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Haffner Press e-Newsletter – November 23, 2015

 In This Fredric Brown Issue: November 23, 2015
  “Where‘s that Fredric Brown book?”
  • Murder Draws a Crowd ships 11/10/15

  Contents List
  Sample Page-Spreads
  FREE Fredric Brown Story Online!
 
A Note on Amazon.com Availability

“Where’s that Fredric Brown book?”

     In our October 27th newsletter, we boldly (and confidently!) stated that we would be shipping MURDER DRAWS A CROWD by Fredric Brown on November 10th. In fact, we expected copies to be ready by November 2nd and that we would be able to put a sizable dent in shipping out preorders. November 10th was the “public date” as by then we would have returned from exhibiting at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention (11/4 to 11/8 in Saratoga Springs, NY) and felt we could ship the balance of the preorders.
     Meanwhile, we had been wrestling with the artwork for the metal die used on stamping the spine and front of the cloth-covered boards. As you can see in the pictures below, the stamping design is an homage to Brown’s 1950s hardcovers published by Dutton’s Guilt Edge Mystery imprint. In similar homage to the Fredric Brown books from Dennis McMillan, we choseto bind MURDER DRAWS A CROWD in
Ecofibers’ Brillianta cloth. Sadly, the same qualities that that make Brillianta a premiumcloth, also play havoc with the thin lines of the Fredric Brown cameo artwork.
     After tweaking the image to generate a “cleaner” die, it was hoped that a new sample case would be sent to our hotel in New York. If approved, final binding could commence and we could possibly still start shipping copies out on the 10th.
As you can see, the new case still had “clogging” issues. Words were expressed. Phone calls were made. Emails were sent. Meetings were held.
The result is that a new case received on November 20ht looks good. The solution was to “blind” stamp the case with a clear foil making an impression that when hit a second time with the black foil, seems to have solved the clogging issue. Of course, this doubles our cost on the stamping process, but we’d only do it or you—the loyal and patient (hey, it has been four years since MURDER DRAWS A CROWD was announced!)
connoisseurs of Fredric Brown.

We’ll send another e-newsletter when we have finished copies. Until then . . .

Keep Watching the Skies!

Dutton spine & front design
Stamp with original die
Revised Stamp with new die
Latest stamping sample with the double-hits (oo la la!)

This time, it’s (finally!) MURDER!
.Four years in the making, and it’s almost ready . . . for you!
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MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
The Fredric Brown Mystery Library, Volume One
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
ISBN: 9781893887787
744 pages
Over 100 illustrations
39 pulp magazine stories:
Detective  • Mystery  Horror  Western
100-pg appendix with the “V.O.N. Munchdriller” &
“William Z. Williams” comedies
Decorated endpapers
Smythe-sewn binding

Full cloth-covered binding boards
Preorder: $40
On publication: $45


SAMPLE PAGE-SPREADS

The Prehistoric Clue
The King Comes Home
Twenty Gets You Plenty Hex Marks the Spot

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CONTENTS LIST

The Moon for a Nickel, Detective Story Magazine Mar. 38
The Cheese on Stilts, Thrilling Detective Jan. 39
Blood of the Dragon, Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39
There Are Bloodstains in the Alley, Detective Yarns Feb. 39
Murder at 10:15, Clues Detective Stories May 39
The Prehistoric Clue, Ten Detective Aces Jul. 40
Trouble in a Teacup, Detective Fiction Weekly Jul-13-1940
Murder Draws a Crowd, Detective Fiction Weekly Jul-27-1940
Footprints on the Ceiling, Ten Detective Aces Sep. 40
The Little Green Men, The Masked Detective Fall 1940
Town Wanted, Detective Fiction Weekly Sep-7-1940
Herbie Rides His Hunch, Detective Fiction Weekly Oct-19-1940
The Stranger from Trouble Valley, Western Short Stories Nov. 40
The Strange Sisters Strange, Detective Fiction Weekly Dec-28-1940
How Tagrid Got There, unpublished until 1986
Fugitive Imposter, Ten Detective Aces Jan. 41
The King Comes Home, Thrilling Detective Jan. 41
Big-Top Doom, Ten Detective Aces Mar 41
The Discontented Cows, G-Men Detective Mar. 41
Life and Fire, Detective Fiction Weekly Mar-22-1941
Big-League Larceny, Ten Detective Aces Apr. 41 {as by Jack Hobart}
Selling Death Short, Ten Detective Aces Apr. 41
Client Unknown, The Phantom Detective Apr. 41
Your Name in Gold, The Phantom Detective Jun. 41
Here Comes the Hearse, 10-Story Detective Jul. 41 {as by Allen Morse}
Six-Gun Song, 10-Story Detective Jul. 41
Star-Spangled Night, Coronet Jul. 41
Wheels Across the Night, G-Men Detective Jul. 41
Little Boy Lost, Detective Fiction Weekly Aug-2-1941
Bullet for Bullet, Western Short Stories Oct. 41
Listen to the Mocking Bird, G-Men Detective Nov. 41
You’ll End Up Burning!, Ten Detective Aces Nov. 41
Number Bug, Exciting Detective Winter 1941
Thirty Corpses Every Thursday, Detective Tales Dec. 41
Trouble Comes Double, Popular Detective Dec. 41
Clue in Blue, Thrilling Mystery Jan. 42
Death is a White Rabbit, Strange Detective Mysteries Jan. 42
Twenty Gets You Plenty, G-Men Detective Jan. 42
Bloody Murder, Detective Fiction Jan-10-1942

Appendix:
The “V.O.N. Munchdriller” stories from The Driller
The “William Z. Williams” stories from Excavating Engineer


FREE FREDRIC BROWN STORY:
“BLOOD OF THE DRAGON”

To whet your appetite for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD, we have posted the text of an early Fredric Brown story, “Blood of the Dragon” from Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39. Enjoy!


     CHIEF OF POLICE Walworth smacked the top of his desk with his hand so hard that the impact sounded like a revolver shot. “I tell you, ‘Deadpan,’ we’ve got to get those counterfeiters soon, damn soon, or the commissioner will have me out on the sidewalk. And the newspapers are howling like banshees!”
     His ace detective and closest friend, seated across the desk from him, replied calmly, placatingly: “We’ve been doing everything we can, Phil. After all—”
     “We know the stuff’s being made right in or near this very town. Whenever a green-goods dealer or pusher gets picked up anywhere in the state
  [MORE]

A NOTE ON AMAZON.COM AVAILABILITY

After much deliberation, it has been decided that MURDER DRAWS A CROWD will not be available directly from Amazon.com. Once we have all the advance orders shipped, we will be listing copies for sale in the Amazon Marketplace at $45 plus $3.99 shipping. So, for this title at least, support your humble Poobah and/or support your favorite specialty bookseller.


That’s it for now. To ensure that you continue to receive this newsletter, be sure to add haffnerpress@sbcglobal.net and info@haffnerpress.com to your email reader’s “safe list.” And, remember, 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’s Fredric Brown Newsletter – October 27, 2015 This time, it’s MURDER!

 In This Fredric Brown Issue: October 27, 2015
  Murder Draws a Crowd ships 11/10/15
  Contents List
  A Brief Fredric Brown Biography
  Sample Page-Spreads
  FREE Fredric Brown Story Online!
 
A Note on Amazon.com Availability

This time, it’s (finally!) MURDER!
.Four years in the making, and now it’s finally ready . . . for you!
.

MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
The Fredric Brown Mystery Library, Volume One
Introduction by Jack Seabrook
ISBN: 9781893887787
744 pages
Over 100 illustrations
39 pulp magazine stories:
Detective  • Mystery  Horror  Western
100-pg appendix with the “V.O.N. Munchdriller” &
“William Z. Williams” comedies
Decorated endpapers
Smythe-sewn binding

Full cloth-covered binding boards
Shipping November 10, 2015

Preorder: $40
On publication: $45

SAMPLE PAGE-SPREADS

The Prehistoric Clue
The King Comes Home
Twenty Gets You Plenty Hex Marks the Spot

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CONTENTS LIST

The Moon for a Nickel, Detective Story Magazine Mar. 38
The Cheese on Stilts, Thrilling Detective Jan. 39
Blood of the Dragon, Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39
There Are Bloodstains in the Alley, Detective Yarns Feb. 39
Murder at 10:15, Clues Detective Stories May 39
The Prehistoric Clue, Ten Detective Aces Jul. 40
Trouble in a Teacup, Detective Fiction Weekly Jul-13-1940
Murder Draws a Crowd, Detective Fiction Weekly Jul-27-1940
Footprints on the Ceiling, Ten Detective Aces Sep. 40
The Little Green Men, The Masked Detective Fall 1940
Town Wanted, Detective Fiction Weekly Sep-7-1940
Herbie Rides His Hunch, Detective Fiction Weekly Oct-19-1940
The Stranger from Trouble Valley, Western Short Stories Nov. 40
The Strange Sisters Strange, Detective Fiction Weekly Dec-28-1940
How Tagrid Got There, unpublished until 1986
Fugitive Imposter, Ten Detective Aces Jan. 41
The King Comes Home, Thrilling Detective Jan. 41
Big-Top Doom, Ten Detective Aces Mar 41
The Discontented Cows, G-Men Detective Mar. 41
Life and Fire, Detective Fiction Weekly Mar-22-1941
Big-League Larceny, Ten Detective Aces Apr. 41 {as by Jack Hobart}
Selling Death Short, Ten Detective Aces Apr. 41
Client Unknown, The Phantom Detective Apr. 41
Your Name in Gold, The Phantom Detective Jun. 41
Here Comes the Hearse, 10-Story Detective Jul. 41 {as by Allen Morse}
Six-Gun Song, 10-Story Detective Jul. 41
Star-Spangled Night, Coronet Jul. 41
Wheels Across the Night, G-Men Detective Jul. 41
Little Boy Lost, Detective Fiction Weekly Aug-2-1941
Bullet for Bullet, Western Short Stories Oct. 41
Listen to the Mocking Bird, G-Men Detective Nov. 41
You’ll End Up Burning!, Ten Detective Aces Nov. 41
Number Bug, Exciting Detective Winter 1941
Thirty Corpses Every Thursday, Detective Tales Dec. 41
Trouble Comes Double, Popular Detective Dec. 41
Clue in Blue, Thrilling Mystery Jan. 42
Death is a White Rabbit, Strange Detective Mysteries Jan. 42
Twenty Gets You Plenty, G-Men Detective Jan. 42
Bloody Murder, Detective Fiction Jan-10-1942

Appendix:
The “V.O.N. Munchdriller” stories from The Driller
The “William Z. Williams” stories from Excavating Engineer


FREE FREDRIC BROWN STORY:
“BLOOD OF THE DRAGON”

To whet your appetite for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD, we have posted the text of an early Fredric Brown story, “Blood of the Dragon” from Variety Detective Magazine Feb. 39. Enjoy!


     CHIEF OF POLICE Walworth smacked the top of his desk with his hand so hard that the impact sounded like a revolver shot. “I tell you, ‘Deadpan,’ we’ve got to get those counterfeiters soon, damn soon, or the commissioner will have me out on the sidewalk. And the newspapers are howling like banshees!”
     His ace detective and closest friend, seated across the desk from him, replied calmly, placatingly: “We’ve been doing everything we can, Phil. After all—”
     “We know the stuff’s being made right in or near this very town. Whenever a green-goods dealer or pusher gets picked up anywhere in the state
  [MORE]

A BRIEF FREDRIC BROWN BIOGRAPHY

Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972 was perhaps best known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the “short short” form—stories of 1 to 3 pages, often with ingenious plotting devices and surprise endings. Humor and a somewhat postmodern outlook carried over into his novels as well.
Brown’s first mystery novel, The Fabulous Clipjoint, won the Edgar Award for outstanding first mystery novel. It began a series starring Ed and Ambrose Hunter, and depicts how a young man gradually ripens into a detective under the tutelage of his uncle, an ex–private eye now working as a carnival concessionaire.
Many of his books make use of the threat of the supernatural or occult before the “straight” explanation at the end. For example, Night of the Jabberwock is a bizarre and humorous narrative of an extraordinary day in the life of a small-town newspaper editor.
The Screaming Mimi (which became a 1958 movie starring Anita Ekberg and Gypsy Rose Lee, and directed by Gerd Oswald) and The Far Cry are noir suspense novels reminiscent of the work of Cornell Woolrich. The Lenient Beast experiments multiple first-person viewpoints, among them a gentle, deeply religious serial killer, and examines racial tensions between whites and Latinos in the US state of Arizona. Here Comes a Candle is told in straight narrative sections alternating with a radio script, a screenplay, a sportscast, a teleplay, a stage play, and a newspaper article.
The famous mystery writer Mickey Spillane called Brown “my favorite writer of all time.” Neil Gaiman has also expressed fondness for Brown’s work, having his novel Here Comes A Candle narrated by the character Rose Walker in the collection The Sandman: The Kindly Ones. Also in the Sandman graphic novels, Fredric Brown is a character in the first story of “The Sandman: Dream Country.”
Brown also had the honor of being one of three dedicatees of Robert A. Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land (the other two being Robert Cornog and Philip Jose Farmer).
In his non-fiction book Danse Macabre (1981), a survey of the horror genre since 1950, writer Stephen King includes an appendix of “roughly one hundred” influential books of the period: Fredric Brown’s short-story collection Nightmares and Geezenstacks is included, and is, moreover, asterisked as being among those select works King regards as “particularly important.”—Adapted from Wikipedia.


A NOTE ON AMAZON.COM AVAILABILITY

After much deliberation, it has been decided that MURDER DRAWS A CROWD will not be available directly from Amazon.com. Once we have all the advance orders shipped, we will be listing copies for sale in the Amazon Marketplace at $45 plus $3.99 shipping. So, for this title at least, support your humble Poobah and/or support your favorite specialty bookseller.


That’s it for now. To ensure that you continue to receive this newsletter, be sure to add haffnerpress@sbcglobal.net and info@haffnerpress.com to your email reader’s “safe list.” And, remember, 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 – July 21, 2015

 In This Issue: July 21, 2015
•  IVY FROST goes Deco-style
•  BIG Update on Forthcoming Books
    •  Leigh Brackett Centennial – 2015
    •  DETOUR TO OTHERNESS – OOP


  THE COMPLETE IVY FROST, the omnibus of all 18 stories of Donald Wandrei‘s “scientific-detective” just got even better with the Art Deco treatment for the cover titles courtesy of designer Chris Kalb.

We recently shared this image on Facebook and as of this writing THE COMPLETE IVY FROST has a stat saying “35,520 people reached.” Whatever that means, we hope it translates into people who are anxious to read the adventures of Ivy Frost and Jean Moray!


BIG Update on Forthcoming Books

Below is the list of titles for which we are taking preorders. Some of them are part of “combos” that feature exclusive chapbooks or some manner of “early-bird” discount. Check out www.haffnerpress.com for details. And now, on with the show!
MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME ONE
• We ordered ARCs to display at Readercon last week, but they (naturally) arrived after the show. But, they are FANTASTIC!
• What else is there to say? All the work on this massive 744-page blockbuster is complete and inventory should be in hand soon.
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR
THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO

by Henry Kuttner
• The long-awaited follow-up to TERROR IN THE HOUSE: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME ONE, we plan to launch this title at the 2015 World Fantasy Convention.
• The mss is proofread and the dustjacket art is ready to go.
• Awaiting the introductions/forewords from Robert A. Madle and Dr. Garyn G. Roberts.
HALO FOR HIRE
THE COMPLETE PAUL PINE MYSTERIE
S
by Howard Browne

• This 1000+ page title had many setbacks, but the desire to bring the cases of Chicago private eye Paul Pine to you prevailed.
• The mss is proofread.
• Cover artist Laurel Blechman is carrying the ball handed off by her partner Glen Orbik and is pulling out all the stops on the wraparound dustjacket.
Richard A. Lupoffis working on his introduction.
THE SIX SLEEPERS
THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE
• Currently in the last stages of proofreading.
Robert A. Madle‘s knowing (Hey, HE. WAS. THERE!) and erudite introduction is in hand.
• All other design elements are in place and could be ready to ship (along with the combo orders of TIGER GIRL) late this year or early next.
THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
by Donald Wandrei
• The mss is still in the proofreading stage.
• The 18 double-page chapter heads are still in the design-stage.
• Introducer D.H. Olson is a busy man and we’re looking forward to his thoughts on all 18 IVY FROST stories. To read Olson’s comments on the first 8 stories, get the Fedogan & Bremer collection HERE.
THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES
by Henry Kuttner & Catherine L. Moore
• The manuscript has been proofread.
Ed Gorman‘s introduction is completed and delivered.
• The dustjacket is slated to undergo a re-vamp and re-design, so look for this in late 2015/early 2016.
DEATH IN THE DARK
FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, VOLUME TWO
• The mss is in the hands of the proofreader.
Jack Seabrook is on deck to deliver another learned introduction.
• The current cover art is a placeholder, but we might go with it if nothing else is offered our way.
• Look for this in early 2016.
HOLLYWOOD ON THE MOON / MAN ABOUT TIME
by Henry Kuttner & Arthur K. Barnes
• This is a strange duck—of all the titles announced for preorder, this has had the lowest demand.
• That said, those that want this book have been (to put it politely) adamant that their personal libraries are incomplete without it! Rest assured, we will complete this book in early 2016.
• Look for a different cover design/illustration.



LEIGH BRACKETT CENTENNIAL (1915-2015)


December 7, 2015 marks the 100th birthday of one of our favorite authors—Leigh Brackett. Behind the scenes we’ve been preparing for every contingency to celebrate the Centennial of one of America’s unique literary voices.
As of this writing, it’s too soon to share our final plans, but rest assured that we will spare no expense or care in designing a finished product that honors the First Lady of Space Opera as well as a hallowed addition to your personal library.

  We gave you the heads-up a while back and the time has come. Following Readercon 26 last week in Burlington, MA, DETOUR TO OTHERNESS is officially out of print.

We have a few of the 1/75 autographed Slipcased Edition signed by Robert Silverberg (introduction) and Frederik Pohl (afterword) on hand. This edition ships with OTHERNESSES—a 94-page chapbook with an introduction by Barry N. Malzberg and contains three stories: “The Old Army Game” (the “lost” Hogben tale!), “Piggy Bank,” and “Prisoner in the Skull.”

 


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Haffner Press Newsletter – June 12, 2015

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 In This Issue: June 12, 2015
   •  Big HALO FOR HIRE update
    – Artist Glen Orbik (1963-1915)
- Artist Laurel Blechman on board
    – Richard A. Lupoff to pen intro
    •  Early Kuttner Combo price increase
    •  TERROR IN THE HOUSE-LTD ED
    •  Thunder in the Void – almost OOP
    •  Like us on FACEBOOK – we haz prizes!

 Big update for
HALO FOR HIRE: THE COMPLETE PAUL PINE MYSTERIES
by Howard Browne


   It is with a sad heart that we share that GLEN ORBIK, the artist hired for the dustjacket of Howard Browne’s HALO FOR HIRE, passed away last month after a long battle with cancer. He was 51. We began working with Glen in 2012 while he handled other clients as well as his aggressive therapies. In dealing with Glen we also worked with his long-time partner, artist LAUREL BLECHMAN.
   Last year Laurel wrote: “I just finished reading the HALO books so we could start getting compositional ideas (we always work those out together) & i wanted to say how much fun they were to read!  Glen & I are both fans of Film Noir. I’m looking forward to seeing them in print with Glen’s cover—these HALO stories are such a kick. Thanks for turning us on to Paul Pine, Private Eye.”
   Having admired Laurel’s work (some of it for the same clients as Glen) since 1997, we recently asked Laurel if she wanted to take on the HALO FOR HIRE commission. She replied:
   “I would really like to be able to paint the HALO cover. The books were so much funI read part of them aloud to Glen & we had been playing with thumbnail ideas . . . If you have a little time, I would love to do the cover. And I want to do a top notch job. I feel like I would be doing this for both Glen & me.”
   So, today, we are pleased to announce that LAUREL BLECHMAN will be taking on the cover duties for HALO FOR HIRE.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that RICHARD A. LUPOFF will be providing the introduction for HALO FOR HIRE. Dick writes: “What, me do an intro for Howard Browne’s HALO FOR HIRE? I would not only be willing, I would be thrilled and honored to do it. He was not only a talented writer and editor, he was a dedicated teacher and one of the least ego-driven and generous-spirited persons I’ve ever met. BTW, the last time I saw Howard, I had visited him in Carlsbad along with my producer and studio partner, to record an interview for a local radio station. He gave a fascinating interview and told us some fascinating anecdotes, including one about his encounter with Raymond Chandler… Anyway, by all means, count me in for HALO FOR HIRE. I believe I’ve read all of Howard’s books—the HALO novels, his late SMP novels, the two Tharn books … I look forward to refreshing my memories of his work. And my recollections of the man, who was a real larger-than-life character!”


THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR:
THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO

 
Coming later this year is the long-awaited follow-up to TERROR IN THE HOUSE: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME ONE is the second volume of early Kuttner: THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Legendary fan Robert A. Madle handles the foreword to this 700-page collection of 30 (count ’em!) Kuttner Koncoctions from the pages of WEIRD TALES, THRILLING MYSTERY, STRANGE STORIES, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, SCIENCE FICTION, STARTLING STORIES, and more.
We are taking preorders now for this title. Even better for those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One: for a limited time (and inventory on TERROR is v-e-r-y low!), we are offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR. It won’t be cheap (and we recently raised the combo price!), but it will be easy. See the homepage for the combo offer at www.haffnerpress.com.

SLIPCASED EDITION OF
TERROR IN THE HOUSE: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME ONE

 
The 100-copy slipcased edition of TERROR IN THE HOUSE (signed by introducer Garyn G. & Roberts, PhD & editor Stephen Haffner) is closer to completion and features an exclusive chapbook THE GRAB BAG that we hope will spur you to consider adding this item to your shelf.

The contents of THE GRAB BAG:
• Two collaborations between Henry Kuttner & ROBERT BLOCH:
-”The Black Kiss” from Weird Tales, June 1937
-”The Grab Bag” from Weird Tales, Spr 1991
The extant letters of H.P. LOVECRAFT  to Kuttner—newly edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz.
• The nine known poems by Henry Kuttner
• A gallery of the interior artwork from the original pulps for the 40+ stories that appear in TERROR IN THE HOUSE.



THUNDER IN THE VOID — ALMOST OUT-OF-PRINT

We were recently caught flat-footed on orders of THUNDER IN THE VOID by HENRY KUTTNER when we unexpectedly depleted inventory here at the Secret Moon Base.
Not to fear (in the short-term), we will have inventory on hand early next week to fill all open back-orders.

BUT! This is a sure sign that THUNDER IN THE VOID is in the same boat as DETOUR TO OTHERNESS and both titles may go out of print without further notice.


We’ve been on Facebook since 2010 and currently have more than 650 LIKEs.
Nearly 200 of these have been added since the first of the year, so it appears that our increased use of Facebook for press-releases, announcements, and sharing of trivia and ephemera is working. Surely it may have *something* to do with the $40 Gift Card that we draw at random for every 50 new LIKErs who join our little corner of cyberspace.
So please join us there and keep informed and entertained on some of your favorite authors.

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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Henry Kuttner 100th Birthday – TODAY! (aka Haffner Press Newsletter – April 7, 2015)

 In This Issue: April 7, 2015
    •  Henry Kuttner 100th Birthday
    •  New!! Early Kuttner, Vol. Two
    •  LTD ED of Early Kuttner, Vol. One
    •  Status Update on Preorders
    •  1975 Jack Williamson Interview
•  Fredric Brown Update

1915 HENRY KUTTNER CENTENNIAL 2015
 
ONE HUNDRED YEARS ago today (April 7, 1915) Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, the youngest of thee sons of Henry Kuttner, Sr. and Annie Levy. Kuttner was five years old when his father died and he relocated to San Francisco.
A reader of the early fantasy magazines, he had letters published in issues of AIR WONDER STORIES and WEIRD TALES. Prior to completing high school, he returned to Los Angeles
and eventually worked as a reader for the literary agency of his uncle Laurence D’Orsay.
   During his correspondence with H.P.Lovecraft, he sold his first story, “The Graveyard Rats”, to WEIRD TALES in early 1936 (preceded in print by the poem “Ballad of the Gods” in WT, Feb. ’36). Kuttner continued to sell prolifically to the pulp magazines, appearing in THRILLING MYSTERY, WEIRD TALES, MARVEL SCIENCE STORIES, STRANGE STORIES and more under a plethora of pseudonyms. Before moving to New York in 1939, he mentored two future giants: Leigh Brackett and Ray Bradbury.
Following brief visits—and a lengthy correspondence—with Indianapolis-based Catherine L. Moore, the two were married in New York on June 7, 1940. Singly, and in collaboration with Moore, this marks the beginning of Kuttner’s longest sustained output of high-quality work with: “The Twonky,” “Mimsy Were the Borogoves,” “Nothing But Gingerbread Left,” “Housing Problem,” “Call Him Demon,”; the “Gallagher series,” the “Baldy” series, the “Hogbens” series, and novel-length works such as FURY, EARTH’S LAST CITADEL and THE DARK WORLD,
    When World War II saw Robert A. Heinlein depart for Philadelphia, the Kuttners rented the Heinlein’s Hollywood home. In 1942, Kuttner entered the Army Medical Corp (serving at Fort Monmouth, NJ until 1945) and Catherine lived in nearby Red Bank, NJ. After Kuttner’s discharge, they lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY until moving to Laguna Beach, CA in 1948.
Feeling burned-out with their prolific fiction output for the pulps, they branched out into novels starting with THE BRASS RING (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946). In 1950, Kuttner & Moore curtailed their fiction writing to focus on their new academic efforts at the University of Southern California. Kuttner earned his bachelor’s degree in 3½ years and Moore completed hers in 1956 (she earned her master’s in 1963). Kuttner was working on his master’s thesis on the works of H. Rider Haggard at the time of his death
from heart failure on February 4, 1958.
It was while working on their degrees that Kuttner & Moore added teaching at USC to their resumés, as well as their first screenplay work at Warner Bros. on “Rappaccini’s Daughter.” Following Kuttner’ death, Moore took over Kuttner’s teaching duties, as well as handling screenwriting jobs for “Maverick,” “Sugarfoot,” and “77 Sunset Strip.” Some of this under the eye of former AMAZING STORIES editor, Howard Browne.
Haffner Press is very pleased and proud to be able to collect and re-present the work of Henry Kuttner (DETOUR TO OTHERNESS, TERROR IN THE HOUSE, THUNDER IN THE VOID) and we hope to have you with us we continue to publish the work of this excellent writer: THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES, HOLLYWOOD ON THE MOON/MAN ABOUT TIME and  . . .
THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR:
THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME TWO

 
Coming later this year is the long-awaited follow-up to TERROR IN THE HOUSE: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME ONE is the second volume of early Kuttner: THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR.
Legendary fan Robert A. Madle handles the foreword to this 700-page collection of 30 (count ’em!) Kuttner Koncoctions from the pages of WEIRD TALES, THRILLING MYSTERY, STRANGE STORIES, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, SCIENCE FICTION, STARTLING STORIES, and more.
We are taking preorders now for this title. Even better for those of you that missed on getting a copy of Volume One: for a limited time, we are offering the out-of-print TERROR IN THE HOUSE as a combo with preorders of THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR. It won’t be cheap, but it will be easy. See the homepage for the combo offer at www.haffnerpress.com.

SLIPCASED EDITION OF
TERROR IN THE HOUSE: THE EARLY KUTTNER, VOLUME ONE

The 100-copy slipcased edition of TERROR IN THE HOUSE (signed by introducer Garyn G. & Roberts, PhD & editor Stephen Haffner) is closer to completion and features an exclusive chapbook THE GRAB BAG that we hope will spur you to consider adding this item to your shelf.The contents of THE GRAB BAG:
• Two collaborations between Henry Kuttner & Robert Bloch:
“The Black Kiss”from Weird Tales, June 1937
“The Grab Bag” from Weird Tales, Spring 1991
The extant letters of H.P. Lovecraft to Kuttner—newly edited by S.T. Joshi and David E. Schultz.
• The nine known poems by Henry Kuttner
• A Gallery of the interior artwork from the original pulps for the 40+ stories that appear in TERROR IN THE HOUSE.



UPDATE ON PREORDER OFFERS

With the addition of preorder offers on THE WATCHER AT THE DOOR, we will soon be retiring some of our preorders. First to get the ax will be the THUNDER IN THE VOID, TALES OF SUPER-SCIENCE FICTION, HOLLYWOOD ON THE MOON combo. We have a v-e-r-y  few copies of the SUPER-SCIENCEbonus book that is exclusive to this combo and hand, so act fast it you want it.The other preorder on the endangered list is the Edmond Hamilton Combo for COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOL. 3, REIGN OF THE ROBOTS (COLLECTED HAMILTON #4), and THE SIX SLEEPERS (COLLECTED HAMILTON #5). THE SIX SLEEPERS is expected to start shipping in November.

JACK WILLIAMSON 1975 SPEECH REPRINTED

Following the publication of his SCIENCE FICTION COMES TO COLLEGE: A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF COURSE OFFERED in 1971, Dr. Jack Williamson often gave lectures/speeches at various functions (graduation ceremonies, SF conventions, community clubs, etc.) spreading the history and the possible future of Science Fiction.
One of his presentations was delivered on March 21, 1975 at
Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota, as part of a series of lectures sponsored by the S&H Foundation on the topic of “Rx for Facing the Future.”
This speech was transcribed and printed in the fanzine
Proteus: A Personal Journal of Popular Culture, #2, May 1975. This fanzine proved elusive for years until recently. A copy of the text was forwarded to the editor of the Portales News-Tribune in Dr. Williamson’s home town and this excerpt was reprinted, 40 years to the day later, on March 21, 2015

MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
by Fredric Brown

In our last update we declared that this book would be ready to make a debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention on April 17th.  Well, we were wrong. The book is in production but it will NOT be ready for the convention. As of this newsletter, we now expect finished copies to start shipping in mid-May. Keep hanging with us on this one folks—it’s worth the wait.
Meanwhile check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWD for a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.

Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.


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Haffner Press Newsletter – March 10, 2015

 In This Issue: March 10, 2015
    •  Jack Williamson Lectureship Updates
    •  Jack Williamson Video & Audio
    •  Correction on Signed Connie Willis
    •  Upcoming Releases

 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Readings from the Words of Jack Williamson
Tuesday, April 7th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading with Visiting Authors
Thursday, April 9th, 6 p.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Reading by Guest of Honor, Paolo Bacigalupi
Friday, April 10th, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
ENMU, Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building 112

Lectureship Luncheon
Friday, April 10th, 11:45 a.m.
ENMU, Campus Union Ballroom (lunch tickets are $10

Williamson Lectureship Panels
Friday, April 10th, 3 – 6 p.m.
ENMU Golden Library Special Collections

Young Writers Workshop
Saturday, April 11th, 10 a.m. Noon
Portales Public Library (reservations required)

   Everyone is welcome to attend the panels at Special Collections in Golden Library from 3-6 p.m. where writers, guests, and audience will discuss and debate topics in science fiction and fantasy.
Reservations for the lectureship luncheon can be made by calling 575.562.2315 or emailing Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu. The price is $10, payable at the door.  Reservations must be received by Monday, April 6th.
For aspiring young writers, a special workshop will be offered by authors Connie Willis and Steven Gould at the Portales Public Library on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to Noon. Participants are encouraged to reserve a space by contacting the Portales Library, 218 S Avenue B, in Portales, at (575) 356-3940.
For more information, call 575.562.2315 or contact Patrice Caldwell at Patrice.Caldwell@enmu.edu


We’re VERY happy to share this 2003 VIDEO and 1977 AUDIO:
Dr. Christopher Stasheff’s 2003 video interview w/Jack Williamson (YouTube)
1977 interview with Jack Williamson and Frederik Pohl (link opens an mp3 file)



Williamson Warehouse find!!

In our last email, we shared that we found two cartons (20 copies) of AT THE HUMAN LIMIT, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF JACK WILLIAMSON, VOLUME EIGHT. What we neglected to share is that these copies are SIGNED by Connie Willis (author of the introduction). Published in 2011 and out of print, we are offering these on a first-come first-served basis at $45 ea. (NET to all)  Right now, we have 8 copies left.(FYI: a few copies of the 1/75 slipcased edition signed by Connie Willis, initialed by artist Ralph McQuarrie and bearing a mounted Jack Williamson autograph are still available).

These Jack Williamson titles are also available, but are VERY low in stock . . .

Seventy-Five:
The Diamond Anniversary
of a Science Fiction Pioneer

The Worlds of Jack Williamson:
A Centennial Tribute
(1908-2008)

In Memory of Wonder’s Child
35 Years of the Williamson Lectureship

UPCOMING RELEASES
MURDER DRAWS A CROWD
by Fredric Brown

They say the third time’s a charm—well, we certainly hope so as we have a again selected a printer we trust can handle this job. Look for this 744-page bundle of awesome to debut at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show on April 17th.  Meanwhile check out the ordering page for MURDER DRAWS A CROWDfor a sneak-peek at some of the interior illustrations and the decorated endpapers.Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.
THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES
by Henry Kuttner & Catherine L. Moore

Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you. Once we have Fredric Brown’s MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press. NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45,so you can save$5 by preordering at $40
THE COMPLETE IVY FROST
by Howard Wandrei

Work continues on this blockbuster of 18 novelettes (especially cover titling and illustrated two-page spreads for each story!). Prepare to be astonished! NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45,so you can save$5 by preordering at $40
THE SIX SLEEPERS: THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE
Have no fear, fellow Hamilton-heads! We’re working hard on what is likely the highest quality collection of Hamilton stories yet! You “Kaldar” fans should be very happy! NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo for REIGN OF THE ROBOTS: THE COLLECTED HAMILTON, VOL. FOUR and COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOL. THREE with an exclusive chapbook, TIGER GIRL. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40


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Haffner Press Newsletter – December 30, 2014 (with LAST CALL on some titles!)

Haffner Press Cat Chair logo

 In This Issue: December 30, 2014
Here’s a year-end round-up on things
happening here at the Secret Moon Base
:

• •   LAST CALL   • •

The following books are in VERY short supply, so if you’re considering any of these titles, time may be running out to get these at retail prices.
(Clicking an image will take you to an ordering page.)
        

MURDER DRAWS A CROWD by Fredric Brown

We appreciate your patience with this book. We are sending this title to the printer (again!) and hope to have it ready by late February. There’s a LOT of juicy goodness in this 750+ page book and we hope you’ll feel it was worth the wait. Please be aware that the price on publication will be $45, so you can save $5 by preordering at $40.



THE COMPLETE IVY FROST by Donald Wandrei

The final artwork is soon to arrive and here’s a peek at the current design. Final titling is in the works (think “Deco”) as well. No release date at this time, but it’s sure to be another blockbuster. NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.

THE MICHAEL GRAY MYSTERIES
by Henry Kuttner & Catherine L. Moore

Nearly everything is in hand to bring this 4-novel omnibus to you. Once we have Fredric Brown’s MURDER DRAWS A CROWD under our belt and out in the wild, this is the next title to go to press. NOTE: this title is part of a 3-book combo of Horror & Detective titles that features an exclusive chapbook. See the Haffner Press homepage for details.

2015 JACK WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP
The 39th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship will be held this Spring at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. The Guest of Honor is Paolo Bacigalupi (bestselling author of the award-winning books THE WINDUP GIRL, SHIPBREAKER, and THE DROWNED CITIES. His newest book is THE DOUBT FACTORY).
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Special-Sale

 

ENDS AUGUST 6th!

We’ll have a newsletter in July with updates on the goings-on here at the Secret Moon Base, but we want to capitalize on the number of good notices the Press and our authors have been getting recently:


Striking while the iron is hot (so the saying goes), we’re offering the following seven titles at a 40% discount until August 6th.The only catch: we’re asking for a  minimum of four books per order (you may order multiple copies of the same title):

was $40, now $24 was $40, now $24 was $40, now $24 was $40, now $24
was $50, now $30 was $40, now $24 was $32, now $19.20 Not on sale, but
still 
a deal at $35

Shipping via Media Mail is $2.00 per book. Because of the Paypal ordering system, you’ll see this $2/book already added to the ADD TO ORDER button on each book’s ordering page. *AK, HI, and International orders should contact us for a shipping quote.

 

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Haffner Press Newsletter – November 3, 2012

In This Issue:   November 3, 2012

•   JOHN THUNSTONE at the printer

•   Glen Orbik on HALO FOR HIRE
•   Edmond Hamilton Updates
•   Jack Williamson #8 OOP and others are low!!
•   Fredric Brown News
JOHN THUNSTONE at the printer
    Manly Wade Wellman’s THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE is finally on its way to the printer.
Since announcing this 672-page title last year, we’ve really been packing in the extra goodies that we hope will make this one of your favorite books of all time:
Cover art & endsheets by Raymond Swanland
Interior artwork by George Evans from LONELY VIGILS for these tales
Chris Kalb-designed cover titles
Introduction by Grandmaster Ramsey Campbell

What more could you want? Read on:


We have secured 100 Manly Wade Wellman autographs for the book’s 100-copy Slipcased Edition!
The slipcased edition is also signed by Campbell, Swanland and will feature two dustjackets WITH 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.

Romance in Black

We are also preparing a 26-copy LETTERED edition which will also bear a Wellman autograph, along with some extra material that we will share in the near future.

Thunstone

Raymond<br />
                                                          Swanland art<br />
                                                          for JOHN<br />
                                                          THUNSTON

Edmond Hamilton Updates
    We just received the proofreaders’ corrections to the manuscripts for CAPTAIN FUTURE, VOLUME THREE and THE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR. All other materials needed to complete these books are on hand, so look for these soon.  Robert A. Madle is working on his introduction to THE SIX SLEEPERS and we expect Volume Five ready to go soon after.

Edmond Hamilton combo<br />
                                                          madle ashley<br />
                                                          harrison

 

Fredric Brown News!
 
    Work continues on the first two volumes of the FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY. This undertaking turned out to be more daunting the we expected!  We finally have all the texts necessary for these two volumes, but we’re having our proofreaders work against the original pulp magazines!
Tracking down and securing all these publications was very time-consuming, but the added bonus will be the inclusion of the original pulp interior illustrations.  Not all such illos were masterpieces, but there are plenty of gems and we’re going to include them all for you.
The links below will detail the contents of the first two volumes:

MURDER DRAWS A CROWD: VOLUME ONE
DEATH IN THE DARK: VOLUME TWO
Fredric<br />
                                                          Brown
 Glen Orbik on HALO FOR HIRE
    GLEN ORBIK will be doing the cover art for HALO FOR HIRE, the collection of all the “Paul Pine Mysteries” by HOWARD BROWNE.

If you’re a fan of vintage genre fiction (if you’re not, why are you receiving this update?), you’ve surely seen Glen’s artwork on a multitude of book covers, posters, comic books, etc.

Glen has done work for DC Comics, Vertigo, Marvel Comics, Warner Bros., Clampett Studios, Universal Pictures, Sony, Avon Books, Berkley Books Del Rey, Hard Case Crime, and more!

We hope you agree that Glen Orbik is the PERFECT choice for HALO FOR HIRE!

Glen<br />
                                                          Orbik
Jack Williamson #8 OOP and others are low!
    Following brisk sales at Chicon V, we have to report that another volume in THE COLLECTED STORIES JACK WILLIAMSON has gone out of print. AT THE HUMAN LIMIT, the eighth and final volume of the series, joins these titles in the OOP column:
VOL. 1: THE METAL MAN AND OTHERS
VOL. 2: WOLVES OF DARKNESS
VOL. 5: THE CRUCIBLE OF POWER
VOL. 6: GATEWAY TO PARADISE

We still have copies of AT THE HUMAN LIMIT signed by Connie Willis for $45 with $5 of each copy sold benefiting the Lincoln Park Branch Library of the High Plains Library District in Greeley, CO.
The remaining volumes:
VOL. 3: WIZARD’S ISLE
VOL. 4: SPIDER ISLAND
VOL. 7: WITH FOLDED HANDS . . .

are in VERY short supply!
Willamson Volume Eight
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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
Bonus<br />
                                                          chapbook super<br />
                                                          science<br />
                                                          fiction<br />
                                                          thunder in the<br />
                                                          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:

Endpaper 1  Endpaper 1

 

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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