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About my librarySeems a bit plain doesn't it?
I tend to find it hard to select works to read, especially something modern or recent. So a lot is tending to be older and well known, and come from classics imprint lines like Penguin Classics and Gallancz Fantasy & SF Masterworks.
I suppose that is what they're there for but I sure would like to know how to know, and why, something is a classic as well as selecting new material.
I also seem to be focusing on a lot of works from a few authors. They're good but it isn't particularly varied after while.

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Favorite authorsJane Austen, Leigh Brackett, John le Carré, Raymond Chandler, Umberto Eco, James Ellroy, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Holdstock, Fritz Leiber, Alan Moore, C. L. Moore, Walter Mosley, Frederik Pohl, Alexandre Dumas, pere, Kim Stanley Robinson, Hunter S. Thompson, James Tiptree Jr., Gene Wolfe (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBrown & Bunting, City Basement Books, Minotaur Entertainment, Paperback Bookshop, Syber's Books (David Syber), Syber's Books (Penny's), Wormhole Books

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Real nameLamont Cranston

LocationMelbourne, Australia

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Member sinceSep 14, 2009

Currently readingRude Astronauts by Allen Steele

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