Honestly, guv, I haven't been buying books lately. They just fell into my pockets. I don't even know where they came from!
This latest stack of books is pretty much attuned 100% to me. Everything here is Type I or II - either part of an actual collection or becoming very, very close to one.
Michael Coney's Monitor Found in Orbit is a gift (or perhaps a loan-that-may-never-be-returned) from Mark Charan Newton, who cites Coney as a huge influence. I'm only a couple stories in, but I'm seeing the parallel. Sneaky, socially-conscious SF. It is a bit more one-twist, Golden Age magaziney than I normally read, but I like it so far. Plus, DAW paperbacks are definiteily a Type II collection. Especially with Kelly Freas art.*
*Fun fact! I once bought some scraps of Freas art at an auction - literally, just doodles and scrawls and whatnot. I had a mad scheme of identifying what book the art connected to, putting it all together, etc. Two problems: Freas illustrated a billion books and in detail, they're all kind of identical. Oh well.
As something by China Miéville, London's Overthrow is 100% part of a proper collection. Penny (@galoot) got this for us at the Edinburgh conference and I promptly misplaced it. I just found it yesterday whilst going through the infinite boxes of books that are piling up on the landing. Huzzah!