At the printer
We've just added an original Jim Butcher title to this year's schedule, the themed short story collection, Working for Bigfoot. If you need a Dresden Files fix between novels, look no further.
About the Book:
Chicago wizard for hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client’s body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he’s treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He’s a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.
In the three novellas that make up Working For Bigfoot, collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin’s life. As a middle-schooler, in “B is For Bigfoot,” Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,” Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it’s not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up’s typical problems as a freshman in college in “Bigfoot on Campus,” or would have if typical included vampires.
New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $60
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover copies: $35
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275
The end times are coming. Well, at least the deadline when you can easily order a signed or inscribed copy of Peter V. Brett's The Skull Throne. We've already placed our order with his publisher, and have presold over 80% of our copies. As an added inducement to pick up a copy, here's a reminder of what the exclusive-to-SubPress embossing will look like.
Preorder your copy today!
The signed limited edition of Endymion, the third volume of Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos is in stock and starts shipping before the end of the week. Thanks to everyone for being patient as we worked to get the dust jacket art just right, an excellence that will be carried over to The Rise of Endymion.
Hardcore collectors, please note that there are a few copies of the lettered edition of Endymion not yet spoken for.
Limited: 474 signed numbered oversize hardcover copies, printed on 80# Finch: $150
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $325 [very limited stock available]
We're down to the last two copies of the signed, lettered edition of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age, which is in stock and shipping. This is, hands down, one of the two or three finest lettered editions we've ever published, right up there with Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novels and Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors. There are only two copies left. Your pocket may be lighter if you pick up a copy, but your collection will be the poorer if you don't. It's really that impressive.
Copies of the also gorgeous limited edition are still available, as well..
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase: $125
Lettered: 26 signed copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase: $500
We've been lucky enough to pick up copies of a classic Charnel Houe offering, You Suck by Christopher Moore, which we're offering for $75 per copy, a full 50% off the regular price.
You Suck is limited to 250 numbered copies, bound in Hot Pink Sierra Trendz Fabric, Imported from Holland and especially dyed for this project. The slipcase is bound in black Sierra.
Coming this November!
The unmistakable accent of the Piney Woods of East Texas rolls from the pages of Fender Lizards, Joe R. Lansdale’s tale of the life and love and work of one Dot Sherman, who delivers on her promise that her story is “the real thing from beginning to end.”
Dot waitresses on roller skates at the Dairy Bob, doesn’t care for smoking at least partly on account of her dad having never returned from a cigarette run, and carries on the family tradition of philosophizing. Life hasn’t done her any favors in her seventeen years so far. But if there was ever a heroine built for turning things upside down and seeing what shakes out, it’s Dot. Determined to find out who she is and why she’s the way she is, an opportunity presents itself when her heretofore-unknown uncle suddenly moves his camper into the front yard.
As in his classic novels The Bottoms and The Magic Wagon, multiple-award-winning Lansdale instills place with character and character with place. Here is an overlooked world and a cast of real folks that prove unforgettable, all rendered in one of American fiction’s most authentic voices.
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $40
Limited: 400 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with full color illustrations by Jon Foster, plus two original short stories about a young Hap Collins: $60
Subterranean Press and Humble Bundle have partnered for the first time to offer readers a pay-what-you-want book bundle as we kick off our 20th year in publishing. The Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle features an assortment of the best sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles Subterranean Press has to offer and also marks the international debut for the bulk of these titles which were not available outside of the US until now.
This Humble Book Bundle boasts works by some of today's most praised and award-winning authors including John Scalzi, Clive Barker, Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Harlan Ellison®, Cherie Priest, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Robert McCammon, K. J. Parker, Ted Chiang, Dan Simmons, Barry Hughart, Tim Powers, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and more.
Customers can name their price for The Jack Vance Treasury, Inside Job, Muse of Fire, Jacaranda: A Novella of the Clockwork Century, The Ape's Wife and Other Stories, The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison®, and Brayan’s Gold.
Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Mallet of Loving Correction, Nobody's Home: An Anubis Gates Story, The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, The End of the Sentence, The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium, and Amityville Horrible.
Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Academic Exercises, The Hunter from the Woods, and Black Hat Jack.
Additional titles will be unveiled mid-promotion on February 25.
PS Publishing's signed (facsimile) edition of Stephen King's Thinner is in our warehouse, and just waiting for its turn at the top of the shipping queue, which looks to be a few weeks away. Thinner marks another nifty PS production, with an illustrated slipcase, dust jacket, and art by both Les Edwards and Edward Miller
About the Book:
Hardnosed lawyer Billy Halleck carries a few pounds more than he should but, hey, he’s happy, content, successful and, well, let’s say ‘highly sexually charged.’ It’s this latter area that’s the cause of all that’s to befall him, when his wife, Heidi distracts him while he’s driving and causes Billy to run down a woman who was part of a group of traveling Gypsies.
The case is kicked out of court (thanks to the judge being a personal friend of Billy) and everyone is happy. Well, everyone, that is, except for the dead woman’s father who’s less than impressed with American justice.
“Thinner,” he whispers in Billy’s ear as he strokes Halleck’s face. And, hoo boy, it’s a retribution that truly takes the cake as, from that very moment onwards, Billy Halleck discovers the diet of the gods. No matter what he puts away, the pounds continue to roll off.
Initially fearing some virulent cancer, Billy is relieved when he gets the all-clear. From then on, he’s happy with his lot: I mean, what’s not to like—clear your plate as many times as you want and you don’t put on an ounce? Hey, come on, right? Except, Billy wonders, how will this condition end? Not well, Billy’s inner voice whispers. Not well at all.
Often overlooked in summaries of King’s works, Thinner is a true tour de force…a riveting page-turner of the highest order.
With all manner of goodies including an Introduction from Johnny Mains, colour artwork from both Les Edwards and Edward Miller (Les’s ‘dark half’ if truth be told)—and with Johnny and Les signing all copies—the slipcased state will be a joy to behold.
Limited: 974 numbered copies, signed by the artists and author of the introduction: $125
The following titles will be published by Subterranean Press in the near future:
- Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher
- The Border by Robert McCammon
- The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
- Tales of the Primal Land by Brian Lumley
- The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett
- Grand Crusades by Jack Vance
- Perdido: A Fragment by Peter Straub
- A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
- Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
- Blackwater by Michael McDowell
- Tortured Souls by Clive Barker
- Twenty-Five Years in the Word Mines: The Best of Graham Joyce by Graham Joyce
The following titles have been earmarked for publication by Subterranean Press: