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« Reply #135 on: April 01, 2016, 07:34:46 pm »
Managed to snag a Subterranean Press limited edition of Midnight Tides.
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/midnight_tides_preorder

Its lovely.

I got Martian as a gift recently, great movie, the book/audiobook is even better.

Ive been debating buying this.  Im assuming i should just go ahead and buy it,  huh?

Yeah man, get it used someplace. Worth having in the collection
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« Reply #136 on: June 11, 2016, 10:19:25 am »
Managed to snag a Subterranean Press limited edition of Midnight Tides.
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/midnight_tides_preorder

Its lovely.


That really is lovely.

Last few months purchases:

March:

J.R.R.Tolkien: The Silmarillion
J.R.R.Tolkien: Tree and Leaf; Smith of Wootton Major; The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth
Both paperbacks 1.99 for both. Arthirits UK. Both matching softbacks.
Robert Jordan: Wheel of Time #1: Eye of the World
1.99 Arthiritis UK. Softback.
David Gemmell: Rigante #1: Sword in the Storm
2.00 British Heart Foundation - Excellent condition Softback.

April:
Gene Wolfe: The Knight - 2.00
Gene Wolfe: The Wizard - 2.00
Gene Wolfe: The Book of the New Sun Volume 1 Shadow and Claw - 2.00
Raymond Feist: Silverthorn - 2.50
John Scalzi: Old Man's War - 2.50
John Scalzi: The Ghost Brigades - 2.50
John Scalzi: Last Colony - 2.50
John Scalzi: Zoe's Tale - 2.00
Softbacks from British Heart Foundation. Silverthorn in excellent condition.

May:
Anthony Ryan: Blood Song - 2.50
David Gemmell: Dark Moon - 2.00
Peter F. Hamilton: Pandora's Star - 2.00
David Gemmell: The Legend of Deathwalker - 2.00
All softbacks from British Heart Foundation. Deathwalker in excellent condition, Pandora's Star is a bit worn.


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« Reply #137 on: June 11, 2016, 01:44:29 pm »
Absenteeism hasn't stopped you buying books out of car boots :P?
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« Reply #138 on: June 27, 2016, 12:18:40 pm »
Light on purchases this month.

June Purchases:

Dan Simmons: Endymion - Softback good condition.
2.50 from British Heart Foundation.

Raymond. E. Feist: A Darkness at Sethanon - Softback decent condition.
2.50 from British Heart Foundation.

Ian C. Esselmont: Stonbreaker - Softback excellent condition.
50p from a market stall.

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« Reply #139 on: November 11, 2016, 10:43:43 am »
Hey guys,

Gotta keep this thread going!

Ok so in July and August I never bought a single book - that shows how much I have lost touch with the things in my life I love - reading and writing. So I am determined to get on with both right now!

September Purchases:

Robert Jordan: The Wheel of Time #4: The Shadow Rising - Paperback in ok condition - minor bends and rubs.
- 2.00
Justin Richards: Doctor Who The Secret Lives of Monsters Hardback in great condition.
- 1.00
Bernard Cornwell: The Last Kingdom - Softback in good condition.
- 1.99
Mark Lawrence: Prince of Fools - Softback in brand new condition (doesn't even look read.)
- 1.75
David & Stella Gemmell: Troy Fall of Kings - Softback in great condition.
- 2.50
Brian Herbert & Kevin J Anderson - Sandworms of Dune - Softback in great condition
- 2.00
Orson Scott Card: Speaker for the Dead - Softback in great condition.
- 2.00

October Purchases:

Paulo Bacigalupi: The Windup Girl - Softback in great condition
- 2.50
Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Winter - Softback in ok condition (minor rubs and bends)
- 1.00
Brian Aldiss: Helliconia Summer - Softback in ok condition (minor rubs and bends)
- 1.00
Fearsome Journeys: The New Solaris Book of Fantasy - Softback Fantasy Anthology, brand new and discounted at Waterstones
- 1.00
Patricia Kennealy: A Hawks Grey Feather - Softback in good condition. Looks like it has heavy Celtic influences.
- 1.00
Garth Nix: Lirael - Softback in great condition.
- 0.95
Joe Abercrombie: Best Served Cold - New Softback from Waterstones.
- 9.99
Adrian Tchaikovsky: Shadows of the Apt #8: The Air War - New Softback from Waterstones.
- 10.99

November Purchases:

Michael Cobley: Humanitys Fire #1: Seeds of Earth - Softback in great condition.
- 2.00

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« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2016, 10:29:27 am »
Recent haul:

Paul Hoffman: The Beating of Wings - Softback in good condition.
50p from a market trader.

Brent Weeks: The Lightbringer Trilogy #1: The Black Prism - Softback in good condition slight wear on spine.
50p from a market trader.

Clark Ashton Smith: Fantasy Masterworks #27: The Emperor of Dreams - Softback in good condition.
50p from a market trader.

Terry Brooks: High Druid of Shannara #3: Straken - Softback in good condition.
50p from a market trader.

Ernest Cline: Ready Player One - Softback in great condition.
1.75 from a charity store.

Richard Morgan: The Steel Remains - Softback in great condition.
2.00 from a charity store.


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« Reply #141 on: December 15, 2016, 03:38:29 pm »
Richard Matheson: I Am Legend - SF Masterworks softback in good condition.
2.00 from a charity store.

Star Wars: Complete Locations - http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Complete_Locations_(2016) - Hardback New
Free - Bought for me by one of my schools as they know I am a Star Wars fan - early Xmas present :)

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« Reply #142 on: December 31, 2016, 12:09:33 pm »
Last Purchases of the year:

Robert V.S Redick: The River of Shadows - New softback.
2.00
Neal Asher: The Technician - New softback.
2.00
Neil Gaiman: American Gods - New Softback.
2.00
All from a new 1/2 bookstore that has opened nearby - huge bookstore with virtually nothing else SFF - will keep checking it though as I think they get random stock - seemed to be a lot of 1 or 2 of a book.

Vernor Vinge: A Fire Upon the Deep - New Softback. This is one of the SF Masterworks series which I have been collecting (alongside the Fantasy Masterworks) there are a couple of different cover styles for the different Masterworks runs so at the moment jusr more focused on picking them up and then I'll go for specific books once I have a lot more. I like the cover art on this one: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28409581-a-fire-upon-the-deep
9.99 from Waterstones.



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« Reply #143 on: January 03, 2017, 05:28:57 pm »
Christmas Haul:
  • Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. Corey (actually received two of these)
  • Cibola Burn by James S.A. Corey
  • Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey
  • Lights Out by Ted Koppel
  • Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card
  • Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card
I also got new copies of White Luck Warrior and The Judging Eye, but I can't remember who wrote those two...

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« Reply #144 on: January 03, 2017, 05:51:35 pm »
I need new copies of TJE and WLW. Cover ripped off of one of them, and the other is in sorry shape. I blame Overlooks' poor craftsmanship. Oh, can you check your TJE/WLW for me? Let me know if its still first edition and not price-clipped? (Aka, number line on copyright page goes 1 through 10 in some order, and price tag on dustjacket and/or barcode is listed as full price rather than having it marked through).
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« Reply #145 on: March 13, 2017, 06:51:56 pm »
Few purchases:

Walter M. Miller: Canticle for Leibowitz - Softback, good condition.
George R. Stewart; Earth Abides - Softback, good condition, SF Masterworks version.
2 for 1 at a charity store

George R. R. Martin: Dying of the Light - New SF Masterworks version.
2 from the 1-2 Bookstore

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« Reply #146 on: July 17, 2017, 11:04:07 am »
Hello All!

Well I have not been around for a while and will not be around until I have completed TUC.

It arrived at my local Waterstones (on order) yesterday and I will be collecting from store today, secluding myself away on pain of spoilers for now and then hopefully in the next week or so I will stop by in a more meaningful way. Super excited to be reading TUC!

Will post all of my other purchases and reads (not many) and update the year long curated read thread - although I am going to finish TUC before I set foot upon this Ground.

Hope to speak to you all soon! :) Definitely time for a Cast or at least a late night Skype chat!

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« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2017, 08:50:09 pm »
Hey guys,

Thought I would update this thread with a few purchases as my "to categorise and sort into proper shelves" pile is getting a tad large.

Chris Evans: A Darkness Forges in Fire - Softback in reasonable condition.
1.50 Charity Store

Ursula K Le Guin: Malafrena - Softback in well used condition.
Guy Gavriel Kay: The Sarantine Mosaic #1: Sailing to Sarantium.
Guy Gavriel Kay: The Sarantine Mosaic #2: Lord of Emperors.
Ian Irvine: The View from the Mirror #1: A Shadow on the Glass
Ian Irvine: The View from the Mirror #2: The Tower on the Rift
Ian Irvine: The View from the Mirror #3: Dark is the Moon
Ian Irvine: The View from the Mirror #4: The Way Between the Worlds
50p each from a market stall - all softback all in reasonable condition.

E.E. Doc Smith: Children of the Lens - Softback good condition
1 from a market trader

John Brunner: Stand on Zanzibar - Softback v. good condition. Older SF Masterworks cover type.
Isaac Asimov: Foundation and Empire - Like new.
Brian Aldiss: Non Stop - SF Masterworks new cover - Like new.
10 for all 3 mixed prices.

Kim Stanley Robinson: Red Mars - Softback new
1
Django Wexler: The Thousand Names - Hardback new
2
Stephen Baxter: The Massacre of Mankind - Hardback new
2
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Legend of Siggurd & Gudrun - Softback New
2
All from the 1/2 book store.

Brian Herbert & KJA: House Corrino - Large paperback good condition.
2 charity store
Adrian Tchaikovsky: The Tiger & the Wolf - Softback reasonable condition.
2 charity store
Frederick Pohl: Gateway - SF Masterworks new cover. Like New.
2 charity store.
Philip K. Dick: Minority Report - Softback in reasonable condition.
2 charity store.

Peter F Hamilton: Night Without Stars - New Softback
8.99 Waterstones
James S. A. Corey: Calibans War - New Softback
9.99 Waterstones
Roadside Picnic: Arkady & Boris Strugatsky - New Softback SF Masterworks new cover type.
8.99 Waterstones
Ernest Cline: Armada - New Softback
8.99 Waterstones

Okay so that brings my purchases nicely up to date :)

Few in there I'm really looking forward to. Roadside Picnic definitely.



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« Reply #148 on: October 25, 2017, 04:21:19 pm »
Heh, Chris Evans: A Darkness Forges in Fire . Read this when it first came out. Thinking back, it was an interesting book with some unique ideas, though maybe not the most well written book. Never grabbed the sequel.
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« Reply #149 on: October 27, 2017, 01:47:04 pm »
Happy Belated, SR.

Nice to read you.
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