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, January 31, 2004

01/31/04 SAT:
---Just read You Say Deserter, I Say More Dessert... by Michael Moore. I didn’t pay much attention to the uproar about him calling Bush a deserter at a Wesley Clark campaign function, but I wondered what the big deal was. I thought Bush’s less than heroic guard service got covered when he pulled that aircraft-carrier stunt, but I suppose that wasn’t the mainstream media doing the covering. And I don’t suppose actual coverage will seep in with all the spin now either. Maybe I should have let Tom Brokaw or John Krautheimer bring me up to speed instead of MM himself, but Michael Moore seems to be doing more of his investigative-journalism homework than most of his colleagues in the profession.

Friday, January 30, 2004

01/30/04 FRI:
---Neil called last night, wanting something, of course--to go to San Diego Feb 9 for the O'Reilly Digital Democracy Teach-In. It looks like a pretty decent thing, but I don’t know how we can wangle it.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

01/29/04 THU:
---Here today from Hippocampus:
Smith, Clark Ashton THE SWORD OF ZAGAN and Other Writings, Hippocampus ('04), 1st edn, (juvenilia; Joshi intro; Dr. W.C. Farmer [ed]), new $15

---Order out to NESFA today.

---A couple books that have been sitting around uncatalogued until today:
Anderson, Poul GOING FOR INFINITY: A Literary Journey, SFBC ('02), new in dj 8.99

Smith, E.E. "Doc" CHRONICLES OF THE LENSMEN vol. 1, SFBC, nd, new / dj 14.99

---Disc Log:
- Fever Tree CREATION (vinyl LP from 1969) - another from way back when I doubt ever made it to CD, but it still rings a bell when I play it today. Later: checking in the All-Music Guide I see that at least one CD by Fever Tree is available now--a best-of entitled San Francisco Girls. I hate to buy CDs for nostalgic reasons, but that might be fun. Doubtless I have everything on vinyl somewhere, because that was one of those crazy psychedelic groups I followed faithfully.
- Kaito THE MONTIGOLA EP (Xgau: A Minus)
- The Naysayer PURE BEAUTY (Xgau: A Minus)

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

01/28/04 WED:
---Just updated entry from a week ago (01/21/04) with Meisha Merlin, Stark House and Borderlands books new-arrival listings. I notice a couple MM titles I should have ordered but apparently did not. They still owe me a title from my order, so maybe I can get these added onto another shipment.

---Darn cold here again today, but I imagine that is the case in a lot of places.

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

01/27/04 TUE:
---Am working on an assortment of odds and ends that have been commanding my intention if not my attention for a long time now, including finding out about a book from Headpress entitled CREATURES OF CLAY for a customer.

Monday, January 26, 2004

01/26/04 MON:
---Here today from Edgewood: ALCHEMY #1. Can’t find a web presence, but google brought up this from someone’s blog:
“We were lucky enough to receive a copy of the beautiful first issue of Alchemy in the mail from Steve Pasechnick at Edgewood Press. I can't emphasize enough what a great-looking magazine this is, and all the stories look wonderful to boot -- new work from Alex Irvine, Theodora Goss, Carol Emshwiller, and more. I might also say this is a departure from most genre fiction magazines in that it features FOUR stories by women, out of a total of six. Buy it directly from Steve at PO Box 380264, Cambridge, MA 02238; the price on the spine is $7. I couldn't locate a website at the moment; however, I'm sure it'll be available some other places as well.”

---I estimate it at four inches of snow this morning. Since it is supposed to get frigid cold overnight, I tried to trudge my five-mile route on the bike trail this morning. It was slow going but probably used some muscles my normal so-called stride has learned to bypass. I am glad I don't have to drive a car anywhere today.

---Among other things, am working on a long-too-delayed order to Leisure Books (Dorchester Publishing) now.
01/25/04 SUN:
---Word from Darkside Press about a book not here yet, but sounding like it might be soon:
“New book from Cleve Cartmill:
You're receiving this note because you've ordered Midnight House books in the past, and while this new collection by Cleve Cartmill is from our SF imprint, there is certainly enough fantasy/horror content that I thought you might find it of interest:
The name Cleve Cartmill is synonymous with the "Golden Age of Science Fiction". For over a decade beginning in 1941 Cartmill received equal billing with the more famous names of the era such as Heinlein, Simak, Hubbard, and de Camp. His novellas and novelettes were frequently the lead features of Astounding Science Fiction and Unknown Worlds. Best known today for the famous "atom bomb" story "Deadline", Cartmill's impressive oeuvre of fantasy and science fiction has appeared only sporadically in anthologies and with the exception of the paperback Space Scavenger, has never been collected in book form. This is the first of a projected five volume set that will collect all of Cleve Cartmill's fantastic fiction. From the fantasies such as "The Bargain" and "Age Cannot Wither" to the dystopian future shown in "With Flaming Swords", this collection presents a selection showcasing the range of this unjustly neglected master of fantastic fiction.”

01/24/04 SAT:
---Text to follow?

Friday, January 23, 2004

01/23/04 FRI:
---After a big slowdown or quasi-temporary stoppage in adding to my listings on, I just posted through Pul-, including the tedium of giving all the issues of Psychotronic Video and Pulphouse Magazine separate listings. That brings the listings up from Mic- to Pul-, including mass-market paperbacks with publishers in that range.

---Living in Iowa I thought I ought to come up with at least a few comments from my perspective, muddled as that may be sometimes, regarding the big-news caucuses here recently. Hence my comments a few days ago. I can't be following current affairs as closely as I should if I want to be a spouter offer, but I probably end up being exposed to some things that most people, unfortunately, miss (and vice versa). I will try to continue posting these diatribes sometimes. They should come under the heading "fountainpennings", because if I transcribed what I write in my longhand journal (as I did here), such things might be more common on this weblog. I do think it might be more interesting than if it were just a straight bookseller site--kind of more into the spirit of what a blog should be--even if I come across poorly.

---Meanwhile, I appreciate receiving this response:
"Greetings Chris!
I've been following your political comments with great interest this week. I often succumb to despair when witnessing the spin that mainstream media puts on political events, so I very much appreciate your sharp observations. I have the feeling that Dean may be down, but he is not out yet. We'll see."
01/22/04 THU:
---Text to follow?

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

01/21/04 WED:
---Here today from Meisha Merlin:
Asprin, Robert & Jody Lynn Nye MYTH ALLIANCES, Meisha Merlin, 9/03, new 14.00

Huff, Tanya RELATIVE MAGIC, Meisha Merlin, 9/03, 1st, (fantasy stories), new 16.00

Lee, Sharon & Steve Miller THE TOMORROW LOG, Meisha Merlin, 2nd(3/03), (Gem #1), new 16.00

Martin, George R.R. TUF VOYAGING, Meisha Merlin, 9/03, (linked stories; orig: Baen Books, 1986), {hc in dj available @ $30}, new 16.00

---From Stark House:
Rabe, Peter THE BOX/ JOURNEY INTO TERROR, Stark House, 12/03, new 19.95
---No website for Stark House that I can find, but the two novels reprinted were hardboiled Gold Medal pb originals by a top author.

---From Borderlands Press:
Lansdale, Joe R. A LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF MONSTER STORIES, Borderlands, 10/03, 1st edn, one of 500 SIGNED copies, (original stories), new no dj as issued 20.00

---Disc Log:
- Aretha Franklin I NEVER LOVED A MAN THE WAY I LOVE YOU (Xgau: A)
- Schumann SYPHONIES Nos. 1-4; Other Works (Philadelphia Orchestra; Sawallisch, cond.) (3CD) - self-released and on NY Times Best of 2003 list
- Air TALKIE WALKIE - freebie sample for in-store play; too bad my store is always deserted except for me

---Heard from the editor of ARGOSY (which I have in stock):
“Hi all,
I'm very happy to report that Argosy has just gotten a writeup in the
Village Voice.
Here is the link:
Thank you for all the support and I hope that everyone is well.


Lou Anders, Senior Editor
Argosy Magazine”

---Good to see a new Rock&Roll& by Robert Christgau (Good Morning Little School Girl).
---Also reading James Ridgeway in yesterday’s Village Voice: Pundits Continue Their Attack on Howard Dean.

---Part of the special skills of being an experienced book dealer: being able to figure out who dee-awn-ee dew-awn-ee is (as heard pronounced on the telephone). (Hint: Diane Duane).

---Sampled as computer prompts and cellphone rings, familiarity will breed eventual fondness for that birthpang outcry of Howard Dean. A stroke of in-the-moment genius we should embrace now for its well-meaning but really not unsophisticated sound of possiblity. In the eleventh hour Iowans blinked shamefully and embraced the establishment, showing up in media-frenzy-driven droves to follow the dictates of the latest slick trial-lawyer or war-hero thirty-second spot they watched or the absurd takes of not-much-more-than-thirty-second pundits bent on their own collective jihad to misrepresent and tear down the man not quite totally under the thumb of the incorporated interests that think they should own all our forebrains.
---In that embarassing moment to hear that basic cry of anguish at what has ended up not changing one iota despite the bit of promise that had been tanatalizingly out there but was finally snatched away just as might have been expected all along, I hope Howard Dean does not back away from that moment but carries it further: finally, unlike other candidates, stepping outside the scripting and the orchestration and relying on his own true nature and sympathetic personality to come through, not filtered or adulterated by poll-driven expediency.
---No canned victory speech by John Kerry or carefully orchestrated State of the Union can upstage the ultimate urgency of Howard Dean’s outcry from the outer edges of desperation. At our peril do we turn away with bemusement that from sound coming out of nowhere with no meaning we can readily discern. It was a sound of ultimate meaning emitting from the true place where things rarely come any more, with the media filtration and titration we now allow and allay. I hope New Hampshire shows Iowans that at least there is still somewhere the establishment and convention can still be defied these days, because Iowa sure dropped the ball this time.
01/20/04 TUE:
---Twelve hours on the road roundtrip taking Neil back to college. He slept most of the way, having stayed up most of the night once again working for the Howard Dean campaign. He stayed a day or two late to attend the Iowa caucuses, having worked hard over his semester break on that campaign, specifically writing code for its Internet strategy. I hope the disillusionment over how things turned out is not too severe. All seemed to be going so well, but then, I guess, the established powers reared their heads. Not unlike what happened in the late sixties with winds of change co-opted into breezes of control. But I don't remember ever being all too surprised back then at the way things turned out either.

Monday, January 19, 2004

01/19/04 MON:
---The post office is closed today and I will be out of town tomorrow (driving for twelve hours roundtrip taking Neil back to the Univ of Illinois after the Iowa caucuses, leaving at 5AM).

---Books here today from Random House:
Burroughs, Edgar Rice A PRINCESS OF MARS, Modern Library '03, (Ray Bradbury intro), new 8.95

Chabon, Michael (ed) McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of THRILLING TALES, Vintage, 2/03, (original stories by King, Ellison, Crichton, etc.), new 13.95

Crowley, John DÆMONOMANIA, Bantam, 7/01, {hc in dj still avail. @ 24.95}, new 13.95

Delany, Samuel R. AYE, AND GOMORRAH and Other Stories, Vintage, 4/03, new 14.00

Eggers, Dave YOU SHALL KNOW OUR VELOCITY!, Vintage, 7/03, new 14.00

Shirley, John CRAWLERS, Del Rey, 11/03, 1st edn, (horror novel), new 14.95

Spinrad, Norman THE DRUID KING, Knopf '03, 1st edn, (Vercingetorix; historical fantasy), new in dj 24.95

---Back in stock:
Brin, David, Ph. D. & Kevin Lenagh CONTACTING ALIENS: An Illustrated Guide to David Brin's Uplift Universe, Spectra, 7/02, 1st, (essential companion to celebrated series), new 14.95

Dick, Philip K. GALACTIC POT-HEALER, Vintage, 6th, new 12.00

Keyes, J. Gregory THE SHADOWS OF GOD, Del Rey, 2nd, (Age of Unreason #4), new 15.00

Vachss, Andrew THE GETAWAY MAN, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2nd, new 11.00

---Disc Log:
- Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt GOD BLESS JUG AND SONNY (Xgau: A Minus)
- King Sunny Ade SYNCHRO SERIES (Xgau: B Plus)

01/18/04 SUN:
---Almost non-stop Iowa caucus coverage if you channel surf among the six or so broadcast channels we get here. No cable or it could definitely have it be a newsathon here. It is kind of fascinating to watch. I didn't see Dean's supposed gaffes as gaffes. I guess it's that 'gotcha' mentality. It would be a shame to see him get steamrolled by the punditocrats, after having so legitimately built up such a strong base of support. If he does get sidelined, I hope whoever does get it carries the banner and brings Bush to account for his shameful performance. Or, make that shameless, because people have really been taken for complete idiots by those people. Trouble is, that might be what they are. Not Democrats, of course, but all those bamboozled others.
01/17/04 SAT:
---Text to follow?

Friday, January 16, 2004

01/16/04 FRI:
---Books here today from Simon & Schuster--only a few for cataloguing; mostly special orders for people. The list will come up later--at least that is the plan.

---Received an email from Meisha Merlin that my order is being shipped. Also this from them about their latest:
“Hello folks! I hope the new year is starting off strong for you all!
Here's a short update on things going on here:

First of all, our limited editions of George R. R. Martin's TUF VOYAGING has
just arrived in our warehouse. Those of you who have sold our limited
editions of GRRM's Song of Ice and Fire series, make sure you contact those
customers to see if they will be purchasing TUF from you as well. Whatever
numbers and/or letters of SoIaF you purchased, you have first crack at those
matching numbers or letters for TUF. After Feb 28, we'll be opening up all
the numbers for other buyers (who might not be interested in the SoIaF
series), but we want existing customers to have plenty of time to reserve
their matching number or letter.

Second, we've had to pull A CLASH OF KINGS from the printer as John Howe
requested making a small number of last-minute changes. These changes are
due to us within the next week or so, and as soon as they arrive, the book
will go back to the printer. I'll keep you updated on that.

Third, the first two titles of the year are just one month away! BALANCE OF
TRADE, the new Liaden novel by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, and TO RIDE
HELL'S CHASM, a stand alone fantasy by Janny Wurts, are set to debut at
Boskone (second weekend of February) and will be shipping out to the rest of
the world immediately after that. Both books are hardcover only (with
softcover release following in about 6 months). And don't forget that the first
750 copies of BALANCE ordered by dealers and individuals are personally
autographed by Steve and Sharon. We're rapidly closing in on that number,
so if you've not gotten your copies ordered yet, do so soon!

After BALANCE and CHASM, we have CHAINS OF REDEMPTION in April (the third
and final volume of Selina Rosen's ass-kickin' Chains trilogy), and in May
we have the debut of three absolutely amazing novels: UNREAL CITY by Daniel
Abraham, DRAGON'S TONGUE by Laura J. Underwood, and THE BOOK OF JOBY by Mark
J. Ferrari (one of the major artists in the fantasy field). There will be
more info on those in the coming months.

As always, if you need anything or have any questions, feel free to drop me
an email. Take care, all, and have a great year!

Alan Siler
Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.

Available in February in Hardcover:
Balance of Trade (Sharon Lee and Steve Miller)
To Ride Hell's Chasm (Janny Wurts)”

01/15/04 THU:
---Word from Gauntlet:

Gauntlet Press is now accepting orders for Ray Bradbury's IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, edited by Donn Albright. The book (455 pages in an oversized 8 x 11 format) contains four screen treatments of the 3-D cult classic written by Bradbury. While another writer was brought in to finish the script, Bradbury received script credit and for the most part the film followed his final screen treatment. Cover art is a Bradbury oil painting. Besides the screen treatments there are many other items making this a unique package, including previously unpublished short stories. For complete details and a peek at the cover art go to the Gauntlet Press website at Note: There will be no other version of this book other than the Gauntlet signed limited.

The book comes in two states:

750 copy numbered edition (signed by Bradbury). The cover price is $125.

52 copy lettered edition: Besides an elegant traycase the lettered edition contains additional material, including a partial script from "The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms," which Bradbury never finished. In each book there is a signed print of the Bradbury oil painting. Signed by Bradbury. $500.

We expect to ship the book in April. Please provide numbers as soon as possible. You can adjust those numbers as the publication date nears.”

---Discount I can give on the $125 edition would be 20% to members of discount plan, if pre-ordered. The usual discount I give on Gauntlet Books is 10%. That $500 edition would be no discount, but I could throw in free shipping if the full amount were to be prepaid.

---Looking for info on Ghost Story Press, found this at The Haunted Bibliophile, which looks like it has some good information about the Ballantine Adult Fantasy series, Newcastle Fantasy, Ash-Tree, Ghost Story Press, and more. But alas, I could find no direct link to GSP itself to find out about a book someone is asking me if I ever got ("They Might Be Ghosts" by David Rowlands).

---My postmaster informs me I will have to pay the one-time imprint fee again if I don't use my bulk-mail permit at all for two years. So--I take that as an incentive to get another print catalog out this year. Since the fees are yearly, I better get started now, while it is still January. After taking more than a year off, I am kind of looking forward to doing it again.
01/14/04 WED:
---Book shipment from Cambrian arrived today, including a new one: SPONDULIX by Paul Di Filippo. I will post the listing later--at least that is the plan.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

01/13/04 TUE:
---Shipment from Wesleyan arrived today with many in their Early Classics of Science Fiction series. Listings to follow.

Monday, January 12, 2004

01/12/04 MON:
---Heard from Flesh & Blood Press, which I don’t yet carry:
“Dear Chris,
I'm writing on behalf of Flesh & Blood Press. Do we currently supply your bookstore with our stock (books and the award-winning, FLESH & BLOOD magazine)? If not, feel free to peruse our website listed below.

Jack Fisher
Flesh & Blood

2002 Bram Stoker Award Nominee
Winner of the 2001 Writer's Digest "Zine Publishing Competition"
Winner of the 2000 Jobs in Hell "Best Genre Fiction Magazine of the Year Award"

Join the F&B Mailing List:”

---Also heard from Night Shade:
“Hi all,
Exciting news all around today, including great news for all Wellman fans!

Night Shade is kicking off a series reprinting Manly's pulp novels. The first two are due out in August, Giants from Eternity and Strangers on the Heights. $25 apiece for the trade editions, and there will be a 150 copy limited edition that will be a slipcased set of both books, bound in leather and with a matching ribbon bookmark, as well as additional art signed by the artist.

Also in August, we'll be releasing a new novel from Lucius Shepard, Viator. It's going to be good good stuff, as per usual from Lucius.

In May, look for a trade hardcover edition of Bubba Ho-Tep, by Joe R. Lansdale and Don Coscarelli. And if you have a chance to see the movie, do it! It's a wonderful film, and Bruce Campbell makes a badass Elvis.

Look for The Collected Jorkens vol. 1 and Rhys Hughes' New Universal History of Infamy in the next couple of weeks.

The second Hodgson volume is at the printer now, and is expected out in early March.

The limited edition of The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases is coming along well, with only about five more signatures left to gather. So hopefully it'll start shipping soon.

Midnight Sun ltds are shipping, and we hope to have the rest shipped before the end of the month.

We should have slipcases for the Lettered edition of Kage Baker's The Empress of Mars in a week or so, and they'll ship out immediately. Red World of Polaris lettereds are also due very soon.

Speaking of slipcases, we have a new supplier, and it looks like he's going to do a great job, as well as being pretty timely. So hopefully we can get those Wellman 5-volume set slipcases here before too long. I know you've all been patient, but these will be getting done.

That's about it for now,
Jason Williams
Night Shade Books”

---As well as Tartarus Press:
“Dear Chris,
Just a brief note to let you know that the new (third) printing of Tales of Horror and the Supernatural by Arthur Machen has now been delivered to us from the binders. Please let me know if you would like any copies. This edition has been re-set and is in the large format of some of our most recent books, now at 415+xiii pages, printed on 130 gsm cream acid-free paper, head and tailbands, silk ribbon marker, and has the design of "The Death of Helen Vaughan" stamped on the boards. It's full price is now £35.

All the best

01/11/04 SUN:
---Text to follow?
01/10/04 SAT:
---Text to follow?

Friday, January 9, 2004

01/09/04 FRI:
---Putting together an order to Random House (Bantam Doubleday Dell, Knopf, Ballantine, Del Rey, etc.). Already sent ones today to Client Distribution (mostly Graphic Novels from Dark Horse, if they are still carried through CDS) and Trafalgar Square (UK books of titles not available in US edns). Mostly these are for specially-requested items and to replace books sold from the catalog. I have too many publishers I need to get orders out to, so I can’t spend time delving through their latest offerings for more to get, much as there might be worth getting. These orders are quite easy to get ready to send, although you might not think so from how long it takes me to get them out. I am tempted to send them all out at once in quick succession. But that is not a real good idea--because then I have to go through all the cataloguing and sorting out of who gets what--and the getting it all finally paid for--that it can end up being another too long a while before next orders ever get sent.

01/08/04 THU:
---Here today:
CEMETERY DANCE #47, '03, (Gary A. Braunbeck, Joe Bob Briggs, David J. Schow, T.M. Wright), new 5.00

---Disc Log:
- Dionne Warwick THE VERY BEST OF (Xgau: A)
- POP MUSIC: The Early Years 1890-1950 (2 CD) (Xgau: A)
- The Carter Family CAN THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN (Xgau: A)

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

01/07/04 WED:
---Here today from Hippocampus:
Joshi, S.T. PRIMAL SOURCES: Essays on H.P. Lovecraft, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (first major selection of author's Lovecraftian essays; probed with penetrating insight), new $15

---Disc Log:
- Michael Torke ORCHESTRAL WORKS (6CD)

---I see that my listings on are back up.
---Always nice to see a new Consumer Guide to take a further bite out of my personal pocketbook.

Tuesday, January 6, 2004

01/06/04 TUE:
---Just updated entry for 12/23/03, with listing for new Arkham House book (SELECTED LETTERS OF CLARK ASHTON SMITH).

---Heard from support:
“Hello Chris,
It seems our system was not sure if your format was compatible (we are not sure why). We have reset it to compatible and will reprocess it tonight. You sometimes think that computers have their on mind. I apologize for the inconvenience. Your listings should show tomorrow. Let us know if you see anything amiss.”
---Either a personable template or an actual human response!

Monday, January 5, 2004

01/05/04 MON:
---From Prime Books:
Cisco, Michael THE TYRANT, Prime ('03), (dreamlike masterpiece), new in dj 29.95

Lewis, D.F. WEIRDMONGER: The Nemonicon, Prime ('03), (Synchronised Shards of Random Truth & Fiction; A Retrospective Showcase of Work first published from 1987 to 1999), new 19.95

Pearlman, Daniel MEMINI, Prime ('03), (a science fiction novel; the brain-damaged lording it over the mentally sound), new in dj 29.95

Pratt, Tim LITTLE GODS, Prime ('03), (debut collection of stories; Michaela Roessner intro), new in dj 29.95

VanderMeer, Jeff THE DAY DALI DIED, Prime ('03), (poetry and flash fiction; showcases talent for both epiphany and precise detail; 124 pages), {hc in dj still avail. @ 21.95}, new 9.99

Zivkovic, Zoran THE BOOK/THE WRITER: Two Novels, Prime ('03), (yarns with an Echeresque elegance), {hc in dj still avail. @ 29.95}, new 17.95

---Back in stock:
VanderMeer, Jeff CITY OF SAINTS AND MADMEN, Prime, 7/02, "1st edn", (contains about twice as much material as the earlier trade pb), new in dj 40.00

---Also here today:
TALEBONES: A Magazine of Science Fiction & Dark Fantasy #27, win/03, (Jack Cady, Don Webb, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, G.O. Clark, Mark Rich, Ilsa J. Bick; Kevin J. Anderson interview), new 6.00

---Got bogged down again waiting for Neil to return from his dental appointment, figuring he would come home after another 24 hours at Dean Headquarters in Des Mones. But, although I had some food ready for him to eat, when I figured he would come home, he still has yet to return four hours later. At least I didn’t get to take his car and run the couple of errands I was planning. I feel like I have offered up my only son to the sacrificial altar Howard Dean. I hope it appeases the evil gods holding sway these days.

---Am looking up a few ISBNs for an order to Pocket/Simon & Schuster/Scribners/iBooks et al.

---Found out from a prospective customer that my Jan 1 upload of my books got ‘SKIPPED’ instead of ‘COMPLETED’, so I had no books in my inventory. I have performed another upload. I wonder what happened.

---Sent out an order to Meisha Merlin for a few things in my order file. I should have checked on what they may have done lately that I didn’t already know about or had not taken heed of, but I really don’t feel the pressing need to be larding in books that I don’t know for sure if people are hankering after getting from me.

---Disc Log:
- Wire SEND (Xgau: A Minus)
- Mamani Keita & Marc Minelli ELECTRO BARNAKO (Xgau: A Minus)
- IT’S A WEIRD WORLD AFTER ALL (eMusic comp download)
- Taj Mahal THE BEST OF TAJ MAHAL (Xgau: A)

---And rec’d email inviting me to join the Alan Moore fansite and receive monthly highlights of news and projects associated with comic book legend Alan Moore.

01/04/04 SUN:
---Text to follow?
01/03/04 SAT:
---Text to follow?

Friday, January 2, 2004

01/02/04 FRI:
---I am inquiring about the order I thought I placed a while back to Borderlands Press for A LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF MONSTER STORIES by Joe Lansdale.

Thursday, January 1, 2004

01/01/04 THU:
---Happy new year! I am trying to get off to a good start. After not adding to my listings in a while, I have just uploaded books through Pow-, including Popular Library paperbacks.

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