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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.

 

 

More copies of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK available

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Signed Limited Edition

We're happy to let you know that our allotment of The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel Signed Limited Edition has been increased slightly. If you missed ordering one the first time around, now's the time to take advantage of the second chance.

About the Book:

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel is now available in a gorgeous, limited clothbound edition, featuring both New York Times bestselling volumes bound as one, new cover art, and special extra content.

Now 1,500 people can revel in The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel in a new way with this limited printing of numbered copies—all signed by Neil Gaiman!

Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Together, they bring Neil Gaiman’s award-winning, nationally bestselling novel The Graveyard Book to new life in this gorgeously illustrated single-volume graphic novel adaptation.

This special limited edition of The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel includes:

  • Both volumes of the graphic novel adaptation (2014) bound into one edition
  • Brand-new cover art by P. Craig Russell
  • A cloth slipcase
  • An extra 32 pages at the end of the book, including a note from Neil Gaiman, sketches from the artists, and notes from the artists and P. Craig Russell about the experience of adapting The Graveyard Book into a graphic novel
  • Numbered editions signed by Neil Gaiman!

 

Rogues back in stock

Rogues edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois

Through happenstance, we once again have a very few copies of Rogues, the landmark cross genre anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.

There's a limit of one copy per person, household, or plane of existence.

 

 

SUMMER OF NIGHT is here!

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons

This afternoon, we start shipping the signed limited edition of Dan Simmons' coming-of-age masterpiece, Summer of Night. Relive the classic chills or experience them for the first time in this gloriously illustrated edition.

About the Book:

One of the signature horror novels of the 1990s, Dan Simmons’s magisterial Summer of Night is now twenty-five years old. In the course of that quarter century, it has firmly established itself as a classic of the genre, a book whose capacity to shock, amuse, move and horrify remains undiminished.

The story takes place in Elm Haven, Illinois in 1960 and begins at an iconic moment: the last day of school before the long summer vacation begins. But at Old Central School, soon due to close its doors forever, something ancient and implacable has begun to quicken, its hour come round at last. Soon, impossible figures, some of them long dead, are proliferating throughout Elm Haven, transforming what should be an idyllic summer into the crazed and bloody precursor to a new Dark Age.

Set against these horrific incursions is a wonderfully characterized band of adolescent boys – along with one unforgettable young girl – who alone understand the nature of the menace that threatens their hometown. Turning away from the standard pursuits of summer – baseball, treasure hunts, overnight camping trips – the youthful members of the Bike Patrol find themselves serving as the last line of defense against an apparently unbeatable enemy. The account of their struggle against impossible odds is one of the major accomplishments of modern horror fiction.

From the opening evocation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House to its fiery conclusion in the halls of Old Central, Summer of Night balances graphic supernatural horror with a profusely detailed portrait of “the secrets and silences” of childhood. In the process, it takes a time, place and way of life that are now long gone, bringing them indelibly to life. Subterranean Press is proud to present this modern classic in a deluxe, lovingly crafted new edition.

The Subterranean Press 25th Anniversary Edition of Summer of Night is printed on 80# Finch, and features ten full-color original illustrations by David Palumbo.

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase: $250

 

Announcing a new Hap and Leonard adventure by Joe R. Lansdale

Early next year will see a new Hap and Leonard adventure from SubPress. We think you'll agree that the novella Coco Butternut is one of their weirdest outings yet.

About the Book:

Coco Butternut marks the always-welcome return of Joe R. Lansdale’s dysfunctional duo: Hap Collins and Leonard Pine. As usual, wherever Hap and Leonard go, trouble seems to already be there, awaiting their arrival. And in the case of this twisty, hilarious, and heartfelt new novella, Lansdale sends his heroes to Oak Rest mortuary and cemetery to grapple with the living and the dead—both canine and human.

When the mummified corpse of a beloved prize-winning dachshund named Coco Butternut is stolen from her final resting place, Hap and Leonard are hired by the owner to get her body back. The job is straightforward: they must simply exchange a bag full of cash for the missing pooch’s mummy. But they can feel something’s not on the up-and-up, and how right they are.

With assistance from Hap’s significant other, Brett, and his daughter, Chance, Hap and Leonard are soon embroiled in a gripping mystery tied to the dark secrets lurking beneath the hallowed ground of Oak Rest cemetery. In his inimitable style, and at the top of his game, here Lansdale gives us a highly enjoyable new entry in the ongoing adventures of Hap and Leonard. Fans of Hap and Leonard’s, whether of their fictional outings or the Sundance TV show (or more likely, both), won’t want to miss this treat.

Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover copies: $25

 

Robin Hobb’s THE FARSEER TRILOGY in short supply

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Here's an early look at another of John Howe's remarkable dust jackets for Robin Hobb's The Farseer Trilogy.

We're happy to say that Robin's books are selling very well, with fewer than 50 copies of each left. Feel free to preorder your copy today.

About the Book:

Fantasy legend Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy introduced the world to her assassin hero FitzChivalry Farseer and his world of intrigue and adventure. In Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin’s Quest, young Fitz learns how to put the rare Skill magic in his blood to use alongside his assassin’s training. An outcast mistreated by almost all in the kingdom, as he grows from a boy to a man he alone may be able to save the kingdom of the Six Duchies from barbaric outside threats.

Hobb’s beloved series has received lavish praise from many. George R.R. Martin praised the Farseer trilogy as, “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.” Publishers Weekly called Assassin’s Apprentice “a gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies,” and in a starred review Kirkus declared Assassin’s Quest an “enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”

Relive the exceptional stories through which the beloved and acclaimed Hobb launched a sprawling epic that would continue over more than a dozen volumes in these deluxe special editions.

 

New Kevin Hearne and Stephen Gallagher ebooks available for preorder

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne

If ebook rather than print is your speed, we have two new of the former available for preorder through the usual channels:

Pixel or print, we've got you covered.

 

New China Mieville in stock and shipping

This Census-Taker by China Mieville

We're happy to let you know that we're deep into shipping China Mieville's acclaimed new novella, This Census-Taker. Over 95% of the print run is sold out, with very few copies going to large online retailers. 

Check out cuttings from a few reviews This Census-Taker has received:

From The Guardian (UK):

Over and over again, book after book, MIeville’s mature work forces the reader to ask the question that most writers get to prompt once in a literary lifetime if they’re lucky: what is this new thing we are being shown?

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

New Weird exemplar Miéville (Three Moments of an Explosion) evokes fantasy from the emotional currents of daily life, eradicating differences between self and other and between reality and dream. Fans of Miéville’s work will recognize and relish his sharp, probing storytelling. Sparse language and a minimalist approach make this intellectual vivisection best suited to readers who are willing to work for meaning.

From The Washington Post:

...this sparse, surreal novel brilliantly shows the gradual unfolding of piecemeal memories following a trauma.

From The Chicago Tribune:

Sometimes young writers are advised that the path to fame in science fiction and fantasy is to find a successful formula and stick with it. They must get confused, then, by a writer like China Miéville, who has attained an enormous following despite — or perhaps because of — the sheer unpredictability of his imagination, which ranges freely among genres and narrative forms…While this compelling novella may be lacking in large-scale spectacle and may raise more questions than it answers, the classic Miéville themes of power, alienation and politics are never far from the surface, and the tale lingers in the memory.

From Locus:

Those ‘troubles,’ referred to in oblique ways throughout the novel, are what really expands This Census-Taker’s scope from an odd small-scale murder mystery into a more apocalyptic narrative, with its suggestions of wars, refugee crises, and diasporas.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $45

 

BOOKLIST on Robert McCammon’s LAST TRAIN FROM PERDITION

Last Train from Perdition by Robert McCammon

We're getting ready to send Robert McCammon's Last Train from Perdition to the printer, which means that reviews are starting to flow in. Here's the first, and a good one.

From Booklist:

“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.”

About the Book:

In I Travel by Night, master of horror Robert McCammon introduced the tortured and instantly unforgettable vampire adventurer Trevor Lawson—All Matters Handled—as he searched for his maker, LaRouge, in hope of becoming human once more. It wove a tale about the terrors of the Dark Society, featuring the gothic sensibilities of old New Orleans, and the unforgiving violence of the untamed frontier of 1886. Now McCammon returns to Lawson’s gripping journey and sends him West, in the chilling sequel novella Last Train from Perdition.

Ever on the hunt for LaRouge, Lawson still travels by night, but no longer alone. Crack-shot, whip-smart Ann has become his companion, on her own search for her vampire-taken father and sister. Lawson has been summoned from New Orleans and the Hotel Sanctuaire to Omaha by a wealthy man who needs his son retrieved from a band of outlaws. Lawson and Ann agree to take the case and travel to the town of Perdition where they find their prey—but things get complicated fast when a saloon shootout leaves an innocent girl badly injured.

On a night train from Perdition to Helena to find medical help, it soon becomes clear that Lawson and Ann’s enemies may also be looking to prey upon them. As they struggle against those forces of darkness with a trainload of their most unlikely allies yet, Lawson also wages battle with the darkness LaRouge left within him. This latest installment in Trevor Lawson’s battle for redemption finds bestselling McCammon at his thrilling best.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35

 

Dwindling stock on Joe Hill titles

NOS4A2/Wraitth by Joe Hill

We have dwindling quantities of some Joe Hill titles, including:

Get your orders in for some gorgeous books. Joe Hill's one of our finest writers, and these are some of his nicest editions.

 

Two new starred reviews for A LONG DECEMBER

A Long December by Richard Chizmar

Richard Chizmar's HUGE (over 500 page) new collection, A Long December, was just graced by two starred reviews.

From Kirkus (Starred Review):

“With the whiff of classic pulp fiction about them, these chilling tales pack a giddy wallop and make staying up late to read just one more mandatory.”

From Booklist (Starred Review):

“This is a must-read for fans of intense tales where psychological suspense and horror overlap, as with the novels of Peter Straub, Scott Smith, or Adam Nevill.”

Given these strong reviews, and an earlier one from Publishers Weekly, we suspect this one will sell out soon after publication. Beat the rush and order your copy now.

Oh yes, if you need an extra nudge, here's Stephen King on Rich's fiction:

“Powerful…I love it… Richard Chizmar writes clean, no-nonsense prose…sets his tales in no-nonsense, middle class neighborhoods I can relate to…and writes terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie.”

 

Announcing THE FARSEER TRILOGY by Robin Hobb

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

We’re pleased to announce a three volume set collecting Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy, with each volume featuring wraparound cover art by John Howe.

Please note: Non-US shipping charges are based on the entire set. We'll refund as appropriate if you order a single volume.

Fantasy legend Robin Hobb’s Farseer Trilogy introduced the world to her assassin hero FitzChivalry Farseer and his world of intrigue and adventure. In Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin’s Quest, young Fitz learns how to put the rare Skill magic in his blood to use alongside his assassin’s training. An outcast mistreated by almost all in the kingdom, as he grows from a boy to a man he alone may be able to save the kingdom of the Six Duchies from barbaric outside threats.

Hobb’s beloved series has received lavish praise from many. George R.R. Martin praised the Farseer trilogy as, “Fantasy as it ought to be written . . . Hobb’s books are diamonds in a sea of zircons.” Publishers Weekly called Assassin’s Apprentice “a gleaming debut in the crowded field of epic fantasies,” and in a starred review Kirkus declared Assassin’s Quest an “enthralling conclusion to this superb trilogy, displaying an exceptional combination of originality, magic, adventure, character, and drama.”

Relive the exceptional stories through which the beloved and acclaimed Hobb launched a sprawling epic that would continue over more than a dozen volumes in these deluxe special editions.

Limited: 500 signed numbered sets, bound in cloth: $180

Please note that the volumes are also for sale separately, though you may wish to order all three at once to make sure you're able to collect the full trilogy.

 

Announcing THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill Signed Limited Edition

The Fireman by Joe Hill

We’re more than happy to let you know that we’ll be receiving copies of the signed limited edition of Joe Hill’s The Fireman. Without further ado…the details.

About the Book:

Thanks to author Joe Hill and those lovely folks at Gollancz, PS are publishing the super-duper bells’n’whistles edition of Joe’s apocalyptic novel, THE FIREMAN in September 2016. Coming out just three months after Gollancz’s trade version, the PS edition will come in two states thus:

  • 1000 copies in an illustrated slipcase and signed by the author;
  • 26 oversized lettered copies housed in a deluxe traycase and signed by both Joe Hill and artist David Stoupakis.

PS launched Joe Hill onto an unsuspecting world back in 2005 with his groundbreaking debut volume, 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS. The PS edition of THE FIREMAN is set to follow the same high  standard . . . and then some.

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of 20th Century Ghosts, Horns, NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

 

More Praise for THE LAST DAYS OF NEW PARIS

The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

China Mieville's new novel, The Last Days of New Paris, racked up a few more rounds of praise.

From Booklist:

Inventive and engrossing, this novel shows why Mieville remains one of the best recent writers not only of weird fiction but of speculative fiction in general.

From The Chicago Tribune:

[The Last Days of New Paris] is a novel both unhinged and utterly compelling, a kind of guerilla warfare waged by art itself, combining both meticulous historical research and Mieville's unparalleled inventiveness.

And in case you missed it, here's an earlier review from Publishers Weekly:

Miéville (This Census-Taker) takes on the surrealists in this gritty and erudite fantasy. In 1941, a surrealist bomb exploded in Nazi-occupied Paris, unleashing thousands of manifs—physical manifestations of images taken from surrealist paintings. Some were merely whimsical; others were terrifying and dangerous. Now it’s 1950 and New Paris, as it’s called, is the epicenter of the continuing war. The chaotic city is fought over by Nazis and Parisians, both sides constantly bedeviled by the chaotic manifs. Worse still, the Nazis have made contact with hell and unleashed demons to aid their villainy…

 

New James P. Blaylock in Stock and Shipping

The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives by James P. Blaylock

James P. Blaylock's new steampunk omnibus, The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives, is in stock and shipping. In addition to three classic novellas, the book contains "The Here-and-Thereians" and "Earthbound Things", a novella and noveletette available nowhere else.

About the Book:

Langdon St. Ives, explorer, scientist, naturalist, and family man rarely has a restful day: adventure befalls him and a colorful cast of characters around every seemingly innocent turn.

In this chronicle, St. Ives descends beneath the quicksand of Morecambe Bay into a dark, unknown corner of the ocean littered with human bones and the castaway detritus of humanity in search of a strange, possible alien machine.

Madness at the Explorers Club in London and the disappearance of St. Ives’s wife Alice leads him to the underground lair of evil genius Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, who has undertaken to set the entirety of London into a lunatic frenzy.

A simple excursion to the West Indies is interrupted by bloodthirsty pirates whose depredations pale before the fury of the pagan god that erupts from beneath the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

An inexplicable cataract of water falling from a cloudless sky sets into motion a ballooning adventure in which St. Ives disappears through a hole in the sky.

And on a holiday in London, St. Ives investigates the insidious patent medicine salesman Diogenes, whose pills awaken strange longings and eons-old memories of man’s ascent from the fishes.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $40

From Publishers Weekly:

“Blaylock is a master of the period piece, easily capturing a Doyle-esque voice that serves his Holmes-adjacent hero well…this collection is a concise introduction to St. Ives and a handsome volume for any steampunk fan.”

From Kirkus Reviews:

“Langdon St. Ives is a scientist, explorer, and cheerfully married family man who continually finds himself embroiled in strange adventures and investigations that transform both Victorian England and more exotic locales into places lavishly beset by all the familiar and beloved trappings of fantastical steampunk. Accompanied by a cast of charming friends and allies, St. Ives faces a series of absurd dangers, often the machinations of a cartoonish nemesis in the mad scientist mold, Ignacio Narbondo.”

 

Lois McMaster Bujold’s PENRIC’S DEMON available again

Penric's Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold

While digging through the warehouse, we found a good forty copies of the signed limited edition of Lois McMaster Bujold's novella, Penric's Demon. They're now posted to the site with matching copies of Penric and the Shaman. We'll ship Demon now, and Shaman when it's published. What a great way to kick off your Bujold collection.

 

 

Announcing PENRIC AND THE SHAMAN by Lois McMaster Bujold

We're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing Lois McMaster Bujold's new novella, Penric and the Shaman, in both signed limited and trade hardcover formats. If you own the first novella, Penric's Demon, please order asap (and mention your copy number) to avoid missing out.

About the Book:

In this novella set in The World of the Five Gods and four years after the events in “Penric’s Demon”, Penric is a divine of the Bastard’s Order as well as a sorcerer and scholar, living in the palace where the Princess-Archdivine holds court. His scholarly work is interrupted when the Archdivine agrees to send Penric, in his role as sorcerer, to accompany a “Locator” of the Father’s Order, assigned to capture Inglis, a runaway shaman charged with the murder of his best friend. However, the situation they discover in the mountains is far more complex than expected. Penric’s roles as sorcerer, strategist, and counselor are all called upon before the end.

Limited: 450 signed numbered hardcover copies: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $25

 

Get yer free John Scalzi ebook here

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Hey, we have a John Scalzi freebie you may be interested in.

Everyone who orders a print copy of his new collection, Miniatures, direct from SubPress, will receive a free copy of the ebook on publication. As you may remember, this title spans the years from 1991 to 2016, including a quarter century of Scalzi at his briefest and best, and 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.”

Ain't the cat illustration grand? It's a detail from the work that Natalie Metzger is doing for Miniatures, with one cartoonish illustration per story, in addition to a full-color cover.

 

Advance praise for THE PURLOINED POODLE

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne

Kevin Hearne's The Purloined Poodle is not lacking for early praise.

Via a service called NetGalley, that makes early copies of books available to reviewers, bloggers, and librarians, we've heard the following:

“Oberon and Atticus visit the set of the 2000 Christopher Guest film Best in Show. ... Dog lovers, urban fantasy readers, and of course all the KevinHearnenistas will want to get in line behind me to enjoy this latest selection.” (Daniel Graves)

“Oberon is the star of the show. ... Think cozy mystery meets Iron Druid, but with a canine protagonist, and you won't be far wrong. Expect the usual puns, conversations, meat- and dog-focus.” (Hilary Carter)

“Kevin Hearne's Oberon's Meaty Mysteries:  The Purloined Poodle is absolute perfection. With his inability to tell the difference between an hour and a week, his love of all things meat, and his unfailing ability to charm everyone he meets, Oberon is the perfect narrator.  I only hope that Hearne will provide up with more Meaty Mysteries from Oberon.” (Bryanna Zimmerman)

“This story was fabulous and sooo funny! I really hope that we get more stories from Oberon.” (Lara Jaskiewicz)

 

Low stock alert—Joe Abercrombie

Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

We're down to our last 18 numbered and 3 lettered copies of Joe Abercrombie's Half a War.

If you've been collecting the series, these are essential volumes, the culimnation of (dare we say it) a trilogy even more impressive than his debut, The First Law trilogy. Get 'em while you can.

 

 

Fifteen copies of Caliban’s War left for preorder

Caliban's War by James S. A. Corey

Daniel Dociu has just turned in the overwhelming, epic beyond the imagination dust jacket art for James S. A. Corey's Caliban's War. The full wraparound version of the dust jacket is viewable at the bottom of the book's product page.

Only fifteen copies of Caliban remain for preorder, so feel free to pick one up now.

Limited: 574 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75

 

Announcing UNFETTERED II

Unfettered II edited by Shawn Speakman

We're pleased to be able to offer our customers copies of the huge upcoming anthology, Unfettered II. (This is not the actual cover, by the way.)

About the Book:

Unfettered II is an anthology featuring short stories by some of the best fantasy writers in the genre.

Every story in this volume is new and, like the title suggests, the writers were free to write whatever they wished. Here is the list of contributing authors for Unfettered:

  • Bradley Beaulieu (Song of Shattered Sands)
  • Terry Brooks
  • Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)
  • Rachel Caine
  • Sarah Beth Durst (The Queens of Renthia)
  • David Farland
  • Charlaine Harris
  • Mark Lawrence (Gunlaw)
  • Erin Lindsey (Bloodbound)
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Aidan Moher
  • Naomi Novik
  • Peter Orullian (Vault of Heaven)
  • J.A. Pitts
  • Anthony Ryan (Raven’s Shadow)
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Scott Sigler
  • Shawn Speakman (Annwn Cycle)
  • Michael J. Sullivan (The Legends of the First Empire)
  • Django Wexler
  • Janny Wurts
  • Todd Lockwood (Cover Artist)
  • Don Maitz (Interior Illustrator)

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35

 

Michael Bishop’s first new novel in over two decades

Joel-Brock the Brave

We're pleased to offer copies of Michael Bishop's first solo novel in over two decades. Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous Smalls is limited to only 300 signed numbered copies, with a full-color dust jacket and more than 60 interior illustrations. It's published by Fairwood Press.

About the Book:

Joel-Brock Lollis's family has vanished into the labyrinthine Sporangium below a curious Georgia emporium, Big Box Bonanzas. Glimpses of an older J-B Lollis of the Atlanta Braves on a BBB television suggest that Joel-Brock may never get back his parents and sister. The Valorous Smalls—almost-ten Joel-Brock, lively teen Addi, and tiny detective Valona—forge their way into the mushroom realm to change that possible future.

Limited: 300 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50

 

Preordering for Jim Butcher’s SMALL FAVOR opens

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

New Jim Butcher is coming! We're pleased to announce the signed limtied edition of Small Favor, book ten of the Dresden Files.

We've set aside copies for regular buyers of the series, but have enough copies so that anyone may order a copy at this time. If you're of a mind, there's also an option to pick up the last couple of volumes (Proven Guilty and White Night) at a special price.

The Dresden files novels are among our favorite projects to work on. We use an upgraded paper for the books, along with a full color dust jacket and b&w interior illustrations by Vincent Chong. These are defiinitely volumes for the permanent shelf.

Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, signed by the author: $85

 

Stephen King’s THE SHINING Gift Edition Available Again

The Shining by Stephen King

We've been working on inventory of late, and discovered we still have copies of the Cemetery Dance Gift Edition of The Shining available for preorder. The Shining is already sold out at the publisher; and many retailers, so this may be your best chance to pick up a copy.

We're still selling copies at the published price of $95, though not all are doing so.

Please head over to the book's product page for more information or to place you order.

 

Twenty copies of BOY’s LIFE now available

Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

After the initial shipping wave, we have a handful of copies of Robert McCammon's Boy's Life available. There's a limit of one per customer, so please don't order if you already have a copy, and stock on this one won't last long, so please be quick.

 

 

Mark Lawrence’s THE BROKEN EMPIRE in short supply

The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence

We hear from Grim Oak Press that their HUGE (over 1000 pages) edition of Mark Lawrence's The Broken Empire is a few small hurdles from publication. Which seemed like a good enough reason to us to share the cover art, and let you know we've sold 80% of the copies we've been allotted.

About the Book:

  • Limited to 1000 numbered copies
  • Cloth-bound hardcover book with no slipcase
  • Signed by Mark Lawrence, Jason Chan, and Nate Taylor
  • Three black and white interior plates by Jason Chan featuring his previous cover artwork on the trilogy
  • Nine new black and white interior images by Jason Chan
  • Exterior and interior thorn graphics created by Nate Taylor
  • Sewn black ribbon
  • Additional 9,000 word short story included
  • Note: A great value for three books, a new short story, and all of it signed!

 

The signed limited edition of BEYOND THE AQUILA RIFT now shipping

Beyond the Aquilar Rift by Alastair Reynolds

We're happy to share that the signed limited edition of Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds is now in stock and shipping. Here's the cover art by the author, which differs significantly from that of the trade edition (the latter of which is included as a fold out in the limited edition).

For those playing along at home, the limited edition is now 90% sold out, with the remaining copies not expected to last forever.

About the Book:

The Guardian called Alastair Reynolds’ work “a turbulent, wildly entertaining ride” and The Times acclaimed him as “the mastersinger of space opera”.  With a career stretching back more than 25 years and across fourteen novels, including the classic ‘Revelation Space’ series, the bestselling ‘Poseidon’s Children’ series, Century Rain, Pushing Ice, and most recently The Medusa Chronicles (with Stephen Baxter), Reynolds has established himself as one of the best and most beloved writers of hard science fiction and space opera working today.


A brilliant novelist, he has also been recognized as one of our best writers of short fiction.  His short stories have been nominated for the Hugo, British Fantasy, British Science Fiction, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial, Locus, Italia, Seiun, and Sidewise Awards, and have won the Seiun and Sidewise Awards.

The very best of his more than sixty published short stories are gathered in Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds, a sweeping 250,000 word career retrospective which features the very best stories from the ‘Revelation Space’ universe like “Galactic North”, “Great Wall of Mars”, “Weather”, “Diamond Dogs”, and “The Last Log of the Lachrymosa” alongside thrilling hard science fiction stories like Hugo Award nominee “Troika”, “Thousandth Night”, and “The Star Surgeon’s Apprentice”. Spanning more than fifteen years, the book also collects more recent stories like environmental SF tale “The Water Thief”, powerful and moving YA “The Old Man and the Martian Sea” and the brilliant “In Babelsberg”.

Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds has something for every reader of science fiction, and easily meets the challenge of delivering stories that are the hardest of hard science fiction and great entertainment.

Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, in slipcase, with an exclusive dust jacket by the author: $125

Trade: 1500 fully cloth-bound hardcovers, in trade edition dust jacket: $45


From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“This collection of 18 long and short stories by Reynolds (the Poseidon’s Children series), one of the most gifted hard SF writers working today, displays his facility for building fascinating settings and integrating romance and mystery plots into space opera… Readers will greatly appreciate the breadth and variety of this deeply enjoyable collection.”

 

Announcing SIX SCARY STORIES Selected and Introduced by Stephen King

Six Scary Stories selected and introduced by Sttephen King

Our friends at Cemetery Dance are publishing a nifty anthology in which Stephen King had a hand. We're lucky enough to be able to offer copies of Six Scary Stories to our customers. Read on for the full details.

About the Book:

Number 1 bestselling writer Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology!

Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to celebrate publication of his own collection The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. He was so impressed with the entries that he recommended they be published together in one book, which has become a reality. The six stories are:

WILD SWIMMING by Elodie Harper
EAU-DE-ERIC by Manuela Saragosa
THE SPOTS by Paul Bassett Davies
THE UNPICKING by Michael Button
LA MORT DE L'AMANT by Stuart Johnstone
THE BEAR TRAP by Neil Hudson

Reader beware: the stories will make you think twice before cuddling up to your old soft toy, dipping your toe into the water, or counting the spots on a leopard…

To be published on October 31, 2016 as a trade hardcover edition:

  • Printed on 60# acid-free paper
  • Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
  • Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  • Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
  • Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
  • Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
  • Retail price just $24.95

 

K. J. Parker’s SAVAGES nominated for a World Fantasy Award

Savages by K. J. Parker

K. J. Parker's standalone, Savages, has been nominated for a World Fantasy award. We're excited, as it's the first SubPress-original novel we can remember being nominated. The print book is pretty scarce, but the ebook is plentiful, so please have at it.

About the Book:

An unnamed man wakes to find himself facing the loss of everything that matters most to him. Against all odds, he escapes with his life and heads out into the turbulence of the wider world, recreating himself, step by step, as he goes along.
          
That wider world is dominated by an empire that has existed for decades in a state of near perpetual war. A host of colorful characters will help to shape the destiny of the empire, and its constantly shifting array of allies and adversaries; among them, a master military strategist, a former pacifist who inherits his father’s moribund arms business, a beautiful forger and a very lucky counterfeiter. Each of them, together with corrupt bureaucrats and the nomadic 'savages' of the title, plays a part in a gradually unfolding drama of conflict and conquest played for the highest of stakes.

A story of war, politics, intrigue, deception, and survival, Savages is a hugely ambitious, convincingly detailed novel that is impossible to set aside. Filled with schemes, counter-schemes, sudden reversals of fortune, and brilliantly described accounts of complex military encounters, it is, by any measure, an extraordinary entertainment, the work of a writer whose ambition, range, and sheer narrative power have never been more thoroughly on display.

From Publishers Weekly:

Parker delivers another solid standalone adventure filled with political and social intrigue…there’s much to enjoy in the well-crafted action, battle sequences, and assorted political and social twists within a society in upheaval.

From Tor.com:

Playing a role’ is actually a key concept in Savages: one of the novel’s recurring themes is reinventing oneself. The nameless chieftain has a ‘fake it till you make it’ approach to employment: he basically says yes to any job he’s offered, claiming (entirely fictional) previous experience. Aimeric’s a pacifist playing at being an arms manufacturer. Both of them forge a new life, just like the counterfeiter makes fake money and the forger makes fake manuscripts. It’s all these forgeries and phony identities that somehow drive the plot.

 

Announcing CROSSTALK by Connie Willis

Connie Willis has a big new novel, Crosstalk, her first in six years, which falls right in her wheelhouse of romantic comedy, like her popular novellas Inside Job, All About Emily, All Seated on the Ground, and much of the contents of her huge collection, The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories. We're lucky enough to be publishing the limited edition, and are happy to report that all of Connie's fans will be delighted with the results.

About the Book:

Briddey Flannigan is an expert in communication, working on the frontlines of the smartphone arms race at a major telecom company. When the new boyfriend she’s bonded over an upcoming product launch with—the dreamy Trent Worth—proposes after just six weeks, her main concern is keeping the snoopy office gossips from alerting her family, the sure-to-disapprove Flannigan clan. The issue is that Trent hasn’t proposed marriage, he’s proposed something far more intimate: an EED. A simple surgical procedure that allows an emotionally bonded couple to sense each other’s feelings. What could go wrong?

Everything…at least, according to her family members and C.B. Schwartz, the eccentric genius who works out of her company’s basement. Briddey decides it might be easier to just get the EED done fast, and have some relative peace and quiet with Trent as they race to outdo Apple’s new phone. Too bad it turns out her family—and C.B.—may have had a point. Briddey leaves the surgery with a far different outcome than she could ever have planned.

Beloved, multiple Hugo- and Nebula Award-winner Connie Willis’s unparalleled wit and ability to create unforgettable characters are at their peak in this timely new romantic comedy. Crosstalk will indeed have everyone talking, with its incisive and hilarious commentary on not just matters of the heart but our culture’s obsession with making the private into the public.

Click here to order your copy of Crosstalk.

 

Forthcoming China Mieville limited editions over 90% sold out

This Census-Taker by China Mieville

Advance warning: Both This Census-Taker and The Last Days of New Paris are both over 90% sold out, the latter months before publication. If you're looking to preorder copies, now's a great time.

We can't think of any review more apt than this summing up from The Guardian (UK):

Over and over again, book after book, Mieville’s mature work forces the reader to ask the question that most writers get to prompt once in a literary lifetime if they’re lucky: what is this new thing we are being shown?

 

 

Open ordering for James S. A. Corey’s CALIBAN’S WAR has begun

Anyone may now order a signed limited hardcover of James S. A. Corey's Caliban's War.

About the Book:

“This breakneck tale will have readers itching for book three.”―Publishers Weekly

“Caliban's War is even better than Leviathan Wakes. It's old-fashioned space opera, the kind of SF that I cut my teeth on, a real page-turner set in a vividly imagined solar system… superlatively written.”―George R.R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones

“A worthy sequel to Leviathan's Wake. Compelling characters and a plot that combines political intrigue with military sf create a memorable story that begs for film adaptation.”―Library Journal

“Tense and thrilling”―SciFi Now

We're pleased to announce the second novel of The Expanse. As with Leviathan Wakes, it will be published as an oversized limited edition, with a wraparound dust jacket by Daniel Dociu.

Limited: 574 signed numbered copies, bound in cloth: $75

 

Joe Abercrombie slipcases available again

Shattered Sea Limited Edition Slipcase

A double handful of slipcases are available again for the signed limited edition of Joe Abercombie's Shattered Sea series (Half a King, Half a War, Half the World).

The cases feature the quality construction you've come to expect from SubPress, including a full-cloth covering, and foil embossing.

We're unlikely to place another order for cases, so this may be your last chance to pick one up.

 

BOY’S LIFE shipping update

Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

For those of you playing along at home, we're about a third of the way through shipping Boy's Life. It looks like this one will stretch into next week.

Thanks to everyone for their patience.

By the way, we may have a handful of copies left over when the initial shipping wave is completed. We'll likely post them to our site and in our newsletter should that come to pass.

 

Job Opening at SubPress

And now for something completely different—are you near our HQ in Michigan? We might have a job for you.

We are looking for a Shipping/Receiving team member who is detail-oriented, dedicated, and interested in the industry. Areas of responsibility will include inventory control, maintaining customer address database, quality control, customer and bulk distributor shipping, and warehouse maintenance. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs, live in the greater Detroit area, and have reliable transportation.

  • Able to keep track of multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Able to stand for 6+ hours of work;
  • Neat, efficient worker with highly legible handwriting;
  • Computer literate, as we work with Dazzle, DiCentral, Stamps, Excel, Shipworks, Amazon Vendor Central, Worldship, FedEx, etc. Will train on specific software.
  • Desperately requires a sense of humor. Will train as necessary.

To apply, send a resume with relevant previous work by email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Announcing MINIATURES by John Scalzi

John_Scalzi_Portrait.jpg

We're pleased to announce that this striking gent, John Scalzi, has just turned in his new collection, Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi, which has been designed and is in the process of being illustrated. We'll note ahead of the blurbage that not only will the book feature a dust jacket, but that each story will sport a nifty header illustration by Natalie Metzger.

About the Book:

The ex-planet Pluto has a few choice words about being thrown out of the solar system. A listing of alternate histories tells you all the various ways Hitler has died. A lawyer sues an interplanetary union for dangerous working conditions. And four artificial intelligences explain, in increasingly worrying detail, how they plan not to destroy humanity.

Welcome to Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi.

These four stories, along with fourteen other pieces, have one thing in common: They’re short, sharp, and to the point—science fiction in miniature, with none of the stories longer than 2,300 words. But in that short space exist entire universes, absurd situations, and the sort of futuristic humor that propelled Scalzi to a Hugo with his novel Redshirts. Not to mention yogurt taking over the world (as it would).

Spanning the years from 1991 to 2016, this collection is a quarter century of Scalzi at his briefest and best, and 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

 

Starred reviews for Greg Egan and Stephen Gallagher

The Four Thousand the Eight Hundred by Greg Egan

Color us pleased. Not only did we all have a lovely holiday, two of our upcoming titles were graced by Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly. We can't share the entire reviews with you, but here are a few cuttings.

Publishers Weekly on The Four Thousand the Eight Hundred by Greg Egan:

Readers who found Egan’s dense Orthogonal trilogy rough going will be pleasantly surprised by this intriguing novella, which successfully incorporates hot-button issues of intellectual property rights and government reparations for systematic bigotry into a far-future SF story. This is top-notch thought-provoking and suspenseful space opera, with impressively effective worldbuilding…

The Authentic William James by Stephen Gallagher

And the second review, which covers The Authentic William James by Stephen Gallagher:

British author Gallagher gives Sebastian Becker another puzzle worthy of his quirky sleuth’s acumen in his outstanding third pre-WWI mystery (after 2012’s The Bedlam Detective). Gallagher makes the most of his unusual concept in the service of a twisty but logical plot line.

 

 

Two new Harlan Ellison titles now available

Two new Harlan Ellison Limited Editions

We're not selling copies, but there are two new Harlan Ellison books in the world, and you should hasten to pick up copies.

If you order pronto, the books will have bonus content that will not be available again.

About The Last Person to Marry a Duck Lived 300 Years Ago:

First came The Glass Teat, then Harlan Ellison’s Hornbook, then An Edge in My Voice, and, finally, Harlan Ellison’s Watching—but now, Harlan Ellison presents not one, not two, not three, but four whole columns* in one book! But wait, there’s more! Not only does this book contain four complete columns (Ask Uncle Harlan, The Streets, The Pitch, and I Had a Thought Today…), it also features more than a dozen one-off essays covering everything from the Heaven’s Gate suicides to the fallout from the 9/11 attacks, from chaos theory to Lovecraftian horror, and even essays on Harlan’s pals Robert Sheckley and Theodore Sturgeon. Oh, and did we mention that two pieces have never before been published?

* In the interest of full disclosure, we should probably note that none of the columns in question lasted more than four installments, but that’s hardly our fault; one of them outlasted its original venue of publication, so that’s something, right?

And about Brain Movies, Volume Seven:

Two of Harlan Ellison’s most compelling unfulfilled dreams will, at long last, finally find their audience when you open this book to discover 1968’s Esper—the story of a broadcast news journalist whose emerging telepathy changes his professional perspective forever—and 1975’s The Tigers Are Loose—which finds a penal psychiatrist attempting to understand and treat the monsters in our midst.

Esper
In 1968, Harlan Ellison wrote a detailed treatment for a TV movie intended to spawn a series. Readers of Stephen King’s 1979 novel THE DEAD ZONE might wonder if Harlan Ellison could see the future…

The Tigers Are Loose
Inspired by the practice of the psychiatrist who treated mass murderer Richard Speck after his capture, this teleplay for an unproduced 1975 movie-of-the-week highlights Harlan Ellison’s ability to deliver a suspenseful thriller despite the unwillingness of NBC’s censors to allow violence on the network’s air.

As a special bonus for those who pre-order the BRAIN MOVIES Volume 7/THE LAST PERSON TO MARRY A DUCK LIVED 300 YEARS AGO set, the initial print run of BRAIN MOVIES Volume 7 will include:

Harlan Ellison’s never-before-published (or finished, for that matter) screenplay adaptation of his first novel, WEB OF THE CITY. Rumble—the script was titled per the re-titled novel—was written for American-International Pictures in 1963 as a Frankie Avalon/Annette Funicello vehicle that would certainly have distrupted the teen idol image established by such movies as Beach Blanket Bingo.

All sixty pages of the unfinished Rumble screenplay will be included only for those who pre-order both books.

Click here for the full details.

 

New Gene Wolfe and Ian Cameron Esslemont limited editions just announced

A Borrowed Man by Gene Wolfe

PS Publishing has two new titles coming out soon, and we've been lucky enough to lock in a limited number of copies for our customers.

First up is Gene Wolfe's A Borrowed Man, of which we only have 30 copies available.

About the Book:

It is perhaps a hundred years in the future, our civilization is gone, and another is in place in North America, but it retains many familiar things and structures. Although the population is now small, there is advanced technology, there are robots, and there are clones.

E. A. Smithe is a borrowed person. He is a clone who lives on a third-tier shelf in a public library, and his personality is an uploaded recording of a deceased mystery writer. Smithe is a piece of property, not a legal human.

A wealthy patron, Colette Coldbrook, takes him from the library because he is the surviving personality of the author of Murder on Mars. A physical copy of that book was in the possession of her murdered father, and it contains an important secret, the key to immense family wealth. It is lost, and Colette is afraid of the police. She borrows Smithe to help her find the book and to find out what the secret is. And then the plot gets complicated.

Assail by Ian Cameron Esslemont

Next is Ian Cameron Esslemont's Malaz novel, Assail. Given how popular Steven Erikson's Malazan novels are, you might want to pick this one up early.

Tens of thousands of years of ice is melting, and the land of Assail, long a byword for menace and inaccessibility, is at last yielding its secrets. Tales of gold discovered in the region’s north circulate in every waterfront dive and tavern and now countless adventurers and fortune-seekers have set sail in search of riches. All these adventurers have to guide them are legends and garbled tales of the dangers that lie in wait—hostile coasts, fields of ice, impassable barriers and strange, terrifying creatures. But all accounts concur that the people of the north meet all trespassers with the sword. And beyond are rumored to lurk Elder monsters out of history’s very beginnings.

Into this turmoil ventures the mercenary company, the Crimson Guard. Not drawn by contract, but by the promise of answers: answers to mysteries that Shimmer, second in command, wonders should even be sought. Arriving also, part of an uneasy alliance of Malazan fortune-hunters and Letherii soldiery, comes the bard Fisher kel Tath. And with him is a Tiste Andii who was found washed ashore and who cannot remember his past life, yet who commands far more power than he really should. Also venturing north is said to be a mighty champion, a man who once fought for the Malazans, the bearer of a sword that slays gods: Whiteblade.

And lastly, far to the south, a woman guards the shore awaiting both her allies and her enemies. Silverfox, newly incarn-ated Summoner of the undying army of the T’lan Imass, will do anything to stop the renewal of an ages-old crusade that could lay waste to the entire continent and beyond.

Casting light on mysteries spanning the Malazan Empire, and offering a glimpse of the storied and epic history that shaped it, Assail is the final chapter in the epic story of the Empire of Malaz.

Limited: 300 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase

 

 

Mammoth Alastair Reynolds collection in stock and shipping

Beneath the Aquila Rift by Alastair Reynolds

The trade edition is here!

Alastair Reynolds' Beyond the Aquila Rift may just be the best book we publish this year. Don't miss out.

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies: $125

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $45

 

 

The Return of the 50% Off Preorder Sale

Last Train from Perdition by Robert McCammon

By my lights, it's been more than a year since we last ran a 50% off sale on preorders, so here we go. As usual, there are some rules.

  1. Prices are already changed for the eligible books, which include almost all SubPress preorder titles. (Other publishers' titles and in-print titles are not eligible.)
  2. There is no limit to the number of books or orders you may place.
  3. The discount does not apply to past orders. (If you cancel a past order and place a new one for the same title, you will be charged the full price.)
  4. The sale lasts only through the end of business on Tuesday, June 28. At that point, we'll return books to their usual prices.
  5. Shipping is not discounted.

That's all, I think. Thanks to everyone who participates in our once yearly sale, and picks up some great reading at unbelievable prices.

 

 

 

New reviews for Joe R. Lansdale and Richard Chizmar

A Long December by Richard Chizmar

Publishers Weekly just graced two of our upcoming titles with reviews.

First up is a glowing one for Richard Chizmar's over 500 page collection, A Long December:

They say you can’t go home again, and many of the 35 quietly creepy stories in this career-spanning collection make it clear why one might not want to… Chizmar pays tribute to horror master Richard Matheson of Twilight Zone fame both explicitly (with ‘The Artist’) and implicitly with last-act twists and a firm emphasis on family as the source of both laughter and tears.

Next is Joe R. Lansdale's pulp-infused Dead on the Bones:

Needing to ‘dig directly into that pulp well in my head,’ Lansdale (the Hap and Leonard series) unleashes eight tales of two-fisted action that invoke the spirits of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard. Heroes (‘determined’) and villains (‘evil-faced’) square off in exotic locales (Venus, Mars, east Texas). One is pursued by an ice shark through a lost Martian city while on a humanitarian mission (‘King of the Cheap Romance’); another reenacts the revenge plot of Hamlet, this time with zombies (‘Dead on the Bone’).

Both collections are right on schedule for release this fall.