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The Blood of Four Gods and Other Stories
by Jamie Lackey
catalog number: aan17.04

152 pgs. perfect bound edition with french flaps - 100 copies
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The Blood of Four Gods and Other Stories is Jamie Lackey's debut collection and contains fourteen short stories, including two never-before-seen tales, set in fantasy worlds inspired by Asian, Native American, and African myth and history.

Jamie Lackey lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and their cat. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in 2006 with a degree in Creative Writing. She studied under James Gunn at the Center for the Study of Science Fiction's Writer's Workshop in 2010 and has taken various workshops with Cat Rambo. She primarily writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror short stories.
Jamie has over 130 short fiction credits as well as a short story collection (One Revolution), novella (Moving Forward: A Novella of Life After Zombies), and novel (Left-Hand Gods), and has appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and the Stoker Award-winning After Death....
Her fiction has appeared on the Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention and Tangent Online Recommended Reading Lists, and she's a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
www.jamielackey.com


Unnumbered edition - $20.00US + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)

Kyth the Taker
by Jonathan L. Howard

catalog number: aan17.02

112 pgs. perfect bound edition with french flaps - 100 copies

Kyth the Taker features the stories: The Beautiful Corridor, The Shuttered Temple, and The Silent Castle.

Jonathan L. Howard is a game designer, scriptwriter, and a veteran of the computer-games industry since the early nineties, with titles such as the Broken Sword series to his credit. He is author of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, Johannes Cabal the Detective, Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute, The Brothers Cabal, The Fall of the House of Cabal, Carter & Lovecraft and After the End of the World, as well as the young adult novels Katya's World and Katya's War. He lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and daughter.
www.jonathanlhoward.com


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Aftermath
by Steph Swainston

catalog number: aan16.03
76 pgs. perfect bound edition with french flaps - 100 copies - only unnumbered/unsigned copies left
$12.00US + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)

Aftermath carries on immediately from where Fair Rebel leaves off. Meet Simoon and Gayle in an early preview of Steph's next novel, The Savant and the Snake. This book also contains additional, previously unseen, material including a timeline of the Fourlands.

PLEASE NOTE: Events in Aftermath take place after Fair Rebel. Please be sure to read Fair Rebel first.

Steph Swainston is the author of The Year of Our War (which won the 2005 IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award and was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer), No Present Like Time, The Modern World, Above the Snowline and Fair Rebel.
stephswainston.co.uk

Wrought Gothic and Other Scenes
by Steph Swainston


catalog number: aan16.02
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52 pgs. perfect bound edition with french flaps - 100 numbered copies

This book contains nine previously unpublished narrative vignettes which take place within the Fourlands of Steph Swainston's Castle series.

Species of Night
poetry by Todd Sanders


catalog number: aan10.18
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60 pgs. perfect bound edition of 100 copies

Reviewed in the April 2011 Pittsburgh Magazine:

"Todd Sanders is perhaps best known for his translations of the French Surrealist poet Robert Desnos; however, in Species of Night, he allows his own muse to roam free. A small book of quiet yearning, Species of Night descends upon the reader like a velvet fog. Lines such as these from the poem 'Umbra' nearly sigh in the reader's ear: 'I had you once. Among the birds, among the blue / glass. I felt your shade there upon my hand.' A sad dreaminess is pervasive; lovely poems of emotional depth appear on every page."

The Mouth of Celestia
poetry by Todd Sanders


catalog number: aan17.03
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24 pgs. handmade edition of two copies, signed and numbered (2 of 2) ONLY ONE COPY FOR SALE

This handmade book measures 7.5" x 11" and is constructed with Strathmore paper. The book contains one poem and sixteen photographs.

Á la dame si reine
translated by Todd Sanders


catalog number: aan09.3B
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13" x 19" single page broadside with 2 handprinted linoleum block print image on a cream laid paper, concertina folded. edition of 9 copies.

Taken from the book The Secret Book for Youki
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Aube/Dawn
translated by Todd Sanders and Oonagh Taeger


catalog number: aan09.2B
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13" x 19" single page broadside with handprinted linoleum block print image on a cream laid paper, concertina folded. edition of 9 copies.

Taken from "Bath with Andromeda" from the book Mythmaking
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Voyage en Bourgogne|Voyage in Burgundy
translated by Todd Sanders and Oonagh Taeger

ISBN:978-0-9679429-5-7
catalog number: aan08.3
$30.00US + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)
96 pgs. hardcover with 8 full color plates. limited, numbered edition of 150 copies

In the summer of 1930, Robert Desnos, Youki and her then-husband, the Japanese painter Tsuguharu Foujita, along with Foujita's cousin, set out on a walking tour of the Burgundy region of France. This is a memoir of their adventures.


Mythmaking
The Mythological Poetry of Robert Desnos, translated by Todd Sanders and Oonagh Taeger

ISBN:978-0-9679429-4-0
catalog number: aan06.1
$19.95US + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)
96 pgs. illustrated hardcover. limited edition of 200 copies

An anthology of poems in original French with English translations.
Illustrated by Elise Soroka of Pocket Skeleton.


from the back cover ...
Mythmaking collects Robert Desnos' mythologically themed poems - Le Fard des Argonauts (1919), Minotaure (1930), Bacchus et Apollon (1942), Le Satyr (1942), and the extended poem Le Bain avec Andromède (1944) - several of which appear in English for the first time.

These poems span the writing career of Robert Desnos, from his early beginning as a founding Surrealist through the 1940's when he joined the Resistance against the Vichy Government and wrote poetry opposing the German Occupation of France.


Calixto
by Robert Desnos, read by Todd Sanders, music by Tracy Mortimore


catalog number: aan04.2
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CD

This live recording took place on May 1st, 2004 in Pittsburgh. Todd Sanders reads from his translation of 'Calixto' accompanied by double-bassist Tracy Mortimore. This CD includes a reading of the complete text.


Calixto
by Robert Desnos, translated by Todd Sanders

ISBN:0-9679429-3-4
catalog number: aan04.1
$19.95 + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)

64 pgs. hardcover. limited edition of 200 copies

In original French with English translations.


from the back cover ...
Robert Desnos' 1943 poem Calixto, companion to the 1944 collection Contrée, was published in a complete edition by Gallimard in 1962. Calixto is a poem of resistance, epic in scale, combining a narrative language of classicism and Greek mythology with the argot of 1940's Paris. In a world peopled with prostitutes and explorers, victims and murders, Desnos fuses together a poetic elegy, a cry in the darkness against evil unleashed on the world.

Also appearing in this volume is Notes Calixto, notes and commentary written by Desnos in the margins of Calixto during its creation.


"Inspiring in this skillful English translation by Todd Sanders as it is in the original French, Calixto conveys Desnos's vivid portrayal of a changeable figure eager to encourage human beings to cling to their lives and their humanity in the face of tremendous odds"

- Katharine Conley - Author of The Marvelous in Everyday Life: Robert Desnos, Surrealism, and French Culture


The Secret Book for Youki and Other Poems
by Robert Desnos, translated by Todd Sanders

ISBN:0-9679429-2-6
catalog number: aan01.1
$22.95 + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)

64 pgs. hardcover. limited edition of 200 copies

25 poems in original French with English translations.


from the back cover ...
Christened Youki, Japanese for 'pink snow', Lucie Badoul lived in Montparnasse in the 1920's and 30's where she was a model for, and later wife of, the Japanese painter Tsuguharu Foujita.

On October 31, 1931, after a long and stormy relationship with Youki, Foujita left for Brazil, leaving her the following farewell note - 'I don't have any more strength to fight in Paris .... Let me have the simple life which I dream of .... You now have a faithful friend, Robert .... who has taken my place and for him you are the dearest person in the world.'

The poems in this volume have been taken from two collections that Desnos wrote for Youki: The Secret Book for Youki composed in November of 1932, and selections from 1930 Youki Poèsie, completed in 1934.

These are love poems for Youki as well as poems about what it means to love.


The Circle and the Star
by Robert Desnos, translated by Todd Sanders
ISBN:0-9679429-0-X
catalog number: aan00.1
$70.00 + $6.50s/h (US Orders) or $15.00s/h (Foreign Orders)

64 pgs. letterpress hardcover with handprinted woodcut illustrations. limited edition of 100 copies, signed by translator

18 poems in original French with English translations, with four original woodcut illustrations by Elise Soroka (of Pocket Skeleton) and Sarah Marshall.

Robert Desnos (1900-1945) was one of the Surrealist movement's leading poets, praised by Andre Breton for playing a "necessary, unforgettable role." Combining humor and pathos, dreams and reality, Desnos work is typified by its verbal techniques and independent spirit. In 1930 he broke from the Surrealists and for a decade wrote motion picture and radio scripts, including the highly successful Complainte de Fantomas (1933). Arrested for his activity in the French Resistance, he was eventually deported to Czechoslovakia and died of typhus shortly after his camp was liberated.

For an article on The Circle and the Star published in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, click here.


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