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Last Friday’s Book Raid

Posted by Mike on February 10, 2006

This is my book shopping list from last week:

  • John Nichols – The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Fritz Leiber – Heroes and Horrors
  • Philip K. Dick – Dr. Bloodmoney
  • Philip K. Dick – Ubik
  • Thomas Pynchon – V
  • Thomas Pynchon – The Crying of Lot 49
  • Thomas Pynchon – Mason & Dixon (first ed hb)
  • Edward Abbey – The Monkey Wrench Gang
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Tony Daniel – Metaplanetary
  • Iain M. Banks – Look to Windward
  • Jack Vance – Monsters in Orbit/The World Between & Other Stories (original Ace 2 on 1, flawless except for some wear and small tear)
  • Nancy Kress – Probability Sun
  • Nancy Kress – Probability Space
  • Larry Niven – World of Ptavvs
  • F. Paul Wilson – The Keep
  • George Eliot – Middlemarch
  • John Shirley – Wetbones
  • Shirley Jackson – The Haunting of Hill House
  • Kathe Koja – The Cipher
  • A. S. Byatt – Possession
  • A. S. Byatt – Babel Tower (first US ed)
  • Arturo Perez-Reverte – The Club Dumas
  • John Collier – Fancies and Goodnights
  • Favorite Novels of H. Rider Haggard (1928 omnibus ed of Cleopatra, She, King Solomon’s Mines, Allan Quatermain, Maiwa’s Revenge)
  • Gardner Dozois ed. – The Year’s Best Science Fiction #2*
  • Gardner Dozois ed. – The Year’s Best Science Fiction #7
  • Gardner Dozois ed. – The Year’s Best Science Fiction #9
  • Gardner Dozois ed. – The Year’s Best Science Fiction #10
  • John Barth – The Sot-Weed Factor
  • Thomas Mann – The Magic Mountain


Most of these were purchased at one store with a lot of credit from junk books (they have a half cash/half credit policy). For the day I spent about $100. Fortunately, the book marked *, which I paid about $3 for turned out to be worth somewhere between $150-$250, so I actually made it out of the trip about $50-$100 ahead.

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