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by gweeks
June 26th, 2007, 11:24 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

And thanks for Greener , Greg. Being able to request occasional gems is really cool, and of course if you particularly want something voiced in return, just post. The biggest thing I wanted was the H. Beam Piper. That seems to be pretty much in hand. There is a fair pile of Randall Garrett on its w...
by gweeks
June 26th, 2007, 8:54 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

Greener Than You Think is now proofing at PGDP.

http://www.pgdp.net/c/project.php?id=projectID46812e360e977&expected_state=P1.proj_avail

Greg Weeks
by gweeks
June 20th, 2007, 6:01 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

That would be great! Thank you so much for this--I doubt I could ever have managed to find out if it was PD on my own. And you even found and scanned a first edition!! Damn. I don't work that hard at the job that pays me. http://durendal.org:8080/liad/wmgt_cropped.zip Let me know when you have gott...
by gweeks
June 20th, 2007, 6:32 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison is at Project Gutenberg.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/21873

Greg Weeks
by gweeks
June 20th, 2007, 6:31 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

PG has cleared "Greener than You Think" from a 1947 first edition. I still need to get the scans in shape, but this will be going to DP shortly. Do you want to read from scans? Greg Weeks That would be great! Thank you so much for this--I doubt I could ever have managed to find out if it was PD on ...
by gweeks
June 19th, 2007, 1:04 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

I decided the easiest tack to take would be to ask the publishers of the most recent edition--their version is out of print, so maybe they won't mind telling me. Poop. They just emailed me back--it's still under copyright. They gave me the name and address of the agency that handles his titles. So ...
by gweeks
June 19th, 2007, 10:20 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

PG has cleared "Greener than You Think" from a 1947 first edition. I still need to get the scans in shape, but this will be going to DP shortly.

Do you want to read from scans?

Greg Weeks
by gweeks
June 17th, 2007, 2:05 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

Whereas, the person who sells "limited rights" to something his customer already has the right to use has contributed nothing to transform the product into something that is his to sell--except a big ol' lie. Nope. Can't see that as acceptable behavior, no way, no how. In at least one case I don't ...
by gweeks
June 17th, 2007, 3:59 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

Jesus. :shock: You learn something new every day. The practice you describe is so dirty , so totally shamelessly underhanded--it's nothing but open thievery!! Somehow, I had the idea the publishing industry only treated authors to that level of disrespect. Not all publishers do this. It's not consi...
by gweeks
June 16th, 2007, 7:34 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

Oh my gosh! I might still get to do Greener Than You Think?? It didn't even occur to me that the publishing company would lie. Especially since they've stopped printing the book themselves, so a free audio book wouldn't even be competing with them for sales. Plus, they told me how to get in touch w...
by gweeks
June 15th, 2007, 5:13 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

How do you find out if a book you like is in the public domain? There's a classic sci-fi from 1947 by Ward Moore, named "Greener Than You Think" that I'd love to do. It's been published by a company whose other titles are all of books in the public domain, but since it's from 1947, I can't be sure....
by gweeks
June 13th, 2007, 4:22 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

How do you find out if a book you like is in the public domain? There's a classic sci-fi from 1947 by Ward Moore, named "Greener Than You Think" that I'd love to do. It's been published by a company whose other titles are all of books in the public domain, but since it's from 1947, I can't be sure....
by gweeks
June 1st, 2007, 3:25 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

(Edited to add: I think there are some '47 editions for sale, and there's also 70 copies dotted through US University libraries according to WorldCat ; if you have access to any of those, might be worth a try. And even local libraries have some unsuspectingly useful content, so good to check out th...
by gweeks
May 31st, 2007, 6:15 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

Poop. They just emailed me back--it's still under copyright. They gave me the name and address of the agency that handles his titles. So I can just give up on that idea. That's what they're going to say regardless of if it is or not. If you press for renewal details they'll just stop talking to you...
by gweeks
May 31st, 2007, 12:55 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: More recent Sci fi
Replies: 158
Views: 43459

How do you find out if a book you like is in the public domain? There's a classic sci-fi from 1947 by Ward Moore, named "Greener Than You Think" that I'd love to do. It's been published by a company whose other titles are all of books in the public domain, but since it's from 1947, I can't be sure....