February 19th, 2008

Tiger

Long weekend

Went to Boskone for 2 of the 3 days. Had a nice time, struck up a pleasant conversation with some random people. emilytheslayer also had a good time and posted far more about it than I did.
I purchased a bunch of paperbacks for $1 each and managed to restrain myself. I bought $20 worth from one booth and it was $20 for as many as you could fit in a box, but I only took around 22 books instead of the 70 I probably could have taken.
Monday, went to The Keep and played Descent with head58, aliwings, telepresence, kevnes and emilytheslayer. I was the Overlord and I won! Wooo! Apparently this was the first Overlord win in our group.
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Saucer

Raymond F. Jones

One of the books I got for $1 at the convention was The Non-Statistical Man by Raymond F. Jones. If you follow the link, it is the second book on the Collections page. On the back of the book, it declares "By an Undisputed Master of Science Fiction" (Or a similar statement, I don't have the book in front of me.) and I was surprised. I've never heard of the man, or if I have I couldn't remember him. Upon looking at the website about him (He has perhaps 3 lines on Wikipedia), I discovered that I may have one of his other books and that one of his novels was adapted and made into This Island Earth. He was writing in the 50s and was apparently known then, though his work hasn't remained in the public eye the way some of his contemporaries' has. I'd asked a few other people at Boskone and they didn't remember him either. I'm pleased I found something about him and this book will likely be the next one I read.
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