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A PLAGUE OF
Mary Frances Zambreno FIRST EBOOK EDITION
1993 ALA List of Best Books for Young Adults AMERICAN FANTASY’S 1st YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
well-wrought fantasy features several engaging characters (especially
Delia); logically developed, clearly described rules of both light and
dark magic; and a plot that hangs together, twisting cleverly at the
climax.”— Kirkus Reviews (Copyright
“Zambreno's greatest accomplishments are the creation of a highly
believable world where magic follows an intriguing set of laws and a
cast of delightfully eccentric, constantly feuding characters—including
a temperamental Weather Wizard, a feverishly verbal master Herbalist, a
brilliant Theoretician and the shrewd and talented Jermyn himself. ” —
Publishers Weekly (Copyright 1991)
really not one for mysteries,... but this one has the benefit of a
thoroughly believable fantasy universe with a very interesting plot
twist. I didn't realize that it was actually a mystery until I was
completely invested. Plus, I always root for the underdog. And Jermyn
is definitely that. But you've gotta watch those guys, they tend to win
when you aren't looking. If you are lucky enough to have a copy, give
it with confidence to fans of Christopher Golden's Outcast series,
Suzanne Collins' Underland Chronicles, definitely Tamora Pierce's
Circle books, or anyone who will appreciate a good magical mystery
featuring an underrated boy. ;)” — Jackie Parker,
inventive, surprising, and warm-hearted. It has its own brand of magic,
but one that will make Friends of Harry feel right at home.” —
A 1993 ALA Best Book for Young Adults, A
PLAGUE OF SORCERERS has been out of print for years.
We are proud to announce the first eBook edition. And remember, before
Harry Potter, there was Jermyn Graves!
A PLAGUE OF SORCERERS is the story of Jermyn Graves and how he
gains his unconventional familiar, the skunk Delia, at the beginning of
his apprenticeship with his Aunt Merovice, an herbalist wizard of
considerable power. Before they can begin his training, she is
afflicted by the curse of a rival wizard, and Jermyn must instead
become the apprentice of William Eschar, the Master Theoretician of the
Wizards Guild. When a plague afflicting magic users hits their city and
threatens the entire nation, Aunt Merovice falls victim. It's a race
against time as Jermyn Graves and Delia prove to be the only ones who
can unweave the web of dark magic and political corruption that hides a
shocking secret at its core.When
a plague afflicting magic users hits their city and threatens the
entire nation, Aunt Merovice falls victim. It's a race against time as
Jermyn Graves and Delia prove to be the only ones who can unweave the
web of dark magic and political corruption that hides the plague's
shocking origin at its core.
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WEINBERG TALES edited by Douglas Ellis, Robert T. Garcia and
Phyllis Weinberg 1st
US Trade Paperback 2018
LOCUS Recommended Reading List
Weinberg Tales is an affectionate memorial to the late, great, fantastic art collector and authority Bob Weinberg. Designed to echo the look of an old pulp magazine, printed on pulp paper, it provides surprisingly good image reproduction. The charming, old-style cover by Douglas Klauba based on a Virgil Finlay painting features both Bob & Phyllis Weinberg in heroic poses. Heartfelt tributes appear from the many people, both pros and fans, whom Bob and Phyllis befriended. The book is filled with tales of art collecting, wheeling and dealing amongst collectors, artists, publishers, and fans. Also featured are several articles by Weinberg on the collecting life
that previously appeared in Tangents online. Black and-white
reproductions of artwork — including a Margaret Brundage mermaid
painting and an even racier nude — as well as work by Hannes Bok, Virgil Finlay, Edd Cartier, Ed Emshwiller, and Brom, round out this charming farewell. Anyone interested in fan history and SF art will enjoy it. —
Haber, Locus Magazine Weinberg Tales features Robert
Weinberg's series of articles: "Collecting
Fantasy Art.” It is a fascinating look at collecting science
fiction art in the late 20th Century with profiles on collectors Gerry
de la Ree, Sam Moskowitz, Darrell C. Richardson, Robert Lesser, and
others. Through a series of remembrances of specific art deals,
Weinberg describes how pulp and paperback cover art survived through
the diligence and sometimes the crazy obsession of avid collectors.
Illustrated with dozens of covers and illustrations from Bob's
collection (in B&W).
The book also contains "My Life in Fantasy" in which Bob describes his
years-long connection with the World Fantasy Convention culminating in
receipt of the convention’s Life Achievement Award in 2005. Finally, it
republishes his life-affirming piece: “A Dream of Mars,” in which he
details his life-long wish to travel to Mars. (Which explains Douglas
Klauba’s stunning cover [at left].)
There are examples of Weinberg miscellania scattered throughout: a
Robert and Phyllis Weinberg Books ad, an "I collect
Fantasy Art" ad soliciting original art; their mail-order book catalog
sample pages from art catalogues, photos from the Robert E.
Howard Days celebration in 2005, convention photos, family photos, book
covers, fanzine covers
In addition, there are over 40 appreciations from family and friends
including Randy Broecker, Mort Castle, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Phyllis
& Alex Eisenstein, Harlan Ellison, Ken Faig, Lail Finlay, Ron
Fortier, Mike Gold, George Hagenauer, Angeline Hawkes, Tina Jens,
Stephen Jones, Stephen Korshak, Joe R. Lansdale, Terry McVicker, Will
Murray, Otto Penzler, Steven H. Silver, David Truesdale, Ray Walsh, and
270 pages, 7 x 10 ISBN:
received (over the cost of printing the book) will be used to benefit
Project Pride. Project Pride is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that
owns and maintains the Robert E. Howard Museum as an educational tool
to promote and retain the legacy of Howard, creator of the sword and
fantasy literary genre. Visitors include scholars and tourists from
around the world as well as students of all ages from near-by
BOOK OF VIRGIL FINLAY by Robert Weinberg, Douglas Ellis
and Robert T. Garcia
Signed 1st US Hardcover Trade Edition Signed and Numbered Kickstarter edition / 90 copies Signed and Numbered Leatherbound Edition / 25 copies 2016 LOCUS Recommended Reading List “Arguably the finest art book of the year.”—
Haber, Locus Magazine
"Virgil Finlay specialized in pen-and-ink drawings of
women, illustrations for Weird Tales, figures set against
starry backgrounds (as in his much-reproduced portrait of H.P.
Lovecraft in 18th-century garb), and scenes with a Midsummer
Night’s Dream feel to them. In this case, exceptional reproductions
do justice to the even more exceptional originals." —Miichael Dirda, The Washington Post (Picks
holiday gift books) "...this limited edition is a fitting tribute to
whose influence on the field is felt to this day. Published in a tiny
edition of 400 copies this undoubtedly won't be in print for long.” — Arnie Fenner, Muddy Colors
the premier illustrator of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fiction
in the pulps from the 30s through the 60s. This beautiful art book
features art from the collections of Robert Weinberg, Doug Ellis, Glynn
Crain, and Robert Wiener. Released at the World Fantasy Convention in
conjunction with the Centenary celebration of Finlay's birth, this
collection contains some of the finest reproductions of his B&W
work to date, with most printed at their original size, so you can
truly appreciate his fine artistry. The color pieces have been printed
with a 200 LPI press, assuring a beauty and faithfulness to the image
hard to surpass.
book, 208 pages
on Virgil Finlay by two of the field's foremost pulp art collectors:
Robert Weinberg and Doug Ellis.
color (including roughs & 2-color pieces) and 160 pages of text and
Black & White artwork.
Buckram-bound regular edition with thick boards, acid-free paper and
smythe-sewn. 400 copies.
Robert Weinberg, Douglas Ellis and Robert T. Garcia.
Signed Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9907846-0-9
Signed Kickstarter Hardcover Edition ISBN: 978-0-9907846-1-6
Signed, Limited, Leatherbound Edition ISBN: 978-0-9907846-2-3
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A WALKING TOUR OF THE SHAMBLES by Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe Third Printing:
can find it, get it. If you can't, beat the bushes and bribe your local
bookseller until you can.Under no circumstances should
you even think of setting foot in the Shambles without this invaluable
resource. Neither the management nor the authors will be responsible
for what happens if you do.” —Green Man Review
with punnish glee and an eye for the most demented details of travel
tomes (even to the inclusion of recipes and "Further Reading"), this
one is a little gem.” —Cemetery Dance
sinisterly, banteringly, the authors of A Walking Tour mingle
light jest with gallows humor in their descriptions of haunted
structures taller than the Sears Tower, hostelries for immigrants from
Ultima Thule, immortal lake-pent gondoliers, and a petting zoo from
hell. The style is impeccable modern Baedekerese, with unsettling winks
and sidewise talon-crammed grins..." —Nick Gevers, Locus
you to tour the Shambles, that historic old Chicago neighborhood which
miraculously survived the Great Fire of 1871. ("Ya can't burn Hell," as
one local politician laughingly remarked.) Uniquely Chicago, the
Shambles offers an array of delights for the intrepid sightseer.
finest tradition of Charles Addams and Edward Gorey, our trustworthy
guides Gene Wolfe and Neil Gaiman reveal the secrets of the Shambles,
finding the best places to eat, (and where not to accept food under any
circumstances), where to begin your walking tour, and when to run.
edition of A Walking Tour of the Shambles sports a cover by
Gahan Wilson, America's reigning King of Whimsical Terrors, plus
interior illustrations of Shambles' locales by Randy Broecker and Earl
Geier, two daring Chicagoans.
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THE ZOMBIE by
Ltd Edition: Signed by Resnick, Willis and Klauba
First Trade Hardcover
fantasy and private-eye noir, laced with healthy doses of humor, these
are little nuggets of goofy perfection, absolutely guaranteed to make
the author’s legion of fans cheer out loud—and then start clamoring for
the next full-length Mallory adventure.”— Starred
Review in Booklist
"Living in a
magical world can be a blessing and a curse and it delivers delightful
dilemmas to the diligent detective. What would you do if the
intelligent, magic broom belonging to the arch demon who is your sworn
enemy falls in love with you? How do you find a local politician when
they die but decide they want to go out for dinner and a burlesque show
or two before the funeral? When your sworn enemy decides to hire you,
do you take the job? Toss in a magic mirror with an O.C.D./neatness
problem, a petulant partner, and an office cat-person with expensive
tastes but no long term (SHINY!) memory and you have a book worthy of
your time and money." —John Collins, Examiner.com
unusual, keeping one's mind straight carries one further than you'd
expect. "Stalking the Zombie: Fables of Tonight" is a collection of
short fiction from Mike Resnick, focusing on his blend of noir and
fantasy with detective John Justin Mallory, who works in an alternate
Manhattan where the legends of our world are very much true. With a
strong blend of humor and adventure, "Stalking the Zombie" is a choice
and recommended addition to general fiction and fantasy collections,
highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review
Continuing the series
which began in the novel Stalking
continuing withStalking the
Vampire; Stalking the Zombie is the first collection of
stories featuring Mike Resnick's detective John J. Mallory. Eight,
hilarious tales with a hard-boiled detective from our world, unhappily
stranded in a Manhattan filled with trolls, pink elephants, blue-nosed
reindeer, powerful demons and more. This edition features:
The story "Stalking
the Zombie" appears here for the first time.
An original preface
by Connie Willis.
introduction by Mike Resnick describing the origin of the series.
Artwork by Spectrum
Artist Douglas Klauba.
LIMITED EDITION: SIGNED BY MIKE RESNICK, CONNIE WILLIS
AND DOUGLAS KLAUBA
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INVISIBLE PLEASURES by Mary Frances Zambreno FIRST TRADE HARDCOVER /
stories are pithy, chockablock with munchy bits, and often wise. They
are full of the medievalist's love of bright shining objects but also
wired into the dark underbelly of change. Her strong women transcend
the times in which they live, whether it's the difficult past—or even
the more difficult future. So once again, I say: `Write more, damn it!"
Please."—Jane Yolen "Undiscovered gems of genre
fiction are not so rare after all, and they’re a lot easier to deal
with for me when they come packed together in a nice collection like
this.... If you’re looking to add another story to that tower at your
bedside, then Invisible Pleasures — the kind you experience reading,
which says something about this book — is a great way to top it off.” —
Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column
“. . . this is an excellent collection by one of the best writers of
fantasy that I have ever encountered.” — Sam Tomaino, SF Revu.com
“Zambreno writes psychologically astute historical fiction, as well as
sensitive fantasy, but don’t underestimate her twisted sense of humor.
Those looking for an anthology of unusual and varied subjects should
read Invisible Pleasures for its own merits . . . and not just
because Jane Yolen said so.” — Elizabeth Allen, Tangent Online
Pleasures is the first short story collection by Mary Frances
Zambreno, author of A Plague of Sorcerers and Journeyman
Wizard. A fantasy collection with smatterings of science fiction
and horror. Over a dozen stories in all, the book covers the best of
her writing. Zambreno’s stories of powerful,
intuitive women have engaged readers young and old for over twenty
years. Known primarily for her young adult novels, you will find that
her tales for adults are equally “Fast-moving, expertly written, and
Queens, healers, witches,
adventurers, students, young girls and others are the focus of these
tales. Her protagonists are always pushed to the limit, finding their
individual strength and resolve though adversity. Whether they occupy
the author’s home of Chicago or the worlds of fairie, their journeys
take place in a hostile world, whose threats are conquered by clear
thinking, intellect and courage.
At their heart, Zambreno’s stories are puzzles whose clever resolutions
surprise and amaze the readers who have grown to love them. With a deft
hand she misdirects, teaches and astounds in stories that flow as
easily as water. American Fantasy is proud to publish this collection
which we are sure will become one of your favorites.
Cover Art by
Spectrum Artist: Douglas Klauba
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DARKSIDE by Dennis Etchison
Signed and Numbered 1st US Hardcover Edition of Author's Preferred Text
you haven't yet sampled this macabre and disquieting vision of "The
American Dream" Gothic California-style, then you've got a treat in
store: if you have, then you'll want to get a copy of Etchison's
preferred version ... while stocks last". —Peter Crowther
Etchison's DARKSIDE at last brings him to the forefront of the genre,
where he belongs." —Ray
DARKSIDE IS A MODERN
CLASSIC FROM DENNIS ETCHISON'S GOTHIC
CALIFORNIA, a land where it may be impossible to distinguish between
the mind's inner landscape and the world outside.
In a city of fast food and relentless sunlight, Doug Carson is trying
to live the American Dream—California style. As his film career takes
off, he marries a beautiful woman with three perfect daughters, and
moves his instant family to Beverly Hills, ready for the Good Life. .
.But soon something threatens their privileged lifestyle. Something
that will alienate this step-father from his new family and plunge them
all into the underworld of today's Los Angeles, a nightmare of quick
thrills and meaningless death, built on a foundation of quicksand. To
save his wife and daughters, Doug descends into a grim culture of
teenage runaways, manipulators and murderers. It is a stark and twisted
vision of L.A., darkly perverted from the idealism of the sixties. But
he must learn the secret of the Darkside and survive, even if the cost
is higher than he can possibly imagine. . .
When DARKSIDE first appeared as a paperback original in 1986, at the
height of the horror boom, it included passages added to satisfy the
publisher so that it could be marketed as the latest
scream-of-the-month. After a single printing, it undeservedly vanished
from bookstores in the U.S., despite high praise from critics like
Michael Morrison who called it “a biting, almost unbearably grim
indictment of the death of life in modern America. It is one of the
seminal works of fiction in the eighties.”
Written by an author who has inspired a generation of writers to
explore the skull beneath the skin of America's dark psyche, this
ten-year anniversary edition marks the return to print of one of his
most important dark fantasy novels. American Fantasy Press and
Airgedlámh Publications are proud to bring you Etchison’s preferred
text, corrected and restored, with an introduction by Ramsey Campbell
and a special author's afterword.
Cover art by Joyce
COPIES SIGNED BY DENNIS ETCHISON AND RAMSEY CAMPBELL
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THE BROECKER SAMPLER Art by Randy Broecker, Text by Robert T. Garcia
Chapbook / 1st Edition
skeletons, demons -- illustrations that would be right at home in the
horror comics of yesteryear -- Broecker takes such glee in his work
that he drags you into his imagination before you know it.”
–Ellen Datlow in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror
The Broecker Sampler is the first
collection of the beautiful black and white artwork of Randy Broecker,
whose art has graced books from:
M. Grant (Borders Just Beyond, The Black Wolf)
(The Demon Princes series)
& Bremer (Dark Detectives)
Press (Death's Master, Night's Master and the unpublished Delusion's
Books (Wishmaster, Dark of Night, White of the Moon)
Press (A Cold Hand on My Shoulder)
and many specialty press
magazines like Fantasy Tales, Scream Factory, Fantasy Newsletter
& American Fantasy. He's also designed creatures for computer
games, and much more.THE BROECKER SAMPLER is the saddle-stitched, 5 1/2
x 8 1/2 chapbook style publication.
MIDNIGHT MONSTER by Joe Fletcher with artwork by
Broadsheet / 400 copies
Midnight Monster sleeps beneath my bed,
And at dark o'clock each night
When the shadows hide the light
He snuffles restlessly and rears his head."
So begins MIDNIGHT
MONSTER: A delightful poem written by one of Britain's foremost
of the dark and gothic, Jo Fletcher. Author of Shadows of Light and
Dark— winner of The British Fantasy Society’s "Karl Edward Wagner"
Award & THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF POETS Editor's Choice Award.
Illustrated by the
legendary Gahan Wilson.
MIDNIGHT MONSTER is
a 11 x 17 broadsheet, printed on acid-free stock with light-safe inks.
THE MAN ON THE CEILING by STEVE RASNIC & MELANIE TEM
Chapbook / 500 copies / 1st appearance, 1st edition
"The kind of short story that reminds you what
fiction is capable of being, of doing, of making, for the reader and
for the author.'' --Neil Gaiman ''I have only two words for the Tems' The Man on the Ceiling: exquisitely compelling. The confessional power, the
dangerously arcane secrets exposed, the field of its vision, and the
way the story is told . . . well, I have only two words: you must read
this. Four words. As good as anything I've read in the last half dozen
years, I have only one word for it: simply brilliant. And one word
more: Hurrah for the Tem axis!'' --Harlan Ellison ''Do not read this story if you are alone. Do not read
this story if you are afraid of the truth. Do not read this story if
you have ever been afraid of the dark and do not wish to be again.''
--Dan Simmons ''Melanie and Steve Rasnic Tem have given us a conclusive
demonstration that the best horror is open-ended, exploratory, and
emotionally truthful. The Man on the Ceiling grabs the genre by the
scruff of the neck and lifts it right off the ground.'' --Peter Straub ''The Man on the Ceiling is one of the most
remarkable pieces of fiction published this year.'' --Ed Bryant, Locus
WINNER OF THE WORLD
FANTASY AWARD, THE INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD AWARD & THE STOKER
The Man on the Ceiling is the Tems' stunning
semi-autobiographical short story about living with the devastating
fears that lurk in our everyday lives. An examination of common dreads
that will haunt you every time you see a shadow cross a wall or hear a
noise in the dark, especially in the safety of your own home. On Ellen
Datlow's and Paula Guran's Recommended Reading Lists for 2000, this
novella appeared in both Datlow and Windling's Years's Best collection
and Steve Saville's Year's Best Horror Collection. This was a 500 copy
limited edition chapbook signed by the authors.
THE DREAMTHIEF'S DAUGHTER LIMITED
Michael Moorcock Signed, numbered, slipcased limited
edition. Press Run Limited to 600 copies. 1st US Edition.
best edition of an Elric book ever...I love this book!"--Michael
This First US
Edition illustrated with over 30 new B&W illustrations, including 7
full-page pieces, all original to this edition by DON MAITZ, ROBERT
GOULD, DONATO GIANCOLA, GARY GIANNI, MICHAEL KALUTA, RANDY BROECKER,
TODD LOCKWOOD, & MICHAEL WHELAN!
When after a
decade, master fantasist Michael Moorcock returned to his most famous
character, Elric of Melniboné, in an astounding novel of revelation,
magic and intrigue, we were chosen to publish the limited edition of
The Dreamthief's Daughter.
In this book, Moorcock introduced Count Ulric von Bek, the last member
of the von Bek line and Oona, the Dreamthief's Daughter, who together
with Elric, seek to save the Multiverse from the machinations of Prince
Gaynor. As the Nazis begin their big play in World War II, an
imprisoned and beaten Ulric von Bek fights to keep his mystical black
sword Ravenbrand from his power-mad cousin, SS Major Gaynor von Minct.
Elric falls during Lady Miggea’s siege of Eternal Tanelorn, in a plot
that will bring the forces of both Law and Chaos to bear against the
Balance. Only the combined souls of Ulric and Elric can triumph, as
Stormbringer and the Holy Grail fall into Gaynor's and Hitler's hands.
And the schemes of the mysterious Oona might be the last chance to save
This is an epic adventure moving from the concentration camps of
Germany, into the wondrous underground land of Moo Oria, to a besieged
Tanelorn, on to the point of origin of all things—the Grey Fees, and
beyond that, to the shores of Britain. Moorcock fans will be delighted
as the author takes them on a Grand Tour of his own personal
wonderland—the Million-Sphered Multiverse.
SIGNED BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK, DON
MAITZ, ROBERT GOULD, DONATO GIANCOLA, GARY GIANNI, MICHAEL KALUTA,
RANDY BROECKER, TODD LOCKWOOD, & MICHAEL WHELAN!
COVER LTD. ED. PRINT $35.00
THE DREAMTHIEF'S DAUGHTER PRINT by
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prints by Chimera Publishing. Limited to 900 copies. A perfect
companion to our limited edition.
THE FANTASTIC FICTION OF HANNES BOK by Hannes Bok Hardcover edition
Collecting: The Sorcercer’s Ship, Beyond the Golden Stair and Starstone World.
1st time in Hardcover.
First Edition Thus.
Cover by Hannes Bok
We'll be running a Kickstarter to publish this book in October of November of 2018.
The book will be published to premiere at WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER SHOW in Lombard, Illinois in April 2019.
The Sorcerers Ship and Beyond the Golden Stair were both published in the Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series. Starstone World was Bok's first published short novel in Science Fiction Quarterly, 1942, and never republished.
This will be the first hardcover publication for all these novels.
FORTHCOMING GLITTERING KINGDOMS- TBA
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Established in 1996 to publish the Author's Edition of Dennis
Etchison's DARKSIDE, the press has gone on to publish an eclectic mix
of fantasy and horror titles.
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