Worldcon Report 8: A First Edition

by Brenda W. Clough

image I have no paper editions of my work in the UK, and so it is not surprising that I am pretty obscure in this country. However, a close canvassing of the huckster room reveals one dealer with dozens of the old DAW Books, the ones with the yellow spines. My first novel was one of the last ones in that format — shortly after 1984 Don Wollheim changed the look of the line and the yellow spines were gone. And lo and behold, here it is, a first edition of THE CRYSTAL CROWN. I immediately offered to sign it for the proud proprietor, and he instantly closed on the offer. I took a picture — must go back in a couple days and see if an autograph helped it to sell.

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About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires. Her novel A Most Dangerous Woman is being serialized by Serial Box. Her novel The River Twice is newly available from BVC.

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    • I did have Indian food, but I am not really into black tie, more herbal. I have not run into Brenda, but I did get into Madeline’s reading and kaffeeklatsch !