Posts Tagged ‘Lauren Beukes’

Library Additions: Four Tachyon Books

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Picked these up direct from Tachyon, along with some copies for the Lame Excuse Books catalog.

  • Beagle, Peter S. In Calabria. Tachyon, 2017. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Beagle.
  • Beukes, Lauren. Slipping. Tachyon, 2016. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. Short story collection.
  • Lansdale, Joe R. Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade. Tachyon, 2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy.
  • Morrow, James. The Asylum of Dr. Caligari. Tachyon, 2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. Short novel that uses the silent German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
  • Library Addition: 1/100 Signed Numbered Hardback Copies of Lauren Beukes Zoo City

    Thursday, January 12th, 2017

    Here’s a book I’ve looked for at a price I could afford for a while. Copies would show up online, but typically in the $300+ range.

    Beukes, Lauren. Zoo City. Angry Robot, 2010. First hardback edition and first UK edition, one of 100 signed copies (the only hardback edition), a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a very slight wrinkle at rear heel join, otherwise new and unread. Preceded by the Jacana Media (South Africa) paperback edition. Bought off eBay for $99 (the opening bid).

    Zoo City


    And here’s the limitation statement on the bottom of the front dust jacket flap.


    Library Additions: Signed True First of Lauren Beukes’ The Shining Girls

    Monday, April 29th, 2013

    From the “Distant Stations Heard From department, here’s something that might be hard to come by in the future:

    Buekes, Lauren. The Shining Girls. Umuzi (South Africa), 2013. First edition hardback, #224 of 1000 copies signed and numbered by the author, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Precedes both UK and U.S. editions.

    A few notes:

  • The front and rear boards have one color decorations.
  • Full color photographic montage endpapers.
  • Copyright page states: “First edition, first printing 2013/9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1.”
  • No price on dust jacket (but it does have a UPC code at rear).
  • Dust jacket has 1″ foldover flaps at top and bottom.
  • I think this is the first South African book I have in SF library. Not sure how many of those thousand will make it up and over across the pond…

    Worldcon 2011 Photos for Sunday, August 21

    Friday, August 26th, 2011

    Just a few more to round out the set.

    I’m sorry if my previous picture gave you the impression that Lauren Beukes is merely attractive rather than gorgeous.

    Newly-named 2013 Worldcon Toastmaster Paul Cornell.

    Gardner Dozois, 700-time Hugo winner and the man I made my first professional science fiction sale to, which obviously makes him an editor of superb taste…

    The newly married George R. R. Martin. I tried to get pictures of him and his bride Parris a couple of days before, but my camera battery died first.

    And that’s the last of the Worldcon photos. And Armadillocon starts, er, today…

    Worldcon 2011 Photos for Thursday, August 18

    Thursday, August 18th, 2011

    Another batch:

    Zoo City author Lauren Beukes.

    Guest of Honor Tim Powers and Robert Silverberg, discussing the difference between writing a novel every two years and writing a novel every two weeks. James Patrick Kelly lurks menacingly in the background.

    Steve Gould, explaining to me how he had not only moved back to New Mexico, but had actually moved back into the same house after two years in Texas.

    Michael Swanwick, back from his stint in the home for the criminally insane. (Wait, are you sure he said “medical problems”? I’m pretty sure I heard “mental”…)

    TAFF winner John Coxon.

    Willie Sirois, counting the money he has just extracted from my pocket. Again.