Sunday, March 22, 2009

Good to Great Science Fiction Books

Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein

Double Star
Robert A. Heinlein
The Hugo Awards and the Nebula Awards are the traditional yardsticks for fantasy and science fiction writing. Since 1953 when the Hugos began, (the Nebulas started in 1965) there have been 82 titles awarded one or the other prize - and 19 titles with the distinctive honor of winning both. We've listed them all for your perusal.

The Fine Books Company in Rochester, Michigan, is offering first editions of all the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novels for a cool $116,530. From Asimov to Zelazny, every book which won either (or both) award is here. And that's not all.

The listing includes 126 books, and 95% of them are signed or inscribed, and in fine or better condition.

David Aronovitz, from The Fine Books Company, describes the collection as a unique gathering of books that has never been offered for sale anywhere before and in all likelihood will never be offered again.

See all the award winners.
A Case of Conscience by James Blish

A Case of Conscience
James Blish
Dune by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip Jose Farmer

To Your Scattered Bodies Go
Philip Jose Farmer
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller

A Canticle for Leibowitz
Walter M. Miller
Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny

Lord of Light
Roger Zelazny

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Though I cannot afford the collection, there is a great list of good science fiction books here. I am happy to note that I have read almost all of them. Great stuff.


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