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.

Monday, January 31, 2005

01/31/05 MON:
---A few used books catalogued today:
Davis, Gwen THE PRINCESS AN D THE PAUPER, Little Brown '89, 1st edn, (An Erotic Fairy Tale), vg-f in dj $8
Jordan, Robert CROSSROADS OF TWILIGHT, Tor, 1/03, 1st edn, (Wheel of Time #10), g in dj 8.00
Kerr, Philip THE GRID, Warner, 4/96, 1st US, (brainy thriller), remainder mark, vg+ in dj 5.00
Lansdale, Joe R. FREEZER BURN, Mysterious, 9/99, 1st trade, (sizzling novel), vg-f in dj 10.00
Patchett, Ann TAFT, Houghton Mifflin '94, 1st, (novel about black musician), vg-f/dj $6
Podrug, Junius PRESUMED GUILTY, Forge, 9/97, 1st edn, (wild, rocketing thriller), vg-f in g-vg dj (label removal) 5.00
Rice, Anne BLOOD AND GOLD, Knopf '01, 1st edn, (Vampire Chronicles), vg-f in dj 10.00
Stirling, S.M. T2: The Future War, HarperCollins '03, 1st edn, based on the (motion-picture world), vg-f in dj $10
misc. softcovers:
Burdick, Eugene & Harvey Wheeler FAIL-SAFE, Ecco, 2nd, (soon to be a CBS-TV Live Movie Event Starring George Clooney), remainder mark, vg+ 3.00
Cussler, Clive & Craig Dirgo GOLDEN BUDDHA, Berkley, 2nd, (Oregon Files #1; Clive Cussler has no equal--certainly not Craig Dirgo, whose name appears in much smaller print on the cover), vg $5

Berkley 19545 Cussler, Clive WHITE DEATH, 9/4, (a novel from the Numa files; spine-tingling adventure on the high seas), vg+ 2.00
Warner 60400 Graziunas, Daina & Jim Starlin PREDATORS, 7/97, (thriller; =Thinning the Predators; soon to be a major motion picture), vg 2.00
Tor 34741 Hagberg, David TERMINATOR 3: Rise of the Machines, 7/03, (novelization), vg 2.50
HarperTorch 05754 Lawhead, Stephen R. BYZANTIUM, 8th, (historical nove; 870 pgs), vg 2.50

Sunday, January 30, 2005

01/30/05 SUN:
---Finished up a batch of paperback listings for another package insert sheet:
3 • • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 1/5/2005—1/30/2005 • •
DAW 145 Akers (=Bulmer) FLIERS OF ANTARES, 4/75, (Dray Prescot #8), vg+ 3.00
Ball 01903 Ball, Brian N. TIMEPIECE, 4/70, (first in time-travel trilogy), vg+ 3.50
Bantam 23495 Brin, David STARTIDE RISING, 9/83, (orig; Uplift #1), vg-f 10.00
Spectra 25121 Brin, David THE UPLIFT WAR, 7/87, (Uplift #2), vg+ 6.00
Baen 72033 Budrys, Algis THE FALLING TORCH, 1/91, (complete text), vg-f 3.00
BallAF 01730 Carter, Lin (ed) THE YOUNG MAGICIANS, 10/69, (orig), vg+ 10.00
DAW 396 Cherryh, C.J. SERPENT'S REACH, 8/80, (orig), vg+ 4.00
DAW 658 Cherryh, C.J. THE KIF STRIKE BACK, 1/86, (orig; Chanur), vg-f 5.00
Pyramid V3787 Cover, Arthur Byron AUTUMN ANGELS, 7/75, (Harlan Ellison Discovery #2), vg+ 3.00
Del Rey 34444 Dick, Philip K. MARTIAN TIME-SLIP, 5th(3/91), vg-f 5.00
Bantam 13667 Disch, Thomas M. ON WINGS OF SONG, 8/80, vg-f 4.00
Berkley 13746 Disch, Thomas M. THE BUSINESSMAN: A Tale of Terror, 8/93, vg-f 3.00
Berkley 13261 Disch, Thomas M. THE M.D.: A Horror Story, 4/92, vg-f 3.00
Baen 51704 Doyle, Debra & James D. MacDonald THE PRICE OF THE STARS, 10/92, (Mageworlds #1), vg-f 2.50
Ace pb 77747 Drake, David with Waugh & Greenberg (eds) SPACE INFANTRY, 11/89, vg+ 3.50
Avn V 2434 Elwood, Roger & Vic Ghidalia (eds) YOUNG DEMONS, 4/72, (orig), vg 4.00
Lancer 73735 Fairman, Paul W. I, THE MACHINE, '68, (orig; Easy Eye edn), vg 4.00
Ace G- 724 Farmer, Philip José A PRIVATE COSMOS, ('68), (orig; Tiers), vg+ 3.50
Ace pb 71135 Farmer, Philip José BEHIND THE WALLS OF TERRA, ('70), (orig; Tiers), vg $3; vg+ 3.50
DAW 48 Farmer, Philip José THE OTHER LOG OF PHILEAS FOGG, 3/73, vg+ 6.00
Ace pb 89237 Farmer, Philip José THE WIND WHALES OF ISHMAEL, ('71), (orig; SF's incredible sequel to Moby Dick), vg 3.00
Ball 02468 Farmer, Philip José TIME'S LAST GIFT, 1/72, (orig; 12,000 B.C.), vg+ 5.00
Del Rey 25843 Farmer, Philip José TIME'S LAST GIFT, 7/77, (revised edn), vg+ 4.50
Pyramid R1055 Farmer, Philip José TONGUES OF THE MOON, 8/64, (orig), vg 5.00
Ace sp 64571 Feeley, Gregory THE OXYGEN BARONS, 7/90, (orig), vg-f 5.00
Pyramid R1042 Finney, Charles G. THE GHOSTS OF MANACLE, 7/64, (orig; stories; the damnedest book you ever read), g-vg $3; vg 4.50
Pyramid X1818 Finney, Charles G. THE UNHOLY CITY, 6/68, (+The Magician Out of Manchuria), vg+ 6.00
Monarch 443 Fontenay, Charles THE DAY THE OCEANS OVERFLOWED, 5/64, g 3.50
Ball 03163 Foster, Alan Dean BLOODHYPE, 3/73, (orig; humanx), g-vg $2; vg-f 4.50
Pap Lib 52273 Fox, Gardner ESCAPE ACROSS THE COSMOS, 3/64, vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Belmont 2080 Fox, Gardner F. KOTHAR AND THE WIZARD SLAYER, 12/70, (orig), vg+ 4.00
Belmont 1043 Fox, Gardner F. KOTHAR OF THE MAGIC SWORD, 9/69, (orig), vg-f 3.50
Ace F- 354 Fox, Gardner F. THE HUNTER OUT OF TIME, ('65), g-vg $2; vg+ 3.50
Ace F- 399 Fox, Gardner F. THIEF OF LLARN, ('66), (orig; wonder gem), vg+ 4.00
Award 00546 Gerrold, David THE MAN WHO FOLDED HIMSELF, nd, vg 2.50
Avon 47605 Haldeman, Joe INFINITE DREAMS, 10/79, (author's first story collection), vg+ 4.00
Ace pb 78361 Harrison, Harry STAR SMASHERS OF THE GALAXY RANGERS, 2nd(9/83), vg-f 3.00
Berkley S2304 Harrison, Harry THE STAINLESS STEEL RAT'S REVENGE, 2nd, vg+ 2.00
Monarch 354 Hatch, Gerald THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE, 6/63, vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Pocket pbk 49154 Heinlein, Robert A. FOR US, THE LIVING: A Comedy of Customs, 12/04, new 7.99
Del Rey 32441 Heinlein, Robert A. HAVE SPACE SUIT - WILL TRAVEL, 14th(7/90), vg-f 3.00
Berkley Z2085 Heinlein, Robert A. I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, 11/71, vg+ 4.00
Del Rey 33012 Heinlein, Robert A. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER, 11/86, vg-f 3.00
Ace pb 74860 Heinlein, Robert A. TO SAIL BEYOND THE SUNSET, 6/88, vg-f 3.00
Carroll & Graf pb 0282 Hodgson, William Hope THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND, 2nd('96), new 4.95
Del Rey 29472 Hogan, James P. VOYAGE FROM YESTERYEAR, 7/82, (orig), vg+ 3.00
Ace sp 52813 Kadrey, Richard THE METROPHAGE, 2/88, (orig), vg-f 8.50
Spectra 29367 Kandel, Michael CAPTAIN JACK ZODIAC, 4/92, (orig), vg-f 5.00
Ball 39657 Koontz, Dean DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART, 11/95, vg-f 3.00
Pocket pb 63253 Martin, George R.R. THE ARMAGEDDON RAG, 1/85, vg-f 5.00
Del Rey 31422 May, Julian THE ADVERSARY, 3/85, (Pliocene Exile #4), vg-f 3.50
Del Rey 30838 May, Julian THE GOLDEN TORC, 9/82, (Pliocene Exile #2), vg-f 3.50
Del Rey 30989 May, Julian THE MANY-COLORED LAND, 7/83, (Pliocene Exile #1), vg-f 4.00
Del Rey 31421 May, Julian THE NON-BORN KING, 3/84, (Pliocene Exile #3), vg-f 3.50
TSR 455 McCrumb, Sharyn BIMBOS OF THE DEATH SUN, 2nd, (mys), vg-f 3.00
Ball 37914 McCrumb, Sharyn ZOMBIES OF THE GENE POOL, 3/93, (mys), vg-f 4.00
Avn V 2271 Morgan, Dan THE NEW MINDS, 3/69, (Sixth Perception #1), vg-f 4.50
Avn V 2302 Morgan, Dan THE SEVERAL MINDS, 9/69, (Sixth Perception #2), vg-f 4.00
Lynx 008 Norwood, Warren & Mel Odom TIME POLICE #3: Stranded, 3/89, vg-f 2.00
Lynx 006 Norwood, Warren TIME POLICE #1: Vanished, 11/88, (in 2183), vg-f 2.50
Pyramid V3670 Oliver, Chad GIANTS IN THE DUST, 3/76, (orig; world where monsters ruled), g-vg 2.50
Ace sp 80894 Reynolds, Ted THE TIDES OF GOD, 2/89, (orig), vg-f 8.00
Ace pb 20563 Saberhagen, Fred EMPIRE OF THE EAST, 2nd, (3-in-1; epic fantasy), vg+ 3.00
Ace pb 53351 Sheckley, Robert MINDSWAP, 6/78, (crackles with ideas; funny), vg+ 2.50
Pap Lib 52430 Somers, Bart (=Fox) ABANDON GALAZY!, 3/67, (A Commander Craig Galactic Adventure), vg 3.00
Jove A4301 Sterling, Bruce INVOLUTION OCEAN, 1/77, (orig; Harlan Ellison Discovery Series #4; Ellison intro), vg+ 10.00
DAW 219 Tubb, E.C. SPECTRUM OF A FORGOTTEN SUN, 11/76, (Dumarest #15), vg-f 5.00
DAW 115 Tubb, E.C. ZENYA, 8/74, (Dumarest of Terra #11), vg 4.00
Del Rey 30441 Watt-Evans, Lawrence THE CYBORG AND THE SORCERERS, 6/82, (orig), vg+ 4.00

Saturday, January 29, 2005

01/29/05 SAT:
---Here today from Scarlet Succubus Press:
Salonia, John The Fellowship of the Thing or, Full Speed Ahead and Damn the Photon Torpedoes, Scarlet Succubus ('02), 1st, (wildly uninhibited comic thriller chock full of preposterous ingredients; the Get Smart of science fiction), new 16.95

Friday, January 28, 2005

01/28/05 FRI:
---All week long I have had the pleasure (but my wife’s displeasure) to have these SF magazine collections lying around the house, defying me to get them catalogued. I wish I had a digital camera to snap a few pictures--maybe post them on the .mac webpage I might be able to get started one of these days. Info about contents of specific issues can be found at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Here is the cataloguing I came up with:
ANALOG magazine, 8/60 to 12/78, all 221 isssues, including the 25 bedsheet-size issues, mostly vg or better with a few not terrible exceptions, a heroic collection the set, 600.00
---1/84 to 2/94, collection of125 issues (missing 4/86, 4 & 6/88, 12/92, 1/93, 6/93 & 1/94), (lots of hard-core SF), vg or better (with subscription labels) as a set, 125.00

ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, 1, 5, 10, 11 & mid-12/87, 1/88 to 9/92, collection of 66 issues, vg or better the set, $100
---11/92 (Special Isaac Asimov Tribute Issue; double issue), vg+ (subscripton label) 2.50

ASTOUNDING, 3/50 & 7/50 (missing back covers), 2/51, 3/51, 5/51, 12/51 to 1/53, 3/53 to 7/60, collection of 108 issues, (all the editorials, book reviews, stories and serials), some with loose covers others in pretty good shape, as a set the lot, 225.00

FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, sum/50, 10/51, 12/51, 4 to 8/52, 10/52 to 3/53, 5/53, 7/53, 9/53, 10/53, 12/53, 2 to 5/54, 7/54, 10/54 to 4/55, 7/55 to 7/57, set of 54 fifties issues, g or better $175
---7/63 to 12/67, all but one of 55 issues (missing 5/64), vg or better the set, 125.00
---1/69 to 8/92, run of 282 issues (missing only 5/91), (a veritable treasure trove of quality SF & F, including all special-author and all-star anniversary issues), vg or better (later issues have subscription labels) as a set, 500.00

GALAXY magazine, 10/52, 2/56, 2/62, 10/65, 3/70, g-vg or better each, 2.50
---7/74, 9/74, 10/74, 12/74, 9/75, 9/76, 11/76, 7/77, 10/77, g or better each, 1.25
---6/56 to 2/75, run of 150 straight issues of The Best In Pertinent Science Fiction, mostly vg or better with a very few having detached covers as a set, 375.00

IF, WORLDS OF… , 10/57, 8 & 10/58, 9/59, 1/60 to 1/61, 5/61 to 1/65, 4/65 to 10/72 & 2/74, collection of 111 issues, (voted world's best SF magazine three years in a row), g-vg or better (most are much better) as a set, 275.00

Thursday, January 27, 2005

01/27/05 THU:
---Email rec’d:
hi chris

thanks for the shipment.

by chance i found your entry for the new MATTHEW HUGHES novel

if you still have it -hc at 7$ something-

please send it.

see you
---My reply:
You saw my listing for BLACK BRILLION at Maybe that is the drummbooks that does business on Amazon that is not me. I only list books on and so far right now. Another time, someone else thought Amazon’s drummbooks vendor was me too. They wanted some self-improvement book in quantity. I tracked down the drummbooks@amazon email address and forwarded the request, but I did not get any reply. At that time it seemed this drummbooks dealt with a different sort of book than me. But now I don’t know. I tracked down their listing on amazon and saw their seller profile (very impressive, considering there are always inveterate complainers out there, no matter what it is always something). Maybe I didn’t look hard enough, but I don’t see how to check a certain seller’s stock, to maybe buy more than one book and get a better per-book rate for shipping. If there’s a bunch of shipping cost tacked onto the low price for Black Brillion, then maybe it wouldn’t be such a bargain as it seems.
As it happens, I do have the book:
Hughes, Matthew BLACK BRILLION, Tor, 11/04, 1st edn, (Archonate), new / dj 23.95
but not at $7. I can give my normal 30% discount, but that is about as low as I can go.
I thought when I started out that Chris Drumm (or even Drummbooks) was an unusual enough name that I wouldn’t have to register it and trademark it or have a search to see if the name was already taken--but with the Internet I guess names are more likely to be confused and overlapped with each other. I think that Drumm is actually a pretty common surname in Germany, more so than over here. And as far as I know I am not of any German extraction anyway--although I don’t really know what I am. (All I know is that maybe forty years ago my grandmother tried to trace us back to the Mayflower so she could join the extremely right-wing D.A.R.--Daughters of the American Revolution, but I think word was that the geneological information she procured was actually bogus.)

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

01/26/05 WED:
---Another call from the nice sales rep at Galaxy Press, this time wanting to know if I want a link to the first four chapters of Elron’s To the Stars to add to my listing. I said sure.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

01/25/05 TUE:
---Just called PGW, curious about the next Sturgeon stories volume, because the invoice from earlier shipment did not show what titles were still on backorder. I figured I had my order in place for the book, but just to make sure, I called. Turns out the due date now is today. Sounds like they might have it shipped out Thursday or Friday. Maybe late next week for the book, if the due date is accurate and hasn’t been pushed further back. But I did learn that, as I figured, my order is in place and the book should be here as soon as it gets here.

Monday, January 24, 2005

01/24/05 MON:
---Email rec’d that bears on a few things I might be able to lend further confusion to (with my reply that follows):
Hi, Chris!

Good news! The package with the books has arrived.


Also included were a CD-ROM of your catalog, and 5 of your CD
Compilations; thanks a lot! However, since there were no 'playlists'
included, can you send me ones for comps 61-101? (and, are the numbers
like SW versions, ie, the first 'release' is, say, 6.1, but you may add
something later, making it 6.2?)

The catalog CD is somewhat mysterious: Besides the PDF files, there are
several others, and something called "Filemaker 4.1 data", but no
explanations; what should I do with all of these? Does this listing
supersede and/or incorporate all of your previous Catalogs, up to #144
(ie, can I jettison those files, since they're now obsolete, or not)?

A comment/suggestion: I can understand that having separate lists for
HCs, pbs, 'new arrivals', etc., may be convenient for you; but, for the
'browser' (eg, me), it's very complicated: If I want to look up any
author/title, I'd have to look in 4-5 separate lists (assuming I'm not
looking for a particular edition).

At the end of the SF HCs list is a mysterious note: "SENT UPSTAIRS:
Michael to Russell"; should I just ignore it?

I'm still not sure about your preference for future payments:

Also, in a recent e-mail, I asked you if you have any of the F&SF
October (or Oct/Nov) issues for 1999 (50th An.), 2000, 2001(#600?),
2002, 2003, or 2004, or Amazing Stories #600 (Vol.71#5), or the Jan.2000

My reply:
You can’t tell what kind of files (i.e. text, PDF, mac)? Maybe PCs are different from macs (just maybe). The file types are listed right on the line with the files in my finder. I should think you would be able to open the text files in any WP. And the PDFs should open with your Acrobat reader. I think yours was actually the first time I put my catalog inventory on disc for dissemination, so it might have things a little garbled. Before, I always had my data on a computer without burning capability. I would think you could at least determine what file types they are without difficulty. Maybe in your WP program you could see what files can open if any are not greyed out. At least that’s how it works on my Mac. Anyay, not all the files I send will be needed to see the data. They are the same data in different formats. The catalog-data CDRs I send now I don’t include the FileMaker files that I use for paperbacks. I just sort the data by author and by publisher and burn PDF and text versions (plus the Mac Appleworks). I hope that at least can serve as a substitute for some people to my sending catalogs out--although I do hope to be doing so again sometime before the end of forever.
Before I started burning data onto CDs I did burn plenty of music compilations, like the ones I sent you. Latest one now is 117! I did not write down which ones I sent you. Let me know the numbers and I will email you the playlists. Number 61 is 61.0 with no 61.1 in the offing--not 6.1. Too many, I know, but it is mighty easy to do the things The track info even gets inputted automatically off the Internet (with built-in Gracenote CDDB access). I make a few extra CDs to send out free to people who express interest. I like to listen to music that way sometimes--sort of like the way it must be for the iPod people. I use iTunes but I don’t buy or download music off the Internet for my compilations. They are just taken from the CDs I own without compressing the songs, thus losing quality. If I ever traveled around much, I might want an iPod, but I am always tethered to my home base, so I listen through a somewhat higher-end system than one that might have an iPod attached. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the compilations. (And I hope I haven’t just added to your confusion.)
Yes, you can safely ignore the “Sent Upstairs” note in my HC list. That is a relic from when I was using email to transfer catalog data from my downstairs to the upstairs (Internet) computer to add listings to my entries. (I’m working on the ones that will bring listings through -Sheffield now. But I did list all the Tor mmpbs already--that was quite a job.)
Maybe when I get all my catalog info on my file will compile all the data from the various places. I can have my bibliolistings file on the CDR too. As it is now, all my catalog data fills up a small fraction of what is available on a disc.
I have no preference regarding whether you send email to me at aol or gmail or both. Also, no preference regarding paypal or credit card. It is totally up to you. If you want me to lose less of a cut to the service, Paypal takes a nominally larger percentage. Also, I don’t check my gmail as often as my aol, but it might be a suitable back-up. I need to activate the .mac membertship I bought with my new iBook G4. When I do that, I hope to have some place to post my files for public scrutiny besides sending them on CDRs. And then I might have still another email address you could send to--maybe one I will actually start going to with regularity and get rid of my aol. I never use any AOL content or services beyond email and internet access, so it might be better to get a new IP without all the unnecessary content--and with the sometimes prolematic performance. But who knows if I will ever do anything like that. I am pretty good at just riding the status quo into the ground.
Sorry I forgot to reply to your query about magazines. It would be easiest for me to just send you my listings for the magazines I do have (although the CDR should do that too). Here is what I list now:
---8/66, 1/68, 4/68, 2/77, 3/77, 8/77, 11/77, 1/78, 8/78, 12/78, 1/82, 5/82, 5/85, 11/85, 12/85, 3/86, 8/86, 12/86, 2/87, 5/87, 7/87, 8/87, 9/87, 11/87, 12/87, 2/88, 3/88, 4/88, 9/88, 12/88, 5/89, 6/89, 7/89, 9/89, 12/89, 2/90, 4/90, 6/90, 7/90, 8/90, 4/91, 3/00, 7/02, 8/02, 9/02, g or better (mostly better, much better) each, 1.50
---10/89, (224-page 40th Anniversary Issue) • ---10-11/91, (42nd Anniv. Issue; 240 pp), vg or better each, 3.00
---1/85 to 8/85, eight straight issues, vg-f to f the set, 15.00
ANALOG magazine, 3/63, 2/64, 4/64, 6/63, (bedsheet size), vg+ each, 7.50
--- 11/61 ($2), 2/70, 7/72, 8/72, 9/72, 12/72, 2/73, 3/73, 4/73, 5/73, 6/73, 7/73, 8/73, 9/73, 10/73, 2/74, 3/74, 7/73, 8/73, 4/74, 5/74, 10/74, 11/75, 7/76, 8/76, 2/77, 3/77, 9/77, 10/77, 2/78, 3/78, 4/78, 5/78, 8/78, 9/78, 10/78, 11/78, 1/79, 2/79, 3/79, 4/79, 5/79, 6/79, 8/79, 9/79, 12/79, 3/80, 5/80, 7/80, 8/80, 9/80, 10/80, 11/80, 9/14/81, 12/7/81, 9/82, 10/82, 12/82, 2/83, 4/83, 5/83, 10/83, mid-9/83, 7/84, 11/88, 10/95, g or (mostly) better each, 1.00 (or 6/$5)
---1974-1978, 60 issues, (five complete years), mostly vg or better as a set, $65
AMAZING STORIES, 5/86, 9/88, mostly vg or better each, 2.00
---11/82 to 1/87, 21 of 28 in run, (Scithers-edited issues), vg-f to f the set, 49.00


---A bit later I wrote:
Now it dawns on me (as it should have before) that I sent you comps 61, 71, 81, 91 & 101. Here is what they contain:
CD COMP 61 (9/7/04):
East St. Louis Toodle-Oo 6:00 Greg Osby St. Louis Shoes Jazz 2003
If It Be Your Will 3:42 Leonard Cohen The Essential Leonard Cohen (Disc 1) Rock 2002
Track 08 5:48 Rahim Alhaj Iraqi Music in a Time of War World
Dirty Denim 3:25 The Donnas Spend The Night Alternative & Punk 2002
This Boy Is Exhausted 4:17 The Wrens The Meadowlands Alternative & Punk 2003
Rio / Only A Dream 4:32 Cassandra Wilson Belly Of The Sun Jazz 2002
Willow Weep For Me 5:31 Ella Fitzgerald The Best Of Concert Years Jazz 2003
Don't Let Me Lose This Dream 2:23 Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You R&B 1967
I'm A Stranger Here Myself 5:50 Dee Dee Bridgewater This Is New Jazz 2002
Watch Wath Happens 3:29 Shirley Horn May The Music Never End Jazz 2003
Everywhere You Turn 4:56 The Bad Plus These Are The Vistas Jazz 2003
amor ti vieta (Fedora) - Giordano 1:58 Jussi Björling Jussi Bjorling reDiscovered Classical 2003
Boom Intro/Pass That Dutch 3:37 Missy Elliott This Is Not A Test Hip Hop/Rap 2003
Risky Business (ft. Shock G. +Humpty Hump) 4:52 Murs The End of the Beginning Hip Hop/Rap 2003
Brand New Whiskey 2:26 Gary Stewart Best Of The High Tone Years Country 2002
Let's Not Shit Outselves 10:07 Bright Eyes Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground Alternative & Punk 2002

CD COMP 71 (9/17/04):
The One Who Really Loves You 2:31 Mary Wells The Best Of Mary Wells Master Blues
What's Going On 3:52 Marvin Gaye The Very Best (Disc 2) R&B 2001
Konda 16:31 Miles Davis The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions (Disc 4) Jazz 2003
I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) 8:25 James Blood Ulmer Memphis Blood - The Sun Sessions Blues 2001
The Land Of Plenty 4:35 Leonard Cohen Ten New Songs Rock 2001
The House That Dripped Blood 2:53 The Mountain Goats Tallahassee Folk 2002
Chorus: From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony 3:46 G.F. Handel Ode for St. Cecilia's Day Classical
Likambo Ya Ngana 5:21 Franco The Rough Guide to Franco World 2001
BlaCk BaStaRds 4:00 KMD Black Bastards Hip Hop/Rap 2001
Hotel Yorba 2:10 The White Stripes White Blood Cells Alternative & Punk 2001
Joan Jett Of Arc 3:54 Clem Snide The Ghost Of Fashion Country 2001
Tell Him 2:36 The Exciters Girl Group Greats Pop 1963
Po' Boy 3:05 Bob Dylan Love & Theft Rock 2001
Coffee Blues 2:44 Lightnin' Hopkins Blues Masters Blues
Ulahi Sings While Scaping Sago Pith 4:38 Various Artists Bosavi, Rainforest Music From Papua New Guinea (Disc 2) - Sounds And Songs Of Everyday Life World 2001
Vietnam 4:07 Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards Lars Frederiksen And The Bastards Alternative & Punk 2001

CD COMP 81 (9/25/04):
Slow West Vultures 2:42 The Mountain Goats We Shall All Be Healed Alternative & Punk 2004
On The Way Home (Alternate Mix) 2:30 Buffalo Springfield Box Set (Disc 3) Rock 1968
Sweet Potato Pie with James Taylor 3:47 Ray Charles Genius Loves Company Blues 2004
Djorolen (rmx) 4:21 Oumou Sangare Oumou World 2003
Talking Time Travel 4:27 MC Paul Barman Paullelujah Hip Hop/Rap 2002
John Walker's Blues 3:41 Steve Earle Jerusalem Blues 2002
The Arkham Quartet 1:35 Allegretto col legno - Jan Liljekvist Eight times falling Classical
Thulandiville 2:36 Elite Swingsters The History of Township Music World 1994
32 Weeks 2:18 Mekons Punk Rock Alternative & Punk 2004
Serves Me Right To Suffer 3:59 Jimmy Johnson Blues Band Living Chicago Blues Vol. 1 Blues 1978
Variation 18 (Larghetto) 0:59 Salieri Salieri: Piano Concertos - Spada-Philharmonia Classical
Win Some Lose Some 3:24 Brother Ali Shadows On The Sun Hip Hop/Rap
Gardessi 6:33 Super Mama Djombo Super Mama Djombo World 2003
Love Letters 7:42 Roy Haynes Love Letters Jazz 2002
Serenade Concertante 10:30 Berger, Arthur The Complete Orchestral Music Classical
Carnabailito 5:25 Gaby Kerpel Carnabailito Latin 2001

CD COMP 91 (10/13/04):
Allah 6:12 Youssou N'Dour Egypt World 2004
C'est ça la vie, c'est ça l'amour 2:38 Susan Graham Susan Graham At Carnegie Hall Classical 2003
Pookey Blow 6:14 Various Artists The Third Unheard: Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983 Hip Hop/Rap 2004
Nearing 2:14 DNA DNA On DNA Alternative & Punk 2004
The O'Hara Songs (1) 3:08 Morton Feldman Voices & Instruments Classical 2002
Electric Demons In Love 3:06 Electric Six Fire Rock 2003
Time 4:00 Akrobatik Balance Hip Hop/Rap 2003
Bought For A Song 4:01 Fountains Of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers Alternative & Punk 2003
One Last Breath 3:57 Creed Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 11 Pop 2002
Am Abend aber kam ein reicher Mann 0:36 Johann Sebastian Bach Matthäus-Passion (Arrangement 1841 von Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy für die St. Thomas-Kirche in Leipzig) Classical
You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til The Well Runs Dry) 5:20 Craig David Slicker Than Your Average R&B 2002
Motion Picture Soundtrack 4:48 Christopher O'Riley True Love Waits: O'Riley Plays Radiohead Classical 2003
Ambassel 7:51 Mahmoud Ahmed Ethiopiques 6 World 1999
Baby Doll 3:43 N*E*R*D In Search Of... Hip Hop/Rap 2002
Three Parts upon a Ground In D Major (Z 731) 4:36 The Purcell Quartet Sonnatas (Disc 2) Classical
Cabin Essence 3:29 Brian Wilson Smile Pop 2004
Rub Me Raw 5:44 Warren Zevon The Wind Rock 2003
4th Movement 4:59 Duke Ellington And Ray Brown This One's for Blanton Jazz 1972

CD COMP 101 (11/17/04):
The Doldrums (Overture) 3:08 Steven Mackey Ravenshead Classical 1999
What a Little Moonlight Can Do 2:58 Billie Holiday Lady Day (Disc 1) Jazz 2001
Dreaming's Killing Me 3:11 Amy Allison No Frills Friend Country 2003
Concerto No 5 In D Maj BWV 1050 5:54 II Affettuoso Brandenburg Concertos Classical 2003
I'm A Gambling Man 6:46 Taraf de Haïdouks Band Of Gypsies World 2001
Sidewalk Story 3:51 Uri Caine, Various Tin Pan Alley: The Sidewalks Of New York Jazz 1999
Working Man's Ph.D. 3:31 Aaron Tippin Ultimate Aaron Tippin Country 2004
Sonata No.3 In C Major 3:49 III Largo J. S. Bach - Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin (Disc 1) Classical 2000
Te Dejo Madrid 3:07 Shakira Laundry Service Latin 2001
The Last Cowboy 5:22 Tin Hat Trio The Rodeo Eroded Jazz 2002
Tirol Concerto 16:30 Movement II Dennis Russell Davies Performs Philip Glass Classical 2004
Bamako 5:46 Roswell Rudd & Archie Shepp Live In New York - Soundscape Series Jazz 2001
Psycopathia Mojosexualis 2:57 Yohimbe Brothers Front End Lifter Electronica/Dance 2002
Epilogue 1:34 Steven Mackey Ravenshead Classical 1999

---Nice to get this email from out of the blue:

Just thought I'd write a quick "hello." My name is Mark Lambert -- I'm the guy with the beard who chatted with you briefly at the Post Office this morning! I glanced at the address label on the package you were sending, so that's how I know who you are.

I own a small publishing business (definitely a side gig -- I'm a state government official by day). I've published two books so far: 1) Lester Dent: The Man, His Craft and His Market by Maggie Martin McCarey-Laird (a biography of the author of the Doc Savage pulp novels) and 2) Adventure Mystery Tales, Volume #1 (collection of modern pulp-style stories, with me as the editor). Both are on if you want to take a peek. Hopefully will publishing another book or two later this year.

Anyway, it was fun discovering that someone else in Polk City is into books. I have quite an eclectic collection -- lots of old pulp magazines, paperback reprints of pulps, and other assorted goodies. I'd love to get together and chat about books one of these days. I'm incredibly busy between now and mid-February (travelling for work, and trying to put finishing touches on a dulplex my wife and I own-but-are-selling in Des Moines before we close in mid-Feb.). Maybe sometime late Feb. or early March.

Anyway, just wanted to make contact. If you still publish a catalog, please drop one in the mail to me. Thanks!
---My reply:
I’m glad you tracked me down. I was thinking when I left the post office on my bicycle, blocking the parking space, that I wished I had gotten at least your email address. I never expect to find any kindred spirits in Polk City. People who inquire about my business usually are not the kind of people who would actually buy books from me or are interested in my inventory--to say the least. Obviously I’m a big fan of pulp magazine material too. I don’t have too many of the actual thirties and forties pulps in my catalog inventory, but I know I have a lot of books with pulp reprint material. So I’m sure I would be interested in seeing and probably carrying your publications.
I look forward to our having a chance to hang out together. Even though it was brief, to have a face attached to an email is a welcome novelty. It would be great if you get a chance to come around some time. I am home just about all the time--I don’t even have a car to go run errands during the week. My bookshelves are in typical disarray, which would be discouraging to the stop-in customer; but I do look forward to our having a chance to sit around and talk some time.
I will send you a CDR with my catalog inventory on it. My print catalogs have become a bit dated now. I hope I can put them out again, but I still have some catching up to do on other fronts first--as always seems to be the case.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

01/22/05 SAT:
---Catalogued a few used books today:
Jablokov, Alexander CARVE THE SKY, Morrow, 2nd, vg (bowed boards) in dj 10.00
Pangborn, Edgar DAVY, Garland '75, (photo-reprint of '73 edn), vg-f no dj issued $12

misc. softcovers:
Rotsler, William (compiler) SCIENCE FICTIONISMS, Gibbs Smith '95, 1st edn, f 4.00
Rucker, Rudy ALL THE VISIONS, Ocean View Double '91, 1st edn, (bound with Space Baltic: SF Poems 1962-1987 by Anselm Hollo), vg-f 18.00
SCIENCE FICTION EYE #1 to #14, '87-96, 13 issues of run (missing #3), vg+ or better as a set, 60.00
THRUST/QUANTUM #8 to #43, '77-93, 36 issues, vg+ the set, $80

Friday, January 21, 2005

01/21/05 FRI:
---Word from Small Beer:
Dear Lovely Booksellers,

This June, if everything goes right, we'll be publishing our first two
limited editions -- here's the link and the info is also pasted in below:

These books will not have ISBNs and will not be available through any

We've started taking orders on our website and will be advertising them a
little over spring. Any comments or recommendations are welcome of course!


Gavin Grant

Small Beer Press

Small Beer Press limited editions


signed by the author
signed by the artist
printed on beautiful paper
bound in the finest cloths
decorated endpapers
numbered and limited

+ + +

may feature introductions
may be accompanied by a small assortment of interesting things
may be slipcased


prepaid orders will be taken and expressions of interest
noted on a first-come first-served basis


Debut Title

June 2005
Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
illustrated by Shelley Jackson
edition of 111

Magic for Beginners is the highly anticipated second collection by Kelly
Link, the author of the cult favorite collection Stranger Things Happen. As
the title suggests, this is an engaging, funny, and magical selection of
stories about haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits,
zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, superheroes, marriages,
and cannons, and includes several stories original to the collection.
Stories from Magic for Beginners have previously been published in
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, Conjunctions, and The Dark.



June 2005

Maureen McHugh
Mothers and Other Monsters
edition of 100

Maureen McHugh is the author of four acclaimed novels. Her genre-expanding
short fiction has won the Hugo and Locus Awards and has frequently been
included in Best of the Year anthologies. Since 1988 she has attracted a
broad readership in publications such as Asimov's, Scifiction, Starlight,
The Year's Best Science Fiction, and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Now, in her long-awaited first collection, McHugh's subtle talents
illuminate the relationship between parents and children from angles that
everyone -- mother or father, daughter or son -- can relate to. These are
beautiful stories about the ways in which social and technological shifts
impact family dynamics.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

01/20/05 THU:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
McKenna, Juliet E. TURNS & CHANCES, PS, 8/04, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (fantasy short novel; Chaz Brenchley intro; 118 pages), new 16.00

Gentle, Mary UNDER THE PENITENCE, PS, 12/04, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (A Story of the First History; S.M. Stirling intro; 76 pages), new 16.00

---I hope I get used to my new computer set-up (iBook with wireless keyboard and mouse). Utilizing the monitor I already had in the basement, the separate keyboard and mouse allow me to continue work much as before, except the transfer of my data and installation of updated software have slowed me down from performing routine tasks as I was accustomed to doing them. Enhanced capabilities require me to ramp up my learning curve a bit, throwing me off track as well. Plus figuring out various ergonomic and cybernetic considerations, cabling schemes, workstation configurations, etc. adds to the generalized daze of distractedness. The underlying dread that something will go totally wrong and everything will have gone for naught manifests itself when broaching upon new territory, especially things I probably have no business fooling around with (like GarageBand). But it seems like I am having fun, because so far the felicities have outweighed the infelicities.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

01/18/05 TUE:
---Here today from Simon & Schuster (not as many for catalog listing as I anticipated; most went to a special orderer--mainly Buffy, Angel and Charmed paperbacks):
Ames, Jonathan WAKE UP, SIR!, Scribners '04, 1st, (comedic, literary novel; exuberent, zany & sexy; a Village Voice best-of-year choice), new in dj $23

Vance, Jack THE LANGUAGES OF PAO, ibooks, 8/04, (definitive, authorized text; production assistance from VIE Project), new 11.95
---MASKE: THAERY, ibooks, 11/03, (definitive, authorized text; production assistance from VIE Project), new 11.95

Wilson, Gahan GAHAN WILSON'S MONSTER PARTY, ibooks, 10/03, 1st, (humorously demented cartoons), new 9.95

Friday, January 14, 2005

01/14/05 FRI:
---Special-ordering a book from Scarlet Succubus Press called The Fellowship of the Thing by John Salonia that appears to have received some rave reviews. Guess I’ll get a couple extras for listing in the catalog.

---A couple here today from Simon & Schuster (box 2 of 3--the others maybe Monday):
Datlow, Ellen & Terri Windling (eds) A WOLF AT THE DOOR and Other Retold Fairy Tales, Aladdin, 8th, (OA; These are not your mother's fairy tales...), new 4.99
---Back in stock:
Heinlein, Robert A. FOR US, THE LIVING: A Comedy of Customs, Scribner '04, 1st, new in dj 25.00
---Just added some listings for 03/01/04, which I neglected to post at the time--I now realize.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

01/13/05 THU:
---Here today from Small Beer:
LADY CHURCHILL'S ROSEBUD WRISTLET #15, 1/05, Small Beer, (Bruce McAllister, others; “This time apologies for the US election which froze the zine solid. Much chipping and melting has led to the appearance of this in your hands. May the president be similarly chipped away...This issue suitable for vegetarians but produced in a facility where nuts, etc. are processed”; Kelly Link, Gavin J. Grant, Jedediah Berry [eds]; 64 pp), new 5.00
---And from Publishers Group West:
Calder, Richard THE TWIST, Four Walls Eight Windows, 12/03, 1st (US), (a weird mix of Wild West and science fiction pulp tales), new 12.95

Crowther, Peter (ed) CITIES, Four Walls Eight Windows, 4/04, 1st US, (collects four novellas from PS Publications: by Miéville, Moorcock, Di Filippo & Ryman), new 17.00

Di Filippo, Paul NEUTRINO DRAG: Stories, Four Walls Eight Windows, 4/04, 1st US, (a smorgasbord of sexy, unpredictable, funky tales), new 15.95

Fenner, Cathy & Arnie Fenner (eds) SPECTRUM 10: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art, Underwood '03, 1st, {hc in dj available @ $35}, new 27.00
---What would an order to PGW be without a screw-up on my part? Looks like I have a good stock in now of last year’s Spectrum, which I guess my dilatory ways prevented me from getting until now--but I still have yet to order this year’s, it seems.

Gorman, Ed BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, Carroll & Graf '04, 1st, (A Sam McCain Mystery; sixth in delightful series), new in dj 24.00

Hirshberg, Glen THE TWO SAMS: Ghost Stories, Carroll & Graf '04, (An International Horror Guild Award Winner; Introduction by Ramsey Campbell), new 14.00

Jones, Stephen (ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 14, Carroll & Graf '03, 1st US, (bumper showcase devoted exclusively to excellence in macabre fiction; also contains comprehensive overview of the year, lists of useful contact addresses and a fascinating necrology), new 11.95
---(ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 15, Carroll & Graf '04, 1st US, (essential volume that should be required reading for every fan of dark fiction), new 12.95

Moorcock, Michael (ed) NEW WORLDS: An Anthology, Thunder's Mouth '04, 1st, (a must-have chance to read the original trailblazers who reshaped the genre), new 18.95

Van Gelder, Gordon (ed) IN LANDS THAT NEVER WERE: Tales of Sword and Sorcery From F&SF, Thunder's Mouth, 9/04, 1st, new 15.95

Wilson, Gahan THE BEST OF GAHAN WILSON, Underwood, 10/04, 1st, (cartoons; frightfully funny color collection of author’s best work), new 15.00
---Back in stock:
Frazetta, Frank ICON, Underwood, 10/03, (art book; revised & updated retrospective), new 29.95
---LEGACY: Selected Paintings & Drawings, Underwood, 9/99, 1st trade edn, (breathtaking celebration of the masterful art of a true original; exciting companion to Icon; oversize), new in dj 35.00
---Still available: another of preceding, 8/99, the deluxe limited hc edn, BOXED, new in dj 125.00
---TESTAMENT: The Life & Art of…, Underwood, 10/01, 1st trade edn, new in dj $35

Jones Stephen (ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF DRACULA: Vampire Tales for the New Millennium, Carroll & Graf '97, new 10.95
---(ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRES, Carroll & Graf '04, revised, new 10.95

Pringle, David SCIENCE FICTION: The 100 Best Novels, Carroll & Graf '97, 2nd Edn, (An English-Language Selection 1949-1984; Moorcock foreword), new 10.95

Sturgeon, Theodore AND NOW THE NEWS…: Volume IX: The Complete Stories of…, North Atlantic '03, 1st, (Foreword by David G. Hartwell), new in dj 35.00
---No new Sturgeon story collection volume here yet. Perhaps news on status will be on invoice when it arrives separately in the mail.

---Re-affirmed my orders with Night Shade (notably right now for State of the Art by Iain Banks). Also got this word about the almost-forgotten slipcases for the Wellman set:
Hi Chris,
As to the Wellman slipcases, I'm just waiting for the guy to get back to
me with the cost. I've sent him the books, so it should be fairly soon.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

01/12/05 WED:
---From email rec’d:
What was the text in your blog about Philip Roth's
bestselling novel `The Plot Against America'?
---My reply:
You mean why was the text in my blog about Philip Roth's novel? It was just an open letter I thought to share. Couldn’t find the book at Costco either, though. Maybe it's not censorship like some of the other titles I know they won’t carry or they demand abridged versions for their dainty customers. Maybe in the case of Philip Roth’s novel the big-box wholesale warehouses couldn’t cut the deal they wanted. I was disappointed because there are not often bestsellers that I feel like reading, and I preferred not to wait for my order to that publisher, whenever that might be. But I thought those places at least carried books on the bestseller list.
I’m still not decided whether to send all my extraneous oozings, if there might be any, in the blogmails. But I’d rather not have to get involved with a lot of prep time (editing) when time comes to send it out. Hopefully people will cut me some slack if I come across less than well-considered. Don’t feel constrained to pore over all my drivel!
First box of PGW (actually Box 3 of 3), with only two books arrived today. The rest tomorrow probably.


---Email rec’d:
Chris, thanks for the update. I'm curious, are you
able to order/specify first editions/first printings
when you order from your distributor? Also, I am
trying to get a complete run of Golden Gryphon books,
including the3 limited first hardcovers (100 copies).
Does GG let you know about these? If they do, could
you inform me?

---My reply:
Smaller press publishers I could specify first printings, but they are usually first printings anyway. I think I have a couple of the Golden Gryphon ltds.--you want them all, or are you trying to collect them all but already have some? Those come from GG direct while the trade editions come from their distributor (Independent Press Group). The only distributors I order from are ones like IPG and PGW (Publishers Group West), where the publishers don't want to do all the busy-work and heavy-lifting. Otherwise I go through the publisher direct. Places like Random House are almost like distributors themselves, given the number of imprints and erstwhile independents they have swallowed up. With such operations I cannot specify first printing. Something can be a third printing but they will still think of it as the same edition, at least in the ordering department. What I try to do, when I think something might be in a later printing, is order the rock bottom least number of copies. It can be difficult, when I am special ordering for someone who collects first editions, because then I am stuck with a book I might not otherwise carry and a reprint to boot. I should be ordering more often from the various publishers in order to increase the likelihood of receiving first printings of popular books, as well as reduce the likelihood of receiving bookstore returns of titles (although these are often the first printings and sometimes signed as well). Sorry to be so longwinded and not even answer your question. Cases vary is all I can really say, I guess.
I can put you down for Golden Gryphon ltds. and trades as they come out. That is something I would be far better at than procuring first printings of something from Random House, say, that might have hit the bestseller list.


Tuesday, January 11, 2005

01/11/05 TUE:
---Email rec’d:
Sorry to sound like a Technological Neanderthal but... What the heck is “blogmail” ?
If it leads to more spam -I know I don’t like that! Caveman hate spam.
---My reply:
As far as what blogmail is, it is merely my attempt at facilitating regular email updates which a number of people had signed up for but I never seemed to get around to sending. Every Monday (three times now so far without interruption!) I just copy what is on my blog (weblog)--mainly new-book arrivals and cataloguing of used books plus news about what I am ordering or otherwise doing, generally pertaining to bookselling (but it is a blog so I figure I can post whatever I feel like)--and send to the email list. So far I have heard from several recipients who profess to like my blogmail idea and enjoy receiving it. And no one has asked to be dropped from the list. I agree with you about spam--it is a very noxious phenomenon, especially when it is used for the spoofing or phishing of legitimate businesses with the intent of defrauding people. I certainly would not want to send my blogmail to anyone who would prefer not to receive it, so I only send it to people who ask for it. But I am thinking about automatically adding anyone who asks if I am still in business or if I am even still alive--although even receiving my weekly blogmail might not convince some people.

Monday, January 10, 2005

01/10/05 MON:
---A straggler here today from Galaxy Press/Bridge:
Hubbard, L. Ron HOT LEAD PAYOFF, Bridge Audio ('94), (abrIdged western bristling with excitement; read by actor Geoffrey Lewis; TT: appox. 90 minutes), cassette, new (shrinkwrapped) 9.95
---Snailmail rec’d:
I hope you will try to get a paper catalog out soon. I am disappointed to see that, considering the number of books I have on consignment with you, almost nothing has sold during the last year. If you are unable to get things moving, I expect I will be pulling most of my stuff out soon.
---Here are listings for the books from that consigniornor, if anyone want to make both of us happy by buying any (I notice a few that I know are already sold--maybe from previous years than last):
Card, Orson Scott HOMEBODY, HarperCollins '98, 1st edn, remainder mark, vg-f in dj 10.00
Hartwell, David G. & Kathryn Cramer (eds) THE ASCENT OF WONDER, Orbit '94, 1st UK, (990 pages), vg-f in dj $30
Machen, Arthur THE CHILDREN OF THE POOL and Other Stories, Ayer '87, (photo-reprint of 1936 Hutchinson edn), vg+ no dj as issued 25.00
Serling, Carol, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) ROD SERLING'S NIGHT GALLERY READER, Dembner ('87), (the original stories), vg in dj $15
Spark, Muriel THE STORIES OF…, Dutton '85, 1st edn, vg+ in dj 10.00

misc. softcovers:
Ballard, J.G. THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION, Re/Search, 2nd, vg-f 15.00
Barron, Neil ANATOMY OF WONDER: Science Fiction, Bowker '76, (ref), g-vg 10.00
---ANATOMY OF WONDER Second Editioin: An Historical Survey and Critical Guide to the Best of Science Fiction, Bowker '81, vg 20.00
Brown, Fredric HOMICIDE SANITARIUM, Dennis McMillan, 2nd(5/87), (in Detective Pulps 1), vgf $15
Collier, John FANCIES AND GOODNIGHTS, Time-Life, 2nd('80), (stories), vg 5.00
Day, Bradford M. (ed) THE COMPLETE CHECKLIST OF SCIENC-FICTION MAGAZINES, S-F & F ('61), (charts the periodicals that published super-imaginative fiction), vg+ $15
Dick, Philip K. THE MAN WHOSE TEETH WERE ALL EXACTLY ALIKE, Ziesing '84, vg-f 20.00
Farmer, Philip José INSIDE OUTSIDE, Avon/Equinox, 3/75, (SF Rediscovery #7), vg 8.00
Farmer, Philip José STRANGE RELATIONS, Avon/Equinox, 11/74, (SF Rediscovery #1), vg 10.00
Farmer, Philip José THE GRAND ADVENTURE, Berkley, 11/84, (A Masterworks Edn), vg 18.00
Herbert, Frank THE ILLUSTRATED DUNE, Berkley Windhover, 8/78, (Schoenherr illus), vg+ 17.50
Knapp, Lawrence (compiler) THE FIRST EDITIONS OF PHILIP JOSE FARMER, David G. Turner, 6/76, 1st edn, (lists uncollected stories, series), vg-f 10.00
Leiber, Fritz THE GHOST LIGHT, Berkley, 4/84, (MasterWorks Edn; new novella, more), vg $15
Moorcock, Michael GLORIANA or The Unfulfill'd Queen: Being a Romance, Avon, 4/79, vg+ 6.50
O'Reilly, Tim (ed) THE MAKER OF DUNE: Insights of a Master of Science Fiction, Berkley, 5/87, 1st, (the definitive guide; essays, articles, interviews), vg+ $12
Perret, Patti THE FACES OF SCIENCE FICTION: Intimate Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shape the Way We Look At the Future, Bluejay, 10/84, (photos), vg+ 35.00
Pierce, Hazel PHILIP K. DICK, Starmont Reader's Guide, 9/82, 1st edn, vg+ 15.00

Disch, Thomas M.THE DREAMS OUR STUFF IS MADE OF: How Science Fiction Conquered the World, Free Press ('98), 1st, (tough love survey), vg-f in dj $15
Heinlein, Robert A. SIXTH COLUMN, Amereon House, nd, (80-copy edition; facsimile reprint), f 20.00
Savage, William W., Jr. COMIC BOOKS AND AMERICA 1945-1954, Oklahoma ('90), 1st edn, (includes bibliographical references and index; illus), f in dj 20.00

misc. softcovers:
Anderson, Ken COINCIDENCES: Chance or Fate?, Blandford '95, (true), vg-f 7.50
Ash. Brian (ed) THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION, Harmony '77, 1st US (pb variant), (personal commentaries by authors; much more), vg+ $18
Blish, James (as Atheling), MORE ISSUES AT HAND, Advent, 2nd pb(2/74), vg-f 7.50
Bloch, Robert LOST IN TIME AND SPACE WITH LEFTY FEEP Vol. One, Creatures At Large ('87), 1st edn (pb variant), (Fantastic Adventures stories), vg-f 20.00
Brizzi, Mary T. PHILIP JOSE FARMER, Starmont Reader's Guide #3,('80), vg+ $10
Brown, Fredric BEFORE SHE KILLS, Dennis McMillan, 12/86, (Vol. 2), f 15.00
Brown, Fredric PARDON MY GHOULISH LAUGHTER, Dennis McMillan, 9/87, (Vol. 7), f 15.00
Brown, Fredric THE FREAK SHOW MURDERS, Dennis McMillan, 12/86, (Vol. 5), vg-f 15.00
Brown, Fredric THIRTY CORPSES EVERY THURSDAY, Dennis McMillan, 8/86, (Vol. 6), vg-f 15.00
Budden, Albert UFOs: Psychic Close Encounters, The Electromagnetic Indictment, Blandford '95, 1st, (serious reassessment of alien intelligence), vg-f 7.50
Carter, Angela SHADOW DANGE, Penguin '96, (in US as Honeybuzzard), f 7.50
Chalker, Jack L. ECHOES OF THE WELL OF SOULS, Del Rey, 5/93, 1st edn, vg-f $6
Clareson, Thomas D. ROBERT SILVERBERG, Starmont Reader's Guide #18, 5/83, 1st edn, (chapters on novels; primary & secondary biblio), vg-f 12.00
Crowley, John AEGYPT, Bantam, 3/89, (philosophical romance), vg+ 12.50
Crowley, John LITTLE, BIG, Bantam, 9/81, 1st edn, vg 25.00
Dahl, Roald (ed) ROALD DAHL'S BOOK OF GHOST STORIES, Noonday, 14th('96), f 8.50
Farrand, Phil THE NITPICKER'S GUIDE FOR NEXT GENERATION TREKKERS, Dell, 3rd, (bloopers, flubs, technical screw-ups, discrepancies), vg-f 5.00
Finney, Jack ABOUT TIME, Fireside '86, 1st, (time travel stories), vg-f 15.00
Frane, Jeff FRITZ LEIBER, Starmont Reader's Guide #8, ('80), vg+ 10.00
Gardner, John GRENDEL, Vintage, 4th, (Beowulf tells his own side of the story), vg-f 6.00
Jerome, Jerome K. AFTER SUPPER GHOST STORIES and other tales, Alan Sutton '90, (splendidly illustrated but little-known collection by comic-master), vg 8.50
Kafton-Minkel, Walter SUBTERRANEAN WORLDS: 100,000 Years of Dragons, Dwarfs, the Dead, Lost Races & UFOs from Inside the Earth, Loompanics ('89), (Symmes's Hole, Shaver, Agharti, Snake People, Nazis, etc.), vg-f 9.50
Keel, John A. OPERATOIN TROJAN HORSE, IllumiNet ('96), (=UFOs), f 6.00
Kelly, Walt POGO Volume 9, Fantagrphics, 6/98, (comic strip collection), vg-f 7.50
King, Stephen DANSE MACABRE, Berkley, 5/82, (anatomy of horror; nonfiction), vg+ 8.50
Krauss, Lawrence M. THE PHYSICS OF STAR TREK, Basic Books, 8th('96), f 6.00
Lessing, Doris THE FIFTH CHILD, Vintage International, 5th, (hair-raising tale), vg-f $6
Lovecraft, H.P. SUPERNATURAL HORROR IN LETERATURE, Dover ('73), (Bleiler intro), vg+ 7.50
Machen, Arthur THE HILL OF DREAMS, Dover '86, (facsimile of '07 edn), vg-f 8.00
McCloud, Scott UNDERSTANDING COMICS, Kitchen Sink, 2nd(7/93), f 8.00
PULP VAULT #10, ('92), (Heritage of Death pt. 2; more), vg-f $5
Randles, Jenny STAR CHILDREN: The True Story of Alien Offspring Among Us, Sterling '95, 1st, (representatives of a brighter future awaiting trigger), vg-f $5
Randles, Jenny STRANGE & UNEXPLAINED MYSTERIES OF THE 20th CENTURY, Sterling '94, 1st US, (in UK as The Unexplained; fully illustrated), f 7.50
Read, Herbert THE GREEN CHILD, New Directions, 9th, (utopian novel), vg-f 7.50
Schweitzer, Darrell (ed) DISCOVERING CLASSIC HORROR FICTION I, Starmont '92, vg+ 15.00
SELECTIONS FROM THE DONALD WANDREI LIBRARY, Rulon-Miller and Pepper & Stern Rare Books ('88), (catalog with prices; Pepper intro), vg 3.50
Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson THE ILLUMINATUS! TRILOGY, Dell,11th,vg+ $8
Steiger, Brad THE AWFUL THING IN THE ATTIC and Other Scary, True Stories of Ghosts, Strange Disappearances, and UFOs, Galde '95, 1st edn, f 6.00
Stevenson, Robert Louis THE ESSENTIAL DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE: The Definitive Annotated Edition of…, Plume/Penguin, 9/95, (Leonard Wolf [ed]; major new introduction), vg-f 8.50
Sturgeon, Theodore THE GOLDEN HELIX, Bluejay Special Edition, 1/85, (stories), vg 7.50
Teets, Bob WEST VIRGINIA UFOs, Headline ('95), (documented), vg-f 4.00
Van Gulik, Robert THE HAUNTED MONASTERY and THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS: Two Chinese Detective Novels, Dover ('77), (classics), f 10.00
Van Vogt, A.E. REFLECTIONS OF…, Fictioneer '75, 1st edn, (autobiography; biblio), g-vg 15.00
Vonnegut, Kurt SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE or The Children's Crusade, Delta, 10/85, f 7.50
White, Matthew & Jaffer Ali THE OFFICIAL PRISONER COMPANION, Warner, 2nd, (guide to the most original and innovative TV series of all time), vg+ 7.50
Williams, Charles ALL HALLOWS' EVE, Eerdmans, 2nd(6/89), (T.S. Eliot intro), vg+ $6
Wilson, Colin EXISTENTIALLY SPEAKING: Essays on the Philosophy of Literature, Borgo, 9/89, 1st edn, (on genre fiction, literary themes, etc.; 144 pp), vgf $15
Wilson, Robert Anton REALITY IS WHAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH: An Illustrated Screenplay, Dell, 5/92, 1st, (consciousness-raising experience; comedy, rage & truth), vg+ $9

Abe, Kobo BEYOND THE CURVE, Kodansha '91, 1st edn, (stories), vg-f in dj 15.00
Abe, Kobo THE BOX MAN, Knopf, 2nd(3/75), (translated from Japanese), vg in dj 10.00
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, North Point'86,(Kenna photos), vg+/dj $15
Hynes, James PUBLISH AND PERISH, Picador USA, 6th, (three tales of tenure and terror; stylish, unsettling, and funny on every page), f in dj 20.00
Mager, Gus SHERLOCKO THE MONK: 1910-1912, Hyperion Library of Classic American Comic Strips ('77), (introduction by Bill Blackbeard), vg-f 25.00
Nesbit, E. THE MAGIC CITY, Books of Wonder '96, (with original H.R. Millar illus), vg-f indj $25
Robertson, Morgan THE GRAIN SHIP, McClure's Magazine and Metropolitan Magazine, nd, (sea tales; some supernatural), vg 25.00
---another bookseller’s description from Sea tales, including supernatural: the excellent horror yarn "From Darkness and the Depths" with an invisible octopus, and an amusing fantasy "Extracts from Noah's Log."

misc. softcovers:
BARE•BONES #1, 12/97, (Super-Science Fiction; Bill Warren interview), f 3.50
CULT TV: For a Cooler Kind of Couch Potato #2.2, 2/98, (slick UK magazine), f 4.00
DREAMWATCH #42, 2/98, (slick UK magazine; XENA episode guide, more),f 4.00
Everson, William K. CLASSICS OF THE HORROR FILM, Citadel, 7th, (illus), vg-f 7.50
FEMME FATALES,12/95, (the luscious ladies of horror, fantasy & SF; Elvira) • ---6/97, (Sci-fi's Sexy 50) • ---8/97, (Trek's Sexy Fifty) • ---12/97, (Starship Trooper Dina Meyer) • ---2/98, (Bond Girls) • ---5/98, (Gillian Anderson), • ---7/98, (Jeri Byan Borg Babe), vg or better each, 4.00
---Here’s a Bud Plant description lifted from A slick color magazine devoted exclusively to seductive sex queens of horror, fantasy, and science fiction films. Packed with on- and off-screen cheesecake, and some full nudes. Interviews and sizzling photos. Due to its frequency we stopped handling every issue--but these two had special features we could not resist. Can you? Cinefantastique. Publisher's prices remain $8.00 and up for all back issues. 1998.
---4/98, (double issue; Bettie Page, 50's Erotica, Angie Dickinson, etc.), f 7.50
---Also Bud Plant: First double issue with an exclusive 1997 interview. Art by Robert Blue, Bettie look-alikes, Kiss Me Deadly, Russ Meyer.
Hodgson, William Hope AT SEA, Necronomicon, 10/93, 1st, (four adventures), f $10
---BEYOND THE DAWNING: The Poems of…, Hobgoblin, 2nd(1/98), boolet, f 10.00
---DEMONS OF THE SEA, Necronomicon, 3/92, 1st, (previously uncollected), f $12
---THE UNCOLLECTED… Volumes One & Two: NON-FICTION & FICTION, Hobgoblin, 8/95, 1st, booklets, f the pair, 25.00
Kaminsky, Stuart M. MURDER ON THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, ibooks, 5/00, f 5.00
Kelley, Thomas P. I FOUND CLEOPATRA, FAX Collector's Editions ('77), vg-f 10.00
Klinefelter, Walter SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PORTRAIT AND PROFILE, Schocken, 2nd('75), (various artist depictals; Vincent Starrett intro; illus), vg-f 8.50
Lester, Colin (ed) THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION YEARBOOK 1979, Quick Fox ('78), (ultimate book of SF information), g (cracked binding) 7.50
Maturin, Charles Robert MELMOTH THE WANDERER, Bison, 2nd(3/63), vg+ 7.50
Muller, Marcia & Bill Pronzini (eds) CHAPTER AND HEARSE: Suspense Stories About the World of Books, Morrow '85, 1st edn (but no price so is probably QPBC), vg 7.00
Parente, Audrey AUDREY'S PRIVATE HAUNTS, Strange Co. ('87), (horror), as new $4
Resnick, Mike OFFICIAL GUIDE TO THE FANTASTICS, House of Collectibles ('76), (1st), g-vg $10
Riley, Dick & Pam McAllister THE BEDSIDE, BATHTUB & ARMCHAIR COMPANION TO SHERLOCK HOLMES, Continuum '99, (unique guide; illus), vg-f 12.00
SHIVERS: The Magazine of Horror Entertainment #51, 3/98, (slick; UIK), f 4.00
XPOSE: The Fact and Fiction of the Unexplained #17, 12/97, (Duchovny talks), f 4.00
Powers, Tim LAST CALL, Morrow, 3rd, vg-f in dj $15

misc. softcovers:
Ashley, Mike (ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES AND IMPOSSIBLE CRIMES, Carroll & Graf '00, (J.D. Carr, Hoch, Pronzini, Block, etc.), f 8.50
ASTOUNDING, 6/42, (novelets by Asimov, Robert Moore Williams, del Rey & Abernathy), stories by Hubbard, Clement, others), g (loose covers but otherwise vg) 15.00
Dibdin, Michael CABAL, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 9/00, (Aurelio Zen), vg-f 7.50
---VENDETTA, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 4th, (Aurelio Zen mystery), f 8.00
Emerson, Willis George THE SMOKY GOD Or The Voyage To the Inner World, Book Tree '99, (photo-reprint of rare 1908 Hollow Earth story), f 12.00
FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, 5-6/40, (Sunken Cities by Douglas Newon; Merritt, Hall & Flint pt. 3, Kuttner), vg $8 • ---12/52, (Skull-Face by Howard), vg $6
FANTASTIC NOVELS, 5/48, (Merritt & Giesy fantasy classics), vg 10.00
Highsmith, Patricia THE BOY WHO FOLLOWED RIPLEY, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 3rd, (psychologicially intricate and hauntingly perverse masterwork), f 9.00
---RIPLEY'S GAME, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 4th, f 9.00
---RIPLEY UNDER GROUND, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 4th, f 9.00
---THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 9th, (introduces Tom Ripley), f 9.00
Naylor, Grant RED DWARF: Primordial Soup, Penguin '93, (The Least Worst Scripts; including Emmy Award-winning Gunmen of the Apocalypse; photos), vgf $10
---RED DWARF: Son of Soup, Penguin '96, (A Second Serving), vg-f 10.00
Tiedemann, Mark W. ASIMOV'S MIRAGE, ibooks, 4/00, 1st, (robot mystery), f 10.00
Anderson, Jean THE HAUNTING OF AMERICA: Ghost Stories from Our Past, Houghton Mifflin '73, 1st, (unofficial guide to "ghostly Americana"), vg+ in dj 15.00
Beerbohm, Max A CHRISTMAS GARLAND, Heinemann '50, (new edn), vg in g dj $20
Beerbohm, Max ZULEIKA DOBSON, Folio Society '66, (illus by author), vg+ 20.00
Benét, Stephen Vincent THE LAST CIRCLE: Short Stories and Poems, Farrar Straus '46, (1st), (previously uncolected; in Bleiler Checklist), vg in p-fr dj 15.00
Chandler, Raymond THE RAYMOND CHANDLER PAPERS: Selected Letters and Nonfiction, 1909-1959, Atlantic Monthly '01, 1st US edn, vg-f in dj 15.00
Corelli, Marie BARARRAS: A Dream of the World's Tragedy, Lippincott, 1894, (©1893), g 25.00
---THE MASTER CHRISTIAN, Dodd Mead '00, 1st, fr-g 8.00
---THE SORROWS OF SATAN or THE STRANGE EXPERIENCE OF ONE GEOFFREY TEMPEST, MILLIONAIRE: A Romance, Lippincott, 1896, (in Bleiler Checklist), g-vg 14.00
Croly, George TARRY THOU TILL I COME or SALATHIEL, THE WANDERING JEW, Funk & Wagnalls, 5/1901, (1st), (Thulstrup Illustrated Edition), g-vg 16.00
Crowley, John ANTIQUITIES: Seven Stories, Incunabula '93, 1st edn, vg-f in dj $100
Crowley, John NOVELTY: Four Stories, Foundation/Doubleday, 5/89, 1st edn, f in dj 45.00
Freeman, R. Austin THE RED THUMB MARK, The Seagull Library of Mystery and Suspense/Norton ('67), 1st thus, (first Thorndyke mystery), vg+ in dj $15
La Farge, Oliver A PAUSE IN THE DESERT and Other Stories, Houghton Mifflin '57, 1st, (title story an original; some supernatural elements), vg in dj 45.00
Langguth, A.J. JESUS CHRISTS, Harper & Row '68, 1st edn, vg-f in dj 75.00
Ley, Willy EXOTIC ZOOLOGY, Viking '59, 1st, (extinct, rare, unknown animals), vg $18
---THE LUNGFISH, THE DODO & THE UNICORN: An Excursion into Romantic Zoology, Book Club, (nonfiction science; 1948 revised edition), vg 7.50
---SALAMANDERS AND OTHER WONDERS: Still More Adventures of a Romantic Naturalist, Viking, 8/55, 1st, (odd tidbits of zoology and botany), vg 18.00
Nesbit, E. WHEREYOUWANTOGOTO and Other Unlikely Tales, Barefoot '93, v. small, vg-f $6
Robertson, Morgan DOWN TO THE SEA, Harper & Bros., ('05), (1st?), g 12.00
Robinson, B. Fletcher & J. Malcolm Fraser THE CHRONICLES OF ADDINGTON PEACE and THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD, Battered Silicon, 7/98, vg-f in dj $25
Starrett, Vincent SEAPORTS IN THE MOON, Doubleday '28, 1st edn, vg 30.00
Van Vogt, A.E. THE BATTLE OF FOREVER, Author's Co-Op '78, vg-f in dj 16.00

misc. softcovers:
ANALOG magazine, 3/63, 2/64, 4/64, 6/63, (bedsheet size), vg+ each, 7.50
Coblentz, Stanton A. LORD OF TRANERICA, Wildside, nd, (1966 classic), vg-f 10.00
Kelly, Walt POGO: Volume Eleven, Fantagraphics, 6/00, (cartoon collection; introductions by R.C. Harvey), f 8.00
Lindsay, David THE HAUNTED WOMAN, Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy, 3/75, g-vg $8
Locke, George (ed) AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MURKINESS and Other Parodies, Ferret Fantasy '73, (Ferret Ephemerae #1; title story by Arthur C. Clarke), vg-f $35
SATELLITE SCIENCE FICTION, 2 & 3/59, (bedsheet-size issues), vg each, 7.50
TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE, 8/85, (Gahan Wilson Battles HPL's Monsters), vg+ 5.00
WEIRD TALES #294, fall/89, (Special Karl Edward Wagner Issue), vg-f 7.50
Bato, Joseph THE SORCERER, McKay ('76), (1st), (stone-age youth), vg in dj 12.00
Chappell, George S. THROUGH THE ALIMENTARY CANAL WITH GUN AND CAMERA: A Fascinating Trip to the Interior, Stokes '30, (1st), g-vg in fr dj $65
Dikty, T.E. (ed) GREAT SCIENCE FICTION STORIES ABOUT THE MOON, Fell ('67), (1st), (Asimov, Binder, Hamilton, Frank M. Robinson, etc.), vg+ in dj 20.00
Gardner, Martin THE NIGHT IS LARGE: Collected Essays, 1938-1995, St. Martin's, 6/96, 1st edn, (definitive work of great intellect; 587 pages), vg-f in dj 25.00
Hammett, Dashiell NIGHTMARE TOWN: Stories, Knopf, 2nd(9/99), vg-f in dj 15.00
Healy, Raymond J. & J. Francis McComas (eds) FAMOUS SCIENCE FICTION STORIES (Adventures in Time and Space), Modern Library Giant, nd (looks to be a later printing; $2.95 price on dj, but no statement of printing on ©-page and enpapers are plain), (997 pages), vg-f in g-vg dj 18.00
Matheson, Richard COLLECTED STORIES, Dream, 9/89, 1st edn, one of first 500 (SIGNED) leather copies, (899 pages), vg-f (except hing starting) no dj as issued 135.00
Maturin, Charles Robert MELMOTH THE WANDERER, Bison, 3rd, vg (rebound) 7.00
Pate, Janet THE GREAT VILLAINS, Bobbs-Merrill ('75), 1st US, (illus), vg in dj 15.00
Quiller-Couch, A. THE HORROR ON THE STAIR and Other Weird Tales, Ash-Tree '00, 1st, (the finest of author's weird tales; Joshi [ed & intro]), f in dj 40.00
Van Vogt, A.E. THE HOUSE THAT STOOD STILL, Greenberg ('50), 2nd printing, vg in dj 25.00
Wilson, F. Paul THE BARRENS and Others, Forge, 12/98, 1st edn, vg-f in dj 25.00

misc. softcovers:
Bizony, Piers 2001: Filming the Future, Aurum, 3rd('96), (Clarke foreword; illus), f $10
Cawthorn, James & Michael Moorcock FANTASY: THE 100 BEST BOOKS, Carroll & Graf '91, (provocative collection of analysis and opinion), vg $5
Frissell, Bob NOTHING IN THIS BOOK IS TRUE, BUT IT'S EXACTLY HOW THINGS ARE: The Esoteric Meanings of the Monuments on Mars, Frog, 4th('95), vg-f $6
Jones, Stephen & Kim Newman (eds) HORROR: 100 BEST BOOKS, Carroll & Graf '90, (contributions by 100 top Horror writers), vg $5
Osier, John COVENANT AT COLDWATER, St. Luke's ('84), (author's first novel), vg+ 5.00
Pringle, David MODERN FANTASY: The Hundred Best Novels, Bedrick '89, vg 10.00
Pringle, David SCIENCE FICTION: THE 100 BEST NOVELS, Carroll & Graf '85, vg+ $6
Vesco, Renato & David Hatcher Childress MAN-MADE UFOs, 1944-1994: 50 Years of Suppression, Adventures Unlimited, 9/94, 1st edn, (illus), vg-f 7.50
Cohen, Karl F. FORBIDDEN ANIMATION: Censored Cartoons and Blacklisted Animators in America, McFarland ('97), f no dj as issued 25.00
Costello, Peter THE REAL WORLD OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: The True Crimes Investigated by Arthur Conan Doyle, Carroll & Graf '91, vg+ in dj 10.00
Cozzens, James Gould S.S. SAN PEDRO, Harcourt Brace ('31), 1st edn (stated), vg+ 6.00
Dunning, John DEADLINE, Cahill '95, SIGNED, (crime; 1981 pb), vg-f in dj 28.00
Heinlein, Robert A. REQUIEM, Tor, 2/92, 1st edn, (New Collected Works by Heinlein and Tributes to the Grand Master), ex-libr else vg+ in vg+d j $6
McCall, Robert THE ART OF…: A Celebration of Our Future In Space, Bantam, 10/92, 1st, (Ray Bradbury intro), oversize, vg-f in dj 30.00 (originally $60)
Morley, Christopher (ed) MURDER WITH A DIFFERENCE: Three Unusual Crime Novels, Random House ('46), 1st, (collects The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull, A Taste for Honey by H.F. Heard & Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton), vg+ 10.00
Quinn, Seabury ROADS, Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 5/02, (prev: Arkham House '48), f in dj $20

misc. softcovers:
Beerbohm, Max SEVEN MEN, NYRB. 11/00, (John Updike intro), f 8.00
Howard, Robert E. NAMELESS CULTS: The Cthulhu Mythos Fiction of…, Chaosium/Call of Cthulhu Fiction, 10/01, 1st edn, (Price [ed ]), f 10.00
ILLUSTRATON Magazine #1 & #2, 10/01 & 1/02, (slick; color), f the pair, 15.00
Society for the Study of Human and Aerial Phenomena (compilers) REPORTS AND REFLECTIONS FROM NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, SSHAP ('95), vg-f 20.00
---I guess there are a few here I’ve been sitting on!

---Not necessarily my reply but precipitated by the prod:
I know my motivation has been lacking the past couple years, but all the while I have been gestating a new approach (for me) to selling books. The endless cycling through of the alphabet in printed catalogs was becoming less appealing, even as it seemed more of my business seemed to be coming from emails. People without Internet I lament being cut off from, and I can’t tell them to get with it, because the expense of buying a computer and maintaining a connection, and hassling with the set-up and the maintaining of set-up, is something I can easily see why might be forgone. I wish I were closer to getting another catalog out--and doing so regularly. But with how things have been going online lately, I’m still having trouble reaching that point even though I think my motivation is coming back. One factor is that I am now doing most of my work above ground instead of down in the cold cellar. I have retired my old PowerMac G3 in favor of doing everything the past few weeks on the upstairs (family) eMac. This has been going well, except for the oddball glitches that are probably familiar to any computer user. Lastest case was a “kernel panic” attack that I mistook for a virus, where every time I signed off from AOL a message draped down over the screen informing me that I “must restart” the computer. Since the mouse and keyboard were no longer usable that is exactly what I had to do--every time I signed off from AOL. Several times. Until, of course, we hauled the eMac down to the local Apple Store and had them try it. Then it worked fine and it has worked fine since. Now we think it may have had something to do with the phone line being messed up from the 12-inch snowstorm we had last week. Times we tried talking on the phone that day the connection was very bad. Maybe just unplugging and plugging the phone line back in was all it took to remedy the situation. Or maybe it was the 20-mile car ride and breath of frigid fresh air for the computer. Whatever it was I am still a little apprehensive when I sign off from AOL, lest that ominous screen might reappear.
---The Apple Store trip did set in motion my finally popping for a new computer. I have opted for the lowest-end iBook (12” screen, slowest processor, smallest hard drive) but equipped with somewhat beefed-up RAM and with Bluetooth to enable cordless keyboard and mouse. I hope to be able to hook it up to the old monitor in the basement, using freed-up keyboard to somewhat emulate the set up I had before down there--with the added ability to bring the business upstairs and go anywhere I want in the house and get gobs of work done all over the place. If I can ever find a WiFi hotspot anywhere maybe I might even get a highspeed Internet connection with the thing (it comes with AirPort Extreme Card installed). For now, though, I’ll have to make do with a long telephone cord for my usual dial-up connection. I just hope when all this stuff arrives (new printer too), it won’t be a big problem hitting the ground running. That kernel panic attack was plenty of an impedence. I daresay good for a couple new gray hairs too.

Saturday, January 8, 2005

01/08/05 SAT:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
Roden, Barbara & Christopher Roden (eds) ACQUAINTED WITH THE NIGHT, Ash-Tree '04, 1st, (new tales of the weird and supernatural; their third volume of original supernatural fiction; by 27 modern writers who are entirely acquainted with the night; 376 pages), new in dj 48.50
---There is also a trade paperback edition for $26 which I was too lazy to tell them to send with my standing order (when they queried), partly because I knew I had a few titles I needed to try to restock I thought would go well with an order for the trade paperback. They still would--so anyone wanting the lower-cost edition I should be getting it in here eventually.

Friday, January 7, 2005

01/07/05 FRI:
---Here today from Wheatland Press:
Lake, Jay AMERICAN SORROWS, Wheatland ('04), (stories by 2004 J.W. Campbell Award winner for Best New Writer; includes Hugo-nominated novelette; Van Pelt intro), new 16.95

Moles, David & Jay Lake (eds) ALL-STAR ZEPPELIN ADVENTURE STORIES, Wheatland ('04), (19 all-new stories & one reprint from Forrest Aguire, David Brin, Richard Lupoff, Leslie What and many more; plus Howard Waldrop’s classic “You Could Go Home Again”; 380 pages), new 19.95

Oltion, Jerry PARADISE PASSED, Wheatland ('04), (SF novel with optimistic vision of mankind’s potentials and future), new 19.95
---TWENTY QUESTIONS, Wheatland ('03), (collects twenty of author’s finest stories from the past decade), new 19.95

POLYPHONY #4, ('04), (24 literary stories with a genre sensibility from a mix of established and new writers; 416 pages), new 17.95

Rogers, Bruce Holland THIRTEEN WAYS TO WATER and Other Stories, Wheatland ('04), (fantasy stories; by turns funny and poignant; title story won 1998 Nebula Award), new 16.00

Smario, tom KNUCKLE SANDWICHES, Wheatland ('04), (poems; each poem constitutes a bubble colored by the blood and science and irrationality of the fight game, whose air is steeped with the raw pungency of moments and events, according to Lucius Shepard, who writes the introduction), new 14.95

---And back in stock:
Waldrop, Howard DREAM FACTORIES AND RADIO PICTURES, Wheatland ('03), (collection of most of Waldrop's film and television stories; it originally appeared as an eBook from Electric Story in 2001, but this is the first print edition), new 19.95
---These are all POD (print-on-demand) editions, so the normal concept of first edition or reprint wouldn’t seem to apply. If it enables them to put out a whole host of titles, which I still don’t seem to have caught up with, without going under, then that is wonderful. Their books are certainly well-produced, perfect-bound trade paperback editions. Add to that their in with the likes of Howard Waldrop and Lucius Shepard (upcoming title from him), it is easy to see why Wheatland was a 2004 World Fantasy Award nominee. (Tartarus Press was the winner.)
---Discount on Wheatland Press to MDP: 20%.

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

01/05/05 WED:
---Here today from Talebones:
TALEBONES #29, win/04, (Piccirilli fiction & interview; Kay Kenyon, etc.), new 6.00

---Batch of new-arrival paperbacks for package insert sheet:
• • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 11/22/2004—1/5/2005 • •
Pyramid X1730 Anderson, Chester THE BUTTERFLY KID, 12/67, (orig; turned-on SF), vg 5.00
Lancer 75185 Anderson, Poul TAU ZERO, nd, (ultimate hard SF novel), g 2.00
Avon 23176 Asimov, Isaac FOUNDATION AND EMPIRE, 19th, (Foundation #2), vg 2.00
Avon 23184 Asimov, Isaac SECOND FOUNDATION, 21st, (Foundation #3), vg 2.00
Belmont 781 Azimov (sic), Bradbury, others TIME UNTAMED, 9/67, (Amazing SF), g 2.50
Bantam 14102 Bradbury, Ray I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC!, 11th(3/80), (stories), vg+ 3.00
Bantam 10367 Bradbury, Ray R IS FOR ROCKET, 16th(9/76), (stories), vg 2.50
Bantam H3357 Bradbury, Ray THE GOLDEN APPLES OF THE SUN, 3rd(3/67), vg 2.50
Signet G2413 Brown, Carter THE WIND-UP DOLL, 1/64, (mystery; screen siren), g-vg 2.00
Galaxy 052 Budrys, Algis (ed) WRITERS OF THE FUTURE: Vol XVIII, ('02), new 7.99
Baen 65398 Bujold, Lois McMaster FALLING FREE, 4/88, (orig), vg 5.00
Signet Classic CP303 Butler, Samuel EREWHON, 3rd, (Kingsley Amis afterword), g 2.00
Pyramid N3278 Cogswell, Theodore R. THE WALL AROUND THE WORLD, 2nd(1/74), (stories; Pohl & Boucher intros), g-vg 2.50
Grafton 20272 Delany, Samuel R. FLIGHT FROM NEVERYON, '89, (#3), vg+ 5.00
Bantam a 02243 Delany, Samuel R. NOVA, 4th, vg+ 2.50
Tor 48537 Dickson, Gordon R. SLEEPWALKERS' WORLD, 7/82, (Jim Baen Presents edn), f 3.50
Faw Cr X2754 Eddings, David HIGH HUNT, 3/76, (adventure and terror), g-vg 2.00
Beacon 277 Farmer, Philip José FLESH, ('60), (A Galaxy Prize Selection), g-vg 10.00
Bal 391K Farmer, Philip José STRANGE RELATIONS, ('60), (orig; stories), g $4; vg+ 10.00
Ace F- 367 Farmer, Philip José THE MAKER OF UNIVERSES, ('65), (orig), vg-f 5.00
Tor 57865 Farris, John THE FURY AND THE POWER, 10/03, (saga continues), new 6.99
Dell 1st B204 Finney, Jack THE BODY SNATCHERS, new edn(7/61), vg+ 4.00
Ace F- 355 Flint, Homer Eon THE DEVOLUTIONIST AND THE EMANCIPATRIX, nd, vg $4; vg-f 6.00
Dell pb 5175 Hammett, Dashiell THE MALTESE FALCON, 7/66, (Sam Spade mys), vg 3.00
Signet Y6396 Heinlein, Robert A. THE DOOR INTO SUMMER, 13th, g-vg 1.50
Ace F- 375 Heinlein, Robert A. THE WORLDS OF…, ('66), (orig), g 4.50
Signet T4142 Heinlein, Robert A. WALDO & MAGIC, INC., 4th, (far-flung future), g-vg 2.00
Dell pb 9178 Hitchcock, Alfred (presents) 12 STORIES FOR LATE AT NIGHT, 2nd(6/66), (C.L. Moore, Bradbury, etc.), g 2.00
Tor 34904 Holdstock, Robert CELTIKA, 2nd, (fantasy; Merlin Codex #1), new 6.99
Tor 34098 Irvine, Alexander C. A SCATTERING OF JADES, 7/03, new 7.99
Pop Lib 2121 Jackson, Shirley THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE, ?(6/66), (movie), g-vg 2.50
Ace G- 681 Jones, Neil R. TWIN WORLDS, ('67), (Professor Jameson #4), g-vg 2.00
Dell pb 0458 Kane, Frank BARELY SEEN, 5/64, (orig; Johnny Liddell thriller), g-vg 2.00
Dell 1st 7451 Kane, Frank RING-A-DING-DING, 5/63, (Johnny Liddell thriller), vg 2.00
Ball 24585 Leiber, Fritz GATHER, DARKNESS!, 5/75, (perversion of science), g-vg 2.50
Avon 29959 Lem, Stanislaw MEMOIRS FOUND IN A BATHTUB, 9/76, vg 3.00
Harper Torch 08394 Leonard, Elmore TISHOMINGO BLUES, 1/03, (thriller), g-vg 1.50
Bantam Q5787 Lessing, Doris THE FOUR-GATED CITY, 11/70, (Children of Violence #5), g-vg 2.50
Ball 25299 LovecraftTHE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH, 5th(11/76), vg 3.00
Tor 54913 MacAlister, V.A. THE MOSQUITO WAR, 9/04, (biological war), new 6.99
Faw GM s1354 MacDonald, John D. SLAM THE BIG DOOR, 2nd(10/63), (searing), g 2.00
Faw GM d1633 MacDonald, John D. THE END OF THE NIGHT, nd, (a smasheroo), vg 2.50
Pocket 1030 McGivern, William P. ROGUE COP, 10/54, (hard-hitting crime; movie), g-vg 2.50
Tor 34457 McMullen, Sean SOULS IN THE GREAT MACHINE, 2nd, (Greatwinter #1), new 7.99
Dell pb 7815 Merril, Judith (ed) SF12, 6/69, (best from years1966-7), g-vg 2.50
Ace pb 05448 Mills, Robert P. (ed) FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON and Other Stories (=Best from F&SF: 9th Series), nd, vg 2.50
Pop Libr 8055 Nathan, Robert PORTRAIT OF JENNIE, ?(6/68), (great bestseller), vg+ 2.50
Bantam 11418 Nolan, William F. LOGAN'S WORLD, 12/77, (orig; sequel), vg 3.50
Graphic G217 Pizer, Laurette (ed) EVE'S DAUGHTERS, ('57), (saucy masterpieces), vg 5.00
Ball 28288 Queen, Ellery (=Avram Davidson) THE FOURTH SIDE OF THE TRIANGLE, 4th(11/79), g-vg 3.50
Bantam E2853 Robeson, Kenneth THE MAN OF BRONZE, 10/64, (Doc Savage #1), g 2.50
Pyramid F908 Rohmer, Sax THE INSIDIOUS DOCTOR FU MANCHU, 2nd(9/63), vg+ 3.00
Pyramid R1301 Rohmer, Sax THE INSIDIOUS DOCTOR FU MANCHU, 3rd(11/75), vg 2.00
Pyramid R1303 Rohmer, Sax THE MASK OF FU MANCHU, 3rd(4/66), vg 2.50
Tor 34906 Sawyer, Robert J. HYBRIDS, 11/04, (sequel to Hominids), new 7.99
Dell pb 9045 Shepherd, Jean WANDA HICKEY'S NIGHT OF GOLDEN MEMORIES and other disasters, 1/74, (humor), vg 3.00
Pyramid T2172 Smith, E.E. "Doc" FIRST LENSMAN, 6th(1/70), (Lensman #2), vg 3.00
Pyramid X1691 Sturgeon THE SYNTHETIC MAN (=The Dreaming Jewels), 4th(9/67), frg 1.50
Pocket 83149 Sturgeon, Theodore E PLURIBUS UNICORN, 3rd, (stories), vg 3.50
Faw GM k1276 Tevis, Walter THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, 2/63, (orig), g-vg 4.00
Del Rey 43023 Turtledove, Harry COLONIZATION: Down to Earth, 1/01, (alt. history), g-vg 1.50
Berkley F916 Upfield, Arthur W. THE WILL OF THE TRIBE, 5/64, (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery), g-vg 2.00
Dell pb 11149 Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. CAT'S CRADLE, 49th(7/79), (savage satire), vg 2.50
Bantam Pathfinder EP80 Wibberley, Leonard THE MOUSE THAT ROARED, 9/64, (Grand Fenwick farce), fr 1.00
Dell pb 8322 Williams, Gordon M. STRAW DOGS (=The Siege of Trencher's Farm), 2nd(2/72), (movie; spine-tingling horror), vg 3.50
Tor 56166 Wilson, F. Paul HOSTS: A Repairman Jack Novel, 8/03, new 7.99
Ace pb 91352 Wollheim & Carr (eds) WORLDS BEST SF: 1969, (/69), (orig), vg 4.00
Tor 34908 Wright, John C. THE GOLDEN TRANSCENDENCE, 6/04, (#3), new 7.99
Tor 34354 Wright, John C. THE PHOENIX EXULTANT, 10/03, (Golden Age #2), new 6.99

---Finally some measurable precipitation in the form of snow and several inches of it, as opposed to the ice and bitter cold we have had off and on so far this winter. All the schools are closed and Amy is home for the second day this week, with her office closed.

Tuesday, January 4, 2005

01/04/05 TUE:
---Getting stalled order actually sent to Publishers Group West (Carroll & Graf, North Atlantic, Four Walls Eight Windows, Underwood, et al.) today, including these titles:
AND NOW THE NEWS / Sturgeon 35.00
CITIES / Crowther 17.00
COLLECTED SAM & MAX: Surfin' the Highway / Purcell 15.95
ICON / Frazetta 29.95
IN LANDS THAT NEVER WERE / Van Gelder (9/04) 15.95
LEGACY / Frazetta 35.00
Man Who Lost the Sea : Volume X: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon 35.00
MOJO COLLECTION / Irvin & McLear 25.00
NEUTRINO DRAG / Di Filippo 15.95
NEW WORLDS / Moorcock (9/04) 22.00
PLACE SO FOREIGN / Doctorow 13.95
SPECTRUM 10 hc 35.00
SPECTRUM 10 tpb 27.00
SPECTRUM 8 / Fenner (tpb) 27.00
TESTAMENT / Frazetta
TWIST, THE / Calder, also: IMPAKTO / Calder MALIGNOS / Calder (?) 12.95
TWO SAMS / Glen Hirshberg 14.00
WATCHING SEX / David Lofus 17.95

Monday, January 3, 2005

01/03/05 MON:
---A few straggler mostly-used books catalogued:
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 5/89, 6/89, 7/89, 9/89, 7/02, 8/02, 9/02, g or better (mostly better, in this case much better save for subscription label) each, 1.50

Gerrold, David THE FAR SIDE OF THE SKY, SFBC, 6/02, (3-in-1 edn; collects Jumping Off the Planet, Bouncing Off the Moon & Leaping to the Stars), vg-f in dj 7.00

Stimson, F.J. (J.S. of Dale) KING NOANETT: A Story of Old Virginia and the Massachusetts Bay, Lamson Wolffe 1896, 2nd edn with Map, (popular romantic adventure novel of special local interest to Dedham & Natick Massachusetts), previous owner’s inscription with Nov 1899 date, g-vg (no dj) $15

Wren, M.K. HOUSE OF THE WOLF, Author’s Guild, ('04), (Book Three of The Phoenix Legacy; orig: Berkley 1981; photo-reprint), new 19.95

---And a couple book clubs ($3 each):

---Am preparing a new folder of catalog material for burning to data CDRs to include with packages for people with computers. I will try to do this at the beginning and middle of each month--and try to make enough changes in the listings in the meantime to make this worthwhile. I don’t know if it is useful to have RTF file versions--so now I think I will just do text and PDF versions (as well as the Mac Appleworks 6 and FileMaker Pro 7 that I use). I could as well make Windows and Mac Word files, if anyone asks. But hopefully text or PDF should open with just about anything.

---Back to business after holidelay, which was much enjoyed here despite empathy for those less fortunate.

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