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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

03/29/05 TUE:
---Word from Temporary Culture:
Chris --

Hope this finds you well. I've just sent in the final corrections to
The Scarlet Fig by Avram Davidson, to be published by Phillip Rose on
the other side of the Atlantic, and I also have the finished copies of
the second book from Temporary Culture, Arabian Wine by Gregory Feeley,
details of which below:

The book is gorgeous, totally different from the Asimov's abridgment.
The Crowley blurb appears on a hand printed wraparound band (with
imprint and date, it constitutes a Crowley A item), totally
un-mass-produced and quirky.

Arabian Wine by Gregory Feeley

“A fine, funny trans-historical adventure, so well-furnished and
well-wrought it seems more true than the more boring truth. Read it
with a double espresso.”
— John Crowley

Venice, 1609. Matteo Benveneto, younger son of a merchant family, has
plans to revive the waning fortunes of the great trading city by
introducing Venetians and Europeans to an exotic drink from the
highlands of Arabia and the cities of the East: caofa, or coffee. His
friend Gaspare Treviso has ideas for steam-powered engines that offer
the prospect of military advantage against the Turks and immediate
practical benefits in pumping the leaky cellars of government
A novel of coffee, ideas, and ambition, Arabian Wine offers a lush,
erudite, and sensual glimpse of a culture bound by tradition and poised
on the edge of explosive cultural and technological change. Energized
by coffee, Matteo tries to give Venice a push nearer that edge, and
finds himself under suspicion of treason and intrigue.

“an elegant, low-key historical fantasy [. . .] Aficionados of quirky,
understated speculative fiction will be rewarded” — Publishers Weekly
21 February

ISBN 0-9764660-0-7 $50.00, 208 pp., edition of 300 hardcover copies
signed by the author, bound in brown Brillianta linen with full color
dust jacket.

Publication date 31 March 2004.

“Arabian Wine is not so much a book as a little piece of renaissance
jewelry, densely ornate with amber and amethyst, small and perfect.
Open it, and it will reward you the way Venice does, with tiny passages
opening into broad squares, and sly jokes; moments of beauty and of
sadness.” — Maureen F. McHugh

“In this tale about the tragically brief pre-history of steam engines
and coffee in renaissance Venice, Gregory Feeley has written an
allegory as timeless as Machiavelli’s Prince and as timely as
yesterday’s headlines from Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib. He also paints
panoramas as telling and meticulous as any by Canaletto — especially in
his depiction of the Arsenal, the first assembly line of Western
Civilization. All in all, another top-notch historical fiction from a
writer who is fast becoming the Walter Scott of the twenty-first
— Thomas M. Disch
---Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:
"The Concrete Jungle," the novella in THE ATROCITY ARCHIVES, by Charles
Stross, has been nominated for a Hugo award! The story is original to THE
ATROCITY ARCHIVES, and First editions are still available if you order directly
from Golden Gryphon.


The Listener at the Gate . . .
In Charles Stross’s world of “The Atrocity Archive,” Alan Turing, the
Father of Modern Computer Science, did in fact complete his theorem on
“Phase Conjugate Grammars for Extra-dimensional Summoning.” Turing’s work
paved the way for esoteric mathematical computations that, when carried
out, had side effects that would leak through some kind of channel
underlying the structure of the Cosmos. And out there in the multiverse
were “listeners” – and sometimes these listeners could be coerced into
opening gates: Small gates through which minds could be transferred and,
occasionally, large gates through which objects could be moved. In 1945,
Nazi Germany’s Ahnenerbe-SS, in an attempt to escape the Allied onslaught,
performed just such a summoning on the souls of more than six million. A
gate was opened to an alternate universe through which the SS moved men
and mat̩riel Рto live to fight another day, as it were. But their
summoning brought forth more than the SS had bargained for – an Evil,
patiently waiting all this time while learning the ways of humans, now
poised to lunch on our galaxy, on our very own Earth. Secret intelligence
agencies, esoteric theorems, Lovecraftian horrors, Mid East terrorist
connections, a damsel in distress, and a final battle on the surface of a
dying planet – in “The Atrocity Archive,” Charles Stross has written a
high-octane thriller, and readers need to buckle up and hold on with both

“The Atrocity Archive” is a 78,000 word novel, previously serialized in
the U.K. magazine Spectrum SF, and now published for the first time in an
archival-quality hardcover. This volume also contains a new, previously
unpublished novella, “The Concrete Jungle,” that features the further
adventures of Bob Howard, the reluctant hero in “The Atrocity Archive” – a
wisecracking, occasionally insubordinate, computer-hacker desk jockey,
whose just itching for some field ops. Bob works for “The Laundry,” a
British ultra-secret intelligence organization – and in “The Concrete
Jungle,” a power struggle erupts between management, and Bob is
unavoidably caught in the middle.

With an Introduction by noted British SF author Ken MacLeod, and an
Afterword by Charles Stross in which he explores the distinction between
the spy thriller and the horror story.

Now, you local library would want a book with a Hugo nominee in it, right?

The Atrocity Archives
by Charles Stross
cover art by Steve Montiglio
ISBN 1-930846-25-8 / $24.95 (Trade hardcover)
273 pages

Monday, March 28, 2005

03/28/05 MON:
---Sent out weekly blogmail, forgetting to transfer subject line from body of text. Mighty careless of me. Would that that would be my greatest error.

---Seem to have hit a trough in getting in new books. But still the ones already here have more divvying out to go, so it would not behoove me to send out many orders for now. I still need to work harder to keep up with everything, but it is nice to have so much to do. The sudden onset of real springtime here makes it a dubious proposition that I will make much headway. At least I can work upstairs now, instead of all the time in the still-chilly cellar. Trouble is, that is the location of all the working materials for the things that most need to get done. Windows open down there first time since the little warm wave we had a couple weeks ago.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

03/27/05 SUN:
---Word from Sarob:
I'm pleased to announce our four titles for 2005 as follows :

Two titles for a late May publication.

Dark forces are at work in Redforde. Something terribly old and infinitely evil has woken ... something that is thirsty for blood. There are rumours of human sacrifice, devil worship and the extinct De Vernis family. The dead walk and the moors, woods, the village and the church ooze evil like a sore in this new novel by the author of The Substance of a Shade (Sarob Press 2003).
The Substance of a Shade sold out in both hardcover editions within a few weeks’ of publication so we urge our customers to order The Dark Destroyer early to avoid disappointment.
Fear the night ... fear the Dark Destroyer !!!
Issued without dust-jacket. Pictorial Boards.
Cover art by Paul Lowe.
Limited Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £26.50 / $47.50
SIGNED Slipcased Deluxe Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £55 / $100

‘The old coal cellar was as dark as a grave, and as nobody used it over the years the darkness seemed to thicken. Deep as oceans, chill as night, it was a well of never-ending black, a huddling place for shadows.’ [from ‘Shadows’]
This collection of novellas and stories can be summed-up as a ‘huddling place for shadows’ ... Ghosts and other dark and terrible creatures inhabit Tony Richards’ eerie world. The author has appeared in the magazines Cemetery Dance and Alfred Hitchcocks’s Mystery Magazine and in the anthologies Dark Terrors, the Armarda Ghost Book and the Fontanta Book of Great Ghost Stories ... and many more.
Here are six of his very best stories book-ended by two previously unpublished novellas.
Contents: Under the Ice, The Brother, Headlamps, Lightning Dogs, Shadows, Yesterday Upon the Stair, Our Lady of the Shadows, Beyond the Western Walls.
Issued without dust-jacket. Pictorial Boards.
Cover art by Paul Lowe. ‘Under the Ice’ introduced by Graham Joyce.
Limited Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £26.50 / $47.50
SIGNED Slipcased Deluxe Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £55 / $100

and two titles for late August 2005.

GHOSTS AND FAMILY LEGENDS : CATHERINE CROWE (Richard Dalby’s ‘Mistresses of the Macabre’ volume 7) Jacket Art by Paul Lowe. Mrs Catherine Crowe (1790-1872) became the first great literary authority on the supernatural with her bestselling and extremely influential work The Night Side of Nature, or Ghosts and Ghost Seers (1848). She was fascinated by spiritualism and the occult, and spent many years researching the subject, becoming the best known of all Victorian ‘ghost hunters’. Most of her best stories were related so that they read like fiction, and can be enjoyed either way, but are generally regarded to be much closer to fiction than fact! Although The Night Side of Nature has been reprinted many times right up to the present day, her later collection Ghosts and Family Legends (1859) has been unfairly neglected. The book was effectively a Christmas double-number of ghost stories, related (or invented) by friends of the author. There are six ‘Legends of the Earthbound’ of which only the first two will be familiar to present-day readers ... ‘The Italian’s Story’ (in Summers: Victorian Ghost Stories; and Van Thal: Told in the Dark) and ‘The Dutch Officer’s Story (in Parry: Hounds of Hell; and The Treasury of Victorian Ghost Stories). ‘Round the Fire’ consists of eight evenings with a larger selection of shorter ghostly tales and anecdotes, of which only the ‘Seventh Evening’ has been reprinted in recent decades (in Summers: Victorian Ghost Stories; and my own Virago Book of Victorian Ghost Stories). This landmark collection of ghost stories is long overdue for revival. [Richard Dalby] Limited Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £25 / $45

Sarob Press is delighted to present five Solar Pons novellas in the author’s preferred and definitive versions. Each novella appeared in the early 1970s in much altered form - so much so that the author disowns them. So, here are The Adventures of ... The Haunted Rectory, The Ignored Idols, The Horrified Heiress, The Baffled Baron and The Anguished Actor just as the author intended.
As a special bonus we are also including a Basil Copper Sherlock Holmes novella ... The Adventure of the Persecuted Painter.
If you are one of the many who enjoy Mr Copper’s tales of the Praed Street Holmes then get your order in fast ... our previous Solar Pons volume Solar Pons Versus The Devil’s Claw published in 2004 sold out in both editions many weeks before publication. We expect this book to sell just as quickly.
Issued without dust-jacket. Pictorial Boards. Cover art by TBA.
Limited Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £27.50 / $49.50
SIGNED Slipcased Deluxe Edition Sewn Hardcover @ £55 / $115

Full details and cover art for all except the Pons are now up on our website.

Very best wishes, Robert.

Robert Morgan, SAROB PRESS

Saturday, March 26, 2005

03/26/05 SAT:
---Here today, from to my mind one of the most impressive fan-press operations, for its longevity as well as sustained high quality:
SPACE AND TIME #99, spr/05, (The Magazine of Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction; Pete D. Manison, Darrell Schweitzer, Corine De Winter, Sandra McDonald, And More!; Gordon Linzner [ed]; Gerald Houarner [fiction editor]), new 5.00

Friday, March 25, 2005

03/25/05 FRI:
---Word from Tartarus:
Dear Chris,
We are just about to send out copies of our latest book, Heathcliff's Tale by Emma Tennant. It is available in both in a limited edition, signed hardback, and as a trade paperback. You have a standing order for copies of any new book, but could you please confirm how many of each you would like?
All the best
---Hmmm. I wonder what everyone will want!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

03/23/05 WED:
---Have now added Signet paperbacks (whew!) to my listings. Now everything from Mic- to Shw-, more or less, plus Signet and Tor paperbacks are up there. It is turning into kind of a project, at least when I actually grab the opportunity to work on it.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

03/22/05 TUE:
---Finished cataloguing a collection of used books. A lot of them seem under-priced, given the price of new books these days and the fact that these are in very nice condition with timeless contents; but when I listed many of them on I had to price them that way to be competitive. Certainly those “instant remainder” type books that many of them are cannot command high prices, but for what they contain they are certainly bargains. To get a look at them check out my CD-R with images of books being catalogued now as well as ones that have been catalogued recently (since I deployed the camera). The quality of these pictures, I think, is pretty good. At least they look good on my computer screen. Ask me to send you one if you are not already getting one in as an add-in to a package.
---Anyway here they are:
Barnes, Arthur K. INTERPLANETARY HUNTER, Gnome ('56), 1st edn, g in dj 12.00
Betancourt, John Gregory & Robert Weinberg (eds) WEIRD TALES: Seven Decades of Terror, Barnes & Noble '97, 1st, SIGNED by Betancourt, vg-f in dj $10
Bloch, Robert ONCE AROUND THE BLOCH: An Unauthorized Autobiography, Tor, 6/93, 1st, printed sheet signed by author laid in, (a Bloch-buster!), vg-f in dj 25.00
Dziemianowicz, Stefan R., Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) FAMOUS FANTASTIC MYSTERIES, Gramercy '91, 1st, printed sheetsigned by editors laid in, (30 Great Tales of Fantasy and Horror from the Classic Pulp Magazines Famous Fantastic Mysteries & Fantastic Novels; 449 pages), vg+ in dj $15
Dziemianowicz, Stefan R., Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) NURSERY CRIMES: 30 Classic Tales of Horror, Barnes & Noble '93, 1st, (centered around children and Evil, some set in schools; 560 pp), vg-f in dj 10.00
Dziemianowicz, Stefan R., Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) WEIRD TALES: 32 Unearthed Terrors, Bonanza '88, 1st, sheet by all three editors laid in, vg+ in dj $10
Haining, Peter (ed) THE VAMPIRE OMNIBUS, Chartwell, nd, (earliest & rarest vampire tales, stories on which many of the great horror films of the genre are based, and a wide-ranging selection of contributions by some of the great modern masters of horror; 497 pages), vg-f in dj 12.00
Harrison, Harry & Brian W. Aldiss (eds) THE ASTOUNDING-ANALOG READER Volumes One & Two, Doubleday ('73), (vol. 2 is 1st edn but both are publisher’s edns; 988 pages total), vg in dj, the pair 25.00
Harrison, Harry (ed) ASTOUNDING: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology, Random House '73, 1st edn, (original stories; Asimov intro), vg+ in dj 15.00
Hartwell, David G. (ed) THE WORLD TREASURY OF SCIENCE FICTION, BOMC, ('89), (wide-ranging collection; 1083 pages), vg-f in dj 9.00
Janifer, Laurence M. (ed) MASTERS' CHOICE, Simon & Schuster ('66), 1st, (The Best Science Fiction Stories of All Time--Chosen by the Masters of Science Fiction), g-vg in dj 8.00
Ketterer, David IMPRISONED IN A TESSERACT: The Life and Work of James Blish, Kent State University Press ('87), (bibliography), vg-f in dj 25.00
Knight, Damon (ed) WESTERNS OF THE 40's, Bobbs-Merrill ('77), 1st, (Classics From the Great Pulpsvg in fr dj (small tears and price-clipped) 15.00
McDonald, T. Liam, Stefan Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) SEA-CURSED: Thirty Terrifying Tales of the Deep, Barnes & Noble '94, 1st, (classic stories; 545 pages), vg in g dj 10.00
Pohl, Frederik (ed) STAR SCIENCE FICTION, Ballantine ('53), (1st), (OA), g (no dj) 15.00
Price, Robert M. (ed) TALES OF THE LOVECRAFT MYTHOS, Fedogan & Bremer '92, 1st edn, (vintage cross-section of Lovecraft stories from the pulp era), vg-f in dj $20
Shippey, Tom (ed) THE OXFORD BOOK OF FANTASY STORIES, Oxford '94, 1st, (31 of the best fantasy stories from the end of the 19th century up to the present day; 499 pages), vg in dj 15.00
Shippey, Tom (ed) THE OXFORD BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION STORIES, Oxford '92, (charts development of SF in 20th century; 587 pages), vg in dj 15.00
Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE FANTASY HALL OF FAME, Arbor House '83, 1st, (all-time greatest selected by members of World Fantasy Convention; 431 pages), vg-f in dj 12.00
Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE TIME TRAVELERS: A Science Fiction Quartet, Donald I. Fine '85, 1st, (Asimov, Leinster, Wyndham, Kuttner/Moore), vg-f in dj 10.00
Weinberg, Robert, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) RIVALS OF WEIRD TALES: 30 Great Fantasy & Horror Stories From the Weird Fiction Pulps, Bonanza '90, sheet by all three editors laid in, f/dj $15
misc. softcovers:
Ackerman, Forrest J (ed) ACKERMANTHOLOGY!: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci-Fi Shorts, General ('97), 1st, (cosmic, comic, sexy, surprising, memorable; John Landis foreword), f 10.00
Ashley, Mike (ed) THE HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE Vol 3: 1946-1955, Contemporary Books '77, (comprehensive intro; invaluable appendices), vg-f 15.00
Asimov, Isaac , Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VINTAGE SCIENCE FICTION, Carroll & Graf '90, (short novels of the 1950s), vg 5.00
Asimov, Isaac, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF GOLDEN AGE SCIENCE FICTION: Short Novels of the 1940s, Carroll & Graf '89, 1st US, vg+ 8.00
Asimov, Isaac, Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF NEW WORLD SCIENCE FICTION, Carroll & Graf '91, (short novels of the 1960s), vg-f $8
Boyer, Robert H. & Kenneth J. Zahorski (eds) DARK IMAGININGS: A Collection of Gothic Fantasies, Delta, 4/78, 1st, (James Cagle illus), vg-f 8.00
Brand, Max THE SMOKING LAND, Capra '80, (A Novel of Super-Science and Amazing Adventure; photo-reproduced from 1937 Argosy), vg-f 15.00
Carr, Nick THE OTHER DETECTIVE PULP HEROES, Tattered Pages, 7/92, (study of 40 of the pulp detectives), f 5.00
Coblentz, Stanton A. ADVENTURES OF A FREELANCER: The Literary Exploits and Autobiography of…(with Dr. Jeffrey M. Eliot), Borgo Bioviews #2, '93, 1st edn, f $12
Dinan, John A. THE PULP WESTERN: A Popular History of the Western Fiction Magazine in America, Borgo, 8/83, 1st edn, vg-f 10.00
Endore, Guy THE WEREWOLF OF PARIS, Citadel Underground '92, (new Bloch intro), vg-f 12.00
FAMOUS FANTASTIC CLASSICS #1, Fax Collector's Editions ('74), (The Snow Girl by Ray Cummings, more; photo-reprint), vg- f 15.00
FAMOUS FANTASTIC CLASSICS #2, Fax Collector's Editions, (Ralph Milne Farley's The Radio Flyers; more), as new (shrinkwrapped) 12.00
HOT PULP!: A Steamy Sampler of Spicy Stories, Eclipse ('92), (facsimile reprints from the pages of rare 1930s magazines, with a luscious full-color portfolio of classic spicy cover art), vg-f 20.00
SCREAM FACTORY, collection of ten issues, #8 to #12, #16 to #19 and Night of the Living Dead: 25th Anniversary special issue, (magazine of horrors past, present and future), vg-f 50.00

Monday, March 21, 2005

03/21/05 MON:
---Here today:
CEMETERY DANCE #51, '05, (Stephen Laws, Sephera Giron, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Scott Nicholson), new 5.00
---A bunch of used books I have been trying to finally get catalogued over the weekend (and last week) has put off my applying myself as much as I should to things like answering emails and filling orders. Looks like I am nearing the end of it--at least the present accumulation--so I hope to get to work on the other things now. Sorry for the delay if you have been waiting to hear from me!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

03/16/05 WED:
---More here today from Wildside, now bringing the order up to everything except Complete Action Stories by REH (hc) on their invoice. I had tried to add on one from one of their too-many-to-keep-track-of imprints (Pointblank), but maybe that will have to wait for next order, which should come soon enough, although soon enough often isn’t until later. Anyway, here today:
ADVENTURE TALES #1, win/04-5, Wildside, (featured author: Hugh B. Cave with two classic stories & an interview; Resnick, Lamb, Dunn, H. Bedford Jones, Starrett, de Vere Stacpoole), new 7.50

Di Filippo, Paul HARP, PIPE, AND SYMPHONY, Prime ('04), SIGNED, one of 100 copies issued with Walking the Great Road booklet laid in, (novel), new in dj 45.00

Howard, Robert E. SHADOW KINGDOMS: The Weird Works of…, Vol. 1, Wildside ('04), 1st edn, (earliest of author's poetry & prose written for Weird Tales), new in dj 35.00

LOVECRAFT'S MAGAZINE OF HORROR, H.P.… #2, spr/05, Wildside, (special Richard Matheson issue; Tanith Lee, John Glasby, Chris Bunch), new 5.99

Resnick, Mike (ed) I HAVE THIS NIFTY IDEA…Now What Do I Do With It?, Wildside ('01), (contains outlines for science fiction and fantasy novels which real authors--new and old--used to sell their books to major publishing companies; the perfect addition to every library of books on writing), new $22

Smith, Clark Ashton THE DOUBLE SHADOW and Other Fantasies, Wildside ('03), (originally published by the Auburn Journal in 1933 in an oversized edtion limited to only 1000 copies; six stories ranging from contemporary horror to weird alternate-world fantasy, it remains a fascinating introduction to and showcase of author’s decadently jeweled prose), new 15.00

Smith, Clark Ashton THE MAKER OF GARGOYLES and Other Stories, Wildside ('04), (reprints eight of author’s classic fantasies, including two set in Hyperborea; Schweitzer intro), new 15.00
---Back in stock:
Brackett, Leigh THE TIGER AMONG US, Wildside, 7/01, (suspense), new 15.95

Rodgers, Alan BONE MUSIC, Wildside, 2nd edn, new 16.95

Stross, Charles TOAST, Cosmos ('04), (new edn; wildly original stories), new 17.95

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

03/15/05 TUE:
---Here today from Stark House:
Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay THE STRANGE CRIME IN BERMUDA/ TOO MANY BOTTLES, Stark House, 2/05, 1st thus, (1937 & 1951 psychological novels of susense), new 19.95

Monday, March 14, 2005

03/14/05 MON:
---Here today (was there ever any doubt?):
Leiber, Fritz HORRIBLE IMAGININGS, Midnight House '04, one of 520 numbered copies, (3rd volume of series dedicated to preserving author's weird and macabre tales; includes virtually unobtainable and a ‘lost’ tale), new in dj 45.00
---Another batch of paperbacks catalogued:
• • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 2/9/2005—3/14/2005 • •
Avn V 2295 Aldiss, Brian W. CRYPTOZOIC!, 6/69, (man's orientation in time), vg+ 4.00
Avon 52159 Aldiss, Brian W. EARTHWORKS, 10/80, (the only way to save earth was to destroy it...), vg+ 3.50
Lancer 74677 Aldiss, Brian W. REPORT ON PROBABILITY A, nd, (who watches the watchers?), vg+ 3.50
Signet T5055 Aldiss, Brian WHO CAN REPLACE A MAN?, 2nd, (=Best SF Stories of Brian W. Aldiss), vg+ 3.50
Baen 65356 Allen, Roger MacBride ORPHAN OF CREATOIN, 2/88, (orig; Contact With the Human Past), vg-f 3.00
Pocket 83296 Anderson, Chester THE BUTTERFLY KID, 8/80, (orig: 1967), f 5.00
Faw Cr 20411 Asimov, Isaac MURDER AT THE ABA, 10/83, (Canada printing), vg-f 3.00
Sphere 1412 Barker, Clive BOOKS OF BLOOD vol. I, '84, (orig; horror), vg-f 6.00
Del Rey 27505 Beagle, Peter S. THE LAST UNICORN, 14th(5/78), g-vg 2.00
Warner Aspect 61155 Benford, Gregory GREAT SKY RIVER, 8/04. (Galactic Center #3), vg-f 4.00
Spectra 58658 Budz, Mark CLADE, 12/03, (orig; bioengineered tomorrow that may come startlingly true), f 4.00
Warner Aspect 61429 Buettner, Robert ORPHANAGE, 11/04, (orig; military SF), f 4.00
Signet Q3580 Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 11th, (novelization; based on screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Clarke; movie photos), vg+ 3.00
Ace pb 84760 Compton, D.G. A USUAL LUNACY, 6/83, (orig: Borgo 11/78), vg+ 3.00
Ace pb 03088 Compton, D.G. ASCENDANCIES, 1/85, (wondrous substance--and a plague--from the heavens), vg-f 4.00
Ace pb 89230 Compton, D.G. WINDOWS, 11/83, (look out for the man with the TV eyes), vg-f 4.00
Spectra 25562 Dann, Jack THE MAN WHO MELTED, 1/86, (Nebula finalist), ex-libr, g-vg 2.00
Bal 401K Davenport, Basil (ed) INVISIBLE MEN, ('60), (orig; provocative stories of the wrid and humorous delights of invisibility), g-vg $5; vg-f 10.00
Pyramid R1208 Davidson, Avram MASTERS OF THE MAZE, 7/65, (orig), g-vg $2; vg $4; vg+ 6.00
Ace pb 07024 de Larrabeiti, Michael THE BORRIBLES GO FOR BROKE, 2/82, vg-f 4.00
Ace pb 07191 de Larrabeiti, Michael THE BORRIBLES, 3rd(6/84), (street-smart feral Peter Pans), vg-f 4.00
Ace pb 00311 de Larrabeiti, Michael THE BORRIBLES: Across the Dark Metropolis, 3/88, VG-F 4.00
Pap Lib 66480 Delany, Samuel R. & Marilyn Hacker (eds) QUARK/#1, 11/70. (orig; OA), vg+ 8.50
Del Rey 30654 Dickson, Gordon R. MISSION TO UNIVERSE, 2nd(10/82), (revised), vg+ 3.00
Berkley 03924 Dozois, Gardner STRANGERS, 12/78, (orig), vg 5.00
Berkley 03595 Dozois, Gardner THE VISIBNLE MAN, 12/77, (orig; stories), g-vg 4.00
Del Rey 61333 Eddings, David & Leigh Eddings THE ELDER GODS, 10/04, (The Dreamers #1), f 3.00
Berkley 05628 Effinger, George Alec THE WOLVES OF MEMORY, 11/82, ex-libr, g 1.50
Warner 94017 Effinger, George Alec THOSE GENTLE VOICES, 2nd, vg-f 4.00
Faw GM 12771 Elliott, Richard (=Richard Geis & Elton Elliott) THE BURNT LANDS, 10/85, (orig; morning after the apocalypse), vg-f 5.00
Spectra 27312 Goldstein, Lisa A MASK FOR THE GENERAL, 10/88, fr-g 1.00
Spectra sp 26872 Gravel, Geary STRANGE TOYS, 2nd(6/89), (winner of PKD Award), vg-f 2.50
HarperTorch 57297 Harrison, Kim THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD, 2/05, (orig; witch bounty-hunter Rachel Morgan), f 4.00
Ball 33124 Hill, Russell THE EDGE OF THE EARTH (formerly: Cold Creek Cash Store), 2nd(2/92), (there is no more civilization), vg+ 2.00
Spectra 58379 Kenyon, Kay THE BRAIDED WORLD, 2/03, (orig; the most disturbing aliens are in humanity's image...), vg-f 3.50
Bantam Pathfinder NP7099 Keyes, Daniel FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, 33rd, (Charly), fr-g 1.50
Lancer 75248 Lovecraft, H.P. THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, 3rd(3/69), (stories), vg-f 4.00
BallAF 02146 Lovecraft, H.P. THE DOOM THAT CAME TO SARNATH, 2/71, vg 7.50
BallAF 01923 Lovecraft, H.P. THE DREAM-QUEST OF UNKNOWN KADATH, 2nd(7/71), vg+ 5.00
Lancer 75247 Lovecraft, H.P. THE DUNWICH HORROR, nd, (stories), vg-f 4.00
Berkley 04565 Lynn, Elizabeth THE DANCERS OF ARUN, 8/80, (Tornor #2), vg-f 3.00
Berkley 05326 Lynn, Elizabeth THE SARDONYX NET, 6/82, (far-future universe ruled with slavery & drugs), vg-f 4.00
Orbit pb 224 MacLeod, Ken NEWTON'S WAKE, '05, (A Space Opera), f 6.00
Warner 76538 Malzberg, Barry N. OUT FROM GANYMEDE, 12/74, (stories by the master of psychological SF), vg 5.00
Warner Aspect 61342 McArthur, Maxine LESS THAN HUMAN, 10/04, (orig; gripping thriller of identity, artificial intelligence, and murder in a near-future Japan), f 3.50
Bantam 24668 McQuay, Mike PURE BLOOD, 2/85, (beginning of powerful saga of a strange and distant future), vg-f 3.00
Bantam 25867 McQuay, Mike THE M.I.A. RANSOM, 8/86, (timely thriller), vg-f 3.00
Bantam F2212 Miller, Walter M., Jr. A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ, 2/61, (after the nuclear deluge), g-vg 4.00
Bal F626 Miller, Walter M., Jr. CONDITIONALLY HUMAN, ('62), g-vg $2; vg+ 4.00
Tor 51918 Mixon, Laura J. GLASS HOUSES, 5/92, (orig; virtual reality), vg-f 3.00
Orbit pb 168 Moon, Elizabeth TRADING IN DANGER, '03, 1st UK, (Vatta's War #1), f 6.00
Gollancz 07584 Morgan, Richard MARKET FORCES, '04, (orig; fast-forward thriller), vg-f 6.00
Spectra sp 28370 Murphy, Pat THE CITY, NOT LONG AFTER, 2/90, vg+ 3.50
Tor 54622 Murphy, Pat THE FALLING WOMAN, 2nd, (Nebula Award winner), vg+ 4.00
Orbit pb 125 Reed, Robert SISTER ALICE, '03, 1st UK, (far-future epic of god-like humans and their colossal blunders), f 6.00
Tor 55112 Resnick, Mike SANTIAGO: A Myth of the Far Future, 3/86, (orig), vg+ 3.00
Berkley F1177 Roberts, Keith THE FURIES, 1/66, (orig; the rule of the wasps), g-vg 5.00
AvoNova 75535 Rucker, Rudy THE HOLLOW EARTH, 1/92, (dada-gaga aurora-borealism, and gargantuan playfulness), vg (bumped) 3.50
Bal 377K Sarban THE SOUND OF HIS HORN, ('60), (if the Nazis had won their war), vg+ 35.00
Timescape 83607 Sargent, Pamela THE GOLDEN SPACE, 3/83, (genetic engineering, immortality , the ultimate fate of humanity), vg-f 4.00
Berkley 04630 Sidney, Kathleen M. MICHAEL AND THE MAGIC MAN, 3/80, (orig; when earth was invaded nobody knew it), vg-f 3.00
Del Rey 29140 Simak, Clifford D. SPECIAL DELIVERANCE, 12/82, (charming tale), vg+ 2.50
Del Rey 28724 Smith, Thorne THE STRAY LAMB, 8/80, (magical menagerie; orig: 1929), vg-f 4.00
Mysterious 40094 Westlake, Donald E. HUMANS, 4/93, (apocalyptic romp), vg-f 4.00
Spectra 58499 Williams, Liz TNINE LAYERS OF SKY, 9/03, (orig; profound and provocative look at human nature), f 4.00
Timescape 49666 Wolfe, Gene THE CITADEL OF THE AUTARCH, 11/83, (Book of the New Sun #4), vg-f 5.00
Timescape 41616 Wolfe, Gene THE CLAW OF THE CONCILIATOR, 2/82, (Book of the New Sun #2), vg-f 5.00
Timescape 82825 Wolfe, Gene THE SHADOW OF THE TORTURER, 5/81, (Book of the New Sun #1), vg-f 6.00
Timescape 45450 Wolfe, Gene THE SWORD OF THE LICTOR, 12/82, (Book of the New Sun #3), vg+ 5.00

Sunday, March 13, 2005

03/13/05 SUN:
---A few things catalogued (all trade paperbacks):
Greenberg, Martin H., Richard Matheson & Charles G. Waugh (eds) THE TWILIGHT ZONE: The Original Stories, Avon, 7/85, 1st, (stories that inspired celebrated episodes), vg-f 8.00
Gunn, James (ed) THE ROAD TO SCIENCE FICTION Volume 3: From Heinlein to Here, Borealis/White Wolf, nd, (from 1940 to 1977--Golden Age to New Wave; 527 pp), vg-f 12.00
Haining, Peter (ed) THE FANTASTIC PULPS, Vintage, 10/76, vg+ 10.00
Hutchison, Don (ed) SCARLET RIDERS: Pulp Fiction Tales of the Mounties, Mosaic '98, f 12.00
Jaffery, Sheldon (ed) SENSUOUS SCIENCE FICTION from the Weird and Spicy Pulps, BGSU Popular Press ('84), label signed by editor tipped in, vg+ 25.00
Jaffery, Sheldon (ed) THE WEIRDS: A Facsimile Selection of Fiction from the Era of the Shudder Pulps, Starmont ('87), vg-f 18.00
Jones, Stephen (ed) THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF THE BEST NEW HORROR: Volume Seven, Carroll & Graf '96, (Ramsey Campbell, Gaiman, Gallagher, Masterton, etc.), vg-f $6
Lewsi, Tony (ed) THE BEST OF ASTOUNDING, Baronet, 3/78, 1st, (science fiction’s golden age returns), vg-f 12.00
Lovecraft, H.P. & others TALES OF THE CTHULHU MYTHOS, Del Rey, 10/98, vg-f $9
Mason, Tom (ed) SPICY HORROR STORIES, Malibu Graphics ('90), 1st, (Classic Tales of Inhuman Terror!; Complete & Uncensored!; photo reprint from 1938-1940 pulps), vg-f 18.00
McSherry, Frank, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) PIRATE GHOSTS of the American Coast, August House '88, 1st edn, (Tales of Hauntings At Sea), vg-f 6.00
Merritt, A. CREEP SHADOW CREEP, Murder Mystery Monthly #11, ('43), vg 15.00
Oliver, Chad THE WINDS OF TIME, Avon Equinox, 6/75, (Rediscovery #10), vg-f 8.50
Pohl, Frederik, Martin Harry Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander (eds) SCIENCE FICTION OF THE FORTIES, Avon, 10/78, 1st, (an astonishing decades' greatest stories), vg-f 10.00
Pohl, Frederik, Martin Harry Greenberg & Joseph D. Olander (eds) WORLDS OF IF: A Retrospective Anthology, Bluejay, 9/86, 1st (pb variant), (includes memoirs by writers; Malzberg afterword), vg-f 12.00
Pronzini, Bil, Barry Malzberg & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) CLASSIC TALES OF HORROR AND THE SUPERNATURAL, Quill/Morrow ('91), vg-f $12
Sargent, Pamela (ed) WOMEN OF WONDER: The Classic Years, Harvest '95, 1st edn, (SF by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s), vg-f 10.00
Schimel, Lawrence & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) FIELDS OF BLOOD: Vampire Stories from the American Midwest, Cumberland House '98, 1st, (in American Vampire series), vg-f $9
Schmidt, Stanley (ed) ALIENS FROM ANALOG, Anthology #7, win/83, Davos ('83), 1st, vg-f 7.00
Schmidt, Stanley (ed) ANALOG'S FROM MIND TO MIND: Tales of Communication from Analog, Davis ('84), 1st, vg-f $6
Schmidt, Stanley (ed) ANALOG'S LIGHTER SIDE: Anthology #4 - 1983, Davis ('82), 1st, vg+ 7.00
Schmidt, Stanley (ed) ANALOG: WRITERS' CHOICE vol II, Anthology #8, sum/84, Davis ('84), 1st, (with intros by the authors), f $6
Schmidt, Stanley (ed) CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE: Analog's Anthology #3, Davis '82, 1st, vg-f 7.00
Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE ARBOR HOUSE TREASURY OF MODERN SCIENCE FICTION, Priam, nd, (knowledgably compiled and annotated bonanza), vg-f 7.50
Silverberg, Robert & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) THE HORROR HALL OF FAME, Carroll & Graf '92, (the premier collection of the finest horror stories of the modern era), vg-f 8.50
Silverberg, Robert (ed) THE FANTASY HALL OF FAME, HarperPrism, 3/98, (the definitive collection of the best modern fantasy; chosen by the members of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America), vg+ 12.00
Williamson, Jack WONDER'S CHILD: My Life In Science Fiction, Bluejay, 5/84, (Hugo winner), vg-f $15
---A couple magazine runs:
WORLDS OF TOMORROW #1 to #23, 4/63 to 5/67, 22 of 23 issues, missing #9 (vol 2 no 3), mostly g to vg the set, 60.00
---And adding 11 issues to a run that I catalogued earlier, without changing the price:
IF, WORLDS OF… , 10/57, 8 & 10/58, 9/59, 1/60 to 1/61, 5/61 to 1/65, 4/65 to 12/74, collection of 122 issues, g-vg or better (mostly better) as a set, 275.00

Saturday, March 12, 2005

03/12/05 SAT:
---Word from Night Shade:
Hi all,

Couple of quick things. First off, we have moved both the main office and the warehouse. The warehouse will be run out of Portland with the main office from now on, instead of in Michigan, where it had been. We're waiting on the inventory to arrive in the next few days, and we'll get cracking catching up orders as soon as it gets here.

In other fine news, we're finally ready to go with the slipcase for the five volume Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman. We will be soliciting orders until March 17th, at which point we'll give the numbers to the binder and he'll start cranking them out. If you do not get us your prepaid order by March 17th, there will be no second chances. Dealers, please contact us if you're interested. Wellman subscribers will be receiving slipcases as part of their subscription. These are available for order on the website.

We should have a couple of very nice announcements for you in the next week or so, but in the meantime, here's a quick update on various titles:

Letters from New York - At the printer
Jorkens vol. 3 - At the printer
Dead in the West - At the printer
The Boar - At the printer
Hodgson vol. 3 - Final round of proofing, should be at the printer in a couple of weeks
Hodgson vol. 4 - Final round of proofing, should be at the printer in a couple of weeks

That's it for now,

Jason Williams
Night Shade Books
---Anyone not already on my list for the Wellman slipcase, let me know if you want to get it through me. I do not know what my price is going to be, but I had thought to just send them along at my cost, hopefully along with a book shipment.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

03/10/05 THU:
---Snapped pictures of books being catalogued. I am amazed at how good they look on the computer screen. I am sticking them in my “burnstuff” file for CD-Rs that get slipped into outgoing packages (along with complete catalog data). Otherwise, I was too tired to get anything much accomplished. I woke up at 3AM and couldn't get back to sleep--all of a sudden thinking about writing a “Press Release” to include with my subscription renewal to Locus--to maybe get them to mention something about what I am up to. Some people might be thinking they missed running my obit--worth at least a line, I might hope--since I might seem to have effectually disappeared off the face of the earth. It wouldn’t be a bribe to Locus, linking coverage with my renewal, but I was thinking about letting the subscription lapse. I have been using the Internet for most of my informational sources, and I am not sure how “in the loop” I really want to be any more.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

03/09/05 WED:
--A few more from Wildside here today (along with word that another box is on the way):
Howard, Robert E. GRAVEYARD RATS and Others, Wildside ('03), (hardboiled 30s pulp detective stories; Don Herron introduction), new 16.95
---WATERFRONT FISTS and Others, Wildside ('03), 1st edn, (The Collected Fight Stories; Mark Finn introduction; Paul Herman [ed]), new 19.95
---Back in stock (but trade pb edition this time):
Szumskyj, Ben J.S. & S.T. Joshi (eds) FRITZ LEIBER AND H.P. LOVECRAFT: Writers of the Dark, Wildside '03, (presents Lovecraft’s letters to Leiber, an impressive selection of Leiber’s Lovecraft-inspired fiction, and a selection of Leiber’s fine essays on H.P. Lovecraft and Matters Lovecraftian; Szumskyj intro; Joshi afterword), new 19.95
---Cataloguing another batch of used books. Here is what I come up with:
Aldiss, Brian W. BILLION YEAR SPREE: The True History of Science Fiction, Doubleday '73, (detailed and thoroghly entertaining look), vg-f in dj 45.00
Banks, Iain M.FEERSUM ENDJINN, Orbit, 2nd('94), (imaginative tour de force), vg-f in dj 20.00
Nicholls, Peter (ed) THE SCIENCE FICTION ENCYCLOPEDIA, Doubleday '79, 1st edn, (first incarnation of landmark volume; 672 pp; illustrated), vg+ in dj 30.00
misc. softcovers:
Clute, John LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE: Essays & Reviews, Serconia '95, 1st edn, (deals with '87-92 period; 465 pages), vg-f 10.00
CRANK!, issues 1, 2 & 3 as a set, Broken Mirrors, ‘93-4, (Attanasio, Blumlein, Gwyneth Jones, Lethem, Kilworth; Wolfe, Bunch, Emshwiller, Lethem; Aldiss, Le Guin, Katherine MacLean, Lethem), f all three, 15.00
Dozois, Gardner (ed) THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Fourteenth Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin, 3rd, vg-f $10
Dozois, Gardner (ed) THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Sixteenth Annual Collection, St. Martin's Griffin, 6/99, 1st edn,{ vg-f $10
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 6/71, (Niven, Richard Wilson, Delany, Sallis, more), vg+ 1.50
Le Guin, Ursula K. THE LANGUAGE OF THE NIGHT: Essays on Fantasy & SF, HarperPerennial '93, 1st thus, (a new edition revised by the author; includes Bibliographic Checklist by L.W. Currey), f 10.00
RE/SEARCH #8/9: J.G. Ballard, Re/Search #8/9, 4th(10/89), (the definitive Ballard guide to date; interviews, fiction, non-fiction, bibliography and more...), f 10.00
RIVERSIDE QUARTERLY #25, 3/80, (SF-criticism fanzine; includes sections on Contemporary SF in America [HERE-NOW]; Current European Views of SF [THERE-NOW]; American SF in the Thirties [HERE-THEN] & Reviews & Columns (HERE-THERE & EVERYWHEN]; Leland Shapiro [ed]), f $4

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

03/08/05 TUE:
---Good to learn that it looks like we are now getting closer to having Horrible Imaginings show up here. Word that the books were shipped today has been received from Midnight House. Maybe they will be here by the end of the week. There should be plenty for everyone who is waiting for me to get them, plus a few extras for anyone who wants to jump on the bandwagon now, while there is still the chance. Discount is 20% from the publisher’s suggested retail of $45. When I actually catalogue it, I think I might have to list it as “as new” (10%) with the price modulated to perhaps attenuate the outflow a bit.

Monday, March 7, 2005

03/07/05 MON:
---Word from a publisher new to me:

I was given your email by Bill Thom, who said you might be interested in carrying our books. We're a [tiny] publisher, with a sf shared-world antho and a pulp antho available now. Check us out at:

President, Mystic Toad Press

K.G. McAbee
Co-author of PORT NOWHERE
Read a free Port Nowhere story!!

Sunday, March 6, 2005

03/06/05 SUN:
---Working on Signet paperback listings to add to my inventory. It’s an easy way to be doing something without having to deal with having to get up and find things or rummaging through the piles of things to do that are starting to become formidable again. I really need to knuckle down--starting tomorrow!

Saturday, March 5, 2005

03/05/05 SAT:
---Here today from Necro:
Jacob, Charlee DREAD IN THE BEAST, Necro, 1/05, 1st thus (tpb variant), one of 400 total SIGNED copies, (used to be a novella about the goddess of waste and the king of wasters; now it is a novel), new 14.95

Lee, Edward INCUBI, Necro, 2/05, SIGNED, (Was it a sex-killer? Or something worse?), {hc in dj still avail. @ $45}, new 19.95
---I keep forgetting to mention what discounts I give for the books listed here. For Necro punblications it is 30%. Lots of publishers, for their books listed at retail prices, I give the 30%. Most others are 20 or 25%. A few short discount and, increasingly now with the weak US dollar, overseas books might be less (10-15%). The rate sheet I include with shipments can give a little more indication. Or you can ask me. Used books and books listed “as new” (rather than “new”) are 10%. Remember that you no longer have to be a “member” of the dicount plan to receive my deals. Until I get paper-printed catalogs back in circulation, I am extending priviledges to anyone who emails me with their order. (Speaking of emails--I know I am way behind on answering many. I have a fully cluttered desktop in front of me--and I have a number archived on the computer--that I hope to really get to work on in greater earnest next week.)

Friday, March 4, 2005

03/04/05 FRI:
---Spent too much of the day trying to get a Bluetooth adapter for my printer to work. I thought it would be a snap, like setting up my wireless keyboard and wireless mouse were...but I keep getting a Driver Not Installed message when I try to set it up. And when the computer scans for Bluetooth enabled printers, mine does not seem to register. Don’t know why they would sell the thing if it doesn’t work with a Macintosh. It was even the printer I got through Apple when I bought the computer. Maybe it is just that I am such a numbskull. But it is kind of frustrating to spend so much time on something that is so much what I did not intend to be doing. I could have plugged and unplugged a USB cable for the next two years of normal usage without wasting so much time.

Thursday, March 3, 2005

03/03/05 THU:
---Word from Golden Gryphon (I need to check to make sure I already have this on order):
Greetings from the Gryphon:

WILD GALAXY, by William F. Nolan, is now available!

In an extremely productive career that has spanned more than 50 years,
William F. Nolan is best known for co-authoring Logan’s Run, which first
appeared in print in 1967, became a cult-classic movie in 1976, moved into
television as a CBS series, and is now being remade by Warner Brothers
for a new big screen release. In addition to the Logan (and many other)
novels, he has written numerous award-winning short stories, ranging from
the serious to totally off-the-wall zany stories, such as “Toe to Tip, Tip to
Toe, Pip-Pop as You Go,” where everyone is kept in a perpetual drugged
state, and social deviates are those who are straight. His best-known story,
“The Small World of Lewis Stillman,” is from Nolan’s “serious” side, where
the last man in LA must hide in the storm sewers from the city’s inhabitants,
who are primitive and dangerous. “The Joy of Living,” published in 1954,
was one of the first stories to address the emotional attachments of a robot
to humans, and to examine the complexities of such a relationship in a
futuristic world. “Lone Star Traveler” is a mix of science fiction and the
classic Wild West in 1910 Texas, and is one of the newest stories in this
collection. “Jenny Among the Zeebs” mixes alien rock stars and human
groupies in an insider look at the management of a celebrity group, and the
extremes that such entities will go to promote themselves. In another
example of zaniness, “The Grackel Question” addresses the passive
absorption of all Earth life by aliens unbeknownst to the life forms being
These nineteen stories, representing the best of fifty years of William F.
Nolan’s career, are a must for collectors and will resonate with the current
trend of remakes and reprints of 1960s and 1970s science fiction books
and movies.

Do you know how few titles start with the letter "W"? Have your library order a copy
of WILD GALAXY so the w-x-y-z section doesn't look so barren! Be sure to READ
this collection first, of course.

Wild Galaxy, by William F. Nolan
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
ISBN 1-930846-31-2 / $25.95 (Trade hardcover)
199 pages

Wednesday, March 2, 2005

03/02/05 WED:
---Already starting to get books from last week’s Wildside order:
Cave, Hugh B. MURGUNSTRUMM & Others, Wildside '04, (grisly & chilling horror stories from 30s pulps; photo-reprint of 1977 Carcosa edn; Coye illus; 476 pp), new 24.95

Roberts, Keith WINTERWOOD and Other Hauntings, Wildside, nd, (photo-reprint of 1989 Morrigan edn; illustrated by the author), new $15

STRANGE TALES #7, Wildside ('04), (photo-reprint of 1/33 issue), new 15.00
---#8, ('03), (Gary Myers, Adrian Cole, Steffan Aletti, Lupoff, Schweitzer, Betancourt; Robert M. Price [ed]), new 12.50
---Back in stock:
Langford, David UP THROUGH AN EMPTY HOUSE OF STAIRS: Reviews and Essays 1980-2002, Cosmos ('03), (mixes serious critical insight with inimitable wit), new 21.95

Price, E. Hoffmann SATAN'S DAUGHTER and Other Tales From the Pulps, Wildside ('04), (pulp stories at their pulpiest from a master; Schweitzer intro), new 15.95
03/02/05 WED:
---On a bit of a mini-roll (plus having a few deletions I wanted to be reflected in my listings) I have uploaded a new batch to my listings, bringing them through Shwartz in the alphabet (includes Shirley & Shepard). I thought this time I would have to deal with the Signet paperbacks, but a page of hardcovers (which I use as my delineator) didn’t quite get that far. Next time I should maybe do the Signet paperbacks all by themselves, as I have done already with the Tor paperbacks--a task that seemed endless at the time.

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

03/01/05 TUE:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
Adrian, Jack (ed) THE ASH-TREE PRESS ANNUAL MACABRE 2004: The Last 'Queer Stories from Truth, Ash-Tree '04, 1st, (odd, peculiar, strange, macabre, weird, and at times outright supernatural, and some illustrious names contributed), new in dj 43.00
---Have managed to produce an updated folder for complete catalog data to burn onto CD-Rs for inclusion with orders going out (or mailed separately to whoever might wish). It has a first experimental foray into including jpg images of book covers--for now the ones I catalogued last week. They aren’t as good as scans, but they can be done a lot quicker and it looks to me like they give a pretty fair representation of what the books look like. It might be better to also snap shots of the back covers too, but I thought the front covers were a good start. Now my CD-Rs contain 100 MB. Only 600 to go to have them filled to capacity!

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