Let no one say my book hauls are not diverse…
At the back are a couple of graphic novels – Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1910, first in three-part series set in the twentieth century; and the sixth of Cinebook’s translations of the Belgian Adventures of Blake and Mortimer series, S.O.S. Meteors. Plus a couple of books on planes: Century Fighters, which is photographs (and text) of USAF fighters from the F-100 to the F-106; and Convair Deltas, about, well, delta-winged aircraft built by Convair. The plane books were bought partly for research, but also because the aircraft they cover are pretty cool.
At the front and to the left are: City of Ruin, Mark Charan Newton’s third novel and the sequel to last year’s Nights of Villjamur; The Romances of John Fowles, a book about Fowles’ novels and apparently “the first full-length study” of his works; Starlight 2, an anthology of sf from 1998; and The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe by DG Compton, a UK sf writer of the 1970s whose novels I think are excellent.
To the right: Blindsight, Peter Watts, which has been recommended to me so many times by so many people I just had to get a copy; the Arthur C Clarke Award-winning The City and the City, which I scored on readitswapit.co.uk (I swapped it for the copy of Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Apprentice I reviewed here for my reading challenge; result); The Noise Within, Ian Whates’ second novel, a space opera; Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, because I really ought to read some Dickens; and The Alien, Raymond F Jones, which I bought because… well, just look at the cover below. How could I resist?