Tempe, AZ: Synaesthesia Press, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. Advance review copy of this excellent collection (identical in format to the published trade edition in printed red wrappers - just with the printed legend "Advanced Review Copy" on the half-title/front flyleaf). Laid into this copy are 2 handwritten postcards dated 1988 and 1990 from Fisher, full of requests for various books, arrangements to pay or trade for same. Closely written in his small neat hand, they convey his great enthusiasm for books & book collecting (authors are mentioned). Such pursuits were among his greatest passions. One of the postcards depicts Yuma Territorial Prison, where Steve served time for drug use. A gifted writer (see blurbs on rear cover by Barry Gifford, Floyd Salas, and Reginald Gibbons) he died of a drug overdose in 1993 at the age of 37, just as it seemed things were beginning to sort themselves out for him. Book issued in softcover only. Very fine copy, the postcards also fine.
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