Friday, January 20, 2012

Paperback Friday: Miller & Norton

Here are the book covers that I currently have scanned for Walter Miller and Andre Norton.

The View from the Stars
Copyright 1964 by Walter M. Miller Jr.
First Ballantine Printing: January 1965
Ballantine Books, Inc. , 101 Fifth Ave. New York, N. Y. 10003
The View from the Stars is a collection of Mr. Millers short stories which first appeared in the pulps form 1952 to 1954. I read this one last year. These tales certainly testify to the talent of a writer who would win the Hugo Award for for his novel Canticle for Leibowitz which I also have but have not read.

A Canticle For Liebowitz
Copyright 1959, Walter M. Miller Jr.
Parts of this book appeared in a different for in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, copyright 1955, 1956, Fantasy House, Inc.
J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & New York
Book Club Edition

"a dedication is only
a scratch where it itches --
for Anne, then
in whose bosom Rachel lies
guiding my clumsy song
and giggling between the lines
-- with blessings, Lass

Quag Keep by Andre Norton
Copyright 1979, Andre Norton
A DAW Book by arrangement with Antheneum Publications.
A Margaret K. McElderry Book.
First DAW printing, September 1979.

I have read Quag Keep twice. Once during the '80s, as a school boy, after reading a review of the book in Dragon magazine. Quag Keep is, of course, set in Greyhawk and was the first novel I ever read where the characters are rpg players who become their game characters. I read the book again within recent years, it is a light fun read, not unlike simple joy of a R. E. Howard novel.

The Time Traders by Andre Norton
Publication Date: 1958
Publisher: Ace

Ms. Norton's novel The Time Traders is one of the 501 Must Read Books and I found it through Paperback Swap. (Canticle for Leibowitz is also a 501 Must Read Book.) The Time Traders is available through Google Books, Project Gutenberg and I reviewed it at The Polyhedral Dicebag and compared it to Howard as well.

Next up on Paperback Friday will be Frederik Pohl.

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