The Christmas Haul, Part 1

This Christmas, I received $100 in Barnes & Noble gift cards. So what did I use them to buy? Glad you asked! Here’s what I walked out of the Union Square B&N with yesterday:

 A graphic novel I’ve been meaning to read for some time now.

 I was shocked when I discovered this wasn’t already on my shelf.

 This one has been on my want-to-read list since it came out nearly ten years ago.

 I found this novel by science fiction author Nick Mamatas in the New Science Fiction section. I assume it’s got something to do with robots and spaceships, yeah?

 I can’t redeem a gift card without buying a Doctor Who video, now can I? The Brain of Morbius is one of the serials that absolutely hooked me on the show as a wee lad. “Frankenstein in space,” basically, plus a talking brain in a jar. What’s not to love?

 One of the best Westerns ever made. Of course, it’s been ages since I’ve seen it, so I’m bracing myself for any of that late-1960s casual racism and sexism I may not have picked up on when I last saw it in my teens.

Coming soon: The Christmas Haul, Part 2, in which I show what I was able to buy with my Amazon gift cards!

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