Cauheegan: Payseur & Schmidt, 2005. Tim Kirk. First edition. Hardcover. Signed. Small octavo [13.5 cm by 18.5 cm]. Hardcover in dust jacket. 102pp. Book is near fine in near fine dust jacket, with some slight rubbing to rear panel of jacket. Edition limited to 300 copies; this is an out of series copy marked "pc." Signed by all the contributors: Therese Littleton (as Alice Schmidt), Thomas M. Disch, Dr. J.M. McNulty, Prof. J.B. Stratton, Amb. Brent Carpenter, Sir Zachary Orgel, and Tim Kirk. Near fine. Item #47492
"Rare by design, the limited-to-300 first edition of meta-sci-fi collection Mecca | Mettle is handsome, to say the least. Beautifully bound, it wears an eye-popping, hand-screened dust cover utilizing the artwork of Hugo Award winner Tim Kirk, whose art also illustrates the book. Snuggled on the inside back cover, a CD features three tracks by co-authors and purveyors of educore, BlöödHag, with a humorous reading by Thomas M. Disch of his contribution, 'Mecca: A Vision of the Next Crusade.' This beautifully designed onslaught is the work of the 'venerable' publishing house of Payseur and Schmidt, whose storied history is storied to the extent that it is a completely fictional account submitted by the real publishers, three unsung-by-choice associates of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle" -from a Portland Mercury review by Lance Chess.