A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

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A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

Postby Unfront » 29 Nov 2010 20:33

Today I visited Borders to do some Christmas shopping when I took a glance at the Sci Fi section. My blood started boiling when I saw that the DUNE section on the shelf was pure McDune...not one, I repeat, not one FH DUNE book was anywhere to be found!!! :evil:

Then I realized, that the Borders that I was in was closing down and prices were marked way WAY down. My anger soon turned into joy once I came to the realization that the all of the original series has been bought up. Since the store was closing, no further restock orders were placed. All that's left are the table scraps. :twisted:
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Re: A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

Postby Freakzilla » 29 Nov 2010 20:49

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Postby D Pope » 29 Nov 2010 20:59

Bitterweet for sure, i've noticed similar at used bookstores.

It's become a hobby for me to rearrange books in order, pissing off the man at the airport in San Diego- he seemed to like McDune.
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Re: A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Nov 2010 21:40

I generally see more McDune than Dune in book stores, though the Dune does seem to be surrounded by empty spaces while the McDune is pretty full. So I can hope, hope, that the originals are outselling the new ones.

That said, I have a sinking feeling that there's an almost unending stream of old Dune fans who wander past and see new books, grab a book out of curiousity, maybe buy more maybe not. Looking at past sales for Dune, that kind of scenario alone could cause McDune to outsell original Dune (after all, most those old fans will have copies, or maybe not feel like a re-read).

I don't know... it's a little painful sometimes and so I try to justify why there's more of the junk than the good. Hopefully I'm right.
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Re: A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

Postby D Pope » 29 Nov 2010 22:01

I had reason, the other day, to find a used copy of Dune and after calling EVERY used bookstore in the book- came up dry. There were lots of McDune available.
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Re: A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

Postby TheDukester » 29 Nov 2010 22:33

Locally, I don't see the McDunes moving at all. The originals seem to move slowly, leading me to believe that none of the dumbasses around here actually read.

In the humor department, though, both of our major chain stores have Anderhack shelved on a bottom shelf. :lol:
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Postby Omphalos » 29 Nov 2010 22:34

TheDukester wrote:In the humor department, though, both of our major chain stores have Anderhack shelved on a bottom shelf. :lol:


Is that through your efforts or theirs?

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Postby SandRider » 29 Nov 2010 23:31

you know, that reminds me, I ain't staged a drunken rant in the "H'" section of Hastings for quite some time ...
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Postby TheDukester » 30 Nov 2010 00:05

Omphalos wrote:Is that through your efforts or theirs?

I'd love to take credit, but can't. It's just good luck for the readers of Northern Nevada.

I do, however, cover up his books and/or move some of them behind obscure cookbooks and that sort of thing.

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Postby Kojiro » 30 Nov 2010 00:15

TheDukester wrote:In the humor department, though, both of our major chain stores have Anderhack shelved on a bottom shelf. :lol:


From what I've heard, they're not even decent enough to be considered humor.
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Postby Apjak » 30 Nov 2010 11:54

In my local Border's I always seem to find McDune in YA, shelved behind all the spillover Harry potter and Twilight books.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 30 Nov 2010 17:44

It was the same when my Borders was closing down - Frank gets shipped out to surviving stores or insta-bought, leaving the McDune dregs until the bitter end. :wink:

SandRider wrote:you know, that reminds me, I ain't staged a drunken rant in the "H'" section of Hastings for quite some time ...

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Re: A sad state of affairs.....or is it?

Postby Unfront » 30 Nov 2010 18:13

TheDukester wrote:
I do, however, cover up his books and/or move some of them behind obscure cookbooks and that sort of thing.

Note to Brian Conway: And you know what, Bri-Guy? I laugh my ass off when I'm doing it, too.




Okay, I have to come clean.....I am guilty of doing the same thing!!!! And yes, I do laugh my ass off when I do it too!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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