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Got a spare $116,530.00 kicking around somewhere?

From Abebooks.com, my favourite supplier of book porn…

If money was no object and you wanted to create the ultimate modern science fiction and fantasy rare book collection in a single swoop, then 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.

Description:

*** FOR THE WEALTHY SCIENCE FICTION ENTHUSIAST WHO HAS NOTHING ***COMPLETE COLLECTION OF HUGO AND NEBULA AWARD WINNING NOVELS IN FIRST EDITION FROM 1953 TO PRESENT with 95% of the titles SIGNED or INSCRIBED and in fine or better condition including first hard-cover editions of each when the soft-cover preceded. Along with many additional surprises. 126 items in all. Email for detailed description. A once in a lifetime offer, years in the making !!!. Bookseller Inventory # 13582

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: VARIOUS
Publication Date: 1953
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition


 

Nebula Novel Winners

1965 – Dune by Frank Herbert Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
1966 (tie)- Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
1966 (tie)- Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany
1967 – The Einstein Intersection, by Samuel R. Delany
1968 – Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin
1969 – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
1970 – Ringworld by Larry Niven
1971 – A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg
1972 – The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
1973 – Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1974 – The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
1975 – The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
1976 – Man Plus by Frederik Pohl
1977 – Gateway by Frederik Pohl
1978 – Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre
1979 – The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
1980 – Timescape by Gregory Benford
1981 – The Claw of the Conciliator by Gene Wolfe
1982 – No Enemy but Time by Michael Bishop
1983 – Startide Rising by David Brin
1984 – Neuromancer by William Gibson
1985 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
1986 – Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
1987 – The Falling Woman by Pat Murphy
1988 – Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
1989 – The Healer’s War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
1990 – Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
1991 – Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick
1992 – Doomsday Book by Connie Willis Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1993 – Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1994 – Moving Mars by Greg Bear
1995 – The Terminal Experiment by Robert J. Sawyer
1996 – Slow River by Nicola Griffith
1997 – The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre
1998 – Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
1999 – Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler
2000 – Darwin’s Radio by Greg Bear
2001 – The Quantum Rose by Catherine Asaro,
2002 – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2003 – The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon
2004 – Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
2005 – Camouflage by Joe Haldeman
2006 – Seeker by Jack McDevitt
2007 – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Hugo Novel Winners

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 1953 – The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
1954 – No awards given – Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury won at
Retro Awards event in 2004 for this year
1955 – They’d Rather Be Right by Mark Clifton
and Frank Riley (also known as The Forever Machine)
1956 – Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein
1957 – No best novel award
1958 – The Big Time by Fritz Leiber
1959 – A Case of Conscience by James Blish
1960 – Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein
1961 – A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr
1962 – Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
1963 – The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
1964 – Way Station by Clifford Simak
1965 – The Wanderer by Fritz LeiberThe Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin
1966 (tie)– And Call Me Conrad by Roger Zelazny (also known as This Immortal)
1966 (tie) – Dune by Frank Herbert
1967 – The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein
1968 – Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
1969 – Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner
1970 – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
1971 – Ringworld by Larry Niven
1972 – To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer
1973 – The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
1974 – Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1975 – The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
1976 – The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
1977 – Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm
1978 – Gateway by Frederik Pohl
1979 – Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyreFoundation's Edge by isaac Asimov
1980 – The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke
1981 – The Snow Queen by Joan D. Vinge
1982 – Downbelow Station by C. J. Cherryh
1983 – Foundation’s Edge by Isaac Asimov
1984 – Startide Rising by David Brin
1985 – Neuromancer by William Gibson
1986 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
1987 – Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
1988 – The Uplift War by David Brin
1989 – Cyteen by C. J. Cherryh
1990 – Hyperion by Dan Simmons
1991 – The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
1992 – Barrayar by Lois McMaster Bujold
1993 (tie) – A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
1993 (tie) –Doomsday Book by Connie Willis American Gods by Neil Gaiman
1994 – Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1995 – Mirror Dance by Lois McMaster Bujold
1996 – The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
1997 – Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1998 – Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman
1999 – To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
2000 – A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
2001 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
2002 – American Gods by Neil Gaiman
2003 – Hominids by Robert J. Sawyer
2004 – Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
2005 – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
2006 – Spin by Robert Charles Wilson
2007 – Rainbow’s End by Vernor Vinge
2008 – The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

 

And of those lists above, there were 19 titles awarded both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award. They were Dune by Frank Herbert, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, Ringworld by Larry Niven, The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov, Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, Gateway by Frederik Pohl, Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre, The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke, Startide Rising by David Brin, Neuromancer by William Gibson, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card, Doomsday Book by Connie Willis, Forever Peace by Joe Haldeman, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold, and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon.

 

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2 thoughts on “Got a spare $116,530.00 kicking around somewhere?

    • Houses are overrated. Besides, you could build a book-igloo with 126 SciFi/Fantasy titles and shelter inside it… I’m sure most of them are pretty hefty tomes. And raising your child in an igloo built out of words can surely only help his development, right? πŸ˜‰
      Hmmm, I wonder if the banks would mind if you spent a home loan on this collection…?
      (I practically had to wipe the drool off my keyboard before posting this!)

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