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.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

02/15/07 THU:
---Here today from PS Publishing:
Hand, Elizabeth ILLYRIA, PS Christmas Book, 2/07, 1st edn, (novelette, sent free of charge to Postscript subscribers; elegant and fraught as only Elizabeth Hand's novellas can be, Illyria is a superb tale of illicit devotion and the fleeting potentials of childhood, one of the finest stories of the year; not signed), new 18.00

Heidel, R. Andrew DESPERATE MOON: Three Collections, PS, 9/06, 1st edn, one of 700 total SIGNED copies, (Harlan Ellison intro), { boxed edition @ $90 available and in stock}, new in dj 45.00
Publisher’s Synopsis:
The work of R. Andrew Heidel has been acclaimed by some of the greatest writers of short fiction of our time. Both Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison have praised his skill at the craft of writing. Now Heidel tantalizes the mind and spirit, invokes an otherworldly journey, and reaches into the darkness with Desperate Moon, Three Collections. Including Beyond the Wall of Sleep, and the never before published Angry Sunflowers and Weep.
Beyond the Wall of Sleep is a collection of prose and poetry that defy categorization. They run the gamut from esoteric to experimental drawing upon the personal mythos of R. Andrew Heidel and his views on life before living, after dying, as well as the immortality of the soul and creation of gods.
Angry Sunflowers contains several metaphysical wonder tales and science fiction short stories that range from the voice of a sentient generator on the surface of the moon, to an allegory of sorts based on his experience as Neil Gaiman’s publicist.
Weep explores the dark things in Heidel’s imagination and life through dark fantasy and horror stories and one deeply personal essay. It is a place in which The Kevorkian Act allows a dominatrix to administer euthanasia, an ice-cream truck jingle drives a teenager to homicide, and golden youth is swallowed whole.
Praise for R. Andrew Heidel's Beyond the Wall of Sleep:
"Superb! Stirring! Bravo!" -- Ray Bradbury
"Extraordinarily talented." -- Harlan Ellison

Herter, David ON THE OVERGROWN PATH, PS, 9/06, 1st, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (a rich and dark fantasy growing from the very roots of famed opera composer, ethnographer, and amateur psychologist Leos Janacek's idiosyncratic soul, by the author of the acclaimed, stylish novels Ceres Storm and Evening's Empire; Clute intro), new 18.00

POSTSCRIPTS #9, win/06, (Dann, John Grant, Lees, VanderMeer, others), as new 10.00

Reed, Robert FLAVORS OF MY GENIUS, PS, 11/06, 1st edn, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (novella; this is the fate of every intelligent species’ minds grow to a point where thought is more real than reality, and the simplest daydreams are more compelling than any starship; James Patrick Kelly intro), {hc in dj avail. @ $45}, new 18.00

Roberson, Chris THE VOYAGE OF NIGHT SHINING WHITE, PS, 12/06, 1st, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (in an alternate history dominated by Imperial China, the forces of the Dragon Throne control most of the Earth, and now turn their attentions to the heavens), new $18

Utley, Stephen WHERE OR WHEN, PS, 12/06, 1st edn, one of 700 total SIGNED copies, (highly imaginative and powerfully bleak, Where or When is Steven Utley's mosaic vision of time travel as a crucible of the human soul; visit ancient cities or modern battlefields, and you begin to understand history and yourself; whether liberating or imprisoning, satirical or hopeful, the resulting insights are cogent indeed; fourteen chrononautic pilgrimages - two written especially for this collection; Waldrop intro), new in dj $45

Wilson, Robert Charles JULIAN: A Christmas Story, PS, 11/06, 1st edn, one 800 total SIGNED copies, (it is the year 2176. The world has survived a catastrophic 21st Century, emerging from oil depletion, climate change, and epidemic disease with a drastically reduced population; and in the United States, it's an election year), {hc in dj available @ $45}, new 18.00

Wolfe, Gene CHRISTMAS INN, PS Chapbook #1, 1/06, (a special publication for Postscripts subscribers; 28 pp), new no dj as issued (illustrated boards) 35.00

Wright, T.M. I AM THE BIRD, PS, 9/06, 1st edn, one of 800 total SIGNED copies, (novella; Ramsey Campbell intro), new 18.00
Publisher’s Synopsis:
Max Gorshen lives in a dark, hot apartment in a medium-size, though unnamed, north American city with someone he refers to only as "the other [man]," who, Max tell us, lives in the apartment's "long, dim hallway." Max and "the other [man]" never seem to encounter each other in the apartment (although Max sees "the other [man]" mingling with and bedeviling "the interlopers and trespassers" on the city streets below the window Max sits at while he writes the novella), though they talk to one another through letters and brief notes: neither man is certain the other man really exists. Both of these characters live with "Langley," a very talkative and apparently highly intelligent African gray parrot. Something else exists in the big apartment, too, and all three first-person narrators (Max, the other [man], and Langley) lead us to believe that it is something vile.

Zivkovic, Zoran IMPOSSIBLE STORIES, PS, 3/06, 1st edn, one of 700 total SIGNED copies, (assembles for the first time five of the author’s distinquished story-cycles, as well as the stand-alone ‘The Telephone’; Di Filippo intro; Tamar Yellin afterword; 391 pages), new in dj 45.00
---There are also $90 slipcased editions of the hardcovers and $45 hardcover editions of the paperbacks listed above, available by special order. Discount I give on PS publications: 20%. Backlist titles are also in stock and similarly discounted.

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