Author Archives: Don

Frisco Beat: Where are the Fanzines of Yesteryear?; or, a Little Riff on David Mason’s Devil’s Food

Aha! I warned uber fanzine guy Bill Breiding that if he messed up any bits in an article on Sword-and-Sorcery writer David Mason (Kavin’s World, etc.) I sent in for his new zine Portable Storage Two that I’d correct on the trusty … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: My Earliest Kent Inscription

And to wrap up this auto weekend — to give you yet another holograph sample to consider in your meditations — here’s the earliest inscription I personally got from Kent Harrington, during a signing for his second novel in Kayo … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Line v. No Line

Cordelia Willis, who tipped Kent Harrington — both pictured above — off to some crime lab info for Last Ferry Home, joined in on the food and talk in Street, September 21. What was the ridiculous description I noticed recently … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Kent Harrington, Signatory

Image above: Kent Harrington (with Lynn behind the bar) in one of my favorite restaurants, Street on Polk, on Saturday September 21. We got there as soon as the doors opened and had the place to ourselves for a few minutes, … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: An Otto and Ellroy

Autograph Hound Super-Sunday opens with Kevin Cook refining his terms, and letting us know he’s got even worse autos than the one from Kent Harrington he was talking about yesterday: With Kent’s autograph, what I meant to express was that … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Kent Harrington, Have Squiggle — Will Inscribe

Strap in! Autograph Hound Saturday kicks off a weekend long rumination on the topic of nigh indecipherable signatures, by no less a collector than Kevin Cook. Now, don’t take the first thoughts on the subject as the Be All End All. No, … Continue reading

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Tour: Sundays in October — and Sunday November 3

The Dashiell Hammett Tour meets at noon every Sunday in October. The walk starts in front of 870 Market and goes for three hours. About two miles long. $20 per person. If interested, pick a Sunday and show up. No … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: H. Rider Haggard

Okay, I know what you’re thinking: What kind of Lost Race Auto Weekend is this, anyway, if you don’t lay down an H. Rider Haggard? I agree, so we sent Brian Leno into the darkest corners of his cubbyholes and … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Andrew Lang

Continuing today’s Autograph Hound Super-Sunday theme of Lost Race — sometimes known as Lost World, guess the fine line drawn depends on how exotic the race involved in the action may be, but the baseline is the Lost part — we bring … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Wings of Danger

Months ago I was emailing back and forth with Kevin Cook and he mentioned that he was thinking about getting rid of a couple of his Lost Race novels, because they were duds and he’d never read them again. Now, … Continue reading

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