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Ben Schell

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Apr 15, 2015
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Hey,

So I just got into the Dark Tower series this year.

At my local Chapters and on Amazon.ca, (I'm Canadian, you see) I picked up this version of the Gunslinger.

When I started looking for the books (1-4) they all had release dates of this year.

But I've only been able to find the first four in this particular set of artwork/editions.

I tried asking the workers at the store, but of course they had no idea.

Just wondering if anyone knows when/if the last three will be out, or if this isn't a reprinting and the one's that are out for 4-7 are the only editions in the revised set and I won't find them in the same editions as the 1-4 I've purchased.

Just don't want to end up with some revised and some not.

Thanks
 

FlakeNoir

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Apr 11, 2006
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Hi and welcome to the site. :)

All of the the series 1-6 have revised editions, the Dark Tower (VII) is not a revised edition as it was released in 2004. (as a first edition) Same with The Wind Through the Keyhole, except the release date for this one was 2012.
 

Alexandra M

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Mar 12, 2015
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Hi and welcome to the site. :)

All of the the series 1-6 have revised editions, the Dark Tower (VII) is not a revised edition as it was released in 2004. (as a first edition) Same with The Wind Through the Keyhole, except the release date for this one was 2012.
Thanks Flakenoir; I didn't know that. I do have the entire series, but, 'Drawing of the Three' and 'Wizard and Glass' are soft covers. I've still not found
them in hardcover. I just keep looking hoping they will show up at a used book store. Lots of used book stores where I live and haven't been to get to all of
them; yet.
 

Spideyman

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Jul 10, 2006
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Welcome to the board, Ben :) and thanks for your question. I'm getting ready to read the Dark Tower series and I knew Gunslinger had been revised but I didn't know others had also been revised. I bought my copies as they were published so I guess now I'll have to find revised copies.

Same question here- I bought and read as published/ also have the revised Gunslinger but was not aware the others have been revised. Is there more information about the revisions available??
 

FlakeNoir

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Same question here- I bought and read as published/ also have the revised Gunslinger but was not aware the others have been revised. Is there more information about the revisions available??
Hopefully I have the right information with this, I was going from the publication dates in the StephenKing.com Library.
(I am just leaving for work, but will revisit this later in the day)
 

Spideyman

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Hopefully I have the right information with this, I was going from the publication dates in the StephenKing.com Library.
(I am just leaving for work, but will revisit this later in the day)
May the work day go well-- I ck' amazon and BN and yes, there are "revised" editions. Just wonder what was revised/ re written?? Must have missed this whole thing.
 

FlakeNoir

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Apr 11, 2006
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So, just to be clear, these versions:

5
6
7

Are these the revised editions then? And, to that end, the only revised editions?

Or, am I correct in saying, only the first four book required revision?
I can't tell you just by looking at those covers sorry--as I am not personally familiar with ones in your links.
Ms Mod who would probably know for sure, is away until the 13th. In the mean time I will ask kingricefan, jchanic and Bev Vincent to perhaps take a look. They may have more information for you.
 

FlakeNoir

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:icon_eek: I MUST crawl out from under my rock more often!! Did I know about this! Although it seems I must have, I can't seem to remember anything about it...maybe my brain is shrinking? Hmmm...
Time to go book shopping!
Don't go shopping yet girl! I may have been completely wrong in my estimation of 'revised'. (I got my information from our (online) Library, was going from the publication dates.)

More information pending..... :a11:
 

Neesy

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May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Hey,

So I just got into the Dark Tower series this year.

At my local Chapters and on Amazon.ca, (I'm Canadian, you see) I picked up this version of the Gunslinger.

When I started looking for the books (1-4) they all had release dates of this year.

But I've only been able to find the first four in this particular set of artwork/editions.

I tried asking the workers at the store, but of course they had no idea.

Just wondering if anyone knows when/if the last three will be out, or if this isn't a reprinting and the one's that are out for 4-7 are the only editions in the revised set and I won't find them in the same editions as the 1-4 I've purchased.

Just don't want to end up with some revised and some not.

Thanks
So, just to be clear, these versions:

5
6
7

Are these the revised editions then? And, to that end, the only revised editions?

Or, am I correct in saying, only the first four book required revision?
Hi there and welcome to the SKMB - I cannot help you with your question - my copies are just from thrift shops (like Value Village) so I am pretty sure they are the old ones. I did splurge and get The Wind Through the Keyhole back in 2012 - great book!
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Bev Vincent

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Apr 11, 2006
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Before Wolves of the Calla came out, Viking re-issued the first four books in a single style. Only The Gunslinger was revised; however, all four books had the new "On Being 19" essay at the front, so they are technically new editions. The text of DT2-4 was not revised, though. DT5-7 were released by a different publisher (Scribner), therefore the books look different. In North America, it is not possible to get a consistent-looking set of DT1-7 trade editions. Only the limited editions came from a single publisher (Grant).
 

FlakeNoir

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Apr 11, 2006
42,915
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New Zealand
Before Wolves of the Calla came out, Viking re-issued the first four books in a single style. Only The Gunslinger was revised; however, all four books had the new "On Being 19" essay at the front, so they are technically new editions. The text of DT2-4 was not revised, though. DT5-7 were released by a different publisher (Scribner), therefore the books look different. In North America, it is not possible to get a consistent-looking set of DT1-7 trade editions. Only the limited editions came from a single publisher (Grant).
Thank you, Bev. :)
 

Spideyman

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Jul 10, 2006
44,927
184,180
75
Just north of Duma Key
Before Wolves of the Calla came out, Viking re-issued the first four books in a single style. Only The Gunslinger was revised; however, all four books had the new "On Being 19" essay at the front, so they are technically new editions. The text of DT2-4 was not revised, though. DT5-7 were released by a different publisher (Scribner), therefore the books look different. In North America, it is not possible to get a consistent-looking set of DT1-7 trade editions. Only the limited editions came from a single publisher (Grant).
Thank you, Bev for clearing up the "revised" issue. Was beginning to think I'd been in a time warp and missed something important!
 
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