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, June 28, 2006

06/28/06 WED:
---Word from Don Webb:
Dear Friends,

As some of you know I have a new book coming out in the Fall. This is a
limited edition of horror and dark fantasy including many of my Lovecraftian
tales, some published here for the first time. The collection will sell out
fast, so pre-orders are recommended. Please pass this e-mail along to
anyone you think may be interested.

Best Wishes,


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

06/27/06 TUE:
---Word from Stark House:
Hello Booksellers:
Normally, Stark House Press reprints mystery books from the 50's and 60's. But the next book is a bit different. It's a reprint and a complete revisement of a book that was published originally by Berkley Boulevard Books in 1999 as "THEY'RE HERE..." INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS: A TRIBUTE, edited by Kevin McCarthy & Ed Gorman.
This new edition from Stark House, simply titled INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS: A TRIBUTE, removes a few of the redundant essays, includes a new interview with Kevin McCarthy, star of the original 1956 version of the movie; and features many b&w stills from Kevin's personal collection.
Still included from the original edition is an introduction by Dean Koontz, essays by Stephen King, Jon L. Breen (on author Jack Finney) and Tom Piccirilli; and interviews with Dana Wynter (co-star of the 1956 classic), Philip Kaufman (dir of the 1978 remake), Robert H. Solo (the producer), W. D. Richter (screenwriter of the 1978 version), Abel Ferrara (dir of the 1997 remake) and Stuart Gordon (original screenwriter of the 1997 version).
The Berkley edition was not available for very long, as Boulevard folded soon after the book was published. The Stark House edition will be priced at $17.95, isbn 1-933586-07-9, and will be available in about three weeks.
Many of you have standing orders for new Stark House books. If you would like this new edition to ship as your usual standing order, you don't need to respond to this email. But if you'd like to cancel the standing order, or change it in any way, please let me know.
Greg Shepard
Stark House Press

Sunday, June 25, 2006

06/25/06 SUN:
---Word from Small Beer:

LCRW 18 are shipping and I wondered if you needed anything else?

Newest title:



Naomi Mitchison, TRAVEL LIGHT

Small Beer Press

Saturday, June 24, 2006

06/24/06 SAT:
---Here today from Ash-Tree:
Adrian, Jack (ed) (ed) ASH-TREE PRESS ANNUAL MACABRE 2005: Haven't I Read This Before?, Ash-Tree '06, 1st, (looks at a number of writers whose work appears to have been influenced by, or been an influence upon, the work of others), new in dj $45

Oldknow, Antony THE PASSION PLAY and Other Ghost Stories, Ash-Tree '06, 1st, (inspired by M.R. James; author's first full-length collection of supernatural fiction), new in dj 46.00

Friday, June 23, 2006

06/23/06 FRI:
---Here today from Tartarus:
James, Henry THE SENSE OF THE PAST: The Ghostly Stories of..., Tartarus '06, (includes unfinished novel; Glen Cavaliero intro; 657 pages), new in dj 65.00

Thursday, June 22, 2006

06/22/06 THU:
---I keep saying I am ordering from different places, but somehow end up putting it off. Latest I’m getting ready to go for, hopefully for real, is Wheatland Press. Including these 2005 TITLES:
Polyphony 5:
Deborah Layne and Jay Lake, Editors.
The fifth volume in the critically acclaimed slipstream/cross-genre series will feature stories from Jay Caselberg, Ray Vukcevich, Jeff VanderMeer, Theodora Goss, Leslie What and Nick Mamatas.

The Nine Muses:
Forrest Aquirre and Deborah Layne, Editors.
Original anthology featuring some of he top women writers in science fiction, fantasy and experimental fiction, including Kit Reed, Ursula Pflug, Jai Clare, Jessica Treat, and Ruth Nestvold. With an introductory essay by Elizabeth Hand.

TEL: Stories:
Jay Lake, Editor.
An anthology of experimental fiction featuring Greer Gilman, Jeff VanderMeer, Tim Pratt, and Brendan Connell.

The Keyhole Opera:
Bruce Holland Rogers.
A collection of short-short stories by the master of the form. Includes the World Fantasy Award-winning story “Don Ysidro” from Polyphony 4.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

06/21/06 WED:
---Email rec’d:
Hi there,

I've just published a collection of short stories by AFTERLIFE and
GHOSTWATCH and Hollywood screenwriter (Gothic, Octant, The Kiss, The
Guardian) Stephen Volk called DARK CORNERS: would your store be interested
in stocking copies? It retails at £8.50.
Check out the beautiful cover and contents (including a sequel to the
notorious GHOSTWATCH) here:

Best -

Gary Fry
Gray Friar Press

Monday, June 19, 2006

06/19/06 MON:
---Here today from Aio:
MacLeod, Ian R. THE SUMMER ISLES, Aio '05, 1st US edn of full novel version, one of 500 SIGNED copies, (important novel that the regular trade publishers didn’t want you to read; Limited collector's edition, signed and numbered, with an introduction by the author. Bound in enviromental- and animal-friendly materials, the cover is wonderfully tactile suede fabric, truly a pleasure to read and hold. A satin ribbon marker is bound in. This is the novel version of his novella "The Summer Isles" that won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 1998. The story also received the World Fantasy Award. Originally written at novel length, MacLeod published the shorter version, with the full-length version only being published here), new no dj as issued (bound in soft suedal cloth) 29.50
---Discount I can give: 30%!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

06/15/06 THU:
---If I haven’t forgotten the procedure, I have finally come up with another list of new-arrival mass-market paperbacks (including lots of Lasers):
• • NEW ARRIVALS (& re-arrivals): 1/7/2006—6/15/2006 • •
Macfadden 229 Anonymous (ed) THE FROZEN PLANET & four other science-fiction novellas, '66, (orig; Laumer, etc.), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Laser 44 Anthony, Piers & Robert Coulson BUT WHAT OF EARTH?, 10/76, (orig), vg+ 6.00
Tor 56883 Asaro, Catherine THE QUANTUM ROSE, 2nd, (Skolian Empire #6), new 7.99
ibooks 8679 Bester, Alfred REDEMOLISHED, 9/04, (stories, essays; 560 pages), vg-f 6.00
Laser 18 Bone, J.F. LEGACY, '76, (orig), vg-f 4.00
Tor 56261 Brust, Steven & Emma Bull FREEDOM & NECESSITY, 2nd, (fantasy), new 6.99
Berkley S1872 Collins, Michael THE PLANETS OF DEATH, 8/70, (orig; their world was dead), g-vg $2; vg 3.50
Laser 20 Coulson, Juanita SPACE TRAP, 2/76, (orig), vg-f 3.00
Laser 11 Coulson, Juanita UNTO THE LAST GENERATION, '75, (orig; population control measures have rendered man infertile), vg+ 4.00
Laser 4 Coulson, R. & G. DeWeese GATES OF THE UNIVERSE, '75, (orig), vg-f 4.00
Laser 26 Coulson, Robert TO RENEW THE AGES, 4/76, (orig; after the nuclear holocaust), vg+ 4.00
Laser 10 Eklund, Gordon FALLING TOWARD FOREVER, '75, (orig), vg+ 4.00
DAW 22 Friedell, Egon THE RETURN OF THE TIME MACHINE, '72, (sequel to H.G. Wells' immortal classic; Eddy C. Bertin translation), vg-f 3.50
Pyramid G658 Gallun, Raymond Z. THE PLANET STRAPPERS, 10/61, (orig; the world's first space colony), vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Bantam J2555 Galouye, Daniel F. LORDS OF THE PSYCHON, 4/63, (orig; They were invisible and invincible. Earth was their prey. Mankind had no defense against them--except its brain), g $2; vg+ 3.50
Ball 02393 Gerrold, David (ed) PROTOSTARS, 10/71, (orig; OA; the New Stars of Science Fiction), vg 3.50
Ball 02645 Gerrold, David WITH A FINGER IN MY I, 6/72, (orig; stories), vg 4.00
Dell pb 9780 Gerrold, David YESTERDAY'S CHILDREN, 7/72, (orig; the great war of nerves), g-vg $3; vg 4.00
Ace G- 673 Geston, Mark S. LORDS OF THE STARSHIP, ('67), (orig; author's first novel), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg+ 5.00
Ace pb 64460 Geston, Mark S. OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON, ('69), (orig; to armageddon...), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
DAW 6 Geston, Mark S. THE DAY STAR, ('72), (orig; odyssey from futurity), vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Lancer 75465 Ghidalia, Vic (ed) THE DEVIL'S GENERATION, ('73), (orig; nine visits to the dark side of destiny), vg 3.50
Laser 43 Glut, Donald F. SPAWN, 10/76, (orig), vg+ 5.00
Belmont 541 Gold, H.L. (intro) THE WEIRD ONES, 7/62, (orig), g-vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Laser 8 Goldin, Stephen CARAVAN, '75, (orig; predicter of world collapse is correct), vg+ 3.50
Laser 45 Goldin, Stephen FINISH LINE, 10/76, (orig; sequel to Scavenger Hunt), vg+ 4.00
Laser 25 Goldin, Stephen SCAVENGER HUNT, 4/76, (orig), vg+ 4.50
DAW 76 Gordon, Stuart ONE-EYE, 10/73, (orig; In the name of the Mutant Godling, it is flight--or fight!), vg+ 3.00
Ace pb 88872 Goulart, Ron WILDSMITH, ('72), (orig; What does one do with a willful robot?), SIGNED, vg+ 5.00
Laser 51 Hahn, Steve MINDWIPE!, 12/76, (orig), vg 4.00
Laser 41 Harding, Lee FUTURE SANCTUARY, 9/76, (orig), vg+ 4.00
Laser 49 Hughes, Zach TIGER IN THE STARS, 12/76, (orig), vg-f 5.00
Laser 1 Jones, Raymond F. RENEGADES OF TIME, '75, (orig), vg $3; vg-f 5.00
Laser 12 Jones, Raymond F. THE KING OF EOLIM, (orig; stupidity and ignorance have been conquered by genetic engineering), vg+ 4.00
Tor 53628 Lumley, Brian BLOODWARS, 6th, (Vampire World #3), new 7.99
Tor 52126 Lumley, Brian NECROSCOPE II: Vamphyri!, 13th, (vampire-spawn must be destroyed!), new 7.99
Tor 52137 Lumley, Brian NECROSCOPE, 15th, (first in a powerful new 'trilogy of terror'), new 7.99
Tor 52062 Lumley, Brian THE LAST AERIE, 4th, (terrifying sequel to Blood Brothers; 758 pages), new 7.99
Lancer 75421 MacApp, C.C. BUMSIDER, ('72), (orig; the men Outside wanted In), vg $2; vg+ 3.00
Dell pb 7281 MacApp, C.C. RECALL NOT EARTH, 3/70, (orig; last survivors of mankind; mercenaries of the galaxies), vg 2.50
Pap Lib 64532 MacApp, C.C. SUBB, 2/71, (orig; the Thurgs arrived bearing gifts), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Avn G- 1143 MacLean, Katherine THE DIPLOIDS and Other Flights of Fancy, ('62), (author's first story collection), vg 5.00
Ace F- 201 MacTyre, Paul DOOMSDAY, 1999, ('62), (orig; offspring of atomic catastrophe), fr 2.00
Laser 19 Malcolm, Donald THE UNKNOWN SHORE, 2/76, (orig), vg-f 4.00
Ace pb 22690 Malzberg, Barry N. THE FALLING ASTRONAUTS, ('71), (orig), vg+ 4.50
Ace sp 34900 McAllister, Bruce HUMANITY PRIME, ('71), (orig; mankind's final battle; author's first novel), vg 4.00
Avn V 2411 McIntosh, J.T. FLIGHT FROM REBIRTH, 7/71, (orig; the eyes are upon you), vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Laser 24 McIntosh, J.T. RULER OF THE WORLD, 3/76, (orig; instant exile is the penalty for non-conformity), vg-f 5.00
Avn V 2375 McIntosh, J.T. TRANSMIGRATION, 12/70, (A man's terrifying journey out of his mind--into many others!), vg+ 4.00
Pyramid F923 McLaughlin, Dean THE FURY FROM EARTH, 10/63, (orig; A super weapon triggers interplanetary war), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Tor 34455 McMullen, Sean THE MIOCENE ARROW, 5/03, (Greatwinter #2), new 7.99
Laser 21 Morressy, John A LAW FOR THE STARS, 2/76, (orig), vg+ 4.00
Laser 52 Morressy, John THE EXTRATERRITORIAL, (orig), vg-f 6.00
Laser 53 Nelson, R. Faraday THE ECOLOG, 1/77, (orig), vg-f 6.00
Ace D- 548 Owen, Dean END OF THE WORLD, ('62), (the days aafter doomsday; movie novelization), g 2.50
Tor 50799 Pohl, Frederik THE BOY WHO WOULD LIVE FOREVER, 11/05, new 7.99
Del Rey 27604 Powers, Tim THE DRAWING OF THE DARK, 6/79, (orig), vg+ 8.50
Tor 34285 Schroeder, Karl PERMANENCE, 3/03, (blazing far-future saga), new 7.99
Starscape 34233 Shetterly, Will DOGLAND, 4/02, (contemporary fantasy), new 5.99
ibooks 9777 Silverberg, Robert THE MAN IN THE MAZE, 1/05, (Gaiman intro), vg-f 4.50
St Martin's 98016 Simmons, Dan HARDCASE, 2nd, (hard-core full-tilt rocket ride), new 6.99
Laser 14 Sky, Kathleen BIRTHRIGHT, '75, (orig; android civilization), vg 3.00
Ace pb 37106 Stableford, Brian M. IN THE KINGDOM OF THE BEASTS, ('71), (Dies Irae #2; an epic novel of ten thousand years to come), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Ace pb 14000 Stableford, Brian M. THE DAYS OF GLORY, ('71), (Dies Irae #1), vg 5.00
Ace pb 44485 Stasheff, Christopher KING KOBOLD, ('71), (orig; warlock-cum-everyman), vg 4.50
Faw GM T2406 Stone, Idella Purnell (ed) NEVER IN THIS WORLD, 4/71, (orig; 12 famous s-f writers , in rare and whimsical moods), vg-f 4.00
Ace D- 377 Sutton, Jeff BOMBS IN ORBIT, ('59), (orig; A Novel of the Undeclared War; Space Frogmen!), g-vg 4.00
Laser 5 Tofte, Arthur WALLS WITHIN WALLS, '75, (orig), vg-f 3.50
Laser 15 Zebrowski, George THE STAR WEB, '75, (orig), vg+ 4.00
---It shouldn’t be six months before another list is generated--could be six days.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

06/13/06 TUE:
---I’m thinking I better get an order out to Earthling, because I have some call for their second Gary Braunbeck volume. Here is their current list:
The Snowman's Children by Glen Hirshberg (2006)
Pressure by Jeff Strand (2006)
World of Hurt by Brian Hodge (2006)
American Morons by Glen Hirshberg (2006)
The Unblemished by Conrad Williams (Halloween 2006)
Bloodstained Oz by Christopher Golden and James A. Moore (2006)
King of Souls by Brian Knight (2006)
Song of Kali: 20th Anniversary Edition by Dan Simmons (2005)
Blood Red by James A. Moore (2005)
Home Before Dark: The Collected Cedar Hill Stories, Vol. 2 by Gary A. Braunbeck (2005)
Riverside Blues by Erik Tomblin (2005)
King Rat by China Mieville (2005) - $85
Apocalypse Now, Voyager by Jay Russell (2004)
Midnight Rain by James Newman (2004)
Game by Conrad Williams (2004)
Exorcising Angels by Simon Clark and Tim Lebbon (2003)
The Brotherhood of Mutilation by Brian Evenson (2003)
Graveyard People: The Collected Cedar Hill Stories, Vol. 1 by Gary A. Braunbeck (2003)
Godhead Dying Downwards by Jeffrey Thomas (2003)
El Dia De Los Muertos by Brian A. Hopkins (2002)
Simon Clark: A Working Bibliography & A Trip Out for Mr. Harrison (2000)
---I know I already have a lot of these in stock. New titles that have come out since my last order I will get as well. Anyone wanting to clue me in on something they might want from me from this publisher, let me know so I can order accordingly.

Monday, June 12, 2006

06/12/06 MON:
---No sooner had I finally gotten the couple boxes of books catalogued that had been laying around here way too long, than another box (39#) got dropped on the porch. I didn’t want these to receive the same lazy treatment, so I went and catalogued them now:
Anderson, Poul GOING FOR INFINITY, Tor, 6/02, 1st edn, (A Literary Journey; more than just a collection of some of author’s most acclaimed works; 416 pages), vg-f in dj 12.00

Boys' Life (eds) THE BOYS' LIFE BOOK OF OUTER SPACE STORIES, Golden, nd, (©'64; Ray Bradbury, etc.; Henry Kane illus), vg (pictorial boards) 10.00

Carr, John Dickson THE DOOR TO DOOM and Other Detections, Harper & Row '80, 1st, (includes a Carr bibliography; Douglas G. Greene [ed & intro]), vg+ in dj 10.00

Davies, L.P. DIMENSION A, Doubleday, nd, Reinforced Library Edition, remainder speckling, vg in price-clipped dj $10

Dibdin, Michael COSI FAN TUTTI: An Aurelio Zen Mystery, Faber & Faber '96, 1st (UK), vg+ in dj 10.00

Dibdin, Michael MEDUSA, Pantheon '04, 1st US edn, SIGNED, (Aurelio Zen mystery; author’s unpredictable veteran Italian police officer is back), vg-f in dj $10

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan & associated hands SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Published Apocrypha, Houghton Mifflin '80, 1st, (parodies, non-canonical stories, etc.; Jack Tracy [ed & intro]), vg+ in dj 15.00

Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan SHERLOCK HOLMES DETECTIVE STORIES: New Edition, Murray '30, (©’30 too; 512 pages), g in fr dj (internally repaired but all extant) $20
---Perhaps in less than collectible condition, but a pretty decent copy.

Dunsany, Lord THE COLLECTED JORKENS: Volume One, Night Shade ('04), 1st edn, (Arthur C. Clarke foreword; Joshi intro), vg-f no dj as issued (barcode/isbn sticker on back cover has been removed, leaving a mark) 30.00

Ellin, Stanley THE BLESSINGTON METHOD and Other Strange Tales, Random House '64, 1st, (Ten Grand Guignol Masterpieces), g-vg in dj 20.00

Howard, Robert E. & Richard A. Lupoff THE RETURN OF SKULL-FACE, Fax ('77), (1st), (completion of unfinished sequel to Skull-Face; Frank Belknap Long intro), vg-f in dj 35.00

Leacock, Stephen NONSENSE NOVELS, NYRB, 11/04, 1st thus, (orig: 1911; satirical masterpiece; new intro by Daniel Handler), f no dj as issued (pictorial boards) 9.00

Lesser, Milton THE STAR SEEKERS, Winston ('53), 1st edn, g-vg 12.00

London, Jack STORIES FOR BOYS, Cupples & Leon,nd, (©'36; omnibus of three collections: Love of Life, Moon Face & Lost Face; Schaare frontis), vg+ 15.00

MacDonald, George THE LIGHT PRINCESS and Other Fairy Tales, Johannessen, 3rd('01), (photoreprint of 1893 edition), handbound, f no dj (as issued) 25.00

MacLeod, Charlotte THE CURSE OF THE GIANT HOGWEED, Crime Club '85, 1st edn, INSCRIBED, (the Hercule Poirot of turnip fields triumphs again), vg-f in dj 25.00

Manson, Cynthia (ed) MURDER BY THE BOOK: Literary Mysteries from Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Carroll & Graf '95, 1st edn, (stellar line-up of insternationally famous mystery authors takes you into the worlds of publishing, book collectors, rare book dealers, libraries, and the writers themselves), vg-f in dj 6.00

Monaghan, David SMILEY'S CIRCUS: A Guide to the Secret World of John le Carré, St. Martin's '86, 1st US edn, (detailed essay, Who's Who biographical entries, evocative photographs, etc.), vg-f in dj 10.00

Moore, Barbara THE WOLF WHISPERED DEATH, St. Martin's ('86), 1st edn, (A Gordon Christy, D.V.M., Mystery; dog mystery), vg-f in dj 7.00

Porter, Joyce DOVER AND THE UNKINDEST CUT OF ALL, Scribners '67, 1st, (Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover mystery), vg in dj 12.00

Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE: Death In Silver, Golden ('75), (#2 in series; orig: 1934), vg+ (pictorial boards) 8.00

Sceurman, Mark & Mark Moran WEIRD N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets, Barnes & Noble, 8th, (coffee table book; things that make the Garden State the truly bizarre place that it is, compiled from the pages of Weird NJ magazine), f in dj 12.00

Schulz, Charles M. WAY BEYOND THERAPY, Packaged Goods/HarperCollins '96, (Peanuts At Work & Play; cartoon collection), remainder mark, f in dj 6.00
misc. softcovers:
Baxter, Glen THE BILLIARD TABLE MURDERS: A Gladys Babbington Morton Mystery, Avon, 11/91, review slip, vg+ 4.50

Brode, Douglas SINEMA: Erotic Adventures In Film, Citadel, 8/02, 1st, (lavishly illustrated guide; eye-candy for the voyeur and open-minded cinephile alike), remainder mark, f 7.50

Bruccoli, Matthew J. & Richard Layman (eds) HARDBOILED MYSTERY WRITERS: Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald, Carroll & Graf '02, (A Literary Reference; a rich and wide variety of engaging resources by which to view afresh a singularly American literary phenomenon; abundantly illustrated), remainder mark, f 8.50

Cox, Simon CRACKING THE DA VINCI CODE, Sterling, 4th, (The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind Dan Brown's Bestselling Novel; an invaluable resource), f 5.00

Frantz, Ron FANDOM: CONFIDENTIAL, Midguard ('00), 1st edn, SIGNED, (behind-the-scenes peek at the heroies and villains of comics collecting; Robert Sampson intro), f 12.00

Fraser, George MacDonald FLASHMAN AND THE TIGER, Anchor, 11/01, (at once meticulously faithful to fact and wildy fanciful; splendid addition to the series), f 8.00

Le Carré, John A MURDER OF QUALITY, Pocket, 2/02, (British Secret Service Agent George Smiley; author's second novel; 1989 intro by author), f 6.00

Le Carré, John CALL FOR THE DEAD, Pocket, 2/02, (British Secret Service Agent George Smiley; author's first novel; with a 1992 author’s intro), f 6.00

Lincoln, Henry THE HOLY PLACE: Saunière and the Decoding of the Mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, Arcade ('91), 1st US edn, (reveals the existence of a vast Christian architectural masterpiece, an immense geometric temple in the south of France with possible ties to the Holy Grail; hundreds of photos, illustrations, and diagrams), f 6.50

Lovesey, Peter THE LAST DETECTIVE, Soho Crime, 4th, (A Peter Diamond Mystery; first in series, it won the 1992 Anthony Boucher Award for Best Mystery Novel), f 7.00

Rice, Craig HOME SWEET HOMICIDE, Rue Morgue ('02), (A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone mystery by the creator of John J. Malone; first published in 1944), vg-f 8.00

Robinson, Frank M.THE POWER, Tor, 3/00, (50's tale of a mutant superman in hiding and the terrifying search to find him), f 5.00

Scherf, Margaret THE GREEN PLAID PANTS, Rue Morgue ('05), (A Henry and Emily Bryce mystery comedy; first published in 1951), f 8.00

van de Wetering, Janwillem JUDGE DEE PLAYS HIS LUTE, Wonderly '97, 1st edn, (a play and selected mystery stories; by one of the masters of the form), f 12.00

Saturday, June 10, 2006

06/10/06 SAT:
---Here today from Stark House:
Sanderson, Douglas THE DEADY DAMES / A DUM-DUM FOR THE PRESIDENT, Stark House Mystery Classics, 5/06, (Two Complete Thrillers from 1956 and 1961; 1990 interview with author; Kevin Burton Smith intro), new 19.95

Friday, June 9, 2006

06/09/06 FRI:
---Looks like ample instigation to order a batch of books from PGW, now that I have learned The Selected Letters of Philip K. Dick, 1980-82 (Volume Six) might actually be available now (and has been since last fall).

Thursday, June 8, 2006

06/08/06 THU:
---Word from Hippocampus:
Dear Bookseller,
After some technical difficulties, our latest book is now available. A full blurb is below. Please advise quantities. Thanks very much!


Derrick Hussey

Hippocampus Press
Lovecraft's New York Circle: The Kalem Club, 1924-1927
Edited by Mara Kirk Hart and S. T. Joshi
June 2006: ISBN 0976159295: 242 pages: Paperback: $15.00

During H. P. Lovecraft's residence in New York City, his social and literary life centered upon a group of friends collectively known as the Kalem Club, so named for the initials of the surnames of original members--K, L, or M. Gatherings or “meetings” were frequently held in members’ homes, and particularly in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, for it was there that Lovecraft’s friend George Kirk lived, and where, in the building HPL utilized as the setting of “Cool Air,” Kirk operated his Chelsea Book Shop.

From August 1924 until March 1927, George Kirk wrote almost daily to his fiancee in Cleveland, revealing many details of his interactions with the other Kalems. After nearly seventy years, the letters were discovered by Kirk’s daughter Mara Kirk Hart, who used portions of them as the basis for her fascinating chronicle of the Kalem Club, “Walkers in the City.” Now expanding greatly upon that earlier work, she and S. T. Joshi have here assembled all the letters of George Kirk that relate information about the Kalem members and their activities during this time, together with representative writings of all the Kalem members during their most active and fruitful period.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

06/06/06 TUE:
---Word from Aio:
I thought I would let you know this just in case: The Summer Isles was recently short-listed for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel. I believe we’re the only small press on the list, so as you can imagine we’re delighted, but we’re even happier for Ian! He is an excellent writer and we have our fingers crossed for him.

My hope is, of course, that you’ll be able to use the news to promote any copies of the book you do order.
---Reminding me to get that order placed, which finally now I have--so I’m looking forward to seeing that book being here soon.

Monday, June 5, 2006

06/05/06 MON:
---Performed monthly update of complete catalog data for CD burning to include with shipments going out.

Saturday, June 3, 2006

Thursday, June 1, 2006

06/01/06 THU:
---Finally managed to get a couple batches of used (and nominally used) books catalogued. Hardcovers:
Baker, Karle Wilson THE GARDEN OF THE PLYNCK, Yale University Press ('20), (1st), (juvenile fantasy; illustrated by Florence Minard), g-vg no dj (decorative boards) 75.00
---copies of the above (and in similar condition), listed on ABE by other booksellers, going for $120-150

Butcher, Jim DEAD BEAT, Roc, 4th, (Dresden Files novel; kick-ass adventure and supernatural fireworks), vg-f in dj 8.00

Dann, Jack THE FICTION FACTORY, Golden Gryphon '05, 1st edn, (stories; collaborations), f in dj 16.00

Freas, Frank Kelly AS HE SEES IT, Paper Tiger '00, 1st, (art book; first full-scale retrospective of the work of highly respected artist, accompanied by an invaluable guide to how he works), vg-f in dj 18.00

Heard, H.F. DOPPELGANGERS: An Episode of the Fourth, The Psychological, Revolution, 1997, Vanguard ('47), (story of the world’s evil and regeneration), vg in g price-clipped dj 35.00

Launius, Roger D. & Bertram Ulrich NASA & THE EXPLORATION OF SPACE, Stewart Tabori & Chang '98. 1st, (with works from the NASA art collection; foreword by Sen. John Glenn), oversize, vg-f in dj 8.50

Lewis, C.S. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA, Book Club, all seven volumes, vg+ in djs the set, $20

Millhauser, Steven FROM THE REALM OF MORPHEUS, Morrow, 2nd, (epic tour that includes the lost kingdom of Atlantis, a library containing the conclusions of all the books that were never finished as well as all the books mentioned in other books but never actually written, mirrors with memories, mermaids, giants, and a man who sprang to life out of a mediocre painting; check it out), vg in g-vg dj $6

Moore, Ward GREENER THAN YOU THINK, Crown Classics of Modern Science Fiction #10, ('84), 1st edn thus, (reprints original uncut 1947 Gollancz edition; as unsettlingly awesome as it is entertaining; Zebrowski intro; Asimov foreword), vg-f in dj 8.50

Norbu, Jamyang SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Missing Years, Bloomsbury, nd, 1st US edn, (The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet; exciting, often richly humorous detective story; a mystical, witty page-turner that is truly a feat of the imagination; first published in India in 1999; author is one of Tibet’s foremost writers at work today), vg+ in dj $10

Pronzini, Bill SHACKLES, St. Martin's '88, 1st edn, ("Nameless Detective" novel), vg+ in dj 12.00

Riccardi, Ted THE ORIENTAL CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Random House '03, 1st edn, (Nine adventures from the lost years), vg-f in dj 9.00

Schmidt, Stalnley & Martin H. Greenberg (eds) UNKNOWN WORLDS: Tales From Beyond, Galahad '88, (A Collection of Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Stories from the Annals of Unknown Worlds Magazine; 517 pages), vg-f in dj with one very small closed tear on back panel 12.00

Silverberg, Robert TIME OF THE GREAT FREEZE, Holt Rinehart & Winston ('64), 1st edn, (young-adult SF), ex-libr else vg in g dj 6.00

Stirling, S.M.THE PROTECTOR'S WAR, Roc, 2nd, (sequel to Dies the Fire; the Change rendered technology inoperable around the world; 486 pages), f in dj 8.50

Vande Velde, Vivian THREE GOOD DEEDS, Harcourt '05, 1st edn, (YA fantasy novel; Howard’s turned from poultry--he’d do anything to become a human again and show that old witch a thing or two), f in dj 6.00

Vidal, Gore MESSIAH, Gregg, 5/80, 1st thus, (photo-reprint of 1979 Ballantine books edition; adds Elizabeth A. Lynn intro; bibliographical references), vg-f no dj (as issued) $18

Waugh, Coulton THE COMICS, University Press of Mississippi '91, 1st, (trailblazing survey; insights into the aesthetics of one of popular culture’s favorite art forms; M. Thomas Inge intro), vg-f in dj 25.00
---Misc. Softcovers:
Anderson, Douglas A. (ed) H.P. LOVECRAFT'S FAVORITE WEIRD TALES, Cold Spring ('05), (Discover the Roots of Modern Horror!), f 10.00

Childress, David Hatcher EXTRATERRESTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY, Adventures Unlimited, 2nd, (Revised Edition; in Lost Science Series; incredible proof that we are not alone in the solar system; large-format photos with maps, bibliography, and more!), f 14.00

Cox, Stephen THE MUNCHKINS OF OZ, Cumberland House '02, 1st, (Third Edition, Revised & Updated; offers fresh perspective on filming of The Wizard of Oz), remainder mark, f 9.50

Frazetta, Frank THE FANTASTIC ART OF FRANK FRAZETTA, Bantam, 11th(10/82), (art; Betty Ballantine intro), f 10.00

Gerrold, David CHILD OF EARTH, BenBella ('05), 1st, (Sea of Grass Trilogy #1; takes readers to another world; fit for all ages), publicity release laid in, f 10.00

ILLUSTRATION #12, 12/04, (slick, color; R.G. Harris, Harry Anderson, Bill Campbell), f 8.00

Lovesey, Peter THE SEDGEMOOR STRANGLER and Other Stories of Crime, Crippen & Landru '01, 1st edn, (extraordinary collectoin of sixteen extraordinary stories; includes complete checklist of author's crime writing), vg-f 8.50

Morgan, Richard K. MARKET FORCES, Ballantine, 3/05, 1st edn, (turbocharged thriller set in a world where killers are stars, media is mass entertainment, and freedom is a dangerous proposition; by winner of PKD Award), vg-f 10.00

Morgan, Richard WOKEN FURIES, Gollancz '05, 1st (export trade pb variant), (SF thriller; 436 pages), f 12.00

Nicholls, Stan THE RIGHTEOUS BLADE, Eos '06, 1st US edn, (The Dreamtine #2; suitably complex and nicely written fantasy series), publicity release laid in, f 6.00

Price, Robert M. (ed) THE DUNWICH CYCLE: Where the Old Gods Wait, Chaosium, 11/95, 1st edn, (Call of Cthulhu® fiction; Cthulhu Mythos Horror Stories), f 12.00

Reaves, Michael & John Pelan (eds) SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET: New Tales of Terror!, Del Rey, 3/05, (Sherlock Holmes enters the nightmare world of H.P. Lovecraft; includes Hugo Award winning story by Neil Gaiman), vg-f 10.00

Roberts, Lora THE AFFAIR OF THE INCOGNITO TENANT: A Mystery with Sherlock Holmes, Perseverance '04, 1st, (appealing and refreshing; cozy mystery), f $7

Royo, Luis WOMEN, Norma Editorial, 2nd edn(6/95), (art book), f 10.00

Swainston, Steph NO PRESENT LIKE TIME, Eos '06, 1st US edn, (fantasy; second volume of an acclaimed trilogy by one of the best British authors writing), PR, f $8

Tiedemann, Mark W. REMAINS, BenBella ('05), 1st, PR laid in, (espionage, mystery, SF blend; set in the not too distant future), vg-f 9.00

Wilson, Gahan NUTS, Marek ('79), (comic strips mostly from National Lampoon), vg+ 18.00

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