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Lurker
05-12-2018, 06:50 PM
Since there was a recent discussion about the Centipede Oxrun books, I thought I start with those. I have a matching set of them -#14.

https://image.ibb.co/cd763y/oxrun_set.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/ds7vwJ/Oxrun_14.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/n1jawJ/sound_14.jpg

I did request the matching Nestling when I ordered from Centipede, but did not get my number. And to further driver number completists crazy - it is possible to get a matching Roman numeral XX or under. I haven't found XIV yet, but got pretty darn close!

https://image.ibb.co/ehMoGJ/nestlings.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/d1S63y/nestling_55.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/kbftiy/nestling_xiii.jpg

Shannon
05-12-2018, 07:04 PM
I seem to recall having a few books that matched the cover/spine format of the top two books. I can't remember, is that how most Centipede books look?

lotuz
05-12-2018, 07:38 PM
I did request the matching Nestling when I ordered from Centipede, but did not get my number. And to further driver number completists crazy - it is possible to get a matching Roman numeral XX or under. I haven't found XIV yet, but got pretty darn close!

Nice set!! And matched - very cool!!

The Roman Numeral contributor's copies drive me nuts as well! For other publishers I don't feel the compulsion to own a "PC" if I already own a real number, but for Centipede Press the fact that the "PC" copies have Roman Numerals makes me want to collect them as well :panic:

EDIT: I should add that for some books (particularly early books) CP used Roman Numerals to denote deluxe editions. For the majority of books, however, Roman Numerals are "contributor's copies", so essentially numbered PCs.


I seem to recall having a few books that matched the cover/spine format of the top two books. I can't remember, is that how most Centipede books look?

That was the standard format for CP books published up through 2012 (with a few exceptions). In 2013 he started using dustjackets, and the unjacketed books since then have a different format (usually full silk cloth instead of the faux leather spine + cloth boards).

RC65
05-12-2018, 08:01 PM
I had a chance once to buy all the Charles Grant books by Centipede at a fantastic price, and I passed...I really, really regret that decision. :frown:

ym2000
05-13-2018, 01:53 AM
Beautiful! I just got done posting my Gene Wolfe books on FB forum so nice to see Centipede vibe is in the air!

Lurker
05-13-2018, 04:28 PM
Thanks. Do you have a link for that? I tried a search but only found Centipede's Facebook and some others but not GW pics.

I think I have all the Farris books - but never really bought a lot of the others (well, I did the King book when people were still arguing if Jerad was legit). I thought I had a GW set from EP but it turns out they didn't do the whole series. Annoying. Like Jerad not finishing Oxrun!

ym2000
05-14-2018, 04:13 AM
Itís Small Press Collectors Group

https://m.facebook.com/groups/193517360836341

Father Cody
05-15-2018, 11:49 AM
I admit it, Iím jealous. Would love to add those to my Grant collection (which coincidentally is what I chose for my first non-King post). Looking forward to seeing the rest of your collection!

Lurker
05-15-2018, 09:44 PM
Thanks. I think the only other Grant's I have are Quietly Now and Shadows. Guess those are both in the King section. I remember reading most of his work in those pb's back in the day. Brings back memories. I never saved many of the paperbacks I read - just Zeena Henderson and a few others...now where might they be...

Lurker
05-15-2018, 09:46 PM
Itís Small Press Collectors Group

https://m.facebook.com/groups/193517360836341

Hmm. When I click on that it wants me to sign in. Oh, well - thanks anyway. I'll wait til you post them in your amazing thread.

Lurker
06-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Starting to get things together. Looks like a bit of a Liu collection starting

https://image.ibb.co/jer1pd/P1000898.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/fnbqhy/P1000900.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/jSgO2y/P1000901.jpg

Grace of Kings is not only signed but stamped with his Chinese seal.

Hunchback Jack
06-20-2018, 01:11 PM
Very nice! Rumour has it there may be a S/L of the Cixin Liu series announced soon.

HBJ

ym2000
06-21-2018, 03:09 AM
Subterranean Press should announce their limited very soon - it will have art I believe as well

Very nice! Rumour has it there may be a S/L of the Cixin Liu series announced soon.

HBJ

Stockerlone
06-21-2018, 08:20 AM
VERY NICE Ken Liu collection !!!
(I just get my ticket for the only bookreading event in Germany from Cixin Liu) :biggrin:

Lurker
06-25-2018, 04:10 AM
Subterranean Press should announce their limited very soon - it will have art I believe as well

Very nice! Rumour has it there may be a S/L of the Cixin Liu series announced soon.

HBJ

Wow. The letter sold out in under a minute. The option was there to get one when I clicked- but I went with a numbered.

I guess I didn't realize he was the "in" Liu, but I hope Ken Liu finishes his series and doesn't pull a Martin.

You are going to be lucky to get yours signed at the reading!

Hunchback Jack
06-25-2018, 05:24 PM
Wow. The letter sold out in under a minute. The option was there to get one when I clicked- but I went with a numbered.

Congrats! You will get first dibs on matching future volumes, and the series is complete. Nice purchase, I think; SubPress do nice work.

Lurker
08-06-2018, 01:54 PM
A few Easton Press editions. Years ago, I guess the late 80's or so, I quit smoking. I decided that the EP SF and SF First eds were about the same price as a month of B&H, so I ordered the monthly subscription to have something to remind me what was going up in smoke.

https://image.ibb.co/jgOc0e/EP_Collection.jpg

Father Cody
08-06-2018, 02:11 PM
Thatís amazing. Wish I had done something like that! Beautiful collection youíve saved there (along with your lungs).

Hunchback Jack
08-09-2018, 02:22 PM
Well done, on both giving up and on your collection. A testament to your willpower!

FlyerPhan0826
08-11-2018, 03:06 PM
A few Easton Press editions. Years ago, I guess the late 80's or so, I quit smoking. I decided that the EP SF and SF First eds were about the same price as a month of B&H, so I ordered the monthly subscription to have something to remind me what was going up in smoke.

https://image.ibb.co/jgOc0e/EP_Collection.jpgAmazing EP collection and I love the story behind it!

Lurker
09-13-2018, 04:08 AM
Addition to the Cixin Liu books:

https://image.ibb.co/k1wzVU/Ball_Lightning.jpg

Lurker
09-13-2018, 04:10 AM
And who can resist yet another gift Hobbit. I really need to update my Tolkien shelves soon...The hologram on the front of the case is pretty cool..

https://image.ibb.co/ftJ7H9/Gift_Tolkien.jpg

Hunchback Jack
09-13-2018, 07:53 AM
I like the signed limited edition of Ball Lightning from Head of Zeus. Congrats for that.

(I've seen matching S/L sets of the Three Body trilogy from that publisher, and would love to get them, but they are *pricey*. I do have the numbered omnibus volume, though)

And the Hobbit edition is really neat.

HBJ

Stockerlone
09-13-2018, 08:47 AM
Congrats for the nice Hobbit and the nice S/L Liu Cixin !!!
I see him next month at a bookreading event and of cause try to get SOME signed books. :-)

Lurker
09-14-2018, 08:42 AM
Thanks all. Wow Stocker, you do go to a lot of signings!

Frondz
09-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Just now checking things out - love the Cixin and Ken Liu collection(s) you posted in June! I found an ARC of Grace of Kings the other day, but haven't started the series yet. Might be what I read next.
And, of course, Remembrance is far and away the best Sci-Fi I've read in some time. Love those books, and hope to have my copies signed by both Liu's someday. Have you read Ball Lightning yet?

Lurker
09-21-2018, 12:29 PM
Those ARC's don't seem to be too easy to find. I'm still looking for Wall of Storms. Haven't read Ball Lightning yet. I'm trying to read more on my Fire, and Amazon has had all his other books for 1.99 at times, so waiting for it to go on sale. I just can't make my self pay full price for an ebook.