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SF Tidbits for 1/30/07

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

4 Comments on SF Tidbits for 1/30/07

  1. Tim Morris // January 30, 2007 at 9:35 am //

    Twilight!? Oh, for God’s sake, Forever Knight meets Angel. Note, from the SciFi Wire page, “the central character contends with foes in the vampire world and a budding love for a mortal.”

    As to books costing too much, I disagree. The price cited, $28.00 for a hardcover, in 2006 dollars, equals slightly less than $5.00 in 1967 dollars. I use 1967 dollars because that’s the year I graduated from HS and started spending my own money on things like books. As I recall, $5-$6 is about right for a hardcover novel in that era. This compares with the current price of a paperback, mass market original for $8 2006 dollars being equal to about $1.40 in 1967 dollars. This also seems about right, given the respective average page counts. As I recall, the mid-60s marked the rise of the $1.25 and $1.50 mass market paperback. I still have a 1966 edition of Stranger In A Strange Land that cost 95 cents. Of course, that was when I was working as a gofer at Franks Nursery for 75 cents an hour.

  2. Thanks for the heads up on the Star Trek documentary, that will be a must see!!!

  3. My problem is that while 1967 books prices have been translated into 2007 book prices, my salary has been translated from a 2003 range to a 1995 range.

    And they say time travel is impossible.


  4. That’s funny Fred…and oddly very true!

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