Sunday, September 24, 2017

Two New Books!

Nodens Books is pleased, at last, to announce that two new publications are out! (More new books coming soon.)


First up is a collection of short stories by Dale Nelson, Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories. Here's the blurb:


Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories collects eleven stories written and published over the last thirty years. Some are written in the tradition of the antiquarian ghost story as established by M.R. James. Others may perhaps be classified as "strange stories" in the mode of Robert Aickman.

Dale Nelson's stories have appeared in Ghosts and Scholars, Fungi, and books from Ash-Tree Press
and Tartarus Press. His articles have appeared in Tolkien Studies, Lovecraft Studies, Studies in Weird Fiction, Mythlore, Mallorn, and Fadeaway, and he is a columnist for the Tolkien newsletter Beyond Bree and CSL: The Journal of the New York C. S. Lewis Society.

Second is a long-overdue reprint of The Laughing Elf, by Ronald MacDonald, the only fairy story by Ronald in the style of his famous father, George MacDonald. On its original publication in 1922, Henry Savage called it:
“A work of genius, bringing with it what Walter Pater calls ‘a strange new beauty.’ . . . it is going to last, is this book of fairy tales strung on a string as it were. The author is Ronald MacDonald, a son of that George MacDonald whose name is one still to conjure with”


Order details and formats follow.

Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories, by Dale Nelson.
Hardcover edition ($35.00) limited to fifty copies, sold only directly via Lulu, at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates) ISBN 978-0615677347. Amazon.com at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($16.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates. Amazon.com at this link.

The Laughing Elf, by Ronald MacDonald
Trade paperback edition ($12.00) sold via Amazon (and European affiliates) ISBN 978-1976491627. Amazon.com at this link.
Trade paperback edition ($12.00) sold via Lulu, at this link.
Kindle edition, sold via Amazon and affiliates. Amazon.com at this link.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nodens Books Revival

Nodens Books was dormant for a while, but is reviving with several new projects in the works, ranging from Tolkien scholarship to weird fiction to classic fantasy. Join our blog-post email list (at right) or our yahoogroup to receive our book announcements.  (This will be a low frequency and private list, with no email addresses given out for any purposes.)

Some books in preparation:

Fiction

Dale Nelson, Lady Stanhope's Manuscript and Other Stories  [collection]

Alexander de Comeau, Monk's Magic [classic fantasy]

Kenneth Morris, The Family of Pwyll [Comprising The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed, and the complete Book of the Three Dragons]  [classic fantasy]


Non-fiction

Dale Nelson, J.R.R. Tolkien: Studies in Reception

Richard C. West, Collected Essays on Tolkien and Fantasy

And many others! Watch for further announcements soon.