" In this universe the night was falling; the shadows were lengthening towards an east that would not know another dawn. But elsewhere the stars were still young and the light of morning lingered; and along the path he once had followed, Man would one day go again"

Arthur C. Clarke Against the Fall of Night

Sunday, September 6, 2015

New Arrivals

Saturday I was able to stop by one of the Fair's 
Fair bookstores in Calgary. The number of used books  
stores here have really declined over the years, but 
this small family run chain combines a number of 
locations with excellent service. It is so nice 
 to buy in person to avoid shipping costs, to actually 
handle the books and run into items on the shelf you 
did not know you needed until you have them 
in your hand

My haul included a number of anthologies, one, 
a nice copy of Conklin's Great Science Fiction by Scientists.
 Anthologies have always been of interest but since reading
 Bud Webster's articles on collecting anthologies,
 see them in the links under Handy Resources on the right
 or buy his book Anthopology 101, they have become 
something of an obsession.

I also got a copy of the Dick novel with a cover 
I really wanted, a fairly risqué cover for Thomas 
Burnett Swann an author I normally associate with  
minotaurs and fauns, and intriguing novels by Mark S. 
Geston and Michael G Coney which fell into the category of 
impulse buys.

And who can resist a horror anthology with a beautiful 
Richard Powers cover. The authors have a nice SF feel 
including Matheson, Sturgeon, Van Vogt, Kutter and 
Robert Moore Williams. An exceptional trip.

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