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.

Friday, November 30, 2007

more dædali

Well, I succumbed once again to temptation and sent off another book/(mostly) CD order to Daedalus. Anyone wanting any of these great deals, the second price is the Daedalus price (mine to you is 30% off from that). The first price is the original cover price. N/A implies import. The number before the first price is the item code. You can use this to search the Daedalus site for more information. Here's the list:
  • 0571209645 Amnesia Moon Jonathan Lethem. 73355 N/A $3.98
  • PV 102 Amos Milburn Amos Milburn, piano & vocals. Maxwell Davis, tenor saxophone. Gene Phillips, guitar. Ralph Hamilton, bass. Calvin Vaughan, drums, & others. 69250 N/A $12.98
  • 151050 The Best of Beethoven, Mozart, Johann Strauss II & Vivaldi Jeno Jando, piano. CSR Symphony Orchestra. Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. Capella Istropolitana. Michael Halasz & Barry Wordsworth, conductors, & others. 77286 $29.95 $9.98
  • 4855 Brother Jack McDuff Jack McDuff, organ & piano. John Hart & George Benson, guitars. Red Holloway, tenor saxophone. Frank Gravis, bass. Grady Tate, drums, & others. 76469 $12.00 $5.98
  • 4843 The Chris Potter Quartet Chris Potter, saxophones, clarinet & piano. Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar. Scott Colley, bass. Billy Drummond, drums. Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone. 76464 $12.00 $5.98
  • Intro 2023 Clifford Brown Clifford Brown, trumpet. J.J. Johnson, trombone. John Lewis, piano. Percy Heath, bass. Art Blakey, drums, & many others. 49421 N/A $6.98
  • 4831 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series—Jim Hall Jim Hall, guitar. George Shearing, piano. Ron Carter, bass. Terry Clarke, drums, & others. 76743 $12.00 $5.98
  • 4834 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series–Monty Alexander Monty Alexander, piano. Ray Brown, bass. Herb Ellis, guitar. Jeff Hamilton, drums, & many others. 76465 $12.00 $5.98
  • 4819 The Concord Jazz Heritage Series—Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone. Ruby Braff, cornet. Alan Broadbent, piano. Ray Brown, bass. Tommy Flanagan, piano, & others. 77500 $12.00 $5.98
  • Properbox 44 The Dawn of Doo-Wop The Ink Spots, the Mills Brothers, the Sultans, the Dreamers, the Larks, & many others. 49010 N/A $24.98
  • 0151010404 The Double Jose Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans. 61850 $25.00 $5.98
  • Intro 2080 The Four Aces The Four Aces. 79337 N/A $6.98
  • Properbox 28 Gettin' Funky Roy Byrd & Fats Domino, vocals & pianos. Dave Bartholomew, vocals & trumpet. Roy Brown, vocals. Robert Parker, alto saxophone, & many others. 49004 N/A $24.98
  • 4846 The Heath Brothers Jimmy Heath, saxophone. Percy Heath, bass & cello. Albert Heath, drums & percussion. Jeb Patton, piano, & others. 76744 $12.00 $5.98
  • Properbox 9 Hittin' on All Six Freddie Green, Barney Kessel, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian & many others. 79339 N/A $14.98
  • 5215 Jazz Moods—A Great Day of Jazz Jack McDuff, Mongo Santamaria, Gary Burton, Carol Sloane, Dave McKenna, Scott Hamilton & others. 76563 $20.00 $9.98
  • 1400041899 K. Roberto Calasso. Geoffrey Brock, trans. 71812 $27.50 $5.98
  • Properbox 120 Kenny Clarke Kenny Clarke, drums. Donald Byrd, trumpet. Hank Jones, piano. Percy Heath, bass. Charles Montaggioni, guitar, & others. 79044 N/A $24.98
  • 1003 The Legacy Lives On Ernie Andrews, Oscar Brashear, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, Al McKibbon, Shirley Horn, James Moody, Cedar Walton & others. 67377 $20.00 $6.98
  • 0681165855 Leonardo da Vinci I Frank Zollner. 72536 $40.00 $19.98
  • Properbox 47 Louis Jordan Louis Jordan, clarinet, sax, & vocals, & others. 49011 N/A $14.98
  • Properbox 48 Machito & His Afro-Cubans Machito, leader, maracas & claves, & others. 79344 N/A $14.98
  • 860572 Martin Krusche Martin Krusche, tenor saxophone. Nicholas Payton, trumpet. Victor Atkins, piano. David Pulphus, bass. Geoff Clapp, drums. 47288 $10.00 $1.98
  • 0681567945 Monet Daniel Wildenstein. 72538 $40.00 $19.98
  • 0375411283 The New Biographical Dictionary of Film David Thomson. 72973 $35.00 $14.98
  • PV 126 The Ravens The Ravens. 59192 N/A $12.98
  • Properbox 133 Ray Charles Ray Charles, piano & vocals. 79481 N/A $24.98
  • 0618493379 The Riverside Dictionary of Biography American Heritage Eds. 72517 $24.00 $7.98
  • 4799 Scott Hamilton & Bucky Pizzarelli ... Remember Zoot Sims Scott Hamilton, tenor saxophone. Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar. 76559 $12.00 $5.98
  • 0374299625 Specimen Days Michael Cunningham. 72933 $25.00 $5.98
  • Properbox 13 The Stan Kenton Story Stan Kenton, piano. Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet. Shelly Manne, drums. Anita O'Day & June Christy, vocals. Laurindo Almeida, guitar, & many others. 79340 N/A $14.98

Saturday, November 24, 2007

old pbs cataloged

Another batch of old paperbacks cataloged, sorted by publisher:
Ace 78400a/b Bayley, Barrington J. / Jakes, John THE STAR VIRUS / MASK OF CHAOS, ('70), (origs), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Ace D- 327 Sutton, Jeff FIRST ON THE MOON, ('58), (orig; A Novel Of The Life-Or-Death Race Between The U.S.A. And The U.S.S.R.), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
Ace D-255a/b Bulmer, Kenneth / Anderson, Poul CITY UNDER THE SEA / STAR WAYS, ('57), p-fr $2; g-vg 4.00
Ace D-303a/b Anderson, Poul / Anderson, Poul WAR OF THE WING-MEN / THE SNOWS OF GANYMEDE, ('58), (origs), g-vg $3; vg 5.00
Ace D-479a/b Anderson, Poul /Tucker, Wilson EARTHMAN, GO HOME! /TO TOMBAUGH STATION, ('60), (origs), fr $2; g-vg $3; vg-f 6.00
Ace G-588a/b Carter, Lin / Baxter, John THE STAR MAGICIANS / THE OFF-WORLDERS, ('66), (origs), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f $5; f 6.00
Avon T- 439 Sturgeon, Theodore BEYOND, ('60), (orig; stories), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Bal 272K Pohl, Frederik (ed) STAR SCIENCE FICTION No. 4, ('58), (orig; OA), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Bal 308K Pohl, Frederik (ed) STAR SCIENCE FICTION No. 5, ('59), (orig; OA), g-vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Bal 397K Pohl, Frederik THE MAN WHO ATE THE WORLD, ('60). (orig; stories), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Bal 422K Anderson, Poul GUARDIANS OF TIME, ('60), (orig; Four short novels of the unpredictable past), vg-f 3.50
Bal 483K Anderson, Poul STRANGERS FROM EARTH, ('61), (orig; Eight tales of vaulting imagination), g-vg $2; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Belmont 606 Anonymous (ed) MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION, 10/64, (orig), g $2; vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Berkley F712 Anonymous (=Damon Knight?) (ed) BEYOND, 1/63, (orig; The distilled essence of the best from the pages of one of America's greatest science fiction magazines), vg+ 4.00
DAW 32 Stableford, Brian M. THE HALCYON DRIFT, '72, (orig; first in the series of six novels with the Hooded Swan Spaceship and its pilot Grainger; pacifist space opera), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
DAW 64 Snyder, Guy TESTAMENT XXI, 7/73, (orig; The book of the twice damned; After Armageddon?), vg-f $2; f 2.50
DAW 7 Stableford, Brian M. TO CHALLENGE CHAOS, ('72), (orig; Last trip out to the only world that spans two universes), vg $4; vg-f 5.00
Delany, Samuel R. THE MOTION OF LIGHT IN WATER: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village, InsightOut/University of Minnesota '04, (Triangle Classics collector's edition; illuminating the gay and lesbian experience; new foreword by Rob Stephenson), as new 4.00
Jones, Diana Wynne A SUDDEN WILD MAGIC, Gollancz '03, (a hilarious sci-fi/fantasy novel set on Earth, a parallel universe, and a small orbiting dimension known as Arth), as new 3.00
Mosley, Walter BAD BOY BRAWLY BROWN, Phoenix '02, (An Easy Rawlins novel; mystery), as new 4.00
Pap Lib 52847 Binder, Eando ADAM LINK--ROBOT, 9/65, (orig; the robot-with-emotion), vg-f 4.00
Pap Lib 65401 Stevens, Francis THE CITADEL OF FEAR, 8/70, (wonderful and tragic allegory; Moscowitz [sic] intro), vg+ 5.00
Pyramid R962 Bensen, D.R. (ed) THE UNKNOWN 5, 1/64, (orig; second collection from the famous Unknown Magazine), g-vg $2; vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
---These are also in the new to catalog listings.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

word from Dark Regions

I don't recall particularly canceling my standing order, but I may have sent back a few that were more than I needed that I had received in the standing order I had, but I am pleased to hear that Joe Morey and Dark Regions are still extant:
Hi Chris,

I was hoping you would be interested in carrying Dark Regions books again. This year we have published many interesting genre books. Please take a look at our website: And, thanks for carrying out books in the past.
---I would be very pleased to pick up some of the missing pieces, but I won't do it unless I hear of some interest for me to do so.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

older pbs cataloged

It took a little longer than expected, since I had a bit of fooling around to do with the transported Catalog Data files, but here are the new-arrival paperbacks from the two boxes I finally got around to opening a few days ago:
Ace D- 274 Maine, Charles Eric WORLD WITHOUT MEN, ('58), (orig; They had forgotten what men looked like), vg $6; vg+ 8.00
Ace D- 53a/b Van Vogt, A.E. / Leinster, Murray THE WEAPON SHOPS OF ISHER / GATEWAY TO ELSEWHERE, ('54), vg-f 20.00
Ace D- 96a/b Norton, Andre / Nourse, Alan E. THE LAST PLANET / A MAN OBSESSED, ('55), g-vg (cover loosening) 6.00
Ace D-146a/b Correy, Lee / Leinster, Murray CONTRABAND ROCKET / THE FORGOTTEN PLANET, ('56), vg $5; vg+ $8; vg-f $10
Ace D-242a/b Long, Frank Belknap / Van Vot, A.E. SPACE STATION #1 / EMPIRE OF THE ATOM, ('57), vg 8.00
Ace D-277a/b Wollheim, Donald A. (ed) / Leinster, Murray MEN ON THE MOON / CITY ON THE MOON, ('58), vg+ $8; vg-f 10.00
Ace D-345a/b North, Andrew / North, Andrew (=Andre Norton) VOODOO PLANET / PLAGUE SHIP, ('59), g-vg $4; vg 6.00
Ace D-358a/b Knox, Calvin M. (=Silverberg) / Lesser, Milton THE PLOT AGAINST EARTH / RECRUIT FOR ANDROMEDA, ('59), (origs), vg-f 8.00
Ace Double 30300a/b Leiber, Fritz / Leiber, Fritz NIGHT MONSTERS / THE GREEN MILLENNIUM, ('69), f 10.00
Ace Double D-381a/b Norton, Andre / Sohl, Jerry SECRET OF THE LOST RACE / ONE AGAINST HERCULUM, ('59), (origs), vg 4.99
Ace Double D-437a/b Norton, Andre / Wilson, Richard THE SIOUX SPACEMAN / AND THEN THE TOWN TOOK OFF, ('60), vg-f 10.00
Ace Double F-147a/b Norton, Andre / Andre Norton EYE OF THE MONSTER / SEA SIEGE, ('62), g-vg $2
Ace 81680a/b Janifer, Laurence M. & S.J. Treibich / Jakes, John THE WAGERED WORLD / TONIGHT WE STEAL THE STARS, ('69), (origs), vg $2; vg-f 4.50
Ace F- 263 Norton, Andre WEB OF THE WITCH WORLD, ('64), (orig), vg $3; vg-f 3.50
Ace F- 334 Levie, Rex Dean THE INSECT WARRIORS, ('65), (orig; Had nature run amuck?), vg $3; vg-f 4.00
Ace F- 402 Smith, Cordwainer QUEST OF THE THREE WORLDS, ('66), (orig), vg-f 5.00
Ace H- 38 Leiber, Fritz THE SWORDS OF LANKHMAR, ('68), (orig; Fafhrd the Barbarian and the Gray Mouser), f 6.00
Ace H- 84 Norton, Andre SORCERESS OF THE WITCH WORLD, ('68), (orig; completes and rounds out fabulous series), vg-f $4; f $5
Ace H- 91a/b Janifer, Laurence M. & S.J. Treibich / Rackham, John TARGET: TERRA / THE PROXIMA PROJECT, ('68), (origs), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Ace pb 06709 Sonders, Mark BLIGHT, 9/81, (orig; A swarm of mutant moths begins its rampage of death and destruction; unceasing, insatiable and...unstoppable!), vg-f 3.00
Ace pb 76039 Offutt, Andrew J. SHADOWSPAWN, 9/87, (orig; Thieves' World novel #4), vg-f 2.50
Ace pb 79150 Leiber, Fritz SWORDS AGAINST DEATH, ('70), (orig; Fafhrd the Barbarian and the Gray Mouser), vg-f $3; f 4.00
Ace pb 79170 Leiber, Fritz SWORDS AND DEVILTRY, ('70), (Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser), vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
Ace pb 80083 Gladney, Heather TEOT'S WAR, 5/87, (orig; Song of Naga Teot #1; The desert outlaws bartered him like a slave. They never dreamed what they were giving away...), vg-f 2.00
Ace pb 80800 Norton, Andre THREE AGAINST THE WITCH WORLD, nd, (Beyond the Mind Barrier), vg-f 2.50
Ace pb 81277 Robinson, Spider TIME TRAVELER'S STRICTLY CASH, 2nd(10/81), (Another Night in Callahan's Crosstime Saloon), vg-f 3.00
Ace pb 83287 Schmidt, Dennis TWILIGHT OF THE GODS III: Three Trumps Sounding, 1/88, (orig; A heroe's final fate - to save the world, or seal it's doom...), vg-f 3.00
Avon 27011 Farren, Mick THE TEXTS OF FESTIVAL, 11/75, (A crystal fantasy trip; when the Counterculture ascends to a whacked-out, chemical -crazed pre-eminence), vg-f 4.00
Avon 46128 Searles, Baird, Martin Last, Beth Meacham & Michael Franklin A READER'S GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION, 9/79, (orig; Delany foreword), vg-f 4.00
Avon G- 1227 Lewis, Irwin THE DAY THEY INVADED NEW YORK, ('64), (It started like any other day...), g 1.50
Baen 65555 Morris, Janet (creator) HEROES IN HELL, 3/86, (orig; The greatest braided meganovel of them all!), vg+ 2.00
Baen 65562 Caidin, Martin THE MESSIAH STONE, 2nd(11/87), (The last man to own it was Adolf Hitler, the next will rule the world), vg $2
Baen 65565 Byers, Edward A. THE BABYLON GATE, 4/86, (orig; It was the ultimate seat of power), vg $2
Baen 65567 Tilley, Patrick THE AMTRAK WARS #2: The First Family, 4/86, (sequel to Cloud Warrior; battle for the Blue Sky World), g-vg 1.50
Bal 406K Livingston, Harold THE CLIMACTICON, ('60), (orig; The machine any red-blooded male would pawn his wife to get), vg-f 6.00
Bal 609 Sellings, Arthur TELEPATH, ('62), (orig; author's first novel; Was he unique - or a forerunner of the next development in man?), vg-f $5
Ball 23712 Bass, T.J. THE GODWHALE, 1/74, (orig; cyborg leviathan), vg+ 3.00
Ball 23962 Gerrold, David (ed) SCIENCE FICTION EMPHASIS #1, 5/74, (orig; Eight all-new stories by tomorrow's stars, featuring a brilliant novella by Michael Bishop), vg+ $3; vg-f 3.50
Ball 24011 Niven, Larry A HOLE IN SPACE, 6/74, (orig; stories), vg+ 2.50
Ball 24366 Smith, Cordwainer NORSTRILIA, 2/75, (orig; now for the first time this cult classic appears in its entirety!), vg-f $5
Ball 24643 Starr, Bill THE WAY TO DAWNWORLD, 11/75, (orig; A Farstar & Son Novel #1), vg-f 2.50
Banner 117 Luther, Ray INTERMIND, 10/67, (orig; An Extraordinary Spy Novel of Tomorrow; his guide a corpse's brain...; © Arthur Sellings), vg+ 5.00
Bantam 13917 Harrison, Harry HOMEWORLD, 11/80, (orig; To the Stars #1), vg-f 2.50
Bantam 14339 Harrison, Harry WHEELWORLD, 3/81, (orig; To the Stars #2), vg-f 2.50
Bantam E2855 Robeson, Kenneth DOC SAVAGE #3: Meteor Menace, 10/64, vg+ 4.00
Belmont 277 Long, Frank Belknap IT WAS THE DAY OF THE ROBOT, 3/63, (orig; man against machine), vg-f 10.00
Belmont 621 Lesser, Milton SECRET OF THE BLACK PLANET, 3/65, (orig; The most beautiful women and the wisest men of seven worlds sought to solve the riddle of the Strong Man), vg-f 4.00
Belmont 663 Long, Frank Belknap THIS STRANGE TOMORROW, 2/66, (orig; Is it possible to arrest time by not thinking at all?), vg $4; vg+ 5.00
Belmont 726 Long, Frank Belknap LEST EARTH BE CONQUERED, 12/66, (orig; a life like any other...only they weren't human...), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Belmont 810 Janifer, Laurence M. IMPOSSIBLE?, 3/68, (orig; stories), vg-f 5.00
Belmont 811 Janifer, Laurence M. A PIECE OF MARTIN CANN, 6/68, (orig; All laws of science and medicine are changed; now we enter the minds and bodies of our patients and we too are changed, utterly...), vg-f 4.00
Berkley 02548 Moorcock, Michael THE SWORD AND THE STALLION, 2nd, (Chronicles of Corum #6; A Heroic Fantasy), vg-f 3.00
Berkley 03452 Cohen, Barney THE NIGHT OF THE TOY DRAGONS, 7/77, (orig; the flesh-eaters; once they were pets), vg+ 2.50
Berkley 03561 Silverberg, Robert (ed) ALPHA 8, 11/77, (orig; these stories are the best in the field), vg 2.00
Berkley D2202 Heinlein, Robert A. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND, 32nd or 36th, (The best-selling underground SF novel), g-vg 2.00
Berkley N2972 Tall, Stephen THE STARDUST VOYAGES, 10/75, (orig; In the great tradition of Star Trek), vg-f 2.50
Berkley S1981 Heinlein, Robert A. FARNHAM'S FREEHOLD, 4th, (what happens after a massive nulear attack), vg 3.00
DAW 100 Farmer, Philip José HADON OF ANCIENT OPAR, 4/74, (orig; In Tarzan's Africa - 12,000 years ago!), vg+ 5.00
DAW 105 Bayley, Barrington J. THE FALL OF CHRONOPOLIS, 6/74, (orig; The Last and First Days of the Chronotic Empire), vg-f 4.00
DAW 151 Lumley, Brian THE TRANSITION OF TITUS CROW, 5/75, (orig; A time-space chiller-thriller in the Lovecraft tradition), f 8.00
DAW 25 Jakes, John MENTION MY NAME IN ATLANTIS, '72, (orig; How Conax the Chimerical helped sink the lost continent!), vg-f 3.50
DAW 412 Wallace, Ian THE LUCIFER COMET, 12/80, (orig; in Adventures of Minds-in-Bodies series), vg 3.00
DAW 732 Lackey, Mercedes ARROW'S FALL, 1/88, (orig; Heralds of Valdemar #2; fantasy), f 3.50
DAW 735 Ingrid, Charles LASERTOWN BLUES: The Sand Wars #2, 2/88, (orig; He'd won a place in the emperor's guard, but could he hunt down the traitor who'd betrayed his knights to an alien foe?), f 2.50
DAW 95 Lory, Robert IDENTITY SEVEN, 3/74, (orig; At the bottom of another world's ocean...), vg+ 5.00
DAW pb UW1434 Moorcock, Michael THE SAILOR ON THE SEAS OF FATE, 4th, (Elric), vg+ 2.00
Del Rey 25650 Kangilaski, Jaan THE SEEKING SWORD, 2/77, (orig; A sword with strange powers had wreaked bloody vengeance down through the ages, and it would kill again...and again!), g-vg 1.50
Del Rey 27226 Stickgold, Bob & Mark Noble GLORYHITS, 12/78, (They had wantonly tampered with the basic genetic DNA, and they now had to find a way to stop a virus that could destroy the world!), vg $2
Del Rey 29054 Leiber, Justin BEYOND REJECTION, 9/80, (orig; someone had stolen his body), vg-f $3
Del Rey 29250 da Cruz, Daniel THE GROTTO OF THE FORMIGANS, 12/80, (orig; He wanted success, she wanted wealth--what they got was a nightmare!), vg+ 5.00
Del Rey 32474 Moffitt, Donald THE GENESIS QUEST, 11/86, (orig; The aliens had only humanity's good at heart. But did they really understand people?), vg 2.00
Del Rey 32562 Chalker, Jack L. WARRIORS OF THE STORM, 8/87, (orig; Rings of Master #3), vg-f 2.50
Dell pb 10654 Bear, Greg BEYOND HEAVEN'S RIVER, 5/80, (orig), vg 5.00
Dell pb 10821 BINARY STAR #4: Legacy by Joan D. Vinge & The Janus Equation by Steven G. Spruill, 2/80, (orig; two great novellas in a single volume), f 3.50
Faw cr 2892 Clem, Ralph, Martin Harry Greenberg & Joseph Olander THE CITY 2000 A.D.: Urban Life Through Science Fiction, 7/76, (orig; Futuristic visions of the fantastic way man will someday live; What will you be doing in 2000 A.D.?), vg-f 3.50
Faw GM M2963 Scortia, Thomas N. EARTHWRECK!, 5/74, (orig; The earth was dead - and they were marooned in space, a handful of men...and one woman), vg+ 2.50
Faw GM s937 Leinster, Murray FOUR FROM PLANET 5, 11/59, (orig; The strange visitors had landed), vg $3; vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Faw Pr P635 Hoskins, Robert (ed) WONDERMAKERS 2, 2/74, (orig; offers a broad view of science fiction's development over the past two decades), review slip, vg-f 4.00
Lancer 75113 Jakes, John MASTER OF THE DARK GATE, ('70), (Earth faces final doom from another dimension), g-vg 3.00
Lancer 75415 Jakes, John WITCH OF THE DARK GATE, ('72), (sequel to Master of the Dark Gate), vg 2.00
Lion 205 Merril, Judith (ed) HUMAN?, 4/54, (orig; Fredric Brown intro), vg 15.00
Manor 15232 Ruben, William S. DIONYSUS: The Ultimate Experiment, '77, (orig; A man and woman locked in a space capsule test the limits of their passiion in weightlessness), vg-f 5.00
Manor 95279 Knight, Damon (ed) PERCHANCE TO DREAM, '73, (sensational science fiction by the world's greatest writers, mostly mainstream), vg 2.50
Pap Lib 63313 Jakes, John SIX-GUN PLANET, 4/70, (orig; Terrafirman Old West), vg 4.00
Pocket 78887 Spinrad, Norman NO DIRECTION HOME, 5/75, (orig; stories), f 10.00
Pocket 80403 Reynolds, Mack THE BEST OF..., 4/76, (orig; Malzberg intro), vg+ 5.00
Pocket 80510 Vance, Jack THE BEST OF JACK VANCE, 5/76, (orig; Malzberg intro), vg+ 10.00
Pocket 81720 Offutt, Andrew J. & Richard K. Lyon DEMON IN THE MIRROR, 1/78, (orig; epic adventures of Tiana of Reme, lady pirate; heroic fantasy), vg-f 2.50
Pocket 82080 Dvorkin, David THE GREEN GOD, 3/79, (orig; a planet where the grass is yellow and the people green, and a con man is mistaken for a returning messiah), vg-f 3.00
Pocket 83156 Lief, Evelyn THE CLONE REBELLION, 6/80, (orig; The Clone Chronicles #1; Let the creator beware...; Spawned for slave labor...), vg-f 3.50
Pocket pb 80738 Ley, Sandra (ed) BEYOND TIME, 10/76, (orig; A glittering new galaxy of s-f stories never before published in book form!), vg-f 2.50
Pocket pb 81240 Wallace, Pat THE WIND AND THE STAR, 8/78, (orig; The vast romance of stunning passion in a bizarre and sensuous world), f 2.00
Pocket pb 81740 Key, Ted THE CAT FROM OUTER SPACE, 3rd, (Disney movie tie), vg+ 2.00
Pocket pb 83155 Dozois, Gardner R. & Jack M. Dann (eds) ALIENS!, 4/80, (orig; interior illustrations by Jack Gaughan), vg+ (small tear on front cover) 2.50
Pop Libr 20277 Manley, Mark THROWBACK, 11/87, (orig; A novel of unspeakable horror), vg-f 2.00
Pop Libr 20410 Horvitz, Leslie THE DYING, 9/87, (orig; A novel of biological horror; the plague years are here), vg-f 2.50
Pyramid F742 Long, Frank Belknap MARS IS MY DESTINATION, 6/62, (orig; Blastoff for danger), vg+ 5.00
Pyramid F783 Phillips, Mark BRAIN TWISTER, 8/62, (orig; 1971 - the fantastic story of a spy who could read minds!), g-vg $1; vg $2; vg-f $3
Pyramid F875 Phillips, Mark THE IMPOSSIBLES, 6/63, (orig; Crime wave 1972 - the strange powers of the minds of tomorrow), vg $2; vg+ $3; vg-f 4.00
Pyramid F909 Phillips, Mark SUPERMIND, 9/63, (orig; Was everybody going nuts?), vg-f 5.00
Pyramid R1084 Smith, Cordwainer THE PLANET BUYER, 10/64, (orig; author's first novel; The richest man in the Universe - and the strangest journey of all time), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Pyramid R1183 Smith, Cordwainer SPACE LORDS, 5/65, (orig; Instrumentality; these stories of the far future paint a picture of the strangest universe ever imagined), vg $3; vg+ 4.00
Pyramid R963 Janifer, Laurence M. THE WONDER WAR, 1/64, (orig; Disguised Earthmen invade an alien planet), vg+ $4; vg-f 5.00
Pyramid X1910 Smith, Cordwainer THE UNDERPEOPLE, 11/68, (orig; the man who owned all Earth meets The Underpeople), vg $2; vg-f 5.00
Signet E9786 Meluch, R.M. WIND DANCERS, 5/81, (orig; Aeolis - where the smallest whisper of wind could blast all humans right off the planet...), vg 2.00
Signet P3183 Javor, F.A. THE RIM-WORLD LEGACY, 6/67, (orig; SF mystery thriller), vg+ 2.00
Spectra 26536 Carver, Jeffrey A. CLYPSIS, 10/87, (orig; Roger Zelazny's Alien Speedway #1; He would travel the galaxy for a chance to win), vg-f 2.50
Spectra 26699 Martin, George R.R. (ed) WILD CARDS III: JOKER'S WILD, 11/87, (orig; The next chapter in the secret history of our times!), vg+ $4
Spectra 26953 Wylie, Jonathan THE FIRST NAMED, 11/87, (Servants of Ark Trilogy #1 A Bold New Saga of Magic, Imagination and Adventure), vg-f 3.00
Spectra 27056 Wylie, Jonathan THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE, 3/88, (orig; Servants of the Ark Trilogy #2; magical quest), vg-f 2.00
Sphere 1199 Anthony, Piers TRIPLE DETENTE, '75, vg-f 5.00
St Martin's 90053 Goulart, Ron STARPIRATE'S BRAIN, 10/87, (orig; The Exchameleon #2), vg-f $3
St Martin's 90837 Higgs, Eric DOPPELGANGER, 1/88, (orig; It was shapeless, dark, and transparent...; horror), vg-f 3.00
Tor 53286 Chalker, Jack L. SOUL RIDER #5: Children of Flux & Anchor, 10/86, (orig; The triumphant conclusion to a spellbinding epic), g-vg 1.00
Tor 53288 Chalker, Jack L. DOWNTIMING THE NIGHT SIDE, 5/85, (orig; Trapped in a deadly struggle for dominion of the past, the present and all of the future!), vg 2.00
Tor 53306 Chalker, Jack L. THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMS, 3/87, (orig; G.O.D. Inc. #1), vg $2; vg-f 2.50
Tor 53987 Hagberg, David LAST COME THE CHILDREN, 2nd, (A Novel of Demonic Horror), f 5.00
Tor 54308 Klaper, Steven AGENTS OF INSIGHT, 10/86, (orig; psionic powers have been refined by a specialized group of international spies), vg-f 2.50
Tor 54371 Laumer, Keith ONCE THERE WAS A GIANT, 7/84, (orig; plus a special bonus: No Ship Boots In Fairyland), vg-f 3.00
Tor 54570 Michaels, Melisa C. LAST WAR, 3/86, (orig; Skyrider #3; The earthers want war and the colonials are ready), vg-f 2.00
Tor 55794 Williams, Walter Jon KNIGHT MOVES, 2/85, (orig; Earth's been a paradise too long, it's time for another revolution), vg 3.00
Tor 56408 Wham, Tom PROSPERO'S ISLE, 10/87, (orig; A Crossroads™ Adventure; in the World of L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's The Incomplete Enchanter), vg-f 3.50
Tor 56415 Kramer, Dana WARHORN, 12/87, (orig; A Crossroads™ Adventure; in the World of Lynn Abbey's Rifkind, Daughter of the Bright Moon), vg-f 2.50
Warner 76982 Wellman, Manly W. and Wade Wellman SHERLOCK HOLMES'S WAR OF THE WORLDS, 9/75, (orig; Now at last! The story H.G. Wells never told), vg 20.00
Zebra 0007 James, Laurence RACK #1: Earth Lies Sleeping, 2/74, (orig; Inter-Galactic Security Service agent), vg-f 2.50
Zebra 1058 Smith, David C. ORON #4: The Valley of Ogrum, ('82), (Death to the wolfen warrior!), vg 5.00
---These are also in the various paperback files I now have on-line (see links above), as well as the New to Catalog file, but here they are sorted by publisher rather than listed in the order they were cataloged. A downside of my new system is that I don’t have the paperbacks in a database any more. Which means I can’t sort them by author. However, I could re-import them and still be able to ferret out books by specific authors, but having lost the tabs it will not be the same as before. Maybe that will be okay, though.

Monday, November 12, 2007

new arrival from Stark House

Here today:
James, Russell UNDERGROUND and COLLECTED STORIES, Stark House Noir Classic, 10/07, 1st US edn, (The Godfather of British noir; 268 pages), new 14.95

too much for Twitter

Veterans Day today has post office closed, but I bet if I checked the box this afternoon it would be filled with catalogs for Amy. Maybe a couple magazines and the Sunday New York Times for me. To make the bicycle ride a little more worthwhile, I do have a small paperback I can maybe get ready to send and drop in the out-box for a customer. I am working on the Catalog Data CD to get the newer covershots on it. Next update (Dec 1) I will have to try out the “save as” options in Google Documents. They are: HTML (zipped), OpenDocument, PDF, RTF, Text, and Word. These files don’t have anything but text, not even many links, so HTML can probably be foregone. PDF and Text are how I already save files, but for a third way, instead of Appleworks, which I no longer use for cataloging, maybe RTF could be a third option -- so I could go back and still open them on my iBook if I need to. But I know Word is a popular format -- certainly more popular than Appleworks. It is a new feeling for me to be able to catalog books on a live updating webpage.

Friday, November 9, 2007

what's new?

A sudden brainstorm has caused me to think that a file with new catalog listings might be of interest. So, I've set one up, at:
This document is published on the web.
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Published on November 9, 2007 7:06 AM
---Here is where I will add the listings for new books as they are cataloged.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

pbs by publisher

The paperbacks-by-publisher file proved too large to upload to Google Documents, so maybe I will try splitting it in two. The hardcovers and "misc. softcovers" were close to the limit as well, but maybe the size limit for saving will have increased by the time I get that much added -- which at the rate I am going might well be never.

Okay! The half-way point proved to be about through Del Rey in the paperbacks, so now I have up:
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Which leaves Dell to Z:
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Published on November 8, 2007 6:58 PM
---I'm sure there will still be some things to fool around with -- and it might not be so great not using a database program any more, but having everything googleable now might be pretty slick.

catalog data files up

Now I have published my New Arrivals list:
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Misc. Softcovers:
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And here are the hardcovers:
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Published on November 8, 2007 6:17 PM

---I'm thinking if I am brave I will do all my cataloguing on-line so all the data will be available as it is created -- and I will be able to work from different computers. A bit of tweaking will have to occur, but this looks like it will be a fun thing to try. Coming up, my paperbacks files. Meanwhile, I will see what it is like to catalog a few books, and maybe keep going with these as the place to do my cataloguing.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

doc published

Tried as an experiment publishing one of my catalog-data files -- a small one (Ace Doubles). Here is where to find it:
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new bookselling place (for me)

I have been listing a few books at Amazon -- the ones that don't have ISBNs or listing on Yesterday I took covershots of a bunch of paperbacks for cataloging. Eventually I will catalog them in my regular place, but I find it is useful to list books through on-line marketplaces so I can get a few sold off and also get a feel for pricing. I mean, for example, how else would I have a clue that a nice copy of Last Come the Children by David Hagberg might be worth something? The trouble with Amazon, though, is that seller listings get taken down after a couple months. I'm sure some of these books, nice as they are, might take longer than that to sell.
---Since the per book shipping charge from Amazon is so high, I have tried to keep my prices low. It is because of the shipping allowance that sellers can offer books at 1¢. In actuality these books cost $4, and the seller makes money on the discrepancy between the shipping allowance and actual cost of shipping. The current crop of books that I am processing are mostly all in superior condition and they happen to be from a vast collection of paperback originals, so I am not trying to match 1¢. But if you should happen to take a gander at my listings
and see some things you want, let me know and I will stick with those prices and only charge my cost (plus $1 handling) for USPS media mail (outside the USA will have to be International First Class).
---If you want to see my covershots of these books they will be on my current Catalog Data CD-R that goes out with orders. Or send me a $1 to get one separately.
---Further to the above it looks like I didn't look too closely at Amazon's sales commission policy. It seems that unless a book is priced at more than $2.64 Amazon's commission will eat into the shipping allowance. So people with those 1¢ books aren't making out like bandits after all. I will have to see how it goes before I decide whether to keep my books listed there. A lot of others are already doing it, though. All the books I can list on half I will continue to list there.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

word from Stark House

Hello Mystery Enthusiasts:
The new Stark House Press book just arrived. Postponed from Spring of this year, it is UNDERGROUND / COLLECTED STORIES by RUSSELL JAMES (1933586176, $14.95).
Called by Ian Rankin "the Godfather of British noir," James has been turning out pitch-dark stories since the late 1980's. In fact, UNDERGROUND is his very first novel, never before published in the U.S., and something of a cult classic.
The five stories that fill out the book have also never been published before in the U.S. They made their first appearance in various British anthologies, or in the case of "How Could It Last?", have never been published anywhere before.
Also included is a new introduction by Mr. James, as well as a complete bibliography of his novels for those readers who may have missed any of his various noir gems.
The Face calls James "an unholy cross between Len Deighton and David Goodis." Booklist calls him "one of the UK's finest genre writers." And Gary Lovisi of Hardboiled asks the question, "Who says Brits can't write true hardboiled? This guy is good!"
High praise indeed!
Greg Shepard, publisher
Stark House Press
---Don't know for sure if I will get this in my standing order but I wouldn't be surprised.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

latest Ash-Tree title here

Here today:
Whitehead, Henry S. PASSING OF A GOD and Other Stories, Ash-Tree '07, (The Collected Short Fiction of Henry S. Whitehead Vol. 1; Douglas A. Anderson & Stefan Dziemianowicz [eds]), new in dj 48.00
---the first of three volumes in this welcome series.

Friday, November 2, 2007

word from Haffner

Email rec'd:


The latest releases from Haffner Press will be:



Picking up where MARTIAN QUEST: THE EARLY BRACKETT left off, LORELEI OF THE RED MIST: PLANETARY ROMANCES collects 12 more tales of strange adventures on other worlds from the undisputed "Queen of Space Opera." Drawn from Planet Stories and Thrilling Wonder Stories pulp magazines, this tome revels in the 1946 titular collaboration with Ray Bradbury--who also contributes an original poem about Leigh Brackett as well as an essay about meeting & working with Brackett. Harry Turtledove, the modern master of "alternate history," provides the introduction and the book is adorned with Frank Kelly Freas' vintage illustrations from the 1953 reprint of "Lorelei of the Red Mist."

In a review of MARTIAN QUEST: THE EARLY BRACKETT, Paul di Filippo says "Plainly, Brackett was growing with every story she wrote, not yet 30 years old by the volume's end, with the best yet to come." LORELEI OF THE RED MIST: PLANETARY ROMANCES is where some of that "best" can found:

The Blue Behemoth (from Planet Stories)
Thralls of the Endless Night (from Planet Stories)
The Jewel of Bas (from Planet Stories)
The Veil of Astellar (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
Terror Out of Space (from Planet Stories)
The Vanishing Venusians (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
Lorelei of the Red Mist (with Ray Bradbury) (from Planet Stories)
The Moon That Vanished (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Beast-Jewel of Mars (from Planet Stories)
Quest of the Starhope (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Lake of the Gone Forever (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Dancing Girl of Ganymede (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)

So, in Brackett's own words: "The trailways of space are before you, to blaze as you will . . . I’ll be looking for you when I get back. Right now my little Fitts-Sothern is warming up in the launching rack, ready to blast off for Venus. There’s a situation developing there, up in the high plateaus north of the Sea of Morning Opals. I've got to see what happens."

See ya there, Leigh.

By Leigh Brackett
Foreword by Ray Bradbury, Introduction by Harry Turtledove
Illustrated by Frank Kelly Freas
496-page 6.25" x 9.25" Smythe-sewn Archival-quality Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-893887-24-4
1000-copy trade edition: $40.00 (U.S.)
Release date: December 24, 2007

Be sure to check often for updates, changes, and special announcements.


Grand Master Jack Williamson passed away last year at the age of 98, but the ambitious program to collect his short fiction continues. Of the 10 tales in this collection (three of which are full-length novels!) over half have never been reprinted before. GATEWAY TO PARADISE includes ten stories from 1938 to 1940, including the original texts of "The Reign of Wizardry" (later editions were amended by Williamson with the 1953 translation of Minoan Linear B), "Darker Than You Think" (this version is 40,000 words, Jack expanded the manuscript for the 1948 Fantasy Press edition) and "Gateway to Paradise" (reprinted as DOME AROUND AMERICA - Ace Double D-118). Included are two true rarities: two stories that originally appeared in William L. Hamling's 1940 fanzine, Stardust. The author provides an afterword commenting on the genesis of these stories, and reflecting on the economic and cultural mood of the nation during the tail-end of pre-WWII American Science Fiction.

Contents include:
The Reign of Wizardry (from Unknown)
The Sun Maker (from Thrilling Wonder Stories)
The Crystal of Death (from Stardust)
The Girl in the Bottle (from Super Science Stories)
Racketeers in the Sky (from Argosy Weekly)
Ashes of Iron (from Stardust)
Darker Than You Think (from Unknown)
The Star of Dreams (from Comet Stories)
The Iron God (from Marvel Tales)
Gateway to Paradise (from Startling Stories)

As with the previous volumes in THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, GATEWAY TO PARADISE is a smythe-sewn 6" x 9" hardcover typeset in a format designed to honor the Fantasy Press editions of Williamson's first books from the 1940s & 50s. Full-color endpapers reproduce the pulp magazine cover art for each story's first appearance.

Several volumes in this series are already out of print, so make sure to reserve your copy to avoid disappointment. Previous volumes in the series are:

WIZARD'S ISLE (Vol 3) Low Stock
SPIDER ISLAND (Vol 4) Low Stock
THE CRUCIBLE OF POWER (Vol 5) Out of Print

By Jack Williamson
540+ page 6.25" x 9.25" Smythe-sewn Archival-quality Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-893887-26-8
500-copy trade edition: $40.00 (U.S.)
Release date: Spring 2008

Be sure to check often for updates, changes, and special announcements.
---I will be getting my order in for these presently for sure.

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