Michael Crichton's A Case Of Need.
The Emerald Planet, which examines how plants have shaped Earth's history, particularly during the Phanerozoic Eon.
"Everybody, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson
Picked up a few cheap SF ppbs at a used bookstore today:
The Sword of Aldones - Marion Zimmer Bradley
- I remember trying one of the Darkover books way back in the 70s and not liking it enough to finish, but this one looked more like a straight space opera and I did like Zimmer Bradley's Hunters of the Red Moon along with its sequel.
The Valley of Creation - Edmond Hamilton
- Haven't ever read anything by Hamilton, but this 1948 book looked and was billed as an ERB-style lost-civilisation adventure, so couldn't resist grabbing it.
The Glory that Was - L. Sprague de Camp
- Saw this recommended on the Community board by SlamBradley, I think it was.
Dark Crusade - Karl Edward Wagner
- have always meant to try Wagner's Kane series, but they seem to be hard to come by, so I was glad to see this on the shelf today. Hope I can find the others one of these days for as good a price.
picked up Magic Kingdom for sale Sold by Terry Brooks for $1.50 fantastic so far
Neal Stephenson's REAMDE.
Gardner F. Fox's Kothar and the wizard slayer, 1$ on e-bay. I knew that if I waited long enough I'd manage to get that one at a decent prize!
Kothar is a blatant Conan rip-off, without any pretense of being anything else. Other books in the series were quite entertaining, and one Kothar novel was even adapted as a Conan story in the Conan the barbarian comic in the '70s. I love Gardner Fox.
Richard Castle - Heat Rises
"I can't complain. I got to be Jim Morrison for the first half of my life, and Ward Cleaver for the second half." - Warren Zevon.
I recently brought The Magician King by Lev Grossman. It's a sequel to The Magicians, his 2009 book about a young adult named Quentin who learns magic, but finds out that it doesn't solve all of life's problems. Kind of like Harry Potter for adults.
Thus do I write the first chapter of my new scripture. And the first verse is "Let it all burn."
Fantastic Fiction site], they had some nice covers - done by Jeff Jones, maybe?
Looks like Fox had a couple other series in the REH vein as well, Kyrik - ever read those? And another called Llarn that seems more ERB-like. Might have to check those out some time.
I spent 100 euro on Nobel and Man Booker prize winning novels, and left them on the bus.
Damn it. Puff. Gone.
Books by Peter Carey, Nikos Kazantzakis, Jose Saramago and more.
"You can't trust them as poets either. The true poet is anonymous, as to his habits, but these boys have to look, act, and apparently smell like poets"
Flannery O'Connor on the beats.