Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions No. CXII (Spinrad + Vonnegut, Jr. + Mitchison + Anthology)

Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations

I’m a proponent of book store traveling (travel where bookstores are the first target).  Two Half Price Books and a quality independent used books store yielded what will be the first of many acquisition posts worth of quality SF.

Who could resist a $5 signed copy of Spinrad’s masterpiece Bug Jack Barron (1967)?  Or a normally pricey edition of Naomi Mitchison’s Memoirs of a Spacewoman (1962) for $2?  And some Vonnegut, Jr. and a quality anthology containing the best of New Worlds….

Thoughts?

1. Bug Jack Barron, Norman Spinrad (serialized 1967)

(Alex Gnidziejko’s cover for the 1969 edition)

From the back cover: “POWER PLAY.  The lines of power are tangled in a future America threatened by a conspiracy of evil.  Politics, communications, sex, love—all are sources of power, all are tools for the maniacal ambitions of one man of vast wealth, Benedict Howards.  Opposing Howards is Jack Barron, who has incalculable…

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