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 In This Issue: April 4, 2023 


THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER by Manly Wade Wellman has been at the printer for the last few weeks and we're satisfied enough that we can give all of you what you've been asking for: a release date. Barring unforeseen events, we expect to take possession of the 1500-copy trade hardcover edition of this incredible two-volume omnibus so as to begin shipping the initial preorders on May 15, 2023. Orders will be processed on a First-in / First-out basis. Please be patient as we work to pack and ship the hundreds of preorders for this title.

    If your mailing address has changed since you placed your preorder, contact us ASAP!

    Meanwhile, if you're still on the fence, here's what is in THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER, some of which is appearing for the first time, or for the first time in book form:

1152 pages containing:

All 19 short stories

All 5 novels

Wellman's synopsis for the unwritten 6th novel: The Valley So Low

Covers & endsheets by Raymond Swanland

Interior artwork by Tim Kirk

Introductions by
Stephen Jones & Patrick J. LoBrutto

An afterword by performer Hedges Capers

Eulogy for, and interview with, Manly Wade Wellman by Karl Edward Wagner

All entombed in two 500+ page smythe-sewn hardcovers printed on acid-free archival paper, domestically bound in Black Arrestox cloth, with foil stamping designed to match our previous Wellman title, THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE.

$110.00 USD


David D.

    Finally, we are very happy to share that ALL PREORDERS for THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER will be shipped with the Bonus Chapbook, NOT ALL A DREAM by Manly Wade Wellman.

    "Not All a Dream" was originally written by Wellman in the 1970s for the yet-to-be-published anthology Last Dangerous Visions.

    We originally stopped offering this item as a preorder premium a while back, but the cost of running extra copies wasn't too much more, so EVERY ONE who **preorders** THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER gets a copy of what is arguably the "last" story by Manly Wade Wellman.

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