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, August 29, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

---Never made it down to the office today. Foreboding weather this morning kept me upstairs, but it only rained hard for a few minutes. In the cellar all hell can break loose and I remain blissfully unaware. That's not the way to be with windows open on the front porch and sun room, however. I got started re-alphabeticizing my compact discs, so that was a way to squander a day. The past few days most of the big downpours have been to the north of here, although a hefty system passed by to the south this evening. Other places have had it worse than here, but there is that special feeling of disquiet being at the mercy of the elements.

----Word from Golden Gryphon:
Greetings from the Gryphon:


These seventeen stories showcase the author’s five decades of writing, including
his first professional sale, “The Faces Outside”—written at the ripe old age of sixteen—to
editor Frederik Pohl for the July 1963 issue of Worlds of if magazine.
In the near-future title story, a young woman offers her love—and her body—to
ensure the continuation of an animal species; and in a related story, “The Ark,” a little
girl’s life is psychically linked to the survival of two pandas, and her father does what he
must to ensure that all three will live.
Also included is McAllister’s best-known work, novelette “Dream Baby,” a finalist
for both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and the basis for his acclaimed novel of the same
name. In this dark and foreboding first-person narrative of the Vietnam War, a young
army nurse who dreams the deaths of her patients but cannot save them, finally
transcends the pain and violence of war and at last is able to save her fellow comrades
in arms who, in turn, save her.
Whether it be an elderly woman who uses her vast wealth to create genetically
her perfect son (“Angels”), or a young man who, having saved his 1950s-horror-movie
town from a horde of invading locusts, can no longer find meaning in his life until he
meets an invasion of a different kind (“Hero, The Movie”), or a young boy who learns the
rituals of an alien culture in order to obtain an assassin’s help for his unborn sister
(“Kin”), Bruce McAllister’s stories resonate with a childhood’s sense of wonder coming
face to face with the realities of the human condition in a science-fictional world.

Cover art by John Picacio
ISBN 978-1-930846-49-4 / $24.95 (Trade hardcover)
306 pages
---where I still need to get that order placed. (Bruce McAllister being a favorite back in the day.) Well, the thunder and lightning are coming closer together again now, so I better cut this session short...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

---Word from Centipede:
Hello everyone,

Just to keep you informed on the status of the Artists
Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft book. This book is still waiting
for several key essays on artists, as well as the Harlan
Ellison introduction. We hope to have the book in the hands
of the printer by the first week of September, and then back
to the States by the end of February, after which copies
will be shipping.

Please let us know if this presents any difficulties with
those of you who have pre-ordered. We sincerely apologize
for any inconvenience that this delay is causing. On the
other hand, because of the delay, we have managed to secure
another work by Bob Eggleton, and a previously unpublished
work by Michael Whelan, as well as one by Lee Brown Coye,
and some other goodies as well.

The edition information is now set to:
850 copies in slipcase, $395
150 copies with extra prints in traycase, numbered, $395
50 copies with extra prints in traycase, leatherbound,
signed by most living contributors, $2,000

Thank you again for your patience and support.

Best Regards,

Jerad Walters
Centipede Press
---If anyone wants to get this through me, let me know. I can let you know what discount I might be able to swing. Pretty good deal the 150-copy edition same price as the 850--maybe a misprint. I'm sure the Harlan Ellison intro will be in their hands, well, one of these days--only a matter of time.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

08/15/07 WED:
---Tried uploading my Ace Doubles file to a place called MediaFire. You can access it at, I hope.
---Now I have uploaded the text file “pbs by author” -- find at
---Also, “pbs by publisher”:
---Word from Earthling:
Earthling Publications Newsletter
August 14, 2007

I'm thrilled to announce a new forthcoming book by Clive Barker: THE PAINTER, THE CREATURE, AND THE FATHER OF LIES. Edited by Phil and Sarah Stokes, who operate the official Clive Barker website at, this is the definitive collection of Barker's nonfiction work over the past 25 years, including previously unpublished material, such as an unused self-penned introduction to Volume 1 of the BOOKS OF BLOOD from 1983 written from the point of view of a demon interviewing Barker. Approximately 100 separate nonfiction pieces are collected, and Barker has provided new interior illustrations.

This landmark collection will be released early next year in signed lettered, signed numbered, and unsigned trade hardcover states. Like THE HELLBOUND HEART, I expect the signed copies to go quickly, so if you're interested, please reserve (without prepayment) now. For more details, please visit the Earthling site:
Link to THE PAINTER...
Michael Marshall Smith's THE SERVANTS is published
Published last week, and copies look beautiful. All individual orders have now shipped; specialty bookseller orders are currently shipping; orders to chain stores, libraries, Amazon etc will be fulfilled last.

"THE SERVANTS is an absolute delight of a book... mysterious, poignant, and tender. Highly recommended."
-Charles DeLint, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

"This moving parable delivers strong psychological insights into a child's powerlessness and anger. B+"
-Entertainment Weekly

THE HELLBOUND HEART cover art now posted
hellbound early
The stunning new painting by Clive Barker that graces the front cover of THE HELLBOUND HEART: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION.

The book is still on track for a late fall release.


haunted forest tourJames A. Moore and Jeff Strand's THE HAUNTED FOREST TOUR, with illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, is selling very well. The book is due to go to the printer in the next few days for an early October release.

Former Shocklines and Clarkesworld customers -- please remember I would be happy to match your number for last year's Halloween Series book.

Thanks and all best,

Paul Miller
Earthling Publications

Link to Earthling's Site

Saturday, August 11, 2007

08/11/07 SAT:
---Not many books coming in of late, but four titles (two each from Ash-Tree and Tartarus) here today:
Cavaliero, Glen THE JUSTICE OF THE NIGHT, Tartarus ‘07, 1st, (author’s sixth collection of poems; formally adroit, various in tone, this collection is quite unconcerned with the skin-deep), new in dj $26

Hamilton, Alex THE ATTIC EXPRESS and Other Macabre Stories, Ash-Tree '07, 1st, (collects many and varied unpleasant chills from author’s collections Beams of Malice, Flies on the Wall, and others, including a new tale, ‘Night Mare’), new in dj 47.50

Machen, Arthur THE SECRET OF THE SANGRAAL & Other Writings, Tartarus, 2nd edn('07), (non-fiction; this second edition adds his Dog and Duck essays from 1924; reprints five collections plus a number of fugitive pieces; indispensable for both the Machen reader and also for those interested in the mysteries of the Sangraal), new in dj $65

Roden, Barbara & Christopher Roden (eds) AT EASE WITH THE DEAD, Ash-Tree '07, 1st, (new tales of the supernatural and macabre), new in dj 48.50
---A box of books in the fresh air long enough to make this list:
alternate kennedys
alternative detective
asf 72-04
asf 73-02
autumn thunder
biological time bomb
charlotte armstrong reader
empire of fear
faye dunaway
films of cary grant
galaxy 52-05
galaxy 68-02
general was a spy
harjunpaa and the stone murders
imaginary worlds
international sf 67-01
international sf 68-06
iron sun
jerry todd and the talking frog
life against death
lincoln mckeever
making of a counter culture
omni 78-10
omni 80-05
omnibus of continental mysteries 1
omnibus of continental mysteries 2
reflections on the middle east
robots from asimov's
strange case of james earl ray
under cover
way the future was

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

---Word from Sarob:


Limited Edition ~ £27.50 / $50
Deluxe Signed Slipcased Edition ~ £65 / $115


Full details at


Limited Edition ~ £27.50 / $50 ~ JUST A FEW COPIES LEFT
Deluxe Signed Slipcased Edition ~ £65 / $115 ~ SOLD OUT
Full details at


Monster Behind The Wheel will be our very last title. Robert & Sara are
retiring (very early) to a smallholding (small farm) in northern France.
Robert thought long and hard about continuing the press from France but,
after some discussion and all things considered, we felt closing down the
press was the best option. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all our
customers (private and dealer), authors, artists, editors and friends –
you’ve all helped make ten years of publishing very enjoyable.


We have a few titles still IN PRINT. To clear this stock we are offering you
all a special one off deal. Any of the following – whilst stocks last – can
be had per copy for just £5 / $10 + shipping at cost. I'll need orders by

+Ghost Dance
+Postcards from Terri
+Darker Ages
+Mirror of the Night
+Journeys Beyond Advice
+Ghosts & Other Lovers
+Year Zero
+Parallax View

Thanks for all your support over ten very enjoyable years of publishing.

Very best wishes, Robert.
---Anyone wanting me to get any of the above special-deal titles, how does $20 sound? -- hoping the mark-up will at least cover the UK shipping. (Sorry to see Sarob closing.)
---Word from Temporary Culture:
Forthcoming from Temporary Culture, publication date: November 2007

What Can Be Saved from the Wreckage?
James Branch Cabell in the Twenty-first Century

with a preface, Jurgen Down Under, by BARRY HUMPHRIES

Critical monograph examining the writings of American fantasist
James Branch Cabell (1879-1958), author of Jurgen.
6 x 9 inches, 64 pp.

Subscribers issue, 17 numbered copies hand bound, signed by Michael
Swanwick and Barry Humphries, each copy with a leaf signed by James
Branch Cabell.
Please inquire for subscription price, which includes shipping within
the USA and a copy of the trade issue.
The book is in press now.

Trade issue, 200 copies in paper covers, cover image at:
ISBN : 0-9764660-3-1 / ISBN-13 : 978-0-9764660-3-1

MICHAEL SWANWICK is author of a monograph on the fantastical literature
of Hope Mirrlees. His novels include Bones of the Earth and In The
Drift, and his short story collections include Gravity's Angels and The
Dog Said Bow-Wow. The front cover, Storisende: collage for Michael
Swanwick, forms part of the Catalogue of Unique Works in the Library
and Private Collections of Michael Swanwick (forthcoming).

BARRY HUMPHRIES is an Australian National Treasure, known worldwide for
creating the role of Dame Edna.

“It is hard to imagine today the magnitude of James Branch Cabell’s
fame in the early part of the last century. Cabell’s books were Mark
Twain’s chief reading in the great humorist’s declining years. Theodore
Roosevelt received him at the White House. The occultist Aleister
Crowley harried him with fan letters. H. L. Mencken was his advocate.
Sinclair Lewis, accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930,
mentioned him as one of a number of writers who might reasonably have
won it.
“Yet he died as good as forgotten.”

from What Can Be Saved from the Wreckage? by Michael Swanwick

Henry Wessells

Monday, August 6, 2007

---Word from Darkside/Midnight House:

WELCOME to our first update in quite some time. There's a good deal of news. As many of you know, we moved from Seattle to Albuquerque in April. The move itself cost over $10K, and put us woefully behind on our schedule. However, we haven't been idle, in the last two months we've landed some major deals (which I'll cover in more detail later on).

Web site:

Joseph Payne Brennan!!! At long last we have come to terms with the Brennan estate and will be doing a four-volume set of all his non-Lucius Leffing weird tales under the editorship of Stefan Dziemianowicz and myself. The books will be in a matching format (like our Clifford D. Simak set) and will retail at $45.00 each.

The Broken Fang - Uel Key (Midnight House)
The Big Front Yard & Other Stories - Clifford D. Simak (Darkside Press)
The Feaster from Afar - Joseph Payne Brennan (Midnight House)
The Childless Ones - Daniel F. Galouye (Darkside Press)
Devils' Drums - Vivian Meik (Midnight House)
A Niche in Time - William F. Temple (Darkside Press)
The Lurkers in the Abyss - David A. Riley (Midnight House)

Books still available
H.B. Gregory - Dark Sanctuary - Midnight House
Eric Frank Russell - Darker Tides - Midnight House
R.R. Ryan - Echo of a Curse - Midnight House
Clifford D. Simak - Eternity Lost - Darkside Press
J.U. Nicolson - Fingers of Fear - Midnight House
Harvey Jacobs - My Rose & My Glove - Darkside Press
John Wyndham - No Place Like Earth - Darkside Press
Clifford D. Simak - Physician to the Universe (Volume ll) Darkside Press
Cleve Cartmill - Prelude to Armageddon - Darkside Press
Clark Ashton Smith - Star Changes - Darkside Press
Mark Hansom - The Beasts of Brahm - Midnight House
Bob Leman - The Feesters in the Lake - Midnight House
Edgar Jepson - The Garden at 19 - Midnight House
Charles Birkin - The Harlem Horror - Midnight House
Robert Hichens - The Return of the Soul - Midnight House
G. Ranger Wormse - The Scarecrow and Other Stories - Midnight House
Dick Donovan - The Shining Hand - Midnight House
G.G. Pendarves - Thing of Darkness - Midnight House
Steve Rasnic Tem – HC & PB City Fishing - Silver Salamander
Brian Hodge – HC & PC Falling Idols - Silver Salamander
Adam-Troy Castro – HC & PB Lost in Booth Nine - Silver Salamander
Stephen Laws - HC Midnight Man - Silver Salamander
Simon Clark – PB Salt Snake & Other Bloody Cuts - Silver Salamander

The Feaster from Afar - Joseph Payne Brennan (Midnight House)
This is now in production and will be the next book.

Friday, August 3, 2007

---Pyr still keeping in touch:
Just passing along.....

The Blade Itself (forthcoming, September 2007)

Came in at #8 on the 2007 Locus Poll for Best First Novel, July 2007

Keeping It Real

Came in at #18 on the 2007 Locus Poll for Best Sci Fi Novel, July 2007

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Chris Drumm Books notes

Locus Online Blinks

Used books, out-of-print books, rare books at Biblio