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Shipping order. First up: Joe Aberbcombie slipcases

Slipcase for The Shattered Sea by Joe Abercrombie

It's a busy week in shipping here at SubPress. (But when isn't it.)

Here's the tentative order for this week:

  • Slipcases for Joe Abercombie's The Shattered Sea
  • Various lettered editions
  • Ancillary Sword (Ann Leckie)

We'll keep you posted as we progress.


Announcing S. T. Joshi’s BLACK WINGS 5—Limited copies available

Black Wings V edited by S T Joshi

PS Publishing has just announced the next installment of their successful S. T. Joshi's Black Wings series of anthologies. We've locked in copies—but not too many—of the next installment, Black Wings V.

About the Book:

This fifth instalment of S. T. Joshi’s critically acclaimed Black Wings series features twenty stories that use H. P. Lovecraft’s mythos as the basis for imaginative ventures into the weird and terrifying. One of the central themes in Lovecraft’s work is the problematical nature of science in human affairs, and in this volume we find stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Lynne Jamneck, and Donald R. Burleson where scientists come face to face with the appalling implications of their discoveries.

Lovecraft was a master of the “sense of place,” inventing imaginary towns in New England with a rich and sinister history stretching back centuries. In this book, Jonathan Thomas, W. H. Pugmire, and Sunni K Brock bring Lovecraft’s towns of Arkham, Kingsport, and Innsmouth to life. Sam Gafford, Darrell Schweitzer, and Stephen Woodworth evoke terror in other corners of the American continent, while British writers David Hambling and John Reppion find Lovecraftian horror in little-known towns in England. The world-building that led Lovecraft to fashion an entire universe set in the realm of dreams is duplicated in tales by Cody Goodfellow, Mark Howard Jones, and Donald Tyson.

Madness is always an occupational hazard of the “searchers after horror” who populate Lovecraft’s tales. In this volume, stories by Robert H. Waugh, Nicole Cushing, and Nancy Kilpatrick searingly display the psychological aberrations of characters as they encounter the bizarre. Lovecraft himself has become an iconic character, and his gaunt, lantern-jawed figure stalks the tales by Jason C. Eckhardt and Mollie L. Burleson. This volume concludes, as did its predecessor, with a long poem by Wade German, one of the most dynamic figures in a remarkable renaissance of weird poetry inspired by the work of Lovecraft and his colleagues.

Black Wings V can take its place as a pioneering anthology that shows how the work of H. P. Lovecraft is inexhaustibly rich in the inspiration it can provide to contemporary writers of weird fiction.

Limited: 300 signed numbered copies, in slipcase: $95
Trade: Hardcover edition in dust jacket: $40


Robert McCammon BOY’S LIFE Update

Boy's Life

We've just seen the advance copies of Robert McCammon's Boy's Life, and can honestly say it's the most gorgeous McCammon volume we've yet produced. We can't wait to get this one into your hands! As soon as the slipcases are done, we'll be able to start shipping. This book, this edition, will form the cornerstone of any McCammon collection. Don't miss out.


The Sword of Shannara signed limited edition just announced

The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks Sketch

Our pal Shawn Speakman has just announced his press will be publishing a signed, limited edition of The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, of which we'll be getting a mere handful of copies. We suggest an early order if you're interested in this one and the two novels that follow.

About the Book:

The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, and The Wishsong of Shannara will be individually produced and leather-bound, featuring the highest quality materials. They will also be beautifully illustrated by Marc Simonetti, one of today’s premiere fantasy artists. He is already hard at work on the illustrations for The Sword of Shannara. To the left, you can see the thumbnail sketch featuring Shea and Flick fleeing Shady Vale.

  • Limited to 1000 numbered copies
  • Leather-bound hardcover book with no slipcase
  • Signed by Terry Brooks and artist Marc Simonetti
  • Eight black and white interior plates by Marc Simonetti including full-color dust jacket
  • Sewn black ribbon


LEVIATHAN WAKES now shipping—copies available again

Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

The signed limited edition of one of the hottest space operas in recent years is in stock and shipping. Even better news is that we undersold it, and have a very small number of copies of the limited and lettered editions of James S. A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes available for collectors. (Limit one per customer, etc.)

If we can secure the rights, we do plan on doing the next few volumes, so now's your chance to get in on the ground floor. We've frequently found that the first book in a series climbs in value on the aftermarket, as subsequent volumes are released.


Robert McCammon’s FREEDOM OF THE MASK ebook now available for preorder.

Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon

For those of you of the electronic persuasion, the ebook of Robert McCammon's Freedom of the Mask is now available for preorder.

About the Book:

The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional “problem solver,” is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he’s been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril. Following his hunch, Greathouse retraces Matthew’s steps only to find him first presumed dead, then accused of murdering a young woman and apparently en route to London with a devious Prussian count last encountered on Professor Fell’s Pendulum Island.

Little does he know that Matthews’s circumstances are growing worse by the second. For when Matthew arrives in the bustling squalor of Londontown, he’s come shackled, charged for the murder of Count Anton Mannerheim Dahlgren. No matter the lack of body, presumed lost to the ocean. He soon finds himself locked up in the infamous Newgate prison, and has drawn the interest of a mysterious mask-wearing vigilante accused of several gruesome murders. Greathouse and the woman Matthew loves, Berry Grigsby, travel across the high seas to England to aid their friend, but it is impossible to know whether they will reach him in time to save his life.

Freedom of the Mask is the sixth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called “the Early American James Bond.” The most surprising and ambitious volume to date, this is a novel filled with unpredictable twists and a note-perfect depiction of early 1700s London. Fans will not want to miss Matthew Corbett’s most dangerous adventure yet.

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“McCammon’s rousing sixth yarn featuring Matthew Corbett (after 2014’s The River of Souls) transports the early 18th-century American problem solver across the Atlantic to London, where he’s clapped into hellish Newgate Prison on murder charges. Matthew quickly becomes embroiled in mysteries involving fellow inmate Daniel Defoe; a gin-running street gang, the Black-Eyed Broodies; a kidnapped Italian opera singer; and a masked avenger named Albion, whose exploits are sensationalized (along with Matthew’s) in a penny dreadful broadsheet, the Pin…”


A new ebook by Jacqueline Carey

One Hundred Ablutions

We've just released Jacqueline Carey's novelette One Hundred Ablutions, from A Fantasy Medley 3, as a standalone ebook.

About the book:

In “One Hundred Ablutions,” Jacqueline Carey, author of the much-beloved Kushiel’s Legacy series, tells the tale of Dala—a young woman chosen by her people’s overlords to be an exalted slave among slaves—and of the twining in her life of ritual, rebellion, and redemption.


New Wesley Chu in stock and shipping

The Days of Tao by Wesley Chu

Wesley Chu's delightful new novella, The Days of Tao, is in stock and shipping. It's a wonderful addition to his series (that also stands alone).

About the Book:

Cameron Tan wouldn’t have even been in Greece if he hadn’t gotten a ‘D’ in Art History.

Instead of spending the summer after college completing his training as a Prophus operative, he’s doing a study abroad program in Greece, enjoying a normal life – spending time with friends and getting teased about his crush on a classmate.

Then the emergency notification comes in: a Prophus agent with vital information needs immediate extraction, and Cameron is the only agent on the ground, responsible for getting the other agent and data out of the country. The Prophus are relying on him to uncomplicate things.


Easy, except the rival Genjix have declared all-out war against the Prophus, which means Greece is about to be a very dangerous place. And the agent isn’t the only person relying on Cameron to get them safely out of the country – his friends from the study abroad program are, too. Cameron knows a good agent would leave them to fend for themselves. He also knows a good person wouldn’t. Suddenly, things aren’t easy at all.

The Days of Tao is the latest in the popular Tao series from award-winning author, Wesley Chu. Following after The Rebirths of Tao, this novella carries on the fast-moving and fun tone of the series.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40