I got a package today with a shipment from Marx Books, one of my new favorite independent used booksellers. There were a lot of books in the catalog that looked interesting, so I ended up getting six.
- “Dreamsnake” by Vonda McIntyre – This book won both a Hugo and a Nebula, which seems promising. It’s also about a healer, which is my favorite type of character to play in MMOs.
- “Ringworld” by Larry Niven – A classic. I’ve got high hopes.
- “Conan” by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp, and Lin Carter – Seven short stories. Lots of people have suggested that I’d enjoy Conan, since I’ve been reading a lot of old pulpy SF/F lately.
- “Outlaw of Gor” by John Norman – More pulpy goodness. I had a lot of fun with Tarnsman of Gor, so I decided to give the next one a try.
- “The Lathe of Heaven” by Ursula K. LeGuin – Mori’s character in “Among Others” by Jo Walton read a lot of LeGuin’s novels, and this was one of the ones mentioned. I’ve read two of LeGuin’s other sci-fi novels and loved them, so I felt like I couldn’t go wrong with this one.
- “City of Illusions” by Ursula K. LeGuin – See above. Also, these are both titles that I don’t usually see in bookstores, so I couldn’t stop myself.
It was hard to stop with the books that I got; there were so many others that looked fantastic, and I’ve already got ideas for when I order more books next month.