Thursday, January 15, 2009

Redirect

Um... I'm back (hello).
But I'm gone, too. Over here, my friend!

~ See you in the future...

Friday, November 14, 2008

It feels like Christmas!


This is a list of 62 books and magazines that I bought for fifty cents apiece, today. A few of the pulp mags have wear and tear issues, but the books (the first 12 entries) are all G to VG++. Sorry that this is such a dry, music-less, post, but fear not! You're going to be seeing a lot of cool Sci-Fi covers - and related musical tastiness - in the near, near future!

The $$$s in parentheses are the low / high prices asked for over at Amazon.

Books
Dick, Philip K. - Martian Time-Slip (1964) - Ballentine U2191 - 1st printing ($5-20)
Heinlein, Robert A. - Methuselah's Children (1960) - Signet S1752 - 1st printing ($6-7)
Ballard, JG - The Wind From Nowhere (1962) - Berkley Medallion F600 - 1st printing ($5-10)
Asimov, Isaac - The End Of Eternity (1958) - Signet S1493 - 1st printing ($9-13)
Heinlein, Robert A. - The Day After Tomorrow (1958) - Signet S1577 - 2nd printing ($9-10)
Clarke, Arthur C. - The Other Side Of The Sky (1959) - Signet S1729 - 1st printing ($5-15)


ed. Derleth, August - Strange Ports Of Call (1958) Berkley G-131 - 1st printing ($1-10)
ed. Wollheim, Donald A. - Adventures On Other Planets (1955) Ace Books S-133 - 1st printing ($3-8)
ed. Boucher, Anthony - The Best From Fantasy And Science Fiction Fifth Series (1956) - Ace Books F-105 - 1st printing ($1-10)
ed. Howard, Ivan - Novelets Of Science Fiction (1963) - Belmont L92-567 - 1st printing ($8-9)
ed. Merril, Judith - The Year's Greatest Science Fiction And Fantasy (1959) - Dell B129 - 1st printing ($5-30)
ed. ??? - Masters Of Science Fiction (1964) - Belmont 92-606 - 1st printing - ($5-$$$)

Pulp Magazines
Worlds Of Tomorrow (May 1965) - @ $10
Worlds Of Tomorrow (May 1966) - @ $15

Amazing Stories Fact and Science Fiction (January 1962) $5-8
Amazing Stories Fact and Science Fiction (March 1961) @ $7

Future Science Fiction (December 1959) - $25-50?

The Original Science Fiction Stories (November 1959) - $3-10

Worlds Of IF Science Fiction (October 1965) - $4-7
Worlds Of IF Science Fiction (July 1965) - $3-12

Galaxy (June 1965) - $8
Galaxy (August 1963) - $3-10

Fantastic Stories Of Imagination (December 1960) - $7-10
Fantastic Stories Of Imagination (July 1961) - $5-10
Fantastic Stories Of Imagination (June 1964) - $10

Amazing Science fiction Stories (May 1959) - $12
Amazing Science fiction Stories (July 1960) - $7-8
Amazing Science fiction Stories (March 1959) - $4-12
Amazing Science fiction Stories (September 1960) - $4-10
Amazing Science fiction Stories (November 1959) - $???
Amazing Science fiction Stories (June 1960) - $8-9
Amazing Science fiction Stories (April 1960) - $2-7
Amazing Science fiction Stories (August 1960) - $9
Amazing Science fiction Stories (February 1961) - $12

Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (April 1965) - $6
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (May 1962) - $4-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (October 1961) - $5-8
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (June 1961) - $5-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (June 1962) - $7-14
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (August 1961) - $5-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (August 1960) - $4-9
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (November 1961) - $10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (September 1961) - $6
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (April 1966) - $10-14
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (February 1966) - $6-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (September 1960) - $5
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (May 1961) - $3-10
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (July 1960) - $5-11
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (March 1960) - $5-7
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (June 1960) - $5-8
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (May 1960) - $2-7
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (January 1960) - $5
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (February 1960) - $3-7
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (April 1960) - $2-9
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (July 1961 - $5-15
Analog Science Fiction And Science Fact (January 1961) - $3-7

And... tomorrow, at that same estate sale, everything that is left is going for 1/2 price! I think I might go drop $20!!! Seriously, this guy was a proto Sci-Fi anorak, and I'm thankfully, gratefully picking through his treasures. Like this one:

---EDIT---
If you saw that J. G. Ballard up on that list and thought to yourself Damn! I really could go for a few tastey words from THAT guy! you're in luck. Nathan Nuthin' is serving up a nice selection from Hello America over at his fine fine web log.
---EDIT---

Stay tuned!

Time traveled today...

...All the way back to May 1966. Then I bought a copy of Worlds Of Tomorrow for cover price: Fifty cents! Then I zipped back here to snap this pic:


That's right, I've got my very own copy of a "GOOD" condition original Philip K. Dick novelette!

I haven't read it yet. First I'm heading back to that sale and picking up all the rest of the science fiction pulp books. I'll fill you in later.

Estate sales rule.

~ See you in the future...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's time for...

...Big ups' to my home state, the ever so beautiful Minnesota. Ah yes, Minnesota where the first snowfall of the season doesn't happen until there's a nice sheen of glare ice on the road. Uhn-huh!

I kid. I really do love it here. Atmospheric conditions are usually interesting, and Atmosphere rapping is usually spot on:

Atmosphere: Shhh - hidden track from Seven's Travels.
Since it's an hidden track, I made up my own name for it. Enjoy!

Pic snagged from Minnesota Bound

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's science time!

amygdala
"This is a cross-section of a brain showing the amygdala and caudate nucleus—the structures believed to be linked to negative emotions like fear and anger. The amygdala is believed to be fully developed by the time a baby is born. The prefrontal cortex (the front of the brain) where thinking and planning take place, takes longer to mature. This may explain why it takes time for children to learn how to control their fears." - Image and text from this place


...And this is Trazodone:
trazodone
It puts me to sleep.

Honeydogs - Invertebrate - [buy Amygdala]

Saturday, November 8, 2008

By way of explaination...

Pillhead
First off, I know Box.net has been kind of a prick to some of you lately, and I really worked it over in my mind before deciding to use them again. The reason is: It's free. That's it.

Secondly, just to set the record straight, I did not receive a take down notice or have this blog taken down by Blogger. The fact of the maatter is, I had a dizzying week of mini-meltdowns, and deleting my blog was just one of the reckless, stupid things I did... I'm not in the mood to talk about any of the other things right now. Suffice to say they were crazy enough to land me in the Psych Ward for nine days, though, so reconstructing my blog is pretty low on my list of things to do right now!

I don't know how often I'll be posting here, to tell truths, but seeing as how Winter is coming on (we had our first snowfall of the season today. It melted pretty quick.) I assume I'll get back in the swing before too long.

Bobb Trimble - Night At The Asylum

pillhead photo filched from Ritemail.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oops.

Thanks for stopping by, but...
This blog got deleted and I'm waiting for Blogger to help me recover it. It might take a couple weeks, so sit tight.