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Octavia Butler, Little Help

Does anyone know where I might be able to pick up a cheap version of Octavia Butler's third novel, Survivor?

It hasn't been in print since the eighties since, from what I understand, Butler didn't like the book, and it didn't have a lot to do with her series it was set in, but I'm tracking down the stuff I haven't read, and second hand copies of it are going for seventy five bucks and ridiculous shit like that. I'm doing a bit of poking round on the net, but I thought I'd ask in general just in case someone's seen it cheap round; not that I'm against paying such costs in the name of research, mind you, I'm just exhausting my other choices first. I haven't tried Sydney library databases yet, mostly because I think that will be a long shot, but would there be, by any chance somewhere, a cheap second hand copy or a file of it online that I could get pointed too in the name of research?

(Also, it seems while removing spam off the main blog, I have accidentally deleted a bunch of comments. My apologies if yours is gone now--it wasn't intentional.)



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Nov. 18th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
You should try an inter-library loan from your local library.
Nov. 18th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
reckon i'd be able to pick it up out of a uni library that way?
Nov. 18th, 2008 08:58 am (UTC)
I believe so. It basically checks all the Australian libraries it has access to, and grabs it for you. Helped us a lot in our more research heavy projects (a while ago now).
Nov. 18th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC)
sweet, thanks man. i'll check it.
Nov. 18th, 2008 07:42 am (UTC)
According to Worldcat.org there are copies in five or six Australian universities, including two copies at the University of Sydney.

If you're desparate to get a copy you could check out people on Librarything.com who have copies and see if they could be convinced to part with one. But given the prices I saw when I looked it up on AbeBooks, I'd be surprised.
Nov. 18th, 2008 08:51 am (UTC)
sweet. thanks. maybe someone i know still has a sydney library membership.
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