Thursday, May 05, 2016

Paperback haul

One of the highlights of Ravencon for me was totally unexpected - I had great luck in grabbing some vintage paperbacks from a few of the dealers. Some of these are books that I read and loved when I was young, and in many cases I hadn't seen in many years.

"Time Enough For the Stars" hooked me on Heinlein juveniles when I was in grade school.

"The Chess Men of Mars" - and that cover - made a big impression with me and was probably the first Edgar Rice Burroughs book I read.

"The Magic Goes Away" also greatly impressed me. I always throught it had one of the best "hook" intros I ever read.

That particular edition of "Telempath" resonates because of the cover - that's the Columbia University campus in the background. I literally walked past that sundial a thousand times while in college.

The other two Heinlein books - "Time Enough For Love" and "Farnham's Freehold" - have eluded me over the years, and I have never read them, so I was glad to snatch them up, also.

1 comment:

  1. Time for the Stars was the second Heinlein I read; the first was Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. I need to give them a reread this summer.

    Farnham's Freehold is interesting in that Heinlein puts some racial stuff in that many people find offensive. There's also a conversation (IIRC) between the father and his grown daughter where he tells her he was tempted to join her in her bed and she responds with he would have been welcome. It's been years since I read it, so my memory my be playing tricks.

    I've not read Time Enough for Love yet, but I'm planning reading it once finals are over.


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