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.

Monday, July 16, 2007

---Word from Borderlands:


August 10, 2007, we will soon be shipping new titles!


5 STORIES by Peter Straub

A wonderful collection of tales by the horror genre’s most literate and endlessly inventive writers.

“Little Red’s Tango” incorporates a vampire story, miracle legends, a saint’s legend, an epistle, beatitudes, and jazz minutiae within a contemporary faux-gospel.

Lapland, or Film Noir” is a journey to place of the dark, paranoid crime movies made in Los Angeles between 1948 and 1956, which Straub calls “one of the most compelling periods in American film history.”

“The Geezers” is a fascinating exercise in withholding everything that might explain what the protagonists and their friends were up to, and describing instead their reactions to the consequences of the unstated actions. It is Straub at his best.

“Donald Duck” is a surreal study of how a family can be changed irrevocably by the decisions of one reckless member.

The final tale, “Mr. Aickman’s Air Rifle” reveals itself in clever homage as Straub deliberately assumes the mantle of “a great and respected elder, with felonious intentions.”

This is the first time these stories have been collected, and represent a welcome addition to the Straub’s body of work.

Signed, numbered, limited (350 copies): $40

Lettered edition (26 copies): $200 (these are going fast)


BLACK WIND by F. Paul Wilson

After finishing the first three novels of what would become the Adversary Cycle, F. Paul Wilson began work on Black Wind, the longest, most intricately plotted and intensely researched novel of his career. To his dismay, Black Wind came to be known as his “lost novel.”

Wilson has never feared mixing genres, but with Black Wind, perhaps he went too far. No one knew how to position a novel that was at once a historical family saga spanning the Roaring Twenties to the final days of World War Two, and yet a conspiracy thriller as well, involving alternate history, cultural fanaticism, and wrenchingly dark supernatural horror.

“A stunner!” Dean Koontz

“A superb feast of storytelling.” Ramsey Campbell

Wilson’s best…absolutely irresistible!” Robert Bloch

“As irresistible as the sweep of a samurai blade!” Robert Shea

“Sharp and intelligent…a genuine page turner.” San Francisco Chronicle

“A fascinating novel…as much a character study as a confrontation between East and West.” The Baltimore Sun

Though considered by Wilson to be his best novel, Black Wind has been out of print for more than a decade. It is big, 500-page classic that Borderlands is proud to be publishing in special, definitive edition.

Signed, numbered, limited (350 copies): $100

Lettered edition (26 copies): $350



THE FINAL VERSE by Chet Williamson

The next audio/chapbook in the continuing series of writers reading their own work.

If you have been collecting the earlier volumes of this series, you simply cannot miss out on Chet Williamson’s masterful performance of a brand new original story about an ill-advised search for the missing lines of a song, whose origins and secrets lay hidden in the hills of Appalachia.

Chet’s reading and music will blow you away—plain and simple. The Final Verse is an award-winning performance.

Chapbook and CD: $25.00

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