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Hardcover reprint of the October 1979 factor of The journal of fable and technological know-how Fiction, together with: advent via Edward okay. Ferman; F&SF at 30, essay through Isaac Asimov; Fondly Fahrenheit, via Alfred Bester (SF corridor of status story); And Now the inside track . . . by means of Theodore Sturgeon; now not With a Bang, by way of Damon Knight; vegetation for Algernon, via Daniel Keyes (winner, 1960 Hugo Award); A Canticle for Leibowitz, through Walter M. Miller, Jr.; One traditional Day, with Peanuts, by way of Shirley Jackson; the ladies males Don't See, via James Tiptree, Jr.; Born of guy and girl, by means of Richard Matheson (nominated, 2001 unfashionable Hugo); Jeffty Is 5, through Harlan Ellison (winner, 1977 Nebula Award, 1978 Hugo Award, 1978 Locus ballot Award); Ararat, by way of Zenna Henderson; Sundance, through Robert Silverberg; Dreaming Is a personal factor, via Isaac Asimov; negative Little Warrior!, through Brian W. Aldiss; we will bring it to mind for You Wholesale, by means of Philip ok. Dick; Selectra Six-Ten, by means of Avram Davidson; difficulties of imagination, by way of Thomas M. Disch; the search for Saint Aquin, by way of Anthony Boucher (SF corridor of popularity story); The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out, by way of Reginald Bretnor; plus cartoons and poems.

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Then a book was still a Book, Where a wistful man might look, Finding something through the whole Beating—like a human soul. In that growth of day by day, When to labour was to pray, Surely something vital passed To the patient page at last; Something that one still perceives Vaguely present in the leaves! Something from the worker lent; Something mute—but eloquent ! Austin Dobson. A BOOKISH BALLAD. ) I have a goodly library, but oft they disappear, Those cherished volumes which I hold so very,—very dear.

Now-a-days we are apt to forget either salutation; yet the thrill of pleasure an old favourite or a much-longed-for new book inspires, at times bursts into song. Your lover has a habit of dropping into rhyme in a way which oftentimes, to be quite honest, does more credit to his devotion than to his culture; even with a facile writer bathos waits nearer than pathos. The few eternal verities come with fatal ease; and, vivid as they may be to the rhymer, fall somewhat tamely on a listener's ear. Therefore it would be rash to declare that all poems about books are worthy of their subject.

Imperishable they had stood! They did not seem like books to him. But Heroes, Martyrs, Saints—themselves The things they told of, not mere books Ranged grimly on the oaken shelves. To those dim alcoves, far withdrawn. He turned with measured steps and slow, Trimming his lantern as he went; And there, among the shadows, bent Above one ponderous folio, With whose miraculous text were blent Seraphic faces: Angels, crowned With rings of melting amethyst; Mute, patient Martyrs, cruelly bound To blazing fagots; here and there, Some bold, serene Evangelist, Or Mary in her sunny hair; And here and there from out the words A brilliant tropic bird took flight; And through the margins many a vine Went wandering—roses, red and white.

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