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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    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.

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  • zlogdan
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    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!

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    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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  • Chris T
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    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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  • zlogdan
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    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 ?

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  • zlogdan
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    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"

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  • zlogdan
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    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)

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  • thingfish
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    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

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  • zlogdan
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    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.

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  • zlogdan
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    I had bought an used, old rare copy of Masters of the Pit



    Now I have just bought the other two, cannot wait until I have in hands:


    City of the Beast
    Lord of the Spiders


    These are Portuguese ( From Portugal ) editions.

    Here are they:

    Last edited by zlogdan; 06-01-2014, 12:38 PM.

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  • In_Loos_Ptokai
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    I was at the local library when I noticed they were selling some books. I wandered over, had a look, and noticed Byzantium Endures - which didn't stay any longer on the table. I also picked up a copy of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment ... I'm on top of the world ...

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    I did some book hunting today at various thrift stores and Half Price Books. I didn't manage to find anything at the thrift stores but at Half Price Books I picked up a nice vintage 1964 Ace paperback of Andre Norton's "Web Of The Witch World" for the couldn't resist price of $1.

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  • Pebble
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    Picked up a copy of the Annonated Alice and The Helene Hanff Omnibus (Under Foot in Showbusiness, 84, Charing Cross Road, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street, Apple of My Eye and Q's Legacy)

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  • iosu
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    Cَmix!

    Hmmm... I have bought some Before Watchmen comics. And a book of tractors, for a present (yes, tractors)

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    A fantastic day at Half Price Books with lots of good science fiction/fantasy finds for the collection...

    Trey Of Swords - Andre Norton (1978 1st Ace PB)
    The Book Of Andre Norton - Andre Norton (1975 1st DAW PB)
    The Jargoon Pard - Andre Norton (1974 Fawcett 7th printing PB)
    The Wicked Cyborg - Ron Goulart (1978 1st DAW PB)

    but the best find of the day was the graphic novel "Michael Moorcock's Elric: The Balance Lost Volume 1". This is the first graphic novel I've ever bought and I must say after seeing the impressive illustrations it won't be the last.

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