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SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAUL – LUXURY EDITION



SCIENCE FICTION BOOK HAUL – LUXURY EDITION Sometimes people send me really nice books. AMAZON WISH LIST …

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  1. gwaptiva

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I come for the books, but stay for the incidental music

  2. Macilmoyle

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Fred Saberhagen is best known for his Berserker stories. I've got five of them, but haven't read them for years. I'd say that the Terminator films owe more than a little to the series which is about robotic killing machines intent on destroying all sentient organic life in the universe. Great space opera.

  3. Bookpilled

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Glad you love Wind Whales, figured you'd get a kick out of it. There's some insane shit in there. Not a good book, but a great book.

  4. justas538

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The rich get richer.. send ME some books instead, people!! Just kidding, awesome haul as always

  5. Richard Jones

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I'm not sure about the Terry Pratchett books. The classic papebacks (I think) are Josh Kirby but the later stuff is by someone called Paul Kidby, just to confuse the issue. I prefer the Kirby's personally.

  6. LordFite

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I only saw the "Earth" part of Dying Earth at first and thought it was going to be Battlefield Earth by L Ron Hubbard lol

  7. Martin Jovanovski

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The Lost World is published in 1913 and follows Professor Challenger and his frenemies.

    Pretty good book and Challenger is even more Sherlock then Sherlock 🙂

    There are also several very good short stories later in the series. Those are pure sci-fi whereas this one has a sci-fi element

  8. Richard Jones

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    First thing Moid, have you ever read any Robert Silverberg? Sometimes SF, sometimes sf/fantasy, always a writer with a 'social' view. Probably in the same ball park as Ursula K Le Guin (though not quite her brilliant writing). Second thing: the very first line of 'Moby Dick' is "Call me Ishmael, call me Ishmael."

  9. Stuart Gale

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Your "Space, Time and Nathaniel" is a Bruce Pennington cover. Nice.

  10. Chuck Litka

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    So much fun to watch you have so much fun. Thanks!

  11. Michael Hart

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Hey Moid glad you got the books I sent you. When I told you to read the last 2 paragraphs, it was the last 2 paragraphs on the back cover! But thats OK . I"m 72 and I"m getting rid of all my books so if I find something else that I think you might like I may send you a few more.

  12. Levent Taskan

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I love watching these videos and finding new books and writers I'd never even heard of before, but you're killing my TBR Moid. I'll be 90 by the time I've read most of them.

  13. Stuart Gale

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    That is a really nice copy of Tales Of The Dying Earth. Mine is the shitty Fantasy Masterworks cover, but it was only £2 from the Oxfam charity shop…

  14. Salty Walt

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Lucky Boy!! Old School Matheson!!
    A fun collection of goodies.
    Dying Earth is a Classic for a reason.
    That "Tuf Voyaging" cover looks like it belongs on a "Chuck Tingle" book. If you don't know, look him up. You WON'T be disappointed.

  15. skalliedA

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    oh boy, it's been years since I read the Dying Earth books, but I remember them fondly. Very atmospheric, very cheesy, pretty wild. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts about it one day.

  16. Augustus87 Heron

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Ishmael was the fictional narrator of the novel Moby Dick, who was the only surviving member of the Pequod, after Captain Ahab's maniacal quest for vengeance against the great white whale. It was from reading this novel in college that I developed a great love of salted and peppered clam chowder, topped with crushed crackers and chives.

  17. Gordon Mckenzie

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    wonderful….one more video to add to my literary wank bank…fantastic

  18. Dona

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    GG Justina

  19. The Konigtheis

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    YES! I'm so hyped for the book cover videos!

  20. Steve Hunter

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Love the Dying Earth series, and Jack Vance in general. The first one is a collection of short stories, perfect little tales, and the others are novels, all with Vance's wonderful use of language and often very funny to boot. The genre is science fantasy, it often reads like fantasy but there is science behind the fantasy tropes.

    Vance also wrote a collection of four "YA" sci-fi novels collectively known as The Planet of Adventure, but don't let the YA put you off, they are wonderful rip-roaring adventures, and much beloved by schoolboys of all ages for the title of one of the books "Servants of the Wankh".

    Brian Aldiss is a great writer, well worth reading. The Helliconia Trilogy is his best work, the only series to match the Dune series i can think of. Other favourites are Hothouse, Non-Stop, and Greybeard. And if you want a really wild ride there's his "Barefoot in the Head", set in a Europe after a war where huge quantities of long lasting hallucinogenic drugs blanket the land, and it reads like it too.

    Keep up the good work, Moid, your videos are always entertaining.

  21. Brendon Taylor

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I haven't read Space, Time and Nathanial but I didn't realise that's where Blood Incantation got their album cover art for Hidden History of the Human Race.

  22. Jeroen Admiraal

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Tales of the Dying Earth is fantastic. One of the best series ever written. About 9000 times better than Tuf Voyaging.

  23. Kari Saarinen

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Hi Moid
    I found Artificial condition from your Amazon wish list…
    and I ordered it to be sent to you….
    Now I am annoyed for Amazon not telling you of my generosity 😆

    I am re-reading all of those while I wait my flights at airports…. Murderbot is a awkward paranoid outsider who likes to move around to remain outsider…. Sort of alter ego to me

  24. gon8go

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    berserker is one of my favourite book covers of all time! book is pretty good, kind of a series of short stories.

  25. Dan Miller

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I have read 32 of Fred Saberhagen's books including the "Berserker series" with the "Lost Swords" series being a favorite. I recently treated my self to a Folio Society edition of Dune

  26. TheWRYYYYYYY

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Missed a good chance for a Your Mum joke when talking about filling gaps, there.

    Would love to hear your thoughts on the Dying Earth stories! They're closer to fantasy than sci-fi, but I think they'd still suit the channel's usual content. The mages have a very scientific approach towards magic, or you could say magic and science have become one and the same, if that makes sense. And there is space travel in Rhialto the Marvellous, book four of the series. And I'd especially recommend reading the two middle books featuring Cugel the Clever for some of Vance's best characters and banter.

  27. Ian Hunter

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    An enviously good haul there Moid. Rendezvous with Rama is my next book.

  28. diptanjan sarma purkayastha

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Great haul Moid!

  29. Chris W

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I love haul videos.

  30. Liam Schulz

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    19:25 your mum has a box with a big hole in it

  31. Mike Donovan

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    "Call me Ishmael," is the first line of Moby DIck. The name comes from the Bible; the book is full of Biblical referances. Ishmael meets a Jonah, an inkeeper who had been a whaleman whe he was younger, just before Ishmael joins the crew of the Pequod. Captain Ahab is usually said to be the main character of the book.

  32. Mike Donovan

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    The first film version of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World had spfx done in part by Willis O'Brien, the same man who would do the original King Kong. The Lost World (1925) – Full Cast & Crew – IMDb

  33. Mike Donovan

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I thought Uriah Heap and Hawkwind were British groups. Hawkwind was the group Lemmy Kilmister had just left when he formed Moterhead.

  34. bongodrumzz

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Nice one Moid, just love your style, anyway.. I think I've sussed out a system to read everything, I get my kids (4 of them) heavily involved in Sci-Fi (and fantasy lol) they in turn read other stuff I will never get to, and then we discuss it. Great thinking eh? Unfortunately my daughter promptly went sideways into Manga, in Japanese, so that's me buggered, but here's the kicker, they are all on here somewhere and on your Discord, I dunno their usernames, coz they have a weird sense of humour, but love your stuff too.
    6 months they've been on there, I found out yesterday (gits lol) Oh yeah, stand by for another parcel with books for your book haul, might be something juicy in there too 🙂 keep up the great work

  35. Dominique Harris

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I'm not a sci-fi person but I love your personality so much that I don't mind the long videos

  36. JRogueVI

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Berserker is worth checking out. I've read most of them. Some of the stories are less focused on the Berserker aspect than others, but overall I found them pretty enjoyable.

  37. Tomorrow's Classic

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Jules Verne is one of the all time greatest! Always enjoy his books

  38. Mike Donovan

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    If you get a US 1st ed. autographed hardcover of Mostly Harmless with a creased cover, that's mine. Could I have it back please?

  39. KujoTV

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Whew! That was a long one. Berserker is a great OS sci-fi collection. Great memories. I told you Tuf Voyages was a special book and that cover hints at it (I always imagined him a lot fatter). Worth the two days it took to watch. (RMB)

  40. Billy Bonsai

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Really enjoyed this Amnesia edition book haul Moid

  41. portland 182

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Noir was me again. It's quite a dense read, full of great and weird concepts. Probably start with 'Farewell Horizontal' unless you're feeling brave.

  42. Stephen Crewes

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    I needed new copies of Arthur C Clarke's. Sands Of Mars, Fountains Of Paradise and Rendevouz With Rama. Bought them from World Of Books.

  43. Jorge Chávez

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    List of shame! that's a fantastic idea

  44. Vincent Miskell

    August 19, 2021 at 7:11 am

    Robert Sheckley’s Dimension of Miracles was written in 1968 and heavily influenced Douglas Adams. It’s quite humorous and imaginative. It’s worth a look.
    BTW, your videos are both entertaining and informative.

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