The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale

The Original Warm Fuzzy Tale

Illustrator Jo Ann Dick
Author Claude Steiner
Year 1980 (first published 1977)
Publisher Jalmar
ISBN 0-915190-08-7

A WARM FUZZY TALE

The Warm Fuzzy Tale was first published in 1970 and has since been reproduced and translated hundreds of thousands of times by people all over the world. The Fuzzy Tale has become a true folk tale which has penetrated the lives of many people far removed from its author. This is the first time that A Warm Fuzzy Tale has been fully illustrated in its original version. Continue reading

The Hobbit or There and Back Again

The Hobbit or There and Back Again

Illustrator J. R. R. Tolkien
Author J. R. R. Tolkien
Year 1980 (first published 1937)
Publisher George Allen & Unwin
ISBN 0-04-823154-1

The Hobbit is a tale of high adventure, undertaken by a company of dwarves, in search of dragon-guarded gold. A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving, unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar.

Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of the Five Armies are some of the adventures that befall Bilbo. But there are lighter moments as well: good fellowship, welcome meals, laughter and song.

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Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – May 1980

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – May 1980

Cover “Wolkenheim Fairday
Illustrator
George Barr
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1980
Publisher Davis
ISSN 0162-2188

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A Spell for Chameleon

Series Xanth
Illustrator
Michael Whelan
Author Piers Anthony
Year 1980 (first published 1977)
Publisher Del Rey/Ballantine
ISBN 0-345-28766-5

FOR LACK OF A SPELL…XANTH!

That was the enchanted land where magic ruled—where every citizen had a special spell only he could cast. It was a land of centaurs and dragons and basilisks.

For Bink of North Village, however, Xanth was no fairy tale. He alone had no magic. And unless he got some—and got some fast!—he would be exiled. Forever! Continue reading

Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – September 1980

Cover “Hot Pursuit
Illustrator
Alex Schomburg
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1980
Publisher Davis
ISSN 0162-2188

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Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine – April 1980

Cover “On the Foundations of Science Fiction
Illustrator
Alex Schomburg
Editor George H. Scithers
Editorial Director Isaac Asimov
Year 1980
Publisher Davis
ISSN 0162-2188

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Thousandstar

Series Cluster
Illustrator
Ron Walotsky (uncredited)
Author Piers Anthony
Year 1980
Publisher Avon
ISBN 0-380-75556-4

At the edge of the Milky Way, the treacherous space race for the legacy of the Ancients begins—a race against time, enemy aliens, and black holes. For outlawed hero Heem of Highfalls and beautiful Jessica of Capella, the extraordinary contest is very simple:

THEY CAN WIN…OR THEY CAN DIE. Continue reading

Detective Peabody Up in the Air

Illustrator Ken Kirkwood
Author Ruth Thomson
Year 1980
Publisher J. M. Dent & Sons
ISBN 0-460-06875-X

A Detective Peabody Casebook

Doctor Blotter, a friend of Detective Peabody, calls him in on the eve of the Great Air Race to investigate a break in. Help Peabody and Humbug to solve the mystery by searching the pictures for clues.

Also in the series
Detective Peabody’s First Case
Detective Peabody All at Sea

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