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mhatchett
12-30-2013, 01:29 AM
No, I just have the paperbacks, but they're good enough. For now :D

THE COMPLETE KANE

BY KARL EDWARD WAGNER
Judging by the responses on this, a lot of you are excited about the Kane books and stories. Tom Kidd, Matthew Jaffe, Scott Fischer, Brom, and this guy Boco that I showed some artwork to you last week, seem to be top picks. I’ll keep you posted on how this is going.
Would anyone have old issues of Midnight Sun, Fantasy Newsletter, and Fantasy Crossroads that they would feel comfortable loaning out?
And more news.
FRITZ LEIBER
A lot of requests have come in over the years regarding Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber. Guess what? Hardcover rights are secure! Hooray! So the next question is now that I have it, what do you want to see? Right off the bat, it has to be individual books in a box set. Each book signed and numbered, there’s no way around that. An omnibus will be just too huge to hold. I was thinking 6 x 10 size, like my The Sheep Look Up — good size, not too large. And illustrations. Of course. The question is, who? Tim Kirk is the guy that springs to mind first for me. But what do you all think? People have strong opinions on this. I’d like to hear yours.

can't wait!
Mike

srboone
12-30-2013, 03:01 AM
Haven't read his Kane books, but I'd be down for CP editions of Leiber's Fafhrd and Grey Mouser books. If i could afford them. Something tells me they'll be outta my reach financially.

Theli
12-30-2013, 04:32 AM
Oh hell, they're gonna break my bank, ha ha.

Also I don't know the others on the list of artists but I love Brom's work, his work would be fantastic artistic accompaniment to the Kane stories.

RJK1981
12-30-2013, 06:32 AM
I won a King's Way trade edition of Scott Nicholson's The Skull Ring on eBay for cheap the other day and purchased Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts for the Kindle earlier today thanks to the Amazon daily deal

jhanic
12-30-2013, 04:22 PM
Karl Edward Wagner's Kane series is great. I read them as they came out.

John

mhatchett
12-31-2013, 12:43 PM
Karl Edward Wagner's Kane series is great. I read them as they came out.

John

I'll be honest, Love the short stories, the novels are ok. "Reflections on the Winter of My Soul'(?) My favorite werewolf story. Just full of action, irony, humor, pain, all the good stuff.
MDH

mhatchett
12-31-2013, 04:06 PM
Just got this yesterday! Really a nice project to help someone out with their medical bills from Cancer.
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Happy New year one and all! May our books all be bargains in 2014!!
Mike

Theli
12-31-2013, 05:35 PM
Oh cool! For who are they raising money? Nice list there too, has some bigs names in the fantasy field. I am always impressed when authors and publishers get together to do this for fellow authors, like everyone raising money to help Tom Picirilli.

Theli
12-31-2013, 05:36 PM
I'll be honest, Love the short stories, the novels are ok. "Reflections on the Winter of My Soul'(?) My favorite werewolf story. Just full of action, irony, humor, pain, all the good stuff.
MDH
I haven't read them all, but I do love that particular story too. I really liked Dark Crusade, though it's much shorter than Darkness Weaves.

mhatchett
12-31-2013, 05:55 PM
You've inspired me. I'm going to post a photo of my Kane collection in the next day or so. The actually raised my for Shawn Speakman the editor. It was his second bout with Cancer. Hopefully he'll be OK.
Mike

mhatchett
01-01-2014, 02:18 PM
HAppy New Year all!! As promised, I've posted my KEW Kane titles. While I was taking pictures, I decided I'd go ahead and post the rst of his books that I own. I'm pretty proud of the Carcosa books that I have. The Book of Kane published by Grant is another favorite. Hope Y'all enjoy the pictures and have a great New Year!!
Mike
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T-Dogz_AK47
01-01-2014, 02:31 PM
An awesome collection, Mike!!! :cool:

mhatchett
01-01-2014, 03:07 PM
An awesome collection, Mike!!! :cool:
Thanks!

Theli
01-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Yup truly amazing! KEW was a highly underrated master of fiction. I've been wanting to grab the Book of Kane for a while, just to have a nice HC collection, that may change with the Centipede release. I've had Murgunstrumm by Hugh B. Cave on my to read list for a while too, that's a beautiful hard cover you got there. My one question is; what is Raven's Eyrie?

mhatchett
01-01-2014, 08:48 PM
LOL! Audio Cassettes, read by Roger Zelazny. I've always wanted the Deluxe slipcased edition of the Grant. Haven't found it at the right price yet, but I will one day.

Theli
01-01-2014, 08:52 PM
Cool thanks for the info. Yeah it ain't cheap. I have kept my eyes open as well.

mhatchett
01-13-2014, 05:14 PM
My New Centipede acquisition Brood of the Witch Queen Sax Rohmer. Best known for one of the best villains of all time, the insidious, the infamous, the inscrutable, Fu Manchu!!! (Evil Laugh implied!) 14246
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Theli
01-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Pretty damn cool!

mhatchett
01-14-2014, 06:41 PM
Just got this today! A good cause and a fantastic book. It was great for all these authors and artists to rally around Rick Hautala's family after his tragic death. I know the CD staff was very supportive. The world is full of good people, who do good things. This project was a prime example. Two volumes, slip cased, signed by all the contributors and limited to 80 copies.
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T-Dogz_AK47
01-14-2014, 08:30 PM
Great purchase, Mike! That looks like an awesome anthology too given the stellar line up of famous names. :D :cool: :cool:

How much did it cost if you don't mind me asking? :)

Neiaushie79
01-14-2014, 08:46 PM
Oh wow! Great add

Theli
01-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Yeah it's really nice!

subie09lega
01-14-2014, 10:31 PM
I just got a shipment confirmation for something I forgot I ordered: The Century's Best Horror Fiction
It's like Christmas in January!

Theli
01-15-2014, 05:18 AM
Very nice! I still need to pick that up! It seems like such a great anthology. It would be cool if there was one for the 19th century too.

bookworm 1
01-15-2014, 06:13 AM
It was $200. Not bad for all of those signatures,plus all the money goes to Rick Hautala's family. You also got the ebook with your purchase. I love my copy.
Great purchase, Mike! That looks like an awesome anthology too given the stellar line up of famous names. :D :cool: :cool:

How much did it cost if you don't mind me asking? :)

T-Dogz_AK47
01-15-2014, 06:35 AM
It was $200. Not bad for all of those signatures,plus all the money goes to Rick Hautala's family. You also got the ebook with your purchase. I love my copy.

Yes that is an awesome deal for $200! :cool:

I particularly like the fact that the proceeds of this book go directly to Rick Hautala's family. That is very nice! :) :)

Neiaushie79
01-15-2014, 03:33 PM
That's a steal! Quality and for a good cause :D

mhatchett
01-15-2014, 05:43 PM
That's a steal! Quality and for a good cause :D
I agree, a win, win all around. Sorry I wasn't quick enough on the price request T.
MDH

Ben Staad
01-15-2014, 06:10 PM
Awesome anthos! I may need to stay off of the book collecting sites because my jealous streak is running strong.


I just got a shipment confirmation for something I forgot I ordered: The Century's Best Horror Fiction
It's like Christmas in January!


It was $200. Not bad for all of those signatures,plus all the money goes to Rick Hautala's family. You also got the ebook with your purchase. I love my copy.

srboone
01-22-2014, 11:18 AM
Great adds, Mike! That Rohmer book was too good to pass up (I got mine in my collection thread). Congratz on all of 'em.

mhatchett
01-22-2014, 12:07 PM
Great adds, Mike! That Rohmer book was too good to pass up (I got mine in my collection thread). Congratz on all of 'em.

I saw your post. Great job with your post. I'm pretty skimpy with the pictures LOL!!
Mike

jhanic
01-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Dan Simmons' UK Abominable proof front:

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Back:

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John

coderedx
01-27-2014, 02:28 PM
My latest purchase is a gift edition of Doctor Sleep. Got it last week... LOVE IT!

Bango Skank
01-27-2014, 07:31 PM
a few I've acquired recently:

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Signed by Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Forrest J. Ackerman and the authors.

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subie09lega
01-28-2014, 04:41 PM
I knew this would be a big book but I had no idea how much larger it would be than the slipcased edition.

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jhanic
01-28-2014, 07:26 PM
I agree. I still haven't figured out a good way of displaying it. It still sits on the floor in the original shipping box.

John

T-Dogz_AK47
01-28-2014, 07:30 PM
An excellent purchase!! That looks absolutely stunning!!! :D :cool: :cool:

T-Dogz_AK47
01-28-2014, 07:33 PM
How about some more photos? I'm drooling over here... :o ;) :p

subie09lega
01-28-2014, 07:39 PM
I agree. I still haven't figured out a good way of displaying it. It still sits on the floor in the original shipping box.
John

I could use the book it came in as an ottoman, it's huge. But I agree, I'll need to arrange things to find a place for it.

Theli
01-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Great adds, Bango and subie!

mhatchett
01-29-2014, 05:22 PM
Picked these up over the weekend!

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Really enjoying The Emperor's Blade.
MDH

T-Dogz_AK47
01-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Awesome!! :cool:

mhatchett
01-29-2014, 09:13 PM
Awesome!! :cool:
Maybe not awesome, but pretty darn good! LOL!!
Mike

Theli
01-29-2014, 09:15 PM
Nice additions, Mike!

T-Dogz_AK47
01-29-2014, 09:17 PM
Maybe not awesome, but pretty darn good! LOL!!
Mike

The Emperor's Blades is definitely awesome!! ;) :cool:

srboone
01-30-2014, 02:35 PM
Very cool, Mike! I'm waiting for my WFR#4 also. I loved the first three.

Neiaushie79
01-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Went to HPB yesterday and bought myself a copy of Boy's Life. I've heard so many great things about it, and I loved McCammon's short, Yellowjacket Summer. I'm starting this today.

bsaenz24
01-30-2014, 06:53 PM
Boy's Like is BRILLIANT! I love all of the McCammon that I have read, but Boy's Life stands above them all.

bookworm 1
01-30-2014, 09:34 PM
Yes I just read Boy's Life a couple weeks ago. Regret waiting so long to read it. One of the best books I have read.

Paul Bate
02-01-2014, 11:27 AM
I have added a few books recently and postie just handed me this one :)
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Theli
02-02-2014, 05:41 AM
Nice! I dig the cover art on the trade edition.

Tito_Villa
02-03-2014, 07:54 AM
I do need to read more by him because i loved 'The Mailman'

saginawhorror
02-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Last arrival was Storm Collectors# 1 by Thunderstorm Books. Nice short magazine.

Sock Monkey
02-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Last arrival was Storm Collectors# 1 by Thunderstorm Books. Nice short magazine.

I got this one last week. Really enjoyed the stories that were in this one!

Tito_Villa
02-05-2014, 09:27 AM
From a while ago, "In Mint Condition 2013' contains my 1st ever published story.
Trade
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Limited edition hardback
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srboone
02-05-2014, 09:50 AM
Congratz, Tom!

T-Dogz_AK47
02-05-2014, 11:10 AM
Congratulations, Tom!! :D :cool:

Dave1442397
02-05-2014, 01:48 PM
Very nice, Tom!

rusty23
02-05-2014, 02:10 PM
Very nice, Tom!

TJCams
02-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Yes, very nice indeed - congrats!!!!!

Tito_Villa
02-05-2014, 03:39 PM
Thanks everyone, and i've not see too many reviews but this one from Horror World made my day ...

http://horrorworld.org/hw/2014/01/in-mint-condition/

In Mint Condition: 2013 is a dark fiction anthology published with contributions from the members of the Stephen King website, TheDarkTower.org. There are thirteen short stories, three poems, and sixteen pieces of artwork to accompany the fiction between its 4” x 6 ” covers (small enough to slip into your back pocket, a rarity for horror anthologies these days). With the exception of a few of the artists, I wasn’t familiar with the names of any of the contributors. There is no apparent theme to the anthology, the back cover stating only that the major criterion for acceptance was that the stories be “the best of the best”. Judging from the introduction, its content, and the end notes, everyone involved gave their all to make this the “best of the best”, and it appears like they had a lot of fun putting this little book together.

Like most anthologies, there is good and bad in, In Mint Condition: 2013, and if readers are prepared to overlook some of the misfiring, there is enough good to make, In Mint Condition: 2013 an enjoyable read.

My biggest problem with the anthology is the lack of editing. The introduction states that the majority of the editing duties were left to the contributors, that might not have been the wisest move. Many of these tales went on far too long and, as a result, their narratives became repetitive. There were also many instances of words repeated too often in the story (or even in the same paragraph) taking the reader out of the tale. Finally, while only a few readers might find this problematic, I thought there were way too many first person stories. In more skillful hands this might not have bothered me so much, but many of those narratives seemed to drone on and on, diluting any frights they might have built up.

On the positive side, I thought the majority of these stories were enjoyable. While not all of them held up, the ones that did managed to provoke enough excitement to keep me more than attentive to the end. Highlights are listed below:

The Receptionist by Bob Ireland: A chilling tale of a man who accepts a new job, only to discover that it requires much more of him than he could have dreamed.

The Train Graveyard by Ariel Bosi: A coming of age story focusing on the story of two brothers, and how their reaction to bullying changed their lives.

Seagrass Encounter by David Swearingen: A man versus Barracuda story with an ending I didn’t expect.

The Rule of Three by Thomas Cranham: A uniquely plotted story where the narrator is observing a young man and his two buddies as they encounter an evil wearing a short skirt and possessing a high libido. (This was my favorite tale in the anthology).

Tabula Rasa by Hannah O’Conner: This story concerns a young woman who was impregnated with a clone, and her desperate attempt to escape the scientists who keep her captive.

Special mention also goes out to Jeannine Bulsara whose decidedly different presentation of her story about child sexual abuse not only got my attention, but left me feeling chilled.

It seems lately that there is a glut of horror anthologies in the market. In Mint Condition: 2013 tries very hard to distinguish itself from that pack with stories that are diverse, stimulating and enjoyable. While it doesn’t hit these goals all the time, it does do the job with the majority of them, and that’s remarkable considering that many of these writers appear to be novices.

T-Dogz_AK47
02-05-2014, 05:35 PM
That's an awesome review of your story, Tom!! A huge congratulations!!! :D :cool: :cool:

Theli
02-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Nice congrats, Tom!

jhanic
02-06-2014, 12:17 AM
Congratulations, Tom! I liked your story.

John

Tito_Villa
02-06-2014, 07:39 AM
Thanks John :)

Paul Bate
02-07-2014, 11:35 AM
I bought this off eBay and it arrived today :)

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The artwork is superb in this book and the book itself is in superb condition.

T-Dogz_AK47
02-07-2014, 11:39 AM
Nice find. Congratulations! :cool:

srboone
02-07-2014, 02:17 PM
Excellent!!!

Paul Bate
02-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Picked this one up for a very small price

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jhanic
02-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Just got my gift edition of SP's The Shining with the associated chapbook of the Sketches by Victor Chong. I'm really impressed!
John

Bango Skank
02-16-2014, 04:45 PM
I'm not gonna post a picture of it because I haven't taken one and frankly it weirds me out a little. I had a guy contact me through the craigslist ad for my store and said he had 10 boxes of books he was looking to get rid of. He lived close by and said he'd drop them off for free. I initially turned him down because our retail situation is in flux right now, but finally relented. I've been breaking down and moving the books and shelving at our current store all weekend, and finally got around to going through those particular boxes and the first book I pull out is a 1939 hardback British edition of Mein Kampf.

Theli
02-17-2014, 06:47 AM
Interesting. What other books were there? Does it have any value (monetary, not literary)?

Neiaushie79
02-18-2014, 09:36 PM
Waited a long time for this to come and it was worth every penny. Gorgeous book

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Sorry for some of the pics being sideways, I can't seem to be to rotate them. This is a great story and Centipede Press did an outstanding job on this edition.

Sock Monkey
02-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Very nice addition with The Monk! The book looks gorgeous!

RJK1981
02-18-2014, 10:27 PM
Nice edition. Haven't read it yet, but do have a PB edition of it that I got either last year or the year before, can't remember which.

jhanic
02-18-2014, 10:39 PM
A beautiful book!

John

Theli
02-19-2014, 12:14 AM
Very nice edition of The Monk, Centipede hit it out of the park.

T-Dogz_AK47
02-19-2014, 04:46 AM
That looks absolutely stunning!!! What a fantastic purchase!!! :D :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:

srboone
02-19-2014, 05:03 AM
Another great-lookinf CP book. Congratz!

Ben Staad
02-21-2014, 12:37 PM
Centipede put together another awesome looking book. Great job on snagging this one.

Bango Skank
02-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Interesting. What other books were there? Does it have any value (monetary, not literary)?

I don't recall there being any other books in that lot that were of particular value, from what little research I've done so far, it looks like it could be worth between $100-200. Still not sure what I'm going to do with it

jhanic
02-22-2014, 07:16 PM
I just got the CD slipcase for my signed trade edition of Doctor Sleep.

John

mhatchett
02-26-2014, 01:26 PM
And suddenly I didn't have any book money in reserve! Lol!!
1. Ransom Jay Mcinerney. Because I collect martial arts books, fiction and nonfiction. UK 1st ed 1985.
2. Restless Shadows Ron Kelly. Friend of the Forum.
3. All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By John Farris. Centipede Press, beautiful book and wallet crusher Lol!!
And because you haven't seen enough snow, a shot of our garden.
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Theli
02-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Another very nice Centipede press books, the Ron Kelly novel looks nice too. Beautiful shot of the backyard too.

mhatchett
02-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Thanks!!

T-Dogz_AK47
02-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Great adds Mike and great shot of the garden! All you need now is a Groundhog in the garden to complete that perfect winter image... :D :cool: ;) :p

Neiaushie79
02-27-2014, 01:15 AM
Nice Mike! I had no idea the CP edition was so thick. Beautiful looking book and great ads. I wish I could have gotten a copy of Restless Shadows.

Sock Monkey
02-27-2014, 02:46 AM
Love the Farris book. I want a copy so bad. I know my bookshelf could support the weight, i just don't think my wallet can support the price! Great additions all around!

subie09lega
03-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Got my 2014 Grab Bag #1 today. Picked up some nice items.

T-Dogz_AK47
03-05-2014, 09:46 PM
Got my 2014 Grab Bag #1 today. Picked up some nice items.

Yeah? Come on fess up, what was in your grab bag then? :) ;)

subie09lega
03-06-2014, 02:16 AM
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Tommy
03-06-2014, 02:51 AM
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That's a really sweet haul but I am glad I passed because I already had all of those items!
Congrats!

Theli
03-06-2014, 03:00 AM
Very nice grab bag!

srboone
03-06-2014, 03:02 AM
Great items! I went with GB #2, even though I'm sure most if not all will be duplicates. I'll have the CD mag (unless they dip down into the 40s or lower. And "one of our favorite authors" has proven to be Bentley Little over the past few years. But I don't mind. It's cool just having a packagae of books arrive at my door. ;)

T-Dogz_AK47
03-06-2014, 05:31 AM
Nice haul!!!! :D :cool: :cool:

srboone
03-08-2014, 04:46 AM
Lord, help me, I just purchased the Deluxe slipcased leatherbound exclusive of World War Cthulhu from DRP's indiegogo campaign. :eek:

I won't be getting much else for a while...:(

Think I can trust CD not to bring out anything awesome for the next few months? :rolleyes:

Theli
03-08-2014, 06:44 AM
I doubt that very much! But at least your part of the CDCC, might help ease the pain with a gift card. World War Cthulhu looks like quite the epic collection. Congrats!

RJK1981
03-09-2014, 07:27 PM
Wow, realized I hadn't posted any purchases in here in a while so I went looking to see when I last time was and it before the year began, lol.

Here are some of my recent purchases:

The numbered CD edition of Gone Girl

Got these eBooks as well:

Flesh and Blood - Graham Masterton
The Sleepless - Graham Masterton
Out of the Night - Patrick Whalen
Monastery - Patrick Whalen
The Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novella - Greg Iles *Preordered
ORBS - Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Zombie Kong - James Roy Daley
The Bell Witch - John F.D. Taff
DarkFuse #1 (DarkFuse Anthology Series) - Stories by William Meikle, Michael Penkas, William R. Eakin, E. G. Smith, Gary McMahon, Christopher Fulbright * Preordered

Ben Staad
03-11-2014, 03:51 PM
That looks like a cool project. I wonder if the stories are reprints or originals?


Lord, help me, I just purchased the Deluxe slipcased leatherbound exclusive of World War Cthulhu from DRP's indiegogo campaign. :eek:

I won't be getting much else for a while...:(

Think I can trust CD not to bring out anything awesome for the next few months? :rolleyes:

mhatchett
03-11-2014, 11:27 PM
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Fantasy Tuesday! I found a really nice reading copy of Name of the Wind at Goodwill. The Fell Sword limited I got from ebay, the others came from Amazon.
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Theli
03-12-2014, 04:33 AM
Nice adds. I haven't picked up any fantasy novels in a long time. A few DAW and ACE paperbacks half a year ago, but the last new one I got was A Dance With Dragons, which was a grave dissappointed, especially after sticking through GRRM's last mess, A Feast For Crows.

Never heard of Miles Cameron or the Fell Sword, what's it like?

slayn666
03-12-2014, 01:46 PM
Never heard of Miles Cameron or the Fell Sword, what's it like?

Military/quasi-historical fantasy for the most part.

mhatchett
03-12-2014, 02:00 PM
Read the Red Knight first. And thanks to Slayn666 for pointing out that they had published the limited. I missed it even though i was kind of watching for news on facebook. Damn unrelible social media. I really enjoyed the Red Knight.
MDH

jhanic
03-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Just got the latest issue of Tin House with King's short essay The Ring.

John

subie09lega
03-20-2014, 04:59 PM
Post just dropped off the latest from CD
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Ben Staad
03-20-2014, 05:46 PM
Interesting looking font on that one! :cool:

Martin
03-20-2014, 05:53 PM
I have my shipping notice. Looking forward to having this one.

subie09lega
03-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Got a couple things from the post today.
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S/L of The Shining
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Comparison of the gift and s/l editions
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TJCams
03-21-2014, 06:40 PM
Abominable - trade HC????

After reading The Terror I really want to get my hands on The Abominable - Simmons is a great writer.

subie09lega
03-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Abominable - trade HC????

After reading The Terror I really want to get my hands on The Abominable - Simmons is a great writer.

Yessir

bsaenz24
03-21-2014, 07:12 PM
I was surprised SubPress has not announced a limited of Abominable.

subie09lega
03-21-2014, 07:35 PM
I thought so as well.

Theli
03-21-2014, 09:07 PM
Both are stunning books, love the limited of the Shining! Just gorgeous.

Bango Skank
03-24-2014, 09:10 PM
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s428/drofduf/210abdc0-dd7f-439e-abb3-5abd4c7d9df6_zps8e9e9e53.jpg (http://s1051.photobucket.com/user/drofduf/media/210abdc0-dd7f-439e-abb3-5abd4c7d9df6_zps8e9e9e53.jpg.html)

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Haven't been posting or buying many books lately, mainly because I've been busting my butt relocating to a new store. We're a few days away from opening in our new location, though I still have a couple thousand more books to get over there. Not sure yet if I'm gonna stock the above book in my store, or keep it for myself. To be honest, I can say the same about a thousand of the books I've been acquiring lately.

jhanic
03-24-2014, 09:24 PM
My newest:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/MrMercedes_zpsf75d97fa.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/MrMercedes_zpsf75d97fa.jpg.html)

Publisher's letter:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/MrMercedesPublisherletter_zpsef21c2ac.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/MrMercedesPublisherletter_zpsef21c2ac.jpg.html)

John

Theli
03-24-2014, 09:29 PM
Very freaking cool, John! Tell us how it is.

srboone
03-25-2014, 03:12 AM
Can always count on you, John. Outstanding!

TJCams
03-26-2014, 07:23 PM
That is great! I'd imagine something like that is not easy to get ones hands on.

TJCams
03-26-2014, 07:26 PM
I know it's hard to post e-books on here, but I had a couple good coupons for Kobo from their latest trivia contest. Had a 75% and 65% coupon. With them I grabbed...... The Dervish House by Ian MacDonald and Wormholes by Dennis Meredith.

Both have been on a radar a while and what a better time to grab them than with a coupon!!!!

I almost bought The Windup Girl, but Dervish House won. Both seem really good reads.

Any thoughts for those who have read any of these 3????

Ben Staad
03-29-2014, 04:01 AM
I haven't read any of them except The Windup Girl. TWG was a tedious read but I couldn't seem to put it down either. I liked it but can't imagine going back for a re-read.


I know it's hard to post e-books on here, but I had a couple good coupons for Kobo from their latest trivia contest. Had a 75% and 65% coupon. With them I grabbed...... The Dervish House by Ian MacDonald and Wormholes by Dennis Meredith.

Both have been on a radar a while and what a better time to grab them than with a coupon!!!!

I almost bought The Windup Girl, but Dervish House won. Both seem really good reads.

Any thoughts for those who have read any of these 3????

mhatchett
04-16-2014, 09:37 PM
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Ok! It's not a book, but it is my latest purchase! A Roto-tiller. Craiglist is great if you can avoid the serial killers, Black Widows and Rapist. The deals are almost always worth the risk.
Mike

TerryE
04-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Hmmmm... and what, pray tell, are you loosening all that soil for? More craigslist "deals"?

mhatchett
04-17-2014, 12:25 AM
Hmmmm... and what, pray tell, are you loosening all that soil for? More craigslist "deals"?
Too many new garden spots!! LOL!!!

mhatchett
04-18-2014, 02:46 PM
Well, here is my latest book purchase. Masters of the Weird Tale: Carl Jacobi Centipede Press. Look at the size of that Tome, 800 pages, Craftsmanship, Scholarship and Art, all rolled into one volume. I included the other book just for scale!! My gosh, they put out a tremendous product and are rescuing many lesser known, talented authors from obscurity.
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srboone
04-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Get buy, mike! I really am enjoying CP's Sax Rohmer volume as well.

Theli
04-18-2014, 06:50 PM
I also just got a nice new Centipede Press book, though not nearly as epic as yours. Just about to post it my collection thread. Great add, Mike!

T-Dogz_AK47
04-18-2014, 07:21 PM
I also just got a nice new Centipede Press book, though not nearly as epic as yours. Just about to post it my collection thread. Great add, Mike!

It must the season for posting Centipede Press books, as I will be adding a new entry to my collection thread as well, as soon as I have taken the photographs... ;)

Theli
04-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Nice, looking forward to seeing it! I got another on the way too.
Anyone remember the website that made custom slip and tray cases? Was thinking of investing in one or two if the price is right.

srboone
04-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Dick Olson makes all those wood slipcases/traycases that collectors get wet over.

Here's his site:

https://www.bookslipcase.com/

Ben Staad
04-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Good post. I have two of his cases and they are very well done.


Dick Olson makes all those wood slipcases/traycases that collectors get wet over.

Here's his site:

https://www.bookslipcase.com/

jhanic
04-19-2014, 06:28 PM
Dick Olson makes all those wood slipcases/traycases that collectors get wet over.

Here's his site:

https://www.bookslipcase.com/

I'd love to have one of his cases, but being retired and on a more or less fixed income, I just can't afford them.

John

srboone
04-20-2014, 02:54 AM
Same here, John. I had saved the money for one of his cases a few years ago, but he was busy with all the cases for The Shining and 'Salem's Lot that were being sold and the idea I had never materialized. Maybe at a later date...

Theli
04-20-2014, 07:37 AM
That was definitely the one I was think of. I wonder is there any other places that sell custom slip and tray cases.

TJCams
04-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Today I purchased Fire by Alan Rodgers and Survivor by J. F. Gonzalez off Abebooks - will take pics and add to my collection once they arrive. :)

Yes, I'm cheap! ;)

subie09lega
04-22-2014, 08:24 PM
Buying on Abebooks doesn't guarantee cheapness, there are a lot of overpriced items on there and the uninformed can easily be taken to the cleaners.

TJCams
04-22-2014, 08:26 PM
Buying on Abebooks doesn't guarantee cheapness, there are a lot of overpriced items on there and the uninformed can easily be taken to the cleaners.

I know what you mean - for used paperbacks of harder to find titles though - it's usually a pretty good deal - a couple $ per book plus minimal, or free shipping.

subie09lega
04-22-2014, 08:35 PM
That's true. Good place to find the hard to find. I like to try to contact the seller directly if they have a website of their own and try to get a lower price than listed on Abe. Something I learned recently is that they (the sellers) are charged to list their items and then again through a commission of each sale. I saved $50 recently on a s/l that I got by doing the sale through their website.

TJCams
04-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Thanks for pointing that out - I may look into that.

jhanic
04-23-2014, 12:13 PM
I almost never pay the listed price of a book on ABE. I always make contact with the seller to work out a deal. I got one item--King's signed contest manuscript of "The Two Dead Girls" for a 35% discount from the listed price.

John

mhatchett
04-26-2014, 06:09 PM
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15123

Back from the Yard Sales. stopped by a flea market and picked up some intersting titles and some antique lawn chars that my wife will have me sanding and painting next wekend LOL!! Lots of interesting WWI titles and a 1st of John Connolly's Every Dead Thing. Totally invest $11.00. Not a bad haul. Hope Y'all have a great weekend.
Mike

srboone
04-27-2014, 03:19 AM
$11.00 for me would have a trip to the movies. But not in 3D or IMAX. Nice haul, Mike.

Theli
04-27-2014, 05:21 AM
Not bad for $11. Love yard sales and flea markets.

mhatchett
04-27-2014, 03:04 PM
Thanks! I'll probably pass some these on to my brother. Hope Y'all have luck.
Mike

TJCams
04-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Yard sales are a great place to find books for cheap. Last summer I checked out one that had probably at least 10, brand new condition Koontz books, for $2 ea I think.....I didn't grab any though.

This weekend I brought in some books to a local used book shop and got credit for them and used that to buy: Storm of the Century by King (it's a screenplay book???), picked up what I think is 1st ed hardcover of Insomnia also, and Misery. :)

I found some more books I probably running down there today after work and see if there is anything else that tickles my fancy. Anything they don't buy I will probably try to sell at a yard sale, or donate.

bookworm 1
04-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Yes the Storm of the Century is a screenplay book. book It was sold through the Book of the Month Club. I don't think that there was a regular trade edition published. It is just as hard to read as it was to watch.I mean that in a good way.
Yard sales are a great place to find books for cheap. Last summer I checked out one that had probably at least 10, brand new condition Koontz books, for $2 ea I think.....I didn't grab any though.

This weekend I brought in some books to a local used book shop and got credit for them and used that to buy: Storm of the Century by King (it's a screenplay book???), picked up what I think is 1st ed hardcover of Insomnia also, and Misery. :)

I found some more books I probably running down there today after work and see if there is anything else that tickles my fancy. Anything they don't buy I will probably try to sell at a yard sale, or donate.

TJCams
04-28-2014, 03:49 PM
It's pretty crazy now in that I've accumulated so many books the last couple weeks (not including the ones my wife grabbed - a bunch of Robin Cook hardcovers, plus Tell No One by Harlen Coben, and Betrayal of Trust by J A Jance), plus with more to trade in and the pre-orders I have...... LOL. Plus the 2 I just ordered of AbeBooks!

Good thing is though, I can keep my credit on file at the used book store for future, and I have some hard to find titles I am looking for, and holding out hope they may get them. The owner told me they take in about 500 books/week (I think), or maybe it was per month.

Martin
04-28-2014, 04:31 PM
If I remember correctly the hardcover of Storm of the Century was a book club edition and a paperback with the same trim size was the trade edition.
Yes the Storm of the Century is a screenplay book. book It was sold through the Book of the Month Club. I don't think that there was a regular trade edition published. It is just as hard to read as it was to watch.I mean that in a good way.

bookworm 1
04-28-2014, 04:46 PM
Ah. I did not know that there was a paper back edition of this book. Still a creepy read.

Theli
04-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Interesting, I'll have to keep my eye out for the bookclub edition. Nice grabs TJ!

RJK1981
04-28-2014, 08:24 PM
Never seen a paperback edition of Storm of the Century, didn't even know there was one. I picked up a copy of the HC edition at a Half-Price Books store that was a couple minutes drive from where I used to live. Haven't read it yet, and don't know if I even will, but I wanted to get it since it was in like new condition and King HC I didn't have yet, lol. Got Secret Windows from the same location I think, which was another Book of the Month Club release. Never saw that title at a Half Price after that, and every time I have randomly seen in on eBay it was being sold for a good amount more than I paid for my copy (somewhere around $6 I think). That was another one I had to get because it was a King HC I didn't have, lol. I think I am more likely to read that one though, as I don't know how much I care for reading screenplays.

Martin
04-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Was going to post a photo of the Trade Paperback version of Storm of the Century and realized I do not have the photo on the PC so here is a link to the page in my collection thread with the photo's http://forum.cemeterydance.com/showthread.php?986-Martin-s-Collection/page18
Never seen a paperback edition of Storm of the Century, didn't even know there was one. I picked up a copy of the HC edition at a Half-Price Books store that was a couple minutes drive from where I used to live. Haven't read it yet, and don't know if I even will, but I wanted to get it since it was in like new condition and King HC I didn't have yet, lol. Got Secret Windows from the same location I think, which was another Book of the Month Club release. Never saw that title at a Half Price after that, and every time I have randomly seen in on eBay it was being sold for a good amount more than I paid for my copy (somewhere around $6 I think). That was another one I had to get because it was a King HC I didn't have, lol. I think I am more likely to read that one though, as I don't know how much I care for reading screenplays.

Sock Monkey
04-29-2014, 01:42 AM
Woo hoo! I got my Cemetery dance collectors set #2 in the mail today! Don't know which book I'm going to read first, but I'm leaning towards Jack & Jill.

RJK1981
04-29-2014, 04:23 AM
Was going to post a photo of the Trade Paperback version of Storm of the Century and realized I do not have the photo on the PC so here is a link to the page in my collection thread with the photo's http://forum.cemeterydance.com/showthread.php?986-Martin-s-Collection/page18

Ah, thanks. I probably did see it before and just forgot.

saginawhorror
04-29-2014, 12:07 PM
picked up a dozen old horror paperbacks at work yesterday for $1.38

TJCams
04-29-2014, 12:19 PM
picked up a dozen old horror paperbacks at work yesterday for $1.38

What ya get?? :)

TJCams
04-29-2014, 12:22 PM
I have a bunch of books I want to take down to that shop again, some are university text books, but they gave me credit for one last time, and probably just keep my credit on file. There are some harder to find books I am looking for - even if they are pb and used. As long as they are in decent shape - but again, hard to find it seems.

Joe315
04-30-2014, 03:57 AM
The Dreaming Void by Peter F. Hamilton. It was still sealed and only cost $8.

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bookworm 1
04-30-2014, 04:41 AM
Wow!!! Quite the find.

Joe315
04-30-2014, 04:43 AM
Wow!!! Quite the find.

Thanks.

The store actually had 2 more. I was wondering why they ended up in Phoenix all the from the UK.

Theli
04-30-2014, 05:54 AM
Very strange. Killer price though, nice grab.

Mike88
04-30-2014, 08:11 AM
You cant beat the price. Nice books. Well done Joe!

TJCams
04-30-2014, 01:09 PM
Damn - great find!

I have never read anything by him - anyone who has....... how do you like him?

Joe315
04-30-2014, 05:40 PM
Thanks. I almost bought all 3. :)

subie09lega
04-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Just got my first proof
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TJCams
04-30-2014, 06:45 PM
Awesome!!!!!

subie09lega
04-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Yeah, I was going to mow the lawn after work but I think I have something more important to do.

jhanic
04-30-2014, 09:59 PM
Just got my first proof
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Congratulations! Don't start it until you have nothing to do--it's hard to put down.

John

Tommy
05-01-2014, 02:07 AM
That's great subie09lega, can I borrow it when you're done? ;)

Theli
05-01-2014, 04:44 AM
Nice grab, Subie!

T-Dogz_AK47
05-01-2014, 05:35 AM
Awesome!! That is a very cool grab, Subie!! :D :cool:

How do you get hold of proofs? :confused:

subie09lega
05-01-2014, 01:20 PM
I got about 100 pages into it last night and it is very good so far, I like it better than I did DS. I would have continued reading but I have a four-hour meeting today and another tomorrow so didn't want to be sleep-deprived.
There have been a few proofs offered on eBay, though that's not where I got mine. I just got lucky.

mhatchett
05-03-2014, 05:30 PM
Back from the yard sales! Picked up a great set of Patrick O'Brian titles for $5.00. A few other odds and ends, but these were the best finds. Have a great weekend!
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Theli
05-03-2014, 05:36 PM
Very nice! They're in good condition too.

mhatchett
05-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Very nice! They're in good condition too.


They were. I also found a nice paperback of King's On Writing. A nice haul this weekend. We'll see what next week brings.

srboone
05-04-2014, 03:14 AM
Nice grab, Subbie! (It's gotta be better thand DS, though. That's a no-brainer.)

And awesome finds on the O'Brian books, Mike. Congratz!

RJK1981
05-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Picked up Dinner With the Cannibal Sisters with 50% off coupon. Glad I was finally able to get something with the coupon! :)

sharki69
05-05-2014, 02:43 AM
Found "Horns" @ my local used bookstore. $30 for the ARC. $25 for the signed Proof....

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/Skelton%20crew/9FBEAE44-20BE-40A8-B5BF-FBB8A4B6E1A9.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/Skelton%20crew/9FBEAE44-20BE-40A8-B5BF-FBB8A4B6E1A9.jpg.html)

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/Skelton%20crew/745A78D9-B379-4D14-99B5-9B2748A79C42.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/Skelton%20crew/745A78D9-B379-4D14-99B5-9B2748A79C42.jpg.html)

Dave1442397
05-06-2014, 11:30 AM
Nice find! I know I paid more for my copy of Horns :)

jhanic
05-06-2014, 05:16 PM
I just picked up a mint condition first printing first edition hardcover of Peter Straub's The Throat for 75 cents at Goodwill.

John

Sock Monkey
05-06-2014, 05:30 PM
I just picked up a mint condition first printing first edition hardcover of Peter Straub's The Throat for 75 cents at Goodwill.

John

What an awesome find! And what a great read as well! I love the Blue Rose books!

saginawhorror
05-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Just got a new book from the Bad Moon Paper Moon Book Club. Little by Little by John Little. I don't know when this club ends. I thought it ended 3 books ago. Now have received 19 paperbacks.

Also received my limited of Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road recently.

zimmer
05-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Also received my limited of Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road recently.

would love to see pics of this edition.

bugen
05-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Little By Little is one of the best collections I've ever read. Really top-notch stuff. You'll see what I mean after the first story.


Just got a new book from the Bad Moon Paper Moon Book Club. Little by Little by John Little. I don't know when this club ends. I thought it ended 3 books ago. Now have received 19 paperbacks.

Also received my limited of Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road recently.

marduk
05-09-2014, 10:37 PM
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Ordered this recently from Amazon. At first I was disappointed: Oh man, it's a discontinued library book (those damn stickers!), but then I discovered it was the signed Subterranean Press hardcover.

bugen
05-09-2014, 10:38 PM
Here's my latest purchase, arrived today. Read this a week or two ago and was extremely impressed, but haven't gotten to the next two in the Secret History of Barcelona set. Soon...

Nice score Marduk!

http://i59.tinypic.com/k053lk.jpg

bookworm 1
05-09-2014, 11:10 PM
Just posted my pics. of Sixty-Five. A great book very nice. Looking at getting that Little book. I do love his short storys and novellas.

jhanic
05-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Just received, the partial manuscript proof of King's and O'Nan's Faithful:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/US_Proofs/Faithfulpartialproof_zps74100bd3.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/US_Proofs/Faithfulpartialproof_zps74100bd3.jpg.html)

John

srboone
05-20-2014, 03:13 AM
Very nice, John! One of the few King books that I own but will probably never read (being a Yankees fan), but who knows?

TJCams
05-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Very nice, John! One of the few King books that I own but will probably never read (being a Yankees fan), but who knows?

Imagine someone like me, who cheers for an AL East team other than those 2.....(my two most hated rivals in fact!)

bsaenz24
05-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Here's my latest purchase, arrived today. Read this a week or two ago and was extremely impressed, but haven't gotten to the next two in the Secret History of Barcelona set. Soon...

Nice score Marduk!

http://i59.tinypic.com/k053lk.jpg



I LOVED Shadow of the Wind. One of my favorite books of all time. Angel's Game was not as good to me. I need to read Prisoner soon!

saginawhorror
05-20-2014, 03:20 PM
The Myth of Falling by Charlee Jacob. Copy #8.

TJCams
05-20-2014, 04:21 PM
Traded in some more books on Friday - they took 5 or 6 off my hands, and I grabbed the following 3 in hardcover: The Mailman (Little), Duma Key (King) (both 1st ed I believe), and paperback copy of The Great and Secret Show (Barker).

mhatchett
05-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Saturdays' Flea Market finds! I like the Green Mile paperback in a slipcase,neat. Couple of nice Civil War books, and good general reads. The coup of the day, heck of the year, was the bookends. Picked them up for $20.00. Armor Bronze from between 1915-1930. They are fantastic. There is treasure out there!!! Took the picture outside in front of my wife's garden house, speaking of which, have to go get digging! Hope everyone has a great weekend. Godzilla tonight! LOL!!!
Mike15220

saginawhorror
05-25-2014, 04:53 PM
Just picked up a copy of Splatterpunk ezine issue#5. Comes out on june 1st. really enjoyed issue 4

T-Dogz_AK47
05-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Saturdays' Flea Market finds! I like the Green Mile paperback in a slipcase,neat. Couple of nice Civil War books, and good general reads. The coup of the day, heck of the year, was the bookends. Picked them up for $20.00. Armor Bronze from between 1915-1930. They are fantastic. There is treasure out there!!! Took the picture outside in front of my wife's garden house, speaking of which, have to go get digging! Hope everyone has a great weekend. Godzilla tonight! LOL!!!
Mike15220

That is totally awesome, Mike! Congrats!! :D :cool:

T-Dogz_AK47
05-25-2014, 09:18 PM
Just picked up a copy of Splatterpunk ezine issue#5. Comes out on june 1st. really enjoyed issue 4

Sweet! :D :cool:

TJCams
05-26-2014, 01:28 PM
Went "sale"ing with my wife and daughter yesterday - there is a farmer's market/flea market not for from our house - grabbed a used book shelf (finally!!!!) for $5.00 - now all my books have a nice (cheap) home. :)

And...what's yard sale shopping without a couple book purchases! Grabbed 2 - A Son of the Circus by John Irving, and a Clive Cussler title I can't think of right now (book is at home, me at work).

mhatchett
05-27-2014, 12:53 AM
Thanks man!

mhatchett
05-27-2014, 12:54 AM
Went "sale"ing with my wife and daughter yesterday - there is a farmer's market/flea market not for from our house - grabbed a used book shelf (finally!!!!) for $5.00 - now all my books have a nice (cheap) home. :)

And...what's yard sale shopping without a couple book purchases! Grabbed 2 - A Son of the Circus by John Irving, and a Clive Cussler title I can't think of right now (book is at home, me at work).
The best kind of home LOL!!!

Theli
05-27-2014, 03:08 AM
I dig the book ends Mike!

RJK1981
05-28-2014, 02:13 AM
The best kind of home LOL!!!

I agree, a nice cheap home for the books is always good. Other than the tall one I got free from my parents all my bookcases are cheap ones from Fleet Farm. Not very expensive and they definitely do a good job.

jigertz
05-29-2014, 11:16 AM
I won't be able to post a picture until I go home at the end of next month, but I'm very excited about this one. I found a new copy of the Stealth Press limited Books of Blood on eBay for the same price it was issued at in 2001. Now I think my next stop is going to be the layaway department at Camelot for the lettered edition (if the ding on it isn't too bad--I emailed Kim to ask for a picture). This is definitely the year to grow my Barker collection.

Sock Monkey
05-29-2014, 02:26 PM
I won't be able to post a picture until I go home at the end of next month, but I'm very excited about this one. I found a new copy of the Stealth Press limited Books of Blood on eBay for the same price it was issued at in 2001. Now I think my next stop is going to be the layaway department at Camelot for the lettered edition (if the ding on it isn't too bad--I emailed Kim to ask for a picture). This is definitely the year to grow my Barker collection.

Very nice. Congrats!

bugen
05-30-2014, 02:12 AM
One of the most cynical yet largely true statements I've ever heard came as a teenager from the first girl I was crushed by: "You're not supposed to like your job. If you did, it wouldn't be called a job, it would be called a fun." Very rough day for me, but today's delivery helped when I got home, completing the set of 4:

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To all those out there who truly love what they do, congratulations on your talent, your drive and your luck getting you to where you wanted to go! I think in most cases it takes all 3 and then some.

Theli
05-30-2014, 08:07 AM
I have never liked a job I have worked, in fact most have been hardly tolerable. Nice addition though!

Ben Staad
05-30-2014, 12:49 PM
Very nice looking set of books. Congrats.

srboone
05-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Love the adds! And all the "jobs" I've had paid really well; but I quit those and found a "phoney-baloney" job (which is what I call a job that IS fun). It doesn't pay nearly as much, but I am much happier. :cool:

bugen
05-30-2014, 03:12 PM
Thanks guys. I sat down with Mr. Blackwood this morning and read the first story to get a feel for the production, and it's high-quality Centipede stuff for a great price (about $40 each from B&N).

jhanic
05-31-2014, 05:23 PM
My latest, signed by Bev Vincent:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/RoadtotheDarkTowerproof_zps43c68d78.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/Other_Proofs/RoadtotheDarkTowerproof_zps43c68d78.jpg.html)

John

mhatchett
06-02-2014, 04:28 PM
Just got this from Kim over at Camelot Books today. Ghost Road Blues by Jonathan Maberry, first book of the Pine Deep trilogy. Looks Good! Have a great week.
Mike15244

Aronstg
06-02-2014, 06:35 PM
I just picked up a copy of S/L From a Buick 8 and GE of FDNS. Working towards getting caught up with all of the SK CD books. It's a nice collector goal.

Highbury
06-02-2014, 10:26 PM
That is a sharp Maberry book!

And also nice haul Bugen on the CP books, very tempting to go after despite currency exchange rate and shipping.

bugen
06-03-2014, 02:06 AM
That is a killer Maberry... very enticing.

Thanks Highbury, and these books are sweet. Though I'm sure a far cry from the Masters of the Weird Tale books, of which I have exactly none. Good cloth, paper feels great, a few black and white photos each. great cover art, but no real bells otherwise (embossed cover, I guess). I can say they are high enough quality that when you're reading them, you are well aware you're not reading a book, but rather a production, much like the more expensive titles in their lineup.

Smack me for this one, but for some reason I do miss the nice endpapers.

srboone
06-03-2014, 03:16 AM
Very,nice, Mike. I'll have to look at Mayberry, never heard of him.

bugen
06-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Arrived today. I've read pretty much none of these (besides Beowulf), but am really looking forward to both

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Theli
06-10-2014, 09:31 PM
I am so jealous! Are those EP books? I know they released a nice volumes Medieval myth and lore recently that I missed out on.

bugen
06-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Yep, these are the EP releases. To complement them I've got Myths of Greece and Rome on order, but am actually having some difficulty receiving it. Hope to have a new plan for that book by tomorrow... the 3 together are going to make a pretty sweet set of legends. Can't wait to dive into them.

Being broke doesn't matter if you've already got the book!

Theli
06-11-2014, 02:34 AM
Haha! Yeah I wish I could have grabbed them. I love Easton's products, just beautiful and I am a bit of a myth and folklore fan. A lot would be repeats, but it would be nice to get a high quality printing. Congrats on the nice grabs! Hopefully I'll have the chance to grab them in the future.

srboone
06-11-2014, 03:32 AM
Great Adds! I have that catalog. But the funds....:(

bugen
06-11-2014, 04:53 AM
Thank you guys. I'm a big fan of Easton products. It's interesting, since my first book of theirs purchased from eBay (Ender's Game!), I've run into so many haters, but I feel EP is the king of their particular niche. Their business model needs a serious update, though, as high-quality specialty presses are leaving them in the dust in areas like shipping and order fulfillment. I kid you not, I'm hovering somewhere around a 60% success rate with all EP orders. My Myths of Greece and Rome is supposed to be free to make up for how many times I've been screwed over, and I give them a lot of credit for this, but it's all a moot point if I never actually receive the book.

Will post a pick when I receive Myths of Greece and Rome. (See, I'm keeping the faith!)

Theli
06-11-2014, 05:06 AM
Yeah they are really behind in the time. Ordering to Canada is nye impossible, and the packaging on the book I did order direct from them was atrocious! But I love their products. They are just well made handsome bindings. And I love the streamlined leather style. EP books just look nice on the shelf.

bugen
06-12-2014, 04:48 PM
So... I'll take this down if it doesn't qualify, and arguments can certainly be made. But I wanted to share with you guys the latest awesomeness, received from work yesterday:

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Theli
06-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Ha ha ha. Man I haven't seen that movie in years. Nice purchase! :D

subie09lega
06-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Pamela Anderson in remastered high def.

jhanic
06-20-2014, 04:46 PM
I just got the WH Smith variant cover, so here are both UK Mr Mercedes versions:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/UKMrMercedes_zps53f22081.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/UKMrMercedes_zps53f22081.jpg.html)

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/UKMrMercedesWHSmith_zpsdddf0fc8.jpg (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/johnhanic/media/UKMrMercedesWHSmith_zpsdddf0fc8.jpg.html)

John

bugen
06-21-2014, 11:30 PM
Over 7 weeks, 8-10 emails and 2 shipments later, I finally received my Myths of Greece and Rome! I'm pretty happy with this little set:

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jhanic
06-22-2014, 06:42 PM
Nice!

John

mhatchett
06-25-2014, 06:06 PM
I collect old children's Halloween books. this is my latest find, a school reader published in 1941.
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bugen
06-25-2014, 06:14 PM
That looks to be in beautiful shape for 70+ years old. For a fraction of that time, even. Cool!

mhatchett
06-25-2014, 11:11 PM
Thanks!

paperdragon
06-26-2014, 12:53 AM
The kids book is pretty cool, I think collecting them is a fab idea.

bugen
06-26-2014, 01:17 AM
Thanks John.

After reviewing Chiliad: A Meditation, I felt I needed a copy. THE copy. It's such a complex, dark work... I believe I read somewhere that Mr. Barker calls this his darkest.

Anyway, arrived today! And I owe a loanshark named Boots McPhat three wishes.

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Plasticine
06-28-2014, 01:12 AM
First time I've posted to this thread. I just received the PS Publishing hardcover edition of Sleep, Pale Sister and thought it was absolutely beautiful, so I wanted to share.

http://i.imgur.com/pDB65ZH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yM5AMsG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Rotq5Yx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/alPi5ky.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/AuNGSy4.jpg

Martin
06-28-2014, 03:21 AM
That is a stunning book, thanks for posting it!
First time I've posted to this thread. I just received the PS Publishing hardcover edition of Sleep, Pale Sister and thought it was absolutely beautiful, so I wanted to share.

http://i.imgur.com/pDB65ZH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/yM5AMsG.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Rotq5Yx.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/alPi5ky.jpg

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

http://i.imgur.com/AuNGSy4.jpg

frik51
06-29-2014, 07:27 PM
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/843/pyvth.jpg


:)


sk

Highbury
06-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Gorgeous box! I like what the post office did with the tape decor.

:p

frik51
06-30-2014, 07:06 AM
There was even something inside....

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/853/e1bz.jpg


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/853/n39y.jpg

subie09lega
06-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Lovely blue bubblewrap. I've never seen blue before.

TerryE
06-30-2014, 04:44 PM
You're teasing, Siep. What are those big books?

frik51
06-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Ok, ok, time for the reveal:

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/850/2f9p.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/834/w7bhn.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/820/1to6.jpg

frik51
06-30-2014, 05:09 PM
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/856/mbby.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/840/nzgr.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/849/f1fi.jpg

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/850/vtby.jpg

frik51
06-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Love these books!

sk

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/840/gn2z.jpg

TJCams
06-30-2014, 05:14 PM
What can be said other than....WOW!!!!

subie09lega
06-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Beauties

bugen
06-30-2014, 05:19 PM
My God man, very cool.

A picture like that final one makes me want to stay home and read. Congrats!!

paperdragon
06-30-2014, 05:38 PM
congrats, beautiful editions

Highbury
06-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Meh they are just okay.

:p

Joe315
06-30-2014, 10:16 PM
This is the first time that I noticed the tray case for The Shining is made of leather. Very nice.

subie09lega
06-30-2014, 10:59 PM
Very nice, soft leather like that used on The Providence Rider (if you've seen that).

Joe315
07-01-2014, 12:15 AM
Very nice, soft leather like that used on The Providence Rider (if you've seen that).

The slipcase or the binding? Either way, they are very nice too.