Posts Tagged ‘Don Webb’

Library Additions: Three Lovecraft Titles From Hippocampus Press

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Got in three Lovecraft-related new books by Hippocampus Press, all of which I have available through Lame Excuse Books as well:

  • (Lovecraft, H.P.) Joshi, S. T. Lovecraft and a World in Transition. Hippocampus Press, 2014. First edition hardback, one of 500 copies signed by Joshi (the only edition), a Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Collection of Joshi’s most important essays on Lovecraft (of which there have been many). List price $65.

  • (Lovecraft, H.P.) Derie, Bobby. Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos. Hippocampus Press, 2014. First edition trade paperback original, Fine. Gahan Wilson cover. Non-fiction work examining sexual themes in a wide variety of Cthulhu Mythos-related work. List price $20.

  • Webb, Don. Through Dark Angles: Works Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft. Hippocampus Press, 2014. First edition trade paperback original, Fine. List price $20.

  • Also, not in yet but forthcoming: H. P. Lovecraft’s Collected Fiction: A Variorum Edition, a three volume set of the definitive texts of all Lovecraft’s fiction, showing all the different edits made in his stories either by Lovecraft or his various editors. This will be a three volume set limited to 500 copies with a list price of $180.

    E-mail me at if you’re interested in picking any of these up.

    Avram Davidson Chapbooks

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

    Since The Wailing of the Gaulish Dead just arrived in the mail, I thought I would do a post on all four of the Avram Davidson chapbooks put out by The Nutmeg Point District Mail/Avram Davidson Society:

  • Davidson, Avram. The Beasts of the Elysian Fields by Conrad Amber. The Nutmeg Point District Mail, 2001. First edition chapbook, Fine. Though there were 70 numbered copies, this one is labeled “review copy.” (There were also evidently 10 presentation hardbacks, which I’ve not seen.)

  • Davidson, Avram. El Vilvoy de las Islas. #7 of 25 numbered copies hand bound in quarter green linen with paper-covered boards, a Fine copy, with errata slip bound in and this copy signed by Don Webb at his introduction. Bought for $35 when they were offered to subscribers of The New York Review of Science Fiction (unless I’m confusing it with Michael Swanwick’s Puck Aleshire’s Abecedary, which was also bound by Henry Wessells and offered through NYRSF).

  • Davidson, Avram. The Last Wizard. The Avram Davidson Society, 1999. First edition chapbook original, #125 of 125 numbered copies, a Fine copy. (There was also a second printing.)

  • Davidson, Avram. The Wailing of the Gaulish Dead The Nutmeg Point District Mail, 2013. Perfect-bound chapbook first edition, one of 200 copies in heavy cardstock with self-wrapper flaps and errata sheet pasted inside, a Fine copy. More Adventures in Unhistory. I’ll have some to sell in the next Lame Excuse Books catalog.

  • Rayguns Over Texas Contents Set

    Thursday, January 10th, 2013

    The final contents of Rick Klaw’s Rayguns Over Texas has been announced:

  • “Pet Rock” by Sanford Allen
  • “Defenders of Beeman County” by Aaron Allston
  • “TimeOut” by Neal Barret, Jr.
  • “Babylon Moon” by Matthew Bey
  • “Sovereign Wealth” by Chris N. Brown
  • “La Bamba Boulevard” by Bradley Denton
  • “The Atmosphere Man” by Nicky Drayden
  • “Operators Are Standing By” by Rhonda Eudaly
  • “Take a Left at the Cretaceous” by Mark Finn
  • “Grey Goo and You” by Derek Austin Johnson
  • “Rex” by Joe R. Lansdale
  • “Texas Died for Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine” by Stina Leicht
  • “Jump the Black” by Marshall Ryan Maresca
  • “An Afternoon’s Nap, or; Five Hundred Years Ahead” by Aurelia Hadley Mohl
  • “The Nostalgia Differential” by Michael Moorcock
  • “Novel Properties of Certain Complex Alkaloids” by Lawrence Person
  • “The Chambered Eye” by Jessica Reisman
  • “Avoiding the Cold War” by Josh Rountree
  • “The Art of Absence” by Don Webb
  • Congrats to my fellow writers for making the cut, and for Aurelia Hadley Mohl for not letting the fact that she died over a hundred years ago slow her down!

    Hotel Torgo

    Friday, July 15th, 2011

    Don Webb alerted me to the existence of Hotel Torgo, a documentary on Manos: The Hands of Fate. It features commentary by El Paso SF fan Richard Brandt (a regular Nova Express reader, back in the day), and memories by cast member Bernie Rosenblum.

    Warning: You do have to put up with annoying, intrusive Microsoft ads.

    Pictures from the World Horror Convention in Austin, Saturday, April 30, 2011

    Saturday, April 30th, 2011

    It looked like my Kodak Digital camera had died, but it seems to be working again after fiddling with it, removing the battery a few times, and plugging it in. Still, I’ll probably need to get a new camera before Apollocon in June, since the automatic shutter isn’t retracting all the way any more…

    William F. Nolan and Rocky Wood, both of whom were with me on the “Horror Without Stephen King,” along with someone who wasn’t.

    Bill Crider

    Bill & Judy Crider.

    Bill Spencer. A lot of Bills today, mainly because none of them had yet been signed into law.

    Now THAT’s a HAT.

    SF Signal’s John DeNardo, AKA “Mr. Saturday Night.”

    Don Webb, in the one photo I took on my iPhone that didn’t completely suck.

    The Usual Idiots at Wikipedia are Trying to Delete Don Webb’s Entry

    Thursday, October 7th, 2010

    This entry, here. Evidently publishing some dozen-odd books doesn’t make you “notable” enough.

    The deletion discussion page is here.

    At this point I would rant about the deletion of my own entry from Wikipedia a year ago by some wrestling fan who objected to the review Howard Waldrop and I did of the Watchmen movie, but that would mean actually caring what the usual Wikipedia idiot zealots think. It’s simply wiser and easier to ignore them entirely.

    Armadillocon 32 Photos (Part 2)

    Monday, August 30th, 2010

    And here are some more photographs I snapped at Armadillocon 32.

    “Steampunk Guest of Honor” Michael Bishop upon seeing that I had a box of books for him to sign.

    Michael Bishop upon finding out that I had a second box of books for him to sign.

    Better pictures of the dealer’s room:

    Better pictures of the hotel atrium:

    Robert Jackson Bennett, whose first novel, Mr. Shivers, no less an authority than Joe Domenici called “The finest first novel I have read in years.”

    Lovely Editor Guest of Honor Anne Sowards reviewing a manuscript at the signing table, presumably a novel about shape-shifting car mechanic who is also a werewolf, or perhaps a shape-shifting wolf mechanic who is also a werecar.

    Noted lush and former Armadillocon fan GoH Scott Bobo, who once tried to help us pick up teenage girls in Japan.

    Kasey and Joe R. Lansdale.

    Kasey and Joe R. Lansdale, now with 75% more Fortified Cuteness per serving.

    The wily Maureen McHugh, who skillfully avoided lesser hunters by not appearing on programming.

    Two Views of Mark Finn from his one-man show, “Colonel Kurtz Goes Bowling.”

    Paul Miles

    Chris Nakashima-Brown and Paul Miles, poised artfully in front of a display of Michael Bishop’s books.

    SF Signal honcho John DeNardo caught during a spare moment of his one-day whirlwind tour.

    Lillian Stewart Carl.

    Jayme Lynn Blaschke. Disclaimer: I feel it only fair to warn you that the planets depicted on his vest are not, in fact, astronomically accurate.

    GoH Rachel Caine.

    Don Webb, preparing to lead his troops up the beaches of Normandy. Or perhaps Cancun.

    Hugo-winning fan artist Brad Foster IS Beldar Conehead!

    Noted lush Mikal Trimm, enraged that I’ve temporarily delayed him from obtaining more beer.

    Old Earth Books publisher Michael Walsh. (And if you want to buy signed copies of the Best of Howard Waldrop volumes he published, look here.)

    Paul Lynde expert Steve Wilson.

    Dwight Brown, contemplating exactly how he will murder executives at AT&T slowly and painfully.

    Yvonne Daily and Phil Brogden,

    Chuck (not at the con), Michael Sumbera, and Milton (also not at the con)

    An attendee’s Steampunk purse, which is just a few dials shy of a certified weather station.

    Said purse may or may not have belonged to one of these Steampunk aficionados.

    Kim Kofmel and Al Jackson. (I have another picture of the two of them, and Al’s eyes are also closed in that one.)

    The lovely Denman Glober, camped out below a giant Space Squid banner. But I do wonder why her parents named her like a James Bond villain. “Denman Glober” sounds like someone who should be running a shadowy international conglomerate from his secret lair underneath the Pacific…

    Sarah Felix.

    New York Times best-selling author Aaron Allston, struggling mightily to stay awake after having just seen a compilation of the line-dancing scenes from Howling 7.

    Program director Jonathan Miles, who put me on not one, but two 10 AM panels after I asked not to be scheduled for any panel before noon. Incidentally, this picture was taken just after Jonathan had finished his busy day of selling crack to school children, but before he went off to kick puppies and burn American flags.

    Houston writer John Moore, looking snazzy in the seersucker pants he borrowed from reporter Carl Kolchak.

    Neal Barrett Jr.’s Author Emeritus Party

    Sunday, May 30th, 2010

    Since Austin’s own Neal Barrett, Jr. was named SFWA Author Emeritus for the 2009 Nebula Awards, FACT threw a party at Casa Siros to celebrate the occasion, with luminaries coming from as far away as Nacogdoches (Joe R. his ownself) to pay homage.

    Susan Wade, William Browning Spencer (occluded), Neal Barrett, Jr. (holding up the art SFWA had commissioned, featuring himself and three of his characters), Don Webb

    Susan Wade, William Browning Spencer, Neal Barrett, Jr., Don Webb

    Susan Wade, William Browning Spencer, Neal Barrett, Jr., Don Webb

    Neal Barrett, Jr. holding up the SFWA Author Emeritus, which is a kaleidoscope. (“Kaleidoscope” is also the name of an awesome Ray Bradbury story from The Illustrated Man.)

    The back of Joe R. Lansdale’s head, Ruth Barrett, someone whose name I should remember, and Scott Cupp

    A closer (albeit oblique) view of said painting; I took a straight-on picture, but the flash reflection on the glass made it impossible to see.

    Neal iz 2 kewl 4 this skewl!

    More of the same. Less of the sane.

    Just a few of Casa Siros’ vast array of Glowing Gizmos.

    Three excellent authors who have had their books published by St. Martin’s. Also, three authors who are not on The New York Times Bestsellers List. These two facts may be related.

    Neal cuts the cake, while Carol is just slightly too slow to avoid being incriminated with the rest of us.

    Joe R. Lansdale, William Browning Spencer, Don Webb, and Neal Barrett, Jr. Susan Wade would be in this picture, had she not been eaten by a Grue.

    FACT party attendees. Just after this picture, one of their number was ritually chosen by lot to be stoned to death.

    Joe R. Lansdale and William Browning Spencer, in the last known photo of them before being horribly devoured by Pixar characters.

    “Walk towards the light….walk towards the light…”