The club has its own library of over 2000 book titles, a large collection of Star Trek Videos (VHS) and a range of other media.
The books range from the very well-known such as Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke to the lesser known - and anything in between. Back issues of our club fanzine Probe, as well as various international fanzines, are also available.
It has been said that people join SFFSA because of the library and stay because of the great people and vibe. Come put this to the test!
REQUEST A BOOK! - email firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: Please check your shelves for overdue library books. There are other members who may be waiting to borrow them.
LATEST ADDITIONS(Updated 2021/03/22)
Brooks, Terry Fall of Shannara: The Last Druid (2019)
Cast, P.C. & Kristin Lost (2018)
Curtis, Rye Kingdomtide (2020)
Dragt, Tonke The Letter for the King (1962) Children. Now on Netflix with 10-12 PG rating
Ellis, Lindsay Axiom's End (2020)
Fields, D.K. Tales of Fenest 1: Widow's Welcome (2019)
Golfer, Eoin High Fire (2020)
Goodkind, Terry Children of D'Hara 5: Into Darkness (2020)
Holland, Sara Haven Fall (2020)
Koontz, Dean The Eyes of Darkness (1981) Re-released with sticker, "Did Koontz predict COVID-19?"
Maas, Sarah J. A Court of Silver Flames (2021)
Machanick, Philip The Day it Rained Forever (2013) Our own Philip!
Meadows, Jodi Fallen Isles 2: As She Ascends (2018)
Nix, Garth The Left-handed Booksellers of London (2020)
Pennypacker, Sara Here in the Real World (2020) Children
Race, Holly Midnight Twins (2020)
Robinson, Kim Stanley The Ministry for the Future (2020)
Roth, Veronica Chosen Ones (2020)
Sapkowski, Andrzej The Tower of Fools (2020)
Silvera, Adam Infinity Son (2020)
Stephenson, Neal Fall, or, Dodge in Hell (2020)
Stross, Charles The Rhesus Chart (2014)
Black, Holly The Queen of Nothing (2019)
Brooks, Terry Fall of Shannara 3: The Stiehl Assassin (2019)
De Castell, Sebastien Crownbreaker (2019)
Goodkind, Terry Children of D'Hara 4: Witch's Oath (2020)
Motayne, Maya Nocturna (2019)
Reynolds, Alastair Revenger 2: Shadow Captain (2019)
Ward, J.R. The Savior (2019)
The following pre-owned books were donated by Michael Prytz. There are also some old anthologies, as well as
(An Illustrated History of) Science Fiction of the 20th Century, by Frank M. Robinson.
Abbot, Edwin A. Flatland (1952)
Atwood, Margaret Oryx and Crake (2003)
Crilley, Paul Poison City (2016)
Dick, Philip K. Zap Gun, The (1975)
Junger, Ernst Glass Bees. The (1957)
Knight, Damon Far Out (1961)
Lessing, Doris Cleft, The (2007)
Lewis, C.S. Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, The (1950)
Martin, George R.R. Dying of the Light (1979)
Martin, George R.R. Song for Lya, A (1975)
McDonald, Ian Cyberabad Days (2009)
Meredith, Richard C. Timeliner Trilogy (1973)
Niven, Larry Hole in Space, A (1975)
Niven, Larry Inconstant Moon (1973)
Priest, Christopher Real-Time World (1974)
Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998)
Sagan, Carl Contact (1985)
Sawyer, Robert J. Factoring Humanity (1999)
Schmitz, James H. Witches of Karres, The (1966)
Sheckley, Robert Citizen in Space (1955)
Sheckley, Robert Omega (1960)
Sohl, Jerry Time Dissolver, The (1957)
Strugatsky, Arkady & Strugatsky, Boris Roadside Picnic (1977)
Sucharitkil, Somtow Darkling Wind, The (1985)
Sucharitkil, Somtow Dawning Shadow 1 : The Light on the Sound (1986)
Van V ogt, A.E. Null-A 3 : Null-A Three (1985)
The following new books donated by members, and review books donated by publishers, are the latest to be added to the library:
Aveyard, Victoria Broken Throne (2019)
Barron, Rena Kingdom of Souls (2019)
Call, Justin Silent Gods 1: Master of Sorrows (2019)
Henning, Sarah Sea Witch (2018)
Kristoff, Jay Nevernight Chronicle 3: Darkdawn (2019)
Paver, Michelle Wakenhyrst (2019)
Popovic, Lana Fierce Like a Firestorm (2018)
Ward, J.R. Blood Truth (2019)
Weeks, Brent Lightbringer 5: The Burning White (2019)
Dozois, Gardner (Ed) The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 26 (2013)
Goodkind, Terry Wasteland (A Children of D'Hara novella) (2019)
Weir, Alison Six Tudor Queens: Anna of Kleve (2019)
The Internet of Things and other peculiarities of German Science Fiction 2019
PREVIOUS ADDITIONS(Updated 17/6/2019)
The following books were added:
Asher, Neal Rise of the Jain 1: The Soldier (2018)
Bear, Elizabeth All the Windowrtacked Stars (2008)
Chakraborty, S.A. Daevabad Trilogy 2: The Kingdom of Copper (2019)
Chambers, Becky The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (2015)
Clare, Cassandra Dark Artifices 3: Queen of Air and Darkness (2018)
Hoving, Isabel Dream Merchant, The (2006)
Martin, George R.R. Fire and Blood (2018)
Modesitt Jr., L.E. Death of Chaos, The (1995)
Moorcock, Michael Von Bek: The War Hound and the World's Pain / The City in the Autumn Stars (1981)
Morgan, Richard Thin Air (2018)
Newman, Kim Dracula Cha Cha Cha (1998)
Perry, S.D. & Evenson, B.K. Aliens Omnibus Vol 7: Criminal Enterprise & No Exit (2018)
Sanderson, Brandon Mistborn: Secret History (2018)
Shepherd, Mike To Do or Die (2014)
Stephenson, Neal Snow Crash (1992)
Tidhar, Lavie Bookman, The (2010)
Vinge, Joan D. Psion (1983)
Yu, Mimi Girl King, The (2019)
Zahn, Timothy Icarus Hunt, The (2012)
Dozois, Gardner (Ed) The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 17 (2018)
Non-fiction: (I hesitate to use that term; perhaps Non-novels might be better)
Delalande, Guillaume Assassin's Creed: Infographics (2018)
Maclean Smith, Richard Unexplained (2018)
Ruickbie, Dr Leo Angels in the Trenches (2018)
LOCATIONThe library is currently hosted at Gavin Kreuiter's place at 41 Pyramid Rd, Edenglen (thanks, Gavin).
LENDING RULESThe library is freely available to members. Members may borrow five books at a time. Our librarian can be approached if you wish to borrow books at times other than meetings.
MAILING SERVICEA mailing service is available to country members who cannot attend meetings. Contact the librarian for more details.
REVIEW COPIES & DONATIONSPublishing houses are welcome to send us copies of new titles for us to review in our fanzine Probe. We gratefully accept all quality donations (books based on computer games and the like will be tossed aside with great vigour), despite our lack of shelf space. Simone always needs new reading material.
PERSONAL COLLECTIONSVarious members of SFFSA have extensive personal collections, which they may lend out with discretion to trustworthy persons.
In keeping with the wishes of the late Liz Simmonds, her lifetime collection of Science Fiction books (about 1100 volumes) is being made available to SFFSA members for borrowing, and will be designated as the Liz Simmonds Memorial Library.
This is about half the size of the large SFFSA Library, but it only partly overlaps, and there are many historic volumes as well as newer ones. In order to keep the collection together, it will continue to be shelved in her house at 33 East Street, East Town, Jo’burg (near Northcliff Corner).
So you will need to drop in, as some members already do, in order to browse and borrow books. A simple honour-based issuing system has been put in place: we have stamped every book with the name of the library, and will substitute each borrowed volume by a placeholder card bearing the borrower’s details.
Maximum per borrower, 5 books at a time.
Trevor Derry - Home phone (011)782-8557