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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
    From: Chicago, IL
    I’m not sure if there’s any interest in this forum but I’ll post just in case. DiscreetFX still has a few hardback editions of From Vultures to Vampires books available. Please contact if you would like one before they are all gone. Worldwide shipping is free too. You should get the book before Christmas if you want to give it as a gift for yourself or another Amiga scene fan.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
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    Bill, what is the purchase price of the book, incl. free worldwide p&p/shipping? :-?
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    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    Do you have any copies left, Bill?
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
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    I’m not sure what the book costs at other vendors. From DiscreetFX while supplies last the book is 100% free. We still have 7 books left.

    [ Edited by discreetfx 03.12.2022 - 16:20 ]
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    PPCenby
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    PM sent!
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    NewSense
    Posts: 1492 from 2012/11/10
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    PM and email sent, and reply from Bill Panagouleas (discreetfx) almost instantaneously replied that he will send me one, fantastic guy ! 8-D
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    BatteMan
    Posts: 282 from 2003/2/24
    From: France
    Thank you Bill !
    It's a nice christmas gift to put under the tree.
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
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    Enjoy the free hardback books guys.
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    Thanks Bill, this is really kind of you.
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    vox
    Posts: 524 from 2003/11/25
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    Quote:

    discreetfx wrote:
    I’m not sure what the book costs at other vendors. From DiscreetFX while supplies last the book is 100% free. We still have 7 books left.


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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
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    vox you’re on the list for a free book too, congrats.
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    outlawal2
    Posts: 87 from 2009/5/6
    Got mine and really appreciate it! Merry Xmas to me!
    I will dive into this over the Holiday

    Thanks again
    :)
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    BatteMan
    Posts: 282 from 2003/2/24
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    Same here, received today ! It's a very nice XMas gift !

    Thank you very much !
    Proud user of MorphOS since 2003 !
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
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    We are very happy to give out some nice gifts to the MorphOS community.
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    Lizard
    Posts: 34 from 2004/4/27
    I received the book yesterday, thanks! I'll have something to read during the days off!

    Merry Christmas!
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    Haven't received mine yet. Maybe it will arrive today.
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    Received my copy today. Trevor even had Donald John Pleasence sign it. I'm not sure why Trevor didn't sign it himself, as coauthor.
    I'm going to dig into it right now.
    Thanks so much, Trev.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12097 from 2003/5/22
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    > Trevor even had Donald John Pleasence sign it.

    If it really says "Donald" the signature may not be genuine ;-)
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Trevor even had Donald John Pleasence sign it.

    If it really says "Donald" the signature may not be genuine ;-)


    Oops, um no, it's David. I've put it down for the time being, it's a complicated story.
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
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    @Jim

    “Thanks so much, Trev”

    This giveaway was sponsored 100% by DiscreetFX. Now if your thanking Trevor for writing the book with David then yes, many thanks to David and Trevor for the hard work of writing this cool book. I’m eagerly awaiting Vol 2 & 3. I’ll be giving some of those away in the future as well.
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    Jim
    Posts: 4977 from 2009/1/28
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    discreetfx wrote:
    @Jim

    “Thanks so much, Trev”

    This giveaway was sponsored 100% by DiscreetFX. Now if your thanking Trevor for writing the book with David then yes, many thanks to David and Trevor for the hard work of writing this cool book. I’m eagerly awaiting Vol 2 & 3. I’ll be giving some of those away in the future as well.


    My apologies, I guess my message wasn't very clear.
    BTW - It's an interesting story. I didn't realize it was so convoluted. I was aware of some of the history, but not all of it. The book presents it in a fair and unbiased manner. Well written, but very information dense.
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    cyfm
    Posts: 537 from 2003/4/11
    From: Germany
    Sorry for my ignorance if it does but I wonder if it properly mentions the efforts of phase5, bplan at al anywhere or if it's just white washing history up to the present date ?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 2054 from 2003/6/4
    Frank, maybe it‘s time For a book from the Morphos-Team POV ;-)
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    discreetfx
    Posts: 390 from 2003/7/26
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    There are several Amiga documentaries so why not have several hardback books as well? DiscreetFX would give away other books that tell a different point of view like for example the road to how MorphOS happened if such a book was ever produced. Has anyone read Pedro’s book? It’s in German only. What was it that Bill McEwen said that made the MorphOS Team set out on their own path. It would have been very interesting if MorphOS had become AmigaOS 4. MOS was further along at the time. OS 4.x came out much later and sees fewer updates. The MorphOS origin story must be told!

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