'A Vertical Empire' second edition now available.

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The first edition was excellent, what's new in the second edition? More whatiffery? :)
 

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I've not read it but heard great things about it. Shame the ebook version is so expensive - I'll have to order the paperback version from Amazon UK. I think the free delivery offer to Australia / New Zealand is over unfortunately.
 

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Hm - that ebook price does seem to be something of a rip off. Sorry about that!
 

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Nicholas, how it went out that paperback costs more than ebook? are there some mistake?
 

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Pricing's out of my hands, I'm afraid! I've no idea how they arrived at those figures.

Nicholas
 

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Amazon made similar ripoff with ebook version [Kindle Edition] the same prize as Paper version. :mad:
i stay on Apple iBooks with they very reasonable prize

for The second edition, i willing to pay £57 for the Hardcover B)

By the way
Mister Hill, how much we [this forum] contributing new Blue Streak info for the second edition ?
yours faithfully
Michel Van
 

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how much we [this forum] contributing new Blue Streak info for the second edition ?

Sorry - not a lot. It's all archival stuff.
 

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I've just received my copy.

Looks o.k., but I was somewhat surprised as there was no "foreword to the second edition" explaining the differences.

Well, it looks like I will have to read it again (!)

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So is there more in here on British interest in military space in the 1950s-1960s?
 

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Not really, since there was very little military interest other than in Skynet.

The RAF did issue a requirement for a Shuttle type vehicle, which caused the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to comment that having just given up a horizontal empire, it was hardly time to start building a vertical empire ...
 

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CNH said:
Not really, since there was very little military interest other than in Skynet.

The RAF did issue a requirement for a Shuttle type vehicle, which caused the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to comment that having just given up a horizontal empire, it was hardly time to start building a vertical empire ...
;D If we put a stop to all the empire building in the public sector we might have been able to afford a vertical empire!
 

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