Lame Excuse Books Catalog for September 2016

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.

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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.

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