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New Arrival

Posted in New Arrivals with tags on October 28, 2009 by Aaron

The Starmen arrived today.  I’ll have a Close Up up soon, I’m very happy with it.  It has just one endemic issue, but that aside, it’s fantastic.

New Arrivals

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2009 by Aaron

Very happy!!  The two I’d been expecting arrived today.  The Castle of Iron and SF: The Year’s Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy (effectively SF ’56).  The Castle of Iron was as expected, actually better.  The book is in NF condition excepting the severe sunning on the spine.  Does anyone know what effect this condition has on grading??  So I was satisfied there.  The other left me speechless.  As I was unwrapping it, I could see it was looked great, but once I actually had it fully unwrapped it is superb.  The dust jacket is almost flawless and aside from just one small blemish and a book plate the book itself is awesome.  I’ll do a Close Up on it very soon.

Happy Day

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , on September 22, 2009 by Aaron

A package arrived this morning at school.  Typewriter in the Sky & Fear by L. Ron Hubbard.  It is in the condition I expected, wait for the Close Up to check it out.  It’s not a great copy but I’m very happy to have it at the price I got it.  It’s commonly a pricey title.  I haven’t had a book arrive for a while and I’ve been missing the buzz of opening those packages.  It’s nice to have that feeling again.

New Arrivals

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , , on May 7, 2009 by Aaron

Three books that I’d been looking forward to receiving were waiting when I got home from work today.  ‘Travelers of Space’ (along with a copy of the more unusual blue dust jacket), ‘Men Against the Stars’ and ‘Five Science Fiction Novels’.  All edited by Martin Greenberg and were about in the condition that I expected, perhaps a little less so.  Close Ups forthcoming of course.  Packed in was a copy of the dust jacket for ‘Children of the Atom’, but I just don’t know if it’s better than my version or not.  Hard to tell.
The Review of ‘The Forgotten Planet’ will be up presently.

New Arrival…

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2009 by Aaron

The Shrouded Planet arrived today.  Cool.  A book I’ve been looking forward to for a while, I finally have.  It wasn’t in quite a good a condition as I’d hoped, but it’s not too bad.

In other news, Joe agreed on the deal and I can expect a package of  four books from him sometime in the near future.  I’m very excited about it.  SF’58 edited by Judith Merril, Nat Schachner‘s Space Lawyer, Address: Centauri by F.L. Wallace and Raymond F. JonesRenaissance.  Renaissance is signed by cover artist and Gnome Press co-founder David A. Kyle.  Nice.  Thank you very much Joe, I appreciate your patience and effort a lot!!

New Arrival

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , on April 8, 2009 by Aaron

I’m at work at the moment and just got handed a package which contained The Thirty-First of February by Nelson Bond.  This is the best condition Gnome Press book I have ever seen.  It looks like new.  Some just say that because it looks pretty darn good, but I kid you not.   This thing looks like it did 60 years ago.   If you want one, get over to SNS Books on eBay, Jack has three left.  If they even come close to the one I got for 40 bucks you are going to be very happy.  I’m going to do a Close Up on this next, stay tuned.

New Arrivals

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , on April 1, 2009 by Aaron

Two new book waiting for me at work today.  Always makes my day!!  Both in fantastic condition too…  with one small exception, but we’ll wait for the Close Up to get a look at that.  Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster and James E. Gunn‘s This Fortress World.  Both books come from the same personal library and have been embossed with a previous owners seal.  Many thanks to Mike at Mars Books & Wood, they arrived well packaged and in great condition.

Oh… Joy!!

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , , , , , on March 15, 2009 by Aaron

happyjoyFinally!!  They have arrived.  After a circuitous and torturous (for me) route to from St James, New York to Seoul, South Korea via Napier, New Zealand, they are here.  My latest three additions of 1st editions to the library.  All significant and sought after editions too.  The Survivors by Tom Godwin, Wilmar ShirasChildren of the Atom and my second Heinlein 1st edition, Sixth Column.  They all look great but all have minor flaws apart from the usual and expected, but I’ll get into those when I do the Close Ups.

Dimension departure from the norm

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , on March 10, 2009 by Aaron

I was expecting 4 books to arrive sometime soon.  Three from one source and one from another.  All books I have from Gnome Press are all octavo size and novel-length thickness, but the package that arrived today was larger and thinner.  I could see from the sender that it indeed should be that one-book package that I’m expecting, though the dimensions were very unusual.   The Complete Book of Outer Space was contained inside.  I’m going to do another Close Up this evening to show you what I mean.

I’m still waiting on the other three.  Jean, who posted them about two weeks ago, sent them to my parents in New Zealand by mistake.  So they have been received there and since forwarded to me.  I’m expecting them next week now.  I’m a little impatient to get my hands on them…

These Robots have Tales

Posted in New Arrivals with tags , , on February 3, 2009 by Aaron

Good ones, I hope.  I received Lewis Padgett‘s Robots Have No Tails today.  As I mentioned previously, the dust jacket is a bit on the worn side, but the great cover art by Binkley is bright.  I got exactly what I expected, so I am quite happy.  Many thanks Faye for an excellent book.  No dust jacket protector though, it’s a good thing I have plenty at home.