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, March 31, 2004

03/31/04 WED:
---A couple here today from Night Shade:
Hodgson, William Hope THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND and Other Mysterious Places, Night Shade '04, 1st edn, (Collected Fiction Vol. 2), new no dj 35.00

VanderMeer, Jeff & Mark Roberts (eds) THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD POCKET GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC & DISCREDITED DISEASES, Night Shade '03, ltd edn, SIGNED by my count 104 participants, (the outlandish, the sublime, and the hysterically funny), {trade edn still available @ $24}, new in dj 45.00

Wagner, Karl Edward MIDNIGHT SUN: The Complete Stories of Kane, Night Shade '03, 1st edn, one of 150 copies SIGNED by artist Ken Kelly, (companion to Gods In Darkness, which collects the novels), {trade edn still available @ $35}, BOXED, new in dj 75.00

---Word from Gauntlet:

Gauntlet Press is taking orders for AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE COMPLETE ROD SERLING TWILIGHT ZONE SCRIPTS VOL. 1 which is now at the printer (for an anticipated late-June release). This is the first of a 10-volume series that will contain all 92 scripts Rod Serling penned for the classic television series, edited by Tony Albarella. Each book will be presented in an oversized 8 x 11 format and will be reprinted directly from Serling's personal collection, currently housed in the Special Collections Archive at Ithaca College. The scripts will appear in their original format and will not be typeset or altered in any way. In many cases this includes Serling's handwritten changes or notations. The Ithaca material also includes some revisions and earlier script drafts that differ, to varying degrees, from the final shooting scripts. We'll include these variant details where appropriate to document the creative process and track the evolution of the stories.

Cover art is by Harry O. Morris. ALL copies are signed by Carol Serling, who authorized the project and has been working with the editor to help assemble each volume. Our plan is to publish one volume in 2004 and two (each spring and fall) starting in 2005.

The Table of Contents for Volume 1 is as follows:

1) The Time Element. This hour-long was not an official Twilight Zone, but the widely accepted unofficial pilot. It was a Desilu Playhouse production from 1958 about time travel. It got surprisingly good ratings and that's what encouraged CBS to consider Serling's "sci-fi/fantasy" proposal. This show is seldom seen and has never been offered in print in any form.

2) Where is Everybody? (the official pilot)
3) Eye of the Beholder
4) Third from the Sun
5) The Purple Testament
6) The Big, Tall Wish
7) A Most Unusual Camera. Two versions of this script are included with the book -- one that is the "final shooting script" and one that is a complete, alternate version that varies from the other in several respects.
8) The Mind and the Matter
9) The Dummy

Volume One is 488 pages in length.

AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY comes in two states

750 Numbered edition signed by Carol Serling for $66.

The 52 copy traycased Lettered edition will contain an alternate version to "Where Is Everybody?" and will be signed by Carol Serling, Richard Matheson and noted genre director Rockne O'Bannon (Farsacpe). $200 cover price. We can offer the same letters for each book in the series (we can't do this with the shrinkwrapped numbered version) and if you order THE TWILIGHT ZONES SCRIPTS OF CHARLES BEAUMONT VOLUME 1 (being laid out now, but not yet being solicited) we can also provide you a matching letter to go with the Serling edition.

Lamont Ingram
Gauntlet Dealer Rep

---Word from Necro:
Hey, Chris. Just checking to see if you want any copies of MESSENGER by
Edward Lee. Hardcovers. Let me know.

Dave B.
David G. Barnett
Necro Publications/Bedlam Press/Fat Cat Design


Necro is the official sponsor of the Edward Lee Domain:

Necro sponsors the official website for the artist GAK:

And Necro also proudly sponsors the Necropolis website for the club where
Dave Barnett spins as DJ L.D.:

DEAD SOULS by David G. Barnett

03/30/04 TUE:
---Haven’t had many book shipments coming in the past several days. Probably because I haven’t been sending out orders lately. I did fax out one to Warner (Aspect, Little Brown, etc.) today, however. Next up in the major-publisher category, I suppose, is VHPS (Tor, St. Martin’s, etc.) and PGW (Carroll & Graf, Underwood, 4W8W, etc.)

---Disc Log:
- Kimya Dawson “Heroes 2002” & “The Beer” - a couple downloads from the label’s website burned onto a CDR
- Rachid Taha LIVE (Xgau: A Minus)

03/29/04 MON:
---Disc Log:
- Ms. Sade GIRL INTERRUPTED (Xgau: B Plus)
- Mr. Lif EMERGENCY RATIONS (Xgau: A Minus)
- Hakim TALAKIK (Xgau: A Minus)

03/28/04 SUN:
---Text to follow?
03/27/04 SAT:
---Disc Log:
- Wynton Marsalis LIVE AT BLUES ALLEY (2CD)
- THIS IS WHERE I BELONG: The Songs of Ray Davies & the Kinks (Xgau: HM***)
- Shalamar FRIENDS/GO FOR IT (2CD) (Xgau: B Minus/A Minus)

03/26/04 FRI:
---Text to follow?

Thursday, March 25, 2004

03/25/04 THU:
---Word from Tartarus Press:
Dear Chris,

I've just announced on the website that Written With My Left Hand by Nugent Barker is out of print. I do have a half dozen left, though, if they are of any use to you.

All the best


---My picks for the Elite Eight that are still alive: Kansas, Wake Forest, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Texas, UConn (Final Four: Kansas, Okla. State, Illinois, UConn; Finals: Okla. State vs. UConn; Winner: Okla. State).
---Brother Dave’s still-alive EE picks: Georgia Tech, Duke, Alabama (FF: Kentucky, Florida, Duke, NC State; Finals: Kentucky vs. Duke; Winner: Duke).
---Our Father’s still-alive EE picks: Georgia Tech, Pitt, Duke, UConn (FF: Ga. Tech, Pitt, Duke, UConn; Finals: Ga. Tech vs. UConn; Winner: Georgia Tech).
---Current score: Dave 73, Dad 70, Me 65. Today’s and tomorrow’s games count 4 points. Next round: 5, Final Four games: 6, Finals: 7.

03/24/04 WED:
---Here today from NESFA: THE HUNTERS OF PANGAEA by Stephen Baxter in the regular hardcover edition.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

03/23/04 TUES:
---Here today from Ash-Tree: TALES OF THE UNEASY by Violet Hunt.

---Sending another three boxes of Neil's stuff to San Francisco today. He takes off this afternoon. I would be able to start getting back on track with book business, except I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Always something!

03/22/04 MON:
---Here today from Psychotronic Video:
Psychotronic Video #40, '04, (The Magazine of Mass Destruction!; John Saxon, 1950s TV, Brett Halsey, Robert Downey Sr., etc.), new 5.95
03/21/04 SUN:
---Text to follow?
03/20/04 SAT:
---Day on the road into a massive headwind bringing Neil back from college.
03/19/04 FRI:
---Here today from Tartarus Press: THE PURPLE CLOUD by M.P. Shiel.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

03/18/04 THU:
---Here today from NESFA: THE HUNTERS OF PANGAEA by Stephen Baxter in the boxed/limited edition. I have not been able to obtain any of the ltds. in recent years, because they generally sell out at the convention (Boskone). The regular edition is not here yet, however.

---I see in the paper today that my NCAA finals picks are the same as sports columnist Mike Lopresti--and we both pick Okla. State to win it all. Not an uncommon choice, probably. I didn't research my choices very much, so I was not as impressed by descriptions of teams I know nothing about as I might have been had I read rundowns on the thing everywhere. I expect I will get a surfeit of useless--to me in the overall scheme of things--information come 11AM this morning and then just about all the rest of the day and Friday too. It would be great if I could identify my priorities and just read about it in the newspaper tomorrow.
03/16/04 TUE:
---That steady snow kept going until 15+ inches had accumulated. It was a bit of a chore to move off sidewalks and the driveway, but it sounds like it should melt away in a few days.

---Sent my brother in Atlanta my Final Four picks for our competition to see who is luckiest, or who wastes the most time following kids in long short pants. Mine are Kansas, Oklahoma State, Illinois and UConn. Finals between Okla. State and UConn have OSU winning the championship. Dave has it Kentucky, Florida, Duke, and NC State. You can see who the midwesterner and who the southerner are. His finals pit Kentucky against Duke with Duke triumphant. We will see about that. Our father's picks are in the mail. He continues to eschew email and even faxes. At nearing 80 years old I think he figures he can hold out forever. Having been ad sales manager of nascent personal computing magazines back when only of few visionaries could see over the horizon--visionaries he did business with--you might think he would be one of the oldsters getting with the program.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

03/17/04 WED:
---Here today from PS Publishing: CHANGING OF FACES by Tim Lebbon and JIGSAW MEN by Gary Greenwood--both hardcovers. There are trade pb editions available, but I haven't received any yet.

---CD COMP 19:
The Monkey's Mask 2:12 Mark De Gli Antoni Horse Tricks Unclassifiable
Maldito Vicio 3:59 Joe Ramos y Ellos Taquachito Nights-Conjunto Music From South Texas Latin
Victimae paschali laudes 7:27 Renaissance Singers O Socii Durate Classical
Idioteque 5:09 Radiohead Kid A Alternative & Punk 2000
S.O.S. 3:14 The Meat Purveyors All Relationships Are Doomed To Fail Country
Oy!Oy! 5:25 Arthur Rhythm Riot-The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto Vol 6 World
Kana'rek 4:26 The Plastic People Of The Universe 1997 Rock
String Quartet No. 6 In A III. Finale, Presto 5:09 Gewandhaus Quartett Von Dittersdorf: Six String Quartets (Disc 2) Classical 1984
There Will Never Be Another You 4:36 Sonny Stitt The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (Disc 2) Jazz 1955
Caramelo 4:02 Julius Melendez Puerto Rico (Putumayo Presents) Latin 2000
Funky Butt 1:58 Mississippi John Hurt Last Sessions Blues
Zarabanda 1:43 S. De Murcia Danza Y Diferencias - Santiago De Murcia - Richard Savino - Baroque Guitar Classical
Bombe A Mano 4:00 Mike Patton Pranzo Oltranzista Alternative & Punk 1997
Radio Rhythm 2:57 Fletcher Henderson Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Fletcher Henderson Jazz 2000
Lucy & Friends 0:53 Ikue Mori B-Side Jazz
Angel In Pieces 6:43 Don White Brown Eyes Shine Folk
---CD COMP 20:
Six Days On The Road 3:00 Taj Mahal The Best Of Taj Mahal Blues 2000
Six Days 5:02 DJ Shadow The Private Press Electronica/Dance 2002
Wish In The Dark 2:55 P. Lansky Things She Carried Classical
Romance In F Minor, Op. Ii (Dvorak) 12:53 Vanhal/Myslivecek/Dvorak Vanhal - Myslivecek - Dvorak Classical
Twelfth Street Rag 3:05 Count Basie & His Orchestra Ken Burns Jazz - Lester Young Jazz 2000
Afatsim - Nonet (1996) 9:49 Sonor, Harvey Sollberger Afatsim Classical 1999
Minimally Tough 11:20 Ellen Brand 90% Post Consumer Sound Unclassifiable
Adagio 2:45 Bach, C.P.E. An Hour With C.P.E. Bach : Les Coucous Benevoles Classical
New York 5:42 Pulnoc Pulnoc Live In New York Rock
Cockeyed World 3:02 Minnie Wallace Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 (Disc 2) Folk 2000
Grapheme 4:25 DJ Spooky Necropolis: The Dialogic Project Electronica/Dance
Someday We'll Be Together 3:34 Diana Ross & The Supremes Motown: The Classic Years (Disc 2) R&B 1998
---CD COMP 21:
Old Fashioned Blues 4:45 Sonny Stitt The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions (Disc 6) Jazz 1955
Le Segue 4:43 DJ Spooky Necropolis: The Dialogic Project Electronica/Dance
The Perfect Man 4:52 Sun Ra Greatest Hits: Easy Listening For Interglactic Travel Jazz 2000
Rag Nouveau 4:36 William Bland Newdance Classical
The Mountain 3:20 Abdullah Ibrahim The Very Best Of Abdullah Ibrahim Jazz
Pissing In The Wind 4:19 Badly Drawn Boy The Hour Of The Bewilderbeast Alternative & Punk 2000
Squeeze Box 2:46 Freddy Fender Lone Star-Best Of Freddy Fende Country
Penny Lane 3:01 Blow A High Note Blow A High Note Classical
Dans La Ville Sombre 2:58 Tim Hagans and Bob Belden Re•Animation Live! Jazz 1999
In Vain The Am'rous Flute 5:26 Dooley, Crook & Players Airs & Duets Classical
Don't Get Around Much Anymore 2:28 Etta James The Chess Box (Disc 1) Blues 2000
Giant Steps 14:02 David Murray Octet Plays for Trane Jazz 2000
Kyrie (Defronciaco) 5:35 Defronciaco, Lyrichord Early Music Sampler Classical
What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted 2:59 Jimmy Ruffin Motown: The Classic Years R&B 2000
---CD COMP 22:
Largo - Presto 2:03 Bach, C.P.E. An Hour With C.P.E. Bach : Les Coucous Benevoles Classical
Down On The Banks Of The Ohio 3:20 Blue Sky Boys Harry Smith's Anthology Of American Folk Music, Vol. 4 (Disc 1) Folk 2000
Heterotopian Trace 1:06 DJ Spooky Necropolis: The Dialogic Project Electronica/Dance
It's Raining 2:31 Freddy Fender Lone Star-Best Of Freddy Fende Country
Hark! The Ech'ing Air 2:25 Purcell, Henry Lyrichord Early Music Sampler Classical
Pushover 2:57 Etta James The Chess Box (Disc 1) Jazz 2000
Orbit 3 2:23 Matthew Shipp Matthew Shipp's New Orbit Jazz
Vivaldi 2:57 same Baroque Recorder Concerti Classical
Låt Dom Prata 9:39 Ulf Lundell På Andra Sidan Drömmarna (Disc 1) Rock 1996
Leggo The Herb Man Dub (Small Axe Vs Terminal Head Rmx) 5:52 Glen Brown Select Cuts From Blood & Fire Reggae
Chansons pour le corps: Chanson 3 "Les Seins" 3:19 Luc Ferrari Chansons pour le corps (1988-94) / Et si tout entière maintenant (1986-87) Classical
Non-Zero Possibility 5:38 At The Drive-In Relationship of Command Rock 2000
Shake 2:50 Ike & Tina Turner Greatest Hits Volume One R&B
Body And Soul 3:03 Hawkins, Coleman Ken Burns Jazz: The Definitive Coleman Hawkins Jazz 2000
Broken Chairs 19:05 Built To Spill Live Alternative & Punk 2000

Monday, March 15, 2004

03/15/04 MON:
---I notice there are enough paperbacks for another insert list (containing many of the same as were listed yesterday):
2 • • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 2/28/2004—3/15/2004 • •
Macfadden 171 Aarons, Edward S. NIGHTMARE, '63, (twisted mind guided scalpel), vg+ 3.00
Avn ZS 161 Anderson, Poul VAULT OF THE AGES, 5/69, (Camelot Edition), g-vg 2.50
DAW 883 Asimov, Greenberg & Olander (eds) MICROCOSMIC TALES, 6/92, vg-f 4.50
Curtis 06081 Audemars, Pierre FAIR MAIDS MISSING, nd, (murder mystery), vg-f 2.00
Bal F641 Beaumont, Charles (ed) THE FIEND IN YOU, ('62), (orig), vg+ 10.00
Ace pb 02274 Bensen, Donald R. AND HAVING WRIT..., 3/79, (utterly charming SF), vg+ $4
Tor pb 34361 Bova, Ben CITY OF DARKNESS, 3/04, (Tor Teen Edition), new 6.99
Signet D2736 Brown, Carter THE GIRL FROM OUTER SPACE, 7/65, (mystery), vg 2.00
DAW 72 Brunner, John FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, 9/73, (stories), vg-f 3.50
Ace pb 381210 Brunner, John THE JAGGED ORBIT, nd, (the mad oracle), vg+ 3.00
DAW 133 Brunner, John THE STONE THAT NEVER CAME DOWN, 1/75, vg 2.50
Berkley X1680 Campbell (ed) ASTOUNDING TALES OF SPACE & TIME, 3rd(4/69), vg+ 2.00
Baen 55901 Carr, Terry (ed) THE BEST SF OF THE YEAR #13, ('84), g-vg 2.50
Dell pb 12590 Carter, Lin (ed) FLASHING SWORDS #5: Demons & Daggers, 12/81, vg+ 4.00
Ace pb 53570 Compton, D.G. THE MISSIONARIES, ('72), (they came to save earth), vg 4.00
Collier AS518 Conklin & Fabricant, M.D. (eds) GREAT SF ABOUT DOCTORS, '63, vg 5.00
Signet D2935 Dark, James HONG KONG INCIDENT, 4/66, (A Mark Hood Thriller), vg 2.00
Ace pbk 00495 Dickson, G.R. THE DRAGON AND THE DJINN, 1/98, (Dragon Knight), f 5.00
Ace pb 16657 Dickson, Gordon R. THE DRAGON ON THE BORDER, 6/93, (sequel), f 5.00
Ace pbk 00282 Dickson, Gordon R. THE DRAGON, THE EARL, & THE TROLL, 1/96, f 5.00
Pocket 83155 Dozois & Dann (eds) ALIENS!, 4/80, (orig; classics; Gaughan illus), f 5.00
Ace pb 24103 Drake & Fawcett THE FLEET #3: Breakthrough, 5/89, (orig; OA), g-vg 1.75
Pocket pb 66773 Duane, Diane SPOCK'S WORLD, 8/89, (Star Trek novel), f 5.00
Award A145F Endore, Guy DETOUR AT NIGHT, 8/65, (An Inner Sanctum Mystery), g 2.50
Avon 27011 Farren, Mick THE TEXTS OF FESTIVAL, 11/75, (crystal fantasy trip), vg 4.00
Berkley Z3143 Grant, C.L. THE SHADOW OF ALPHA, 6/76, (orig; Parric #1), vg+ 4.00
Avon 76047 Grant, Mark MUTANTS AMOK, 3/91, (orig; Mutants Amok #1), vg 2.00
Dell pb 6499 Harrison, Harry (ed) NOVA ONE, 3/71, (OA; Silverberg, Aldiss, etc.), vg+ 3.00
Ball 35784 Hawks, Lee NIGHT, WINTER, AND DEATH, 5/90, (beast on loose), g-vg 1.50
Signet T4227 Heinlein, R.A. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (=6th Column), 4th, g 1.50
Bantam 25922 Innes, Evan AMERICA 2040 #2: The Golden World, 9/86, (saga), vg-f 2.00
Ball 24415 Kuttner, Henry THE BEST OF…, 4/75, (Bradbury intro), g-vg 5.00
Berkley 02582 Laumer, Keith THE INFINITE CAGE, 7/74, g-vg 2.00
Ace pb 79221 Leiber, Fritz THE SWORDS OF LANKHMAR, nd, (Fafhrd #5), vg+ 3.00
Pinnacle 00688 Lord, Jeffrey BLADE #15: The Towers of Melnon, 8/75, (orig), vg-f 3.00
Pinnacle 00207 Lord, Jeffrey BLADE #7: Pearl of Patmos, 6/73, (in Dimension X!), vg 2.00
Pinnacle 00208 Lord, Jeffrey BLADE #8: Undying World, 7/73, (other-dimensional), vg 2.00
Pinnacle 00295 Lord, Jeffrey BLADE #9: Kingdom of Royth, 3/74, (orig), vg+ 2.50
Scholastic TK1934 Lovecraft, H.P. THE SHADOW OVER INNSMOUTH, 12/71, vg 2.50
Ball 24689 Lovecraft, H.P. THE TOMB and Other Tales, 5th(1/75), g 1.50
DAW 58 Lundwall, Sam J. BERNHARD THE CONQUEROR, 6/73, (orig), g-vg 2.50
Lancer 74741 Lymington, John TEN MILLION YEARS TO FRIDAY, nd, (the beast), gvg 2.00
Macfadden 00436 Lymington, John THE SCREAMING FACE, '70, (Earth extinction), vg+ 2.50
BallAF 23528 MacDonald, George LILITH, 2nd(9/73), g 4.00
Corgi S5971 Maine, Charles Eric COUNT-DOWN, '61, (modern story of science), g-vg 5.00
Pyramid R1125 Margulies, Leo (ed) WORLDS OF WEIRD, 1/65, (orig), vg-f 6.00
Pop Libr 00316 Maxwell, Ann CHANCE, ('75), (new human race battled for survival), vg 3.00
Ace pb 77590 Mayhar, Ardath SOUL-SINGER OF TYRNOS, 8/83, (fantasy), vg+ 2.50
Pocket pb 62229 McIntyre, Vonda N. THE ENTROPY EFFECT, 10th, (Star Trek #2), vg-f 2.50
Del Rey 27467 McKillip THE RIDDLE-MASTER OF HED, 2/78, (Morgon #1), g-vg 2.00
Ace K- 149 Mundy, Talbot QUEEN CLEOPATRA, nd, (historical adventure), vg-f 7.50
Fontana 616923 Nichols, Leigh (=Koontz) THE SERVANTS OF TWILIGHT, '85, vg 6.00
Ace pb 51546 Niven, Larry THE MAGIC GOES AWAY, 2nd, (massively illustrated), g 1.50
Penguin 9818 Osier, John RANKIN: Enemy of the State, '87, (existential paranoia), vg 2.50
Dell pb 4292 Pangborn, Edgar THE JUDGMENT OF EVE, 12/67, (vaulting SF), vg+ 5.00
Ace pb 65982 PERRY RHODAN #13: The Immortal Unknown, ('72), (K.H. Scheer), gvg 1.50
Bantam S7492 Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE #73: Seven Agate Devils, 2nd, g 1.50
Del Rey 27736 Saunders & Waldrop THE TEXAS-ISRAELI WAR: 1999, 2nd(11/78), vg 4.00
DAW 38 Schmitz, James H. THE LION GAME, 1/73, (Telzey Amberdon), g-vg 2.00
Pocket 77794 Scortia, Thomas N. (ed) STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, 12/74, (sex SF), vg 3.00
Headline 3653 Simmons, Dan SUMMER OF NIGHT, 2nd, (epic novel of terror), vg 5.00
Ace K- 244 Singer, Kurt (ed) THE GOTHIC READER, ('66), (the best by the best), vg 3.50
Bantam 14597 Spillane, Mickey THE DAY THE SEA ROLLED BACK, 6/81, (YA), vg+ 2.50
Bantam 20380 Spillane, Mickey THE SHIP THAT NEVER WAS, 3/82, (YA novel), g-vg 2.00
Ace pb 11044 Steele, Allen CLARKE COUNTY, SPACE, 12/90, (orig; hard SF), vg-f 5.00
Dell pb 13542 Sullivan & Aronson HIGH HOPES: The Amityville Murders, 7/82, (true), g 1.50
Galaxy 11 Tucker, Wilson THE CITY IN THE SEA, nd, g 5.00
Signet J7350 Wood, Bari THE KILLING GIFT, 2/77, (possessed with deadly power), vg 2.00
Avon pb 01146 Zelazny DOORS OF HIS FACE, THE LAMPS OF HIS MOUTH, 5th, vg 3.50

---A few odds and ends catalogued today:
Crichton, Michael THE LOST WORLD, Knopf '95, 1st trade, vg in dj $10

EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS TARZAN ANNUAL, Brown Watson ('75), (illus), vg $10

Kelly, Walt POGO: Volume Seven, Fantagraphics, 6/97, (1951-2 comic strips), new 9.95

Silverberg, Robert THE FACE IN THE WATERS, Spectra, 11/91, 1st trade, vg+ in dj 15.00

Simak, Clifford D. PROJECT POPE, Del Rey, 3/81, 1st edn, vg in dj 15.00

Williams, Paul ONLY APPARENTLY REAL: The World of Philip K. Dick, Arbor House '86, 1st, (interviews with the lunatic prince of SF lives again), vg-f 15.00

---Disc Log:
- Ramiro Musotto SUDAKA (Xgau: A Minus)
- my CD COMP 18 (free for the asking - if you want to hear it too)

---Still a bit of winter here, with the snow falling at a pretty good pace this morning. It is drifting down peacefully, though: much preferable to the intense wind yesterday.

---Found a photograph of Neil at the O'Reilly Digital Democracy Teach-In in San Diega a few weeks ago. Speaking of Neil, he has decided to drop out from the Univ of Illinois, midway through the semester, to take a job in San Francisco writing computer code, an outgrowth of his work on DeanSpace. A couple other Illini dropouts will be there with him.

03/14/04 SUN:
---Text to follow?
03/13/04 SAT:
---Book from Wormhole here today. Details to follow.

Friday, March 12, 2004

03/12/04 FRI:
---CD COMP 18:
Same Scene, Nine Years Later 11:17 Paul Lansky Conversation Pieces Classical
You Haven't Done Nothin 3:22 Stevie Wonder Fulfillingness' First Finale R&B 1974
They Wave 2:50 Mark De Gli Antoni Horse Tricks Unclassifiable
On The Rock Where Moses Stood 3:04 The Carter Family Can the Circle Be Unbroken Country 2000
Cherish 4:03 Kool & The Gang Smooth Grooves - The Essential Collection Easy Listening 2003
Region 3 20:30 M. Feldman Morton Feldman: Crippled Symmetry - The California Ear Unit Classical
Cakewalk Into Town 2:34 Taj Mahal The Best Of Taj Mahal Blues 2000
Mashin' on the Motorway 2:58 DJ Shadow The Private Press Electronica/Dance 2002
Allah, Allah, Allah 15:41 Oruç Güvenc & Tümata Ocean Of Remembrance - Sufi Improvisations And Zhikrs Unclassifiable 1995
I Want To Be Free 6:52 Ohio Players 20th Century Millennium Collection R&B 2000

Thursday, March 11, 2004

03/11/04 THU:
---CD COMP 16:
The Weekend Of A Private Secretary 2:51 Mildred Bailey The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Mildred Bailey (Disc 4) Jazz
Leanin' On Bob 4:22 Will Rigby Paradoxaholic Rock
Vagabond Ways 3:22 Marianne Faithfull Vagabond Ways Rock 1999
Wig Wise 3:24 Jason Moran Facing Left Jazz
Left With A Broken Heart 3:35 Dillinger Gangster, Prankster And Rasta Reggae 2001
Tranquila 4:04 Luis Vargas Putumayo Presents: Republica Dominicana World 2000
Dusk 12:05 Andrew Hill Dusk Jazz 2000
The Spinners / Then Came You 3:58 Dionne Warwick Very Best Of Dionne Warwick R&B
Batumwindu 5:22 Kiala Afrobeat ... No Go Die ! Jazz 2000
Chords 10:59 Paul Lansky Conversation Pieces Classical
Back to My Roots/Dub to My Roots 7:23 Steel Pulse Ultimate Collection Reggae 2000
Power 4:26 Ice-T Greatest Hits: The Evidence Hip Hop/Rap 2000
---CD COMP 17:
Cynically Yours 3:13 Amy Rigby The Sugar Tree Rock 2000
Skylark 4:25 Clark Terry One on One Jazz 2000
Duo For Violinist And Pianist (1961) 4:45 C. Wolff Wolff: I Like To Think Of Harriet Tubman-Chamber Works - The Barton Workshop Classical
El Burro Pardo 2:36 Gilberto Pérez y sus Compadres Taquachito Nights-Conjunto Music From South Texas Latin
Outa-Space 4:10 Billy Preston Funk Box (Disc 1) R&B 2000
Charlie Chan 8:07 Joe Lovano 52nd Street Themes Jazz 2000
Imperfectly 3:45 Ani DiFranco Imperfectly Alternative & Punk 1992
Mabruk 6:30 Ali Hassan Kuban From Nubia To Kairo Folk
Odds And Ends 2:28 Jimmy Reed The Very Best Of Jimmy Reed Blues
Audivi vocem de coelo 5:29 Renaissance Singers O Socii Durate Classical
Hong Kong 1:03 Mark De Gli Antoni Horse Tricks Unclassifiable
Pigskin 6:50 Marty Ehrlich Malinke'S Dance Jazz
My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains 2:54 Captain Beefheart The Dust Blows Forward - Anthology (Disc 2) Alternative & Punk
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man 3:04 Aunt Jemima Pop Music The Early Years 1890-1950 Classical 1999
Who Can Explain? 2:16 Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers The Very Best Of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers R&B 1998

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

03/10/04 WED:
---Just ran 6.5 miles, continuing the road back to minimal conditioning following the month or so of hibernation when the winter snows were deep and unmelting. The first robin I noticed a couple days ago--a sure sign of spring.

03/09/04 TUE:
---Managed to put in a bit of quality time at the computer today. Still an endless list of things to take care of, but I get the feeling the harder I work at it the faster the list will grow. Welcome to the world of being a corporate individual, I guess. Better get used to it: you’d think I would have in 21 years.

Monday, March 8, 2004

03/08/04 MON:
---Still mighty slow to get a show on the road, but I am hoping my spring-cleaning project has at least reached a point where I don't have so much uprooted that I can't perform necessary functions. It is hard when I have toted books around and reshelved them for a while to change gears and sit at the computer and process orders or answer emails again. But I am hoping the resultant improvement in feng shui will produce a bookselling dynamo of renewed vigor. At any rate, a couple new ones here today from Sarob Press (the paperback edition of Mirror of the Night by E.C. Tubb) and Stark House (The Death Wish/Net of Cobwebs by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding).
03/07/04 SUN:
---Word from Henry Wessells:
“Chris Drumm --
Today I am writing is to suggest that you buy a few copies of my collection of short stories, Another green world (Temporary Culture, 2003), preface by Michael Swanwick, edition limited to 200 copies, hardcover sewn book, full green Brillianta cloth stamped in gold, printed dust jacket with blurbs by William Gibson & Guy Davenport. List price is $65.00.
With a bit of luck it will be out of print before the first review appears.

Henry Wessells
Temporary Culture”

03/06/04 SAT:
---Word from Necessary Evil:
“Hi Chris,
I was wondering if you might consider stocking the new Tim Lebbon book that
I am publishing. This is our first book from Necessary Evil Press and it
features one of the more popular authors in the genre.

Please check out the site at

I look forward to hearing from you.


Donald Koish
Necessary Evil Press”

Friday, March 5, 2004

03/05/04 FRI:
---I was trying to put up a shelf and move a few books around, taking an hour or so every day to get it done gradually, but like dominoes falling one thing led to another and now I am fully involved in reconfiguring half the cellar. This has me diverted from filling orders and answering emails, which are piling up even more than usual. If you are waiting on me for something: an answer to your email or a book shipment, please bear with me. When I get things so I don’t have to be so much of a high hurdler or a contortionist to pull or shelve books, I believe that my efficiency can’t help but improve. But that is usually the case anyway.

03/04/04 THU:
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03/03/04 WED:
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03/02/04 TUE:
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Tuesday, March 2, 2004

03/02/04 TUE:
---Have fallen behind a few days keeping up with this blog, even minimally. I just augmented the entry for 02/16/04. Otherwise, I will see what I can do to put more up here; but I am realizing that I have quite a few orders and unanswered emails that I need to apply myself toward.

---I have noticed that these entries don't always show up in the order I post them, if I put them up in quick succession. Hopefully they are close enough. I try to have at least a marker post for every day, so I can go back later and put things in where they belong. I don't believe the published blog has a Find function, but my Manage Posts window has a pretty good one. I suppose I could perform searches and email the results to anyone who wants to find any past listings they might be interested in seeing.
02/29/04 SUN:
---Leap Sunday!
02/28/04 SAT:
---Had a few used paperbacks getting in the way when I was putting up shelves, cullings from a paperback book sale back in March of 2000. They looked pretty good, so I went ahead and catalogued them instead of boxing them up for who knows when. The result is a new batch for insert-sheet printout:
1 • • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 2/7/2004—2/28/2004 • •
Berkley D3039 Bester, Alfred THE COMPUTER CONNECTION, 1/76, g-vg 2.00
Ball 24289 Brackett, Leigh THE LONG TOMORROW, 12/74, (after A-war), g 1.50
Bantam S5258 Bradbury, Ray THE MACHINERIES OF JOY, 6th, (marvelous stories), vg 2.50
Ball U 2024 Burroughs, Edgar Rice TARZAN & THE CASTAWAYS, 7/65, (#24), vg+ 3.50
Dell pb 14377 Carter, Lin RENEGADE OF CALLISTO, 8/78, (orig; Jandar #8), g-vg 2.50
Berkley N3068 Carter , LinTHONGOR & DRAGON CITY (>Thongor of Lemuria), 2nd, vgf 3.00
Leisure 5082 Cave, Hugh B. THE RESTLESS DEAD, 1/03, (orig; horror), new 5.99
Leisure 4962 Clark, Simon DARKER, 1/02, (horror; the unseen evil), new 5.99
Leisure 5076 Clark, Simon STRANGER, 10/03, (exciting, gory, sharp, bloody), new 6.99
Signet AE4755 Clarke, Arthur C. THE NINE BILLION NAMES OF GOD, 11th, g-vg 2.00
Signet Q5581 Clarke, Arthur C. THE WIND FROM THE SUN, 2nd, (stories), vg 2.00
Leisure 4766 Clegg, Douglas MISCHIEF, 9/00, (something terrible at Harrow), new 5.99
Leisure 5142 Clegg, Douglas THE HOUR BEFORE DARK, 9/03, (horror), new 6.99
Leisure 4640 Collins, Max Allan MOMMY'S DAY, 9/99, (inspiration for movie), new 4.99
Leisure 5078 Crowther, Peter THE LONGEST SINGLE NOTE, 4/03, (fearsome), new 6.99
Leisure 5069 D'Ammassa, Don SERVANTS OF CHAOS, 12/02, (horror), new 5.99
Ace pbk 00375 Dann & Dozois (eds) HACKERS, 10/96, (orig; Gibson, Sterling, etc.), f 5.00
Lion 129 De Rosso, H.A. .44, 2/53, (orig; western), g-vg (bit of spine separation) 5.00
DAW 167 Defontenay, C.I. STAR (Psi Cassiopeia), 10/75, (trans from French), vg 3.00
Del Rey 25501 del Rey, Judy-Lynn (ed) STELLAR SHORT NOVELS, 10/76, (OA), g-vg 2.00
Leisure 4977 Devereaux, Robert CALIBAN and Other Tales, 3/02, (orig), new 5.99
Berkley X1372 Dick, Philip K. COUNTER-CLOCK WORLD, 2/67, (orig), vg 10.00
Berkley S2044 Disch, Thomas M. ONE HUNDRED AND TWO H-BOMBS, 8/71, g 4.00
Pocket 77720 Elder, Joseph (ed) EROS IN ORBIT, 5/74, (OA; stories about sex), vg 3.00
Leisure 4952 Feehan, Christine DARK LEGEND, 1/02, (paranormal romance), new 5.99
Laurel 0041 Feldmann, Susan (ed) AFRICAN MYTHS AND TALES, 11/63, (orig), vg 3.00
Pocket 50012 Finney, Jack GOOD NEIGHBOR SAM, 6/64, (now a hilarious movie), vg 2.50
Belmont 1003 Fox, Gardner F. KOTHAR—BARBARIAN SWORDSMAN, 4/69, (#1), gvg 2.00
Dell pb 3195 Gerrold, David (ed) ALTERNITIES, 7/74, (orig; OA; unfettered SF), vg+ 4.00
Faw GM T2624 Ghidalia, Vic (ed) EIGHT STRANGE TALES, 10/72, (orig), g 2.00
Leisure 4907 Girón, Sèphera HOUSE OF PAIN, 8/01, (down in the basement), new 5.99
Leisure 5085 Girón, Sèphera THE BIRDS AND THE BEES, 11/02, (no let up), new 5.99
Ace pb 78001 Heinlein, Robert A. THE STAR BEAST, nd, fr (okay reading copy) 1.50
Leisure 4567 Hoffman, Barry EYES OF PREY, 8/99, (urban nightmare), new 5.50
Leisure 5096 Jacob, Charlee HAUNTER, 2/03, (hardcore horror), new 5.99
Leisure 5040 Ketchum, Jack RED, 8/02, (includes the novella The Passenger), new 5.99
Pap Lib 63384 Koontz, Dean R. ANTI-MAN, 7/70, (orig; SF stunner), vg 15.00
Leisure 4916 Laymon, Richard IN THE DARK, 9/01, (special Koontz intro), new 6.99
Leisure 4978 Laymon, Richard ISLAND, 3/02, (special intro by Koontz; 504 pp), new 6.99
Leisure 4850 Laymon, Richard THE TRAVELING VAMPIRE SHOW, 3/01, new 6.99
Leisure 4988 Lee, Edward CITY INFERNAL, 4/02, (takes you on a tour...of hell), new 5.99
Leisure 5075 Lee, Edward MONSTROSITY, 4/03, (horror; the thing in the lake), new 6.99
DAW 513 Lee, Tanith RED AS BLOOD, 3rd, (Tales from Sisters Grimmer), g-vg 2.00
Ace pb 52360 Leinster, Murray THE MED SERIES, 5/83, (first time in one volume), vg 4.00
Pop Lib 08162 Lewis, Ted GET CARTER, nd, (=Jack's Return Home; movie tie), vg 2.00
Avn G- 1003 Louys, Pierre THE COLLECTED WORKS OF…, ('51), (Double Size), vg 10.00
Curtis 07311 Madderom, Gary THE JEWELS THAT GOT AWAY, ('73), (mystery), vg 2.00
Berkley 04095 Matheson, Richard SHOCK I, 5/79, (stories; =Shock!), vg 3.50
Avn S 347 McIntosh, J.T. SNOW WHITE AND THE GIANTS, 5/68, (orig), vg 4.00
Leisure 5110 Moore, James A. UNDER THE OVERTREE, 10/02, (they bite), new 5.99
Pop Lib 459 Orwell, George BURMESE DAYS, 7/52, (jungle hate and lust), g-vg 7.50
Capricorn 50377 Parrinder, Patrick H.G. WELLS, ('77), 1st US edn, (criticism; biblio), g-vg 3.00
Award A473X Picard, Sam THE NOTEBOOKS, '69, (orig; espionage novel), vg 2.50
Leisure 4483 Piccirilli, Tom HEXES, 2/99, (horror; the girl screamed again), new 5.50
Leisure 4921 Piccirilli, Tom THE LOWER DEEP, 10/01, (steam-heated witchery), new 5.99
Bantam F3269 Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE #14: The Fantastic Island, 12/66, vg 3.00
Bantam S7637 Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE #74: The Derrick Devil, 7/73, g-vg 2.00
Leisure 5174 Sarrantonio, Al TOYBOX, 9/03, (stories; Lansdale intro), new 6.99
Ace pb 47850 Schmitz, James H. LEGACY, 5/79, (=A Tale of Two Clocks), g-vg 2.50
Tower 43159 Seward, Jack THE EURASIAN VIRGINS, ('68), (Stone's The Name), vg 2.50
Bantam 12900 Sheckley, Robert CROMPTON DIVIDED, 11/79, g (front blurb page out) 1.50
Zebra 358 Smith, David C. ORON, 6/78, (orig; Amrik, the bull man), fr-g 2.00
Ball U 6131 Tenn, William OF MEN AND MONSTERS, 6/68, (orig; SF novel), vg 6.00
DAW 416 Vance, Jack THE BOOK OF DREAMS, 1/81, (orig; Demon Princes 5), g 2.50
DAW 216 Wallace, Ian THE WORLD ASUNDER, 11/76, (Mind-in-Bodies #2), vg 3.00
Manor 95242 White, Ted (ed) THE BEST FROM FANTASTIC, '73, (orig), g-vg 2.00
Lancer 73766 Williams, Robert Moore THE BELL FROM INFINITY, '68, (orig), vg+ 4.00
Dell pb 13569 Wilson, F. Paul HEALER, 6/77, (LaNague Federation novel), g-vg 3.00
Leisure 5084 Wright, T.M. LAUGHING MAN, 2/03, (orig; horror), new 5.99

---Disc Log:
- At the Drive-In RELATIONSHIP OF COMMAND (Xgau: A Minus)
- Built to Spill LIVE (Xgau: A Minus)
- Dolly Parton COAT OF MANY COLORS (Xgau: A Minus)

02/27/04 FRI:
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Monday, March 1, 2004

03/01/04 MON:
---Here today from Meisha Merlin:
Lee, Sharon & Steve Miller BALANCE OF TRADE, Meisha Merlin, 2/04, 1st edn, (A Liaden Universe® Novel; admirable addition to series), new in dj 25.00
---the copy I have for sale now is signed by the authors, but subsequent copies I may get it will probably not be.

---Some used books I have managed to catalog:
Geary, Rick THE BEAST OF CHICAGO, NBM/Comics Lit '03, 1st, (true crime), vg-f in dj 10.00
Quinn, Seabury ROADS, Arkham House '48, 1st unrevised edn, p-fr in price-clipped dj (waterdamaged: not very sightly but okay for reading or viewing the Virgil Finlay illustrations) 10.00
Vance, Jack THE LYONESSE TRILOGY, SFBC, nd, vg-f in djs, 3 separate volumes the set $19

book club:
Aldiss EARTHWORKS • ---CRYPTOZOIC! ($3 each)

misc. softcovers:
Aldiss, Brian W. THE HELLICONIA TRILOGY, Berkley, 11/83-5/86, vg-f the three, $25
Anderson, Poul & Mildred Downey Broxon THE DEMON OF SCATTERY, Ace, 12/79, g-vg $5; f $8
Cherryh, C.J. CYTEEN, Warner Aspect, 3rd, (complete in one volume), f $10
Delany, Samuel R. WAGNER/ARTAUD: A Play of 19th and 20th Century Critical Fictions, Ansatz, 4/88, 1st, (belles-lettres/semiotics; 78 pages), booklet, vg-f 15.00
Drucker, Mort FAMILIAR FACES: The Art of…, Stabur ('88), sample copy, vg-f 10.00
Heinlein, Robert A."The only 5 Heinlein short stories never anthologized", loose photocopied sheets (from original magazine appearances), f $5
MOON MULLINS #9, SPEC, 3/03, 1st edn, (7/2 through 12/31/27; comic), vg-f 9.00
Pope, Dudley RAMAGE, McBooks, 3rd, (Lord Ramage #1; historical fiction), f 8.50
STAR WARS SCRAPBOOK, nd, 8 small pieces of art reproduction, ephemera, f 5.00
VERTEX, vol. 3 nos. 3 & 4, '75, (newsprint tabloid version; I’m sure these are hard to find in this condition), vg+ the pair, 15.00

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