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The Sea Dweller is an official publication of the Clive Cussler Collector's Society (CCCS). Published when time permits and available only to CCCS members, The Sea Dweller provides an intimate look into the works of Clive Cussler. Whether it's a collectable from a Cussler related film, a closer look at his personal car collection, or a bibliographic expose on a rare paperback printing, The Sea Dweller is a publication that a Cussler fan can't resist.

Current Issue

Iceberg: Profile of a First Edition
By Wayne Valero

One of the most desirable books for any collector of Clive Cussler material is the 1975 Dodd Mead & Company edition of Iceberg. From a collector's standpoint, this edition has many desirable features. Unlike many other early books by best-selling authors, this book was never reprinted by the original publisher-even as a book club edition. more...

Iceberg: Dust Jacket Illustration
By Bruce Kenfield

Donya Melanson Associates (DMA) was founded in August 1968 as woman-owned business-a rarity at the time. Donya was an illustrator and designer who had worked for a number of years as Art Director for the advertising department of textbook publisher, D.C. Heath and Company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. When Raytheon bought Heath, her department was dissolved. At this same time, Donya had been providing freelance illustration for International Paper Company (IP) in New York. Her contact at IP encouraged her to start off her own, getting the ball rolling by giving her enough work to sustain DMA initially. Since Donya was already commuting to New York for IP, Donya started selling her services to book publishers, one of them being Dodd, Mead, & Company. more...

The Ford Trimotor
By Rob Greer

As many of us know, Dirk's favorite airplane is the Ford Trimotor. He acquired the plane in Iceberg and flew it again in both Raise the Titanic and Valhalla Rising. Ford Trimotors were produced during the 1920s and 1930s are today considered the classic commercial aircraft of that era. more...

Clive Cussler's 1949 High School Yearbook
By Bruce Kenfield

Clive Cussler graduated from Alhambra City High School in Alhambra, California in 1949. The yearbook for the school, called The Alhambran, contains a number of photos and references to Cussler, providing unique insight into his early life. more...

Future Issues

Information forthcoming ...

Past Issues

Volume 2, Number 1: Iceberg: Profile of a First Edition, Iceberg: Dust Jacket Illustration, The Ford Trimotor, Clive Cussler's 1949 High School Yearbook. 23 pages.

Volume 1, Number 2: Raise the Titanic Newspaper Comics; Raise the Titanic Comic Book; Frank Bolle, Raise the Titanic Comic Artist; Dirk's Renault Town Car. 32 pages.

Volume 1, Number 1: The Mediterranean Caper First Edition; Dirk's 1936 Maybach-Zeppelin Town Car; Jim Sharpe, Cover Artist for The Mediterranean Caper. 12 pages.

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