Latest haul

I just got in a new Powell's order (I just can't stop buying books; it's way too much fun) and have picked up a few other things along the way, so it's time for another acquisition list:

James Clavell -- Tai-Pan (historical)
John Crowley -- Little, Big (sff)
Orson Scott Card -- Xenocide (sff)
Charles de Lint -- Waifs and Strays (sff)
Joe Haldeman -- Forever Peace (sff)
Frank Herbert -- Dune (sff)
P.C. Hodgell -- Dark of the Moon (sff)
Norton Juster -- The Dot and the Line (children's)
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Toolbooth (children's)
Claude Lalumière & Marty Halpern (ed.) -- Witpunk (sff)
Ken MacLeod -- Cosmonaut Keep (sff)
Daniel Keys Moran -- The Armageddon Blues (sff)
Daniel Keys Moran -- Emerald Eyes (sff)
Daniel Keys Moran -- The Last Dancer (sff)
Daniel Keys Moran & Jodi Moran -- Terminal Freedom (sff)
David R. Palmer -- Threshold (sff)
Sharon Shinn -- Jovah's Angel (sff)
Dan Simmons -- Hardcase (detective)
Michael Swanwick -- The Iron Dragon's Daughter (sff)
Robert Charles Wilson -- The Chronoliths (sff)

Some of these are just filling out my library for books that I've already read but didn't own and want to re-read (Xenocide and Dune). The main excuse for the purchases were to pick up the rest of the Daniel Keys Moran books while they're still in print, to get the other David R. Palmer novel besides Emergence, and to get a copy of The Phantom Toolbooth, which I've been wanting to re-read.

Posted: 2004-06-26 21:54 — Why no comments?

I still have my old hardback copy of Phantom Tollbooth (the dust jacket is gone, though). What's "Dot and the Line" like?

Posted by rone at 2004-06-27 11:22

It's a small hard-cover children's book that was also turned into a cartoon by Chuck Jones. It has the same sort of sense of humor as The Phantom Tollbooth, but it's not as long or quite as good.

Posted by eagle at 2004-06-27 12:39

Hey, so i have a bunch of Charles de Lint that i got from a friend:

Spiritwalk
Dreams Underfoot
Trader
Memory & Dream
Jack of Kinrowan
The Little Country
Someplace to be Flying
Moonlight and Vines

So... where should i start? Also, i highly recommend William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition".

Posted by rone at 2004-07-05 17:00

I haven't read enough to be able to give you a really good suggestion, but in general he doesn't write series, so it's probably okay to read in pretty much any order. That being said, I'd tend to follow the order given at:

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Charles_de_Lint.htm

It looks like you've got a fair chunk of the available Newford stuff, which is very cool.

Posted by eagle at 2004-07-05 20:27

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