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1 Allinson, Sidney HOW TO MAKE MONEY FAST AS A GHOSTWRITER
Cobalt, Ontario Highway Book Shop 1977 0889541221 / 9780889541221 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
53 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial card cover. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Now You Can Be a Successful Writer; Markets for Ghostwriting; How to Set Fees; Self Promotion; Books and Articles; Sales Letters; Clubs and Associations; Local Histories and Business Anniversaries; Book Reviews; Speech Writing; Technical Papers; Manuals; In-House Company Publications; Publicity; Advertising; and Start Today. 
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2 Altick, Richard D. THE ART OF LITERARY RESEARCH
New York W. W. Norton and Company 1975 0393092275 / 9780393092271 First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xii) 304 pp. First Thus - Revised Edition. Brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Vocation; The Spirit of Scholarship; Some Scholarly Occupations; The Task; Finding Materials; Libraries; Making Notes; The Philosophy of Composition; and The Scholar's Life; followed by Exercises and an index. 
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3 Ash, Brian (re: Kobo Abe; Isaac Asimov; J. G. Ballard; Peter Beagle; Charles Beaumont; E. F. Bleiler; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Robert E. Howard; William Hope Hodgson; Robert A. Heinlein; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Philip K. Dick; Zenna Henderson; Groff Conklin) WHO'S WHO IN SCIENCE FICTION
London Sphere Books 1977 0722112351 / 9780722112359 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 
218 pp. Revised edition. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine. Not store stamped. Short biographies of: Kobo Abe; Isaac Asimov; J. G. Ballard; Peter Beagle; Charles Beaumont; E. F. Bleiler; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Robert E. Howard; William Hope Hodgson; Robert A. Heinlein; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Philip K. Dick; Zenna Henderson; Groff Conklin; E. E. 'Doc' Smith; R andall Garrett; Harlan Ellison; Andre Norton; Gene Roddenberry; David H. Keller; John Russell Fearn; H. P. Lovecraft; Jack Vance; Stanley G. Weinbaum; Manly Wade Wellman; Mort Weisinger; H. G. Wells; Hans Wesso; James White; Ted White; Kate Wilhelm; Robert Moore Williams; Jack Williamson; Richard Wilson; Russell Winterbotham; Bernard Wolfe; Donald A. Wollheim; Farnsworth Wright; S. Fowler Wright; Philip Wylie; John Wyndham; Ivan Yefremov; Robert F. Young; Evgenii Zamyatin; A. E. van Vogt; Vercors; Jules Verne; A. Hyatt Verrill; Harl Vincent; Erich von Daniken; Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; F. L. Wallace; George C. Wallis; Bryce Walton; Donald Wandrei; Ian Watson; George O. Smith; Jerry Sohl; Norman Spinrad; Brian Stableford; Olaf Stapledon; R. F. Starzl; Leon E. Stover; Boris Strugatski; Arkadi Strugatski; Theodore Sturgeon; Jeff Sutton; Leo Szilard; John Taine; William F. Temple; William Tenn; James Tiptree Jr.; F. Orlin Tremaine; E. C. Tubb; Wilson Tucker; J. Hunter Holly; Harry Harrison; Alan E. Nourse; Philip Frances Nowlan; Fitz-James O'Brien; Andrew J. Offutt; Chad Oliver; Bob Olsen; Paul Orban; George Orwell; Raymond A. Palmer; Edgar Pangborn; Alexei Panshin; Frank R. Paul; Emil Petaja ; Rog Phillips; H. Beam Piper; Edgar Allan Poe; Frederik Pohl; Arthur Porges; Festus Pragnell; Fletcher Pratt; Christopher Priest; Tom Purdom; James L. Quinn; John Rackham; Ayn Rand; Ed Earl Repp; Mack Reynolds; Keith Roberts; Frank M. Robinson; A. M. Low; Robert A. Lowndes; Sam J. Lundwall; Richard A. Lupoff; John Lymington; Anne McCaffrey; J. Frances McComas; J. T. McIntosh; Vonda N. McIntypre; R. W. Mackelworth; Richard McKenna; Dean McLaughlin; Katherine MacLean; Willis E. McNelly; Charles Eric Maine; Barry N. Malzberg; Laurence Manning; Leo Margulies; Harry Matinson; Douglas R. Mason; Davi d I. Masson; Richard Matheson; Sheperd Mead; S. P. Meek; Judith Merril; A. Merritt; Sam Merwin; P. Schuyler Miller; Walter M. Miller Jr.; Robert P. Mills; Samuel Mines; Naomi Mitchison; Michael Moorcock; C. L. Moore; Patrick Moore; Ward Moore; Leo Morey; Dan Morgan; Sam Moskowitz; Terry Nation; Josef Nesvadba; Kris Neville; Peter Nicholls; Larry Niven; William F. Nolan; Alden H. Norton; Charles D. Hornig; L. Ron Hubbard; Fred Hoyle; E. Mayne Hull; Mel Hunter; Aldous Huxley; Carl Jacobi; Laurence M. Janifer; Frigyes Karinthy; Anna Kavan; Frank K. Kelly; Gerald Kersh; Daniel Keyes; Otis Adelbert Kline; Nigel Kneale; Damon Knight; Norman L. Knight; Sakyo Komatsu; Dean R. Koontz; C. M. Kornbluth; Roy G. Krenkel; Stanley Kubrick; Henry Kuttner; R. A. Lafferty; Kurd Lasswitz; Keith Laumer; Stan Lee; Walter W. Lee; Ursula K. Le Guin; Fritz Leiber; Murray Leinster; Stanislaw Lem; Milton Lesser; Brian Lewis; C. S. Lewis; Willy Ley; Frank Belknap Long; D. F. Jones; Neil R. Jones; Raymond F. Jone s; Colin Kapp; Joe L. Hensley; Frank Herbert; Philip E. High; Mark Hillegas; Christopher Hodder-Williams; Jon Hartridge; Henry Hasse; George Hay; Raymond J. Healy; H. F. Heard; Richard E. Geis; Peter George; Hugo Gernsbach; David Gerrold; Mark S. Geston; Walter Gillings; Tom Godwin; H. L. Gold; Rex Gordon; Ron Goulart; Joseph L. Green; Martin H. Greenberg; George Griffith; James Gunn; Peter Haining; Joe Haldeman; Austin Hall; Edmond Hamilton; Charles L. Harness; Clare Winger Harris; Edward L. Ferman; Virgil Finlay; Jack Finney; Francis Flagg; Homer Eon Flint; Charles Fort; Pat Frank; Herbert Franke; H. Bruce Franklin; Frank Kelly Freas; Oscar J. Friend; H. B. Fyfe; Ramond Z. Gallun; Daniel F. Galouye; Roger Elwood; Carol Smshwiller; Ed Emshwiller; George Allan England; Paul Ernst; Walter Ernsting; Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; and others. 
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4 Asimov, Isaac ASIMOV ON SCIENCE FICTION
New York Doubleday 1981 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
318 pp. Quarter-bound in black on gray boards; lettered in blue on the spine. Book Club Code L20. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. This collection contains: SCIENCE FICTION IN GENERAL: My Own View; Extraordinary Voyages; The Name of Our Field; The Universe of Science Fiction; Adventure. THE WRITING OF SCIENCE FICTION: Hints; By No Means Vulgar; Learning Device; It's a Funny Thing; The Mosaic and the Plate Glass; The Scientist as Villain; The Vocabulary of Science Fiction; Try to Write. THE PREDICTIONS OF SCIENCE FICTION: How Easy to See the Future; The Dreams of Science Fiction. THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION: The Prescientific Universe; Science Fiction and Society; Science Fiction 1938; How Science Fiction Came to Be Big Business; The Boom in Science Fiction; Golden Age Ahead; Beyond Our Brain; The Myth of the Machine; Science Fiction from the Soviet Union; More Science Fiction from the Soviet Union. SCIENCE FICTION WRITERS: The First Science Fiction Novel; The First Science Fiction Writer; The Hole in the Middle; The Science Fiction Breakthrough; Big Big Big; The Campbell Touch; Reminiscences of Peg; Horace; The Second Nova; Ray Bradbury; Arthur C. Clarke; The Dean of Science Fiction; The Brotherhood of Science Fiction. SCIENCE FICTION FANS: Our Conventions; The Hugo; Anniversaries; The Letter Column; The Articles of Science Fiction; Rejection Slips. SCIENCE FICTION REVIEWS: What Makes Good Science Fiction; 1984; The Ring of Evil; The Answer to Star Wars; Speculative Fiction; The Reluctant Critic. SCIENCE FICTION AND I: There's Nothing Like a Good Foundation; The Wendell Urth Series; Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine; Hollywood and I; and The Prolific Writer. 
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5 Atwood, Margaret NEGOTIATING WITH THE DEAD - A Writer on Writing
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 2002 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
(xxvii) 219 pp. Proof copy. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a crease on the front hinge and an uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction: Into the Labyrinth; Prololgue; Orientation: Who Do You Think You Are; Duplicity: The Jekyll Hand - the Hyde Hand - and the Slippery Double; Dedication: The Great God Pen; Temptation: Prospero - the Wizard of Oz - Mephisto & Co; Communion: Nobody to Nobody; and Descent: Negotiating with the Dead; followed by an index. 
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6 Ball, John (editor) (Phyllis A. Whitney; Michele Slung; Michael Gilbert; Aaron Marc Stein; Hillary Waugh; Donald A. Yates; Robert E. Briney; E. T. Guymon Jr.; Allen J. Hubin; Francis M. Nevins Jr.; Otto Penzler; James Sandoe) THE MYSTERY STORY
San Diego, California University of California - Publisher's Inc. 1976 0891630198 / 9780891630197 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xii) 390 pp. Decorated boards; brown endpapers; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Preface by William D. McElroy. Introduction by Martin N. Chamberlain. This collection contains: Gothic Mysteries by Phyllis A. Whitney; Women in Detective Fiction by Michele Slung; The Spy in Fact and Fiction by Michael Gilbert; The Mystery Story in Cultural Perspective by Aaron Marc Stein; The Mystery Versus the Novel; and The Police Procedural by Hillary Waugh; Locked Rooms and Puzzles: A Critical Memoir by Donald A. Yates; Death Rays Demons and Worms Unknown to Science; and The Literature of the Subject: An Annotated Bibliography by Robert E. Briney; And Why Do We Read This Stuff by E. T. Guymon Jr.; Patterns in Mystery Fiction: The Durable Series Character by Allen J. Hubin; Name Games: Mystery Writers and Their Pseudonyms by Francis M. Nevins Jr.; The Amateur Detectives; and The Great Crooks by Otto Penzler; The Private Eye by James Sandoe; Murder at Large; and The Ethnic Detective by John Ball. 
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7 Bellows, John (compiler) (revised and enlarged by William Bellows) DICTIONARY OF FRENCH AND ENGLISH - ENGLISH AND FRENCH
London Longmans Green and Company 1910 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
689 pp. Green cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine; decorated endpapers. Light edge and corner wear with a partial split along the spine on the front panel; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; hinges tight; gutters intact. 
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8 Bowen, Elizabeth; Burgess, Anthony; Cecil, Lord David; Greene, Graham; O'Brien, Kate THE HERITAGE OF BRITISH LITERATURE
London Thames and Hudson 1983 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 4to Arthur Hughes; James Allen; 
240 pp. Burgundy boards with a small gilt pictorial on the front panel; decorated in gilt on the spine; headband. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and colour plates. The dustjacket features a detail from April Love by Arthur Hughes, courtesy of the Tate Gallery in London. The Chapters are: Poets by Lord David Cecil; Dramatists by Graham Greene; Novelists by Elizabeth Bowen; Diaries and Journals by Kate O'Brien; and Afterword by Anthony Burgess; followed by: Sources of Illustrations; and an index. 
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9 Card, Orson Scott HOW TO WRITE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest Books 1990 0898794161 / 9780898794168 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
140 pp. Glossy boards. The Writer's Digest Genre Writing Series. Lightly rubbed on the corners; no interior markings. The Chapters are: THE INFINITE BOUNDARY: What is and isn't science fiction and fantasy and by whose standards: publishers, writers, readers; What basic concepts and approaches gualify a story as true speculative fiction and how SF and fantasy differ from one another. WORLD CREATION: How to build, populate and dramatize a credible inviting world that readers will want to share with you; Dragging ideas through the idea net of why how and with what result; Developing the rules of your world and then abiding by them and making them matter: the rules of Time Space and Magic; Working out the history language geography and customs of your invented world. STORY CONSTRUCTION: Finding a character for an idea or developing ideas for a character to enact; Qualifications for the main character: who hurts the most - who has power and freedom to act; Should the viewpoint character be the main character - how do you decide; Determining where the story should begin and end; The MICE quotient: milieu - idea - character - event - knowing which is most important in your story will help you decide its proper shape. WRITING WELL: Keeping exposition in its place; Leading your reader into the strangeness step by step; Piquing the reader's interest; Keeping the level of diction appropriate to the story's imagined world; Using invented jargon sparsely and effectively. THE LIFE AND BUSINESS OF WRITING: The markets for short and long speculative fiction - magazines - anthologies - fanzines - and how to reach them; Classes workshops conferences and conventions; Collaboration adaptation and shared worlds; Professional writers' organizations; and Awards in speculative fiction; followed by an index. 
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10 Castle, Mort (editor) (Harlan Ellison; Joyce Carol Oates; J. N. Williamson; Wayne Allen Sallee; Robert Weinberg; Richard Gilliam; Nancy Holder; Joe R. Lansdale; David Morrell; Tracy Knight; Nancy Kilpatrick; Matthew Costello; Gary Brandner) WRITING HORROR - A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest 1997 0898797985 / 9780898797985 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo Gerald Brom; Alan Pollack; 
(xii) 224 pp. Glossy pictorial boards; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners; no interior markings. Cover art by Gerald Brom. This essay collection contains: Foreword: The HWA by Stanley Wiater. Deveoloping Horror Concepts: The Madness of Art by Joyce Carol Oates; A World of Dark and Disturbing Ideas by J. N. Williamson; Mirror Mirror by Wayne Allen Sallee; Dark Light Focus - Karl Edward Wagner by Robert Weinberg; Honest Lies and Darker Truths by Richard Gilliam; What You Are Meant to Know by Robert Weinberg. Horror Crafting: Plot Characters Mood and More: Such Horrible People by Tina Jens; Guerrilla Literature by Nancy Holder; The Horror the Horror the Horror by Alan Rodgers; No Shield of Disbelief by Dominick Cancilla; A Hand on the Shoulder by Joe R. Lansdale; Keep It Moving Maniacs by Jay R. Bonansinga; Dark Light Focus - Roger Corman by Elizabeth Engstrom; He Said She Asked by David Morrell; Darkening the Mood by Gregory Nicoll; Dr Frankenstein's Secrets of Style by Norman Partridge. Horror: Genre and Subgenre: More Simply Human by Tracy Knight; Archetypes and Fearful Allure by Nancy Kilpartrick; Dark Light Focus - EC Horror Comics by D. G. Chichester; Breaking All Codes by David Quinn; Writing for the New Pulps by John Maclay; Capturing Kids by Jill M. Morgan; Something to Scare the Kids by Richard Lee Byers; Pushing the Horror Button by Matthew Costello; Splat Goes the Hero by Jack Ketchum. Innovation in Horror: Today and Tomorrow: Innovation in Horror by Jeanne Cavelos; No More Silver Mirrors by Karen E. Taylor; Dark Light Focus - Forrest J. Ackerman by Owl Goingback; Werewolves by Gary Brandner; The Green Mile - a conversation with Stephen King from M.A.I.N. Magazine; Contemporary Lip Synching to Horror's Gothic Tune by Robert W. Walker; On Horror - a conversation with Harlan Ellison. Marketing Horror: Sharing the Creeps by Edo van Belkom; Dark Light Focus - Cemetery Dance by Gary A. Braunbeck; Online Resources for the Horror Writer by Paula Guran; Wither Horror by Benjamin Adams; From the HWA's FAQ Folder on Agents by Lawrence Watt-Evans; Specialists in Fear by James J. Gormley; and Afterword: Quiet Lies the Locust Tells by Harlan Ellison; followed by an index. 
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11 Chouinard, Daniel; Rubio, Mary (editors) (Dominique Demers; Claire le Brun; DAniela Di Cecco; Lynn Kettler Penrod; Hilary Turner; Allan Sheldon; Kenneth Radu; Diana Shklanka; Marnie Parsons; Jean-Philippe Beaulieu; J. R. Lynn Wytenbroek; Elspeth Ross) CCL - Canadian Children's Literature - Number 75 - Fall 1994
Guelph, Ontario Canadian Children's Press 1994 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
96 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine. This issue contains: Editorial: Children's Literature and the Quebec Literary Institution; ARTICLES: Discours a l'enfance et litterature jeunesse quebecoise by Dominique Demers; L'exergue comme procede de legitimation du ruman quebecois pour la jeuness by Claire le Brun; Eclosion/forclusion dans le roman pour adolescentes by Daniela Di Cecco; La thematique et l'ideologie du feminisme: le cas de la courte echelle by Lynn Kettler Penrod; La censure et la subversion de l'institution litteraire by Daniel Chouinard. REVIEW ARTICLES AND REVIEWS: When Toys Lose Their Charms Try Epistemology by Hilary Turner; Poems to Chuckle Over by Allan Sheldon; A Benevolent Dragon by Kenneth Radu; Two Collections of Native Stories by Diana Shklanka; By Their Tales Shall We Know Them by Allan Sheldon; Tying Language Together by Marnie Parsons; Entre modernite et tradition by Jean-Philippe Beaulieu; Superb Picture Book a Collector's Piece by J. R. Lynn Wytenbroek; A Cree Grandmother's Tale by Elspeth Ross; Old Stories Get New Life by Elspeth Ross; Jew in Czarist Russia by J. R. Wytenbroek; Two Tales of the Great Depression by Alexa Thompson; Angels Watchin' Over Me by Linda Soutar; New Author Worth Watching by J. R. Lynn Wytenbroek; Foregrounding Narrative Voice by Marie Campbell; Cat Lovers Be Choosy by Kathleen Donohue; The Wrong Kind of Artistry by Perry Nodelman; Sometimes It's the Difference that Counts by Joan Weir; Everybody Needs a Friend by Muriel Baribeau; Photographic Natural History Books: Preschoolers and Beyond by Marilynn Rui; Ici by Maryel Archambault; North American Fashion in History by Anna Chiota; A Walk in the Artworld by Perry Nodelman; Mini Reviews; Mini comptes rendus; and Books Reviewed in This Issue. 
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12 Chouinard, Daniel; Rubio, Mary (editors) (Perry Nodelman; Ted McGee; Nancy Lambert; Flore Gervais; Jocelyne Cyr; Dave Jenkinson; Tim Blackmore; J. R. Wytenbroek; Marnie Parsons; Sandy Odegard; Lucie Pare; Claire L. Malarte-Feldman; Terri L. Lyons) CCL - Canadian Children's Literature - Number 71 - 1993
Guelph, Ontario Canadian Children's Press 1993 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 8vo 
96 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine. This issue contains: Editorial; ARTICLES: The Illustrators of Munsch by Perry Nodelman; ABCs of ABCs: Two Canadian Exemplars by Ted McGee; Livre d'images et expressions graphiques et verbales a la maternelle by Nancy Lambert, Flore Gervais, and Jocelyne Cyr; Good Libraries Don't: The Censorship of Canadian Picture Books by Dave Jenkinson; Cerebus: From Aardvark to Vanaheim, Reaching for Creative Heaven in Dave Sim's Hellish World by Tim Blackmore;. REVIEW ARTICLES AND REVIEWS: Not a Problem: William Bell's No Signature by J. R. Wytenbroek; To Dream of Making by Marnie Parsons; Changing the View by Sandy Odegard; Au-dela du silence by Lucie Pare; Quand l'imaginaire prend le pouvoir by Claire L. Malarte-Feldman; Eye-catching Cosimo Cat by Terri L. Lyons; Brown Bag Blues: A Need for Blanced Literary Nutrition by Patricia Vickery; Le cri du pelican by Danielle Thaler; Native Odyssey by Norman Rowen; Ce que l'on voit si l'on Garde les yeux ouverts asses longtemps by Irene Oore; and Mini-compte rendu by Daniel Chouinard. 
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13 Connolly, Cyril THE CONDEMNED PLAYGROUND - Essays 1927 - 1944
London Routledge 1946 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo Augustus John; 
(viii) 287 pp. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; frontis drawing of the author by Augustus John. Light chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges; some loss at the head of the spine; price intact; no interior markings. This collection contains: The Position of Joyce; Lews Faux Monnayeurs; Distress of Plenty; New Swift Letters; Lord Chesterfield; Imitations of Horace; Illusions of Likeness; A. E. Housman: A Controversy; Thomas Mann; Onus Vallis Visionis; French and English Cultural Relations; Ninety Years of Novel Reviewing; More About the Modern Nobel; Defects of English Novels; Reviewers; Mr Mossbross Takes the Class; Felicity; The Novel Addict's Cupboard; Felicity Entertains; Told in Gath; Where Engels Fears to Tread; Year Nine; What Will He Do Next; An Unfortunate Visit; Ackermann's England; Spring Revolution; Barcelona; England Not My England; Conversations in Berlin; The Fate of an Elizabethan; A Tyrant of Taste; Psycho Analysis; The Ant Lion; 1843; The Art of Being Good; and Writers and Society 1940 - 1943. 
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14 Davie, Donald (re: Sir Walter Scott) THE HEYDAY OF SIR WALTER SCOTT
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(vii) 168 pp. Green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a short tear on the upper right corner of the rear panel; price intact; no interior markings. Scott was a Scottish baronet, a playwright, historical novelist and poet. The author of The Lady of the Lake, Ivanhoe and so many more, the Chapters are: The Captain's Daughter - Pushkin's Prose and Russian Realism; The Heart of Midlothian; Waverley; Pan Tadeusz; Rob Roy; Maria Edgeworth; Scott and the Novel in Ireland; The Leatherstocking Novels; The Pioneers; and Cooper and Scott - The Water Witch; followed by an index. 
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15 Davin, Eric Leif (foreword by Jack Williamson) PIONEERS OF WONDER
Amherst, New York Prometheus Books 1999 1573927023 / 9781573927024 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Michael Carroll; 
405 pp. Navy blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Dj art by Michael Carroll. This collection contains: Genesis of Wonder: Hugo Gernsback, Sense of Wonder, and the Birth of Science Fiction; The Age of Wonder: Gernsback, David Lasser, and Wonder Stories; A Conversation with David Lasser; A Conversation with Charles D. Hornig; The Silberkleit Years and the Birth of Comic Books: A Further Conversation with Charles D. Hornig; Stanley G. Weinbaum and Black Margot: A Conversation with Mararet Weinbaum Key; From Wisconsin to Mars: A Conversation with Raymond Z. Gallun; Teenage Author: A Conversation with Frank K. Kelly; The Science and Science Fiction of R. F. Starzl: A Conversation with Thomas E. Starzl; The Birth of Science Fiction Books: A Conversation with Lloyd Arthur Eshbach; From Print to the Screen: A Conversation with Curt Siodmak; Second Genesis - The Birth of Science Fiction Cinema: Kurt Neumann and Rocketship X-M; The Private History of a Rescue that Failed: Laurence Manning and Sam Moskowitz; The Birth of Science Fiction History: Sam Moskowitz - The Immortal Historian; and Look Back in Wonder: The Discovery/Birth of a Genre. 
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16 de Camp, L. Sprague; de Camp, Catherine Crook SCIENCE FICTION HANDBOOK REVISED - How to Write and Sell Imaginative Stories - A Guide to Writing Imaginative Literature
New York McGraw Hill Paperbacks 1977 0070161984 / 9780070161986 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo Don Simpson; Stephen Fabian; Jack Bozzi; Jim Sterenko; Roy G. Krenkel; Jim Cawthorn; George Barr; Tim Kirk; Jeff Jones; Jack Gaughan; Harry Douthwaite; 
(xiii) 220 pp. First Thus - revised edition. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with drawings by: Don Simpson; Stephen Fabian; Jack Bozzi; Jim Sterenko; Roy G. Krenkel; Jim Cawthorn; George Barr; Tim Kirk; Jeff Jones; Jack Gaughan; and Harry Douthwaite. The Chapters are: The World of Imaginative Fiction; Modern Imaginative Fiction; Editors and Publishers; Readers and Writers; Preparing for a Science Fiction Career; Those Crazy Ideas; Plotting an Imaginative Story; Writing an Imaginative Story; Selling an Imaginative Story; The Business Side of Writing; and And When You Have Arrived; followed by an index. 
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17 del Rey, Lester THE WORLD OF SCIENCE FICTION - The History of a Subculture: 1926 - 1976
New York Del Rey - Ballantine Books 1979 034525452X / 9780345254528 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xiii) 416 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with flat uncreased spine; slight ripple in the text block; no interior markings. This collection contains: What Science Fiction Is; The Beginnings of Science Fiction; The Rise of the Pulps; The Third Source; The Magazines of Hugo Gernsback; The Dawn of Astounding; The Crucial Years; The Active Fan; The Shaping of the Future; Campbell's Astounding; The War and the Bomb; A Proliferation of Magazines; Science Fiction in Books; The Growth of Fandom; Reshaping the Future; The Quest for Magic; The Big Boom; And the Collapse; The Magazine Business; Wider Horizons; FIAWOL or FIJAGH; Watershed; The Survivors; The Torch Passes; Rebellion: The New Wave and Art; Enter: Academe; The Big Con Game; The Fifth Age; Fantasy; Buck Rogers and Mr Spock; Glossary; Themes and Variations; Utopias and Dystopias; But What Good Is It; Mene Mene Tekel; and After Star Wars. 
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18 Derleth, August (editor) (Fritz Leiber; Robert Bloch; Sam Russell; Arthur Jean Cox; Leland Sapiro) (re: H. P. Lovecraft) H. P. LOVECRAFT: A Symposium - October 24 1963
Los Angeles Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society - LASFS - Riverside Quarterly 1964 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
14 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Light edge and corner wear with a bit of darkening around the edges; no interior markings. This is the transcript of a panel discussion at a meeting of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. The panelists were: Fritz Lieber; Robert Bloch; Sam Russell; Arthur Jean Cox; and Leland Sapiro. Annotations by August Derleth. 
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19 Dillard, Annie THE WRITING LIFE
New York Harper Perennial 1990 006091884 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good 8vo Albert Pinkham Ryder; 
111 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The cover features The Toilers of the Sea by Albert Pinkham Ryder, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A sort of guidebook to the writer's task. 
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20 Disch, Thomas M. THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE - on Poetry, Poets and Poetasters
New York Picador 1995 0312134487 / 9780312134488 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(vi) 229 pp. Quarter-bound in pale gray cloth on pale gray boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; decorated endpapers; headband. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. This collection of essays contains: The Castle of Indolence; Sound of the Raine; Prophetic Word - Kathleen Raine; Delectable Always, and Fresh and True - Kenneth Koch; Death and the Poet - Peter Whigham; Fearing and Falling Out of Love; Music That Can Deepest Reach - Emerson et al; The Difference; Onegin's Children: Poems in the Form of a Novel - Budbill, Jarmin, Mandel, Murray, Pollack; The New World - Frederick Turner; Sunlight, Coffen and the Papers: A Poem for Our Times - Vikram Seth; History: The Home Movie - Craig Raine; Christopher Fry: An Appreciation; Snapped Prose in Slim Volumes: A Review of Recent Poetry - McKuen, Walker, Schultz, Koethe, Hill; Poets as Friends and Neighbours - Swenson, Morris, Wilbur, Merwin, Williamson; Poets of Exile - Brodsky, Enzensberger; Out of the Murk Plectrum - John Ashbery; The Last Word of Death - Anthony Hecht; Barrom Buddy and the Prom King - Carver, Leithhauser; Products of the Workshop McClatchy, Klein, Ryan; Pompes Postmoderne - Marjorie Perloff; The Hight Priest of High Times - Charles Olson Biography; The Occasion of the Poem - Goldbarth, Levine, Cassity, Jones, Muldoon; A Nashional Institurion - Ogden Nash; Light Verse; Have an Oeuvre - Hollander, Updike, Raab, Hoagland, Smith; Poetry Roundup - Kinnell, Tate, Salter, Hacker, Wojahn, Hudgins, Lauterbach, Dove, Rogers, Williams; and Reviewing Poetry: A Retrospect. 
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