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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Haul of Books: Friends of the Library Edition

There was an enormous book sale here in Gainesville over the last few days and I thought I’d let you all know what I got (a lot of stuff, actually). Next time, in April, I don’t think I will be going quite as all out, mostly because I don’t have as much need for a lot of books anymore. I intentionally went this year trying to find things to use for my research, and now I’m only missing a few things.

If you’ve bought any new books in the last few days, let me know in the comments. Here goes (sorry, no pictures; there’s just too much):

Science Fiction and Fantasy
--The Once and Future King by T. H. White
--Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
--Forest Mage by Robin Hobb
--Crossfire by Nancy Kress
--Alastair Reynolds by Redemption Ark
--A War of Shadows by Jack L. Chalker
--The Pscyhotechnic League by Poul Anderson
--The Continent of Lies by James Morrow
--Land of Unreason by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt
--A Day For Damnation by David Gerrold
--Other Americas by Norman Spinrad
--The Face of Chaos edited by Robert Lynn Asprin and Lynn Abbey
--New Writings in SF8 edited by John Carnell
--The Web of the Chozen by Jack L. Chalker
--Nightwings by Robert Silverberg
--Heads by Greg Bear
--Molt Brother by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
--Mahogany Trinrose by Jacqueline Lichtenberg
--Shardik by Richard Adams
--Continuum 2 edited by Roger Elwood
--The Four Lords of the Diamon by Jack L. Chalker
--Danger Human by Gordon R. Dickson
--The Book of Skaith by Leigh Brackett
--Worlds of Maybe edited by Robert Silverberg
--Threads of Time edited by Robert Silverberg
--The Children of Men by P. D. James
--The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
--The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
--The State of the Art by Iain M. Banks
--The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
--Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
--Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem
--Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss
--Helliconia Winter by Brian W. Aldiss
--Becoming Alien by Rebecca Ore
--Quicksand by John Brunner
--An Exaltation of Stars edited by Terry Carr
--The Final Planet by Andrew M. Greeley
--Saturn’s Children by Charles Stross
--The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
--The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
--Gateway by Frederik Pohl
--Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
--Child of the River by Paul J. McAuley
--The Man Who Folded Himself by David Gerrold
--Brothers of Earth by C. J. Cherryh
--The Sentimental Agents (A Canopus in Argos novel) by Doris Lessing
--Shikasta (A Canopus in Argos novel) by Doris Lessing
--The Fringe of the Unknown by L. Sprague de Camp

Other Fiction (including magical realism, etc.)
--Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
--Middlemarch by George Eliot
--Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
--The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells
--The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
--World Without End by Ken Follett
--Love, Again by Doris Lessing
--The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco
--Baudolino by Umberto Eco
--The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
--Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
--Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marques
--Concrete Island by J. G. Ballard
--The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
--On the Road by Jack Kerouac

--At the Edge of History by William Irwin Thompson
--The Machine in the Garden by Leo Marx
--African Studies Review, Volume 47, Number 3
--History and Memory, Volume 19, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2007
--Nationalism by Eli Kedourie

I also got a book called Religion in Colonial America by William Warren Sweet

And that's all I got, without paying a whole lot of money at all. Today was 10 cent day, by the way. I got a box of books for $3.60. Now that's a steal!

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  1. Hey that is a haul of classics. Someone must have sold a collection.

    My novel, Molt Brother, has a direct sequel, City of a Million Legends, available on Amazon and in e-book on

    Mahogany Trinrose in both HC and mass market pb is very hard to find.

    Meanwhile, my award winning Dushau Trilogy is way overpriced in mass market on Amazon, so it's now available on Kindle, too.

    Thank you all for cherishing books!

    Jacqueline Lichtenberg

  2. Jacqueline: Yes, it is a haul of classics :P. Also, thanks for the thinly veiled advertising... :P