At the printer
If you need more proof that The Ape's Wife and Other Stories is essential reading, we have it on offer. Here are a couple of long blurbs pulled from reviews. The first focuses on Black Helicopters, the 26,000 word original hardcover novella available only with the Signed, Limited Edition:
From Locus Online:
I’ve come to believe that Kiernan can write anything, as long as it’s dark. Actually, I think she could write anything at all, but mostly it seems to come out in some shade or other of dark, although she could well do something sunny and cheery just to show me up. What she’s given us here, on the surface, is a spy thriller, and one that should satisfy readers of that genre; the details of craft and wetwork convince. Like many such works, it contains strong critique of the activities of agencies like X and Y, whose overlords are shown as regarding them as a chess game, bloodless, where their ends justify the worst of means. And, as is often the case in reality, their activities resulting in situations far worse than those they set out to prevent. The black helicopters of the title are usually identified as symptoms of paranoia and conspiracy theory, but we know all too well, particularly with recent whistleblower revelations, that there really are black drones up in the skies, and paranoids often do have people out to get them. In this respect, this is a very timely work…But the story is also dark science fiction, which adds considerably to its complexity.
From Far Beyond Reality:
The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan is a collection that, to be honest, intimated me somewhat, displaying such a richness of content and a mastery of technique that I felt a bit helpless trying to capture it in a review. Regardless, I hope my brief thoughts about these stories will offer you some motivation to check them out, and maybe some fodder for thought or discussion once you’ve read them. This is an excellent collection with a consistently recognizable authorial voice, giving it a strong sense of identity despite its wide variety of genres and narrative approaches. Highly recommended.
One of the most popular books we've ever published, The Jack Vance Treasury, is now available as a bargain priced ebook.
About the Book:
Nebula and World Fantasy Grand Master Jack Vance is one of the most admired and cherished writers of science fiction and fantasy in the world, and is one of the truly important and influential storytellers of the 20th century. From his first published story “The World Thinker” in 1945 to his final novel Lurulu in 2004, Vance has shown an astonishing range of inventiveness, versatility and sheer storytelling power, as well as a gift for language and world-building second to none. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Edgar awards, his acclaimed first book The Dying Earth and its sequels helped shape the face of modern heroic fantasy for generations of readers—and writers! In more than sixty novels, he has done more than any other author to define science fantasy and its preeminent form: the planetary adventure. Born in San Francisco in 1916, Vance wrote much of what you'll find between these covers both abroad and at home in the hills above Oakland, either while serving in the merchant marine or traveling the world with his wife Norma, all the while pursuing his great love of fine cuisine and traditional jazz. Now, at last, the very best of Vance's mid-length and shorter work has been collected in a single landmark volume. With a Preface by Vance himself and a foreword by long-time Vance reader George R.R. Martin, it stands as the capstone to a splendid career and makes the perfect introduction to a very special writer.
Innocence is Dean Koontz's latest novel, which will, as usual, be issued as a gorgeous limited edition by Charnel House. Please read on for details!
(preorder—to be published in 2014)
Published by Charnel House
Please note: We're selling copies at $25 below the published price. Quantities are limited.
Dean compassionately illustrates the beauty and the brutality inherent in the human race. He splits the atom with this one.
Arguably the most beautiful book Charnel House has created to date. Paper has been handmade for this edition by randomly pouring two colors into the process, creating different cloud-like patterns on each sheet. Each unique book resembles a thick chunk of a cloudy blue sky.
A harlequin faced marionette drawn by Phil Parks and printed in two colors by hand via letterpress will be tipped in every book.
Each exquisitely printed book is sewn and bound by hand and finished off with a white silk ribbon bookmark. Each book is hand signed by the author.
Limited: 150 numbered copies, signed by the author, specially printed and bound, as noted above: $325
The warehouse is full. Here's the current shipping breakdown for all you folks patiently waiting for your books:
- We're working on the individual orders for the trade hardcover of The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: the Dark of Deep Below. All copies of the Limited Edition are already en route to customers.
- Due to technical requirements, we've already shipped over 1000 copies of the Trade Hardcover of Kelley Armstrong's Brazen to our large retail accounts. As soon as we're done with the Rothfuss, we'll start shipping customer orders for the Limited Edition.
- Once Brazen is done, we'll start work on the Limited Edition of Joe R. Lansdale's Bleeding Shadows and Catherynne M. Valente's The Bread We Eat in Dreams.
We'll post more news as our schedule solidifies.
Blood Rites, the sixth entry in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series has just been sent to the printer. As a reminder, we'll be opening this volume up to the general public after December 31, 2013, so please get your preorder in if you own the last volume, Death Masks..
We think Vincent Chong's cover this time around may be the best in the series. The interior illustrations are equally spectacular.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80
Lettered: 26 signed copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase: $275
It’s been thirty-five years since the publication of Tim Powers’ first major novel, The Drawing of the Dark, which we’re celebrating with a limited and trade edition. The Limited and Trade Hardcovers will feature a full-color dust jacket by David Palumbo—whose stunning work recently graced the Centipede Press edition of The Anubis Gates. The Limited Edition will add full-color endsheets, as well as an illustrated slipcase.
About the Book:
In 1529 the vast Turkish army threatens Vienna and all of Europe, but at the core of the conflict is the fabled Herzwesten beer, brewed in Vienna ever since the city was a Celtic village. And from both East and West, ancient supernatural forces are gathering to take part in the fight.
Gray-haired soldier of fortune Brian Duffy, hired to be a bouncer at the inn that houses the brewery, only hopes to find the girl he was in love with years ago—but he learns to his dismay that he is a crucial figure in a centuries-old war for the heart of the civilized world.
Swept up in the bloodshed and sorcery of the epic Siege of Vienna, fighting Eastern demons and leading mythological Western allies, Duffy learns his true identity and destiny in the crucible of a war that decided the fate of Europe.
Limited: 250 signed numbered hardcover copies, housed in an illustrated slipcase: $125
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35
We're readying our three Neil Gaiman titles for the printer. Signature sheets for both Interworld and The Silver Dream are with the authors, while the BIG one, Smoke and Mirrors, awaits only a small illustration to be foil stamped on the book. All three of these books are selling very well, and won't be made available to our large online retailers and wholesale accounts.
Dark Regions has themselves a coup: a brand new, over 30,000 word suspense novella by Joe R. Lansdale that they plan to release in February. Our allotment of Hot in December is quite limited, with far fewer copies than we usually sell of a Lansdale title, so please order early.
About the Book:
A psychological thriller in the vein of Dean Koontz and Lee Child, Hot in December is a fast-paced and entertaining novella (over 30,000 words) from the author of Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms and the Hap and Leonard novel series.
One death is only the beginning for Tom and his wife Kelly who witness a fast-driving car killing their innocent neighbor in the street.
Tom describes the driver to the police, but there is something he didn't anticipate: the driver belongs to a powerful criminal gang in East Texas.
The criminals make Tom and his family a target, abducting his wife Kelly and threatening his daughter. Now Tom must look to old war comrades for help in a brutal and unforgiving struggle to rescue his wife and bring justice to the notorious gang.
Here are some of the features of Hot in December:
- Mint and first edition
- Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies worldwide
- Hand numbered 1-300
- Bound in leatherette
- Signed by author Joe Lansdale
- Spine stamped with title and author name in white
- 60lb natural smooth stock paper
- Wrap-around full color dust jacket with matte finish
- Features 3 interior illustrations by artist Erin Wells
Limited: 300 signed numbered copies, bound in leatherette: $50
Lettered: 32 signed copies bound in leather, housed in a custom slipcase: $200
The following titles will be published by Subterranean Press in the near future:
- Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
- Li’l Harlan and his Sidekick Carl the Comet in Danger Land by Harlan Ellison
- The Shining by Stephen King
- Chiliad: A Meditation by Clive Barker
- The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
- The Ape Man’s Brother by Joe R. Lansdale
- Flintlock by Harlan Ellison
- Turn Down the Lights by Richard Chizmar (Editor)
- A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
- The Bread We Eat in Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente
- The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
- Brazen by Kelley Armstrong
The following titles have been earmarked for publication by Subterranean Press:
- The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
- The Book of Silverberg by Gardner Dozois and William Schafer (Editors)
- The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
- Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti by Matt Cardin (editor)
- The Spectral Link by Thomas Ligotti
- The Compleat Crow by Brian Lumley
- Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
- The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves
- Equoid: a Laundry Novella by Charles Stross
- Minding the Stars by Jack Vance
- Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds by Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois (editors)
- Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman