Fredric Brown:

Both a science fiction and mystery writer. He was one of the boldest early writers in genre fiction in his use of narrative experimentation. While never in the front rank of popularity in his lifetime, Brown has developed a considerable cult following.

Never financially secure, Brown - like many other pulp writers - often wrote at a furious pace in order to pay bills. This accounts, at least in part, for the uneven quality of his work. A newspaperman by profession, Brown was only able to devote 14 years of his life as a full-time fiction writer. Brown was also a heavy drinker, and this at times doubtless affected his productivity. A cultured man and omnivorous reader whose interests ranged far beyond those of most pulp writers, Brown had a lifelong interest in the flute, chess, poker, and the works of Lewis Carroll.


What Mad Universe:


In this short 1949 science fiction novel, Keith Winton, the editor of pulp science fiction magazine Surprising Stories is on a weekend retreat at his publisher’s estate in the Catskills. He has fallen for Betty Hadley, the editor of Romantic Stories. Keith woos her to stay, but Betty has to get back to New York City. Keith stays, first going back to his room to edit the letter column for his next issue, but then going out to sit in the garden, hoping to see an experimental rocket hit the moon with flash that can be seen from the Earth. It is 1952, but not our 1952. Instead of impacting the moon, the rocket crashes onto the Catskill estate sending Keith Winton into another universe.

Boardman first edition hardcover in new beautiful facsimile cover from Facsimile Dust Jackets L.L.C.

The NESFA Press SF Collection:


'Martians and Madness'contains the complete science fiction and fantasy novels of Fredric Brown as well as, "Gateway to Darkness," and "Gateway to Glory" which were rewritten to be parts of 'Rogue in Space'. It is a companion volume to 'From These Ashes', the complete short SF of Fredric Brown.


Introduction by William Tenn

-What Mad Universe

-Martians Go Home

-Rogue in Space

-The Lights in the Sky Are Stars

-The Mind Thing

-"Gateway to Darkness"

-"Gateway to Glory"

Knock 3-1-2


“Fredric Brown tops himself again,” says the Los Angeles Mirror-News of this taut, dramatic novel of one night when a desperate rapist-killer stalked a town, ten hours of panic and terror that turned the night into a nightmare. For as the net tightened around the killer more and more, people became entangled in a chain of events that ended in an explosion of maniacal savagery.


Knock 3-1-2 is widely considered to be one of Fredric Brown’s best suspense novels, and is rarely reprinted.

This edition features a new introduction by Jack Seabrook, a color cover by legendary cover artist Ron Lesser, and is signed by both Seabrook and Lesser.

Full color dustjacket with black Brillianta cloth, ribbon marker.


Limited to just 200 signed and numbered copies.

Centipede Press

The Lenient Beast


“The Mark of the Beast is upon me, and the Beast is Mercy. Until the Mark is taken away, I must perform my function as the giver of God’s greatest gift of Mercy — death and surcease to those for whom life seems to be agony.”


Six people already had been relieved of the burden of life; six times John Medley had felt peace. On the police blotter six brutal murders were stamped unsolved.



The Lenient Beast presents Fredric Brown at his best and most daring, with a certified crime classic.


This edition features a new introduction by John Pelan, a color cover by legendary cover artist Ron Lesser, and is signed by both John Pelan and Ron Lesser.


There are also three bonus stories.



Full color dustjacket with black Brillianta cloth, ribbon marker.


Limited to just 200 signed and numbered copies.

Centipede Press

The Wench is Dead


“I’m called Howie, or The Professor. I’m on Skid Row in Los Angeles because I want to know what it’s like to be a bum, from the inside. But I didn’t know I’d fall for a part-time hustler named Billie the Kid. I didn’t know I’d get mixed up in two killings, and that the cops would pin them on me...”


The Wench Is Dead is one of Fredric Brown’s most wild novels, flawlessly written and rarely reprinted.


This edition features a new introduction by Bill Crider, a color cover by legendary cover artist Ron Lesser, and is signed by both Bill Crider and Ron Lesser.


There are also twelve bonus stories.

Full color dustjacket with black Brillianta cloth, ribbon marker.


Limited to just 200 signed and numbered copies.

Publisher : Centipede Press

The Fredric Brown Mystery Library

It took nearly four years to assemble the first two volumes of THE FREDRIC BROWN MYSTERY LIBRARY, the definitive collection of Fredric Brown sans his science fiction works. Assembled in chronological order of publication, this set will contain all the short fiction (of all genres: mystery, horror, noir, western, detection, etc.) and all of Brown’s novels (again, excepting his sf works).


You’ll be able to enjoy Fredric Brown at his longer lengths from The Fabulous Clipjoint and Night of the Jabberwock to The Lenient Beast and Mrs. Murphy’s Underpants.


Assisting with this effort have been Brown bibliographer Phil Stephensen-Payne and Brown biographer Jack Seabrook. This massive undertaking could not have been accomplished without their help


Haffner Press

The Bloody Moonlight


Ed and Am have gotten away from the Carney life. These days, they're working for the Starlock Detective Agency. Ed's first case is a wealthy client trying to sound out whether an investment's worth it. But then he finds a body with its throat cut, and hears some external howling that might just be from a werewolf.


Fredric Brown's third 'Ed and Am Hunter' novel

The book lacking the original jacket comes with a new beautiful facsimile cover from Facsimile Dust  Jackets L.L.C.


First edition, first print. 1949

E.P. Dutton

Easton Press hardcover

                           First edition hardcover

                           First edition hardcover

                           First edition hardcover

                           First edition hardcover