Tue, 07 May 2013 23:43:37 GMT
I just discovered one of my all-time heroes has died.
Ray Harryhausen was an inspiration to so many people (see Mark Evanier's wonderful little tribute at http://www.newsfromme.com/) including me. After a year of Forestry School in college I switched to Film/Theater and I made the usual animated short films that so many of Ray's devotee's had done. I wanted to be a film technician but somewhere along the way I opened a bookstore and nearly four decades later, here I am, still selling books. But I never lost my love for animated films, particularly stop-motion films.
I was lucky enough to meet with Ray a number of times. He was always kind and generous with his time and I hope he never got tired of people ... Read More »
Toys and Books and Comics and Edwin Drood
Fri, 03 May 2013 22:26:13 GMT
I'll be open tomorrow, Saturday, May 4th from Noon until 6:30pm. I've been putting out more quarter comics, some older comics for a buck and more cheap paperbacks. And preparing toys for this Sunday's Toy Show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. I've dug up a vanload of stuff from the basement and will have a large display in the Progress Building on Sunday. Come and check it out.
Tonight is the premiere of the Andover High School production of "Drood", a musical adaptation of the unfinished Charles Dickens novel, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". It has been "finished" several different ways with the audience choosing the ending. My son, William, is one of the stars (Neville) and he gets to sing several songs and generally chew the scenery, so I'm told. I haven't seen ... Read More »
Here and There and Everywhere and Highs and Lows and Even Still
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:10:47 GMT
I'm just back from a trip to Chicago (and just before that, Los Angeles). This past weekend I attended the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show. Doug Ellis and Deb Fulton put on one great show and I have to thank them for it again. I did great business; I sold lots of books, magazines and comics but when I packed up, I could barely fit it into the van. I only bought a very few things, no where near as much as I sold. But even with careful packing it was a tight fit. I swear it breeds....
The weekend was made even more fun because I brought my old business partner and even older friend, Alice Bentley, in to help me out. I bought her a plane ticket from Seattle so she could get to Chicago to visit friends and relatives and help me sell at the convention. It made my job that much ... Read More »
Earlier news posts are available on the DreamHaven Live Journal.
DreamHaven Books is proud to announce the first US publication of the novelization of the 1954 classic film, Creature From the Black Lagoon. Written by Vargo Statten (John Russell Fearn) in 1954, this book was published only in the UK and has become fantastically scarce, with original copies selling for as much as $6000. We are now offering an enhanced version of the original novel at a very affordable price.
The book will contain the original novel but we have added some new items:
- Stills from the film.
- A new introduction by David Schow.
- A new cover by Bob Eggleton.
Trade Paperback $20.00
Hardcover (Limited to 750 copies) $50.00
Limited Edition Hardcover (Limited to only 250 copies) - SIGNED by Ricou Browning (the original Creature actor) and Julie (Julia) Adams, star of the film. $125.00
Authors & Artists ...
... who have appeared at DreamHaven include: Douglas Adams, Yoshitaka Amano, Barth Anderson, Poul Anderson, Eleanor Arnason, Clive Barker, Donna Barr, Greg Bear, John Berkey, Bruce Bethke, Steve Bissette, Robert Bloch, David Brin, Poppy Z. Brite, Terry Brooks, Steven Brust, Lois McMaster Bujold, Emma Bull, Jack Cady, Orson Scott Card, Jonathan Carroll, Raphael Carter, Chris Claremont, Nancy Collins, Walter Crane, John Crowley, Kara Dalkey, Pamela Dean, Charles de Lint, Samuel Delany, Alan DeNiro, Gordon R. Dickson, Harlan Ellison, Ru Emerson, Raymond E. Feist, John Farris, Phil Foglio, John M. Ford, Alan Dean Foster, Brian Froud, Neil Gaiman, Terry Garey, William Gibson, Roberta Gregory, Tate Hallaway, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Walter Hunt, Shelley Jackson, Phil Jennings, Peg Kerr, E.E. Knight, Ellen Kushner, Joe R. Lansdale, Kelly Link, Brian Lumley, Laurie J. Marks, George R.R. Martin, Robert McCammon, Scott McCloud, Kelly McCullough, Jack McDevitt, Dave McKean, Dennis McKiernan, China Miéville, Elizabeth Moon, Christopher Moore, Lyda Morehouse, Jody Lynn Nye, John Picacio, Nick Pollota, Tim Powers, Terry Pratchett, Alastair Reynolds, John Ringo, Spider Robinson, Joel Rosenberg, Patrick Rothfuss, P. Craig Russell, Robert Sheckley, Will Shetterly, Dave Sim, Dan Simmons, John Sladek, Art Spiegelman, Adam Stemple, Caroline Stevermer, Sheree Thomas, Jill Thompson, Charles Vess, Joan Vinge, Karl Edward Wagner, David Weber, Tad Williams, F. Paul Wilson, Gene Wolfe, Patricia Wrede, Jane Yolen, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Jim Young, and Roger Zelazny.