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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!
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

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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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    Thats a great collection! Congrats!
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    Looking for SubPress Lettered::
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    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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    Childhood's End is okay I suppose...


    The two book ACC set Centipede has already published wasn't a total catastrophe either.


    Matched numbers are just terrible too. Who cares, right?


    The set is The City and the Stars and Against the Fall of Night. I'd love it if CP would keep on publishing Clarke's classic books.

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    Yeah, what a bunch of just 'okay' stuff!!!
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    Very pretty books, well done
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    Great, especially Cixin and Simmons. Now I'm going to have to check cause I'm not sure I have all those Cixins
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    Great new collection thread!
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    Childhood's End really turned out great!
    "I fancy it's the limitation to a thousand copies that is the chief charm and value of an edition deluxe. I don't expect to read this edition deluxe myself, although you needn't tell that to anybody else. Frankly, you know, I don't suppose that anybody ever reads an edition deluxe. No one puts bric-a-brac to any very practical purpose. There's some human instinct which makes a man treasure what he is not to make any use of, because everybody does not possess it.

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    Loving this thread! Those are some great sets.

    I also agree with the general dissatisfaction with the Sub Press treatment of the Hyperion cantos. Maybe dissatisfaction is too strong a word. I just love that series so much, and I think they deserve something special. What they got was a B-series Sub Press treatment, when they deserve so much more. Especially the lettered - Sub Press can do a great lettered edition when they really try. I'd love to see another publisher take a go at them!

    Thanks for sharing - excited to see more
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Loving this thread! Those are some great sets.

    I also agree with the general dissatisfaction with the Sub Press treatment of the Hyperion cantos. Maybe dissatisfaction is too strong a word. I just love that series so much, and I think they deserve something special. What they got was a B-series Sub Press treatment, when they deserve so much more. Especially the lettered - Sub Press can do a great lettered edition when they really try. I'd love to see another publisher take a go at them!

    Thanks for sharing - excited to see more
    Agree (again). As much as I loathe to be negative about SubPress - they have done some stunning editions over the years - I think they fell short on the Hyperion Cantos. They elected to do an oversized edition, which added cost at the expense of features such as a slipcase, two-color printing, or any interior illustrations. Even the lettered editions were somewhat lacklustre (which is why I don't have a set, despite my enthusiasm for the series).

    (Compare to, say, the lettered edition they did of Black Hills, which is absolutely stunning, it's really surprising they made the choices they did for Hyperion, which is far more popular and revered. Or Drood, for pity's sake.)

    Anyway, great additions, WeDealInLead! That CP Childhood's End is just stunning. Congrats!

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