Complete Martian Chronicles - reprint?

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25 November 2010, 10:18 PM
David Watson
Complete Martian Chronicles - reprint?
I'm kinda bummed about the insane price of getting a bigger copy of this excellent book. I did just catch a small footnote on the page at Subterranean Press's page for the volume:

A Few Things to Note:
This SubPress/PS Publishing project will differ from the other publisher’s intended edition in a few ways:

* Added introductions
* Five new, full-color plates by Edward Miller commissioned especially for our edition
* A 7 by 10 inch trim size to make this not only a work of art, but a readable volume
* Printed in two colors throughout

So... does this mean there is another version of this complete book in the works? Is anybody familiar with it?

26 November 2010, 01:29 PM
Hi David, and welcome to the board.

I don't believe there is another version in the works. What that footnote is alluding to is this: The Complete MC was originally intended to be published by a different publisher, but they went bust. Subterranean Press and PS Publishing then stepped in and collaborated on getting the book published. Along the way they added the extra bits referred to.

But who knows, maybe a different edition will appear at some point.

- Phil

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26 November 2010, 05:09 PM
So there is as of now no planned other edition of this? Are copies still available?
26 November 2010, 08:13 PM
David Watson
No, all copies are sold out. They've got some on ebay right now if I'm not mistaken. VERY pricey.
27 November 2010, 01:12 AM
Thanks for keeping me updated.
28 November 2010, 11:21 AM
I'm hoping a complete and annotated edition will one day be assembled and published.
26 January 2011, 10:12 PM
Yes, I too am hopeful that this edition with the added stories will be made available in a more reasonably priced edition someday.
31 January 2011, 09:50 PM
You never know...it's a marvelous edition. Perhaps Ray will OK a trade paperback reprint like has been done for SUMMER MORNING, SUMMER NIGHT.
01 February 2011, 12:45 AM
I will keep watching this space with hope.
01 February 2011, 06:40 AM
Doug Spaulding
Originally posted by Carcosa:
You never know...it's a marvelous edition. Perhaps Ray will OK a trade paperback reprint like has been done for SUMMER MORNING, SUMMER NIGHT.

I doubt it. It is, as you say, a marvellous volume - encyclopedic even, and would not lend itself to a paperback-style version. One never knows, though.

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01 February 2011, 08:18 AM
I would go for a reasonably priced reprint, for sure. I passed on the pricey limited edition, because I regard myself as more of a reader than a collector.

It could be done along the lines of A Pleasure to Burn, which was a sort of stripped down version of Match to Flame. Buyers of both titles are happy, because the ones who splurged to buy MTF still have a unique collector's item with content you can't find elsewhere, and those who bought APTB get to read most of the contents without spending a fortune.

A win-win situation, and I'd like to see that happen here.