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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 –1950) was an American speculative fiction writer, best known for his prolific output in the adventure, science fiction and fantasy genres. His most well-known creations include Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars (Barsoom series) and Carson Napier of Venus (Amtor series). He is also known for the hollow Earth–themed Pellucidar …

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Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was an American science fiction author, aeronautical engineer, and naval officer. Sometimes called the “dean of science fiction writers”, he was among the first to emphasize scientific accuracy in his fiction, and was thus a pioneer of the subgenre of hard science fiction. His published works, both fiction and non-fiction, express …

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov – First Edition Books: Identification Points

Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer, and wrote or edited more than 500 books. He also wrote an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. Asimov wrote hard science fiction. Along …

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Alice in Wonderland - John Tenniel

Illustrators of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll (the pseudonym of Charles Dodgson). It tells of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. It is considered to be one of …

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Tom Swift - Sky Train

Tom Swift Book Series (1910-1935) Collector’s Guide

Tom Swift is one of Edward Stratemeyer’s most famous inventions. The series lasted essentially from 1910 until the mid-1990s, rivaling the Bobbsey Twins for longevity. There are five distinct sets of Tom Swift books. Tom Swift of the first series (1910 to 1941) was a teenage boy who had a tremendous knowledge of scientif­ic development …

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