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Initial post: 1 Dec 2012 20:57:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Dec 2012 20:58:54 GMT
G. Heywood says:
It looks like they have a special with a lot of their books reduced to £2.99.

Just picked up "I am Legend." Tempted by Childhood's End, but any other "must haves"?

Posted on 1 Dec 2012 21:48:06 GMT
Poly says:
Not just the Masterworks but all the Gollancz gateway books too!

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 02:51:02 GMT
Wayfarer says:
I have over 30 Gollancz/gateway ones on my kindle wish list, but funds would only allow for five, so these were the ones I couldn't resist, all of them much read and much loved. Great to have them on kindle:
Flowers For Algernon (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Greybeard (S.F. Masterworks)
Way Station (Gollancz Collectors' Editions)
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?: The novel which became 'Blade Runner' (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Childhood's End (S.F. MASTERWORKS)

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 14:18:22 GMT
Poly, any idea how long this special will last....? I'm getting a kindle for xmas.....!

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 14:25:38 GMT
G. Heywood says:
C. JOHNSTON, there is nothing stopping you buying them now and loading them on the Kindle later :)

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 15:02:22 GMT
Ah, i'm a novice as far as that goes! i'll give it a try. Thanks!

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 15:06:55 GMT
G. Heywood says:
No problem. You can download the Kindle app for PC or your phone/tablet and at least see the books you have bought. Then you can pull them down onto your physical Kindle when you get it.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2012 21:28:07 GMT
Not everyones cup of tea but Last and First Men is totally amazingLast And First Men (Sf Masterworks 11)

Also, Tao Zero Tau Zero

Pity the new cover art is so uninspiring :(

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 07:57:55 GMT
Thanks G. Heywood. Amazon said the price is set by the publisher, so could change at any time. I've bought up a stock of 10 (for 30 quid you cant go wrong!!)

For those looking for recommendations:
The Stars My Destination (all time favourite so far....)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
More Than Human (for something completely different)
Dangerous Visions (for a revolutionary short story collection)

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 08:01:39 GMT
G. Heywood says:
Good plan. Have you got a link for "The Stars my Destination"? I can't find a Kindle edition..

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 11:22:30 GMT
Ah bummer, there doesn't appear to be a kindle version. It's one of the best though so worth getting in paperback....!

Other recommendations that you can get on kindle and that i loved:

Rendez-vous with Rama
The city and the stars
The Forever war
Flowers for Algernon

For more recent Sci-Fi also in the SFM deal, the Hyperion Cantos is excellent (4 books by Dan Simmons)

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Dec 2012 11:24:58 GMT
G. Heywood says:
Thanks for those. My reading queue already extends well into next year, and has just got bigger :)

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 14:12:23 GMT
Yes, my backlog just got significantly bigger too. enjoy!!

Posted on 6 Dec 2012 01:43:42 GMT
Wayfarer says:

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2012 16:07:38 GMT
monica says:
It was published under a different title as well (can't remember it at the moment) so a bit of googling might lead to your being able to find it in kindle under that one--?

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 21:22:37 GMT
currently half-way through SF Masterwork 'Gateway' by Frederik Pohl, won the Nebula award in 1977. I highly recommend it

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Dec 2012 12:08:45 GMT
See "Tiger, Tiger"
My 1963 copy has that name, but it's not listed on Az.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012 22:05:46 GMT
monica says:
Ah, yes, that's it. Thanks.

This thread reminded me that I'd not looked at sci-fi section in bookshop lately, so last time I was in Galway I did and looked as always for S.F. Masterworks--what a good idea, those highly distinctive spines--and picked up The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe (S.F. MASTERWORKS). Had never heard of it, really enjoyed reading it, glad that it was given sci-fi masterwork status even though nothing about it, save for its being in near future, seemed conventionally s-f.

Posted on 28 Dec 2012 12:37:16 GMT
Paul Tapner says:
You may already be aware of this but in case not: the continuous katherine mortenhoe has been adapted for the big screen:

Death Watch [DVD] [1980]

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 20:17:02 GMT
monica says:
Paul, after reading it, I came across a discussion of the film somewhere on the net that determined me to look out for it, but had since forgotten the title--which you've given me. Cheers.

(And by the way, have you/has anyone seen it & if so, what did you think of it?)

Posted on 1 Jan 2013 20:56:00 GMT
Paul Tapner says:
No I haven't seen it, sorry.

Posted on 8 Jan 2013 17:55:10 GMT
Little Egret says:
It's worth keeping an eye on publisher 'Gateway', pub date order since £2.99's are still arriving including some "Masterworks" and indeed some masterworks.

Thus, scheduled for 24th January :-

The Mirror of Her Dreams (Mordant's Need) by Stephen Donaldson

A Man Rides Through (Mordant's Need) by Stephen Donaldson

A Fire Upon the Deep (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge

A Deepness in the Sky (Zones of Thought) by Vernor Vinge

And also others by Donaldson, Stephen Baxter and Brian Aldiss

Posted on 24 Apr 2013 14:49:40 BDT
I bought nearly all of these titles years ago, now my house is groaning with books.
All I have to do now is win the lottery & buy a bigger house to properly house them.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2013 16:52:50 BDT
Little Egret says:
Robert Michael Tarver ... buy a bigger house to properly house them.

I've seen a fair number of posts from people who had to move to a smaller home on retirement and were fairly happily moving to ebooks except for a very few treasures.

Of course if you sell a big house there's lots of money to replace paper by electrons.

Posted on 22 Jun 2013 17:46:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Jun 2013 17:47:27 BDT
The trouble with replacing paper for electrons is what do you do when your device (Kindle ect.) dies.
A lot of paper will last for a very long time but a hard disk wont.
As for winning the Lottery, I can but dream.
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