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#31 Tybre

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:17 PM

I don't get why anyone would want these things, personally. They're unnecessarily large and cumbersome. The pages of omnibi are generally of poorer quality than the individuals. In some cases the print is so large it's distracting. Just seem so utterly pointless to me. Oh well. To each their own I suppose.

#32 tdalton

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:49 PM

I'm with Loomis on this one. I can't stand reading omnibi either. I have one Bond omnibus, and find it so hard to read that I still went to the library to check out the books that were contained within the omnibus because it was easier to read that way.

With that said, I really like the title they've come up with. Not crazy at all about the cover art (it's absolutely terrible), but CHOICE OF WEAPONS is a very good title.

#33 DAN LIGHTER

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:00 PM

It look very nice. I know what you mean Loomis. Rather than read my Union Trilogy I am looking for first editions as I dont want to break my lovely copy of the Union Trilogy up. They will look good on the shelf.

#34 Qwerty

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:42 AM


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Second omnibus of James Bond adventures


#35 Double-Oh Agent

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 07:06 AM

The inclusion of Midsummer Night's Doom and Live At Five -- Yay!!! B)

Apparently, we won't be getting the never-released The Heart Of Erzulie. Bummer. :tdown:

It looks even more likely now that we'll never see the "lost" Bond short story. About the only way it seems it could ever happen would be if IFP ever did a collection of the continuation short stories (i.e. of Raymond Benson and Samantha Weinberg...and Charlie Higson???...along with any future authors' stories.)

The cover artwork looks fine and will go well with The Union Trilogy omnibus. If nothing else, at least The Union Trilogy and Choice Of Weapons give us all of Benson's published Bond short stories in book form.

#36 Bucky

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:07 PM

hmm. im not sure if i should get these or the books individually when i finish gardner and move onto benson. it would be nice to have the short stories and only have to buy two books.

#37 Qwerty

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:36 PM

Apparently, we won't be getting the never-released The Heart Of Erzulie. Bummer. B)


Would love to see a novelization collection with that story included.

#38 Qwerty

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:06 AM


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Second James Bond omnibus now listed on Amazon.com


#39 Matt_13

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:50 AM

What does Mr. Benson think of the YBN?

#40 Gabriel

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 01:52 PM

How about releasing some omnibuses of John Gardner's books now?

#41 darthbond

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:36 PM

I am really excited to pick this one up. I was on tour with a group heading to New York for Europe and I picked up the Union Trilogy for $20 at a Barnes and Nobles. I was visiting some of the Bond locales, and I already brought Goldfinger with me, so why not?

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#42 Qwerty

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 07:09 AM


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Plus: Special early print run to debut at Chicago's Printers Row Book Fair in June


#43 DAN LIGHTER

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 09:22 AM

That's good news. I hope to get my hands on this when it comes out early. Got to get it so I have the set. They have done a good job here and it's worth it just for the introduction. B)

#44 zerominus

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Posted 09 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

Does anyone know how the early release will differ to the September release? A difference in cover art, wording or something else perhaps? Is it possible to order the early version anywhere online?

#45 Bucky

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:58 AM

hope this gets a similar hardback edition to the one for the union trilogy since i feel like that works much better for a book this size.

#46 Righty007

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:35 PM


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Plus: Special early print run to debut at Chicago's Printers Row Book Fair in June

coco1997 will be attending the Chicago's Printers Row Book Fair today.

#47 Righty007

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:35 AM

Courtesy of coco1997 and Mr. Benson:

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Thanks, guys! B)

#48 coco1997

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:48 AM

Glad to be of help, Righty! B) Will be uploading a pic of myself and Raymond at the book signing shortly.

#49 Righty007

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:54 AM

Glad to be of help, Righty! B) Will be uploading a pic of myself and Raymond at the book signing shortly.

Can't wait to see it! :tdown:

#50 terminus

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:35 AM

Lucky boy, coco! I was bemoaning the other day that Benson never seems to come to do signings round the UK anymore (if he ever did for the Bond books).

I will have to satisfy myself with the Deaver signing!

Is it just the remaining three novels in the the anthology - or have we got any unexpected extra's?

#51 Righty007

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 11:49 AM

Is it just the remaining three novels in the the anthology - or have we got any unexpected extra's?

It also includes the short stories "Live at Five" and "Midsummer Night's Doom."

#52 terminus

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:34 PM

Cool B) Will be looking forward to it then, not got those.

#53 coco1997

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:08 PM

Here's the picture of me and Mr. Benson at the Printers Row Lit Fest. My girlfriend and I had to quickly dive under cover moments after this was taken as the rain started to pour and didn't let up for another hour or so. You'd think Mother Nature would realize that rain and paper don't mix well...

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#54 terminus

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:53 PM

Awesome. I shall have to get a picture of me with Deaver to make you jealous, coco.

#55 Righty007

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 08:02 PM

Here's the picture of me and Mr. Benson at the Printers Row Lit Fest. My girlfriend and I had to quickly dive under cover moments after this was taken as the rain started to pour and didn't let up for another hour or so. You'd think Mother Nature would realize that rain and paper don't mix well...

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Finally some proof! I was beginning to wonder if coco just forged Benson's signature on that book. B)

#56 Solex Agitator

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 06:14 PM

Does anyone have any serious intel on this receiving the hardcover treatment? Has anyone asked Mr. Benson directly?

#57 Righty007

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 03:02 AM

Courtesy of coco1997 and Mr. Benson:

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Thanks, guys! B)

coco1997 is giving this to me while we're in San Diego for Comic-Con. Can't wait to see it! :tdown:

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:26 AM

Does anyone have any serious intel on this receiving the hardcover treatment? Has anyone asked Mr. Benson directly?

I second this request. I've just ordered both omnibuses but am tempted to pick up the hardcover Union Trilogy instead (if there's a hardcover Choice of Weapons on its way!).




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