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Alan posts on 4/25/2007 3:36:19 PM Sam, If you don't mind my continual prying do you mind me asking when you 'retired' from writing? Or are you still in fact putting a metaphorical pen to paper?
Alan posts on 4/19/2007 5:34:06 PM Sam, That does answer a question of mine as to whether you still had copies of all your own books! I always check the older sections of the second hand bookshops and charity shops I frequent just in case and have been pleasantly surprised a few times. Thanks Alan
Sam Youd posts on 4/19/2007 5:22:02 AM Those early ones were in small editions and did not go into paperback - A Figure in Grey in particular came out with an obscure English publisher - so I'd guess they are difficult to find. Sorry I can't help: all I have are my basic (and essential) file copies. Sam

Michael Leader posts on 4/19/2007 12:02:54 AM Thanks Alan. 41 pounds is a bit rich, and the book would only sell/retain the value of half that. I still might buy it down the track, but I'm happy just to borrow it from someone - I'm not a collector as I like to pass on books for others to enjoy.
Alan posts on 4/15/2007 7:12:01 PM Michael, There is a copy of the Hilary Ford book available on Abebooks for about 41 (English money!), a bit rich for my blood. But I share the addiction and am also trying to complete the collection. Afraid I haven't got the other two or else I would lend.
michael leader posts on 4/13/2007 1:39:48 AM Does anyone have copies of Sam Youd's books Crown and Anchor and A Palace of Strangers, and under Hilary Ford, A Figure in Grey? I'm a huge John Christopher/Sam Youd fan, but these three elude me. Would love to borrow, (happy to pay a deposit, postage and small borrow fee) or buy or even swap. I'm at michaelleader - please help - there's no space after Leader, but it says it's "too long" whaterver that means. Perhaps Sam can help?
Sam Youd posts on 3/16/2007 11:05:36 AM Anonymous ------- Nothing unpublished that is publishable, I'm afraid. As to WiW, global cooling was the unchallengeable future in the 70s, as warming now is. Latter is probably more realistic, but I suspect the sun has more to do with it than CO2. Disaster forecasters usually get it wrong, one way or another, and I feel the sun is a touch more powerful than humanity. ------- Sam
Martin Gruhn posts on 3/16/2007 9:53:07 AM Dear Sam, I lost your email address, so I try to contact you here. I plan on making another Tripods adventure game (closely based on the books rather than the TV-series). I wanted to know if you have any objections against this (strictly non commercial) project. You (or whoever wants to contribute) can reach me at myfirstname dot mylastname at -Martin
Anonymous posts on 2/26/2007 5:53:08 PM Sam, I have tried to post for a couple of months now but to no avail - not sure what was wrong with the site. Quick, nosey question. Do you have any unpublished works lurking at the bottom of draws? By the way World in Winter is a likely outcome of Global Warming if the Gulf Stream switches off as some suspect it will.
Anonymous posts on 2/25/2007 10:28:48 AM Hi Sam, Thank you for the speedy response. I errored on the year of 1960, it was a book review that I did in high school in 1964 and both the books have stayed in my minds eye all these years. I believe it was The World In Winter. Both of these books have served me well over time. I have kept a close watch and been a participant in the betterment of our world's environment. I'm also interested in the latter book and will order it from Amazon. Thank you for impacting my life and others that I have shared your works with. Bonnie
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