A Delivery From The U.S. Part Three

For the past two weeks I’ve been featuring books that were purchased through eBay from a rather splendid chap called Otis who resides in the U.S. (here & here). This week is the turn of the heavyweights amongst my final selection, four hardbacks.

I don’t often buy these particular versions of novels preferring instead the cheaper and more readily available paperback editions. There’s also much more in the way of choice of cover artwork too but when these four beautifully wrapped titles appeared on my iPad screen, I knew I’d have to buy them. Here they are then in all their glory, let me know your thoughts via the comments as always.

The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester
This version was published in 1975 by Berkley/Putnam Books
The cover artist is Richard Powers

The Computer Connection by Alfred Bester

The Best Of Leigh Brackett edited by Edmond Hamilton
This version was published in 1977 by Nelson Doubleday Books
The cover artist is Jack Woolhiser

The Best Of Leigh Brackett edited by Edmond Hamilton

Silence Is Deadly by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
This version was published in 1977 by Doubleday Books
The cover artist is Emanuel Schongut

Silence Is Deadly by Lloyd Biggle, Jr.

Medusa’s Children by Bob Shaw
This version was published in 1979 by Doubleday Books
The cover artist is Michael Grumley

Medusa's Children by Bob Shaw

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7 thoughts on “A Delivery From The U.S. Part Three

  1. Guy 19/08/2015 / 8:37 pm

    Hi

    This looks like a nice haul. Bester is such an excellent writer and Brackett is very good, I have the entire Best of Series in paperback and I have been very happy with them. Bob Shaw is a writer I have intended to read more of, his short story Light of Other Days was very good. I read it not long ago, and I have loved fishy type invasion stories since the Kraken Wakes by Wyndham. As for the Biggle, Galouye’s Dark Universe had fun with people in a cave who use echo location so a world of sign language sounds intriguing. Lots of reading fun for you.

    Regards
    Guy

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    • Bernie 20/08/2015 / 10:58 am

      For Bob Shaw I’d recommend “Other Days, Other Eyes” and “Night Walk”. The former Expands Light of Other Days into novel form with several linked stories. The latter is an SF adventure with the central theme being about how a blind man may see. The method used is rapidly becoming fact!

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    • unsubscriber 20/08/2015 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks for your comments Guy, sounds like I made some good choices here, glad to hear you enjoyed to post. All the best.

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  2. Bernie 20/08/2015 / 11:03 am

    Another nice selection, my favourite this time is the Lloyd Biggle, and the book itself seems intriguing.

    Take care, Bernie xxx

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    • unsubscriber 20/08/2015 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks Bernie, I’m really looking forward to reading the Biggle and what a cracking cover it has too. Take care and all the best xxxx

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  3. lcmt 20/08/2015 / 11:47 pm

    When I saw the Leigh Brackett cover, I thought, yeah! That one is going to be my favorite. But then I scrolled down to the Lloyd Biggle book and wow! The Stripes! The Black! The graphic mastery of the whole cover! Now it’s a toss up between the two, while I ping-pong between my psychedelic side and my black-and-white side.

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    • unsubscriber 21/08/2015 / 1:15 am

      It’s a tough call indeed between those two covers, there’s already been some praise for the Biggle title in the comments. I’m finding it tough to pick a winner so happy to call it a draw.

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