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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

05/31/06 WED:
---A half-month late another batch (bringing the alphabet through Tarr) added to my biblio listings. Next month will go through ‘Thompson’. Of course, if you are interested in seeing my entire inventory, check it out on the CD-Rs I stick in with order shipments--or ask for me to send you one separately. As always, the CD-R also contains a goodly number of JPEG covershots of new arrivals and recently catalogued as well as to-be-catalogued books.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

05/25/06 THU:
---Here today from Tartarus:
Shiel, M.P. THE PALE APE and Other Pulses, Tartarus '06, (orig: 1911; first republication; sheer Decadent luxuriance; Stableford intro), new in dj $55

WORMWOOD #6, spr/06, Tartarus, (articles on the literature of the fantastic, supernatural and decadent; on Bradbury, M.R. James, Le Fanu, Robert E. Howard, Hodgson, Britton, Przybyszewski; The Decadent World-View by Brian Stableford; other reviews; Mark Valentine [ed]), new 19.00

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

05/24/06 WED:
---A couple of books from Tachyon signed by the authors:
Aldiss, Brian CULTURAL BREAKS: A Collection of Short Fictions, Tachyon '05, 1st edn, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, (special anniversary collection to coincide with aurthor's 80th birthday; mostly recent, three originals), as new in dj 25.00

Kelly, James Patrick BURN, Tachyon '05, 1st edn, SIGNED BY AUTHOR, (great stuff; a powerful cocktail of the strange and the hauntingly familiar; 178 pages), as new in dj 20.00
---Unsigned copies of these are also still available at $24.95 and $19.95 respectively (30% discount). “As new” books (as well as used books) are 10% off, as usual.

Monday, May 22, 2006

05/22/06 MON:
---Here today from TTA:
INTERZONE #204, 6/06, (ultra-slick UK magazine; news, films, books, stories, interviews, audio; Mercurio D. Rivera’s “Longing for Langalana” & six brand new SF stories; regular columnists Nick Lowe, David Langford, John Clute; World Fantasy Award winning artist John Picacio exclusive art & interview), new 7.00
---Haven’t received #203 yet, though. Obedient to the law that the better the publisher the worse the shipping department, I guess.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

05/20/06 SAT:
---It occurred to me that maybe the latest book from Ash-Tree should have been here by now. Sure enough on their website it said the book was out Jan 28. So I inquired. Rec'd this reply:
Hi, Chris:
We had some delays with Annual Macabre (production issues), and I still have a few boxes to sort out. I'll make sure it ships to you early next week.

Monday, May 15, 2006

05/15/06 MON:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
Stableford, Brian STREAKING, PS, 4/06, 1st edn, one of 700 SIGNED copies, (intellectual thriller where luck plays a role; author’s finest work since The Empire of Fear; Storm Constantine intro; 326 pages), new in dj 45.00

Friday, May 12, 2006

05/12/06 FRI:
---Sure enough, here today--and only two days Media Mail from San Francisco--from Tachyon Direct (as distinct from their bookstore distributor Independent Press Group):
Bisson, Terry NUMBERS DON'T LIE, Tachyon '05, Special Preview Edition, one of 26 SIGNED & lettered copies, (three tales of Wilson Wu and his “Watson,” Irving, originally published in Asimov’s; collected previously in e-Book format by ElectricStory), new 25.00
---another copy of the preceding, '05, trade edn, SIGNED, as new 15.00

Powers, Tim STRANGE ITINERARIES, Tachyon '05, 1st edn, one of 100 SIGNED Special Preview Edition copies, (comprehensive short fiction collection), new 25.00
---also still have copies of the regular edition available for $15.95.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

05/10/06 WED:
---Heard from Jacob at Tachyon that, while Numbers Don’t Lie (Terry Bisson) might be sold out, there are a few copies still laying around the office there. So, I’m expecting to at least have some of those here eventually--as well as a few more of the Special Preview Edition of that book as well as of Strange Itineraries (Tim Powers).
Also, there was mention of signed advance-reading copies of their Burn by James Patrick Kelly and Cultural Breaks by Brian Aldiss becoming available. Anyone interested let me know so I can relay my interest.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006

05/09/06 TUE:
---Here today from Stark House:
Packer, Vin WHISPER HIS SIN / THE EVIL FRIENDSHIP, Stark House Suspense Classics, 4/06, (two Fawcett Gold Medal pb originals from 50s; gay themed; new intros by author; Jon L. Breen afterword: "The Novels of Vin Packer"), new 19.95

Monday, May 8, 2006

05/08/06 MON:
---Here today from Hippocampus:
Schultz, David E. & S.T. Joshi (eds) THE SHADOW OF THE UNATTAINED: The Letters of George Sterling and Clark Ashton Smith, Hippocampus ('05), 1st edn, (fifteen year correspondence between two poetic titans; appendix adds all of each author's writings about the other; 342 pages), new 20.00
---Back in stock:
Dunsany, Lord THE PLEASURES OF A FUTUROSCOPE, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (author's last, prevously unpublished, work; edited by S.T. Joshi), {trade pb still available @ $15}, new in dj 32.95

Joshi, S.T. PRIMAL SOURCES: Essays on H.P. Lovecraft, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (first major selection of author's Lovecraftian essays; penetrating insight), new 15.00

Lovecraft, H.P. FROM THE PEST ZONE: The New York Stories, Hippocampus ('03), 1st edn, (lengthy biographical intro & story notes; Joshi & Schultz [eds]), new 15.00

---THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME: The Corrected Text, Hippocampus ('01), new 15.00

---Although no one (except me) noticed my paltry allotment had sold out, now back in stock from Haffner Press:
Williamson, Jack THE CRUCIBLE OF POWER: The Collected Stories of..., Volume Five, Haffner '06, 1st edn, (less than thee-part serials from 1938-1940; blend of classics reprinted for the umpteenth time and rarities debuting in book form here; Frank M. Robinson intro; 523 pages), new in dj 40.00

Friday, May 5, 2006

05/05/06 FRI:
---Here today from Night Shade:
Drake, David THE COMPLETE HAMMER'S SLAMMERS: Volume One, Night Shade ('06), 1st edn, one of 250 copies SIGNED by author as well as by the introducer and cover artist (John Berkey), (Gene Wolfe intro), new in dj 60.00
---There is also a trade edn but I haven’t received it yet. (I must have forgot to order it.)

Haldeman, Joe WAR STORIES, Night Shade ('05), 1st edn, one of 175 SIGNED copies, (collects novels War Year and 1968; plus stories and introductions; 406 pages), new in dj 49.00
---Again, there is also a trade edn but I haven’t received it yet. (I must have forgot to order it.)

Harrison, M. John THE COURSE OF THE HEART, Night Shade ('06), (an extraordinary novel of weird metaphysical exploration and dark convulsive beauty; first published in 1992), new 13.95

Hughes, Matthew THE GIST HUNTER & Other Stories, Night Shade ('05), 1st edn, one of 125 SIGNED copies, (Dying Earth-esque Archonite stories), {ltd edn still available @ $49}, new in dj 27.00

Reed, Kit BRONZE, Night Shade ('05), 1st edn, one of 125 SIGNED copies, (A Tale of Terror), {trade edn still avail. @ 24.95}, new in dj 49.00

Saunders, Charles IMARO, Night Shade ('06), 1st edn thus, (significantly different from previously published edn; innovative heroic fantasy; Charles de Lint intro), new 14.95

Shepard, Lucius TRUJILLO, Night Shade ('05), 1st edn thus, (a novel; set in small town in Honduras), {175-copy signed ltd edn with added CD home video avail. @ $49}, new in dj 24.95

Williams, Liz SNAKE AGENT, Night Shade ('05), 1st edn, one of 125 SIGNED copies, (a Detective Inspector Chen novel), {trade edn avail. @ 24.95}, new in dj 49.00
---Back in stock:
Banks, Iain M. THE ALGEBRAIST, Night Shade ('05), 1st US edn, one of 250 SIGNED copies, (space opera of truly epic scale; Hugo nominee), new in dj 49.00
---The trade edn, which I never managed to get, is sold out.

Hodgson, William Hope THE NIGHT LAND and Other Perilous Romances, Night Shade '05, 1st edn thus, (The Collected Fiction Vol 4; Jeremy Lassen [ed & intro]; 487 pages), new no dj as issued (decorative boards) 35.00

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

05/02/06 TUE:
---Updated catalog data for CD-R burning to include with shipments going out.

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