Windy City

Yesterday evening I got back from the Windy City Pulp and Paperback convention. It was pretty grand, if you happen to like old magazines, old books, art from both, and the people who love that stuff.

Here’s a pic of some of the treasures I returned with. Click to enlarge. I’ll summarize the events later this week. Note in the lower portion of the picture that there’s the Haffner hardback collecting the amazing Paul Pine detective stories of Howard Browne, Halo for Hire. Harder to see are the paperbacks from DMR publishing. They’re nifty little paperbacks printed on high quality paper. I picked up the first of DMR’s sword-and-sorcery anthologies, Swords of Steel, and their printings of the first collected editions, ever, of Weird Tales authors Clifford Ball and Nictin Dyalhis. Both are definitely worth a look, and a steal at the $10.00 price point. You can find them here.

While I was away, another review of Tales From the Magician’s Skull rolled in, from Morgan Holmes over at Castlalia House, He seemed to like issue 1!

5 Comments on “Windy City

  1. Nice haul, Howard. I’ve been waiting for hard-copy collections of Clifford Ball and Nictzin Dyalhis stories for a long time. I thought Battered Silicon Dispatch Box was supposed to put out a Hard Cover collection of Dyalhis stories, but I’m not even sure that they are still a operating publisher. So, I pulled the trigger and ordered both collections from DMR Publishing.

    • Thanks! I think you’ll be pleased with the look of those DMR books. After I picked THOSE up, Erik Mona told me that DMR had reprinted one of the very best Henry Kuttner novellas, but I was already over budget. Now I’m kicking myself for not picking it up. It was only ten more dollars above what I’d already spent…

      • Color me intrigued. Is that Henry Kuttner novella one that isn’t readily available already? I have all the Haffner Press Kuttner books and many other collections of his work. What genre does the novella fall into?

        • Never mind. I found the Kuttner novella on their website. I just wish I had noticed it before I already ordered the other two books. I could’ve saved on shipping. Doh!

  2. Howard, it was nice meeting you at Windy City. I’m looking forward to your convention report. I just posted mine on Steve Lewis’ MYSTERY FILE blog.

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