Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by BrianMc » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:11 pm

Aiko wrote:Mine is in too!
Hoorah!
:mex:

When is the next one due out Aiko? :lol:
Especially interested in Mesembs. small Aloes and South African miniatures.
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by jpp13 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Hi,

Mine arrived today from the USA.

A good reading for the week-end. (tu)
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by cactuspip » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:24 am

When the series was being advertised the plan was to release a volume every 12-18 months or so.

Hopefully, they will be able to keep to this schedule.
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:11 am

Latest email says...

"Not one to rest on our laurels, we're already at work on the second book in the series, plus our radical new lithops book, due out later this year"
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by Aiko » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:33 pm

Jim_Mercer wrote:"Not one to rest on our laurels, we're already at work on the second book in the series [...]"
Any update known on the progress of the second book of this series?
I haven't even seen a pre-subscription coming by.
Jim_Mercer wrote:"[...]plus our radical new lithops book, due out later this year"
I must have missed that one. What book was that?
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by topsy » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:07 am

HI All,

This is, as far as I know, a work in progress from Harald Jainta. I know that Little Sphaeroid Press were going to publish it, but I don't know if that is still the case. As the title would suggest these are images of plants in the wild, nothing in cultivation. I know that Harald was trying to visit and obtain images of every taxa in habitat, and there are obviously some which are a little elusive.

So that's as much as I know, will make another post if I learn any more.

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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by topsy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:00 am

Hi All,

I emailed Harald yesterday and received a reply to the effect that his hoped for liaison with Little Sphaeroid Press has come to nought. His manuscript and the images are more or less complete, no book is complete until it goes to press and the moment it is published is no longer complete, another taxa or locality is found. He is therefore seeking a publisher, he cannot afford to self-publish unfortunately. So anyone out there with a few thousands of pounds or euros which they don't have a use for?

Regards, Suzanne
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by MickaelLegrand » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:53 pm

topsy wrote:I emailed Harald yesterday and received a reply to the effect that his hoped for liaison with Little Sphaeroid Press has come to nought.
Hello Suzanne,

And do you know why ?
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by ChrisR » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:03 pm

A reliable source informs me that Harald Jainta and Russell Wagner couldn't agree on the book's format, size or style.

That there are 600 or so photos which will obviously make it a fairly expensive to produce and purchase, was also one of the sticking points...
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Re: Steven Hammer's Mesembs book series

Post by MickaelLegrand » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:47 pm

OK. Thank you, Chris.
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