[bksvol-discuss] Re: Science fiction books being scanned

  • From: Scott Rains <scottr@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:42:26 -0700


Nice collection development thinking to focus on a new series! A quick check on 
a couple of the titles showed that we didn't have them yet.

Just a note of reminder to the list. Remember to check thoroughly before 
selecting a book to scan and before you begin work on proofing something in the 
Checkout List. The alert system we have set up with notices of new publishers, 
books being scanned, etc. are helpful but no substitute for that last minute 
check using the process outline in the Volunteer Manual:


Scott Rains
From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
On Behalf Of Tim Syfert [goodproofing2010@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2011 12:02 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Science fiction books being scanned

I want! I want! Pleeeeeease? Can you hold for me?

Tim (big smile)

From: Mike <mlsestak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:43 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Science fiction books being scanned

Wow!  When I went away for a short vacation with my older brother a couple days 
ago, the list was drowsing along with only a few emails.  I come back, boom, 
hundreds of emails.

Anyway, I have started to scan a series of 10 science fiction books called 
Classics of Modern Science Fiction.

The series was published in the 1980s and the stories are mostly from the 1940s 
and 1950s.  These are books that are described by the series editor and in the 
foreword by Isaac Asimov as overlooked and out of print at the time of the 
publication of this series.  So far I have scanned and read at least some part 
of 5 of them and agree that these are underappreciated.  I am really pleased to 
have the opportunity to add them to the bookshare library.

The first book in the series is really what caught my attention though, because 
it was one of the books I listed back when we had the personal favorite book 
poll.  So here is the series ...

Men, Martians and Machines by Eric Frank Russell
The Joy Makers by James Gunn
The Shores of Another Sea by Chad Oliver
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer 1952-1964
The Classic Philip Jose Farmer 1964-1973
The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster
The Paradox Men by Charles L. Harness
Unearthly Neighbors by Chad Oliver
Shadows in the Sun by Chad Oliver
Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore

Well, clearly the series editor, George Zebrowski thinks Chad Oliver is an 
overlooked writer.


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