|10-16-2012, 12:51 PM||#16|
Join Date: May 2009
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"It looks like Einstein's theory was wrong."
Unfortunately, he didn't do the same for the rest of the series.
Lensmen doesn't have the same issues with tech anachronisms because most was written post-Einstein and he reworked Tri-planetary to add the Prologue sections (Atlantis, WWIII) for its book edition in the 50's.
|10-16-2012, 01:18 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2012
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If the short stories had entered the public domain, that might explain the publisher's reluctance to explain how they have the rights, they might not want people to realize it is public domain, and that they could just get it for free.
One of the one-star reviews claimed it was a priate copy because it didn't Simak's introduction from the 1972 edition. But this actually strengthens the publisher's claim, if they had pirated it, there would have been no reason not to include his introduction. But if the short stories are public domain, the introduction to the 1972 version would still be under copyright, and thus they couldn't include it.
|10-19-2012, 12:15 AM||#18|
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey
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The same edition by the same publisher is available at Fictionwise. I have no idea of its status, but pirated copies usually get taken down pretty quickly. A take-down notice usually gets prompt attention.
Questions about this copy's legitimacy have been bouncing around on the internet for almost a year now -- at least, that I've found.
|10-21-2012, 02:42 AM||#19|
Jeffrey A. Carver
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Massachusetts, USA
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I seem to have bought this, because I have it in my Calibre library. Not sure where I bought it, maybe Fictionwise. Here's what the copyright page says:
Gate Way Publishers
NOTICE: This work is copyrighted. It is licensed only for use by the original purchaser. Making copies of this work or distributing it to any unauthorized person by any means, including without limit email, floppy disk, file transfer, paper print out, or any other method constitutes a violation of International copyright law and subjects the violator to severe fines or imprisonment.
Pretty nonspecific, but that may reflect incompetence rather than piracy. No listing of original publication dates, etc.
Here's the TOC in the ebook:
NOTES ON THE FIRST TALE
NOTES ON THE SECOND TALE
NOTES ON THE THIRD TALE
NOTES ON THE FOURTH TALE
NOTES ON THE FIFTH TALE
NOTES ON THE SIXTH TALE
NOTES ON THE SEVENTH TALE
NOTES ON THE EIGHTH TALE
* * * *
I think it's the same content as in my old Ace paperback (which has no Contents page).
My guess is that it's legit, but clumsy. But that's only a guess.
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