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Dave1442397
05-16-2016, 06:18 PM
Really happy to get this one, Leviathan Wakes: Book One of the Expanse James S.A. Corey. Great job by Subterranean press. Wrap around Cover art by Daniel Dociu. Thanks to the folks at Camelot Books!

Beautiful edition! I read the first few books in the series. I must get back to it :)

Dave1442397
05-16-2016, 06:19 PM
I know what I'm doing for the rest of the day. This just in from Water Street Books.

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Plasticine
05-19-2016, 05:02 AM
Just received a couple of new arrivals. Thought I'd start with Dark Regions' first release in their Richard Laymon collector's edition line.

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Plasticine
05-19-2016, 05:06 AM
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Nice, over-sized edition. Super high quality across the board. The artwork is amazing. While color art is always nice, here the black and white art works wonderfully. Extremely happy with the edition. Kind of wish I didn't forget to buy the optional slip case, though.

Plasticine
05-19-2016, 05:11 AM
Up next is the latest addition to my slowly but surely growing Bryan Smith library, Delirium Books' hardcover edition of Bloodrush.

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This is a tiny hardcover, but still really nice. Love the book, so I'm pleased to add it to my library.

Brian861
05-19-2016, 06:43 AM
Nice adds. Good looking books.

Dave1442397
05-19-2016, 11:48 AM
Nice, over-sized edition. Super high quality across the board. The artwork is amazing. While color art is always nice, here the black and white art works wonderfully. Extremely happy with the edition. Kind of wish I didn't forget to buy the optional slip case, though.

That looks really nice. I'm tempted, but I really don't need to start collecting yet another set of limited editions!

I see on the DRP site that you can order the slipcase separately for $25.

bugen
05-20-2016, 08:12 AM
Waiting on that Night Show myself, I've never read it. I'm in kind of a weird spot where I ordered the book from CD and then later ordered the slipcase by itself through Dark Regions. No idea when I'll be able to put the two together.

Plasticine
05-21-2016, 04:51 AM
It's good to know the slip case is available again. Last time I checked, Dark Regions had removed it from their site and was only selling it with the book. This was a few months ago. I'll have to get an order placed for one soon.

Dave1442397
05-26-2016, 07:19 PM
This just arrived, and a very nice production it is, at that price.

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The text is silver on black...looks good.

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Dave1442397
05-26-2016, 07:22 PM
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Dave1442397
05-26-2016, 07:26 PM
Just trying to show all the illustrations.

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Theli
05-26-2016, 08:54 PM
Absolutely love it! Thanks for taking the pictures.

bugen
05-26-2016, 11:42 PM
Very nice, thank you!

Martin
05-27-2016, 03:15 AM
I am trying to not buy this. Your photos are not helping me. Looks like a very nice book, thanks for showing the images. For those like me who are debating it does appear that Folio Society has a discount code 'PT10' that will take 10% off the price.

RonClinton
05-27-2016, 03:22 AM
I am trying to not buy this. Your photos are not helping me. Looks like a very nice book, thanks for showing the images. For those like me who are debating it does appear that Folio Society has a discount code 'PT10' that will take 10% off the price.

I am, too -- but those photos are making it tough. It's a far more impressive book than I'd thought it'd be. But between the Sub Press HC and now the CD edition (that I'm also trying to steer clear of since I have the Sub Press volume), it's truly a book I don't need. And yet, and yet...

Brian861
05-27-2016, 08:31 AM
I am trying to not buy this. Your photos are not helping me. Looks like a very nice book, thanks for showing the images. For those like me who are debating it does appear that Folio Society has a discount code 'PT10' that will take 10% off the price.


I am, too -- but those photos are making it tough. It's a far more impressive book than I'd thought it'd be. But between the Sub Press HC and now the CD edition (that I'm also trying to steer clear of since I have the Sub Press volume), it's truly a book I don't need. And yet, and yet...

I'm in the same boat as both of you guys. Thanks, Dave! lol. It really is a very nice looking book. It's getting a lot of play as well over on the TDT forum. I've read that there are issues with the slipcases arriving with bumped corners and that Folio is replacing them without requesting a return. If you guys aren't looking for a perfect copy; I'm thinking some damaged ones will probably start to show up on the aftermarket soon.

Dave1442397
05-27-2016, 10:42 AM
The other nice thing about buying the book is that it gives you a chance to win a signed copy. That would be nice!

Cryptkeeper
05-27-2016, 02:39 PM
Does anyone know how many copies of the Folio Society's Shinning they're printing?

Martin
05-27-2016, 02:43 PM
I am, too -- but those photos are making it tough. It's a far more impressive book than I'd thought it'd be. But between the Sub Press HC and now the CD edition (that I'm also trying to steer clear of since I have the Sub Press volume), it's truly a book I don't need. And yet, and yet...

Completely off topic. Ron are you going to make it to Powell's tomorrow?

Brian861
05-27-2016, 08:41 PM
The other nice thing about buying the book is that it gives you a chance to win a signed copy. That would be nice!

I entered the freebie drawing.


Completely off topic. Ron are you going to make it to Powell's tomorrow?

Not really, Martin. I'm sure a purchase will be made there :).

RonClinton
05-28-2016, 01:42 AM
Completely off topic. Ron are you going to make it to Powell's tomorrow?

Funny you should ask...I was halfway there today -- in Napavine, by the Uncle Sam billboard -- when my dog that I took along as a lark became ill with intestinal issues. Cleaned it up, but then had to turn around and go back home as it seemed to be a persistent condition. She's better now, but it aborted my trip today. Am debating whether or not to head out again tomorrow morning (and the dog stays home with my wife and kids this time). It's 50/50 right now. What's your guess on Memorial Day traffic on Saturday...it was brutal today, heading south, but not sure if it'll be repeated tomorrow or if most travelers got an early Friday start and tomorrow will be smooth sailing...

Martin
05-28-2016, 03:00 AM
Funny you should ask...I was halfway there today -- in Napavine, by the Uncle Sam billboard -- when my dog that I took along as a lark became ill with intestinal issues. Cleaned it up, but then had to turn around and go back home as it seemed to be a persistent condition. She's better now, but it aborted my trip today. Am debating whether or not to head out again tomorrow morning (and the dog stays home with my wife and kids this time). It's 50/50 right now. What's your guess on Memorial Day traffic on Saturday...it was brutal today, heading south, but not sure if it'll be repeated tomorrow or if most travelers got an early Friday start and tomorrow will be smooth sailing...

Bummer man. Hope your dog is doing better. I would guess traffic would be much lighter Saturday than Friday, assuming people left Friday to get to their destinations. With that said I have gotten stuck in that I5 corridor at some times when I did not expect it..

frik51
05-28-2016, 03:28 AM
I am trying to not buy this. Your photos are not helping me. Looks like a very nice book, thanks for showing the images.

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Thanks for posting the illustrations, Dave.
Hope I can resist the temptation.

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Dave1442397
05-28-2016, 03:00 PM
I figured I might push some of you off the fence :) I had bought my first two Folio Society books last month, so I knew The Shining would be a quality book. I'm glad I bought it.

Brian861
05-30-2016, 05:10 AM
Picked up a reading copy of The Fireman today for myself and a little Lovecraft for the kid:

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TacomaDiver
05-31-2016, 03:59 AM
This weekend I got to introduce a dear friend and her husband to the wonder that is Tacoma Book Center. TBC is this amazing used bookstore in Tacoma that I feel is a secret, even from the locals. I also feel that it surpasses Powell's down in Portland. Fighting words I know, but I have found more treasures here that filled in holes in my collection.

This weekend was no different. I acquired a 10th printing of Carrie (yeah yeah, I now - but it's better than whatever printing I currently had,) what is probably the 3rd printing to The Shining (S14 in the gutter, so definitely an early printing at least,) and a pretty decent shape 1st printing of IT. Plus I found these - and I wasn't even looking for them - they were literally on the top of a bookshelf that just so happened to be in my line of sight. I have no idea why I even looked at this shelf, but there they were.

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For those of you aren't familiar with these books, but these were written VERY early in Joe Lansdale's career, and recently published in a gorgeous collection from Subterranean. One of them doesn't even appear to have been read before. And only $3 each. I think they were a steal.

And then we went to The Red Hot for craft beer, gourmet hot dogs, and no jerks. Pretty sweet Sunday.

Theli
05-31-2016, 05:45 AM
Sounds like a great day and a nice haul. Coincidentally just started my first Lansdale novel myself; a paperback copy of Cold in July I picked a couple of weeks ago at a used book store.

Joe315
06-01-2016, 04:41 AM
Got a few slip cases in today for Ready Player One and The Martian. Don't yet have a 1st/1st of RPO.

It's hard to tell but the lettering on the far left Martian is a holographic foil.

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Brian861
06-01-2016, 06:46 AM
Nice, Joe! Looks like some of Jeff's handy work ;).

Joe315
06-01-2016, 02:47 PM
Nice, Joe! Looks like some of Jeff's handy work ;).

Yep. He does great work.

Brian861
06-01-2016, 06:16 PM
Yep. He does great work.

Agreed.

bugen
06-04-2016, 07:47 PM
My Best Of short story collection made a jump forward as these trickled in over the last week. Only 3 are limiteds, but for mostly excellent condition and a total of $200 I’m happy with how everything turned out.

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Brian861
06-05-2016, 07:04 AM
Nice, Andrew! Sub does put out a beautiful product. I always love most of their DJ art even if the book isn't for me. Did you get 'em on sale via dinged copies and such? They look really nice.

bugen
06-05-2016, 08:15 AM
I noticed an ebay seller had 4 books I’d been looking at so contacted him with an offer on all 4 and we bargained and reached a deal, the Niven was an ebay listing that no one else bid on, Beagle was a Buy It Now, and the GRRM was me being lucky on Amazon and having no problem whatsoever removing a bookplate with no residue left behind.

The GRRM has a tiny bit of dirt on the bottom front of the text block which is tough to avoid on a 1200-page book without a slipcase, the Larry Niven has a fairly serious bump on the lower corner of the front board that was sold as NF++ that I’m not too happy with and haven’t yet decided if I should mark the seller, but probably would have bought it for $20 in a dinged sale anyway, and the Beagle book had a scuffed jacket but the DJ has no dents or notches. Otherwise everything else is pristine.

Only one of them is actually leather, but for 4,500 pages of SubPress-level career collections as a package it feels like a steal and will keep me busy for a long time. Sooner or later I'd like to review all of these.

Brian861
06-05-2016, 09:04 AM
I noticed an ebay seller had 4 books I’d been looking at so contacted him with an offer on all 4 and we bargained and reached a deal, the Niven was an ebay listing that no one else bid on, Beagle was a Buy It Now, and the GRRM was me being lucky on Amazon and having no problem whatsoever removing a bookplate with no residue left behind.

The GRRM has a tiny bit of dirt on the bottom front of the text block which is tough to avoid on a 1200-page book without a slipcase, the Larry Niven has a fairly serious bump on the lower corner of the front board that was sold as NF++ that I’m not too happy with and haven’t yet decided if I should mark the seller, but probably would have bought it for $20 in a dinged sale anyway, and the Beagle book had a scuffed jacket but the DJ has no dents or notches. Otherwise everything else is pristine.

Only one of them is actually leather, but for 4,500 pages of SubPress-level career collections as a package it feels like a steal and will keep me busy for a long time. Sooner or later I'd like to review all of these.

First off, glad to see I'm not the only one that keeps odd hours :). Second, looks like ya made out pretty well then. I'd probably contact the seller if the bump wasn't disclosed and at least see if maybe he/she would refund ya bit if you want to keep the book. I really dislike finding undisclosed issues as I'm sure most do. At if everything is disclosed, you can make a judgment as to what you're willing to live with and pay for.

Brian861
06-05-2016, 09:23 AM
I'll be posting lots of 'Salem's Lot AE edition pics in my collection thread. Want to give everyone a heads-up as to not spoil it for anyone who's still waiting on their copies.

mhatchett
06-05-2016, 12:43 PM
Nice finds!

Theli
06-05-2016, 02:27 PM
Very nice additions for a good price!

frik51
06-05-2016, 05:10 PM
I'll be posting lots of 'Salem's Lot AE edition pics in my collection thread. Want to give everyone a heads-up as to not spoil it for anyone who's still waiting on their copies.

Too late, Brian...;)
I first had a look at your collection thread and saw a couple of great, great pics come by...
I tried to look away...tried really hard, and finally managed.
Congratulations on another wonderful addition to a wonderful collection!!

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Still waiting for my shipping notice....:(

Martin
06-05-2016, 05:23 PM
My Best Of short story collection made a jump forward as these trickled in over the last week. Only 3 are limiteds, but for mostly excellent condition and a total of $200 I’m happy with how everything turned out.

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Fantastic additions at a great price!

Brian861
06-05-2016, 06:46 PM
Too late, Brian...;)
I first had a look at your collection thread and saw a couple of great, great pics come by...
I tried to look away...tried really hard, and finally managed.
Congratulations on another wonderful addition to a wonderful collection!!

sk

Still waiting for my shipping notice....:(

LOL, Siep. Barlow glamoured you uh? Can't wait to see your Remarques for this one!

ruderabbit
06-07-2016, 01:49 AM
I got this in the mail over the weekend: LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA (THE BLACK BOOK OF SECRET KNOWLEDGE) is a fictional treatise examining the back-story behind the mythos of Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, this profusely-illustrated work of art is a dream come true for devotees of both author’s works. Part spell-book, part history, and part religious text, Libra Nigrum Scientia Secreta reveals the secrets behind Hanpa, the Thirteen, the Dark Ones, the Labyrinth, and much more.

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Brian861
06-07-2016, 01:55 AM
Wicked looking cover, Mark! Congrats!

ruderabbit
06-07-2016, 02:17 AM
Wicked looking cover, Mark! Congrats!

Thanks, I collect everything Keene, really liked Gonzalez too. I love the pace Brian sets in his books.

Martin
06-07-2016, 03:08 AM
That book is a piece of art! Congratulations.

ruderabbit
06-07-2016, 04:37 AM
That book is a piece of art! Congratulations.
Thank you sir :cool:

RonClinton
06-07-2016, 05:58 AM
That's beautiful! Remind me who the publisher was on this one...?

Dave1442397
06-07-2016, 11:17 AM
I got this in the mail over the weekend: LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA (THE BLACK BOOK OF SECRET KNOWLEDGE) is a fictional treatise examining the back-story behind the mythos of Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez.

Wow! Great book, and something that would surely have you sent off to the Inquisition in earlier times.

c marvel
06-07-2016, 01:38 PM
I believe Miskatonic Books is the publisher.

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slayn666
06-07-2016, 03:10 PM
I said it over at Brian's forum, but let me say it again: Holy shit.

Theli
06-07-2016, 03:42 PM
What an absolutely stunning book!

bugen
06-07-2016, 04:01 PM
Sacrebleu, very nice!

marduk
06-09-2016, 10:41 PM
Stopped by the library to discover a book sale. Happy, happy, joy, joy.

I got a bunch of Thieves' World books; about half of them I already owned but these are better copies - plus I found some of the novels (Shadowspawn, Beyond the Veil, etc.).

Got four Charles de Lint books, including "Drink Down The Moon," which I don't recall ever seeing before.

"Magic Kingdom For Sale - Sold!" by Terry Brooks

Two by John Myers Myers: The Harp and The Blade, Silverlock.

And the first six Elric books.

bsaenz24
06-10-2016, 12:20 AM
"Magic Kingdom For Sale - Sold!" was my first book signing in April '86. It's a fun light read.

mhatchett
06-10-2016, 01:01 AM
Great Finds!!

marduk
06-13-2016, 12:30 AM
"Magic Kingdom For Sale - Sold!" was my first book signing in April '86. It's a fun light read.

I'm sure I'll read it again, but got it mainly for the nostalgia factor since I bought it way back when it first came out. Thirty years. Holy crap.

bsaenz24
06-13-2016, 03:52 PM
I'm sure I'll read it again, but got it mainly for the nostalgia factor since I bought it way back when it first came out. Thirty years. Holy crap.

I know. It's crazy when I look some of the books I have had over 30 / 35 years that I purchased when they were brand new.

Brian861
06-14-2016, 07:09 PM
Two every awesome experiences today. First, I received Dave's extra copy of the trade edition of 'Salem's Lot illustrated. Looks like it just came off the press this morning. Couldn't have asked for a better copy! Probably my nicest 2nd hand pick up to date. Great to know like minded collectors really care for their stuff. Thanks again, Dave!

Second, purchased a dinged copy of The Shining Folio edition from a fellow TDT member and boy am I impressed with it as well. Very nicely done and a nice, heavy book. The book does fit pretty tightly in the slipcase but I wouldn't hesitate to order directly from them in the future.

Martin
06-14-2016, 08:59 PM
Two every awesome experiences today. First, I received Dave's extra copy of the trade edition of 'Salem's Lot illustrated. Looks like it just came off the press this morning. Couldn't have asked for a better copy! Probably my nicest 2nd hand pick up to date. Great to know like minded collectors really care for their stuff. Thanks again, Dave!

Second, purchased a dinged copy of The Shining Folio edition from a fellow TDT member and boy am I impressed with it as well. Very nicely done and a nice, heavy book. The book does fit pretty tightly in the slipcase but I wouldn't hesitate to order directly from them in the future.

Nice but I am trying not to purchase the Folio edition of The Shining and you are not helping!

Brian861
06-15-2016, 08:09 AM
Nice but I am trying not to purchase the Folio edition of The Shining and you are not helping!

Go ahead and pull the trigger, Martin :). You won't regret it, promise!

Dave1442397
06-15-2016, 11:03 AM
Two every awesome experiences today. First, I received Dave's extra copy of the trade edition of 'Salem's Lot illustrated. Looks like it just came off the press this morning. Couldn't have asked for a better copy! Probably my nicest 2nd hand pick up to date. Great to know like minded collectors really care for their stuff. Thanks again, Dave!

Second, purchased a dinged copy of The Shining Folio edition from a fellow TDT member and boy am I impressed with it as well. Very nicely done and a nice, heavy book. The book does fit pretty tightly in the slipcase but I wouldn't hesitate to order directly from them in the future.

You're welcome, Brian! The Folio edition of The Shining is a really nice book. Good pickup.

Brian861
06-16-2016, 06:31 AM
You're welcome, Brian! The Folio edition of The Shining is a really nice book. Good pickup.

Thanks, Dave. Rep sent! :).

bugen
06-18-2016, 08:48 PM
The Hyperion Cantos letter AA is finally complete. Half-witted reviews of books 3 and 4 and suites of pictures to be posted eventually.

Closing this loop has me in a melancholy frame of mind, as if part of my collector's heart has finally run its course and no longer burns. But even if that's the case, what a prize at the end:

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Cryptkeeper
06-19-2016, 12:22 AM
The Hyperion Cantos letter AA is finally complete. Half-witted reviews of books 3 and 4 and suites of pictures to be posted eventually.

Closing this loop has me in a melancholy frame of mind, as if part of my collector's heart has finally run its course and no longer burns. But even if that's the case, what a prize at the end:

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Poetically said and oh, those are some nice looking books. Thanks for posting.

Sock Monkey
06-19-2016, 04:19 AM
God, that's an beautiful quartet of books. Congrats on completing the set!

Brian861
06-19-2016, 06:01 AM
While out making my first purchase of a comic book since I'd guess early Jr. High, I went ahead and picked up these. Since we live in a cashless society (ok, I choose to live in a cashless society :)), had to make at least a $10 purchase at the local mom and pop before I could use my debt card. Not sure at this point if I'll pursue trying to finish out this collection but also think it would be a fun, casual side project when the book collecting gets slow or waiting on preorders. Martin, if you're well versed in Locke & Key as a fan, I may call upon you for advice and guidance from time to time.

Primary covers I believe for Locke & Key Clockworks Issues #3, #4, and #5.
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Martin
06-19-2016, 03:30 PM
While out making my first purchase of a comic book since I'd guess early Jr. High, I went ahead and picked up these. Since we live in a cashless society (ok, I choose to live in a cashless society :)), had to make at least a $10 purchase at the local mom and pop before I could use my debt card. Not sure at this point if I'll pursue trying to finish out this collection but also think it would be a fun, casual side project when the book collecting gets slow or waiting on preorders. Martin, if you're well versed in Locke & Key as a fan, I may call upon you for advice and guidance from time to time.

Primary covers I believe for Locke & Key Clockworks Issues #3, #4, and #5.
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Feel free to ask questions about Locke & Key. This is a great story and should be read in sequence.

Brian861
06-19-2016, 06:43 PM
Feel free to ask questions about Locke & Key. This is a great story and should be read in sequence.

Thanks, Martin. I'll definitely read it that way then.

Theli
06-20-2016, 03:51 PM
The Hyperion Cantos letter AA is finally complete. Half-witted reviews of books 3 and 4 and suites of pictures to be posted eventually.

Closing this loop has me in a melancholy frame of mind, as if part of my collector's heart has finally run its course and no longer burns. But even if that's the case, what a prize at the end:

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They were a worthy goal. And truly look stunning.

mhatchett
06-24-2016, 01:18 AM
Picked up the Fritz Leiber titles from Centipede Press. Great as always. Just waiting for the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser set.
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RonClinton
06-24-2016, 03:53 AM
Nice. I thought long and hard about the MotWT collection, but ended up passing on it as I had nearly all the stories in my Midnight House volumes. Seeing those pics sure makes me question my decision...man, but that set looks gorgeous. Congrats on having the wisdom I lacked.

Brian861
06-24-2016, 07:10 AM
Very nice looking books, Mike. Congrats!

Theli
06-24-2016, 07:31 AM
Congrats Mike. Love it! I passed on them, too much all at once for me, but I really hope to get the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser collection.

bugen
06-24-2016, 07:43 AM
Those are gorgeous, my man. Looks like they ought to be framed.

mhatchett
06-24-2016, 01:28 PM
Thanks guys. I had to pass on some other stuff but you know how that goes.

Sock Monkey
06-24-2016, 05:59 PM
Thanks guys. I had to pass on some other stuff but you know how that goes.

I know that feeling all too well! I was hoping to be able to pick up that MotWT volume, but, alas, the funds were not there at the time. Beautiful books, though! Congratulations on the acquisition.

Brian861
06-28-2016, 06:58 PM
:D

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RonClinton
06-28-2016, 08:05 PM
^^^ Oh, we're posting things other than books, are we? :)

Gotta get in on that fun...here's something I picked up a couple weeks ago, a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) SARB017 Alpinist:

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(stock Internet photo, but mine looks identical, stainless bracelet and all...except my compass is straight. :cool: )

I really do need to start posting my new book acquisitions. Will try to start that up soon.

Dave1442397
06-28-2016, 11:00 PM
^^^ Oh, we're posting things other than books, are we? :)

Gotta get in on that fun...here's something I picked up a couple weeks ago, a JDM (Japanese Domestic Market) SARB017 Alpinist

Nice watch! I realized I don't wear most of my watches, so I'm going to start selling them off on Timezone. If I ever get around to it, that is.

RonClinton
06-28-2016, 11:39 PM
Nice watch! I realized I don't wear most of my watches, so I'm going to start selling them off on Timezone. If I ever get around to it, that is.

I have to be careful...I know I could easily fall into a watch enthusiast, filling my time lusting after beautiful timepieces, getting deeply involved in the nuances and intricacies of their mechanisms and workings, the brands, etc., and haunting forum boards like TimeZone and Watchuseek, et al. That Alpinist was my first foray into mid-range costs...my daily wear is a Seiko Orange Monster, and it and everything else I have is $200 or less. I'm trying to keep a lid on my watch lust and not get suddenly carried away, but I'm already planning a SARB033 down the road...and a blue-faced chronometer would be nice...and maybe a Tissot or Hamilton since no collection is complete without a Swiss piece, and...and... :(

My current modest collection:

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(Yes, I really like orange.)

Brian861
06-29-2016, 07:46 AM
Yea, my attempt at being cute reference my pic LOL. Although I never played with Legos as a kid; for some reason I really enjoying playing these dumb games. I catch a lot of grief about it but, WTH right?!

Nice timepieces, Ron! I can't trust myself to wear a good watch. I'm always banging it up against something or other. Hence my Wal-Mart specials that I wear :).

TacomaDiver
07-01-2016, 08:34 PM
No picture yet - but on Tuesday I received my copy of Rambo from Gauntlet/Borderlands. Elected not for the slipcase this time.

It looks very similar in quality and bonus features to First Blood.

M only problem is that they didn't honor my request to match numbers. It's kind of upsetting but I'm not sure there's much that can be done, especially since the book came shrinkwrapped, there wouldn't be an easy way to know what number it was.

RonClinton
07-01-2016, 09:40 PM
Too bad about the numbering...hope Barry can get you squared away.

Yesterday I received my inscribed copy of Paul Tremblay's new one. The day before brought my signed and numbered copy of Joe Hill's THE FIREMAN from Goldsboro.

TacomaDiver
07-01-2016, 10:16 PM
I fired off an email to Gauntlet. Fingers crossed something can be done.

Speaking of Paul Yremblay - I finally read Headful of Ghosts the other day. It freaked me out a bit, ok, more than a bit. It made me uncomfortable in a way that I haven't felt since the first parts of House of Leaves.


Too bad about the numbering...hope Barry can get you squared away.

Yesterday I received my inscribed copy of Paul Tremblay's new one. The day before brought my signed and numbered copy of Joe Hill's THE FIREMAN from Goldsboro.

RonClinton
07-01-2016, 10:35 PM
Speaking of Paul Yremblay - I finally read Headful of Ghosts the other day. It freaked me out a bit, ok, more than a bit. It made me uncomfortable in a way that I haven't felt since the first parts of House of Leaves.

Yep, HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS was an incredible work, and many -- including me -- had the same reaction as you, a frisson of fear that few of us who have been reading this scary stuff for decades rarely get anymore. And along with that organic reaction was an appreciation of just a wonderfully written and polished piece of fiction. His new one is supposed to be just as good or, minimally, close to it...while I'm a bit skeptical, I'm anxious to find out for myself if that's the case.

Brian861
07-02-2016, 06:12 AM
Too bad about the numbering...hope Barry can get you squared away.

Yesterday I received my inscribed copy of Paul Tremblay's new one. The day before brought my signed and numbered copy of Joe Hill's THE FIREMAN from Goldsboro.

Still waiting on my Goldsboro :(.

Martin
07-02-2016, 02:36 PM
Still waiting on my Goldsboro :(.

Mine arrived Thursday so you should see yours pretty soon.

Brian861
07-02-2016, 04:09 PM
Mine arrived Thursday so you should see yours pretty soon.

I'm hearing several reports of them trickling into the US so hopefully so. Mail has still yet to run today so there's still hope of this week.

RonClinton
07-02-2016, 10:53 PM
Brian, I'm surprised that will all the trouble I had with mine that it arrived so much sooner than yours. :confused:

Brian861
07-03-2016, 02:18 PM
Brian, I'm surprised that will all the trouble I had with mine that it arrived so much sooner than yours. :confused:

Yea, interesting for sure. Didn't arrive yesterday so maybe next week. Who knows how they process these things. I suppose I should give them a shout if it doesn't show within a few days of this business week.

Martin
07-03-2016, 03:59 PM
Yea, interesting for sure. Didn't arrive yesterday so maybe next week. Who knows how they process these things. I suppose I should give them a shout if it doesn't show within a few days of this business week.

I did notice on mine that the port of entry was San Francisco. From there they are just going ground USPS. One of the rare occasions us on the west coast received our product earlier rather than later.

Brian861
07-04-2016, 06:09 AM
I did notice on mine that the port of entry was San Francisco. From there they are just going ground USPS. One of the rare occasions us on the west coast received our product earlier rather than later.

That could be the case for me as well, Martin as far as the port of entry. I know of at least one east coast person who has theirs now as well. Being stuck right in the middle of the country could be the reason I haven't seen it yet.

Plasticine
07-04-2016, 03:57 PM
Been a while since I had anything to post about. Feels like there's not a ton of new editions coming out that I want, which is disappointing. The few I have ordered, probably won't be out until much later on in the year. But I did break the long dry spell with a hardcover edition of Brian McNaughton's The Throne of Bones.

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Very cool trade edition. Tons of illustrations. Wish I could have included some of the cooler pieces of art, but they're not very SFW. The book itself is pretty great. I'm not huge into fantasy, but I probably would be if more was done like this. Really blood, guts and ghouls. I'm glad I could add it to my collection.

Brian861
07-04-2016, 04:03 PM
Nice!

Theli
07-04-2016, 05:15 PM
Looks great! You've piqued my interest, I may need to look into it. But if you like blood, guts and gore check Karl Edward Wagner and Tim Lebbon's fantasy works.

Martin
07-05-2016, 03:49 PM
Plasticine, that is a beautiful book!

bugen
07-06-2016, 05:46 AM
The The Throne of Bones pics are amazing! Nice job.

Here's my latest, a collection that spoke to me so deeply I had to track down a lettered. I've given verbal versions of one of these stories multiple times. To my mind there are two full masterpieces here, a mark that's almost never hit in a single book; only the best of the very best even come close. This author took me completely by surprise:

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Brian861
07-06-2016, 06:03 AM
Very nice add, Andrew!

Brian861
07-06-2016, 06:13 AM
That could be the case for me as well, Martin as far as the port of entry. I know of at least one east coast person who has theirs now as well. Being stuck right in the middle of the country could be the reason I haven't seen it yet.

The Goldsboro arrived today. Can't really tell from the invoice or packaging as far what was the port of entry. Does read that it came through Chicago at some point. Hopefully the book is ok. The box is pretty beat up on a few corners but I haven't opened it up yet.

bugen
07-06-2016, 06:16 AM
Good luck, Brian! I'll cross my fingers for you as I post this.

Brian861
07-06-2016, 06:41 AM
Good luck, Brian! I'll cross my fingers for you as I post this.

Thanks, brother! Appreciate it.

bugen
07-07-2016, 03:31 AM
Here's 800 pages of hard science fiction. Previously I'd only read 5 of his stories, and that's enough to know this was a good idea.

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Brian861
07-07-2016, 05:44 AM
Very nice, Andrew! Looks like a beast of a book. My Goldsboro edition of The Fireman did survive the journey. It was wrapped really well inside of the box.

TacomaDiver
07-07-2016, 02:57 PM
I almost bought this but I know nothing about the author so I wasn't sure how'd it go over. On one hand, it could go like Bleeding Shadows did which introduced me to the world of Joe Lansdale, or it could go like a Jack Vance collection did (all from Sub Press oddly enough) where it was beyond painful to read.


Here's 800 pages of hard science fiction. Previously I'd only read 5 of his stories, and that's enough to know this was a good idea.

18802

TJCams
07-08-2016, 07:52 PM
I almost bought this but I know nothing about the author so I wasn't sure how'd it go over. On one hand, it could go like Bleeding Shadows did which introduced me to the world of Joe Lansdale, or it could go like a Jack Vance collection did (all from Sub Press oddly enough) where it was beyond painful to read.

I almost grabbed this too. I have on only read Pushing Ice, and it was very, very good hard sci-fi. I suppose I still may consider it. It's a fantastic looking book, and damn.....it's big one too! Reynolds is, at least for me, a modern day Arthur C Clarke.

bsaenz24
07-08-2016, 08:13 PM
Wish I would have grabbed it on the 50% sale, but can't get them all.

RonClinton
07-08-2016, 10:42 PM
like Bleeding Shadows did which introduced me to the world of Joe Lansdale,

That recent release was your first Lansdale? Wow, I envy you the opportunity to read all the Lansdale that's out there for the first time...

TacomaDiver
07-09-2016, 02:23 AM
It was. I recognized the name (probably because of the sheer volume of books Sub Press publishes from him,) but never read him before.

While at a book signing down in the Portland Area (for Jason Gurley,) another author mentioned Lansdale and said he wrote Bubba Ho-Tep which I was VERY familiar with the movie. Grabbed Bleeding Shadows from the Humble Bundle that Sub Press did, and was hooked.

And ever since then (a year-ish now?) I've been reading and acquiring his books. In fact, I received two today (Zepplins West signed trade and For a Few Stories More SN LE.) I'm going to need a new shelf for his books.


That recent release was your first Lansdale? Wow, I envy you the opportunity to read all the Lansdale that's out there for the first time...

TacomaDiver
07-09-2016, 02:25 AM
Well damn, now I'm wishing I grabbed this. Secondary market here I come!


I almost grabbed this too. I have on only read Pushing Ice, and it was very, very good hard sci-fi. I suppose I still may consider it. It's a fantastic looking book, and damn.....it's big one too! Reynolds is, at least for me, a modern day Arthur C Clarke.

TacomaDiver
07-09-2016, 03:11 PM
And I just snagged a copy for $23.52 - basically 50% so not pulling the trigger on the Sub Press 50% off sale isn't a missed opportunity. (The trade version, the SN isn't something I need - this is definitely for reading.)


Well damn, now I'm wishing I grabbed this. Secondary market here I come!

bugen
07-09-2016, 06:37 PM
Congrats, that's a steal! Everything I've read from Reynolds has been good but the stories "Minla's Flowers" and "Beyond the Aquila Rift" were incredible. I'm really looking forward to the rest.

RonClinton
07-09-2016, 06:37 PM
Beautiful book and I love that Sub Press does these Best Of volumes, but I'm afraid "hard sci-fi" and I just don't mix. I've read a good number of "soft sci-fi" volumes over my lifetime that I've enjoyed and treasure (e.g. FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, Bradbury's material, etc.), but there's a definite division between the two that I just can't seem to cross.

TacomaDiver
07-09-2016, 11:33 PM
Thanks! It had a starting bid of $10; couldn't pass it up and try.

No idea when I'll have a chance to even begin reading this monster but I'm excited about giving it a shot.


Congrats, that's a steal! Everything I've read from Reynolds has been good but the stories "Minla's Flowers" and "Beyond the Aquila Rift" were incredible. I'm really looking forward to the rest.

I tell myself that I like scifi, but I've read some that I struggled with. But for $24 it's worth a shot.


Beautiful book and I love that Sub Press does these Best Of volumes, but I'm afraid "hard sci-fi" and I just don't mix. I've read a good number of "soft sci-fi" volumes over my lifetime that I've enjoyed and treasure (e.g. FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, Bradbury's material, etc.), but there's a definite division between the two that I just can't seem to cross.

TacomaDiver
07-30-2016, 02:09 AM
No pictures (because I'm lazy and it's not convenient at the moment,) but yesterday my copy of 'Salem's Lot arrived from PS Publishing.

First observation is that DAMN - they know how to pack a book for safety. Wow.

Second - this set is pretty cool looking. I love the three individual books, and now it makes me second guess the decision that I was thinking about making - and that was to stop buying those editions.

Only complaint is that it only has one signature - from the cover artist. Seems a little lacking to me.

TacomaDiver
07-30-2016, 02:11 AM
Finally heard from Barry - and sadly there's nothing he can do. He said if I messaged him earlier there would have been a chance. But the thing is - I did message him - twice - but using the Contact Us link on his site rather than e-mailing, and those messages never appeared.

Just frustrating, but I can't get too worked up about it since PS did the same thing to me on their King Anniversary sets - didn't match the first number so I stopped trying.


No picture yet - but on Tuesday I received my copy of Rambo from Gauntlet/Borderlands. Elected not for the slipcase this time.

It looks very similar in quality and bonus features to First Blood.

M only problem is that they didn't honor my request to match numbers. It's kind of upsetting but I'm not sure there's much that can be done, especially since the book came shrinkwrapped, there wouldn't be an easy way to know what number it was.

mhatchett
08-01-2016, 09:23 PM
Three new additions. Love the PS Salem's Lot. The size of the books is neat and the slipcase is w18852ell done. Boy's Life, fantastic book, artwork and classy slipcase. Dying of Fright? Totally 70's throwback with Lee brown Coye Illustrations






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subie09lega
08-01-2016, 09:25 PM
When did your 'SL arrive?

Theli
08-01-2016, 10:06 PM
Can't wait for mine to arrive! Great concept.

bugen
08-01-2016, 10:11 PM
Nice, I really like the art on the Salem's Lot slipcase.

mhatchett
08-01-2016, 10:11 PM
Hi,
Got mine today from Camelot Books, along with Boy's Life.

Brian861
08-01-2016, 10:43 PM
Hi,
Got mine today from Camelot Books, along with Boy's Life.

Nice adds, Mike!

Theli
08-02-2016, 01:20 AM
I have to say I'm a bit surprised that your copy arrived before mine in that case. I ordered direct from PS. To think that they shipped to the distributors then they had the time to ship out to their customers before PS was even able to send out copies to those ordering direct from them is a little strange. Nonetheless I'm sure mine will arrive soon. Maybe even tomorrow, it was a civic holiday here today.

subie09lega
08-02-2016, 01:41 AM
I ordered directly as well and thought the same thing. No holiday here today. I wonder if CD received their allotment already.

Theli
08-02-2016, 03:00 AM
I think Dan had mentioned on the Dt.org board that they had received some but not all and were waiting for the rest to arrive before shipping.

bugen
08-03-2016, 12:23 AM
Scored this little beauty, signed by Gaiman, off ebay for $12! It's a sad, thoughtful, dystopian graphic novel that's only seen print in this edition:

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Martin
08-03-2016, 02:09 AM
Scored this little beauty, signed by Gaiman, off ebay for $12! It's a sad, thoughtful, dystopian graphic novel that's only seen print in this edition:

18854

Fantastic score, congratulations!

RonClinton
08-03-2016, 03:41 AM
Hill House -- nice!

TacomaDiver
08-03-2016, 03:50 AM
Great acquisition! And for a heck of a price!

Theli
08-03-2016, 04:24 AM
Absolutely killer grab Andrew!

bugen
08-03-2016, 06:13 AM
Thanks, guys. Somekindofstranger posted about the sale over at DarkTower but the ebay listing said it didn't include the tipped-in, signed page. The tracking number I received also indicated that by yesterday my copy was headed out of the country instead of to CA. But I received it today and it was signed on a limitation page, #254.

It's science fiction and I'm trying to stick to horror here, but you can check my blog if you're interested in a handful of pics and a few words. It took two back-to-back reads to get a handle on the story, but it grew on me the more I sat and thought. In the end I liked it quite a bit.

Brian861
08-03-2016, 05:17 PM
Thanks, guys. Somekindofstranger posted about the sale over at DarkTower but the ebay listing said it didn't include the tipped-in, signed page. The tracking number I received also indicated that by yesterday my copy was headed out of the country instead of to CA. But I received it today and it was signed on a limitation page, #254.

It's science fiction and I'm trying to stick to horror here, but you can check my blog if you're interested in a handful of pics and a few words. It took two back-to-back reads to get a handle on the story, but it grew on me the more I sat and thought. In the end I liked it quite a bit.

Nice add, Andrew!

RonClinton
08-03-2016, 08:54 PM
you can check my blog

Just visited, and it won't be the last...love all the photos of your new acquisitions. It sure gave me pause to see The Averoigne Chronicles -- I thought long and hard about whether or not I wanted to buy that one or not. I'm not a fan of Smith's work, but I knew the production qualities would be nothing short of extraordinary, and judging from your photos I sure wasn't wrong on that assumption. I ended up passing, but am not confident that was the right decision, even if the book probably -- to be honest with myself -- would have unread.

EDIT: And thanks for the reminder that I still need to pick up a Folio copy of Lord of the Flies.

bugen
08-04-2016, 03:22 AM
Thanks Brian, and Ron, glad you liked the site! The Averoigne book is extraordinary--I'd seen this one was upcoming and read and loved about half the stories by the time it was announced, but the price caught me by surprise. Still, I'm not sure I've ever seen a Centipede book where I had to wonder exactly where the money was spent, so I jumped on it. But I'm with you, subject material comes first, and unless it's just an investment for those prices you've really got to love it.

That Lord of the Flies is an excellent production. You won't be disappointed!

RonClinton
08-04-2016, 02:15 PM
I'm with you, subject material comes first, and unless it's just an investment for those prices you've really got to love it.



I try to always keep in mind that I'm a reader first and a collector second...sometimes's that easy, sometimes -- as in this case -- it's difficult. The high price tag helped to a large degree, though I wonder had it been half that -- around $125 -- if I would have bit anyhow, even if the book was destined to be unread. But I do try to keep it in mind...if I relax my reader-first priority too much, my already-strained book budget could -- and would! -- get wildly out of control.

mhatchett
08-04-2016, 04:48 PM
I feel the same. Sometimes a nice trade Hardback or even a paperback is good enough. it can spiral out of control if you're not careful lol!!

Theli
08-05-2016, 06:08 PM
I love CAS and ordered a copy from Camelotbooks.com, can't wait for it to arrive.

mhatchett
08-13-2016, 05:51 PM
Took a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway for my wife's birthday. We stayed at a very nice B&B called the Inn at Old Virginia. Visited lots of Antique shops/malls and found lots of interesting things, including windows for a dollar, that we'll use on a greenhouse we plan to build this Fall. Ten of them rattled around in the back of the van on the way home. Also stopped at some bookshops of course and picked up a few books. My wife found a bagful of mysteries. We had a great little trip. Worked in the garden today till 11:00 when it hit 98. Hope Y'all are having a good weekend. Stay safe in the heat!

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Theli
08-13-2016, 08:39 PM
Sounds like a fine time! And a nice haul to boot!

keithminnion
08-13-2016, 11:02 PM
That B&B is in my hometown of Staunton! Kind of near my house as a matter of fact. I hope you stopped into the Swan bookstore on W. Beverley in town.

mhatchett
08-14-2016, 12:12 AM
We Love Staunton! Our Daughter went to JMU . I passed on Black Swan since I see his dad's in Richmond. I did stop at Read it Again Sams in Chancellorsville.

mhatchett
08-16-2016, 01:57 PM
This one came in the mail yesterday.
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Brian861
08-16-2016, 11:09 PM
:cool:

bugen
08-17-2016, 03:41 AM
Out of the Dark should be excellent, good call. I read about half of City Fishing before picking this up myself.

Theli
08-20-2016, 09:24 PM
I've only read one his shorts, I really should explore his works more. Plus CP generally have very discriminating tastes, and anything they publish seems to be worthwhile.

bookworm 1
08-20-2016, 11:20 PM
Surprise package from Cemetery Dance in the mail today. Nothing Lasting by Glen Krisch an The Slave Tree by Alan Peter Ryan.

c marvel
08-25-2016, 10:46 PM
It Knows Where You Live, S/L, by Gary McMahon. I'd been hopeful to one day locate a copy of this book and I did.

Steven

slayn666
08-26-2016, 12:22 AM
I FINALLY got a copy of The Complete Slayers but the seller became a grandparent for the first time the exact day I paid for it so he's been out of town AND THE WAITING IS KILLING ME.

Theli
08-26-2016, 05:14 AM
I FINALLY got a copy of The Complete Slayers but the seller became a grandparent for the first time the exact day I paid for it so he's been out of town AND THE WAITING IS KILLING ME.

I actually just got a copy of this too, my copy was not as minty as I'd hoped, but a fair price considering. One of CP's best books

TJCams
08-26-2016, 07:46 PM
Surprise package from Cemetery Dance in the mail today. Nothing Lasting by Glen Krisch an The Slave Tree by Alan Peter Ryan.
I got mine just the other day as well!

RonClinton
08-26-2016, 09:55 PM
It Knows Where You Live, S/L, by Gary McMahon. I'd been hopeful to one day locate a copy of this book and I did.

Steven

I have that one; wasn't aware it was so scarce. Good to know. :cool:

TacomaDiver
09-11-2016, 03:17 AM
Quite possibly have buyer's regret.

While visiting my local Half Price Books they had two Karl Edward Wagner Kane books that were published by Night Shade Books - Midnight Sun for $60 and Gods in Darkness ($40.)

Quick scan of eBay I thought that these were good prices so I purchased them.

After getting home I'm about 90% sure that they're book club editions. Looking at some current eBay listings and this site (http://www.stephenjoneseditor.com/book2003-mignightsun01.htm) I can see that my UPCs are different and I have little codes (inventory?) on the bottom of the back cover.

Anyone know if these have any value even though they're book club editions?

TacomaDiver
09-11-2016, 03:23 AM
Definitely taking these back after learning that Centipede has the complete unsigned sets for $150 (I remember awhile back that they didn't have all five available.


Quite possibly have buyer's regret.

While visiting my local Half Price Books they had two Karl Edward Wagner Kane books that were published by Night Shade Books - Midnight Sun for $60 and Gods in Darkness ($40.)

Quick scan of eBay I thought that these were good prices so I purchased them.

After getting home I'm about 90% sure that they're book club editions. Looking at some current eBay listings and this site (http://www.stephenjoneseditor.com/book2003-mignightsun01.htm) I can see that my UPCs are different and I have little codes (inventory?) on the bottom of the back cover.

Anyone know if these have any value even though they're book club editions?

mhatchett
09-11-2016, 04:17 PM
I never saw a book club edition.

Theli
09-11-2016, 04:25 PM
I would be surprised if there had been one.

The maybe the signed and trade editions have different ISBN.

TacomaDiver
09-11-2016, 05:05 PM
If you check that link there is mention of a BCE.

The strange thing is the jacket has no price where you'd usually find one, and the UPC doesn't show 350000 like recent eBay editions show, BUT makes mention of a $75 version which was the signed/numbered version that this most definitely is not.

I had no confidence in and had my GF do the return this morning. The manager was a little peeved that it was a BCE.


I never saw a book club edition.

RonClinton
09-11-2016, 06:31 PM
I have MIDNIGHT SUN, and, yes, it has a price on the dj flap: "Trade Hardcover $35" -- and then the ISBN. Thought I had GODS IN DARKNESS, too, but I see that, in fact, I don't. :confused: I do have the Centipede slipcased set, though, and you're going to love it, TD...far better bang for your buck than these Night Shade volumes, which were nice, but far outclassed by the Centipede volumes.

TacomaDiver
09-11-2016, 09:10 PM
This all worked out for the best actually since CP has the 5 unsigned copies in stock for what I feel is a great price. If I didn't see these two books at HPB it wouldn't have made me check out CP's site again.

So in the end it worked out. And well.

Thanks for giving me more facts about the non BCE versions - confirms what my substantial gut was telling me.

I think the front flap making mention of the $75 edition made HPB feel they didn't have BCE versions. Whoops.

slayn666
09-11-2016, 10:02 PM
There are BCE editions of those Wagner books. I know because I bought them both from the SFBC back before I was a collector.

bugen
09-13-2016, 02:25 AM
These two little biddies wandered into my neck of the woods for a song, asking if I knew how to read.
I told 'em I'd learn.

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Martin
09-13-2016, 03:19 AM
These two little biddies wandered into my neck of the woods for a song, asking if I knew how to read.
I told 'em I'd learn.

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Beautiful!

Brian861
09-13-2016, 04:17 AM
Congrats, Andrew! FS does publish some beautiful copies.

RonClinton
09-13-2016, 05:09 AM
FS is Folio Society, correct?

bugen
09-13-2016, 06:26 AM
Thanks, guys. And yes, they're Folio Society. I've only got a handful of their books but am a fan. They occasionally produce some very expensive limited editions, but their trade editions are gorgeous and usually heavily illustrated, sewn and slipcased--high quality stuff.

These are actually covered in some kind of felt.

c marvel
09-13-2016, 01:19 PM
I recently read about the famous Crime Club novels. I searched and ran across Tiger Claws by Frank L Packard. Tiger Claws is a Crime Club novel and was published in 1928, the same year these novels began. I didn't pay much for the book. It is in great shape and I am amazed at the condition of the dustjacket-The original dustjacket.

Cap

Brian861
09-13-2016, 02:58 PM
Thanks, guys. And yes, they're Folio Society. I've only got a handful of their books but am a fan. They occasionally produce some very expensive limited editions, but their trade editions are gorgeous and usually heavily illustrated, sewn and slipcased--high quality stuff.

These are actually covered in some kind of felt.

I was super impressed with their The Shining edition outside of the fact that a lot of the slipcases arrived bumped. Hopefully it was well received and they'll do more.

RonClinton
09-13-2016, 11:03 PM
Funny, as ardent a collector as I am, I don't have a single Folio Society release in my collection/library. I do want to get their edition of Greene's LORD OF THE FLIES someday, but haven't been lucky enough to find one at a good price...yet.

Brian861
09-14-2016, 01:53 AM
The Shining was my first. I wouldn't hesitate to order again from them should something peek my interest.

c marvel
09-14-2016, 10:46 AM
I've notices that Barnes & Noble puts out some sharp looking books-unsigned of course. I don't have a single B&N produced book. Just sayin' ...


Cap



Funny, as ardent a collector as I am, I don't have a single Folio Society release in my collection/library. I do want to get their edition of Greene's LORD OF THE FLIES someday, but haven't been lucky enough to find one at a good price...yet.

slayn666
09-14-2016, 01:40 PM
The B&N editions LOOK nice, but are poorly made. They do not stand up to the test of time. There's a reason why publishers like the Folio Society will charge $75+ even for unsigned editions - the materials to make a high-quality book aren't cheap.

St. Troy
09-14-2016, 04:23 PM
For people who only read the likes of CD, Folio Society, Heritage Press, Easton Press and other high-end presses, yes, B&N editions are a big step down and aren't in the same league, but for those who read standard hardcovers from conventional publishers, B&N editions are just fine (I've read a few and have had my hands on several more).

For anyone suffering any confusion on the point, however, B&N is not a fine press; for those expecting that level of quality based on appearance, look elsewhere.

Brian861
09-14-2016, 04:28 PM
For people who only read the likes of CD, Folio Society, Heritage Press, Easton Press and other high-end presses, yes, B&N editions are a big step down and aren't in the same league, but for those who read standard hardcovers from conventional publishers, B&N editions are just fine (I've read a few and have had my hands on several more).

For anyone suffering any confusion on the point, however, B&N is not a fine press; for those expecting that level of quality based on appearance, look elsewhere.

Well, you have your reading copies and you have your collectable copies. At least that's how I roll anyway.

St. Troy
09-14-2016, 04:35 PM
Oh, absolutely.

St. Troy
09-14-2016, 04:37 PM
Funny how books age. I recently reread my old paperback of Different Seasons, and it looks every bit the 30-odd years old it is.

While I understand that yellowing happens, I can't help but feel that if a book is new enough for me to have bought it in my lifetime, I'm surprised to see aging occur. I'm almost 50 and should be used to the aging concept...

Theli
09-15-2016, 02:42 AM
These two little biddies wandered into my neck of the woods for a song, asking if I knew how to read.
I told 'em I'd learn.

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Absolutely killer brother! Very jealous.

c marvel
09-15-2016, 05:38 AM
There is one Gryphon Edition book I want. The author is a currently active historian.


Paradise Sky by Joe Lansdale showed up in today's mail. What a big book!


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mhatchett
10-05-2016, 09:22 PM
These came today. I really like Swan River Press books. These are a small format, about 5X71/2.
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bugen
10-05-2016, 09:40 PM
Nice! I like Swan River Press, too. I've only got two, Mervyn Wall's Fursey novels, but they're both really nice.

mhatchett
10-05-2016, 09:44 PM
Nice! I like Swan River Press, too. I've only got two, Mervyn Wall's Fursey novels, but they're both really nice.
I have a couple of others, November Night Tales? is really good. Just the title is fantastic lol!

slayn666
10-05-2016, 10:01 PM
I like Swan River, but sometimes it hurts to pay so much for so little.

RonClinton
10-06-2016, 12:11 AM
I only have one Swan River: Peter Bell's STRANGE EPIPHANIES. I hadn't even heard of these two anthos...come to think of it, I haven't seen any emails from them in quite a while. Maybe I need to sign up again for their email list; my address may have dropped through the cracks.

EDIT: ...aaannd done.

TacomaDiver
10-06-2016, 12:55 PM
Paradise Sky by Joe Lansdale showed up in today's mail. What a big book!

Cap

My copy arrived on Monday - it is a big book! Has a nice feel and appearance too. (I just wish that I didn't buy it from Sub Press for more than CD had it for (it was before the crashing of the Pound though. But yet I still feel like it was a fair price.))

mhatchett
10-06-2016, 01:30 PM
I only have one Swan River: Peter Bell's STRANGE EPIPHANIES. I hadn't even heard of these two anthos...come to think of it, I haven't seen any emails from them in quite a while. Maybe I need to sign up again for their email list; my address may have dropped through the cracks.

EDIT: ...aaannd done.

You can check with Camelot Books. I tlooks like they have a large listing of Swan River books. That's where I got my set from.

bugen
10-11-2016, 01:29 AM
I received Boy's Life a few months back and finally snapped a bunch of pictures for my blog. My hat's off to SubPress for a superb edition of an extraordinary book. Here are a few favorites:

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Martin
10-11-2016, 04:12 AM
I received Boy's Life a few months back and finally snapped a bunch of pictures for my blog. My hat's off to SubPress for a superb edition of an extraordinary book. Here are a few favorites:

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Thanks for sharing the photos. That is a beautiful book.

Brian861
10-11-2016, 02:41 PM
Very nice, Andrew!

RonClinton
10-11-2016, 03:06 PM
Very nice. I have the numbered edition, but if there was ever a book that I could justify spending lettered money on, it would be BOY'S LIFE...what an incredible work of fiction. Even the dedication page that you feature above resounds with poignancy and power.

Theli
10-11-2016, 07:03 PM
What an absolutely beautiful edition Andrew. And I really dig the look of that Swan River Press book Mike.

As far as Boy's Life goes, I have yet to read it, though it is high up on my list. So... right now I don't regret not having purchased the SP edition, but probably will after having read it. It sucks living with future regret.

RonClinton
10-12-2016, 06:26 PM
I'll start playing. These books make up most of my purchases for the last five or six months. I've left a few out, but these are the highlights. :cool:

Yesterday was a very good day.*

Received two books from a HD-I member, the S/L edition of FEVRE DREAM (G.R.R. Martin, Sub Press) and the S/L edition of SHARP PRACTICE (John Farris, Centipede Press), the former of which is a book I've wanted for a very long time, and the latter of which fills the sole Farris/Centipede hole in my collection.* R.e. the Martin: I'm not a GRRM fan, per se, as I've no interest in fantasy fiction and, in fact, haven't read a word of nor seen a second of the Game of Thrones saga, but I've always found FEVRE DREAM to be a fantastic genre novel, one of the best examples of historical horror.

Also received from PS Pub. was the new S/L edition of THE CEREMONIES by T.E.D. Klein...the usual slightly underwhelming PS production qualities, but I'm still thrilled to have it, a signed deluxe version of a seminal novel of modern horror fiction.

https://s18.postimg.org/725f1czhl/klein_martin.jpg

A batch (five of the six) of Crippen & Landru goodness...all signed/numbered HCs (of course, the Whitfield isn't signed by the author), all with supplemental chapbook, all Fine/Fine. *The slipcased book on the lower right is a Mysterious Press release, also with supplemental chapbook and also Fine/Fine. *

If you haven't read him before, Hoch is a lot of fun, and one of the few writers who made a living out of writing short stories almost exclusively...most estimations put his lifetime output at close to 1000 stories. *As well, "In May 1973 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (EQMM) began publishing a new Hoch story in every monthly issue; as of May 2007 the author had gone an astonishing 34 years without missing a single issue" -- which is a pretty impressive legacy, to say the least. *Given my affinity for bleak noir and interest in the 'why' not the 'who', his mystery stories are a bit more standard and puzzle-oriented than I typically prefer, but his skill as writer makes them exceedingly enjoyable regardless.

https://s10.postimg.org/7chimccp5/hoch.jpg

Picked up a few more Crippen & Landru HCs from the dealer I've bought the above from...these three E.S.G. pulp-reprint "Lost Classics" HCs and one signed/#d Michael Collins HC collection, FORTUNE'S WORLD (not pictured):

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A couple cellophaned beauties...the Tem from Centipede Press and the Leonard from Library of America.

This will actually be only the second time I've read Leonard in my life. *I read one of his books a couple decades ago, it didn't hit me quite right at the time (or it was a bad selection) and I never went back to the Leonard well. *As much of a crime fiction fan as I am, it's long been an oversight on my part and I wanted to rectify it. *After this -- assuming I'll enjoy it (which I think is a safe bet) -- I plan to pick up the second and (yet to published, I believe) third LOA volumes of picks from the '80s and '90s, respectively.

https://s12.postimg.org/43l77d1gd/temleonard.jpg

Centipede Press signed/#d HCs, their new Masters of Science Fiction series.* Not sure if I'll continue with this series or not, given that I'm not a big sci-fi reader, but I did want to get the Leiber (and the Kelly was an unordered bonus):

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/kellyleiber_zpsk5ylcwoo.jpg

Some Ash-Tree Press goodness that followed up an earlier six-book batch (will see if I can locate that pic later):

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Another appearance by Centipede:

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The last one is the S/L HC of Keene's TRIGGER WARNINGS; the others speak for themselves:

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RonClinton
10-12-2016, 06:27 PM
Continuing from my previous post...

A couple of Pinborough novels I've been wanting to read ever since their appearance in Leisure pbs (this is the S/L HC omnibus from Thunderstorm).

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/pinborough_zpszsefwcfa.jpg

Easton signed edition of THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES, gilt, ribbon bookmark...an unusually nice Easton production:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/martianchron_zpsfrk6j3wz.jpg

Picked up a Fine/Fine 1st HC of my favorite Lawrence Block standalone (written under his Paul Kavanagh pseudonym)...very excited to have this one.* The other is a S/L Simon Unsworth HC collection from PS Pub.:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/blochunsworth_zpsje9ww1cb.jpg

...and...

Copies of the Chivers BAAL (!!) and the Sub Press S/L editions of STINGER, THEY THIRST, and BLUE WORLD:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/mccammonbaal_zpshzrrhe8u.jpg

...and peeking behind my art-glass marble is a copy of Sub Press S/L edition of WOLF'S HOUR:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/wolfshour_zpsdf5tm2oj.jpg

S/L HCs of Simmon's seminal sci-fi work:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/simmons2_zpshv0yvwwk.jpg

S/L box set of BoB:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/BOB_zpsojvj3hws.jpg

Some oldies but HC Arkham goodies:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/blochjacobi_zpse58m0eho.jpg

Bittersweet S/L acquisitions of a talent too-soon gone:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/hautala3_zps7unupnlu.jpg

Speaking of gone too soon...this S/L MASTERS OF THE WEIRD TALE collection from Centipede featuring the late Karl Edward Wagner:

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i341/at-home-daddy/wagnermasters_zpsi2aqoahm.jpg

ALSO, but not pictured:
Picked up the S/L HCs of:
PRIME EVIL (Underwood, anthology),
DARK FORCES (Lonely Roads Press, anthology),
Laymon's NIGHT SHOW (Dark Regions),
McCammon's BOY'S LIFE (Sub Press),
and Simmon's SUMMER OF NIGHT (Sub Press)

(Sorry for all the above astrixes...I cut-and-pasted these posts from another forum to display again here, and have no idea what coding conflict made them suddenly and oddly appear)

Brian861
10-12-2016, 06:36 PM
Wow, Ron! Awesome scores!

bugen
10-12-2016, 08:32 PM
You've got some incredible books in there, Ron. I've been meaning to get to Fevre Dream for a while now, but I'm afraid it'll make me want that SubPress edition if I do.

For that Kelly Masters book, make sure you check out the "Think Like A Dinosaur" short story. It's a whopper, and it's got some real horror to it as well. I got a copy of The Ceremonies which I haven't read (just the novella it was based on), but mine had some weird damage to the laminate. I'm hoping PS will replace.

So much great stuff ... and the ones you didn't picture are amazing productions, too.

Well done!

Martin
10-12-2016, 09:14 PM
Some great additions there Ron, Congratulations!

RonClinton
10-12-2016, 09:31 PM
the ones you didn't picture are amazing productions, too.

Well done!

I'll try and get pictures of those in the next day or two and post them as well.

Sorry to hear about your copy of CEREMONIES...I'm sure Pete will make it right.

mhatchett
10-12-2016, 11:52 PM
Very nice indeed. I love the Mr. October set, such a good cause!

Theli
10-13-2016, 01:08 AM
Some truly amazing additions there Ron! Many of which I would love to add to my collection myself. I agree about PS, they put out some great books, but I am generally underwhelmed by the production quality.

RonClinton
10-13-2016, 02:41 AM
Thanks, guys, appreciate the kind words...I'll try to get a few more photos up in the next day or so.

RonClinton
10-13-2016, 02:54 PM
Here's a couple shots of the books I didn't have pictures for yesterday...

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PRIME EVIL, DARK FORCES, and A MOUNTAIN WALKED are new within the last half-year or so:

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Theli
10-13-2016, 07:15 PM
Very nice!

bugen
10-21-2016, 12:55 AM
Alexa, read me a story (please).

And have mercy on us humans, for we know not what we do. I, for one, welcome our new A.I. overlords.

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Brian861
10-21-2016, 12:02 PM
It's happening LOL!

RonClinton
10-21-2016, 05:30 PM
I'm not usually one for the latest tech gadget, but I have to admit this one kind of intrigues me, especially in this new smaller form.

Theli
10-21-2016, 07:04 PM
What is it?

RonClinton
10-21-2016, 08:01 PM
What is it?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DFKC2SO?tag=b0c55-20

Brian861
10-21-2016, 11:04 PM
What is it?

Andrew's perfect housewife, LOL!

bugen
10-22-2016, 03:04 AM
Andrew's perfect housewife, LOL!

Trim and sexy with encyclopedic knowledge, she doesn't speak unless spoken to. I keep her in the kitchen. (Just kidding, you can put away the pitchforks!)

Actually so far I've really only set her up for music where she outputs to my desktop speakers and as a timer for different stuff. I've tested her reading a kindle book aloud and she does a pretty good job--better than I expected. So far she seems a lot better with voice recognition than Cortana for Windows 10.

Brian861
10-22-2016, 12:48 PM
Trim and sexy with encyclopedic knowledge, she doesn't speak unless spoken to. I keep her in the kitchen. (Just kidding, you can put away the pitchforks!)

LOL. Does it have a Sean Connery mode for the lady folk :)

bugen
10-23-2016, 10:43 PM
LOL. Does it have a Sean Connery mode for the lady folk :)

That may be a future update, but only if you've tried everything else and Alexa just won't leave it alone.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0d1zTAFKA

Brian861
10-24-2016, 03:05 PM
LOL!

RonClinton
10-25-2016, 02:39 PM
Picked up a couple Richard Laymon original (but pseudonymous) HC 1sts to replace the later HC 1sts that were published under his real Laymon name. Both are Fine/Fine, uncommon, and I'm thrilled to be able to finally add these to my collection...have wanted both for a loonng time. For those not In the Know, Richard is of course his real name and Kelly is his daughter's name...hence the penname Richard Kelly.

https://s17.postimg.org/h2qorbpsf/Laymon_Kelly.jpg

Martin
10-25-2016, 04:39 PM
Picked up a couple Richard Laymon original (but pseudonymous) HC 1sts to replace the later HC 1sts that were published under his real Laymon name. Both are Fine/Fine, uncommon, and I'm thrilled to be able to finally add these to my collection...have wanted both for a loonng time. For those not In the Know, Richard is of course his real name and Kelly is his daughter's name...hence the penname Richard Kelly.

https://s17.postimg.org/h2qorbpsf/Laymon_Kelly.jpg

I remember when Kelly worked at Cemetery Dance.

Theli
10-25-2016, 07:33 PM
I remember when Kelly worked at Cemetery Dance.

^ Interesting. I'd had no idea. What did she do there?

RonClinton
10-27-2016, 11:37 PM
Just noticed that my copy of BETTER WEIRD Isn't signed by Joe Lansdale. Thought that was kind of odd, since Joe typically signs everything put in front of him. Same with Brian Keene. I know these yearbook- like signature pages often have missing sigs, but thought the omission of those two was a bit odd and disappointing.

mhatchett
10-28-2016, 01:08 PM
Well, thanks to a timely stop at our local antique mall and some lengthy negotiations, I find myself the owner of a Collection of 14 folk art Halloween paintings by local artist Michael Lee Cook. Mike passed away last year, unfortunately Mike’s wife is having to part with a lot of his collection. My wife and I initially purchased these 3 paintings and decided we would try to purchase the entire “13” series of painting, plus a couple of others that were on display. Honestly, I never thought we could afford it, buying the first 3 set us back a bit, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. We ended up with a great deal for several reasons I think, Mike’s wife liked the idea of collection staying intact, Halloween is fast upon us and she didn’t want to try to hold them till next year and finally, the ugly truth was she needed the money. We worked out a price we could both work with and I pick the other 11 paintings up Tuesday. Most of the paintings are framed acrylic on canvas, size 14x18, or larger. We were really happy we could keep the collection together and help out Mike’s wife. I’ll post the rest of the paintings once we get them home.

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bsaenz24
10-28-2016, 01:24 PM
I love those!!

RonClinton
10-28-2016, 02:26 PM
I’ll post the rest of the paintings once we get them home.



Looking forward to seeing them.

Martin
10-28-2016, 02:30 PM
Fantastic paintings. Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Theli
10-28-2016, 02:46 PM
Very nice! I look forward to seeing the rest of the collection.

mhatchett
10-28-2016, 02:52 PM
I love those!!

Thanks Guys. The title on these are 13 Pumpkins, 13 Cats and King of the Pumpkins. The others are equally charming...Am I allowed to say that on this forum lol!!!

bsaenz24
10-28-2016, 03:29 PM
Thanks Guys. The title on these are 13 Pumpkins, 13 Cats and King of the Pumpkins. The others are equally charming...Am I allowed to say that on this forum lol!!!

What? "charming"? I think so, but it's limited to twice per user account.

mhatchett
11-01-2016, 12:34 AM
This arrived from Centipede Press today. Looking forward to reading it!
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bugen
11-01-2016, 12:55 AM
This arrived from Centipede Press today. Looking forward to reading it!
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A damned-good book. I snapped a bunch of pics for my old review. Here are a few of my favs:

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Martin
11-01-2016, 03:06 AM
^ Interesting. I'd had no idea. What did she do there?

Sorry, just noticed this. I think she did a little of everything. When I asked questions she was often the one to respond and at one point they had a photo of her on the website with her jeep loaded with packages of books to drive them to the post office. If I remember correctly she left CD when she got a job at a New York publisher.

Theli
11-01-2016, 04:52 AM
Very interesting. Thanks for the info!

Andrew great picks, the art looks very Gilliam-esque to me. Never heard of the book or author, but it looks interesting.

RonClinton
11-01-2016, 06:17 PM
Beautiful book, mh...as always, Centipede puts out a impressive production. I passed on it as 1). I'd read the book before, and 2). Carroll's is a fantastical taste that I've tried to acquire and just can't get there, especially in long form (I have his Sub Press collection and plan to hold on to it).

RonClinton
11-03-2016, 06:26 PM
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McCammon's a trade edition, the Schow is a signed/#d edition. Both bought via the recent 50% off sale at Sub Press.

Plasticine
11-05-2016, 10:39 PM
Been a while since I've had anything to post here. Seems like I'm just pre-ordering stuff these days. SST's illustrated edition of Paradise Sky arrived courtesy of Camelot last week. I just now got around to taking some pictures.

http://i.imgur.com/yngL1oC.jpg

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

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

http://i.imgur.com/Cw1jE3e.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/y2NRdT4.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hUPQV6x.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/ciG8ecC.jpg

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

This is the first SST book I've purchased, and I'm really happy with it. The quality is great. I really like the illustrated boards and end papers. The paper is nice and allows the art reproduction is well done. When I placed my pre-order, the price was $75, but the book wound up being twenty dollars cheaper. I think it would have been worth the original price easy, but I'm not complaining! Just an overall great presentation for this newer Lansdale novel. Definitely a fine addition to my ever growing Lansdale shelf.

RonClinton
11-06-2016, 03:43 AM
I've been toying with the idea of buying this one to replace my signed trade first hardcover edition. Appreciate the photos. Looks as good as I had thought. Still not sure if I'm going to pull the trigger, but this does make the decision harder.

Brian861
11-06-2016, 04:25 AM
Good looking book.

TacomaDiver
11-06-2016, 02:48 PM
It's a really nice edition. I kept both because apparently I need both.

$75 was a decent price for it (which is what I paid,) but $50 is a bargain.


I've been toying with the idea of buying this one to replace my signed trade first hardcover edition. Appreciate the photos. Looks as good as I had thought. Still not sure if I'm going to pull the trigger, but this does make the decision harder.

mhatchett
11-06-2016, 03:08 PM
Took a few more photos of the Halloween paintings. Picked them up on Tuesday 14 in all. Sorry if the photos aren't up to speed.
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13 Rats, 13 Buzzards, 13 Crows

mhatchett
11-06-2016, 03:10 PM
And it continues...
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Pumpkin Patch Cats, Halloween Bouquet, 13 Raccoons, 13 Squirrels. More to follow!

mhatchett
11-06-2016, 03:31 PM
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13 possums, Trick-or-Treat, 13 Goats, 13 Razorbacks.
Whew, that's all folks.

Theli
11-06-2016, 04:04 PM
Very nice! I think I like the bouquet most of the bunch, with the buzzards coming in second place (love the autumn sky in that one).

mhatchett
11-07-2016, 02:32 PM
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Thanks Theli! These arrived today. The Mile Cameron is book 4 in the Traitor Son Cycle. It's signed 139/300. Great fantasy, lots of fun. Slayin666 was very helpful tracking these down! I've started picking up some of the Tartarus Press titles. They're always a little out of the mainstream and interesting.
Have a great Week and remember to Vote Tomorrow!
Mike

Theli
11-07-2016, 04:02 PM
I've actually been reading a Tartarus press book recently, Aickman's Sub Rosa. Simple but elegant design, very well made. I'd like to explore more, maybe pick up the E.T.A. Hoffman book.

RonClinton
11-07-2016, 08:21 PM
Those Halloween folk-art paintings are terrific...thanks for posting 'em.

TacomaDiver
11-08-2016, 01:17 AM
I tracked down a copy of The Loney because of one Richard Chizmar's recommendation. The book - story wise was quite enjoyable - and presentation was pretty good too. No frills presentation - signed/numbered limitation page and a ribbon bookmark.


I've actually been reading a Tartarus press book recently, Aickman's Sub Rosa. Simple but elegant design, very well made. I'd like to explore more, maybe pick up the E.T.A. Hoffman book.

mhatchett
11-08-2016, 11:23 AM
Those Halloween folk-art paintings are terrific...thanks for posting 'em.
Thanks Ron!

Martin
11-10-2016, 04:07 AM
I will try to get pictures up this weekend but I received The Babadook book today. It is fantastic.

RonClinton
11-10-2016, 02:38 PM
I tracked down a copy of The Loney because of one Richard Chizmar's recommendation. The book - story wise was quite enjoyable - and presentation was pretty good too. No frills presentation - signed/numbered limitation page and a ribbon bookmark.

If that's the Tartarus HC edition, that's going for a pretty penny these days. I heard good things about THE LONEY, so looked into how much the true 1st HC would run (not the later trade HC), and was surprised to see what it was going for. Had to pass at that price.

TacomaDiver
11-10-2016, 07:38 PM
I grabbed my copy from Powell's for $80 a while back - yes the Tartarus edition.

I might have to look into its current pricing. :)

ETA: wow. Abebooks has a copy for almost a cool grand. I'd sell mine in a heartbeat for half that.


If that's the Tartarus HC edition, that's going for a pretty penny these days. I heard good things about THE LONEY, so looked into how much the true 1st HC would run (not the later trade HC), and was surprised to see what it was going for. Had to pass at that price.

RonClinton
11-10-2016, 07:58 PM
$80?? Man, I'll have to consult you the next time I pick stocks for my IRA...you appear to have the golden touch. :cool:

TacomaDiver
11-10-2016, 08:07 PM
I don't collect for financial returns, but I am shocked to learn that this might be my most valuable book. It is simply by gain percentage.

I'll let you know what book I pick up next! ;)


$80?? Man, I'll have to consult you the next time I pick stocks for my IRA...you appear to have the golden touch. :cool:

Dave1442397
11-14-2016, 07:24 PM
This showed up today :) These are terrible quick shots, but I'm sure you'll all have your own copies soon enough.

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Theli
11-14-2016, 07:26 PM
Very nice! Haven't decided fi I want to grab a copy or not. I suppose I should decide soon, since they'll sell out a bit faster than other SK 1st eds. with the smaller print run.

Martin
11-14-2016, 08:11 PM
This showed up today :) These are terrible quick shots, but I'm sure you'll all have your own copies soon enough.

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Cool, I hope to have mine by Wednesday when I leave for a vacation at the beach. I doubt it will arrive on time due to the fact I live on the opposite side of the country but you never know.

TacomaDiver
11-15-2016, 12:47 AM
My copy arrived today so hopefully yours will be here before you leave.


Cool, I hope to have mine by Wednesday when I leave for a vacation at the beach. I doubt it will arrive on time due to the fact I live on the opposite side of the country but you never know.

Martin
11-15-2016, 01:45 AM
My copy arrived today so hopefully yours will be here before you leave.

Mine arrived today so it will be vacationing at the coast in a few days! Received my hardbound copy of CD's Joe Hill special.

RonClinton
11-15-2016, 03:49 AM
Received the new S/L Chizmar collection from Sub Press.