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Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 18:15:32 -0500 (EST)
From: Mark Millman 
Subject: Re: (urth) Nacre glosses the hits


On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, mantis (Michael
Andre-Driussi) wrote:

> Nacre wrote:
> > Lord of the Land           Lovecraft's Legacy, BNH #2
> >
> > There's another typo here--mantis means YBH #2.
> No, UME gives it as BEST NEW HORROR 2.  Is that incor-
> rect?  Tell me, tell Phil.

This one's my mistake; since the key at the bottom of the
list has _Year's Best Horror_ and not _Best New Horror_,
I just assumed BNH was a typo.  On checking, _Best New
Horror_ is correct.  Sorry, mantis.

> My understanding is that Bryan Cholfin =bought= the re-
> maining copies of EF&F as pre-requisite to publishing
> the "everyman" edition.  (Yeah, I know, I know: "Think
> of it as an =investment=.")
> That was in, what, 1992?

Cheap Street, and their sister business, 20th Century
First Editions, still list copies of _Empire_, so at the
very least, Cholfin's copies made it back into the sec-
ondary market.  The same seems to be the case with _Bib-
liomen_, too.  (The least expensive versions, as far as I
can tell, are the studio samples from Cheap Street--both
titles are $85 a copy in that state.)

> It seems impossible these days to do any small press
> Wolfe book.  The barriers are real, and quite solid.
> I have tried, Nick Gevers has tried, there must be
> others reading this who have tried.  Such things have
> been done in the past by Ziesing, Nesfa, and United
> Mythologies, but they aren't doing them now.  Then
> again, new small press folk are self-generating all the
> time, so it could happen.  As much as I wish it would,
> I really, really doubt it.

I'm interested; what are those barriers?  Please reply
off-line if you think this is beyond the interest of the
rest of the list.

> > I'm very fond of "The Monday
> > Man", which is one of the
> > first-person character stories;
> > it's set in the Depression, and
> > is about role reversal.
> I thought this was the one where the policeman is tell-
> ing the story and the role-reversal was between . . .
> well, I don't want to give it away.  But while it is
> set in mundane USA, it has a link to the Presence Cham-
> ber of Urth.  IRRC, and I'm probably mixing it up some-
> thing horrible.
> =mantis=

I don't remember any Urth reference in "The Monday Man",
and I don't think that would have been sporting of Wolfe
to have done.  But we shouldn't get so worked up over it
that we try to string up one another.



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