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    Default The Collectible Joe Abercrombie

    I just was wondering , that nobody here mentioned the great Abercrombie ;D

    I started reading the First Law trilogy a couple of years ago, and re-read it at
    least 4 times now, and he made it on #2 of my all time favorite authors.

    He is publishing on a more or less once a year base on Sub.Press
    and a fantastic author in the fantasy genre!

    I will add infos to the collectable books soon, but if you liked
    Game of Thrones you will love the first law!


    The Books (until now) are grouped into 3 trilogies

    1)
    - The Blade Itself
    - Last Argument of Kings
    - Before They Are Hanged

    2) // Not attached to the first three books, but playing in the same scenery
    - Best Served Cold
    - The Heroes
    - Red Country

    3) // New setting
    - Half a King
    - Half a World
    - (coming 2016) Half a War

    All books where issues as a S/L from our friends at Subterranean Press.
    With every book you had the right of first refusal on the next (1-8 until now) but there always have some been available after the "save-periode"

    Even now there are single copies of The Heroes and Red Country available at the press, while Best Served Cold is allready selling for 2x the issue price on eBay. (?!)






    From his official website

    Spoiler:
    Joe Abercrombie was born in Lancaster, England, on the last day of 1974. He was educated at the stiflingly all-boy Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he spent much of his time playing computer games, rolling dice, and drawing maps of places that don’t exist. He went on to Manchester University to study Psychology. The dice and the maps stopped, but the computer games continued. Having long dreamed of single-handedly redefining the fantasy genre, he started to write an epic trilogy based around the misadventures of thinking man’s barbarian Logen Ninefingers. The result was pompous toss, and swiftly abandoned.

    The Author, Joe AbercrombieJoe then moved to London, lived in a stinking slum with two men on the borders of madness, and found work making tea for minimum wage at a TV Post-Production company. Two years later he left to become a freelance film editor, and has worked since on a dazzling selection of documentaries, awards shows, music videos, and concerts for artists ranging from Barry White to Coldplay.

    This job gave him a great deal of time off, however, and gradually realising that he needed something more useful to do than playing computer games, in 2002 he sat down once again to write an epic fantasy trilogy based around the misadventures of thinking man’s barbarian Logen Ninefingers. This time, having learned not to take himself too seriously in the six years since the first effort, the results were a great deal more interesting.

    With heroic help and support from his family the first volume, The Blade Itself, was completed in 2004. Following a heart-breaking trail of rejection at the hands of several of Britain’s foremost literary agencies, The First Law trilogy was snatched up by Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz in 2005 in a seven-figure deal (if you count the pence columns). A year later The Blade Itself was unleashed on an unsuspecting public. It now has publishers in thirteen countries. The sequels, Before They are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings were published in 2007 and 2008, when Joe was a finalist for the John W. Campbell award for best new writer. Best Served Cold, a standalone book set in the same world, was published in June 2009, and a second standalone, The Heroes, came in January 2011 and made no. 3 on the Sunday Times Hardcover Bestseller List. A third standalone, Red Country, was both a Sunday Times and New York Times Hardcover Bestseller in October 2012.

    The first part of his Shattered Sea series, Half a King, came out in July 2014, with the other two, Half the World, and Half a War, due to be published January and July 2015.

    Joe now lives in Bath with his wife, Lou, his daughters Grace and Eve, and his son Teddy. He spends most of his time writing edgy yet humorous fantasy novels…

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    I just received a bunch of his books - a few inscribed/PC editions from subpress - I'll try posting them later. Looking forward to reading his books - he's in the que.

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    the first book of his i read was Red Country
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    I unfortunately did not make it up to Red Country until now , just got Best served cold today, what was the reason for me to look if other readers are here !

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    Quote Originally Posted by cit74 View Post
    I just received a bunch of his books - a few inscribed/PC editions from subpress - I'll try posting them later. Looking forward to reading his books - he's in the que.

    Great!
    I found a couple of #PCs on Ebay a few weeks ago - but they disappear before i could get them - did you get them there ?

    Be sure to read them in the right order ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by cit74 View Post
    I just received a bunch of his books - a few inscribed/PC editions from subpress - I'll try posting them later. Looking forward to reading his books - he's in the que.

    Great!
    I found a couple of #PCs on Ebay a few weeks ago - but they disappear before i could get them - did you get them there ?

    Be sure to read them in the right order ;D
    That might've been me. The seller was from the UK - went offline and got a deal for the bundle. Actually I think they were only on Abe's and not listed on eBay.

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    yes think so UK & Abes sounds familiar- they where made for a charity event ? am i right ?

    as far as i know Joe created some PCs for an event, guess you just where thatch faster then me ;D
    Congratulations! And nice to have them on the board!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Priest View Post
    yes think so UK & Abes sounds familiar- they where made for a charity event ? am i right ?

    as far as i know Joe created some PCs for an event, guess you just where thatch faster then me ;D
    Congratulations! And nice to have them on the board!
    Yep - those are the ones - it was for a charity event. I'll post them next week (my wife's busy on computer with work this weekend). I think I saw a couple more of them on eBay - but they were much more than what I paid.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/JOE-ABERCROM...item58b0600f6e

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    Joe just tweeted that half a war should be out in July - so I'd expect goldsboros preorder page to come up in a few months. Also he's working on first law shorts stories to be released next year - and another first law trilogy to follow that one.

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    Half A War is already out in the uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by fearless-freak View Post
    Half A War is already out in the uk
    Half a World is out, but not Half a War (book3)?

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    my bad, got it wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by fearless-freak View Post
    my bad, got it wrong
    Sorry I meant to say book 3 in my original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cit74 View Post
    Joe just tweeted that half a war should be out in July - so I'd expect goldsboros preorder page to come up in a few months. Also he's working on first law shorts stories to be released next year - and another first law trilogy to follow that one.
    Two incredible news in one posting.
    I 1) did not know goldsboros, and what they are offering - thats awesome, thanks!
    2) a new first law trilogy is not less fantastic ;D

    So glad i started that topic!
    Thanks!

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    was able to get some of the goldsboros signed and numbered versions! At least the two "halfs"
    thanks for sharing!

    Cheers

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    took me a little while to finally get these uploaded:














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    I forgot to take pictures of Red Country - and Heroes is on its way

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    And the Half a King Trilogy:





    Of course I forgot to take a pic of the goldsboro edition - but here is book two:




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    VERY NICE Chad !!!

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    Excellent - thanks a lot for sharing!

    Seams that only The blade itself has a different artwork (Sub.Press)

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    Very nice addition - I wasn't able to get ahold of the subpress blade itself copy (seller didn't have it - and I wasn't willing to pay that much for other complete set) - so I settled for the UK 1/1

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    Adding the last two missing books, out of the second trilogy




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    Quote Originally Posted by cit74 View Post
    Very nice addition - I wasn't able to get ahold of the subpress blade itself copy (seller didn't have it - and I wasn't willing to pay that much for other complete set) - so I settled for the UK 1/1
    yes its crazy how the Blade increased in price in the last two years.
    It seams that there a way less on the market then of the other two books - buts thats just gut feeling.

    I was happy to get a matching set just this week, right after your goldsboros hint i found a seller in the UK who made me a very good offer for all three.


    But i get the point, i am still not sure if i will continue with the Subpress Series for the Shattered Seas.
    They just increased to 125,- + 50 Shipping per Book, you get a lot of signed 1/1 for that money

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    Hello folks
    been lurking for a while, but thought I had join this thread since I am a collector of the hard back versions of Joes books. I looks like I cannot make a photo album as long as I am not a full blooded member with 5 posts. And I am not really keen on linking photos from a website to this place.
    I own about 17-19 of Joes books and one comic book.

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    Me again (with post number 3 and counting)
    Some years ago I bought the first law trilogy of ebay for 120 usd plus shipping. They were published in the US by PYR and stand about and inch smaller than the british editions from Gollancz. But they are still larger than the BCAs that were published in arrangement by Gollancz.
    As to the PYR editions I am a little confused: They do have an ISBN number, and nowhere are they marked as BCAs, but they do not have a price on the inside of the covers so I guess they are "kind of" BCAs? Over the last year the going rates on ebay seem to be around 30-100 USD for each of the three PYR books. Do not get med started on the going prices of the first 3 Gollancz editions.

    The later 3 books in the first law world (BSC, The Heroes and Red country) were all done by Orbit, and very well so I might add.

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