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« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2014, 06:50:38 am »
here's the list of hardcovers, I've put all of them in Mylar.

Stephenson:
Cryptonomicon - HC FE FP
Anathem - HC FE

King:
Different Seasons - HC
Hearts in Atlantis - HC
The Stand (Complete & Uncut) - HC

Hobb:
Shaman's Crossing - HC FE, remaindered

Zahn
Heir to the Empire - HC

and in BCE HC
Heinlein:
Stranger in a Strange Land

and in Trade Paper back
Tad Williams - Shadowmarch

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nonfiction also in HC


The Stuff of Thought
The Blank Slate
Mayflower
All I Had to Do Was Ask
The Waxman Report
Frank Capra Name Above the Title
Preston Sturges by Preston Sturges


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« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2014, 09:59:52 am »
Hey Locke,

Thanks very much.

I am interested in all of the fiction you have. Might be more expensive to ship over to the UK than I can get the books for though - I will see what everyone else thinks and if others want them I am happy with that.


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« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2014, 08:45:38 pm »
I'd definitely like Stranger in a Strange Land

If there are no other takers, I'd take Anathama as my 2nd.
To be greedy, Shaman's Crossing as a 3rd.

Depending on the cost to ship and other people's interest of course, but those are the ones I'm interested in.
Thanks for the offer locke.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2014, 08:47:11 pm by Wilshire »
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« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2014, 06:59:40 pm »
Picked a few more books up:

George R. R. Martin: A Song of Ice and Fire #4: A Feast for Crows. I now have wuite a few of these all in the same cover. SB - very minor wear.
Charity shop 2.

Stephen King: The Dark Tower #5: The Wolves of Calla. I almost have the whole set of these now in the same cover but mixed HB/SB. This one is SB with mionor wear.
Charity shop 2.75 (this is the most I have ever paid for a charity store book i nearly choked lol - charity though).

Terry Pratchett: Making Money. SB - minor wear.
Charity shop 50p.

J. R. R. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings. 3 book set in a cover I dont have. SB - brand new look read once.
50p from the car boot for all 3.

J. R. R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion. SB - minor wear.
20p from the same booter.

« Last Edit: November 07, 2014, 07:03:46 pm by SilentRoamer »

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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2014, 10:27:23 pm »
Here's the weights of the books, calculate shipping to your address from 90034 and let me know if you think it's worth it

(weight is in grams)

Stephenson:
Cryptonomicon - HC FE FP - 1381
Anathem - HC FE - 1347

King:
Different Seasons - HC - 864
Hearts in Atlantis - HC - 931
The Stand (Complete & Uncut) - HC - 1711

Hobb:
Shaman's Crossing - HC FE, remaindered - 984

Zahn
Heir to the Empire - HC - 669

and in BCE HC
Heinlein:
Stranger in a Strange Land - 613

and in Trade Paper back
Tad Williams - Shadowmarch - 715

« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 10:19:44 pm by locke »

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« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2014, 10:20:17 pm »
I updated the above post with the weights of the books

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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2014, 04:22:19 pm »
For the biggest book, via USPS media mail, its <$4 per book for me, so entirely worth it for all 3, and I'd also take Cryptonomicon since no one else seems to care.

Let me know what you'd like me to do moving forward. Send me a PM or email and I'll get you the information you need.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2014, 07:08:25 pm »
A few purchases today:

Gene Wolfe: Operation Ares - Small SB not in good condition. Cover is fine and all pages are fine but maybe a block of 50 pages has come loose from the binding, I will repair this book though as I did really want it.
50p from a charity store.

Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion - SB in great condition. Probably read once. Dawkins seems to polarise people so I thought I would read this.
50p from a charity store.

Gail Z. Martin: The Fallen Kings Cycle #1: The Sworn - SB in great condition with Mylar. "Withdrawn for Sale" Stamped on the second page lol. Very random book with a generic looking cover. Never heard of this author so thought I might chance it.
50p from a charity store.

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« Reply #38 on: November 17, 2014, 09:05:31 pm »
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell - Susanna Clarke - FE (very good condition)
The Divine Invasion - Phillip K Dick - BCE [book club edition] (good condition, CJ with some folding/marking)

Had a 50% off coupon for both, so they were each about $2.50
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« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2014, 12:22:07 am »
love Johnathan Strange sooo much!  the audiobook is great too--read by Simon Prebble.  Wilshire, you like audiobooks right?  i just found an app for free audiobooks--i think it's just called Audiobooks.  it's a lot of public domain classics like A Christmas Carol and such.  3000 titles!  i haven't used it yet, but i have high hopes!

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« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2014, 01:52:03 am »
Pretty cool MG. I've been wanting to get Jonathan Strange ever since you recommended it. I think my fiancee is going to read it before me though, since Malazan is taking some time :P.
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« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2014, 09:04:42 pm »
lol Malazan is a monster. I haven't read Jonathan Strange yet - it didn't appeal to me for some reason when I saw it on the shelves but with a rec from MG I might have revise my position.

Ok so some nice purchases:

Frank Herbert: The Eyes of Heisenberg - 1972 print. Small SB in good condition.
50p from my usual market trader.

Joanna Russ: The Female Man - 1977 print. Small SB in good condition. Nebula winner and i was interested in the gender exploration in both this and Left Hand of Darkness by Le Guin after reading Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice.
50p from my usual market trader.

Mervyn Peake: Titus Alone - SB in good condition.
80p from my usual market trader.

Mervyn Peake: Gormenghast - SB in very good condition.
1 from a charity store.

Robin Hobb: Shamans Crossing
- SB in good condition. Can't believe that this was in a charity store after Locke offering it. Awesome.
1 from a charity store.

Poundland the UK store where everything is.... you guesed it: 1!

Alastair Reynolds: Blue Remembered Earth - Hardback with DJ.

Peter F Hamilton: Manhattan in Reverse - Hardback with DJ.
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« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2014, 10:26:19 pm »
goddamnit i love Gormenghast!  sentence by sentence and character by character this thing is monster of eloquence.  i think the first one is named Titus Groan, but i think you *could* read them out of order. 

it's a bit weird because the first book is named TG, but he's just a baby and the second book is named Gormenghast even tho TG himself is the emerging star.  be ye warned! Titus Alone is way different!   a lot of it has to do with his declining health.

this is how we know the world is cursed, that Peake was taken from humanity with so many Gormenghast books left unwritten

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« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2014, 10:34:17 pm »
Oh no, the curse of the great writers. Tolkein, Peak, Herbert, the list goes on!
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« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2014, 02:41:54 pm »
goddamnit i love Gormenghast!  sentence by sentence and character by character this thing is monster of eloquence.  i think the first one is named Titus Groan, but i think you *could* read them out of order. 

it's a bit weird because the first book is named TG, but he's just a baby and the second book is named Gormenghast even tho TG himself is the emerging star.  be ye warned! Titus Alone is way different!   a lot of it has to do with his declining health.

this is how we know the world is cursed, that Peake was taken from humanity with so many Gormenghast books left unwritten

Yeah I have really wanted to read Gormenghast for a while. I saw Gormenghast in the charity store and I knew that my local market book trader had Titus Alone so I just need Titus Groan now and then I have all 3 - trader keeping his eye out for me. I think I will wait for the first one and then read them in order. I hate jumping into anything out of sequence.

Really good having a market trader who has a list of requests to find for me! He comes up golden quite a lot.

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