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mhatchett
12-09-2015, 07:25 PM
Hi Everybody,
Centipede has rolled out the artwork and shipping dates for Woolrich's "Black" novels on their website. They look great, so hold back some holiday cash!
Mike

Theli
12-10-2015, 12:46 PM
I haven't looked into any of his works yet. CP has quite a roster of his works though. Where would you recommend starting?

Sock Monkey
12-10-2015, 06:28 PM
I really regret missing out on the first five books of Woolrich that Centipede released. I want to get in on this one, but at 7 (!) books, I don't know if my wallet can afford it. I might have to pick out 2 or 3 if they are offered separately. Anybody have any suggestions of which ones to go for?

Theli
12-10-2015, 07:05 PM
I'm actually a little dismayed by the huge releases CP have been doing and proposing recently. It's nice to have a big set, but for other than the wealthiest collector it's tough to constantly be able to afford huge 5-7 book sets. The proposed Moorcock set is gonna break the bank, and it'll probably be the same for the Leiber set, but I want them so bad!

mhatchett
12-10-2015, 08:03 PM
Oh Brother, I know what you mean. I'm passing on the Moorcock set. I am getting the Kane set and I'll pick the Leiber set up as well. Everything else will have to wait. At least they're coming out after Xmas Ho, Ho, Ho lol!!

mhatchett
12-10-2015, 08:05 PM
I would start with Speak to Me of Death: The Selected Short Fiction of Cornell Woolrich, Volume 1. Pretty fast read and you can get the flavor of his stuff.

Theli
12-11-2015, 01:21 PM
Oh Brother, I know what you mean. I'm passing on the Moorcock set. I am getting the Kane set and I'll pick the Leiber set up as well. Everything else will have to wait. At least they're coming out after Xmas Ho, Ho, Ho lol!!

Well at least for the Moorcock set there's no due date, so I should have sometime to prepare, but the proposed plan is still for a $500+ set. Which is a bit much for me, despite how much I love his works.


I would start with Speak to Me of Death: The Selected Short Fiction of Cornell Woolrich, Volume 1. Pretty fast read and you can get the flavor of his stuff.

Great, I'll look into it! Thanks!

Sock Monkey
12-11-2015, 03:26 PM
I'm actually a little dismayed by the huge releases CP have been doing and proposing recently. It's nice to have a big set, but for other than the wealthiest collector it's tough to constantly be able to afford huge 5-7 book sets. The proposed Moorcock set is gonna break the bank, and it'll probably be the same for the Leiber set, but I want them so bad!

I agree. I wish Centipede would release these sets over a span of time similar to what they are doing with the Lafferty series. While it's nice to get all the books in one shot, the price tags these larger sets command can be rather intimidating.

Sock Monkey
12-11-2015, 03:29 PM
I would start with Speak to Me of Death: The Selected Short Fiction of Cornell Woolrich, Volume 1. Pretty fast read and you can get the flavor of his stuff.

Thanks for the suggestion. That's kinda where I was thinking of starting. Now to find a copy for a halfway decent price...

RonClinton
12-14-2015, 05:45 AM
Woolrich set went on pre-sale this morning.

mhatchett
12-14-2015, 10:57 AM
And if you're interested in the first centipede set, some of them are on sale on ebay. Looks like some paperback copies, but the prices seem reasonable.
Mike

Sock Monkey
12-14-2015, 06:15 PM
So very tempted with this set. The $350 price tag for all seven books is reasonable when broken down per book. Still. I can't swing that amount unless I want sleep on the couch for a while. :) I am leaning toward picking up The Bride Wore Black and either Stories to be Whispered or Rendezvous in Black. Then again, maybe I'll just pass on those and get the Thompson set while its still on sale. Feeling pretty indecisive today...

The only bad thing about not picking up Centipede Press books right away is once they sell out at the publisher, asking prices tend to go sky high. I've seen people ask $200 for Children of the Black Sabbath (though you can still pick it up at Camelot for issue price) and $250 for It Only Comes Out at Night by Etchison. Both books were like $50-$65 from the publisher when first announced.

Theli
12-15-2015, 03:26 PM
The last set of Woolrich books didn't seem to go up in price much though. So you never know.

mhatchett
12-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Some of the crime titles seem to appreciate at a bit slower rate...I think it's because people are dolts lol!!

RonClinton
12-15-2015, 05:31 PM
I picked up a set as soon as they were available to order. The price-tag stung, no doubt about that, but for me these are must-haves.

Theli
12-15-2015, 05:56 PM
Some of the crime titles seem to appreciate at a bit slower rate...I think it's because people are dolts lol!!

Some, like the Complete Slayers, skyrocketed though.

RonClinton
12-15-2015, 06:42 PM
As did Hjortsberg's FALLING ANGEL, though I suppose that one bridges mystery and horror.

But, yes, some of the crime novels in particular seem to languish without an increase in value...probably because his customer base likely tends to be more horror- and sci-fi-oriented. Or not. Who knows...trying to predict values is always a crapshoot, which is why I just buy what I like and if they increase in value, great, if not, that's okay, too.

mhatchett
12-15-2015, 11:24 PM
Actually Falling angel was my First "Millipede" purchase. But I missed lots of others, which is why i try to stay on top of their releases. if you buy what you like, you never lose money.

Sock Monkey
12-17-2015, 05:16 AM
I'd love to get my hands on a copy of Falling Angel. I couple came up recently on ebay, but I was outbid on both copies. One day, darn it. One day...

Side note: 1000th post! Took over three years but still...:)

RonClinton
12-17-2015, 02:33 PM
I'd love to get my hands on a copy of Falling Angel. I couple came up recently on ebay, but I was outbid on both copies.


I was the winner on the second of those two copies. :cool: Very pleased to finally have it (and glad I didn't pay the much higher cost of that first copy).

slayn666
12-23-2015, 05:00 PM
I caved and ordered this set.

My wallet :'(

srboone
12-24-2015, 02:51 AM
The icon for Weird Fiction Review 6 links to Stories to be Whispered by Cornell Woolrich. Jerad says WFR6 will be available after Christmas.