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3rd Apr '16 10:44:21 AM MarkLungo
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* Now that ''{{BIONICLE}}'' is officially over, the only way to read any of the chapter books or guides is to buy them used. At least you can find all the comics online....

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* Now that ''{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Franchise/{{BIONICLE}}'' is officially over, the only way to read any of the chapter books or guides is to buy them used. At least you can find all the comics online....



* The [[http://home.epix.net/~wallison/bafs.html Ballantine Adult Fantasy]] series, commissioned by Betty and Ian Ballantine and edited by Lin Carter, reprinted many classic fantasy novels and story collections with imaginative wrap-around cover art and brand-new introductions. Some of these titles are now widely available in other editions, such as ''LordOfTheRings'' and ''{{Gormenghast}}'', while others (anything by Hannes Bok, for instance) continue to languish out of print--unsurprisingly, given that the series had a low print run and did not sell well, so collecting the entire BAF library is a rare achievement. And if you ''do'' manage to acquire the complete Ballantine Adult Fantasy line, congratulations on your beautiful bookshelf. (For decades, the line's two [[{{Creator/HPLovecraft}} H. P. Lovecraft]] anthologies, ''The Doom That Came to Sarnath'' and ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'', ''were'' still in print albeit with different cover art, but they, too, recently entered this trope.)

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* The [[http://home.epix.net/~wallison/bafs.html Ballantine Adult Fantasy]] series, commissioned by Betty and Ian Ballantine and edited by Lin Carter, reprinted many classic fantasy novels and story collections with imaginative wrap-around cover art and brand-new introductions. Some of these titles are now widely available in other editions, such as ''LordOfTheRings'' and ''{{Gormenghast}}'', ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'', while others (anything by Hannes Bok, for instance) continue to languish out of print--unsurprisingly, given that the series had a low print run and did not sell well, so collecting the entire BAF library is a rare achievement. And if you ''do'' manage to acquire the complete Ballantine Adult Fantasy line, congratulations on your beautiful bookshelf. (For decades, the line's two [[{{Creator/HPLovecraft}} H. P. Lovecraft]] Creator/HPLovecraft anthologies, ''The Doom That Came to Sarnath'' and ''The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath'', ''were'' still in print albeit with different cover art, but they, too, recently entered this trope.)
5th Feb '16 11:17:19 AM avon
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* PerryRhodan: Germany's own SpaceOpera novella series. Going strong since 1961 and still going today with over 2800 volumes. The American translation (spearheaded by the legendary Forrest J. Ackerman) published by Ace Books, only lasted 120 volumes from 1969 to 1979. Rumor has it that although Perry gained a cult following in the U.S., the publisher disliked pulp space opera, thus the cancellation. There was also a short lived series in 1990. Good luck finding those old editions in English. You could always learn German, though and see if you have any luck finding old issues or reprints of those old outdated adventures.

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* PerryRhodan: ''PerryRhodan'': Germany's own SpaceOpera novella series. Going strong since 1961 and still going today with over 2800 volumes. The American translation (spearheaded by the legendary Forrest J. Ackerman) published by Ace Books, only lasted 120 volumes from 1969 to 1979. Rumor has it that although Perry gained a cult following in the U.S., the publisher disliked pulp space opera, thus the cancellation. There was also a short lived series in 1990. Good luck finding those old editions in English. You could always learn German, though and see if you have any luck finding old issues or reprints of those old outdated adventures.
5th Feb '16 11:16:30 AM avon
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* PerryRhodan: Germany's own SpaceOpera novella series. Going strong since 1961 and still going today with over 2800 volumes. The American translation (spearheaded by the legendary Forrest J. Ackerman) published by Ace Books, only lasted 120 volumes from 1969 to 1970. There was also a short lived series in 1990. Good luck finding those old editions in English. You could always learn German, though and see if you have any luck finding old issues or reprints of those old outdated adventures.

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* PerryRhodan: Germany's own SpaceOpera novella series. Going strong since 1961 and still going today with over 2800 volumes. The American translation (spearheaded by the legendary Forrest J. Ackerman) published by Ace Books, only lasted 120 volumes from 1969 to 1970.1979. Rumor has it that although Perry gained a cult following in the U.S., the publisher disliked pulp space opera, thus the cancellation. There was also a short lived series in 1990. Good luck finding those old editions in English. You could always learn German, though and see if you have any luck finding old issues or reprints of those old outdated adventures.
5th Feb '16 11:14:07 AM avon
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* The sequels to the children's classic ''Literature/AllOfAKindFamily'' have been out-of-print for a while. They were released on Kindle, but that doesn't satisfy many of the more [[LuddWasRight old-fashioned]] fans. They are murmuring about a re-release though.

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* The sequels to the children's classic ''Literature/AllOfAKindFamily'' have been out-of-print for a while. They were released on Kindle, but that doesn't satisfy many of the more [[LuddWasRight old-fashioned]] fans. They are murmuring about a re-release though.though.
* PerryRhodan: Germany's own SpaceOpera novella series. Going strong since 1961 and still going today with over 2800 volumes. The American translation (spearheaded by the legendary Forrest J. Ackerman) published by Ace Books, only lasted 120 volumes from 1969 to 1970. There was also a short lived series in 1990. Good luck finding those old editions in English. You could always learn German, though and see if you have any luck finding old issues or reprints of those old outdated adventures.
28th Nov '15 5:36:39 AM mlsmithca
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* The sequels to the children's classic Literature/AllOfAKindFamily have been out-of-print for a while. They were recently released on Kindle, but that doesn't satisfy many of the more [[LuddWasRight old-fashioned]] fans. They are murmuring about a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced re-release though.]]

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* The sequels to the children's classic Literature/AllOfAKindFamily ''Literature/AllOfAKindFamily'' have been out-of-print for a while. They were recently released on Kindle, but that doesn't satisfy many of the more [[LuddWasRight old-fashioned]] fans. They are murmuring about a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced re-release though.]]
27th Nov '15 1:21:45 PM Cailleach
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* Legendary Hollywood director Richard Brooks (''Elmer Gantry'', etc.) tried his hand at literature before becoming a director - his first novel, ''The Brick Foxhole'', was an existentialist portrait of WWII soldiers stuck on base feeling estranged from their purpose, culminating in the murder of a gay man in the town their base is located and the murder's aftermath. An important early story revolving around hate crimes, the book was adapted into the noir film ''Crossfire'', albeit the murder victim changed from being gay to being Jewish and the perspective switched from the soldiers to police officers investigating the crime. The hate crime angle was retained, however, and the film was highly acclaimed for that aspect of the story. The book has been out of print for at least 70 years and the hardcover copies are quite expensive.

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* Legendary Hollywood director Richard Brooks (''Elmer Gantry'', etc.) tried his hand at literature before becoming a director - his first novel, ''The Brick Foxhole'', was an existentialist portrait of WWII soldiers stuck on base feeling estranged from their purpose, culminating in the murder of a gay man in the town their base is located and the murder's aftermath. An important early story revolving around hate crimes, the book was adapted into the noir film ''Crossfire'', albeit the murder victim changed from being gay to being Jewish and the perspective switched from the soldiers to police officers investigating the crime. The hate crime angle was retained, however, and the film was highly acclaimed for that aspect of the story. The book has been out of print for at least 70 years and the hardcover copies are quite expensive.expensive.
*The sequels to the children's classic Literature/AllOfAKindFamily have been out-of-print for a while. They were recently released on Kindle, but that doesn't satisfy many of the more [[LuddWasRight old-fashioned]] fans. They are murmuring about a [[AndTheFandomRejoiced re-release though.]]
19th Oct '15 5:46:56 PM prking
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* Around the same time the economist Joel Kurtzman began his writing career with two surreal, poetically intense novels, ''Crown of Flowers'' and ''Sweet Bobby''. Neither one saw good sales, the latter never making it past its first edition, and both have been out of print since the early 70's.

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* Around the same time the economist Joel Kurtzman began his writing career with two surreal, poetically intense novels, ''Crown of Flowers'' and ''Sweet Bobby''. Neither one saw good sales, the latter never making it past its first edition, and both have been out of print since the early 70's.70's.
* Legendary Hollywood director Richard Brooks (''Elmer Gantry'', etc.) tried his hand at literature before becoming a director - his first novel, ''The Brick Foxhole'', was an existentialist portrait of WWII soldiers stuck on base feeling estranged from their purpose, culminating in the murder of a gay man in the town their base is located and the murder's aftermath. An important early story revolving around hate crimes, the book was adapted into the noir film ''Crossfire'', albeit the murder victim changed from being gay to being Jewish and the perspective switched from the soldiers to police officers investigating the crime. The hate crime angle was retained, however, and the film was highly acclaimed for that aspect of the story. The book has been out of print for at least 70 years and the hardcover copies are quite expensive.
19th Oct '15 5:41:14 PM prking
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* Earl Mac Rauch, screenwriter and co-creator of ''Film/TheAdventuresofBuckarooBanzaiAcrossthe8thDimension'', wrote a pair of outlandish experimental novels in the late 60's and early 70's, ''Dirty Pictures from the Prom'' and ''Arkansas Adios''. The former features weird metafictional trickery, such as crossed out pages and deleted chapters, as well as crude sexual humor, and both books never got past their first editions, becoming extremely difficult to find.

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* Earl Mac Rauch, screenwriter and co-creator of ''Film/TheAdventuresofBuckarooBanzaiAcrossthe8thDimension'', wrote a pair of outlandish experimental novels in the late 60's and early 70's, ''Dirty Pictures from the Prom'' and ''Arkansas Adios''. The former features weird metafictional trickery, such as crossed out pages and deleted chapters, as well as crude sexual humor, and both books never got past their first editions, becoming extremely difficult to find.find.
* Around the same time the economist Joel Kurtzman began his writing career with two surreal, poetically intense novels, ''Crown of Flowers'' and ''Sweet Bobby''. Neither one saw good sales, the latter never making it past its first edition, and both have been out of print since the early 70's.
19th Oct '15 5:19:06 PM prking
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* Some of RosemaryWells's older books from the 70's and 80's (Especially the original copies of MaxAndRuby from the late 70's) are out of print. Some of her older books get reprints with new covers in later years with new art work. In recent years, such as "Noisy Nora" (Which is one of Rosemary's first books) would get a newer art style compared to it's previous look from the 70's and 80's.

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* Some of RosemaryWells's older books from the 70's and 80's (Especially the original copies of MaxAndRuby from the late 70's) are out of print. Some of her older books get reprints with new covers in later years with new art work. In recent years, such as "Noisy Nora" (Which is one of Rosemary's first books) would get a newer art style compared to it's previous look from the 70's and 80's.80's.
* Earl Mac Rauch, screenwriter and co-creator of ''Film/TheAdventuresofBuckarooBanzaiAcrossthe8thDimension'', wrote a pair of outlandish experimental novels in the late 60's and early 70's, ''Dirty Pictures from the Prom'' and ''Arkansas Adios''. The former features weird metafictional trickery, such as crossed out pages and deleted chapters, as well as crude sexual humor, and both books never got past their first editions, becoming extremely difficult to find.
6th Sep '15 3:48:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jane Gaskell's singularly strange ''{{Atlan}}'' series, which consists of either four or five novels, depending on which printings you read, went through several different editions in the U.K. and U.S....and has yet to see the light of day since the 1980s.
* Many popular YA series in the 80s and 90s like ''SweetValleyHigh'' and ''TheBabysittersClub'' are out of print. Fans can still occasionally find them at used book stores or garage sales for not a lot of money or on the web for a few (sometimes many) dollars more. In the case of SVH, the first 4 books were re-released in 2008 and updated to modern times, but these are also now hard to find. When the SVH sequel ''The Sweet Life'' came out as an e-book in 2012, the first 12 books of SVH were also re-released as e-books with different covers but with the original stories intact.

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* Jane Gaskell's singularly strange ''{{Atlan}}'' ''Literature/{{Atlan}}'' series, which consists of either four or five novels, depending on which printings you read, went through several different editions in the U.K. and U.S....and has yet to see the light of day since the 1980s.
* Many popular YA series in the 80s and 90s like ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' and ''TheBabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' are out of print. Fans can still occasionally find them at used book stores or garage sales for not a lot of money or on the web for a few (sometimes many) dollars more. In the case of SVH, the first 4 books were re-released in 2008 and updated to modern times, but these are also now hard to find. When the SVH sequel ''The Sweet Life'' came out as an e-book in 2012, the first 12 books of SVH were also re-released as e-books with different covers but with the original stories intact.
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