The Compleat Boucher contains all of the science fiction and fantasy written by Anthony Boucher. It contains such classic stories as "The Quest for Saint Aquin," "Snulbug," and "The Compleat Werewolf." Many of the stories collected here have never before appeared in a Boucher collection, and some haven't been reprinted since their original magazine publication. "Rappaccini's Other Daughter" appears here for the first time.
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Anthony Boucher (William Anthony Parker White) (1911-1968) began publishing stories in 1941. His first published story was "Snulbug," which was published in Unknown Worlds, and he was a regular contributor to that magazine and to Astounding Science Fiction for the next two decades.
In 1949, along with J. Francis McComas, he founded The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, which he edited until his retirement in 1958. While he was at the helm, F&SF won the Hugo for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958. He edited numerous volumes of The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction. He also edited the two-volume A Treasury of Great Science Fiction in 1959.
He was also well known as a mystery writer and critic. His mystery novel Rocket to the Morgue features many well known science fiction personalities (with the names changed to protect the innocent and the not-so-innocent).
The cover art is by Jane Dennis, co-owner of Fo'Paws Productions. She is a long time SF fan and reader.
James Mann, the editor, previously edited the NESFA books The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith and Norstrilia.
Bob Eggleton is a science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. Winner of 7 Hugo Awards and 11 Chesley Awards, his art can be seen on the covers of magazines and books. He was Official Artist at Boskone 23 in 1986, was presented with the Jack Gaughan Award for Emerging Artist in 1988, and elevated to the rank of Fellow of NESFA in 1995, and has created artwork for the covers of several other NESFA Press books.
2nd Edition, Hardcover ISBN 13: 978-1-60737-03-6, New cover art by Bob Eggleton. Release Date: May 2013 — Available Now!
1st Edition, Hardcover ISBN 13: 978-1-60737-03-6, Cover art & design by Jane Dennis. Release Date: January 1999 out of print!