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

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

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

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:

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

*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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