As I will be returning to the work force tomorrow I won't have as much time to post updates on Eye Candy as much as I have been doing of late. However, I did spend several hours today scanning book covers and have the first two shelves scanned. The Science Fiction shelves are sorted in alphabetical order, so I'll display the covers in this order mostly.
I didn't really get into Science Fiction much as a child - it just wasn't in the local libraries where I found most of my reading. I do remember liking what I found of it, for instance the series of Kemlo books and later John Wyndham. So it wasn't until my twenties that I really discovered its delights.
The first author who grabbed my interest was Alfred Bester with his books Tiger Tiger and The Demolished Man. I have both these books in old Penguin editions.
I also have a copy of his short story collection The Dark Side Of Earth, published by Pan.
Another early influence was several short story collections, in particular the Science Fiction Hall of Fame which steered me towards many fine science fiction books and authors.
To finish this entry a couple of oddities on the first shelf...
To be continued soon.