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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    R.I.P. Joe McKinney. He was only 52.

    https://www.sacurrent.com/ArtSlut/ar...inney-has-died
    I hadn't heard. Man, way too young. I've only read a couple of things of his, but he had a fairly engaging style.
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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      William F. Nolan, Co-Author of Logan's Run, Race Car Driver and the Last Of the California Sorcerers has passed away at the age of 93. What a run!!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Nolan#Death
      Last edited by mhatchett; 07-19-2021, 12:47 PM.

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        Long and wonderful career. May he rest in peace.

        Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
        William F. Nolan, Co-Author of Logan's Run, Race Car Driver and the Last Of the California Sorcerers has passed away at the age of 93. What a run!!

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Nolan#Death
        Looking for the fonting of youth.

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          Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
          William F. Nolan, Co-Author of Logan's Run, Race Car Driver and the Last Of the California Sorcerers has passed away at the age of 93. What a run!!

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Nolan#Death
          Had not heard that. I may have to dig out and re-read California Sorcery. I have no clue where but he has lived around here for a long time.

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            Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
            William F. Nolan, Co-Author of Logan's Run, Race Car Driver and the Last Of the California Sorcerers has passed away at the age of 93. What a run!!

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Nolan#Death
            Sad to hear of his passing. I need to move up his volume of Masters of the Weird Tale and read it in honor of his memory and his contribution to the genre.

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              So, I'll post this here because only fellow collectors truly know of what I speak.

              The sting of collecting defeat has been rough this last week. Camelot posted that they had a copy of Centipede's edition of KOKO by Peter Straub. Unfortunately their price of $1250 is way out of my price range, but it got me thinking that I need to fill this particular hole in my collection. I was perusing an eBay seller's listing and checked their sold auctions and they just sold one that day for $250! While I was bummed about missing KOKO, I soothed the pain by telling myself it sold before I even knew it was listed, and that helped a bit.

              Now the other night, I was on ABEbooks and a seller had listed a near fine copy of the Algernon Blackwood volume of Centipede's Library of Weird Fiction for $250. This is a fraction of the price I normally see it for and I've been tracking this bad boy down for awhile. I quickly perused the photos making myself take a brief moment to ensure there wasn't anything wrong with the book. Satisfied with the photos, I quickly added the book to my cart and go to check out, already excited about posting pictures of my find on the forum once I got it in hand. My dreams were cut short when I got the dreaded message "Book already sold".

              I tried to convey my dismay to my wife, but she merely rolled her eyes and said "they're only books". They may be "only books" but the sting still runs deep...

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                Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
                So, I'll post this here because only fellow collectors truly know of what I speak.

                The sting of collecting defeat has been rough this last week. Camelot posted that they had a copy of Centipede's edition of KOKO by Peter Straub. Unfortunately their price of $1250 is way out of my price range, but it got me thinking that I need to fill this particular hole in my collection. I was perusing an eBay seller's listing and checked their sold auctions and they just sold one that day for $250! While I was bummed about missing KOKO, I soothed the pain by telling myself it sold before I even knew it was listed, and that helped a bit.

                Now the other night, I was on ABEbooks and a seller had listed a near fine copy of the Algernon Blackwood volume of Centipede's Library of Weird Fiction for $250. This is a fraction of the price I normally see it for and I've been tracking this bad boy down for awhile. I quickly perused the photos making myself take a brief moment to ensure there wasn't anything wrong with the book. Satisfied with the photos, I quickly added the book to my cart and go to check out, already excited about posting pictures of my find on the forum once I got it in hand. My dreams were cut short when I got the dreaded message "Book already sold".

                I tried to convey my dismay to my wife, but she merely rolled her eyes and said "they're only books". They may be "only books" but the sting still runs deep...
                I feel your pain!!

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                  Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
                  So, I'll post this here because only fellow collectors truly know of what I speak.

                  The sting of collecting defeat has been rough this last week. Camelot posted that they had a copy of Centipede's edition of KOKO by Peter Straub. Unfortunately their price of $1250 is way out of my price range, but it got me thinking that I need to fill this particular hole in my collection. I was perusing an eBay seller's listing and checked their sold auctions and they just sold one that day for $250! While I was bummed about missing KOKO, I soothed the pain by telling myself it sold before I even knew it was listed, and that helped a bit.

                  Now the other night, I was on ABEbooks and a seller had listed a near fine copy of the Algernon Blackwood volume of Centipede's Library of Weird Fiction for $250. This is a fraction of the price I normally see it for and I've been tracking this bad boy down for awhile. I quickly perused the photos making myself take a brief moment to ensure there wasn't anything wrong with the book. Satisfied with the photos, I quickly added the book to my cart and go to check out, already excited about posting pictures of my find on the forum once I got it in hand. My dreams were cut short when I got the dreaded message "Book already sold".

                  I tried to convey my dismay to my wife, but she merely rolled her eyes and said "they're only books". They may be "only books" but the sting still runs deep...
                  Oh, I definitely emphasize…been there, done that, and it’s never a Good Time.
                  Twitter: https://twitter.com/ron_clinton

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                    Sock Monkey I've had a similar experience on ABE. I know the feeling of missing a book and also the reaction from a wife. No shoulder to cry on in my house regarding books.
                    Looking for the fonting of youth.

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                      Just in case you didn't see it mentioned on tdt.org there are some leftover slipcases for If It Bleeds available for order:

                      https://www.cemeterydance.com/if-it-...-slipcase.html

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                        Thanks, everyone for commiserating with my pain!

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                          Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
                          Just in case you didn't see it mentioned on tdt.org there are some leftover slipcases for If It Bleeds available for order:

                          https://www.cemeterydance.com/if-it-...-slipcase.html
                          Thanks MG!! I've been waiting to hear about an IIB slipcase. ~Cap
                          Books are weapons in the war of ideas.

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