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    I'll kick things off with Cixin Liu. These are his complete works (and adjacent) available in English. All books are first printings.









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    Note to self: crop yer pics, foo'!

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    I've heard of this guy, never read any of his novels, but I think I read a translated story in F&SF. Nice un-cropped pictures though!
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    He's great. It's hard to talk about why he's great without spoiling the story. The Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy is proof there are still fresh concepts in SF.

    If you're at all a fan of Clarke, Asimov, Niven, and even the Hyperion Cantos, chances are you'd like Liu too. Expansive, multi-century, galaxy-wide settings + fresh ideas and moreover, a fresh approach to those ideas.

    The trilogy is by far his best work but if you're looking for a standalone novel, The Supernova Era is really good too. It's like The Lord of the Flies but with modern weapons.

    Edit: the movie Wandering Earth is on Netflix.

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    Agree with the Cixin Liu recommendation. The Remembrance of Earth's Past is a solid, old-school SF trilogy, equal parts hard SF and space opera.

    Congrats on the first editions. Very nice, indeed.
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    The Tower of Power aka Hyperion Cantos. First printings. I sold the Subterranean set and kept the original editions. I've thought long and hard about it and decided I was pretty underwhelmed by the ascetic approach Subterranean took when they published the series. It didn't make sense to me; a series incredibly rich in imagery and not a single illustration and not even a slipcase to house each of the tomes. I do believe that sometimes less is more but in this case it was a misstep. Anyway, here are the four books.





    Just look at this beauty of cover art in all its wraparound glory:








    I also have the first editions of The Terror and Summer of Night. Once I get The Crook Factory and possibly Prayers to Broken Stones, my personal Simmons set will be complete.

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    I tend to agree with you about the SubPress editions - and I'm a huge fan of SubPress. I have both the SubPress and US first editions you display above, but if I had to sell a set, my SubPress ones would go.

    Very nice indeed. A very entertaining series. Simmons has been posting new Hyperion-related prose snippets on his Facebook page with new illustrations done by various artists. No explanation as to whether he's noodling with ideas for a new novel, a short story collection, an illustrated guide to the Hegemony of Man, or none of the above. But there may be new Hyperion fiction in our future.

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    Very colorful. Another author I've yet to explore.
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    Here's the complete set of PKD's short stories. Published by Subterranean Press in two states. I chose the trade editions as the signed ones didn't have any extras. Yes, I've read them all.



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    That’s a great collection! Congrats!
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    Looking for SubPress Lettered::
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    Mister Slaughter
    Ilium

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    Now those I really like!
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    Here are more point and click pics taken with my ancient phone. I gave it a push and, hey, it turned on. This is almost everything I have by Harlan Ellison. He's super fun to collect; he wrote a lot and most of the books aren't too expensive.

    The family:


    A little bit closer:


    I love me a good omnibus edition so here's a full set of Abbey Edgeworks hardcovers:




    Closeups of the few limited editions I'm lucky enough to have:

    Slippage from Ziesings.
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    No Doors, No Windows. Borderlands Press.
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    Ellison Wonderland with the bonus hardcover Pebbles from the Mountain. PS Publishing. 200 made.
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    Ellison's bibliography. It's an indispensable resource for fans and collectors both:
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    The Ellisons are GREAT! I have those plus a couple more.
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    SUPERNICE COLLECTION !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ur2ndbiggestfan View Post
    The Ellisons are GREAT! I have those plus a couple more.
    Haha, "plus a couple more" is an understatement of the year. I've seen the pics you posted of the Sub Press lettereds and Charnel House editions.

    Thank you too, Stockerlone. It's nice to see Ellison get some love.

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