Science fiction and fantasy books?
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A Kinglake colleague who was burnt out on Black Saturday is rebuilding. He's looking for science fiction and fantasy books, but not many of these came in through the bushfire relief donations. Another 3 or 4 families are also looking. Can anyone help please? I'm willing to swap for novels from my other account.
Thanks for asking, Jim...
Here's George's complete list!
SF: Any of the classic, old time, Science Fiction writers. Also SF anthologies of short fiction, esp from past (pre 1990).
Fantasy: Alan Garner, Susan Cooper, Tolkien, George RR Martin.
Crime fiction/hard-boiled as below:
* Margery Allingham
* Lawrence Block
* James M. Cain
* Raymond Chandler
* Leslie Charteris
* G. K. Chesterton
* Agatha Christie
* Arthur Conan Doyle
* James Ellroy
* Loren D. Estleman
* Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason)
* Dashiell Hammett
* Carl Hiaasen
* Patricia Highsmith
* P.D. James
* Ed McBain
* Joyce Carol Oates
* T. Jefferson Parker
* Robert B. Parker
* Bill Pronzini
* Ellery Queen
* Dorothy L. Sayers
* Georges Simenon
* Charles Willeford
* Leigh Brackett, (1915-1978)
* James Lee Burke, (born 1936)
* Ross MacDonald, (1915-1983)
* Ellis Peters, (1913-1995)
In history – anything by Barbara Tuchman or ancient world/medieval history.
In Philosophy – this is hard because I now have copies of classics via Dover books thrift editions – contemporary philosophers (20th century) and metaphysical subjects.
Religion/spirituality – theosophy, runes, occult/esoteric subjects (but serious works, not pop exploitative).
Books on chess (not for kids or beginners).
Literary/classics I replaced what I lost/liked via Dover Thrift editions (recommended)
Other writers – Colin Wilson, Graham Greene, John Mortimer (Rumpole), Hemingway, William Faulkner, Garrison Keilor, William Kotzwinkle, Glendon Swarthout, Harper Lee, Carson McCullers, Salinger (Catcher in the rye), Glendon Swarthout (the shootist), Iain Pears, Gail Godwin, Annie Proux.
Poetry I have replaced essentials thanks to opp-shops and Dover Literature thrift editions. John Masefield, Robert Graves, Emily Dickinson (all their poetry) maybe?
Many thanks to Jim for scifi and fiction, and to Amanda for philosophy books.
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