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.

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

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