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Astute readers will remember Deadwood Dick from a pair of Joe R. Lansdale's novelettes, "Soldierin'" and "Hide and Horns." Here, in Black Hat Jack (subtitled The True Life Adventures of Deadwood Dick, as told by His Ownself) Lansdale cuts loose with a mythic western of epic voice and action. It is, in our opinion, the best novella he's ever written.
About the Book:
The story of African-Americans in the West has been confined to the dusty, bottom shelf of recorded history as well as American literature. But in the vein of the old Dime Novels containing stories about such heroes as Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and Jesse James, comes the true story of one of those ten cent novel heroes, Deadwood Dick, disguised in those novels as a white champion of justice and adventure, but in reality a black cowboy, buffalo soldier, Indian fighter, and general hell raiser.
Here, Nat Love, the one and only Deadwood Dick, writes down his version of certain events, straightening out numerous misconceptions raised in the popular and sanitized Dime Novels. Though his version varies considerably from the numerous volumes of adventures attributed to him, his true story, with perhaps a bit of exaggeration, is no less fascinating or exciting.
Nat was one of those Old West characters who seemed to be everywhere and met everyone that was anyone at some point in his life. Black Hat Jack details Nat’s version of the events of the now famous Second Battle of Adobe Walls, where he and a handful of buffalo hunters, primarily his good friend, Black Hat Jack, were pitted against hundreds of Comanche, Cheyenne, and Kiowa warriors.
Heroics abound. Curse words fly. Humor flows as free as blood, and there’s even a spot of romance. And with all that real life bravado, there might even be a few lies.
Joe R. Lansdale’s stories about Nat Love are based loosely on the real Nat Love, who may have told a few windies about his time in the West, but at the same time revealed that African-American’s of that era were not all cooks and custodians. In fact, a full third of the cowboys of the Wild West days were African-American, Hispanic, or of mixed blood. This is a tribute to the real deal, as well as they great mythology of the Old West.
Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with a different dust jacket than the trade: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $25
We’re pleased to be able to offer copies of an exquisite new short story by Tim Powers, Appointment on Sunset. It's printed in a unique smaller size, with the finest materials, as only Charnel House could accomplish.
Breuer died in his Dodge Dart when he crashed into the back of a cement truck on Sunset Boulevard in 1964. He is conjured up to the present to relive and alter his actions because they are dice still tumbling. Breuer has been offered a dubious deal. But really, who can you trust when you’re dead.
Each copy has a numbered toe-tag imbedded in the front board which has been numbered and signed by the author.
Limited: 250 signed numbered copies, bound in full handmade Indigo Cave paper: $150
We have eight matching sets of PS Publishing's Anniversary Editions of Christine and Pet Sematary. Ordering a set will give you right of first refusal on the next PS Anniversary volume, Carrie, at published price.
Next week should see two new titles in the mail to customers. If you want your copy to go out in the first wave, and make sure you don't miss out entirely, get your order in soonest.
It's early enough in the year that we're planning another Dresden Files release in the fall. Look for ordering info on Dead Beat soon.
We've just finished shipping the NOS4A2 slipcases, and find that we overordered by about thirty copies. Feel free to pick one up.
A reminder: these fit the SubPress limited edition, NOT the trade hardcover of NOS4A2.
Consider this a nifty segue:
We're now shipping the NOS4A2 Lettered Edition, and have three copies remaining. It's one per customer, and these are likely to go very quickly.
We're trying something a bit different here at SubPress: an author signing. When his new novel, Lock In, is published, New York Times best-seller John Scalzi will be dropping in to sign and inscribe copies of the trade hardcover. If you want your book personally inscribed, please don't forget to mention to whom in the comments section when checking out.
About the Book:
Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent—and nearly five million souls in the United States alone—the disease causes “Lock In”: Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge.
A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what’s now known as “Haden’s syndrome,” rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an “integrator”—someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, who the murderer is makes things complicated.
“Complicated” doesn’t begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery—and the real crime—is bigger than anyone could have imagined. It’s an investigation that takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in. It’s nothing you could have expected.
A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi.
Trade hardcover: $24.95
We're happy to announce House of Chains, the fourth volume of Steven Erikson's the Malazan Book of the Fallen. This time out, we're joined by a new artist, Sam Burley, whose work falls nicely into the range of Michael Komarck, who helmed volume one, and J. K. Drummond, who provided the illustrations for volumes two and three.
House of Chains is fully designed, needing to be proofed only once more, and, best of all, the artwork is already half done. You can check out one of Sam's interior illustrations on the book's product page.
Please note that we're only able to offer Free US shipping for the first few days this title is up for preorder.
About Our Edition:
Collectors note: You may only order the corresponding limited or lettered edition if you own Memories of Ice, the previous book in the series.
Subterranean Press is proud to announce the fourth volume of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. We're working with a new artist, Sam Burley, on this volume in the series.
The numbered edition will:
Be printed on 80# Finch paper, guaranteeing a lifetime of enjoyment
Be illustrated with a number of full color interior illustrations
The lettered edition will include everything in the numbered, plus the following features:
A completely different dust jacket
A gatefold pull-out illustration
A custom traycase to protect your book
Limited: 500 numbered copies, hardcover, signed by the author: $150
Lettered: 52 copies, deluxe bound, signed by author, housed in a custom traycase: $325
Lucius Shepard’s Beautiful Blood is something both special and long awaited: the first novel-length exploration of the world of the Dragon Griaule. It’s a subject that has preoccupied Shepard since the publication of “The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule” in 1984, and he has returned to it repeatedly over the years, though never before in such a mesmerizing, all-encompassing fashion.
Like the initial tale, Beautiful Blood begins in the 1850s in the town of Teocinte, in a world “separated from our own by the thinnest margin of possibility.” It is a landscape whose dominant feature is the massive, long-dormant body of an ancient dragon that has lain there, motionless, for millennia, exerting a powerful but mysterious influence on the surrounding area. The novel tells the story of Richard Rosacher, an ambitious young medical student who becomes fascinated by the properties inherent in the dragon’s blood. His exploitation of those properties launches him on a career that leads him from the shabbiest quarter of Teocinte to a morally ambiguous position of power, wealth, and influence. Beautiful Blood takes us though the entire length of that career, which is marked throughout by the invisible agency of Griaule, who may well be the driving force behind Rosacher’s astonishing ascension.
The novel also encapsulates the events of the initial Griaule story, events that dovetail neatly with the current tale. Meric Cattanay, the eponymous protagonist of “The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule,” makes a welcome reappearance here. Meric’s decades-long involvement with the dragon begins at roughly the same time as Rosacher’s. Their stories proceed along parallel but independent lines that occasionally intersect, providing us with a view of familiar events wider and deeper than any we have had before. The result is a colorful, involving narrative with profound metaphysical overtones, one that raises—but does not answer—significant questions. Is the dragon merely a bizarre but entirely natural phenomenon? Or is he/it the manifestation of some divine purpose? And to what extent are the actions of men like Meric and Rosacher the reflections of its implacable but enigmatic will? Questions such as these animate the narrative at every turn, adding an extra level of resonance to one of the most original and important fictional creations of recent years.
Limited: 1000 numbered copies, unsigned, fully bound in cloth: $40
James P. Blaylock, the steampunk master is back, with another book length adventure featuring gentleman scientist Langdon St. Ives and his worthy cohorts. Once again, J. K. Potter has provided wonderful period illustrations for this long (over 30,000 word) novella. Preorder your copy of The Adventure of the Ring of Stones today.
About the Book:
The secret log of a murdered lighthouse keeper falls into the hands of the immensely wealthy Gilbert Frobisher, who discovers encoded within it a stunning and dangerous mystery.
Against all odds Langdon St. Ives and his companions set sail in the dark of night for the West Indies aboard Gilbert Frobisher’s steam yacht, pursued by murderous pirates and bound for an uncharted volcanic island on the verge of eruption. There they undertake the perilous search for a hidden treasure protected by an unspeakable pagan god, and in the process unleash a power that will ultimately threaten the devastation of London.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $35