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, November 6, 2008

latest catalogings

Here are a bunch of used (& a few "as new") books I've managed to catalog since list entry:
  • Pap Lib 53680 White, Ted THE SPAWN OF THE DEATH MACHINE, 7/68, (PBO; Was he a barbaric superman - or a computer-created monster?), vg 3.00
  • Belmont 751 White, Ted THE JEWELS OF ELSEWHEN, 4/67, (PBO; You walk through the door into the void...), vg 3.00
  • Pyramid X1787 White, Ted & Dave Van Arnam SIDESLIP, 4/68, (PBO; Alien invaders ruled all Earth - so how come I'd never heard of them?), vg+ 3.00
  • Avon 42869 Simak, Clifford D. THEY WALKED LIKE MEN, 3/79, (One Man Against An Encroaching Alien Doom!), vg-f 2.50
  • Ace Double F-227 Brunner, John THE SPACE-TIME JUGGLER / THE ASTRONAUTS MUST NOT LAND, ('63), (PBOs; They'd left as men, but what were they now? / He tampered with the future of worlds), vg+ 5.00
  • DAW pb UE1502 Van Vogt, A.E. THE MAN WITH A THOUSAND NAMES, 5th, vg-f 2.50
  • Pocket pb 82975 Laumer, Keith A PLAGUE OF DEMONS, 12/79 (Canada printing), (From another world they come - to feed on the brains of men), vg 2.50
  • Pullman, Philip THE AMBER SPYGLASS, Knopf, 10/00, 1st US edn, (His Dark Materials #3), vg-f in dj 12.00
  • Ace Double F-119a/b Dickson, Gordon R. DELUSION WORLD / SPACIAL DELIVERY, ('61), (PBOs; If you don't look, she'll go away! / Rendezvous with a double-sized Goliath), vg+ 5.00
  • Ace pb 73293 Le Guin, Ursula K. ROCANNON'S WORLD, nd, (Rallying the primitive natives around him, Rocannon set out to prove that technology was no match for courage and love of freedom), vg+ 2.50
  • Avon 38299 Le Guin, Ursula K. THE LATHE OF HEAVEN, 6th, (highly acclaimed novel of a brilliant vision of our possible futures), vg+ 2.00
  • Dell pb 0462 Williams, Robert Moore BEACHHEAD PLANET, 1/70, (PBO; He fought the invasion of the brain-snatchers), vg+ 2.00
  • Lancer 73528 White, Ted THE SORCERESS OF QAR, '66, (PBO; sequel to Phoenix Prime; strange, paradoxical world of Qanar, where a weird, age-old magic exists as everyday reality), g-vg $2
  • Lancer 73476 White, Ted PHOENIX PRIME, '66, (PBO; A superman on Earth, Max Quest was powerless in a savagely alien world), vg+ 3.00
  • Borges, Jorge Luis LABYRINTHS: Selected Stories & Other Writings, New Directions, 22nd, (representative selection; biographical & critical introduction by editors), g-vg 4.00
  • Lessing, Doris THE FOUR-GATED CITY, Plume, 10/76, 1st thus, (A complete novel from author's masterwork Children of Violence; fifth in five-book sequence), g-vg (probably really vg) 5.00
  • Dunne, Dominick THREE COMPLETE NOVELS: The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, People Like Us & An Inconvenient Woman, Wings '94, 1st thus, (unabridged texts reset for this volume), vg+ in dj 6.00
  • Bennett, Arnold THE WOMAN WHO STOLE EVERYTHING and Other Stories, Cassell '27, 1st, front free endpaper cut out, g (pages browned, generally worn, but clean and readable; no dj) 20.00
  • Ace pb 91355 Wollheim, Donald A. & Terry Carr (eds) WORLDS BEST SCIENCE FICTION: Third Series, nd, (orig: World's Best Science Fictin: 1967), vg+ 2.50
  • Signet Classic CP217 London, Jack THE SEA-WOLF And Selected Writings, 4/64, (with an Afterword by Franklin Walker), g-vg 1.50
  • Spectra 27822 Bradbury, Ray THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, 85th, (in The Grand Master Editions series), vg-f 3.00
  • Signet Classic CP120 Yeats, W.B. THE CELTIC TWILIGHT and a selection of early poems, 3/62, (Introduction by Walter Starkie), g-vg 2.50
  • DAW 852 Reichert, Mickey Zucker BY CHAOS CURSED, 6/91, INSCRIBED by author: "To Griffin - The guy with the great name", (PBO; The Bifrost Guardians #5), vg+ 5.00
  • DAW 333 Cherryh, C.J. THE FADED SUN: SHON'JIR, 4/79, g 2.00
  • Bal U 5063 Saberhagen, Fred BERSERKER, 1/67, (PBO; linked stories; first in Berserker series), g $1; g-vg 2.00
  • Baen 87845 Bujold, Lois McMaster MEMORY, 10/97, (A Miles Vorkosigan Novel; space opera at its dramatic best), vg 3.00
  • Tor 53446 Carver, Jeffrey A. PANGLOR, 7/96, (stunning prequel that launches author's famed Star Rigger Universe), g-vg 2.00
  • Bantam a 02877 Biggle, Lloyd, Jr. MONUMENT, 5/78, (The terrifying novel about the final battle between a sensual paradise and a death-dealing civilization), vg 2.00
  • Bantam S5268 Bradbury, Ray A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, 13th, (stories of wonder, fantasy, and delight; orig: 1959), vg 2.50
  • Ball 25557 Foster, Alan Dean STAR TREK: Log Nine, 2/77, (PBO; adapted from the animated series created by Gene Roddenberry; BEM, from script by David Gerrold), vg 3.00
  • Collins, Wilkie TALES OF TERROR AND THE SUPERNATURAL, Dover '72, (Selected & introduced by Herbert van Thal), vg 5.00
  • Sheed, Wilfrid MAX JAMISON, Arbor House Library of Contemporary Americana '86, 1st thus, (adds introduction by Jack Kroll; orig: 1970; high comedy on the edge of despair), vg+ 5.00
  • Grove B-120 Brecht, Bertolt GALILEO, 13th, (Evergreen Black Cat edn; play translated by Charles Laughton; Eric Bentley [ed & intro]), vg 2.00
  • Monarch 443 Fontenay, Charles THE DAY THE OCEANS OVERFLOWED, 5/64, (PBO; A Handful Of People Fight For Survival Against A Violent Upheaval Of Nature), vg 3.00
  • Avon V 2411 McIntosh, J.T. FLIGHT FROM REBIRTH, 7/71, (PBO; with the intelligence of a moron, Benny is disqualified for rebirth), vg $2
  • DAW 420 Cherryh, C.J. DOWNBELOW STATION, 7th, (Hugo Award novel), g-vg 2.00
  • Bantam T7499 Pedler, Kit & Gerry Davis MUTANT 59: The Plastic Eaters, 2/73, (a biological time bomb), vg 2.00
  • Berkley 03680 Anderson, Poul THREE HEARTS AND THREE LIONS, 4/78, (The fantasy classic of a modern warrior, an ancient realm of sorcery and a sword that sang of slaying), g-vg 2.00
  • Berkley S2069 Kelley, Leo P. THE COINS OF MURPH, 10/71, (PBO; For once Mankind made Decisions; now Murph has ordered a change in the ways of Man), g-vg 2.00
  • Ace G- 766 Hamilton, Edmond STARWOLF #3: World of the Starwolves, ('68), (PBO; stellar adventure featuring Morgan Chane, the Starwolf; epic), vg+ 2.50
  • Berkley S2101 Lem, Stanislaw SOLARIS, 12/71, (a sentient ocean; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin & Steve Cox), vg 3.00
  • Ace sp 65050 Shaw, Bob THE PALACE OF ETERNITY, ('69), (PBO; a novel of man's farthest future), vg 4.00
  • Ace pb 86064 Saberhagen, Fred THE VEILS OF AZLAROC, 10/78, (PBO; brings together a number of characters from a multitude of different generations as a result of a mysterious physical phenomenon that annually can capture visitors to the planet and makes them prisoners in time), vg 3.00
  • Penguin 2376 Dick, Philip K. THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, '65, (If Germany had defeated Russia..If Japan had beaten the U.S.A....), g-vg (a bit of water damage) 4.00
  • Manor 12410 Dick, Philip K. NOW WAIT FOR LAST YEAR, '76, (She had tried other drugs, but JJ180 promised a greater thrill), g-vg 5.00
  • Rorem, Ned WINGS OF FRIENDSHIP: Selected Letters, 1944-2003, Shoemaker & Hoard ('05), 1st, (texts of self-invention), as new 6.00
  • Merwin, W.S. SUMMER DOORWAYS, Shoemaker & Hoard ('05), 1st, (tells the story of the poet's youth a few years before he won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1952), as new in dj 6.00
  • Glass, Julia THE WHOLE WORLD OVER, Hutchinson '06, 1st, (another tale that pays tribute to the extraordinary complexities of love, by the author of Three Junes; 513 pages), as new in dj 6.00
  • Merwin, W.S. THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: Essays, Shoemaker & Hoard ('04), 1st, (unique journeys by poet, and naturalist, writing at the top of his form), as new in dj 6.00
  • Raine, Craig T.S. ELIOT, Oxford Lives and Legacies, Oxford '06, 3rd, (brilliant exploration), as new in dj 5.00
  • Ellroy, James THE BLACK DAHLIA, Mysterious, 6th, (crime masterpiece; afterword by author), remainder mark, as new (but with a few pages mistrimmed) 4.00
  • Galliono, Rev. Antonio TORTURES AND TORMENTS OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS, Feral House ('04), 1st thus, (new edition inclues historic and contemporary illustrations, and a forensic investigation into the Crucifixion that inspired Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ), as new 6.00
  • Byron, Robert THE ROAD TO OXIANA, Oxford '07, (first published in 1937; adds 2006 preface by Rory Stewart; certainly the wittiest book, and perhaps the wisest, written in English about Iran), as new 5.00
  • Conee, Earl & Theodore Sider RIDDLES OF EXISTENCE: A Guided Tour of Metaphysics, Oxford, 3rd, (makes metaphysics genuinely accessible, even fun), as new in dj 7.00
  • Woodruff, Paul REVERENCE: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue, Oxford, 7th, (An elegant meditation; reveals how awe for things greater than oneself can, and must, be a touchstone for other virtues like respect, humility, and charity; ranges widely over diverse cultural terrain), as new 4.00
  • Berry, Wendell A CONTINUOUS HARMONY: Essays Cultural and Agricultural, Shoemaker & Hoard ('04), 1st thus, (author's second collection of essays, first published in 1972), as new 4.00
  • Berry, Wendell THE LONG-LEGGED HOUSE, Shoemaker & Hoard '04, (author's first collection of essays, first published in 1969), as new 5.00
  • DAW 486 Piserchia, Doris THE DIMENSIONEERS, 6/82, (PBO; she had always been able to link minds with an equally weird mutated lion and skip into the worlds of the fourth dimension), vg 2.50
  • Pyramid T2237 Smith, E.E. "Doc" SKYLARK OF VALERON, 5th(6/70), (Skylark #3; Adventures beyond the Universe - Skylark in a world of four dimensions), vg+ 3.00
  • Monarch 354 Hatch, Gerald THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE, 6/63, (PBO; Mankind Was Facing A Terrible New Ice Age And No One Knew How To Halt The Deadly Event), vg 3.00
  • Dell pb 8527 Janifer, Laurence M. POWER, 9/74, (PBO; Earth had grown great - and corrupt; A rebel spaceship - in a gamble that would either save or destroy Empire Earth), vg 2.00
  • Ace H- 26 Davidson, Avram (ed) THE BEST FROM FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION: 13th Series, nd, (stories from 1962-4; Bester, Vance, Ballard, Henderson, Harrison, Davidson, etc.), vg+ 3.00
  • Del Rey 29696 Silverberg, Robert UP THE LINE, 4th(6/81), (The sensuous time traveler could make love down trough the ages - unless he grew careless along the way), g 2.00
  • Pocket pb 83296 Anderson, Chester THE BUTTERFLY KID, 8/80, (orig: 1967; When the intergalactic battle begins, the world will be won by wit, imagination and Chester Anderson!), vg-f 15.00
[all 10% discount]

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