We're happy to let you know that Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea, the second Best of volume by Caitlin R. Kiernan, will start shipping this week. We're equally happy to pass along that both the limited and trade editions are more than 90% sold out, with copies not expected to last long. As a reminder, the limited edition comes with False/Starts II, a 26,000 word chapbook of additional unpublished material.
Need more convincing? Here's a cutting from the starred review Beneath received in Publishers Weekly:
[The stories] rise above other works of dark fantasy, distinguished by their creative range and the diversity of their treatments of fantastic themes. Although these tales abound with nods to Lovecraft, Lewis Carroll, and other touchstones in literature and popular culture, Kiernan’s innovative approach to fantastic ideas shows a refreshingly original synthesis of her influences. Her best stories are also some of the best fantastic fiction of the past decade.
Limited: 600 signed numbered copies, with additonal hardcover: $60
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $45
We've received a double handful of copies of Robert McCammon's Blue World back from one of our large accounts.
As usual, the returns aren't perfect. Some have a ding here or a scuff there.
Copies have been reduced to the bargain price of $35 each, so have at it.
We're thrilled to announce David J. Schow's next collection, DJSturbia, which, as you'll see, is already a recipient of a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.
About the Book:
DJSturbia is home to monsters.
All kinds of monsters, from skyscraper-sized Godzilla (twice!) to the microscopic space germ known as the Andromeda Strain.
Monsters human and inhuman, from fictional psycho killers to the real-life terrorists of 9/11.
Lovecraftian horrors. Extraterrestrial insects. Giant serpents. Gargoyles and ghosts. Gunfighters and assassins. The battlefield monstrosities known as Warbirds, the alien invaders called Black Widowers, and — oh, yes — a little critter named Bob.
Classic monsters lurk here, too: That Creature from That Lagoon. That Thing from Another World. Monsters living, monsters dead … and in-between.
David J. Schow’s newest collection features his usual lucky thirteen short stories — shoot ‘em ups, horror noir, and surprises aplenty — plus, for the first time, a poison-candy sampler of thirteen additional essays covering everything from The Crow to live snake-handling.
A World Fantasy Award winner for short fiction, DJS has come to escort you into the dark suburbs of his imagination — DJSturbia.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcovers: $40
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
“This excellently chilling compilation of 13 short stories and 12 personal reminiscences covers the entire horror genre… Great writing, boundless creativity, and remarkable career recollections make this a truly wonderful compilation.”
We're pleased to let you know that we're getting 20 copies of Michael Reaves' huge (nearly 575 pages) career retrospective, Code 666 and Other Stories.
About the Book:
The following text is taken from Joe Lansdale’s brilliant introduction to this book: “Michael is one of those guys who can not only edit, he can write, and write well. What he does best is write fiction, and I think short fiction is where he excels. This collection will prove that. It will also prove he can take old themes, ideas that have been used far too much, ideas that have been repeatedly run over by the trucks of time, and he can make them fresh. That’s why it’s so amazing to me that Michael hasn’t received more attention for his work. He certainly deserves it, and this collection should be a start in that direction, a way of organizing his fine output so readers can finally understand that a large number of amazing stories they may have read here and there, each quite different from the other, were written by the same author.
“Michael is this kind of writer. His stories come from a well of passion and excitement. It’s like the kid in him that grew up on comics and fiction and creepy movies and science fiction never aged, and books like this give a reader a feeling of touching on something beyond the norm; some magical door is opened and you are invited inside, where that which is fantastic is suddenly as real as water is wet. And then, when the experience is over, you walk out of that fantastic door knowing that where you have been is something beyond understanding.
"Michael Reaves is one of the few writers I have read in years who can do that. He transformed my world with his words, and I am happy to be bold enough to say this is one of the best collections of stories I have read in many a blue moon. I believe you will feel the same. Get comfortable. Dig in.”
Limited: 200 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50
We're very happy to let you know that the signed, limited edition of Rogues is in stock and shipping. The lettered edition should follow within a week or two.
Thanks to everyone for their patience as this project came together.
Two much-anticipated PS Publishing titles are now available. All preorders have shipped, but we have a few extra copies of Ellison Wonderland, Harlan Ellison's first collection, augmented by an engaging, ennervating, entertaining, 26,000 word introduction that appears for the first time.
The second title is the 10th anniversary edition of Joe Hill's collection, 20th Century Ghosts, which, I'm happy to say, holds up very well a decade on.
Quantities on both are very limited, and we're not likely to be able to reorder, so get to it!
We've just posted three of the ten color plates that Garry Gianni has created for George R. R. Martin's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. This much-lauded volume includes not only three long novellas, but over one hundred fifty black and white illustrations as well as ten rendered in full color.
About the Book:
Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.
Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two…as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.
Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.
Our edition will be slightly oversize, likely with the following features:
All of the art from the trade hardcover;
Printed on 80# Finch;
The full color endsheets as a wraparound dust jacket;
A completely new set of endsheets;
8-10 of the full-page interior illustrations (b&w in the trade) rendered in color in our edition;
Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $295
Click here to order a copy or check out more of the illustrations
We're pleased to add Gail Carriger's fun and frothy Soulless to our early 2016 schedule. Right now, we're going over the final files, and then the book heads to the printer.
About the Book:
Alexia Tarabotti is a proper English miss—so long as you don’t count her spinsterhood, half-Italian heritage, or weaponized parasol against her. Oh, and there’s that little matter of her lacking a soul. But, honestly, isn’t being soulless and thus able to nullify the powers of vampires and werewolves and other supernatural beings a good thing in a London chockful of them?
Her soulless state seems particularly handy when Alexia is accosted alone in a library by a vampire intent on her neck. She dispatches him with the help of her preternatural powers…and handy parasol. But not only has the fanged ruffian ruined her treacle tart, his untimely demise brings to the scene Lord Conall Maccon, werewolf Alpha and investigator for the Bureau of Unnatural Registry (and as handsome as he is vexing). The incident is followed by a veritable plague of unexplained new vampires and old ones suddenly disappearing across London society. And, unfortunately, Alexia herself becomes the chief suspect.
New York Times’ bestselling author Gail Carriger’s Soulless introduced a legion of readers to the delightfully romantic Victorian steampunk world of her acclaimed Parasol Protectorate series. Revisit the start of this acclaimed and singular series in this exclusive limited edition.
Limited: 750 signed numbered copies: $50
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $250