"Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

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Postby StevieD » Mon May 06, 2013 10:13 pm

@David - I sent you another PM ... :-)
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Postby SubHuman » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:10 pm

Is there a publication date for this book?
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Postby Panzermensch » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:27 am

Just got an email from David Buckley where he informs the book should be out next spring.
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Postby Danny C » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:21 pm

Mmm, I think I'll take that with a pinch of salt.

is there a publishing equivalent of vaporware?
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Postby SubHuman » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:33 am

Amazon are still advertising this, but there's still no publication date?
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Postby cs15 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:26 pm

According to the Amazon website it now says the book will be published on 1st May 2014

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-Dreams ... man+league
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Postby SubHuman » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:35 pm

At last! Although we've been here before I think. Still it must happen sometime.
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Postby Danny C » Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:29 pm

At this stage, the book should really be called "Human League Forever"
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Postby sarah t » Sat May 17, 2014 1:35 pm

cs15 wrote:According to the Amazon website it now says the book will be published on 1st May 2014

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Electric-Dreams ... man+league


Well this seems to be slipping back I think. Any word on whats happening???
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Postby sarah t » Tue May 27, 2014 2:18 pm

Looks like I'm answering myself here as done some checking and thought you guys might like to know that this site...

http://www.expressbooks.co.uk/BerteShopWeb/viewProduct.do?ISBN=9781845136666

slates it for 5th February 2015, gives the publisher and most helpfully (and I guess I would say this from working in a bookshop) an ISBN number should you want to get it 'in person' at your local store where the sales person can tap the number in their computer and order it for you. Good to see it is a hardback so less chance it will get 'dog eared' from a lot of flicking through the pages.
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Postby negative1 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:19 am

I get an error with that last link.

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Postby SubHuman » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:09 am

negative1 wrote:I get an error with that last link.

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So do I, ah well another publication date gone west!

Amazon are saying currently unavailable and no publication date. Perhaps Philip has taken out an injunction?
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Postby jaymze » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:56 pm

Its a shame, would love a good detailed book on the band, either a band autobiography from all 3, or an unofficial release such as this book. Hopefully we'll get something in the coming years...
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Re: "Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

Postby ZX81 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:59 pm

Important Information About Your Amazon.co.uk Order

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Postby SubHuman » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:32 pm

This has never been available so it looks like the publishers have decided not to issue it. What a pity.
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Postby Marianna » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:14 pm

SubHuman wrote:Any bets on this not coming out ever?



Unfortunately yes, I would. Philip Oakey , I feel is not going to greet such a book with enthusiasm.
I could be surprised though...
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Postby Marianna » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:17 pm

cs15 wrote:Did Oakey & co decline new interviews for it?

Can't believe you managed to get Marsh & Wright. They seem to give the impression that they want to have nothing to do with The League or music in general. Always thought it was a shame that Adrian never fulfilled his ambition to be involved in movies.

Can't wait to read what they have to say.



I really would like to hear their sides of the story as well. CS15, I thought Adrian was a film director for a little while after the league?
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Re: "Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

Postby negative1 » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:57 pm

so obviously the book never made it out.

however, with the new anthology coming out.

there is a 58 page book coming with it by david buckley.


maybe this will have most of the material in it.

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Re: "Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

Postby Marianna » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:46 pm

I doubt that a 58 page book would have most of the key details of the original book. You can be sure that this version has been watered down in accordance to what Phil and girls want to see.
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Postby octopus » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:20 pm

It's says essay by David Buckley not a book.
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Re: "Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

Postby negative1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:17 pm

octopus wrote:It's says essay by David Buckley not a book.


that's a pretty long essay.

most accounts of the package claim it is a book.

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Re: "Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

Postby DevinSpice » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:24 pm

I think it is a book, in which David Buckley wrote an essay - I don't think he wrote the entire book.
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Re: "Electric Dreams" book by David Buckley - release date?

Postby octopus » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:11 pm

Correct DevinSpice.
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Postby SubHuman » Fri Sep 16, 2016 12:02 am

I can't see a 58 page booklet being in anyway comparable with the original book which has obviously been canned. =(
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Postby Danny C » Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:29 am

DevinSpice wrote:I think it is a book, in which David Buckley wrote an essay - I don't think he wrote the entire book.


Just as well really, if he had the whole book to write, they would still be waiting for him to finish.
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