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, November 12, 2008

more books cataloged

Seem to be getting up a head of steam, because I have these added to the catalog since last post:
  • Edelman, David Louis INFOQUAKE, Pyr '06, 1st, (takes speculative fiction into alien territory, the corporate boardroom of the far future; author's debut), vg-f 7.50
  • Harrison, M. John NOVA SWING, Spectra, 10/07, 1st US?, (part broken love story, part noir, part far-reaching SF; proves that SF can be literature), PR laid in, vg-f 7.00
  • Grimwood, Jon Courtenay 9TAIL FOX, Gollancz '05, 1st (pb variant), (compelling literary melding of noir crime, SF and oriental legend), vg-f 7.50
  • Moriarty, Chris SPIN CONTROL, Spectra, 7/06, 1st, (chaotic posthuman future in which the final frontier may well be extinction; hard SF), PR laid in, vg-f 6.00
  • Smith, Michael Marshall ONE OF US, HarperCollins UK '99, (REMtemp working the night hours caretaking people's dreams and memories), vg-f 7.50
  • Lovegrove, James DAYS, Phoenix '97, 1st, (the world's first and [some still say] foremost gigastore), vg-f 8.50
  • Sawyer, Robert J. ROLLBACK, Tor, 4/07, 1st edn, (A Sci Fi Essential Book; explores morals and ethics on both human and cosmic scales), vg-f in dj 8.50
  • Roberts, Adam POLYSTOM, Gollancz, 2nd('03), (two universes, one reality), vg-f 6.00
  • Scalzi, John OLD MAN'S WAR, Tor, 1/06, A Sci-Fi Essential Book, (sidesteps most of the clich├ęs of military SF), vg-f 6.00
  • Barry, Max JENNIFER GOVERNMENT, Abacus '04, (A brilliant satire on globalisation and marketing hype; the best novel in the world ever), vg-f 6.00
  • Scott, Tim OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, Spectra, 6/07, 1st, (surreal alternative future where appliances talk back and cities are divided into zones based on musical tastes; author's debut), PR laid in, vg+ 6.00
  • Signet T4275 White, Ted BY FURIES POSSESSED, 6/70, (PBO; Ted Dameron's mind is blown beyond his wildest dreams by an interstellar agent of destruction), vg $2; vg-f 3.00
  • Lancer 74509 Van Arnam, Dave STAR BARBARIAN, '69, (PBO; in the tradition of the magnificent Conan with an exciting difference), vg 2.50
  • Ace G- 641 Williamson, Jack BRIGHT NEW UNIVERSE, ('67), (PBO; Earth calling all stars - - - S.O.S.; other races... other evils?), price sticker, else vg+ 3.00
  • Ace pb 78424 Hamilton, Edmond STARWOLF, 6th(6/86), (The classic space adventure trilogy in one volume), g-vg 2.50
  • Ace pbk 00018 Anthony, Patricia COLD ALLIES, 4/94, (brilliant portrait of men and women being driven to Armageddon; author's debut), vg 2.50
  • Spectra 28565 Tepper, Sheri S. GRASS, 8/90, (subtle, complex meditation on ecological disaster; a NY Times Notable book), vg 2.50
  • Timescape 83692 McIntyre, Vonda N. THE ENTROPY EFFECT, 4th, (A Star Trek Novel; The universe has less than a century left...unless Spock can change history!), vg 2.00
  • Pyramid R1664 Laumer, Keith THE INVADERS, 8/67, (PBO; First in a thrilling new series based on the smash ABC-TV hit; A one-man war against aliens from outer space!), vg $2
  • Tor 55286 Saberhagen, Fred THE FIFTH BOOK OF LOST SWORDS: Coinspinner's's Story, 9/90, (the Sword of Chance), vg+ 2.50
  • Ace Double H- 21 Vance, Jack/ Wayman, Tony Russell THE LAST CASTLE / WORLD OF THE SLEEPER, ('67), (PBOs; Winner of the 1967 Nebula Award for Best Short Novel / Take your choice of any world or time -- but at your own peril!), vg $4; vg-f 5.00
  • Tor 51118 Saberhagen, Fred THE SIXTH BOOK OF LOST SWORDS: Mindsword's Story, 6/91, (It is up to Prince Mark of Tasavalta: his wife and kingdom, and the world, all may be lost to the Mindsword), vg+ $2
  • Ballantine 02108 Mason, Douglas R. SATELLITE 54-ZERO, 1/71, (PBO; It was a privately owned research station -- and it was also fully armed...), vg $2
  • Berkley 02601 Herbert, Frank DUNE MESSIAH, 16th, (Dune #2), vg+ 1.00
  • Ace Double D-322a/b Williams, Robert Moore THE BLUE ATOM / THE VOID BEYOND and Other Stories, ('58), (PBOs; Who controls it, controls all / Amazing tales of future super-science), fr-g (cracked binding) $3; vg-f 6.00
  • Bard 35428 Reed, Ishmael FLIGHT TO CANADA, 10/77, (A revisionist riff on the great American myth of the Civil War), g-vg 2.00
  • Curtis 07081 Williams, Robert Moore WHEN TWO WORLDS MEET: Stories of Men on Mars, ('70), (PBO; Earthman against Alien in a space age confrontation to decide the fate of the Universe), p-fr (loose pages) 2.00
  • Faw Cr P1829 Asimov, Isaac THE GODS THEMSELVES, 6/73, (won the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1972 and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1973), g-vg $2; vg 2.50
  • Spectra 56887 Nasir, Jamil THE HIGHER SPACE, 7/96, (PBO; Science, shamanism, and a town pushed to the edge of reality), g 1.50
  • Pap Lib 63253 Vale, Rena TAURUS FOUR, 1/70, (PBO; descendants of a lost 20th-century hippie colony in the year 2270 A.D.), g-vg $2
  • DAW 447 Phillifent, John T. KING OF ARGENT, 4th, (A rebuilt man for a life-hostile planet), fr-g 1.50
  • Lancer 74941 Williams, Robert Moore ZANTHAR AT THE EDGE OF NEVER, '68, (PBO; Easy Eye edn; In the womb of time itself, men battle for the future!; Zanthar #3), g-vg 2.50
  • Pop Lib 02511 Williams, Robert Moore THE RETURN OF JONGOR, ('70), (PBO; ©1946; The mighty jungle giant and his friends penetrate a land of deadly beast-men), vg+ 4.00
  • Ace Double M-101 Brackett, Leigh PEOPLE OF THE TALISMAN / THE SECRET OF SINHARAT, ('64), (PBOs; Find the Gates of Death - and live! / Behind the banner of eternal life lies eternal horror ), fr 2.50
  • Avon 44057 Le Guin, Ursula K. THE DISPOSSESSED, 9th, (magnificent epic of an ambiguous utopia), vg-f 3.00
  • Warner 60733 Meltzer, Brad DEAD EVEN, 3/99, (529-page legal thriller), fr-g 1.00
  • Bantam A1369 Huxley, Aldous BRAVE NEW WORLD, 3rd, (The mighty novel of a soulless, streamlined Eden - and the two who escape it), vg+ 3.00
  • Avon 40519 Haldeman, Joe (ed) STUDY WAR NO MORE: A Selection of Alternatives, 10/78, (Ten masters of science fiction write of future wars and wolds without war), g 2.00
  • Ace pb 66901 Vance, Jack THE DIRDIR, ('69), (PBO; Planet of Adventure #3), vg+ 5.00
  • Lancer 73766 Williams, Robert Moore THE BELL FROM INFINITY, '68, (PBO; The ringing came from everywhere and nowhere, and Perth had to stop it before it destroyed the Solar System), g $2
  • Berkley 15290 Parker, Robert B. THIN AIR, 4/96, (Spenser mystery), g-vg 1.50
  • Tor 54162 Farland, David THE RUNELORDS: The Sum of All Men, 3rd, (Runelords #1; The very Earth is in pain; Its wounds must be healed; There must arise a new king: the Earth King must be reborn; Only then will humanity have a chance to survive), vg 2.00
  • DAW 353 Norton, Andre QUAG KEEP, 9/79, (Of dragons and dungeons; war games), g $1
  • Faw GM T2159 Deindorfer, Robert G. (ed) THE SPIES, nd, (Great TRUE Stories of Espionage; Introduction by Ladislas Farago), g (inconsequential water damage) 1.50
  • Ace pb 10704 Le Guin, Ursula K. CITY OF ILLUSIONS, nd, (the glory that had been Terra's in the golden age of the League of Worlds lost to ruthless conquerors), vg+ $2
  • Ace 66953, Le Guin, Ursula K. PLANET OF EXILE, 4th(12/74), (the eerie, murderous snowghouls were beginning to appear), vg 2.00
  • Berkley 03910 Le Guin, Ursula K. THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST, 5th, (The mind-stunning SF masterpiece), vg+ 2.50
  • Ace pb 47805 Le Guin, Ursula K. THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, 14th(6/77), (adds new introductory essay by author), vg+ 2.50
  • Pocket 82930 Young, Jim THE FACE OF THE DEEP, 12/79, (PBO; Bok II can know every human feeling - every one but mercy), vg 2.50
  • DAW 365 Vance, Jack EMPHYRIO, 12/79, (Was he the legendary liberator, or tomorrow's space pirate?), vg 4.00
  • DAW 361 Vance, Jack THE FACE, 11/79, (PBO; Demon Princes #4), vg-f 6.00
  • Tor 55015 Roessner, Michaela THE STARS COMPEL, 9/00, (sequel to The Stars Dispose), g-vg (Dollar General label) 2.00
  • Signet E8937 Paul, Barbara BIBBLINGS, 11/79, (PBO; The federation was out to recruit a new member world - a mineral-rich planet where madness was a way of life...), vg 3.00

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