*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: A large addition to the shelves of more than 15 anthologies, with well-known editors including Asimov, Carnell, Carr, Ellison, Knight, Merril, Mills and Wollheim. Four are HC, Classic Science Fiction: The First Golden Age (Carr), A Pocketful Of Stars (Knight), The Best Of The Best (Merril) and Science Fiction At Large (Peter Nicholls). The last is a fascinating collection of essays about the interface between science fiction and reality, taken written for a 1975 symposium, and includes contributions from an eclectic cast such as Ursula Le Guin, Edward de Bono, Alan Garner, Harry Harrison, Robert Sheckley and Philip K Dick.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Today we’ve added eleven collections by nine great authors, published in the quarter century between 1962 and 1987. Represented twice are Alan E Nourse with The Counterfeit Man and Tiger By The Tail and Theodore Sturgeon with Caviar and E Pluribus Unicorn. Also represented are Brian Aldiss (The Canopy Of Time), Frederic Brown (Nightmares And Geezenstacks), Arthur C Clarke (Tales From The White Hart), Avram Davidson (Or All The Seas With Oysters), Harry Harrison (Prime Number), Damon Knight (Natural State And Other Stories) and C M Kornbluth (The Explorers). All experts in their field, these are guaranteed to entertain – don’t say we don’t spoil you!
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: A great selection of single author short story collections have just joined our shelves. Authors include Harry Harrison (The Best Of ..), Walter M Miller Jr (A View From The Stars), Larry Niven (Tales Of Infinite Space), Frederik Pohl (Digits And Dastards), two from A E Van Vogt (Away And Beyond and The Far-Out Worlds Of ..) and (previously a glaring omission from our catalogue) James Tiptree Jr (Ten Thousand Light Years From Home).
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Anthologies are among our most popular books, so we have eight more added to our shelves. Featuring not only favourites such as Asimov (Nightfall Two), Merril (Ed.) (10th Annual S-F) and Wollheim & Carr (Eds.) (World’s Best SF 1) but also more unusual items such as Heinlein (Ed.) Tomorrow, The Stars and Mills (Ed.) A Decade Of Fantasy And Science Fiction. Together with Apeman, Spaceman (Stover & Harrison Eds.), The Eighth Galaxy Reader (Pohl Ed.) and Continuum 1 (Elwood Ed.) these are eight books guaranteed for enjoyment.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: After a short hiatus the Science Fiction bookshelves have been refilled, this time with a selection of anthologies not previously offered. Highlights include The Science Fictional Solar System (Asimov, Greenberg & Waugh eds.), Science Fiction Showcase (Mary Kornbluth ed.), Gentle Invaders (Santesson ed.) and Deep Space (Silverberg ed.). Also represented are the first of the very successful Spectrum anthologies (Amis & Conquest eds.), Alien Worlds (Hill ed.) and also edited by Silverberg, Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Vol. One.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: We’ve added more than fifteen collections of Science Fiction stories, both by single authors (John Brunner: Out Of My Mind, Damon Knight: Turning On and Theodore Sturgeon: The Joyous Invasions), and multiple authors curated by well-known editors such as Brian Aldiss, Tom Boardman Jr, Kenneth Bulmer, John Carnell, Harry Harrison, Kate Wilhelm and Donald Wollheim & Terry Carr. Pride of place goes to a sought-after copy of Best SF Four (Edmund Crispin ed.), published by Faber; new wave SF is represented by The New SF (Langdon Jones ed.), while the accolade for most unusual collection goes to 14 Great Tales Of ESP (Idella Purnell Stone ed.). We also have An ABC Of Science Fiction, New Writings In SF 19 and 24, Farewell Fantastic Venus!, The Other Side Of the Moon, Science Fiction Through The Ages 2, The Fantastic Universe Omnibus, Nebula Award Storis 9 and World’s Best SF 1.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: A horde of Science Fiction anthologies are released back into the wild today, running the gamut from A – V. Highlights include Spectrum V (Eds. Amis & Conquest), The Unexpected Dimension (Ed. Budrys), Lambda 1 And Other Stories (Ed. Carnell) and The Post Reader Of Fantasy And Science Fiction (unacknowledged editor). All of these books offer a great opportunity to sample a wide range of authors and themes.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: A small update of four excellent Science Fiction anthologies join our shelves today. Two are Penguin editions, Tom Boardman (Ed): Connoisseur’s S. F. and Ferman & Malzberg (Eds): Final Stage. The inimitable Damon Knight is represented by Orbit 2, and another prolific editor, August Derleth, by New Worlds For Old.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: A broad sweep of novellas and short stories have just been added to our shelves. They include collections from publications: The First Astounding Science Fiction Anthology (John W Campbell ed.), The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction 15th Series (Edward L Ferman ed.), The Third Galaxy Reader (H L Gold ed.), The Eighth Galaxy Reader and The Ninth Galaxy Reader (Frederik Pohl ed.), awards; The Hugo Winners 1963 – 1967 and The Hugo Winners 1968 – 1970 (Isaac Asimov ed.) and Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Volume II (Robert Silverberg ed.) and a range of other themes that publishers came up with. Notable additions not already mentioned are The Best Of Robert Heinlein, graced by a Patrick Woodroffe cover (Angus Wells ed.), Looking Forward (Milton Lesser ed.) a hardcover edition, and The Far-Out Worlds Of A E Van Vogt.
*Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror: Even though this section was close to full, we just had to add this wonderful anthology update. It includes well-known editors such as Judith Merril (10th Annual S-F, The Best Of Sci-Fi 4 and 5), Damon Knight (Beyond Tomorrow and Worlds To Come), R P Mills (A Decade Of Fantasy And Science Fiction and The Worlds Of Science Fiction) and Groff Conklin (17 x Infinity and The Big Book Of Science Fiction¹). There are also some more unusual editors such as Pamela Sargent (More Women Of Wonder) and Norman Spinrad (The New Tomorrows). Highlight of this update, however, is the Playboy Book Of Science Fiction And Fantasy (edited by Alice K Turner), which includes works from established authors such as Ray Bradbury, Ursula K Le Guin, Norman Spinrad, Damon Knight, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, J G Ballard, Frederick Pohl, Arthur C Clarke, Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, Philip K Dick, Robert Silverberg and Joe Haldeman as well as more unexpected contributors such as Donald E. Westlake, Stephen King and Doris Lessing, all taking the opportunity to explore rather more adult themes than they are normally known for. This section has now spilled over onto a display shelf, so if you get a chance to visit the shop, make sure you check both areas out.
¹Proving that you can’t believe everything you read, the stories are great, but this is one of the smaller anthologies on offer.