ISS4502 The Complete Griselda 2nd edition (2001)

Expanded 2nd edition by Oliver Dickinson

The Complete Griselda Product Number ISS4502. ISBN 1-929052-11-1, $17.95 224 pages (trade paperback format)

For years, fans have enjoyed Oliver Dickinson’s stories about the adventurer Griselda, an adventurer in the city of Pavis whose exploits are the subject of wonder, admiration, and fear. Now, all of his published stories, plus several new ones, are collected into a single book. These twenty-eight short stories about life in the Big Rubble are written in a Damon Runyon style with humor, irony, and an intimate knowledge of life in the ancient ruins. Witness the loyalty of Wolfhead the bandit and the cleverness of Hurbie the con man. See Griselda’s decisive action when confronting swords, and her more clumsy ripostes at love. Above all, marvel at her apparent invincibility as she defies death and all challengers in Pavis, deadliest city in the Praxian wastes (from 20 March 2003)

  • Foreword “Oliver and Me” by Greg Stafford
  • “Interfering Uncles Have Their Uses” by Michael O’Brien
  • Excerpt from A Promise of Thunder by Robin D. Laws
  • Cover illustration by Heather Bruton
  • Cover design by Melanie Haage
  • Pavis map by Mike Blum, annotated by Wesley Quadros
  • Big Rubble map by Wesley Quadros
  • Acquisitions and Copy Editing by Rick Meints Layout
  • Supplemental Editing by Stephen Martin
  • Runes by Issaries, Inc.
  • Issaries Publication ISS 4502.
  • ISBN #1-929052-11-1

Table of Contents

  • Oliver and Me, by Greg Stafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
  • Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
  • Map of the city of New Pavis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
  • Points of View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
  • Lucky Eddi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
  • Griselda Gets Her Men . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
  • Shamus Gets a Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
  • A Tasty Morsel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
  • All In The Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
  • The Great Chart Caper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
  • Hanufa’s Little Sister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
  • Down Among The Dead Men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
  • Good Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
  • Wolfhead’s Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
  • Carving Up Carver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
  • Devil’s Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
  • Bad Example. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
  • Holding the Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
  • This Love Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
  • Serious Money. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
  • Worlds Apart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
  • Red Hot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
  • Happy Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
  • First Class Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
  • The Hero Bit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
  • The Matchmaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
  • Griselda the Hero??. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
  • The Trouble With Nephews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
  • Map of the Big Rubble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
  • Interfering Uncles Have Their Uses, by Michael O’Brien . . . . 170
  • Different Shades of Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
  • Respect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
  • The Cradlesnatchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
  • Griselda: A Brief Biography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
  • A Griselda Songbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215
  • Griselda: A Brief Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
  • Oliver Dickinson: A Brief Biography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220

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