Archive for Plague Ship

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.

A little news…

Posted in Audio Books with tags , , , , , , , on May 28, 2009 by Aaron

I finished The Shrouded Planet last night and went straight on to it’s sequel, The Dawning Light.  I’m gonna do a double header Close Up and likewise for the Review.  Should be interesting.  So far, I’m enjoying the story very much.  It’s building nicely in a well constructed world.

I visited Librivox.org last night to check it out.  I posted about it a while ago, but they have a few free audio books from Gnome Press authors.  There is only one Gnome Press book – Plague Ship by Andrew North (Andre Norton).  I’ll read the book before listening to that, but I downloaded Murray Leinster‘s Space Tug, which I’m listening to at the moment.  Starman’s Quest is currently a project at Librivox, I signed up to be notified when it’s done.  I’m looking forward to that.  I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing some of the Gnome stuff for audio.  But I don’t have a clue how to determine what is in the public domain, and what isn’t.

There has been very little of interest come up on eBay lately.  Things are a little slow.

Audio – Plague Ship by Andrew North

Posted in Audio Books with tags , , , , , on December 26, 2008 by Aaron

Andrew North was a pseudonym used by Andre Norton.  The book is a Gnome Press publication from 1956. Click on the image to jump to a page where you can download or listen to it. From LibriVox Audio.  Just to give LibriVox a plug, they have many classic titles, several more by Norton and also from other Gnome Press authors Murray Leinster and Randall Garrett. Enjoy.