This conversation happened this morning;
Julie: Have you been to the Friends of the Library Book Sale?
(Yes, Julie talks with hyperlinks; it is one of her many super-powers)
Judd: Paula invited me this weekend but I couldn’t make it. I doubt I’ll go. I work in a library and just don’t need more books around.
But…I was driving right by it on the way home.
For thirty bucks I got:
A really keen hard-cover book for Janaki.
All of Arthur C. Clarke’s Oddyssey books in softcover.
John Varley’s Red Thunder and Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars in softcover.
Broken Angels and Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan in softcover but big trade paperback format so I can more easily find quotes for an upcoming Sorcerer game to put in the setting document and to aggressively toss them at friends (Pete and Aaron, these books are being aimed right at you).
Hardcover copy of Cosmos by Carl Sagan.
Hardcover copy of Accelerando by Charles Stross.
A big ole softcover textbook with a $43.75 price tag called The Cosmic Perspective: The Solar System Fourth Edition by Bennett, Donahue, Schneider and Voit.
I am on a solar system kick.