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 27, 2004

10/27/04 WED:
---Three new ones here today from the UK: DARKER AGES by Peter Finch (twin ‘dark age’ novellas from this award-winning British author: $45) and HOWLING HOUNDS: The Haunting Tales of Phil Locascio ( a ‘first’ collection from a superb American author: $45) from Sarob Press and MY DEATH by Lisa Tuttle from PS Publishing ($16)

Monday, October 25, 2004

10/25/04 MON:
---Here today from Ash-Tree: THE NEBULY COAT by John Meade Falkner ($46).

---And here too today: VIATOR by Lucius Shepard from Night Shade in the ltd. edn. ($45), which I see is out of print from the publisher. I should have had an order in for the trade ($25) edition as well, but I need to make sure about that, because all I have so far are these ltds.

Friday, October 22, 2004

10/22/04 FRI:
---Big box from Night Shade here at last, including:
Baker, Kage MOTHER AEGYPT and Other Stories, Night Shade ('04), 1st edn, (shows why she is one of most talked-about writers in SF), new in dj 27.00

Dunsany, Lord THE COLLECTED JORKENS: Volume Two, Night Shade ('04), 1st edn, new 35.00

Harrison, M. John THE COURSE OF THE HEART, Night Shade ('04), 1st edn thus, (orig: 1992; estraordinary genre-bending novel; 184 pages), new in dj 25.00
---another copy of the preceding, one of 150 SIGNED copies, new in dj 45.00

Zivkovic, Zoran THE FOURTH CIRCLE, Ministry of Whimsy '04, (a novel), new 27.00

---Back in stock:
Cady, Jack GHOSTS OF YESTERDAY: Stories, Night Shade ('03), 1st edn, {tpb still available @ $15}, (new and uncollected fiction; a nonfiction piece), new in dj 27.00

Dunsany, Lord THE COLLECTED JORKENS: Volume One, Night Shade ('04), 1st edn, (Arthur C. Clarke foreword; Joshi intro), new no dj as issued 35.00

Joyce, Graham THE STORMWATCHER, Night Shade ('03), 1st edn, one of 1000 SIGNED copies, (one clearly supernatural event; everything else is up for grabs), new in dj $40

VanderMeer, Jeff & Mark Roberts (eds) THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD POCKET GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC & DISCREDITED DISEASES, Night Shade '03, 1st edn, (the outlandish, the sublime, and the hysterically funny), new in dj 24.00

Thursday, October 21, 2004

10/21/04 THU:
---Word from Sarob Press:
Scheduled for Winter 2004
FALLING INTO HEAVEN by L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims
Introduced by William P. Simmons. Cover Art by Gerald Gaubert.
Len Maynard & Mick Sims have written and edited more than 40 books in the supernatural genre, as well as having numerous stories published in a variety of anthologies and magazines. Active Horror Writers Association members, their collections, Shadows At Midnight, 1979 and 1999 (published by Sarob Press in a revised and enlarged version), and Echoes Of Darkness, 2000 (Sarob Press), were followed in 2002 by their third collection, Incantations, and two retrospective collections of their stories, essays and interviews, The Secret Geography Of Nightmare and Selling Dark Miracles, one introduced by Hugh Lamb and the other by Stephen Jones. This latest collection, Falling Into Heaven (introduced by William P. Simmons), contains their most recent stories, most of which are original to this collection. Novellas, Moths, The Hidden Language Of Demons and The Seminar, were published in 2001, 2002 and 2003 respectively. They worked as editors on Darkness Rising, and as editors/publishers they ran Enigmatic Press in the UK, which produced Enigmatic Tales, and its sister titles. They have in the past written essays, and reviews, but currently they are concentrating on writing horror, young adult and thriller novels, as well as a few short stories.
Contents: Images/Dead Men’s Shoes/A Victorian Pot Dresser/Sand Castles/Calling Down The Lightning/Soaking Wet Without a Boat/Salvation/Shortcuts/Caviso Gamo/October Cries/Dancers/Flour White and Spindle Thin/Glimpses/Sliding Down the Slippery Slip
Both editions issued without dustjacket. Pictorial Boards. Munken bookwove, sewn signatures, head/tailbands. Deluxe adds signature page with extra art signed by authors, introducer and cover artist, marbled endpapers, bound-in bookmark and hand-made slipcase.
Standard Limited Edition Sewn Hardcover ; US $45

Very best wishes, Robert.

Robert Morgan, SAROB PRESS

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

10/20/04 WED:
---Here today from Tartarus:
WORMWOOD #3, aut/04, (on Peake, Woolrich, Wyndham, etc.), new 15.00

---Used books catalogued:
Batchelor, John Calvin THE BIRTH OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANTARCTICA, Dial, pre-5/83, ADVANCE READING COPY, fr-g 5.00
Knight, Damon IN SEARCH OF WONDER: Critical Essays on Science Fiction, Advent '67, 2nd edn, Revised & Enlarged, (nf), vg $10

Friday, October 15, 2004

10/15/04 FRI:
---Just added blog listings for a few books (and one CD) that have come in lately, dating back to Sept 27. Find them listed on their respective days of arrival, if it is not too much trouble.

---Spent morning re-arranging bookshelves again--always an ongoing project. It would never be completed unless I took a couple weeks off and dedicated myself to it. Already I take that much time off from needed undertakings--every time I do something there are several others I should be doing that I am not. Indeed, I noticed when I was cataloguing some paperbacks last night that I hadn't added any in several months. I had almost forgotten the protocols.

---Had an inquiry about my gmail email address. It is Cdrummbks@gmail.com. This does not replace my aol address yet. It is just a place where it is more convenient to receive things like daily news updates from newspapers and Cemetery Dance Weekly that I sometimes prefer to let sit in my inbox. Gmail allows me to do that. Anyone sending me an email to gmail (which you can do for back up if you wish), if you want me to click on the "invite this sender" to join gmail, I see no reason why not to do it.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

10/14/04 THU:
---Here today from Stark House:
Sanderson, Douglas PURE SWEET HELL/ CATCH A FALLEN STARLET: Two Complete Mystery Thrillers, Stark House, 9/04, 1st thus, (orig: 1957 & '60), new 19.95

---Checked out the article link in today’s Doonesbury cartoon. Turns out to be a piece entitled LOCAL VIEW: Going to war in Iraq was a mistake
BY REP. DOUG BEREUTER in the Lincoln (Nebraska) Journal-Star.


Wednesday, October 13, 2004

10/13/04 WED:
---Stock reply: Between wearing all hats from shipping clerk on down and developing some bone-lazy habits, I have been letting too many important things disappear into the mists of time. I am endeavoring to rectify the situation even now.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

10/12/04 TUE:
---Here today from Thunder’s Mouth:
Shepard, Lucius A HANDBOOK OF AMERICAN PRAYER: A Novel, Thunder's Mouth ('04), 1st (US), (about love triangle of celebrity , spriituality and money), new in dj 22.00

---and from Four Walls Eight Windows:
Doctorow, Cory A PLACE SO FOREIGN and Eight More: Stories, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2nd, (intro by Bruce Sterling; JWC Award winner), new 13.95

Friday, October 8, 2004

10/08/04 FRI:
---Here today from Roger Lasley, always a welcome sight:
Lasley, Roger ANOTHER FALL, Lasley ('04), (more great acoustic guitar), compact disc, new 15.00
---Contains “Under the Rug with It” (RL liner comment: “One way of dealing with life’s little problems is to ignore them and play music.”)--might well have been inspired by me.

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

10/05/04 TUE:
---Here today from Haffner Press:
Williamson, Jack SEVENTY-FIVE: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer, Haffner '04, 1st edn, (massive; features too numerous to mention; Connie Willis foreword; Arthur C. Clarke intro, 604 oversize pages), new in dj 50.00
---weighs in at 4.5 lbs!

---Back in stock:
Brackett, Leigh MARTIAN QUEST: The Early…, Haffner '02, 1st edn, new in dj 40.00

Williamson, Jack THE METAL MAN and Others: The Collected Stories of..., Volume One, Haffner '99, 1st trade edn, (1928-31 stories; foreword by Hal Clement), new in dj $32

Sunday, October 3, 2004

10/03/04 SUN:
---Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:

Due to popular demand for a less-expensive edition, and the fact that the number of
hardcovers is dwindling, we now have available a softcover edition of BLACK
PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS.


BLACK PROJECTS, WHITE KNIGHTS, by Kage Baker.
Is it possible to interfere with History in a moral way, especially
if profit is the primary motivation for doing so? In fact, is it possible to sustain
any ethical standards at all when handed what amounts to unlimited power?
These and other shadowy questions are raised in Black Projects, White
Knights, Kage Baker's Unofficial History of Dr. Zeus, Inc. — known to its
employees simply as the Company. This collection brings together the
early Company stories in one volume for the first time. Also included
here are new stories, three of which are previously unpublished — and one
of these, "The Queen in Yellow," written exclusively for this book.
Follow the secret activities of the Company's field agents — once
Human, now centuries-old time-traveling immortal cyborgs: Botanist
Mendoza's search for the rare hallucinogenic Black Elysium grape in 1844
Spanish-held Santa Barbara, California ("Noble Mold"); Facilitator
Joseph's dreamlike solicitation of the ill-of-health Robert Louis
Stevenson in 1879 ("The Literary Agent"); and Literature Preservationist
Lewis's retrieval of priceless literary artifacts, in 1914 Egypt, from the
mummy case of Princess Sit-Hathor-Yunet ("The Queen in Yellow"). This
collection also includes the first four Alec Checkerfield stories — and
the alert reader should be able to piece together the mystery of Alec's
life: Who created this little superman, and to what purpose?

Golden Gryphon Press

Black Projects, White Knights
by Kage Baker
cover art by J. K. Potter
ISBN 1-930846-30-4 / $15.95 (Trade hardcover)
288 pages

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