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  • #46
    One of the bookstores I had previously bought from sent me a list of around gazillions sf books they were selling for 1.3 US Dollars each. First I had the list narrowed down to 40 titles, but I would not be able to afford everything, then I narrowed it down to 30 books, thinking that I would probably have to reduce it even more later, but the seller replied telling he only had:

    Michael Moorcock Phoenix in Obsidian (1973)
    Michael Moorcock The Blood Red Game (1974)
    Michael Moorcock The Eternal Champion (1970)
    Michael Moorcock The Twilight Man (1970)
    Michael Moorcock The Black Corridor (1969)
    Roger Zelazny Isle of the Dead (1969)
    Roger Zelazny Jack of Shadows (1974)
    Roger Zelazny Creatures of Light and Darkness (1970)
    Roger Zelazny The Changing Land (1981)
    Fritz Leiber Swords in the Mist (1968)
    Fritz Leiber Gather, Darkness! (1950)
    Fritz Leiber Sworlds in the Mist (1979)
    Fritz Leiber Sworlds Against Wizardry (1979)
    Fritz Leiber Conjure Wife (1969)
    Fritz Leiber The Big Time (1969)

    Bought everything, 1.3 US Dollar each.

    Good deal huh! I had to tell my wife I made crazy thing, but you folks gotta admit it was worth :-)
    Last edited by zlogdan; 06-04-2014, 04:50 PM.
    "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
    "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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    • #47
      A very tidy haul there Zlogdan!
      Im not aware of The Twilight Man,was it brrought out under another name do you know?
      At the weekend i picked up The Dreamthiefs Daughter by Our Fearless Leader and The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
      "I hate to advocate drugs,alcohol,violence or insanity to anyone,but they've always worked for me"

      Hunter S Thompson

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      • #48
        Originally posted by thingfish View Post
        A very tidy haul there Zlogdan!
        Im not aware of The Twilight Man,was it brrought out under another name do you know?
        At the weekend i picked up The Dreamthiefs Daughter by Our Fearless Leader and The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
        Thingfish, Wikipedia says

        The Twilight Man (aka The Shores of Death) (1966)
        "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
        "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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        • #49
          Hi as it can be seen above, I have acquired a few books.

          Does anyone know if the Swords books saga by Lieber can be read out of order ?

          These were the ones I got.

          Fritz Leiber Sworlds in the Mist (1979)
          Fritz Leiber Sworlds Against Wizardry (1979)
          I realized now that the seller wrote "sworlds"
          "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
          "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
            Hi as it can be seen above, I have acquired a few books.

            Does anyone know if the Swords books saga by Lieber can be read out of order ?

            These were the ones I got.

            Fritz Leiber Sworlds in the Mist (1979)
            Fritz Leiber Sworlds Against Wizardry (1979)
            I realized now that the seller wrote "sworlds"

            Sorry to repeating my self, but does anyone happen to know about ?
            "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
            "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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            • #51
              Hey zlogdan, I read the Orion Fantasy Masterworks omnibus editions and they did seem to have some loose kind of order.

              Looking at the list of stories here it seems as though you've got books from the middle of the series.

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              • #52
                I've read those two books, Zlogdan, and I don't think it matters much if you read them without reading any of the others. Both books are self contained and while they might reference other stories in the series, it doesn't affect your understanding of what's going on or the ways the plots develop. Iirc, the stories were written a bit like the Elric ones were and assembled into a timeline later.
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                • #53
                  hey Chris, Gov,

                  A lot of thanks about the info! I am not sure when I will able to buy the first books on the series, but I think I would not resist to read these two before!
                  "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                  "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
                    One of the bookstores I had previously bought from sent me a list of around gazillions sf books they were selling for 1.3 US Dollars each. First I had the list narrowed down to 40 titles, but I would not be able to afford everything, then I narrowed it down to 30 books, thinking that I would probably have to reduce it even more later, but the seller replied telling he only had:

                    Michael Moorcock Phoenix in Obsidian (1973)
                    Michael Moorcock The Blood Red Game (1974)
                    Michael Moorcock The Eternal Champion (1970)
                    Michael Moorcock The Twilight Man (1970)
                    Michael Moorcock The Black Corridor (1969)
                    Roger Zelazny Isle of the Dead (1969)
                    Roger Zelazny Jack of Shadows (1974)
                    Roger Zelazny Creatures of Light and Darkness (1970)
                    Roger Zelazny The Changing Land (1981)
                    Fritz Leiber Swords in the Mist (1968)
                    Fritz Leiber Gather, Darkness! (1950)
                    Fritz Leiber Sworlds in the Mist (1979)
                    Fritz Leiber Sworlds Against Wizardry (1979)
                    Fritz Leiber Conjure Wife (1969)
                    Fritz Leiber The Big Time (1969)

                    Bought everything, 1.3 US Dollar each.

                    Good deal huh! I had to tell my wife I made crazy thing, but you folks gotta admit it was worth :-)
                    WOW Zlogdan you got an amazing deal! That's a wonderful collection to have.
                    "He found a coin in his pocket, flipped it. She called: 'Incubus!'
                    'Succubus,' he said. 'Lucky old me.'" - Michael Moorcock The Final Programme

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                    • #55
                      In 2014 I've bought no physical books, but I did pick up the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erickson in eBook.

                      I think the last physical book I bought was either CJ Cherryh #6 in the the Foreigner series, can't remember the title at the moment, or the Uplift series. Of course having the last physical purchase being in '06 makes it a wee bit fuzzy in my memory.

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                      • #56
                        The last hard book I bought was the new Jerry Cornelius: His Lives and Times volume. (just pretend it's a needle gun, ok? )
                        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                        • #57
                          Like the needle gun emote!
                          "He found a coin in his pocket, flipped it. She called: 'Incubus!'
                          'Succubus,' he said. 'Lucky old me.'" - Michael Moorcock The Final Programme

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                          • #58
                            I am still a slave of the old fashion hard-copies but honestly I don't have a e-reader, besides my smartphone. This new one is better than my previous one and its screen is larger so I think I will read more. Not a big fan of DRM books.
                            "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                            "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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                            • #59
                              it looks like I won't buy books in the next years ( see above ) and I have found "The Complete Sherlock Holmes" volumes 1 and 2, hardcover, 10 Us Dollars each, new directly from a promotion....
                              "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                              "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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                              • #60
                                Brother Death by John Lodwick (1948)
                                (reissued by Valancourt)
                                on Mike's recommendation.
                                Loved it.
                                Reviewed on Amazon UK.
                                http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brother-Deat...ywords=lodwick
                                (E-book, read on Kindle)

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