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PRESS RELEASE: The Vampire Stories of Robert Bloch from Haffner Press – And How You Can Help!

 

 In This Issue: August 22, 2017
Coming in 2018 . . .
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH

   Robert Bloch (1917-1994) is one of the most fondly remembered and collected authors of crime, horror, fantasy, and science fiction of the 20th Century. Noted by many as the author of Psycho, Bloch wrote hundreds of short stories and over 30 novels. He was a member of the Lovecraft Circle and began his career by emulating H.P. Lovecraft’s brand of “cosmic horror.” He later specialized in crime and horror stories dealing with a more psychological approach.
THE VAMPIRE STORIES OF ROBERT BLOCH
Illustrated by Gahan Wilson
Edited by Stephen Haffner
500+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover
ISBN:
978-1-893887-90-9
PREORDER PRICE: $45Contents:
“The Feast in the Abbey”
“The Beasts of Barsac”
“The Shambler from the Stars”
“The Opener of the Way”
“The Mannikin”
“A Question of Identity”
“The Cloak”
“Unheavenly Twin”
“Nursemaid to Nightmares”
“Fear Planet”
“Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper”
“Black Barter”
“Death Is a Vampire”
“The Bat Is My Brother”
“The Skull of the Marquis de Sade”
“The Bogey Man Will Get You”
“Tooth or Consequences”
“The Hungry House”
“The Man Who Collected Poe”
“The Light-House”
“I Kiss Your Shadow”
“Dig That Crazy Grave”
“The Sleeping Redheads” aka “Sleeping Beauty”
“Hungarian Rhapsody”
“The Living Dead”
“A Case of the Stubborns”
“The Undead”
“The Yougoslaves”
“The Bedposts of Life”
“The Scent of Vinegar”

Here’s How You Can Help!
 

  While we have secured permission from the rights-handlers for Gahan Wilson‘s artwork for the cover image, we have been unable to locate the original “Parkbench Vampire” painting.

  The image originally appeared on the cover of the humor digest, FOR LAUGHING OUT LOUD #33 (Dell Magazines, October, 1964) promising a “Hilarious Monster Issue!”.
   As shown above and to the right, someonesomewherehad access to the original artwork and placed a low-res image on the internet.
  We have sent queries to several Gahan Wilson-collectors as well as many collectors of SF-art-in-general asking for the whereabouts of the original artwork, but nothing has surfaced yet.
So, if you, or someone you know, has a lead on where the original artwork resides, or can assist in supplying a high-resolution scan of the painting, please contact us ASAP at info@haffnerpress.com

2017 is Robert Bloch’s Centennial


  Meanwhile, set aside a few hours and peruse these links, culled mostly by Patricia Abbott & Todd Mason during the week of Robert Bloch‘s 100th Birthday:

  • Patricia Abbott’s Bloch Centennial List
  • Todd Mason’s Bloch Centennial List
  • 100 Years of Robert Bloch at Pulpfest.com
  • Jeff Segal’s blogpost on Robert Bloch in comic books
  Podcast: The Horror Show with Brian Keene (WARNING: NSFW!)


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Posted in Events,News,Newsletter on August 22, 2017 @ 1:44 pm | Comments Off

Haffner Press — Fredric Brown Mystery Library — The Countdown Has Begun!!

April 19, 2017
 

FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY
THE COUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN

Attention Mr. & Mrs. America and all the ships at sea:

FLASH!

   We just received word from the bindery that BOTH Volume One and Volume Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY are complete and ready for delivery!!!  Woo-hoo!

   The plan is to place the Secret Moon Base in the care of Agent Randall and Woola (our Attack Tuxedo Calot), when we depart for this weekend’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Show in Chicago.  We’ll make a Cochrane-breaking maneuver and stop at the bindery to pick up as much inventory as the SUV Comet can carry and then on to Chicago.
   There, we’ll unveil MURDER DRAWS A CROWD and DEATH IN THE DARK. If you preordered and will be at the show, you can pick up your copies at the Haffner Press display.
   Once we return from Chicago, we’ll pick up the remainder of the print-run from the bindery and start inventory-staging. As many of you know, these books were first announced waaaaaay back in Fall 2011. It’s been a long-time pulling all the materials together (truly a global effort!) and we probably hit every bump imaginable in getting from 2011 to 2017.
   That said, we hope you really, really enjoy these books. For readers of vintage detective/mystery fiction, these collections are a goldmine. To Fredric Brown collectorsold and new–these volumes should reward your patience and dedication. At 744 pages each, there isn’t too much more we could squeeze between the covers. Let us know what you think (there may even be prizes!).

So, you know the drill: Order from the links below and if you buy both books before we stage the inventory back at the S
ecret Moon Base, you’ll receive the
exclusive “V.O.N. Munchdriller” bookmark. *Oh. Squee.*

 

VOLUME ONE
MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
VOLUME TWO
DEATH IN THE DARK
BONUS
BOOKMARK


   One more thing before we sign-off: If you preordered either (or both!) of these titles since 2011 and your address has changed, please let us know ASAP!!! We try to keep our mailing database current, but we only know where you are if you tell us!!

   That’s it, fellow-astrogators. Stand back while we fire up the rocket-tubes in the olComet. Next stop: Chicago!

Posted in Events,News,Newsletter on April 20, 2017 @ 12:15 pm | Comments Off

NEW Unpublished HENRY KUTTNER from Haffner Press!!

 In This Issue: October 26, 2016
“MAN’S CONQUEST OF SPACE or UPSIDE-DOWN IN TIME”
A New Unpublished Story by
HENRY KUTTNER

Haffner Press does it again! In 2012 we included a newly discovered Henry Kuttner story—”The Interplanetary Limited”—in THUNDER IN THE VOID. Now, with the upcoming release of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO, we are pleased as pandas (!) to announce we have discovered ANOTHER unpublished Henry Kuttner story!
MAN’S CONQUEST OF SPACE or UPSIDE-DOWN IN TIMEis an early gag-story (featuring pandas) supposedly written for the fanzines of the 1930s. It likely predates Kuttner’s first professional sale in 1936.

“And how can I get a copy?” you ask? Well, we made it simple. So simple that it’s FREE* if you place (or have already placed!) a PAID preorder for

THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO.We’re printing a limited quantity of this new Kuttner story, so Do. Not. Delay.This also means more good news:

THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO is printed and we have approved the finished copies (whew!). We will begin shipping the books when we are recovered from exhibiting at this week’s WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION in Columbus, Ohio.

Meanwhile, here’s what you get in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR:


The Watcher at the Door: The Early Kuttner, Vol. Two
by Henry Kuttner
Edited by Stephen Haffner
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Dr. Garyn G. Roberts
Cover by Jon Arfstrom
ISBN: 978-1893887824
712-pg Hardcover
$45.00

Before his marriage to (and subsequent collaborations with) Catherine L. Moore, Henry Kuttner was a frequent contributor to the pulp magazines that specialized in the weird, supernatural, horror, and science fiction genre. Beginning in 1936, with the minor classic “The Graveyard Rats,” Kuttner launched a steady stream of short stories aimed at Weird Tales, Strange Stories, Thrilling Mystery, and others.
Writing for Weird Tales brought Kuttner into direct correspondence with that magazine’s premier contributor. H. P. Lovecraft. Kuttner set several stories in Lovecraft’s “Cthulhu Mythos” and two are presented in THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: “Hydra” and “The Hunt.”
At this point in his still-young career, Kuttner had cracked the science fiction market and was steadily publishing in Thrilling Wonder Stories, Fantastic Adventures, Science Fiction, and made his first sale to the new prestigious fantasy magazine, Unknown.
In the course of writing the stories collected in this volume, Kuttner married Catherine Lucille Moore on June 7, 1940 (in New York with artist Virgil Finlay as Best Man).
     THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is the second volume in a three-volume “Early Kuttner” set collecting many of Kuttner’s earliest stories, most of which have never been reprinted.

CONTENTS:
Foreword by Robert A. Madle
Introduction by Garyn G. Roberts, Ph.D.
We Are the Dead, Weird Tales, Apr ’37
The Case of Herbert Thorp, Weird Tales, Nov ’37
The Transgressor, Weird Tales, Feb ’39
Hydra, Weird Tales, Apr ’39
Murder for Fun, Thrilling Mystery, May ’39
The Watcher at the Door, Weird Tales, May ’39
The Hunt, Strange Stories, Jun ’39
“Telepathy Is News!”, Science Fiction, Jun ’39
Death Is Where You Find It, Thrilling Mystery, Jul ’39
The Curse of the Crocodile, Strange Stories, Aug ’39
The Misguided Halo, Unknown, Aug ’39
The Devil’s Brood, Thrilling Mystery, Sep ’39
Corpse Castle, Thrilling Mystery, Nov ’39
Towers of Death, Weird Tales, Nov ’39
Suicide Squad, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Dec ’39
Death Has Three Sisters, Thrilling Mystery, Jan ’40
When New York Vanished, Startling Stories, Mar ’40
All Is Illusion, Unknown, Apr ’40
Beauty and the Beast, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Apr ’40
Pegasus, Famous Fantastic Mysteries, May ’40
50 Miles Down, Fantastic Adventures, May ’40
Improbability, Astonishing Stories, Jun ’40
The Room of Souls, Strange Stories, Jun ’40
The Mad Virus, Science Fiction, Jun ’40
Dr. Cyclops, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Jun ’40
Time to Kill, Strange Stories, Jun ’40
No Man’s World, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Aug ’40
The Seal of Sin, Strange Stories, Aug ’40
World Without Air, Fantastic Adventures, Aug ’40
The Uncanny Power of Edwin Cobalt, Fantastic Adventures, October ’40

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Posted in Events,News,Newsletter on October 26, 2016 @ 2:26 pm | Comments Off

Haffner Press Newsletter – October 19, 2016

 


 In This Issue: October 19, 2016 
  Hey everybody.
  A very somber newsletter this time around. In the world of entertainment, 2016 has seen far too many of our most talented performers leave us. Recently, several folks who played a large part with Haffner Press have passed away. We pay tribute to these gentlemen, and hope that you find time to learn more about these men and their contributions to the genre that we all love.
                                      —Stephen Haffner

•  David A. Kyle(1919 – 2016)
•  Robert Weinberg(1942- 2016)
•  Barry Levin(1946 – 2016)
•  Ed Gorman (1941 – 2016)

David A. Kyle (1919-2016)


    
Certainly not by his own choice, but David A. Kyle was the unofficial godfather of Haffner Press. Full details are found in this interview from 2002 HERE. Suffice to say, without David Kyle, you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter.
Kyle was one of the early SF fans in the 1930s, attended the first Worldcon in 1939, and was a member of the legendary group, The Futurians.
     Following service in World War II, Kyle managed a New York radio station. In 1948, with Martin Greenberg, Kyle founded Gnome Press in 1948, ultimately publishing published dozens of volumes of classic sf in hardcover for the first time. Gnome Press went under in 1962.
     In
1956,
Kyle chaired the 14th World Science Fiction Convention (NyCon II), inspiring the fan catchphrase, “Dave Kyle says you can’t sit here.” He was created a Knight of The Order of Saint Fantony in 1961, and was awarded the Big Heart Award in 1973. Kyle was also Fan Guest of Honor at ConStellation, the 41st World Science Fiction Convention, in 1983.
     He wrote two pictorial histories of science fiction (A Pictorial History of Science Fiction and The Illustrated Book of Science Fiction Ideas and Dreams) and three licensed novels set in the Lensman universe (The Dragon Lensman, Lensman from Rigel, and Z-Lensman).

     I last saw David at Readercon 2015 in Boston. He was admiring the ARC of MURDER DRAWS A CROWD by Fredric Brown. After a moment’s pause he looked up and said: “I used to play chess with him.”
     David Kyle
died at the age of 97 on September 18, 2016
Links: Obituary from File770
Wikipedia entry on David A. Kyle
Kyle’s Lensmen novels from Red Jacket Press
Some of Kyle’s writing from the fanzine MIMOSA


Robert Weinberg (1942-2016)


     Bob Weinberg, at one time or another, wore nearly every hat possible in science fiction: Author (novels, stories, comic books, and non-fiction), Editor, Publisher, Bookseller, Distributor, Collector, Art Dealer, Agent, and those are the ones that spring to mind.
     I first knew of Bob as the author of THE WEIRD TALES STORY (Fax, 1977), a beautiful book chock of full of the history of Weird Tales magazine.
While Bob had sold the inventory and mailing list of his and Phyllis’ (his wife) mail-order business WEINBERG BOOKS, he still maintained a tight connection with publishers, dealers, and fellow art collectors. His collection (books, magazines, original artwork) was one of the finest in the world.
    
At my first PulpCon in 1997, I aggressively bid for all six issues of Bob‘s fanzine, THE WEIRD TALES COLLECTOR. Armed with this, I began my quest for a complete file of Edmond Hamilton’s stories (as payback, I invited Bob to write the introduction to the
first volume of Collected Hamilton, THE METAL GIANTS AND OTHERS in 2009).
     One of my favorite memories of Bob was at PulpCon in 2004. The show was pretty much a bust for shopping until a new vendor set up right next to my table and began unboxing his wares. Well, a feeding frenzy broke out (this guy’s stuff was priced to MOVE!), and I spied Bob (bad legs and all) on all fours underneath this dealer‘s table a going through the merchandise. Lo and behold, he comes up for air holding a mint copy of Howard Browne’s A TASTE OF ASHES. Now, I had a copy of this, but not in jacket. IIRC, Bob snagged it for a mere $20. He immediately saw my disappointment. Hours later, the dealers’ room is closed and were all trooping to the hotel elevators. Bob and I cross paths and he says: “I’ll let you have the Browne book for $60.”  SOLD! 
     Bob Weinberg
died at the age of 70 on September 25, 2016

     I first encountered Barry Levin’s name via his classified advertisement in LOCUS magazine for BARRY R. LEVIN BOOKS in Santa Monica, California. In a pre-ebay era, Barry’s printed catalogues were full of wonders and rarities. When fortune smiled on me in 1996, I found myself with an all-expenses-paid three-day trip to San Francisco. With some finagling, I was able to stretch this into 3 days in SF and 5 days in Los Angeles for the same week as L.A. CON III, the 54th World Science Fiction Convention. While most business were shut for the Labor Day holiday, Barry’s store was open and we spent hours getting acquainted and looking over his inventory.
Barry was one of the first dealers to carry Haffner Press books, and I will never forget the day when he called placing an order. Suddenly, my little lark to make a book or two made that quantum leap from dream to reality.
My favorite “Barry-story” was his recalling his early days in bookselling and entertaining two local writers, Edmond Hamilton and Leigh Brackett. In the store, Barry had a copy of the Summer 1943 issue of CAPTAIN FUTURE. According Barry, Hamilton says that the artist (Earle K. Bergey) said: “You know, Ed, you have the face of a villain.” So, if you squint your eyes, you may imagine Hamilton pictured as the threatening bird-man. I’ll leave it to you if the defending woman isn’t a dead-ringer for a young Leigh Brackett.
Barry R. Levin died on September 14, 2016 at the age of 70.
Links:
The website for Barry Levin Books
Obituary for Barry Levin at FILE 770


Ed Gorman (1941-2016)


     Ed Gorman was a writer’s writer. He wrote in nearly every genre (mystery, crime, horror, western, comics, etc.) except science fiction, but he was a sf-fan of the first strip going back to his teenage years. Ed and I exchanged many, many emails about our mutual love of late-50s science fiction adventures by Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett, John Brunner, etc.
Additionally,
he edited over 20 anthologies and co-founded MYSTERY SCENE magazine Robert Randisi in 1985. For more than ten years he blogged about upcoming books at his site: http://newimprovedgorman.blogspot.com and it was always and honor when he gave Haffner Press a shout-out.
     Ed Gorman wrote the introduction to our forthcoming omnibus, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore.

Recognitions:
Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America
The International Horror Writers Award
Numerous nominations for the Edgar Award

Ed Gorman died on October 14, 2016 at the age of 74.

Links:
Ed Gorman’s entry on Wikipedia
https://jamesreasoner.blogspot.com/2016/10/ed.html
http://billcrider.blogspot.com/2016/10/ed-gorman-r-i-p.html
http://pattinase.blogspot.com/2016/10/ed-gorman.html


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Posted in Events,News,Newsletter on October 18, 2016 @ 3:23 pm | Comments Off

Haffner Press Newsletter – August 4, 2016 – Wandrei, Brown, and Kuttner!



 In This Issue: August 4, 2016
COMPLETE IVY FROST gets more guts!
Status on Fredric Brown Titles!
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is Off and Running!
• What’s MICHAEL GRAY Up To?

THE COMPLETE IVY FROST gets more guts!

The assembly of Donald Wandrei’s colossal 744-page collection of all 18 stories of sleuth IVY FROST and his partner Jean Moray (from the pages of CLUES DETECTIVE STORIES) passed another hurdle with the recent delivery of the interior art by Chris Kalb!Chris has re-purposed the original black and whitepulp illos for each story as double-page spreads opening each tale. They are simply fantastic!

The introduction by Wandrei expert D.H. Olson is in hand and all that remains is the last proofreaders pass on three remaining stories with a final touch-up on the magazine covers reproduced on the full-color endpapers.

Are you in?

$40.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*


Sample Title Spread

Sample Title Spread

Sample Endpaper Layout

Placeholder Cover
And remember!

THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
is also offered as part of a 3-book combo with THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR and THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES with an exclusive chapbook for $125.00. Details at the top left of the HAFFNER PRESS home page.

Chapbook Contents

“Revelations in Green”by Donald Wandrei
a new “Cyrus Northnovelette
“Murder Among Magicians”by Manly Wade Wellman
an unreprinted mystery

“Murder’s Handyman”by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
a “Johnny Curtain” mystery



Status on Fredric Brown Titles!


  Not much news on the Fredric Brown front: As noted before, Volume One, MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was initially printed in December 2015, but the quality was so poor that we rejected the finished inventory and the printer refused to mount a second effort that would meet our (and your) expectations. Since then, we’ve been looking for a new printer whom we feel can get the job done.
  Failry soon, we will be giving a different printer the job to make THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO. If all goes well, we will
send Vol. One and Vol. Two of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY to this printer at the same time. Ideally, these Browns will be ready in the 4th quarter.  Meanwhile, follow[THIS LINK] to enjoy one of Brown’s very first stories: Blood of the Dragon” from Detective Yarns, February 1939
.


So . . . THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR is Off and Running


We’re happy to report that we’ve run out of things to do to make the second volume of Henry Kuttner’s early stories THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR ready for the bindery, so this 700+ page treasure is heading down the birthing process. The ambition is to release the book at the 2016 World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio in the last week of October.

(See the reminder above that this title is also available as part of a 3-book Combo.)


What’s MICHAEL GRAY Up To?

  With the rigamarole in getting the Fredric Brown titles back on track, this omnibus of four 1950s mystery novels, THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES by Henry Kuttner and Catherine L. Moore, has been pushed down the publication list.We can report that aside from acquiring new cover art (the image at left is a placeholder; yeah, we know it says “Henry Kutter”…), we are in possession of the proofread manuscript, the Ed Gorman introduction, and the finished interior design.

We are soon to send out an offer to a new cover artist and hope to hear back some good news.

(See the reminder above that this title is also available as part of a 3-book Combo.)

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Haffner Press Newsletter – Shipping Update & Brackett News! July 29, 2016


• Shipping Update on Recent Orders New Combo Offer for Leigh Brackett Titles
Lorelei of the Red Mist – SIGNED
Williamson Lectureship Book
Update on Retro Hugo Award status for Darker Than You Think” by Jack Williamson

Shipping Update on Recent Orders

  A big thank you to all who partook of the Bump-n-Ding sale offered earlier this month. FYI, this offer will continue until all the buggered inventory has been depleted. In fact, the demand for single-copy orders exhausted our on-hand supply of single copy-sized shipping cartons (apologies to those of you who received a rather large box for a single book!) and we are now pleased to say that tomorrow will see the last of the outstanding orders shipped! <whew!>




New Leigh Brackett Combo!
In addition to containing “They,” a brand-new Leigh Brackett story, the contents of the LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL book continue to grow. So, it seems a natural to offer a combo of it, THE BOOK OF STARK, and our most recent Brackett title, SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARS. Ordering the combo will put you first in line as well as lock-in your total price for:


LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL is still being offered at $25, but with the addition of new content, the final price will certainly be higher. Wait until you see what we uncovered! (Keep Watching the Skies, indeed!)THE BOOK OF STARK is still holding at $45 and we hope to have news of who will be providing the introduction very soon (fingers-crossed!). As you may gather, this massive tome collects the fourEric John Stark” stories, the three novels of the “Skaith” series, and will be the first appearance of Brackett’s outline for a new Stark novel that she abandoned in 1977 to take on the screenwriting duties for the sequel to STAR WARS. The dustjacket and endpapers are provided by Raymond Swanland.SHANNACH—THE LAST: FAREWELL TO MARSis the third and final volume collecting all Brackett’s science fiction stories published in her lifetime. At nearly 600 pages, it’s a excellent addition to your library; many stories being reprinted for the first time and nearly as many appearing in their first hardcover appearance. The cover art is by Frank Kelly Freas and illustrated endpapers are by Ed Emshwiller. Grandmaster Anne McCaffrey provides the introduction.$110.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*


LORELEI OF THE RED MIST – LTD ED.
by Leigh Brackett
Cover art by Frank Kelly Freas
Preface by Ray Bradbury
Introduction by
Harry Turtledoveley
496-page hardcover with custom chapbook
and matching slipcase

In sifting our inventory for bumped-n-dinged books, we uncovered a small quantity of the slipcased edition of LORELEI OF THE RED MIST(signed by the author of the introduction, Harry Turtledove, on a Frank Kelly Freas-illustrated limitation sheet) with slipcases! Better still: we also found surplus copies of the 70-page chapbook, BRACKETT TALES! Internally formatted to mimic the design of the original Planet Stories pulp magazine, BRACKETT TALES is chock full of vintage goodies:a facsimile reprint of “Lorelei of the Red Mist” from its first appearance in 1946, two rare fanzine works by Brackett (one short story and one essay), and correspondence between Brackett and Ray Bradbury from the early 40s through the 1970s. The 100-copy state of this edition sold out years ago—these copies will be marked “P/C” on the limitation sheet.$150.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

JACK WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP BOOK
Edited b
y Patrice Caldwell & Stephen Haffner
Introduction by Frank Cioffi
Trade Paperback
374 pages

With the Jack Williamson Lectureship celebrating 40 years this past spring, we’ll take this opportunity to hep you to this amazingly affordable book from 2011. A collection of speeches from various Lectureship guests from 1977-2011, the book features contributions from such luminaries as:
James Gunn
Robert Silverberg
Frederik Pohl
Stephen R. Donaldson
Joe Haldeman
C.J. Cherryh
Tim Powers
Connie Willis
Nalo Hopkinson

Also included is one of Jack’s last stories: “Dream of Earth” (2004) and a gallery of posters for earlier Lectureships
.
$19.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*


Finally, as you may have read elsewhere, the administrators of the 1941 Retro Hugo Awards have declared that “ ‘Darker Than You Think by Jack Williamson was mistakenly categorized as a novelette. The story is a novella, but did not receive enough nominations to be a finalist as a novella.  It has been marked as not eligible. The novelette “Vault of the Beast” by A. E. Van Vogt (Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1940) should have been listed as the 5th finalist and has been added to the Retro ballot.”

Well, that’s unhappy news. :(   However, we still want *you* to be happy so, as promised, we will continue tooffer THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON (with the “novella”-length version of “Darker Than You Think”) for the discounted price of $35 until Labor Day:

THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON:
A Centennial Tribute—1908-2008

Edited by Stephen Haffner
Cover art by Vincent Di Fate
Foreword by Frederik Pohl
Introduction by James Gunn
Smythe-sewn hardcover
720 pages
$35.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

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Posted in Events,News,Newsletter on July 29, 2016 @ 5:01 pm | Comments Off

Haffner Press Newsletter August 23, 2012

In This Issue:   August 23, 2012

•   COMPLETE THUNSTONE Update

•   Tales From Super-Science Fiction

•   Updated Early Bird Special #1

•   Sgn’d JW Books-Haldeman, Swanwick, etc. 
•   Thunder in the Void – Now with Resnick!
•   OOPs – Out of Print Notices
COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE Update
Originally slated for release this summer, we are pushing the publication of THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE by Manly Wade Wellman back to December 2012.  Why?  Check this out:
We have uncovered more original artwork by George Evans for these tales by Wellman.
We have employed Chris Kalb to design a new design for the cover titles.
We have enlisted Grandmaster Ramsey Campbell to write an original introduction. (Oh, yeah!)
We have secured 100 Manly Wade Wellman autographs for the book’s 100-copy Slipcased Edition!
The slipcased edition will also feature two dustjackets AND an exclusive chapbook of Wellman’s “Judge Pursuivant” stories (published in Weird Tales as by “Gans T. Fields”) also illustrated by Evans and featuring the cover from the 1946 UK edition of these stories, ROMANCE IN BLACK.
We are also preparing a 26-copy leather-bound LETTERED edition which will also bear a Wellman autograph, along with some extra material that we will share in the near future.

Look for our next e-Newsletter where we will announce the contents of the Bonus Chapbook for preorders of THUNSTONE, IVY FROST and MICHAEL GRAY!
 

Thunder in the Void

Romance in Black
UPDATE ON EARLY BIRD SPECIAL #1
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                                                          voidTo those that took advantage of the EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for preordering THUNDER IN THE VOID, TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION and AT THE HUMAN LIMIT (or HOLLYWOOD ON THE MOON/MAN ABOUT TIME) you are entitled to the exclusive chapbook SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION which features the following:

“Creatures of the Green Slime” by James Rosenquest from the June 1959 issue of Super-Science Fiction
Book Reviews by Jack Williamson of works by Clarke, Wells, Boucher, Huxley, Heinlein, Aldiss, Asimov, and more!
“Ironing Board Derby” by Henry Kuttner & Arthur K. Barnes – a rare, non-genre collaboration from the pages of Popular Sports, June 1939

The chapbook is currently in the proofreading stage and will shipping in a few weeks.
 

 

SIGNED COPIES!!! of THUNDER IN THE VOID by Henry Kuttner
Mike Resnick was the Guest of Honor at Pulpfest 2012 this summer in Columbus, OH and he signed several copies of THUNDER IN THE VOID by Henry Kuttner (Mike wrote the learned and erudite introduction).

While supplies last, we will ship these autographed copies of THUNDER IN THE VOID for the regular $40 price.  If you don’t want an autographed copy (really?), let us know with your order and you’ll receive one of the shrink-wrapped unsigned copies.

This book is a massive collection of 16 fun and exciting Space Opera stories originally printed in Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories, and Planet Stories with original and unpublished story, “The Interplanetary Limited.”  How cool is that?
 

Thunder in the Void
TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION
Only a few months in release, TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION has gotten A LOT of good press and you can read it here:
http://www.locusmag.com/Reviews/2012/07/paul-di-filippo-reviews-super-science-fiction/
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-893887-88-6

http://www.librarything.com/work/11769861/reviews

http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/review/tales-super-science-fiction

http://www.blackgate.com/2012/07/05/new-treasures-tales-from-super-science-fiction-edited-by-robert-silverberg/

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/aug_12.htm#Fantasy

http://georgekelley.org/?p=12151

Keep Watching the Skies for an announcement of Robert Silverberg’s NEXT anthology for Haffner Press!


Grok these endpapers:

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Tales From Super Science Fiction
Signed Williamson Books – now with Clute, Haldeman & Swanwick!
Vampire Master Vampire MasterHaffner Press exhibited at Readercon in Boston for the first time this summer and we were able to add the autographs of John Clute, Joe Haldeman, and Michael Swanwick to IN MEMORY OF WONDER’S CHILD, the $15 chapbook honoring Jack Williamson and Joe Haldeman added his signature to the remaining copies of the $19 celebration: THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE JACK WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP.
We plan to add more contributors signatures to the remaining inventory of these two amazing books at Chicon 7 Worldcon next week!

 

OOPs – OUT-OF-PRINT NOTICES
Vampire Master Lorelei of the Red Mist Lorelei of the Red Mist Lorelei of the Red Mist

The trade hardcover editions of THE VAMPIRE MASTER AND OTHER TALES OF HORROR and LORELEI OF THE RED MIST are now OUT OF PRINT. The Deluxe Slipcased editions of these two books are available HERE and HERE, but quantities are limited.
 

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