CROSSTALK cover just posted

Crosstalk by Connie Willis

We're only too happy to share the splendid cover Jon Foster created for Connie Willis' new novel, Crosstalk. The novel is an utter delight.

Library Journal, in a starred review, called it “A fun, romantic near-future romp from a sf master.”


A LONG DECEMBER just sent to the printer

A Long December by Richard Chizmar

We've just sent Richard Chizmar's acclaimed new collection, A Long December, to the printer, which puts it right on schedule for its November publication date.

Clive Barker is the latest author to weigh in on Rich's ficttion, saying, “Richard Chizmar writes like a man who’s been to hell and back and lived to tell its tales.”

Given the strong reviews and blurbs A Long December has received—including starred reviews from Booklist and Kirkus—we expect it to sell out shortly after publication. Don't delay in ordering your copy.


Copies of George R. R. Martin’s A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS Available

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin

After shipping the initial wave of George R. R. Martin's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms—with wonderful color and b&w illustrations by Gary Gianni—we discovered that we have copies left. They're first come, first served.

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;
  • Ten of the full-page interior illustrations (b&w in the trade) rendered in color in our edition;


Slightly imperfect lettered editions of SUMMER OF NIGHT for $250 off

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons

We have three copies of the lettered edition of Dan Simmons' coming-of-age masterpiece Summer of Night that are very slighty afflicted with glue spots. We can't charge full price for these, so if you're looking for a bargain, they're $250 off the regular price. The imperfections are hardly noticeable.


Cover reveal for John Scalzi’s MINIATURES

Miniatures by John Scalzi

The cover is here.

We're at work on the interior illustrations for John Scalzi's Miniatures, which is on schedule for a December release.

As a reminder, Minatures features four never-before-printed stories, exclusive to this collection: “Morning Announcements at the Lucas Interspecies School for Troubled Youth,” “Your Smart Appliances Talk About You Behind Your Back,” “Important Holidays on Gronghu” and “The AI Are Absolutely Positively Without a Doubt Not Here to End Humanity, Honest.”

Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $250



The first reviw for THE PURLOINED POODLE

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne

The first review of Kevin Hearne's The Purloined Poodle is in, and we'd love to share it with you.

According to Publishers Weekly:

Hearne skillfully balances silly doggy humor, a solidly constructed Sherlockian mystery, and easygoing druidic fantasy in this quick read.

We're just a few short months from publication, so order your copy now!


Joe R. Lansdale’s PARADISE SKY (Illustrated Edition) coming soon

Paradise Sky Illustrated Edition by Joe R. Lansdale

We've just heard from the publisher that the illustrated edition of Joe R. Lansdale's Paradise Sky is at the printer, with copies due to ship to us next month.

About the Book:

A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick.

Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.

In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat’s peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful bride. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love’s bride. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.

Here are the details of the limited hardcover edition:

  • World’s first illustrated edition
  • Signed by author Joe R. Lansdale & artist Ben Baldwin
  • Limited to only 300 hand-numbered copies worldwide
  • Full color panoramic dust jacket illustration with extra wide flaps
  • Full color wraparound book board illustration
  • Over fifteen black & white interior illustrations
  • Illustrated signature page

Limited: 300 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75


LAST TRAIN FROM PERDITION heads to the printer

Last Train from Perdition by Robert McCammon

We've just sent the second installment of Robert McCammon's vampire epic to the printer. Our trade hardcover should be out in October, followed shortly thereafter by the signed, limited edition.

For those worried about missing the first leg of the novel, know that Last Train from Perdition stands alone, as well as featuring a lengthy "What has gone before" section by the author. It's the perfect way to get aboard this runaway freight of a tale.

As Booklist says about the novella:

This is perfect for Deadwood fans and those who enjoy the American Vampire graphic-novel series by Scott Snyder. Clear a couple of hours, you'll want to devour this in one sitting.


New George R. R. Martin Shipping

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

George R. R. Martin's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms —illustrated by Gary Gianni—is now shipping. It will take us a week or so to get everyone's copy in the mails, so if you could hold off on querying about your copy, we can keep our heads down and keep shipping.

Thanks to everyone for their patience on this one. It turned out beautifully.



The Return of the Grab Bags

The $99 Grab Bags are bck

Note: The Grab Bags are now sold out.

We're back with one of our most popular promotions—the grab bags—which we haven't offered in well over a year.

Each bag will contain a mix of signed limited editions and trade hardcovers. We expect each to contain approximately 8-10 books, with a guaranteed retail value of $350 or greater. Some of the books may be distributor returns, and not perfect, but at the price, we think you'll agree the overall package can't be beat. Most of the titles we're using have never before been offered in a Grab Bag, so you're bound to find a good supply of new reading material.

Our most recent grab bags have been in the $150 range, but this one is being offered for only $99 plus shipping.

One thing is very different about this grab bag.

We've had a special signed limited edition produced especially for it: The Case of the Bleeding Wall by Joe R. Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale. This long new novella, part of the Dana Roberts series of supernatural investigator stories, is limited to only 500 numbered copies signed by both authors. This new Lansdale volume is guaranteed to be a part of your grab bag.

In addition, we're clearing our inventory shelves of many one- and two-of-a-kind items, so there's no telling what sort of rarity you might receive.

Please note that If you purchase more than one grab bag, you're very likely to receive the same or similar contents.