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Thomas Stern Manly Wade Wellman (23) RE: Manly Wade Wellman 30 Sep 20

The HAFFNER 2 volume JOHN THEW BALLADEER is nearing publication according to their recent newsletter.

Haffner Press newsletter

Cheers, Thomas.

Manly Wade Wellman's THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER is 99% complete! Since our last newsletter, we took receipt of the Afterword to Volume One by folksinger Hedges Capers. For those that may not know, Mr. Capers portrayed John in the 1970s film, Who Fears the Devil? (aka The Legend of Hillbilly John). While few would argue that the film is an entirely successful adaptation of Wellman's work, we're pleased to have Hedges comments on making the film and we also have several heretofore unseen pics of the production of the film, some featuring Manly Wade Wellman and Karl Edward Wagner on location!
    Currently, the preorder offer (with an exclusive chapbook with the unpublished story, "Not All a Dream") is set at $100. The final price is not set, but may climb as high as $120 or $125 for both volumes.
    We've added five images below of page-spreads featuring the work of artist Tim Kirk. Let us know what you think!
    In a future newsletter, we'll share the pricing and contents of the slipcased edition(s?) of THE COMPLETE JOHN THE BALLADEER. If you want to get in early, go ahead and preorder a set and drop us a line that you want to apply your preorder to a purchase of the slipcased edition. Customers who ordered the slipcased edition of THE COMPLETE JOHN THUNSTONE will have their number reserved, so you loyal--and lucky!--folks are covered.
    Finally, after much digital juggling, we have set the contents of both volumes (see below); we are using the "Wagner Chronology" which features the stories in order of creation/publication.

Manly Wade Wellman
Introductions by Stephen Jones and Pat LoBrutto
Afterword by Hedges Capers
Wellman Interview by Karl Edward Wagner
Covers by Raymond Swanland
Interior art by Tim Kirk
Decorated Endsheets
Two Volumes, each a 500+ page Smythe-sewn Hardcover

Pre-Order price: $100

Pre-Order Bonus!!
Shipping with exclusive 32-page chapbook featuring the unpublished short story, “Not All a Dream”!

Volume One:
"Manly Wade Wellman: The Voice of the Mountains"
    by Stephen Jones
"O Ugly Bird!"
"The Desrick on Yandro"
"Vandy, Vandy"
"One Other"
"Call Me from the Valley"
"The Little Black Train"
"Shiver in the Pines"
"Walk Like a Mountain"
"On the Hills and Everywhere"
"Old Devlins Was A-Waiting"
"Nine Yards of Other Cloth"
"Then I Wasn't Alone"
"You Know the Tale of Hoph"
"Blue Monkey"
"The Stars Down There"
"Find the Place Yourself"
"I Can't Claim That"
"Who Else Could I Count On"
"John's My Name"
"Why They're Named That"
"None Wiser for the Trip"
"Nary Spell"
"Trill Coster's Burden"
"The Spring"
The Old Gods Waken (1979)
"Owls Hoot in the Daytime"
After Dark (1980)
Afterword by Hedges Capers

Volume Two:
“They Say He Walks the Mountains Even Now”
    by Patrick J. LoBrutto
"Can These Bones Live?"
"Nobody Ever Goes There"
The Lost and the Lurking (1981)
The Hanging Stones (1982)
The Voice of the Mountain (1984)
"Where Did She Wander?"
"Interview: Manly Wade Wellman"
    by Karl Edward Wagner

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