the poor Orlth is almost dewinginated...
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Old Jul 21 2007, 05:02 PM   #11
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Thank you Hans and Cheryl, Those covers have a lovely style to them...I like them them a lot. It does look like they published a whole set of them...now to try and find some of them...WOOPEE another hunting expedition!!!!
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I like the dolphins of pern cover. When did these come out?
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Late 1990s, I think.
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