December 01, 2003

The 2003 Gift Guide

Here are some gift ideas from the Borderlands staff. If these don't do it for you, we're happy to make more gift suggestions - just let us know who you're shopping for. Can't decide? We have gift certificates available in any amount. Gift wrapping is available, and we can ship almost anywhere in the world. Enjoy!

Two great Christmas collections (even if you don't like Christmas stories):

MIRACLE AND OTHER CHRISTMAS STORIES by Connie Willis (Bantam, Mass Market, $6.99) - the title story is by itself well worth the price of the book and is also included in this next collection

A YULETIDE UNIVERSE - SIXTEEN FANTASTICAL TALES (Warner Aspect, Trade Paperback, $12.95) - Includes stories by Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Anne McCaffrey, L. Frank Baum, Harlan Ellison, and others.
A boxed set always makes a nice gift. Here are four of our favorites:

THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA Boxed set (HarperCollins, Seven Illustrated Trade Paperbacks , $58.95)

HIS DARK MATERIALS TRADE PAPER BOXED SET by Philip Pullman (Knopf, Three Trade Paperbacks, $35.85) - This is a really nice looking set with embossed covers and a gold slipcase.

THE ILLUSTRATED LORD OF THE RINGS BOXED SET (Houghton Mifflin, Three Illustrated Hardcovers, $80) - with gorgeous drawings by Alan Lee. This is just one of many Tolkien boxed sets we have, but we think this is by far the most delightful edition of the trilogy currently in print. And. . .there's even a matching edition of THE HOBBIT.

Does someone need A BOX OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS by Lemony Snicket? We have all three (HarperCollins, Three Different Sets of Three Hardcovers, $32.99 each)
Need a classic gift?

Choose any or all of several beautifully illustrated Alice in Wonderland books: THE ANNOTATED ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Norton, Illustrations by John Tenniel, Hardcover, $29.95), the version illustrated by Arthur Rackham (Seastar, Hardcover, $19.95) or the edition edited by Cooper Edens (Chronicle, Hardcover, $19.95), with a multitude of Victorian illustrations by various artists.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION by William Goldman (Ballantine, Hardcover, $24.95)

THE COMPLETE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA by C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins, Oversized Illustrated Hardcover, $50) - Absolutely stunning volume with all seven novels in chronological order.
How about a DVD?

We have over 250 Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror DVDs including box sets and special editions (priced $4.95 and up)
Calendars, Calendars, Calendars!

For the chronically disorganized (and those who love them), we have a variety of beautiful and helpful calendars. Choose from The Sandman (Chronicle, $12.95), Aubrey Beardsley (Brown Trout, $11.99), Edward Gorey, images from the Hubble telescope, and many others!
For the favorite fairy in your life:

We have a great selection of both kinds of Fairy books:
Pressed Fairies:



and Non-Pressed Fairies:

FAERIES ORACLE (Simon and Schuster, $25.00) - A set of 66 cards with illustrations by Brian Froud and a 208 page illustrated guide with instructions on how to read the Oracle and connect with the Faeries.

FAIRIE-ALITY: THE FASHION COLLECTION (Candlewick, Hardcover, $45.00) - Gorgeous art book with incredible fairie fashions made of natural materials.
Have yourself a Gorey little Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Solstice, or late winter):

EDWARD GOREY'S DRACULA TOY THEATRE (Pomegranate, $21.95). Finally back in print!!

ELEPHANT HOUSE, OR THE HOME OF EDWARD GOREY by Kevin McDermott (Pomegranate, Hardcover, $35.00) - A wonderful series of photo essays and text detailing Gorey's home, Elephant House.

GASHLYCRUMB TINIES MINI LUNCHBOX in Grey, Green, or Orange (Dragonfly, $9.99) - very cute!

EDWARD GOREY postcard books (Pomegranate, $9.95)
Incredible art books:

SPECTRUM 10 - THE BEST IN CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC ART edited by Cathy Fenner (Underwood, Oversized Hardcover, $35.00, and Oversized Softcover, $27.00)

THE CHESLEY AWARDS FOR SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ART - A RETROSPECTIVE by John Grant, Elizabeth Humphrey, and Pamela D. Scoville (AAPPL, Oversized Hardcover, $45.00)
Sandman stuff:

THE SANDMAN- ENDLESS NIGHTS by Neil Gaiman (Vertigo/DC Comics, Oversized Hardcover, $24.95)

THE SANDMAN - KING OF DREAMS - 40 COLLECTIBLE POSTCARDS by Neil Gaiman (Chronicle, $15.95)
Non-Genre specific gifts:

An outstanding selection of journals ($8.00 and up)

LUMATEC Book Lights ($6.99 - $24.99) - these work great!

We have wood or bone boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes perfect for jewelry or to contain other gifts ($3.00 and up)
More cool stuff - all under $15.00:

BROM DARKWERKS STATIONARY SET (Stationary Fantastique, $4.99)

BOB EGGLETON'S DRAGONS STATIONARY SET (Stationary Fantastique, $4.99) - Both Stationary sets contain 8 letter sheets, 6 envelopes and 1 sticker sheet.

Three very cute little signed & numbered limited edition hardcovers (Borderlands Press, $15.00 each): THE LITTLE GREEN BOOK OF MONSTER STORIES by Joe R. Lansdale, THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK OF NOIR STORIES by Tom Piccirilli, and THE LITTLE RED BOOK OF VAMPIRE STORIES by John Maclay.

OZ NOTE CARDS (Clarkson Potter, $15.00), and OZ SMALL NOTES (Clarkson Potter, $12.00) - These original Potter Style note cards were inspired by and created from the book ALL THINGS OZ by L. Frank Baum (Potter, Illustrated Hardcover, $29.95)

THE BAD BEGINNING - A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS VOL.1 by Lemony Snicket (HarperCollins, Slipcased Hardcover, $14.99) - This is a slipcased volume with a "disturbing" new cover, and "an alarming portrait of the heroes and villains of this tale."

IN ME OWN WORDS - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BIGFOOT by Graham Roumieu (Manic D, $12.95)

Three twisted books by Michael Gagne'