The Compact Book Of Hunting, ed. Jim Rikhoff (American Sports Library 110 – 1964)

The title says it all, especially “Compact,” at only 93 pages. I’m not a hunter but I can’t imagine this being more than an introduction to the hobby given the number of photos included… lots of old dudes in funny … Continue reading

Swordsmen In The Sky, ed. Donald A Wollheim (Ace F-311 – 1964)

Great Stories of interplanetary adventure The millions of readers who have discovered in the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs the fascination of sword-and-wonder adventures on distant planets among exotic peoples have called forth an insistent demand for more! It is … Continue reading

Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke (Ballantine 33 – 1953 & U2111 – 1964)

Alien visitors influence the evolution of mankind in this SF classic by Clarke. Ballantine 33, above, is a paperback original first edition. Ballantine U2111 below is the 6th edition. Covers by Richard Powers. Awarded a Retro Hugo award in 2004. … Continue reading