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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 07:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Two new publications from Brian May are now available to pre-order in the Queen Online Store. These include the brand new and absolutely facinating A Village Lost and Found plus Bang! A Complete History Of The Universe which is now available in paperback for only £11.99 (a massive £5 off the cover price).

Brian May has also kindly provided the Queen Online Store with a signed copy of each book.

If you place a pre-order for either book before 22nd October you will be entered into a draw and the two winners will have their book personally signed by Brian May.

In A Village Lost and Found, the product of more than 30 years’ research, May and his co-author, photographic historian Elena Vidal, present an exhaustive study of Scenes in Our Village. The village, whose identity was lost for 150 years, was only recently rediscovered by May, in 2003, still in existence in Oxfordshire. The complete series of images is collected here for the first time in living memory, along with extensive related material, including many corresponding photographs of the village as it is today. Their research is amazingly in-depth, but the book is utterly readable, and the pictures leap into glorious 3-D, viewed in the new focusing stereoscope which May has designed and produced, to bring the stereos to life, and then fold neatly into the slip-case of the book.

Rock legend and experienced amateur astronomer Brian May joins the legendary expert Sir Patrick Moore to tell the story of the Universe from the moment time and space came into existence at the Big Bang, through to the infinite future and the ultimate fate that awaits us.


Source: http://www.queenonline.com/news/1465/

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does this mean that you can definitely buy either book as a signed copy, or do you buy a non-signed book and get a chance to win a signed one? If the 2nd guess is true, that's lame.

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its the second guess,i'm afraid.


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but in your case i'll be glad to

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm....$56.70 from QOL or $37.80 from Amazon with free shipping?  Tough choice. ;-)

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Third choice:

Wait about a month, no one's gonna buy this book.  It'll be in the Bargains section for $6.

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Posted: 24 Sep 09, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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castrate your human pride
Sacrifice your leisure days
Let me squeeze you 'till you've dried
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Don't look back
It's a rip off... "

It must be a very fine line between spam and whoredom.



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Posted: 25 Sep 09, 02:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People have been looking at things in 3D for generations - it's this remarkable thing we can do because we have two eyes that are situated slightly apart in our skulls.

(shrugs)


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Posted: 25 Sep 09, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can we ban Queenzone Ghost for spamming?

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Posted: 25 Sep 09, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And yet, for those who have seen Brian's stereo pictures of Freddie...they're a wonder to behold. It brings you closer to that moment in time. Not just a 2d picture that looks flat, but a real 3d representation of a place or person in front of your very eyes.
I've followed Brian's fascination with the art of stereo pictures, I've grown to like some of the effect. I still remember the stereo puzzle pictures from the 90's and they held a fascination to me. Lately, I even dabbled in my own stereo pictures with an iPhone app. It's very cool. And I know I want some kind of stereo picture camera now. To be able to capture a moment in a stereo picture like Brian did of Freddie or any other subject, it's very interesting. I'm curious about the stereo book, but I'm not sure if it's one for me.

Adam.