" 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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

New Arrivals and updated Reading Exercise

My last post featured items I picked up on a trip to visit family. The items in this post came via ABE. 

This cover by Ronald Walotsky always intrigued me and when I realized this collection, included Guin's short story "Beyond Bedlam" I had to get it.

I have made no secret of my admiration of the art of Richard Powers. I consider this cover one of his best, so I finally abandoned any hope of picking up a copy without incurring shipping costs and ordered it.

The rest of these books come from Alex Simpson on
 ABE, I was really impressed with the service. The books are in beautiful condition, the seller reduced the shipping charges even further upon receiving the order and I had my books in about a week. Thanks.

I was initially looking for Badger books, a UK imprint discussed at length on the unsubscibed blog.

I found a Badger book (Reactor XK9, cover by H. Fox) and a Vega book (Special Mission, cover H. Fox). Vega seems to be an America imprint for Badger books. I then looked to see what else this bookseller had and found some lovely stuff.

A couple of years ago, my buddy Doug convinced me to reread Foundation, one of his favourite books. I borrowed his cool 1951 Book Club Edition, I have been looking for a reasonably priced copy of my own ever since.

Fahrenheit 451 is one of my favourite novels by one of my favourite authors. I wanted this edition because it was intended for use in the Ontario school system. It does have a cover image from the rather wretched 1966 film. I just noticed a remake is on tap for 2018, I will probably stick with the book.

Early Book Club Edition, 1958, cover Paul Baron.

And a couple of items which show my collecting tastes are  still fairly eclectic.

New additions to the reading list include;

Arnason Eleanor, Mammoths of the Great Plains, (2010)
Asher Neal, Strood, (ss) 2004
Barnes John, The Birds And The Bees And The Gasoline Trees, (ss) 2011
Bear Elizabeth, Dolly. (ss) (2011)
Okorafor Nnedi, Wahala, (ss) (2011)

And Doug dropped off some more magazines for my perusal.

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