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The Two Dimensional World Of Ace Doubles, Part Four And A Half

Following on from last month’s rather successful Ace Double posts I decided that I should quickly add these recently acquired titles to the pile. I came across these books purely by accident last week as I was buying a number of Badger titles at the time and was contacted by the eBay seller Arthur about paying too much postage for the individual books. 343 more words


The Two Dimensional World Of Ace Doubles, Part Four

Over the past month I’ve been writing about the wonderful Ace Books and their innovative use of the tête-bêche binding technique which allowed two books to be included in a single volume, one on each side. 381 more words


The Two Dimensional World Of Ace Doubles, Part One

Ace Books is the oldest active specialty publisher of science fiction and fantasy. Their first books were published in 1952, a mixture of mystery and Western novels, but it wasn’t until 1953 that science fiction began to take off as a genre in its own right. 637 more words


A Package From The USA

I’d been after a copy of a particular book for some weeks when I stumbled across it by chance on eBay one evening. I was a little put off at first however as it was located in the States and I always think that postage overseas seems to be extremely steep when compared to other sources. 353 more words


Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

Stand on Zanzibar, by John Brunner

published in 1968 (Hugo winner for best novel)

where I got it: purchased used 1,281 more words


The Wrong End of Time

The Wrong End of Time by John Brunner
DAW Books, 1971
Price I paid: 90¢

The time is the future. The place, an America so isolated by fear that it is cut off from the rest of the world by a massive defense system.

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A Plethora Of Penguins Part One

I love Penguin Books. I think it all started at secondary school because we had so many of them in our library – rows and rows of orange, blue and green spines. 471 more words