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, 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
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