---Here today from TTA:
INTERZONE #194, 9-10/04, (Jay Lake, Karen Fishler, Steve Mohn, etc.), new 6.00---looks like I never got #38 or I forgot to catalog it.
THE THIRD ALTERNATIVE #39, aut/04, (Nina Allen, Joe Hill, Susan Fry, etc.), new $7
---Heard from half.com a few days ago:
In our last announcement earlier this summer, we said that half.com would be closing on October 14, 2004. We have decided not to go forward with this plan and will keep half.com open indefinitely.---A few weeks ago I did try to transfer a listing of a book onto eBay, but it seemed like too much trouble for what I was doing. Maybe for that special book here and there that might be in big demand, but a pile of books like the one beside me now, of books I picked up at a book sale yesterday, that may or may not be appropriate for my regular catalog, would work better at half.com or biblio.com. Once I get my whole catalog up on biblio.com, then I can start adding things from the full storage boxes here in plenty. Right now these books are headed for a box, but they might as well be listed on half.com. At this annual book sale I usually get a whole scad of SF paperbacks, but my heart wasn’t in it for those particular books this time, nor was there quite the selection as there is sometimes. It was depressing to see all those Star Trek novelizations by erstwhile hot authors, along with all the books I knew I already had multiple copies of. But in the Modern Classics and Novels sections of the book sale I found lots of things that looked interesting: some for my personal Western Canon bookshelves, and some that I thought looked like they would be good to read. I would like to hoard them all for myself, but I don’t have the open shelfspace and I know I can’t read as many as I would like. I haven’t been to my listings at half.com to add titles in a long while, because I thought they were going to close it down. But now that they say it will be kept open indefinitely, I will try adding some listings. I do like being able to key in the ISBNs for multiple books and have the info about them and even a cover scan show up.
---Later: have now added fifteen books to my half.com listings. It seemed to go smoothly enough. Three books did not have their ISBNs in their system, so I will list them elsewhere, if I get the chance.