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Cherie Priest’s JACARANDA to be Sold Out on publication

Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

The trade hardcover of Cherie Priest's newest (and possibly last) entry in her Clockwork Century looks to be sold out on publication. We currently have more wholesale orders than we can fill, so if you plan to pick up Jacaranda, now's as good a time as you'll find.

Special Offer: Everyone who preorders a copy of Jacaranda will be sent a FREE copy of the ebook (in .mobi and Epub formats) upon publication. That way, you have one copy to treasure, and one for reading on your chosen device anywhere.

We’re pleased to announce that Cherie Priest has returned to the Clockwork Century setting of her breakout novel, Boneshaker, with her most riveting novella yet.

The Ranger

On the island of Galveston, off the coast of southeast Texas, lies a hotel called the Jacaranda. In its single year of operation, two dozen people have died there. The locals say it’s cursed. The Rangers say that’s nonsense, but they know a man who might be willing to investigate. Horatio Korman crosses the water from the mainland, and hopes for the best.

The Nun

But the bodies pile up, and a hurricane is brewing up fast. One of the Jacaranda’s guests sees time running out, so she seeks an authority of a different sort: a priest from El Huizache who is good at solving problems and keeping secrets. Eileen Callahan has a problem to solve, and a secret to keep. She crosses her fingers, and sends a message that could save them all.

The Padre

Juan Miguel Quintero Rios broke a promise to the Virgin, and so he was punished…but his intentions were pure, so he was also blessed. Now he walks the southwest with second sight and a tattoo across his back: Deo, non Fortuna—By God, not chance. The former gunslinger crosses himself, and makes for the Jacaranda Hotel.

Limited: 250 numbered copies, bound in leather: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $25

From Publishers Weekly:

This gripping postscript to Priest’s Clockwork Century series (which officially concluded with Fiddlehead) takes readers to the titular Galveston, Tex., haunted hotel, in an alternate 1895 seasoned with ghosts and gears. Father Rios is a former gunslinger cursed with second sight and a dark past. When Sister Eileen contacts him about the dozens who have died in the hotel, he visits ahead of an impending hurricane and soon witnesses the horrors firsthand. Rios is a great protagonist, full of conflicts and doubts, and he drives the tale well. While the story stands on its own, it also provides some melancholy closure for fans of Priest’s earlier books.

From Locus:

In Jacaranda, set in Cherie Priest’s alternate version of late 1800s America – the one she set up in Boneshaker and has dipped back into successfully several times since – there is a hotel on Galveston Island that seems to be murdering its guests. What then unspools is a locked room horror mystery that has a little bit of The Shining and a little more Tarantino mixed in… Those who love a short spook or are Clockwork Century completists (or both, which might be a pretty big intersection on the Venn diagram) will love what Priest has done here.

From RT Book Reviews:

...The characters here are vivid and interesting enough that hopefully this particular adventure isn't the last we hear of them, or of the survivors at least.

 

Ann Leckie—ANCILLARY JUSTICE over 90% sold out; cover revealed

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

We're happy to report that the signed limited edition of Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice is now over 90% sold out. Check out the just-posted dust jacket.

About the Book:

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.

Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was Justice of Toren–a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.

An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose–to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50

 

Huge Robert McCammon News—A New Limited Edition and Three Trade Paperbacks

Blue World by Robert McCammon

We're pleased to announce three new Robert McCammon titles. First up is the Signed Limited Edition of his classic collection, Blue World, expanded to include three newer stories, as well as a full-color dust jacket and full-color interior illustrations by Vincent Chong.

About the Book:

In this expanded edition of Robert McCammon’s classic short story collection, you will encounter horrors and delights in equal measure, including:

  • A man who awakens one morning to find a skeleton in bed where his wife had been the night before.
  • A small-time thief who steals a makeup case, and learns a dead horror star's secret.
  • A roadside diner, where a Vietnam veteran comes seeking shelter from the storm.
  • A young man in prison, who finds beauty and hope on the wings of a yellow bird.
  • Halloween in a very special residential area, where trick-or-treating is deadly serious.
  • A red house on a street of gray houses, and a breath of sweet fire.
  • The adventures of a has-been serial hero, who dons his old costume and goes in search of a serial killer.
  • A priest obsessed by a porno star, and his realization that both of them are being stalked by a third shadow.
  • An old woman who channels early, simpler times in a melancholy Bradburyesque future.

We will see worlds within worlds through the windows of these stories. We might even see the end of the world, and we might sit on a front porch for a while and sip a glass of gasoline on a hot December day.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies, with exclusive full-color illustrations: $80
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Yellowjacket Summer
  • Makeup
  • Doom City
  • Nightcrawlers
  • Pin
  • Yellachile’s Cage
  • I Scream Man!
  • He’ll Come Knocking at Your Door
  • Chico
  • Night Calls the Green Falcon
  • The Red House
  • Something Passed By
  • Blue World
  • Strange Candy (previously uncollected)
  • White (previously uncollected)
  • Children of the Bedtime Machine (previously uncollected)

 

They Thirst by Robert McCammon

That's not our only McCammon news of the day. This summer, we also plan to release three McCammon trade paperbacks;

If you're a collector on a budget, there's the option of having all three signed by the author. This special, limited to only 350 sets, can be ordered through the Blue World page.

 

 

 

New Kelley Armstrong in stock and shipping

Forsaken by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong fans rejoice. We've just started shipping the limited edition of her long (nearly 40k words) new novella, Forsaken. As soon as those are out the door, which will take a few days, we'll move speedily on to shipping the trade edition.

About the Book:

Subterranean Press is pleased to present a long Otherworld novella by Kelley Armstrong, featuring a number of full-color illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie. The Trade Hardcover of Forsaken will feature a full-color dust jacket as well as four full-color interior illustrations. The Signed Limited Edition will have a completely different dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and two additional full-color illustrations not in the Trade.

Three years after being named Alpha of the North American pack, Elena Michaels is in London battling for respect from the British pack. When it becomes apparent she won’t get it, she heads home, expecting a much-needed rest on her family vacation, only to discover a battle brewing of a very different kind.

One of her eight-year-old twins has disappeared, and all evidence points to Malcolm Danvers. It seems as if the psychotic former Pack member they’ve been tracking for the past year has brought the fight to them, setting the bait he knows Elena can’t afford to ignore.

Number one New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns to her much-loved Otherworld with this powerful novella detailing the latest trials and travails of a fan-favorite character, a working mother who happens to lead the werewolves of North America.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $48

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover copies: $28

 

Important Clive Barker Update

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barrker

Earthling Publications has been kind enough to allocate another 25 copies of Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospels to us. Don't miss out on your chance to snag the limited edition of what's likely to be the horror novel of the year.

We have a few other Clive Barker books you might want to consider, as well:

  • Clive Barker's First Tales—One novella, one short story, each written in Clive's younger days. This is the first book published under Clive's SeraphimINK imprint.
  • Tortured Souls—the very rare long novelette by Clive. Due out soon. We already have orders for more copies from wholesalers than we'll be able to fill.

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY on Jack Vance’s GRAND CRUSADES

Grand Crusades by Jack Vance

We're happy to share with you a cutting from Publishers Weekly's review of the latest (and possibly last) volume of Early Jack Vance stories, Grand Crusades:

Fans of SFWA Grandmaster Vance (1916–2013) know him for jeweled language and dry wit, but this volume of five short novels brings out his two-fisted, pulp-action side. Vance’s protagonists—a failed starship engine thief on an interstellar treasure hunt (‘The Rapparee,’ 1950), a wronged man out to upend galactic slavery (‘Crusade to Maxus,’ 1951), a rebel determined to pull down alien conquerors (‘Gold and Iron,’ 1958)—rely on their ‘primitive’ human dynamism to bull through against the odds. Along the way they enjoy a good quip or two, and sometimes (though not always) get the girl.

Trade: 1000 fully cloth bound hardcover copies: $45

 

 

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE praises Harlan Ellison’s THE TOP OF THE VOLCANO

The Top of the Volcano by Harlan Ellison

We're down to the last box or so of copies of Harlan Ellison's The Top of the Volcano, which we're only selling direct to customers at this point. We're no longer filling wholesale, etc. orders.

Considering the review that Gary K. Wolfe just gave Volcano in The Chicago Tribune, you might wish to pick up a copy, if you haven't yet:

“Legendary” may be a term too generously applied to elderly writers, but in the case of Harlan Ellison it’s literally accurate:  the urban legends and anecdotes that have accreted to him in his nearly 60-year career as one of science fiction’s most colorful and controversial figures sometimes almost overshadow his remarkable output of more than 1,200 short stories plus endless essays, screenplays, TV scripts, reviews, columns, comics, and other works.  Although it’s never been hard to find Ellison’s work in print, a one-volume introduction to the best of his fiction has remained elusive—until now.  The Top of the Volcano consists not of stories selected by an editor or by Ellison himself, but of those which have won awards such as the Hugo, the Nebula, or the World Fantasy Award—and Ellison has a lot of such awards.

Readers will find here not only his much-anthologized early classics like the brutal “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream,” the dystopian “’Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman,” and the surprisingly tender evocation of a childhood that will not end, “Jeffty Is Five,” but also later, more experimental and challenging fictions like “The Function of Dream Sleep,” “The Man Who Rowed Christopher Columbus Ashore,” and “Mefisto in Onyx.” The most recent story, “How Interesting: A Tiny Man,” won the Nebula Award in 2011, when Ellison was 77.  This may be the most useful book we have for those who want to rediscover Ellison, or for those encountering him for the first time and who want to know what all the fuss was about.

Trade: Fully cloth bound oversize hardcover: $45

 

Preorder the Signed Limited Edition of Clive Barker’s THE SCARLET GOSPELS

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be getting a very limited number of copies of Clive Barker’s long-awaited new horror novel, The Scarlet Gospels, which pits Pinhead versus Harry D’Amour. The publication of this novel, and this limited edition, is a major event for readers and collectors. Our congratulations to Earthling Publishing for snagging the project, and our copious thanks to them for letting us offer copies to our customers.

About the Book:

In this long-awaited, epic horror novel, Clive Barker brings together two of his iconic characters—the long-beleaguered occult detective Harry D'Amour, and Pinhead—in a tale set on Earth and in Hell. In the author’s own words, it is “a HORROR NOVEL with the graphic violence and perverse eroticism of the most intense tales from the Books of Blood.”

Earthling’s deluxe, signed, limited hardcover edition includes:

  • Color dustjacket art by Malleus (who did the NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT and JACQUELINE ESS posters)
  • Full color interior illustrations by Edward Miller (a pseudonym for Les Edwards, who painted the original movie poster for NIGHTBREED and illustrated the graphic novels “Son of Celluloid” and “Rawhead Rex” by Barker)
  • A related short story by Barker, never before published in printed form (in appendix)
  • Scanned original manuscript pages, with hand edits (in appendix)
  • All copies will be signed by Clive Barker, offset printed in two colors, and created using fine materials

Only several hundred copies will be printed to ensure the collectible nature of this limited run; there will be no “gift” edition, no increase in this print run, and no subsequent printings.

Limited: 500 numbered hardcovers: two-color offset printing on fine paper (80# Finch), smyth sewn, silk ribbon page marker and high quality endsheets, slipcased, signed by Clive Barker: $250

 

Announcing THE SHAFT by David J. Schow

The Shaft by David J. Schow

Centipede Press just announced that they're going to be publishing David J. Schow's The Shaft, which we're only too happy to endorse as one of the best horror novels of the nineties. The Centipede edition is sure to be gorgeous. Consider picking up a copy now, so you don't regret it later.

About the Book:

A low-level drug runner named Cruz finds himself exiled from sunny Miami to frigid Chicago. He holes up in a decrepit rooming-house, the Kenilworth Arms, in the dead of winter. There he meets Jonathan, a yuppie struggling to get over a failed romance, and Jamaica, a prostitute on the payroll of the drug kingpin Bauhaus. When Cruz and Jamaica are forced to drop two kilos of cocaine down a ventilation shaft in the rooming-house to escape a police raid, strange things begin to happen…

David J. Schow’s The Shaft features a unique mingling of supernatural horror with the very real dangers involved in drug-running, creating a uniquely compelling atmosphere. Amid the inexplicable terrors of a building that seems weirdly animate and of some loathsome monstrosity lurking in the bottom of the ventilation shaft, the pursuit of Cruz, Jonathan, and Jamaica by Bauhaus and his minions seems by turns insignificant and chillingly immediate.

This edition features a new introduction by F. Paul Wilson, new artwork by David Ho, a new afterword by Schow, and the original short story, as well as images of old editions of the book.

This edition is limited to just 300 copies, each signed by Schow, F. Paul Wilson, and David Ho. Long unavailable, and regarding as one of the finest horror novels ever written, this definitive edition, beautifully illustrated with a gorgeous dustjacket, printed endpapers, and a printed sleeve to hold the book, promises to be an instant classic.

Edition Information:

  • The author’s preferred text.
  • Limited to 300 copies, each signed by artist David Ho, F. Paul Wilson, and David J. Schow.
  • New introduction by F. Paul Wilson.
  • New afterword by David J. Schow.
  • The complete original short story, on which the novel is based.
  • Double-page spread interior illustrations.
  • Striking full-color, wraparound dustjacket printed on Mohawk Carnival stock.
  • Four color sleeve.
  • Two-color printed endpapers.
  • Full cloth cover with image inset on front board.
  • Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, full Dutch cloth binding.

Limited: 300 signed numbered hardcover copies, housed in a printed sleeve: $85

 

Kelley Armstrong’s BOUNTY HUNT Delayed

Bounty Hunt by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong recently let us know that she's hearing from fans that their Amazon.uk orders for Bounty Hunt (which has been delayed from its intended December release by production problems) are being cancelled.

We apologize to everyone for the inconvenience. The best way to guarantee you receive a copy remains to order one direct from us, as we have more large bookstore and distributor orders than we can possibly fill. If your order has been canceled, and you prefer to go the large online retailer route, please keep an eye on the appropriate product page at the retailer and reorder when it lists the book as available.

Bounty Hunt is due to ship before the month is out.

 

Now taking orders for BLACK WINGS IV edited by S. T. Joshi

Black Wings IV edited by S. T. Joshi

We've been lucking enough to lock in copies of the trade and limited edition of the upcoming anthology Black Wings IV, edited by S. T. Joshi. We can't recommend the earlier volumes in this series enough, just as we were high on Joshi's recent A Mountain Walked. Copies should begin shipping in Febrary/March.

About the Book:

“If anything has become evident in the first three volumes of the Black Wings series,” editor S. T. Joshi tells us in his Introduction to Black Wings IV, “it is that the Lovecraftian idiom is endlessly malleable, and suited to a variety of genres and subgenres. H. P. Lovecraft, although a strong proponent of what he called ‘weird fiction,’ himself spanned a surprisingly wide spectrum of genres in his own brief career, starting out as a writer of relatively conventional tales of the macabre and gradually expanding his scope to embrace the literature of cosmicism—a distinctive fusion of science fiction and horror that has become his signature contribution to the field. Today, we can find Lovecraftian elements in stories ranging from hard-boiled crime to pure fantasy, and this volume displays the extent to which motifs, themes, and imagery from Lovecraft’s tales can infiltrate tales that would otherwise have little relationship to one another.”

S. T. JOSHI is the author of The Weird Tale (University of Texas Press, 1990), The Modern Weird Tale (McFarland, 2001), and other critical and biographical studies. His award-winning biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (Necronomicon Press, 1996), has been expanded and updated as I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, 2010).

Joshi has edited Lovecraft’s stories, essays, letters, and revisions, as well as works by Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Machen, Lord Dunsany, Algernon Blackwood, and other writers. His two-volume treatise, Unutterable Horror: A History of Supernatural Fiction (PS Publishing, 2012), has won a World Fantasy Award.

Limited: 300 numbered hardcovers signed by all contributors, in slipcase: $85
Trade: Unsigned hardcover, in dust jacket: $45

Table of Contents

  • Half Lost in Shadow—W. H. Pugmire
  • The Rasping Absence—Richard Gavin
  • Black Ships Seen South of Heaven—Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • The Dark Sea Within— Jason V Brock
  • Sealed by the Moon —Gary Fry
  • Broken Sleep—Cody Goodfellow
  • A Prism of Darkness—Darrell Schweitzer
  • Night of the Piper—Ann K. Schwader
  • We Are Made of Stars—Jonathan Thomas
  • Trophy—Melanie Tem
  • Contact—John Pelan and Stephen Mark Rainey
  • Cult of the Dead—Lois H. Gresh
  • Dark Redeemer—Will Murray
  • In the Event of Death—Simon Strantzas
  • Revival—Stephen Woodworth
  • The Wall of Asshur-sin—Donald Tyson
  • Fear Lurks Atop Tempest Mount—Charles Lovecraft

 

Robert McCammon—THE BORDER Selling Out Quickly

The Border by Robert McCammon

Robert McCammon's epic new sf/horror novel, The Border, is preselling very well. In the day since it was officially announced, we've sold over 700 of the signed trades, nearly 400 of the limiteds, and all but 4 of the copies of the lettered edition.

While we have you, here's a look at one of the interior illustrations that will be exclusive to the Limited and Lettered Editions.

Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom slipcase: $125

Lettered: 52 signed copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase: $300

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $26.95

 

 

An Important Note Regarding Harlan Ellison’s THE TOP OF THE VOLCANO Ebook

The Top of the Volcano by Harlan Ellison

As we've mentioned before, Harlan Ellison's The Top of the Volcano is virtually sold out on publication, and will be completely gone when we fill as many of our existing wholesale orders as we can. We had anticipated there would be an ebook, but found that typesetting one story, "The Region Between" was nigh unto impossible. After discussing the matter with Harlan, we followed his lead in deciding that there would not be an inferior edition—missing that excellent tale—so the ebook has been canceled.

We have a very few copies of the trade hardcover remaining, so please pick up this essential volume while you can.

Trade: Fully cloth bound oversize hardcover: $45

 

Announcing PERDIDO: A FRAGMENT by Peter Straub

Perdido: A Fragment

We're happy to let you know that this year's schedule includes a relative rarity by Peter Straub, one of our favorite writers (and a favorite to work with). Read on for details on how to pick up a copy of his substantial novel fragment, Perdido.

About the Book:

Perdido, a fragment from a never completed longer work, is a rare and unexpected gift for Peter Straub’s legion of fans. Even in this fragmentary form, it offers the sort of vivid, unexpected pleasures that only the finest imaginative fiction can provide.

On one level, Perdido tells the story of a troubled family: a discontented husband and wife and the teenaged son who was—but is no longer—a musical prodigy. On another, it is the story of the isolated Norwegian resort known as Perdido, and of the impossible, dreamlike things that happen there. Perdido is a place where the rules of ordinary life no longer apply, where reality is malleable and infinitely strange. It is a place where “you get what you didn’t know you wanted” and where lives are altered forever. For the unhappy couple invited to attend—and for the teenaged son awaiting their return—it is the place where a marriage ends and a life filled with alternate possibilities begins. Mysterious, evocative, and always superbly written, Perdido offers readers something genuinely special: a visit to an imaginary landscape that only Peter Straub could have created.

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover copies: $20

 

Announcing THE BORDER, an apocalyptic new horror novel by Robert McCammon

The Border by Robert McCammon

We're pleased to announce Robert McCammon's major new novel, The Border, an epic sf/horror tale on the grand scale he established in Swan Song and Stinger.

About the Book:

World Fantasy award-winning, bestselling author Robert McCammon makes a triumphant return to the epic horror and apocalyptic tone reminiscent of his books Swan Song and Stinger in this gripping new novel, The Border, a saga of an Earth devastated by a war between two marauding alien civilizations.

But it is not just the living ships of the monstrous Gorgons or the motion-blurred shock troops of the armored Cyphers that endanger the holdouts in the human bastion of Panther Ridge. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Into these desperate circumstances comes an amnesiac teenaged boy who names himself Ethan—a boy who must overcome mistrust and suspicion to master unknowable powers that may prove to be the last hope for humanity's salvation. Those same powers make Ethan a threat to the warring aliens, long used to fearing only each other, and thrust him and his comrades into ever more perilous circumstances.

A major new novel from the unparalleled imagination of Robert McCammon, this dark epic of survival will both thrill readers and make them fall in love with his work all over again.

The limited and lettered editions will feature:

  • An exclusive wraparound dust jacket
  • Custom slipcase or traycase (as appropriate)
  • An original afterword by Robert McCammon
  • Several full page interior illustrations not in the trade hardcover
  • The trade edition dust jacket as a frontispiece

Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom slipcase: $125
Lettered: 52 signed copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase: $300
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $26.95

Note: The first 1000 trade copies ordered direct from SubPress will be signed by the author.

 

Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN on Sale

The Prisoner of Heaven

Here you'll see a picture of the utterly gorgeous Signed, Lettered Edition of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Prisoner of Heaven. We need to clear some space in our collector's room, so copies are $300 instead of the regular $500 for a short time. In addition, we've reduced the price on the Signed, Limited Edition to only $50 on a few copies. Now's your chance to pick up a high point in production and story at bargain prices.

About the Book:

Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s “secret history of Barcelona” continues, to mesmerizing effect, in The Prisoner of Heaven, the third installment in his steadily deepening portrait of an endlessly fascinating city, at the heart of which lies the mysterious and seductive Cemetery of Forgotten Books.

The story begins, appropriately enough, in a bookstore, when Daniel Sempere (a figure familiar to readers of The Shadow of the Wind) encounters a mysterious stranger who leaves an enigmatic message for Fermin Romero de Torres, Daniel’s oldest and closest friend. That message leads to a series of revelations regarding Fermin’s previously undisclosed past. Those revelations move the story from its point of departure in 1957 to the darker, more oppressive Barcelona of 1940, when the brutal Fascist regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco assumed undisputed leadership of Spain. What follows is a political horror story that involves Fermin, a corrupt prison administrator, and imprisoned novelist David Martin, whose Faustian bargain formed the central thread of Zafon’s 2009 novel, The Angel’s Game. The story Fermin tells, which encompasses murder, literary fraud, and a hidden cache of stolen money, reaches from the squalor of a subterranean cell into Daniel’s own life, illuminating some previously obscure corners of his troubled family history.

The Prisoner of Heaven is sure to speak directly to admirers of Umberto Eco, Arturo Perez-Reverte, and Alexandre Dumas, whose The Count of Monte Cristo plays a significant role in the narrative. But it should also appeal to anyone with a taste for elegant, suspenseful storytelling filled with color, drama, and unexpected turnings. This is popular fiction at its absolute best, a book that no one but Carlos Ruiz Zafon could have written.

The Prisoner of Heaven, like The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel’s Game before it, has become an international phenomenon, a best-seller in dozens of countries. Subterranean Press is proud to announce this deluxe limited edition, which will feature a fine paper (80# Finch), deluxe cloth, a sewn binding, and be printed in two colors throughout.

The Lettered Edition will be hand bound in the finest materials, housed in a handmade clamshell traycase.

Limited: 500 numbered copies, bound in premium cloth, printed in two colors throughout, with both two-color and full-color illustrations, signed by the author: $50 (Limited Quantity Available)

Lettered: 26 copies, handbound in the finest material, signed by the author, housed in a custom traycase: $300 (Limited Quantity Available)

 

Stephen King’s REVIVAL Limited Edition in Stock and Shipping

Revival by Stephen King

We've finished shipping the initial wave of copies, and have a number of copies of the Signed (facsimile) Limited Edition of Stephen King's latest frightener, Revival.

About the Book:

Limited edition hardback with deluxe binding, slipcase, illustrated endpapers, author’s facsimile signature and a silver plectrum engraved with the author’s signature.

A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Limited Edition: 500 signed (facsimile) hardcover copies, housed in a slipcase, with engraved plectorum: $165

 

Announcing THE BURGLAR WHO COUNTED THE SPOONS by Lawrence Block

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block

This April, We'll be pleased to publish the first trade hardcover of Lawrence Block’s The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons, featuring a delightfully retro cover by Jeff Wong.

About the Book:

Ever since The Burglar on the Prowl climbed the bestseller lists in 2004, fans have been clamoring for a new book featuring the lighthearted and lightfingered Bernie Rhodenbarr. Now everybody's favorite burglar returns in an eleventh adventure that finds him and his lesbian sidekick Carolyn Kaiser breaking into houses, apartments, and even a museum, in a madcap adventure replete with American Colonial silver, an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript, a priceless portrait, and a remarkable array of buttons. And, wouldn't you know it, there's a dead body, all stretched out on a Trent Barling carpet.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover: $30

 

Announcing SPEAK EASY, a New Novella by Catherynne M. Valente

Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente

We're pleased to announce we have a long new novella by Catherynne M. Valente on this year's schedule. Read on for the full details on Speak Easy.

About the Book:

If you go looking for it, just about halfway uptown and halfway downtown, there’s this hotel stuck like a pin all the way through the world. Down inside the Artemisia it’s this mortal coil all over. Earthly delights on every floor.

The hotel Artemisia sits on a fantastical 72nd Street, in a decade that never was. It is home to a cast of characters, creatures, and creations unlike any other, including especially Zelda Fair, who is perfect at being Zelda, but who longs for something more. The world of this extraordinary novella—a bootlegger's brew of fairy tales, Jazz Age opulence, and organized crime—is ruled over by the diminutive, eternal, sinister Al. Zelda holds her own against the boss, or so it seems. But when she faces off against him and his besotted employee Frankie in a deadly game that just might change everything, she must bet it all and hope not to lose…

Multiple-award-winning, New York Times’ bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente once again reinvents a classic in Speak Easy, which interprets “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” if Zelda Fitzgerald waltzed in and stole the show. This Prohibition-Era tale will make heads spin and hearts pound. It’s a story as old as time, as effervescent as champagne, and as dark as the devil’s basement on a starless night in the city.

Limited: 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies, fully bound in cloth: $40

 

LOCUS Reviews Harlan Ellison’s THE TOP OF THE VOLCANO

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To wit: a cut from the Locus review of Harlan Ellison's oversize, hugely impressive short story collection of award winning stories, The Top of the Volcano:

The Top of the Volcano may be the single most useful Ellison collection to date, for a couple of reasons. One is that by confining the selection to stories that actually won awards, it represents the fiction for which Ellison has been honored by the community over the years… Another is that it offers a clear portrait of the fiction rather than the man, which has always been a difficult distinction for many readers…

The trade edition of Volcano will ship in a few short weeks, followed a few short months later by the limited and lettered editions.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $45

 

 

 

Tim Powers gets creepy in NOBODY’S HOME

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We finished shipping the trade hardcovers of Tim Powers's new Anubis Gates novelette, Nobody's Home, and are merely awaiting the slipcases before shipping the limited edition.

Meanwhile, we continue to get great reviews, such as this one, from Locus:

[Nobody’s Home] hints at the richness of invention of the larger world of The Anubis Gates, but for all its brevity it packs a fair amount of Powers’s uniquely evocative prose, his skill at quickly establishing a vivid, ominous setting, and his gift for extraordinarily creepy figures… The illustrations by J. K. Potter, whose macabre sensitivity matches elegantly with Powers’s own vision (as well as that of James P. Blaylock and Kage Baker, for whom he has also done Subterranean Press editions), help make this slim volume especially attractive.

Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom slipcase: $75

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $35

Don't forget, we also recently published a gorgeous edition of Tim's early novel, The Drawing of the Dark.

 

Signed Jeff VanderMeer SOUTHERN REACH TRILOGY for $17 Off the Cover Price

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We've just finished shipping copies of Jeff VanderMeer's groundbreaking The Southern Reach Trilogy, and find ourselves with five signed copies that are, alas, in less than perfect condition. Now's your chance to pick up a signed reading copy for only $18.

About the Book:

In time for the holidays, a single-volume hardcover edition that brings together the three volumes of the Southern Reach Trilogy, which were originally published as paperback originals in February, May, and September 2014.

Annihilation is the first volume in Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Authority is the second, and Acceptance is the third.

Area X—a remote and lush terrain—has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

This is the twelfth expedition.

Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.

After the disastrous twelfth expedition chronicled in Annihilation, the Southern Reach—the secret agency that monitors these expeditions—is in disarray. In Authority, John Rodriguez, aka “Control,” is the team’s newly appointed head. From a series of interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, the secrets of Area X begin to reveal themselves—and what they expose pushes Control to confront disturbing truths about both himself and the agency he’s promised to serve. And the consequences will spread much further than that.

It is winter in Area X in Acceptance. A new team embarks across the border on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown—navigating new terrain and new challenges—the threat to the outside world becomes more daunting. The mysteries of Area X may have been solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound—or terrifying.

Trade: Signed hardcover in dust jacket (damaged): $18

 

Jack Vance—GRAND CRUSADES Dust Jacket Art Reveal

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The always splendid Tom Kidd has just turned in the dust jacket art to Grand Crusades, the fifth, and likely final, Early Jack Vance collection we'll be publishing. Once Grand Crusades is out, we'll sit down with the Estate's agent, Chris Lotts, and see what other Vance projects might make sense for us.

About the Book:

Avenues into the Future…

“Truth to tell, we’re tourists, out to see the wonders of the universe.”

—Paddy Blackthorn, The Rapparee

Grand journeys among the stars—pursuits, quests, explorations and encounters. These were very much science fiction and fantasy Grandmaster Jack Vance’s stock in trade, whether to have Kirth Gersen roam the Oikumene and Beyond tracking down his five Demon Princes or to strand Adam Reith on far-off Tschai. Or, as in this present volume, to take Earth-style opera to the non-human folk of distant Rlaru, to study the much coveted tree-pod dwellings on Iszm, to follow the clues in five gold bands to the knowledge that lets a handful of races control all space travel in the universe, or to endure servitude at the hands of ruthless alien overlords.

Just as Vance sought adventure and the joys of a fulfilled life by travelling the highways and byways of his own beloved Earth, so he had his heroes and heroines do the same on other worlds. The five early tales featured in Grand Crusades: The Early Jack Vance, Volume Five take us on a fascinating selection of such journeys, showing us how the future was in the earlier years of his writing career.

And inevitably, as with storytellers from Homer to Shakespeare, Dickens to Austen, Tolstoy to Twain, our Grandmaster also used his craft as something on which to hang personal preoccupations, fascinations and longings. For as with any good writer, the completions and pay-offs of these otherworldly travels often deliver more than just a satisfactory conclusion to the affairs on hand and a few hours’ pleasant diversion for the reader. Vance also put us in touch with things beyond the page, delivering an awareness of a universe and a future for humanity filled with possibility, leaving us—as the best writers, artists and makers always do—with feelings of connection with something larger.

Trade: 1000 fully cloth bound hardcover copies: $45

 

New Joe Abercrombie Shipping This Week

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We're shipping Joe Abercrombie's Half a King later this week. We're also hard at work on its sequel, Half the World, and already have all of the artwork in hand.

Speaking of shipping, we also hope to ship the following late this week and early next:

 

Update on Signed Copies of Peter V. Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE

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Here's a 3D representation of the image we'll be embossing on signed copies of Peter V. Brett's The Skull Throne. We've locked in our copies, over 80% of which are sold out. Final preparations are underway to host Peat here at the offices just prior to the book's official release.

While you're at it, don't forget his new novella, Messenger's Legacy, which offers a look at the backstory of a character who will be important to The Skull Throne.

The Skull Throne Trade Hardcover: Embossed and signed by the author: $28.00

 

Caitlin R. Kiernan—Three Copies of THE DROWNING GIRL Remain

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For those of you interested in excellence in content and presentation, after shipping, we discovered we have three copies left of the Centipede Press limited edition of Caitlin R. Kiernan's finest novel, The Drowning Girl.

We're selling our copies for $25 off the regular price.

Limited: 300 signed numbered copies, in slipcase: $225 (Regularly $250)

 

 

This Week in Shipping—New Tim Powers!

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Our shipping staff is finally getting healthy, which means we'll be doing some catch up this week, even with two days off for the holiday. By the end of the week, these three items should be underway:

Our continued thanks to those who ordered Dinged Books and The Shining. Your patience is appreciated.

Speaking once again of the Powers, don't forget there is also an ebook of Nobody's Home available.

 

Brandon Sanderson and Peter V. Brett Shipping Update

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Thanks to everyone for their patience—especially those waiting for their dinged books. Peter V. Brett's Messenger's Legacy and Brandon Sanderson's Legion: Skin Deep have definitely thrown our shipping crew for a loop, especially as a plague descended upon them last week.

The good news is that by the end of today, all copies of Messenger's Legacy will be en route to customers. The great news is that within the next two days we'll be able to say the same thing about Brandon Sanderson's novella. After that, we'll turn our attention to the wholesale and bookstore orders for the two books, which should go quickly. And after that, shipping should snap back on track, with much of January devoted to our two Kelley Armstrong titles (Bounty Hunt and Forsaken).

I can't say it enough. Thanks for being patient with us. This has been zero fun, but we'll soon be through it.

 

A Couple of PS Publishing Updates—Stephen King and Graham Joyce

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PS Publishing is a bit behind, which can happen to us all at the end of a busy year. Two of their 2014 titles are now nestled comfortably in early 2015:

We still have copies of both available for preorder.

About the Joyce:

Twenty five years ago Graham Joyce and his wife Sue left the grey skies of England to live by the sea on a Greek Island. As an unpublished writer he had gone there to live in isolation to write. After the hoards of uninvited summer visitors left he was finally able to fulfill his ambition and so started a writing career. Some of the stories contained in this collection were written in Greece under a vine canopy with light from a hurricane lamp. Others were inspired by travels around neighbouring islands.

This collection represents a gathering of the best Graham Joyce short stories written since his stay in Greece. Settings vary from the mines of the East Midlands to the lonely landscape of the Norfolk Coast and to the frozen streets of Leningrad during WWII.

Included with this collection is a foreword by Owen King and an afterword by Kelly Braffet, as well as an individual commentary on each story by the author.

Trade Hardcover Edition in Dust Jacket: $45

 

Connie Willis’ ALL SEATED ON THE GROUND for only $2.99

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For the next few days, the ebook of Connie Willis' holiday science fiction screwball comedy, All Seated on the Ground, is only $2.99.

About the ebook:

The aliens have landed! The aliens have landed! But instead of shooting death rays, taking over the planet and carrying off Earthwomen, they've just been standing there for months on end, glaring like a disapproving relative. And now it's nearly Christmas, and the commission assigned to establish communications is at their wits' end. They've resorted to taking the aliens to Broncos games, lighting displays, and shopping malls, in the hope they'll respond to something!

And they do, but in a way nobody ever expected, and Meg, the commission, and an overworked choir director find themselves suddenly caught up in an intergalactic mess involving Christmas carols, scented candles, seventh-grade girls, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Meg's Aunt Judith, Victoria's Secret, and Handel's Messiah.

Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Connie Willis may be most famous for her books To Say Nothing of the Dog, Doomsday Book, Inside Job, D.A., and The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories, but she's also a huge fan of the holidays and their accompanying frivolity and nonsense, and has written a marvelous array of Christmas stories, including Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, “Just Like the Ones We Used to Know” (made into the CBS movie Snow Wonder), “deck.halls@boughs/holly”, and now the hilarious “All Seated on the Ground.”

 

Shipping Update—Peter V. Brett and Brandon Sanderson

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First, the good news is that we expect to have all customer orders for Peter V. Brett's Messenger's Legacy packed by the end of the day. Most will be mailed; some may not be posted until Monday.

The bad news is that a plague has descended upon SubPress, and we're down to one person in shipping today, so we don't expect to make more progress on Brandon Sanderson's Legion: Skin Deep until next week.

We expect shipping will be back up to speed on Monday, and we'll be back to shipping as quickly as possible. Thanks to everyone for their patience.

 

Announcing THE THICKET by Joe R. Lansdale

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Earthling Publications has just announced an edition of what may be Joe R. Lansdale's best novel, The Thicket, limited to only 250 signed numbered copies. (For those interested, I'd say Joe's forthcoming Paradise Sky is the only novel of his that might—just might—knock The Thicket from the top spot.)

We have copies of The Thicket on order, though not many. Please get your order in now for one of Joe's mythic westerns.

About the Book:

Dust jacket illustration by Ken Laager.

Introduction by David Morrell.

Afterword by Joe R. Lansdale.

Jack Parker thought he’d already seen his fair share of tragedy. His grandmother was killed in a farm accident when he was barely five years old. His parents have just succumbed to the smallpox epidemic sweeping turn-of-the-century East Texas—orphaning him and his younger sister, Lula.

Then catastrophe strikes on the way to their uncle's farm, when a traveling group of bank-robbing bandits murder Jack's grandfather and kidnap his sister. With no elders left for miles, Jack must grow up fast and enlist a band of heroes the likes of which has never been seen if his sister stands any chance at survival. But the best he can come up with is a charismatic, bounty-hunting dwarf named Shorty, a grave-digging son of an ex-slave named Eustace, and a street-smart woman-for-hire named Jimmie Sue who's come into some very intimate knowledge about the bandits (and a few members of Jack's extended family to boot).

In the throes of being civilized, East Texas is still a wild, feral place. Oil wells spurt liquid money from the ground. But as Jack’s about to find out, blood and redemption rule supreme. In The Thicket, award-winning novelist Joe R. Lansdale lets loose like never before, in a rip-roaring adventure equal parts True Grit and Stand by Me—the perfect introduction to an acclaimed writer whose work has been called “as funny and frightening as anything that could have been dreamed up by the Brothers Grimm—or Mark Twain” (New York Times Book Review).

Limited: 250 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $150

 

Shipping Update and Low Stock Report

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We're down to the last 25 copies of Brandon Sanderson's long new novella, Legion: Skin Deep. Shipping just passed the 70% mark, so all individual orders should be in the mail by the end of this week. (Thanks for your patience!)

Once Legion: Skin Deep is completed, we'll turn our full attention to Peter V. Brett's Messenger's Legacy.

After that, very tentatively, the shipping queue looks like this:

  • Dinged Books;
  • The Drowning Girl (Caitlin R. Kiernan);
  • Half a King (Joe Abercrombie)

 

 

 

ROGUES Update

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Slowly but surely, Ken Laager is making progress on the illustrations for Rogues, the mammoth George R. R. Martin and Garder Dozois edited anthology. (If you haven't already ordered a copy, sorry, but it's sold out.)

We've just posted a number of the black-and-white header illustrations to the book's product page, as well as one of the color plates (for Patrick Rothfuss' "The Lightning Tree").

Thanks to everyone for their patience as we try to turn the limited edition into a production you'll be proud to display on your shelves.

 

Five New Jim Thompson Volumes Available

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Centipede Press is releasing five classic hardcovers by Jim Thompson, each limited to only 300 copies. We've been lucky enough to land matching numbers of the various hardcovers, which we're offering for $175 per set, a full $75 off the retail price. We expect our allotment to sell out quickly, so please order early.


The Killer Inside Me

Now available in an illustrated hardcover with a new introduction by noir historian Bill Crider. Lou Ford is the deputy sheriff of a small town in Texas. The worst thing most people can say against him is that he's a little slow and a little boring. But, then, most people don't know about the sickness, the sickness that almost got Lou put away when he was younger. The sickness that is about to surface again. Widely considered to be Jim Thompson’s masterpiece, this edition features color and black & white artwork, reproductions of old paperback covers and film posters, and is signed by Bill Crider, Patrick Loehr, and Paul Wedlake. Bound in full black cloth and a gorgeous dustjacket.


A Hell of a Woman

Now available for the first time in an illustrated hardcover edition with a new introduction by Joe R. Lansdale. Young, beautiful, and fearfully abused, Mona was the kind of girl even a hard man like Dillon couldn't bring himself to use. But when Mona told him about the vicious aunt who had turned her into something little better than a prostitute, and about the money the old lady has stashed away, Dillon found it surprisingly easy to kill for her. This edition features color and black & white artwork, reproductions of old paperback covers and film posters, and is signed by Joe R. Lansdale, Patrick Loehr, and Paul Wedlake. Bound in full black cloth and a gorgeous dustjacket.


Pop. 1280

Now available for the first time in an illustrated hardcover edition with a new introduction by esteemed horror writer Laird Barron. As high sheriff of Potts County, Nick Corey spends most of his time eating, sleeping and avoiding trouble. If only people, especially some troublesome pimps, his foul-tempered wife, and his half-witted brother-in-law, would stop pushing him around. Because when Nick is pushed, he begins to kill, or to make others do his killing for him! This edition features color and black & white artwork, reproductions of old paperback covers and film posters, and is signed by Laird Barron, Patrick Loehr, and Paul Wedlake. Bound in full black cloth and a gorgeous dustjacket.


A Swell-Looking Babe

Now available for the first time in an illustrated hardcover edition with a new introduction by Duane Swierczynski. The Manton looks like a respectable hotel. Dusty Rhodes looks like a selfless young man working as a bellhop. And the woman in 1004 looks like an angel. But sometimes looks can kill, as Jim Thompson demonstrates in this vision of the crime novel as gothic. This edition features color and black & white artwork, reproductions of old paperback covers and film posters, and is signed by Duane Swierczynski, Patrick Loehr, and Paul Wedlake. Bound in full black cloth and a gorgeous dustjacket.

The Grifters

Now available for the first time in an illustrated hardcover edition with a new introduction by John Shirley. Roy Dillon seems too handsome and well-mannered to be a professional con man. Lilly Dillon looks too young, and loves Roy a little too intensely, to be taken for his mother. Moira Langtry is getting too old to keep on living off the kindness of male strangers. And Carol Roberg seems too innocent to be acquainted with suffering.

Each of the Thompson hardcovers is signed by various contributors (though not the author, obviously), limited to 300 numbered copies, and features a ribbon marker, head and tail bands, with full cloth binding.

Limited Set: $175 ($75 off the cover price)

 

Announcing PROVEN GUILTY by Jim Butcher—Already at the printer

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Our latest Jim Butcher book, Proven Guilty, is already at the printer, and should ship in the next couple of months. Please get your orders in quickly to avoid disappointment.

About the Book:

Collectors Note: Please mention your number when checking out if if you own Dead Beat. We'll match it automatically, but it's good to be sure. We'll drop you an email if we run into any difficulties. Anyone may order the numbered edition, but only those with a lettered copy of Dead Beat may order a lettered Proven Guilty.

Subterranean Press is proud to announce the eighth of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files novels, in a deluxe collectable hardcover, meant to give a lifetime of enjoyment.

Our edition of Proven Guilty will be printed on 80# Finch Opaque, our preferred paper for higher-end limited editions, with a number of full-page interior illustrations, as well as a full-color dust jacket. Vincent Chong will once again be handling the illustrations.

Limited: 500 numbered hardcovers, signed by author: $80

Lettered: 26 copies, bound in leather and cloth, signed by author, housed in a custom traycase: $300

 

Peter V. Brett’s MESSENGER’S LEGACY now in stock and shipping

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We're still sending copies of Brandon Sanderson's Legion: Skin Deep out to customers, and will be for a while yet, but we've added another title to the shipping mix. Starting today, we'll also be shipping copies of Peter V. Brett's excellent (and longest to date) Demon Cycle novella, Messenger's Legacy. Once those two titles are done, we'll resume shipping titles from our dinged book sale. (Please accept my apologies that the latter has taken far longer than anticipated. We're currently down one full-time shipper, and progressing as quickly as we can. Thanks for your patience.)

For those of you who are electronically inclined, the ebook of Messenger's Legacy is also available.

About the Book:

Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons—bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.

Briar Damaj is a boy of six in the small village of Bogton. Half Krasian, the village children call him Mudboy for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, fleeing into the bog with nothing but his wits and a bit of herb lore to protect him.

After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protégé, Arlen Bales. But for all that he’s earned the rest, he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. When he learns Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.

From Publishers Weekly:

“[Messenger’s Legacy] contains plenty of material that could be used to construct a compelling coming-of-age novel: a tragic accident, a six-year-old boy forced to live by his own wits and survive through cunning and bravery, and a savior from the boy’s past who appears to hold the promise of a life restored.”

 

New Tim Powers Ebook Available

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The ebook version of Nobody's Home, Tim Powers' first foray into Anubis Gates country in over 30 years is now available. Those of you waiting on the hardcover, don't worry, it won't be very long until we're shipping that version. We just have to clear a couple of other titles out of the way first.

About the Book:

Tracking the murderer of her fiancee through 19th century London's darkest warrens, Jacky Snapp has disguised herself as a boy—but the disguise fails when, trying to save a girl from the ghost of her jealous husband, Jacky finds that she has made herself visible to the ghosts that cluster around the Thames–

—And one of them is the ghost of her fiancee, who was poisoned and physically transformed by his murderer but unwittingly shot dead by Jacky herself.

Jacky and the girl she rescued, united in the need to banish their pursuing ghosts, learn that their only hope is to flee upriver to the barge known as Nobody's Home—where the exorcist whose name is Nobody charges an intolerable price.

Nobody’s Home will be copiously illustrated by J. K. Potter.

From Publishers Weekly:

Powers builds on his 1983 novel The Anubis Gates with this novella of Victorian ghosts and vengeance… The writing evokes the style and feel of Victorian England, eschewing cliché while capturing the culture.

 

LOCUS on Cherie Priest’s JACARANDA

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Not really a spoiler. More of an enticement: Those who read Cherie Priest's dark fantasy novel Dreadful Skin will notice that a certain Sister Eileen makes a return appearance in the new Clockwork Century novella, Jacaranda.

With publication imminent, reviews have begun to appear. The most recent is from Locus, which opines:

In Jacaranda, set in Cherie Priest’s alternate version of late 1800s America – the one she set up in Boneshaker and has dipped back into successfully several times since – there is a hotel on Galveston Island that seems to be murdering its guests. What then unspools is a locked room horror mystery that has a little bit of The Shining and a little more Tarantino mixed in… Those who love a short spook or are Clockwork Century completists (or both, which might be a pretty big intersection on the Venn diagram) will love what Priest has done here.

While we're at it, here's a reminder of an earlier review, from Publishers Weekly:

This gripping postscript to Priest’s Clockwork Century series (which officially concluded with Fiddlehead) takes readers to the titular Galveston, Tex., haunted hotel, in an alternate 1895 seasoned with ghosts and gears. Father Rios is a former gunslinger cursed with second sight and a dark past. When Sister Eileen contacts him about the dozens who have died in the hotel, he visits ahead of an impending hurricane and soon witnesses the horrors firsthand. Rios is a great protagonist, full of conflicts and doubts, and he drives the tale well. While the story stands on its own, it also provides some melancholy closure for fans of Priest’s earlier books.

Limited: 250 numbered copies, bound in leather: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $25

 

The Little Book that’s Kicking Butt

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Color us pleased. NPR just chose Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard's The End of the Sentence for its Best Books of 2014 List.

As NPR notes:

This novella is as dark and rich as European drinking chocolate, both in the story it tells and in the way it's written… Kat Howard and Maria Dahvana Headley's separate styles blend beautifully here, as do myth and folklore, in this intricate and elegantly forged plot.

Limited: 200 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $45

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $20

If you prefer ebooks for your reading pleasure, click here!
 

 

Announcing TEACHING THE DOG TO READ by Jonathan Carroll; Ebook already available

 

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We've been graced with a new Jonathan Carroll novella, Teaching the Dog to Read. We're already far along in production of this singular work. In fact, the ebook is already available.

About the Book:

Since the appearance of his first novel, The Land of Laughs, in 1980, Jonathan Carroll has been one of the most compelling, consistently versatile storytellers in modern imaginative literature. His extraordinary new novella, Teaching the Dog to Read, is quintessential Carroll: surprising, funny, and filled with unexpected moments and astonishing revelations.

The story opens when mid-level office drone Tony Areal receives an extravagant gift: the Lichtenberg wristwatch he has always coveted. Shortly afterward, he receives an even grander gift: the luxurious—and expensive—Porsche Cayman that has always been the car of his dreams. Accompanying the car is the mysterious Alice, who knows more about Tony’s dreams and desires than Tony himself. This encounter opens the door to a rich and unexpected universe: the world behind the world.

Teaching the Dog to Read is set at the intersection of the mundane and the miraculous, a place where reality itself shifts and shimmers with disconcerting suddenness. It begins in the realm of recognizable things and ends in a hospital room where a bizarre—and invisible—reunion takes place. Along the way, it offers both grand entertainment and a visionary meditation on the complex connections between our dreaming and waking selves. The result is a master class in the art of narrative and a permanent addition to Jonathan Carroll’s remarkable body of work.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

 

Stephen King’s UK Limited Edition of REVIVAL Available

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We're happy to say we'll be getting in stock of the UK Signed (facsimile) Edition of Stephen King's latest novel, Revival.

  • Limited edition hardback with deluxe binding
  • Slipcase
  • Illustrated endpapers
  • Author’s facsimile signature
  • Silver plectrum engraved with the author’s signature.

About the Book:

A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

This rich and disturbing novel spans five decades on its way to the most terrifying conclusion Stephen King has ever written. It’s a masterpiece from King, in the great American tradition of Frank Norris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Limited Edition: 500 signed (facsimile) hardcover copies, housed in a slipcase, with engraved plectorum: $165

 

More copiess of Neil Gaiman broadside released to the public

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We've just received word that we'll be receiving more (though not too many more) copies of the new Neil Gaiman broadside, 8 Rules for Writers.

Those who missed out on our first offering, or are just plain interested in a high end piece by Neil, please get your order in soon. It's unlikely we'll be lucky enough to land more copies.

Limited: Signed Broadside: $85

 

Kelley Armstrong Update—A slight delay and a glowing review

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First, here's a cutting from the great Publishers Weekly review that Kelley Armstrong's Forsaken just received:

Werewolf Elena Michaels can’t catch a break in this absorbing, lengthy Otherworld Nights novella, set three years after she became Alpha of the North American Pack… Armstrong’s writing is alternately taut and intimate, and readers facing societal pressures around career and family will appreciate that at least they aren’t having to fight off violent monsters as well.

The second bit of news is that Bounty Hunt has been tangled up at our printer, and will ship in January. (This is a change for Bounty Hunt, which was to publish in December. January was always the intended date for Forsaken.)

Finally, if you'd rather not wait for the hardcover of Forsaken, the ebook is now available.

About Forsaken:

Subterranean Press is pleased to present a long Otherworld novella by Kelley Armstrong, featuring a number of full-color illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie. The Trade Hardcover of Forsaken will feature a full-color dust jacket as well as four full-color interior illustrations. The Signed Limited Edition will have a completely different dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and two additional full-color illustrations not in the Trade.

Three years after being named Alpha of the North American pack, Elena Michaels is in London battling for respect from the British pack. When it becomes apparent she won’t get it, she heads home, expecting a much-needed rest on her family vacation, only to discover a battle brewing of a very different kind.

One of her eight-year-old twins has disappeared, and all evidence points to Malcolm Danvers. It seems as if the psychotic former Pack member they’ve been tracking for the past year has brought the fight to them, setting the bait he knows Elena can’t afford to ignore.

Number one New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns to her much-loved Otherworld with this powerful novella detailing the latest trials and travails of a fan-favorite character, a working mother who happens to lead the werewolves of North America.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $48
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover copies: $28

 

The Grand Shipping Update

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We are shipping absolutely as fast as we can. It doesn't help that we're down a shipper, though.

Right now, we're finishing up copies of Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves' Interworld and The Silver Dream. With luck, those will be done today.

As soon as those are finished, shipping of customer orders for Brandon Sanderson's Legion: Skin Deep kicks into high gear. Once we have those 1000+ orders out the door, we'll turn our attention to Peter V. Brett's Messenger's Legacy.

One shipping matter has fallen by the wayside, I'm sorry to say, and won't be picked up until after we finish shipping the Brett. Only about half of our dinged book orders have exited the warehouse. Publishing and distribution deadlines pushed the Sanderson and Brett ahead of the rest of the dinged books for now, but we'll be back to them as soon as we possibly can. Thanks to everryone for their patience.

 

Steven Erikson Matched Sets Available

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Tim just discovered a bonanza for Steven Erikson fans.

We have:

  • 11 Matching sets of Memories of Ice and House of Chains;
  • 1 Matching set of Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, and House of Chains;


...in the bowels of our warehouse.

There's a limit of one set per customer. You may order, while supplies last, via the House of Chains page.

 

New Neil Gaiman Broadside—Very Limited Quantities Available

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Soon, at our warehouse, we'll welcome copies of Neil Gaiman's new broadside, 8 Rules for Writing. This gorgeous broadside is being produced by Biting Dog Press (who were behind The Rhyme Maidens, of which we still have a very few copies).

The print run for 8 Rules for Writing is listed as 250 signed numbered copies, but we've learned that only one hundred have been signed so far, and there's some question if the rest will be. Please get your order in asap if you'd like a copy, When we offer Gaiman limiteds, we normally sell hundreds of copies. Our supply of 8 Rules for Writing is far beneath that threshold.

Limited: Signed Broadside: $85

 

Copies of Stephen King’s THE SHINING Available

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Long story short. When Stephen King's The Shining came out, we had some serious issues with inventory control on the back end of our site. Those problems remain, but we really want to get the last copies of The Shining into folks' hands. So please, head over to the book's page, follow the ordering instructions, and snag a copy if you're eligible.

 

The Last Copies of Clive Barker’s THE BOOKS OF BLOOD Available!

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We've been done with shipping Clive Barker's The Books of Blood for a bit, and are now able to release the last books into the wild. Head over and pick up a set if you're of a mind.

Limited: 500 signed numbered sets: $250

Lettered: 26 signed sets, housed in a custom slipcase: $1500

 

New George R. R. Martin and Cherie Priest just sent to the printer

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We just sent another batch of titles to the printer, including:

The Martin is not yet open for ordering by the general public, but feel free to pick up copies of the others.