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, October 20, 2008

new catalog listings

---It's been a while since I transferred the latest catalog listings to here, so here they are:
  • Ace Double F-161 Grinnell, David / Brunner, John DESTINY'S ORBIT / TIMES WITHOUT NUMBER, ('62), (He sought an empire in the stars / Beware of the masters of "If"), vg-f 5.00
  • Bal U 2214 Vance, Jack FUTURE TENSE, 6/64, (PBO; Four brilliant diversities in science fiction), g 4.00
  • Wharton, Edith THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY, Scribners, 5th, (photoreprint; in Contemporary Classics series; orig: 1913; 594 pages), vg+ 5.00
  • Wharton, Edith HUDSON RIVER BRACKETED, Scribners '85, 1st pb thus, (orig: 1929; provides a candid and often biting critique of New York's literary life in the 1920s; 536 pages), vg+ 5.00
  • Mann, Thomas THE HOLY SINNER, Knopf '51, 1st edn, (translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter), ex-libr else g in dj (pretty good reading copy) 5.00
  • Cady, Jack SINGLETON, Madrona '81, (captures as no other novel ever has the thrill of driving a truck), ex-libr else vg+ in vg+ dj 10.00
  • Andreyev, Leonid HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, French's Standard Library Edition, nd, (©1949; perhaps author's best dramatic work; translated from the Russian with an introduction by Gregory Zilboorg), vg 5.00
  • Simon, Neil LONDON SUITE: A Comedy, Samuel French, nd, (©'96; play), vg-f 5.00
  • Wolfe, Gene THE KNIGHT, Tor, 1/04, 1st edn, (Wizard Knight #1), vg+ in dj $10
  • Rotter, Pat (ed) BITCHES AND SAD LADIES: An Anthology of Fiction by and About Women, Harper's Magazine Press '75, 1st edn, (not just women's fiction; 432 pages), vg in dj 10.00
  • Coward, Noel THREE PLAYS, Grove, 2nd('81), (Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever & Private Lives; Edward Albee intro), vg 4.00
  • Anchor A54 Strindberg, August SIX PLAYS OF STRINDBERG, nd, (©'55; In new translations by Elizabeth Sprigge), g-vg 3.00
  • Fawcett Premier 30795 Oates, Joyce Carol WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?: Stories of Young America, 4th, vg 3.00
  • Ballantine U2191 Dick, Philip K. MARTIAN TIME-SLIP, ('64), (PBO; A deathly trap waits for the colonists on Mars), vg+ 10.00
  • Ace 36331 Pohl, Frederik (ed) THE SECOND IF READER OF SCIENCE FICTION, nd, (Asimov, Aldiss, Budrys, Niven, Laumer, Clement, etc.), g-vg 2.00
  • Ace Double 42900 Carter, Lin / Smith, George H. TOWER OF THE MEDUSA / KAR KABALLA, ('69), (PBOs; The most dangerous thing in the universe - for the taking! / Science fights magic on Earth's twin), g-vg 3.00
  • Fontana 2872 Soyinka, Wole THE INTERPRETERS, 3rd(10/74), (Nigeria today... the men cynical but passionate, the women lusty, proud and raw; five peope who become reluctantly involved in an evangelical cult - with dramatic consequences; first novel by Nobel laureate), vg+ 6.00
  • Hoagland, Edward THE EDWARD HOAGLAND READER, Random House '79, 1st edn, (superb essays by latter-day Thoreau; Geoffrey Wolff [ed & intro]), vg in price-clipped dj 10.00
  • Nathan, Robert PORTRAIT OF JENNIE, Knopf, 24th(12/74), (fantasy masterpiece), vg+ in vg dj 10.00
  • Gilliatt, Penelope SPLENDID LIVES, Coward McCann & Geoghegan '78, 1st US edn, (stories), vg+ in dj 10.00
  • Márquez, Gabriel García COLLECTED STORIES, Harper & Row '84, 1st edn, (first combined edition; originally published in Spanish in three separate volumes), vg+ in dj 15.00
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis THE FABULOUS RACONTEUR, Juniper Forgotten Classics of Mystery Volume IV, nd, (contains The Wrecker, The Suicide Club, The Pavillion on the Links, The Sire of Maletroit's Door and Thrawn Janet), g-vg in price-clipped dj 8.00
  • Vinge, Joan D. THE HEAVEN CHRONICLES, SFBC ('91), (classic novellas "Legacy" & "The Outcasts of Heaven Belt"), vg-f in dj 5.00
  • Leiber, Fritz THE BIG TIME, SFBC ('82), (What if you were drafted into a war without end?; winner of the 1958 Hugo Award for Best Novel), vg-f in dj 5.00
  • Tor 53346 Barnes, John KALEIDOSCOPE CENTURY, 2nd, (dazzling, pyrotechnic vision of a harrowing future), vg-f 3.00
  • Ace pb 87855 Van Vogt, A.E. THE WEAPON SHOPS OF ISHER, nd, (© 1951; Imagine an empire of the far future, dictatorial, proud, all-conquering, whose citizens could defy it at will by merely entering a store and buying a gun! The guns would be super-weapons that the Empire couldn't duplicate or defeat - and the stores would be impregnable fortresses open to everyone except soldiers and policemen!), vg $3
  • Avon G- 1096 Simak, Clifford THE WORLDS OF CLIFFORD SIMAK, nd, (Six science-fiction stories from the $3.75 edition), g-vg 2.50
  • Del Rey 25474 de Camp, L. Sprague THE BEST OF L. SPRAGUE DE CAMP, 5/78, (deft delights; Poul Anderson intro), hole punch in cover, otherwise vg 3.00
  • DAW 294 Bayley, Barrington J. STAR WINDS, 6/78, (PBO; The ship that sailed to Mars...and beyond), vg+ 3.00
  • Pop Lib 08465 Atwood, Margaret SURFACING, 9th, (The most shattering novel a woman ever wrote --), g (underlining) 2.00
  • Pinnacle 00388 Forester, C.S. COMMODORE HORNBLOWER, 3/75, (#8 in saga), vg-f 3.00
  • Penguin Classics L86 Huysmans, J.-K. AGAINST NATURE, 2nd('66), (caused a sensation when first published in 1884; translation by Robet Baldick), vg 2.50
  • Huxley, Aldous THE DEVILS OF LOUDUN, Book Club ('53), (brilliant historical narrative), The Bookfind News #132 leaves laid in (with info on this selection), vg+ in creased dj 5.00
---Note that I now provide links to covershots. It's a little bit extra work for me but I hope it's useful (or interesting or entertaining) being able to catch a glimpse of the actual book cover. Also note that I'm listing more non-fantastical type books. I will still have plenty of sf/f/h genre books to list, but I will stick in everything else I happen to run onto as well. Most of it is things that happened to look interesting to me, or that I thought seemed like a pretty good bargain, or that I thought someone else might be interested in getting, or perhaps a few other reasons -- some maybe not so good -- but here they are anyway. (Discount on all these is 10%, if you didn't already know that.)

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