Tuesday, March 1, 2011

it's mine. my own. my precious.

i am without words.

i was lucky enough to be able to purchase a text that i have lusted after for several years now, the february 1951 edition of gold's galaxy science fiction magazine, and it arrived in the mail today.

this magazine is not some insignificant thing.  it contains ray bradbury's "the fireman," the novella that would eventually become fahrenheit 451.  this is the true first edition of the text. 

 i've been a fan of bradbury for years, and have been working on a (nearly complete) project on fahrenheit 451 for a very long time and have become quite a collector of all things ray.  for proof of this, see here, here, or here.

to this latest addition to my collection, all i can say is: