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TagsSF (94), Peru (76), Heinlein (55), cookbook (29), Spider Robinson (23), Russian translations of SF (17), poetry (10), Incas (9), linguistics (6), poetry criticism (6) — see all tags

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About meI've recently retired (June 30, 2014) after thirty-seven years teaching Russian language and literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I served as President of the Elizabeth Bishop Society of Nova Scotia during her centenary year (2011).

About my libraryNow that I will be having more time to myself (I hope) I expect to get the rest of my books listed here within the next year or two. I won't know how many until I've posted them -- but it's an eclectic fifty-five-year-old collection of something over 5000 volumes, strong in things Russian, classic science fiction, books about Peru, and individual authors I'm interested in.

[January 2018 update] Over the summer of 2017 I began reducing the size of my library, so my listing here is now quite out of date. So far I have discarded about three hundred volumes -- it's slow going, but I do intend to keep at it. I hope to begin a revision and general update over this coming summer.

[March, 2020 update] I haven't updated this since my last note -- maybe this autumn... but I wouldn't hold my breath, if I were you...


Favorite authorsSpider Robinson, Edward E. Smith (Shared favorites)


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Real nameJohn A. Barnstead

LocationBedford, Nova Scotia, Canada

Account typepublic

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Member sinceSep 9, 2006

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