My second to last backlog acquisitions post from Spring Break — a fruitful sci-fi hunting adventure indeed!
With my PhD Qualifying exams complete (proposal defense in months and months and months), I will actually get around to posting sci-fi art related (and perhaps get back to my film reviews) and reading my massive to read pile.
1. Space Skimmer (1972), David Gerrold. Another author whom I know little about and haven’t read yet. As a Star Trek fan I know that he submitted the script that became The Trouble With Tribbles…
(Dean Ellis’ cover for the 1972 edition)
2. Farewell to Yesterday’s Tomorrow (1975), Alexei Panshin. A collection of his short stories — still haven’t read his Hugo winning Rite of Passage (1968).
(Richard Powers’s cover for the 1975 edition)
3. Ship of Strangers (1978), Bob Shaw. Shaw is a middling sci-fi authors whose works are readable but never mind blowing — and, I haven’t read a book from the late 70s in a LONG time.
(Uncredited cover for the 1979 edition)
4. Operation Future (1955), ed. Groff Conklin. Contains seventeen stories and two short novels by authors such as Sturgeon, Leinster, Simak, de Rey, Oliver, Knight, MacLean, Padgett, Asimov, et. al. Can’t be that bad!
(Robert Schulz’s cover for the 1955 edition)