Thankfully, I bought copies of Syd Mead's books when they were fairly priced. Unfortunately, the greed of current owners of some of the copies of Syd's books - who probably don't care less for his work - are now on the prowl to make bank on Syd's talents. Will Syd get any royalties from these costs? Probably not. Keep your eyes peeled at your local bookstore. Any bookstore worth its reputation will have these books, but without the absurd costs.