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.

Friday, June 24, 2005

06/24/05 FRI:
---Here today from Wheatland Press:
Shepard, Lucius WEAPONS OF MASS SEDUCTION: Film Reviews and Other Ravings, Wheatland ('05), (all about the Media's 21st-cemtury shuck and jive; mostly from F&SF and Electric Story), new 19.95

Utley, Steven THE BEASTS OF LOVE, Wheatland ('05), (stories; Lisa Tuttle intro), new 19.95
---And from Hippocampus:
Shiel, M.P. THE HOUSE OF SOUNDS and Others, Hippocampus ('05), 1st edn, (in Lovecraft's Library series; includes The Purple Cloud; Joshi [ed & intro]; 299 pages), new 15.00

Thursday, June 23, 2005

06/23/05 THU:
---Here today from Gryphon Books (as opposed to Golden Gryphon), if I have it all straight:
Fearn, John Russell THE COSMIC CRUSADERS, Gryphon, 12/02, 1st US edn, (Golden Amazon #14), new 15.00
---DUEL WITH COLOSSUS, Gryphon, 1/05, 1st edn, (Golden Amazon #23), new $15
---DWELLERS IN DARKNESS, Gryphon, 2/04, 1st, (Golden Amazon #20), new 15.00
---KINGPIN PLANET, Gryphon, 2/04, 1st edn, (Golden Amazon #18), new 15.00
---LORDS OF CREATION, Gryphon, 1/05, 1st edn, (Golden Amazon #22), new 15.00
---PARASITE PLANET, Gryphon, 12/02, 1st US, (Golden Amazon #15), new 15.00
---WORLD IN DUPLICATE, Gryphon, 1/05, 1st US edn, (Golden Amazon #21), new 15.00
---WORLD IN REVERSE, Gryphon, 2/04, 1st edn, (Goldon Amazon #19), new 15.00

HARDBOILED #27/28, 12/01, Gryphon, (the hardest-hitting little magazine in the world!), new 20.00

James, Roy G. FROM THE PULPS INTO PAPERBACKS: A Reference Document, Gryphon, 2nd(1/95), (functional reference for the novice or avid collector), new 15.00

Thomas, Frank SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY TALES, Gryphon, 3/01, 1st edn, (all new adventures; author's 11th Holmes book), new 16.00

Whittington, Harry MARRIED TO MURDER, Gryphon Crime Classic #23, 5/05, (orig: Phantom, 1951; a long-lost crime-classic), new 16.00
---ONE GOT AWAY, Gryphon Crime Classic #22, 5/05, (orig: Ace1955), new 16.00
---SATAN'S WIDOW, Gryphon Crime Classic #24, 5/05, (orig: Phantom '51), new $16
---VENGEFUL SINNER, Gryphon Crime Classic #25, 5/05, (orig: 1953), new 16.00
---Back in stock:
Fearn, John Russell EMPEROR OF MARS, Gryphon, 1/95, 1st US edn, (Clay Drew; Mars #1), new 15.00
---THE GENIAL DINOSAUR, Gryphon, 1/03, 1st US, (Dinosaur #2), new 15.00
---GODDESS OF MARS, Gryphon, 7/95, 1st edn, (Clay Drew; Mars #4), new 15.00
---THE GOLD OF AKADA, Gryphon, 1/98, 1st US edn, (Jungle Novel #1), new 15.00
---RED MEN OF MARS, Gryphon, 7/95, 1st edn, (Clay Drew; Mars #3), new 15.00
---A THING OF THE PAST, Gryphon, 1/03, 1st US, (Dinosaur #1), new 15.00
---WARRIOR OF MARS, Gryphon, 7/95, 1st US edn, (Clay Drew; Mars #2), new 15.00

GRYPHON DOUBLE NOVEL #7, 1/94, (HYPERPRISM & THE DIGITAL WRISTWATCH OF PHILIP K. DICK by Richard A. Lupoff) • ---#19, 1/99, (Doc Atlas in THE SATAN PLAGUE by Michael A. Black & The Nemesis in SATAN PLAGUE II by Gary Lovisi ), new each, 12.00

Kurland, Michael IMAGES CONCEITS & LOLLYGAGS: A Motley of Stories, Gryphon, 3/03, 1st edn, (stories; introduction by Richard A. Lupoff), new 20.00

Vaughan, Ralph E. SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE TERROR OUT OF TIME, Gryphon, 1/02, 1st edn, (mix of Doyle and H.P. Lovecraft), new 15.00
---SHERLOCK HOLMES IN THE ADVENTURE OF THE ANCIENT GODS, Gryphon, 2nd(10/92), (Great Detective meets H.P. Lovecraft in America), new 5.95
---A few that were not available: Golden Amazon’s Diamond Quest, Lord of Atlantis & Twin of the Amazon by Fearn; Gryphon Double #13; and Science Fiction Detective Tales by Gary Lovisi.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

06/21/05 TUE:
---Here today from Consortium, kind of a heterogeneous assortment:
Alcalay, Ammiel MEMORIES OF OUR FUTURE: Selected Essays 1982-1999, City Lights ('99), 1st, (forges unique intellectual and political path; mix of personal narrative, political commentary and literary criticism; surveys such diverse subjects as Mediterranean culture, Arabic literature, the destruction of Carthage, the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, and the war in Bosnia), new 17.95

DeMarinis, Rick APOCALYPSE THEN: Stories, Seven Stories '04, 1st edn, (unforgettable addition to author's growing body of work), new in dj 22.95

Dinh, Linh BLOOD AND SOAP: Stories, Seven Stories '04, 1st edn, (breakthrough collection of modern-day fables; on the vanguard of American fiction), new 16.00

Dorfman, Ariel MASCARA, Seven Stories '04, 1st pb edn, (taut, eerie novel; a postmodern version of Jekyll and Hyde; new afterword by J.M. Coetzee), new 8.95

Fowler, Christopher DEMONIZED, Serpent’s Tail '04, 1st, (stories; situations that become increasingly disturbing), new 15.00

Gifford, Barry AMERICAN FALLS: The Collected Short Stories, Seven Stories, 5/03, (a summer road-trip of a book: steamy, deiverse and a wild ride), new 12.95

Lewis, Heather NOTICE, Serpent’s Tail '04, 1st, (unrelenting meditatioin on psychic entrapment, chaos and pain; author’s last novel; Gurganus postscript), new 14.00

Plate, Peter FOGTOWN, Seven Stories '04, 1st edn, (San Francisco novel; muckraking, gritty take on the fellahin-strewn streets of Fogtown), new $13

Sennitt, Stephen CREATURES OF CLAY and Other Stories of the Macabre, Diagonal/Headpress '03, (author's best work exhumed from the small press underground), new 12.99

Thornburg, Newton CUTTER AND BONE, Serpent’s Tail, 2nd, (a whacking good thriller), new 14.00
---DREAMLAND, Serpent’s Tail '04, (murder, intrigue, sexual shenanigans, thrills), new $14
---TO DIE IN CALIFORNIA, Serpent’s Tail '02, (taut thriller; the dark side of the American dream, etched with pathos and a deep understanding of the infallibility of human nature), new 14.00

Toop, David EXOTICA: Fabricated Soundscapes in a Real World, Serpent’s Tail '99, (music/popular culture; brings together the words, images and sounds of an extraordinary moment in the culture; changes the way we hear), new 19.99
---HAUNTED WEATHER: Music, Silence and Memory, Serpent’s Tail, 2nd, (maps 21st century sound), new 20.00
---RAP ATTACK 3: African Rap to Global Hip Hop, Serpent’s Tail, 2nd, (the one classic standout), new 22.00
---Discount I can give on these is 30%.

---Email rec'd:
Dear Chris,
I have a query concerning the book THE BEST FROM UNIVERSE,
edited by Terry Carr. Does that collection include a story by Harlan
Ellison? I will look forward to your reply. Thanks.
---My reply:
The Best from Universe ed. Terry Carr (Doubleday 0-385-17512-4, Mar ’84 [Feb ’84], $11.95, 209pp, hc); Anthology of 9 stories from the “Universe” series, plus an index to vol.s 1-10.
• vii • Introduction • Terry Carr • in
• 1 • Good News from the Vatican • Robert Silverberg • ss Universe 1, ed. Terry Carr, Ace, 1971
• 10 • Nor Limestone Islands • R. A. Lafferty • ss Universe 1, ed. Terry Carr, Ace, 1971
• 23 • On the Downhill Side • Harlan Ellison • ss Universe 2, ed. Terry Carr, Ace, 1972
• 39 • Schrödinger’s Cat • Ursula K. Le Guin • ss Universe 5, ed. Terry Carr, Random House, 1974
• 47 • The Death of Dr. Island • Gene Wolfe • na Universe 3, ed. Terry Carr, Random House, 1973
• 101 • The Night Wind • Edgar Pangborn • nv Universe 5, ed. Terry Carr, Random House, 1974
• 118 • A Rite of Spring • Fritz Leiber • nv Universe 7, ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday, 1977
• 153 • Options • John Varley • nv Universe 9, ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday, 1979
• 181 • The Ugly Chickens • Howard Waldrop • nv Universe 10, ed. Terry Carr, Doubleday, 1980
• 204 • An Index to Universe Volumes 1-10 • Misc. Material • ix
(copied from

Monday, June 20, 2005

06/20/05 MON:
---Finally seem to have gotten past one particular obsession--making digital-photo covershots--at least for one particular bunch of books from the cellar--the ones that had been boxed away for at least twenty years and were located in one particular area of neglect. There are plenty more I want to get to, but at least I can slow it down a little bit now--and get to doing some things that a more responsible person than myself would not have to be told not to shirk. As it stands now Covershots 1 (on CD-R available by request) contains 1101 images. The Catalog Data CD-R has 932 and Covershots 2--in progress--1077. Covershots 2 contains some folders with catalogued books--outtakes from Catalog Data to make room for new arrivals there. I am still trying to work up a systematic approach but I can’t always keep track of every wrinkle in the fabric. I’m hoping this will give me a way to at least know what I have and where to find it--even if it’s not so great and maybe I shouldn’t be keeping it anyway. I would prefer to have it all out on open shelves rather than enclosed back inside boxes, but I’m glad I at least had the chance to check up on it again now. Maybe when I get everything under control (fat chance!) I can go back and embellish the information on the books rather than merely list the titles and where to find them.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

06/19/05 SUN:
---Some used books catalogued today:
Cadigan, Pat DIRTY WORK, Ziesing '93, 1st edn, (stories), f in dj $25
Carr, Terry (ed) THE BEST FROM UNIVERSE, Doubleday '84, 1st edn, remainder speckling, vg-f in dj with small cover tear on back panel $10
Dozois, Gardner GEODESIC DREAMS: The Best Short Fiction of..., St. Martin's, 10/92, 1st edn, f in dj 20.00
Gregory, Stephen THE CORMORANT, Heinemann '86, 1st, (author’s first novel), vg-f in dj 25.00
Haldeman, Joe THE HEMINGWAY HOAX, Morrow '90, 1st edn, (novella), f in dj 10.00
Kress, Nancy BEGGARS IN SPAIN, AvoNova, 4/93, 1st, (Beggars #1; exp of Nebula Award winning novella), vg in dj 18.00
Kress, Nancy BRAIN ROSE, Morrow '90, 1st edn, vg-f in dj $20
Lee, Tanith DREAMS OF DARK AND LIGHT: The Great Short Fiction of..., Arkham House ('86), 1st edn, vg-f in dj 49.00
Resnick, Mike IVORY, Tor, 9/88, 1st edn, (A Legend of Past and Future), f in dj 15.00
Rice, Anne THE QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, Knopf '88, 2nd printing before publication, (The Vampire Chronicles #3), vg-f in dj 6.00
Roberts, Keith WINTERWOOD and Other Hauntings, Morrigan '89, 1st trade edn, (one story first published here; introduction by Robert Holdstock), f in dj 12.00
Sheckley, Robert THE COLLECTED SHORT FICTION: Books 1-5, Pulphouse ('91), #96 of 300 sets SIGNED by author as well as introducers (Zelazny, Resnick, Ellison, & Knight, but not Jeter--that I could find), BOXED, f no djs 275.00
Wolfe, Gene ENDANGERED SPECIES, Tor, 3/89, 1st edn, SIGNED, (stories), vg-f in dj 30.00
Wolfe, Gene NIGHTSIDE THE LONG SUN, Tor, 4/93, 1st edn, (The Book of the Long Sun #1; epic in the world of The Book of the New Sun), vg-f in dj 12.00
Wolfe, Gene SOLDIER OF ARETE, Tor, 8/89, 1st edn, SIGNED, (sequel to Soldier of the Mist), vg-f in dj $20
misc. softcovers:
AMAZING STORIES, 5/88, (Goulart, Finch, Miesel, Bethke, Friesner), f 2.00
ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, 4/84 to 9/98, 60 selected issues, (veritable who's who of collectable authors represented; not a complete run, but the pick of issues), no subscription labels, vg-f to f the set, 115.00
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 1/86 to 10/96, set of 51 selected issues, (includes anniversary, double issues, Stephen King issue, etc.), in especially nice condition, vg-f to f the set, 95.00
---You can see the covershots of these on my Catalog Data CD-R in the folders for F&SF and IASFM sets. The books can be seen in the folder Catalogued 6-20-05.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

06/16/05 THU:
---Finally got orders to Wheatland Press, Earthling and Consortium--mentioned earlier--actually sent out. Another, to PenguinPutnam, I still haven’t pulled together yet, partly because I heard the Lovecraft Library of America volume--which a few people wanted--was already into a reprinting. I know there are lots of other titles from there I need to get, but I probably ought to hold off a bit longer on that one. A couple other publishers I should get to first.

Monday, June 13, 2005

06/13/05 MON:
---Since I seem to be taking a sabbatical of sorts on ordering new books from publishers (among other things), I better get some of the used books that have been sitting around here for cataloguing taken care of:
misc. softcovers:
ALGOL/STARSHIP #24 to #36, sum/75 to fall/79, 11 of 12 straight issues (missing #31), (The Magazine About Science Fiction; slick semiprozine edited by Andrew Porter; lots of name authors), vg the set, $30
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, THE MAGAZINE OF…, 2/80 to 6/82, 28 of 29 issues (missing only 11/80), (includes several issues with Stephen King stories), vg or better (difficult-to-remove address labels on most) the set, 50.00
FANTASY MONGERS 1, Ganley ('79), (Potter covers, Bloch interviewed by Schweitzer, de Camp on Lovecraft & Edmund Wilson; but mostly ads), vg 2.50
GALILEO, set of seven issues, #1 to #5 and nos. 9 & 10, '76 to 9/78, generally g-vg the set, 15.00
HEAVY METAL, 5, 6 &7/77, three issues, (illustrated fantasy magazine), g the set, $7
NICKELODEON #1 & #2, ('75-6), (both of the two exotic issues published; Tom Reamy-edited fanzine; includes photos of naked neo-pros and neo-fans; Cold Tonnage lists these at £20 each), vg+ as a pair, 25.00
RUNE, aut/74, (Ohio State University-published fanzine; Asimov interview), vg 4.00
TOADSTOOL WINE: A Collection of Fantasy and Horror From Six Independent Magazines, Ganley ('75), (sampler of material from Fantasy & Terror, Moonbroth, Space & Time, Weirdbook, Whispers and Wyrd; also: Ganley editorial; Leiber article; Jim Garrison art, etc.), vg 4.00
TWILIGHT ZONE MAGAZINE, collection of eight issues, 5/81 to 10/81 & 5 & 6/82, fr to vg (one or two have loose covers) the set, 20.00
WEIRDBOOK #13, (Tenth-Year Anniversary Issue; Cole, Bishop, Munn, Page, Bertin),g 2.50
Lafferty, R.A., Harry Harrison, Alexei Panshin & Robert Silverberg FOUR FUTURES: Four Original Novellas of SF, Hawthorn ('71), 1st, (based on themes suggested by Isaac Asimov), vg+ in dj 18.00
McAleer, Neil ARTHUR C. CLARKE: The Authorized Biography, Contemporary Books ('92), (fascinating portrait; Bradbury foreword), vg-f in dj 18.00
misc. softcovers:
Geis, Richard RICHARD E. GEIS 2, ('72), (accumulated 44 pages of notes, letters), mimeod & side-stapled, vg 5.00
Geis, Richard STAR WHORES, self-mimeo, 1/80, one of 470 copies, vg 15.00
Geis, Richard THE CORPORATION STRIKES BACK!, self-mimeo, 1/81, vg+ 15.00
Morrow, James THE ETERNAL FOOTMAN, Harvest '00, (3rd in God's demise trilogy), vg-f 8.00
NICKELODEON #1, ('75), (fanzine editied by Tom Reamy; "the exotic sf & fantasy quarterly"; Anderson, Anthony, Gunn, Lafferty, Waldrop; nudes), vg-f 15.00
---Digital-photo covershots of the above have been taken and will be in the images folder on my Catalog Data CD-R (as “catalogued 6-13-05”)

Friday, June 10, 2005

06/10/05 FRI:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
Ludlam, Harry THE COMING OF JONATHAN SMITH, Ash-Tree Classic Macabre '05, (1964 supernatural/detective novel; David G. Rowlands intro), new 24.00

Wakefield, H.R.THEY RETURN AT EVENING: A Collection of Ghost Stories, Ash-Tree, 2nd('05). (reprint of 1995 edition), new in dj 47.50

Monday, June 6, 2005

06/06/05 MON:
---Alluded to earlier, this augmentation of listing added to new arrivals list:
Drumm, Chris (compiler) COVERSHOTS 1, CD-R, (1100+ JPEG images of not-(yet)-catalogued books; also contains a directory folder with text files sorted by title and by place found), free with order by request--or separately for 3.00 postage & handling
---And with that CD-R I will also send the latest Catalog Data CD-R, which currently contains another 845 covershots, as well as a music compilation CD-R (if you wish). Not only that but I will give you a $3 credit toward a book order.

Friday, June 3, 2005

06/03/05 FRI:
---Here today from Stark House:
Packer, Vin DAMNATION OF ADAM BLESSING/ ALONE AT NIGHT: Two Complete Novels, Stark House, 5/05, 1st thus, (early 60s PB originals; Fawcett Gold Medal memoir & Jon L. Breen afterword--both reprints), new 19.95
---And from Necro:
Lee, Edward & John Pelan SHIFTERS, Necro, 4/05, SIGNED, (full of fun time gore...and monsters; reprint: Obsidian, '98), new 19.95

Thursday, June 2, 2005

06/02/05 THU:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
POSTSCRIPTS #3, spr/05, PS, (Chaz Brenchley, Gene Wolfe, Jack Dann, Garry Kilworth, etc.), as new 10.00

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