After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.
These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.
Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.
I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.
Monday, October 27, 2003
Saturday, October 25, 2003
---Just received this word from Gauntlet:
“GAUNTLET PRESS SOLICITATION FOR RICHARD MATHESON:
COLLECTED STORIES VOLUME ONE
Gauntlet Press is now taking orders for Richard Matheson: COLLECTED STORIES, Volume One. Projected to be published in February 2004, this title is an expanded tradepaperback version of the 1989 Dream/Press hardcover limited edition. We will be publishing the collection in 3 volumes (each approximately 400 pages in length), the first in 2004 and one each year following.
RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES is the gathering together of 86 Richard Matheson short stories, beginning with Born of Man and Woman from 1950 and ending with Duel from 1971. The stories were arranged by Matheson himself roughly in chronological order of original publication. There are also several tributes to Richard Matheson throughout the volumes from admirers such as Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, William F. Nolan, and others. Finally, Matheson wrote a deeply revealing Introduction for the collection. Check the Gauntlet website (www.gauntletpress.com) for a Table of Contents for the first volume.
For the Volume One, editor Stanley Wiater has included:
A "bibliophile" at the end of each story containing Matheson's very own commentary on the behind-the-scenes details of each story (gathered from Matheson over the past year). Each story is also listed with it's original publication date and place of publication.
Richard Matheson wrote a new introduction expressly for the Gauntlet Press edition of the book as an addendum to his original 1989 introduction.
$16.95 cover price”
---Anyone wanting me to put this on their backorder list, let me know.
Thursday, October 23, 2003
---I just edited the 09/25/03 entry to reflect influx of a couple Ash-Tree Press titles on that day.
---And now I have posted the entry for 08/04/03, which also listed a then newly-arrived Ash-Tree Press book, as well as three others (a new one by Neil Gaiman and two used books). I hope I can keep going with getting the posts out there. I know I am far behind--the days keep adding up faster than I can deal with them.
---On a bit of a roll, I also put up the entry for 08/05/03, which contained new books catalogued that day from PGW, VHPS, Penguin Putnam and HarperCollins. I should try not to let this info languish so much.
Monday, October 20, 2003
---I just put up the entry for last Wed (10/15/03) with latest Night Shade news.
---Also, an entry for Sat (10/18/03) with latest from Golden Gryphon.
Asimov, Isaac GOLD: The Final Science Fiction Collection, Eos '03, (new intro by Card), new 14.95
Lansdale, Joe R. (text) & Don Coscarelli (screenplay) BUBBA HO-TEP, Night Shade ('03), 1st edn, one of 750 SIGNED copies, (1994 story; now a major motion picture), new in dj 40.00
Reeve, Philip MORTAL ENGINES, Eos '03, 1st US, (The Hungry City Chronicles; author’s first), new in dj 16.99
- Morton Feldman STRING QUARTET No. 2 (5CD) - more than six hours of playing time, nicknamed SQ2.
---Word from Golden Gryphon:
“Greetings from the Gryphon:
THE ANGEL IN THE DARKNESS, by Kage Baker, is now available!
"Quiet desperation" just about sums up Maria Aguilar's life. She is
underpaid, overworked, and burdened with other people's
responsibilities. Then things take a turn for the worse.
An apparent ghost begins stalking her, leaving clues to a long-
buried mystery and hinting at the existence of an all-powerful, time-
traveling Company somehow involved with her family. Before she
learns the truth, Maria will need all her courage and strength . . . and
the help of the Angel in the Darkness.
The Angel in the Darkness is Kage Baker's newest tale (nearly
30,000 words and more than 75 pages) of the Company, that secret
cabal of scientists and investors who use time-traveling immortals to
help them reap the benefits of the past. But all is not well within the
Company, and this tale portends events to come in the growing
conflict among the immortals themselves.
500 copies only, each is numbered and signed by the author.
The Angel in the Darkness
by Kage Baker
Cover art by J. K. Potter and Jennifer Potter
No ISBN / $15.95 (Trade Softcover) 76 pages"
---I should be getting these in my standing order, but I better check to make sure.
CEMETERY DANCE #46, '03, (Garton, Tony Richards, Sarrantonio, Tessier), new 5.00
---Info on this issue not up yet as of this writing, but probably soon. Previous issues can be accessed, and many of them I still have available.
VanderMeer, Jeff & Mark Roberts (eds) The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, Night Shade '03, 1st edn, (the outlandish, the sublime, and the hysterically funny), new in dj 24.00
---Word from Night Shade:
"Hey all, a quick update for you.
Bubba Ho-Tep is now shipping. It's almost sold out, and we expect it to be completely gone within a week or so.
Last week we started shipping the trade hardcover edition of The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases, and you know you want some of that! Look for the limited in November.
The Stormwatcher is also shipping. Published only as a trade paperback in the UK, the Night Shade edition marks the first US and first hardcover edition of this book!
Other recent titles are:
Midnight Sun : The Collected Stories of Kane (Karl Edward Wagner). The trade is shipping, and we're getting the limiteds out as fast as we can. We've shipped about a third, with the rest to ship soon.
IN & OZ, by Steve Tomasula. The newest Ministry of Whimsy title.
The Empress of Mars, by Kage Baker. The limited has shipped, and the lettered should start shipping in a few weeks.
And next week, look for the limited of Red World of Polaris to begin shipping. The lettered will ship in a few weeks.
That's about it for now, but that should be plenty for anyone! We'll be at the World Fantasy Convention in Washington D.C. over Halloween weekend, so if you're going to be there, stop by and say hi.
Night Shade Books
---I have the Kage Baker, the Tomasula, the Graham Joyce, Midnight Sun and the Disease Guide in stock now. It sounds like Bubba Ho-Tep and Red World of Polaris should arrive soon. As of the present moment, I believe I only have one copy of Red World of Polaris unspoken for and it was sold out pre-publication--so it looks like that won’t even achieve a listing in my e-catalog, much less the phantom printed version.
- Bach ST. MATTHEW PASSION IN ENGLISH (3CD)
- Burnt Sugar/The Arkestra Chamber BLOOD ON THE LEAF: Opus No. 1 (Xgau: A Minus)
Monday, October 13, 2003
---Columbus Day post-office closing, so I do not have that distraction today. Maybe I can get a few things ready to go out, and take care of some long-delayed tasks.
---But spending the morning wrestling with my photocopier and shelving catalogued books can make for a slow start.
---An entry for 09/30/03 was edited in a few days ago (new books from Mythos, Golden Gryphon and HarperCollins, if I recall correctly.)
---Now I have added to an entry for last Wednesday (10/08/03) which mentions some Meisha Merlin books cost reduction and the latest mass-market paperbacks I have catalogued. I could go through and set up lots of links, which would be fun to do; but I will forego that pleasure for now in favor of possibly spending the time more usefully. Suffice it to say that you could find out more by negotiating through the publishers' websites yourself, if you are interested.
Wednesday, October 8, 2003
---Rec’d a solicitation from Meisha Merlin for an inventory-reduction sale. Any of these trade pbs I get will henceforth be half the original price in my catalog: REPOSITORY; SEX & VI0LENCE IN ZERO G; A BUSINESS OF FERRETS; PARLIAMENT OF OWLS; A TASTE OF BLOOD WINE; HELLO OUT THERE; UNDER THE OVERTREE; MADAGASCAR MANIFESTO; GUMSHOE GORILLA; GUMSHOE, THE WITCH & THE VIRTUAL CORPSE; AFTERIMAGE AFTERSHOCK, BRIDLING CHAOS, SUCH A PRETTY FACE, THE CULIA HERTITAGE, MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE, ULTIMATE MALLWORLD, BURYING THE SHADOW.
---And these in hc: TALE OF FIVE: THE SWORD AND DRAGON, HELLO OUT THERE, MADAGASCAR MANIFESTO, KEDRIGERN CHRONICLES 1, SUCH A PRETTY FACE, MOUNTAIN CAGE and Other Stories, MYTH ADVENTURES 1, MYTH-ION IMPORBABLE, SOMETHING M.Y.T.H. INC, NIGHT’S ANGEL.
---I don’t feel like ordering all these, but anyone who wants any at half the original price, I will supply from my current stock and re-order from the MM inventory sale. The sale ends Nov 15, but anything I get I will re-catalog at the half price. This is what happens when you don’t do POD publishing, I guess.
---Finally getting around to cataloguing a few used books, including many for the next package-insert paperback list:
2 • • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 8/8/2003—10/8/2003 • •
Harper 00108 Banks, Iain THE BRIDGE, 12/90, (fantastic, electrifying, outrageous), vg 3.50
Avon Eos 05640 Bear, Greg FOUNDATION AND CHAOS, 7th, (2nd Foundation #2), new 6.99
Pyramid R851 Bensen, D.R. (ed) THE UNKNOWN, 4/63, (Asimov foreword), vg 4.00
Tor 53157 Bishop, Michael THE SECRET ASCENSION, 7/89, vg 3.50
Ace pb 34258 Blaylock, James P. HOMUNCULUS, 3/86, (orig), g-vg 4.00
Ace pb 50347 Blaylock, James P. LAND OF DREAMS, 9/88, (untraditional fantasy), vgf 4.00
Avon Eos 05709 Cherryh, C.J. HAMMERFALL, 8/02, (brand-new universe), new 7.50
Avon 71484 Cohen, Daniel THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GHOSTS, 10/91, (nonfic), vg+ 3.00
Avon 71485 Cohen, Daniel THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MONSTERS, 10/91, (nf), vg+ 3.00
Collier 01911 Conklin, Groff (ed) THE SUPERNATURAL READER, 8th('70), vg+ 4.00
Avon Eos 02025 Daniel, Tony METAPLANETARY, 7/02, (interplanetary civil war), new 7.99
Ace pbk 00921 Foster, Alan Dean DINOTOPIA LOST, 2nd, (James Gurney's...), new 7.99
Dell pb 9110 Goodgold & Carlinsky TRIVIA, 3/66, (orig; the pop-game craze), vg+ 4.00
Perennial P519 Grafton, C.W. BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, 2nd('81), (mys), vg 2.00
Mentor ME1859 Gunn, James (ed) ROAD TO SF #2: From Wells to Heinlein, 2/79, vg 5.00
Mentor ME1910 Gunn, James (ed) ROAD TO SF #3: From Heinlein to Here, 12/79, vg 5.00
Mentor ME1850 Gunn, James (ed) ROAD TO SF: From Gilgamesh to Wells, 3rd, vg 4.00
Avon Eos 81841 Hartwell & Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST FANTASY 2, 7/02, new 7.99
Avn V 2202 Heinlein, Robert A. GLORY ROAD, 7th(10/68), (masterpiece), vg 3.00
Del Rey 33014 Heinlein, Robert A. THE PUPPET MASTERS, 1/90, (uncut edn), vg 4.00
Ace pb 82650 HIgby, Mary Jane TUNE IN TOMORROW, nd, (golden days of radio), vg 3.50
Ace pb 24193 Holt, Tom FLYING DUTCH, 6/93, (hilarious sophisticated fantasy), vg+ 3.00
Target 20369 Howe-Stammers-Walker THE HANDBOOK: The Fourth Doctor, '92, vg+ 4.50
Del Rey 32138 Hughart, Barry BRIDGE OF BIRDS, 13th, (Ancient China Never Was), vg 3.00
Spectra 57570 Jeter, K.W. BLADE RUNNER 2: The Edge of Human, 9/96, vg 4.50
DAW 1199 Lackey, Mercedes TAKE A THIEF, 3rd, (Valdemar fantasy), new 6.99
Avon Eos 81837 Lisle, Holly MEMORY OF FIRE, 2nd, (The World Gates #1; fantasy), new 6.99
Jove 13175 Long, Jeff THE DESCENT, 11/01, (imaginative tour de force), vg-f 3.50
Berkley X1496 Mark, Ted I WAS A TEENY-BOPPER FOR THE CIA, 12/67, (orig), g-vg 3.50
Lancer 73461 Mark, Ted PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT!, 7th(4/68), (pretty Penny!), vg 3.50
Lancer 73446 Mark, Ted THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT, 10th(4/67), (bombshell), vg 3.50
Lancer 73487 Mark, Ted THE MAN FROM O.R.G.Y., 7th(11/66), (introducing), vg 3.50
Lancer 73490 Mark, Ted THE REAL GONE GIRLS, 3rd(5/66), (Man from O.R.G.Y.), vg 3.00
Roc 45849 Matthews, Susan R. ANGEL OF DESTRUCTION, 10/01, new 6.99
Roc 45901 Matthews, Susan R. THE DEVIL AND DEEP SPACE, 11/02, new 6.99
Warner 36446 Morrell, David THE TOTEM, 86/95, (the classic horror novel), vg-f 3.50
Avon 05988 Murphy, Shirley Rousseau CAT TO THE DOGS, 3rd, (mystery), new 6.50
HarperTorc 79836 Powers, Tim DECLARE, 6/02, (otherworldly spy thriller; 591 pages), new 7.99
Ace pb 62686 Powers, Tim ON STRANGER TIDES, 11/88, (spectacularly weird), vg 3.50
Ace pb 79097 Powers, Tim THE STRESS OF HER REGARD, 6/91, vg 4.00
HarperTorc 02069 Pratchett, Terry EQUAL RITES, 9th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 82121 Pratchett, Terry ERIC, 2nd, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05764 Pratchett, Terry FEET OF CLAY, 15th, (A Novel of Discworld), new 6.99
HarperTorc 02064 Pratchett, Terry GUARDS! GUARDS!, 6th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05690 Pratchett, Terry INTERESTING TIMES, 11th, (A Novel of Discworld), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05691 Pratchett, Terry MASKERADE, 9th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 02063 Pratchett, Terry MOVING PICTURES, 2nd, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 02065 Pratchett, Terry PYRAMIDS, 5th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 09217 Pratchett, Terry SMALL GODS, 15th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05489 Pratchett, Terry SOUL MUSIC, 15th, (A Novel of Discworld), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05907 Pratchett, Terry THE LAST CONTINENT, 7th, (Discworld® novel), new 6.99
HarperTorc 81819 Pratchett, Terry THE TRUTH, 4th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 03132 Pratchett, Terry THIEF OF TIME, 4th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
Leisure 4706 Pronzini, Bill NIGHT FREIGHT, 5/00, (orig; terrifying stories), new 5.50
DAW 1391 Reichert, Mickey Zucker THE BEASTS OF BARAKHAI, 8/02, (#1), new 6.99
DAW 1189 Roberson, Jennifer LEGACY OF THE WOLF, 3rd, (Omnibus #2), new 7.99
Avon Eos 79322 Russell, Sean THE ISLE OF BATTLE, 6/03, (Swans' War #2), new 7.99
Pock pbk 01989 Sargent & Zebrowski STAR TREK #88: Across the Universe, 10/99, vg-f 4.00
Spectra 57331 Stephenson, Neal THE DIAMOND AGE, 8th, (stunning tale), vg-f 3.50
Bal F562 Sturgeon, Theodore CAVIAR, 2nd(1/62), (stories), vg 4.00
Jove A4459 Sturgeon, Theodore STARSHINE, 11/77, (wild, wonderful stories), vg+ 3.00
HarperTorc 81289 Swanwick, Michael BONES OF THE EARTH, 2nd, (dinosaur), new 7.50
Avn N 258 Van Vogt, A.E. THE VIOLENT MAN, 5th(2/70), (hair-raising novel), vg 3.00
Coronet 19827 Vance, Jack THE ANOME, 2nd('77), (Durdane #1), vg 2.00
Roc 45891 Viehl, S.L. ETERNITY ROW, 9/02, (StarDoc novel), new 6.99
St Martin's 90033 Watson, Ian DEATHHUNTER, 7/87, (SF), punch-hole in cover else vg+ 2.00
Ball 23890 Weinbaum, Stanley G. THE BEST OF..., 4/74, (orig; Asimov intro), vg+ 6.00
White Wolf 847 Weinberg, Robert THE HORIZON WAR, ('96), (Road to Hell #1), vg-f 4.00
Tor 34357 Yolen, Jane SISTER LIGHT, SISTER DARK, 9/03, (Tor Teen edn), new 6.99
---Word from Babbage Press:
Babbage Press is pleased to announce that all three volumes of The
Chronicles of Galen Sword have been sent to the printer. We should
start receiving books in about 3 weeks.
Shifter and Nightfeeder have been out of print for nearly ten years,
leaving fans of the series to wonder how the characters would fare.
Now, with the publication of Dark Hunter the cycle reaches its
long-awaited climax. Direct sales from our website have been -very-
strong with most buyers opting for the matched set.
(Covers are linked to our site.)
The Chronicles of Galen Sword
There is another world.
It is the birthplace of all out nightmares. Vampires, werewolves,
demons, deadly creatures that have no name or form ... they are all
Galen Sword was born within that world.
Destined to be adept warrior, heir to the Victor of the Greater Clan
Pendragon. Yet as a child, his birthright and his memories were
stolen from him, and he was exiled to a world without substance,
without magic, without hope: our world.
But 20 years later a mysterious chain of events restores Galen's
memory of who he is, and hints at what he might become. Now Galen
will stop at nothing to find the truth -- and his home. But with no
powers of his own, the only tools he can use are those of science.
Book I: Shifter
After 3 years of failure, Galen Sword discovers an enclave of
shapeshipfters in New York City. But when he tries to infiltrate
their Ceremony of the Change, the beings who exiled him exact a
ISBN: 1930235186 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/18-6.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
276 pages, $18.95
revised and updated
Book II: Nightfeeder
Galen and his team are caught up in the deadly politics of the First
World as the Greater Clan Seyshen provokes a war between vampires and
shapeshifters that's ready to explode into the streets of New York.
ISBN: 1930235194 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/19-4.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
308 pages, $18.95
revised and updated
Book III: Dark Hunter
When clans Tepesh and Arkady unite to destroy Galen, he must forge a
dangerous alliance between the vampire, Orion, and a mysterious dark
hunter with a startling secret. With them, Galen at last takes his
struggle through the layer to learn the truth about his return, and
of an ancient mostrous enemy about to conquer both his worlds.
ISBN: 1930235208 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/20-8.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
344 pages, $19.95
A Babbage Press original
The Chronicles of Galen Sword are action-adventure science fantasy
with a twist of horror. They will appeal to fans of Roger Zelazny's
Amber books for their dual-world premise.
Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are the acclaimed authors of more
than 20 novels including the Los Angeles Times bestselling thriller,
Icefire , which Stephen King hailed as "the best suspense novel of
its kind since The Hunt for Red October ." They are also the authors
of the groundbreaking Star Trek novel, Federation , and the epic Deep
Space Nine trilogy, Milennium .
Elvisland by John Farris
6 x 9 trade paperback
336 pages, $19.95
This Babbage Press original includes 4 stories written expressly for
Crypt Orchids by David J. Schow
ISBN: 1930235267 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/26-7.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
228 pages, $18.95
First paperback edition of this collection.
PDF of our catalog is available upon request.
publisher, designer, artist, and chief caffeine addict
Babbage Press http://www.babbagepress.com
Visit our sister site: Dangerous Visions at http://www.readsf.com”
Tuesday, October 7, 2003
---Word from Meisha Merlin:
"Dear GRRM customers,
Here’s the lastest news on all things Limited from Meisha Merlin:
“ Tuf Voyaging
The Tuf Voyaging title pages have been shipped off to Janet Aulisio, who is
autographing and doing the remarque sketch. The pages will then be sent to
George and Michael to be signed, and back to the printer to be tipped into
the book as it gets bound. Assuming this all goes as smoothly as planned,
the target release for the book is still mid-November.
A Clash of Kings
George and John have reviewed and approved the printer’s final layout. Soon
as we hear a target date from the printer, we’ll pass it on to you.
The latest on the sketches by John: John’s sketches are absolutely
beautiful! He did anywhere from 1 - 4 sketches per board, and doesn’t want
them cut. There are about 30 boards in total. As soon as John gives us a
price per board, we will pass that info along and will post scans and prices
on our website.
Thanks again for your patience concerning Book Two. We’re in the final
stretch now, and everything from this point on should go smoothly!
A Storm of Swords
Charles Vess surprised us today with a new piece of interior art that wasn’t
part of the plan for A Storm of Swords, but is a little something that he
and George worked out together. This new piece is a pencil sketch for a
painting that is intended to be front and back endpapers. Charles describes
this piece: “When painted it will be drenched in blue tones. At night in the
deep, snow covered woods, an exhausted Sam, Small Paul and Grenn encounter
the ‘Other’ riding on the dead, blue-eyed horse.” This means that A Storm
of Swords will contain four colour pieces rather than three. The maps that
were used as endpaper in the previous editions will be relocated to
somewhere in the interior. I’ve finally gotten the cover painting as well
as the new sketch uploaded to our site; you folks get exclusive look at them
until the pages for the book go live on our site. Here’s the link:
In addition to the endpaper painting, Charles has confirmed that he will be
doing everything in the interior, which means a complete new set of sigils
and chapter headings, as well as his beautiful interior artwork.
Also, for those of you not subscribed to the regular monthly newsletter:
Charles will be exhibiting his work at the World Fantasy Convention in DC in
November, and on view as part of this exhibition will be the Storm cover and
interior colour paintings. If you’re going to be in DC for the convention,
be sure to drop by the art show to take a peek at what’s in store in Book
A Feast For Crows
Once George has completed the manuscript for the Fourth Book, he will be
forwarding a copy to Tom Canty to read and begin working on the interior
A Dance With Dragons:
While in Toronto for World Con, George and Stephe took the opportunity to
have lunch with Ted Nasmith, artist for Book Five. Ted and George discussed
very basic concepts for the book (nothing specific, as it hasn’t been
written yet!) and Ted is excited to be a part of the project. Like Charles,
he will be creating the entire interior (artwork, sigils and chapter
Thanks everyone! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at
any time. Hope you’re doing well!
Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
Available in August/September:
Tuf Voyaging (George R. R. Martin)
Low Port (Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, ed.)
Myth Alliances (Robert Asprin & Jody Lynn Nye)
Relative Magic (Tanya Huff)
Available for pre-order:
Balance of Trade (Sharon Lee and Steve Miller)”
---Word from American Fantasy:
"We've been awfully quiet, resting from two very busy years (actually just paying off the bills). While we have nothing new this Fall, Look for news in the beginning of 2004.
In the meantime, we just wanted to alert you to the fact that Randy Broecker has been nominated for the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist. Winners will be announced at the British Fantasy Convention (aka FantasyCon) on November 23rd at the Tillington Hall Hotel, Stafford.
So those of you who will be there, or possibly have strong British sales, might want to consider copies of THE BROECKER SAMPLER.
THE BROECKER SAMPLER
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 chapbook style publication
printed on acid-free paper.
$10.00 Suggested Retail Price
ALL COPIES SIGNED BY ARTIST
350 copy press run.
This is the first collection of the beautiful black and white artwork of Randy Broecker, one of the finest illustrators in modern horror and fantasy. This sampler is a great introduction to this fabulous artist, who has been delighting fans with his art for over 20 years.
Dark, eerie, weird and wonderful, here you will find examples of his work from The Black Wolf, Dark Detectives, the unpublished Tanith Lee's Delusion's Master, Fantasy Tales, Elric from The Dreamthief's Daughter, The Illustrated Guide to Supernatural Literature by H.P. Lovecraft, Fantasy Newsletter, and a number of pieces published for the first time. He's also designed creatures for computer games, and much more. See why Broecker was named Guest of Honor at the 2002 World Horror Convention, and is now a 2003 British Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Artist.”
---Word from North Atlantic:
And Now the News by Theodore Sturgeon, 1-55643-460-X,
$35.00, Spring 2003, NAB
- Written between 1955 and 1957, the 15 stories in And Now the
News ... include five previously uncollected stories along with five
well-known works, two cowritten with genre legend Robert
Heinlein. Spanning his most creative period, these tales show
why Sturgeon won every science fiction award given. The
foreword is by Octavia Butler, the acclaimed author of Lilith's
Brood, Kindred, and Mind of My Mind.
---It says Spring/2003 but the publication news is only now appearing. And I have had my pre-order in for several weeks now. So maybe the book is going to be here soon. Maybe I should check on it. As of today, though, amazon.com still says: “Availability: This item has not yet been released. You may order it now and we will ship it to you when it arrives.” Ditto here.
---It looks like maybe my computer scare yesterday was caused by a loose connection. One always hopes that things going wrong might not be as serious as feared. Unfortunately the worst is often what occurs. Machines are not made of protoplasm, which can often heal naturally. So far the unplugging and replugging the connections seems to have done the trick, but any minute I know I could find out different.
---Books from Mythos:
CRYPT OF CTHULHU #107, Eastertide/2001, (Tales of the Derleth Mythos), new 4.50
Sargent, Stanley C. THE TAINT OF LOVECRAFT, Mythos '02, 1st edn, (R.M. Price [ed]), new 20.00
---Back in stock:
Berglund, Edward P. SHARDS OF DARKNESS, Mythos '00, 1st edn, new 14.95
Ligotti, Thomas MY WORK IS NOT YET DONE: Three Tales of Corporate Horror, Mythos, 2nd, SIGNED bookplate laid in, (Harry O. Morris art), new in dj 30.00
---From Golden Gryphon, their 29th title:
Watson, Ian MOCKYMEN, Golden Gryphon '03, 1st edn, (novel), new in dj 26.95
Barker, Clive ABARAT, Joanna Cotler/HarperTrophy, 3rd, (children's), new 11.99
Pollack, Neal NEVER MIND THE POLLACKS: A Rock and Roll Novel, HarperCollins '03, 1st edn, (Elvis, Dylan, Iggy, Springsteen, Pollack; protean yawp), new in dj 23.95
Pratchett, Terry THE BROMELIAD TRILOGY, HarperCollins '03, 1st US, new / dj 17.99
---MONSTROUS REGIMENT, HarperCollins '03, 1st edn, (Discworld), new in dj 24.95
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