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  • B5 Chronology: Time Runs Out

    For those who aren't on the B5Books mailing list, a revised edition of Across Time and Space: The Chronologies of Babylon 5 was released today at B5Books.com.

    The only significant changes are aesthetic--this new version's cover matches the white books we've been releasing over the last few years and the interior layout has been redesigned for an better reading experience.

    Aside from appearances, we've added the unproduced Crusade episodes that were discovered after the Chronology's 2008 release. For folks who already have the first edition, there's a free update page available to download that includes this new information at B5Books.com.

    Both the new edition of the book and the older version will both go out of print on 29 February 2012. Make haste if you ever wanted to know what Galen was up to 247 years from today!

    ETA: http://www.cafepress.com/b5books
    Last edited by Jan; 02-01-2012, 04:26 PM. Reason: Added link - Jan

  • #2
    I thought the Chronology and the Ask JMS volumes were going to stay in print indefinitely, unlike the scriptbooks which were a limited time only? Why did that plan change?
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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    • #3
      From the e-mail:

      WHY ARE YOU GOING TO STOP PRINTING THE CHRONOLOGY BOOK?
      To make way for a 6-volume series of all new material we are introducing on March 14.
      ...
      COMING MARCH 14: AN ALL-NEW BABYLON 5 BOOK SERIES
      This 6-volume series will give fans an experience of Babylon 5 they've never had before. It's all fresh material, never published before by B5 Books.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
        From the e-mail:
        Yes, and they had these six volumes at the same time they had the Quotes book, the 3-volume Other Voices, and the 15-volume JMS script books. I have seen some CP stores with hundreds of items. Why is there a need to limit this and "make room" for new books?
        "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

        The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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        • #5
          That would obviously be a question for Captain Jaclyn. Offhand, I'd say that there probably hadn't been any decision about it until recently, unlike the black series which was designated as limited from the beginning.

          And there are many different ways of having CP shops. Heck, even I've got a shop (which I've barely used)! But I'd be willing to guess that arrangements between the script book project and CP are vastly different from those between me and CP!

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

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jan View Post
            That would obviously be a question for Captain Jaclyn. Offhand, I'd say that there probably hadn't been any decision about it until recently, unlike the black series which was designated as limited from the beginning.

            And there are many different ways of having CP shops. Heck, even I've got a shop (which I've barely used)! But I'd be willing to guess that arrangements between the script book project and CP are vastly different from those between me and CP!

            Jan
            Well sure. You're not raking in millions of dollars. If you were, you'd have already adopted me.
            "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

            The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OmahaStar View Post
              Well sure. You're not raking in millions of dollars. If you were, you'd have already adopted me.
              Well...you'd be begging to be adopted, at any rate. Somebody else has already declared himself beneficiary in my will in order to get my collection. Do you people know something I don't?

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

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jan View Post
                Well...you'd be begging to be adopted, at any rate. Somebody else has already declared himself beneficiary in my will in order to get my collection. Do you people know something I don't?

                Jan
                Yes. You have the most incredible B5 collection in existence, and you've worked hard to get it.
                "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

                The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jan View Post
                  Well...you'd be begging to be adopted, at any rate. Somebody else has already declared himself beneficiary in my will in order to get my collection. Do you people know something I don't?

                  Jan
                  Isn't that me?
                  What a wonderful world you live in. -
                  Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by glindros View Post
                    Isn't that me?
                    Oops, did you want to be in my will, too? Guess y'all are just gonna have to fight it out. But I'm not going anyplace any time soon, anyway. So there!

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

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                    • #11
                      Oh, Jan, don't listen to those greedy gusses. Just sit back, put your feet up. Would you like some tea? Can I get you some pie?

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                      • #12
                        Just remember this: anyone who inherits Jan's collection also inherits late-night phone calls from me asking tedious questions about what's on page 37 of the first draft of 110 as well as incessant arguments that the airing order of Babylon 5 season one is wrong (whether you argue back, or not).

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                        • #13
                          Somehow, Jason, I think that's a burden they'd be willing to bear. At least until a publishing deadline is breathing down our necks.

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

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JoeD80 View Post
                            From the e-mail:
                            I WISH they'd come out with the remaining "CRUSADE-What The Hell Happened" books. That's what I'm waiting for, and am enduring a flood of Cafepress spam so as not to miss them.
                            Mac Breck (KoshN)
                            ------------------
                            Warner Brothers is Lucy.
                            JMS and we fans are collectively Charlie Brown.
                            Babylon 5 is the football.

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                            • #15
                              As long as you're on the Scripts Team mailing list you should be able to opt out of anything from CafePress if you want to. I think there may have been one instance when CP sent something out in conjunction with something to do with the script books but if so, it was a one-off.

                              And believe me, as soon as the next Hell book is ready, anything already scheduled will be paused to make room for that to come out as soon as possible.

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

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