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Win a Copy of The Complete John Thunstone, by Manly Wade Wellman

Saturday, February 9th, 2013 | Posted by John ONeill

The Complete John Thunstone-smallHaffner Press has released the long-awaited pulp compilation The Complete John Thunstone, and we have two copies to give away.

To be completely blunt, I don’t want to give them away. You wouldn’t either, if you held this fabulous book in your hot little hands as long as I have. But that’s showbiz. If it were legal, I’d enter my own contest, like, three dozen times. (In fact, is that legal? Hmmm.)

Anyway. Yes, we’re having a contest. If no one enters, I suppose I get to keep the books. So… there’s a contest, but that’s all you get to know.

All right, fine. Bunch of complainers. Here’s the scoop: Just send an e-mail to john@blackgate.com with the title “John Thunstone” and a one-sentence review of your favorite Manly Wade Wellman novel or short story (don’t forget to mention the story). Two winners will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries, and we’ll publish the best reviews here on the Black Gate blog.

All entries become the property of New Epoch Press. No purchase necessary. Must be 12 or older. Decisions of the judges (capricious as they may be) are final. Not valid where prohibited by law. Or anywhere postage for a hefty hardcover is more than, like, 10 bucks. Seriously, this thing is huge and we’re on a budget.

Haffner’s archival-quality hardcovers  — including Henry Huttner’s Detour to Otherness, Terror in the House: The Early Kuttner, Volume One, and Thunder in the Void; Leigh Brackett’s Shannach – The Last: Farewell to Mars; and Robert Silverberg’s Tales From Super-Science Fiction — are some of the most collectible books in the genre, and The Complete John Thunstone promises to be no exception. Our original article on the book is here.

The Complete John Thunstone is edited by Stephen Haffner and was published December 22, 2012. It is 640 pages and priced at $40. Additional details at Haffner Press.

11 Comments »

  1. John, given the usual contest disclaimer “Employees and their families are excluded from entering etc.”, does this apply to regular bloggers for BLACK GATE? I’ve been wanting to read these stories for years! :-)

    Comment by Nick Ozment - February 10, 2013 7:19 pm

  2. Nick,

    All paid employees of Black Gate are excluded. However, volunteers — including our bloggers — are not.

    Haffner Press contacted me yesterday and graciously offered a second copy, so I have modified the original post. There are in fact now TWO copies up for grabs, compliments of Haffner Press.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 10, 2013 7:30 pm

  3. Three questions:

    Can we enter more than once?

    When does the contest end?

    Do we need to send our postal address with the email, or wait for a reply requesting it if we win?

    Comment by CMR - February 11, 2013 12:06 am

  4. Apologies if I missed it, John, but is there a deadline for entries?

    Comment by Dave T - February 11, 2013 12:19 am

  5. Looks like I cross-posted (almost) with CMR with my deadline query.

    Comment by Dave T - February 11, 2013 12:20 am

  6. > Can we enter more than once?

    Sure — but you’ll only be entered in the drawing once.

    > When does the contest end?

    We’ll do the drawing early in March, and announce the winners here on the website.

    > Do we need to send our postal address with the email, or wait for a reply requesting it if we win?

    Whichever you like. We’ll be in touch with the winners to let them know they won, but it can’t hurt to send your complete contact info with your entry.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 11, 2013 12:20 am

  7. > Apologies if I missed it, John, but is there a deadline for entries?

    Dave,

    Deadline is roughly three weeks from today. We’ll make another announcement on the website when we get close.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 11, 2013 12:22 am

  8. No luck using the email, so-

    Some of my favorite Manly Wade Wellman is by his friends- David Drake’s ‘Old Nathan’, Vance Randolph’s ‘Blow Out the Candle’ (NSFW), or the Kane stories by Karl Edward Wagner set in mountains. Silver John is good too, of course.

    Comment by bruce99999999 - February 12, 2013 8:20 pm

  9. Bruce,

    Sorry to hear you’re having trouble reaching me by e-mail. I’ve been getting a steady steam of entries, so I’m not sure what the problem is. Did you get a bounce, or some other kind of error message?

    Your entry is certainly unique, but I’m willing to accept it. I’ve entered you in the contest, and if you win one of the two copies, we’ll contact you by e-mail.

    Comment by John ONeill - February 13, 2013 1:43 am

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