I continued my quest to find some great science fiction today. And I’m happy to say that today was a rousing success. Just check out this haul:
My reading lamp wizard approves.
I was so excited to find a copy of I, Robot I literally cheered in the aisle. Plus Will Smith is on the cover? I may not have loved the film adaptation, but I love Will Smith. I can’t wait to start this one. The second best find was Stranger in a Strange Land. I looked through every book on the Science Fiction shelf and let out a second, softer cheer when I found this one. Finding Ender’s Game was just gravy. I haven’t read that book in years and my copy got lost over time. I’m glad to have it back. I know that Fluke and Desperation weren’t on my list but I’ve enjoyed the Christopher Moore books I’ve read and the copy of Desperation was too nice to pass up. Books are my wallet’s weakness.
I wasn’t the only one who had a successful weekend of book hunting. My girlfriend scored these:
Obviously, our preferences are pretty different. However, that Poe collection is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen. I’m a bit jealous. Side note: my girlfriend and I have been talking about The Forever War for a few months. However, it turns out I was talking about Joe Haldeman’s classic work of military science fiction and she was talking about the one pictured above. Suddenly life makes a lot more sense. The copy of The Interpretation of Dreams was the one book I purchased for her. It was too amazing to just walk away from. I wanted to include a few pictures of this beauty.
The book has some pretty amazing illustrations. You never know what you’re going to find when hunting for books.
Anyway, I just wanted to post a quick update about my book hunt. If you want to talk about books or the best things you’ve found at a used bookstore, feel free to message me or tweet me @left4turtle.