Monday, October 11, 2010

Sandpainting via science fiction paperbacks

At the estate sale, someone offered me $10 for the box of 90+ science fiction paperbacks.

Because, you know, they weren't in the best condition.

As if that matters. It's vintage sci-fi. Heinlein. Asimov. Pohl.  Sheesh!

He gave me his name and number in case I changed my mind from phhttt! to yes.

So I thought about what I'd do with these books, and the right decision came to me. I'll read each of them one last time. As I finish a book, I'll release it to the universe, leaving it in a public spot for someone to pick it up ... or not.

I'd rather read the book, then lose it, like a Tibetan sandpainting, as a reminder of how transitory everything is.

$10, my ass. 

First up: Podkayne of Mars.

1 comment:

Geoff Reed said...

Dontcha just love Heinlein. Maybe need to put Podkayne on the reread list as well. Good choice. $10 will barely get you a decent bottle of wine.