Liz wonders: Did I win a calendar?
The CBC reports that a valuable collection of science fiction books held at the University of Winnipeg has found a buyer.
\"New Yorker L.W. Currey bought the 37,000-piece collection for $140,000.
The university received the collection in 1996, after the sudden death of Winnipeg native Robert Stimpson, who spent his life acquiring science fiction books and magazines. Stimpson\'s collection included first editions of Frank Herbert\'s Dune, Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, and first issues of Astounding and other popular pulp magazines from the 1930s and 1940s. The entire collection dates back to the 1920s.\"
One interesting tidbit. A major reason for the university\'s decision to sell the books is that the $140,000 collection would have cost $500,000 to catalog.