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1Goran
oct. 20, 2011, 9:11pm

Hey everyone,

This is a posting I made at the fine press forum. Forgive me for copying the post here but I figured if any forum readers would completely appreciate the following they would likely be found here:

Just wanted to let everyone know about the very considerate and personable service I received from Jerad at Centipede Press. I purchased a copy of H.P. Lovecraft Master of the Weird Tale (Centipede Press) from amazon.ca a week ago because they offered a good Canadian price and free shipping. When the book arrive I found it was missing the sewn silk ribbon marker and had faded black stains on the sides. I wrote to Jerad and asked him if perhaps the ribbons were only available in the deluxe edition. Jerad got back to me and confirmed its available on all editions but couldn't understand how mine could be missing (he checked the remaining copies he had). We concluded its just my crummy luck since CP books are of outstanding quality as a rule (I've purchase a number of them over the last two years).

Even though I didn't buy the book directly from CP Jerad felt compelled to try and make amends. He offered me a 20% discount off Citadel of the Autarch, a free copy of Weird Fiction Review #1, and even offered to replace the tome (limited to 300 copies, approx. 1200.00 pages, weights a little over 10 lbs) when I made my next order: even though I didn't even purchase the book directly from him! I call that old school service; really trying to connect with your customers. I accepted the 20% discount and free copy of Weird Fiction but declined the new copy of H.P. Lovecraft as I figured the discount and Weird Fiction were more than fair and I already made arrangements for a replacement from a different online source for the same price in Canadian dollars and free shipping.

Just wanted to let everyone know about the outstanding service I received from this top quality press and its uncompromisingly courteous publisher.

2DeusExLibrus
oct. 20, 2011, 11:54pm

Thats really cool Goran! Haven't bought anything from them, but now I'm tempted (if only I had the funds!)

3cosmicdolphin
oct. 21, 2011, 6:15am

Jerad is a lovely guy, we spoke with him at the Reno Worldcon where he had a booth.

4KentonSem
Editat: oct. 21, 2011, 9:02am

Greetings, Goran! I've had nothing but good experiences with Jerad. Last year I received a hot-of-the-press book that had a defect. He sent me out another copy instantly, before I even got the defective one in the mail. He also has a habit of sending along "freebies" with some packages. Could be anything from edit pages from upcoming books (just received some Hannes Bok glossies - folded down the middle but still very cool!) to a Louis Armstrong CD. Even a children's book one time, which I gave to my daughter. Whatever might be within arm's reach, I think :) He's also responsive to suggestions and is quite communicative. Oh, and the books are to be treasured. I'm lucky because most of the CP selections are right in line with my personal tastes.

I think I've mentioned this before, but if you get on the CP mailing list, Jerad will occasionally sell dinged copies at a fairly decent discount. Also occasional selections from his own collection.

5Goran
oct. 21, 2011, 9:05am

>2 DeusExLibrus:

I whole heartedly encourage you! I've read quite a few times that collectors are starting to consider CP as the resurected Arkam House. Outstanding quality for the price. Now, not all the books they publish are in the $200-$300 dollar range. They have a very large collection of illustrated horror novels in the $45 dollar range.

>3 cosmicdolphin:

Man, I wish they had conventions like that here in Canada!

>4 KentonSem:

Yes I've noticed Jerad likes to put little extras in the shippments. It was funny because the first book I received from him had a pile of extra items that didn't have anything to do with the book itself. I actually wrote to him and asked if he put these in by mistake and wanted them back!

I am on the mailing list and I received the last email where he was selling a number of slightly damaged books at a good discount. What I'd like to see, though, is the mailings for his deluxe editions!

6Goran
oct. 25, 2011, 8:25pm

Update:

Unbelievable. I get the new copy from the other online retailer and it has the same defect! I don't get it. I've written to Jerad to let him know; not entirely sure what I'm going to do here.

7Thulean
oct. 26, 2011, 3:04am

I recently ordered Tales of the Grand Guignol. I'm looking forward to it if I can find the time to read it at some point. I'll let yall know what condition it arrives in.

8Goran
oct. 26, 2011, 12:55pm

>7 Thulean:

If you ordered it right from CP then it'll probably be perfect. I just tried to saving on shipping and the exchange rate by using 3rd party online retailers and look what it got me!

9KentonSem
oct. 26, 2011, 1:03pm

>7 Thulean:

Thulean, let us know what you think of Maurice Level's writing at some point. I've never read his Grand Guignol tales.

10KentonSem
oct. 26, 2011, 1:10pm

>8 Goran:

Goran, I always order directly from CP. Shipping is always $5, regardless of book size. Another reason why I appreciate them. If you are overseas, I don't know what they would charge for shipping. Update us on what Jerad does. I hope you get a defect-free volume!

Like your comment about CP becoming the new Arkham House.

11Goran
oct. 26, 2011, 4:17pm

>10 KentonSem:

I'm from Canada so there might not be any shipping to the border, but from the border to my home would certainly be pricey. Jerad told me to hold off until Autarch comes out; I'm assuming he'll keep with this original offer for the discount, Weird Tales, and a new copy of the tome.

12rtttt01
oct. 28, 2011, 1:24pm

#5: World Fantasy Con is in Toronto in 2012. www.worldfantasy.org Programming is being planned by Barbara and Christopher Roden, who run the estimable Ash-Tree Press, another source of high-quality weird fiction books, so I would guess that there will be a lot for members of this group to enjoy. WFC in any case is a wonderland for readers of weird fiction. Great programming, incredible dealers room, fascinating people everywhere. Costs a bit to attend, but well worth it.

World Horror Con was in Canada not too long ago also. Just need to keep an ear to the ground.

I second all of the feelings here about Jerad and CP. Very nice to deal with.

13Thulean
nov. 1, 2011, 6:33pm

I got in my copy of Tales of the Grand Guignol and The Weird Fiction Review Number 1. TWFR was a dint and ding copy but you would be hard pressed to find a dint or ding on it. They look great. He also sent me a couple of nice catalogs and four double sided 18" x 12" Hannes Bok posters/prints/Advertisements(?). I consider it money well spent and will definitely continue to be a customer of theirs. The catalogs show some nice upcoming releases including Masters of the Weird Tale: Arthur Machen, Clark Ashton Smith: The Artwork and Prose Poetry, Masters of the Weird Tale: Arthur J. Burks(OK, I actually have no idea who this is), and new volumes in their Gothics series including Lewis' The Monk, Stevenson's Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde and Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer.

Good stuff.

14Goran
nov. 2, 2011, 10:46am

>13 Thulean:

Hey, I know this isn't Weird Tales stuff, but was there anything in the catalogs about Citidel of the Autarch by Gene Wolfe?

15KentonSem
Editat: nov. 2, 2011, 11:52am

>14 Goran:

The Citadel of the Autarch is announced in the CP 2011-2012 catalog. 100 copies. Cloth in slipcase. Signed by the author. $225. It says Winter 2011, but I'd take that with a grain of salt, as always.

>13 Thulean:

Glad to hear it - I've been tempted by the scratch-n-ding list many times. There is WAY to much great stuff announced in the new catalog!

16Goran
nov. 2, 2011, 6:23pm

>15 KentonSem:

Thanks Kenton. Jerad was telling me I'd be coming out in March and he does usually have this series at a pre-order discount.

17KentonSem
Editat: nov. 7, 2011, 9:30pm

In a typically out-of-the-blue announcement, CP just released Richard Matheson's Hell House. It's a beautiful-looking edition.

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/hellhouse.html

18bookstopshere
nov. 8, 2011, 9:43am

>13 Thulean:
Burks has one volume of tales from Arkham House (Black Medicine) and a number of anthology appearances:
• * Bells of Oceana, (ss) Weird Tales Dec 1927
o Sea-Cursed, ed. T. Liam McDonald, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1994
o Weird Tales: Seven Decades of Terror, ed. John Betancourt & Robert Weinberg, Barnes & Noble 1997
• * Black Harvest of Moraine, (nv) Weird Tales Jan 1950
o Dangerous Vegetables, ed. Keith Laumer, Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, Baen 1998
• * Dance of the Damned, (nv) Horror Stories Aug/Sep 1936
o Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps, ed. Sheldon R. Jaffery, Bowling Green University Popular Press 1987
• * Devils in the Dust, (nv) Thrilling Mystery Dec 1935
o Cults of Horror, ed. Martin H. Greenberg & Charles G. Waugh, DAW 1990
• * Faces Strange Tales from Santo Domingo, (ss) Weird Tales Apr 1927
o 100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1993
o Campfire Thrillers, ed. Rebecca K. Rizzo, The Old Saybrook, CT: Globe Pequot Press, Inc. 1994
• * The Ghosts of Steamboat Coulee, (nv) Weird Tales May 1926
o Western Ghosts, ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press 1990
o Great American Ghost Stories, ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Rutledge Hill Press 1991
o Great American Ghost Stories, Volume Two, ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Charles G. Waugh & Martin H. Greenberg, Berkley 1993
• * Murder Brides, (nv) Horror Stories Dec 1935
o Weird Vampire Tales, ed. Robert Weinberg, Stefan R. Dziemianowicz & Martin H. Greenberg, Gramercy 1992
• * The Room of Shadows, (nv) Weird Tales May 1936
o Weird Tales: 32 Unearthed Terrors, ed. Stefan R. Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg & Robert E. Weinberg, Crown/Bonanza 1988
• * Strange Tales from Santo Domingo:
___ #3. Daylight Shadows, (ss) Weird Tales Apr 1925
o 100 Fiendish Little Frightmares, ed. Stefan Dziemianowicz, Robert Weinberg & Martin H. Greenberg, Barnes & Noble 1997
• * Rhythmic Formula, (ss) Weird Tales May 1952
o Arkham’s Masters of Horror, ed. Peter Ruber, Arkham House 2000
• The Black Orchids, (ss) Doctor Death Feb 1935
o Fantastic Tales Win 2003
• * Bells of Oceana, (ss) Weird Tales Dec 1927
o H.P. Lovecraft’s Favorite Weird Tales, ed. Douglas A. Anderson, Cold Spring Press 2005

19KentonSem
Editat: nov. 20, 2011, 2:52pm

Centipede Press just announced Our Lady of Darkness and Conjure Wife! This is great news, and these editions sound fantastic!

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/ourladydarkness.html

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/conjurewife.html

20KentonSem
Editat: març 17, 2017, 11:28am

>19 KentonSem:

And another thumbs up to Jerad. I noticed the special offer for both books together at $20 less (plus the opportunity for both to have the same number).

21Goran
nov. 21, 2011, 3:46pm

>20 KentonSem:

Outstanding. That's old school customer service we get from CP. Don't see that much anymore these days.

22pgmcc
nov. 22, 2011, 4:47am

I believe the problem with modern-day customer service is that organisations have forgotten that there should be a silent "good" before the term. They simply think the objective of customer service is to minimise the cost of dealing with customers.

As Groucho Marx said, "Sincerity is the key. If you can fake that you've got it made."

23KentonSem
Editat: des. 19, 2016, 1:58pm

Aquest missatge ha estat suprimit pel seu autor.

24KentonSem
des. 11, 2011, 12:23pm

Centipede just announced their Hannes Bok volume. No price yet.

http://www.centipedepress.com/art/hannesbok.html

25KentonSem
des. 13, 2011, 8:28pm

From the latest Centipede Press email from Jerad Walters:

"S.T. Joshi and I are working on a Lovecraft-themed anthology called "A Mountain Walked." In this anthology we have work by Ted Klein, Thomas Ligotti, Mearle Prout, C. Hall Thompson, T.C. Boyle, Walter C. DeBill, Jr., Wilum Pugmire, Neil Gaiman and others, as well as NEW fiction by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín Kiernan, Laird Barron, Jeff Vandermeer, Mark Samuels, Rhys Hughes, Gemma Files, Quentin Crisp and Lois Gresh, among others.

There will be artwork, quite a bit, most in black & white but some in color.

The book will come in a slipcase, with ribbon markers, top edge stain, cloth panels or something else pretty nice, and the entire run will be signed by almost everyone living, and the deluxe will be signed by all living contributors. "

He's not sure on the actual size of the volume yet, but this sounds fantastic!

26Goran
des. 13, 2011, 9:17pm

>25 KentonSem:

Wow. Don't know how Jerad does it so consistantly

27gryeates
feb. 1, 2012, 5:57pm

>25 KentonSem: Wow! That sounds like an incredible volume - so many great names in there.

I'm glad I read through this thread as I have been considering picking up a copy of the CP Lovecraft and it's good to know that ordering direct from CP is the recommended route.

28KentonSem
feb. 2, 2012, 9:35am

>27 gryeates:

If you order, tell 'em the Weird Tradition sent ye! ;)

I'm waiting with bated breath for the new Lee Brown Coye book. Jerad is shipping it slowly. Oh so slowly.....

Their release of Richard Matheson's Hell House is really , really tempting, too.

29gryeates
feb. 23, 2012, 7:37am

>28 KentonSem:

Well, I ordered a copy of the Agonising Resurrection of Victor Frankenstein and it turned up today. Didn't get a chance to flick through before leaving for work this morning but it looks like a gorgeous piece of work.

30KentonSem
feb. 23, 2012, 9:58am

>29 gryeates:

That's one that I'm thinking now that I should have purchased. Ah well, too late now! Let us know what you think after you get a chance to really examine it.

31KentonSem
maig 6, 2012, 11:35am

Just announced:

The Hannes Bok book, Thomas Tryon's Harvest Home, Fredric Brown's His Name Was Death, and even American Psycho.

Oh, and this:

In the works:

Clark Ashton Smith Art Book
Scott Connors is doing the editing work on a large book on the paitnings, drawings, and sculptures of Clark Ashton Smith. Most of this work will be reprinted for the first time in full color, and we have well over a hundred works already. If you have any Clark Ashton Smith artwork, we would love to include it in the book. Can you let me know if you do have anything?

32Thulean
Editat: maig 6, 2012, 12:51pm

Bret Easton Ellis seems like an odd author for Centipede but I like his work. I have read Less Than Zero, The Rules of Attraction, American Psycho and Glamorama. I wonder if Glamorama will be adapted to film as the first three have. American Psycho can be a bit of a mind f***. Its mix of humor and horror blend so that I found myself laughing at the over the top ridiculous parts of the book and realized I was at parts where I shouldn't be amused any longer. It creeps up on you. I haven't read Ellis since my early 20's though so maybe I shouldn't have been laughing at any of the book and I was just a twisted little shit.

That CAS book sounds interesting. I'll keep my eye on that one.

33KentonSem
maig 6, 2012, 2:41pm

>32 Thulean:

I enjoyed American Psycho for much the same reasons, Thulean. It is an odd-seeming choice for Centipede, though.

34Goran
maig 7, 2012, 7:50am

>32 Thulean:, 33

I saw American Psycho on Centipede's website yesterday. I got pretty excited about it but then, like you, felt that it really wasn't in the publisher's normal style. I'm curious how much it'll be considering there doesn't seem to be any illustrations with this one.

35artturnerjr
maig 7, 2012, 7:10pm

>31 KentonSem:-34

I admit I have been dying to read AMERICAN PSYCHO ever since I came across this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Psycho#Controversy

Wow! Is it really that bad?

36Thulean
Editat: maig 8, 2012, 9:48pm

>35 artturnerjr:

Art in one part of the book he nails a girl to his hardwood floors with a nail gun, sticks a habit trail in her you know, puts cheese in it and the lets starved rats loose. It had been a while since I've read it but I believe after he lets the rats loose he has the severed head of the girls friend in his hand and has it felate him in front of her. For some reason this didn't make it into the film version.

The book does have quite a lot of humor but it also has stuff like the above. The problem is sometimes it is hard to tell when the humor is ending and starts to slide into stuff like that. It creeps up on you.

I find this funny though.

"Feminist activist Gloria Steinem was among those opposed to the release of Ellis' book because of its portrayal of violence toward women. Steinem is also the stepmother of Christian Bale, who played Bateman in the film."

I thought it was a good book but I can see why some people might not want to read it.

37Thulean
Editat: maig 8, 2012, 10:03pm

Also American Psycho has never been released in hard cover before so this will be a bit of a first edition I suppose. Being a limited edition of 200 I expect this will sale out really fast and will be of interest to people who have never even heard of Centipede previously.

38artturnerjr
maig 8, 2012, 10:09pm

>36 Thulean:

For some reason this didn't make it into the film version.

LOL! Presumably for the same reason the baby roasting on a spit didn't make it into the film version of The Road.

39KentonSem
Editat: maig 9, 2012, 9:19am

Let's not forget that besides the extreme gore, there are loooooooong passages in the book that contain endless descriptions of late 1980's/early 1990's-era yuppie name-brand fetish objects. This is all very deliberately done by the author, and it makes a point, but it can be tedious if you are just looking for a good horror novel. I think this might sell out for Centipede, though, and it's an intriguing choice on Jerad's part.

40KentonSem
maig 8, 2012, 10:35pm

I was really glad to see Harvest Home on the production slate. It has one hell of a disturbing ending! It'll make a nice companion volume to Centipede's superb edition of Tryon's The Other.

41Goran
maig 9, 2012, 8:55am

For anyone of you that might also be interested, Jared has advised that Autarch should be out this summer

42jeromelucpaulin
maig 9, 2012, 3:13pm

People can order all three "coming soon" titles (American Psycho, Harvest Home and His Name was Death) from Centipede through Amazon along with other "not yet officially announced" books. I did pre-ordered them but I'll probably ending up ordering directly with Jerad. He's such a great guy to deal with. An Amazon copies tends to be in stock (if ever) long after Centipede have them ready to ship.

Can't wait for Autarch to come out to complete the set. I still wonder if Jerad will publish the other two related books of the New Sun series.

43KentonSem
maig 9, 2012, 3:21pm

>42 jeromelucpaulin:

You know, I was wondering about that. If you order the books through Amazon at a substantial discount, does Centipede still end up getting paid in full? They must, somehow, although I'm not sure how that works, especially with low-print-run, signed collector's editions. I believe in Centipede's mission enough to want to make sure that all of my $$ goes to the publisher, one way or the other. And I agree that it's a pleasure to deal directly with Jerad!

44Goran
Editat: maig 9, 2012, 3:29pm

>42 jeromelucpaulin:

Jerad told me about a year ago that they plan on publishing all six books, not just the base four, in the Book of the New Sun series.

>43 KentonSem:

I totally agree. This entire thread was started because of my bad experience purchasing a CP book through Amazon. I just purchased IT, 25th anniversary edition from Cemetery Dance through Amazon. Hope I won't get burned again.

45jeromelucpaulin
maig 10, 2012, 8:01am

I got some Centipede books in the past from Amazon, about 20 I think. They are distributed by Consortium Books Sales and Distibution (http://www.cbsd.com/pubdetail.aspx?id=349). I only got 2 or 3 books that wasn't "perfect" (price tag on the dustjacket, a bump here and there). My best experience was getting a match numbered set of John Brunner's Sheep Look Up and Stand on Zanzibar with a nice discount and free shipping. I even asked Jerad about ordering through Amazon and he was ok with it since shipping was free and no customs (I'm in Canada).

My last order with Amazon was Complete Slayers but the Wagner collection Walk on the Wild Side should be here today. Don't think I'll get the second collection Where the Summer Ends through Amazon since it's marked out of stock and it was selling pretty fast.

Every time new books from Centipede show up on Amazon I pre-order them just in case. For exemple, the new Hannes Bok collection is only 95$ (down from 150$) on Amazon compared to 250$. Must be a mistake from the distributor but Amazon have pre-order price garantee :-) Unless there's a third unsigned edition that Jerad didn't talked about.

46Goran
maig 10, 2012, 8:23am

>45 jeromelucpaulin:

American Psycho is nearly 50% off on Amazon and I get free shipping (also in Canada). I have Stand on Zanzibar in my wish list. Again, I burned buying HP Lovecraft Master of the Weird Tale. Jared was nice enough to offer a replacement when Autarch came in, but I'd rather not go through such a hassle just the same.

47KentonSem
maig 10, 2012, 9:19am

>45 jeromelucpaulin:

Thanks very much for that detailed info, Jerome. It answers a few of my questions. I'm still not quite clear on how Amazon works it for the expensive, super-limited (250 copies or less) editions - do they just order them on an as-needed basis? They must. If Centipede sells out, I guess Amazon just notes it on the item entry. As long as Centipede is ok with it, I guess. As an experiment, I ordered both of the KEW editions from Amazon and they arrived just fine.

48jeromelucpaulin
maig 10, 2012, 10:04am

Don't know much of the details between Amazon and Centipede other than the distributor, Kenton. I know for instance that Amazon and the distributor list books for future release that are already sold out or out of print like The Grand Guignol.

49KentonSem
Editat: maig 10, 2012, 10:38am

Since Jared seems to be ok with it, I'm guessing that if a customer orders a $250 Centipede edition from Amazon for $90, then Centipede gets paid in full and Amazon, being the megacorp that it is, simply eats the difference. Crazy world!

50Goran
maig 10, 2012, 11:22am

>49 KentonSem:

That's the only way I understand it also. I have a feeling much of Amazon's prices are set by algorihms rather than people. Overall the company's profits are fine; we might just be lucky that the types of books we enjoy are a niche market, so discounts are higher despite lower print runs.

51jeromelucpaulin
maig 10, 2012, 2:57pm

I won't hold my breath on the Hannes Bok collection at 95$. I'm pretty sure it will sold out long before Amazon gets their copies.

52KentonSem
jul. 22, 2012, 1:30pm

Here is an unusual item of interest to HPL collectors:

http://www.centipedepress.com/anthologies/booksatbrown.html

Just made available at an affordable price from Centipede Press.

54AndreasJ
nov. 25, 2012, 12:21pm

44 > All six books? Is there another beyond the four base ones and The Urth of the New Sun?

55Goran
Editat: nov. 25, 2012, 2:09pm

>55 Goran:

Book six is Castle of the Otter. Its a collection of short stories and essays written in the middle of the series.

56AndreasJ
nov. 25, 2012, 2:17pm

55 > Thank you.

57pgmcc
Editat: nov. 25, 2012, 4:36pm

#53 That looks like a cover for MAD magazine. Weird!

58Goran
nov. 27, 2012, 9:49am

Here's an update. Got Autarch (spectacular) a few days ago and the 20% discount Jerad promised me. Just waiting for the Lovecraft replacement and Weird Fiction review and I'll be set. Man, can't believe this has been going on for a year!

59KentonSem
Editat: gen. 7, 2013, 11:46am

Centipede is ramping things up!

Just released is a 5 volume set of Michael Cisco books. Looks beautiful, and the special price this week really makes it worthwhile:

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/ciscoboxset.html

I believe the three volume Charles Beaumont will be available for preorder very soon:

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/massformixedvoices.html
http://www.centipedepress.com/crime/theintruder.html
http://www.centipedepress.com/crime/runfromthehunter.html

60KentonSem
feb. 24, 2013, 10:25am

Jerad Walters just announced that an Arthur Machen Masters of the Weird Tale volume will be ready in a few weeks. An Ambrose Bierce volume will be next in line after that.

Even better news is that some kind of collection of the short stories of Fritz Leiber is on the drawing board! Possibly as Masters of the Weird Tale and Masters of Science Fiction volumes, or maybe even a series of smaller editions featuring the stories in order of publication. Great news!

61Goran
feb. 25, 2013, 8:21am

>60 KentonSem:

I would lose my mind if he did a masters of science fiction series. Used to love getting a similar series from Easton Press when they were still doing it.

62KentonSem
Editat: feb. 25, 2013, 8:54am

>61 Goran:

Leiber is one of the very few writers who would rate two separately themed - and no doubt massive - Masters volumes! I'm on board whichever way Jared goes with this.

63artturnerjr
feb. 25, 2013, 9:42am

>60 KentonSem:-62

They could do a Leiber Masters of Fantasy volume as well if they were so inclinded. He was easily one of the most versatile writers working in the speculative fiction genres in the 20th century.

64SirFolio16
març 4, 2013, 1:16pm

I am very excited about the Machen and Bierce volumes... they are some of my favorites. For the Lieber I am torn between wanting it published as one large volume or several smaller volumes... I like the large volume for uniformity but the smaller volumes would be much easier to read.

And I would just like to add that Jerad is truly the best. I love the quality of the books Centipede Press puts out, and he is by far the nicest guy to deal with.

65KentonSem
Editat: març 24, 2013, 12:09pm

Big news on the Centipede front. The Arthur Machen Masters of the Weird Tale volume is available to order and will be shipping in April. This looks absolutely gorgeous:

http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/arthurmachen.html

Yes, it's expensive, but order now and get $25 off. Nice to see that Gresham's noir classic Nightmare Alley will be coming soon, too!

In the newsletter, Jerad mentions that he is working on not only a Berni Wrightson set, but also some kind of collector's presentation of Karl Edward Wagner's Kane books!

66housefulofpaper
març 24, 2013, 3:54pm

> 65

Also mention of a big letterpress book scheduled for 2014 - intriguing, but it's almost certain to be too expensive for me.

67KentonSem
Editat: abr. 3, 2013, 2:12pm

Well, I received the Machen MASTERS OF THE WEIRD TALE edition and was mortified to find that the cover had been marred by extensive scuffing. This could have happened during production, but I think that it was due to rubbing inside the slipcase during shipping. The book itself had no other protection. I've emailed Jared, but as this was "my" copy #14 out of only 200, I don't know what can be done. I suppose I can ask my bookbinder for cosmetic help. This is the second time this has happened to an oversized Centipede volume I ordered. I wonder if these are being shipped too soon after printing, before the cover art has time to set? I love Centipede books, but they really need to get a handle on this issue.

ETA

I'm sending my copy to Centipede's bindery - hopefully for complete restoration!

68housefulofpaper
abr. 3, 2013, 6:14pm

> 67

Fingers crossed that all can be put right!

69KentonSem
abr. 7, 2013, 5:16pm

New Masters of the Weird Tale volume announced: Ambrose Bierce.

http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/ambrosebierce.html

70pgmcc
abr. 11, 2013, 6:19am

I understand from "sources" in the know that Centipede Press is finalising arrangements for a "Masters of the Weird Tale" volume featuring the work of Stefan Grabinski. That is one I will be scraping pennies together for. I have enjoyed any of his stories that I have managed to get my hands on.

71housefulofpaper
abr. 11, 2013, 6:24pm

> 70

That is interesting news, but with postage to the UK and exchange rates going the wrong way I may not be able to scrap together enough pennies (after something of a buying binge recently).

Do "sources" say whether Hieroglyphic Press are planning to publish any more Grabinski in the UK?

72jeromelucpaulin
abr. 11, 2013, 9:17pm

If you do a little search (like Amazon) you'll notice that a new series of smaller "Masters of the Weird Tale" HC will be available in less than a year I think. Already preordered mine...
It reveal other MWT books also in the future.

73housefulofpaper
abr. 12, 2013, 3:11pm

> 72

Many thanks for the tip off!

74KentonSem
abr. 18, 2013, 8:32am

Some major Centipede news announced on S.T. Joshi's blog:

Actually, it seems that my 190th book may already be out: a large selection of Ambrose Bierce’s writings in Centipede Press’s Masters of the Weird Tale series (http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/ambrosebierce.html). I have, however, not received copies of this book—and may in fact not have any spare copies to offer. It also appears that Centipede has unofficially announced—by way of postings on Amazon.com—of a series that I have long wished to announce: the Library of Weird Fiction. This series will consist of relatively affordable (at least by comparison with the Masters of the Weird Tale series) hardcover volumes of classic horror authors. The first four authors are H. P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, and William Hope Hodgson. Here is the Amazon listing for the Lovecraft volume: http://www.amazon.com/H-P-Lovecraft/dp/1613470487. It seems that all the books are scheduled to appear on December 17, although I imagine that they will be available earlier. I am hopeful that these books will be kept in print for as long as there is a demand for them.

Speaking of Centipede, I have a grotesque number of books coming out from them. Aside from those already mentioned, I have assembled omnibuses of the work of David Case, Fred Chappell, John Metcalfe, Sax Rohmer, Dennis Etchison, Robert W. Chambers, and J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and am working on omnibuses of E. F. Benson and Robert Aickman (assuming that Centipede can get permission from Aickman’s agents). This does not include the Weird Fiction Review or David J. Schow’s The Shaft, a novel whose reprinting I have facilitated by scanning the text. I do not know precisely when any of these titles will be out, but I imagine they will appear in the course of this year and next. Oh, yes—and don’t forget my huge anthology, A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos, due out this summer!


http://www.stjoshi.org/news.html

A "grotesque" amount! And there's that Amazon factor again.

75artturnerjr
abr. 18, 2013, 11:03am

>74 KentonSem:

Thanks for the heads-up on S.T.'s blog, Kenton. I was excited to see this bit from his previous blog post:

I am happy to say that my edition of Clark Ashton Smith for Penguin Classics is nearly done. I just completed the introduction yesterday and have sent it to Scott Connors to make sure that there are no blunders in it. I readily acknowledge that Scott knows more about CAS’s life and work than I do. The book, which underwent some slight revision of contents in the process of compilation, contains 23 stories, 18 prose poems, and 57 poems, with introduction and notes. I like to think it presents the totality of CAS’s work to pretty good advantage.

That's a big book! 8)

76KentonSem
abr. 26, 2013, 7:36am

>67 KentonSem:,68

I received my copy of Masters of the Weird Tale: Arthur Machen back from the binder. It looks beautiful! I'm not sure if my original copy 14 signature page was re-inserted into a new volume or if the cover art was simply replaced (it's paper attached to leather), but it is now perfect. It only took about three weeks to ship it out and get it back. Kudos once again to Jerad Walters.

77jeromelucpaulin
abr. 30, 2013, 1:36pm

Received Masters of The Weird Tale of Arthur Machen and Ambrose Bierce yesterday along with The Nestling. All in fine condition. Real nice.

78KentonSem
Editat: juny 6, 2013, 12:52pm

The cover has just kind of been sneaked onto the web site, but the next Masters of the Weird Tale volume is going to be Carl Jacobi. Anyone have any thoughts on this writer? His story "The Aquarium" was included in the recent The Century's Best Horror Fiction Volume 2 and I thought it was memorable, but not "century's best" great.

Also, Jerad Walters makes quite a case for Centipede's first publication of Alice Walks by Michael Aronovitz. I ordered this one!

http://www.centipedepress.com/
http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/alicewalks.html

79housefulofpaper
juny 7, 2013, 1:59pm

> 78

I've only read one or two of Jacobi's stories. "Revelations in Black" I've definitely read. I thought it was effectively eerie ,whilst being maybe a step or two below Lovecraft or Clark Ashton Smith in distinctiveness of idea and execution.

There's a longish appreciation of Jacobi's work in the Spring 2011 edition of Wormwood by John Howard. He summarises a handful of stories (not ideal if you want to read them without knowing the endings!), supplies some biographical background, and finishes by praising Jacobi as "a born storyteller, and a distinctive one"..."He brought his own off-beat and slant vision to bear on his own native American Midwest, as well as on the glamorous Far East and Caribbean settings that he loved."

80rtttt01
juny 10, 2013, 1:30pm

Re Jacobi, I think housefulofpaper's description of "Revelations in Black" would fit most of his better tales. I'd rank him somewhere around the same territory as, say, Henry S Whitehead or Joseph Payne Brennan, people writing with a generally clean style and somewhat pulpish sensibilities whose best stories are quite effective, but who do have some forgettable stuff too. A best-of-Jacobi would be quite good.

81KentonSem
Editat: juny 10, 2013, 3:27pm

>79 housefulofpaper:, 80

Thanks for the Jacobi info. Think I'll pass on this MotWT volume, as Centipede has some other major releases on the horizon that have my attention.

82KentonSem
Editat: juny 18, 2013, 8:45am

Question out of curiosity for those who might order Centipede books from Amazon - do you get the same signed/numbered editions that are featured on the web site?

83bookstopshere
juny 18, 2013, 10:32am

84housefulofpaper
juny 18, 2013, 3:12pm

I ordered my copy of The Werewolf of Paris from The Book Depository (now owned by Amazon). It's a bit knocked about. I don't think these big warehouses/distribution centres are comfortable environments for books of this sort.

85jeromelucpaulin
juny 18, 2013, 7:46pm

Ordered several times through Amazon when the prices are lower than directly from the press. (like 135$ for the Cisco set)
Usually received books in great condition or like new but I had to return a couple of them and replacement were made with better ones.
The best was a match set of John Brunner books The Sheep Looks Up and Stand on Zanzibar. That was pure luck.
What I normally do is pre-order everything as soon as they comes up on Amazon and when they are officially announced through Centipede newsletter, I compare prices and delete them or keep them on order.

86KentonSem
juny 18, 2013, 8:14pm

Thanks for the info. I generally like dealing directly with Jerad at Centipede. I get my reserved number that way, which is very cool, but there is so much that I'd like to have in my collection, both currently available and on the horizon, that those Amazon prices sometimes look tempting. I did get the 2-volume Karl Edward Wagner set that way (unsigned and not numbered), but I was wondering about the other stuff. Amazon might be good for what I perceive as more minor editions that I might not otherwise order.

87KentonSem
juny 18, 2013, 9:11pm

Just found out that Jerad Walters won the Bram Stoker award for Specialty Press at the World Horror Convention.

88jeromelucpaulin
juny 19, 2013, 6:31am

I always prefer dealing with Jerad. I only go to Amazon.ca because sometimes the prices are good.

89KentonSem
Editat: juny 25, 2013, 3:49pm

Jerad hasn't officially announced this yet (although Subterranean Press has), but The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is available for pre-order. Read the specs on this book - it's going to be amazing.

http://www.centipedepress.com/sf/anubisgates.html

ETA

Jerad sent out the email announcement. Says it's selling "very, very quickly".

90Goran
juny 25, 2013, 11:53am

>89 KentonSem:

Saw this today. Looks incredible but the price is a little restricting.

91JustinTChan
Editat: juny 25, 2013, 12:57pm

>89 KentonSem: I've already ordered it. I am a bit miffed that Subterranean Press subsequently listed the book at a $20 discount. And that I don't get copy #1 even though I appear to have been the first to order :(.

92jeromelucpaulin
juny 26, 2013, 7:24am

Are you sure you're the first one? ;-)
I'm probably not, but I know I won't have #1 since Jerad tend to send me books with #26 in the last year. He must have a list of regular customers and send them the same # when he can.

93JustinTChan
Editat: juny 26, 2013, 10:59am

>92 jeromelucpaulin: I'm pretty sure as Jerad basically replied and said "How the hell did you even know the book was available for order!" :)

And yeah, he said #1 is not guaranteed. I assume due to lifetime subscribers.

94wilum
jul. 2, 2013, 3:21pm

Jerad is a great guy, and he is FANTASTIC to work with. He published a book of my short stories in 2011, and it's the most beautiful book that I have ever seen. I still take it from its shelf and hold it in my moist palm and think, "How did this miracle come about?" Looking forward to hanging with him this August in Providence at NecronomiCon 2013.

95jeromelucpaulin
jul. 2, 2013, 9:32pm

That's true about Jerad and Centipede Wilum, The Tangled Muse is one of my favorite of my whole collection, whatever the press. Anubis might surpass it though, but it's still one of a kind, in content and production value.

Speeking of Centipede, I'll receive my second to last book of the whole CP catalog (Don Brautigam Artist Portfolio) later this week, excluding many deluxe though. Took over a year to have it done since it's bound on order. I'm still looking for Chimera II if anyone can give me clues how to find this rarity ;-)

96SirFolio16
jul. 10, 2013, 8:43pm

Hello all....

Would anyone happen to have a copy of the Centipede Press Salem's Lot that they would be willing to trade for?

If so please PM me.

Ray

97jeromelucpaulin
jul. 12, 2013, 3:04pm

Which edition of Salem's Lot are you looking for?
Trade (600 copies), Signed Numbered or Lettered?

98jeromelucpaulin
Editat: jul. 12, 2013, 3:16pm

I received yesterday my copy of Don Brautigam Artist Portfolio. One of the best Artist book in the series. That paper is so glossy and the details in the prints have to be seen. I got a deluxe edition (XVI) that is signed by both Brautigam and Koontz. It isn't cheap but now I know why.
Also received the two new Blatty books and Alice Walks. They look so tiny beside Brautigam :-)

Now where's that Chimera II...

99SirFolio16
jul. 12, 2013, 4:53pm

I am looking for any but would prefer the limited.

100JustinTChan
jul. 13, 2013, 1:12pm

>98 jeromelucpaulin:

Let me know if you enjoy Alice Walks. I was tempted, but wasn't sure if I'd like the story.

101JustinTChan
Editat: jul. 13, 2013, 1:22pm

Wish I had seen this listing:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gene-Wolf-Centipede-Press-4-Book-Collection-/29089991421...

Seems a bit low. I was able to sell my extra PC copies of just Sword and Citadel for $650.
Also sold an extra numbered copy of Citadel for $500.

>99 SirFolio16:
My understanding is that Salem's Lot is quite pricey? I see one on Ebay that went for $3500.

103Goran
jul. 13, 2013, 11:44pm

>101 JustinTChan:

Wow. Might need to rethink my wife's suggestion to sell my set for a profit. Really love the stories and the presentation though. I think the remaining two books are supposed to be published as well by Jerad.

104JustinTChan
Editat: jul. 14, 2013, 5:22pm

Thanks to >102 KentonSem:.

Picked up a copy of Alice Walks.

>103 Goran: Yeah, a 100 copy limitation is no joke. Wouldn't be surprised if they went for more.

If you ever feel like swapping sets with a bit of extra cash thrown in, let me know.
I've only got the signed PC copies of Shadow and Claw. That's assuming you have the numbered.

105JustinTChan
jul. 18, 2013, 9:07pm

Uhh...I just received my copy of Alice Walks. Have to say I'm a bit disappointed. For $60, I was hoping for something less...tiny. Should be a good read though.

106KentonSem
jul. 24, 2013, 8:28am

In his last email, Jerad brought up the idea of a Centipede Press subscription plan. Those who opt in would automatically receive every book published, with a reserved number. There would, of course, be incentives such as a small discount, free book(s), etc. It's still in the just-kicking-it-around stages. I'm not always interested in every Centipede release, but this is an intriguing idea. I believe Gauntlet press has something like this available, but their release schedule is nowhere near Centipede's. What do you think?

107JustinTChan
Editat: jul. 24, 2013, 12:42pm

>106 KentonSem:

If the price is right, sounds like a great idea. I'm curious whether past titles will be included in some way, or offered to subscribers at a discount.

108KentonSem
jul. 31, 2013, 8:56am

Just pre-ordered the William Lindsay Gresham books Nightmare Alley and Grindshow. The latter is a short story collection, many of which haven't seen the light of day since their original publication. Should be interesting!

http://www.centipedepress.com/crime/grindshow.html

Also scored a deal on Just What the Doctor Ordered by Michael Blumlein. I've always associated him with clinical horror stories, but he seems to run into fantasy, SF, even whimsey...

Looks like CP will be doing a Masters of Science Fiction series. These look to be relatively inexpensive volumes.

109JustinTChan
ag. 2, 2013, 9:20am

> 108

Let me know what you think of Just What the Doctor Ordered.

Got an email from Jerad offering copy #73 for a discount.

Not sure why, but I appreciate the thought :).

Thanks.

110KentonSem
ag. 5, 2013, 9:08am

Latest announcement: there will be a Ramsey Campbell Masters of the Weird Tale. Most likely a two-volume slipcased edition.

111KentonSem
ag. 20, 2013, 9:59am

Here's a CP update on Witch House:

The expanded Centipede edition of Witch House contains the twenty-thousand word prologue to the novel, never reprinted in full before now, written by Walton for the 1950 British edition, along with newly published material including two chapters of an unfinished novel about the Salem witchcraft trials. Also included is a lengthy introduction by Douglas A. Anderson, detailing the novel’s origins and which also includes lengthy passages of correspondence between Walton and August Derleth; an afterword by Darrell Schweitzer; an interview with Evangeline Walton; photographs of all the old hardcover and paperback editions of Witch House, including many foreign editions; a full color dustjacket by J.K. Potter and several interiors by Rodger Gerberding. Each book is signed by Anderson, Gerberding, Potter and Schweitzer.

Sounds good! Also, Jerad informs us that the next issue of the Weird Fiction Review will be a tribute to Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Should be a real treat for all of us monster kids!

112KentonSem
oct. 20, 2013, 11:37am

Jared just announced that pre-orders are being taken for The Monk and Witch House. Check out the details!



http://www.centipedepress.com/gothics/themonk.html

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/witchhouse.html

113AndreasJ
Editat: oct. 20, 2013, 11:47am

112 > That Witch House cover looks like it should belong to some Through the Looking-Glass re-imagining.

114KentonSem
Editat: nov. 30, 2013, 11:21am

*Gulp*. Ok, the new edition of The Anubis Gates now takes Most Beautiful Book honors in my library. A red velvet, two-piece slipcase with hieroglyphics on the spine, a separate volume containing all of the color artwork from the main book, a fold-out map of Victorian London... It cries out to be out on display instead of being housed on a shelf. The Monk ain't too shabby, either. Oversized, slipcased, with color artwork by David Ho mixed in with vivid reproductions of hell-themed artwork from the middle ages. They arrived the same day. I was knocked out, to say the least.

Coming soon: Brood of the Witch Queen by Sax Rohmer, All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By by John Farris, Weird Fiction Review #4, and a bunch more!

115jeromelucpaulin
des. 1, 2013, 4:54pm

Can't wait to receive my copies of the books mentioned above by KentonSem (especially Anubis Gates). Unfortunatelly I'm in Canada in a rural region so it gets time to receive packages here, especially with a post office that have opening hours that are too short and not matching my schedule.

I wonder how long it will take to be sold out, at 500 copies with a high price tag. But I know it must be worth every penny. Will it gain any value in the future? We'll see.

116jeromelucpaulin
des. 17, 2013, 8:00am

The Anubis Gates, The Monk and Brood of the Witch-Queen arrived yesterday.
Everybody knows by now how good and beautiful The Anubis Gates is. But The Monk is IMO the best book in the Gothic series Centipede had published.

117KentonSem
des. 17, 2013, 8:08am

>

I agree with you on The Monk, Jerome. It's a gorgeous volume. How do you like the Rohmer book?

118jeromelucpaulin
des. 17, 2013, 1:26pm

The Rohmer book is ok. Same quality as the latest regular Centipede Press books.
Having it along with the other two I kinda put it aside pretty quick :-)

119KentonSem
des. 17, 2013, 1:48pm

>118 jeromelucpaulin:

I think I'm going to put the Rohmer and Nolan books on at least a temporary hold. Just ordered the new Farris volume, though! All Heads Turn When the Hunt Goes By is one of the great horror novels of the 1970s. I actually like The Fury better, but Jared let me know that Farris refuses to do a special edition of that one. I'm not sure why.

120jeromelucpaulin
des. 18, 2013, 7:51am

I ordered All Heads Turn too but it will have to wait till January to get home. I still have 3-4 packages to get home by Christmas from different places in Europe so that will be it for this year.
One of the book coming is "Transactions of the Flesh: A Homage to J-K Huysmans" by Zagava/Ex Occidente, the Deluxe edition, we'll see if it come close to The Anubis Gates in term of quality and production.

121JustinTChan
Editat: des. 26, 2013, 4:46pm

So the Monk is worth ordering? I considered it but am way over budget at the moment...

122jeromelucpaulin
des. 27, 2013, 9:42am

Yes JustinTChan, The Monk is worth it. Pretty different from the other Gothic volumes by Centipede. Same size but a gorgeous dustjacket, nice illustrations (old and new). Design of the title page and first page of every chapters are among the best I've seen from Centipede.

123KentonSem
des. 27, 2013, 11:26am

>121 JustinTChan:,122

Yep - it's getting redundant to describe a Centipede volume as "gorgeous", but The Monk is surely one hell of a purty book. I've been showing it off to my book-loving pals just as much as The Anubis Gates.

124JustinTChan
Editat: gen. 6, 2014, 11:17am

So, details for the subscriber's plan are available.

Jerad stated that he does not want the specifics listed in a public space but what do you think? "Good" or "Bad"? I'm going with good, though pretty sure I can't afford it. :)

125wilum
gen. 30, 2014, 7:10pm

Jerad just sent me a gift box full of books, including THE MONK, WITCH HOUSE and THE ANUBIS GATES. I bought a cheap 2nd-hand edition of the latter last year but have yet to get around to reading it, but seeing this amazingly gorgeous edition from Centipede took my breath away. I used to own the original Arkham House edition of WITCH HOUSE but had to sell it when I was unemploy'd. I remember nothing about the plot, so I look forward to reading it again.

Jerad and I are planning a second volume of my own work, but I don't want it publish'd until at least 2018. I want to write some really solid novelettes for it, and make certain it is the finest representation of my work ever publish'd. I'm going to insist that ye book is illustrated by Gwabryel, as I find his style extremely cool and an excellent compliment to my prose style and themes.

126KentonSem
gen. 31, 2014, 8:58am

>125 wilum:

A "gift box", Wilum? Must be nice! :-D

I'm glad that Jared brought Evangeline Walton to my attention. I'm really looking forward to reading Witch House. I was recently surprised to find that the late Ms. Walton even has a story called "The Other One" in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 24. She seems to be undergoing a mini-renaissance.

Great to hear that you and Jerad (and hopefully Gwabryel) are planning a second volume. I missed out on The Tangled Muse, which is sold out!

I'm going to try the Centipede subscription plan, which I suspect will be a financial version of riding a bucking bronco. How long will I last?

127JustinTChan
feb. 3, 2014, 5:10pm

> 125

Nice to hear from you wilum. Didn't know you were on these boards! I have a copy of The Tangled Muse and really enjoyed it.

128JustinTChan
feb. 6, 2014, 2:26pm

"The Monk" seems to have been secretly discounted to $125. Picked up my copy yesterday.

129KentonSem
Editat: feb. 7, 2014, 11:51am

130KentonSem
Editat: abr. 4, 2014, 10:15am

Some very interesting books announced recently. Besides the (relatively inexpensive) Poe, HPL, Hodgson and Blackwood Library of Weird Fiction volumes, there will be a Max Ernst art book, Gene Wolf's The Urth of the New Sun and the next in the Masters of the Weird Tale series, this time featuring Carl Jacobi.



The paperback edition of Tobe Hooper's Salem's Lot is out (collector's HC in June) as the latest volume of the Studies in the Horror Film series and it won't be long now until we see the Joshi-edited A Mountain Walked. Exciting times at Centipede!

http://www.centipedepress.com/

131housefulofpaper
abr. 16, 2014, 9:20am

My copy of the Carl Jacobi Masters of the Weird Tale arrived today (together with one of those last few copies of Weird Fiction Review No. 2).

So far I've only had the opportunity to look through and ensure I don't have a defective copy. Happily it's fine.

Design-wise it's a hybrid of previous MotWL volumes (judging by the Blackwood volume, which is the only other one I have) and the recent Centipede Press edition of The Monk, in that it has a dustjacket (featuring a wraparound David Ho cover, as with The Monk) and similar (but necessarily wider) black and red slipcase, and with the jacket image repeated in a panel glued to the front cover (this, being a landscape-shaped image, is turned on its side to run bottom-to-top).

Anyone who must have all volumes in a series matching perfectly may not be happy with the design changes - the spine typography on the dustjacket matches previous editions, true, but it's overlaid on the cover painting, and, after all, it's a dustjacket. Anyone tempted to shelve the book sans jacket will see that the lettering on the spine itself is different, with the author's name at the top and MofWL running down the spine in a bigger font size (i.e. the opposite arrangement to previous volumes).

I'm not bothered by the change (although, true, I don't have all the previous editions and, I can see that getting the dustjacketed book back into the slipcase without incident might be a problem).

Jared's very generously piled lots of other stuff in the box, as ever. Among the proofs and spare dustjackets were some particularly interesting items - a couple of maps that relate to The Anubis Gates (and coincidentally includes the part of London I know fairly well), and the jackets for all four upcoming Library of Weird Fiction volumes - which I hope means that they are now nearing publication.

132jeromelucpaulin
abr. 28, 2014, 9:07pm

After a long debate with myself I got my hands on a copy of the Deluxe Dracula by Centipede. It was shipped from UK and I got a really (really!) nice deal considering the original price when published.
It's roman numeral XIII of XXII copies. I was a little disappointed, I can say, about the size of it. Anyone who have a copy of Artist Inspired by King or Lovecraft traycase editions know how Centipede can make big and heavy books. I then realized that's not an art book, so paper stock is not the same and weight. But this edition (along with other deluxe) have one of the nicest paper I've seen and touched, deckled edge, nice traycase (leather/velvet? something soft and pleasant), bound in leather, extra suite of prints. The prints in the book itself, in my opinion, should have been full bleed. They height of the art don't fit the height of the pages. I know it was one of the first Deluxe Centipede ever made so I'm sure the new ones are better.

Wish I can post pictures here. Now I'm only worried that I'm gonna want to get more Deluxe...

133KentonSem
abr. 29, 2014, 9:49am

>132 jeromelucpaulin:

I haven't seen a Centipede traycased edition to date, but I'd like to! Isn't that edition of Dracula completely illustrated by the Hildebrant brothers? Their conception of Drac doesn't exactly match mine, although I do like their work in general.

Recently advertised on the website but not yet for sale are Masters of the Weird Tale editions featuring David Case and Fred Chappell. Anyone have an opinion on either of these writers and whether they actually merit MotWT status?

134jeromelucpaulin
abr. 29, 2014, 2:19pm

Indeed the Dracula version from Centipede is illustrated by Hildebrant. For me the art is one of the best. I have another copy of the book signed by the artist but not numbered (last picture).

Here's some pictures and I can't offer more since it went back in the shipping box because I'm into big renovations in the new house I just bought and all my books are packed... I hope to free them in late June :-)





135bookstopshere
abr. 29, 2014, 4:59pm

the art looked familiar - and I see I have an old (1985) Unicorn edition illustrated by Greg Hildebrandt - but I don't care much for the illustrations

I do like both David Case and Fred Chappell. Case writes well & weird, though most of his stuff is pretty easily accessible - even the stories from THE CELL can be found in anthologies if you're not up to the pricey original collection. I don't think I can justify a MotWT volume for my library, but I'll have to check the contents.

Chappell is a better writer (my opinion) and writes decent verse as well as mainstream (Southern) fiction. His "weird" work is excellent, but for me doesn't quite fit the mold for MotWT

136KentonSem
abr. 30, 2014, 1:05pm

>134 jeromelucpaulin:

Thanks for those shots. I know all too well what its like to have your collection packed up and unavailable for an extended period. Went through that when we moved into our house a year-and-some back!

>135 bookstopshere:

I'll have to see if I can dig up some Case and Chappel in the meantime. Maybe the MotWT volumes will be a pleasant surprise. I'm also glad to see that a Centipede Max Ernst volume is on the horizon!

137jeromelucpaulin
abr. 30, 2014, 2:36pm

That Max Ernst is in the process since the beginning of Centipede Press I think, back from 2006 or 2007 at least.
Here's an old newsletter screen shot:



Some other books are in there that still have to see the light :-)

In the next newsletter the Deluxe leather edition of Ernst was removed. The regular edition was supposed to have a print run of 75 copies. My guess is it will be 100. Can't wait.

138KentonSem
Editat: maig 1, 2014, 5:02pm

>137 jeromelucpaulin:

Wow! It should be well worth the wait, when it does finally arrive. Speaking of Surrealists, I recently suggested to Jerad that he do a Centipede edition of Lautreamont's influential prose poem Maldoror. He responded positively.

139artturnerjr
maig 4, 2014, 9:15pm

S.T. Joshi just announced that he is offering the first four volumes of Centipede's Library of Weird Fiction (H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, and William Hope Hodgson) for $40 a pop (vs. $60 each list or $50 each directly from the publisher):

http://www.stjoshi.org/news.html

140KentonSem
Editat: maig 5, 2014, 9:37am

>139 artturnerjr:

These are really nice hardcover volumes, too. The slipcovers are large photos of the authors which are also replicated on the spines. The books themselves are bound in the traditional black cloth Centipede style with the author's signatures impressed on the front. These aren't meant to be all-inclusive collections, and are rather like budget versions of the regular Masters of the Weird Tale monsters, but these are still massive tomes. The Blackwood, for instance, clocks in at over 800 pages. S.T.'s offer is a good one if he has any left.

141jeromelucpaulin
maig 5, 2014, 9:21pm

Received my copy of Carl Jacobi MotWT today along with a copy of Lovecraft Library of Weird Fiction. Didn't had time yet to check in details but first I must admit that I'm not sure I like the dustjacket on Jacobi. The artwork is stunning, don't get me wrong, but one can easily be scuffed, dented or bumped while trying to put back the book in the slipcase. Also it doesn't match the rest of my complete MotWT set. It was suggested to remove the dustjacket but I don't see the point since it's part of the book.
My copies of Blackwood and Hodgson LoWF should arrive soon and my copy of Urth of the new sun should be shipped by the end of the week.

142JustinTChan
Editat: maig 5, 2014, 10:50pm

Yes, that was the one complaint I had with the monk. The dust jacket is inevitably damaged b/c the slipcase is too tight. I too have ordered Urth, having only recently swapped out my PC Shadow and Claw for numbered. A legit set!

By the way, I never really opened up my PC Shadow, so I only now noticed that the illustrations were printed on finer paper (art paper?) while the later volumes had the illustrations on the same quality paper as the text.

143KentonSem
maig 9, 2014, 3:03pm

Centipede's Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration has been nominated for a 2014 Locus Award in the "Art Book" category.

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/05/announcing-the-2014-locus-award-finalists

144JustinTChan
Editat: juny 10, 2014, 9:56am

Hmm, Ender's Game was announced in the last newsletter. A pleasant surprise!

I mean, there's one or two "weird" elements but not what I would have expected.

145jeromelucpaulin
juny 11, 2014, 8:52am

I think Ender's Game will be in Centipede's Science Fiction category. Nice suprise I admit too.
Some nice future releases too in the last newsletter. Better start saving! :-)

146KentonSem
juny 11, 2014, 9:22am

>144 JustinTChan:,>145 jeromelucpaulin:

There does seem to be a lot of BIG stuff on the horizon. Take pity on us poor subscribers, Jerad! Space it out a bit. And where will the upcoming Rolling Stones/Beggars Banquet volume fit in? A new series called Masters of Decadent Rock and Roll?

147KentonSem
Editat: juny 25, 2014, 1:26pm

The long-awaited Lovecraft anthology A Mountain Walked, edited by S.T. Joshi has been announced.



http://centipedepress.com/anthologies/mountainwalked.html

ToC:

The House of the Worm-Mearle Front
Far Below-Robert Barbour Johnson
Spawn of the Green Abyss-C. Hall Thompson
The Deep Ones-James Wade
(Art Portfolio)-Erlend Mark
The Franklyn Paragraphs-Ramsey Campbell
Where Yidhra Walks-Walter C. DeBill, Jr.
(Art Portfolio)-Allen Koszowski
Black Man with a Horn-T.E.D. Klein
The Last Feast of Harlequin-Thomas Ligotti
Only the End of the World Again-Neil Gaiman
Mandelbrot Moldrot-Lois H. Gresh
Black Brat of Dunwick-Stanley C. Sargent
(Art Portfolio)-Stanley C. Sargent
The Phantom of Beguilement-W. H. Pugmire
...Hungry...Rats-Joseph S. Pulver, Jr.
Virgin's Island-Donald Tyson
In the Shadow of the Sword-Cody Goodfellow
Mobymart After Midnight-Jonathan Thomas
A Gentleman from Mexico-Mark Samuels
Man with No Name-Laird Barron
John Four-Caitlín R. Kiernan
Sigma Octanis-Rhys Hughes
Anasazi-Gemma Files
The Wreck of the Arrow-Patrick McGrath
Thirteen Hundred Rats-T. C. Boyle
Beneath the Beardmore-Michael Shea
Rupa Worms from Outer Space-Denis Tiani
Pickman's Model-H. P. Lovecraft (illustrated by John Kenn Mortensen)
The Lurking Fear-H. P. Lovecraft (illustrated by Thomas Ott)
Excerpts from a Notebook-Druzen Kozjan
(cartoons)-Julien Bazinet
(Notes)-Contributors

As the theme is Cthulhu Mythos stories, I'm intrigued by Joshi's HPL-picks. It's been a long time since I read them (although "Pickman" is an upcoming DEEP ONES read).

148JustinTChan
Editat: juny 29, 2014, 11:33pm

If it wasn't Cthulhu I'd probably buy this. Kinda like superhero comics; I'd rather these talents worked on their own characters and worlds :).

149JustinTChan
set. 15, 2014, 5:28pm

Ender's Game is up on the website.

150KentonSem
set. 15, 2014, 6:58pm

>149 JustinTChan:

Ender's Game sounds like it will be a fantastic production. I'm not familiar with the story at all, though. There is lot of great stuff on the Centipede horizon, including The Drowning Girl by Caitlin R. Kiernan, Weird Fiction Review #5 and even a special edition of Logan's Run. For 2015, Jerad mentions a "Clark Ashton Smith art book" which can be found on Amazon as The Eldritch Dark: Collected Prose Poems and Artwork of Clark Ashton Smith. And a Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet book!

Did anyone else get Salem's Lot: Studies in the Horror Film? The HC is gorgeous. Content is interesting, ranging from vintage Cinefantastique interviews with the cast and crew to more recent stuff. It's kind of curious to me how this film would rate a Centipede volume alongside the likes of Videodrome, The Exorcist, Night of the Living Dead, Carrie, and Nosferatu. I watched the complete Tobe Hooper version again not long ago and found it adequate, but not even close to the stature of those other films. Still, it's a fun read and as I said, a beautifully produced volume.

A Mountain Walked is due very soon.

151artturnerjr
set. 15, 2014, 7:21pm

>150 KentonSem:

Hooper's Salem's Lot scared the absolute living bejeezus out of me when it first aired as a TV miniseries back in the day. It should be noted, however, that I was twelve years old and infinitely less jaded at the time.

152KentonSem
Editat: set. 15, 2014, 7:58pm

>151 artturnerjr:

I've heard others say the same. I remember not liking the Hooper miniseries so much in 1979, but I was (am!) a huge fan of the book so it probably would have been impossible to satisfy me anyway.

153KentonSem
Editat: oct. 14, 2014, 11:11am

>147 KentonSem:

These days when Cthulhu Mythos-related anthologies are a fairly common thing, I'm happy to find that I've really been captivated by A Mountain Walked. Editor Joshi has done an extraordinarily fine job of combining the new with the old. There are some hard-to-find examples of the latter here that are quite impressive, such as "Where Yidhra Walks" by Walter C. DeBill, Jr., and "The Deep Ones" by James Wade. Jerad might be doing a second printing at a much more affordable price. If he does, I strongly recommend it to all WT members.

154KentonSem
Editat: oct. 29, 2014, 12:33pm

> 153

Update: There are some surprise knockouts to be found in A Mountain Walked, including "Mandlebrot Moldrot" by Lois Gersh, "A Gentleman from Mexico" by Mark Samuels and "John Four" by Caitlin R. Kiernan. The latter especially weirded me out.

155jeromelucpaulin
nov. 8, 2014, 8:44am

Received my Blackwater boxset along with Ender's Game and Mountain Walked.
All nice as usual. Too bad that Mountain Walked is missing two signatures, Michael Shea and Mark Samuels. Shea's obvious but I'm curious about Mark.

KentonSem: I too have a copy of Salem's Lot: Studies in the Horror Film. I like the texture of the book cover and slipcase. I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't signed considering all those contributors (except for what looks like 4 facsimiles signatures).

156housefulofpaper
nov. 8, 2014, 2:49pm

> 155

It is odd about Mark Samuels' signature. It's not because he won't give his signature - there are signed postcards being given with pre-orders of his latest short story collection, from Egaeus Press (although the Press has said on Facebook that the postcards "ran out on Thursday"!)

157KentonSem
Editat: nov. 9, 2014, 7:27pm

>155 jeromelucpaulin:, >156 housefulofpaper:

It was surprising that the Salem's Lot: Studies in the Horror Film volume wasn't signed. I was hoping that David Soul would have. I really liked his portrayal of Ben Mears, so that would have been a very cool signature to have. Ah, well...

I also noticed that Samuel's signature is missing. Too bad, since "A Gentleman from Mexico" is such a standout tale, as I mentioned above. Keep an eye out for convention appearances and bring "Mountain" , I guess!

The titles have really been rolling out from Centipede lately (Jerad, you're killing me!). The "Blackwater" set is fantastic and is heavily illustrated. Caitlin Kiernan's The Drowning Girl is on the way and the Fred Chappell Masters of the Weird Tale ships this week. Plus Jim Thompson on the horizon!

158jeromelucpaulin
nov. 14, 2014, 2:06pm

Heard from Jerad that my copies of Drowning Girl, Fred Chappell and Max Ernst will be ready to ship next week. I think this is the most expensive order from Centipede so far, even as a subscriber. Max Ernst is one of the most expensive book from the catalog (excluding the deluxe editions) but if it's the same quality as the Don Brautigam Portfolio then it should be top notch.

Does Mark Samuels comes to Canada often :-)? I can't see myself shipping my copy of Mountain Walked overseas for a signature but I know that he signed at least a copy http://www.ligotti.net/showpost.php?p=107310&postcount=42

159KentonSem
nov. 25, 2014, 11:46am

>158 jeromelucpaulin:

If you're a subscriber, at least the free copy of the new Weird Fiction Review should provide a modicum of relief:



I received the Chappell book - really looking forward to reading the novel Dagon.

160jeromelucpaulin
nov. 25, 2014, 12:06pm

Did you received the new WFR? It wasn't mentioned in my last order invoice.
Should receive my order by the end of next week.

161KentonSem
nov. 25, 2014, 12:10pm

>160 jeromelucpaulin:

Haven't received WFR yet. Website says mid-Dec. The Jim Thompson books should be available very soon, too.

162jeromelucpaulin
Editat: des. 1, 2014, 9:24pm

Just received my order of Drowning Girl, Max Ernst and Fred Chappell (along with a replacement slipcase and dustjacket of the Blackwater series).
Drowning Girl is a tight book. Well made, nice materials, sleek. Fred Chappell, well it's the usual as the other MoWT.
But Max Ernst is my favorite of the 3. Large and slim (slimiest of the art anthology books) but was really happy to see the same quality prints (the detailed ones) as the Don Brautigam art book. Glossy and sharp as hell :-). Nothing to be compared to the H.P Lovecraft and Stephen King ones in term of print quality. I'm surprised in a way that it's already sold out with the high sale price, but in a way it's been in the making for many years and probably many people were waiting for it. Only downpoint is that there's no signatures, but there's only one contributor, Karin Von Maur (for the introduction) and no much info on him on the web but he contributed to another Ernst book in 1991.

Next in line is Jim Thompson.









163KentonSem
Editat: des. 3, 2014, 11:54am

I'm supposed to get new Blackwater jackets soon. I wonder if that's the reason for the delay on getting the pricing up on the web site? Any opinion on the Blackwater novels themselves? I've never read them.

Here's a good review by an OSC fan of the CP edition Ender's Game:

http://www.endersansible.com/2014/11/03/review-centipede-press-enders-game-editi...

164JustinTChan
des. 31, 2014, 2:23pm

Anyone getting Logan's Run? I really like the artwork, but have never read the book.

165KentonSem
Editat: des. 31, 2014, 6:14pm

>164 JustinTChan:

Looks like a typically fine Centipede edition. I read the paperback tie-in when the movie came out. Don't really remember it, so I'm looking forward to a re-read.

Just finished A Hell of a Woman by Jim Thompson. Yikes! A fine depiction of a criminal personality. An uncomfortable read. A hell of a book.

166JustinTChan
gen. 3, 2015, 9:28am

Hmm...that's what I was worried about, that it's either dated or forgettable. :)

167KentonSem
gen. 28, 2015, 1:03pm

>164 JustinTChan:

Well, Logan's Run just shipped, along with my copy of WFR #5 and the second R.A. Lafferty volume. Any opinions on Lafferty's work?

Interesting to see that Centipede is doing James Herbert's "Rats" trilogy. I've enjoyed a lot of Herbert's novels, but I've never read these.

I'm really looking forward to the upcoming edition of The Shaft by David J. Schow!

168JustinTChan
Editat: gen. 28, 2015, 9:06pm

Only have the first volume. Mixed feelings. Very talented, but most of his stories read like private, encrypted jokes. And unlike his fellow cryptographer Gene Wolfe, I rarely felt that either the decryption or the punchline mattered...

169JustinTChan
Editat: abr. 14, 2015, 10:56pm

Ordered this for the adoreable-ness factor: http://www.centipedepress.com/art/carnage.html

170KentonSem
maig 3, 2015, 5:33pm

>169 JustinTChan:

I just ordered a copy too!

171KentonSem
nov. 26, 2015, 4:24pm

I'm really enjoying the short stories by Michael Reaves in the new Centipede edition Code 666 and Other Stories. Great, highly readable stuff!

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/code666.html

Plus, the KEW Kane set should be arriving in a week or two!

172KentonSem
abr. 18, 2016, 9:41am

Some great new stuff coming from CP:

A Fritz Leiber Masters of Science Fiction volume has just gone up for pre-order. It's huge, signed by editor John Pelan, and is relatively inexpensive.

The Fritz Leiber Masters of the Weird Tale volume should be available for pre-order in the near future, as should The Averoigne Chronicles by Clark Ashton Smith!

Also Man Drowning by Henry Kuttner.

http://centipedepress.com/

173artturnerjr
abr. 18, 2016, 12:33pm

A Mountain Walked (mentioned numerous times above) is now available in inexpensive paperback (http://amzn.com/162641114X) and eBook (http://amzn.com/B018829F8E) editions for those looking for an alternative to the beautiful-but-pricey Centipede Press edition.

174yolana
Editat: abr. 18, 2016, 1:32pm

I'm usually just a lurker here, but it was this thread that convinced me to give centipede press a go. I ordered The Bestiary and Fog Heart and both are beautiful . I ordered these directly, but when I went to look at their reviews on amazon they had the list price for each at around $100 more than buying from centipede. Does anyone know why that would be?

175bookstopshere
abr. 18, 2016, 2:02pm

With Amazon sometimes you win, sometimes you lose; it's very much buyer beware. With Jared, you always win. Lovely books!

176KentonSem
abr. 18, 2016, 3:01pm

>174 yolana:

Hi Yolana! A sold-out limited edition of a popular title (such as The Bestiary) might well be expected to bring in higher asking prices, but there are also a lot of speculators out there who will simply scoop up a likely-sounding CP title (such as Fog Heart)and then proceed to ask a ridiculous price for it - even if it's still available at regular cost on the Centipede web site! Maybe they're just fishing for those who don't know enough to check on current availability from the publisher. Or maybe they're engaging in really wishful thinking.

Glad you gave CP a go, at any rate! I prefer to order directly from the Centipede web site. That way I know that Jared gets all my money! :-D

>173 artturnerjr:

I highly recommend it!

177artturnerjr
abr. 18, 2016, 3:58pm

>174 yolana:

Welcome, Yolana! Hope to see you around here more often! :)

178yolana
abr. 19, 2016, 11:31am

Thanks all. I've been trying to diversify my book buying sources since the whole Hachette thing with amazon, and I'm very happy to support a small press. Sadly for my wallet, I think I'm hooked.

179Goran
abr. 28, 2016, 11:45am

I can't express how excited I was when Jerad let me know about the science fiction series. I'll be subscribing to it just as soon as I get Castle of The Otter.

180KentonSem
maig 28, 2016, 10:26pm

Fritz Leiber Masters of the Weird Tale.

Looks amazing and now available for pre-order.

http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/mwtleiber.html

181KentonSem
juny 6, 2016, 12:17pm

>180 KentonSem:

Wow - the Leiber MotWT sold out in about a week!

Thought I'd also point out the Centipede scratch-and-dent page. Good way to pick up some of their stuff - and some other odds and ends - on the cheap:

http://www.centipedepress.com/scratchanddents.html

182KentonSem
jul. 24, 2016, 11:54am

THE AVEROIGNE CHRONICLES by CAS is available. Check out those paintings by David Ho.

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/averoigne.html

183artturnerjr
jul. 24, 2016, 12:26pm

>182 KentonSem:

Wow! I'm particularly fond of the "Mother of Toads" piece (i.e., the first one posted after the text).

184KentonSem
jul. 25, 2016, 11:33am

>182 KentonSem:

And the 200 copies sold out in one day! Unsigned copies are still available if anyone is interested.

>183 artturnerjr:

"Mother of Toads" for a Fall 2016 DO read!

185KentonSem
des. 19, 2016, 12:24pm

Weird Fiction Review #7 is now available! On sale, too. I highly recommend this annual publication.

http://www.centipedepress.com/anthologies/wfreview7.html

186housefulofpaper
des. 19, 2016, 5:35pm

>185 KentonSem:

I wanted to order, but postage to the UK pushes the price up to $64...

187KentonSem
des. 19, 2016, 10:50pm

>186 housefulofpaper:

Whaaat?! Have you checked directly with Jared at Centipede? When I get a book from the UK's PS Publishing, shipping's in the range of $8. Is the reverse really that crazy?

188housefulofpaper
des. 20, 2016, 2:17pm

>187 KentonSem:

The reverse really is that crazy, yes!

Jared acknowledged the high cost for overseas customers in one of his recent Sunday emails, and did suggest a workaround might be possible, by holding back orders until they make a multi-volume package where the postage per volume would be reduced.

I have received orders with cheaper postage from other sellers (via Abebooks usually), but they take longer to arrive and I suspect are riskier (not insured?). Oak Knoll Books have used a courier service that delivered a couple of parcels via Switzerland, which was a bit of a surprise (I understand all overseas post handled by the US postal service goes by air, and that contributes to the cost).

189MobyRichard
Editat: set. 8, 2017, 9:24am

Matching Set, Book of the New Sun. I am not affiliated with the seller.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gene-Wolfe-Centipede-Press-Book-of-the-New-Sun-/19230071...

190paradoxosalpha
set. 8, 2017, 10:08am

191MobyRichard
set. 8, 2017, 10:29am

>190 paradoxosalpha:

I don't have the money for it, but I did notice another set a while back that went for $8,500. Buy it Now.
Edition of 100 copies is no joke :).

192KentonSem
set. 8, 2017, 10:38am

>189 MobyRichard:

Dang! That's CP Salem's Lot territory. I knew I should've picked those up!

193KentonSem
Editat: nov. 25, 2017, 3:36pm

194KentonSem
nov. 25, 2017, 3:40pm

Gorgeous new edition of Peter Straub's Julia is up next. I really like the work of cover artist Marcela Bolívar.

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/julia.html

http://www.marcelabolivar.com/

195KentonSem
gen. 7, 2018, 11:34am

Now available, the Arthur Machen Library of Weird Fiction volume.

http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/machenlwf.html



Weird Fiction Review #8 is also shipping. Steep discount for the time being.

http://www.centipedepress.com/anthologies/wfreview8.html

196KentonSem
gen. 10, 2018, 12:09pm

Dungeons & Dragons veterans, scroll down in the WFR link just above and you'll find that this edition contains a profile and interview with artist Erol Otus. How well I remember!

197paradoxosalpha
gen. 10, 2018, 12:24pm

Wow. I was just reminiscing on Otus' work (and googling samples) a couple of days ago!

198elenchus
gen. 10, 2018, 3:00pm

Only Otus could depict a satisfying Ochre Jelly or Gelatinous Cube.

Otus was iconic, I remember as a kid thinking "I don't like these drawings, they're so weird" ... but his style was so realised and unmistakable that I found myself looking out for them whenever opening a new guide or module.

I hereby amend my initial statement to "I like these drawings, they're so weird".

199KentonSem
gen. 11, 2018, 1:45pm

>198 elenchus:

"Weird" is right. Those drawings were were simply integral to the atmosphere of the game itself. I was lucky enough to encounter them when D&D was still pretty much underground (with a door on the left and a tunnel on the right). It wouldn't have been the same without Otus, although I hardly realized it at the time.

200KentonSem
feb. 22, 2018, 9:57am

The latest massive Masters of the Weird Tale volume features Arthur J. Burks. I'd never heard of him until now, and it seems he might more accurately be called a master of Weird Menace tales. Check out the ToC in the link below. "Death's Brain-Child". "Mates for the Morgue Master". Yikes!

http://www.centipedepress.com/masters/mwtburks.html



201KentonSem
Editat: abr. 17, 2018, 10:32am

CP just released two stellar editions of a pair of Ramsey Campbell classics, The Doll Who Ate His Mother and The Parasite. I really like the striking Piotr Jablonski cover for the latter:



Also, a heads up - a volume of Caitlin R. Kiernan's Cthulhu fiction is due very soon. Looks fantastic.

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/housesunderthesea.html

202elenchus
abr. 17, 2018, 11:02am

The Kiernan indeed looks impressive, I'd not remembered she had so many Mythos stories. I know of her from DEEP ONES selections and thought she was relatively new with maybe a handful of tales.

203MobyRichard
abr. 17, 2018, 1:07pm

>202 elenchus:

Nah, she's been around for a while. Dozens, if not hundreds, of stories.

204KentonSem
Editat: maig 14, 2018, 2:37pm

Received Houses Under the Sea. Beautiful volume. I've read none of the stories yet, but they are really intriguing, as described in S.T. Joshi's intro. My only complaint is that the Michael Cisco afterword should be much, much longer!

Of course I'll post yet another gorgeous Piotr Jablonksi cover!

205KentonSem
maig 14, 2018, 2:33pm

206elenchus
maig 14, 2018, 2:59pm

>205 KentonSem:

A related post here, discussing the forthcoming Suntup Press and Centipede editions.

207KentonSem
maig 14, 2018, 4:02pm

>206 elenchus:

The Suntup edition sold out in a few days. Looks really nice! Never heard of them before, but I'll keep an eye on their new releases for sure.

209LostStar
jul. 23, 2018, 2:59am

$295! I expected $225.

210LostStar
jul. 25, 2018, 1:20pm

I could not avoid it. I already made the pre-order.

211KentonSem
jul. 25, 2018, 2:39pm

>210 LostStar:

I wonder if it'll sell out before Jared bumps it back up to $350.

212StevenKvetch
Editat: ag. 2, 2018, 2:47am

>208 KentonSem:

I got my copy, and it is absolutely gorgeous! The perfect reading copy.

213LostStar
ag. 8, 2018, 3:47pm

Jerad likes to put little extras in the shippments. He still does it?

214MobyRichard
ag. 8, 2018, 5:35pm

>213 LostStar:

Yes, although I've only ordered dinged items from him lately.

215KentonSem
Editat: ag. 8, 2018, 5:55pm

>213 LostStar:

Not so much for me lately, except for scraps of artwork used as extra padding.

>212 StevenKvetch:

The Aickman set is very purty, indeed!

216scratchpad
set. 27, 2018, 5:38pm

If anyone’s waiting for The Haunting of Hill House you can reset your alarm clock for next spring - February or March or...zzz?

217scratchpad
oct. 14, 2018, 10:34am

The Woman in Black is now available, shipping next week.

218KentonSem
oct. 14, 2018, 11:18pm

>217 scratchpad:

Nice wraparound cover by Simon Prades. Apparently, Reggie Oliver did the inside illustrations, along with the intro.



http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/womaninblack.html

219scratchpad
oct. 15, 2018, 10:07am

Sold out in less than 24 hours! I wonder how it will do on the secondary market?

220paulmoran
des. 2, 2018, 9:28am

Three Elric volumes just up for order on the Centipede website. 300 is the limitation. Gone in 24hrs?

221KentonSem
Editat: des. 2, 2018, 10:50am

Sent Jerad a message that the Elric volumes look fantastic as well as fantastique. The even bigger new for me from this morning's newsletter is that CP will be doing an edition of We Have Always Lived in the Castle!

Elric artwork can be found at http://www.centipedepress.com/

222paulmoran
des. 2, 2018, 2:22pm

Signed Elric now sold out in less than 7 hours!! Unsigned still available

223KentonSem
feb. 2, 2019, 2:29pm

The new issue of Weird Fiction Review is finally available!

http://www.centipedepress.com/anthologies/wfreview9.html

224Truett
març 23, 2019, 8:36am

Since this string started with someone sharing the customer service experience they had with Centipede Press, I figure it's okay to add mine:
AVOID CENTIPEDE PRESS AT ALL COSTS, if you are out of country (given that my belief is they should treat ALL customers equally, I would also advise to avoid them if you live in the USA, too).

I ordered a book from Centipede press about a year ago, and had numerous difficulties communicating with Jerad Walters -- the yobbo-in-charge -- who couldn't even be bothered to provide a tracking number, and so forth. Problem is, I didn't make a solid entry in my memory about the bad experience, and, recently, tried to order another book. THIS time, Walters screwed up right out of the gate, ignoring the address included with my paypal order, sending it to my old address from a year ago. At first, he claimed that he could get someone to stop the book; then, he came back and said, that didn't work out, but that if I didn't have any luck getting the book (SENT TO AN OLD ADDRESS, mind you) I could email him later on and let him know. For my money, Walters shows all of the customer service finesse of Nurse Ratched in "One Flew OVer the Cuckoo's Nest".

225Zambaco
març 23, 2019, 1:51pm

>224 Truett: That's a bit harsh. I live in the UK and have had nothing but good customer service from Jerad at Centipede.

And the books are amazing!

226KentonSem
març 23, 2019, 3:05pm

Just received the latest in the Centipede Artist Series, this time featuring Don Puchatz. I'd never heard of him before, although it turns out I've seen his work many times on paperback covers. It a small-sized, volume, like the others in the series so far, but it's really colorful and full of eye-catching artwork. A nice surprise. Check it out here:

http://www.centipedepress.com/art/donpunchatz.html



Also arriving any day now, the third book in the Fafhrd & Gray Mouser series, Swords in the Mist

227WeeTurtle
març 24, 2019, 6:51pm

I'm familiar with that piece on the left. It looks like something related to old school DOOM. Not sure if that's right but I have seen it before.

228MobyRichard
març 24, 2019, 9:15pm

Yep, it's from the original DOOM

229scratchpad
març 27, 2019, 6:20am

>225 Zambaco: I’m UK too and suffer unwillingly from Centipede’s delivery charges. I dithered over The Book of Skulls because of them. Jerad said he would look for a cheaper rate but then did not follow through so I decided not to buy. As chance would have it I have just picked up a copy on ebay ($5 off the retail price) at a much cheaper postage. The difference is startling - $25 as opposed to $75 from Centipede (both ‘International Priority). Now, whether or not I am actually getting IP is irrelevent as I am happy to wait a bit longer in order to benefit from the price. I do not understand why Jerad cannot offer delivery options or at least provide a reason why this is not possible. What is your experience?

230MobyRichard
Editat: març 27, 2019, 9:15am

>229 scratchpad:

I'm in the USA so I can't comment on that except to say that the USPS Medium flat rate Priority Mail International box starts at $71.75. If I enter 6 pounds into their price calculator, I get $74 to ship to the UK. I'm not aware of any cheaper option for international except First Class International which seems to have a weight limit of 64 oz (4 pounds). Maybe FEDEx and UPS can do better, but from experience I doubt it.

231Zambaco
març 30, 2019, 1:36pm

>229 scratchpad: I have to say that so far I have avoided paying the international delivery rates, because I have friends in the US who visit the UK regularly, and I get the books sent to them to bring across. But my experience with a variety of book dealers in the US is that the postage rates are quite extortionate - I don't think that Jerad is an exception. A few years ago the charges were much more reasonable then they suddenly jumped up - I don't know why and I don't think it's entirely down to exchange rates.

I did correspond with Jerad about this a while back and he told me that I could buy Centipede Press books over here via Fantastic Literature and Cold Tonnage Books, both of whom he deals with. So maybe a good option would be to contact one of them to reserve you a copy in advance.

232MobyRichard
Editat: març 30, 2019, 1:37pm

>231 Zambaco:

Not a complicated answer. USPS raised it's rates. Even after raising their rates, they are billions of dollars in the red...

233paradoxosalpha
març 30, 2019, 8:47pm

>232 MobyRichard:

That red ink is why they had to raise their rates. And the red ink was caused by a congressional mandate that they fund their pension system at a level that no other government agency or private business does. It appears to be a scheme to destroy the USPS as a public service so that private shippers can eliminate their keystone "competitor."

An article on the topic: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/10/05/its-your-post-office-keep-it

234LostStar
juny 4, 2019, 12:45am

What happend with Masters of the Weird Tale William F. Nolan? The mail did not arrive, something happened?

235KentonSem
març 10, 2020, 8:24pm

Weird Fiction Review Number 10 was just released. Typical wide variety of stuff besides the fiction itself, including Godzilla, comics, and a really good history - with lots of pics - of Karl Edward Wagner's Carcosa small press venture.



http://www.centipedepress.com/anthologies/wfreview10.html

236KentonSem
Editat: abr. 24, 2020, 10:53am

Just received The Bedeviled by Thomas Cullinan. It's really gorgeous book with some stunning color artwork by Christopher Shy. Cullinan also wrote The Beguiled, which was made into a pretty good Clint Eastwood film. Don't know what to expect from this novel just yet, but so far it's a fine little work of 70's Satanic horror.



http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/bedeviled.html