Chris Drumm Books

After quite a while resting on my more or less laurels (past listings) it's time to get a move on and put up some more listings. My goal is five books every day from now on. This should be achievable, but not according to my past performance.

These books get listed in three places: on Amazon, Biblio, and Half. Books without ISBNs (older books) generally will not be listed on half. My prices might vary between these three places. Amazon and Half tell me competing prices, so I peg mine on them. Thus, if the lowest price for Deadly Percheron is $98 on Amazon, I might peg mine at $95. If it weren't my only copy maybe I'd be more reasonable. In fact, I think my Biblio listing is more reasonable.

Going forward (and possibly backward), links to titles of books will send you to the main Amazon listing. My listing will be somewhere amidst the other maybe 237 listings. This is where my photo of the book can be seen, which will probably be a better one than the one Amazon features. Half doesn't let me attach my own photo—at least I don't think it does. Photos are also at biblio. Lots of older listings still don't have photos. Nor updated prices.

I've been lousy at selling direct via email. Sorry about that, if you've tried me. Listing through the major portals keeps me honest—also prompt and reliable.

Monday, February 8, 2016


  1. Rice, Jane THE IDOL OF THE FLIES and Other Stories, Midnight House '03, one of 500 numbered copies, (weird-fiction stories; Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Jim Rockhill [eds & intro/afterword]), new in dj $200 [list price: $40]
  2. Bova, Ben MOVING MARS, Tor, 11/93, 1st edn, 1st printing, (brings together all the things that make science-fiction wonderful), new in dj $10 [list price: $23.95]
  3. Dickson, Gordon R. THE ALIEN WAY, New Bantam edn(7/73), fr-g $1 [list price: 95¢]
  4. Elwood, Roger (ed) INVASION OF THE ROBOTS, Paperback Library 52-519, 4/65, (PBO; how Earth will meet the fantastic challenge of...; Elwood intro), vg $6 [list: 50¢]
  5. Selby, Curt (=Doris Piserchia) BLOOD COUNTY, DAW 436, 6/81, (PBO; Horror was their heritage, for they were the people that the census dared not count!), vg+ [list price: $2.25]

Sunday, January 10, 2016


So much for my resolution to process five books a day! Partly laziness but also running into a stack of already-catalogued books that needed to be checked out to make sure listings were actually still active and put on the shelving pile where they should have been in the first place. These books I could have put in blog here but I'm generally electing not to. Plus I'm running into some books that are going on my to-read pile. 

  1. Stout, Rex DEATH OF A DOXY, Viking '66, 1st, (A Nero Wolfe novel), g-vg in dj [list price: $3.75]
  2. Laymon, Richard NIGHT IN THE LONESOME OCTOBER, Cemetery Dance '01, 1st edn, (489 pages), new in dj $70 [list price: $40]
  3. Quick, William T. PLANET OF THE APES™, HarperEntertainment 107635, 8/01, 1st printing, (PBO; movie novelization; 8 pages of photos), vg-f $3 [list price: $6.99]
  4. Zivkovic, Zoran THE FOURTH CIRCLE, Ministry of Whimsy/Night Shade '04, Trade Hardcover edn, (a novel; by World Fantasy Award Winner), vg-f in dj $25 [list price: $27]
  5. Zivkovic, Zoran THE FOURTH CIRCLE, Ministry of Whimsy/Night Shade '04, Limited Edition, one of 100 SIGNED copies, (a novel; by World Fantasy Award Winner), vg-f in dj $45 [list price: $45]

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


  1. Tem, Steve Rasnic (ed) THE UMBRAL ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION POETRY, Umbral, spr/82, SIGNED by Tem, trade pb, new $25 [list price: $4.50]
  2. Resnick, Mike BULLY!, Axolotl/Pulphouse ('90), 1st, one of 300 hc copies of one of 900 copies SIGNED by the author and by Barry Malzberg (who writes the introduction), hardcover, new in dust jacket $35 [no price listed on book]
  3. Hubbard, L. Ron BUCKSKIN BRIGADES, Frontier Library/Jameson '87, 1st printing, (Winfred Blevins intro), vg+ in dj $10 [list price: $16.95]
  4. Howard, Robert E. THE IRON MAN & Other Tales of the Ring, Donald M. Grant '76, First Edition, new in dj $15 [list price: $7]
  5. Hoyle, Fred ELEMENT 79, New American Library ('67), First Printing, (Can immortal man ever outwit the airlines?, etc.; a remarkable sex comedy), vg in g-vg dj $8 [list price: $4.50]

Saturday, January 2, 2016


  1. O'Sullivan, Judith THE GREAT AMERICAN COMIC STRIP: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art, Bulfinch ('90), First edition, (oblong oversize; 17 color and 120 black-and-white illustrations), vg (nominally a new copy) $10 [list price: $24.95]
  2. Chappell, Fred MORE SHAPES THAN ONE: A Book of Stories, St. Martin's, 9/92, 1st pb edn, (offers an assortment of truth seekers; transforms the commonplace), tpb, new $10 [list price: $8.95]
  3. Robbe-Grillet, Alain TWO NOVELS: Jealousy / In the Labyrinth, Grove, 10/93, trade pb, new $15 [list price: $12]
  4. Wilson, Robin (ed) THOSE WHO CAN: A Science Fiction Reader, St. Martin's Griffin, 4/96, 1st St. Martin's Griffin edn, trade pb, new $15 [list price: $13.95]
  5. Harrison, Harry 50 IN 50, Tor, 11/02, 1st trade pb edn, (50 stories for fifty years!; a collection/celebration; 623 pages), new $25 [list price: $18.95]

Thursday, December 31, 2015


  1. Jones, Stephen & Kim Newman (eds) HORROR: 100 Best Books, Carroll & Graf '98, 2nd C&G pb edn, (Featuring Contributions by 100 Top Horror Writers; with a Foreword by Ramsey Campbell), vg+ (new copy but slightly warehouse-worn) $12 [list price: $11.95]
  2. Zettel, Sarah THE QUIET INVASION, Warner/Aspect, 2/00, 1st printing, (An abandoned alien outpost has been discovered on Venus. Or has it?), PR laid in, vg-f in dj $10 [list price: $23.95]
  3. Zebrowski, George (ed) SYNERGY SF: New Science Fiction, Five Star, pre-9/04, ADVANCE READING COPY- UNCORRECTED PROOF, SIGNED by editor, (the acclaimed original anthology returns with a new selection of stories), trade pb, f $10
  4. Zivkovic, Zoran THE WRITER/THE BOOK: ttwo novels, Prime ('03). POD edn, new in dj [list price: $29.95]
  5. Zivkovic, Zoran THE WRITER/THE BOOK: two novels, Prime ('03). POD edn, trade pb, new (slightly bumped) [list price: $17.95]


Price, Robert M. (ed) THE BOOK OF EIBON, Call of Cthulhu/Chaosium, 1/02, FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, trade pb, new $20 [list price: $17.95]
Sarrantonio, Al TOYBOX, Cemetery Dance '99, deluxe signed edition, 1st printing, one of 750 SIGNED copies, (insightful Lansdale intro), hardcover, new in dust jacket $40 [list price: $40]
Hillerman, Tony THE FALLEN MAN, Harper, 6/10, 1st Harper Premium pb printing, (©1996; gripping novel), vg+ $2 [list price: $9.99]
Burke, James Lee SWAN PEAK, Pocket, 6/09, (A Dave Robicheaux Novel), vg $2 [list price: $9.99]
Dick, Philip K. THE TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER, Timescape, 4/83, 1st Timescape pb printing, vg $5 [list price: $2.95]

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


  1. Lafferty, R.A. THE MAN WHO MADE MODELS and Other Stories, Drumm Booklet #18, 9/84, 1st edn, (five stories original to this publication), 51 small-print pages, staple-bound 4x7" hand-assembled booklet, new $10 [list price: $2.50]
    ---I now notice the low price for this is $194.85 on That's just crazy—but well worth it!
  2. Leiber, Fritz A PAIL OF AIR, Ballantine U2216, 1st printing(7/64), (PBO; story collection), g-vg (small price sticker) $5[list price: 50¢]
  3. Leinster, Murray TIME TUNNEL, Pyramid R-1043, 7/64, (PBO; The atomic era and the age of Napoleon—linked by the…), vg $4 [list price: 50¢]
  4. Leinster, Murray THE TIME TUNNEL, Pyramid R-1522, 1/67, (PBO; TV tie), vg+ $4 [list price: 50¢]
  5. Sturgeon, Theodore THE ULTIMATE EGOIST, Volume 1: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, North Atlantic, 2nd('98), trade paperback, (1937-40 stories; Bradbury, Clarke & Wolfe forewords), new $20 [list price: $18.95]

Monday, December 28, 2015


  1. Ace Double M-107, ('64), A. Bertram Chandler INTO THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE / THE COILS OF TIME, (PBOs; bound dos-a-dos), vg-f [list price: 45¢]
  2. Hughes, Zach THE BOOK OF RACK THE HEALER, Award AN1149, ('73), (PBO; in Thunderworld science fiction series), vg+ (small price sticker)
  3. Margulies, Leo (editor) GET OUT OF MY SKY, Fawcett Crest s382, 3/60, 1st printing, (PBO; Three short novels of science fiction), vg+ $4 [list price: 35¢]
  4. Bardin, John Franklin THE DEADLY PERCHERON, Millipede, 12/06, 1st Millipede tpb printing, (first published in 1946; new introduction by Jonathan Lethem), vg-f $60 [list price: $15]
  5. Williams, Walter Jon KNIGHT MOVES, Tor 51184, 2nd printing, (intriguing SF), vg $2 [list price: $3.95]

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