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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