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Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-16-16, 02:30 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,087
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Well that's a PITA. I really wish they had a more...

Well that's a PITA. I really wish they had a more convenient way to deal with bundles - redownloading 1.5 GB every month is a waste. More so if it doesn't actually have the new book!
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-24-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,743
Posted By HamsterExAstris
It's a numbered book so there's no reason to...

It's a numbered book so there's no reason to believe it won't follow the pattern of the rest of them.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-12-15, 07:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,288
Posted By HamsterExAstris
"Rebirth" (from Age of Darkness) "Bjorn: Lone...

"Rebirth" (from Age of Darkness)
"Bjorn: Lone Wolf" (ebook, included in Legacies of Betrayal)
"Wolf Claw" (audio version in Echoes of Ruin, prose version in Legacies of Betrayal)

I misspoke...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-11-15, 01:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,288
Posted By HamsterExAstris
We have cover art. Shorts from Dembski-Bowden,...

We have cover art. Shorts from Dembski-Bowden, Haley, and Wraight are included.

Dembski-Bowden is probably "Howl of the Hearthworld" from Death and Defiance

Haley is probably Hunter's Moon (and...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-10-15, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By HamsterExAstris
What about Legacies of Betrayal? Read it after...

What about Legacies of Betrayal? Read it after Damnation of Pythos, read it at some point earlier in the 20+ novel span it covers, or just split it up and treat each short individually?

(Right now...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-09-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Some changes from the old list...

Some changes from the old list (http://www.blacklibrary.com/our-ranges-horus-heresy.html). Some are definitely improvements (Aurelian should go after The First Heretic), but I think Promethean Sun...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-06-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By HamsterExAstris
235 numbered pages in my copy, so with front/back...

235 numbered pages in my copy, so with front/back matter 250 is about right.

Basically, it was supposed to be two novellas but they combined the last two in the trilogy into one book.


It's...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   12-03-15, 03:31 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,087
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Is it going to be coming to paperback? I thought...

Is it going to be coming to paperback? I thought Black Library was only doing that for the Horus Heresy books anymore.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-28-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 32,087
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I disagree. It's about 47K words, or 45% the size...

I disagree. It's about 47K words, or 45% the size of Horus Rising.

It's technically a novel (the definition is anything over 40K words), but definitely a short one. Similar to The Honoured, The...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-25-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,286
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I know it happened to a lot of Star Wars books...

I know it happened to a lot of Star Wars books for their Japanese translations. I thought it was also common for German/French too, but I can't think of any examples off the top of my head, so maybe...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-24-15, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,286
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I thought that was pretty common when large books...

I thought that was pretty common when large books get translated...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-27-14, 12:26 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,049
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I believe they upped the threshold to $60 USD.

I believe they upped the threshold to $60 USD.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-26-14, 12:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,049
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Have you bought it, or are you just going by the...

Have you bought it, or are you just going by the time on the page? The latter can't be trusted. (BL is notorious for copy/pasting to create new books... for example, Descent of Angels listed the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-25-14, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,049
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Hmph. Looks like BL decided to get rid of the...

Hmph. Looks like BL decided to get rid of the buy-multiple-formats discounts. That sucks.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-12-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,968
Posted By HamsterExAstris
They'd rather you buy the ebooks for $9 a pop,...

They'd rather you buy the ebooks for $9 a pop, plus $3 for each of the short stories.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   04-11-14, 02:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 20,349
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Scars will probably be around November of this...

Scars will probably be around November of this year, with Vengeful Spirit around February 2015.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-16-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 527
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I guess that depends on what you mean by "the new...

I guess that depends on what you mean by "the new format".

There's the hardcover (in which case, the answer is "because they think it'll sell, so they get more money" - same as they've been doing...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-07-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,441
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Mine showed up in Michigan earlier this week....

Mine showed up in Michigan earlier this week. (Not quite sure when - I was out of town for work, and came back to find it on my desk. :))
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-02-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,064
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Interesting. The ebook & audio standalone...

Interesting. The ebook & audio standalone releases reuse the Shadows of Treachery cover. Why would it need new art? A standalone print release?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   03-01-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By HamsterExAstris
It's the order they came out. I'd disagree that...

It's the order they came out. I'd disagree that it's the correct order. :grin:

Oath of Moment both occurs first and came out first.

Sword of Truth came out later, but is chronologically second,...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-27-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Legion hardcover says Vengeful Spirit is May...

Legion hardcover says Vengeful Spirit is May (which matches the August TPB date on Amazon), and Battle for the Abyss is supposedly out. I'd expect to see BftA first. :)
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-24-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,064
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I remember back in the day when board game novel...

I remember back in the day when board game novel tie-ins would actually move the plot along. BattleTech, how I miss you. :(
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-23-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I don't see them on Honour to the Dead or Censure...

I don't see them on Honour to the Dead or Censure (the two newest titles I have; Wolf Pack hasn't arrived yet), and I don't remember them being on older HH ones either. I suppose it's possible...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-23-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Interesting that this includes the scripts like...

Interesting that this includes the scripts like the Space Marines Battles audios have been doing. Does this mean no more print volumes of script books?
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-19-14, 02:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I ordered it on 1/24, with standard shipping, and...

I ordered it on 1/24, with standard shipping, and it was delivered to me (in the US) on... I believe it was 2/7.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-17-14, 03:44 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,064
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I look at those names, and wonder if it's going...

I look at those names, and wonder if it's going to be recycled material that hasn't hit print yet:

Nick Kyme: "The Gates of Terra"
Chris Wraight: "The Sigilite" (prose version)
David Annandale:...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-04-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,190
Posted By HamsterExAstris
It won't match your copy of MacRagge's Honour,...

It won't match your copy of MacRagge's Honour, either, which is the main thing making me wish I'd sprung for the limited. ;)
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-01-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By HamsterExAstris
It's doing the same thing for me too, so it's not...

It's doing the same thing for me too, so it's not just you. The free shipping if you spend $50 or more is still working; I don't suppose there's any chance you also want Legion and can combine the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   02-01-14, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,190
Posted By HamsterExAstris
It's definitely retailing for cheaper - I don't...

It's definitely retailing for cheaper - I don't remember the list, but it's discounted to about $45 on Amazon.com right now.

I'm slightly disappointed at the size - I know, it's an artbook, bigger...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-29-14, 02:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By HamsterExAstris
It does have a line-in jack, but I've found MP3...

It does have a line-in jack, but I've found MP3 CDs to work better for a couple of reasons:

1) Far easier to rewind, and a little easier to pause
2) Hard to pick up your place in a...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-28-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By HamsterExAstris
HH audio drama bitrates

This is going to sound weird, but could anybody out there with (legal) downloads of the full-length HH audio dramas share what file size/bitrate each of them are? Raven's Flight, especially, but the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   01-26-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Not that I'm aware of, no. The browser might let...

Not that I'm aware of, no. The browser might let you download it, but it looks like the Kindle doesn't have a way to pull that into the reader app.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   11-11-13, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,625
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Ouch. For that price, I'd expect it to be full...

Ouch. For that price, I'd expect it to be full color, but I'm pretty sure it isn't...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   10-28-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,570
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Yes, it should be released early next year at the...

Yes, it should be released early next year at the same time as the hardcover.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-16-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,570
Posted By HamsterExAstris
No - if it was an ARC, it would still be the full...

No - if it was an ARC, it would still be the full text. Otherwise it's not much of an Advanced Review Copy, if you can't review the whole thing. :P
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-13-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,570
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Pages in an ebook don't necessarily correspond to...

Pages in an ebook don't necessarily correspond to pages in the print version (unless you got a PDF). The publisher can (but usually doesn't) mark where a "print page" starts; if they don't, then the...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-11-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,570
Posted By HamsterExAstris
Price of the trade paperback has been confirmed....

Price of the trade paperback has been confirmed. Price of the hardcover and mass-market paperback haven't been yet.
Forum: Black Library Fiction   08-10-13, 03:42 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,570
Posted By HamsterExAstris
You also have to keep in mind the money Black...

You also have to keep in mind the money Black Library loses to the credit card processor. If the person buys just the ebook and nothing else, BL gets about $0.65 of a $1 transaction. At $3, they keep...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   07-20-13, 04:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,230
Posted By HamsterExAstris
I'm about to reach The Outcast Dead in my HH...

I'm about to reach The Outcast Dead in my HH read-through. (Well, mostly listen-through from this point forward.) Will I be "safe" to listen to Wolf Hunt right after, or is there some intermediate...
Forum: Black Library Fiction   06-16-13, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 860
Posted By HamsterExAstris
This way they can sell the hardcovers as "the...

This way they can sell the hardcovers as "the complete HH series" - novels, novellas, and audio scripts all in the same format.
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