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Dave1442397
07-13-2015, 11:43 AM
And then on Thursday:

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Don Winslow - The Power of the Dog and The Cartel.

I'm excited to try some new authors out, but unfortunately my to be read pile is getting out of control.

I just read The Cartel last week - awesome book! Winslow recently took out a full page ad in The Washington Post calling for an end to the war on drugs, and having read his books, I can see why.

RonClinton
07-13-2015, 05:22 PM
He did say it was a continuation of the first novel, but I haven't read either yet so I can't say. I'll probably dive into these after I finish my current read - DUNE.

Yeah, same protagonist...but the circumstances of his plight are much more international and adventuresome rather than regional and noir...at least that's what I gathered from the synopsis and various reviews of the new book. I could be way off, I don't know, but with already too much to read I didn't want to gamble, so I'll just wait 'til it comes out in tpb or pick the HC up @ Half-Price Books at some point down the road...unless I get in a Ludlum-kinda-mood and need a quick fix.

TJCams
07-13-2015, 07:27 PM
Wife and I popped into a yard sale near our house and of course, I head straight to the books.... grabbed John Saul's Suffer The Children, as well as a collection title Night Screams

mhatchett
07-13-2015, 11:53 PM
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Already peeked at Savages. K.J. Parker is wicked. getting ready for Fantasy overload!

TacomaDiver
07-15-2015, 03:28 AM
Since I ordered Cemetery Dance's new collection from Owen King, I decided to track down the Gauntlet Pres version of Double Feature. This was a lot easier than expected since they still have copies in stock.

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I haven't read anything from Owen, but it'll be nice to add to my collection. Now to e-mail Mindy and see if I can get the same number.

(I also received by copy of Go Set A Watchman. I'm really torn by this novel because of the circumstances behind its publication. It also bothers me that so many news agencies and websites refer to it as a sequel, when it's not. I am going to treat it as the Beta Version of Mockingbird. And I find all sorts of behind the scenes features quite interesting, so it'll be fascination to see what Mockingbird originally looked like.)

Theli
07-15-2015, 04:41 AM
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Already peeked at Savages. K.J. Parker is wicked. getting ready for Fantasy overload!

Very nice additions!
I'm back to work on my fantasy collection again, which I have hardly touched in years until recently. It's almost like starting anew since I started my limited edition collection with horror mostly. So many Sub. Press books, it's daunting :p

jhanic
07-16-2015, 12:39 PM
I got my signed trade edition of King's Finders Keepers yesterday. That gives me 99 King signatures.

John

Theli
07-16-2015, 01:36 PM
^Very nice John. You've almost reached triple digits!

TJCams
07-16-2015, 03:23 PM
I got my signed trade edition of King's Finders Keepers yesterday. That gives me 99 King signatures.

John

WOW!!!!! That's impressive to say the least...good job!

bookworm 1
07-16-2015, 05:44 PM
Wow !!! I'm only 96 behind you. :o.
I got my signed trade edition of King's Finders Keepers yesterday. That gives me 99 King signatures.

John

Theli
07-16-2015, 07:58 PM
Wow !!! I'm only 96 behind you. :o.

I'm catching up too, only 98 to go ;)

jhanic
07-16-2015, 08:49 PM
Thanks, everyone!

John

TacomaDiver
07-22-2015, 04:11 AM
Yesterday I received a beautiful book from Subterranean Press - Alan Moore's Voice of the Fire. While I've read most of Moore's comic book stuff, I've never read any of his books. Looking forward to giving this a spin (as soon as I'm finished with Armada first. Maybe.)

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I've always loved what Dave McKean can do art wise. The man is a genius, especially when you look at what he was able to do before computers. I'm amazed to this day that he made these giant creations for the original arc of Gaiman's Sandman.

srboone
07-23-2015, 03:11 AM
Sweet! I've only read his graphic novels also. Nice add!

TacomaDiver
07-23-2015, 03:55 AM
Sweet! I've only read his graphic novels also. Nice add!

Thanks!

No pictures, but today I received a copy a book that Richard Chizmar was raving about on his Facebook a few weeks ago - The Loney by Andrew Hurley. I don't know anything else other than the description from the publisher's site, but it sounded intriguing and I tracked down a copy for what I feel was a decent price.

http://www.tartaruspress.com/loney.htm

mhatchett
07-24-2015, 09:40 PM
Picked these up today. It was kind of sad looking through Dark Dreamers, seeing how many folks had passed away, especially recently.
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Theli
07-25-2015, 05:37 AM
Nice additions, Mike and TacomaDiver. I'm a huge Alan Moore fan, probably my favourite comic book author. I keep debating about picking up that book, even just to get s/l of his, but the budgets a bit tighter with the Canadian dollar so low. Plus there are so many great books out there right now.

Martin
07-25-2015, 03:56 PM
Nice additions, Mike and TacomaDiver. I'm a huge Alan Moore fan, probably my favourite comic book author. I keep debating about picking up that book, even just to get s/l of his, but the budgets a bit tighter with the Canadian dollar so low. Plus there are so many great books out there right now.

I ordered the Alan Moore book with CD's sale today.

slayn666
07-25-2015, 04:18 PM
I ordered the Alan Moore book with CD's sale today.

Same here. I wasn't completely sold at retail price as I find Moore tends to be hit or miss for me, but at half off, I couldn't NOT pick it up.

TacomaDiver
07-25-2015, 04:53 PM
I ordered the Alan Moore book with CD's sale today.


Same here. I wasn't completely sold at retail price as I find Moore tends to be hit or miss for me, but at half off, I couldn't NOT pick it up.

Sub Press was selling it for 50% off too right after they announced it, of course I already had it preordered. 50% off is a killer deal for pretty much any book, but a chance to get Alan Moore's signature on one of his works is priceless (to me.)

The first chapter was ROUGH. The language was really difficult to get through, and of course it is one of the longest chapters in the book. I think it would have been easier to read if I had read it out loud, but I doubt the other commuters on my train would have enjoyed hearing it.

Martin
07-25-2015, 05:58 PM
Sub Press was selling it for 50% off too right after they announced it, of course I already had it preordered. 50% off is a killer deal for pretty much any book, but a chance to get Alan Moore's signature on one of his works is priceless (to me.)

The first chapter was ROUGH. The language was really difficult to get through, and of course it is one of the longest chapters in the book. I think it would have been easier to read if I had read it out loud, but I doubt the other commuters on my train would have enjoyed hearing it.

I am not familiar with Moore's work at all. I am ordering this one blind.

TacomaDiver
07-25-2015, 06:11 PM
I am not familiar with Moore's work at all. I am ordering this one blind.

This is his only novel (well, there is the million word epic Jerusalem coming out eventually.) If you've seen the movies Watchmen, From Hell, or V For Vendetta, then you know a little bit about him. The comics are of course MUCH better than the movies (although Watchmen was pretty decent.) The dude is smart and has probably forgotten more than I've ever learned about most everything.

After struggling through the first chapter, I'm anxious to see how all of the other stories connect and how it turns out.

bugen
07-25-2015, 07:48 PM
After struggling through the first chapter, I'm anxious to see how all of the other stories connect and how it turns out.

Congratulations, you're through the most difficult part and that's an accomplishment. Although I'm willing to bet when it's all said and done you look back quite fondly on that first chapter. The books is an amazing work, worthy of the rest of his catalog, but certainly challenging.

jhanic
07-27-2015, 05:03 PM
My latest--the publisher's letter for the HC Advance Reader Copy of Finders Keepers:

Front

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Finders%20Keepers%20HC%20ARC%20Publisher%20letter% 20front_zpshmolkuyk.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Finders%20Keepers%20HC%20ARC%20Publisher%20letter% 20front_zpshmolkuyk.jpg.html)

Back

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Finders%20Keepers%20HC%20ARC%20Publisher%20letter% 20back_zpsorxen5oo.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Finders%20Keepers%20HC%20ARC%20Publisher%20letter% 20back_zpsorxen5oo.jpg.html)

John

TacomaDiver
07-29-2015, 03:41 AM
Between Amazon and Half Price Books, I got some fun new ones day.

First, the new Author's Preferred Text of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and then a book I hadn't ever heard of before, but it looked interesting (popped up while I was buying the GF a box set of some other book series) - The Red by Linda Nagata.
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And then the HPB purchases - I've read both of these, but the price was right and the condition was great. Plus the cover to The Shining Girls is really cool (figured out later that it's a UK edition.) Lauren Beukes's The Shining Girls and Broken Monsters.
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And lastly an eBay purchase. I was bidding for the HC collection but ultimately stepped away because the price got to be a bit more than I was comfortable for (in comparison to what the cover prices are for the current printings of the paperback editions,) but stumbled upon a sweet BIN price for the paperbacks (that ended up being first printings. The Best of Cemetery Dance Volumes 1 and 2.
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mhatchett
07-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Hi All!
No pictures yet, but I picked up Joe Abercrombie's Half A War and John Gwynne's Ruin yesterday. Great fantasy!

jhanic
07-30-2015, 07:56 PM
The new, upcoming edition (October 2015) of Beahm's SK Companion proof:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/SK%20Companion%20new%20proof_zps3ads6asp.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_Proofs/SK%20Companion%20new%20proof_zps3ads6asp.jpg.html)

And the publisher's letter:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/SK%20Companion%20new%20proof%20publisher%20letter_ zps5jof6qys.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_Proofs/SK%20Companion%20new%20proof%20publisher%20letter_ zps5jof6qys.jpg.html)

John

Lincoln
08-01-2015, 08:17 AM
Had a few arrivals this week, these are the pick of them.
'Desperation' and 'The Regulators', with book light.
A beautiful signed 1st of 'Firestarter', and 'Tales of the Supernatural', from the mighty Ghost Story Press - they only published thirteen books, the majority of them reprints from the early 1900's. Very nice productions, with fascinating introductions. I need four more to complete the set.

jhanic
08-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Very, very nice, Lincoln!

John

Theli
08-02-2015, 09:43 AM
Hi All!
No pictures yet, but I picked up Joe Abercrombie's Half A War and John Gwynne's Ruin yesterday. Great fantasy!

I look forward to seeing which copies you received.

Nice additions Lincoln, I've never heard of Ghost Story Press.

Congrats on another cool proof John!

Lincoln
08-02-2015, 10:03 PM
Thanks.
Ghost Story Press only published for a few years, in the mid 1990's. Will post some pics of the others I have, in my collection thread asap.

jhanic
08-03-2015, 04:25 PM
My latest arrived today:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20proof_zps8dd9uipk.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20proof_zps8dd9uipk.jpg .html)

And the publisher's letter:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20proof%20letter_zps5d8 w8nkb.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20proof%20letter_zps5d8 w8nkb.jpg.html)

John

slayn666
08-03-2015, 07:35 PM
How do I become a colleague so I can get in on this sweet, sweet ARC action?

Theli
08-04-2015, 02:26 AM
Very nice John! Have you started reading it yet?

jhanic
08-04-2015, 04:55 PM
There are at least four stories in this that I haven't read--Bad Little Kid, Drunken Fireworks, Mister Yummy and Obits. I plan on starting those very, very soon. I'll read those, then later will reread the others.

John

Theli
08-05-2015, 05:01 AM
There are at least four stories in this that I haven't read--Bad Little Kid, Drunken Fireworks, Mister Yummy and Obits. I plan on starting those very, very soon. I'll read those, then later will reread the others.

John

Sounds like a good idea to me!

Plasticine
08-13-2015, 11:33 PM
It's been a while since I've had any additions to add to this thread. I recently picked up the PS edition of Allison Littlewood's The Unquiet House. It popped up on a few 2014 award lists, so I thought I'd grab it. The relatively affordable price of the PS limited made it a no-brainer.

http://i.imgur.com/OrQd3qJ.jpg

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I bought Exotic Gothic Vol 5 a few months ago, but just realized I never took pictures of the set.

http://i.imgur.com/rB3BBXt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1NHta3n.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/XgHJWHB.jpg

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Plasticine
08-13-2015, 11:43 PM
http://i.imgur.com/nRrZBvm.jpg

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I now own 3 PS titles, and I'm not sure what I think yet. I do love the printed boards, the end papers and the overall design. With all the nice features, their smaller size still makes them feel "cheaper" than they should feel. I also kind of wish the printed boards featured something different, other than a variation on the dust jacket art. I'm pretty happy with them, and will definitely buy more of their titles. Their overall aesthetics manage to win out in the end for me.

bugen
08-14-2015, 12:56 AM
Stellar pics as always, yo.

I think I would agree it would be nice with different art on the jacket and boards, but it was always kinda cool seeing the art on the boards themselves so I never really thought about it. PS does produce a nice, more compact but well made book. I'm happy with the small number I've purchased.

William J. Grabowski
08-15-2015, 12:14 PM
Plasticine: Beautiful editions!

Theli
08-16-2015, 04:48 PM
Very nice pics!

Lincoln
08-19-2015, 05:41 AM
Finally picked up 'Ash', by Herbert. Really nice edition, for a mass market limited edition. Signed, but not numbered, very nice embossed d/j. Shrink wrap still on in first pic.

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Julzz
08-20-2015, 04:35 PM
I now own 3 PS titles, and I'm not sure what I think yet. I do love the printed boards, the end papers and the overall design. With all the nice features, their smaller size still makes them feel "cheaper" than they should feel. I also kind of wish the printed boards featured something different, other than a variation on the dust jacket art. I'm pretty happy with them, and will definitely buy more of their titles. Their overall aesthetics manage to win out in the end for me.
I picked up Exotic Gothic a few months ago it's a nice volume but still yet to read it though. Might have to pick up the rest of the series if I end up liking it.
I also picked up a few PS titles. Let me just say that when order the 3 books I was sent the trade edition and not the signed edition. Quick email to PS and Nicky got back to me and sent me the correct copies right away. Awesome customer service and a steal of a deal too. I have a few books from them now and all I've been pleased with. The only minor criticism I have is like you said the printed boards is exactly the same as the dust jacket. I really see no point, might as well have no dust jacket as it's redundant having the same graphics.
The 3 books that arrive are Scream Quietly, Edge of Dark Water, and The Butterfly Man. I finished reading Edge of Dark Water a week or two ago. Was a good read, it certainly had it's moments I just wasn't fond of the ending that's all.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/PS%20Publishing/_MG_0003_zpsq4lqgtrw.jpg

Pretty thick book. It's got a few photos and illustrations but not many.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/PS%20Publishing/_MG_0006_zpsbmdlku09.jpg
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Julzz
08-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Also got these books from Easton Press. The Neil Gaiman I can't wait to read. I'm really becoming a fan of their Signed Edition series. I feel that it's good value for the money for what you get. Definitely going to pick up more.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Easton%20Press/_MG_0149_zpswi0xyxvl.jpg

I really like the illustrations in the Rubaiyat and the paper used feels exactly the same as CD's Carrie. Love it. Though the leather used is somewhat questionable but we shall see how it turns out when it ages.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/Easton%20Press/_MG_0167_zpsv14hv0dd.jpg
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Theli
08-21-2015, 09:28 AM
Love the Eastons, the illustrations in The Rubaiyat are stunning!

mhatchett
08-25-2015, 10:08 PM
So why would I buy a 60 year old paperback anthology? The cover is pretty neat. The publisher, Lion Library is pretty neat. It's edited by master anthologist Judith Merril, look her up, what an intersting life. could there be another reason? Yes!
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One of my favorite Ray Bradbury stories, The Homecoming, signed by the man himself!

Martin
08-26-2015, 03:46 AM
So why would I buy a 60 year old paperback anthology? The cover is pretty neat. The publisher, Lion Library is pretty neat. It's edited by master anthologist Judith Merril, look her up, what an intersting life. could there be another reason? Yes!
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One of my favorite Ray Bradbury stories, The Homecoming, signed by the man himself!

Very nice!

jhanic
08-26-2015, 12:07 PM
I like it! A great find.

John

TJCams
08-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Awesome find!

bugen
08-26-2015, 08:41 PM
Gothic novel #1:

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Theli
08-29-2015, 02:32 PM
Very nice looking edition. I've never heard of it though.

mhatchett
08-29-2015, 05:17 PM
A great find today at a yard sale. I couldn't believe I found this poster laying against a pile of stuff. Made my day!
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Mike

Theli
08-30-2015, 01:43 AM
I love it! Nice snag!

jhanic
08-30-2015, 05:32 PM
I really like that too. Congratulations!

John

mhatchett
08-30-2015, 07:32 PM
Thanks guys! I'm always surprised at the stuff you can find.

mhatchett
09-04-2015, 08:10 PM
Picked these books up from Better World Books. Let me start by saying I have mixed feelings about my order. I love Ray Bradbury and was looking to punch up my non-fiction/bio titles. The price was great, with free shipping. What I received was 2 ex-library books and one title without a dustjacket. Great for informational reading. But honestly, how collectable would any of these titles be? Probably not at all lol! So I guess, I’m somewhat satisfied with Better World Books, but I couldn’t really recommend them if you’re looking for anything other than a reading copy. They don’t really describe the books at all, so you just don’t know what you’re getting until the package arrives.17060

bugen
09-05-2015, 10:25 PM
Love that Hobbit print!

Just got this set and haven't seen the whole series but what a great show. Garner as a tough but gentle, smart but perplexed P.I. and genuinely good guy that's always in over his head and often loses in some way.

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mhatchett
09-06-2015, 12:01 AM
Thanks! Great show, so many neat characters and actors.
Mike

Theli
09-06-2015, 04:01 PM
Never seen the show but it looks like a great boxset.

Sock Monkey
09-07-2015, 02:04 AM
The Rockford Files is amazing. James Garner is one of my all-time favorite actors.

slayn666
09-08-2015, 02:55 AM
I'm terrible about taking pictures of my books as I get them, but I did snap a photo of these to send a friend so I figure I'll share it here, too:

http://i.imgur.com/qyYMGna.jpg

The artist is Tyler Walpole. The one on the right is a limited edition run of 250, signed by Tyler and Jim; the other two are regular prints I bought when I got the limited one, and I stood in line to have Jim sign them.

bugen
09-08-2015, 03:37 AM
Cool! Doesn't seem too happy in that middle one. Really like the Dresden I've read so far but have a long way to go.

TacomaDiver
09-09-2015, 01:55 AM
Been in the middle of moving so I haven't been keeping up some of my new arrivals.

Two books arrived today - one was a total surprise and the other was a surprise in the sense that I had no idea what Subterranean had sent me last week. With some sleuthing, I guess it was the signed/numbered version of Neil Gaiman's The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains - and I was right.

This is my first signed edition that I didn't get in person, and it looks pretty good.

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TacomaDiver
09-09-2015, 01:59 AM
And my second book - the surprise - was the physical copy of Pangaea which was a Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1881107045/pangaea-1) purchase. I knew it was shipping soon-ish, but had no idea it was going to be here when I got home.

The main reason that I purchased this was to support Peter David, writer of stuff.

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Stories by:


Michael A Burstein
Adam-Troy Castro
Russ Colchamiro
Peter David
Kevin Kilmore
Michael Jan Friedman
Robert Greenberger
Glenn Hauman
Paul Kupperberg
Kelly Meding
Aaron Rosenberg
Lawrence M Schoen
Geoffrey Thorne
Dayton Ward

Martin
09-09-2015, 04:18 AM
And my second book - the surprise - was the physical copy of Pangaea which was a Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1881107045/pangaea-1) purchase. I knew it was shipping soon-ish, but had no idea it was going to be here when I got home.

The main reason that I purchased this was to support Peter David, writer of stuff.

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Stories by:


Michael A Burstein
Adam-Troy Castro
Russ Colchamiro
Peter David
Kevin Kilmore
Michael Jan Friedman
Robert Greenberger
Glenn Hauman
Paul Kupperberg
Kelly Meding
Aaron Rosenberg
Lawrence M Schoen
Geoffrey Thorne
Dayton Ward


Great additions!

bugen
09-12-2015, 07:56 PM
If I've been looking for a book for months, or a couple of years in this case, this tune from The Burbs often plays in my head if/when I finally receive:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOjaG4txzUI

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frik51
09-13-2015, 05:58 AM
LOVE this edition. Wish I had one.
Congratulations!!

sk

jhanic
09-13-2015, 04:44 PM
I read Song of Kali when it first came out as a paperback and loved it. I wish I still had that copy.

John

Theli
09-15-2015, 07:51 AM
Very cool additions gents!

jhanic
09-15-2015, 04:56 PM
This is one I've been wanting for a long time. Condition is at best fair (and closer to poor) but I got a copy!

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/UK%20Carrie_zpspaim6ad0.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/UK%20Carrie_zpspaim6ad0.jpg.html)

John

mhatchett
09-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Picked up Legends 2: Stories in Honor of David Gemmell and Burnt Magnolia Ron Kelly. Pretty snappy!
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Brian861
09-15-2015, 09:00 PM
This is one I've been wanting for a long time. Condition is at best fair (and closer to poor) but I got a copy!

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_items/UK%20Carrie_zpspaim6ad0.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_items/UK%20Carrie_zpspaim6ad0.jpg.html)

John

What edition is that John? Looks older than me lol.

jhanic
09-15-2015, 09:11 PM
What edition is that John? Looks older than me lol.

It's the UK 1st/1st, dated 1974. There were between 500 and 1000 copies done.

John

Brian861
09-15-2015, 09:33 PM
It's the UK 1st/1st, dated 1974. There were between 500 and 1000 copies done.

John

Sweet catch regardless of the condition. Nice :)

jhanic
09-15-2015, 10:56 PM
Sweet catch regardless of the condition. Nice :)

Thanks! As I said, I never expected to own a copy. I'm very happy.

John

Dave1442397
09-16-2015, 11:35 AM
It's the UK 1st/1st, dated 1974. There were between 500 and 1000 copies done.

John

Nice catch, John!

I was at the Goodwill store in Reno, NV a few weeks ago and someone had donated their Stephen King collection. I was checking each book for signatures and/or first editions. I came across what looked like a first edition (US) of Carrie, but it turned out it was a book club edition. So close!

jhanic
09-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Dave, I understand your frustration! That's happened to me more than once!

John

Brian861
09-21-2015, 08:02 PM
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I do believe I'm getting carried away with my new hobby/obsession. (Insert Vincent Price evil laugh here)!!!!

slayn666
09-21-2015, 08:03 PM
People that ship books in bubble mailers should be drawn and quartered.

Brian861
09-21-2015, 10:12 PM
People that ship books in bubble mailers should be drawn and quartered.

LOL!! Totally agree. My jaw dropped as I saw the mailman approach. Thank goodness it was double "bagged" and bubble wrapped inside of the mailer and arrived damage free.

jhanic
09-22-2015, 12:29 PM
So what's in them??

John

Brian861
09-22-2015, 01:49 PM
So what's in them??

John

Gift Edition of Desperation from Grant, Gift Edition of Full Dark, No Stars from CD, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Pop-up, Dark Tower VII Signed Artist Edition (nice clean copy but selling as most of my DT 1st Ed.'s are still shrink-wrapped and my "analness" requires that this one be as well :). Thought I could let it fly but it will drive me nuts lol), copy of Christine from PS (selling also because I've since bought into a matching #'ed set with future rights to the same number), and finally, but not lastly, a few works from our pal Brian at CD :-). Added a few pics on my collection page and should have a few more titles arriving throughout the rest of the week and possibly beyond!!! :o

subie09lega
09-22-2015, 02:35 PM
Gift Edition of Desperation from Grant, Gift Edition of Full Dark, No Stars from CD, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Pop-up, Dark Tower VII Signed Artist Edition (nice clean copy but selling as most of my DT 1st Ed.'s are still shrink-wrapped and my "analness" requires that this one be as well :). Thought I could let it fly but it will drive me nuts lol), copy of Christine from PS (selling also because I've since bought into a matching #'ed set with future rights to the same number), and finally, but not lastly, a few works from our pal Brian at CD :-). Added a few pics on my collection page and should have a few more titles arriving throughout the rest of the week and possibly beyond!!! :o

Be careful leaving books in shrink-wrap.....and this is probably a personal preference thing. I've seen the wrap stick to the jacket as it ages and it's not pretty trying to get it off without damage to the jacket. I've also seen books left in wrap and there were manufacturing defects that weren't previously known because the wrap was never removed; by then it's too late to rectify the problem with the publisher/seller. Just my .005 cents.

Brian861
09-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Be careful leaving books in shrink-wrap.....and this is probably a personal preference thing. I've seen the wrap stick to the jacket as it ages and it's not pretty trying to get it off without damage to the jacket. I've also seen books left in wrap and there were manufacturing defects that weren't previously known because the wrap was never removed; by then it's too late to rectify the problem with the publisher/seller. Just my .005 cents.

I appreciate your opinion because to be honest, I've never thought about that but I can see now where that'd cause a real issue. Especially down the road on the secondary market. Matter of fact, I think I'll start a tread on it and gather even more opinions if there isn't already one out there.

mhatchett
09-27-2015, 12:01 PM
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I remember watching these cartoons on Saturday mornings when i was a kid. The pub date is 1968. Good times, great cartoons!

Martin
09-28-2015, 03:27 AM
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I remember watching these cartoons on Saturday mornings when i was a kid. The pub date is 1968. Good times, great cartoons!

Cool stuff!

Brian861
09-28-2015, 08:03 PM
Received my The Gunslinger 1st/1st today. The book is in very good condition with a NF DJ but then I discovered this on the inside cover and my heart sank. How big of a deal breaker is this before I get ahold of this guy and go postal? :mad: Thanks.

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Mike88
09-28-2015, 08:10 PM
I'd go postal like yesterday. That should have been mentioned right from the get go. I would guess you did not pay $20.00 to get this book and paying 1st/1st dollars to get this, it absolutely should have been mentioned. That's just my 2 cents. Mike

bsaenz24
09-28-2015, 08:20 PM
If the writing in Gunslinger was not mentioned, I would be very upset.

Brian861
09-28-2015, 08:37 PM
I'd go postal like yesterday. That should have been mentioned right from the get go. I would guess you did not pay $20.00 to get this book and paying 1st/1st dollars to get this, it absolutely should have been mentioned. That's just my 2 cents. Mike


If the writing in Gunslinger was not mentioned, I would be very upset.

Thanks guys. I'm extremely upset and beside myself so that I can't even see straight right now. And you're correct Mike, it wasn't a $20.00 purchase by a long shot and the writing wasn't mention at all at the time of purchase. My next question is how much does this affect the value of the book? Honestly I'm so pissed right now I don't even want the damn thing but if it's still of value I guess I should keep it.

bsaenz24
09-28-2015, 08:50 PM
Not trying to make you feel bad, but personally, I think it kills the resale value.

Dan Hocker
09-28-2015, 09:02 PM
Hmm without knowing how much it cost you I can't really speak to if it's a deal breaker or not. Maybe some research on eBay comparing what you paid for it to similar things. Though at the end of the day it mostly really depends on what you are collecting it for. If you're collecting it for a completionist mentality it may not matter (I know it wouldn't to me), but if you are collecting it for it's value then it probably matters a lot.

Brian861
09-28-2015, 09:07 PM
Not trying to make you feel bad, but personally, I think it kills the resale value.

Thanks Brad. It is Brad right? lol. Apologize if not, still trying to pick up on the names as I see 'em. I've contacted the seller with an unhappy but polite email in regards to returning it for a full refund. I know personally I'm not going to be happy knowing that the writing is in there even if it doesn't kill the resale value. We pay good money for writing that is suppose to be included with editions, not vice versa.

Brian861
09-28-2015, 09:15 PM
Hmm without knowing how much it cost you I can't really speak to if it's a deal breaker or not. Maybe some research on eBay comparing what you paid for it to similar things. Though at the end of the day it mostly really depends on what you are collecting it for. If you're collecting it for a completionist mentality it may not matter (I know it wouldn't to me), but if you are collecting it for it's value then it probably matters a lot.

It was a pretty penny Dan. I'm collecting not so much for resale value but after I'm dead and gone, that might matter to someone. Such as my children lol.

Joe315
09-29-2015, 01:28 AM
It was a pretty penny Dan. I'm collecting not so much for resale value but after I'm dead and gone, that might matter to someone. Such as my children lol.

You should check out this site. The members are knowledgeable on all things King. They can give you an accurate value on the book as it is and let you know if you got a good deal.

http://www.thedarktower.org

bugen
09-29-2015, 01:44 AM
^^ Seconded. These guys will help you out.

bugen
09-29-2015, 01:49 AM
It's a "Blue Monday"

And I still find it so hard
To say what I need to say
But I'm quite sure that you'll tell me
Just how should I feel today


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Brian861
09-29-2015, 02:35 AM
You should check out this site. The members are knowledgeable on all things King. They can give you an accurate value on the book as it is and let you know if you got a good deal.

http://www.thedarktower.org


^^ Seconded. These guys will help you out.

I'll really appreciate all of ya guys for your opinions now this and I'll shoot over there and see what they have to tell me. An update on the situation: Ed, the gentleman who sold me the book, is willing to do what ever to correct the problem. Even sent me his phone number, we chatted awhile, and said he honestly didn't know the writing was in the book. In the end I'll probably end up sending it back to him because the writing just bugs me to no end and I'd end up selling it just to purchase a "clean" copy.

Brian861
09-29-2015, 02:36 AM
It's a "Blue Monday"

And I still find it so hard
To say what I need to say
But I'm quite sure that you'll tell me
Just how should I feel today


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Good looking book.

slayn666
09-29-2015, 02:42 AM
Thanks guys. I'm extremely upset and beside myself so that I can't even see straight right now. And you're correct Mike, it wasn't a $20.00 purchase by a long shot and the writing wasn't mention at all at the time of purchase. My next question is how much does this affect the value of the book? Honestly I'm so pissed right now I don't even want the damn thing but if it's still of value I guess I should keep it.

It doesn't destroy the value, but it will impact it to a large degree. If it's an unsigned 1st/1st, the effect is going to be more significant than if it's the signed edition.

Considering everything you've posted, though, I'd probably just return it.

Brian861
09-29-2015, 03:20 AM
It doesn't destroy the value, but it will impact it to a large degree. If it's an unsigned 1st/1st, the effect is going to be more significant than if it's the signed edition.

Considering everything you've posted, though, I'd probably just return it.

Yea it's just the plain Jane 1st/1st and I probably will do that. I posted over at the Dark Tower just to get their feel out of curiosity. I've already had several private offers to sell me a clean copy once I get this cleared up. Can't say it enough. You guys as a whole are truly awesome! :D

Brian861
09-29-2015, 03:19 PM
It doesn't destroy the value, but it will impact it to a large degree. If it's an unsigned 1st/1st, the effect is going to be more significant than if it's the signed edition.

Considering everything you've posted, though, I'd probably just return it.

The folks over on the DT site this morning pretty much screamed return, return, return!!

bsaenz24
09-29-2015, 03:30 PM
The folks over on the DT site this morning pretty much screamed return, return, return!!


Was it through Ebay?

Brian861
09-29-2015, 04:25 PM
Was it through Ebay?

Yes Sir it was.

bsaenz24
09-29-2015, 05:03 PM
Yes Sir it was.

I think that is easily a reason to go through Ebay if they do not refund.

Brian861
09-29-2015, 07:11 PM
I think that is easily a reason to go through Ebay if they do not refund.

I agree. I've purchased from him before without incident and I'd purchase from him again. He said it was an oversight on his part and I don't have reason not to believe him. Anyway, the return process has been initiated through eBay and the book is already on it's way back to him. I honestly don't foresee anymore issues.

bsaenz24
09-29-2015, 07:13 PM
I agree. I've purchased from him before without incident and I'd purchase from him again. He said it was an oversight on his part and I don't have reason not to believe him. Anyway, the return process has been initiated through eBay and the book is already on it's way back to him. I honestly don't foresee anymore issues.

Sounds good, but tell him....we're watching........ ;)

Brian861
09-29-2015, 07:15 PM
Sounds good, but tell him....we're watching........ ;)

LOL!! Will do my friend.

jhanic
10-01-2015, 04:16 PM
Finally showed up today:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Joyland%20Illustrated%20edition_zpsnqpsh29h.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Joyland%20Illustrated%20edition_zpsnqpsh29h.jpg.ht ml)

John

Martin
10-01-2015, 05:08 PM
It will be awhile for mine since I am getting it with the CD slipcase. No hurry though since I have read the story.
Finally showed up today:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Joyland%20Illustrated%20edition_zpsnqpsh29h.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Joyland%20Illustrated%20edition_zpsnqpsh29h.jpg.ht ml)

John

slayn666
10-01-2015, 05:27 PM
I'll end up with two copies of it because I ordered one from CD with the slipcase, but then apparently also preordered one through a local bookstore. I figure why not, now I can have a copy on my King shelf and on my HCC shelf.

Brian861
10-01-2015, 08:52 PM
Me as well Martin although I haven't read it yet.

Martin
10-02-2015, 02:41 AM
Me as well Martin although I haven't read it yet.

You are missing a good story! It fits well in the Hard Case stories.

Brian861
10-02-2015, 02:55 PM
I really enjoyed The Colorado Kid. I have it (Joyland)downstairs in paperback. Just haven't managed to get to it yet (along with several other King titles :-/).

slayn666
10-03-2015, 12:44 AM
I liked The Colorado Kid, but it really feels to me like King wrote the story right up to the point where a supernatural element had to be introduced to move the story forward, then stopped so he could call it a crime novel.

Brian861
10-03-2015, 04:02 AM
I liked The Colorado Kid, but it really feels to me like King wrote the story right up to the point where a supernatural element had to be introduced to move the story forward, then stopped so he could call it a crime novel.

I have a theory as to what happened but won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet. Not a crime novel at all IMHO.

Martin
10-03-2015, 05:13 AM
I have a theory as to what happened but won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it yet. Not a crime novel at all IMHO.

I would call it a mystery and not a crime novel. I also really liked the way the story ends.

Brian861
10-03-2015, 10:52 PM
I would call it a mystery and not a crime novel. I also really liked the way the story ends.

Concur.

Julzz
10-07-2015, 03:33 PM
Excited bout these book. Will read these this month. A knight of the seven kingdom I especially excited about. This book has tons and I mean TONS of illustrations.
Edit: Also I'm looking into HardCaseCrime (never heard of it) and it looks like they have some interesting books. Might try out a couple.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0001_zpsiy6dqgpj.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0010_zpsrkis2j7a.jpg
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http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0008_zpsfubaefl1.jpg

jhanic
10-08-2015, 07:33 PM
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stores proof with The Doctor's Case:

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John

Theli
10-14-2015, 04:46 AM
Excited bout these book. Will read these this month. A knight of the seven kingdom I especially excited about. This book has tons and I mean TONS of illustrations.
Edit: Also I'm looking into HardCaseCrime (never heard of it) and it looks like they have some interesting books. Might try out a couple.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0001_zpsiy6dqgpj.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0010_zpsrkis2j7a.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0012_zps8adju02v.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0011_zpsvkturte8.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0007_zpsep22xrnd.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o282/YourBoiJulz/Books/_MG_0008_zpsfubaefl1.jpg

I grabbed this copy of A Knight of Seven Kingdoms as well, but since your photography skills much out weigh mine, I'll just say "ditto".

Plasticine
10-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Received Children of the Black Sabbath from Centipede Press yesterday.

http://i.imgur.com/UzNULEG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/ppbATXj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3sfY73u.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QYgMgt8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YNEJc9w.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/iHTXPoJ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/V0VQEoc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AGSvm9r.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/RWHNmDH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vGbBsVt.jpg

Jerad put together a beautiful book, as always. It is much smaller than the usual Centipede monsters, but that's okay. Great things come in small packages too! Lovely and atmospheric black and white artwork. The dust jacket is thick, heavy and gorgeous. Just a tastefully put together edition. I can't wait to receive The Drive-In and see what Jerad does for it.

bugen
10-22-2015, 08:32 PM
Looking forward to this one myself. What a dark novel... great grab and thanks for the pics!

Sock Monkey
10-23-2015, 08:24 PM
Nice add, plasticine. And, as usual, great pics. This book has me really intrigued. I've been going back and forth on picking it up. Money is little tight right now, but Centipede books tend to get ridiculously priced on the aftermarket. Thanks for sharing!

Mike88
10-28-2015, 11:01 PM
This came in yesterday. The last of Dean Koontz Odd Series published by Charnel House Saint Odd. I now am lucky enough to have all eight in the same number. Thanks to Kim at Camelot. She got me going on the first one years ago. Mike17252172531725417255

bugen
10-29-2015, 01:45 AM
Dude, what a sweet set! Congrats!

Brian861
10-29-2015, 11:44 PM
Dude, what a sweet set! Congrats!

Concur!! Very nice :D. How much you asking for 'em LOL!! Sorry, couldn't resist :rolleyes:

TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 03:21 AM
I'll have to take some pictures, but the last couple of weeks have been pretty good for some fun books:

Today: Centipede Press's edition of Joe Lansdale's The Drive-In
Yesterday: PS Publishing's edition of the 10th Anniversary of Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts
Tuesday: Chip Kidd's beautiful book about the art of Peanuts
Tuesday: Subterranean Press's edition of The Martian

Couple of weeks ago I also got the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Soceror's Stone. This was a huge surprise. It's a big book and the artwork is incredible.

TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 04:11 AM
Okay - some pictures.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Illustrated Edition.

First picture is to show the size difference between the US hardcover. It's a big book.
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And then some samples of the artwork. Every page has something happening on it. This was the biggest surprise since I had some seem of the focal pieces. I didn't realize that there was so much art included. I can't wait to see further editions (which you know that there will be more editions . . .)

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TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 04:23 AM
20th Century Ghosts - 10th Anniversary

(I still wish the signed edition was more affordable, but I'll just get it signed during the inevitable book tour for The Fireman (fingers crossed Joe Hills returns to my part of the world.)

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The slipcase is a very generic/basic blue. No writing.

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TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 04:27 AM
Joe Lansdale's The Drive-In

A recent discover of mine (thanks to a Humble Bundle and then the obviousness (after the fact) that he wrote Bubba Ho-Tep,) I've been slowly adding his books to my collection. And I couldn't pass up a very reasonably priced edition from Centipede Press.

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I tried to show the wonderful texture on the inside cover and the embossing on the outside cover.

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TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 04:30 AM
The Martian from Sub Press

Now that the UK edition is out of my price range, I can at least say that I have a signed edition.

Little disappointed in the cover - when they announced the artist - Daniel Dociu - I was excited to see what he'd come up with because he has some really cool things. But I'm not very impressed by this one.

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TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 04:37 AM
I love Peanuts. I cried when I learned that Sparky died, and I cried reading his biography.

And I love seeing the artistic process. The scribbles, the erasings, everything. (That's one of the reasons I love and appreciate the one piece of original comic book art that I own - you can see so much more of the process than the printed page allows.)

I discovered this book by watching Chip Kidd on a TED TALK. It's full of tons of close up pictures of the original artwork, lots of unused sketches and strip ideas, plus a decent historical account of Peanuts over the years.

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I love this cover. Nothing other than this linework (embossed.)

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Sock Monkey
10-31-2015, 05:33 AM
Joe Lansdale's The Drive-In

A recent discover of mine (thanks to a Humble Bundle and then the obviousness (after the fact) that he wrote Bubba Ho-Tep,) I've been slowly adding his books to my collection. And I couldn't pass up a very reasonably priced edition from Centipede Press.

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I tried to show the wonderful texture on the inside cover and the embossing on the outside cover.

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So wish I'd jumped on a copy of this. Great addition and awesome pics!

Mike88
10-31-2015, 05:34 AM
This came in yesterday Neil Gaimans Prince Of Stories. The white slipcase that was made for in Laymon;s terns fits perfectly.Mike1729017290172911729217293

TacomaDiver
10-31-2015, 06:12 AM
That's another one that should be here next week. I also think I should be seeing PS signed version of Ellison Wonderland. Lots of fun new additions!

Martin
10-31-2015, 09:23 PM
That's another one that should be here next week. I also think I should be seeing PS signed version of Ellison Wonderland. Lots of fun new additions!

Great additions!

Julzz
11-01-2015, 02:57 PM
This came in yesterday. The last of Dean Koontz Odd Series published by Charnel House Saint Odd. I now am lucky enough to have all eight in the same number. Thanks to Kim at Camelot. She got me going on the first one years ago. Mike

Nice collection congrats!

bugen
11-01-2015, 03:37 PM
So wish I'd jumped on a copy of this. Great addition and awesome pics!

In case you hadn't seen unsigned copies are available at Centipede for $35.

Mike88
11-02-2015, 07:28 AM
Thanks Julzz I really appreciate it. Mike

Sock Monkey
11-06-2015, 03:41 AM
In case you hadn't seen unsigned copies are available at Centipede for $35.
Thanks for the heads up! I've been debating on it. My finger is itching to pull the trigger, though.

jhanic
11-09-2015, 06:21 PM
My latest, the UK Doctor Sleep proof with the blue band:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/UK%20Doctor%20Sleep%20proof%20with%20band_zpsvaxwg cxa.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/UK%20Doctor%20Sleep%20proof%20with%20band_zpsvaxwg cxa.jpg.html)

This is #23 of 150 done. (I managed to slip the band up far enough to see the limitation number.) This is only the second one I've seen with the band.

John

Brian861
11-11-2015, 02:50 AM
Love getting stuff in from Kim over at Camelot. Like me buddy Mike says, "It's like Christmas every time ya open the box". :D Some contents to be reveal on my collection thread.

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jhanic
11-13-2015, 04:07 PM
A short while ago I won a copy of the Grant DI III proof with the package of proof prints. Here are pics of the prints that were included:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%201_zpspqccctui.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%201_zpspqccctui.jpg.html)

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http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2010_zpsfepfcrv1.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2010_zpsfepfcrv1.jpg.html )

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2011_zpslxead8ql.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2011_zpslxead8ql.jpg.html )


These are all on a heavier stock paper (almost cardboard) than the "regular" prints.

John

jhanic
11-13-2015, 04:08 PM
Here are the other two:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%206_zpssplys5lz.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%206_zpssplys5lz.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%207_zps01qxkfii.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%207_zps01qxkfii.jpg.html)


John

Merlin1958
11-14-2015, 01:29 AM
A short while ago I won a copy of the Grant DI III proof with the package of proof prints. Here are pics of the prints that were included:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%201_zpspqccctui.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%201_zpspqccctui.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%203_zps4d69ptnv.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%203_zps4d69ptnv.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%202_zpsxqz3ucve.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%202_zpsxqz3ucve.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%209_zps5rlilglu.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%209_zps5rlilglu.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%205_zpsvuapi8zd.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%205_zpsvuapi8zd.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%204_zpsoxn2yuoh.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%204_zpsoxn2yuoh.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%208_zpslsqj6qnh.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%208_zpslsqj6qnh.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2012_zps6v6j7ezo.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2012_zps6v6j7ezo.jpg.html )

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2010_zpsfepfcrv1.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2010_zpsfepfcrv1.jpg.html )

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2011_zpslxead8ql.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/DT%20III%20proof%20print%2011_zpslxead8ql.jpg.html )


These are all on a heavier stock paper (almost cardboard) than the "regular" prints.

John


Sweet, John!!!! Awesome prints!!!

mhatchett
11-15-2015, 03:11 PM
Picked these up from an ABE booksale 60% off. Great deals, signed, love mysteries!
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mhatchett
11-20-2015, 11:32 AM
Picked some of these up from Kim over at Camelotbooks. I think The Martian is a great deal from Subterranean Press. A signed copy, really nice book, reasonable price. The center book is Tales of Alhazred by Donald Tyson Dark Renaissance Books Illustrated by Frank Walls. A beautiful little signed book. Really like the whole look and feel of the book. How many more Bradbury books can I justify?
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jhanic
11-20-2015, 04:04 PM
It took me a while, but here is my most recent:

UK Bazaar of Bad Dreams front:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/UK%20Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20ARC%20front_zpst 6sgln1w.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/UK%20Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20ARC%20front_zpst 6sgln1w.jpg.html)

And the back:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/UK%20Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20ARC%20back_zps6h loidjh.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/UK%20Bazaar%20of%20Bad%20Dreams%20ARC%20back_zps6h loidjh.jpg.html)

This is numbered. It also had the "EMBARGOED HODDER & STOUGHTON" on each page.

This gives me 130 US proofs and 49 UK ones. I also have numerous proofs of anthologies, books about King, etc.

John

Theli
11-26-2015, 12:48 AM
Lovely additions gentlemen!

jhanic
11-27-2015, 05:44 PM
I got my CD slipcase for Finders Keepers today. Now my signed trade has a nice home!

John

TacomaDiver
11-29-2015, 04:34 AM
Mine arrived today. Looks great next to Mr Mercedes. As usual, CD did a fantastic job!

Dave1442397
11-29-2015, 02:34 PM
I got my CD slipcase for Finders Keepers today. Now my signed trade has a nice home!

John

Mine showed up yesterday. I also got the Duma Key slipcase while the 50% sale was on. That was the only CD/SK slipcase I was missing.

slayn666
11-29-2015, 08:37 PM
I also got the Duma Key slipcase while the 50% sale was on. That was the only CD/SK slipcase I was missing.

Huh. I asked about these over a year ago and was told they'd completely sold out. That's...kind of annoying, since I went and purchased one of the Overlook Connection slipcases for the book, and, while visually appealing, it is not nearly as well put together as CD slipcases.

Dave1442397
11-30-2015, 12:16 AM
Huh. I asked about these over a year ago and was told they'd completely sold out. That's...kind of annoying, since I went and purchased one of the Overlook Connection slipcases for the book, and, while visually appealing, it is not nearly as well put together as CD slipcases.

Well, let's see if it shows up - maybe it shouldn't have been listed at all :) I tried to get one a while back too, and was also told they were sold out. Maybe someone stumbled across a few while taking inventory.

mhatchett
11-30-2015, 12:12 PM
Did anybody else pick up Kelly's Mister Glow-Bones? I saw it over at Camelot. I picked up the cheap one lol!

Sock Monkey
11-30-2015, 04:14 PM
Did anybody else pick up Kelly's Mister Glow-Bones? I saw it over at Camelot. I picked up the cheap one lol!

I did. I picked up the leather edition straight from Thunderstorm. I believe it was only $65 from them, while Camelot has it listed as $100. The regular edition was the same price from both if I remember correctly.

slayn666
11-30-2015, 04:36 PM
Camelot has an occasional, annoying tendency to jack up the price of books during the preorder period. I guess that's their right, but they aren't having to pay any extra to publishers for in-demand books, so it feels like price gouging when they charge their customers more.

srboone
12-07-2015, 10:54 AM
Received Skeleton Crew from PS publishing yesterday and picked up a signed copy of The Elfstones of Shanara by Terry Brooks at B&N's Black Friday Sale.

Theli
12-07-2015, 01:27 PM
Received Skeleton Crew from PS publishing yesterday and picked up a signed copy of The Elfstones of Shanara by Terry Brooks at B&N's Black Friday Sale.

Very cool! Good snag from B&N!

Brian861
12-09-2015, 06:52 PM
Proper home for my 1st/1st :)

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jhanic
12-09-2015, 10:19 PM
Nice!

John

Brian861
12-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Thanks, John!

frik51
12-12-2015, 04:59 AM
Like it, Brian: congratulations.

sk

Brian861
12-12-2015, 07:04 AM
Thanks, Siep! My 1st/1st cases from Jeff should be arriving within the next few weeks or so I'd suspect.

frik51
12-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Got both the Doubleday and Viking sets. If you ordered those, you're going to be very happy.
They're awesome!

sk

Brian861
12-12-2015, 01:32 PM
I sure did. I just got the email this morning that the Doubledays are done and ready to ship. All in living color :D

frik51
12-13-2015, 04:21 AM
Mine are black & gold.
But when I see the colored cases, I'm getting the urge to buy those as well.
Ridiculous!

sk

Brian861
12-13-2015, 07:14 AM
Mine are black & gold.
But when I see the colored cases, I'm getting the urge to buy those as well.
Ridiculous!

sk

I image you'd be able to get your money back for them on the secondary market if you wanted to sell 'em and buy the colored ones. With exception of The Dead Zone since yours is already black and gold to match the book. I went with blue for Different Seasons and I think it turned out really well. Unfortunately most of my DoubleDays will sit empty for awhile as I only have the 1st/1st of The Shining and Pet Sematary so far from those years. Shopping around though for The Stand for a reasonable price and in decent condition. Hopefully the gang over on the DT forum will design some more moving forward.

Lincoln
12-15-2015, 08:33 PM
Some King. Don't think you could find the two on the left in better condition, the photo doesn't really do them justice. Amazon US has 'The Bazaar of...' for US$16 at the moment, though the packaging is always a bit of a gamble. Mine made it all the way to Aus, unscathed.

Lincoln
12-15-2015, 08:34 PM
Proper home for my 1st/1st :)

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Man, that looks nice.

Brian861
12-15-2015, 08:54 PM
Some King. Don't think you could find the two on the left in better condition, the photo doesn't really do them justice. Amazon US has 'The Bazaar of...' for US$16 at the moment, though the packaging is always a bit of a gamble. Mine made it all the way to Aus, unscathed.

Nice adds!

Brian861
12-15-2015, 08:55 PM
Man, that looks nice.

Thanks! From the fine folks at CD :)

Plasticine
12-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Been a while since I've posted anything. I thought I'd start with the Centipede omnibus of Joe Lansdale's Drive-In series. I received it right before Halloween, but just got around to taking some pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/6svvSsY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qXZ7S5P.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PzELh1s.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8VNbmRH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9KouAAG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rSHzeT7.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/sRMhkp0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/O1YzOcu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mUrkGDH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/AB2FH69.jpg

As usual a mighty fine edition from Jared. I'm glad I get to retire my trade paperback omnibus with such a beautiful edition to my Lansdale collection. Definitely worth it for any Lansdale fan. I wish Centipede would get to do The Nightrunners as well.

Plasticine
12-16-2015, 04:43 PM
Up next is Clive Barker's Tonight, Again. I was super hesitant about buying this edition at all, so opted for the trade. It's still a limited edition, but doesn't have the same cloth construction and slipcase of the deluxe.

http://i.imgur.com/vi1hQV9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/B3Tsdwx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rznLmkp.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/IORzq2Y.jpg

It's a real slim volume, coming in at just 154 pages and that's with a ton of sketches. I haven't read the book yet, but the artwork is really cool. It's all done by Clive and they feel like pieces in progress. Rough sketches of something he might revisit later on down the line. They feel like little glimpses at his creative process. I wish I could post more pictures of it, but they're all sexually explicit with nudity and such. For $30 it's a fine purchase. All that said, I do not regret skipping the deluxe version. That still feels like a bridge too far for the content.

Plasticine
12-16-2015, 05:02 PM
Finally, my last arrival for the year. Subterranean Press's new Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan collection, Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea. I bought the limited from them during a 50% site wide sale they ran earlier in the year. I'm a big Kiernan fan, and have been looking forward to this book. I definitely wasn't disappointed when the box arrived.

http://i.imgur.com/pTyyAiR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nVOSjeI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/LaELNth.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/K0ji1hy.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Q1fPDb3.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/wUCeMTI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/K95JHO4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/TDDS0YL.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/GgJxFBe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/kSjzgxZ.jpg

This is a gorgeous edition jammed pack with content. Besides the wonderful selection of stories, it has a section of art from various editions and a comprehensive bibliography. I was surprised to see Caitlin credited with the Poppy Z Brite book Lazarus Heart. I don't know if that's been common knowledge or what. I'm a huge fan of early Poppy and that book most definitely reads like a Poppy Z Brite book, so she did her job well. This edition is absolutely worth purchasing if you're even the slightest bit interested in Kiernan. Sub Press did an amazing job.

Theli
12-16-2015, 06:23 PM
Fantastic additions Plasticine!

RonClinton
12-16-2015, 10:18 PM
Very nice. If I hadn't already had all three DRIVE-INs in signed UK hardcover 1sts, I would have been all over that volume, given how much of a Lansdale and Centipede fan I am. Even as it is, I still kinda wish I'd sprung for it, even if was redundant (and I don't have shelf space for redundancy).

Martin
12-17-2015, 12:17 AM
Beautiful additions!

TacomaDiver
12-17-2015, 02:56 AM
I'll have to add pictures, but this afternoon brought a bigger than usual box from PS Publishing.

Inside was Skeleton Crew and the signed anniversary edition of Harlan Ellison's Ellison in Wonderland. Both are very sharp looking editions.

Brian861
12-17-2015, 07:21 AM
Very nice adds. I almost purchased Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea just for the cover art alone! It's gorgeous.

Dave1442397
12-17-2015, 01:17 PM
I'll have to add pictures, but this afternoon brought a bigger than usual box from PS Publishing.

Inside was Skeleton Crew and the signed anniversary edition of Harlan Ellison's Ellison in Wonderland. Both are very sharp looking editions.

I got those too. I'm really happy with the Ellison book. Not only did we get the additional book as part of the set, but Harlan went nuts updating his intro. Good stuff!

Plasticine
12-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Thanks everyone.


Very nice. If I hadn't already had all three DRIVE-INs in signed UK hardcover 1sts, I would have been all over that volume, given how much of a Lansdale and Centipede fan I am. Even as it is, I still kinda wish I'd sprung for it, even if was redundant (and I don't have shelf space for redundancy).

I wavered back and forth on those editions, but could never find the first book at a "reasonable" price when I was building my Lansdale collection. I totally understand avoiding redundancy. The only duplicates I have are the Stealth and Sub Press editions of The Books of Blood. I just can't quit the Stealth omnibus, no matter how hard I try.


Very nice adds. I almost purchased Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea just for the cover art alone! It's gorgeous.

It is gorgeous. The cover to Two Worlds and In Between is also amazing.

TacomaDiver
12-19-2015, 05:45 PM
Not the fanciest of pictures, but some quick shots of a few of the new books I've acquired.

First up - due to Mhatchett's (http://forum.cemeterydance.com/member.php?963-mhatchett) comments on a different thread, I tracked down copies of Centipede's editions of William Lindsay Gresham's Grindshow and Nightmare Alley (I need some more possession in that sentence.)

I'm a little torn about these purchases, but I'll come to terms eventually. Gresham is an author that I've never heard of (and that seems to be the reoccurring theme with my Centipede purchases) and I probably paid too much for the editions I got, but they are beautiful editions. I was going to buy Grindshow from Centipede since they still listed $30 unsigned copies, but I wanted to ping Jerad first to see if he had any random copies of Nightmare Alley lying around. Scratched and dented, returned, signatures made no difference. He didn't, so I bought Nightmare Alley from Amazon (they had it for around $90 and immediately after purchasing, they jacked the price up to $225!!) So I went to buy Grindshow from Centipede - sold out. Damn. Managed to track a copy down from Ziesing Books because they had $60 signed copies. Figured fine, I'll get a signed copy (plus I was kind of expecting/hoping that Amazon would send a signed copy like they did the Blackwater series.) Imagine my disappointment that BOTH copies arrived unsigned. I checked back with Ziesing Books because they're site advertised their copies as being signed, but when they replied back, they apologized and said they bought up Jerad's last unsigned versions but never changed the site. (I can either send my unsigned copy back, or mention this goof-up on my next order and they'll take care of me then.)

So I'm torn - I spent $160 on two unsigned copies, but it's not like these things come up on eBay very often (if at all.) But they are beautiful and I'm excited to read them.

Anyways, here's the quick pictures:

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Excuse the glare - Mylar covers and sunshine don't mix well.

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A quick preview of some of the fascinating information and images contained int he introduction of Grindshow and the table of contents. (Oops - forgot to rotate the image before upload. I apologize.)

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Quick look at the tarot theme and some the bonus material contained within Nightmare Alley.

While I struggle with getting into a lot of the noir style movies, I'm starting to dip my toes into the noir stories (and liking what I'm finding.)

TacomaDiver
12-19-2015, 05:57 PM
Next up is PS Publishing's anniversary edition of Skeleton Crew.

I've been feeling a bit of regret by buying these anniversary editions because one, while nice, they aren't as nice (to me) as CD's or Sub Press's versions; two, they feel like a never ending purchase habit; and three, they haven't wowed me with any of the content or most of the art.

But for some reason, Skeleton Crew is wowing/impressing me more than the other versions. It just feels more substantial in my hands. I can't explain it.

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The cover and fancy slipcase. I really like the skeletons that are all over it.
And the signature sheet. I just realized that the ever-polarizing facsimile King signature isn't included. I also gave up trying to get matched numbers from PS so my collection is totally random.

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And the illustrated end panels.

One of the things these anniversary editions do for me, is make me want to re-read these books. I couldn't tell you the last time I read Carrie, for example. Okay, it was in high school. I remember getting it from the town's library. Not sure if that was my first King book though . . .

TacomaDiver
12-19-2015, 06:14 PM
And last but not least - also from PS Publishing - the anniversary edition of Harlan Ellison's Ellison in Wonderland.

I think I've mentioned this waaaaay earlier in this thread, but Ellison has always been an author that my life has crossed with, but one that I never read. I still remember watching a documentary on comic books (Comic Book Confidential?) and there was this guy bragging how everyone was his good friend. My friends at I laughed at that because who was this Harlan Ellison guy.

As I got older, I realized that he wasn't humble-bragging - he truly was a good friend with basically everyone. And that "everyone" included artists and writers and musicians and actors - lots of different people who have become parts of what makes me me.

But I still never read anything he wrote. I managed to a get a copy of the trade version of Top of the Volanco (lovely collection by Sub Press and a great introduction to Ellison's writing) so I was finally able to read something he wrote. And since then, I've been casually grabbing signed copies from eBay and random reading copies of other collections at book stores.

When PS Publishing mentioned doing an anniversary edition of Ellison in Wonderland, I was interested, but afraid that the short print run (200 signed copies) would make it impossible (or just extremely difficult to acquire,) but I was ultimately able to get one directly from PS. (Although, this is more of a definitive edition and less of an anniversary edition.)

The signed version is slipcased and included a bonus book called Pebbles from the Mountain.

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Pebbles on the left, Wonderland on the right, and the illustrated slipcase in the middle for both books.

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The signature sheet, and the table of contents from Pebble . . .

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The two pages of table of contents from Wonderland.

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Foldout pages are hard to photograph - but in the middle of Wonderland, is an eight-panel foldout featuring covers from different editions of Ellison in Wonderland.

srboone
12-20-2015, 03:25 AM
Awesome editions! Congratz!

TacomaDiver
01-14-2016, 04:26 AM
(ignore the Christmas tree in the background - no judging!)

Today was a big book day for me -

First, Subterranean Press's edition of China Mieville's Three Moments of an Explosion:
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I've never read anything by him so I'm excited to give him a whirl. This proves to me why I love short story collections because it gives me an easy way to sample a writer. I do realize that he's kind of polarizing in the love him/hate him sense, so I'm interested in what I ultimately think. (I am a huge sucker for Dave McKean covers it seems.)

And lastly, I'm slowing acquiring Robert McCammon books, and while the limited editions are out of my price range right now (unless I stumble onto more $50 editions like I did Blue World . . .) I'm stuck with just trade editions.

Saying that, I did find first editions - autographed even! - for cover price, and very reasonable shipping. So a big box of McCammon books arrived today that I'm hoping to get to by June at this rate. I haven't read anything from this series, but like the above book, I'm excited to read these.

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I'm unsure what edition Speaks the Nightbird is - I don't see any obvious notations inside, and Queen of Bedlam is a 4th printing paperback (I've been advised to stay away from the hardcover version due to quality issues unless I'm really wanting a 1st/1st.)

Hmm, there should have been a box from CD today as well (actually, due yesterday,) but it seems like North Caroline has eaten it. Fingers crossed it's not lost.

Joe315
01-14-2016, 04:37 AM
(ignore the Christmas tree in the background - no judging!)

Today was a big book day for me -

First, Subterranean Press's edition of China Mieville's Three Moments of an Explosion:
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I've never read anything by him so I'm excited to give him a whirl. This proves to me why I love short story collections because it gives me an easy way to sample a writer. I do realize that he's kind of polarizing in the love him/hate him sense, so I'm interested in what I ultimately think. (I am a huge sucker for Dave McKean covers it seems.)

And lastly, I'm slowing acquiring Robert McCammon books, and while the limited editions are out of my price range right now (unless I stumble onto more $50 editions like I did Blue World . . .) I'm stuck with just trade editions.

Saying that, I did find first editions - autographed even! - for cover price, and very reasonable shipping. So a big box of McCammon books arrived today that I'm hoping to get to by June at this rate. I haven't read anything from this series, but like the above book, I'm excited to read these.

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I'm unsure what edition Speaks the Nightbird is - I don't see any obvious notations inside, and Queen of Bedlam is a 4th printing paperback (I've been advised to stay away from the hardcover version due to quality issues unless I'm really wanting a 1st/1st.)

Hmm, there should have been a box from CD today as well (actually, due yesterday,) but it seems like North Caroline has eaten it. Fingers crossed it's not lost.

Very nice. Regarding Speaks the Nightbird, I think there was only one printing of the hardback edition so what you have is most likely the first.

TacomaDiver
01-14-2016, 05:13 AM
Sweet - thanks!

I kind of thought (hoped) that that was the case but want sure.


Very nice. Regarding Speaks the Nightbird, I think there was only one printing of the hardback edition so what you have is most likely the first.

William J. Grabowski
01-14-2016, 06:07 AM
And last but not least - also from PS Publishing - the anniversary edition of Harlan Ellison's Ellison in Wonderland.

I think I've mentioned this waaaaay earlier in this thread, but Ellison has always been an author that my life has crossed with, but one that I never read. I still remember watching a documentary on comic books (Comic Book Confidential?) and there was this guy bragging how everyone was his good friend. My friends at I laughed at that because who was this Harlan Ellison guy.

As I got older, I realized that he wasn't humble-bragging - he truly was a good friend with basically everyone. And that "everyone" included artists and writers and musicians and actors - lots of different people who have become parts of what makes me me.

But I still never read anything he wrote. I managed to a get a copy of the trade version of Top of the Volanco (lovely collection by Sub Press and a great introduction to Ellison's writing) so I was finally able to read something he wrote. And since then, I've been casually grabbing signed copies from eBay and random reading copies of other collections at book stores.

When PS Publishing mentioned doing an anniversary edition of Ellison in Wonderland, I was interested, but afraid that the short print run (200 signed copies) would make it impossible (or just extremely difficult to acquire,) but I was ultimately able to get one directly from PS. (Although, this is more of a definitive edition and less of an anniversary edition.)

The signed version is slipcased and included a bonus book called Pebbles from the Mountain.

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Pebbles on the left, Wonderland on the right, and the illustrated slipcase in the middle for both books.

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The signature sheet, and the table of contents from Pebble . . .

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The two pages of table of contents from Wonderland.

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Foldout pages are hard to photograph - but in the middle of Wonderland, is an eight-panel foldout featuring covers from different editions of Ellison in Wonderland.

Wow! Beautiful editions. Especially the Ellison.

William J. Grabowski
01-14-2016, 06:11 AM
Superb! I twice interviewed Rick McCammon way back in the mid-80s for The Horror Show magazine. Still one of the nicest guys on Earth. Thanks for showing these.

Brian861
01-14-2016, 08:04 AM
Here's mine. I also received a copy in a grab bag but gifted it to my best friend since jr. high whom I suckered into the series :)

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TacomaDiver
01-14-2016, 02:06 PM
I still haven't received my Companion yet. I thought that North Carolina ate it, but the tracking number finally showed proof of life and I should have it today.

I know I'll end up with a duplicate of this one or the Robin Firth one, I'm just not sure which. Still unsure of what I'll do with my duplicate copy. I only know one other person who reads King and I don't know if she ever read the copy of The Gunslinger that I made her buy or if she would even appreciate one of these reference books.

TacomaDiver
01-14-2016, 02:08 PM
Cool! I haven't interviewed anyone (I was interviewed in an Oregon paper about running Hood to Coast - not the same thing.)

I'm glad I finally "discovered" McCammon last year.


Superb! I twice interviewed Rick McCammon way back in the mid-80s for The Horror Show magazine. Still one of the nicest guys on Earth. Thanks for showing these.

Brian861
01-14-2016, 08:03 PM
I still haven't received my Companion yet. I thought that North Carolina ate it, but the tracking number finally showed proof of life and I should have it today.

I know I'll end up with a duplicate of this one or the Robin Firth one, I'm just not sure which. Still unsure of what I'll do with my duplicate copy. I only know one other person who reads King and I don't know if she ever read the copy of The Gunslinger that I made her buy or if she would even appreciate one of these reference books.

I had an order from Camelot get stuck in a void in KC for about 3 weeks late last year. Kim finally had to call and they managed to find it after a couple days and I eventually got it in good order. What made it for frustrating was I could have taken a half day drive up and back to get it! LOL.

I also have Furth's book on order. I'm wondering now if two books will be information overkill regarding the series but I wanted it all the same for my collection. Just browsing through Vincent's book early this morning, it seemed pretty interesting. I like history and to me anyway, these books seem like a bit of that. A history lesson of the series.

mhatchett
01-15-2016, 12:31 PM
Just picked up William V. Rauscher’s , Pleasant Nightmares: Dr. Neff and His Madhouse of Mystery. I bought this because I read a great article in Weird Fiction Review # 6, Bill Wallace’s “Spook Shows: A Tribute”. I was intrigued, because I remember these shows when I was a kid. I never got to go to one, because I was too young, but I remember the posters around town and the scary radio ads. Also, if you read Laymon’s Traveling Vampire Show, well here it is in real life, minus the vampire. Wallace mentioned Ghostmasters by Mark Walker, but I picked this one up because it’s a little more substanical, I’ll probably get Walker’s book if I find a good deal. Flipped through Dr. Neff and it looks very, very interesting. Have a great weekend all!
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frik51
01-15-2016, 02:31 PM
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Theli
01-15-2016, 03:15 PM
^Outstanding Siep!


Just picked up William V. Rauscher’s , Pleasant Nightmares: Dr. Neff and His Madhouse of Mystery. I bought this because I read a great article in Weird Fiction Review # 6, Bill Wallace’s “Spook Shows: A Tribute”. I was intrigued, because I remember these shows when I was a kid. I never got to go to one, because I was too young, but I remember the posters around town and the scary radio ads. Also, if you read Laymon’s Traveling Vampire Show, well here it is in real life, minus the vampire. Wallace mentioned Ghostmasters by Mark Walker, but I picked this one up because it’s a little more substanical, I’ll probably get Walker’s book if I find a good deal. Flipped through Dr. Neff and it looks very, very interesting. Have a great weekend all!
Mike


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Very interesting. I loved Travelling Vampire Show, so you've definitely peaked my interest!

Plasticine
01-15-2016, 04:52 PM
That edition of Thinner looks really nice.

My first new addition of the year arrived a few days ago. Thought I'd finally get around to taking some pictures. I'm starting the year off, the same way I ended last year. Another addition to my Caitlin R. Kiernan collection; the Subterranean Press edition of Alabaster.

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I've wanted this book since I started collecting. Unfortunately the prices have always been insane, even for the trade edition. Last year Dark Horse put out an affordable trade paperback edition of this collection, which includes a new short story. I bought it, but hoped its release would eventually drive down the market for this book. (The stories have never been collected elsewhere, and no E-book edition was released previously). Well, my wish was partially granted. The limited remains sky high, but the trade edition dropped to under $100. I found this one for $50, and feel it's totally worth it.

This is a beautiful book that was put together with a lot of thought and care. The all white cloth binding and end papers go nicely with the main character, who is an albino. The black and white artwork throughout is simply gorgeous and looks fabulous on the paper. Just a wonderful book that I'm glad to finally add to my Kiernan collection.

Brian861
01-15-2016, 07:03 PM
Both really nice adds, guys! Superb artwork ^^.

Theli
01-15-2016, 07:07 PM
I still need to check out some of Kiernan's work, but that is an absolutely lovely edition!

TacomaDiver
01-15-2016, 08:50 PM
All beautiful editions!

bugen
01-18-2016, 02:41 AM
A lot of love or hate with this book but I really dug it. The Scarlet Gospels came in yesterday and I'm a big fan of what Earthling did with it, including a slipcase straight from Lucifer's armor:

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Sock Monkey
01-18-2016, 03:35 AM
Wow! So many awesome additions! The lettered Thinner is really impressive.

Plasticine, love the Kiernan book. I've had my eye on getting a limited of that for awhile but I agree that copies are super-expensive. Congrats on finding a decent price on your copy!

Bugen, your pictures have me doubting my position on not getting a copy of The Scarlet Gospels. Such a great looking book! I'm fighting off the temptation as I'm seriously eyeing Earthling's edition of The Thicket by Lansdale.

TacomaDiver
01-18-2016, 03:45 AM
...I'm seriously eyeing Earthling's edition of The Thicket by Lansdale.

I really want that edition. Just can't pull the trigger on it especially since I know as soon as I do, Jerad will announce the next Ender book ... Or something else will pop up.

Of course, I really should concentrate on filling more of Lansdale collection out instead of buying fancy editions of books I already own.

RonClinton
01-18-2016, 05:58 AM
instead of buying fancy editions of books I already own.

Hey, I resemble that remark! ;-)

Theli
01-18-2016, 04:27 PM
Killer Barker books Bugen!

TacomaDiver
01-22-2016, 01:38 AM
FINALLY. My copy of the Companion arrived today.

First bad experience with Media Mail - it took 16 days to arrive, when it normally takes 7 at the most. The crazy part is that it sat in Federal Way (a mere 15 minutes away) for 8 days. Every day I checked the tracking number and every day the tracking info changed - it left Federal Way in the morning, and arrived back in the evening. For a week straight. Crazy.

But hey, it got here and it looks beautiful.


I still haven't received my Companion yet. I thought that North Carolina ate it, but the tracking number finally showed proof of life and I should have it today.

I know I'll end up with a duplicate of this one or the Robin Firth one, I'm just not sure which. Still unsure of what I'll do with my duplicate copy. I only know one other person who reads King and I don't know if she ever read the copy of The Gunslinger that I made her buy or if she would even appreciate one of these reference books.

mhatchett
01-22-2016, 05:00 PM
Just picked these two up. Love drive-ins, who doesn't right? Been looking for a reasonable copy of Subterranean's Fevre Dream for awhile. The art is cool, nice slipcase, Ebay comes through again. Have a great snow day, wherever you are.
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Brian861
01-22-2016, 07:24 PM
Nice adds!

Theli
01-22-2016, 08:37 PM
Killer grab on Fevre Dreams, love that edition!

mhatchett
01-22-2016, 09:03 PM
Thanks! That artwork you posted looks pretty neat!

mhatchett
01-22-2016, 09:04 PM
Thank You sir!

RonClinton
01-22-2016, 09:42 PM
Been looking for a reasonable copy of Subterranean's Fevre Dream for awhile. The art is cool, nice slipcase, Ebay comes through again.
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You're welcome. ;-) It was almost mine.

I've been after a decent-priced copy of Sub Press' FEVRE DREAM edition myself for years. I almost snagged that one myself when it recently popped up -- and especially after the seller reduced in his relist to $149, but opted not to pull the trigger on it since it lacked a number. I'm still not sure I made the right decision, but of course it's all moot now...I'm just glad it went to a good, appreciative home.

Dave1442397
01-22-2016, 10:14 PM
Been looking for a reasonable copy of Subterranean's Fevre Dream for awhile. The art is cool, nice slipcase, Ebay comes through again. Have a great snow day, wherever you are.

Nice catch! I snagged the last copy of that edition off Amazon many years ago. It's one of the only George R.R. Martin books I like.

I just looked it up to see when I got it - October 22nd, 2008, for $90.

RonClinton
01-23-2016, 12:30 AM
It's one of the only George R.R. Martin books I like.



Me, too. I'm not a GRRM fan, per se, just a fan of this particular book. Maybe that's why I couldn't pull the trigger, even at $149 and even as much as I want it. Certainly not going to get any cheaper, though, so I need to get past that stumbling block so I pull the trigger next time around.

Dave1442397
01-23-2016, 01:12 AM
Me, too. I'm not a GRRM fan, per se, just a fan of this particular book. Maybe that's why I couldn't pull the trigger, even at $149 and even as much as I want it. Certainly not going to get any cheaper, though, so I need to get past that stumbling block so I pull the trigger next time around.

I also have an ebook version if you just need a reading copy.

I used to read more GRRM back in the '80s. Tuf Voyaging was a good book, from what I remember.

I got bored with his endless serial books, though. I felt he was fishing for a bestselling series more than telling a story, and I guess by the time he got to Game of Thrones it worked out for him. Kudos to him, but it wasn't my thing.

RonClinton
01-23-2016, 01:23 AM
Dave, appreciate the e-book offer, but I have a tpb of it...my desire for the S/L HC was in part to (vastly) upgrade, but also in part because from the pics I've seen it's just a stunning production (of a book that I enjoyed). I guess that's why I haven't picked up the cheaper signed HC 1sts I see on eBay...it's missing that second element (stunning production).

I've never been a fan of fantasy fiction -- and am only a half-hearted one for science-fiction -- so GRRM just isn't typically my cup of tea. Even his other horror work leaves me a bit cold. There's just something about FEVRE DREAM that hits the right buttons for me...

Dave1442397
01-23-2016, 01:27 AM
There's just something about FEVRE DREAM that hits the right buttons for me...

Yes, it's always been on my list of favorite vampire novels. I must read it again one of these days.

Plasticine
01-24-2016, 04:35 AM
Great adds bugen and mhatchett! I'm extremely jealous of the Scarlet Gospels. I really want to get that edition, but it's so expensive. I hope that ensures copies are still available when I can afford it.

jigertz
01-27-2016, 03:03 AM
I won't have many decent pictures until I make it back to the states in June, but I've picked up some cool things worth mentioning. I got a lettered and limited broadside of Joe Hill's "By the Waters of Lake Champlain," The Scarlet Gospels limited (I'll be getting a lettered of that too), I just made my final payment on a lettered Psychos and lettered Pop Art chap book, and I got a limited and lettered NOS4A2/Wraith. Was lucky to snag that lettered for only $400. Here's a pic of the original artwork that came with it. 17625

Martin
01-27-2016, 03:46 AM
I won't have many decent pictures until I make it back to the states in June, but I've picked up some cool things worth mentioning. I got a lettered and limited broadside of Joe Hill's "By the Waters of Lake Champlain," The Scarlet Gospels limited (I'll be getting a lettered of that too), I just made my final payment on a lettered Psychos and lettered Pop Art chap book, and I got a limited and lettered NOS4A2/Wraith. Was lucky to snag that lettered for only $400. Here's a pic of the original artwork that came with it. 17625

Nice!

Theli
01-27-2016, 03:37 PM
Love the lettered NOS4A2, wish I'd ordered it when it was available!

frik51
01-27-2016, 06:22 PM
Love it too:

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01-27-2016, 06:24 PM
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01-27-2016, 06:26 PM
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01-27-2016, 06:27 PM
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Theli
01-28-2016, 02:57 PM
Love it Siep!

Brian861
01-28-2016, 04:51 PM
Very nice addition!

mhatchett
01-28-2016, 05:20 PM
Neat, Siep!

peteOcha
02-01-2016, 11:41 AM
Wow, thats an awesome edition of NOS4A2! Totally missed that!

Julzz
02-01-2016, 04:09 PM
Wow the lettered NOS4A2 looks gorgeous! Didn't even know they had a lettered version.

Sock Monkey
02-01-2016, 06:11 PM
I didn't know there was a lettered NOS4A2 either, but it sure is awesome! Nice adds!

Martin
02-01-2016, 11:57 PM
The lettered was offered in an email from Subterranean. There were some complaints because they allowed you to ordered two and it sold out very quick. I passed on it and have heard rumor that some people were able to order the book directly from IDW but never saw i offered from them. My limited copy is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.

frik51
02-02-2016, 10:16 AM
Received my numbered edition yesterday. For those who were not able to get the lettered, don't worry. The two editions are very, very similar. Actually, the books are the same, without of course the remarque, a slipcase instead of a tray, and that's it.
I had hoped the lettered would have had a different binding, leather for instance, which would justify the much higher price. Of course I'm very happy I got both editions, but still....

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RonClinton
02-02-2016, 02:21 PM
Even though I love Hill's work and have it all (save for Locke and Key), I passed on this one. I had the Sub Press S/L of NOS4A2, and am not a fan of graphic novels, so couldn't justify the add'l expense of a graphic novel of a book I already have a limited of.

That said, that's a striking production, and has me (lightly) reconsidering my decision. If anyone can take a few interior shots -- not endpapers, etc., but the actual pages -- I'd sure appreciate it...would like to see what the production values and art are like inside.

Theli
02-02-2016, 06:32 PM
Even though I love Hill's work and have it all (save for Locke and Key), I passed on this one. I had the Sub Press S/L of NOS4A2, and am not a fan of graphic novels, so couldn't justify the add'l expense of a graphic novel of a book I already have a limited of.

That said, that's a striking production, and has me (lightly) reconsidering my decision. If anyone can take a few interior shots -- not endpapers, etc., but the actual pages -- I'd sure appreciate it...would like to see what the production values and art are like inside.

If you check out page 23 of my collection I took a few shots of the art inside. The production values on this edition is tremendous, worth every penny.

mhatchett
02-03-2016, 11:44 AM
I picked this up from Jerad over at Centipede Press. The Rolling Stones: Men of Wealth and Taste. The Book is huge 12 X 15 traycased. The photos, insane, a real celebration of a time long gone, yet maybe not....Another bang up project lovingly realized by the folks over at centipede.
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mhatchett
02-03-2016, 11:46 AM
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Martin
02-03-2016, 02:59 PM
And a couple of more
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Fantastic edition.

RonClinton
02-03-2016, 03:13 PM
If you check out page 23 of my collection I took a few shots of the art inside. The production values on this edition is tremendous, worth every penny.

Great, thanks for the tip...had a look, and it sure does look like a great production.

Plasticine
02-03-2016, 04:39 PM
Some very nice adds. I would like to get a copy of that new NOS4A2, but there's so many other things I'd like to get before it. So many books to buy, so little time. That Stones book looks amazing. Looks like an absolute must for a fan.

My latest arrival just came yesterday courtesy Camelot Books. A new addition to my Nate Southard collection.

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My second limited edition from Sinister Grin Press. I just realized I didn't get around to taking pictures of my first, Adrift by KR Griffiths. Much like that book, this one is pretty straightforward. Just solid production values all around. Nice leather binding, attractive end papers and very limited print run. Not the most elaborate edition, but still worth the money -- especially if you're a fan of the author.

Brian861
02-04-2016, 08:23 AM
And a couple of more The book really moved me.

Although not a fan of the band; awesome photo work there!

Merlin1958
02-06-2016, 12:00 AM
And a couple of more
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The book really moved me.

Awesome!!! I almost bought that picture!!! SFAE http://www.sfae.com/

bugen
02-06-2016, 12:58 AM
That's an amazing pic, and I'm sure another outstanding Centipede production. It looks like they went well above and beyond.

bugen
02-06-2016, 01:10 AM
Arrived today with plenty of extras. I finally read this a couple of years ago and am thrilled PS issued this 10th anniversary edition:

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Brian861
02-06-2016, 06:40 AM
Got mine in the other day from CD's snow sale. The slipcases are total crap for the unsigned but I like the quality of the books. Hopefully, Andrew, your slipcase is of must better quality.

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Brian861
02-06-2016, 06:42 AM
Little something to show off my CD Pride! :)

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Martin
02-06-2016, 08:09 PM
Got mine in the other day from CD's snow sale. The slipcases are total crap for the unsigned but I like the quality of the books. Hopefully, Andrew, your slipcase is of must better quality.

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Actually got my limited yesterday from PS and it is the nicest slipcase I have seen from PS, surpassing even the Skeleton Crew case. Actually overall the nicest production values I have seen from PS. I do have some damage to the dust jacket but am hoping they have some extras, email sent to Nicky.