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SF Bookshelf Travelling for Insane Times (vii)

This meme started with Judith at Reader in the Wilderness but has now been taken up by Katrina at Pining for the West.

Science Fiction Books Again

This shelf is the last containing SF books I have read. These start at Connie Willis and finish with Roger Zelazny – to whom all bar Silverberg and Le Guin bow down – but also incorporating my copies of the old Spectrum SF magazine (I have six copies of issue 2 because I had a story in it – I also had one in issue 3 but only got four copies of that) and 17 issues of Galaxy Magazine. [Edited to add. I forgot my four copies of the Destinies collections are in there too.]

In there is also my John Wyndham collection.

The 20 books following I had read (from Dumbarton Library it must have been) before I bought copies to keep and have housed them separately from my other SF ever since.

Then you’ll note two copies of a book called A Son of the Rock, plus a Zelazny collaboration.

Live It Up 37: Marlene on the Wall

Even though this wasn’t a big hit in the UK (number 83 on first release in 1985 and number 21 on re-release later the same year) it still made enough of an impression to inspire me to name a character after it in my story The Gentlemen Go By (published in Spectrum SF 2, 2000) though I never actually mentioned the song’s title in the text, leaving it to the reader to infer the connection.

Suzanne Vega: Marlene on the Wall

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