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.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Spectre Library new arrival

Here today:
Rousseau, Victor THE TRACER OF EGOS, Spectre Library, 8/07, 1st thus, one of 200 numbered copies, (Chronicles of Dr. Phileas Immanuel, Soul Specialist; A Series of Weird-Reincarnation Tales; first published 1913-14; Morgan A. Wallace intro), new in dj 40.00
---This is this publisher's second Victor Rousseau book. The first is sold out, but I might still have a copy or two. Check my hardcover listings. (Discount 20%)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Stark House book

Here today:

Pronzini, Bill SNOWBOUND / GAMES, Stark House Mystery Classics, 11/07, 1st thus, (two mysteries; Marcia Muller & Robert J. Randisi intros; bibliography; 334 pages), new 14.95
Discount: 20%

Thursday, December 13, 2007

splitting online hc and misc softcover files

So I won't have to worry about coming up on a size limit and to facilitate quicker browsing, I think I ought to split the hcs and misc softcovers in two. Here is where hcs L-Z can be found:

This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on December 13, 2007 8:32 AM
And here is where the second half of the misc softcovers can be found:

This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on December 13, 2007 9:09 AM
---This ought to be at least better than when it took me some seven printed-paper catalogs to get through the alphabet. Now I have to go through and change/add links.

---Here is what I came up with (hopefully all correct and hopefully easy to operate and negotiate):

Monday, December 10, 2007

new books from Tartarus

Here today from Tartarus:
Parker, Rosalie (ed) STRANGE TALES: Volume II, Tartarus '07, 1st, (seventeen new stories; dark realism, surrealism, subtle horror, urban horror, rural strangeness, traditional and contemporary), new in dj 60.00

WORMWOOD #9, aut/07, Tartarus, (Literature of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent), new 19.00
---Discount on these is still 15%. The usual fine quality, as usual for this publisher from the UK.

Monday, December 3, 2007

new Postscripts magazine

Here today:
POSTSCRIPTS #12, aut/07, PS, (The A to Z of Fantastic Fiction; Brian Aldiss, Patrick O'Leary, Scott Edelman, Will McIntosh, others), as new 12.00

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dark Regions books here

Here today:
  • Arnzen, Michael A. PROVERBS FOR MONSTERS, Dark Regions '07, 1st edn, SIGNED, (an omnibus of the best writing to date by one of the most offbeat and humorous writers working in the horror genre today; offers the most delightful and disturbing retrospective of this acclaimed author's career), new 19.95
  • Boston, Bruce THE COMPLETE ACCURSED WIVES, Dark Regions/Talisman, 9/00, 1st edn, (portrays plights of wives of archetypal SF, fantasy, horror figures), new 9.95
  • Boston, Bruce PITCHBLENDE: Songs of Flesh, Bone, Blood, Dark Regions ('03), 1st edn, (includes what may be the greatest long poem the genre [science fiction] has yet produced; 88 pages), new 9.95
  • Clark, G.O. BONE SPROCKETS, Dark Regions ('04), 1st edn, ( Each poem is a small clockwork nightmare that delivers the mental impact of a sledgehammer blow; 39-page booklet), new 6.95
  • Clark, G.O. A BOX FULL OF ALIEN SKIES, Dark Regions ('01), 1st, one of 200 SIGNED copies, (poetry; powerful considerations of the speed-drunk, anonymous spirits careening along through the strategic reality of the times), new 5.95
  • Clark, G.O. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LENS: Poems 1998-2002, Dark Regions ('03), 1st edn, SIGNED, (44 pages), new 6.95
  • Dorr, James STRANGE MISTRESSES: Tales of Wonder and Romance, Dark Regions '01, 1st edn, (the first comprehensive--and long-awaited--collection of author's work; Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling called Strange Mistresses an 'excellent dark fantasy collection' in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror; Marge Simon intro), new 12.95
  • Fox, Janet NOT IN KANSAS, Dark Regions ('04), 1st edn, (previously uncollected stories & poems; Koszowski illus; A.R. Morlan intro), new 11.95
  • Hopkins, Brian A. SALT WATER TEARS, Dark Regions '01, 1st edn, (proves author is Master of All He Surveys, and one of the most important Authors of our generation; Gary A. Braunbeck intro), new 12.95
  • Hoyt, Sarah A. CRAWLING BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, Dark Regions '02, 1st edn, (bold, intriguing, and stunningly beautiful stories), new 11.95
  • Jacob, Charlee THE DESERT, Dark Regions ('04), 1st edn, (poetry that will take your heart/mind/soul on a wondrous journey through landscapes of both beauty and dread), new 9.95
  • Jacob, Charlee & Marge Simon VECTORS: A Week In the Death of a Planet, Dark Regions ('07), 1st edn, (poetry), new 9.95
  • Lee, Mary Soon EBB TIDES and Other Tales, Dark Regions ('02), 1st edn, (powerful collection of tales about technology, usually gone awry, occasionally - with amusing results - gone sideways), new 12.95
  • Smeds, Dave EMBRACING THE STARLIGHT, Dark Regions/Tachyon, 2/03, 1st edn, (stories; a collection of twelve of Dave Smeds' finely crafted, often surprising, and highly entertaining short stories. Smeds is one of the most versatile writers around, moving effortlessly between genres. This collection features "Suicidal Tendencies," a darkly funny tale of what Paul Di Fillippo described as "the ultimate generation gap."; 340 pages), new 15.95
  • Tem, Steve Rasnic THE HYDROCEPHALIC WARD: Poems, Dark Regions '03, 1st edn, (50 new & previously published poems; author is a school of writing unto himself; 76 pages), new 9.95
  • Thomas, Jeffrey DOOMSDAYS, Dark Regions '07, 1st edn, SIGNED, (collection of 22 little apocalypses), new 18.95
  • Thomas, Scott OVER THE DARKENING FIELDS, Dark Regions '07, 1st edn, SIGNED, (a wide selection of very eerie stories), new 16.95
  • Underwood, Laura J. SONG OF SILVER, Dark Regions '07, 1st edn, SIGNED, (Harper Mage Anwyn Baldomyre and his saucy harp Glynnanis fantasy stories), new 16.95
  • Underwood, Laura J. TANGLED WEBS and Other Imaginary Weaving, Dark Regions '02, 1st edn, (15 new and reprint fairy tales; wondrous journey to realms of enchantment), new 12.95
  • Wisman, Ken FOURTEEN FANTASIES FROM A SHOP CALLED IMAGINATION, Dark Regions ('02), 1st edn, (fantasy, horror, humor), new 12.95
---Includes a few -- more than I expected -- that I already had in stock, but I tried to add a little more to the listings than what I had before. Actually, these look like pretty good books. The most recent ones are larger-format trade paperbacks, and signed as well.

word from Ash-Tree

Email from Ash-Tree:
Reggie Oliver's book will be ready for shipping next week. Indications are that this will be a popular title, and if you have not already considered increasing your normal order, we feel that you may like to do so: we feel sure that there will be a strong demand for the new collection from this increasingly popular author.
Please let us know if you have any problems with the attached file.
all best,
Christopher & Barbara
---As always, I can forward the PDF if you would like. It mentions a podcast by Reggie Oliver of him reading one of the stories. I think the URL in the PDF is wrong. I tracked it down to

Friday, November 30, 2007

more dædali

Well, I succumbed once again to temptation and sent off another book/(mostly) CD order to Daedalus. Anyone wanting any of these great deals, the second price is the Daedalus price (mine to you is 30% off from that). The first price is the original cover price. N/A implies import. The number before the first price is the item code. You can use this to search the Daedalus site for more information. Here's the list:
  • 0571209645 Amnesia Moon Jonathan Lethem. 73355 N/A $3.98
  • PV 102 Amos Milburn Amos Milburn, piano & vocals. Maxwell Davis, tenor saxophone. Gene Phillips, guitar. Ralph Hamilton, bass. Calvin Vaughan, drums, & others. 69250 N/A $12.98
  • 151050 The Best of Beethoven, Mozart, Johann Strauss II & Vivaldi Jeno Jando, piano. CSR Symphony Orchestra. Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Capella Istropolitana. Michael Halasz & Barry Wordsworth, conductors, & others. 77286 $29.95 $9.98
  • 4855 Brother Jack McDuff Jack McDuff, organ & piano. John Hart & George Benson, guitars. Red Holloway, tenor saxophone. Frank Gravis, bass. Grady Tate, drums, & others. 76469 $12.00 $5.98
  • 4843 The Chris Potter Quartet Chris Potter, saxophones, clarinet & piano. Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar. Scott Colley, bass. Billy Drummond, drums. Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone. 76464 $12.00 $5.98
  • Intro 2023 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown, trumpet. J.J. Johnson, trombone. John Lewis, piano. Percy Heath, bass. Art Blakey, drums, & many others. 49421 N/A $6.98
  • 4831 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series—Jim Hall Jim Hall, guitar. George Shearing, piano. Ron Carter, bass. Terry Clarke, drums, & others. 76743 $12.00 $5.98
  • 4834 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series–Monty Alexander Monty Alexander, piano. Ray Brown, bass. Herb Ellis, guitar. Jeff Hamilton, drums, & many others. 76465 $12.00 $5.98
  • 4819 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series—Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone. Ruby Braff, cornet. Alan Broadbent, piano. Ray Brown, bass. Tommy Flanagan, piano, & others. 77500 $12.00 $5.98
  • Properbox 44 The Dawn of Doo-Wop The Ink Spots, the Mills Brothers, the Sultans, the Dreamers, the Larks, & many others. 49010 N/A $24.98
  • 0151010404 The Double Jose Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans. 61850 $25.00 $5.98
  • Intro 2080 The Four Aces The Four Aces. 79337 N/A $6.98
  • Properbox 28 Gettin' Funky Roy Byrd & Fats Domino, vocals & pianos. Dave Bartholomew, vocals & trumpet. Roy Brown, vocals. Robert Parker, alto saxophone, & many others. 49004 N/A $24.98
  • 4846 The Heath Brothers Jimmy Heath, saxophone. Percy Heath, bass & cello. Albert Heath, drums & percussion. Jeb Patton, piano, & others. 76744 $12.00 $5.98
  • Properbox 9 Hittin' on All Six Freddie Green, Barney Kessel, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian & many others. 79339 N/A $14.98
  • 5215 Jazz Moods—A Great Day of Jazz Jack McDuff, Mongo Santamaria, Gary Burton, Carol Sloane, Dave McKenna, Scott Hamilton & others. 76563 $20.00 $9.98
  • 1400041899 K. Roberto Calasso. Geoffrey Brock, trans. 71812 $27.50 $5.98
  • Properbox 120 Kenny Clarke Kenny Clarke, drums. Donald Byrd, trumpet. Hank Jones, piano. Percy Heath, bass. Charles Montaggioni, guitar, & others. 79044 N/A $24.98
  • 1003 The Legacy Lives On Ernie Andrews, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Al McKibbon, Shirley Horn, James Moody, Cedar Walton & others. 67377 $20.00 $6.98
  • 0681165855 Leonardo da Vinci I Frank Zollner. 72536 $40.00 $19.98
  • Properbox 47 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan, clarinet, sax, & vocals, & others. 49011 N/A $14.98
  • Properbox 48 Machito & His Afro-Cubans Machito, leader, maracas & claves, & others. 79344 N/A $14.98
  • 860572 Martin Krusche Martin Krusche, tenor saxophone. Nicholas Payton, trumpet. Victor Atkins, piano. David Pulphus, bass. Geoff Clapp, drums. 47288 $10.00 $1.98
  • 0681567945 Monet Daniel Wildenstein. 72538 $40.00 $19.98
  • 0375411283 The New Biographical Dictionary of Film David Thomson. 72973 $35.00 $14.98
  • PV 126 The Ravens The Ravens. 59192 N/A $12.98
  • Properbox 133 Ray Charles Ray Charles, piano & vocals. 79481 N/A $24.98
  • 0618493379 The Riverside Dictionary of Biography American Heritage Eds. 72517 $24.00 $7.98
  • 4799 Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli ... Remember Zoot Sims Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone. Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar. 76559 $12.00 $5.98
  • 0374299625 Specimen Days Michael Cunningham. 72933 $25.00 $5.98
  • Properbox 13 The Stan Kenton Story Stan Kenton, piano. Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet. Shelly Manne, drums. Anita O'Day & June Christy, vocals. Laurindo Almeida, guitar, & many others. 79340 N/A $14.98

Saturday, November 24, 2007

old pbs cataloged

Another batch of old paperbacks cataloged, sorted by publisher:
Ace 78400a/b Bayley, Barrington J. / Jakes, John THE STAR VIRUS / MASK OF CHAOS, ('70), (origs), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Ace D- 327 Sutton, Jeff FIRST ON THE MOON, ('58), (orig; A Novel Of The Life-Or-Death Race Between The U.S.A. And The U.S.S.R.), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
Ace D-255a/b Bulmer, Kenneth / Anderson, Poul CITY UNDER THE SEA / STAR WAYS, ('57), p-fr $2; g-vg 4.00
Ace D-303a/b Anderson, Poul / Anderson, Poul WAR OF THE WING-MEN / THE SNOWS OF GANYMEDE, ('58), (origs), g-vg $3; vg 5.00
Ace D-479a/b Anderson, Poul /Tucker, Wilson EARTHMAN, GO HOME! /TO TOMBAUGH STATION, ('60), (origs), fr $2; g-vg $3; vg-f 6.00
Ace G-588a/b Carter, Lin / Baxter, John THE STAR MAGICIANS / THE OFF-WORLDERS, ('66), (origs), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f $5; f 6.00
Avon T- 439 Sturgeon, Theodore BEYOND, ('60), (orig; stories), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Bal 272K Pohl, Frederik (ed) STAR SCIENCE FICTION No. 4, ('58), (orig; OA), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Bal 308K Pohl, Frederik (ed) STAR SCIENCE FICTION No. 5, ('59), (orig; OA), g-vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Bal 397K Pohl, Frederik THE MAN WHO ATE THE WORLD, ('60). (orig; stories), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Bal 422K Anderson, Poul GUARDIANS OF TIME, ('60), (orig; Four short novels of the unpredictable past), vg-f 3.50
Bal 483K Anderson, Poul STRANGERS FROM EARTH, ('61), (orig; Eight tales of vaulting imagination), g-vg $2; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Belmont 606 Anonymous (ed) MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION, 10/64, (orig), g $2; vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Berkley F712 Anonymous (=Damon Knight?) (ed) BEYOND, 1/63, (orig; The distilled essence of the best from the pages of one of America's greatest science fiction magazines), vg+ 4.00
DAW 32 Stableford, Brian M. THE HALCYON DRIFT, '72, (orig; first in the series of six novels with the Hooded Swan Spaceship and its pilot Grainger; pacifist space opera), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
DAW 64 Snyder, Guy TESTAMENT XXI, 7/73, (orig; The book of the twice damned; After Armageddon?), vg-f $2; f 2.50
DAW 7 Stableford, Brian M. TO CHALLENGE CHAOS, ('72), (orig; Last trip out to the only world that spans two universes), vg $4; vg-f 5.00
Delany, Samuel R. THE MOTION OF LIGHT IN WATER: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village, InsightOut/University of Minnesota '04, (Triangle Classics collector's edition; illuminating the gay and lesbian experience; new foreword by Rob Stephenson), as new 4.00
Jones, Diana Wynne A SUDDEN WILD MAGIC, Gollancz '03, (a hilarious sci-fi/fantasy novel set on Earth, a parallel universe, and a small orbiting dimension known as Arth), as new 3.00
Mosley, Walter BAD BOY BRAWLY BROWN, Phoenix '02, (An Easy Rawlins novel; mystery), as new 4.00
Pap Lib 52847 Binder, Eando ADAM LINK--ROBOT, 9/65, (orig; the robot-with-emotion), vg-f 4.00
Pap Lib 65401 Stevens, Francis THE CITADEL OF FEAR, 8/70, (wonderful and tragic allegory; Moscowitz [sic] intro), vg+ 5.00
Pyramid R962 Bensen, D.R. (ed) THE UNKNOWN 5, 1/64, (orig; second collection from the famous Unknown Magazine), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
---These are also in the new to catalog listings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

word from Dark Regions

I don't recall particularly canceling my standing order, but I may have sent back a few that were more than I needed that I had received in the standing order I had, but I am pleased to hear that Joe Morey and Dark Regions are still extant:
Hi Chris,

I was hoping you would be interested in carrying Dark Regions books again. This year we have published many interesting genre books. Please take a look at our website: And, thanks for carrying out books in the past.
---I would be very pleased to pick up some of the missing pieces, but I won't do it unless I hear of some interest for me to do so.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

older pbs cataloged

It took a little longer than expected, since I had a bit of fooling around to do with the transported Catalog Data files, but here are the new-arrival paperbacks from the two boxes I finally got around to opening a few days ago:
Ace D- 274 Maine, Charles Eric WORLD WITHOUT MEN, ('58), (orig; They had forgotten what men looked like), vg $6; vg+ 8.00
Ace D- 53a/b Van Vogt, A.E. / Leinster, Murray THE WEAPON SHOPS OF ISHER / GATEWAY TO ELSEWHERE, ('54), vg-f 20.00
Ace D- 96a/b Norton, Andre / Nourse, Alan E. THE LAST PLANET / A MAN OBSESSED, ('55), g-vg (cover loosening) 6.00
Ace D-146a/b Correy, Lee / Leinster, Murray CONTRABAND ROCKET / THE FORGOTTEN PLANET, ('56), vg $5; vg+ $8; vg-f $10
Ace D-242a/b Long, Frank Belknap / Van Vot, A.E. SPACE STATION #1 / EMPIRE OF THE ATOM, ('57), vg 8.00
Ace D-277a/b Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) / Leinster, Murray MEN ON THE MOON / CITY ON THE MOON, ('58), vg+ $8; vg-f 10.00
Ace D-345a/b North, Andrew / North, Andrew (=Andre Norton) VOODOO PLANET / PLAGUE SHIP, ('59), g-vg $4; vg 6.00
Ace D-358a/b Knox, Calvin M. (=Silverberg) / Lesser, Milton THE PLOT AGAINST EARTH / RECRUIT FOR ANDROMEDA, ('59), (origs), vg-f 8.00
Ace Double 30300a/b Leiber, Fritz / Leiber, Fritz NIGHT MONSTERS / THE GREEN MILLENNIUM, ('69), f 10.00
Ace Double D-381a/b Norton, Andre / Sohl, Jerry SECRET OF THE LOST RACE / ONE AGAINST HERCULUM, ('59), (origs), vg 4.99
Ace Double D-437a/b Norton, Andre / Wilson, Richard THE SIOUX SPACEMAN / AND THEN THE TOWN TOOK OFF, ('60), vg-f 10.00
Ace Double F-147a/b Norton, Andre / Andre Norton EYE OF THE MONSTER / SEA SIEGE, ('62), g-vg $2
Ace 81680a/b Janifer, Laurence M. & S.J. Treibich / Jakes, John THE WAGERED WORLD / TONIGHT WE STEAL THE STARS, ('69), (origs), vg $2; vg-f 4.50
Ace F- 263 Norton, Andre WEB OF THE WITCH WORLD, ('64), (orig), vg $3; vg-f 3.50
Ace F- 334 Levie, Rex Dean THE INSECT WARRIORS, ('65), (orig; Had nature run amuck?), vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Ace F- 402 Smith, Cordwainer QUEST OF THE THREE WORLDS, ('66), (orig), vg-f 5.00
Ace H- 38 Leiber, Fritz THE SWORDS OF LANKHMAR, ('68), (orig; Fafhrd the Barbarian and the Gray Mouser), f 6.00
Ace H- 84 Norton, Andre SORCERESS OF THE WITCH WORLD, ('68), (orig; completes and rounds out fabulous series), vg-f $4; f $5
Ace H- 91a/b Janifer, Laurence M. & S.J. Treibich / Rackham, John TARGET: TERRA / THE PROXIMA PROJECT, ('68), (origs), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Ace pb 06709 Sonders, Mark BLIGHT, 9/81, (orig; A swarm of mutant moths begins its rampage of death and destruction; unceasing, insatiable and...unstoppable!), vg-f 3.00
Ace pb 76039 Offutt, Andrew J. SHADOWSPAWN, 9/87, (orig; Thieves' World novel #4), vg-f 2.50
Ace pb 79150 Leiber, Fritz SWORDS AGAINST DEATH, ('70), (orig; Fafhrd the Barbarian and the Gray Mouser), vg-f $3; f 4.00
Ace pb 79170 Leiber, Fritz SWORDS AND DEVILTRY, ('70), (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
Ace pb 80083 Gladney, Heather TEOT'S WAR, 5/87, (orig; Song of Naga Teot #1; The desert outlaws bartered him like a slave. They never dreamed what they were giving away...), vg-f 2.00
Ace pb 80800 Norton, Andre THREE AGAINST THE WITCH WORLD, nd, (Beyond the Mind Barrier), vg-f 2.50
Ace pb 81277 Robinson, Spider TIME TRAVELER'S STRICTLY CASH, 2nd(10/81), (Another Night in Callahan's Crosstime Saloon), vg-f 3.00
Ace pb 83287 Schmidt, Dennis TWILIGHT OF THE GODS III: Three Trumps Sounding, 1/88, (orig; A heroe's final fate - to save the world, or seal it's doom...), vg-f 3.00
Avon 27011 Farren, Mick THE TEXTS OF FESTIVAL, 11/75, (A crystal fantasy trip; when the Counterculture ascends to a whacked-out, chemical -crazed pre-eminence), vg-f 4.00
Avon 46128 Searles, Baird, Martin Last, Beth Meacham & Michael Franklin A READER'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION, 9/79, (orig; Delany foreword), vg-f 4.00
Avon G- 1227 Lewis, Irwin THE DAY THEY INVADED NEW YORK, ('64), (It started like any other day...), g 1.50
Baen 65555 Morris, Janet (creator) HEROES IN HELL, 3/86, (orig; The greatest braided meganovel of them all!), vg+ 2.00
Baen 65562 Caidin, Martin THE MESSIAH STONE, 2nd(11/87), (The last man to own it was Adolf Hitler, the next will rule the world), vg $2
Baen 65565 Byers, Edward A. THE BABYLON GATE, 4/86, (orig; It was the ultimate seat of power), vg $2
Baen 65567 Tilley, Patrick THE AMTRAK WARS #2: The First Family, 4/86, (sequel to Cloud Warrior; battle for the Blue Sky World), g-vg 1.50
Bal 406K Livingston, Harold THE CLIMACTICON, ('60), (orig; The machine any red-blooded male would pawn his wife to get), vg-f 6.00
Bal 609 Sellings, Arthur TELEPATH, ('62), (orig; author's first novel; Was he unique - or a forerunner of the next development in man?), vg-f $5
Ball 23712 Bass, T.J. THE GODWHALE, 1/74, (orig; cyborg leviathan), vg+ 3.00
Ball 23962 Gerrold, David (ed) SCIENCE FICTION EMPHASIS #1, 5/74, (orig; Eight all-new stories by tomorrow's stars, featuring a brilliant novella by Michael Bishop), vg+ $3; vg-f 3.50
Ball 24011 Niven, Larry A HOLE IN SPACE, 6/74, (orig; stories), vg+ 2.50
Ball 24366 Smith, Cordwainer NORSTRILIA, 2/75, (orig; now for the first time this cult classic appears in its entirety!), vg-f $5
Ball 24643 Starr, Bill THE WAY TO DAWNWORLD, 11/75, (orig; A Farstar & Son Novel #1), vg-f 2.50
Banner 117 Luther, Ray INTERMIND, 10/67, (orig; An Extraordinary Spy Novel of Tomorrow; his guide a corpse's brain...; © Arthur Sellings), vg+ 5.00
Bantam 13917 Harrison, Harry HOMEWORLD, 11/80, (orig; To the Stars #1), vg-f 2.50
Bantam 14339 Harrison, Harry WHEELWORLD, 3/81, (orig; To the Stars #2), vg-f 2.50
Bantam E2855 Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE #3: Meteor Menace, 10/64, vg+ 4.00
Belmont 277 Long, Frank Belknap IT WAS THE DAY OF THE ROBOT, 3/63, (orig; man against machine), vg-f 10.00
Belmont 621 Lesser, Milton SECRET OF THE BLACK PLANET, 3/65, (orig; The most beautiful women and the wisest men of seven worlds sought to solve the riddle of the Strong Man), vg-f 4.00
Belmont 663 Long, Frank Belknap THIS STRANGE TOMORROW, 2/66, (orig; Is it possible to arrest time by not thinking at all?), vg $4; vg+ 5.00
Belmont 726 Long, Frank Belknap LEST EARTH BE CONQUERED, 12/66, (orig; a life like any other...only they weren't human...), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Belmont 810 Janifer, Laurence M. IMPOSSIBLE?, 3/68, (orig; stories), vg-f 5.00
Belmont 811 Janifer, Laurence M. A PIECE OF MARTIN CANN, 6/68, (orig; All laws of science and medicine are changed; now we enter the minds and bodies of our patients and we too are changed, utterly...), vg-f 4.00
Berkley 02548 Moorcock, Michael THE SWORD AND THE STALLION, 2nd, (Chronicles of Corum #6; A Heroic Fantasy), vg-f 3.00
Berkley 03452 Cohen, Barney THE NIGHT OF THE TOY DRAGONS, 7/77, (orig; the flesh-eaters; once they were pets), vg+ 2.50
Berkley 03561 Silverberg, Robert (ed) ALPHA 8, 11/77, (orig; these stories are the best in the field), vg 2.00
Berkley D2202 Heinlein, Robert A. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, 32nd or 36th, (The best-selling underground SF novel), g-vg 2.00
Berkley N2972 Tall, Stephen THE STARDUST VOYAGES, 10/75, (orig; In the great tradition of Star Trek), vg-f 2.50
Berkley S1981 Heinlein, Robert A. FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD, 4th, (what happens after a massive nulear attack), vg 3.00
DAW 100 Farmer, Philip José HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR, 4/74, (orig; In Tarzan's Africa - 12,000 years ago!), vg+ 5.00
DAW 105 Bayley, Barrington J. THE FALL OF CHRONOPOLIS, 6/74, (orig; The Last and First Days of the Chronotic Empire), vg-f 4.00
DAW 151 Lumley, Brian THE TRANSITION OF TITUS CROW, 5/75, (orig; A time-space chiller-thriller in the Lovecraft tradition), f 8.00
DAW 25 Jakes, John MENTION MY NAME IN ATLANTIS, '72, (orig; How Conax the Chimerical helped sink the lost continent!), vg-f 3.50
DAW 412 Wallace, Ian THE LUCIFER COMET, 12/80, (orig; in Adventures of Minds-in-Bodies series), vg 3.00
DAW 732 Lackey, Mercedes ARROW'S FALL, 1/88, (orig; Heralds of Valdemar #2; fantasy), f 3.50
DAW 735 Ingrid, Charles LASERTOWN BLUES: The Sand Wars #2, 2/88, (orig; He'd won a place in the emperor's guard, but could he hunt down the traitor who'd betrayed his knights to an alien foe?), f 2.50
DAW 95 Lory, Robert IDENTITY SEVEN, 3/74, (orig; At the bottom of another world's ocean...), vg+ 5.00
DAW pb UW1434 Moorcock, Michael THE SAILOR ON THE SEAS OF FATE, 4th, (Elric), vg+ 2.00
Del Rey 25650 Kangilaski, Jaan THE SEEKING SWORD, 2/77, (orig; A sword with strange powers had wreaked bloody vengeance down through the ages, and it would kill again...and again!), g-vg 1.50
Del Rey 27226 Stickgold, Bob & Mark Noble GLORYHITS, 12/78, (They had wantonly tampered with the basic genetic DNA, and they now had to find a way to stop a virus that could destroy the world!), vg $2
Del Rey 29054 Leiber, Justin BEYOND REJECTION, 9/80, (orig; someone had stolen his body), vg-f $3
Del Rey 29250 da Cruz, Daniel THE GROTTO OF THE FORMIGANS, 12/80, (orig; He wanted success, she wanted wealth--what they got was a nightmare!), vg+ 5.00
Del Rey 32474 Moffitt, Donald THE GENESIS QUEST, 11/86, (orig; The aliens had only humanity's good at heart. But did they really understand people?), vg 2.00
Del Rey 32562 Chalker, Jack L. WARRIORS OF THE STORM, 8/87, (orig; Rings of Master #3), vg-f 2.50
Dell pb 10654 Bear, Greg BEYOND HEAVEN'S RIVER, 5/80, (orig), vg 5.00
Dell pb 10821 BINARY STAR #4: Legacy by Joan D. Vinge & The Janus Equation by Steven G. Spruill, 2/80, (orig; two great novellas in a single volume), f 3.50
Faw cr 2892 Clem, Ralph, Martin Harry Greenberg & Joseph Olander THE CITY 2000 A.D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction, 7/76, (orig; Futuristic visions of the fantastic way man will someday live; What will you be doing in 2000 A.D.?), vg-f 3.50
Faw GM M2963 Scortia, Thomas N. EARTHWRECK!, 5/74, (orig; The earth was dead - and they were marooned in space, a handful of men...and one woman), vg+ 2.50
Faw GM s937 Leinster, Murray FOUR FROM PLANET 5, 11/59, (orig; The strange visitors had landed), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Faw Pr P635 Hoskins, Robert (ed) WONDERMAKERS 2, 2/74, (orig; offers a broad view of science fiction's development over the past two decades), review slip, vg-f 4.00
Lancer 75113 Jakes, John MASTER OF THE DARK GATE, ('70), (Earth faces final doom from another dimension), g-vg 3.00
Lancer 75415 Jakes, John WITCH OF THE DARK GATE, ('72), (sequel to Master of the Dark Gate), vg 2.00
Lion 205 Merril, Judith (ed) HUMAN?, 4/54, (orig; Fredric Brown intro), vg 15.00
Manor 15232 Ruben, William S. DIONYSUS: The Ultimate Experiment, '77, (orig; A man and woman locked in a space capsule test the limits of their passiion in weightlessness), vg-f 5.00
Manor 95279 Knight, Damon (ed) PERCHANCE TO DREAM, '73, (sensational science fiction by the world's greatest writers, mostly mainstream), vg 2.50
Pap Lib 63313 Jakes, John SIX-GUN PLANET, 4/70, (orig; Terrafirman Old West), vg 4.00
Pocket 78887 Spinrad, Norman NO DIRECTION HOME, 5/75, (orig; stories), f 10.00
Pocket 80403 Reynolds, Mack THE BEST OF..., 4/76, (orig; Malzberg intro), vg+ 5.00
Pocket 80510 Vance, Jack THE BEST OF JACK VANCE, 5/76, (orig; Malzberg intro), vg+ 10.00
Pocket 81720 Offutt, Andrew J. & Richard K. Lyon DEMON IN THE MIRROR, 1/78, (orig; epic adventures of Tiana of Reme, lady pirate; heroic fantasy), vg-f 2.50
Pocket 82080 Dvorkin, David THE GREEN GOD, 3/79, (orig; a planet where the grass is yellow and the people green, and a con man is mistaken for a returning messiah), vg-f 3.00
Pocket 83156 Lief, Evelyn THE CLONE REBELLION, 6/80, (orig; The Clone Chronicles #1; Let the creator beware...; Spawned for slave labor...), vg-f 3.50
Pocket pb 80738 Ley, Sandra (ed) BEYOND TIME, 10/76, (orig; A glittering new galaxy of s-f stories never before published in book form!), vg-f 2.50
Pocket pb 81240 Wallace, Pat THE WIND AND THE STAR, 8/78, (orig; The vast romance of stunning passion in a bizarre and sensuous world), f 2.00
Pocket pb 81740 Key, Ted THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE, 3rd, (Disney movie tie), vg+ 2.00
Pocket pb 83155 Dozois, Gardner R. & Jack M. Dann (eds) ALIENS!, 4/80, (orig; interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan), vg+ (small tear on front cover) 2.50
Pop Libr 20277 Manley, Mark THROWBACK, 11/87, (orig; A novel of unspeakable horror), vg-f 2.00
Pop Libr 20410 Horvitz, Leslie THE DYING, 9/87, (orig; A novel of biological horror; the plague years are here), vg-f 2.50
Pyramid F742 Long, Frank Belknap MARS IS MY DESTINATION, 6/62, (orig; Blastoff for danger), vg+ 5.00
Pyramid F783 Phillips, Mark BRAIN TWISTER, 8/62, (orig; 1971 - the fantastic story of a spy who could read minds!), g-vg $1; vg $2; vg-f $3
Pyramid F875 Phillips, Mark THE IMPOSSIBLES, 6/63, (orig; Crime wave 1972 - the strange powers of the minds of tomorrow), vg $2; vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
Pyramid F909 Phillips, Mark SUPERMIND, 9/63, (orig; Was everybody going nuts?), vg-f 5.00
Pyramid R1084 Smith, Cordwainer THE PLANET BUYER, 10/64, (orig; author's first novel; The richest man in the Universe - and the strangest journey of all time), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Pyramid R1183 Smith, Cordwainer SPACE LORDS, 5/65, (orig; Instrumentality; these stories of the far future paint a picture of the strangest universe ever imagined), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Pyramid R963 Janifer, Laurence M. THE WONDER WAR, 1/64, (orig; Disguised Earthmen invade an alien planet), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Pyramid X1910 Smith, Cordwainer THE UNDERPEOPLE, 11/68, (orig; the man who owned all Earth meets The Underpeople), vg $2; vg-f 5.00
Signet E9786 Meluch, R.M. WIND DANCERS, 5/81, (orig; Aeolis - where the smallest whisper of wind could blast all humans right off the planet...), vg 2.00
Signet P3183 Javor, F.A. THE RIM-WORLD LEGACY, 6/67, (orig; SF mystery thriller), vg+ 2.00
Spectra 26536 Carver, Jeffrey A. CLYPSIS, 10/87, (orig; Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway #1; He would travel the galaxy for a chance to win), vg-f 2.50
Spectra 26699 Martin, George R.R. (ed) WILD CARDS III: JOKER'S WILD, 11/87, (orig; The next chapter in the secret history of our times!), vg+ $4
Spectra 26953 Wylie, Jonathan THE FIRST NAMED, 11/87, (Servants of Ark Trilogy #1 A Bold New Saga of Magic, Imagination and Adventure), vg-f 3.00
Spectra 27056 Wylie, Jonathan THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE, 3/88, (orig; Servants of the Ark Trilogy #2; magical quest), vg-f 2.00
Sphere 1199 Anthony, Piers TRIPLE DETENTE, '75, vg-f 5.00
St Martin's 90053 Goulart, Ron STARPIRATE'S BRAIN, 10/87, (orig; The Exchameleon #2), vg-f $3
St Martin's 90837 Higgs, Eric DOPPELGANGER, 1/88, (orig; It was shapeless, dark, and transparent...; horror), vg-f 3.00
Tor 53286 Chalker, Jack L. SOUL RIDER #5: Children of Flux & Anchor, 10/86, (orig; The triumphant conclusion to a spellbinding epic), g-vg 1.00
Tor 53288 Chalker, Jack L. DOWNTIMING THE NIGHT SIDE, 5/85, (orig; Trapped in a deadly struggle for dominion of the past, the present and all of the future!), vg 2.00
Tor 53306 Chalker, Jack L. THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMS, 3/87, (orig; G.O.D. Inc. #1), vg $2; vg-f 2.50
Tor 53987 Hagberg, David LAST COME THE CHILDREN, 2nd, (A Novel of Demonic Horror), f 5.00
Tor 54308 Klaper, Steven AGENTS OF INSIGHT, 10/86, (orig; psionic powers have been refined by a specialized group of international spies), vg-f 2.50
Tor 54371 Laumer, Keith ONCE THERE WAS A GIANT, 7/84, (orig; plus a special bonus: No Ship Boots In Fairyland), vg-f 3.00
Tor 54570 Michaels, Melisa C. LAST WAR, 3/86, (orig; Skyrider #3; The earthers want war and the colonials are ready), vg-f 2.00
Tor 55794 Williams, Walter Jon KNIGHT MOVES, 2/85, (orig; Earth's been a paradise too long, it's time for another revolution), vg 3.00
Tor 56408 Wham, Tom PROSPERO'S ISLE, 10/87, (orig; A Crossroads™ Adventure; in the World of L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's The Incomplete Enchanter), vg-f 3.50
Tor 56415 Kramer, Dana WARHORN, 12/87, (orig; A Crossroads™ Adventure; in the World of Lynn Abbey's Rifkind, Daughter of the Bright Moon), vg-f 2.50
Warner 76982 Wellman, Manly W. and Wade Wellman SHERLOCK HOLMES'S WAR OF THE WORLDS, 9/75, (orig; Now at last! The story H.G. Wells never told), vg 20.00
Zebra 0007 James, Laurence RACK #1: Earth Lies Sleeping, 2/74, (orig; Inter-Galactic Security Service agent), vg-f 2.50
Zebra 1058 Smith, David C. ORON #4: The Valley of Ogrum, ('82), (Death to the wolfen warrior!), vg 5.00
---These are also in the various paperback files I now have on-line (see links above), as well as the New to Catalog file, but here they are sorted by publisher rather than listed in the order they were cataloged. A downside of my new system is that I don’t have the paperbacks in a database any more. Which means I can’t sort them by author. However, I could re-import them and still be able to ferret out books by specific authors, but having lost the tabs it will not be the same as before. Maybe that will be okay, though.

Monday, November 12, 2007

new arrival from Stark House

Here today:
James, Russell UNDERGROUND and COLLECTED STORIES, Stark House Noir Classic, 10/07, 1st US edn, (The Godfather of British noir; 268 pages), new 14.95

too much for Twitter

Veterans Day today has post office closed, but I bet if I checked the box this afternoon it would be filled with catalogs for Amy. Maybe a couple magazines and the Sunday New York Times for me. To make the bicycle ride a little more worthwhile, I do have a small paperback I can maybe get ready to send and drop in the out-box for a customer. I am working on the Catalog Data CD to get the newer covershots on it. Next update (Dec 1) I will have to try out the “save as” options in Google Documents. They are: HTML (zipped), OpenDocument, PDF, RTF, Text, and Word. These files don’t have anything but text, not even many links, so HTML can probably be foregone. PDF and Text are how I already save files, but for a third way, instead of Appleworks, which I no longer use for cataloging, maybe RTF could be a third option -- so I could go back and still open them on my iBook if I need to. But I know Word is a popular format -- certainly more popular than Appleworks. It is a new feeling for me to be able to catalog books on a live updating webpage.

Friday, November 9, 2007

what's new?

A sudden brainstorm has caused me to think that a file with new catalog listings might be of interest. So, I've set one up, at:
This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on November 9, 2007 7:06 AM
---Here is where I will add the listings for new books as they are cataloged.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

pbs by publisher

The paperbacks-by-publisher file proved too large to upload to Google Documents, so maybe I will try splitting it in two. The hardcovers and "misc. softcovers" were close to the limit as well, but maybe the size limit for saving will have increased by the time I get that much added -- which at the rate I am going might well be never.

Okay! The half-way point proved to be about through Del Rey in the paperbacks, so now I have up:
This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on November 8, 2007 6:51 PM

Which leaves Dell to Z:
This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on November 8, 2007 6:58 PM
---I'm sure there will still be some things to fool around with -- and it might not be so great not using a database program any more, but having everything googleable now might be pretty slick.

catalog data files up

Now I have published my New Arrivals list:
This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on November 8, 2007 5:57 PM

Misc. Softcovers:
This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on November 8, 2007 6:07 PM

And here are the hardcovers:
This document is published on the web.
Your document is publicly viewable at:
Published on November 8, 2007 6:17 PM

---I'm thinking if I am brave I will do all my cataloguing on-line so all the data will be available as it is created -- and I will be able to work from different computers. A bit of tweaking will have to occur, but this looks like it will be a fun thing to try. Coming up, my paperbacks files. Meanwhile, I will see what it is like to catalog a few books, and maybe keep going with these as the place to do my cataloguing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

doc published

Tried as an experiment publishing one of my catalog-data files -- a small one (Ace Doubles). Here is where to find it:
Your document is publicly viewable at:

new bookselling place (for me)

I have been listing a few books at Amazon -- the ones that don't have ISBNs or listing on Yesterday I took covershots of a bunch of paperbacks for cataloging. Eventually I will catalog them in my regular place, but I find it is useful to list books through on-line marketplaces so I can get a few sold off and also get a feel for pricing. I mean, for example, how else would I have a clue that a nice copy of Last Come the Children by David Hagberg might be worth something? The trouble with Amazon, though, is that seller listings get taken down after a couple months. I'm sure some of these books, nice as they are, might take longer than that to sell.
---Since the per book shipping charge from Amazon is so high, I have tried to keep my prices low. It is because of the shipping allowance that sellers can offer books at 1¢. In actuality these books cost $4, and the seller makes money on the discrepancy between the shipping allowance and actual cost of shipping. The current crop of books that I am processing are mostly all in superior condition and they happen to be from a vast collection of paperback originals, so I am not trying to match 1¢. But if you should happen to take a gander at my listings
and see some things you want, let me know and I will stick with those prices and only charge my cost (plus $1 handling) for USPS media mail (outside the USA will have to be International First Class).
---If you want to see my covershots of these books they will be on my current Catalog Data CD-R that goes out with orders. Or send me a $1 to get one separately.
---Further to the above it looks like I didn't look too closely at Amazon's sales commission policy. It seems that unless a book is priced at more than $2.64 Amazon's commission will eat into the shipping allowance. So people with those 1¢ books aren't making out like bandits after all. I will have to see how it goes before I decide whether to keep my books listed there. A lot of others are already doing it, though. All the books I can list on half I will continue to list there.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

word from Stark House

Hello Mystery Enthusiasts:
The new Stark House Press book just arrived. Postponed from Spring of this year, it is UNDERGROUND / COLLECTED STORIES by RUSSELL JAMES (1933586176, $14.95).
Called by Ian Rankin "the Godfather of British noir," James has been turning out pitch-dark stories since the late 1980's. In fact, UNDERGROUND is his very first novel, never before published in the U.S., and something of a cult classic.
The five stories that fill out the book have also never been published before in the U.S. They made their first appearance in various British anthologies, or in the case of "How Could It Last?", have never been published anywhere before.
Also included is a new introduction by Mr. James, as well as a complete bibliography of his novels for those readers who may have missed any of his various noir gems.
The Face calls James "an unholy cross between Len Deighton and David Goodis." Booklist calls him "one of the UK's finest genre writers." And Gary Lovisi of Hardboiled asks the question, "Who says Brits can't write true hardboiled? This guy is good!"
High praise indeed!
Greg Shepard, publisher
Stark House Press
---Don't know for sure if I will get this in my standing order but I wouldn't be surprised.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

latest Ash-Tree title here

Here today:
Whitehead, Henry S. PASSING OF A GOD and Other Stories, Ash-Tree '07, (The Collected Short Fiction of Henry S. Whitehead Vol. 1; Douglas A. Anderson & Stefan Dziemianowicz [eds]), new in dj 48.00
---the first of three volumes in this welcome series.

Friday, November 2, 2007

word from Haffner

Email rec'd:


The latest releases from Haffner Press will be:



Picking up where MARTIAN QUEST: THE EARLY BRACKETT left off, LORELEI OF THE RED MIST: PLANETARY ROMANCES collects 12 more tales of strange adventures on other worlds from the undisputed "Queen of Space Opera." Drawn from Planet Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories pulp magazines, this tome revels in the 1946 titular collaboration with Ray Bradbury--who also contributes an original poem about Leigh Brackett as well as an essay about meeting & working with Brackett. Harry Turtledove, the modern master of "alternate history," provides the introduction and the book is adorned with Frank Kelly Freas' vintage illustrations from the 1953 reprint of "Lorelei of the Red Mist."

In a review of MARTIAN QUEST: THE EARLY BRACKETT, Paul di Filippo says "Plainly, Brackett was growing with every story she wrote, not yet 30 years old by the volume's end, with the best yet to come." LORELEI OF THE RED MIST: PLANETARY ROMANCES is where some of that "best" can found:

The Blue Behemoth (from Planet Stories)
Thralls of the Endless Night (from Planet Stories)
The Jewel of Bas (from Planet Stories)
The Veil of Astellar (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
Terror Out of Space (from Planet Stories)
The Vanishing Venusians (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
Lorelei of the Red Mist (with Ray Bradbury) (from Planet Stories)
The Moon That Vanished (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Beast-Jewel of Mars (from Planet Stories)
Quest of the Starhope (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Lake of the Gone Forever (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Dancing Girl of Ganymede (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)

So, in Brackett's own words: "The trailways of space are before you, to blaze as you will . . . I’ll be looking for you when I get back. Right now my little Fitts-Sothern is warming up in the launching rack, ready to blast off for Venus. There’s a situation developing there, up in the high plateaus north of the Sea of Morning Opals. I've got to see what happens."

See ya there, Leigh.

By Leigh Brackett
Foreword by Ray Bradbury, Introduction by Harry Turtledove
Illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas
496-page 6.25" x 9.25" Smythe-sewn Archival-quality Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-893887-24-4
1000-copy trade edition: $40.00 (U.S.)
Release date: December 24, 2007

Be sure to check often for updates, changes, and special announcements.


Grand Master Jack Williamson passed away last year at the age of 98, but the ambitious program to collect his short fiction continues. Of the 10 tales in this collection (three of which are full-length novels!) over half have never been reprinted before. GATEWAY TO PARADISE includes ten stories from 1938 to 1940, including the original texts of "The Reign of Wizardry" (later editions were amended by Williamson with the 1953 translation of Minoan Linear B), "Darker Than You Think" (this version is 40,000 words, Jack expanded the manuscript for the 1948 Fantasy Press edition) and "Gateway to Paradise" (reprinted as DOME AROUND AMERICA - Ace Double D-118). Included are two true rarities: two stories that originally appeared in William L. Hamling's 1940 fanzine, Stardust. The author provides an afterword commenting on the genesis of these stories, and reflecting on the economic and cultural mood of the nation during the tail-end of pre-WWII American Science Fiction.

Contents include:
The Reign of Wizardry (from Unknown)
The Sun Maker (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Crystal of Death (from Stardust)
The Girl in the Bottle (from Super Science Stories)
Racketeers in the Sky (from Argosy Weekly)
Ashes of Iron (from Stardust)
Darker Than You Think (from Unknown)
The Star of Dreams (from Comet Stories)
The Iron God (from Marvel Tales)
Gateway to Paradise (from Startling Stories)

As with the previous volumes in THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, GATEWAY TO PARADISE is a smythe-sewn 6" x 9" hardcover typeset in a format designed to honor the Fantasy Press editions of Williamson's first books from the 1940s & 50s. Full-color endpapers reproduce the pulp magazine cover art for each story's first appearance.

Several volumes in this series are already out of print, so make sure to reserve your copy to avoid disappointment. Previous volumes in the series are:

WIZARD'S ISLE (Vol 3) Low Stock
SPIDER ISLAND (Vol 4) Low Stock
THE CRUCIBLE OF POWER (Vol 5) Out of Print

By Jack Williamson
540+ page 6.25" x 9.25" Smythe-sewn Archival-quality Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-893887-26-8
500-copy trade edition: $40.00 (U.S.)
Release date: Spring 2008

Be sure to check often for updates, changes, and special announcements.
---I will be getting my order in for these presently for sure.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

new Not One of Us

---Here today:
NOT ONE OF US #38, 10/07, John Benson, (The Fox, The Moon & Other Shapes issue; stories and poems outside the norm; explores "otherness" from every fictional angle), new 4.50
---Impressively, 105 stories and poems published by Not One of Us have been reprinted or honorably mentioned in best-of anthologies, or been nominated for awards.

Friday, October 26, 2007

word from Centipede

now available

The Auctioneer
by Joan Samson
introduction by Ed Gorman

A new edition of this classic, long out of print forgotten
masterpiece, with a new introduction by Ed Gorman and cover
art by John Bonath.

Harrowing tensions explode in a series of events that could
happen anywhere, to anyone, just as they do to John Moore --
whose days of freedom run out, who is stripped of his
possessions, his courage, and his hopes, by the ominous
presence of a stranger impossible to resist.

Published to wide acclaim in 1975, The Auctioneer is a
minor classic of American literature, now almost completely
forgotten. The story of John Moore, his wife Mim, and his
mother, is a gripping tale of greed in a small town, which
is quietly overrun by auctioneer Bob Gore. Acclaimed by
Stephen King and Robert R. McCammon and an influence on
King¹s own Needful Things, The Auctioneer is here reprinted
for the first time in 30 years.

³A well-made piece of dynamite...For all their talk, the
author seems to be saying, men will permit their souls to
be carried away bit by bit and auctioned off to the highest
bidder. Samson has written a suspenseful, engrossing novel
with the most gripping and violent ending we¹ve encountered
in some time.² ‹ Newsday

Hardcover, signed by Ed Gorman, 300 copies, $60.

Leather traycase edition, signed by Ed Gorman, XXII copies
for sale, $250 postpaid.

Jerad Walters
Centipede Press

Thursday, October 25, 2007

latest from Tartarus

10/25/07 THU:
---Here today from Tartarus:
Machen, Arthur DREADS AND DROLLS, Tartarus '07, 1st complete edn, (contains sixty studies, mostly from real life, each of which, by its capacity for inspiring terror or causing amused wonder, qualifies as the 'Dread' or 'Droll' of Arthur Machen's general heading; E.B. Russell intro), new in dj 70.00

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

a few new arrivals catalogued

Titles from Ash-Tree, Stark House, and Tachyon that have come in lately are cataloged now.

more properboxes

Continuing my current addiction to Properboxes, I have these coming from Daedalus now:
79407 GYPSY JAZZ 24.98
---All are four-disc boxes with well-produced booklets, run-time about five hours per set. My discount off the above prices is 30%, bringing the $24.98 cost down to an incredible $17.49 to you. Check them out! The several I have managed to get listened to now, of the twenty-five already here, have all been hugely enjoyable. It is nice to get a lengthy overview of some mighty significant artists -- and a few obscurer ones -- many of whom I had never really heard at all. I may even want to get some of the Properboxes for artists I thought were already well-represented in my collection (Monk, Holiday, Bud Powell, etc.) I went ahead and ordered this batch now because they were down to only two remaining of the Sidney Bechet set, and one I had in my order (Young Tony Bennett) sold out while I was compiling it. A lot of this stuff I never would have thought I would want this much of, but at such bargain prices I figure I can check them out even from mere curiosity. Or maybe it is that I am getting old and wallowing in the past.

---Also these Sarx classical CDs are headed this way now too (also 30% discount, or $4.19 each):
76585 KREBS V1 ORGAN WORKS V1 5.98

Friday, October 19, 2007

new from Stark House

Here today from Stark House:
A TRIO OF GOLD MEDALS: The Vengeance Man by Dan J. Marlowe / Park Avenue Tramp by Fletcher Flora / The Prettiest Girl I Ever Killed by Charles Runyon, Stark House Noir Classics, 1st edn thus, 9/07, (adds intros, interviews, biblios, etc.; 400 pages), new 15.95

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

word from hippocampus

Dear Bookseller,
With just two weeks away, now is your chance to stock up on Hippocampus Press book for World Fantasy Convention. Several new titles are available, including the very first issue of our all-new journal THE LOVECRAFT ANNUAL. Please advise quantities desired.
Best wishes,
Derrick Hussey, Hippocampus Press
THE LOVECRAFT ANNUAL: New Scholarship on H. P. Lovecraft
Edited by S. T. Joshi
No. 1 (October 2007): 160 pages: $15.00

A Review Magazine for the Horror Field
Edited by S. T. Joshi and Jack Madison Haringa
No. 1 (Spring 2007): 100 pp
Single Issue Price: $7.50
WARNINGS TO THE CURIOUS: A Sheaf of Criticism on M. R. James
Edited by S. T. Joshi and Rosemary Pardoe
ISBN-13: 978-0-9771734-8-8
July 2007: 340 pp: $20.00
British writer Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) is the most
influential author of ghost stories in literary history, but his work
has not received the attention it deserves. Warnings to the Curious,
the first volume on James to be devoted entirely to his ghostly
fiction, features a wealth of material old and new about the
scholarly author and his supernatural writing. Please visit our
website for the table of contents.
LAIR OF THE DREAMER: A Cthulhu Mythos Omnibus
By Franklyn Searight
With an Introduction by Robert M. Price, and Illustrations by Robert H. Knox
ISBN-13: 978-0-9793806-0-0
July 2007: 306 pp: $20.00
Frank Searight is the son of Richard F. Searight, Weird Tales author
and correspondent of H. P. Lovecraft. The elder Searight invented the
evocative Eltdown Shards for use in stories like his “The Sealed
Casket” and “The Warder of Knowledge.” Lovecraft borrowed the book
title and employed it in his own stories. And though the elder Searight made no great
effort to carry on the Mythos tradition of Lovecraft, the younger
Searight does. Many enthusiasts of the Cthulhu Mythos have been
delighted to discover a story of Frank’s included in a magazine or an
anthology here and there since the mid-seventies. Thus it is a great
treat and a privilege for us to be able to draw all his Innsmouth
Stories together, along with an unpublished Mythos novel, LAIR OPF
THE DREAMER, for a long-overdue single-author collection. Also
included here is their father-son posthumous collaboration, “The
Mists of Death.”
W. PAUL COOK: The Wandering Life of a Yankee Printer (With Selected
Edited By Sean Donnelly
ISBN-13: 978-0-9771734-6-4
August 2007: pp: $15.00
W. Paul Cook is remembered most often as a friend of H. P. Lovecraft;
and so he has lingered posthumously in the shadow of his famous
friend. He labored with love for half a century as a printer,
publisher, editor, and author; the pleasure of the work itself was
often the only reward for his labors. The purpose of this book is to
place Cook in his own light; to illuminate his own talents as a
writer of fiction, essays, and poetry; as a publisher and printer;
and as a sincere exponent of amateur journalism. We will re-open the
door, as best we can, to understand and appreciate the life of a
modest man who styled himself an ordinary printer, but whom friends
called “the Colossus of the North” and a “sterling patron of weird

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

necro again

Just as I was thinking to delete the last posting from Necro Publications (due to lack of interest from my particular clientele, and frankly, myself as well), along comes another. I'm sure I won't order this unless someone comes along and indicates they want me to get it, but here it is for the heck of it:

[Trade Paperback]
Unlimited Trade Paperback
ISBN: 1-889186-73-2

52 copies. Signed & numbered


"Adrienne Jones is my pick for “young writer most likely to make it big.” She consistently tells good stories in well crafted ways. Gypsies Stole My Tequila is one of her best. It’s perfectly crafted, wryly funny, and bang-on relevant. If you don’t already know Adrienne’s work, this is a great place to start. If you have read her before, curl up, settle back and experience the pleasure yet again.”

—Gary K. Wolf
Creator of Roger Rabbit

Adrienne Jones is wonderful new voice in humorous speculative fiction. This time out the author of the critically acclaimed The Hoax, offers up a often hilarious, yet always poignant look at coming to terms with growing older. Under Jones’ masterful storytelling, Joe Blood jumps off the page as he struggles against the demons of his own past, while confronting the stubbornness and arrogance of youth in the form of an unfocused, wanna-be rock band. Oh yeah, plus some punk gypsies and meat market full of animal costumed employees. This is a story that simply comes more and more to life with each turn of the page.

Like most people on the cusp of turning 40, former punk rock star Joe Blood is wrestling with the demons of his past. Unfortunately, one of them is living in his wall.

Determined to hold him to a suicide pact made twenty years before, Joe's Time Demon starts the countdown on the last weeks of his life, calling for death on his 40th birthday. Washed up and defeated, the downtrodden has-been is willing to accept this fate. Until a final test presents itself, challenging Joe Blood to save his own life by becoming the one thing he despises…himself.

“Adrienne Jones captures the magic of the up and coming, along with the down and out to beautifully blend them into one man's search for meaning. A captivating struggle of rock ‘n` roll, insanity and the hazards of drugs all in one, follow Joe Blood as he finds his way out of thirty something. Dare WE rock on?”

—Dan Mullins,
My Dying Bride

“Adrienne Jones is as pointed as the devil's pitchfork, and Gypsies Stole My Tequila proves that the heart of rock and roll is still bleeding. One of the funniest writers alive.”

—Scott Nicholson,
author of They Hunger

Necro Publications and Bedlam Press

Sunday, October 14, 2007

specially-bound edition

Here today from Tachyon:
Swanwick, Michael THE DOG SAID BOW-WOW, Tachyon '07, 1st edn, one of 26 SIGNED lettered copies with ribbon bookmark, leatherette hardcover with front cover of trade paperback edition bound in, new no dj as issued 100.00
---also need to get the regular trade paperback, along with other Tachyon publications I am sure I have fallen behind in getting.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

necro news

Word from Necro Publication (about another book I could order, although I don't still have a standing order for their stuff):


[Trade Paperback]
Unlimited Trade Paperback
ISBN: 1-889186-72-4

52 copies. Signed & numbered
Max's brand new origin story.


Max the Assassin is back! What started in the pages of Painfreak, continued in the books The Beast That Was Max and Road To Hell now comes to an explosive conclusion. Offered in a VERY limited edition hardcover which contains bonus material including an all new short story with introduction showing us just where Max came from and how he got started on his cursed and tragic journey through a life of murder and sex. Also offfered in an affordable unlimited trade paperback signed by the author.

“A non-stop rampage of exquisite horror. Houarner sets off a powder keg of awl-sharp imagery, occult intellect, and bad-to-the-bone super- naturalism to further evolve one of the most terrifying character-lines the genre has seen. An irresistible thriller, horror, and fantasy novel wrapped up as one, by an author who writes like Thomas Pynchon possessed by demons.

—Edward Lee, author of
House Infernal and Flesh Gothic

Max the Assassin is in Hell.

Tormented by vengeful spirits and his secret self, the demonic Beast, Max suffers for the pain he caused when he lived, and for losing his chance at redemption through love.

Angel, Max's son, is devastated by his father's death and wanders the desert between the worlds in which he saw his father die, searching for a way home. Then he encounters the Caravan of the Dead, who promise him salvation, and Apocalypse.

Both their fates depend on Eartha, a young woman from Brooklyn, her circle of outsider friends, the soul of her dead father, a sex club called Painfreak, the Palace of the Djinn, and the ancient spirit of an Egyptian sacrificial cat.

Can Hell be broken? Can the dead return to life?

Can love conquer pain, vengeance, and death?

The answers are on The Road From Hell…

“A fascinating and thought- provoking dark fantasy that displays Gerard Houarner’s top of the line literary craftsmanship, Road From Hell is the perfect finale to the Max trilogy. Steeped in mythology and the bizarre wonders of the supernatural, the novel crosses genre borders as Max battles ghosts and demons from the very pit of oblivion. Houarner’s prose is tight, the imagery shocking, and the scenes haunting and diabolically terrifying.”

—Tom Piccirilli, author of
The Midnight Road and The Dead Letters

Necro Publications and Bedlam Press

Friday, October 12, 2007


I don't go out of my way to buy from remainder houses, but they do have some tremendous deals. Buying some UK Properbox music CDs for myself lately at Daedalus Books I noticed they had a wholesale site. Since I had bought books from them at wholesale one time way back when, I figured to maybe give that a try. Now I have an order out with them. Here is what for:
  1. The No. 1 Ibiza Chillout Album Fatboy Slim, Angel City, Lumination, Leftfield, Airbiscuit, Max Sedgley, Chicane & many others. 76817 $23.00 $6.98
  2. 0753818353 Bad Boy Brawly Brown Walter Mosley. 70232 N/A $3.98
  3. Properbox 68 Benny Carter Benny Carter, trumpet & saxophone. Horace Henderson & Teddy Wilson, pianos. Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone. Max Roach, drums, & many others. 49174 N/A $24.98
  4. Properbox 78 Bessie Smith Bessie Smith, vocals. 49259 N/A $24.98
  5. Properbox 89 Big Joe Turner Big Joe Turner, vocals. Pete Johnson, piano. Art Farmer, trumpet. Freddie Green, guitar. Don Byas, tenor saxophone, & many others. 59340 N/A $24.98
  6. Properbox 118 Bill Haley Bill Haley with the Saddlemen, the Four Aces of Western Swing, the Comets & others. 79042 N/A $24.98
  7. Properbox 98 Charlie Christian Charlie Christian, guitar. Benny Goodman, clarinet. Count Basie, piano. Don Byas, tenor saxophone. Gene Krupa, drums, & many others. 79028 N/A $24.98
  8. Properbox 77 Charlie Mingus Charlie Mingus, bass. Dinah Washington, vocals. Earl Hines, piano. Lionel Hampton, vibes. Red Norvo Trio. Stan Getz, tenor saxophone, & many others. 49258 N/A $24.98
  9. Properbox 41 Charlie Ventura Charlie Ventura, tenor & baritone saxophones. Barney Bigard, clarinet. Barney Kessel, guitar. Buck Clayton, trumpet. Shelly Manne, drums, & others. 69003 N/A $24.98
  10. Properbox 86 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown, trumpet. Quincy Jones, piano. Max Roach, drums. Lou Donaldson, alto saxophone. Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone, & others. 79347 N/A $14.98
  11. Properbox 129 The Cosimo Matassa Story Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Smiley Lewis, Little Richard, Bobby Mitchell, the Barons & many others. 79320 N/A $24.98
  12. 1933299177 Different Kinds of Dead and Other Tales/General Murders Ed Gorman/Loren D. Estelman. 71668 $24.95 $7.98
  13. 1933299150 Foggy Mountain Breakdown & Other Stories/Tales From Nightscape Sharyn McCrumb/David Morrell. 71671 $24.95 $4.98
  14. 1583940944 Imaginings, Vol. 1 Stefan Rudnicki, ed. Harlan Ellison, intro. 53164 $14.95 $3.98
  15. 0965903753 The Motion of Light in Water Samuel R. Delany. 62552 N/A $3.98
  16. 1574231626 No Respect Gerard Malanga. 62287 $18.95 $3.98
  17. 1933299169 Missing Persons: Three Tales of Extreme Suspense/Not Safe After Dark and Other Stories Lewis Shiner/Peter Robinson. 71670 $24.95 $7.98
  18. 0312877978 A Paradigm of Earth Candas Jane Dorsey. 41648 $15.95 $1.00
  19. 0575073764 Peace Gene Wolfe. 62710 N/A $3.98
  20. Properbox 45 The Peggy Lee Story Peggy Lee, vocals. Benny Goodman, clarinet. Mel Powell, piano. Laurindo Almeida, guitar. Red Norvo, vibes, & many others. 69004 N/A $24.98
  21. 0738525527 Rhythm Love and Soul Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Al Green, the Supremes, the Spinners, Smokey Robinson, Barry White, Percy Sledge & many others. 76337 $50.00 $24.98
  22. 0765301164 A Scattering of Jades Alexander C. Irvine. 50835 $25.95 $2.00
  23. 0575601973 A Sudden Wild Magic Diana Wynne Jones. 60923 N/A $2.98
  24. 0575072679 The Well of the Unicorn Fletcher Pratt. 62711 N/A $3.98
  25. Properbox 20 Wynonie Harris Wynonie Harris, vocals. Ellis Larkins, piano, & others. 69001 N/A $9.98
---Anyone wanting any of these from me the second price is the Daedalus price. Mine would be a 25% discount from that (maybe 30% depending on what shipping costs). The first price is the original retail (N/A implies import). Before that is the Daedalus stock number if you want to go to their site for more info. Their prices at their retail site may vary from the above, but I think with the discount I give I would still have the lower price. Anything else at their site you might see that you might want, let me know, because I'm sure I wouldn't have any trouble coming up with another order to send them. I only stopped with the above because I had reached a decent total, if decent is the word.

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