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Old May 3 2006, 02:27 AM   #1
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Elsewhere, I mention a book I'm starting, about Pern. For that I need the "best" texts.

Which editions do you recommend that I collect? I am thinking particularly of affordbility; remember, I'm on a pension, and most of my money is going on rent, food, and bills.

I am, though, looking at a four year period of planning and note-taking, so I have some time to gather the rosebuds whilst I may.
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Old May 3 2006, 02:41 AM   #2
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With your "rules" my choice and advice is easy: buy UK corgi paperbacks.

No hardbacks because of price and UK because it generally has the best edited text and often more text! than it's US counterparts.
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I manage to pick up UK hardbacks for £1 both on Ebay, and the one my mum found in a charity shop. I suppose that the problem there is postage.
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Old May 3 2006, 05:39 AM   #4
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Edi, UK paperbacks, and sometimes hardbacks, are regularly to be found on Australian eBay too.
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Old May 3 2006, 06:01 AM   #5
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And the Corgi editions are those sold in Australia too. So new copies are easy to get through bookstores.
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I second Hans' recommendation. They'll be the easiest and cheapest for you to find, often contain more text than the US versions -- and paperbacks are the most likely to be owned by other fans thus making it easier to check your references.
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Are you looking at buying on ebay Ghyle? It's much cheaper!
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I have a problem paying by anything other than cash, Jax. I do get around now and then, with money orders and IMOs, and a relative-by-my-mother's-marriage's credit card, but I prefer cash where possible, and the corgis can be bought that way.
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