Issola Spoilers vs. Orca Spoilers

Wed Mar 12 08:24:18 PST 2003

On Wed, 2003-03-12 at 11:03, Andrew Lias wrote:
> >"Getting music free" is not the same thing as buying a used book.
> >The appropriate analogy for getting free music would be getting a
> >free photocopy someone made from a book at one point.
> Or taking a book that was marked for destruction.  If you ever see 
> paperbacks with the covers torn off of them in a discount bin, please don't 
> buy them.  The author did not receive any royalties from that copy.

It doesn't only apply to paperbacks, but hardcovers as well.

But sometimes coverless books can have benefits as well.[1]  I can
attribute me even knowing about Brust to a certain coverless copy of
_Taltos_.  One of my friends picked it up because all the books she had
to choose from[2] had boring covers, so she got the one without a
cover.  She then became addicted to SKZB and spread that addiction on to

[1] For the record, I don't agree with buying coverless books.  I'm just
posting this to be snide :)

[2] She was trying to find a good book to read on the bookshelf of
another friend of mine.