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Haffner Press (they of the excellent tomes and complete collections) sent along their monthly update, in which we are informed –

Just over a month in release, THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE by Manly Wade Wellman has gotten some great notices:

  Paul Di Filippo’s review for Locus Online
  Comments on Black Gate Magazine’s website
  Erudite reviews from John Middleton and J. Gallagher appear at Amazon.com
•  David Drake writes: “I was spurred to put these notes on paper by receiving the truly beautiful Haffner Complete John Thunstone.
•  Richard A. Lupoff will also have a review in an upcoming issue of Locus Magazine.

And here are some comments from around the ether:

“I’m in the middle of reading your recent publication, “The Complete John Thunstone”, and I wanted to write to say how much I’m really enjoying these stories. Have you ever had a vague longing for a book with a certain flavor, plot and subject, but been unable to find anything that satisfies this need? This book is just what I’ve been looking for for quite a while.
Thank you for publishing this book.”
—Michael W., Seattle, WA

“…As usual, it’s a gorgeous book.”
—Paul M., Burlington, MA

“…Wonderful! This is the top quality that to me is a trademark of everything Haffner Press does. Well put together, beautiful to look at, pleasurable to hold – with fiction I love to read! It just whets my appetite for more. Thanks for doing a great job – the love and respect you have for these authors and their work is evident.”
—Drake M., Chapel Hill, NC

“…I must say it’s very impressive, great job!”
—James M., Canada

“…WOW, is it a beautifully produced book. If you dig Wellman, you should definitely check it out. The stories are amazing, too.”
—Christopher C., Redmond, WA

CONTEST!
Black Gate Magazine is holding a contest with TWO copies of THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE as prizes! Get the details HERE!
reign of robotsTHE REIGN OF THE ROBOTS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FOUR is on the way to the printer.

This is another massive book chock full of rarities with no fewer than 10 unreprinted stories from WEIRD TALES and/or WONDER STORIES. Alongside these soon-to-be-presented wonders, you’ll find some of Hamilton’s classic works such as “The Man Who Evolved” and “A Conquest of Two Worlds”

Noted scholar and editor, Mike Ashley handles the introduction for this mighty tome.

As with previous volumes in this series, an appendix showcasing the original pulp magazine illustrations also bulks large with obscura including readers’ letters from the vintage magazines commenting on these stories, along with editorial correspondence between Hamilton and his editors.

This book is also being offered as part of an “early bird combo” with THE COLLECTED CAPTAIN FUTURE VOLUME THREE and THE SIX SLEEPERS, THE COLLECTED EDMOND HAMILTON, VOLUME FIVE along with an exclusive chapbook, TIGER GIRL. Details at www.haffnerpress.com.

When Dr. Jack Williamson retired from his position as Professor of English at Eastern New Mexico University in 1977, an annual Lectureship was established in his name. Celebrating 35 years of this event is THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE JACK WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP. This trade paperback collects transcripts of speeches and presentations from a variety of Lectureship guests from the past 35 years. Also included is coverage of several previous Lectureships in Locus Magazine by Charles N. Brown, a chronology of all the Lectureships by Williamson’s bibliographer Richard A. Hauptmann, a gallery of promotional artwork from the last 10 years, and a 1000-word story by Jack Williamson from 2004, “Dream of Earth.”

We have copies for $19 SIGNED by the following contributors:williamson

Joe Haldeman
Nalo Hopkinson
Mike Resnick
Walter Jon Williams
Connie Willis
Eleanor Wood
. . . and now Scott Edelman!

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