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Topic: Reprinted Books

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 11/11/2007

Dear Mr. Bear. I hope you are well. And, I hope it's not too terribly offtopic of me to ask if any of your late father in law, Poul Anderson, books will be reprinted. More specifically, I have in mind works like BRAIN WAVE and AFTER DOOMSDAY. I'm finding it discouragingly difficult to find good quality hard back copies. The used copies I see offered for sale seem to be either in unsatisfactory condition or very COSTLY to buy. Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: Reprinted Books

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/14/2007

Thanks for writing, Sean. When iBooks went under, a lot of Poul's titles were left in limbo. The estate is working to get his classics back in print. Until then, those Anderson first editions can be very pricey--but there should also be a fair number of paperback and book club editions out there, at a much reduced rate.

Re: Reprinted Books

From: Sean M. Brooks
Location: Lawrence, MA
Date: 11/15/2007

Dear Mr. Bear. Thanks for replying. I'm sorry there seems to be copyright troubles with many of Poul Anderson's books.Hope his estate gets it sorted out soon. Actually, a bit accidentally, I have many first edition hard backs of your father in law's works. The first hard cover of any of PA's books which I got wss FLANDRY OF TERRA--way back in 1971. It's gaps in my collection like BRAIN WAVE which is now frustrating me. I would far prefer to have a good quality hard cover reprint of that book than a paperback. I know, I have to be patient! Also, does it bother you to get emails to your blog talking about PA, instead of your own books? I don't want to cause offense. And I have read some of your books! Sincerely, Sean M. Brooks

Re: Reprinted Books

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/02/2007

Always happy to talk about my favorite authors--and my favorite people, Sean!

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