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    Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 10 Aug 2010 00:53

    Today I took two boxes of books to the used book store. I picked up all five books in Stephen Donaldson's Gap series and R. Scott Bakker's first novel, all for $3.49 with tax :D

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby D Pope » 10 Aug 2010 01:18

    Nice find mate! Well done!
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Redstar » 10 Aug 2010 02:01

    I recently bought over 200 old magazines, assorted books, and 30-year-old advertisements (all stuff that can be sold for quite a bit individually) for only $20. Always a great feeling to get a good haul for cheap. :D
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby lotek » 10 Aug 2010 07:20

    Robspierre wrote:Today I took two boxes of books to the used book store. I picked up all five books in Stephen Donaldson's Gap series and R. Scott Bakker's first novel, all for $3.49 with tax :D

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    didn't you find an outline for the new coolest adventures of Thomas Covenant the magical cyborg too in on eof those boxes ? (yeah I know he's not dead ;))
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 16 Aug 2010 22:12

    S03B03 out in a coupla months!

    :dance:

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 10 Oct 2010 13:31

    Picked up at my used bookstore yesterday:

    The Jesus Incident
    The Lazarus Effect
    The Ascension Factor

    All by Herbert and Ransom

    Space Viking H. Beam Piper

    Terraforming Earth Jack Williamson

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 10 Oct 2010 17:02

    Read the Herbert/Ransom before, Rob?

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 10 Oct 2010 20:22

    Hunchback Jack wrote:Read the Herbert/Ransom before, Rob?

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    No I haven't. I'm putting them in my bag for when I sub to read when I get breaks.

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Kojiro » 10 Oct 2010 20:29

    lotek wrote:
    Robspierre wrote:Today I took two boxes of books to the used book store. I picked up all five books in Stephen Donaldson's Gap series and R. Scott Bakker's first novel, all for $3.49 with tax :D

    Rob


    didn't you find an outline for the new coolest adventures of Thomas Covenant the magical cyborg too in on eof those boxes ? (yeah I know he's not dead ;))


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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Oct 2010 00:29

    Robspierre wrote:
    Terraforming Earth Jack Williamson

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    This one's neat. He actually is the person who coined the term terraforming (much earlier than this book though).
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 11 Oct 2010 12:22

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:
    Robspierre wrote:
    Terraforming Earth Jack Williamson

    Rob


    This one's neat. He actually is the person who coined the term terraforming (much earlier than this book though).



    I bet his college classes, he was a professor at Eastern New Mexico University, would of been very interesting.

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Eyes High » 12 Oct 2010 13:26

    My husband was thinking about getting me a set of hardback Dune books for $50 from SFBC.

    Five books/six stories. Do y'all think that's a good deal or are there better ones out there?

    $10 a book doesn't seem that bad for new hardbacks but I know I could be wrong....
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby inhuien » 12 Oct 2010 14:47

    I don't think you could get them any cheaper.
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Oct 2010 15:52

    Eyes High wrote:My husband was thinking about getting me a set of hardback Dune books for $50 from SFBC.

    Five books/six stories. Do y'all think that's a good deal or are there better ones out there?

    $10 a book doesn't seem that bad for new hardbacks but I know I could be wrong....


    SFBC books are inexpensively made, and the paper yellows quickly. Also, I don't like the art on the current editions from them. But, the price is right for new books. I often see Dune hardbounds in used bookstores in good shape for $5 - $12 each. The new hardbacks are between $16 and $26 each.
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Eyes High » 12 Oct 2010 15:57

    Thanks, Well I guess I know what I'll be getting for Christmas then from him. :lol: (if he reads this or doesn't forget)
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 02 Apr 2011 19:56

    Latest book haul.

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    CJ Cherryh
    Heavy Time
    Hellburner

    JohnCarter
    Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons

    Robert A. Heinlein
    Tramp Royale

    Danica McKellar
    Math Doesn't Suck
    Kiss my Math
    Hot X: Algebra Exposed

    Brave New Worlds Anthology

    Robert E. Howard
    The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

    Some guy named Frank Herbert
    The Book of Frank Herbert

    The only one I paid full price for was the REH book which is part of the Sub Press offerings.

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Omphalos » 02 Apr 2011 23:19

    Ive never heard of that Heinlein
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 02 Apr 2011 23:26

    Omphalos wrote:Ive never heard of that Heinlein


    Unpublished during his lifetime. It was written after he and Ginny traveled around the world in '53.

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby inhuien » 04 Apr 2011 09:41

    Nice trawl Rob. :)
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Apjak » 04 Apr 2011 14:16

    I did not know until now, that "Winnie Cooper" wrote books on Math.
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Robspierre » 04 Apr 2011 15:35

    Not just written, she has a degree in mathematics, taught some at the college level, and is coauthor of a mathematics physics theorem.

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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby merkin muffley » 04 Apr 2011 21:43

    Robspierre wrote:Not just written, she has a degree in mathematics, taught some at the college level, and is coauthor of a mathematics physics theorem.

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    That's hot.
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Apr 2011 09:49

    merkin muffley wrote:
    Robspierre wrote:Not just written, she has a degree in mathematics, taught some at the college level, and is coauthor of a mathematics physics theorem.

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    That's hot.


    I'd do her. :drool:
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby SadisticCynic » 05 Apr 2011 17:28

    merkin muffley wrote:
    Robspierre wrote:Not just written, she has a degree in mathematics, taught some at the college level, and is coauthor of a mathematics physics theorem.

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    That's hot.


    Very. :drool:

    Edit to add: Seems that the theorem concerns the spontaneous magnetization of a material once it is raised above its Curie temperature then brought down again in the presence of a magnetic field. Statistical mechanics stuff, i.e. well beyond me.
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    Re: Book hauls

    Postby D Pope » 02 Sep 2014 04:34

    I'm pretty excited about this find, almost positive it's a first edition- first state Ozma of Oz!
    Gotta piece together bits of description from abebooks and biblio but it really looks like it's
    all there;

    The Reilly & Britton Co., 1907, Original Cloth. First State, with all points of issue called for:
    "The Reilly & Britton Co." on spine
    "O" in Ozma present on 5th line, p. 11
    p. 221 in color
    publisher's advertisement facing half-title offers two titles: "Land of Oz," & "John Dough and The Cherub"
    colored plates throughout with pictorial endpapers
    270 pages

    The cover is faded, spine cracked, bumped corners, but the pages are perfect and still tightly
    bound with no names or doodles. Found it in a small antique shop on a trip to Lake of the Ozarks.
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