Almost there with inputting my book collection into the program Book Collector Pro. There are 709 books in the program now. There’s a pile of hardbacks to be entered and around about 50 books that will have to be entered by hand as they have no ISBN numbers – including to my surprise a double by Robert Silverberg; Those Who Watch/Thorns. It turns out I don’t have many Robert Silverberg books, which is really weird as I love Robert Silverberg and bought lots of his books during the eighties, but there are only 12 (plus the one to be entered, making a grand total of 13).
I took a picture of a couple of books. Silverberg’s Stochastic Man, one of his very best in my opinion. The Mote in God’s Eye by Niven and Pournelle, my introduction to them which made sure I bought their other books. The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury an edition from the early eighties and Taller Than Trees by John Gordon Davies, a mainstream novel which I thought was brilliant. I can still remember quite a bit of the book today.
Coincidentally only ten writers managed to reach double figures. I don’t think this will change much with about 100 or so books to be put into the database.
Bob Shaw still tops the chart but only just.
Bob Shaw; 52
Robert E Howard; 50
Philip K Dick; 35 (Less than I thought I had)
Philip Jose Farmer; 28
Kenneth Robeson; 24 (Would have been a lot more if I didn’t get rid of a lot of Doc Savages years ago)
Theodore Sturgeon; 22
Neal Asher; 14 (Pretty impressive considering I only discovered him about a year and a half ago.)
A.E. Van Vogt; 13
Robert Silverberg; 12 (I have no idea what happened to most of his books I had.)
Robert A Heinlein; 10
I also brought out a few books to stick atop my to be read pile, and hope to get around to re reading them in the near future.