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Ultimate sci-fi & fantasy collection for $116,000


Double Star by Robert Heinlein

Double Star by Robert Heinlein

Fans of science fiction and fantasy might be interested to see that The Fine Books Company in Rochester, Michigan, is offering first editions of all the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novels for a cool $116,530.

The listing includes 126 books covering 82 titles (many titles won both awards), and 95% of the titles are signed or inscribed, and in fine or better condition. When a paperback is the true first edition, then the first hardcover is also included. In some cases, US and UK hardcovers have been included where the paperback is the true first. The Hugos began in 1953 and the Nebulas started in 1965.

It is a lot of money but then the buyer would be obtaining the ultimate collection of modern science fiction and fantasy novels.

The list includes Dune by Frank Herbert, Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov, Neuromancer by William Gibson, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller, A Case of Conscience by James Blish, and many others.

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Richard Davies

2 Responses to “Ultimate sci-fi & fantasy collection for $116,000”

  1. Beth Carswell

    If I were very wealthy, I would buy this for my boyfriend. I think to him it would be as romantic as Emperor Shah Jahan* having built the Taj Mahal for his wife.

    What an amazing collection this is. And it’s making me realize how few I’ve read!

    Of the handful I have, I especially recommend the Doomsday Book. It was an excellent read.

    *yes, I looked his name up on Wikipedia.

  2. Richard Davies
    Richard Davies March 13, 2009 at 6:58 am

    People seem to think $116,000 is a very fair price

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