Dave Fury has done it again with his comprehensive biography of gorgeous
movie Jane, Maureen O’Sullivan.
I like a book with a lot of pictures in it, and this one has 215, plus
12 more on the dust jacket.
You can order a copy from Dave Fury at
Artist’s Press, P.O.Box 16087, Minneapolis, MN 55416.
The book is $40 plus shipping ($50 outside the USA). More detailed
information is given on his web site: www.artistspress.com.
Burroughs Tells All is a massive compilation of 605 pages by Jerry
Schneider, founder and editor of ERBville Press in Rialto, California.
It contains 188 articles by ERB or newspaper accounts of his life and
works, so it is a great blessing to have all of these "fugitive pieces"
collected in one handy volume.
Trade editions are $50 plus postage, and Deluxe editions are $70 plus
postage. Both are hardbound books. More complete details can be found on
his website: www.erbvillepress.com.
Or you can write him at 3550 N. Daisy Drive, Rialto, CA 92377.
Also just announced
is the Science Fiction Book Club’s final volume in their John Carter reprinting:
Tales of Mars has a Michael Whelan jacket
and includes Llana of Gathol and John Carter of Mars.
The book is available to members for $12.95.
2007 Dum-Dum Notes Richard Hescox, cover artist for Ballantine's Venus
novels of ERB, will be guest of honor, along with Tarzan actor Denny Miller.
Both will be omnipresent in the huckster room at the Galt House Hotel where
the Dum-Dum will take place. Room rates have been knocked down from $129
to $90 for this convention, so when you call for a reservation (502-589-5200)
be sure to tell them you’re signing up for the Dum-Dum so you’ll get the
We will compile
a flyer in the next few days giving all the details and time schedules,
and mail it to you with the June issue of the Gridley Wave. Meanwhile,
we can tell you that the huckster room will be open from Thursday through
Saturday, and the Bob Hyde dedication and exhibit will be on Friday at
the U of L Library, with guided tours of the Burroughs Memorial Collection,
a slide presentation by Dorothy Howell, and a "Meet the Artists" session
(with questions and answers).
On Saturday, we’ll have a round table discussion by the Burroughs Bibliophiles
concentrating on where we've been and where we're going, a Burroughs Jeopardy
game hosted by Joan Bledig, and an auction during the afternoon hours,
with the Awards banquet that night at the Galt House, and a Sunday morning
farewell breakfast. The registration fee will be $65, payable in advance
or in person when you arrive. At left is a first look at Richard Hescox's
Dum-Dum logo. Much more later. Cheers!