I've never been one for used books -- sure, I'll buy lots of old comic books, but I never really liked used books. I think it was something about the funky smell of paperbacks that have been moldering since the 1970s.
I'm definitely surfing the Long Tail for economic reasons at this point, but I expect to stay in the frothy waters a few years after the head, where I can pick up paperbacks or graphic novels for less than $10. With regards to Hamilton, I found out he's got another space opera series in print, and I'll be looking for that the next time I hit the bookstore.
That trip to the book store probably won't be until the fall though, so I think my reading list will be on hiatus until then. Instead I'll finish up some books that I've got lying around -- I've still got the Bloody Crown of Conan to read, the Hard SF Renaissance to fight with, and that Delta Green Dark Theatre anthology that I've been meaning to put a stake through.
Submitted by Ken Newquist on Thu, 08/03/2006 - 11:24am