I like the tv show The Prisoner. So, often, when I stroll the web, I find new stuff relating to my favorite show. I recently came across a new series of novels on my favorite show! It's sort of like the feeling a geek gets when his series becomes a movie, or gets a reboot.
But I can't get the books!
Powys Media stinks.
This is some kind of fan shop but they apparently don't want to sell any books.
My home IP address has been blocked from their website, by the way, apparently for asking these types of questions.
Powys also sells novels and books about the old show Space:1999. This summer, I just finished watching all 48 episodes of that show and I must say, while I liked them a tad, I am not a superfan or anything. I thought there was no characterization, that the situations could just as easily been presented through any number of science fiction television shows. I don't think it would be a stretch, at all, to carbon copy those episodes just exchanging Star Trek characters. The moon could be the Enterprise. It really wouldn't make a difference. So Powys has several books (supposedly) in the Space: 1999 universe.
However, I just checked Amazon.com and many of those books sell for well over $100.
Used, of course. There must be such a limited print run that they disappear. The one called Forsaken is selling for $144.89 right now!
And The Prisoner is like this too. There were other books on Amazon. For the life of me, I can't find them there now. I have The Prisoner's Dilemma which is the one that sells for $15. There used to be one called Miss Freedom but I know I saw that going for $50.
So my question to throw out there--especially to Powys, who must not care about the fans--why can't a fan buy the books??
And then, when a fan, a customer! tries to ask a simple question, he gets banned from the website. Now that's the irony of the whole situation--Big Brother-like Village, website in this case, suppresses dissenting opinions.
Powys media books. I just don't understand. And rather than discuss it, even if I am a bit irrational about the whole thing, Powys just chooses to ignore me.