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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterWilliam View Post
    Not sure if it goes here or sci-fi (I've seen the arguments), but I picked up all things Majipoor by Silverberg. I even went after the short stories by acquiring Legends, Legends II and Flights. I managed to pick it all up, in rather nice condition, but the shipping cost me twice the total purchase.

    Oh, some truly fantastic reading coming. Better yet, I've acquired a nice copy of something I've coveted for some time, but didn't want to pony up the cash for. Then I found it (AbeBooks) for an acceptable price.

    LOOK AT IT!!! LOVE IT!!!!

    I LOVED The Fionavar Tapestry. And I think you'll also love Silverberg's Majipoor books. I am reading a few pieces in Flights of Fantasy right now.

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    Ok, based upon a fair weighing of the pros and cons (much thanks to Rob B and Owlcroft), I've signed up for the sfbc.com membership. I picked up 6 hardcovers for less than $24 (which included S&H). They are:

    Lamentation - Ken Scholes
    A Darkness Forged in Fire - Chris Evans
    Acacia - David Anthony Durham
    The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch
    Red Seas under Red Skies - Scott Lynch
    A 3-in-1 omnibus on Earthsea - Ursula Le Guin

    Say hello to my little omnibus.

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    thats seems really cheap. Was wondering whether they do memberships for people from Asia? Its certainly something i am interested in

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1xy View Post
    thats seems really cheap. Was wondering whether they do memberships for people from Asia? Its certainly something i am interested in
    Ben,
    I don't know if they do or not. Check their site and see if they'll offer it.

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    This one I'm likely to dig into as soon as I finish what I'm reading now,

    Smith, Clark Ashton - Collected Fantasies Vol 1 - The End of the Story


    Randy M.

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    I belong to sfbc as well as bomc (book-of-the-month), and there are really great deals, especially when they offer sets. I plan to purchase the Wheel of Time series that way, once the last book is out and offered as part of a complete set.

    My only complaint is that sometimes, when I've pre-ordered an upcoming release, I will see the book at the local BAM before my copy gets to me. But that happens with Amazon as well.

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    The Lions of al-Rassan - GGKay

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    I am in a strange mood and wanted something with Dragons in it. Not just dumb transportation devices or remote controlled weapons, but Dragon actors. So I made my research here, created a list and went to the local english bookstore.

    I came out with:

    His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire Series) - Naomi Novik
    Gardens of the Moon (Malazan Series) - Steven Erikson
    Dawnthief (Raven (?) Series) - James Barclay
    Dragon Champion (The Age of Fire Series) - E. E. Knight
    The Adamantine Palace (?? Series) - Stephen Deas

    I broke my rule to not buy unfinished series, but that was helped by the fact I already broke it for Stover with Caine Black Knife last year.

    Currently I am still reading The Accidental Sorcerer from K.E. Mills which I randomly picked up due to the title and backside synopsis which sounded interesting, but when that's finished I am not yet decided with which one I will start.

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    Hmmmmm ... Maybe I should post something in the thread about compulsive book buying ...

    Anyway, my Night Shade order came in:

    The Imago Sequence and Other Stories by Laird Barron (man, if that ain't a writer's name, what is?) (story collection)
    Hart & Boot by Tim Pratt (story collection)
    The Ghosts of Yesterday by Jack Cady (story collection)

    Plus,
    The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes

    My wallet says I should stop now.

    Randy M.

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    I finally finished the Alchemyst by Michael Scott and I'm waiting on Amazon for the follow up, the Magician. I should have just gone to Borders and bought it, argh!!!!!!!

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    Some new arrivals from those crack peddlers at the book depository;
    The Stress of Her Regard, Tim Powers - I'm hoping Tachyon make enough from this to get them to reprint more of Powers' older stuff)
    Animal Farm, George Orwell

    Drood, Dan Simmons - I needed something to hold a door open
    Whitechapel Gods, S. M. Peters - This purchase was nearly based on cover alone

    Non-fantasy:
    Halting State, Charles Stross - Read Accelerando and wasn't too impressed, but the concept of this seemed interesting
    Triplanetary, E. E. "Doc" Smith - I bought this because one of my many reading goals is to understand authors from the past who influence those today
    Buyout, Alexander Irvine - This guy doesn't get talked about near enough. he's a very talented author.
    Outer Dark, Cormac Mcarthy - I've been hooked since reading The Road and Blood Meridian
    Cloud Street, Tim Winton

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    Stuff I bought recently:

    Raven-Giles Kristian
    Angels of Destruction-Keith Donohue
    Forest of Hands and Teeth-Carrie Ryan
    Hater-David Moody
    Madness of Angels-Kate Griffin
    The Owl Killers-Karen Maitland ( UK release, US in September)
    Giant Bones-Peter Beagle
    We never talk about my brother-Peter Beagle
    The Line Between-Peter Beagle
    Eclipse II- short story anthology from Jonathan Strahan ( great feel to it btw)
    Riders of the Sidhe-Kenneth Flint
    Genesis-Bernard Beckett
    Circus of Dr. Lao-Charles Finney

    Now on pre-order:

    Fall of Thanes-Brian Ruckley
    Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun-JRR Tolkien
    Twisted Metal-Tony Ballantyne
    Everland & other stories-Paul Witcover ( PS publishing, due soon)
    Bar None-Tim Lebbon
    Best Fantasy & Sf vol. 3 ( if Night Shade finally start publishing)
    The Dreaming Jewels-Theodore Sturgeon
    The October Country-Ray Bradbury

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    You folks cost me a lot of money. I really should stop reading this forum... ! As if that'll happen! Here's today's haul:

    Ursula LeGuin - Earthsea Quartet (used)
    Brent Weeks - The Night Angel trilogy

    And well not Fantasy, but also grabbed Dan Brown's Angels & Demons.

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    Night's Black Agents by Fritz Leiber...



    And a load more Astounding/Analogs....

    I will have to stop, too.

    Mark
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    Hunter's Oath - Michelle West
    Hunter's Death - Michelle West

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