08Jan Reviews for January 2020


BooksThe GoodDecember never bore much good fruit for me. Perhaps the best was The State of the Art, by Iain M. Banks. Odd Attachment is a truly funny short story, and Descendant is quite moving. Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold was middling, an excellent start to a novel or trilogy, but not…

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21Sep Collecting First Editions - Signed or Inscribed?


Collectors usually, though not always, value a book that has been signed by the author over one that hasn't. Though authors have been signing their books for centuries, the notion of an author sitting at a table and signing dozens of books for their adoring public is a relatively recent…

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