Books Acquired, 18-24 March 2019

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Honestly, this post was originally just going to be “there was a Kindle sale on Arthur C. Clarke (and a couple others)”.

Anderson, Poul. Tau Zero. Open Road, 2018. Ebook. 1971 Hugo finalist for Best Novel.

Clarke, Arthur C. Against the Fall of Night. RosettaBooks, 2012. Ebook. Originally published in 1948.

Clarke, Arthur C. Earthlight. RosettaBooks, 2012. Ebook. Originally published in 1955.

Clarke, Arthur C. A Fall of Moondust. RosettaBooks, 2012. Ebook. 1963 Hugo finalist for Best Novel.

Clarke, Arthur C. The Sands of Mars. RosettaBooks, 2012. Ebook. Originally published in 1951.

Matheson, Richard. The Shrinking Man. RosettaBooks, 2011. Ebook. Originally published in 1956. I saw the movie version back in high school.

Simak, Clifford D. City. Open Road, 2015. Ebook. 1953 International Fantasy Award. Fix-up; this edition includes the 1973 “Epilog”.

But on my way back from some Antioch/Martinez area hiking yesterday I stopped by the Concord Half Price Books and grabbed these:

Wilson, Kai Ashante. A Taste of Honey. Tor.com, 2016. First edition trade paperback. Hugo and Nebula finalist for Best Novella. Supplements an ebook from that year’s Hugo packet. Set in the same universe as the author’s Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, which I should really read at some point.

Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. Arbor House, 1985. First edition hardcover, with jacket in protective cover. Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. Either the sixth in a ten-book series or the first of five, depending on how you view the Books of Amber. My vague plan for collecting these is to track down first editions of the Merlin books and then replace my Great Book of Amber with the aforementioned and the SFBC two-book set of the Corwin books. (The cheapest Nine Princes in Amber on AbeBooks right now that isn’t ex-library is $1,750 which is just a bit out of my price range.)