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Old 29th May 2010, 01:33 AM   #4936 (permalink)
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Old 29th May 2010, 04:42 AM   #4937 (permalink)
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When I got home from my evening shift, I found a package waiting for me on the doorstep, containing:

H. P. Lovecraft: A Comprehensive Bibliography, by S. T. Joshi

This is a revision and expansion of his H. P. Lovecraft and Lovecraft Criticism: An Annotated Bibliography (1981), to include not only the most recent publications of Lovecraft in English and foreign languages, but also the most comprehensive listing of Lovecraftian criticism. I went for the hardbound edition, even though it's a bit more pricey, because I know that as much as I use this sort of thing, it would actually be much more cost-effective in the long-run, as the trade paperback would simply not stand up to that kind of wear-and-tear....
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Old 29th May 2010, 08:27 AM   #4938 (permalink)
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Did an order from The Book Depository (damn whoever it was that mentioned it here!) and got.

In The Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Pesthouse by Jim Crace
Out of the Ashes by William W. Johnstone
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling
The Scarlet Plague by Jack London
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Old 29th May 2010, 06:06 PM   #4939 (permalink)
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Popped in at one of my regular bookshops a few days ago. They're having a sale and I found four new books for the price of one!

The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 22 - edited by Gardner Dozois
The Mammoth Book of Mindblowing SF - edited by Mike Ashley
The Other Side of the Sky - Arthur C. Clarke
Troublesome Words - Bill Bryson

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Old 29th May 2010, 09:22 PM   #4940 (permalink)
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Last day of the Library's spring book sale today. All books twenty-five cents each. Here's what I walked out with:

MASTERPIECES OF WAR REPORTING edited by Louis L. Snyder

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND HIS CREATOR (collection of essays) by Trevor H. Hall

THE IMPULSE OF FANTASY LITERATURE by C.N. Manlove

HEAT OF FUSION AND OTHER STORIES (sf) by John M. Ford

POLTERGEIST: TALES OF DEADLY GHOSTS edited by (the redoubtable) Peter Haining

Got a bunch of other stuff yesterday when everything was half price. Will list them later when I have more time.
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Old 30th May 2010, 02:14 AM   #4941 (permalink)
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OK, my most recent haul.

Tender Morsels - Margo Lanagan *Lanagan is a Sydney based writer and a very fine novelist indeed. This novel won the World Fantasy Award (novel) for 2009. I met her last year along with China Mieville and it was a treat listening to them speak and chatting with them after.

The Shadow Year
- Jeffrey Ford *Ford must surely be amongst the best and most celebrated of contemporary Fantasy writers, albeit his fan base does not appear to be that huge....yet This novel was joint winner with Lanagan's Tender Morsels for the World Fantasy award (novel) 2009.

Nebula Awards Showcase 2010 *A continuation of this excellent publication detailing both extracts and entire texts from the various Nebula Award nominees and winners of 2009.

2 Graphic Novels:

Fall Of Gilead - Stephen King *Next in the beautifully produced series based on King's Dark Tower series.

Instructions- Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess. Another collaboration by two of the best in the business as writer and illustrator respectively.
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Old 30th May 2010, 11:56 PM   #4942 (permalink)
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Bloodchild - Octavia E. Butler
Looking for Jake - China Mieville
Worlds Enough & Time - Dan Simmons
War Dances - Sherman Alexie
Superfreakonomics - Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Counting Heads - David Marusek
The Execution Channel - Ken MacLeod
Dying Inside - Robert Silverberg
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Old 1st June 2010, 07:23 AM   #4943 (permalink)
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Not SFF, but I just got The Blind Watchmaker and Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice for all Creation. Will probably stop purchasing now as I'm still deciding my next destination.

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice for all Creation is pretty entertaining. You have animals writing in to Dr. Tatiana asking for her advice. Scientific facts wrapped up as part of an advice column. Fun.
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Old 1st June 2010, 05:04 PM   #4944 (permalink)
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Just got Watcher of the Dead by J.V. Jones (and am annoyed at the size of it, as it's not the same size as my other J.V. Jones books so won't look so nice on my shelf), King Rat by China Mieville, as I've been meaning to get that for a while and thought as I'm on a spending spree I might as well... The Black Angel by John Connolly (thanks to a suggestion by Allegra) and The Queen's Necklace by... I forget who.
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Old 2nd June 2010, 11:21 AM   #4945 (permalink)
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I had me a £10 voucher, so yesterday I bought:

Alastair Reynolds - Pushing Ice
China Miéville - Perdido Street Station

I'd have preferred Chasm City by Reynolds, but Waterstones didn't have it so I chose one at random.
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Old 3rd June 2010, 01:40 AM   #4946 (permalink)
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The Grove Centenary Edition of Beckett's more or less complete works in 4 volumes.
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Old 3rd June 2010, 12:00 PM   #4947 (permalink)
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Just picked up the Australian release of Kelly Link's Pretty Monsters released as 2 volumes here with illustrations by our very own world class artist Shaun Tan....Woot, Woot.

Pretty Monsters
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The Wrong Grave - Kelly Link.
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Old 3rd June 2010, 07:49 PM   #4948 (permalink)
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Went on a bit of a bender the last week and grabbed:

Retribution Falls - Chris Wooding (recommended here and elsewhere compared to my beloved Firefly)

then a pair of non-fiction books, which is unusual for me, though they're both non-fiction tales of "adventure" I guess you could say:

In the Heart of the Sea
Surviving the River
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Old 3rd June 2010, 08:18 PM   #4949 (permalink)
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Made the mistake of allowing myself into the vicinity of a bookshop and came away with these:

Go Ask Alice - Anonymous (Authorship is disputed. See Wikipedia article.)
Portobello Road - Ruth Rendell
Jesus Out To Sea (And Other Stories) - James Lee Burke
Deadly Intent - Lynda La Plante
Zombie: An Anthology of the Undead - edited by Christopher Golden
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Old 3rd June 2010, 08:20 PM   #4950 (permalink)
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Retribution Falls - Chris Wooding (recommended here and elsewhere compared to my beloved Firefly)
There's a good review of Retribution Falls here, if you're interested.
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