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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
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$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*

*Shipping is FREE in the continental United States. Alaska, Hawaii and International orders
should email us at info@haffnerpress.com for shipping rate quotes. You have been warned!

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Haffner Press Newsletter – Special Bump ‘n Ding Sale!! – July 5, 2016

 

 

 In This Issue: July 5, 2016

• •  Special Bump ‘n Ding SALE on select titles!!  • •
 
  We hope all of you had a happy and safe Fourth of July weekend. This past weekend also brought a taking of inventory and it‘s time to put the following books back out into the wild. These books are still in their factory shrinkwrap, but suffer some minor flaw. Whether it’s misaligned dustjackets from the bindery or a number of corner bumps or scuffs from handling when working their way through the distribution pipeline, here is an EXCELLENT chanceto get the titles (including some out-of-print books!) at a bargain price.
So, getting to it, here’s what we have. Prices included FREE shipping via Media Mail to Continental USA address. For AK, HI, and International customers, please contact us at info@haffnerpress.com for a shipping quote.  Enjoy!


THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, Volume Three
by Edmond Hamilton
Cover art by Earle K. Bergey
Introduction by Chuck Juzek
Smythe-sewn hardcover
698 pages

Four novels of the Solar System‘s ace-protector, Captain Future and the Futuremen!$27.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*



REIGN OF THE ROBOTS: THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, Volume Four
by Edmond Hamilton
Cover art by Frank R. Paul
Introduction by Mike Ashley
Smythe-sewn hardcover
696 pages


More tales of stellar war and mad scientists run amok. No one did it better than Hamilton!

$27.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE
b
y Manly Wade Wellman
Cover art by Raymond Swanland
Introduction by Ramsey Campbell
Smythe-sewn hardcover
640 pages

Even mis-centered dustjackets fail to diminish the desirability of this amazing collection!

$90.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

TALES FROM SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION
Edited by Robert Silverberg
Cover art by Frank Kelly Freas
Smythe-sewn hardcover
400 pages

An excellent curated collection of 1950s SF by the man who was on the scene! Oh, and it has monsters, too!

$22.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

WIZARD’S ISLE, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, Volume Three
Cover art by Marget Brundage
Foreword by Ray Bradbury
Smythe-sewn hardcover
540 pages

Williamson was already a superstar when he wrote these tales for ASTOUNDING STORIES and WEIRD TALES!
$35.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

SEVENTY-FIVE: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer
by Jack Williamson
Edited
by Stephen Haffner & Richard A. Hauptmann
Foreword by Connie Willie
Introduction by Sir Arthur C. Clarke
Smythe-sewn hardcover
608 pages

A big coffee table-sized book that will challenge the dimensions of your bookcase and your imagination!

$30.00
W/FREE SHIPPING*

And, while we have your attention, remember that we are offering THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON 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*


*Shipping is FREE in the continental United States. Alaska, Hawaii and International orders
should email us at info@haffnerpress.com for shipping rate quotes. You have been warned!

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Haffner Press Newsletter – February 2, 2016

 In This Issue: February 2, 2016
    Last chance to vote on the cover art to THE BOOK OF STARK by Leigh Brackett
    • Last Call for some of our signed/slipcased editions
    • Join us on FACEBOOK and win FREE books!

Cast your vote for the cover art for
THE BOOK OF STARK by Leigh Brackett

We recently received the comps from artist Raymond Swanland for Leigh Brackett’s THE BOOK OF STARK and we’re cutting you in on the design of the cover!  Send an email to info@haffnerpress.com telling us which cover comp (Nos. 1-13) you would like to see turned into the finished artwork to THE BOOK OF STARK. For everyone one responds, we’ll enter you in a drawing for a FREE copy of the finished book! Voting results as of this morning below the images.

Here’s how the voting currently shakes out by image #:

1 2
3
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5
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7 8
9
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11
12
13
0.0% 6.8% 9.1% 4.5% 27.3% 18.2% 0.0% 2.3% 13.6% 2.3% 9.1% 4.5% 4.5%


THE BOOK OF STARK
By Leigh Brackett
Artwork by Raymond Swanland
ISBN: 9781893887862
720+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover

Preorder: $45

THIS IS IT! The BIG one! All the tales of Eric John Stark in a single volume. The stories, the novels, and for the first time, Brackett’s working notes for the abandoned FOURTH “Stark” novel from 1977. Need we say more?

Contents
“Queen of the Martian Catacombs”
“Enchantress of Venus”
“Black Amazon of Mars”
“Stark and the Star Kings”
The Ginger Star
The Hounds of Skaith
The Reavers of Skaith
“1977: Notes for Stark #4″


LAST CALL for some of our Signed/Slipcased Editions

We took inventory last month and quantities are getting VERY LOW on our deluxe autographed editions. One of these is as low a ONE copy!  These editions are signed by the author of the book and/or the introducer (who is a recipient of a Grandmaster or Lifetime Achievement award—or both!), some of whom are no longer with us. Act soon if you’re considering the following:

Signed by Ramsey Campbell (introduction), Raymond Swanland (cover artist), Stephen Haffner (editor), and bears a Manly Wade Wellman autograph from a cancelled check. BONUS: ROMANCE IN BLACK: an exclusive chapbook of all five “Judge Pursuivant” stories illustrated by George Evans and a John Pelan introduction. $150


Signed by Hugh B. Cave (introduction) and Jon Arfstrom (cover artist). BONUS ITEMS: THREE FROM THE TOMB: an exclusive chapbook of three more “weird tales” with an introduction by Joe Wrzos. Tucked inside is a facsimile of the promo flyer announcing the adaptation of some of these stories for radio in the early 1930s. $100

Signed by Michael Moorcock (introduction). With the 1000-copy trade edition of this book long out of print (the lowest price we found today was $145 with “light musty odor”—Ha!), this is the best bang for your buck on this title (and our copies are still minty fresh!). $125

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON

Signed by Grandmaster Jack Williamson. Out-of-print as well as the first-ever appearance of the original serialized version (“. . . And Searching Mind”) of the text that was rewritten as THE HUMANOIDS.    $150
Signed by Connie Willis (introduction), initialed by Ralph McQuarrie (cover artist) and bearing a mounted autograph of Jack Williamson. $150
Another case of the out-of-print trade editions commanding higher prices than these autographed editions.
Only ONE of these left. Signed by Frederik Pohl (foreword), James Gunn (introduction), Vincent Di Fate (cover artist), Vicky Medley (on her contribution “Queens of Space”) and Stephen Haffner (editor). BONUS: A chapbook of Williamson’s “Seetee” works (“Opposites—React!” and a sequence from his 1950s comic strip BEYOND MARS) introduced by William S. Higgins; and a copy of the chapbook THE MAN FROM SOMEWHERE signed by Jack Williamson. $150


Signed by Robert Silverberg (introduction) and Frederik Pohl (afterword). BONUS: an exclusive chapbook, OTHERNESSES, which includes three rare stories (including the “lost” Hogben story) and an introduction by Barry N. Malzberg (who has also signed the chapbook!). $150


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And consider visiting the Facebook page for COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON. This FB page also us a more narrow focus on Edmond Hamilton and all his works—including those we won’t be reprinting such as his work on Batman, Superman, the Legion of Super Heroes, etc. for DC Comics.


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