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    query about summoning light - technomage book 2. Its unavailable in Australian, so I went looking on the net. From Barnes and Noble, I tracked down a used copy ...

    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/boo...542722X&itm=23

    and http://search.barnesandnoble.com/use...%2Easp&wbflg=N

    Its the second link that has prices at $82.49 and $245.70 ???

    My question ... why is it $245.70 ? I would to finish the series, but at that price I'll guess what happened - (bad things happen, the hero doesn't die, and we set up book 3).

    I'm also curious why book 2 is so rare, but I can guess. Either they didn't print a lot (which implies book 1 didn't sell well, so they reduced the print run), or its a popular book.

    Luckily Amazon has a more decent price, but I'm curious why a second hand book is so expensive.

    thanks
    din

  • #2
    To answer your question, yes, in the later books of the trilogies, the print runs were smaller. As more people have discovered B5, though, interest in them has increased. The same is happening with Peter David's Centauri trilogy.

    EDIT: I've also been hearing that Amazon doesn't really have it available, though it's still listed.

    There may be a very affordable solution if it's still available, though. Check out the first post in this thread for information on how you may still be able to buy the book directly from the author.

    Good luck,
    Jan
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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    • #3
      That, kids, is REAL price gouging.
      Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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      • #4
        I just saw copies at our local library book sale this past weekend. They would have been 50 cents each...

        Should have bought them and put them on ebay!!!

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        • #5
          Just keep checking online bookstores and ebay religously every day, morning, noon and night. I had to do the same with the last centauri trilogy book, but eventually got it cheap. Actually, there is copy of summoning light, supposedly, for $9 on amazon. linkage

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          • #6
            I had the same problem, I couldn't find the book anywhere, until our moderator Jan showed me the way

            http://jmsnews.com/forums/showthread...o-mage+trilogy

            I emailed Mrs.Cavelos and she graciously send me a copy of "Summoning Light" at a very normal price (book plus posting/shipping plus PayPal charge). I was touched and honored that an author would help out her readers this way! She's great!

            What a sad thing you are! Unable to answer even such a simple question without falling back on references and genealogies and what other people call you! Have you nothing of your own? Nothing to stand on that is not provided, defined, delineated, stamped, sanctioned, numbered and approved by others? How can you be expected to fight for someone else, when you haven't the fairest idea who you are?

            "Comes The Inquisitor"

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            • #7
              I picked up a few of these at a library cast-off sale this weekend. PM me if interested and/or they'll go on eBay soon.

              [edit: with the opening bid set at 25 cents--exactly what I paid for them]

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