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Hardcover (Trade)

Original publication January 1999
2nd edition, 1st printing, May 2013
Hardcover (Trade) price: $29.00
Weight: 2.41

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-303-6
ISBN-10: 1-61037-303-0
Page count: 540
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

The Compleat Boucher

The Complete Science Fiction and Fantasy of Anthony Boucher

This text relates to the 2nd edition • Hardcover (Trade)

by Anthony Boucher

"The Compleat Werewolf" was nominated for the 1943 Best Novella Retro Hugo!

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.

Table of Contents

  • Editor's Introduction (James A. Mann)
  • The Quest for Saint Aquin
  • The Compleat Werewolf
  • Elsewhen
  • The Pink Caterpillar
  • The Chronokinesis of Jonathan Hull
  • Gandolphus
  • Sriberdegibit
  • The Ambassadors
  • QUR
  • Robinc
  • Nine-Finger Jack
  • Barrier
  • Pelagic Spark
  • The Other Inauguration
  • One-Way Trip
  • Man's Reach
  • Mr. Lupescu
  • Balaam
  • The Anomaly of the Empty Man
  • The Ghost of Me
  • Snulbug
  • Sanctuary
  • Transfer Point
  • Conquest
  • The First
  • The Greatest Tertian
  • Expedition
  • The Public Eye
  • The Secret of the House
  • The Scrawny One
  • Star Bride
  • The Way I Heard It
  • The Star Dummy
  • Review Copy
  • A Kind of Madness
  • Nellthu
  • Rappaccini's Other Daughter
  • Khartoum
  • A Shape in Time
  • A Summer's Cloud
  • The Tenderizers
  • They Bite
  • The Model of a Science Fiction Editor
  • We Print the Truth
  • Mary Celestial (co-authored by Miriam Allen De Ford)
  • Recipe for Curry De Luxe

Anthony Boucher

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 for the first edition is by Jane Dennis, co-owner of Fo'Paws Productions. She is a long time SF fan and reader.

Bob Eggleton

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.

Printing History

2nd Edition, Hardcover ISBN 13: 978-1-61037-303-6, New cover art by Bob Eggleton. Release Date: May 2013 2nd Edition cover

1st Edition, Hardcover ISBN: 1-886778-02-7, Cover art & design by Jane Dennis. Release Date: January 1999 out of print! 1st Edition cover


2nd Edition, copyright page lists an incorrect ISBN-13. The ISBN-10 & Library of Congress Catalog Number printed there being that of the first edition.
Edited by James A. Mann
2nd Edition Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Cover design by Alice N. S. Lewis

1st Edition Cover by Jane Dennis