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

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