Archive for Edward E. Smith

Expansion into the Final Quarter…

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2013 by Aaron

Andrew North - Plague ShipLong time since a meaningful post.  Timely is an update on the Odyssey as over the past couple of days I’ve been successful on eBay.  Recalling the last state of play on this, I had received a superior copy of Minions of the Moon to that I already had, and a nice Plague Ship was on the way. Frederik Pohl & Jack Williamson - Undersea Fleet Well, Plague Ship arrived and a misdirected Gray Lensman (amongst a couple of other things which I’ll talk about presently..) landed with my parents in New Zealand.  Arriving here about a month ago was the middle third of Frederik Pohl’s and Jack Williamson’s Undersea Trilogy – Undersea Fleet.  Over the past week I’ve picked up Talbot Mundy’s Purple Pirate and another Williamson title in conjunction with James Gunn – Star Bridge.  Both these are on their way, and Doc Smith’s Gray Lensman will be in an aid package from the homeland due to be sent soon.

Taking these into account, there are only 16 titles left to acquire. ‘Only’ is slightly misleading as the balance of the catalog are all (with one or two exceptions..) perennial big ticket editions such as the 6 remaining Conan titles, the Foundation series, Simak’s City and… I, Robot.

Been back almost a week…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 22, 2009 by Aaron

…and I’m busy.  I brought my eldest daughter Sonja over to Korea with me for a vacation.  She finished high school last year and this is a kind of gift for her for finishing 7th form and and an experience she will hopefully take a lot away from before she starts her degree in February.  Consequently my activity on the GP front has been a little meager lately.  HOWEVER.  I scored The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag off eBay a couple of days ago.  My very first Robert Heinlein 1st edition.  Boy, am I excited about receiving that.  From what I could see on eBay, it looked in Near Fine condition too.  Also,  the very nice man Geoff Robson whom I got Sands of Mars off had a couple of other “Gnomes hiding in his bookshelf” (I have to credit Geoff with that witicism..).  Agent of Vega by James H. Schmitz and The Vortex Blaster by  Edward E. Smith, PhD. are on their way to me along with ‘Sands’.  Thank you very much Geoff.  Actually, I must get down to work to see if they have arrived already.