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  • #61
    Latest online purchases (in past week):
    • The Hollow Lands/The End of All Songs (Avon eds.) - eBay
    • An Alien Heat (Avon) - eBay (bought from Michael Butterworth)
    • The Sword of the Dawn/The Runestaff (Ace eds.) - eBay
    • The Cornelius Chronicles (Avon) - MM site auction
    • Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress ARC (Del Rey) - eBay
    • The Bull and the Spear/The Oak and the Ram/The Sword and the Stallion (Quartet eds.) - eBay
    • The Knight of the Swords/The Queen of the Swords/Count Brass/The Champion of Garathorn/The Quest for Tanelorn/An Alien Heat/The Hollow Lands/The End of All Songs (all Granada eds)/Legends from the End of Time (Star) - eBay

    Purchased today in bricks 'n' mortar shops:
    • The Big Time (Fritz Leiber) - Oxfam
    • Green & Pleasant Land (Games Workshop CoC sourcebook) - 2nd-hand bookshop. I've been looking for this for years and found it purely by 'chance'; little more expensive then I'd have liked but still a good find.
    _"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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    • #62
      Watchmen trade paperback. It's been 20 years...
      Infinite complexity according to simple rules.

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      • #63
        Just got my grubby paws on The Dragon in the Sword and The Opium General by our fearless leader,both of which i haven't read since the late 80s.
        "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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        • #64
          Today's trawl of second-hand bookshops secured:

          The Champion of Garathorm (Mayflower 1977 reprint)
          The Oak and the Ram (Quartet 1976 reprint)
          A Cure for Cancer (Penguin 1973)

          I passed up a copy of The Jewel in the Skull (Lancer 1967) partly because it was £8 but mostly because I already have two copies. It was a pretty good copy though.
          Last edited by David Mosley; 08-28-2008, 01:54 PM.
          _"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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          • #65
            Picked up an old gem earlier for £1,That Hideous Strength by C.S Lewis (Pan 1964)
            A good old fashioned robots taking over the humans yarn!!
            "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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            • #66
              Just picked up Richard Morgan's new one in hardback - it is a fantasy called The Steel Remains. At the back Richard list his acknowledgements - first is to MM, specifically Hawkmoon, Elric and Corum (in that order), the second is to Karl Edward Wagner and Kane the third is to Poul Anderson and The Broken Sword.

              Looking forward to it, I will let you know what I think of it.
              Statistically 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy.

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              • #67
                Last books, actually.

                A big chunk of Andre Norton's 'Witch World' series.
                Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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                • #68
                  Earlier on today i picked up a copy of The Executioners Song by Norman Mailer
                  "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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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by thingfish View Post
                    Picked up an old gem earlier for £1,That Hideous Strength by C.S Lewis (Pan 1964)
                    A good old fashioned robots taking over the humans yarn!!
                    That Pan back cover blurb may have mislead you!

                    Suffice it to say, what you have actually bought is a surprisingly effective little foray into Christian horror fantasy, with SF trappings.

                    I still wonder if the naming of NICE (National Institute of clinical Excellence), by NuLabor, wasn't a sly play on the N.I.C.E (National Institute of Coordinated Experiments), found in Lewis's novel. If so, it's a rather nasty joke played on the NHS and the British Public. C.S Lewis was definitely not a Socialist.

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                    • #70
                      I bought a copy of the 'Buffy (series 8), vol.2, 'No Future For You,'' graphic novel, yesterday.

                      Read most of it, drinking Belgian beer and eating 'bitter garnituur' in an amazing bar, in Utrecht!

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Pietro_Mercurios View Post
                        I bought a copy of the 'Buffy (series 8), vol.2, 'No Future For You,'' graphic novel, yesterday.

                        Read most of it, drinking Belgian beer and eating 'bitter garnituur' in an amazing bar, in Utrecht!

                        Can I have your life when you're finished with it? Please?
                        Does it follow that I reject all authority? Perish the thought. In the matter of boots, I defer to the authority of the boot-maker.
                        Bakunin

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                        • #72
                          For a mere £1.75 i today managed to get my grubby paws on my next instalment of David Brins excellent Uplift series-Heavens Shore.
                          "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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                          • #73
                            Book of skulls

                            I found it in Greek and thought to give it a shot althogh I fear I'm not gonna enjoy it so much.

                            How about the Uplift series?It's in my -to buy- list.

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                            • #74
                              Just got Ursula K LeGuins City of Illusions and Lathe of Heaven from Abebooks.
                              "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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                              • #75
                                My book purchases in September:

                                Elric: The Sleeping Sorceress ARC - Del Rey
                                The Dreamthief's Daughter - Earthlight hardback
                                A Cure for Cancer - Allison & Busby hardback ('2nd edition')
                                Warrior of Mars omnibus - NEL paperback
                                The Dreamthief's Daughter - Earthlight trade paperback
                                Barbarians of Mars - Ace paperback
                                The Sword of Dawn - DAW paperback ('2nd edition')
                                The Warlock of the Air - DAW paperback
                                The Mad God's Amulet - DAW paperback ('2nd edition')
                                The Bane of the Black Sword - DAW paperback
                                An Alien Heat - Avon paperback
                                The Bull and the Spear - Berkley paperback
                                The Jewel in the Skull - DAW paperback ('3rd edition')
                                The Quest for Tanelorn - Dell paperback
                                The Silver Warriors - Dell paperback
                                The Mad God's Amulet - DAW paperback ('1st edition')
                                Gloriana - Popular Library paperback
                                Behold the Man - 30th Anniversary hardback

                                Non-Moorcock books bought:
                                The Adventures of Cavalier & Klay - paperback
                                It's a Kind of Magic - paperback*
                                A Model Wife - paperback*

                                I've probably forgotten one or two though.

                                *Presents for wife's birthday - really.
                                _"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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