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First Birthday…

Posted in 1 Year, First Post, Progress Report on December 23, 2009 by Aaron

Well, it’s been one year today since I made the first post on this site.  It has been a great year for me in working towards my goal of collecting all Gnome Press’ hardcover titles.  I’m almost halfway having only to acquire four more titles to hit that point… or is it only two – I have jacket-less reading copies of City by Clifford Simak and C.L. Moore’s Northwest of Earth.  But I’m really only counting collectible copies, so four it should be.  Things are slowing down a bit at present.  The remaining titles are starting to become a little more expensive and things are biting at home a bit too…  but on it goes regardless.  I have examined and reviewed most of the books I have, but in the interests of keeping a steady input into this blog, I’m going to slow down a little on that too.  Thankfully there is a little more material around that I can feed into this site, both on my bookshelf and out there in general.

I feel like I should do a highlights package, but I’ll leave that in the style I have set with the 25% marker – it can wait for the 50% post.  After all it’s not that far away.

I’ve made a couple of Gnome Press friends out there over the course of the last year and I want to thank them for helping to make this blog what it is.  Christophe in France especially, Brian Pearce from Red Jacket Press, Joe Wherle Jr, Mike ‘bossy4dom2‘ Wood and Geoff Robson whom I hope is still hanging on to a special GP title for me.  And of course my Lovely Wife for enduring my seemingly nonsensical hobby.  Merry Christmas to all.

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And so it begins…

Posted in First Post with tags on December 23, 2008 by Aaron

I’m sitting at work, just about to go to lunch and making my first post here. The state of play before I started on this overambitious undertaking is that I’ve read two books – Iceworld by Hal Clement and The Robot and the Man, a short story collection edited by Martin Greenberg.  I’m also half way through The Mixed Men by A. E. van Vogt.

So, In the upcoming days I’ll have to do a retrospective on the two I’ve read.

I also have waiting in my ‘library’ (a euphamism for my bookshelf, but hereafter the term I’ll use, you’ll never know that unless you read this post) Journey to Infinity, another collection edited by Martin Greenberg, and The Dawning Light by Robert Randall.  On their way as I write this are Mutant by Lewis Padgett, The Philosophical Corps by E. B. Cole – incidentally, the very last Gnome Press publication, and All About the Future, yet another collection from Greenberg.

I guess there will be quite a lot of activity over the next few days and then it’ll taper off as I get into a steady routine of acquisition and review punctuated by other stuff.