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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Andrew Kearley on Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:29 pm

s99fan, you might want to check out bookdepository.co.uk. They
offer free shipping worldwide, and they're only asking £9.74 for the
book. They haven't got it in stock yet, but it would be worth
keeping an eye on them and ordering it once they have. That's
where I'm probably going for it. I also find that they're a lot
better than Amazon for stocking books from small niche publishers like
Telos.

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by s99fan on Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:32 pm

Thank you for the link. I'll keep an eye out.

Addendum: They appear to be asking 9.74 USD. That is a phenomenal price. I've preordered.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:08 pm

I will continue to recommend that the best place to order the book is directly from Telos at their website www.telos.co.uk . And in the near future copies will be available in North America via FABGearUSA - and they will likely be the only source in North America with books in stock for at least 6 months. I also fully support FabGear and think they do a great job.

One of the nice things about FABGear is that they help support the 1999 fan community through their appearances at our conventions, and any company like that - that gives back to the fan community who purchases product from them - gets a thumbs up from me.

And of course, Telos is to be commended for taking the initiative, and making the investment, in publishing "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" to begin with. The success of this book will help determine whether Telos publishes any additional books related to Space: 1999 in the future.

Potential readers are welcome to buy from any source, and I understand the urge to get the best price, but I think it's more important that good companies like Telos and FabGear get the business they deserve, so they can continue to publish new books and provide their services to all of us.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by s99fan on Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:35 pm

Your argument is understandable and commendable, and if the total cost from Telos was within a handful of dollars or a few pounds or euros, I would do as you advise, just to support the community. However, in a recession where money is tight, the only way to obtain a copy in a timely fashion (as you state, sometime before August here in North America), is in this fashion. The difference of approx. 32 USD and 10 USD is the ability to purchase one of the new Powys books, and in that fashion support the Space:1999 community. I earnestly send regrets if this offends.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Commander Koenig on Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:14 am

Robert, wonderful surprise today. Your book arrived!!!! Very Happy It certainly is a lovely chunky tome and I look forward to reading it. I'd just started reading a James Patterson novel but now that'll have to wait now... Laughing

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:31 am

Thanks for telling me Jeannine - and please let me know what you think of the book! Good to know I take priority over James Patterson Cool
And your description is wonderful -
Commander Koenig wrote: a lovely chunky tome
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by s99fan on Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:21 pm

FABGear just sent notice that they are indeed about to receive the book. Cost with S&H: 38-42 USD.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:23 am

Yes, FABGear will have the book in stock within a few days now, and they will be the only North American seller for at least the next 6 months, as far as I know.
They're very good, and I do recommend their service to people who want to buy from a North American seller, and don't want to wait until the Fall.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by s99fan on Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:26 pm

If I am reading the posting correctly, Amazon UK will stock your book as of 28 February. On pre-order, they are currently asking 31.50 USD for delivery to North America.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:24 pm

So - Jeannine, and any others reading the book - I hope you're enjoying it!

I still await the arrival of my first copy!
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Commander Koenig on Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:42 am

CalgaryAlphan wrote:So - Jeannine, and any others reading the book - I hope you're enjoying it!

I still await the arrival of my first copy!
Robert, I am really enjoying your book. I'm reading about 'Full Circle' now, and am loving your reviews on each episode. You bring up some interesting concepts which have really made me sit back and think 'Ummm, yes, I can see that now'. It's interesting to read other people's views on episodes. I'm also loving the commentary's from the cast, it's really interesting to get their take on things.

Marks out of ten so far.....ten Very Happy

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by SPACE 1899 on Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:48 am

Yes - Robert - fantastic book. Thank you so much for all your hard work, time and dedication that you have obviously put into this project.

I am especially loving all the trivia stories included - eg Barbara Bains story about having to get into her uniform in the early morning and the zip being so cold that she decided to solve the problem by putting the uniform on the radiator to warm it up, but to be careful the metal zip did not get too hot.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:04 am

I will be appearing later today - Monday - 15 February - at 7:00 Pacific (USA/Canada) Time on the NDB Internet Talk Radio program, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ndbmedia , discussing Space: 1999 and my new book, "Destination: Moonbase Alpha".

For those of you in other parts of the world, here is a helpful Time Conversion website: http://www.onlineconversion.com/timezone.php

Perhaps you will be able to listen, call in, or pre-email a question? Program call-in: 914-338-0314 or email questions to: radio@noriega.biz
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by SPACE 1899 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 3:48 pm

If you had given everyone a bit more advance notice of the interview - I bet many of us could have pre-emailed some favourable feedback / comments and even compiled some questions.

Why the short notice ?
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:24 pm

We'll try and give much more notice when we reschedule the interview, which has now been postponed. Here is the announcement from Richard at NDB Media:

Dear Friends:

Due to unforseen circumstances beyond our control, NDB Media had to cancel the interview that was to be conducted this evening with Author Robert Wood. As we all know life is unpredictable.

We apologize for the inconvenience and have plans to reschedule the interview in the near future.

Sincerely,

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Commander Koenig on Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:22 am

Robert I'm glad they had to cancel the interview! I received the email notification and quickly checked to see what the time for me would be but was really disappointed to find I was too late so I for one am glad to hear it never happened Laughing I will look forward to the re-scheduled interview, and will try to get some questions ready.

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:08 am

Whatever time it ends up being scheduled, and whether that is an inconvenient time or not, the plus side of shows like this is that they are archived. So if you miss it, you can just download and listen later at your convenience.
But if you can call in, or email questions ahead of time, that would be great!
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Steve Gerard on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:18 am

CalgaryAlphan wrote:Whatever time it ends up being scheduled, and whether that is an inconvenient time or not, the plus side of shows like this is that they are archived. So if you miss it, you can just download and listen later at your convenience.
But if you can call in, or email questions ahead of time, that would be great!


Robert, it is worth the wait to hear your interview.
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destination Moonbase Alpha book

Post by Jack18 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:46 am

hi

will there be behind the scenes articles and interviews.

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:52 am

Jack18 wrote:hi

will there be behind the scenes articles and interviews.

Andrew

Hi Andrew,

Are you referring to the content of my book? If so, there is a huge amount of behind-the-scenes recollections from various cast and crew members of the series. Check out my website for more information at www.destinationmoonbasealpha.net .
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Jack18 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:57 am

i will where can i pre order the book in the UK because i have been waiting for a book like this to come out.

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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by CalgaryAlphan on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:03 am

You can order the book directly from the publisher at www.telos.co.uk - it is in print and available for immediate shipping.

Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think of the book!
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Jack18 on Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:09 am

i will indeed
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Andrew Kearley on Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:49 am

Well, I've finally got my copy (£9.61 from WHSmith - best price I've found yet). I'll let you know what I think.
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Re: "Destination: Moonbase Alpha" book

Post by Commander Koenig on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:22 am

Andrew Kearley wrote:Well, I've finally got my copy (£9.61 from WHSmith - best price I've found yet). I'll let you know what I think.
Hey Andrew, that was a bargain! I never thought of looking in WHSmith Rolling Eyes

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Post by Andrew Kearley on Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:42 am

I should specify - that was WHSmith's online site: whsmith.co.uk
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