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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2003
---Rec’d a solicitation from Meisha Merlin for an inventory-reduction sale. Any of these trade pbs I get will henceforth be half the original price in my catalog: REPOSITORY; SEX & VI0LENCE IN ZERO G; A BUSINESS OF FERRETS; PARLIAMENT OF OWLS; A TASTE OF BLOOD WINE; HELLO OUT THERE; UNDER THE OVERTREE; MADAGASCAR MANIFESTO; GUMSHOE GORILLA; GUMSHOE, THE WITCH & THE VIRTUAL CORPSE; AFTERIMAGE AFTERSHOCK, BRIDLING CHAOS, SUCH A PRETTY FACE, THE CULIA HERTITAGE, MYTH-ION IMPROBABLE, ULTIMATE MALLWORLD, BURYING THE SHADOW.
---And these in hc: TALE OF FIVE: THE SWORD AND DRAGON, HELLO OUT THERE, MADAGASCAR MANIFESTO, KEDRIGERN CHRONICLES 1, SUCH A PRETTY FACE, MOUNTAIN CAGE and Other Stories, MYTH ADVENTURES 1, MYTH-ION IMPORBABLE, SOMETHING M.Y.T.H. INC, NIGHT’S ANGEL.
---I don’t feel like ordering all these, but anyone who wants any at half the original price, I will supply from my current stock and re-order from the MM inventory sale. The sale ends Nov 15, but anything I get I will re-catalog at the half price. This is what happens when you don’t do POD publishing, I guess.
---Finally getting around to cataloguing a few used books, including many for the next package-insert paperback list:
2 • • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 8/8/2003—10/8/2003 • •
Harper 00108 Banks, Iain THE BRIDGE, 12/90, (fantastic, electrifying, outrageous), vg 3.50
Avon Eos 05640 Bear, Greg FOUNDATION AND CHAOS, 7th, (2nd Foundation #2), new 6.99
Pyramid R851 Bensen, D.R. (ed) THE UNKNOWN, 4/63, (Asimov foreword), vg 4.00
Tor 53157 Bishop, Michael THE SECRET ASCENSION, 7/89, vg 3.50
Ace pb 34258 Blaylock, James P. HOMUNCULUS, 3/86, (orig), g-vg 4.00
Ace pb 50347 Blaylock, James P. LAND OF DREAMS, 9/88, (untraditional fantasy), vgf 4.00
Avon Eos 05709 Cherryh, C.J. HAMMERFALL, 8/02, (brand-new universe), new 7.50
Avon 71484 Cohen, Daniel THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GHOSTS, 10/91, (nonfic), vg+ 3.00
Avon 71485 Cohen, Daniel THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MONSTERS, 10/91, (nf), vg+ 3.00
Collier 01911 Conklin, Groff (ed) THE SUPERNATURAL READER, 8th('70), vg+ 4.00
Avon Eos 02025 Daniel, Tony METAPLANETARY, 7/02, (interplanetary civil war), new 7.99
Ace pbk 00921 Foster, Alan Dean DINOTOPIA LOST, 2nd, (James Gurney's...), new 7.99
Dell pb 9110 Goodgold & Carlinsky TRIVIA, 3/66, (orig; the pop-game craze), vg+ 4.00
Perennial P519 Grafton, C.W. BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT, 2nd('81), (mys), vg 2.00
Mentor ME1859 Gunn, James (ed) ROAD TO SF #2: From Wells to Heinlein, 2/79, vg 5.00
Mentor ME1910 Gunn, James (ed) ROAD TO SF #3: From Heinlein to Here, 12/79, vg 5.00
Mentor ME1850 Gunn, James (ed) ROAD TO SF: From Gilgamesh to Wells, 3rd, vg 4.00
Avon Eos 81841 Hartwell & Cramer (eds) YEAR'S BEST FANTASY 2, 7/02, new 7.99
Avn V 2202 Heinlein, Robert A. GLORY ROAD, 7th(10/68), (masterpiece), vg 3.00
Del Rey 33014 Heinlein, Robert A. THE PUPPET MASTERS, 1/90, (uncut edn), vg 4.00
Ace pb 82650 HIgby, Mary Jane TUNE IN TOMORROW, nd, (golden days of radio), vg 3.50
Ace pb 24193 Holt, Tom FLYING DUTCH, 6/93, (hilarious sophisticated fantasy), vg+ 3.00
Target 20369 Howe-Stammers-Walker THE HANDBOOK: The Fourth Doctor, '92, vg+ 4.50
Del Rey 32138 Hughart, Barry BRIDGE OF BIRDS, 13th, (Ancient China Never Was), vg 3.00
Spectra 57570 Jeter, K.W. BLADE RUNNER 2: The Edge of Human, 9/96, vg 4.50
DAW 1199 Lackey, Mercedes TAKE A THIEF, 3rd, (Valdemar fantasy), new 6.99
Avon Eos 81837 Lisle, Holly MEMORY OF FIRE, 2nd, (The World Gates #1; fantasy), new 6.99
Jove 13175 Long, Jeff THE DESCENT, 11/01, (imaginative tour de force), vg-f 3.50
Berkley X1496 Mark, Ted I WAS A TEENY-BOPPER FOR THE CIA, 12/67, (orig), g-vg 3.50
Lancer 73461 Mark, Ted PUSSYCAT, PUSSYCAT!, 7th(4/68), (pretty Penny!), vg 3.50
Lancer 73446 Mark, Ted THE GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT, 10th(4/67), (bombshell), vg 3.50
Lancer 73487 Mark, Ted THE MAN FROM O.R.G.Y., 7th(11/66), (introducing), vg 3.50
Lancer 73490 Mark, Ted THE REAL GONE GIRLS, 3rd(5/66), (Man from O.R.G.Y.), vg 3.00
Roc 45849 Matthews, Susan R. ANGEL OF DESTRUCTION, 10/01, new 6.99
Roc 45901 Matthews, Susan R. THE DEVIL AND DEEP SPACE, 11/02, new 6.99
Warner 36446 Morrell, David THE TOTEM, 86/95, (the classic horror novel), vg-f 3.50
Avon 05988 Murphy, Shirley Rousseau CAT TO THE DOGS, 3rd, (mystery), new 6.50
HarperTorc 79836 Powers, Tim DECLARE, 6/02, (otherworldly spy thriller; 591 pages), new 7.99
Ace pb 62686 Powers, Tim ON STRANGER TIDES, 11/88, (spectacularly weird), vg 3.50
Ace pb 79097 Powers, Tim THE STRESS OF HER REGARD, 6/91, vg 4.00
HarperTorc 02069 Pratchett, Terry EQUAL RITES, 9th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 82121 Pratchett, Terry ERIC, 2nd, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05764 Pratchett, Terry FEET OF CLAY, 15th, (A Novel of Discworld), new 6.99
HarperTorc 02064 Pratchett, Terry GUARDS! GUARDS!, 6th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05690 Pratchett, Terry INTERESTING TIMES, 11th, (A Novel of Discworld), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05691 Pratchett, Terry MASKERADE, 9th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 02063 Pratchett, Terry MOVING PICTURES, 2nd, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 02065 Pratchett, Terry PYRAMIDS, 5th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 09217 Pratchett, Terry SMALL GODS, 15th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05489 Pratchett, Terry SOUL MUSIC, 15th, (A Novel of Discworld), new 6.99
HarperTorc 05907 Pratchett, Terry THE LAST CONTINENT, 7th, (Discworld® novel), new 6.99
HarperTorc 81819 Pratchett, Terry THE TRUTH, 4th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
HarperTorc 03132 Pratchett, Terry THIEF OF TIME, 4th, (A Novel of Discworld®), new 6.99
Leisure 4706 Pronzini, Bill NIGHT FREIGHT, 5/00, (orig; terrifying stories), new 5.50
DAW 1391 Reichert, Mickey Zucker THE BEASTS OF BARAKHAI, 8/02, (#1), new 6.99
DAW 1189 Roberson, Jennifer LEGACY OF THE WOLF, 3rd, (Omnibus #2), new 7.99
Avon Eos 79322 Russell, Sean THE ISLE OF BATTLE, 6/03, (Swans' War #2), new 7.99
Pock pbk 01989 Sargent & Zebrowski STAR TREK #88: Across the Universe, 10/99, vg-f 4.00
Spectra 57331 Stephenson, Neal THE DIAMOND AGE, 8th, (stunning tale), vg-f 3.50
Bal F562 Sturgeon, Theodore CAVIAR, 2nd(1/62), (stories), vg 4.00
Jove A4459 Sturgeon, Theodore STARSHINE, 11/77, (wild, wonderful stories), vg+ 3.00
HarperTorc 81289 Swanwick, Michael BONES OF THE EARTH, 2nd, (dinosaur), new 7.50
Avn N 258 Van Vogt, A.E. THE VIOLENT MAN, 5th(2/70), (hair-raising novel), vg 3.00
Coronet 19827 Vance, Jack THE ANOME, 2nd('77), (Durdane #1), vg 2.00
Roc 45891 Viehl, S.L. ETERNITY ROW, 9/02, (StarDoc novel), new 6.99
St Martin's 90033 Watson, Ian DEATHHUNTER, 7/87, (SF), punch-hole in cover else vg+ 2.00
Ball 23890 Weinbaum, Stanley G. THE BEST OF..., 4/74, (orig; Asimov intro), vg+ 6.00
White Wolf 847 Weinberg, Robert THE HORIZON WAR, ('96), (Road to Hell #1), vg-f 4.00
Tor 34357 Yolen, Jane SISTER LIGHT, SISTER DARK, 9/03, (Tor Teen edn), new 6.99
---Word from Babbage Press:
Babbage Press is pleased to announce that all three volumes of The
Chronicles of Galen Sword have been sent to the printer. We should
start receiving books in about 3 weeks.
Shifter and Nightfeeder have been out of print for nearly ten years,
leaving fans of the series to wonder how the characters would fare.
Now, with the publication of Dark Hunter the cycle reaches its
long-awaited climax. Direct sales from our website have been -very-
strong with most buyers opting for the matched set.
(Covers are linked to our site.)
The Chronicles of Galen Sword
There is another world.
It is the birthplace of all out nightmares. Vampires, werewolves,
demons, deadly creatures that have no name or form ... they are all
Galen Sword was born within that world.
Destined to be adept warrior, heir to the Victor of the Greater Clan
Pendragon. Yet as a child, his birthright and his memories were
stolen from him, and he was exiled to a world without substance,
without magic, without hope: our world.
But 20 years later a mysterious chain of events restores Galen's
memory of who he is, and hints at what he might become. Now Galen
will stop at nothing to find the truth -- and his home. But with no
powers of his own, the only tools he can use are those of science.
Book I: Shifter
After 3 years of failure, Galen Sword discovers an enclave of
shapeshipfters in New York City. But when he tries to infiltrate
their Ceremony of the Change, the beings who exiled him exact a
ISBN: 1930235186 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/18-6.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
276 pages, $18.95
revised and updated
Book II: Nightfeeder
Galen and his team are caught up in the deadly politics of the First
World as the Greater Clan Seyshen provokes a war between vampires and
shapeshifters that's ready to explode into the streets of New York.
ISBN: 1930235194 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/19-4.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
308 pages, $18.95
revised and updated
Book III: Dark Hunter
When clans Tepesh and Arkady unite to destroy Galen, he must forge a
dangerous alliance between the vampire, Orion, and a mysterious dark
hunter with a startling secret. With them, Galen at last takes his
struggle through the layer to learn the truth about his return, and
of an ancient mostrous enemy about to conquer both his worlds.
ISBN: 1930235208 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/20-8.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
344 pages, $19.95
A Babbage Press original
The Chronicles of Galen Sword are action-adventure science fantasy
with a twist of horror. They will appeal to fans of Roger Zelazny's
Amber books for their dual-world premise.
Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens are the acclaimed authors of more
than 20 novels including the Los Angeles Times bestselling thriller,
Icefire , which Stephen King hailed as "the best suspense novel of
its kind since The Hunt for Red October ." They are also the authors
of the groundbreaking Star Trek novel, Federation , and the epic Deep
Space Nine trilogy, Milennium .
Elvisland by John Farris
6 x 9 trade paperback
336 pages, $19.95
This Babbage Press original includes 4 stories written expressly for
Crypt Orchids by David J. Schow
ISBN: 1930235267 http://www.babbagepress.com/html/26-7.html
6 x 9 trade paperback
228 pages, $18.95
First paperback edition of this collection.
PDF of our catalog is available upon request.
publisher, designer, artist, and chief caffeine addict
Babbage Press http://www.babbagepress.com
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