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Lame Excuse Books December 2016 Catalog

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Welcome once again to another installment of “Lawrence Just Posts The Latest Lame Excuse Books Catalog as a Giant Text File.” If there’s anything here you want to buy, drop me a line at Lawrence Person (lawrenceperson@gmail.com).


Greetings, and welcome to the Lame Excuse Books catalog for December 2016!

I’m going to be honest with you: This is a pretty weird catalog. It’s got the usual small press firsts from Subterranean Press, Tachyon, Dragonstairs Press, etc., but it’s also got some William F. Buckley spy thrillers (one signed), some werewolf books (both from some auction lots), and random beat-up reading copies, as well as a big bunch of markdowns to existing stock (including a whole lot of Subterranean Press books). Plus new books by Joe R. Lansdale, James P. Blaylock, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Greg Egan, Robert Silverberg, a new Charnel House Harlan Ellison limited, etc.

The picks of the list:

* James P. Blaylock’s The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives
* Joe R. and John L. Lansdale’s Hell’s Bounty and Zombie Gold
* Alastair Reynold’s Beyond the Aquila Rift
* Bruce Sterling’s Pirate Utopia

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Now the books!

Hardbacks

LP2382. Abraham, Daniel. Balfour and Meriweather in The Incident of the Harrowmoor Dogs. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, #124 of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Steampunky-looking mystery novella. List price is $45. For you? $20.

LP2170. (Anderson, Poul) Gardner Dozois and Greg Bear, editors. (Larry Niven, Greg Benford, Tad Williams, etc.) Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds. Subterranean Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and Fine slipcase, new and unread. Poul Anderson tribute anthology, including stories using his characters and settings. $70.

LP2171. (Anderson, Poul) Gardner Dozois and Greg Bear, editors. (Larry Niven, Greg Benford, Tad Williams, etc.) Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds. Subterranean Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 1,500 trade copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Poul Anderson tribute anthology, including stories using his characters and settings. $30.

LP2514. Armstrong, Kelley. Driven. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, with fill-color endpapers and several full color plates, new and unread. Her latest werewolf novel. Half off cover price. $20.

LP2383. Armstrong, Kelley. Forsaken. Subterranean Press, 2015. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Otherworld. Werewolves. How about 75% off cover price? $10.

LP2063. Baker, Kage. Black Projects, White Knights. Golden Gryphon, 2002. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short stories about The Company. $12.

LP1621. Baker, Kage. The Empress of Mars. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 500 copies signed by Baker, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. A full length novel, and not to be confused with the earlier novella from Night Shade. Out of print from the publisher. $45.

LP1115. Baker, Kage. Mother Aegypt and Other Stories. Night Shade Books, 2004. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. includes an original, never before published novella. LAST COPY! $15.

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. $125.

LP2065. Banks, Iain M. Consider Phlebas. Macmillan, 1987. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a tiny bit of bend at edge of head and heel, in a Fine, Mylar-protected dust jacket. Read once, by me. The first Culture novel, and Banks’ first “pure” SF novel. Recommended. I’m not seeing a single unsigned first of the Macmillan Consider Phlebas anywhere online. $300.

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.

LP1622. Banks, Iain M. Matter. Orbit (UK), 2008. First edition hardback, a Near Fine copy in a Near FIne dust jacket with bumping at head and heel and associated wrinkles. Culture novel. $12.

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. $8.

LP1939. Bear, Elizabeth. ad eternum. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Part of her New Amsterdam series. Also included in this edition is the 9,000 word chapbook Underground. $35.

LP2118. Bear, Elizabeth. The White City. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Magic alternate history thing. $20.

LP2386. Benford, Gregory. The Best of Gregory Benford. Subterranean Press, 2015. First edition hardback, #123 of 250 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Another huge career retrospective collection. $55.

LP2387. Benford, Gregory. The Best of Gregory Benford. Subterranean Press, 2015. First edition hardback, trade edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Another huge career retrospective collection. $35.

LP2515. Blaylock, James P. The Adventures of Langdon St. Ives. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, one of 200 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Omnibus edition of four Lagdon St. Ives steampunk novellas. “The Here-and-Thereians” plus a short coda (“Earthbound Things”) are original to this volume, so you need this even if you have the previous Subterranean Press Langdon St. Ives volumes. List price: $60. For you: $55.

LP2516. Blaylock, James P. The Adventures of Langdon St. Ives. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Omnibus edition of four Lagdon St. Ives steampunk novellas. “The Here-and-Thereians” plus a short coda (“Earthbound Things”) are original to this volume, so you need this even if you have the previous Subterranean Press Langdon St. Ives volumes. Trade edition. PICK OF THE LIST. List price: $40. For you: $35.

LP2013. Blaylock, James P. Zeuglodon. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Set in the same universe as The Digging Leviathan and takes place in the hollow earth. Trade edition is sold out from the publisher. LAST COPY. $35.

LP2517. Bloch, Robert. Flowers from the Moon. Arkham House, 1998. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacket with very slight fold to the very top 1/16″ of the front inner flap, otherwise pristine. Collection of early Bloch stories, including the title werewolf story and four Cthulhu Mythos stories. $25.

LP1625. Bloch, Robert (Gahan Wilson). Skeleton in the Closet, and Other Stories (The Reader’s Bloch Volume 2). Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, one of only 750 copies, a Fine copy in decorated boards, sans dj, as issued, new and unread. More uncollected Bloch. Illustrated by Gahan Wilson. $30.

LP1626. Bradbury. Ray. Marionettes, Inc. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 2000 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. A collection of Bradbury’s robot stories, including two previously unpublished works. Now sold out from the publisher. Only have one. $30.

LP1519. Bradbury, Ray. Moby Dick: A Screenplay. Subterranean Press, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher’s shrinkwrap. The basis of the John Huston movie. No out of print from the publisher, and I only have one. $30.

LP2068. Bradbury, Ray. Nemo! Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Previously unpublished Ray Bradbury screenplay set in Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland comic strip. Now sold out from the publisher, but I still have it at less than cover price. $30.

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. $3.

LP2519. Buckley, William F., Jr. Elvis in the Morning. Harcourt, 2001. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy in a Near Fine dust jacket with a touch of surface wear/soiling (especially along spine join) and slight edge curl. Novel of Elvis in the 50s and 60s. Certainly when I think of Elvis, Buckley is the first novelist that comes to mind. (Actually this did get better reviews than, say, Tender…) $ 3.

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. $3.

LP2521. Buckley, William F., Jr. Marco Polo, if You Can. Doubleday, 1982. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with very slight dust staining at head, in a Near Fine- price-clipped dust jacket with 1/8″ chipping at head and a tiny bit at heel and points. Inscribed by Buckley: “1/14/82 /For Roger Bink/Warm regards/Wm F. Buckley Jr.” $10.

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 real0life hunt for a communist mole in the CIA. $3.

LP2523. Buckley, William F., Jr. A Very Private Plot . First edition hardback, a Very Good- copy with dampstaining at heel and associated black dye trasnfer from boards, in a Very Good- dust jacket with dampstain warping to front and rear. A Blackford Oakes spy thriller. $3.

LP477. Chizmar, Richard, editor (Jack Ketchum, John Shirley, David B. Silva). Night Visions 10. Subterranean Press, 2001. First Edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new. All new stories by Jack Ketchum, John Shirley, and David B. Silva done in a uniform format with the Dark Harvest Night Visions series. $12.

LP755. Crowley, John. Daemonomania. Bantam, 2000. First edition hardback, Fine in Fine dj, new and unread. The third book in the Aegypt sequence. Back in stock. $10.

LP1683. Crowley, John. Endless Things. Small Beer Press, 2007. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Concluding novel of the Aegypt series. CHEAP! $10.

LP1777. De Lint, Charles. Eyes Like Leaves. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, signed by De Lint. This last copy has hung around a while, so let’s sell it cheap. $20.

LP2524. Donaldson, D. J. Blood on the Bayou. St. Martin’s Press, 1991. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dust jacet with a bit of haze rubbing to the rear cover. Werewolf mystery novel set in New Orleans (“An Andy Broussard/Kit Franklin Mystery”). $20.

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. $32.

LP2525. Egan, Greg. The Four Thousand, The Eight Hundred. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Hard science fiction novella set on the asteroids of Vesta and Ceres. Only have one. $37.

LP1527. Egan, Greg. Incandescence. Gollancz, 2008. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine- dj with a tiny bit of crimping at head, new and unread. Far future SF novel. Precedes the Night Shade edition. Gollancz seems to have cut back drastically on their hardback print runs; this came out May 15, and was already OP in hardback on June 1, and I had to scramble around to find some in the UK. $30.

LP1836. Egan, Greg. Zendegi. Night Shade Press, 2010. First U.S. edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Novel set in a post-theocracy Iran and a popular virtual reality game. $10.

LP2542. Ellison, Harlan. Coffin Nails. Charnel House, 2016. First edition oversized hardback, a Fine copy, one of 200 signed, numbered copies, sans dust jacket, as issued. The usual lavish Charnel House production, an attractive brown patterned (“crackle paper”) binding, with embossed silver nails spelling out “HE” on the front cover, and a giant silver nail on the cover. Features 25 uncollected Ellison stories from across his career. Sure to be a lust object for all your bibliophile friends. Only have one. $5 off cover price. $295.

LP2123. Ellison, Harlan. The Deadly Streets. Subterranean Press, 2013. First hardback edition, one of 750 copies of the trade edition, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Early Ellison collection now available in hardback. Cover price: $45. Your price: $30.

LP2306. Gaiman, Neil and Michael Reaves. Interworld and The Silver Dream. Subterranean Press, 2014. First limited hardback edition, each #344 of 500 signed copies, both Fine copies in Fine dust jackets, new and unread. Two young collaborative young adult novels involving parallel worlds. Offered at $20 off cover price, and I only have one set. $100.

LP1400. Garton, Ray. Night Life. Subterranean Press, 2005. First edition hardback, one of 400 signed and numbered copies bound in leather, in a Fine, Mylar protected dust jacket, new and unread. Garton’s sequel to Live Girls, sold out pre-publication within mere hours of Subterranean announcing the book. $45.

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. $10.

LP2526. Hughes, Winifred. The Maniac in the Cellar: Sensation Novels of the 1860s. Princeton University Press, 1980. Presumed first edition hardback (no additional printing stated), a Fine copy in a near Fine-, price-clipped dust jacket with spots of rubbing to matte black rear cover. Non-fiction on Victorian sensation novels of the 1860s. $5.

LP1640. King, Stephen. Stephen King Goes to the Movies. Subterranean Press, 2009. First edition hardback, one of 2000 copies (and the only hardback edition), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Includes five stories by King that were made into movies (“1408,” “The Mangler,” “Low Men in Yellow Coats” (made into Hearts in Atlantis), “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption,” “The Mist” and “Children of the Corn,” each with new introductions by King about how the moves were made and what he thought of them. Illustrations by Vincent Chong. With two color printing and heavier than usual paper, this is a lavish production beyond even the usual high Subterranean Press standards. I haven’t read all the stories in here, but the ones I have are among King’s best. Recommended. $26 off cover price! $49.

LP2527. Kuznia, Yanni, editor (Jacqueline Carey, Kevin Hearne, Laura Bickle, Aliette De Bodard). A Fantasy Medley 3. Subterranean Press, 2015. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Trade edition of this short fantasy anthology, now sold out from from the publisher, but I’m still offering it at 50% off cover price. $10.

LP1846. Lake, Jay. The Sky That Wraps. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 signed copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Short story collection by the author of the Hugo-nominated Mainspring, and a swell guy to boot. $5 off cover price. $29.

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, $90.

LP1848. Lansdale, Joe R. By Bizarre Hands Rides Again. Morning Star Press, 2010. Expanded edition with new stories and story notes, one of 300 copies signed by Lansdale, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. The original was a great short story collection, and thus new edition has everything in the original and more. Highly recommended. $65.

LP2482. Lansdale, Joe R. (Pete Von Sholly, illustrator). Christmas Monkeys. PS Publishing, 2015. First edition hardback, one of 300 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket and decorated boards, with bookmark signed by the author and artist laid in (as issued). Illustrated children’s book (for certain values of “children”). LAST COPY! $34.

LP18840. Lansdale, Joe R. Christmas With the Dead. PS Publishing, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 300 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Now out of print from the publisher. $34.

LP2195. Lansdale, Joe R. Devil Red. Knopf, 2011. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Signed by Lansdale. Hap and Leonard novel. Recommended. $12.

LP2484. Lansdale, Joe R. Fender Lizards. Subterranean Press, 2015. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Even though this is the trade edition, I got Joe to sign it at Armadillocon, and it’s sold out from the publisher, but still cover price. $40.

LP2528. Lansdale, Joe R. and John L. Lansdale. Hell’s Bounty. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Weird western about demons, bounty hunters and the end of the world. Sold out from the publisher, and only have one of this true first edition. However, see the next item… $65.

LP2529. Lansdale, Joe R. and John L. Lansdale. Hell’s Bounty with Zombie Gold. Short, Scary Tales (SST) Publications, 2016. First edition hardback thus for Hell’s Bounty, true first edition for Zombie Gold, one of 200 signed, numbered sets with matching numbers, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Hell’s Bounty is by and signed by both Lansdales, while Zombie Gold is by John L. Lansdale solo. Two weird westerns, heavy on the action and bloodshed. For the set: $95. (One dealer has this set at $140.)

LP2530. Lansdale, John L. Zombie Gold. Short, Scary Tales (SST) Publications, 2016. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Trade edition of this weird western. $30.

LP1850. Leiber, Fritz. Strange Wonders. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collection various work, some previously unpublished or uncollected. 25% off cover price. $30.

LP2531. Levy, Edward. The Beast Within. Arbor House, 1981. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with a bit of curl and head and heel and a trace of dust soiling to back cover, in a near Fine dust jacket with haze rubbing along spine join. “A modern day Jekyll and Hyde in the clothes of a werewolf…a lupine incubus.” $5. Given when this was published, there’s a good chance David Hartwell edited it. $5.

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. $5.

LP2533. Mieville, China. This Census-Taker. Subterranean Press, 2016. First limited edition hardback thus (the Del Rey trade edition precedes), #443 of 750 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Now sold out from the publisher, and I only have one. $60.

LP1853. Niven, Larry. The Best of Larry Niven. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Another huge Subterranean career retrospective collection. LAST COPY. $35.

LP2534. Novik, Naomi. Blood of Tyrants. Del Rey, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. The eight Temeraire book about the Napoleonic War with dragons. $10.

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. $10 off cover price. $65.

LP2082. Powers, Tim. Salvage and Demolition. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, one of 350 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Powers latest novella, about a rare book dealer. Now sold out from the publisher, but I’m offering it at $5 off cover price. $60.

LP2083. Powers, Tim. Salvage and Demolition. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. This trade edition is also sold out from the publisher, and also offered at $5 cover price. $22.

LP2207. Prachett, Terry. Raising Steam. Doubleday, 2014. First American edition, hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread, with review materials laid in. Discworld goes Steampunk. $10.

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. $28.

LP2535. Reynolds, Alastair. Beyond the Aquila Rift. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, trade state, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Another huge career retrospective collection, and at 781 pages, I think it’s the largest yet. $42.

LP2399. Reynolds, Alastair. Slow Bullets. WSFA, 2015. First hardback (and first signed) edition, one of 1000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Produced for CapClave, where Reynolds was Guest of Honor. $35.

LP1742. Scalzi, John. God Engines. Subterranean Press, 2009 (actually not shipped until 2010). First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Trade edition. $15.

LP1976. Shepard, Lucius. The Dragon Griaule. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. All Shepard’s Dragon Griaule stories in one volume. $35.

LP1977. Silverberg, Robert. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Six: Multiples 1983-1987. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, sans dust jacket, as issued. The earlier volumes are gone baby gone… $30.

LP2136. Silverberg, Robert. The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Eight: Hot Times in Magma City: 1990-95. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, a Fine copy, new and unread, sans dust jacket, as issued. The latest and greatest volume by the legendary Grandmaster. I sold a lot of the collected Silverberg volumes at Worldcon, and this trade edition is now sold out from the publisher. $30.

LP2536. Silverberg, Robert. Early Days: More Tales from the Pulp Era. Subterranean Press, 2016. First edition hardback, #168 of 1000 signed, numbered copies. Collection of early Silverberg stories. Only have one, $5 off cover price. $35.

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. $10 off cover price. $25.

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. $30.

LP1288. Smith, Clark Ashton (edited by Scott Connors and Ron Hilger). Star Changes: The Science Fiction of Clark Ashton Smith. Darkside Press, 2005. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread, still in publisher’s shrinkwrap. $32.

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 sold out from the publisher, but still $25 off the publisher’s price. $120.

LP1480. Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. Arbor House, 1988. First edition hardback, a Fine- copy with very slight bumping at heel and the ownership stamp of Louis Mackey on FFE, in a Near Fine, price-clipped (but otherwise pristine and Mylar-protected) dj. Signed by Sterling (who has also written “Copyright 1988” and “2007”). Mackey was a well-known professor at the University of Texas and something of a minor celebrity, having played a role in the film Richard Linklater film Slacker (he’s the professor complaining that he missed Charles Whitman’s shooting spree). Since Bruce attended UT, it would have been nice if this had been some sort of association copy, but no, Bruce said he had never heard of him when I had him sign this. So whether the Mackey signature is a plus or a minus depends on the eye of the beholder. $35.

LP2537. Sterling, Bruce (Warren Ellis, Christopher Brown, Rick Klaw). Pirate Utopia. Tachyon, 2016. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Novella in which the Italian Futurists set up their own state after World War I. Includes H.P. Lovecraft and Houdini as characters. Includes an Introduction by Warren Ellis, and interview with Sterling by Rick Klaw, and an afterword by Christopher Brown. $18.

LP1856. Straub, Peter. The Juniper Tree and Other Blue Rose Stories. Subterranean Press, 2010. First edition hardback, one of 1,500 trade copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Collection of novellas set in the same world as Koko, Mystery, and The Throat, along with an interview conducted by Bill Sheehan. $22.

LP1425. Stross, Charles. Missile Gap. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of 1000 signed, numbered copies, Fine in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. A very alternate Cold War novella. This first printing is now out of print from the publisher. $27.

LP1981. Stross, Charles. Palimpsest. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. His Hugo-winning, far-future novella. $30.

LP197. Tepper, Sheri. Gibbon’s Decline and Fall. Bantam, 1996. First edition hardback, Fine in a Fine dj, new in dj. Get this off my shelf. $1.

LP2538. Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of The Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King). Houghton Mifflin, 1965. Fifth Printing of this edition (the Second U.S. hardback edition, with all the all the appendices at the back of The Return of the King, and fold out maps of Middle Earth (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers) and Mordor (The Return of the King) present, a Very Good- set, well read, all three spines slightly dull, spine on The Fellowship of the Ring slightly concave, map in The Fellowship of the Ring with one small tear near attachment point reinforced with tape, lacking the dust jackets, in a Very Good- slipcase with significant rubbing at heel, slight wear/abrasion at points and to attached slipcase frontispiece, with about 1/4″ loss to top right corner, affecting very edge of end line of elvish script. A well-worn set that was formerly my father’s. He read these to me and my sister in our youth, and then we read the hell out of them in our teen years. Still, the front cover embossing for all three books (depicting the eye of Sauron, the one ring, and the Tengwar/Black Speech inscription on the ring) is still quite bright and attractive on all three volumes. My father died in January of 2016, and my mother gave these to me as part of downsizing from a house to an apartment. Since I already own a copy of this edition with the dust jackets, I’m offering this up here. Highly recommended as the most important work of fantasy of all time. Sets of this edition in dust jacket tend to go for about $150, so let’s offer this up at 1/5th that. $30.

LP2539. Tolkien, J. R. R. The Lord of The Rings (The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King). Houghton Mifflin/SFBC, 1986 (the ISFDB IDs the 10259 code on the back of The Fellowship of the Ring as belonging to the SFBC edition that year). Book club reprint hardback, Near Fine copies with slight spotting at head, in Near Fine- (The Fellowship of the Ring)/Very Good+ (The Two Towers, The Return of the King) dust jackets with slight spine fading wear at head, heel and points, a 1/2″ tear at head of The Two Towers, and three 1/4″ closed tears and two small black marks on rear cover of The Return of the King. Just sturdy reading copies of the definitive epic fantasy trilogy of the 20th century. Another thing downsized from my mother’s move. $5.

LP2041. Vance, Jack. Desperate Days: Selected Mysteries Volume 2. Subterranean Press, 2012. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Thick omnibus edition of three Vance mystery novels (The Fox Valley Murders, The Pleasant Grove Murders, The Dark Ocean), and a companion to Subterranean’s earlier Dangerous Ways volume. Sort of surprised I have two left, as the Vance stuff usually disappears pretty quick. $40.

LP2540. Varley, John. Demon. Putnam, 1984. First edition hardback, an ex-library copy with all the usual flaw; call it a Very Good- Ex-Lib copy with pages yellowing (as usual), spine concave, wear along bottom boards, plus all the usual stamps, pocket, etc., in a Very Good+ dust jacket with sticker to spine, and spots of wear where Mylar dj protector has been worn through. Third book in the titan trilogy. Space-filler first of a book that reportedly had a smaller print run than the first two volumes. $5.

LP2144. Varley, John. Good-bye, Robinson Crusoe and Other Stories. Subterranean Press, 2013. First edition hardback, one of 1,000 copies signed numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. $15 off cover. $30.

LP2541. Varma, Devendra P. The Gothic Flame: Being a History of the Gothic Novel in England: Its Origins Efflorescence, Disintegration and Residuary Influence. The Scarecrow Press, 1987. First edition thus, being the reprint of a work first published in 1957, a Fine copy, sans dust jacket, as issued. Non-fiction work on the development of the Gothic novel. Includes bibliography at back. $20.

LP2542. Windsor, Patricia. The Blooding. Scholastic Press, 1996. First edition hardback, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Werewolf novel. I see precisely one copy listed online, and it’s not as nice as this one. $25.

LP1988. Willis, Connie. All About Emily. Subterranean Press, 2011. First edition hardback, one of 400 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket, new and unread. Sold out from the publisher. Only have one. $40.

LP1447. Willis, Connie. D. A. Subterranean Press, 2007. First edition hardback, one of only 400 signed/numbered copies, a Fine copy in a Fine dj, new and unread. Sold out from the publisher. Only have one. $34.

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. $125.

Trade Paperbacks

LP2543. Chabon, Michael. The Yiddish Policeman’s Union. Harper Perennial, 2008. First trade paperback edition, preceded by the hardback, a Near Fine+ copy with 1/8″ white abrasion at heel. Inscribed by Chabon: “For Delois/Happy Mother’s Day/Michael Chabon.” Read once. Hugo and Nebula Winner for Best Novel. Another book from my mother’s household downsizing. $7.

LP2124. Gunn, James. The Unpublished Gunn Part 2. Chris Drumm Books, 1996. First edition chapbook original, a Fine copy. $5.

LP2544. McCammon, Robert. Blue World. Subterranean Press, 2015. Trade paperback reprint, a Fine, unread copy. Short story collection. $5.

LP2545. Lansdale, Joe R. Hap and Leonard. Tachyon. 2016. First edition trade paperback original, a Fine copy. Signed by Lansdale. All the Hap and Leonard short fiction, including three novella’s (Veil’s Visit (with Andrew Vachss), Hyenas, and Dead Aim) previously published as stand-alone novellas. Only have one. $16.

LP2507. Swanwick, Michael. 5 Seasons. Dragonstairs Press, 2016. First edition chapbook original, one of 100 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy. Five one page stories about the seasons. All these Dragonstairs press chapbooks tend to disappear pretty quickly, so here’s a chance to pick it up while it’s still cover price. $6.

LP2508. Swanwick, Michael. Seasons Greetings. Dragonstairs Press, 2015. First edition chapbook original, one of 100 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy. The 2015 Swanwick Christmas chapbook, now out of print from the publisher. $10.

LP2547. Swanwick, Michael. Solstice Spirits. Dragonstairs Press, 2015. First edition chapbook original, one of 100 signed, numbered copies, a Fine copy new and unread. Four brief seasonal tales. Though dated 2015, I was only able to order this recently, and it’s already sold out from the press. $15.

Mass Market Paperbacks

LP2548. Effinger, George Alec. Planet of the Apes 2: Escape to Tomorrow. Award Books, 1975. First edition paperback original, a Very Good+ copy with creasing and a tackhead-sized abrasion to upper right corner and a stamped “2” at head, two small wrinkles along spine, and general wear. Based on the short-lived CBS TV show, one of four Effinger did. $5.

LP2549. Farmer, Philip Jose. Tarzan: The Dark Heart of Time. Del Rey, 1999. First edition paperback original, a near Fine copy with slight spine creasing and a touch of edgewear. A surprisingly uncommon PBO, given the author and subject matter. $35.

LP2550. Kuttner, Henry. Lancer, 1973. Paperback reprint, a Poor copy with the page blocks failing out, held together with two rubber bands, but otherwise intact. All Kuttner’s Gallagher stories, in which an inventor creates robots while blind stinking drunk, and then can’t remember what he made them for. Only reason I’m bothering to sell it is that these are GREAT, HILARIOUS stories and this hasn’t been reprinted nearly often enough. Reading copy only. Highly recommended. $3.

LP2541. Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. Ballantine Books, 1964. First edition paperback original, a Very Good copy with creasing and wear along spine, a long crease along top front corner, and general wear. Hugo Winner for best novel.

Since Sherri Tepper died recently, I thought I’d list which books of hers I have, all marked down a bit:

LP1586. Tepper, Sherri S. The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped. Ace, 1985. First edition paperback original, a Fine- copy with just a trace of wear at top outer corner, otherwise new and unread. A really beautiful copy. $20.

LP2291. Tepper, Sheri S. The Bones. Tor, 1987. First edition paperback original (PBO), a Very Good+ copy with one spine crease, top front corner crease, and touches of edgewear. Believe it or not, there was once a time when science fiction and fantasy novelists looked at switching to horror as a good career move… $4.

LP2292. Tepper, Sheri S. King’s Blood Four. Ace, 1983. First edition paperback original (PBO), a Very Good+ copy with one spine crease, 1 1/2″ thin crease along bottom front spine join, edgewear, and small abrasion to top rear cover. First book in the True Game series. $4.

LP1675. Tepper, Sheri S. Jinian Footseer. Tor, 1985. First edition paperback original (PBO), a Very Good+ copy with crease along spine join, partial crease and wrinkle on spine, small crease to lower back corner, and touches of general wear. True Game novel. $4.

LP1869. Tepper, Sheri S. Marianne, the Magus and the Manticore. Ace, 1985. Third printing, a VG copy with spine creasing, spine line, number stamp at head, and general wear. The Marianne titles are probably the least common of all Tepper’s books. $8.

LP1618. Tepper, Sheri S. The Revenants. Ace, 1984. First edition paperback original (PBO), a Very Good+ copy with spine-creasing and edgewear, but otherwise square. Standalone fantasy novel involving a Sphinx’s riddles. $4.

LP1586. Tepper, Sherri S. The Search of Mavin Manyshaped. Ace, 1985. First edition paperback original (PBO), a Fine- copy with just a trace of edgewear, otherwise new and unread. A really beautiful copy. Third book in the Mavin trilogy. $35.

LP2293. Tepper, Sherri S. The Song of Mavin Manyshaped. Ace, 1985. Second printing, a Near Fine copy lines at head and heel, a small name on blurb page, and a few touches of edgewear. The first Mavin book. $4.

LP2294. Tepper, Sheri S. Wizard’s Eleven. Ace, 1984. First edition paperback original (PBO), a Near Fine copy with small date stamp at heel, edgewear, and one tiny wrinkle near base of spine, otherwise tight and square. Third book in the True Game series. Man, Tepper must have been a writing machine in the mid-1980s… $4.

Library Addition: Proof of George R. R. Martin’s Never-Published John W. Campbell Awards Volume 6

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Finally obtained a book I’ve been trying to get for over 20 years, ever since hearing about it while compiling Bruce Sterling’s bibliography for Nova Express in the early 1990s:

Martin, George R. R. The John W. Campbell Awards Volume 6. Bluejay Books, 1986. Uncorrected proof, trade paperback format, of the never-published hardback first edition, a Very Good- copy, being well-read with creasing along front and back spine joins, bottom of front spine join starting to split, a few spots of staining (including one to the edge of side/bottom page block), and general wear, with note on front cover stating “To/Shelia/Williams/Isaac/Asimov” and a note on the table of contents saying the Orson Scott Card story listed was going to be replaced with another Card story. Never produced because Bluejay Books went out of business in 1986. Copy on the back covers states the book was to be produced in both hardback and trade paperback formats.

The contents are as follows:

  • Page 1: “Preface” — George R. R. Martin
  • Page 9: “On John Campbell” — Jack Williamson
  • Page 17: “The Djinn Who Watches Over the Accursed” — Stephen R. Donaldson (Published in Word Tales, the book published for the 1985 World Fantasy Convention in Tucson.)
  • Page 41: “Angel Engines” — Bruce Sterling (Note: This story is present in the book, but is missing from the the (probably hastily typed) Table of Contents.) (Remains unpublished.)
  • Page 57: “The Necropolis at Fang Shang” — Bruce Sterling (Remains unpublished.)
  • Page 71: “Adrift Among the Ghosts” — Jack L. Chalker (Appeared as an original story in the Chalker collection Dance Band on the Titanic in 1988.)
  • Page 89: “The Red Hawk” — Elizabeth A. Lynn (Had previous appeared as a stand-alone Cheap Street chapbook in 1983.)
  • Page 123: “Unwyrm” — Orson Scott Card (Never published in this form, a novella that takes up half the book, but evidently incorporated into Card’s 1987 novel Wyrms.)
  • Page 251: “The John W. Campbell Award Winners: 1973—1985” (No author listed, just a list of winners and nominees by year.)
  • Bought for $100 from an editor who was downsizing his library as part of moving.

    JWCA#6

    JWCA#6 Back Cover

    Book Addition: Paperback of Philip Jose Farmer’s Down in the Black Gang Inscribed to Bruce Sterling

    Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

    I picked this up before Armadillocon through one of Half Price Books’ coupon sales:

    Farmer, Philip Jose. Down in the Black Gang. Signet, 1971. First paperback edition (Currey says the SFBC hardback, which I also have, precedes), a Very Good+ copy with faint spine creasing, very slight spine lean, edgewear, and darkening to pages. Inscribed by Farmer to Bruce Sterling.

    Black Gang

    Black Gang Sig

    I thought that was a nice association copy to pick up for $12…

    Shoegazer Sunday: Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You”

    Sunday, March 11th, 2012

    Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” is the music Bruce Sterling would put on at the end of the party after every Turkey City Writer’s Workshop held at his house, mainly so people would leave. It worked too, not because it was bad, but because the waltz tempo, echoey steel guitar and smoky vocals make it the perfect “chill out at the end of a long day and feel your eyelids getting heavy” song. I bought the single off iTunes, but I think I might need to pick up the entire album, So Tonight That I Might See, as I’ve developed a craving for Hope Sandoval’s voice, which combines that smokey, chill tone of a classic jazz/blues chanteuse with peak-period Sinatra’s last-second, end-of-the-measure timing.

    Is Mazzy Star shoegazer? I think they’re more sui generis, but I’ve seen “Fade Into You” on several Best of Shoegazer lists, and that’s good enough for me…

    Armadillocon 2011 Photos for Friday, August 26

    Saturday, September 10th, 2011


    Mark Finn, rocking the cutting edge of FEZ NATION!


    Howard Waldrop.


    Dwight Brown gets the pre-convention lunch off to his usual facepalming start. What set him off this time was Todd saying “Look! We’re haircut twinsies!”


    DUFF winner David Cake.


    Early Turkey Citizen Joe Pumilia.

    There was a picture of William Browning Spencer, but he has evidently grown disenchanted with his own visage, and asked that it be removed..


    Al Jackson. For once I snapped a picture with his eyes open. Thanks for lunch, Al!


    Dwight, mournful that his mama took his Kodachrome away.


    Michael Sumbera, taking a break from assembling his retail sales empire.


    Aaron Allston. Generally, I only see Aaron at: A.) Cons, or B.) Indian restaurants.


    James Reasoner.


    John DeNardo: “You know I hate having my picture taken.” Naturally, after he said that, I’m required to take his picture several additional times.


    Like this one.


    And this one.


    Bruce Sterling was having a garage sale of books at the con. Here he is holding aloft the (true story) Rudy Rucker books I had pulled from the pile, refusing to sell them to me. Including the copy of The 57th Franz Kafka I had given him as a gift 15 years before. “I’ve got to donate these to UT.” Thanks a lot, Bruce.


    Bill Crider, reenacting a scene from Daredevil.


    Bill again, now with added sight.


    Stina Leicht, with her hair in the traditional Blue Con shade.


    Two people, both of whom complained that I took their picture too much. You can see how well those complaints worked out for them.


    Rocky Kelley, artistic dandy and man-about-town.


    Jessica Reisman. The camera is set properly, it’s just that Jessica lives her entire life in soft focus. Doctors keep doing tests to determine the cause.


    Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling. “It’s a 110° out today! I’m feeling pretty darn good about my Global Warming predictions!”


    Derek Johnson. You can’t see it, but just below the frame of this picture, he’s clutching a snifter of brandy with one hand and stroking a white cat with the other.


    Gretchen Peterson Johnston shows that she is totally ready for the Fetish Boot Ball.


    Chris Nakashima-Brown n. Brown this guy I know.


    Yvonne Daily and Phil Brogden, who you may remember from such hits as “Goddamnit, Lawrence, you sure take a lot of freaking convention pictures, don’t you?”


    Robert Jackson Bennett, author of the spiffy first novel Mr. Shivers, copies of which can be obtained in the usual manner.


    Bradley Denton assumes the now-traditional “Oh yeah? Then I’ll take YOUR picture!” position.


    Jessica Reisman Redux.


    Paolo Bacigalupi and Bruce Sterling, debating whose global warming future is more wretched and dystopian.


    Rich Simental.


    “NEVER MIND!”


    The Space Squidians, shortly after freebasing some ink.


    Brad Foster, with a Hugo that might seem familiar.


    “You so naughty!”


    Kasey Lansdale, mooning over Mark Finn. (I warned you, Finn! I said UNMARKED twenties!)


    Scott Cupp, James Reasoner and Joe R. Lansdale, talking about F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and why you can’t get good belt onions anymore.


    Ben Yalow.


    It was….the unnameable.

    Bruce Sterling Donates Books and Papers to the Ransom Center

    Thursday, March 10th, 2011

    Including the manuscript for The Difference Engine, among others. I knew he was planning to do this, since he talked about it several years ago when I went over to his house to buy some books from him.

    Blogroll Updates

    Friday, December 31st, 2010

    I’ve been doing a little blog-roll updating, and I’ve finally got around to adding the blogs of some other writers. (The Wheels of Futuramen may grind slow, but they grand exceedingly, well, slow. Glacial, even.) These are writers who are personal friends I know and like, who are excellent writers, who write interesting blogs, or all of the above. So I’ve gone ahead and added links to the blogs of:

    No doubt I’ll be adding more as time permits.

    Books Read: Zoran Zivkovic’s Impossible Encounters

    Monday, December 6th, 2010

    Impossible Encounters
    By Zoran Zivkovic
    Polaris, 2000

    This is a short book of six stories by Yugoslavian Serbian writer Zoran Zivkovic, each dealing with an impossivle situation (post-mortem, a conversation with God, a writer visited by his own character, etc.), and each of which feature, recursively, a book called Impossible Encounters. These are well crafted, but somewhat slight, and, as Bruce Sterling noted in his Nova Express review, somewhat stateless, existing in a world where “trains have no destinations, streets have no names, rivers and mountains have no histories, and characters have no ethnicities. It’s a very quiet world of used bookstores, family dining tables, and cramped university offices.”

    I’m not sure I would want to read too many of these in a row, but they make nice “palate cleansers” between other fiction.

    Since the Belgrade Polaris editions will probably be hard to come by, if you’re interested in reading these, they’re collected (along with several other Zovkovic books published by Polaris) in the PS Publishing collection Impossible Stories. I don’t have a copy of that for sale anymore, but I do have a copy of Impossible Stories II available if you’re interested.

    Bruce Sterling’s Other Evil Twin

    Thursday, March 18th, 2010

    Austin skiffy fans with long memories may remember that I won the Bruce Sterling Rant Off at an Armadillocon lo these many years ago. This means that I am authorized to act as a Low Calorie Bruce Sterling Substitute, should the need arise.

    What you may not know is that Bruce Sterling has another evil twin, or at least one Sandeep Gupta, who blatantly plagiarized the text of Bruce’s book The Hacker Crackdown and republished it as Hacking in the Computer World.

    And for those that didn’t know it, Bruce released the entire book as literary freeware back in 1994, a copy of which can be found here.

    Sayeth Bruce: “This is awesome! I always wanted to be a globally-aware Indian-writing-in-English. Me and Rushdie, man! From now on I’m gonna be ‘Sandeep Gupta’ whenever I please!”

    Lawrence Person’s Library of Science Fiction First Editions

    Thursday, December 31st, 2009

    I’ve been meaning to take pictures of my library for quite a while, and I finally got around to doing it. These are just the ones in my fiction library; I haven’t taken pictures of the non-fiction up in my office yet.

    I started collecting hypermodern (i.e., post-Neuromancer) science fiction first editions in the late 1980s, concentrating on hardbacks of works and authors I felt were important. I have essentially completed that collection (though I am always adding new books as they come out), and am now trying to amass a collection of first editions of every important post-WWII work of science fiction, as well as selected fantasy and horror authors, which should keep me busy quite a while. Save one Stephen King ultralimited I bought pre-publication, I have never spent more than $400 for any single book (and precious few over $300). I won’t settle for later printings or copies with corner-clipped dust jackets, but my price ceiling has forced me to settle for ex-library copies of a handful of key works (for example, Dune and The Man in the High Castle). When I refer to an “imperfect” first, it’s generally (but not always) an Ex-Library copy. The rest tend to be Fine/Fine or gently read copies, though with a bit more flexibility for older titles. I am one “difficult” book away from having a complete collection of Hugo winners, and save the most recent one, have a complete collection of Nebula Winners, as well as many World Fantasy and Bram Stoker award winners, plus a smattering of literary firsts and prize winners picked up when I chanced across them.

    Mine is a very extensive SF collection, but far from the largest or most valuable, even in private hands. I’m sure there are many old fans whose libraries would (or may still) put mine to shame. Before being broken up, the legendary collections of Sam Moskowitz and Forrest J. Ackerman would have easily blown mine away. Although David Hartwell has started selling pieces of his, from talking to him I’m sure what remains of David’s collection still exceeds mine by a good measure. Kurt Baty has assembled very close to a complete collection of all science fiction works ever published, but has not concentrated on first editions. Given the number of auctions I’ve lost to him over the years, I’m sure Larry Bigman’s collection leaves mine in the shade. Allen Lewis’ collection of hypermodern science fiction has a breadth that far exceeds my own. Mike Berro and Jerry Hewett have collections at least comparable to my own (and far more complete when it comes to Jack Vance). If I had to guess, my collection might sneak into the top 50 in private hands, but that may be too high.

    Previous and far less complete attempts to document my library are here and here.

    Unless otherwise noted, all the volumes listed under highlights are either the true first edition, or the first hardback edition (frequently British) when the true first was a paperback original. If the UK edition preceded the American, then the true first is the one I have, unless otherwise indicated.

    These pictures were taken with a Kodak EasyPic V803 and edited in iPhoto. The gaps visible on shelves are what I call “expansion joints,” and are there so I can add new acquisitions. Caveats: I don’t have a tripod, and I don’t know how to do keystone correction for camera angle (especially apparent on the eight-high bookshelves). Still, an acute observer should be able to pic out numerous individual volumes…

    Note: This is my personal/professional library, and none of these are for sale. For science fiction books I do have for sale, please see the Lame Excuse Books website.


    A-B

    • Some Isaac Asimov, including a complete Gnome Press Foundation trilogy, plus The Gods Themselves and imperfect copies of many of his early novels and short story collections.

    • A. A. Attanasio’s Radix.
    • Nicholas Baker’s Mezzanine.
    • Some signed J. G. Ballard, including The Atrocity Exhibition (the true UK first, not the later but rarer pulped US edition) and some later books, plus unsigned copies of High Rise and Empire of the Sun, and an imperfect Crystal World.
    • A complete Iain Banks collection (save his most recent one), including The Wasp Factory and Use of Weapons.
    • A nearly-complete Clive Barker collection (missing some of the graphic novel and illustration stuff, as well as a recent book or two), including copies of The Damnation Game, various states of The Books of Blood, Cabal and the UK Weaveworld, the last two signed.
    • An nearly complete Neal Barrett, Jr. collection (discounting the media tie-in stuff).
    • A signed copy of Stephen Baxter’s The Time Ships, plus Timelike Infinity and imperfect firsts of Raft, Anti-Ice, and Ring. My Baxter collection is collection is complete up to the point (sometime shortly after 2000 or so) when he started cranking them out so fast I couldn’t even hope to keep up with him.
    • A nearly complete Greg Bear collection (missing the Cheap Street Sleepside Story and one or two recent ones), including Blood Music, Eon, The Wind from a Burning Woman, Darwin’s Radio and Early Harvest, most signed or inscribed.


    B-C

    • Gregory Benford’s Timescape.
    • A mint copy of Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man with his business card laid in, as well as an imperfect but inscribed copy of Who He?.
    • A complete Michael Bishop collection, including No Enemy But Time, several inscribed to me.
    • A nearly complete James P. Blaylock collection (missing one or two of the recent ones), including one of 100 hardback copies of the Axolotl Paper Dragons, as well as the signed, limited editions of The Last Coin and The Magic Spectacles.
    • A mostly complete Robert Bloch collection, including an imperfect copy of Psycho.
    • A woefully incomplete Ray Bradbury collection, some signed.
    • A true (UK) first of Ernest Bramah’s Kai Lung Unrolls His Mat in dust jacket.
    • David Brin’s Startide Rising and Uplift War.
    • A mostly complete Poppy Z. Brite collection, including the hardback of Plastic Jesus.
    • Peter Currell Brown’s Smallcreep’s Day
    • An imperfect first of John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar, as well as a signed first of The Sheep Look Up, and an inscribed copy of The Stone That Never Came Down that formerly belonged to Christopher Priest.
    • Stephen Brust’s To Reign in Hell.
    • The Easton Press signed first hardbacks of Lois McMaster Bujold Barryar and The Vor Game, as well as the hardback first of Mirror Dance and The Paladin of Souls.
    • A complete Octavia Butler collection (several signed), including Survivor, the rarest of her books.


    C-D

    • A complete Pat Cadigan collection (discounting some media tie-in stuff).
    • Something like a complete Jack Cady collection.
    • Inscribed firsts of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game, as well as Songmaster, A Planet Called Treason and Cardography; indeed, all Card’s fiction hardbacks up to Xenocide; I read that and Prentice Alvin, and after that I stopped buying his books.
    • A complete Jonathan Carroll collection, all signed or inscribed, including The Land of Laughs.
    • Angela Carter’s The Passion of New Eve and copy of The Infernal Desire Machines of Dr. Hoffman that formerly belonged to Carter.
    • Inscribed firsts of Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policeman’s Union and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
    • A signed copy of Suzy McKee Charnes’ The Vampire Tapestry.
    • C.J. Cherryh’s Cyteen and an inscribed SFBC (first hardback) Downbelow Station.
    • An imperfect Ballantine Books hardback of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End, a decent Earthlight, a very nice Against the Fall of Night, an imperfect Rendezvous With Rama, a nice The Fountains of Paradise and the signed, slipcased PS Publishing edition of Tales from the White Hart.
    • Some Hal Clement, including a signed, imperfect Mission of Gravity and a nice Iceworld.
    • An extensive Storm Constantine collection.
    • A nearly complete John Crowley collection, including signed or inscribed copies of Little, Big (reportedly Gollancz only did 300 hardbacks), The Deep and Engine Summer.
    • A complete run (at least up through issue 17) of the signed hardback state of Postscripts (including Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Joe Hill, etc.).
    • A bunch of Jack Dann.


    D

    • Closing in on a complete Avram Davidson collection, including one of only 25 hardback copies of El Vilvoy de las Islas
    • An extensive Samuel R. Delany collection up to 1980 or so, all signed, including solid (but not pristine) Gollancz hardback firsts of Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection.
    • A complete Bradley Denton collection, all signed or inscribed, including The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians/A Conflagration Artist and Blackburn’s Lady.
    • August Derleth’s Someone in the Dark (the second Arkham House book), sadly lacking the dust jacket, and a signed copy of The Mask of Cthulhu
    • A not-yet complete Philip K. Dick collection, including Imperfect firsts of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Time Out of Joint, The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik, and The Penultimate Truth, a nice set of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, nice copies of The Man Whose Teeth Were Exactly Alike, Martian Time Slip, The Game Players of Titan, Confessions of a Crap Artist, A Scanner Darkly and the slipcased Valis set with Cosmogony and Cosmology. (A number of paperback firsts appear on the paperback shelf, and a number of non-fiction works are upstairs in my reference library.)
    • A complete Paul Di Filippo collection, including one of 100 signed hardback copies of Ciphers.
    • An extensive Thomas Disch collection, including Camp Concentration, 334 and Torturing Mr. Amberwell.
    • A complete hardback set (save a few of the most recent volumes) of Gardner Dozois’s The Year’s Best Science Fiction, including the very rare first three Bluejay Books editions, several signed by many of the contributors.


    D-G

    • A complete Greg Egan collection, including a copy of Axiomatic inscribed to his editor David Pringle (Egan signatures, much less inscriptions, are vanishingly rare), as well as firsts of An Unusual Angle (only 100 hardback copies), Quarantine, and Permutation City.

    • A complete George Alec Effinger collection, many inscribed to me.
    • A nearly-complete Harlan Ellison hardback collection (though I lack several of the most difficult paperbacks).
    • A fair amount of Philip Jose Farmer, including a beautiful copy of To Your Scattered Bodies Go (formerly Buck and Juanita Coulson’s copy), plus signed copies of Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life, Love Song, The Adventure of the Peerless Peer and Up from the Bottomless Pit.
    • The first English-language edition of Camille Flammarion’s Urania and the first U.S. edition of Lumen.
    • A not-quite complete Neil Gaiman collection, including 1/26 signed, lettered, traycased copies of M is for Magic (with an original drawing by Gahan Wilson on the limitation page), one of 500 signed, numbered copies of Neverwhere, Murder Mysteries: A Play for Voices and Snow Glass Apples: A Play for Voices (both signed and limited in slipcase), Angels and Visitations, the signed/limited editions of American Gods and Anansi Boys, as well as signed copies of the trade state, plus a bunch of other signed Gaiman (not shown: hardback collections of the complete run of Sandman (both the first and the four-volume Absolute Sandman), plus a bunch of other Gaiman graphic novels, most signed, up in the graphic novel section on the second floor).
    • An extensive John Gardner collection, including Grendel.
    • A bunch of Ray Garton, including the Charnel House (true first) signed/limited edition of The New Neighbor.
    • A nearly complete Jane Gaskell collection, including Strange Evil and King’s Daughter.
    • A complete Mary Gentle collection (discounting her pseudonymous porn novels), including Ash: A Secret History.


    G-J

    • A complete William Gibson book collection (discounting Agrippa), all signed, including a Fine Gollancz Neuromancer (one of the highpoints of the entire collection) and a copy of Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine signed by both.
    • William Goldman’s The Princess Bride.
    • Alasdair Gray’s Lanark.
    • A signed copy of Curme Gray’s Murder in Millennium VI.
    • Signed copies of Ken Grimwood’s Elise and The Voice Outside.
    • U.S. first edition of General Sir John Hackett’s The Third World War: August 1985, with a signed typed letter by Hackett laid in.
    • Inscribed firsts of Joe Haldeman’s Forever Peace, The Accidental Time Machine and Camouflage, plus an inscribed, imperfect first of The Forever War.
    • Peter F. Hamilton’s first ten or so phone books, including an inscribed first of The Reality Dysfunction.
    • A fair amount (but by no means a complete collection) of Robert A. Heinlein, including imperfect firsts of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Double Star, Stranger in a Strange Land, and Starship Troopers (the last rather nice), and a pristine first of Sixth Column.
    • A very imperfect true first of Frank Herbert’s Dune.
    • Two different states of the signed, limited edition of Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts.
    • The Gnome Press editions of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Conqueror and King Conan.
    • Barry Hughart’s Bridge of Birds, The Story of the Stone, and Eight Skilled Gentlemen, plus the signed Subterranean press omnibus.
    • One of less than 100 copies of the H. P. Lovecraft/Russ Meyer crossover anthology, Hastur, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!




    J-M

    • An essentially complete Shirley Jackson collection, including The Haunting of Hill House, The Road Through the Wall, Hangsaman and an imperfect copy of The Lottery.

    • A complete K. W. Jeter collection (save the media tie-in work), including the signed, limited hardback of Dr. Adder.
    • Ha Jin’s Waiting.
    • One of 52 signed hardback copies of Graham Joyce’s Leningrad Nights, the second PS Publishing novella.
    • Essentially complete James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel collections, including Freedom Beach, one of only 100 hardback copies, signed by both.
    • Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon.
    • I have a fair amount of Stephen King, but nothing approaching a complete collection (I may be an insane collector, but I’m not that insane), including one of 99 copies total (and one of only 33 with this cover art) of the PS Publishing (first hardback edition) signed, limited, tray-cased edition of Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid, plus a copy of the signed, limited edition of same, one of 1,250 signed, limited copies of the Mark V. Ziesing (true first) edition of Insomnia, the first four Donald M. Grant Dark Tower books, the signed, limited edition of Under the Dome (reportedly 1,500 copies, all of which were sold out within a day of being available for order), and an imperfect first of The Shining.
    • A complete Russell Kirk fiction collection (including The Surly Sullen Bell, Old House of Fear, and his two Arkham House Books, The Princess of All Lands and Watchers at the Straight Gates, most signed.
    • Henry Kuttner’s Robots Have No Tails.
    • A complete R. A. Lafferty hardback collection (save the two Pendragon Press chapbooks I have in wraps), including Tales of Chiacago, Tales of Midnight, and Argo, and the Gregg Press The Devil is Dead.
    • An essentially complete Joe R. Lansdale collection (see if you can spot the oddball exception), all signed, including the lettered edition of For a Few Stories More (with a young-adult vampire novel, Shadow Time, found only in this edition), the signed/limited edition of The Bottoms, one of only 26 signed, hardback copies of My Dead Dog Bobby and Triple Feature, one of only 100 signed hardback copies of Veil’s Visit (with Andrew Vachess) and Private Eye Action, As You Like It (with Lewis Shiner), inscribed copies of The Magic Wagon and The Nightrunners.
    • Imperfect firsts of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, and A Wizard of Earthsea.
    • Something approaching a complete Fritz Leiber collection, including the Gregg Press (first hardback) editions of The Big Time and The Sinful Ones, as well as Nights Black Agents, The Wanderer, and Manly Wade Wellman’s copy of Rime Isle, inscribed to him by the publisher.
    • The first English-language edition of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris.
    • Being only slightly insane, I don’t have a complete H. P. Lovecraft collection, but I do have several of the latter Arkham House books, including The Horror in the Museum. (I also have the complete Letters and Essays up in my non-fiction library.)
    • A complete Ken MacLeod collection.
    • A complete George R. R. Martin (discounting some Wild Cards SFBC hardbacks), including the signed/limited edition Songs the Dead Men Sing, plus A Game of Thrones and GRRM.
    • I’m closing in on a complete Richard Matheson collection, including the signed, slipcased state of Collected Stories, Hell House and an imperfect first of I Am Legend (though I do still need the Chamberlain Born of Man and Woman, Stir of Echoes, and the UK Shrinking Man).
    • A complete Paul J. McAuley collection, save for a few recent ones.
    • A complete Robert R. McCammon collection (including Blue World) save the UK Baal and a couple of recent ones.
    • Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.
    • A complete Ian McDonald collection.
    • Vonda McIntyre’s Dreamsnake and The Sun and the Moon.
    • Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove.
    • A complete China Mieveille collection, including Perdido Street Station and one of 400 signed, numbered hardbacks of The Tain.
    • An imperfect first of A Canticle for Leibowitz.
    • A few Yukio Mishima firsts (or rather, first American/English Language editions).
    • David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.
    • An inscribed copy of Elizabeth Moon’s The Speed of Dark.
    • A somewhat random assortment of Michael Moorcock firsts, including Glorianna, all signed or inscribed.
    • Signed copies of C. L. Moore’s Mutant and Black God’s Shadow.


    M-P

    • A complete Richard Morgan collection, most signed, including Altered Carbon.
    • Some David Morrell, including First Blood.
    • A good bit of James Morrow, many signed.
    • Signed copies of Haruki Murakami’s A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.
    • Pat Murphy’s The Falling Woman.
    • John Myers Myers’ Silverlock in a rubbed dust jacket.
    • Something approaching a complete collection of Kim Newman’s works under his own name (don’t have the Jack Yeovil/GDW stuff), including Anno Dracula.
    • Complete set of the Night Visions series, some (Barker, Lansdale, Martin) signed or inscribed.
    • I don’t have a complete Larry Niven collection, but I do have a fair amount, including a Gollancz Ringworld, marred only by an excised front free endpaper, as well as an imperfect first of The Mote in God’s Eye.
    • A complete Jeff Noon collection.
    • The first three Naomi Novik books.
    • A nearly complete Chad Oliver collection, including Mists of Dawn.
    • Alexi Panshin’s Rite of Passage.


    P-R

    • Some Frederik Pohl, including signed or inscribed firsts of The Space Merchants, Man Plus and Gateway.
    • Charles Portis’ True Grit.
    • A pretty completely Tim Powers collection, including The Anubis Gates, the Charnel House Stress of Her Regard and Where They Are Hid, the Subterranean Press Declare, Three Days to Never and Ten Poems, the Hypatia Press The Drawing of the Dark, the Cahill The Skies Discrowned, and the NESFA An Epitaph in Rust.
    • Christopher Priest’s The Prestige.
    • A complete run of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine.
    • Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (however, the Gravity’s Rainbow is, alas, a book club edition).
    • A complete Alastair Reynolds collection, including Revelation Space.
    • Some early Anne Rice, including Interview With a Vampire and The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, and a signed copy of Queen of the Damned.
    • Maurice Richardson’s The Exploits of Engelbrecht.


    R-S

  • A complete Kim Stanley Robinson collection (save a few recent books), including the true UK first editions of Red Mars, Green Mars, and Blue Mars, as well as The Blind Geometer.
  • A mostly complete Rudy Rucker collection (I lack a couple of the recent ones), including 1 of 200 signed, numbered copies of Transreal!
  • An imperfect first of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children and a U.S. first of The Satanic Verses.
  • A bunch of Geoff Ryman.
  • A complete John Scalzi collection (save, I think, the hardback state of the first Subterranean Press chapbook), including Old Man’s War, all of it signed or inscribed.
  • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough’s The Healer’s War.
  • Complete David J. Schow collection, including The Shaft.
  • A complete Michael Shea collection, including Polyphemus and the Hypatia edition of Nifft the Lean.
  • The Collected Stories of Robert Sheckley.
  • A complete Lucuis Shepard collection (save that poetry collection he did way back when), including The Jaguar Hunter, Nantucket Slayrides, Barnacle Bill the Spacer, and The Last Time.


    S

    • A complete Lewis Shiner collection, some inscribed to me.
    • A complete John Shirley collection (save a few recent books and some of the paperback pseudonyms), including one of only 50 signed hardback copies of Black Glass, and one of 100 signed, slipcased copies of Really, Really, Really, Really Weird Stories.
    • A small collection of Robert Silverberg (especially compared to his overall output), including Dying Inside, A Time of Changes, and The Book of Skulls.
    • A complete Dan Simmons collection (save a few recent ones), many signed or inscribed, including Hyperion, Song of Kali, Carrion Comfort and Entropy’s Bed at Midnight.
    • Closing in on a complete John Sladek collection, including Roderick.
    • Some Clark Ashton Smith, including some later Arkham Houses, including Collected Poems.
    • A complete Cordwainer Smith collection, including Atomsk, Ria, and Carola. (I also have Psychological Warfare and The Political Doctrines of Sun Yat San upstairs in the non-fiction library.)




    S-W

    • A complete William Browning Spencer collection, all signed or inscribed, including Resume With Monsters.
    • Some Brian Stableford, including Empire of Fear and all three of The Werewolves of London trilogy.
    • L. Sprague De Camp’s copy of Olaf Stapledon’s To the End of Time, with his ownership plate pasted in.
    • A nearly complete Neal Stephenson collection, most signed or inscribed, including Snow Crash and The Diamond Age.
    • A nearly complete Sean Stewart collection (lacking his most recent and a media tie-in novel), including Nobody’s Son, Resurrection Man and Mockingbird, most signed.
    • A complete Bruce Sterling collection, including The Artificial Kid, all signed or inscribed to me. (I also have one of only 200 hardback copies of Shaping Things up in the non-fiction library. When I had Bruce sign it, he said he had never seen the hardback edition before…)
    • A complete Charles Stross collection, many signed.
    • The Collected Stories of Theodore Sturgeon.
    • A complete Michael Swanwick fiction collection, including one of only 30 signed hardbacks of Puck Aleshire’s Abecedary, as well as Stations of the Tide.
    • Bernard Taylor’s Sweetheart, Sweetheart inscribed to his niece.
    • Wilson Tucker’s The Long, Loud Silence (formerly Bruce Pelz’s copy).
    • I’m working on a complete Jack Vance collection, but still have many gaps. One thing I do have is The Jack Vance Integral Edition, containing all his works (except, I think, the Ellery Queen mysteries) with the original text and titles restored, in a uniform edition of 44 volumes; because I was one of the first 200 subscribers, the last volume (which contains previously uncollected material) is signed by Vance. I also have the Underwood/Miller firsts of many Vance works, including Night Lamp and Ports of Call.
    • A. E. van Vogt’s World of Null A and The War Against the Rull.
    • A signed copy of Joan D. Vinge’s The Snow Queen.
    • A complete Vernor Vinge collection, including A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky, all but The Witling and Rainbows End inscribed.
    • A complete Howard Waldrop collection, including both Cheap Street books (the traycased You Could Go Home Again and Flying Saucer Rock and Roll), as well as All About Strange Monsters of the Recent Past, all signed or inscribed to me (Howard rented out a spare room in my house for a little over six months in 2007).
    • Alice Walker’s The Color Purple.
    • A complete Don Webb collection, save one of the 15 hardback copies of When They Came.
    • Closing in on a complete Manly Wade Wellman collection, including Who Fears the Devil? and the the two Carcosa House collections, Worse Things Waiting and Lonely Vigils, and a copy of Third String Center inscribed to his brother, western writer Paul I. Wellman, noting that he “should recognize some of the players.” I lack the Avalon Giants from Eternity and a few of the juveniles. (I also have a collection of Wellman non-fiction upstairs.)


    Oversized Hardbacks
    Some Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, etc. I think this photo is large enough that you can easily read the titles…


    W

    • A complete Martha Wells collection (Save the media-tie-in novels), all inscribed to me, including An Element of Fire.

    • A complete Edward Whittimore collection.
    • Kate Wilhelm’s Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.
    • Some Jack Williamson, including Darker Than You Think.
    • A complete Connie Willis collection, most inscribed to me, including Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog.
    • A complete Robert Charles Wilson collection (including Spin), save his most recent.
    • A complete Gene Wolfe collection, including Shadow of the Torturer, The Castle of the Otter the two Cheap Street hardbacks, Empires of Flowers and Foliage and Biblioman, and the hardback states of The Young Wolfe and Letters From Home, many signed or inscribed to me.


    W-Z, and Trade Paperbacks (including chapbooks, proofs, etc.)

    • Closing in on a complete Roger Zelazny collection, including a very clean, signed ex-library copy of Lord of Light, This Immortal, an Ex-Library Nine Princes in Amber, etc., some signed or inscribed to me.

      Trade Paperbacks

    • One of 100 signed copies of J. G. Ballard’s News from the Sun
    • A proof of David Brin’s The Tides of Kithrup, the name of which was later changed to Startide Rising.
    • Greg Egan’s Our Lady of Chernobyl, Quarantine and An Unusual Angle.
    • An inscribed copy of George Alec Effinger’s Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson.
    • Matthew Hughes’ The Farouche Assemblage
    • An ARC of the Random House edition of Sherry Jones’ The Jewel of Medina, the publication of which was canceled by that publisher.
    • Both blue and green variant covers of Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe’s A Walking Tour of the Shambles, inscribed to me by both.
    • Numerous R. A. Lafferty chapbooks, some signed
    • Proofs of Joe R. Lansdale’s The Drive-In and The Drive-In 2, plus the original publication of Dead in the West, various chapbooks, and a copy of Cross Plains Universe (which I have a story in) inscribed to me by most of the contributors.
    • Signed copies of Michael Moorcock’s The Great Rock-and-Roll Swindle (printed in tabloid newspaper format) and the festschrift Moorcock@60, signed by Mike as well as contributors Rick Klaw and Howard Waldrop.
    • James Morrow’s The Adventures of Smoke Baily, a novella only included as part of the packaging for a video game.
    • A proof of Chad Oliver’s last novel, The Cannibal Owl.
    • A proof of Susan Palwick’s Chambers of the Blood, the title of which was changed to Flying in Place for publication.
    • A copy of Lewis Shiner’s one-off fiction fanzine Modern Stories signed by contributors William Gibson, Joe R. Lansdale, Howard Waldrop, Steven Utley, and Walton Simons.
    • 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.
    • Jack Vance’s The Space Pirates.
    • Some signed Howard Waldrop, including one of only 25 copies of The Soul-Taker, self-published as from “The Vorpal Press” in 1966.
    • Manly Wade Wellman’s The Invading Asteroid.
    • Several Gene Wolfe volumes, including three Cheap Street chapbooks, a proof of The Island of Dr. Death and Other Stories and Other Stories and several more recent proofs.
    • Roger Zelazny’s Poems and A Rhapsody in Amber.


    Mass Market Paperbacks

    • All six volumes of Clive Barker’s Books of Blood, first editions, first printings, first states, signed by Barker.

    • A copy of John Brunner’s pseudonymously published porn novel The Incestuous Lovers.
    • All Neal Barrett Jr.’s non-media tie-in paperbacks, signed or inscribed by Neal.
    • PBOs of Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Vor Game and Barrayar.
    • Several inscribed Pat Cadigan PBOs.
    • Several A. Bertram Chandler PBOs.
    • Several C. J. Cherryh PBOs.
    • Several Avram Davidson PBOs.
    • Several Philip K. Dick PBOs.
    • Several Harlan Ellison PBOs.
    • Several Ray Garton PBOs.
    • Several K. W. Jeter PBOs, including Seeklight, The Dreamfields and Morlock Night, all signed or inscribed.
    • Several R. A. Lafferty PBOs, including Ringing Changes.
    • Several Joe R. Lansdale PBOs, including pseudonymous porn novel Molly’s Sexual Follies, signed by both Lansdale and co-author Brad Foster, the three MIA Hunter books he wrote, and Texas Night Riders, all signed or inscribed.
    • A fair number of Tanith Lee PBOs.
    • Jonathan Littell’s Bad Voltage.
    • Some H. P. Lovecraft, including the Avon edition of The Lurking Fear.
    • All Daniel Keyes Moran’s PBOs.
    • A complete collection of Tim Powers’ PBOs, including An Epitaph in Rust and The Skies Discrowned, all signed or inscribed.
    • Spider Robinson’s Antimony.
    • Most of Rudy Rucker’s PBOs, including White Light and The Sex Sphere.
    • All Michael Shea’s PBOs, including Nifft the Lean.
    • A lot of signed John Shirley PBOs, including City Come A’Walkin and The Brigade, plus several books he wrote in the Traveler series of post-apocalyptic men’s adventure novels.
    • Complete set of John Skipp & Craig Spector PBOs.
    • Several Brian Stableford PBOs.
    • Bruce Sterling’s Involution Ocean, signed.
    • Several Thomas Burnet Swann PBOs.
    • Some Manly Wade Wellman PBOs, including the rare movie novelization A Double Life.
    • A complete collection of Nichola Yermakov books, up until he changed his name to Simon Hawke.
    • Several Roger Zelazny paperbacks, including some PBOs, several signed.
    • Several Zoran Zivkovic books printed by his press in Belgrade.