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Just downloaded Weaponized by Neal Asher.

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It's been a while since I've read any of his books, so I'll probably read this and Jack Four once i've finished up with the Ghost's. (Is the Z a US spelling?)
 

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My library was discarding A Wrinkle in Time graphic novel. There were also two books on sketching that I needed like a hole in the head but for a quarter I can keep them for a few months and send them back to the booksale room.
 

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I listened to the SFF Podcast last night and was quite impressed with what their guest, Tad Thompson had to say. They discussed his debut novel, Rosewater which sounded quite interesting. I downloaded the "Wormwood" trilogy of Rosewater, Insurrection and Redemption.
 

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Adrian Tchaikovsk Ogres was on Amazon for 99 pence yesterday, so I snapped it up. I felt a bit bad as Adrian is my favourite (living) author at the moment and I should’ve bought it at full price.

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I also bought Tales of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. I know these books get lambasted here, but I quite enjoyed them as an easy read. 99p from Amazon.

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Great cover, IMO. Stephen Youll.
 

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Unusual haul for me (and actually three-four mini-hauls since the last post). 579 stories, only 100 of which are SF. (Thanks to Extollager for turning me on to the one non-anthology in the group.)

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Couldn't resist:
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See the blue round sticker in the upper left corner of The Green Planet? There was a red one in the same place on The Hunter Out Of Time. I thought if I used extreme care, I could remove it with without causing any damage. I hate those things. Are they really freaking necessary?
 

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Couldn't resist:
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See the blue round sticker in the upper left corner of The Green Planet? There was a red one in the same place on The Hunter Out Of Time. I thought if I used extreme care, I could remove it with without causing any damage. I hate those things. Are they really freaking necessary?
Get the same in the UK with price labels. If they are for a present the wife has to spend ages trying to get them off without damaging whatever it is. I let her do it then I don’t get the blame if it goes wrong.
Great books by the way:LOL:
 

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A few more .99p books on Amazon.

The Gate to Woman’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper.
The Quantum War by Derek Kunsken
A Hat full of Sky by Terry Pratchett.
 

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A few books in the £1 bargain bin at Amazon

Judge Dredd: Year One

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2000AD was my gateway into Science Fiction and although i haven't read it for a long time, i have a huge amount of respect for the publication. I thought I'd give the Judge Dredd novel a try as it'd be really nice to go back into that milieu. Besides, I'm quite a fan of a tie in book and I'd like to enjoy it enough to pick up more, .

Bloodlines (A Warhammer 40, 000 Crime novel) by Chris Wraight.

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I've rather enjoyed the Warhammer 40k books that I've read and I'm intrigued by the branching into crime and horror territory within their franchise. It's an interesting move, i think. The cover says that this is an "Agusto Zidarov" novel, so it seems that this is part of an ongoing detective series.

Home, Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory by Martha Wells.

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I've still yet to read any of the Murderbot series, but I'm led to believe they are very good, if a little short.
 

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Because we have not had a family holiday for 3 years. Blasted pandemic. For a meandering road trip to the s of F. In glorious A3. Updating my 1995 France road atlas with a 2018 one.
Because I am an old git I want my kids to realise that satnav, as wonderful as it is, only shows the route. It does not give an impression of the environs or the bigger picture, or encourage curiosity. A proper road atlas does this. I have a naïve and idealistic idea that my daughter will sit in the front passenger seat as we go cross-country from Calais to the Pyrenees, with the book open on her lap, relishing the geography and learning to map-read. More likely she will get bored after half an hour and watch videos on her phone, but one can hope.
 

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Couldn't resist:
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See the blue round sticker in the upper left corner of The Green Planet? There was a red one in the same place on The Hunter Out Of Time. I thought if I used extreme care, I could remove it with without causing any damage. I hate those things. Are they really freaking necessary?

Trick taught me by old book dealer (the books were old, not the dealer) - warm the sticker. Put in on a radiator or hold it against something hot - a cup of coffee will do. If the sticker is not too old, warmth softens the adhesive. Peel a bit... warm it again... do a bit more. This is the same book dealer BTW who would make recently old paperbacks look like new with a quick buffing and squirt of Pledge furniture polish. Worked miracles.
 

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I went to a local used bookstore with the express intention of buying a cheap reading copy of Walter Mosley's Devil in a Blue Dress. I walked out with,

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This is a reissue of the Ash-Tree Press edition. I didn't even know that Night Shade had reissued it back when they were publishing interesting books, and I didn't have much hope of getting it in the Ash-Tree edition because I assumed it would be too expensive. Lamsley looked to become a major writer in the horror/ghost story genre at that time, though ISFDB confirms my impression he hasn't published much since the Oughts.

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I haven't read anything by Tenn and have considered picking this one up -- I have the first volume in a book club edition -- so that I could include his only novel when I got around to reading him.

I think both cost me less than either would have new.

Oh, and I didn't find the Mosley.
 

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