Archive through September 12, 2009

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Arc 3: Alliance of Light: Stormed Fortress: Stormed fortress hard cover: Archive through September 12, 2009
   By Lisa on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 08:53 am: Edit Post

I remember seeing a few people mention that they really wanted stormed fortress in hard cover. I came across this on ebay and thought i should share. 3QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090827?IMSfp=TL0908271510004r7734

   By Lyssabits on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 01:56 pm: Edit Post

I admit, I can't really believe that entry. ;) I'm pretty sure a hardback edition of Stormed Fortress was never printed, else I'd've bought it!

But what I really want is a hardback US edition. If I can't have one of Janny's portraits on the cover.. it's already non-matchy enough that the format can't bug me either.

   By Trys on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 02:08 pm: Edit Post


The only HC of SF was a British book club edition.


   By Lyssabits on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 02:48 pm: Edit Post

Was there a book club edition this time? I thought I'd remembered complaining at the time that there wasn't even going to be a hardcover for the book clubs with Stormed Fortress.

   By Wayne on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 08:50 pm: Edit Post

I ordered one over the weekend. Gentleman assured me it was a hardback BCA (Book Club Edition). Unfortunately it won't be here for DragonCon...

Might be when I get back. With shipping it came to $20 and some change.

   By Wayne on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 08:54 pm: Edit Post

I have seen before on the SF book club website for Britain but they do not ship to United States... :-(

   By Mark Stephen Kominski on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 - 11:43 pm: Edit Post

As the Gryphon indicates, if there was a US hard cover, I sure never found it.

Mentioned elsewhere that I own a UK Book Club edition of Stormed Fortress (not bragging, etc.; just want to offer you proof that it does exist, Lyssa). And yes Wayne, I:

1) had to have a friend in London order it from Amazon UK because they wouldn't ship it here, and

2) paid plenty for it to take a boat ride across the pond.

On the up side; it's WORTH it! ;-)

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 12:18 am: Edit Post

Well, I am packed for DragonCon -

Just a side note for you all to cross your fingers...I petitioned AGAIN for a hardback release when Stormed Fortress comes to the USA - it's a long shot...but given how many hardback collectors we have going here, it's worth - dream it!

Next, I started the painting I "would have done" if there had been a US hardback - IF and this is longshot - IF London ever did come through - I could print a "jacket" to match the US collection on our large format printer. If you covered it with a book protector - bingo. It would be print quality, acid free paper, for about cost of a print.

That is my dream plan for the moment...

NOTE if you are going to DragonCon I have a LIMITED NUMBER of Stormed Fortress paperbacks, imported, at my sale table.

Yes, there was ONLY a British book club edition - cheaper paper, smaller size than the tradepaperback or your usual hardback, but hardback.

   By PurplePenny on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 01:45 pm: Edit Post

Janny - just de-lurking to say that you are a wonderful person. You are always ready and willing to go just that one step farther for your fans.

Thank you.

   By Mark Stephen Kominski on Sunday, September 06, 2009 - 11:00 am: Edit Post

*Echos Double P's sentiments*

And have a good time at DragonCon (wish I was going!).

   By Wayne on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 - 03:43 pm: Edit Post

Back from DragonCon!!

I was great again visiting with Don and Janny and everyone else that stopped by their table in the artshow.

Can't wait until next year!!

   By Mark Stephen Kominski on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 - 07:04 pm: Edit Post

*Envies Wayne*

   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, September 09, 2009 - 10:14 am: Edit Post

Thanks for the compliment, PurplePenny -

and just a note to say we are back in one piece, that it was a great con, Wayne's help was invaluable, and before you ask, yes, the copies of Stormed Fortress sold out.

More later.

   By Mark Stephen Kominski on Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:12 pm: Edit Post

I think all the usual suspects must have followed you to DragonCon but forgot their way home, oh talespinner; 'tis way too quiet in here.

*Checks to make sure the Gryphon is occupied elsewhere, then begins making a racket*

Awake! Fear, fire, foes...oh, oops, wrong author! ;-).

   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 11:41 am: Edit Post

Quiet for me, because (rarely) I caught a sniffle and brought it home from the con. Also because Don snorted coffee at his computer and kept having to borrow my happens. I didn't ask what he was watching.

Today I am feeling human again - if anyone feels the need to stir up some noise, be my guest.

I could, you know, post just the most eye popping sort of sneak peak....well. Just how MUCH controversy do you wish to explode?

   By Mark Stephen Kominski on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 05:38 pm: Edit Post

*Waits with hushed expectation, after securing his eyes*

   By PurplePenny on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 06:04 pm: Edit Post

Yes please! Got my glasses on so they should stop my eyes from going to far :-)

   By PurplePenny on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 06:05 pm: Edit Post

(Argh - spotted the typo just as I posted .... "too far")

   By Mary Wyss on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 09:37 pm: Edit Post

I would like to explode as much controversy as you wish. In fact, I am quivering with anticipation and am expecting to throughly enjoy being led down the primrose path.

   By Mary Wyss on Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 09:40 pm: Edit Post

throughly - thoroughly. I miss spell check! Too much anticipation is not always a good thing.