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.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

June 2014 Listings

My wife is getting us new furniture so I have to clear books away from where I had them, ready for cataloguing I never seemed to get around to performing. So here are ones I'm needing to move (newer listings—and re-listings—on top):
  • MYSTERY SCENE #70, '01, (Evan Hunter/Ed McBain tribute; lots more; 86 pages), 8.5x11" magazine, new $10 [list price: $7.50]
  • 0679732519 Thompson, Jim A HELL OF A WOMAN, Black Lizard/Vintage Crime, 6th printing, new $10 [list price: $10]
  • 0670856045 Boyle, T. Coraghessan THE TORTILLA CURTAIN, Viking, 9/95, 1st printing, (A Novel), vg+ in vg dj $3 [list price: $23.95]
  • 0316734594 Mosley, Walter BLONDE FAITH, Little Brown, 10/07, 1st edn, 1st printing, (The Tenth Easy Rawlins Thriller), vg+ in dj $3 [list price: $25.99]
  • 9780441018222 Barnes, John DIRECTIVE 51, Ace, 4/10, 1st edn, 1st printing, (techno-thriller), vg+ in dj $3 [list price: $25.95]
  • 087054182X Smith, Clark Ashton SELECTED LETTERS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH, Arkham House '03, 1st edn [stated], (Edited by David E. Schultz and Scott Connors), new in dj $50 [list price: $35.95]
  • 0300048769 Swearer, Randolph (art), Raymond Oliver (poetry), Marijane Osborn (commentary) BEOWULF: A Likeness, Yale '90, 1st printing, Yale '90, 1st printing, (recreates Beowulf for the modern audience), oversize, vg-f in dj $25 [no listed price]
  • 0679733108 Thompson, Jim SAVAGE NIGHT, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 4th printing, new $10 [list price: $9]
  • 0814250890 Weil, Ellen & Gary K. Wolfe HARLAN ELLISON: The Edge of Forever, Ohio State ('02), 1st, (first book-length critical study of HE's works), {hc no dj available @ $60}, in publisher's shrinkwrap, new $25 [no listed price]
  • 0395353416 Ellison, Harlan SLIPPAGE: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories, Houghton Mifflin '97, 1st trade printing, new in dj $15 [list price: $22]
  • 0929480759 Ellison, Harlan SLIPPAGE: Precariously Poised, Previously Uncollected Stories, Ziesing '97, deluxe edn, 1st edn [stated], one of 1200 SIGNED copies, BOXED, new in dj $75 [list price: $75]
  • 1887424350 Ellison, Harlan "REPENT, HARLEQUIN!" SAID THE TICKTOCKMAN, Underwood '97, 1st edn [stated], trade issue, (classic story; illustrated by Rick Berry; designed by Arnie Fenner), oversize, f in vg dj $20 [list price: $17]
  • 0786410000 Weaver, Tom I WAS A MONSTER MOVIE MAKER: Conversations with 22 SF and Horror Filmmakers, McFarland '00, (includes filmographies and index), new no dj as issued (pictorial boards) $50 [no listed price]
  • 0156013355 Silverberg, Robert (ed) NEBULA AWARDS® SHOWCASE 2001: The Year's Best SF and Fantasy, Harcourt '01, A Harvest Original, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, trade pb variant, vg-f $5 [list price: $14]
  • 0887330673 Ellison, Harlan HARLAN ELLISON'S WATCHING, Underwood-Miller '89, 2nd trade printing, (half a-hundred cinema-review essays plus 15,000 word introductory essay; 514 pages; index), new in dj $30 [list price: $29.95]
  • 0892962399 Ellison, Harlan THE HARLAN ELLISON HORNBOOK, Penzler, 11/90, (previously uncollected essays; foreword by Robert Crais), 1st [trade] printing, vg-f in dj $15 [list price: $22.95]
  • 0786407557 Weaver, Tom RETURN OF THE B SCIENCE FICTION AND HORROR HEROES: The Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews, McFarland Classics '00, (reprints volumes first published in '88 and '91; 415+447 pages; indexes), new $100 [no listed price]
  • 0786407980 Weaver, Tom POVERTY ROW HORRORS!: Monogram, PRC and Republic Horor Films of the Forties, McFarland Classics '99, (first published in 1993; photos, filmographies, index), new $35 [no listed price]
  • 0786413662 Weaver. Tom DOUBLE FEATURE CREATURE ATTACK: A Monster Merger of Two More Volumes of Classic Interviews, McFarland Classics '03, (reprints Genre Giants ['94] and They Fought In the Creature Features ['95]; 384+318 pages; indexes), trade pb, new $80 [no listed price] 
  • 0312861710 Wilder, Cherry SIGNS OF LIFE, Tor, 5/96, 1st edn [stated], 1st printing, (return to Rhomary Land of first novel Second Nature), new in dj $10 [list price: $23.95]
  • 1565049608 Ellison, Harlan EDGEWORKS 1: Over the Edge / An Edge In My Voice, White Wolf, 5/96, 1st printing, (399 pages + index), g-vg in dj (some water damage) $10 [list price: $21.99]
  • 0060111763 Ellison, Harlan DEATHBIRD STORIES, Harper & Row '75, First Edition [stated], (: A Pantheon of Modern Gods), g-vg in dj $50 [list price: $8.95]
  • 0684134322 Silverberg, Robert UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY: Science Fiction Stories, Scribners ('73), 1st printing, g-vg in dj (somewhat musty) $10 [list price: $5.95]
  • 0859361802 Wood, David GENISIS: The First Book of Revelations, Baton '85, 1st, (Over 150 photographs, maps, engravings and diagrams with over 100 in color; one of the most important books ever to be published), vg+ in dj $15 [list price: £15]
  • SCIENCE FICTION EYE #9, 11/91, Stephen P. Brown,  8.5x11" stapled magazine, new but with small spot where scotch tape caught part of cover $5 [list price: $3.50]
  • 9780861301201 Moorcock, Michael INTO THE MEDIA WEB: Selected Short Non-Fiction, 1956-2006, Savoy ('10), (1st), (Edited by John Davey; 718 pages), vg-f in vg+ dj $200 [no list price]
NOTES: I'm finding that I'm needing to re-grade and re-price and re-describe many books, sometimes greatly, that were in my printed-paper catalogs of yore.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

odds and ends

Odds and ends (re-listings and such—most recent adds on top):
  • 0525242937 Oates, Joyce Carol SOLSTICE, Wiliam Abrahams/Dutton '85, 1st edn [stated], (uncanny response to erotic tension), ex-libr else g in dj $3 [list price: $15.95]
  • 1892391155 Morrow, James THE CAT'S PAJAMAS & Other Stories, Tachyon '04, 1st edn, (critically acclaimed satiric short fiction), new in dj $20 [list price: $24.95]
  • 1877655252 Webb, Don THE EXPLANATION & Other Good Advice, Wordcraft of Oregon '98, 1st edn, (flash fictions), new $15 [list price: $9.95]
  • 0670033928 Vollmann, William T. EUROPE CENTRAL, Viking, 4th printing, (intertwined paired stories; 811 pages), as new in dj $8 [list price: $39.95]
  • 1902309227 Tuttle, Lisa GHOSTS & OTHER LOVERS, Sarob '02, one of 250 limited-edition copies (total of 302), (stories), as new in dj $35 [no list price]
  • Pyramid F-783 Phillips, Mark (=Randall Garrett + Laurence M. Janifer) BRAIN TWISTER, 8/62, 1st printing, (PBO; exp of The Sweet Little Old Lady), g-vg $3 [list price: 40¢]
  • 0671722069 Heinlein, Robert A. FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD, Baen 72206, 2/94, 1st Baen printing, ("Science Fiction's Most Controversial Novel"), vg $2 [list price: $5.99]
  • 0451046641Wilson, Robin Scott (editor) CLARION: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction and Criticism from the Clarion Writers' Workshop, Signet Q4664, 6/71, (PBO), vg-f $4 [list price: 95¢]
  • 038081840X Hartwell, David G. and Kathryn Cramer (editors) YEAR'S BEST FANTASY, Eos 81840, 3rd printing, (stories from 2000), new $5 [list price: $7.50]
  • 1879450518 Gilbert, Michael T. MR. MONSTER ATTACKS, Tundra ('92), (Number Two in a Three-Issue Series; Doc Stearn comic book), vg-f $2 [list price: $3.95]
  • 9781597802024 Bagigalupi, Paolo PUMP SIX and Other Stories, Night Shade ('10), 1st printing, as new $10 [list price: $14.99]
  • 0525433201 Milne, A.A. THE WORLD OF POOH, QPB book club, nd, (reprint of Dutton 1957 edn; The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner; E.H. Shepard color illus), as new $5 [no list price]
  • 9780553383577 Vandermeer, Jeff CITY OF SAINTS AND MADMEN, Bantam Spectra, 5th printing, (Moorcock intro), vg-f $14 [list price: $16]
  • 9781605430027 Nevins, Francis M. (ed) THE ANTHONY BOUCHER CHRONICLES: Reviews and Commentary 1942-1947, Ramble House ('10), POD edn, (©2001; 470 pages), vg-f $20 [no list price]
  • 1904619797 Bradbury, Ray FOREVER AND THE EARTH: Yesterday and Tomorrow Tales, PS Publishing, 9/05, 1st edn, new in dj $95 [no list price]
  • 0671777106 Malzberg, Barry PHASE IV, Pocket 77710, 11/73, (PBO; movie novelization; A race of super ants delivers an ultimatum to mankind - ADAPT OR DIE!), vg [list price: 95¢]
  • 0373720092 Wolfe, Aaron (=Koontz) INVASION, Laser 9, '75, (PBO; Malzberg intro), vg+ $15 [list price: 95¢]
  • 0441913571 Wollheim, Donald A. & Terry Carr (eds) WORLD'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: 1970, ('70), (PBO), vg+ (small price label) $5 [list price: 95¢]
---For more general information about any books listed, do a search with the isbn (where there is one) and read about the book on amazon or wiki—or goodreads maybe. I do have photos of the books, both on flickr and my biblio listings, as well as most of my more recent amazon listings.

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