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.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

08/12/06 SAT:
---Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:

THRESHOLD SHIFT, by Eric Brown, is now available!

Threshold Shift is a collection of science fiction stories about people in
fantastic situations, focusing on the effect of science, technology, and change on
the lives of ordinary individuals.
The collection features two stories which won the British Science Fiction
Award, “The Children of Winter” and “Hunting the Slarque.” The first is a moving
tale of a hopeless love affair between alien kinds on a remote ice-bound world in the
far future. In the second, Hunter is resurrected from death by the owner of an
extraterrestrial zoo and sent off to the dying world of Tartarus in search of the
vicious beast that killed him, the Slarque.
Three stories are set in Brown’s Kéthani universe. The Kéthani are aliens
who arrive on present-day Earth and offer immortality, creating moral and ethical
dilemmas for the humans who chose to accept—or reject—the alien gift. Particularly
touching is “Thursday’s Child,” the story of parents whose daughter is dying; one
wants the Kéthani to ‘save’ their daughter, while the other is convinced that such
restoration is wrong.
These stories confirm Brown’s reputation as a writer of quiet, thoughtful stories
which, in the words of Bob Shaw: “. . . are the essence of modern science fiction
and yet show a passionate concern for the human predicament and human values.”

Golden Gryphon Press

Literary and non-scientist SF is a necessity for any library; move over, Tom Swift
and Roamers, make room for the Kéthani.

Cover art by Bob Eggleton
ISBN 1-930846-43-6 / $24.95 (Trade hardcover)
218 pages

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