Date: 2017-08-12 02:35 pm (UTC)
laurel: Picture of Laurel with Garibaldi cardboard standup (Default)
From: [personal profile] laurel
Excellent review.

FWIW it is on Amazon, I'm not sure why your searches weren't finding it; of course I tracked it down ages ago when putting together so maybe it was easier to find then. Amazon does have it listed as "Princes of Air" which might also be where you ran into problems.

Princes of the Air on Amazon.

Sea Change?

Date: 2017-08-12 03:13 pm (UTC)
lsanderson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lsanderson
It's also not available as The Princess Of The Air on Amazon.

Date: 2017-08-12 03:10 pm (UTC)
philrm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] philrm
If you search on "John M Ford" it does not appear, at least not in the first five pages of results, presumably because Amazon has it listed under "John Ford", despite what it says on the tin. Searching for "Princes of the Air" brings it up on the second page of results. There are three reviews, all 4-star.

Barnes & Noble has it correctly listed under Ford's preferred name.
Edited Date: 2017-08-12 03:10 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-12 03:41 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I must have owned the other edition, because mine had a different cover. I use the past tense because my copy was in a box of books that disappeared during a move, alas. I dearly wish that his family world authorize ebook editions so I could replace it.


I'm gonna go...

Date: 2017-08-12 03:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lsanderson
Practice holding my breath. I put in three change requests at Amazon:

1. The Princess of the Air was a typo and should go away.
2. "Princes of Air" should be "The Princes of the Air."
3. John Ford should be John M. Ford.

Now I'm just going to go turn blue over in the corner while nothing happens.

...self-referentially enough...

Date: 2017-08-12 04:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] asyouknow_bob
But information that they take for granted, information that is to them as water is to fish (how exactly FTL works, why the empire has an absolute monarchy, and so on) is never explained, because it would make no sense for Ford’s characters to embark on an “as you know, Bob.”

This only ONE of the reasons that I love Ford's work.

Date: 2017-08-12 04:20 pm (UTC)
mme_hardy: White rose (Default)
From: [personal profile] mme_hardy is ALWAYS your friend when looking for used and new books. Amazon now owns it, but unlike Amazon search, bookfinder searches bookstores that aren't affiliated with Amazon.

I just snagged a copy of The Princes of the Air for $3.88.

Date: 2017-08-12 07:37 pm (UTC)
philrm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] philrm
I like, which I think is also now owned by Amazon, but offers the same benefit of searching bookstores/dealers that aren't connected to Amazon.

Date: 2017-08-12 07:39 pm (UTC)
mme_hardy: White rose (Default)
From: [personal profile] mme_hardy
Bookfinder aggregates results from abebooks!

Date: 2017-08-13 03:38 am (UTC)
philrm: (Default)
From: [personal profile] philrm
Nice! I'll have to give it a try.

Date: 2017-08-14 04:51 pm (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile (including has been my go-to for years, and it lets you select which sites to include in your search. Couldn't find out which sites Bookfinder includes, though.

Date: 2017-08-15 07:45 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-12 06:03 pm (UTC)
thymidinekinase: An internally illuminated pumpkin carved to resemble a Dalek (Default)
From: [personal profile] thymidinekinase
Synchronicity - I was just thinking it was time for a Ford reread. Thanks!

By the way, I was wondering when the Author/Editor list might be back up at It would make it ever so much easier to search. I was going to donate for a review of Cherryh's _Regenesis_ or Palmer's _Too Like the Lightning_, but couldn't tell if you've done them already or not.

Date: 2017-08-12 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] oh6
Seconded. In fact, I would almost rather donate for repairs to the author / editor lists if that becomes possible.

Date: 2017-08-12 08:58 pm (UTC)
thymidinekinase: An internally illuminated pumpkin carved to resemble a Dalek (Default)
From: [personal profile] thymidinekinase
Great idea! I would donate for repairs to the author/editor lists.
Edited Date: 2017-08-12 08:58 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-12 09:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brownbetty
I didn't realize it was so hard to come by! I now feel bad for keeping my copy in a box under my bed.

Date: 2017-08-12 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heron61
Excellent review. I loved that novel (much like I loved all his other work). I found this novel amusing because there were more than a few hints that this was around the same time Ford was writing Traveller adventures for JTAS (jumpspace being 2-D always seemed like it would be an ideal fix for Traveller maps)

Date: 2017-08-13 12:56 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vom_marlowe
I found it on Amazon here:

Princes of the Air, John M Ford, with 3 reviews. There are plenty of mass market paperbacks available for purchase at quite reasonable prices, for those interested!

Date: 2017-08-13 05:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drplokta
Currently 41 copies on Abebooks with prices starting at $3.48 including shipping (in the US, I presume).

Great review of a brilliant book

Date: 2017-08-14 02:19 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
You have captured the charm of this book perfectly. I have multiple copies and have given positive feedback on Amazon.


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