Library Additions: Four Tachyon Books

October 11th, 2017

Picked these up direct from Tachyon, along with some copies for the Lame Excuse Books catalog.

  • Beagle, Peter S. In Calabria. Tachyon, 2017. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Beagle.
  • Beukes, Lauren. Slipping. Tachyon, 2016. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. Short story collection.
  • Lansdale, Joe R. Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade. Tachyon, 2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy.
  • Morrow, James. The Asylum of Dr. Caligari. Tachyon, 2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. Short novel that uses the silent German Expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
  • Shoegazer Sunday: The Denzels “Self-Talk”

    October 8th, 2017

    For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s The Denzels “Self-Talk”. They sound a bit like classic-era Jesus and Mary Chain, with maybe a bit of early U2 thrown in.

    Interview With Howard Waldrop in the Austin Chronicle

    October 6th, 2017

    Yeah, you should probably read it.

    Library Additions: Three Signed A. E. van Vogt Books

    October 4th, 2017

    L.W. Currey had another sale, and I found three books signed firsts by A. E. van Vogt, who I previously had no signed books for (plus one other).

  • Pratt, Fletcher. Double in Space. Doubleday, 1951. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with moderate spine fading. Bought for $8.

    Double in Space

  • Van Vogt, A. E. The Battle of Forever. Author’s Co-Op, 1978. First edition hardback, #57 of 500 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with rubbing at head and along rear edges. Bought for $8.

    Battle of Forever

  • Van Vogt, A. E. The Beast. Doubleday Science Fiction, 1963. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with the barest traces of wear at head and heel. Signed by van Vogt: “Sincerely/A.E. and Lydia van Vogt.” Replaces an unsigned copy. Bought for $8.

    van Vogt Beast

  • Van Vogt, A. E. The War Against the Rull. Simon & Schuster, 1959. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with soiling along join line of white rear cover and touches of wear elsewhere. Inscribed by the author: “With the compliments/of the author/A. E. van Vogt.” Bought for $8.

    War Against the Rull

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  • Lame Excuse Books Catalog for September 2016

    October 2nd, 2017

    Welcome to another edition of “Lawrence posts the Latest Lame Excuse Books catalog as a text file.”


    Greetings, and welcome to the Lame Excuse Books catalog for September 2017!

    In addition to the usual small press firsts from Subterranean Press, Tachyon, Charnel House, etc., it’s got signed books by Douglas Adams, Ray Bradbury, Michael Moorcock and Neil Gaiman, an already-out-of-print Joe Hill limited, a stunningly beautiful Jack Vance limited, and the usual assortment of odds and end, a few volumes that somehow escaped cataloging heretofore, along with a lot of price markdowns.

    With the demise of TomFolio, I switched over to Biblio as my multi-listing site. While uploading there, I marked some things up there to take into account their commission structure. However, I also
    found some things over market, so anything I marked down there I’m listing here under the new price. Finally, I have some Ex-Library books and other books that were under $10 which have sat around for
    entirely too long. I’m blowing those out for $1, so look for BLOWOUT PRICE for those if you want to stock up on cheap reading copies.

    I’ve also noticed that a lot of Subterranean Press books have gone out of print since the last time I checked. A lot are listed below at or below cover price, so you might want to pick those up while you can.

    The URL for the main Lame Excuse Books webpage is:

    http://www.lawrenceperson.com/lame.html

    I’m still doing a Lame Excuse Books Twitter feed:

    https://twitter.com/LameExcuseBooks

    My books are also now listed at:

    https://www.biblio.com/bookstore/lame-excuse-books-austin

    But buying directly from me guarantees you the best price.

    Payment, Contact & Shipping Information

    Email me at lawrenceperson@gmail.com. I can hold books ten days on
    email or phone requests (please leave a message on my voice mail for
    the latter: (512) 569-9036). U.S. shipping is $5.00 for the first
    book, and $1.00 a book thereafter. Foreign shipping is at cost (please
    inquire; for most locations, First Class International starts at
    $22.50 now). Books may be returned in the same condition sent for any
    reason within 10 days of purchase for a full refund. Please make
    checks payable to Lawrence Person. I can also take PayPal payment to
    this email address at http://www.paypal.com, and I can take MC and
    Visa directly through my merchant account.

    Please mail checks to:

    Lawrence Person
    Lame Excuse Books
    P.O. Box 27231
    Austin, Texas 78755

    Now the books!

    Hardbacks

    LP2551. Adams, Douglas. Mostly Harmless. Harmony Books, 1992. First
    U.S. hardback edition, a Fine- copy with very slight crimping at head
    and heel, a dime-sized spot of very slight/faint discoloration to
    front free endpaper, in a Near Fine+ dust jacket with slight surface
    wear. Signed by Adams. Fifth and last book in the Hitchhiker series.
    $49.

    LP2298. Anthony, Piers. Question Quest. Tor, 1991. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a crease to
    corner of front flap. The Fourteenth Xanth novel. Not the sort of
    thing I usually carry, but it came over in an auction lot. BLOWOUT
    PRICE. $1.

    LP2383B. Armstrong, Kelley. Forsaken. Subterranean Press 2015 First
    edition hardback, 1 of 1000 signed, numbered copies with a different
    cover and internal color illustration pages, a Fine copy in a Fine
    dust jacket, new and unread. Otherworld novel featuring werewolves.
    Cover price: $48. For you? $35.

    LP2384. Asimov, Isaac. Nine Tomorrows . Doubleday, 1959. Early reprint
    ($4.50 on dust jacket, no First Edition statement on copyright page),
    an Ex-Library copy with the usual flaws, otherwise Good+ with hinges
    starting to crack, heavy wear at heel, tape ghosts to endpapers,
    dampstaining to last few pages, in a Very Good- dust jacket with
    sticker on spine, tape on flaps, and general wear along spine. Reading
    copy of this early Asimov collection, which includes “The Last
    Question” (a personal favorite) and “The Ugly Little Boy.” Plus a few
    pages of rejection slips in the form of poems! BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2064. Banks, Iain M. Against a Dark Background. Orbit, 1993. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with slight haze
    rubbing (which means the glossy black areas seem to have a bit of haze
    on them if you move them back and forth under a strong light),
    otherwise new and unread. Banks first “pure” non-Culture SF novel.
    Banks was a phenomenally talented writer who died way too young. $100.

    LP2066. Banks, Iain M. Excession. Orbit, 1996. First edition hardback,
    a Fine copy (though with the characteristic slight page darkening of
    Orbit books of this era) in a Fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Banks:
    “To Narayan/-best wishes/Iain M. Banks”. Recommended. A Culture novel.
    For some reason I can’t find a single signed Excession on Bookfinder.
    $175.

    LP2173. Banks, Iain. The Quarry. Little Brown (UK), 2013. Fourth
    printing of the hardback first edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. Banks’ last novel, alas. $5.

    LP2116. Banks, Iain. Stonemouth. Little Brown (UK), 2012. Second
    printing of the hardback first edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. His second to last novel. Man comes back home
    for a funeral; complications ensue. Missed the reprint statement when
    I picked it up, so I’m selling it cheap. $5.

    LP2552. Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. Congdon & Weed, 1988. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a slight bit
    of crimping at head and slight haze rubbing along the spine join. His
    second novel, set on a distant planet featuring multiple alien
    species. Part of the Isaac Asimov Presents line. $10.

    LP2554. Bear, Elizabeth. ad eternum. Subterranean Press, 2012. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Part of her New Amsterdam series. Trade edition. $14.

    LP1518. Brackett, Leigh. The Long Tomorrow. Doubleday, 1955. Hardback,
    no edition stated, very possibly a book club, a VG+ copy with slight
    spots of staining (looks like dusty handprints) to boards, lacks the
    dj. Reading copy. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2556. Bradbury, Ray. Green Shadows, White Whale. Knopf, 1992. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a slight bit
    of wrinkling at head and heel. Inscribed by Bradbury: “Michael!/Ray
    Bradbury/Nov. 22, 94.” Fictionalized novel of Bradbury writing the
    screenplay for Walter Huston’s film of Moby Dick. $30.

    LP2180. Bradbury, Ray. With Cat for Comforter. Gibbs-Smith Publisher,
    1997. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Poem
    done as an illustrated children’s book in a small trim size. I get the
    impression this was for the pet store trade, so you might not have
    stumbled across it. $5.

    LP32. Bradfield, Scott. The Secret Life of Houses (U.S. title: The
    Dream of the Wolf). Unwin Hyman (UK), 1988. First edition hardback
    Fine/Fine-, with very slight head and heel bumping, and very faint
    rubbing to the back of the white dj. The author’s first book, a
    slipstream short story collection from which Ellen Datlow plucked the
    delightfully twisted “The Darling” for one of her Year’s Bests. Later
    reprinted in the US as The Dream of the Wolf. $5.

    LP1153. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The House Between Worlds. Doubleday,
    1980. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy (see Ex-Library Note)
    with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG- with spine lean, slight spine
    creasing, wear to bottom boards, and soiling to all three page blocks,
    in a NF- dj with creasing at extremities. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2518. Buckley, William F., Jr. Brothers No More. Doubleday, 1995.
    First edition hardback, a Very Good copy with slight dampstaining to
    last few pages at heel lifting some of the binding dye to the page
    edges, in a near Fine dust jacket with slight surface wear and slight
    crease to inner top flap. Thriller that starts in World War II.
    Earlier this year, I won a Buckley lot at auction quite cheaply, about
    half of which were signed. The non-signed books in the lot I’m blowing
    out cheap as reading copies. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2520. Buckley, William F., Jr. High Jinx. Doubleday, 1986. First
    edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a few pinpricks of dust staining
    at head in a Very Good+ dust jacket, with shallow chipping at head,
    heel and along the top edge of the front. A Blackford Oakes spy
    thriller. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2522. Buckley, William F., Jr. Spytime: The Undoing of James Jesus
    Angleton. Harcourt, 2000. First edition hardback, a Very Good with spy
    concave, in a Near Fine dust jacket. Novel based on Angleton’s
    real-life hunt for a communist mole in the CIA. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2523. Buckley, William F., Jr. A Very Private Plot. Morrow, 1994.
    First edition hardback, a Very Good- copy with dampstaining at heel
    and associated black dye transfer from boards, in a Very Good- dust
    jacket with dampstain warping to front and rear. A Blackford Oakes spy
    thriller. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP39. Butler, Octavia. Clay’s Ark. St. Martins, 1984. First edition
    hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise
    Fine-/Fine-. $10.

    LP475. Card, Orson Scott. A Planet Called Treason. St. Martin’s, 1979.
    First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise G-/VG-, with a cracked inner hinge resulting in uneven page
    blocks, spine lean, a large stain on page 91/92, wear to bottom
    boards, and some 3/8″ chipping at dj head. A reading copy or
    placeholder only. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP48. Carter, Raphael. The Fortunate Fall. Tor, 1996. First edition
    hardback, Fine/Fine-, unread, with trace of wear to matte black cover.
    One of the best first novels of the 1990s. Recommended. $10.

    LP655. Cherryh, C. J. Cyteen. Warner Books, 1988. First edition
    hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise
    G+/NF+ with spine lean, significant wear to bottom boards, long black
    marker line on heel, spine leaned and slightly concave. Well-worn, but
    an attractive dj for an Ex-Lib, and a true first of a Hugo winner.
    BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1156. Cherryh, C. J. Forty Thousand in Gehenna. Phantasia Press,
    1983. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy (see Ex-Library Note)
    with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG with slight spine lean, wear to
    bottom boards, and soiling to all three page blocks, in a NF dj with
    slight creasing at extremities. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1386. Clarke, Arthur C. Earthlight. Ballantine Books, 1955. First
    edition hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per
    Currey), an Ex-Library Copy, with two lines of black marker on half
    title page, small stamp and writing on copyright page, “Salvage” stamp
    on FFE, pocket and stamps on RFE, and tape ghosts to boards, otherwise
    VG- with moderate dust soiling to top page block and wear to bottom
    boards in a VG+ dust jacket with 1″ x 2″ yellowed repair tape to head
    to repair what appears to be two 1/2 x 1/8″ sections of dj loss along
    front and rear join folds; save for that, this is a very attractive
    dust jacket in a Mylar protector that shows no signs of being from an
    Ex-Lib copy, and save the tape, the rear white panel appears to be
    free of the usual soiling. All and all, better than a shelf-filing
    copy of one of Clarke’s better novels, depicting a military conflict
    centered around a moon colony and near-Earth orbit. The Ballantine
    Books hardbacks of this era had very small runs compared to the
    simultaneous paperback editions; while this is not quite as hard to
    find as Childhood’s End, it’s hard enough. $200.

    LP2373. Crichton, Michael, as Jeffery Hudson. A Case of Need.
    NAL/World Publishing, 1968. Book club hardback, a Near Fine copy in a
    Very Good- dust jacket with inexpertly taped 3″ tear across front and
    spine, with some associated pull loss, two 3/16″ tears at top front,
    and some age darkening to white dust jacket, which is otherwise
    intact. Solid reading copy of this pseudonymous Crichton mystery about
    a woman who died after an abortion. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1118. Dean, Pamela. Tam Lin. Tor, 1991. First edition hardback, a
    Fine- copy with exceptionally slight bumping at head and heel in a
    Fine, pristine dj. The second book in the Fairy Tale series. Tom Canty
    cover. A truly beautiful copy of this increasingly scarce fantasy
    novel. $70.

    LP2184. Denton, Brad. Sergeant Chip and Other Novellas. Subterranean
    Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 750 signed, numbered
    copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Three
    novellas, all of which I’m pretty sure are swell. Now out of print
    from the publisher. $30.

    LP1394. Dick, Philip K. I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Doubleday, 1985.
    First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise VG/NF with spine lean and wear to the bottom boards.
    Posthumous short story collection. $4.

    LP873. Di Filippo, Paul. Spondulix. Cambrian Publications, 2003. First
    edition hardback, one of only 300 signed/limited hardback copies, Fine
    in a Fine dj, new and unread. $34.

    LP2073. Di Filippo, Paul. Strange Trades. Golden Gryphon, 2001. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Short story collection about various jobs. Introduction by Bruce
    Sterling. Recommended, especially for “The Mill.” $12.

    LP2558. Dozois, Gardner, editor (Dan Simmons, Poul Anderson, Pat
    Cadigan, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Michael Swanwick, Ursula K. Le Guin,
    etc.) The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirteenth Annual Collection.
    St. Martin’s Press, 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a
    tiny bit of crimping at head and heel in a Near Fine- dust jacket with
    a faint non-breaking crease on the lower half of the spine, light haze
    rubbing to spine and rear, and a few touches of wear, mainly at
    points. Not pristine, but a reasonably nice copy of a hardback Dozois
    Year’s First that’s getting hard to find (no hardback firsts listed
    online as of this writing). Includes Egan’s mindblowing “Wang’s
    Carpets.” $49.

    LP2187. Dozois, Gardner, editor (Greg Egan, Charles Stross, Michael
    Swanwick, Lucius Shepard, Ursula K. Le Guin, etc.) The Year’s Best
    Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection. St. Martin’s Press,
    2001. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with
    a tiny bit of edgewear at head. Includes Stross’ “A Colder War,”
    featuring the the U.S. and USSR engaging in a buildup of Elder Race
    technology and worrying about a “Shuggoth Gap”… $25.

    LP1261. Drake, David (Gene Wolfe). The Complete Hammers Slammers.
    Night Shade Books, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine
    dj, new and unread. First of three volumes of linked stories of future
    tank warfare. Gene Wolfe provides the introduction. $14.

    LP66. Dunn, J.R. This Side of Judgement. Harcourt Brace, 1994. First
    edition hardback F/NF, with scratches and abrasions to back dj.
    BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1114. Effinger, George Alec (Neil Gaiman, Howard Waldrop, Neal
    Barrett, Jr., Gardner Dozois, Bradley Denton, Michael Bishop, Mike
    Resnick, Barbara Hambly, Lawrence Person, Jack Dann, Pamela Sargent,
    George Zebrowski, Lawrence Person, Richard Gilliam). Live! From Planet
    Earth. Golden Gryphon, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a
    Fine dj, new and unread. Posthumous collection of some of George’s
    best non-series stories, including “The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean,
    Everything,” “Two Sadnesses,” “All the Last Wars at Once,” and “Seven
    Nights in Slumberland.” Includes introductions by Neil Gaiman, Howard
    Waldrop, Neal Barrett, Jr., Gardner Dozois, Bradley Denton, Michael
    Bishop, Mike Resnick, Barbara Hambly, Lawrence Person, Jack Dann,
    Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski, Lawrence Person, and Richard
    Gilliam. Signed by cover artist John Picacio and Lawrence Person (I
    did the introduction to “My Old Man”; inscribed by me at your
    request). You need one. $14.

    LP69. Effinger, George Alec. The Nick of Time. Doubleday, 1986. First
    edition hardback, ex-library copy, with most of the usual flaws,
    otherwise NF+/NF+. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1950. Effinger, George Alec. A Thousand Deaths. Golden Gryphon
    Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. All George’s Sandour Courane stories,
    including the very funny (and very dark) novel The Wolves of Memory,
    which George considered the best of his pre-When Gravity Fails novels.
    Signed cover artist John Picacio. $18.

    LP2559. Ellison, Harlan. Edgeworks 2: Spider Kiss/Stalking the
    Nightmare. White Wolf/Borealis Legends, 1996. First edition hardback
    thus, a Fine copy in a Fine Mylar-protected dust jacket. An omnibus
    edition of Spider Kiss and Stalking the Nightmare. $10.

    LP1686. Egan, Greg. Crystal Nights and Other Stories. Subterranean
    Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. Short story collection. Now sold out from the
    publisher. $30.

    LP1782. Egan, Greg. Dark Integers. Subterranean Press, 2008. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Short story collection that’s long out of print. Recommended. Only
    have one. $48.

    LP842. Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. Harper Flamingo/Harper
    Collins, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine- dj with
    a single trace of wear at heel, exceptionally slight bumping at head
    and heel, and a trace of wear at top dj corners, including 1/16″
    closed tear and a very small associated wrinkle, otherwise new and
    unread, and, unlike most copies around these days, NO remainder mark.
    World Fantasy Award winning novel. $4.

    LP400. Estleman, Loren D. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes. Doubleday, 1979.
    First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise VG/VG+, with spine lean, some soiling to page edges, some
    spots to interior pages, and crinkling of dj head. Sherlockiana.
    BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP486. Finney, Jack. Marion’s Wall. Simon & Schuster, 1973. First
    edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise VG+/F- with some spine lean and a thin, dime-width stain
    affecting the bottom of the first twenty pages or so. Filmed as Maxie.
    BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2560. Gaiman, Neil. Anansi Boys. William Morrow, 2005. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit of
    wrinkling at head. Inscribed by Gaiman on the dedication page (as is
    typical for signed or inscribed copies of this novel): “Cliff, Jeff,
    and the Amazing Maurice/[circled text on dedication page]This one’s
    for you/Neil Gaiman.” Novel tangentially related to American Gods,
    though I think this one is better. Recommended. $30.

    LP403. Gentle, Mary. A Hawk in Silver. Gollancz, 1987. Hardback
    reprint of her first novel, Fine/Fine-, with a pricing barcode over
    the UPC and under the dj protector (it may be easy to remove). Like an
    idiot I ordered this thinking that the 1987 was a misprint and it was
    the 1977 Gollancz first edition. Still a nice hardback reading copy.
    $5.

    LP1058. Glass, Julia. Three Junes. Pantheon, 2002. First edition
    hardback (numberline goes down to I, “First Edition” statement
    present) in a first state dj (no mention of Good Morning America), a
    Fine-/Fine- copy with just the barest trace of bumping at head and
    heel, and a phantom wrinkle to top front cover just above title.
    National Book Award winner. $5.

    LP85. Godwin, Parke. The Fire When It Comes. Doubleday, 1984. First
    hardback edition, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise F/NF. Contains the World Fantasy Award winning title
    novella, as well as several other memorable tales. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP90. Graves, Richard. Cobalt 60. Stein and Day, 1975. First hardback
    edition, NF+/NF-, with 1/4″ chip front dj near head and 1/2″ closed
    tear on dj top back. Looks like a weird-ass technothriller involving
    Arab assassination plots and high finance. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP91. Greenland, Colin. Take Back Plenty. AvoNova, 1990 (listed on
    copyright page-the Locus database gives it a publication year of
    1992). Book club (first and only hardback) edition, Fine/Fine- with
    slight bumping at head. Arthur C. Clarke Award and British Science
    Fiction Award winner. $5.

    LP2376. Grissom, Ken. Big Fish. St. Martin’s Press, 1991. First
    edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise apparently unread; a Fine/Fine Ex-Lib copy. “A John Rodrigue
    Mystery.” Not the basis of the movie with the same name. BLOWOUT
    PRICE. $1.

    LP2525. Haining, Peter. The Dracula Centenary Book. Souvenir Press,
    1987. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with
    just a tiny bit of crimping at points. Illustrated non-fiction book
    about various Dracula facts, real, fictional and on screen. $5.

    LP2125. Haldeman, Joe. The Accidental Time Machine. Ace, 2007. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with a tiny bit
    of haze rubbing, otherwise new and unread. Nebula finalist. $15.

    LP1402. Haldeman, Joe. Camouflage. Ace, 2004. First edition hardback,
    a Fine copy in a Fine dj with the tiniest, teensy-ist wrinkle at heel,
    otherwise new and unread. Suddenly hard to find. $38.

    LP92. Hamilton, Peter F. Mindstar Rising. Tor, 1996. First hardback
    (and first U.S.) edition, preceded by the UK PBO, Fine-/Fine-, with
    the barest trace of wear to the rear dj, and very slight bumping (not
    affecting dj) to heel. The first Greg Mandel book. $10.

    LP1404. Hand, Elizabeth. Illyria. PS Publishing, 2006. First edition
    hardback, one of less than 400 signed copies (limited to Postscripts
    subscribers, plus 200 signed unnumbered copies, of which this is one),
    Fine in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued. Postscripts Christmas
    special. Only have one. $30.

    LP1690. Harris, Charlaine. The Julius House. Scribner, 1995. First
    edition hardback, a Near Fine+ copy with small previous owner’s name
    in blue ink on FFE and slight spine lean, in a Near Fine+ dj with a
    slight crimping at head and heel and some slight, non-breaking
    creasing to back top and back fold, otherwise fairly nice. Part of the
    Aurora Teagarden mystery series by the author of the enormously
    popular Sookie Stackhouse vampire books. $15.

    LP1405. Heinlein, Robert A. Expanded Universe: The New Worlds of
    Robert A. Heinlein. Grosset & Dunlap, 1980. First edition hardback, a
    Fine- copy with previous owner’s blindstamp on FFE, in a Near Fine,
    price-clipped dust jacket that has a couple of minor wrinkles at dj
    top, otherwise Fine in a Mylar dust jacket protector. Still a very
    nice copy, and located right at the elbow of the Heinlein Price Curve
    that runs from Common As Dirt to Insanely Expensive. $28.

    LP1061. Heinlein, Robert A. JOB: A Comedy of Justice. Del Rey, 1984.
    Book club edition, NF/VG+ with slight bumps at head and heel,
    associated small closed tears (1/16″) to dj, a touch of spine lean,
    and general wear. Read once, by me, back in my college days. Offered
    up because I found a cheap, pristine first to replace it. A satirical
    romp through parallel universes. Quite readable by the standards of
    later Heinlein. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP664. Hendrix, Howard. Better Angels. Ace, 1999. First edition
    hardback, Very Good+/Very Good+. This would be a near perfect copy
    were it not for an inch-long cut to the bottom of the dj spine which,
    alas, also cuts into the book itself. Interesting-looking science
    fiction novel. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2562. Hill, Joe. A Little Silver Book of Sharp Shiny Slivers.
    Borderlands Press, 2017. First edition hardback, one of 500 signed,
    numbered copies, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as
    issued. Part of the Borderlands Little Book series. Sold out long
    before publication. I’ll trade this straight up if someone has the
    signed first printing of Neil Gaiman’s A Little Gold Book of Ghastly
    Stuff. Otherwise: $145.

    LP1095. Hughart, Barry. The Story of the Stone. Doubleday/Foundation,
    1988. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. The second Master Li
    & Number 10 Ox novel. Funny, and brilliant, and highly recommended.
    $24.

    LP408. Jablokov, Alexander. Carve the Sky. Morrow, 1991. First edition
    hardback, Fine/Near Fine in a dj with slight head and heel bumping and
    edgewear, and a phantom crease. An SF first novel about art and
    murder. Recommended. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1956. Kennedy, Leigh. Wind Angels. PS Publishing, 2011. First
    edition hardback, Fine in decorated boards, sans dust jacket, as
    issued. New short story collection, including one in collaboration
    with Howard Waldrop, and this copy has been specially signed by Howard
    Waldrop. $33.

    LP118. King, Stephen. Thinner. G.K. Hall, 1986. (First?) Large print
    edition, an Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise
    G+/VG, well read, with general soiling, wear to bottom boards, and
    interior mending. Different cover from NAL edition (looks like a photo
    of a cheap Mexican skeleton marionette). Originally published as by
    Richard Bachman. First hardback edition with King’s name on the cover?
    Heck if I know. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP903. Koontz, Dean R. (writing as Own West) The Funhouse. Nelson
    Doubleday, 1980. Book club (and first hardback) edition, a Near
    Fine/Very Good copy with bumping at head and heel, with associated
    creasing, wear, and shallow (1/16″) chipping at dj head and heel,
    equally tiny short, closed tears on dj rear bottom, and slight
    rubbing, more noticeable on rear dj. Solid reading or space-filler
    copy. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2378. Kundera, Milan. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Harper &
    Row, 1984. First English language edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy
    with all the usual flaws (stickers, stamps, etc.) as well as
    significant spine lean and rubbed bottom boards; call it a Good/Very
    Good Ex-Lib copy. Basis of the celebrated movie. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2563. Lafferty, R. A. The Man With The Speckled Eyes: The Collected
    Short Fiction Volume Four. Centipede Press, 2017. First edition
    hardback, #140 of 300 signed, numbered copies, new and unread, still
    in publisher’s shrinkwarp. $50.

    LP121. Laidlaw, Mark. The 37th Mandala. St. Martin’s Press, 1996.
    First Edition, Hardback F/NF, with edgewear to head and heel (common
    with this title due to the thin coverstock) and faint scratches to
    back dj. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1959. Lansdale, Joe R. Act of Love. Subterranean Press, 2012. First
    edition hardback thus, with a new novelette, “A Bone Dead Sadness,”
    and interview with Lansdale not included in any previous edition, one
    of 200 signed, numbered slipcased copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket and slipcase, new and unread. Only have one. $100 List. For
    you, $85.

    LP2315. Lansdale, Joe R. Black Hat Jack. Subterranean Press, 2014.
    First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and
    unread. Trade edition, but this copy is signed by Lansdale. “The True
    Life Adventures of Deadwood Dick, as told by His Ownself.” Story of a
    black gunfighter and buffalo solider in the Old West. Now sold out
    from the publisher, so this catalog is the last chance to pick it up
    at cover price. $25.

    LP2564. Lansdale, Joe R. Dead on the Bones: Pulp on Fire. Subterranean
    Press, 2016. First edition hardback, one of 1500 signed, numbered
    copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story
    collection of fantastic adventure stories. Out of print from the
    publisher, but I still have this one at cover price. $40.

    LP1849. Lansdale, Joe R. Deadman’s Road. Subterranean Press, 2010.
    First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and
    unread. Signed by Lansdale. Features the ass-kicking Reverend Jedidiah
    Mercer, first seen in Dead in the West (the complete text of which is
    here), fighting “zombies, ghouls, werewolves, Lovecraftian monsters
    and kobolds.” Dead in the West is great fun, and the other stories are
    good as well. If you like Lansdale, you need one. Recommended. Now 25%
    off. $30.

    LP2565. Lansdale, Joe R. Dread Island. IDW, 2010. First edition
    hardback, one of 500 copies signed by Lansdale, a Fine copy in a Fine
    dust jacket. Part of the “Classics Mutilated” line, this features Huck
    and Jim meeting a very tentacle-y adventure on an island in the
    Mississippi. Because IDW distributes mainly through comics channels, a
    lot of Joe’s fans may have missed seeing this. $75.

    LP2025. Lansdale, Joe R. The Drive In 2: Not Just On of Them Sequels.
    Kinnell, 1990. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust
    jacket with haze rubbing to black rear cover, otherwise new and
    unread. Signed by Lansdale. Back in stock. $19.

    LP1275. Lansdale, Joe R. The Drive In: The Bus Tour. Subterranean
    Press, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed “trade”
    Hardcovers, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. The third book
    in the Drive-In series. $34.

    LP2024. Lansdale, Joe R. The Edge of Dark Water. PS Publishing, 2012.
    First UK edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket (as well
    as decorated boards), new and unread. This copy specially signed by
    Joe Lansdale. Got billed as a Young Adult, but it looks a good bit
    darker than the average YA novel. This edition had a much smaller
    print run than the American edition. $37.

    LP2196. Lansdale, Joe R. Hot in December. Dark Regions Press, 2013
    (though I don’t believe it was released until 2014). First edition
    hardback, one of 300 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine
    dust jacket, new and unread. Long novella. “A rough, violent tale of
    blood and revenge.” $6 off cover price. $44.

    LP2484. Lansdale, Joe R. Trapped in the Saturday Matinee. PS
    Publishing, 2012. First edition hardback, #186 of 200 signed, numbered
    copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket (as well as decorated
    boards) and slipcase, new and unread. Collects both fiction and
    non-fiction, including a lot of obscure, early Lansdale stories, as
    well as reviews, essays, etc. Only have one, and it’s $25 less than
    the cheapest copy I could find online. $75.

    LP2025. Lansdale, Joe R. Trapped in the Saturday Matinee. PS
    Publishing, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket (as well as decorated boards), new and unread. Trade edition,
    though this copy is signed by Lansdale. Collects both fiction and
    non-fiction, including a lot of obscure, early Lansdale stories, as
    well as reviews, essays, etc. $30.

    LP1910. Lansdale, Joe R. Zeppelin’s West. Subterranean Press, 2001.
    First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Fine dust jacket; if you
    look carefully at the top edge, you can see that there’s a very slight
    bow to the rear board near the spine, though you couldn’t tell looking
    at it on the shelf. Signed by Lansdale. First volume of Lansdale’s
    steampunk romp featuring the head of Buffalo Bill Cody preserved in a
    jar, as well as many other famous historical personages, fictional and
    otherwise. Long out of print from Subterranean. $49.

    LP2317. Lansdale, Joe R. (as Ray Slater). Texas Night Riders. Atlantic
    Large Print/Chivers Press, 1991. First hardback edition, an Ex-Library
    copy, clean and without stamps internally, but wear and about 1/2″
    semi-closed split at head, and one piece of tape left in place at
    head, with three tiny notations to inside rear cover, and a bit of
    general wear; call it a VG- Ex-Library copy, in plasticized decorated
    boards, sans dust jacket, as issued. Signed by Lansdale. Right up
    there with Molly’s Sexual Follies as one of the most elusive Lansdale
    titles; this is only the second copy I’ve ever chanced across in
    twenty years of looking. Precedes the Subterranean Press limited
    edition. $149.

    LP2197. Lansdale, Joe R. and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan: The Lost
    Adventure. Dark Horse, 1995. First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy
    with faint dark spots on front boards in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by
    Lansdale. (This was a Fine copy before I got Joe to sign it at the
    2017 Armadillocon; it must have picked up the oil from our hands.)
    Tarzan tale started by Burroughs and completed by Lansdale. $25.

    LP1794. Lansdale, Joe R. and Keith Lansdale, editors. (Joe R.
    Lansdale, Harlan Ellison, David J. Schow, William F. Nolan, Mike
    Resnick, Cherie Priest, etc.) Son of Retro Pulp Tales. Subterranean
    Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. Another collection of pulp goodness, and I
    enjoyed the first one. All of these are new except the Ellison. And
    how often do you see a new William F. Nolan story these days? This
    edition didn’t come signed, but this copy has been signed by Lansdale
    at Armadillocon. $37.

    LP677. Lessing, Doris. Briefing for a Descent into Hell. Alfred A.
    Knopf Inc., 1971. First U.S. hardback edition, an Ex-Library copy with
    all the usual flaws, otherwise NF-/F-, with light liquid staining to
    top stained edges of book which doesn’t affect the pages themselves at
    all. Slipstream “inner space” novel of a man’s fantastic journeys
    inside his own head, and of doctors’ attempts to “cure” him. Modern
    Fantasy 100 list. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2566. Lovecraft, H.P. (David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, editors).
    Hippocampus Press, 2017. Dawnward Spire, Lonely Hill: The Letters of
    H. P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith. First edition hardback, one of
    500 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Letters between two
    hugely influential giants of Weird Tales. $74.

    LP2320. (Lovecraft, H.P.) Schweitzer, Darrell (Jay Lake, Don Webb,
    Richard Lupoff, Harry Turtledove, etc.). That Is Not Dead: Tales of
    the Cthulhu Mythos Through the Centuries. PS Publishing, 2015. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Historical Cthulhu Mythos anthology that features two stories by Don
    Webb. Signed by Webb. Right now I’m not seeing any other copies of
    this on Bookfinder. $40.

    LP2532. Lupoff, Richard. Lisa Kane. Bobbs-Merrill, 1976. First edition
    hardback, a Fine- with a few dust marks to front board, in a Near
    Fine- dust jacket with crinkling at head and heel, slight curl at top
    front edge, slight creases to inner flaps, and slight darkening to top
    of rear cover. Werewolf novel. $4.

    LP1852. Marusek, David. Counting Heads. Tor, 2005. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. His first novel, which
    garnered much acclaim and quickly went into second printing. Haven’t
    read it, but David is a good guy. $15.

    LP136. McAllister, Bruce. Dream Baby. Tor, 1989. First edition
    hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise Near
    Fine/Near Fine with slight spine lean. Expansion of his Hugo and
    Nebula nominated story from In the Fields of Fire. K. W. Jeter calls
    McAllister one of the most underrated writers in the genre. This
    disappeared pretty quickly. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1967. McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. Knopf, 2006. First edition
    hardback (First Edition stated, no additional printings listed), a
    Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with just a tiny bit of haze rubbing
    along spine join, and a tiny bit of dj crimping at head. His Pulitzer
    prize-winning post-apocalyptic novel, made into a happy, feel-good
    movie! $25.

    LP2081. McDevitt, Jack D. Seeker. Ace, 2005. First edition hardback, a
    Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Nebula Award winner
    for best novel. $15.

    LP1417. Mieville, China. King Rat. Tor, 1999. First American (and
    First Hardback) edition, an Ex-Library copy with interior stamps and
    stickers and dj protector taped to book, otherwise a Fine/Fine copy
    that appears to have never been checked out. Mieville’s first novel.
    $10.

    LP2567. Moorcock, Michael. Dr. Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles. BBC
    Books, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket. Signed by Moorcock. $30.

    LP149. Newman, Kim. The Night Mayor. Simon & Schuster (UK), 1989.
    First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj. Author’s first novel, a
    cybernoir set in a virtual city drawn from b&w film. For some reason I
    had typoed the price for this as $57. Actual price? $7.

    LP1886. Morris, Mark, editor (Joe R. Lansdale, Lucius Shepard,
    Alastair Reynolds, etc.). Cinema Futura. PS Publishing, 2010. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Companion volume to Cinema Macabre, with the likes of Joe R. Lansdale,
    Alastair Reynolds, Mike Resnick, etc. providing commentary on
    important SF movies from Metropolis to Avatar. I believe this book is
    sold out from the publisher. If you’re a serious movie buff you
    probably want a copy, and I only have one. $40.

    LP2130. Niven, Larry, Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes. The Dragons
    of Heorot. Gollancz, 1995. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a
    Fine- dust jacket with a bit of haze rubbing to rear cover and touches
    of wear at extremities. Sequel to The Legacy of Heorot, published in
    the U.S. under the title of Beuwulf’s Children. This edition precedes
    the U.S. edition by about six months. $15.

    LP506. Norton, Andre. Shadow Hawk. Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc.,
    1960. A later printing of the hardback (not a book club edition), an
    Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG/NF with a
    cracked inner hinge and some wear to bottom boards. Historical novel
    about ancient Egypt. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP155. Park, Paul. The Cult of Loving Kindness. Morrow, 1991. First
    Edition hardback, Near Fine/Near Fine with red remainder dot to heel,
    edgewear, and a 1″ crease to bottom back cover. Third book in The
    Starbridge Chronicles. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1283. Picacio, John. Cover Story: The Art of John Picacio.
    MonkeyBrain Books, 2006. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine
    dj, new and unread. First art book by Hugo-winning and Chelsey-Award
    winning Texas artist. Signed by Picacio. If you’re at all interested
    in science fiction and fantasy art, you need a copy. Recommended. $30.

    LP1284. Pohl, Frederik. Gateway. St. Martins, 1977. First edition
    hardback (no statement of printing on copyright page, as per Currey),
    an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise VG- with
    moderate wear at heel, slight bumping to head and heel, and sticker
    ghosts on covers, in a NF- dj with slight crinkling at head, library
    sticker on spine, and three tack-head sized spots of wear that may or
    may not be on the dj itself rather than the protector, not clipped,
    with price of $8.95 intact. Signed by Pohl. Hugo and Nebula winner.
    Perhaps the hardest domestic SF novel of the 1970s to find. $150.

    LP1968. Powers, Tim. The Bible Repairman and Other Stories.
    Subterranean Press, 2012. First hardback edition, one of 500 signed,
    numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Out of print from the publisher. $59.

    LP2010TP. Powers, Tim. Deliver Us From Evil. Charnel House, 2010.
    First edition hardback, one of only 100 signed, numbered copies,
    handbound in Japanese silk, in matching slipcase, accompanied by one
    page of the original Powers manuscript. Includes three chapters and a
    very detailed outline of a book Powers never finished. $395.

    LP2568. Powers, Tim. Poems. Charnel House, 2016 (actually 2017). First
    edition hardback, one of 200 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy,
    sans dust jacket, as issued. “Handbound in full green Japanese fabric
    with German Bugra endleaves.” Only have one. $145.

    LP2380. Proust, Marcel. The Captive. Modern Library, 1956. Reprint, a
    Very Good+ copy with wear at head and heel in a Very Good,
    price-clipped dust jacket with shallow chipping at heel and points and
    some slight rubbing and soiling. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP1419. Reed, Robert. Flavors of My Genius. PS Publishing, 2006. First
    edition hardback, one of 300 signed by Reed and introduction author
    James Patrick Kelly, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread.
    Novella. $24.

    LP1970. Resnick, Mike. Blasphemy. Golden Gryphon, 2010. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. All of
    Resnick’s stories dealing with religion in one place. $10.

    LP1698. Resnick, Mike. Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks. Golden Gryphon,
    2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new
    and unread. New short story collection. $14.

    LP1642. Resnick, Mike. Kilimanjaro: A Fable of Utopia. Subterranean
    Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed copies, a Fine
    copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Companion volume to his
    Kirinyaga stories, in which the Maasai try to create their own Utopia.
    Only have one. $24.

    LP2135. Rickert, M. Map of Dreams. Golden Gryphon, 2006. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short
    story collection. $12.

    LP2569. Saberhagen, Fred. The Complete Book of Swords. Nelson
    Doubleday, 1984 (stated; probably the early 1990s). Book club hardback
    reprint, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with just a tiny bit of
    wrinkling at head and heel. Omnibus edition of the First, Second, and
    Third Book of Swords. Tangentially related to the Empire of the East
    trilogy. $5.

    LP767. Sanchez, Thomas. Zoot-Suit Murders. E. P. Dutton, 1978. First
    edition hardback, Fine-/Fine- with some pinhead-sized stains to page
    fore-edges and some slight wrinkling at head. Mystery novel revolving
    around the Zoot-Suit riots of 1943. Every now and then I just stumble
    across something outside the genre that looks interesting… BLOWOUT
    PRICE. $1.

    LP2208. Scalzi, John. Redshirts. Tor, 2012. First edition hardback, a
    Fine- copy with a tiny bit of bend at head and heel, in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. The prices
    on this spiked, then fell back to earth, so I’m lowering the price
    drastically. $100.

    LP2137. Silverberg, Robert. The Last Song of Orpheus. Subterranean
    Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust
    jacket, new and unread. Original 30,000 word novella. Now out of print
    from the publisher. $5 off cover price. $20.

    LP434. Silverberg, Robert. The Secret Sharer. Underwood/Miller, 1988.
    First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise Fine-/Fine, with barest trace of soiling to book edges and
    very slight wrinkling to dj head. Except for the ex-lib flaws it’s an
    attractive copy. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2209. Simmons, Dan. Muse of Fire. Subterranean Press, 2008. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Original science
    fiction novella. Out of print from the publisher. $26.

    LP1438. Smith, Curtis A., editor. Twentieth Century Science Fiction
    Writers. St. Martins, 1981. First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy
    with all the usual flaws, lacking the dust jacket, otherwise VG+ with
    wear along edges. Has something of a whose who list of contributors in
    the back. Solid reference work. $5.

    LP2138. Smith, Michael Marshall. The Gist. Subterranean, 2013. First
    edition hardback, #195 of 300 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in
    a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Interesting art project, featuring
    a bookselling story by Smith translated into French, then translated
    back into English by a different translator. This limited edition is
    now out of print from the publisher. $5 off cover price. $55.

    LP2139. Smith, Michael Marshall. The Gist. Subterranean, 2013. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    Trade edition. $32.

    LP1701. Spencer, William Browning. Resume With Monsters. The Permanent
    Press, 1995. First edition hardback, one of only 1000 copies, a Fine-
    copy with just the tiniest bump to heel, in a Fine dust jacket, new
    and unread. Signed by Spencer. A novel that conflates soul-destroying
    Cthulhoid horrors and soul-destroying bad jobs to comic effect. His
    most popular novel, and increasingly uncommon, especially signed. $70.

    LP2570. Spencer, William Browning. The Unorthodox Dr. Draper.
    Subterranean Press, 2017. First edition hardback, one of 750 signed,
    numbered copies. Bill’s latest short story collection, and already out
    of print. Only have one. $40.

    LP2486. Stephenson, Neal. Anathem. William Morrow, 2008. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with slight wrinkling at
    head and top front point. Signed by Stephenson on the lefthand of the
    two-page title page (which is normally how he signed this book).
    Massive 937 page novel, so overseas shipping will be considerably more
    than usual. $27.

    LP1887. Stephenson, Neal. Zodiac: The Eco Thriller. Subterranean
    Press, 2011. First hardback edition, one of 500 copies signed by
    Stephenson, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, in
    slipcase. First hardback of Stephenson’s second novel, and the usual
    quality Subterranean Press production. Now out of print from the
    publisher. $30 off the publisher’s price. $120.

    LP2141. Stewart, Sean. Mockingbird. Ace Books, 1998. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. World Fantasy Award
    winning novel about a woman in Houston who receives her mother’s
    ability to be ridden by loa as an unexpected bequest. $15.

    LP1359. Stross, Charles. The Jennifer Morgue. Golden Gryphon, 2006.
    First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread.
    Sequel to the Lovecraftian spy thriller The Atrocity Archive, which is
    my favorite of Charlie’s books so far, staring geek-coder-turned-spy
    Bob Howard. Contains the extra story “Pimpf.” It’s every bit as tasty
    as the first novel. Already in a second printing, so snap up a first
    while you have the chance. $18.

    LP1916. Swanwick, Michael. Dancing With Bears. Night Shade Books,
    2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new
    and unread. His latest novel, featuring con-men Darger and Surplus.
    $15.

    LP2381. Tolkin, Michael. The Player. Atlantic Monthly Books, 1988.
    First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Hollywood
    satire that was the basis of the Robert Altman film. $5.

    LP694. Tyler, Anne. The Tin Can Tree. Knopf, 1965. First edition
    hardback, and Ex-Library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise
    Good/Good+, with heavy wear to bottom boards, FFE ripped away, spine
    roiled, front inner hinge moderately cracked, shallow chipping and
    light but noticeable 1″ staining to head. A well worn copy, but this
    is a true first edition of the second novel from this very popular
    writer. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP918. Vachss, Andrew H. Flood. Donald I. Fine, 1985. First edition
    hardback, a NF-/VG copy with an ink name crossed on the inside front
    cover, mostly but not completely hidden by the flap) and slight head
    and heel bumping, with a 1/2″ closed tear on the top front dj cover
    along with an associated 2″ triangular crease, patches of light
    discoloration (possibly very light grease stains) at the very top and
    very bottom of dj rear near the spine, and a couple of 3/8″ closed
    tears on front dj bottom. A bit better than it sounds and fairly nice
    spine-out. The first Vachss (and Burke) novel. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP749. Vance, Jack. Eight Fantasms and Magics. Macmillan, 1969. First
    edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy, with tape ghosts to front and
    rear boards and FFE, RFE missing, and crossed-out stamp at head,
    otherwise VG/NF with cracked rear hinge, some spine lean, what looks
    like water-mottling to publisher’s top edge stain, some spine lean,
    and a faint 1/4″ line across dj rear and back flap (uniform enough
    that it could be a publishers flaw from the purple dj) and slight
    fading to spine. Still more attractive than the average Ex-Lib copy,
    and the dj is nice enough to use as a replacement on a jacketless
    copy. $15.

    LP2571. Vance, Jack. Night Lamp. Underwood Books, 1996. First edition
    hardback (and precedes the Tor edition by over six months), #533 of
    600 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and
    Fine- traycase (the outer joins for the right side of the traycase
    aren’t cracked, but it looks like a binding flaw of about 1/8″ and a
    hairline wide where the binding cloth didn’t run all the way to the
    edge of the join; very minor, and you probably wouldn’t notice it if I
    hadn’t called it out). To mind the most beautiful of all the Jack
    Vance limited editions, and novel is pretty good too! Recommended.
    $200.

    LP2145. Vinge, Vernor. The Children of the Sky. Tor, 2011. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, apparently new
    and unread. The sequel to A Fire Upon the Deep. $20.

    LP2042. Walton, Jo. Among Others. Tor, 2011. First edition hardback, a
    Fine copy in a Fine-, Mylar-protected dust jacket one tiny,
    non-breaking crease on the bottom inner front jacket fold corner,
    otherwise new and unread. Welsh fairy magic and science fiction
    fandom. Hugo and Nebula Award winner. Already hard to find, especially
    without a remainder mark (save that tiny crease, this copy is
    pristine). $145.

    LP1429. Wells, Martha. City of Bones. Tor, 1995. First edition
    hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws, otherwise
    VG/NF+ with slight spine lean and a touch of wear. Her second novel.
    Signed by Wells. $2.

    LP1192. Wells, Martha. The Element of Fire. Tor, 1992. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with just a trace of edgewear at
    extremities, otherwise immaculate. Difficult to find in any edition,
    nearly impossible for the hardback, and doubly so for a signed copy.
    $50.

    LP205. Whitbourn, John. To Build Jerusalem. Gollancz (UK), 1995. First
    edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Alternate history
    dark fantasy, set in the same world as A Dangerous Energy, which was
    very good indeed. No U.S. editions of any of his novels that I’ve
    seen. $9.

    LP206. Wilhelm, Kate. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang. Harper & Row,
    1976. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy, with all the usual
    flaws, otherwise Good+/Very Good, with significant spine lean and wear
    to bottom boards. Hugo winner, Nebula finalist. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP209. Wilson, F. Paul. Healer. Doubleday, 1976. First edition
    hardback, ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise Very
    Good/Near Fine, with wear to bottom boards and head and heel bumping.
    His first novel. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP211. Wilson, F. Paul. Wheels Within Wheels. Doubleday, 1978. First
    edition hardback, ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, otherwise
    Very Good/Near Fine, with spine lean, wear to bottom boards and spine
    fading. His second novel. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2043. Wolfe, Gene. Home Fires. PS Publishing, 2011. First limited
    (and first UK) edition, one of 300 signed copies, a Fine copy in a
    Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Science fiction love story of a rich
    middle-aged man whose wife, still young, has just returned from a
    interstellar war, and his attempts to woe her back by paying for the
    resurrection of her mother and booking them on a cruise ship.
    Complications (like pirates, spies, and voodoo gods) ensue.
    Recommended. I think this edition may be out of print from the
    publisher. $39.

    LP2505. Wolfe, Gene. Pirate Freedom. Tor, 2007. First edition
    hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with slight curl at head
    and light, not breaking surface wear to rear cover. Gene Wolfe does a
    pirate novel in his usual tricky, brilliant way. Recommended. $15.

    LP1070. Yarbro, Chelsea Quinn. Blood Games. St. Martins, 1878. First
    edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws,
    otherwise Near Fine/Fine- with thin line at heel, one tiny spot of
    wear to boards at heel, slight soiling to page block edges, and slight
    crinkling to dj head. Third book in the Count de Saint-Germain vampire
    chronicles, set in Nero’s Rome. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    LP2405. Zafon, Carlos Ruiz. The Prisoner of Heaven. Subterranean
    Press, 2014. First limited edition hardback, #339 of 500 signed,
    numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread.
    This edition is sold out from the publisher, and I’m not seeing any
    copies of it listed online. $124.

    LP1751. Zelazny, Roger. Bridge of Ashes. Gregg Press, 1979. First
    hardback edition, an Ex-library copy, with all the usual flaws, would
    otherwise be a Near Fine/Near Fine copy. Levack 2e. $15.

    LP2571. Zelazny, Roger (Scott Zrubeck, editor). Manna from Heaven. DNA
    Publications/Wildside Press, 2003. First edition hardback (this was a
    POD book, but 2003 was the first year they produced this title), a
    Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket (as well as decorated boards).
    Collection of previously uncollected Roger Zelazny short pieces. $30.

    LP1753. Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes in Amber. Doubleday, 1970. First
    edition hardback (Currey, p. 571, Levack 28a) with First Printing
    stated and date code L16 on page 188, an Ex-Library copy with most of
    the usual flaws, including small pocket remains and large library card
    affixed to FFE, blind side dj glue spot transfers to inner front cover
    (white on white), front hinge just starting to crack, rear hinge fully
    cracked, sticker on dj spine bottom (might be removable with time and
    patience), front flap free (with previously noted blind side
    transfer), rear flap still affixed to rear cover, one small, 1/4″ x
    1/16″ light brown stain to very tip of bottom rear flap, and very
    light general (non-breaking) creasing; call it a VG-/NF- Ex-Library
    copy. Believe it or not, this is a better copy than Ex-Library copies
    are generally found, and the dust jacket is actually in unusually good
    shape, both front cover and spine an unfaded blue. The first book in
    the Amber series. The story is that Doubleday’s warehouse was
    mistakenly ordered to pulp all Zelazny’s books the same day this one
    arrived from the printer, which means that only pre-orders and library
    sales escaped the pulping, and why the vast majority of the very few
    copies that come up for sale are Ex-Library copies. Highly
    recommended. 50% off the previous price. $375.

    LP1754. Zelazny, Roger. The Sign of the Unicorn. Doubleday, 1975.
    First edition hardback (Currey, p. 571, Levack 33a), a Near Fine copy
    with a bookplate and previous owner’s signature on the FFE in a Near
    Fine- dust jacket, with a 1/2″ semi-closed tear on rear bottom spine
    join, a 1/2″ closed tear on front bottom spine join, tiny flecks of
    white rubbing along rear spine join, a 1/4″ closed tear on bottom
    rear, and some slight dust staining to white rear dust jacket, but
    otherwise a very presentable copy. The third Amber novel, and getting
    harder to find. Highly recommended, as are all five of the original
    Amber novels. 50% OFF. $35.

    LP1364. Zelazny, Roger. The Sign of the Unicorn. Doubleday, 1975.
    First edition hardback, an Ex-Library copy with all the usual flaws
    (see Ex-Library note), otherwise VG- with notable wear to boards at
    heel, in a VG+ attached dj with tiny chips at head and slight
    wrinkling (probably from the way the dj protector was applied). The
    third original Amber novel, all five of which are Highly Recommended.
    $10.

    LP454. Zindell, David. Neverness. Donald I. Fine, 1988. First edition
    hardback, an ex-library copy (not ex-APL) with most of the usual
    flaws, including protected dj taped to boards, stickers to dj spine,
    heel bumped, stamp to head, pocket and stamp in rear, some wear to
    bottom boards, slight gap at top between page block and cloth back,
    otherwise Near Fine/Near Fine. Despite this list of flaws, this is
    actually fairly attractive for an Ex-Lib copy. His first novel, quite
    hard to find these days. BLOWOUT PRICE. $1.

    Trade Paperbacks

    LP2572. Ashley, Mike, editor (R. A. Lafferty, Howard Waldrop, Michael
    Moorcock, Paul Di Filippo, Michael Swanwick, Ted Chiang, Orson Scott
    Card, Lawrence Person, etc.). The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy.
    Robinson, 2008. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. I
    have a story in here, and can inscribe this upon request. $15.

    LP2115. Klaw, Rick, editor (Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, Neal
    Barrett, Jr., Lawrence Person, Bruce Sterling, Michael Moorcock,
    etc.). Rayguns Over Texas. Fandom Association of Central Texas, 2013.
    First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy, new and unread,
    signed by 13 of the contributors. Anthology of SF stories from Texas
    writers published for the 2013 Worldcon in San Antonio. I have a story
    in here, “Novel Properties of Certain Complex Alkaloids,” that’s like
    a Greg Egan story by way of H. P. Lovecraft and Timothy Leary.
    Introduction by Bruce Sterling. This copy signed by myself, editor
    Rick Klaw, cover artist Rocky Kelly, and contributors Joe R. Lansdale,
    Don Webb, Chris Brown, Matthew Bay, Stina Leicht, Nicky Drayden,
    Rhonda Eudaly, Derek Austin Johnson, Marshall Maresca, Sanford Allen,
    and Josh Roundtree. $17.

    LP2573. Lansdale, Joe R. Hap and Leonard: Blood and Lemonade. Tachyon,
    2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. Looks like
    a compilation of Hap and Leonard stories crafted together into a
    mosaic novel. $15.

    LP2574. Lovecraft, H.P. (S. T. Joshi, editor). Collected Fiction
    Volume 4 (Revisions and Collaborations): A Variorum Edition.
    Hippocampus Press, 2017. First edition trade paperback original (no
    hardback edition), a Fine copy, new and unread. Companion to the three
    volume Variorum edition of Lovecraft’s fiction. Also includes the
    index to Variorum 1-4. Due to a shipping mixup, my copies of this are
    still in transit, but should be here soon. $29.

    LP2575. Lovecraft, H.P. (David E. Schultz and S. T. Joshi, editors).
    H. P. Lovecraft: Letters to C. L. Moore and Others. Hippocampus Press,
    2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy, new and
    unread. The latest Hippocampus collection of Lovecraft letters, and it
    should be quite interesting, as I think Lovecraft heavily influenced
    Moore’s early work. Note: Due to a shipping mixup, my copies of this
    are still in transit, but should be here soon. $24.

    LP2576. (Lovecraft, H.P.) Paula Guran, editor (Michael Shea, John
    Shirley, Don Webb, etc.). The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu. Robinson, 2016.
    First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy.Just under 500
    pages of Cthulhu Mythos stories. $15.

    LP2577. Moorcock, Michael. London Bone and Other Stories. Weidenfeld &
    Nicolson, 2016. Trade paperback reprint (of an earlier Simon &
    Schuster UK trade paperback original), a Fine copy. Collection of
    Moorcock stories set in various London eras. This may have slipped
    under Moorcock fans’ radar. $10.

    LP2578. Waldrop, Howard. Strange Things in Closeup: The Nearly
    Complete Howard Waldrop. Legend, 1989. First edition trade paperback
    original thus, a Near Fine- copy with a 2″ crease to the bottom front
    corner. Signed by Waldrop. UK omnibus edition that includes all the
    stories in Howard Who? and All About Strange Monsters of the Recent
    Past. Highly recommended if you don’t already have those two
    collections. This omnibus edition has gotten somewhat hard to find
    recently. $25.

    Mass Market Paperbacks

    LP2579. Burroughs, Edgar Rice. The Moon Men. Ace, no date (but given
    the $1.50 cover price, probably around 1974-75). Paperback reprint, a
    Near Fine- copy with slight age darkening to white rear cover, 2″
    faint crease on top front corner, and a touch of edgewear (but no
    spine crease). Contains the title story and “The Red Hawk.” $3.

    LP2580. Kurtz, Katherine. Lammas Night. Ballantine Books, 1983. First
    edition paperback original, a Fine- copy with wear at points and along
    edge, otherwise new and unread. A really nice copy of this Druids vs.
    Nazis PBO. $20.

    LP2581. Lovecraft, H.P. The Lurking Fear and Other Stories. Beagle
    Books, 1971. Paperback reprint, a Very Good copy with spine creasing,
    big crease to rear bottom corner, smaller crease to two front corner,
    and general wear, with a thin clear plastic paperback protector
    affixed. Some Lovecraft readers collect these Beagle editions for
    their funky covers. $5.

    LP2582. Spencer, William Browning. The Return of Count Electric and
    Other Stories. White Wolf, 1993. Paperback reprint, a Fine copy. Some
    fun stories here, including “The Entomologists at Obala.” Recommended.
    $5.

    LP2583. Wein, Len and Marv Wolfman. The Amazing Spider-Man in Mayhem
    in Manhattan. Pocket Books, 1978. First edition paperback original, a
    Very Good+ copy with significant rubbing to front cover and a small
    1/4″ blue checkmark at the top of the blurb page, otherwise nice and
    square. Introduction by Stan Lee. “An Instant Collector’s item:
    Spidey’s first Full-Length Novel!” Just as I was finishing up and
    listing this I heard that Len Wein had died. $5.

    LP2584. Wilson, Robert Anton. Schrodinger’s Cat III: The Homing
    Pigeons. Pocket Books, 1981. First edition paperback original, a Very
    Good copy with spine lean, small creases to front corners and general
    wear. The third book in the Schrodinger’s Cat trilogy (although
    Wilson’s Caveat Lector at the beginning declares they can be read in
    any order). Firsts of this do not seem to be as common as those for
    the Illuminatus trilogy. $10.

    Library Additions: Four Subterranean Press Books

    September 21st, 2017

    Here are four Subterranean Press books I bought during one of their 50% off sales:

  • Barker, Clive. Infernal Parade. Subterranean Press, 2017. First edition hardback, #275 of 500 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Bought for $30 after discount.
  • Lansdale, Joe R. Coco Butternut. Subterranean Press, 2017. First edition hardback, #274 of 400 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Hap and Leonard novella. Bought for $22.50 after discount.
  • Straub, Peter. The Process (is a Process All Its Own). Subterranean Press, 2017. First edition hardback, #650 of 750 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Novella. Bought for $20 after discount.
  • Powers, Tim. Medusa’s Web. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, #226 of 474 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and a Fine slipcase, new and unread. Bought for $62.50 after discount.
  • Library Additions: Two Signed Philip Jose Farmer Firsts

    September 19th, 2017

    Picked up two signed Philip Jose Farmer firsts cheap from the same eBay seller:

  • Farmer, Philip Jose. The World of Tiers Volume One. Nelson Doubleday (SFBC), no date (but 1981). First edition hardback thus, an omnibus edition of Maker of Universes and The Gates of Creation, a true first edition thus as indicated by the L44 gutter code on page 311, as per the ISFDB, a Fine copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a bit of rubbing. Signed by Farmer. Companion Piece to The World of Tiers Volume Two. Bought for $9.99.
  • Farmer, Philip Jose. the Classic Philip Jose Farmer: 1964—1973. Crown, 1984. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Signed by Farmer. Companion piece to The Classic Philip Jose Farmer: 1954—1962. Bought for $17.99.
  • Jerry Pournelle, RIP

    September 8th, 2017

    I just got word that Jerry Pournelle died today.

    Pournelle was most famous for his collaborations with Larry Niven, and justly so: Lucifer’s Hammer is a great novel, and Inferno and The Mote in God’s Eye are, at the least, very good. But he was a strong writer on his own as well.

    Pournelle lied about his age to get into the army in the Korean War, where he served in the artillery, which gave him life-long tinnitus. He had a widely varied carrier before becoming a science fiction writer, working in the defense industry, then on the successful Los Angeles mayoral campaign of Sam Yorty. He was also a notable advocate of SDI and a prominent columnist for Byte magazine for many years.

    He had a long and successful career as a science fiction writer, winning the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, but never really received his due, for a variety of reasons, some aesthetic (he did a lot of work in Military SF, a subgenre held in low critical esteem), some political (he was an unapologetic conservative and disciple of Russell Kirk), some personal (Jerry rubbed many people the wrong way, and reportedly had a drinking problem in the 1980s). He edited a number of anthologies over the years; when he finally received a Hugo nomination for that, Social Justice Warrior bloc voting made sure he finished below No Award.

    He was 84.

    Edited to Add: A personal remembrance by Borepatch.

    Library Additions: Books Bought at Armadillocon

    September 4th, 2017

    The giant library post crowded out my updating a few purchases, starting with these books, all of which I picked up at Armadillocon:

  • Dozois, Gardner. The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection. St. Martin’s, 2017. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket.
  • Brown, Christoper (formerly Chris Nakashima-Brown). Tropic of Kansas. Harper Voyager, 2017. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy, with a long inscription to me by the author. (I’m also thanked in the acknowledgements.) His first novel, preceded by a co-edited anthology and a chapbook.
  • Lansdale, Joe R. Honky Tonk Samurai. Mullholland Books/Little Brown, 2016. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, signed by Lansdale. Hap & Leonard novel.
  • Lansdale, Joe R. Miracles Ain’t What They Used To Be. PM Press, 2015. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy, signed by Lansdale. Collection of non-fiction essays, many autobiographical.
  • Le Guin, Ursula K. The Real and the Unreal: Seclected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin Volume 1: Where on Earth. Small Beer Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Already had Volume 2.
  • Overview of Lawrence Person’s Library: 2017 Edition

    August 31st, 2017

    I decided updated pictures of my library were long overdue, so I took pictures of all my personal library bookshelves (as opposed to Lame Excuse Books stock with my iPhone, which seems to do a better job than my old digital camera anyway.

    I tried to make the pics close and large enough that you could read the titles (which is, I think, one of the main points of photographing your library), though that’s not always the case. (Click to embiggen any of these.)

    I’ve listed very brief high points, but at some point I want to do several more comprehensive posts, probably broken up by letter (A, B, etc.) which will go into more detail and show individual books. But if I did that here I’d probably break your browser!

    As usual, all of these are Fine first edition hardbacks in Fine dust jackets unless otherwise stated.

    Where you see a dust jacket sitting on top of other books, I was reading that book when I took these pictures.

    This is just the fiction. I’ll get to the non-fiction, graphic novels, art books, science fiction reference books, etc. at a later date.

    Not all the pictures are perfect, and I may swap them out for better ones as time permits.

    Oversized Fiction

    These are all the hardback fiction books that were simply too big to fit anywhere else.

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    Highlights:

  • The traycase edition of Greg Bear’s Sleepside Story.
  • Several signed oversized Ray Bradbury books.
  • A copy of Lord John Ten inscribed to Neal Barrett, Jr. by Ray Bradbury.
  • Several signed Harlan Ellison limiteds.
  • Three signed Stephen King books (Desperation, Insomnia, The Black House).
  • The lettered traycase edition of George R. R. Martin’s GRRM.
  • Several signed Richard Matheson books.
  • Two Charnel House books (Ellison’s Coffin Nails and Tim Powers’ Deliver Me From Evil).
  • Three Centipede Press books (the Ambrose Bierce, Tim Powers’ The Anubis Gates Michael Shea’s The Autopsy and Other Tales.)
  • Lucius Shepard’s The Last Time.
  • A binder full of hand-written Roger Zelazny manuscripts.
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    Highlights:

  • A signed Douglas Adams Mostly Harmless.
  • Some signed Brian Aldiss (RIP).
  • The three Gnome Press Foundation books, plus the signed Whispers Press Foundation’s Edge, plus several other signed Asimovs.
  • A first edition of Attanasio’s Radix.
  • Signed firsts of Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl and the signed limited edition of .
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  • Several Ballard firsts (including The Drought and Empire of the Sun), some signed (such asThe Atrocity Exhibition).
  • A nearly complete Iain Banks collection (missing one or two of the last ones), including all the early ones, including The Wasp Factory and Use of Weapons, some signed.
  • Nearly complete Clive Barker up to about ten years ago, many signed, including the limited edition UK Weaveworld and all six of the Wiedenfield & Nicholson Books of Blood.
  • A complete collection of Neal Barrett, Jr. fiction hardbacks, all signed or inscribed.
  • Some Stephen Baxter (mostly early books), including Raft and The Time Ships, some signed.
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  • More Stephen Baxter
  • Some Peter S. Beagle books, including The Last Unicorn and A Fine and Private Place, most signed.
  • A complete Greg Bear collection (save a few recent ones), most signed or inscribed to me.
  • Some Gregory Benford, including the Cheap Street Of Space/Time and the River and Timescape.
  • An incomplete Alfred Bester collection, including a pristine The Demolished Man with Bester’s business card laid in, and an imperfect Who He? inscribed.
  • A nearly-complete Michael Bishop collection (a new one may be out), including No Enemy But Time, most inscribed to me.
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  • Nearly complete James P. Blaylock in hardback, several early ones inscribed to me.
  • Decent Robert Bloch collection, including an imperfect Psycho and several signed books.
  • Very incomplete Leigh Bracket collection, but including the very difficult first hardback of The Sword of Rhiannon.
  • A not-even-remotely-complete Ray Bradbury collection, but including some 30 signed firsts, including The Silver Locusts.

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  • Small Ernest Bramah collection, including The Moon of Much Gladness in dust jacket.
  • Early David Brin collection, including Startide Rising, The Uplift War, and his Cheap Street book, Dr. Pak’s Preschoool.
  • Some John Brunner, including a signed The Sheep Look Up and a Fine/Fine Stand On Zanzibar.
  • Signed/limited edition (only hardback) of Steven Brust’s To Reign in Hell.
  • Some signed William F. Buckley, Jr..
  • Several signed Lois McMaster Bujold Hugo and Nebula winners, including the Easton signed/limited (and first hardback editions) of Barrayar and The Vor Game.
  • William S. Burroughs’ The Place of Dead Roads inscribed to his agent.

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  • Complete Octavia Butler collection, including Survivor, some inscribed to me.
  • A rebound first of Samuel Butler’s Erewhon from 1872.
  • A complete Pat Cadigan collection (save some media tie-in work), several inscribed to me.
  • Some Ramsey Campbell.
  • A complete Jonathan Carroll collection, including The Land of Laughs, most signed.
  • A complete Orson Scott Card collection up to the point I stopped reading him (which was Xenocide), including an inscribed Ender’s Game.
  • Some Angela Carter, including The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman (from Carter’s own copies) and The Passion of New Eve.
  • Most of Michael Chabon, including The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Yiddish Policeman’s Union, many inscribed to me.
  • The true first edition of Robert W. Chamber’s The King in Yellow; not really visible in this picture since the trim size is so small.
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  • Some Arthur C. Clarke, including firsts of Against the Fall of Night and Earthlight, an imperfect copy of Childhood’s End (with a Clarke signature plate and photo laid in) and his Hugo winners Rendezvous With Rama and The Fountains of Paradise.
  • Most of Hal Clement, including a nice Iceworld, a signed, imperfect Mission of Gravity, and the three volume NESFA set are all signed as well.
  • A signed copy of Suzy McKee Charnes’ The Vampire Tapestry.
  • Most of the early Storm Constantine.
  • All the early John Crowley, including signed copies of The Deep, Engine Summer and (in the next pic) the Gollancz Little, Big.

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  • Signed hardback editions of the first 17 issues of Postscripts, plus #24/25. (I’m in three of these.)
  • Most of the Datlow/Windling Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series (I think I lack a few latter ones).
  • Complete Avram Davidson in hardback (save one hardback chapbook), including the hardback edition of El Vilvoy de las Islas.
  • Some L. Sprague de Camp, some signed.
  • Most of the early Samuel R. Delany, including Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection, all signed by Delany.
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  • I’m about four difficult books away from a Philip K. Dick in hardback collection. Highlights of what I have include imperfect copies of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Counter Clock World, Time Out of Joint, Ubik, A Handful of Darkness and World of Chance, firsts HBs of The Penultimate Truth, The Simulacra, The Man Who Japed, The Game Players of Titan, and Confessions of a Crap Artist, a really nice copy of A Scanner Darkly, both the Underwood/Miller and Subterranean Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, and the signed edition of the Levack PKD bibliography, the only Dick signature in my collection.
  • A reasonably complete Thomas M. Disch science fiction collection (I’m missing some of his poetry volumes), including The Genocides, Camp Concentration, 334, and his Cheap Street volume Torturing Mr. Amberwell.
  • Nearly complete Paul Di Filippo collection, many inscribed, including a PC copy of the 1/100 hardback copy edition of Spondulix.
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  • I have a complete collection of Gardner Dozois’ authored books, and hardback first of all the Year’s Best Science Fiction up through the 14th volume (and just a few missing after that), many inscribed to me by Gardner, and many signed by several story contributors.
  • Nearly completely George Alec Effinger collection, many inscribed to me.
  • Complete (save a couple of very recent books) Greg Egan collection, including An Unusual Angle, Quarantine, Permutation City, and an association copy of Axiomatic inscribed to his editor David Pringle. (Inscribed Egan books are genuinely rare, much less association copies.)
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  • Nearly complete collection of Harlan Ellison in hardback (at least up through when he started issuing his own books), many signed.
  • A good ways toward a complete Philip Jose Farmer collection in hardback, including Too Your Scattered Bodies Go, many signed, including Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, Lord Tyger and Love Song.
  • The first English-language edition of Camille Flammarion’s Urania and the first U.S. edition of Lumen.
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  • Complete Neil Gaiman prose collection up to a few years ago, including the signed/limited BCC Books (true first) edition of Neverwhere, Murder Mysteries: A Play For Voices, Snow Glass Apples: A Play For Voices, and the Lettered editions of the Subterranean M is for Magic. (The hardbound Gaiman graphic novels are shelved elsewhere.)
  • Nearly complete John Gardner collection, including Grendel.
  • Several Ray Garton books, including Crucifax Autumn and Live Girls.
  • Almost complete Jane Gaskell collection.
  • Complete Mary Gentle collection up to a few years ago.
  • A complete William Gibson collection (excepting Agrippa, which wasn’t a book), including the Gollancz Neuromancer inscribed to me.

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  • William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.
  • True first of Alasdair Gray’s Lanark.
  • A number of Joe Haldeman books, including an imperfect Forever War.
  • Several Peter F. Hamilton books, including The Reality Dysfunction.
  • Several Harry Harrison books, some signed.
  • Several Robert A. Heinlein firsts, including imperfect copies of Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Stranger in a Strange Land and Double Star, as well as nice copies of Sixth Column, Assignment in Eternity, The Star beast, The Puppet Masters and Podkayne of Mars, as well as a signed book club edition of Time for the Stars (my only Heinlein signature).
  • A very imperfect true first of Frank Herbert’s Dune.
  • Several Joe Hill books, including two states of 20th Century Ghosts and the traycase edition of Horns.
  • William Hope Hodgson’s House on the Borderland and Deep Waters.
  • All six of Robert E. Howard’s Gnome Press Conan books.
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  • Barry Hughart’s Bridge of Birds, The Story of the Stone, and Eight Skilled Gentlemen, plus the signed Subterranean press omnibus.
  • A nearly complete Shirley Jackson collection, including nice copies of The Road Through the Wall and The Haunting of Hill House.
  • Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon.
  • A good bit of Stephen King, including both the slipcase and traycase editions of the Colorado Kid, the signed/limited edition of Under the Dome, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger, and an imperfect first of The Shining. The Talisman is the Grant “trade” edition, which in this case has been signed by Peter Straub.
  • A complete Russel Kirk fiction collection, most signed.
  • Some Nancy Kress.
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  • Some Henry Kuttner, including Robots Have No Tails.
  • A complete R.A. Lafferty in hardback collection (save one chapbook), some signed, including 1/50 signed copies of Tales of Chicago and Tales of Midnight.
  • Some Jay lake, most inscribed to me.
  • A complete Joe R. Lansdale collection, including the rare Chivers Texas Night Riders, The Magic Wagon, the lettered traycase editions of A Fistfull of Stories and For a few Stories More, 1/26 hardback copies of My Dead Dog Bobby, 1/100 hardback copies of Lansdale and Shiner’s Private Eye Action As You Like It, and many others, all signed or inscribed to me.
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  • The rest of the hardback Lansdale.
  • Both the true HB first (a large print edition) and the Subterranean limited of Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice.
  • Some Tanith Lee, several signed.
  • A goodly amount of Ursula K. Le Guin, including imperfect firsts of The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and A Wizard of Earthsea, two Cheap Street hardback chapbooks, and the signed/limited edition true first hardback of Always Coming Home (with the included cassette tape), which is supposedly quite dreadful.
  • Closing in on a complete Fritz Leiber collection, including a signed Our Lady of Darkness and Nights Black Agents, plus several Gregg Press firsts, including The Big Time, The Sinful Ones, and the six volume Farhard and Gray Mouser set.
  • The first English-language edition of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris.
  • A pretty good Thomas Ligotti collection, including the hardback of The Agonizing Resurrection of Victor Frankenstein & Other Gothic Tales.
  • The start of the H.P. Lovecraft collection, including some of the latter Arkhams and the Variorum Edition of his complete work, as well as an envelop hand-addressed by Lovecraft.
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  • The rest of the Lovecraft, as well as Cthulhu Mythos anthologies by various editors. I’ll probably file these by editor the next time I add a bookshelf.
  • Some Brian Lumley.
  • All Ken MacLeod’s novels up to a few years ago.
  • Something approaching a complete collection of George R. R. Martin’s fiction, though I’m missing a couple of the recent Game of Thrones books and a lot of his anthologies. Includes U.S. first of A Game of Thrones inscribed to me, the signed/limited Armageddon Rag, the true first signed/limited edition of Songs the Dead Men Sing (the very first Dark Harvest book), and the leatherbound signed/limited “slipcrate” edition of Portraits of His Children.
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  • Closing in on a complete Richard Matheson collection, including Born of Man and Woman, imperfect firsts of Hell House, The Shrinking Man and I Am Legend, and several of the signed Gauntlet, etc. books.
  • A lot of Paul J. McAuley.
  • A lot of Robert R. McCammon.
  • Some Jack McDevitt.
  • Complete Ian McDonald collection, all but one or two inscribed to me, including the true UK first of River of Gods.
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  • Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove
  • Nearly complete China Mieville collection, including Perdido Street Station and The Tain.
  • An imperfect first of Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz
  • Quite a bit of Michael Moorcock, including Behold the Man, Stormbringer and Gloriana, all signed or inscribed.
  • Some C.L. Moore, including Judgment Night, Shambleau, and signed firsts of Mutant and Black God’s Shadow.
  • A couple of books away from a complete Ward Moore collection, including Cloud By Day.
  • All Richard Morgan’s early books, including Altered Carbon.
  • Some David Morrell, including First Blood.
  • Some signed Haruki Murakami.
  • Some Pat Murphy, including The Falling Woman.
  • John Myers Myers’ Silverlock.
  • Most of Kim Newman’s early books (at least those under his own name), including Anno Dracula.
  • A complete set of the Night Visions series, some (Barker, Lansdale, Martin) signed or inscribed.
  • A good bit of Larry Niven, including an imperfect but very clean copy of the Gollancz Ringworld.
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  • Complete Chad Oliver collection, including the Ballantine hardback of Shadows in the Sun, The Mists of Dawn and the Jenkins The Wolf is My Brother.
  • The true Secker & Warburg first edition of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (green state dust jacket, no priority).
  • Alexi Panshin’s Rite of Passage.
  • A good bit of Frederik Pohl, most signed, including Gateway, Man Plus and The Space Merchants, and most of the collaborations with Jack Williamson here are also signed by both Pohl and Williamson.
  • A complete Tim Powers collection, most signed or inscribed, including the Chatto & Windus Anubis Gates, several Charnel House limiteds, and the ultra-limited edition of the John Berlyne’s Powers bibliography, which includes a bound holographic copy of The Anubis Gates.
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  • Some Christopher Priest, including Inverted World and The Prestige.
  • Complete run of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, plus the signed/limited edition of Issue Eight, which is signed by Greg Egan.
  • Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.
  • Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.
  • A complete Alastair Reynolds collection (save a few recent books), most signed, including Revelation Space.
  • A good bit of early Anne Rice, including Interview With the Vampire and The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.
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  • Most of the early Kim Stanley Robinson, including the Mars trilogy and his Cheap Street book, The Blind Geometer.
  • A good bit of Rudy Rucker, including one of 350 signed, numbered copies of Transreal!
  • Sarban’s The Sound of His Horn.
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  • Garrett P. Serviss’ Edison’s Invasion of Mars.
  • Some Bob Shaw, including a signed copy of The Palace of Eternity.
  • A complete Michael Shea collection, including the hardback edition of Nifft the Lean.
  • Some Robert Sheckley, including the five volume Collected Stories.
  • A complete Lucius Shepard collection, most signed.
  • A complete Lew Shiner collection, many inscribed to me.
  • A complete John Shiirley hardback collection (up to a few years ago, anyway), most signed, including one of only 50 hardback copies of Black Glass and one of only 100 signed, numbered hardback copies of Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories.
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  • A lot of Robert Silverberg.
  • Clifford Simak’s City.
  • A complete Dan Simmons collection, several signed, including Hyperion, Song of Kali, and Entropy’s Bed at Midnight.
  • A lot of John Sladek, some signed.
  • A pretty good Clark Ashton Smith collection, including Out of Space and Time, Lost Worlds and Other Dimensions.
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  • A complete Cordwainer Smith collection, including three novels he did under his other pseudonyms, Ria, Corelia and Atomsk.
  • A few E. E.”Doc” Smith novels, including the true first of The Skylark of Space, and the signed editions of Second Stage Lensman and Skylark Three.
  • A complete William Browning Spencer collection, all signed or inscribed to me.
  • Some Brian Stableford.
  • Some Olaf Stapledon, including jacketless firsts of Last and First Men and Odd Job.
  • A good bit of Neal Stephenson, including inscribed firsts of Snow Crash and The Diamond Age.
  • A Complete Bruce Sterling collection, most inscribed to me, including a Mirrorshades signed or inscribed by most of the contributors.
  • Complete Charles Stross up to a few years ago.
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  • Some Theodore Sturgeon, including the completed Collected Stories.
  • A complete Michael Swanwick collection, including Stations of the Tide, one of only 30 signed hardbacks of Puck Aleshire’s Abecedary, and several short-run Dragon Stairs Press books.
  • Some Tolkien, including most of the U.S. History of Middle Earth firsts.
  • A nice copy of Steven Utley and Geo W. Proctor’s Lone Star Universe signed by most of the contributors.
  • The start of the Jack Vance section. I’m closing in on a complete Vance hardback collection, but I’m not quite there yet. This case includes the Underwood/Miller signed/limited editions of Ariminta Station, Throy, Bird Isle/Take My Face, The Dark Side of the Moon, the Subterranean Press lettered/traycase edition of Dangerous Ways, The Deadly Isles, and a signed Dragon Masters.
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  • The rest of the Vance hardbacks, including one of 200 signed sets of the 44 volume Vance Integral Edition, a signed Ballantine Books hardback state of To Live Forever, the beautiful Underwood Books signed/limited edition of Night Lamp, the Underwood Books limited Ports of Call, #2 of 200 signed/numbered copies of Light From a Lone Star, one of 111 signed hardback copies of The Seventeen Virgins/The Bagful of Dreams, and the Gollancz Four Men Called John, among many, many others.
  • A complete Vernor Vinge collection, most signed, including A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky.
  • Richard Vollmann’s You Bright and Risen Angels and Rainbow Stories.
  • A pretty complete Karl Edward Wagner collection, some signed.
  • Wa-We

    Starting about here the pictures got more difficult to take, because this bookshelf is right behind a heavy futon I don’t feel like moving on my own.

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  • A complete Howard Waldrop collection, including his two Cheap Street books, all signed or inscribed.
  • Complete Peter Watts collection.
  • A few Stanley G. Weinbaum volumes, including one of 250 copies of the 1936 Dawn of Flame.
  • Closing in on a complete Manly Wade Wellman collection, including Who Fears the Devil?, Lonely Vigils, a first of Worse Things Waiting inscribed to horror writer Dennis Etchison, and a copy of Third String Center inscribed to his brother, western writer Paul I. Wellman.
  • Some H. G. Wells, including some later firsts in dust jacket and the signed, numbered three volume first edition of The World of William Clissold.
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  • Some Jack Williamson.
  • Nearly complete Connie Willis, almost all signed, including Doomsday Book.
  • A nearly complete Gene Wolfe collection, including all the The Book of the New Sun, The Book of the Long Sun, and Book of the Short Sun volumes (plus The Castle of the Otter, all inscribed or signed, his two Cheap Street hardbacks (Empires of Flowers and Foliage and Biblioman), and one of 100 hardback copies of The Young Wolfe. (The hardback edition of Letters Home is in the non-fiction reference library).
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    I have a fairly ridiculous amount of signed Roger Zelazny first editions, manuscripts, etc., thanks in no small part to two very extensive purchases of Zelazny material. Though I would like to trade up my imperfect Nine Princes in Amber and my signed, imperfect Lord of Light, all my other Zelazny hardbacks are Fine/Fine copies, and most signed, including Creatures of Light and Darkness, The Dream Master, one of 200 signed, hardback copies of For a Breath I Tarry (which, since it has a number of blank pages in the back, I’ve had signed by some 60-70 other science fiction writers, etc.), one of 35 signed hardback copies of The Last Defender of Camelot, one of only 21 lettered, hardback copies of Kovacs’ The Ides of Octember: A Pictorial Bibliography of Roger Zelazny with a Zelazny signature sheet bound in, etc. Those binders you see contain original Zelazny manuscripts, some proof copies, some typescripts, and some hand-written, including The Changing Land, “The Last Defender of Camelot”, “Unicorn Variations”, Dilvish the Damned, Knight of Shadows, etc. (Upstairs, in the non-fiction section, I have Roger Zelazny’s professional correspondence archive in two large binders.)

    Trade Paperbacks

    This includes proofs, chapbooks, etc.

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    Notable items:

  • Isaac Asimov’s Little Brothers, one of 126 signed copies.
  • One of 100 signed copies of J. G. Ballard’s News from the Sun.
  • Signed copy of David Brin’s The Tides of Kithrup (the proof of Startide Rising)
  • An issue of Chacal signed by Tom Reamy.
  • A copy of Young Author’s Club: The Wartime Adolescent Writings of Philip K. Dick, one of 100 copies.
  • Some signed Thomas Disch poetry collections.
  • Both blue and green variant covers of Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe’s A Walking Tour of the Shambles, inscribed to me by both.
  • A proof of the never-published random house edition of Sherry Jones’ The Jewel of Medina.
  • A complete collection of R. A. Lafferty chapbooks, some signed.
  • Numerous Joe R. Lansdale trade paperbacks and proofs.
  • The proof of George R. R. Martin’s never published John W. Campbell Awards Volume 6
  • A signed copy of Michael Moorcocks’s tabloid-form Sex Pistols novel, The Great Rock-and-Roll Swindle.
  • James Morrow’s The Adventures of Smoke Baily, a novella only included as part of the packaging for a video game.
  • The proof (actually true first edition, since it was for sale) of Richard Matheson’s Collected Stories.
  • Proof of Chad Oliver’s The Cannibal Owl.
  • A signed, hand-corrected copy of Clark Ashton Smith’s The Double Shadow.
  • Jack Vance’s The Space Pirates and The Avatar’s Apprentice, one of only 30 copies.
  • Lew Shiner’s Modern Stories Number One signed by most of the contributors, including William Gibson and Howard Waldrop.
  • Dan Simmons’ Banished Dreams.
  • Inscribed copies of Neal Stephenson’s The Big U and Zodiac, as well as signed proofs of Interface and The Cobweb.
  • One of only 25 copies of Howard Waldrop’s self-published The Soul-Taker from 1966.
  • Manly Wade Wellman’s the Invading Asteroid and Devil’s Planet.
  • Lots of Gene Wolfe proofs, plus Talk of Mandrakes and four Cheap Street chapbooks.
  • Loads and load of signed Roger Zelazny proofs, plus Poems and A Rhapsody in Amber.
  • Mass Market Paperbacks

    Since I started concentrating on hardbacks very early it, I actually have fewer paperbacks than hardback.

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    Notable items (all paperback originals unless otherwise noted):

  • Several signed Aaron Allston books.
  • All six true first edition/first printing/first state of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, all signed.
  • Some signed Neal Barrett, Jr.
  • A copy of John Brunner’s pseudonymously published porn novel The Incestuous Lovers.
  • Some signed Pat Cadigan, including a paperback proof of Synners.
  • A lot of Philip K. Dick.
  • A lot of Harlan Ellison.
  • Some Philip Jose Farmer, including Love Song and an association copy of Down in the Black Gang inscribed to Bruce Sterling.
  • Some Ray Garton.
  • An inscribed William Gibson Neuromancer.
  • Some signed Harry Harrison.
  • Some signed K.W. Jeter, including Seeklight and The Dreamfields.
  • All R.A. Lafferty’s PBOs, including Ringing Changes.
  • Several signed Joe Lansdale PBOs, including his three MIA Hunter books and the very rare Molly’s Sexual Follies, the last also co-signed by co-author Brad Foster.
  • Some Tanith Lee.
  • Some George R.R. Martin, including most of the Wild Cards books, the early ones signed by George and several other contributors.
  • Some signed Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle reprints.
  • All Tim Powers PBOs, signed.
  • Spider Robinson’s Antimony.
  • All Rudy Rucker’s PBOs, including White Light, The Sex Sphere, Spacetime Donuts, and The 57th Franz Kafka.
  • All Michael Shea’s PBOs, some signed.
  • Several John Shirley PBOs, most signed, including The Brigade, Cellars and City Come A’Walkin.
  • All John Skipp & Craig Spector’s PBOs, several signed.
  • A good bit of Brian Stableford.
  • Inscribed true (Canadian) first of Sean Stewart’s Passion Play.
  • Bruce Sterling’s Involution Ocean and A Good Old Fashioned Future, inscribed.
  • Some Theodore Sturgeon, several PBOs, one reprint signed.
  • A lot of Jack Vance, some signed.
  • Some Manly Wade Wellman PBOs, including the rare movie novelization A Double Life.
  • A whole lot of Zelazny, almost all of it signed.
  • Finally, note that while none of these books are for sale, I do have many science fiction, fantasy and horror first editions (many signed) available through the Lame Excuse Books web page.