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mhatchett
03-21-2014, 12:10 PM
Hey,
Best as in, your favorites from that publisher, limit 3. I know but had to make it kind of challenging. Of course, I will start with Cemetery Dance. October Dreams for me hands down, simply because it was my first CD title. Hell Hollow introduced me to Ron Kelly and Four Octobers, well by golly, I just like it a lot. This should be fun. I look forward to discovering a lot of great new books, publishers and authors!14889

subie09lega
03-21-2014, 02:57 PM
You are making it hard so I am picking three publishers.

First from Grant. I love these three. Stephen Gervais' art on the cover of Christine is one of my favorite pieces. Both editions of Desperation are awesome but I only include the gift edition because the s/l editions of Desperation, Black House, and Prime Evil are similar in design so I included PE in the photo.
I would also add my Dark Tower books but does that count as one book?
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subie09lega
03-21-2014, 03:02 PM
Now Centipede Press. I love their designs and production values.

All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By by John Farris, the inferior gift edition of SK's 'Salem's Lot, and slipcased edition of Knowing Darkness (I didn't have room to put in the traycased edition but both are noteworthy).

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subie09lega
03-21-2014, 03:05 PM
And finally, Scream/Press. One of my favorite s/l editions. I only have one of their books so this one was easier to decide.

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subie09lega
03-21-2014, 05:37 PM
I am going to add one more and then I'll shut up. Here are my favorite SubPress editions.

I love the Matthew Corbett series and look forward to the future editions. Just got the s/l edition of The Shining from my friendly neighborhood postal carrier - beautiful book.

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mhatchett
03-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Sweet! I'm adding my favorite Arkham House Title Who Fears the Devil Manly Wade Wellman 1963.
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CyberGhostface
03-22-2014, 08:51 PM
I don't have that many books to choose from but I really like CD's 'It 25th Anniversary Edition' as well as SP's 'The Shining'. Two of my favorite books given a beautiful treatment.

Ben Staad
03-22-2014, 09:40 PM
Love the look of the Arkham House book.

jhanic
03-22-2014, 10:38 PM
Sweet! I'm adding my favorite Arkham House Title Who Fears the Devil Manly Wade Wellman 1963.
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That's one of my most favorite Arkham House books. Unfortunately, I sold almost my entire collection of Arkham House volumes a few years ago. I wish I had kept that one.

John

mhatchett
03-23-2014, 01:27 PM
It even came with the old dust jacket, with the brown trim around the edge. I have a few other Arkham titles, but this one is special because for years I just had the paperbacks. Really Love the Silver John stories.

mhatchett
03-23-2014, 01:41 PM
My favorite Donald Grant's, Hawks of Outremer 1979, Sowers of Thunder 1973, Illustrated by Roy Krenkel, The Last Celt
edited by Glen Lord, 1976. "Grim tales of savagery by Robert Howard". One of my all time favorite authors. I discovered his historical fiction long after I had read the Conan/Kull Lancer edtions. The zebra paperbacks from 1975/76 are some of my absolute favorite books.14910

mhatchett
03-23-2014, 05:16 PM
The thing I like about Subterranean Press is the variety of offerings. Lots of genres. Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, whatever you choose to call it, is my posion. The Joe Abrecrombie books are so well done. The First Law Trilogy is just top notch!14911

mhatchett
03-24-2014, 11:13 AM
Nightshade Books! They're kind of gone now, or at least significant changed in what and how they publish, but I think their Wellman series is really well done. I got the free slipcase since I signed up for the whole set. I love their Wagner Kane effort. I've read people express some editorial issues, but I've missed what they were in my enjoyment of the books, in hardback for the first time, novels and short stories complete.
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frik51
03-24-2014, 11:14 AM
I like SubPress. This morning I ordered their lettered HOUSE OF CHAINS (Steven Erikson).

sk

Theli
03-24-2014, 02:30 PM
Mhatchett: I absolutely love the Howard and Wagner books.

mhatchett
03-24-2014, 04:22 PM
Thanks!!!

Theli
03-24-2014, 04:54 PM
I like SubPress. This morning I ordered their lettered HOUSE OF CHAINS (Steven Erikson).

sk

I`ve really been wanting to get some of SP's Erikson books, and they are huge books so I get it, but they are a little to out of my range and it'll really break my bank to start collectiong them.

bookworm 1
03-24-2014, 05:30 PM
I just ordered the final volume in the Philip K. Dick series that will be out later this summer.That have done a great job on this collection. Tfrik51;65785]I like SubPress. This morning I ordered their lettered HOUSE OF CHAINS (Steven Erikson).

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Theli
03-24-2014, 07:52 PM
Unfortunately the pictures turned out a bit blurry.
First up Cemetery Dance (and one Lonely Road):
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Midnight Premiere, is my only traycased edition, it was a fantastic surprise in a grab bag I got from the folks here. Travelling Vampire Show is probably my favourite read of the last couple years, would love a slipcase for it. Dan hooked me up with IT and The Exorcist from the Out Of Print thread, great guy that Dan :D.

Theli
03-24-2014, 07:55 PM
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My meagre Gauntlet Press collection. Absolutely love Matheson's Bloodlines, wish I'd grabbed a slipcase for it when it was available. I'd like to add a couple more to this collection. I have yet to read Psycho, kind of an understated edition, but I dig it.

Theli
03-24-2014, 07:59 PM
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Sub. Press next. This one turned out really blurry, but I think you can maek them out. I'm a huge fan of both The Shining and NOS4A2 (another one I wish I'd gotten the slipcase for), and the art inside is fantastic. Necroscope I haven't read yet, but was pleasantly surpsided to find it filled with colour art, I hadn't realized that when I bought it, beautiful edition.

Theli
03-24-2014, 08:03 PM
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PS Publishing; love these books, and am happy to be able to get a nice Erikson book for a good price, I also have Blood Follows from PS, but only the paperback edition. Pet Sematary is great as well, love the work that went into it.

subie09lega
03-24-2014, 08:04 PM
My meagre Gauntlet Press collection. Absolutely love Matheson's Bloodlines, wish I'd grabbed a slipcase for it when it was available. I'd like to add a couple more to this collection. I have yet to read Psycho, kind of an understated edition, but I dig it.

You should read Psycho, it's a great book. I didn't care for the sequels but if you like the movie you'll like the first one.

Theli
03-24-2014, 08:05 PM
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Only got a couple from Centipede (wish I had more), but both are stellar books. The Fog is one of my nicest special editions, CP have a real eye for detail. KEW is one of my favourite fantasy authors, so I was happy to be able to pick up some of his horror works in a nice edition for a reasonable price.

Theli
03-24-2014, 08:07 PM
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I have quite a few other Nightshade books, but just paperbacks. I love the work they do, even though they aren't really limited editions. They reprinted so many great fantasy works as well as releasing some nice new books too (Erikson for example).

Theli
03-24-2014, 08:15 PM
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And a few random ones that I only own one book from the publishers'. Moorcock's The Dreamthief's Daughter from American Fantasy (various artists), Howard's The Swords of Shahrazar from FAX publishing (art from Michael Kaluta), and The Hobbit from Houghton Mifflin (with Tolkien's art).

mhatchett
03-24-2014, 10:00 PM
Ask Dan and Co. I'm sure they have a slipcase that would fit. That's how I got my October Dreams slipcase.
Mike

Theli
03-25-2014, 03:36 AM
Ask Dan and Co. I'm sure they have a slipcase that would fit. That's how I got my October Dreams slipcase.
Mike

You're refering to The Traveling Vampire Show? I guess I should measure it and see if they have one.

mhatchett
03-26-2014, 11:35 AM
Three of my favorite Gauntlet press titles, by one of my favorite authors. Sometimes I just feel lucky to have found the books I've discovered and to be able to own them, well that's icing on the cake. I really prefer pie, but I'm sure you know what I mean. LOL!! The October Country: the 40th Anniversary Edition. Ray Bradbury. slipcased Something Wicked this Way Comes. Ray Bradbury. Dark Carnival. Ray Bradbury.
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bookworm 1
03-26-2014, 11:27 PM
Wow Nice. I want.
Three of my favorite Gauntlet press titles, by one of my favorite authors. Sometimes I just feel lucky to have found the books I've discovered and to be able to own them, well that's icing on the cake. I really prefer pie, but I'm sure you know what I mean. LOL!! The October Country: the 40th Anniversary Edition. Ray Bradbury. slipcased Something Wicked this Way Comes. Ray Bradbury. Dark Carnival. Ray Bradbury.
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bookworm 1
03-26-2014, 11:36 PM
I will start with Deadite Press not really a small press but great writers and great covers. Hard to choose 3 but here are 3 examples of the cover work.149211492214923

Theli
03-26-2014, 11:58 PM
That is some spectacularly gory art!

mhatchett
03-27-2014, 12:17 AM
I'll say! LOL!!! Interesting stuff.
MDH

RonClinton
04-01-2014, 05:07 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Books/photo212-1.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Books/photo212-1.jpg.html)

My meagre Gauntlet Press collection. Absolutely love Matheson's Bloodlines, wish I'd grabbed a slipcase for it when it was available. I'd like to add a couple more to this collection. I have yet to read Psycho, kind of an understated edition, but I dig it.

Ever notice the title on the spine on the dj of BLOOD LINES is flopped the wrong way? An otherwise great-looking book, though.

Theli
04-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Three of my favorite Gauntlet press titles, by one of my favorite authors. Sometimes I just feel lucky to have found the books I've discovered and to be able to own them, well that's icing on the cake. I really prefer pie, but I'm sure you know what I mean. LOL!! The October Country: the 40th Anniversary Edition. Ray Bradbury. slipcased Something Wicked this Way Comes. Ray Bradbury. Dark Carnival. Ray Bradbury.
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Love this collection, especially Something Wicked...

bsaenz24
04-01-2014, 05:44 PM
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y265/Therionfan/Books/photo310-1.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Therionfan/media/Books/photo310-1.jpg.html)

Sub. Press next. This one turned out really blurry, but I think you can maek them out. I'm a huge fan of both The Shining and NOS4A2 (another one I wish I'd gotten the slipcase for), and the art inside is fantastic. Necroscope I haven't read yet, but was pleasantly surpsided to find it filled with colour art, I hadn't realized that when I bought it, beautiful edition.


I really wish they would have continued with the Necroscope books.

bugen
05-07-2014, 01:57 AM
My babies...
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srboone
05-07-2014, 03:28 AM
Sweet!

bugen
05-07-2014, 04:00 AM
SubPress is really tough to beat. It's still a business, the idea of selling high-quality low-print runs to people, but this particular business has the added element of love from both the seller and buyer instead of just the buyer. I can't imagine anyone at Cemetery Dance having a take-it-or-leave-it attitude about books, but when you start dealing with larger companies the love dissipates. Or at least it's harder to spot. Not so with these guys.

So SubPress, Cemetery, Centipede, Earthling, Gauntlet, Bad Moon, PS, Dark Regions, Dark Harvest, and all the rest I'm forgetting or have yet to read, we salute you.

T-Dogz_AK47
05-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Very nice!!! :cool:

bsaenz24
05-07-2014, 03:09 PM
I LOVE the LRB edition of Dark Forces!!!!