Not really bought.... but just arrived!

A lovely new HB edition of an HG Wells Omnibus, the HG Wells Classic Collection. (Link to Amazon here.)

Is in the same style of the Gollancz 'Black' leather editions of Conan, the Necronomicon and Lyonesse, though not leather: instead, a red embossed cover. (See Amazon link for example.)

If I'm honest, not quite as nice a presentation as the Black Editions (no illustrated endpapers and a very short information page on HG Wells), but still nice though - AND it contains The Time Machine, the Island of Doctor Moreau, The War of the Worlds, The First Men in the Moon and The Invisible Man, with some lovely Les Edwards illustrations throughout.

These are some of my first SF reads: and well worth a try if you've not before.

Officially due out in about three weeks.

Mark