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Sunday, January 21, 2007

My Dream Collection- Fantasy & Science Fiction

I've decided since sports fans can have fantasy sports teams I can have a fantasy collection of juvenile Fantasy and Science Fiction books. All would be First Editions, Fine in Fine dust jackets of course! These are some of my dream books, very collectible and VERY hard to find as firsts in any condition.
  • MR. WICKER'S WINDOW by Carley Dawson (wouldn't say no to THE SIGN OF THE SEVEN SEAS or DRAGON RUN either)
  • A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeliene L'Engle
  • CAT'S EYE by Andre Norton
  • BEASTMASTER by Andre Norton
  • StAR MAN'S SON 2250 AD
  • HALF MAGIC by Edgar Eager
  • THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
  • THE FORGOTTEN BEASTS OF ELD by Patricia McKillip
  • TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN by Philippa Pearce
  • TARZAN OF THE APES by Edgar Rice Burroughs (is too a fantasy!)
  • HAVE SPACE SUIT, WILL TRAVEL by Robert Heinlein
  • CHILDHOOD'S END by Arthur C. Clarke
  • BEAUTY by Robin McKinley
  • ELLA ENCHANTED by Gail Carson Levine
  • PERILOUS GARD by Elizabeth Marie Pope
  • THE SHERWOOD RING by Elizabeth Marie Pope (so sue me, I like revolutionary war-romance-ghost stories)
and to atone for my very plebeian taste:
  • THE INVISIBLE MAN by H.G. WELLS
  • THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE by C.S. Lewis (British first, what the heck throw in the whole set)
  • LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien (British first)

7 comments:

Alan said...

Dana,

I love this idea. I'd have to add:

Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (he considered it a juvenile unlike the famous trilogy)
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (along with the rest of the Narnia books, of course)
The Princess Bride by Wm. Goldman
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Pipi Longstocking by by Astrid Lindgren

...to name a few. And by the way, as long as we're fantasizing, I'd like them all signed too!

Alan said...

Oops, didn't notice your last three. Well, Lewis and Tolkien deserve a second mention right?

Dana said...

I can't believe I forgot THE PHANTOM TOLLBOTH! And yes, author signatures are ALWAYS good. As for mentioning C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, we can go for the British and the American firsts, what the hey, if you're going to dream, dream big!

Zili said...

You write very well.

Dana said...

Thank you!

CLM said...

Carley Dawson was recommended to me by a fellow Georgette Heyer fan yet I have never found any of her books except in the rare book collections of libraries not conveniently located.

I do love the Elizabeth Marie Popes you mention. It is a pity she began writing so late in life that she only had time for two books!

I just introduced my nephew to The Ship That Flew, which he loved.

Dana said...

Another Georgette Heyer fan, I loved her period pieces more than her mysteries. For mysteries in an English setting Dorothy Sayers is a favorite.