---Those would be, no doubt, Attic Express and At Ease With the Dead.Hi, Chris:Please find attached a couple of invoices covering books on their way to you.all best,Christopher
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.
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
---I probably ought to order this one, it sounds like -- and I know there are a whole slew of other Pyr books that might be worth getting...BRASYL is HOT:978-1-59102-543-6
- Boing Boing: "...his finest novel to date"
- Salon.com's Summer Reading Recommendation
- B+ in Entertainment Weekly
- Salon.com: "...you will delight in Brasyl."
- Amazon's Bookstore Blog: "McDonald deserves to be going up against most of the world’s top fiction writers, period."
- A grade in SciFi Weekly: "...hot and tropical and full of music."
- Starred Review in PW: "Chaotic, heartbreaking and joyous, ... must-read"
- Starred Review in Booklist
- Locus: "...without doubt one of the major SF books of 2007."
- Ranked # 5 on the bestselling hardcover list at San Francisco-based independent genre bookstore Borderlands Books for May 2007Thank you for your support!Sincerely,Marcia RogersDirector of Special SalesPrometheus Bookswww.prometheusbooks.com
Monday, July 30, 2007
Hi everyone! I wanted to pass this along because Pyr is thanked here (with the Pyr logo!) as an advertiser who supported their Quill finalist - very exciting for us!I hope you'll log on and vote for BRASYL (Ian McDonald; 978-1-59102-543-6)!
How many different ways can the future be imagined?
Reviewed by Jeff VanderMeer
Sunday, July 22, 2007; BW11
By Ian McDonald
Py . 357 pp. $25
Ian McDonald's Brasyl, with its three storylines, is as close to perfect as any novel in recent memory. It works because of great characterization, but also because McDonald envisions Brazil as a dynamic, living place that is part postmodern trash pile, part trashy reality-TV-driven ethical abyss . . . and yet also somehow spiritual. Whether it's Jesuit priest Luis Quinn's journey up the Amazon with a French spy in 1732, TV producer Marcelina Hoffman's search for a reviled former soccer player in 2006, or the exploits of the thief Edson Jesus Oliveira de Freitas in 2032 (and the mind-blowing scene in which he steals a futuristic purse), McDonald's novel is always in motion. This movement extends through time and alternate realities in ways both wonderful and wise, as the three storylines interlock for a satisfying and often stunning conclusion. McDonald has found new myths for old places; in doing so, he has cemented his reputation as an amazing storyteller.Sincerely,Marcia RogersDirector of Special SalesPrometheus Bookswww.prometheusbooks.com
---My discount would probably be 20%--less if added postage costs cut into margins too greatly.
Announcement: FALL 2007 Book ReleaseOn the heels of last Fall's successful near-sellout of "The Surgeon of Souls" by Victor Rousseau under theimprint of The Spectre Library, now is offered Rousseau's completely lost works of weird supernaturalstories "The Tracer of Egos." These stories have never been viewed by a single pulp fiction collector, andare now available for the first time, recovered from bygone newspapers. This is Rousseau's second-everventure into the realm of the psychic detective genre.
The The Spectre Library collects rare literature in limited edition jacketed hardcovers.Further, there are limited copies of the first book still available: Victor Rousseau "The Surgeon of Souls"Less than 30 copies are in stock of this 200-run edition, introduction by Mike Ashley.Below are the list details. Cordially~~Morgan A. Wallace, The Spectre LibraryAuthor: Victor RousseauTitle: The Tracer of EgosPublisher: The Spectre LibraryRetail: $40Jacketed, smythe-sewn hardcoverLimited edition: 200 copiesIntroduction by: Morgan A. WallaceAvailable: Fall 2007Collected for the first time ever, these 12 weird and occult tales feature Dr. Phileas Immanuel, soul-specialist. Advocating that problems of the abnormal psychic state could be remedied with treatment upon the basictheory of reincarnation, the great neurological psychic physician must exorcise discarnate thieves, murderers, religious madmen, combatants....
Sunday, July 29, 2007
50 short science fiction tales
50 strange stories of the supernatural
agatha christie's detectives
all the flowers are dying
bad boy brawly brown
beggars and choosers
beyond the dark
casseroles by candlelight
change of command
chronicles vol 1
drawing of the three
ellery queen's masters of mystery
every dead thing
from the dust returned
girl who loved tom gordon
harvest the fire
history of modern germany- the reformation
infinite concept of cosmic creation
karl barth - letters 1961-1968
lake wobegon days
mr. midshipman hornblower
nightmares & dreamscapes
partners in necessity
pegasus descending (sold)
planet of judgment
pocket world in figures 1998
rag bag clan
robots and murder
secret diary of adrian mole
speaker for the dead
stainless steel rat joins the circus (sold)
star trek 1
stones for ibarra
talking to myself
thread of grace
witness to a century
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Welcome to the July 2007
E-Bulletin from PS Publishing
We've got some particularly exciting news to tell you about in this e-bulletin, not least of which is the launch of our new blog! This is, of course, all part of major re-vamp of the PS website... coming very soon indeed. I've seen various pages as Ariel has been putting the whole thing together and it looks great. Okay, just a quick one then before I hand you over to Ariel to tell you about the blog.
The Colorado Kid has Shipped!
The wait is over! Yes, copies of Stephen King's The Colorado Kid -- in all editions -- have been winging their way around the world to all of our very patient customers, many of whom have been waiting for more than a whole year. The end result is, I think, remarkable and early reactions suggest that PS folks hold the books (particularly the traycased edition) in similarly high regard. All credit must go to our printers, Biddles for pulling out all the stops.
You can see them all in the picture below -- please note that the slipcased and traycased editions are sold out. We have a few copies left of the artist-signed edition and a few of the three-book slipcased sets. But they're not going to last forever so place an order as soon as you can so as to avoid disappointment.
Postscripts Subscribers' Bonus Chapbook 2007
Here in England, particularly on the east coast (the sea is at the end of our street . . . sometimes a little nearer than we'd ideally like!), the summer so far has been a washout. And already we drift towards Christmas.
This year, our Postscripts chapbook (which will be sent out, completely free, to everyone who holds a current and fully paid-up Postscripts subscription at the end of the year) will be a special edition of Joe Hill's 'Saved' from the special slipcased edition of his groundbreaking collection 20th Century Ghosts.
Joe felt that he'd like to do something for all the fans who weren't able to get a hold of the slipcased edition containing the extra story - and please note that 'Saved' will not be appearing in the trade editions of the book put out in the UK and the USA.
The chapbook will be published in two states as usual: a signed hardcover, which will be sent out to all Postscripts hardcover subscribers, and an unsigned paperback sent out to all our paperback subscribers.
Right then, that's all from me. Ariel, on with the show!
Cheers Pete, and a warm 'hello' to all our e-bulletin subscribers. I'll be brief: as Pete says, we've just launched the first phase of our long-mooted website re-design - the PS Publishing News Room.
It's a blog-based section of the site (running on Wordpress, for those in the audience who like to know these things) which means that in future all our future updates and news items will be available via your favourite RSS reader (you can subscribe to the feed via the orange icon on the site, or point your reader at news.pspublishing.co.uk/feed/) as well as on the site itself.
The plan is to update the News Room as and when we have anything interesting to tell you about - new book acquisitions, brand new cover art, interviews with our authors, links to stories of interest elsewhere on the Web, award nominations and (hopefully!) award wins... you name it . There's already a couple of months' worth of posts on there if you'd like to see what we've been up to recently (there's been so much going on at PS in the last few weeks that we thought we'd better post it as it happened).
And of course, we'd definitely welcome your feedback, comments and suggestions. Either leave a comment against a particular news item, or get in touch via the contact page of the main website. We promise to read every email and will respond as seems best. The rather gorgeous artwork at the top of the page is by the one and only Les Edwards, by the way. Or possibly Edward Miller (it gets hard to tell them apart, sometimes...)
Right, that's all from me. And hey, how come you're still reading this e-bulletin, anyhow? Shouldn't you be over at the PS News Room by now? ;)
Ariel, PS Webguy
Monday, July 23, 2007
Greetings from the Gryphon:---Reminds me that I have some ordering to do!
THE GUILD OF XENOLINGUISTS, by Sheila Finch, is now available!
In essentially all science fiction, the problems of actually talking to and
understanding a new alien race is usually glossed over, by resorting to the “universal
translator” or by totally ignoring any difference in language. Our own human history
shows that understanding a new human race is fraught with pitfalls; how much more
problematic would be meeting and greeting, let alone trading complex thoughts such as
peace and war with, a totally different species? Would this in itself be a story well worth
telling? Sheila Finch has addressed this issue, in a series of stories that range from the
first contact with an advanced alien species on Earth to the development of a galaxy-
wide Guild of Xenolinguists that handles all cross-culture communication, and indeed
helps ascertain if a species is sentient or not. Novices are trained for years, and then
sent out to learn the alien languages and program the translation computers, so those
that follow may communicate with relative ease. Of course, with a totally new culture, and
culture being a large part of language, interacting with the alien species is far from
routine, or even safe. Moral questions also arise; although supposedly neutral in all
matters politic, lingsters may find themselves involved in local politics, and forced to
make decisions that are not based on their language skills. For example, in Finch’s
Nebula Award-winning story, “Reading the Bones,” the hapless, alcoholic linguist, whose
duties had mainly been translating during his employers’ shopping trips, faces a native
upheaval, a trek with two young children across a largely unknown jungle, and the
opportunity to see a written language born. Alien parasites, alien viruses, a mysterious
star-faring race that seems randomly violent, large tyrant moles, dolphin instructors and
surrogate mothers, all this and more face the prepared and not-so-prepared linguists in
these eleven stories.
English-major heroes in outer space—a nice change of pace after Potter.
THE GUILD OF XENOLINGUISTS by Sheila Finch
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
ISBN 978-1-930846-48-7 / $24.95 (Trade hardcover)
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
---if anyone is interested in me ordering any...
NEW BORDERLANDS PRESS TITLES AT THE PRINTER!
August 10, 2007, we will soon be shipping new titles!
5 STORIES by Peter Straub
A wonderful collection of tales by the horror genre’s most literate and endlessly inventive writers.
“Little Red’s Tango” incorporates a vampire story, miracle legends, a saint’s legend, an epistle, beatitudes, and jazz minutiae within a contemporary faux-gospel.
“Lapland, or Film Noir” is a journey to place of the dark, paranoid crime movies made in Los Angeles between 1948 and 1956, which Straub calls “one of the most compelling periods in American film history.”
“The Geezers” is a fascinating exercise in withholding everything that might explain what the protagonists and their friends were up to, and describing instead their reactions to the consequences of the unstated actions. It is Straub at his best.
“Donald Duck” is a surreal study of how a family can be changed irrevocably by the decisions of one reckless member.
The final tale, “Mr. Aickman’s Air Rifle” reveals itself in clever homage as Straub deliberately assumes the mantle of “a great and respected elder, with felonious intentions.”
This is the first time these stories have been collected, and represent a welcome addition to the Straub’s body of work.
Signed, numbered, limited (350 copies): $40
Lettered edition (26 copies): $200 (these are going fast)
BLACK WIND by F. Paul Wilson
After finishing the first three novels of what would become the Adversary Cycle, F. Paul Wilson began work on Black Wind, the longest, most intricately plotted and intensely researched novel of his career. To his dismay, Black Wind came to be known as his “lost novel.”
Wilson has never feared mixing genres, but with Black Wind, perhaps he went too far. No one knew how to position a novel that was at once a historical family saga spanning the Roaring Twenties to the final days of World War Two, and yet a conspiracy thriller as well, involving alternate history, cultural fanaticism, and wrenchingly dark supernatural horror.
“A stunner!” Dean Koontz
“A superb feast of storytelling.” Ramsey Campbell
“ Wilson’s best…absolutely irresistible!” Robert Bloch
“As irresistible as the sweep of a samurai blade!” Robert Shea
“Sharp and intelligent…a genuine page turner.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A fascinating novel…as much a character study as a confrontation between East and West.” The Baltimore Sun
Though considered by Wilson to be his best novel, Black Wind has been out of print for more than a decade. It is big, 500-page classic that Borderlands is proud to be publishing in special, definitive edition.
Signed, numbered, limited (350 copies): $100
Lettered edition (26 copies): $350
DARK VOICES: Vol. 6
THE FINAL VERSE by Chet Williamson
The next audio/chapbook in the continuing series of writers reading their own work.
If you have been collecting the earlier volumes of this series, you simply cannot miss out on Chet Williamson’s masterful performance of a brand new original story about an ill-advised search for the missing lines of a song, whose origins and secrets lay hidden in the hills of Appalachia.
Chet’s reading and music will blow you away—plain and simple. The Final Verse is an award-winning performance.
Chapbook and CD: $25.00
Friday, July 13, 2007
Dear EmailNation Subscriber,
Watch The Nation's John Nichols tonight, Friday, July 13, on PBS's "Bill Moyers Journal," the national public television program, discussing the case for impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney. The hour long program, which will air on PBS stations nationwide at 9:00pm and other times, features Nichols and former Reagan administration lawyer Bruce Fein, one of the nation's leading constitutional scholars, making the case for articles of impeachment against the President and Vice President.
Nichols is the author of the best-selling book, The Genius of Impeachment: The Founders' Cure for Royalism (The New Press), and has written extensively about impeachment issues in The Nation magazine as well as in The Online Beat. Check the show's website or local listings for exact time of broadcast tonight.
You can also listen to a podcast of an interview Nichols taped today re impeachment on Utah Public Radio.
Finally, please visit The Nation online to listen to RadioNation with Laura Flanders on Air America Radio, to read new Nation blogs, to view newsfeed links updated each day, to see when Nation writers are appearing on TV and radio, to get info on nationwide activist campaigns, and to check out exclusive online reports and to read special weekly selections from The Nation magazine!
P.S. If you like what you read at TheNation.com, please consider subscribing to The Nation at a sharply discounted rate. Subscribing is the only way to read ALL of what's in the magazine week after week--both in print and online.
---Or, just follow the Chinese example in dealing with leaders who fuck up...
Thursday, July 12, 2007
---I can forward the PDF to anyone who would like to see it.Please find attached details of our forthcoming title, Alex Hamilton's The Attic Express and Other Macabre Stories.The book is currently being processed by Canada Customs, and should be with us by the end of this week. We'll be despatching standing order and dealers' copies during the course of the next week.Our next title is Francis Brett Young's highly atmospheric supernatural novel Cold Harbour, and this will be followed by the first volume in our series of Henry S. Whitehead's short fiction, Passing of a God and Other Stories. Also currently in preparation is an Ash-Tree edition of J. S. Leatherbarrow's short story collection A Natural Body and a Spiritual Body.As usual, please let us know if you have any problems with the attached file.all best regards,Christopher
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
---Here today from Hippocampus:
DEAD RECKONINGS #1, spr/07, Hippocampus, (A Review of Horror Literature; Jim Rockhill on Bradbury, Ben Indick on Stephen King, Steven J. Mariconda on Le Fanu; Rob Latham on J.G. Ballard, Ramsey Campbell on Ramsey Campbell, and much more, plus Capsule Reviews; edited by S.T. Joshi & Jack M. Haringa), new 7.50
Haldeman, Philip SHADOW COAST, Hippocampus ('07), 1st edn, (chilling novel; evokes the rugged seacoast, eerie rainforests, small-town confines, and human interrelationships of a remote corner of the Pacific Northwest, all within a ghostly tale of horror that brings to mind the best work of H.P. Lovecraft and Algernon Blackwood), new 15.00
Pain, Barry AN EXCHANGE OF SOULS bound dos à dos with LAZARUS by Henri Béraud, Hippocampus ('07), 1st edn, (in Lovecraft's Library series; Joshi intros), new 15.00
Smith, Clark Ashton THE COMPLETE POETRY AND TRANSLATIONS, Volume 3: The Flowers of Evil and Others, Hippocampus '07, 1st edn, (presents, for the first time, author’s complete translations in French and Spanish, also printing the French and Spanish texts on facing pages of Baudelaire, Verlaine, Hugo, Musset, Gautier, among others, the great majority previously unpublished; all texts annotated by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz), new in dj 50.00
Monday, July 2, 2007
---Should have expected not to be able to get to work as well as expected while in solitary confinement the days Amy was in Belgium. Instead I guess I just lazed around and read and listened to music, eating and sleeping haphazardly, usually in no fit state to get much of anything worthwhile accomplished, except in occasional fits and starts. Maybe now that she is back, I can turn over that perpetually needed new leaf. As always, I hope so.
---Experimented with copying and pasting email with graphic--the one from The Nation below, which seemed like about as worthy a cause as I can think of and worth my puny effort to relay. Bad as things might be in the world, without The Nation they would be even worse, especially the way the current mass-media and even mainstream newspapers have dropped the ball so often in getting to the bottom of things. Maybe the bottom is so low and wide they can’t even begin to gauge and plumb its depths, although they do seem to be able to find lows in other areas--petty celebrity, petty crime, petty sleaze, ad nauseum.
Sunday, July 1, 2007
DOUBLE ACT a new novella from LH Maynard & MPN Sims
Walter Coker and Charlie Hass are a successful comedy double act in the theatre of 1950’s: England; Coker and Hass, a laugh a minute, as their bill-matter read. Best of friends in life as well as professional perfection on stage.
When Charlie dies unexpectedly it soon becomes obvious the rose tinted view of them was slightly smeared. Gradually as life as a single act becomes reality for Walter the legacy left to him becomes terrifyingly real.
Events in Charlie’s past creep in to haunt his partner; and things Walter has done just add fuel to the flames. Charlie had resentments and death won’t be a barrier to resolving them.
This is a return to the traditional ghost story for Maynard & Sims. This novella would not be out of place in their classic collections, Echoes Of Darkness or Shadows At Midnight. This is a ghost story told with all the enigmatic elements of their work.
Double Act is a trade paperback from Nyx Books of USA.
$14.99 from all online sellers internationally including Amazon.
---I'm not carrying this, but maybe could if anyone is interested
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