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    Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

    Postby Naïve mind » 15 Dec 2012 06:02

    I am looking to purchase some of Frank Herbert's other novels, but I'm dubious as to the right course of action.

    I can buy them from second-hand booksellers; for some novels it seems to be the only option. But then no money flows back to the publishers, or the Herbert estate.

    On the other hand, if I buy these new, then such a purchase might be taken as a vote of support for the Franchise, or even count as a statistic in the clock ticking towards titles such as "The Santaroga Standoff" or "The Dosadi Gambit" by our favourite pair of authors.

    I strongly support the publisher and author's rights to be rewarded for their efforts and risk-taking; and I would not mind sponsoring the Herbert Estate were its beneficiaries to limit themselves to collecting the royalties. Matters are more complex though, and I wondered if anyone here would be willing to chime in.
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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

    Postby inhuien » 15 Dec 2012 08:23

    Get them used, you might even bag a nice contemporist printing.
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    Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

    Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » 15 Dec 2012 08:35

    Naïve mind wrote:I strongly support the publisher and author's rights to be rewarded for their efforts and risk-taking; and I would not mind sponsoring the Herbert Estate were its beneficiaries to limit themselves to collecting the royalties. Matters are more complex though, and I wondered if anyone here would be willing to chime in.


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        Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

        Postby Naïve mind » 15 Dec 2012 12:52

        ^ Elegant argument. That seals it.
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        Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

        Postby SandRider » 15 Dec 2012 20:48

        do what I do ... steal them from your local public library ...
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        Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

        Postby distrans » 16 Jan 2013 21:24

        im a big fan of steal this book,
        but from the library?

        about the last place anyone on the public dime is actually fighting against the excesses of an intrusive state...

        you wouldnt by any chance happen to hate the post office as well would you?




        if you sent a buck to the estate for the used book you bought somewhere
        they would get more than they would from the publisher slinging a hundred copies through their channels
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        Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

        Postby SandRider » 16 Jan 2013 22:46

        meh ... I'm not a big supporter of Laws in general ....

        & the USPS is mostly irrelevant in my life ...

        kinda like the Federal Government as a whole .....
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        Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

        Postby distrans » 16 Jan 2013 23:06

        the transfer of wealth from public coffers to private investors
        which the gutting of the post is being done for
        will certainly happen in your lifetime

        i get the revolt at law,

        but id think given youd never let yourself be seen in the company of what passes today as libetarians
        youd be more careful with the phrases your associated with these days


        the aholes next door
        have workbooks for the kiddies
        that show susan b anthony and hellen killer
        marching forth to battle abortion providers

        sick shit
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        Re: Orthodox Herbertarian Ethics

        Postby distrans » 16 Jan 2013 23:14

        the poor who surround us
        dont find the post or the fed [ or the library] irrelevant

        the further their interests are plowed under
        the less secure our middle class hidey holes become
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