Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.


Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. is a fantasy and science fiction small press publisher in New Hampshire that was founded in 1964. It is notable for publishing fantasy and horror novels with lavish illustrations, most notably Stephen King's The Dark Tower series and the King/Peter Straub novel "The Talisman".

History

Donald M. Grant was one of the founders of Grant-Hadley Enterprises and was associated with the two other publishing imprints, The Buffalo Book Company and The Hadley Publishing Co., that grew out of the original company. After Hadley folded in 1948, Grant decided to start a new imprint with a new partner, James J. Donahue. Grant and Donahue named their new imprint The Grandon Company. Their first book was "The Port of Peril" by Otis Adelbert Kline. Grandon put out four other books over the next nine years before ceasing operations. Six years later, in 1964, Grant re-entered publishing. This time he used his own name for the imprint, as Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. The first book published under the new imprint was "A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs", by Rev. Henry Hardy Heins. It was a success and sold out of its printing of 2,000 within two months of publication [cite book | last=Eshbach | first=Lloyd Arthur | authorlink=Lloyd Arthur Eshbach | title=Over My Shoulder: Reflections on a Science Fiction Era | location=Philadelphia| publisher=Oswald Train | pages=174-175 | date=1983|oclc=10489084] . Grant had developed a relationship with Glenn Lord, the executor of the Robert E. Howard estate. Lord suggested reprinting Howard's first book, "A Gent from Bear Creek". Grant went on to publish several additional works by Howard. Grant was approached by Stephen King, in 1981, with an offer to publish a collection of King's "Gunslinger" stories that had appeared in the magazine "Fantasy and Science Fiction". King thought the stories wouldn't appeal to his mainstream readers. Grant and King signed an agreement giving Grant exclusive hardcover rights to all the stories, including future ones.

Works published by The Grandon Company

*"The Port of Peril" by Otis Adelbert Kline (1949)
*"Dwellers in the Mirage" by A. Merritt (1950)
*"", by Joseph H. Crawford, Jr., James J. Donahue and Donald M. Grant (1953)
*"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Browne (1957)
*"The Werewolf of Ponkert" by H. Warner Munn (1958)

Works published by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc.

* "A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs", by Rev. Henry Hardy Heins (1964)
* "A Gent from Bear Creek", by Robert E. Howard (1966)
* "The Pride of Bear Creek", by Robert E. Howard (1966)
* "The Goddess of Ganymede", by Michael Resnick (1967)
* "Red Shadows", by Robert E. Howard (1968)
* "Singers in the Shadows", by Robert E. Howard (1970)
* "Red Blades of Black Cathay", by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith (1971)
* "Virgil Finlay", compiled and edited by Donald M. Grant (1971)
* "Marchers of Valhalla", by Robert E. Howard (1972)
* "Echoes from an Iron Harp", by Robert E. Howard (1972)
* "The Sowers of the Thunder", by Robert E. Howard (1973)
* "The Temple of the Ten", by H. Bedford-Jones and W. C. Robertson (1973)
* "Tigers of the Sea", by Robert E. Howard (1973)
* "The People of the Black Circle", by Robert E. Howard (1973)
* "Worms of the Earth", by Robert E. Howard (1974)
* "Almuric", by Robert E. Howard (1975)
* "A Witch Shall be Born", by Robert E. Howard (1975)
* "The Tower of the Elephant", by Robert E. Howard (1975)
* "", by Virgil Finlay (1975)
* "Out of the Storm", by William Hope Hodgson (1975)
* "The Bowl of Baal", by Robert Ames Bennet (1975)
* "Red Nails", by Robert E. Howard (1975)
* "The Banner of Joan", by H. Warner Munn (1975)
* "To Quebec and the Stars", by H. P. Lovecraft (1976)
* "The Iron Man & Other Tales of the Ring", by Robert E. Howard (1976)
* "Rogues in the House", by Robert E. Howard (1976)
* "", by Glenn Lord (1976)
* "Black Vulmea's Vengeance", by Robert E. Howard (1976)
* "Upon the Winds of Yesterday and Other Explorations" by George Barr (1976)
* "The Devil in Iron", by Robert E. Howard (1976)
* "The Chronicles of Lucius Leffing", by Joseph Payne Brennan (1977)
* "The Dream of X", by William Hope Hodgson (1977)
* "Marchers of Valhalla", by Robert E. Howard (1977)
* "Black God's Shadow", by C. L. Moore (1977)
* "The Three Palladins", by Harold Lamb (1977)
* "King—of the Khyber Rifles", by Talbot Mundy (1978)
* "", by Donald Sidney-Fryer (1978)
* "The Magic Pen of Joseph Clement Coll", by Walt Reed (1978)
* "Alicia Austin's Age of Dreams", by Alicia Austin (1978)
* "Queen of the Black Coast", by Robert E. Howard (1978)
* "Bazaar of the Bizarre", by Fritz Leiber (1978)
* "The Revenge of Dracula", by Peter Tremayne (1978)
* "Act of Providence", by Joseph Payne Brennan and Donald M. Grant (1979)
* "The Road of Azrael", by Robert E. Howard (1979)
* "Black Colossus", by Robert E. Howard (1979)
* "The Black Wolf", by Galad Elflandsson (1979)
* "", by H. Warner Munn (1979)
* "Jewels of Gwahlur", by Robert E. Howard (1979)
* "Lovecraft's Providence and Adjacent Parts", by Henry L. P. Beckwith, Jr. (1979)
* "Mayhem on Bear Creek", by Robert E. Howard (1979)
* "Hawks of Outremer", by Robert E. Howard (1979)
* "Fields of Sleep", by E. C. Vivian (1980)
* "", by Sam Moskowitz (1980)
* "", by Robert Duncan Milne (1980)
* "", by Ambrose Bierce (1980)
* "", by H. Warner Munn (1980)
* "Ealdwood", by C. J. Cherryh (1981)
* "Lord of the Dead", by Robert E. Howard (1981)
* "Durandal", by Harold Lamb (1981)
* "Creep to Death", by Joseph Payne Brennan (1981)
* "Scarlet Dream", by C. L. Moore (1981)
* "Heroes and Hobgoblins", by L. Sprague de Camp (1981)
* "The Wonderful Lips of Thibong Linh", by Theodore Roscoe (1981)
* "", by Stephen King (1982)
* "As it is Written", by "Clark Ashton Smith" (1982)
* "Evil Always Ends", by Joseph Payne Brennan (1982)
* "The Soft Whisper of the Dead", by Charles L. Grant (1982)
* "The General's Wife", by Peter Straub (1982)
* "", compiled by Donald M. Grant (1983)
* "The Sea of the Ravens", by Harold Lamb (1983)
* "Yellow Men Sleep", by Jeremy Lane (1983)
* "Christine", by Stephen King (1983)
* "The Hundred-Year Christmas", by David Morrell (1983)
* "" by Peter Berresford Ellis (1984)
* "Daughter of Regals", by Stephen R. Donaldson (1984)
* "The Adventures of Samurai Cat", by Mark Rogers (1984)
* "The Talisman", by Stephen King and Peter Straub (1984)
* "The Far Islands and Other Tales of Fantasy", by John Buchan (1984)
* "Kull", by Robert E. Howard (1985)
* "The Book of Kane", by Karl Edward Wagner (1985)
* "A Monster at Christmas", by Thomas Canty (1985)
* "The Dark Cry of the Moon", by Charles L. Grant (1985)
* "The Undying Land", by William Gilmour (1985)
* "The Borders Just Beyond", by Joseph Payne Brennan (1986)
* "", by Novalyne Price Ellis (1986)
* "The Pool of the Black One", by Robert E. Howard (1986)
* "Winter Reckoning", by Noel-Anne Brennan (1986)
* "", by Henry L. P. Beckwith, Jr. (1986)
* "The Curious Quests of Brigadier Ffellowes", by Sterling E. Lanier (1986)
* "The Long Night of the Grave", by Charles L. Grant (1986)
* "Yellow Fog", by Les Daniels (1986)
* "My Lady of Hy-Brasil and Other Stories", by Peter Tremayne (1987)
* "", by Stephen King (1987)
* "Madame Two Swords", by Tanith Lee (1988)
* "Prime Evil", edited by Douglas E. Winter (1988)
* "The Hour of the Dragon", by Robert E. Howard (1989)
* "Shadows of Dreams", by Robert E. Howard (1989)
* "The Magician Out of Manchuria", by Charles G. Finney (1989)
* "Post Oaks & Sand Roughs", by Robert E. Howard (1990)
* "The Adventures of Lucius Leffing", by Joseph Payne Brennan (1990)
* "At the Mountains of Madness", by H. P. Lovecraft (1990)
* "Mrs. God", by Peter Straub (1991)
* "The Face in the Abyss", by A. Merritt (1991)
* "The Aenid of Virgil", translated by Edward McCrorie (1991)
* "", by Stephen King (1991)
* "The Dark Tower Portfolio", by Ned Dameron (1991)
* "The Haunted Pampero", by William Hope Hodgson (1992)
* "", by Patricia Lucas-Morris with Poems by Ross Whitney (1992)
* "Here There Be Dragons", by Roger Zelazny (1992)
* "Way Up High", by Roger Zelazny (1992)
* "Metahorror", edited by Dennis Etchison (1992)
* "", by Rick Berry & Phil Hale (1993)
* "Gummitch and Friends", by Fritz Leiber (1993)
* "Fur Magic", by Andre Norton (1993)
* "The Totem", by David Morrell (1994)
* "Stonecutter" by Jon J. Muth and John Kuramoto (1994)
* "It's Garbage Coming!, by Jeff Jones (1994)
* "Terror of the Sea", by William Hope Hodgson (1996)
* "", by L. Sprague de Camp (1996)
* "Desperation", by Stephen King (1996)
* "Wastelands Portfolio", by Ned Dameron (1997)
* "", by Stephen King (1997)
* "Dark Tower Boxed Set", by Stephen King (1998)
* "Marcia on the Doorstep", by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1999)
* "You Lucky Girl!", by Edgar Rice Burroughs (1999)
* "", edited by J. O’Barr and Ed Kramer (2001)
* "", by Phil Hale (2002)
* "A Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs", by Rev. Henry Hardy Heins (2002)
* "Black House", by Stephen King and Peter Straub (2002)
* "", by Stephen King (2003)
* "", by Stephen King (2004)
* "", by Stephen King (2004)
* "The Talisman"/"Black House", by Stephen King and Peter Straub (2005)
* "Mockingbirds"/"Relaxeder", by Phil Hale (2005)
* "The Paperback Art of James Avati", by James Avati, Piet Schreuders & Kenneth Fulton (2006)

Notes

References

*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=316-340| date=1998
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 7, 1998–1999 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=37| date=1999
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 8, 1999–2000 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=28| date=2000
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 9, 2000–2001 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=35| date=2001
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 10, 2001–2002 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=27| date=2002
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 11, 2002–2003 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=44| date=2003
*cite book | last=Chalker | first=Jack L. | authorlink=Jack L. Chalker | coauthors=Mark Owings | title=The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, Supplement 13, 2004–2005 | location=Westminster, MD and Baltimore | publisher=Mirage Press, Ltd.| pages=14| date=2005
*cite book | last=Eshbach | first=Lloyd Arthur | authorlink=Lloyd Arthur Eshbach | title=Over My Shoulder: Reflections on a Science Fiction Era | location=Philadelphia| publisher=Oswald Train | pages=163-179 | date=1983|oclc=10489084

External links

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