Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Baxter’

Library Additions: Three PS Publishing Slipcased Editions

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Back in August, I ordered three PS Publishing slipcased editions on sale at £12.99 each marked down from £60:

  • Baxter, Stephen. Universes. PS Publishing, 2013. First edition hardback, #131 of 200 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and Fine decorated slipcase.
  • McAuley, Paul J. A Very British History with A Very British History: Additional Stories. PS Publishing, 2013. First edition hardback, #127 of 200 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and Fine decorated slipcase.
  • Watson, Ian. The Best of Ian Watson with Squirrel, Reich and Lavender: Bonus Stories. PS Publishing, 2014. First edition hardback, #47 of 100 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and Fine decorated slipcase. Note that in this set the signature page is found in the additional volume, not the main volume.

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  • Photos from Worldcon Part 2 (The 2014 London Worldcon, That Is)

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

    And here’s Part 2 of those London Worldcon pics.

    Note that some pictures are labeled “…and company.” This is code for “I’m slightly less embarrassed about not remembering your name a year later than I would be about getting it wrong.”

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    The lovely and talented Gail Garriger contemplates her next cup of tea.

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    It’s only a matter of time until leopard-skin gloves are all the rage…

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    Tobias Buckell, straight from his performance in Hipsters of the Caribbean.

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    I’m 99% sure this is Martin Hoare with David Langford. After all, it’s Worldcon. How many bearded, gray-haired men with glasses could there be?

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    Apropos of nothing in particular, here’s Mike Walsh.

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    John Kessel.

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    John Kessel in jacket.

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    John Kessel in jacket and the shoes he stole from Lew Shiner.

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    Michael Bulmlein.

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    Jo Walton contemplates the five kilometer hike to her next panel.

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    Your Humble Narrator and Ian McDonald.

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    Stephen Baxter, taking a short break from 100,000 words of galaxy smashing.

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    The ageless Ben Yalow. He stays the same while the original painting for Confessions of a Crap Artist gets older.

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    Signs of the horrific mental degeneration that comes from being a science fiction bookseller…

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    Just ask George Locke!

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    Charlie Stross, caught in the middle of a very geeky plan for world domination.

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    Ben Bova.

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    Ben Bova and Your Humble Narrator.

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    Lawrence Watt-Evans.

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    Lawrence Watt-Evans and company.

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    Lawrence and Lawrence, coming this fall to Fox!

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    Matthew Hughes

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    Ann VanderMeer

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    Jeff and Ann VanderMeer.

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    Stephen Jones.

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    Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman and Jim Burns.

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    John Douglas.

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    Michael Swanwick, yet again.

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    “Come, Mrs. Peel, we’re needed!”

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    Henry Wessels, rocking the seersucker.

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    John Clute and company.

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    Teddy Harvia fooling around with a married woman known only as “Mrs. Thayer.”

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    Robert Jackson Bennett, who I somehow had to travel 5,000 miles to see.

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    Andrew Porter.

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    Scott Edelman.

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    Jeff Orth, one of the three chairs of the 2016 Kansas City Worldcon. Expect him to look approximately 30 years older 380 days from now.

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    James Patrick Kelly, of the Gets-photographed-a-lot-at-Worldcons Patrick Kellys.

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    Has anyone seen Jack Dann and Russell Blackford in the same room at the same time?

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    Janeen Webb.

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    Betsy Mitchell.

    Library Additions: Several Interesting Books

    Monday, February 2nd, 2015

    A batch of interesting books from January:

  • Baxter, Stephen. Raft. Grafton, 1991. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit of haze rubbing. Author’s first book. Bought for $50 off an Australian Internet dealer. Replaces an Ex-Library copy.

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  • Farmer, Philip Jose. The Grand Adventure. Berkley Books, 1984. First hardback edition, #264 of 325 signed, numbered hardbacks, a Fine- copy (tiny bit of wear to reflective inlay pattern to the cover), sans dust jacket in a Fine slipcase, as issued. The trade paperback precedes by a month. This limited edition is the only hardback edition. Bought for $39.99 off eBay, which is less than the original issue price of $50.
  • Friedman, Kinky. A Case of Lone Star. Beech Tree Books, 1987. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with slight haze rubbing. Inscribed by Friedman: “To Justa—/to one good/American from/another —/Your friend,/Kinky/Aug 13, 1987.” Bought at the 2015 Austin Book Show for (after discounts and show $5 credit) $10.

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  • Leckie, Ann. Ancillary Justice. Gale/Thorndike Press, 2015. First hardback edition (a Large Print edition preceded by the trade paperback original and which, in turn, precedes the forthcoming Subterranean Press signed/limited edition), a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. Hugo and Nebula winner for best novel.

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  • (Lovecraft, H.P.) Books at Brown, 1991-1992, Volumes XXXVIII-XXIX. The Friends of the Library of Brown University, 1995. First edition academic journal, trade paperback format, a Near Fine copy with a slightly bent top outer corner. Features numerous essays on H. P. Lovecraft (the Providence native for which the Brown library contains considerable holdings), including work from S. T. Joshi, Peter Canon, Robert Price, etc.

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  • Moorcock, Michael. The Whispering Swarm. Tor, 2014. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Moorcock. Seems to be both a roman a clef of growing up in London, as well as a world shift fantasy.
  • Smith, Clark Ashton (Johnson, Raymond F. and Ardath Winterowd, editors). Shadows Seen and Unseen. HTH Art Studio, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket over decorated boards, signed by the editors. Odd miscellanea of poems, facsimile manuscripts, drawings, paintings, and non-fiction about Smith from various sources. An oversized, 94 page hardback.

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  • Slightly More Plausible than that Greg Egan/ Kelly Link Collaboration…

    Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

    …but only slightly.

    Terry Prachett and Stephen Baxter to collaborate on two novels.