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Report this Mar. 29 2010, 1:02 pm

Quote (ZeroZeroZero @ Mar. 27 2010, 2:42 am)
How do you know what I mean when I say "gay"?

You don't!

Get this straight (and I don't mean hetrosexual), recent years have seen an explosion in "supernatural" books, but the amount of space they take up is crazy.

Oh, and I noticed you changed tack after I supplied you with three "gay" vampire series, so you suck!

I don't? Either you blame the dearth of Star Trek books in your local stores to an influx of homosexual vampire novels, which is patently false, or you're using the word "gay" because you think it's a good word to use to describe how you don't like something. So I'm pretty sure I do know what you mean.

I changed tack because my original point was, and still is, that the reason Star Trek books take up less space than any other books or series is that they don't sell as well. And at least one of your stellar examples, "Hunger" by Whitley Streiber, isn't a series at all. It's a single book, and would more likely be found in the Horror section of a book store than the supernatural, assuming it was still in print, which it currently isn't. So yay for you, you can use Google to try and prove a point, poorly.

This thread has been derailed long enough. I'm sure you'll have a super-snappy comeback to lob at me, so have at it. I'll be moving on.

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Report this Mar. 30 2010, 2:33 am

Good, move on and don't let the door hit you on the way out!

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Report this Apr. 12 2010, 10:21 pm

Just came back from up north Michigan and scouring about 8 different used bookstores large and small, and the Trek novels WAY out-numbered the Star Wars up there. I mean on average, 5 to 1. A couple places had only one or two Star Wars novels. Everywhere had several up to a dozen-and-a-half Trek novels.

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Report this Apr. 13 2010, 4:42 am

I think the abundance of used Trek books really shows you both how well Trek used to sell (regularly being on the NYT Bestseller lists) and how many Trekkers have fallen away in recent years.  I fell away for a while and got rid of all my books by getting pennies on the dollar at used book stores and eventually dumping the ones they wouldn't buy.     I have regretted that a lot since a recent purchase of a DS9 season reminded me of my love for Trek and got me on a roll of re-watching the shows.  

The lack of Trek books at the new book stores show that there are less people buying the new books now.    Star Wars now has the huge fanbase...which befuddles me seeing how bad the prequels were, but apparently the extended universe has been good enough to keep the fans.

Trek now has a great extended universe series of novels, but I think few of us are following it to know what a good job they have done in the novels of expanding the universe with series like Vanguard, IKS Gorkon, Titan, SCE, New Frontier, etc..

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Report this Apr. 17 2010, 11:49 pm

I'm probably heading to Barnes and Noble on Monday to see if they have the newest releases.........

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Report this Apr. 18 2010, 5:31 am

I just use Amazon, most of the time the bookstores that are around me don't carry the stuff I want to read.

That kind of sucks about the Star Wars thing though.

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Report this Apr. 18 2010, 4:22 pm

Quote (LKone @ April 18 2010, 5:31 am)
I just use Amazon, most of the time the bookstores that are around me don't carry the stuff I want to read.

Same here, but I occasionally make a point of asking for such books at the counter from time to time, just for the record (that SOME people are interested).

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Report this Apr. 19 2010, 1:01 am

Amazon is how I got my latest books.....but I did stumble on a rare one in the last out of the way bookstore in Arizona.....so will continue to seek out those small independent places for some of my treasures.  I do love to read!

LKone

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Report this Apr. 19 2010, 4:01 pm

Quote (grigori @ April 17 2010, 5:22 pm)
Quote (LKone @ April 18 2010, 5:31 am)
I just use Amazon, most of the time the bookstores that are around me don't carry the stuff I want to read.

Same here, but I occasionally make a point of asking for such books at the counter from time to time, just for the record (that SOME people are interested).

That's a pretty good idea, who knows? Maybe you were the 100th person to ask the store that particular week  :cool:

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Report this Apr. 27 2010, 2:03 pm

Quote (challengerdyer @ April 17 2010, 11:49 pm)
I'm probably heading to Barnes and Noble on Monday to see if they have the newest releases.........

Well, it took me awhile but I finally got to Barnes and Noble, and can you imagine my surprise when I actually found ALL the Star Trek books I was looking for?! I got:

Seven Deadly Sins
The Children of Kings
Unspoken Truth
The Needs of the Many

HOWEVER, I will say I had to search several different areas for a couple and there was only one copy of Unspoken Truth and Seven Deadly Sins which goes back to my OP!!

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