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Tim Powers’ MEDUSA’S WEB sent to the printer

Medusa's Web by Tim Powers

Tim Powers' Medusa's Web, his latest novel—and also his most recent foray into a very esoteric sort of time travel—has just gone to the printer.

About the Book:

The last will of their suicide aunt requires that Scott and Madeline Madden return to Caveat, the vast old Hollywood Hills house they grew up in—and they soon learn that what they had thought was a shared childhood nightmare twenty years ago is in fact all too real.

Their strange, reclusive cousins, Claimayne and Ariel, are deeply involved in using a form of the Medusa—living two-dimensional psychoactive patterns known as “spiders”—to prolong their own lives and even hijack the lives of others…

Scott and Madeline are tumbled into the Medusa's web, and find themselves struggling in a tangle of lives and deaths extending back to the earliest days of Hollywood, fracturing timelines in the past and fleeing from predators in the present, inexorably bound for a showdown with the voracious ghost of their aunt and the entity which is the oldest and most powerful of the spiders.

The Subterranean Press edition of Medusa’s Web will be oversize, with a dust jacket and number of illustrations by J.K. Potter, housed in a custom slipcase.

Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $125

From Publishers Weekly:

“A new Tim Powers novel is always cause for excitement. His latest is a twisted journey through time travel, possession, old Hollywood, addiction, and familial violence that promises much and, mostly, delivers… By the time the credits roll, the villain has crystallized into a dark portrait of selfishness and contorted love, the heroes have earned grace notes of surprising beauty, and you will never see Salomé quite the same way again.”

From Booklist:

“Set over the course of one week, this novel is an atmospheric and complex supernatural thriller, with an old-time Hollywood frame, and it steadily builds to a frenetic climax.”

 

Two New Philip Jose Farmer Ebooks Available

Up from the Bottomless Pit by Philip Jose Farmer

We have a double-shot of new ebooks by Philip Jose Farmer:

  • Up from the Bottomless Pit is the ultimate collection for Philip Jose Farmer fans, including 140,000 words (roughly 400 pages) of very obscure, never-before-collected short stories, a novel beginning, non-fiction, and a complete novel as well.
  • Pearls from Peoria assembles over sixty previously uncollected pieces of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and autobiography that demonstrate the extraordinary range and vitality of Philip José Farmer’s imagination.

 

Clive Barker—Limited and Lettered Editions of TONIGHT, AGAIN Available

Tonight, Again by Clive Barker

While prepping a few other titles for shipping, we discovered that we weren't sold out of the limited and lettered editions of Clive Barker's new erotic collection, Tonight, Again. Quantities are very limited, so don't delay if you'd like a copy.

Tonight, Again is available in three editions:

Limited: 26 signed copies, bound in a three piece cloth case, housed in a custom traycase: $350

Lettered: 224 signed numbered copies, bound in a three piece cloth case, housed in a custom slipcase: $125

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $30

 

Shipping Update—Joe Abercrombie going out now

Half a War by Joe Abercrombie

Joe Abercrombie's Half a War is currently at the top of the shipping queue, and being worked on right now. All customer orders should be out the door by the end of tomorrow.

Speaking of Abercrombie, tomorrow is the last day to order a custom slipcase to hold all three Shattered Sea volumes. Please don't forget to order.

After we're done with Half a War, we'll move on to Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale's Hell's Bounty, which we'll be rendering sold out at the end of the week. We've turned away a ton of orders from our wholesale and large online retail accounts, so if you want to be certain of getting a copy, a direct order might be your best bet.

 

 

Announcing the signed limited edition of SUMMER OF NIGHT by Dan Simmons

Summer of Night by Dan Simmons

We're pleased to announce the 25th anniversary signed limited edition of Dan Simmons' legendary coming-of-age horror novel, Summer of Night. The book has been designed, proofread, and the art is in hand. As soon as we review the final files, Summer heads to the printer.

About the Book:

One of the signature horror novels of the 1990s, Dan Simmons’ 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 will be printed on 80# Finch, and feature ten full-color original illustrations by David Palumbo.

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

Lettered: 26 signed copies, likely bound in leather and cloth, housed in a custom traycase: $750

 

New George R. R. Martin heads to the printer

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

What is likely the most complex print job SubPress has ever essayed has just been sent to the printer.

George R. R. Martin's A Knight of the Kingdoms includes not only artist Gary Gianni's design and illustrations from the trade hardcover, it encompasses a number of color plates that are being printed and tipped into specific spots in the book, to match the story's text. If we do our job well—and we will—you won't notice all of the hard work, but will benefit from all of the efforts.

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

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $295
 

 

Another strong review for “apocalyptic” THIS CENSUS-TAKER

This Census-Taker by China Mieville

You can add Locus magazine to those venerable organs gracing China Mieville's short novel, This Census-Taker, with praise:

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.

If that's not enough, there are also a few previous reviews to pull quotes from:

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.

 

HELL’S BOUNTY to be out of print on publication

Hell's Bounty by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale

Just a quick note about Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale's Hell's Bounty, and its availability. We're still a few weeks from publication, and already have orders for 1600 copies. Match that against a 1000 copy print run, and you can see this one will be scarce on the ground. We won't be going to a second printing!

Publishers Weekly had this to say about the novel:

Fans of Joe Lansdale’s charismatic, genre-jumping storytelling (Fender Lizards) will eat up this collaboration with his brother: it’s a whimsical save-the-world gunslinger zombie mash-up with a bit of black-winged Lovecraftian horror tossed in… [T]he ragtag team members—Smith, his horse, the saloon’s ‘girl for hire,’ the town doctor, and the undertaker—achieve a smooth and high-energy dynamic as they use smart tactics, high carnage, and unlimited silver bullets to take down cowboy ghouls.

 

 

Announcing BEYOND THE AQUILA RIFT: THE BEST OF ALASTAIR REYNOLDS

Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds

We're pleased to announce that we've added a HUGE new collection to this year's schedule. Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds contains over 750 pages of his best short fiction, from short stories to a healthy selection of his novellas. Given his popularity, and the relatively small print run, we expect Al's fans to snap this one up quickly.

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.

Lettered:  26 signed copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase: $350

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

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

 

Titles almost ready to ship

The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons

Our warehouse is filling up with books that will soon be on their way to customers.

Here's a list of what's in house or at our printer, waiting to ship to us:

The following titles are out having slipcases made:

 

 

Order your slipcase for Joe Abercrombie’s SHATTERED SEA now

The Shattered Sea Slipcase

We're producing a limited number of slipcases for the Subterranean Press signed numbered editions of Joe Abercrombie's Shattered Sea series, which includes the novels Half a King, Half the World, and Half a War.

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

Orders are only being accepted until February 12, 2016, at which point we'll put the cases into production.

 

New Clive Barker and Joe R. Lansdale Limited Editions in Stock

The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

After the initial shipping wave, we found that we have a small surplus of two new Earthling Publications books:

Both represent the quality construction and nifty design we've come to expect from Earthling. Consider picking up a copy.

 

Kelly Armstrong’s DRIVEN in stock and shipping

Driven by Kelley Armstrong

We've just begun the shipping marathon for Kelley Armstrong's Driven, which is likely to take us the rest of the week. The trade edition, in particular, will be in short supply soon, so don't hesitate to place your order.

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 Driven 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. If you own a copy of the limited edition of Forsaken, please mention your number to match when checking out.

Cains are known for being big, brutish and not-too-bright. The mutt clan embodies all the supernatural world’s worst stereotypes about werewolves. But not even the Cains deserve to be hunted down and skinned like animals.

When young Davis Cain comes to the Pack for help, Alpha Elena Michaels can’t refuse him. It isn't about morality or justice. It’s about not letting anyone think they can do this to werewolves and get away with it.

But Elena is also dealing with the Pack’s homegrown monster—Malcolm Danvers, onetime enforcer, full-time psycho. Malcolm is now under Elena’s control, as part of the most difficult decision she’s had to make as leader. But if she has to let Malcolm in, she’s going to make full use of him…and the best person to catch monsters is one who knows exactly how they think.

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

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $28

From RT Reviews:

“This is definitely a thrilling and fun treat for longtime series readers!”

 

K. J. Parker Lands a Starred Review

Downfall of the Gods by K. J. Parker

K. J. Parker's oh so witty and twisty novella, Downfall of the Gods, is at the printer. It also just picked up a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly. Here's a telling cut from the review:

In this bitingly witty fantasy novella, Parker (the pseudonym of British author Tom Holt) imagines life from the perspective of a higher (though not necessarily better) being… Though it clocks in at just more than 100 pages, this novella packs the punch of a full-length work.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

Click here for more information, or to order your copy.

 

New Gail Carriger and K. J. Parker titles just sent to the printer

Downfall of the Gods by K. J. Parker

We've just sent two great new titles to the printer.

  • Downfall of the Gods (K. J. Parker) contains the twisted and ever-turning plot that readers have come to expect from this always clever author.
  • Soulless (Gail Carriger) is a fun frothy take on werewolves and other assorted manifestations of the other that received a starred review from Publishers week that read, in part, "This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans."

 

 

Ancillary Sword General Preorder Period Opens

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Just a quick note that the general preorder period for Ann Leckie's Ancillary Sword is now open. Anyone may order one copy of each edition, limited and lettered. Both versions are nearly 90% sold out, so please don't hesitate if you'd like a copy.

About the Book:

Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she has only a single body and serves the emperor.

With a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to go to the only place in the galaxy she would agree to go: to Athoek Station to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew—a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50

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

 

Joe Hill’s NOS4A2/WRAITH in stock and shipping

NOS4A2/WRAITH by Joe Hill

Now we're on to the Herculean task of shipping the HUGE (more than 800 oversize pages) NOS4A2/Wraith combination volume just published by our friends at IDW. Please give us a couple of weeks before querying if your copy has shipped, so we can focus on getting books out the bay doors, rather than looking through paperwork.

IDW Publishing are creating a signed, limited edition of Joe Hill’s classic-in-the-making novel, NOS4A2. The book is signed by Joe Hill and Charles Paul Wilson III and is hand-numbered to 999. This new collection includes the 172-page graphic novel prequel, Wraith, as an essential part. Exclusively for this collection, Wraith series artist Charles Paul Wilson III has created 26 new illustrations (13 color, 13 black and white), a new full-color wraparound dust jacket, and a detailed map of Christmasland featured in the end pages. Mr. Wilson will also be personalizing each Christmasland-themed signature plate with a small original sketch inside a gruesomely twisted advent calendar. This 852-page oversized hardcover is packaged in an ornate hand-built cloth slipcase and features a debossed cloth cover.

About the Book:

Charlie Manx is a very bad man with a very special car—a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. Charlie takes children for rides in his car, all the way to Christmasland. Christmasland is a magic place, a place just for children.

Victoria McQueen has a gift for finding lost things. If she rides her bike through the Shorter Way Bridge, she can find anything that’s lost. She’s also the only person ever to have escaped from Charlie Manx. Charlie may have died, but he hasn’t forgotten Victoria, and he takes her son for a ride in his car.

Victoria McQueen will do anything to save her son, but the Shorter Way Bridge has become a more perilous crossing than it was when she was a child. And who wouldn’t want to have Christmas…forever? Sleigh bells ring….

In his terrifying new novel, NOS4A2, New York Times bestselling author, Joe Hill, makes sure you’ll never listen to Christmas carols without a shiver again. But more than just horror, NOS4A2 is a story of strength, of magic, of family, and the costs of love. It’s about finding what is lost, even when what we lose is ourselves.

About the Graphic Novel:

Joe Hill’s New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic miniseries, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers and sure to delight fans of the book.

Limited: 999 signed and numbered hardcover copies, each with an original small sketch by the artist and packaged in a hand-built slipcase: $150

 

 

The Last of THE COMPLETE KANE

The Complete Kane by Karl Edward Wagner

We've finished shipping Karl Edward Wagner's The Complete Kane, and find ourselves with 4 limited sets (at $325) and 3 unsigned sets (at $175) left.

Please help yourself.

About the Sets:

This handsome set of five hardcovers in a cloth slipcase includes the three main Kane novels — Dark Crusade, Bloodstone, and Darkness Weaves, along with the two volumes of short fiction — Death Angel’s Shadow and Night Winds — you finally have a chance to own meticulously proofread texts, with the short stories presented in the long-desired chronological order, with all of the poems, fragments, and later stories.

 

 

Announcing a new novella by Tim Powers

Down and Out in Purgatory by Tim Powers

We’re pleased to present Down and Out In Purgatory, a new 20,000 word contemporary fantasy novella by Tim Powers, featuring wraparound dust jacket art and design by Dave McKean.

About the Book:

What do you do if the man you’ve vowed to kill dies before you can kill him?

In college, Tom Holbrook worshipped Shasta DiMaio from afar, but she married the arrogant John Atwater—and Atwater eventually murdered her.

All that’s left for Tom is revenge. He has devoted the rest of his life to finding Atwater and killing him—but when he finally finds him, Atwater is in a bag in the Los Angeles County morgue.

How do you kill a man who has already died?

Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $250
Limited: 300 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $60
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $30

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If Powers in his historical mode is your thing, we still have copies of his Anubis Gates tale, Nobody's Home, available.

 

Copies of Robert McCammon’s RIVER OF SOULS still available

River of Souls by Robert McCammon

With Freedom of the Mask—the first of three McCammon titles for this year—just announced, and selling more quickly than even we expected, now seems a great time to remind everyone that we still have Limited and Lettered copies of the previous Matthew Corbett novel, The River of Souls. Be warned: It's a hard trip down a dark river, with a cliffhanger ending that perfectly sets up Freedom.

About the Book:

The year is 1703. The place: the Carolina settlement of Charles Town. Matthew Corbett, professional “problem solver,” has accepted a lucrative, if unusual, commission: escorting a beautiful woman to a fancy dress ball.

What should be a pleasant assignment takes a darker turn when Matthew becomes involved in a murder investigation. A sixteen-year-old girl has been stabbed to death on the grounds of a local plantation. The suspected killer is a slave who has escaped, with two family members, into the dubious protection of a nearby swamp. Troubled by certain discrepancies and determined to see some sort of justice done, Matthew joins the hunt for the runaway slaves. He embarks on a treacherous journey up the Solstice River, also known as the River of Souls.  He discovers that something born of the swamp has joined the hunt… and is stalking the hunters with more than murder in mind.

What follows is a shattering ordeal encompassing snakes, alligators, exiled savages, mythical beasts, and ordinary human treachery. The journey up the River of Souls will test the limits of Matthew’s endurance, and lead him through a nightmarish passage to a confrontation with his past, and a moment that will alter his life forever.

Gripping, unsettling, and richly atmospheric, The River of Souls is a masterful historical adventure featuring the continuing exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called “the Early American James Bond.”

The Limited and Lettered Editions will contain the 10,000 word bonus story, “The Scorpion’s Eye”, as well as full-color illustrations not in the Trade Hardcover.

Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500
Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $80
 

From Publishers Weekly:

“Macabre surprises abound in McCammon’s entertaining fifth Matthew Corbett historical (after 2012’s Providence Rider). In the summer of 1703, while on a visit to Charles Town in the Carolina colony, “problem-solver” Matthew and Magnus Muldoon, his “big as a mountain” new friend, join a manhunt for three escaped slaves, one of whom has been accused of murdering a plantation owner’s daughter (though Matthew has uncovered evidence that implicates one of the hunters). McCammon resorts to a few credibility-stretching gambits in the closing chapters, but, as usual, he nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.”

 

Copies of China Mieville’s THREE MOMENTS OF AN EXPLOSION Available

Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville

We finished the primary shipping of China Mieville's Three Moments of an Explosion and found that we have copies of the limited edition still available. We're certain that China's latest will be among the strongest collections of recent years—with a smaller than usual print run for his limited editions—so please don't hesitate to place your order. The book is over 90% sold out already.

On the fence? Check this out: Publishers Weekly graced Three Moments of an Explosion with a starred review, saying of it, “Above all what the stories have in common is a sense that the world is not just strange, but stranger than we can really comprehend.”

And hey, isn't that Dave McKean cover just about the grandest thing you've ever seen?

Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies: $80

 

Announcing FREEDOM OF THE MASK by Robert McCammon

Freedom of the Mask by Robert McCammon

Matthew Corbett is back in Robert McCammon's Freedom of the Mask, an over 500 page adventure set in 1700s England. McCammon's books are our most popular releases each year. Read on for the full details.

About the Book:

Important Note: As we have copies of the limited edition of River of Souls still available, there is no exclusive preorder period for Freedom of the Mask. If you want a matching number copy, please order ASAP, and mention your number in the comments section when checking out.

The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional “problem solver,” is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he’s been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril. Following his hunch, Greathouse retraces Matthew’s steps only to find him first presumed dead, then accused of murdering a young woman and apparently en route to London with a devious Prussian count last encountered on Professor Fell’s Pendulum Island.

Little does he know that Matthews’s circumstances are growing worse by the second. For when Matthew arrives in the bustling squalor of Londontown, he’s come shackled, charged for the murder of Count Anton Mannerheim Dahlgren. No matter the lack of body, presumed lost to the ocean. He soon finds himself locked up in the infamous Newgate prison, and has drawn the interest of a mysterious mask-wearing vigilante accused of several gruesome murders. Greathouse and the woman Matthew loves, Berry Grigsby, travel across the high seas to England to aid their friend, but it is impossible to know whether they will reach him in time to save his life.

Freedom of the Mask is the sixth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called “the Early American James Bond.” The most surprising and ambitious volume to date, this is a novel filled with unpredictable twists and a note-perfect depiction of early 1700s London. Fans will not want to miss Matthew Corbett’s most dangerous adventure yet.

The Limited Edition will contain an exclusive bonus novella—over 22,000 words long—featuring Hudson Greathouse’s visit to “The House at the Edge of the World.”

Lettered: 26 signed, deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500
Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with the bonus story, artwork not in the trade hardcover, and housed in a custom slipcase: $125
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover copies: $26.95
Trade (signed): 1000 copies of the trade edition have been signed by the author: $26.95

 

Announcing A LONG DECEMBER by Richard Chizmar

A Long December by Richard Chizmar

We're more than pleased to be publishing A Long December, the first collection in two decades by Richard Chizmar (of Cemetery Dance fame). It includes not only his best classic reprints, but the title novella, an extremely dark tumble down the serial killer rabbit hole.

About the Book:

“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.”

Stephen King


“Chizmar's stories are hard-hitting, spooky, suspenseful, poignant, harrowing, heartbreaking and most of all very well-written. Excellent work!”

Robert McCammon

In 1996, Richard Chizmar’s debut short story collection, Midnight Promises, was a finalist for the World Fantasy Award. Publishers Weekly called it “a sterling collection” while singling out “The Silence of Sorrow” as “an understated masterpiece.”

Two years later, Subterranean Press published a mini-collection from Chizmar entitled Monsters and Other Stories. In his introduction, acclaimed genre critic Edward Bryant said, “When all is said and done, this book should leave you in utter silence, giving you time and opportunity to contemplate what you just read. Tough storytelling from a tough writer; but a writer who is not calloused. Chizmar possesses a finely honed gift of empathy. With utter grace and loving kindness he’ll put you right inside the life (and soul) of the monster.”

Now, nearly two decades later, Chizmar assembles thirty-five stories, including a previously-unpublished novella, and presents us with A Long December. This massive new collection features more than 150,000 words of Chizmar’s very best short fiction and includes 8,000 words of autobiographical Story Notes.

Eerie, suspenseful, poignant, the stories in A Long December range from horror to suspense, crime to dark fantasy, mainstream to mystery.

As New York Times bestselling author Scott Smith (A Simple Plan, The Ruins) notes: “It’s an idyllic little world Richard Chizmar has created. Boys fish in the shallows of a winding creek. A father tosses a baseball with his young son in the fading light of a summer day. There’s the smell of fresh-cut grass. And then, well…just beneath the surface? There are those missing pets whose collars turn up in a shoebox. Or the disturbing photos the dead can leave behind. Or the terrible thing you might find yourself doing when a long lost brother suddenly returns, demanding money. Chizmar does a tremendous job of peeling back his world’s shiny layers, revealing the rot that lies underneath. His stories feel like so many teeth: short and sharp and ready to draw blood.”

Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275

 

Today’s rough guide to shipping

Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville

We have titles lined up on the tarmac here at the SubPress warehouse. If all goes according to plan, here's the order in which titles will scoot out the door and be on their way to customers:

We'll keep everyone posted as books head out the door.

 

A FANTASY MEDLEY 3 in stock and shipping

A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia

The third installment in Yanni Kuznia's much lauded anthology series is in stock and shipping. A Fantasy Medley 3 shows off the talents of Jacqueline Carey, Kevin Hearne, Laura Bickle, and Aliette de Bodard, with suitably wonderful dust jacket art by J. K. Drummond.

About the Book:

In each of the first two volumes of the acclaimed A Fantasy Medley series—both of which earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly—editor Yanni Kuznia brought together stories from a quartet of fantasy’s most exciting authors. Now Kuznia returns with A Fantasy Medley 3, offering riveting new tales of the fantastic from four more of the field’s brightest stars:

In “Goddess at the Crossroads,” Kevin Hearne shares a thrillingly memorable episode from the past of his popular Iron Druid Chronicles hero Atticus O’Sullivan, revealing how one night’s dark encounter with the cult of Hecate served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s witches in the Scottish play.

With “Ashes,” Laura Bickle revisits Detroit arson investigator and powerful spirit medium Anya Kalinczyk as she, her five-foot-long salamander familiar Sparky, and Hades’ Charon pursue a destructive fire elemental named the Nain Rouge through the city’s festival in his dubious honor.

“The Death of Aiguillon” finds Aliette de Bodard exploring an episode sixty years prior to the start of her latest novel, The House of Shattered Wings, in which the survivors of an ongoing magical conflict in Paris eke out a grim existence, and one woman’s wish for a better life is granted at a terrible price.

And in “One Hundred Ablutions,” Jacqueline Carey, author of the much-beloved Kushiel’s Legacy series, tells the tale of Dala—a young woman chosen by her people’s overlords to be an exalted slave among slaves—and of the twining in her life of ritual, rebellion, and redemption.

Limited: 250 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $45

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $20


From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“This short anthology collects riveting fantastical stories from four of fantasy’s glowing stars… The engrossing collection closes with ‘One Hundred Ablutions,’ a standalone story from Jacqueline Carey that finds three fantastical races competing for the resources and control of one small valley—and depicts the price of seizing power. For fans of fantasy, these stories offer something special and delicious, with a rare level of quality.”

From Examiner.com:

“Overall, A Fantasy Medley 3 is sure to be a treat for fans of the genre, especially fans of the four authors whose works are presented in the anthology. It is a great way to catch up on a favorite series or to take a look into a whole new world for those who are in search of a new series.”

 

The Return of the $10 Hardcover

Savages by K J Parker

Note: All of the hardcovers available at sale prices are sold out.

 

We have a literal ton of wholesale returns we'd like to shed this year, which is to your benefit. We have limited stock of all of the books listed below at only $10 per copy. (Well, one of them is $20, but only one.) The books almost all feature scuffing to the jackets and the books themselves, and are being sold in "as is" condition.

And now, the list:

 

New Harlan Ellison and Joe Hill in stock and shipping

Can & Can'tankerous by Harlan Ellison

One of our most anticipated items is shipping this week: the trade hardcover of Harlan Ellison's Can & Can'tankerous, recipient of a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly:

This hefty and impressive collection from one of SF’s leading authors showcases Ellison’s versatility. Ellison can go from anguished to zany in an instant… Ellison seems somewhat mellower here than in the past, but his writing still memorably grabs and bites.

The signed limited edition will ship in a few months, when the slipcases are ready.

***

Along with the Ellison, we're sending out copies of Joe Hill's broadside, By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain, a stunningly good story with a presentation to match.

 

DJSturbia sent to the printer

DJSturbia by David J. Schow

13 stories, 12 essays. DJSturbia all the way, just sent to the printer.

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

This excellently chilling compilation of 13 short stories and 12 personal reminiscences covers the entire horror genre… Great writing, boundless creativity, and remarkable career recollections make this a truly wonderful compilation.

 

Announcing a seven volume Cornell Woolrich Set

Seven Volume Cornell Woolrich Set

Our friends at Centipede Press are publishing another Cornell Woolrich Set, this time encompassing the six "Black" volumes, plus the second installment in Woolrich's collected stories.

About the Books:

Centipede Press will soon release seven Cornell Woolrich volumes:

  • The Bride Wore Black
  • The Black Curtain
  • Black Alibi
  • The Black Angel
  • The Black Path of Fear
  • Rendezvous in Black
  • Stories to be Whispered (Collected Stories, volume two)

Each handsome hardcover is limited to 300 copies, 5⅝ × 9 inches, bound in cloth with color inset on the front board, fine dust jacket on Mohawk Carnival paper, ribbon marker, full color endpapers and interiors, old book covers, top-edge stain, and a special four-page tipped-in signature plate, on which the introducers and others sign. The books are not signed by the author.

The retail price per set is $525 ($75 per volume). We're selling ours for $380 each.

Note: We cannot be responsible for loss or damage of international shipments of these sets.

 

Clive Barker’s TONIGHT, AGAIN in stock and shipping

Tonight, Again by Clive Barker

We have a good start on the trade edition of Clive Barker's new collection, Tonight, Again. Copies are flying out of the warehouse as quickly as we can get them into bubble mailers, get them packed, and slap postage on the packages. The limited and lettered editions are still a few months off, as we wait for slipcases and traycases to be produced.

About the Book:

Tonight, Again marks Clive Barker's first collection since The Books of Blood over 25 years ago. It contains more than thirty primarily erotic short stories and vignettes (most of them previously unpublished), along with explicit illustrations by the author in his signature style. As an exploration of extremes, in lush prose and evocative images, Tonight, Again is not to be missed by the author's many fans.

Tonight, Again will be printed on 80# Finch, in two colors.

Limited: 224 signed numbered copies, bound in a three piece cloth case, housed in a custom slipcase: $125
Trade: 1000 cloth bound hardcover copies: $30

 

Announcing LEVIATHAN WAKES by James S.A. Corey

We're pleased to announce the signed, limited edition of what might be the hottest space opera currently being published, Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey. This title doesn't have as large a print run as a few of our previous high demand titles (The Martian, Ready Player One), so please get your order in early.

Now, to whet your appetite, here are a few blurbs about Leviathan Wakes. (I should also add that our edition will feature a brand new dust jacket image by Daniel Dociu, who has done all of The Expanse covers so far.)

“It's been too long since we've had a really kickass space opera. Leviathan Wakes is interplanetary adventure the way it ought to be written.”—- George R.R. Martin

“This is the future the way it was supposed to be.”—- The Wall Street Journal

“As close as you'll get to a Hollywood blockbuster in book form.”—- io9.com

“An excellent space operatic debut in the grand tradition of Peter F. Hamilton.”—- Charlie Stross

 

An important note: Leviathan Wakes will not be available through large online retailers, and we're going to have to allocate copies to our regular dealers, so an early direct order is your best bet to lock in your copy.

Limited: 574 signed numbered copies: $75

Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $350

 

An update on Joe HIll’s NOS4A2/WRAITH signed limited edition

NOS4A2/WRAITH by Joe Hill

Our friends at IDW passed along the good news that copies of NOS4A2/WRAITH signed limited edition by Joe Hill are now en route to the US. As soon as IDW has them in hand, they'll send a few huge pallets of copies our way. I'm posting not only to update existing customers, but to let you know it's not too late to preorder a copy if you haven't already done so. This edition will sell out.

Late note: I've just seen an advance copy of the limited edition, complete except for missing the signature page. and the words enormous, spectacular, and mind-boggling do not do it justice.

About the Book:

Charlie Manx is a very bad man with a very special car—a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the vanity plate NOS4A2. Charlie takes children for rides in his car, all the way to Christmasland. Christmasland is a magic place, a place just for children.

Victoria McQueen has a gift for finding lost things. If she rides her bike through the Shorter Way Bridge, she can find anything that’s lost. She’s also the only person ever to have escaped from Charlie Manx. Charlie may have died, but he hasn’t forgotten Victoria, and he takes her son for a ride in his car.

Victoria McQueen will do anything to save her son, but the Shorter Way Bridge has become a more perilous crossing than it was when she was a child. And who wouldn’t want to have Christmas…forever? Sleigh bells ring….

In his terrifying new novel, NOS4A2, New York Times bestselling author, Joe Hill, makes sure you’ll never listen to Christmas carols without a shiver again. But more than just horror, NOS4A2 is a story of strength, of magic, of family, and the costs of love. It’s about finding what is lost, even when what we lose is ourselves.

About the Graphic Novel:

Joe Hill’s New York Times bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Talent Manx III. Now, in an original new comic miniseries, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers and sure to delight fans of the book.

 

Brandon Sanderson Novellas Update

Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

After a number of production issues, our Brandon Sanderson tandem novellas, Perfect State and Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell are now done. I'm speaking here of the books. The next step is to send a set of the books out to have the slipcases made, which we're doing ASAP.

Thanks to everyone who's been waiting for this two novella set. It's going to be an absolutely gorgeous production, which will ship in just a few short months.

 

THE RISE OF ENDYMION goes to the printer

The Rise of Endymion

Dan Simmons' The Rise of Endymion has gone to the printer.

The Shrike will be here in just a couple short months. Be warned.

Limited: 474 signed numbered hardcover copies: $150

 

New Harlan Ellison shipping soon

Can and Can'tankerous by Harlan Ellison

We may have the first advance copies of Harlan Ellison's new collection, Can & Can'tankerous, later this week. If so, the trade edition is likely to ship by the end of the year. The limited edition will take a few more months, as we wait for slipcases to be made.

As you may recall, the book snagged a starred review from Publishers Weekly:

This hefty and impressive collection from one of SF’s leading authors showcases Ellison’s versatility. Ellison can go from anguished to zany in an instant… Ellison seems somewhat mellower here than in the past, but his writing still memorably grabs and bites.

Speaking of Harlan, we just received a reorder for his new PS Publishing collection, Ellison Wonderland, brand new after 50+ years. It's well worth your time.

 

Only 29 copies of Caitlin R. Kiernan’s BENEATH AN OIL-DARK SEA left

Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Just a Collector's PSA:

We're down to fewer than thirty copies of the limited edition of Caitlin R. Kiernan's Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea, and don't expect to have copies of the limited or trade editions for much longer.

Limited: 600 signed numbered copies with bonus hardcover, False Starts/II: $60

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $45

 

More Details on Brandon Sanderson’s ELANTRIS

Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

We've just posted a whole host of images over at the page for the tenth anniversary edition of Brandon Sanderson's Elantris, including:

  • Endsheets
  • 16 page color insert
  • Duotone page design
  • Original Maps

We've sold 2/3 of our stock since we announced we'd receive copies, so get your order in soon. This is going to be one of the most collectible, and gorgeous, titles of the year.

 

 

Ready Player One Sent to the printer. 95% Sold Out

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Good news: We've just hustled Ernest Cline's (huge) cult-classic novel, Ready Player One, off to the printer.

Great News: The book is over 95% sold out, which means that large online suppliers will not have copies. If you're of a mind to order one, please do so soon.

Don't forget: Our edition inludes a piece of RP1 fan fiction by Andy Weir (The Martian).

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75

 

 

Announcing the signed limited edition of ELANTRIS by Brandon Sanderson

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We've been lucky enough to be offered copies of the signed leatherbound 10th Anniversary Edition of Brandon Sanderson's first novel, Elantris. Please order early, as we're likely to place just one big order for our copies.

About the Book:

This special version of the 10th Anniversary Edition of Elantris is covered in dark blue bonded leather and embossed on front and spine with Aonic designs from the book. The book is printed in two colors and has gilded edges and full-color illustrated endpapers. A 16-page full-color insert at the beginning of the book highlights some of our favorite Elantris covers from around the world. This is an excellent way to celebrate 10 years of Elantris, and admit it, it's going to look great on the shelf next to that dusty leatherbound edition of Moby Dick, right?

First Printing. Brand new leather-bound hardcover: $100

 

Come Work for Subterranean Press

We're in the market for a Social Media Expert. If this, and the description below, sounds like you, please get in touch with us ASAP.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT

Subterranean Press, one of the most successful specialty genre presses in North America, is looking for the right social media expert to engage and expand our audience of readers and fans online, and to offer assistance in publicity and promotion. This is a part-time position, with the potential for significant growth.

For this position, our candidate must have:

● Creativity, enthusiasm and the organization to build our audience, increase online traffic and promote sales.
● A thorough knowledge of the dynamics of social media, and the poise and diplomacy (and occasionally sense of humor) that the online face of our company must have.
● Knowledge of the rapidly-changing world of publishing, including genre and specialty publishing specifically, and experience in dealing with press, reviewers, bloggers, booksellers, online retailers and authors.
● A desire for collaboration with co-workers, as well as curiosity, initiative and attention to detail with regard to the job.
● Superior written and oral communications skills. We work with words!

In the position, our candidate will:

● Develop on-brand content and update social media channels daily.
● Capture and archive strong press quotes and endorsements.
● Draft strategic publicity and marketing campaigns that will fuel book sales.
● Write press releases with strong, persuasive leads.
● Set and meet deadlines and budgets.
● Be self-starting, with the ability to execute and follow through on plans and ideas.
● Be able to multitask, be detail-oriented and manage their own time efficiently.
● Learn about, appreciate and engage Subterranean Press’ enthusiastic customer base.
● Meet weekly at least once a week, online or in person, with Subterranean Press staff to discuss plans and offer updates.

To apply, send a resume with a list of previous clients, a sample press release, and link to sites displaying relevant previous work to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

Hell Goes to the Printer

Hell's Bounty by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale

Hell's gone and went to our printer. The damnation in question being Hell's Bounty by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale, a western so weird and violent it took brothers to write it. Given we're only printing 1000 copies, and the strong Publishers Weekly review Bounty received, we don't expect to have copies long after publication. Saddle up and order a copy.

From Publishers Weekly:

Fans of Joe Lansdale’s charismatic, genre-jumping storytelling (Fender Lizards) will eat up this collaboration with his brother: it’s a whimsical save-the-world gunslinger zombie mash-up with a bit of black-winged Lovecraftian horror tossed in… [T]he ragtag team members—Smith, his horse, the saloon’s ‘girl for hire,’ the town doctor, and the undertaker—achieve a smooth and high-energy dynamic as they use smart tactics, high carnage, and unlimited silver bullets to take down cowboy ghouls.

 

New China Mieville cover art revealed

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Here, for the first time, is Vincent Chong's spot on cover for China Miéville's ambitious new 36,000 word novella, This Census-Taker.

About the Book:

A boy ran down a hill path screaming.

This running, screaming boy has witnessed something terrible, something so awful that he cannot even properly articulate it. All he can do is run. His story is investigated, but no evidence is found to support it, and so in the end, he is sent back. Back up that hill path to the site of his terror, to live with the parent who caused it.

The boy tries to escape. He flees to a gang of local children but they can’t help him. The town refuses to see his danger. He is alone.

Then a stranger arrives. A stranger who claims his job is to ask questions, seek truth. Who can, perhaps, offer safety. Or whose offer may be something altogether different, something safety is no part of.

In This Census-Taker, multiple award-winning writer China Miéville offers a story made of secrets and subtle reveals, of tragedy and bravery, of mysteries that shift when they appear to be known. It is a stunning work, full of strangeness and power.

Limited: 750 signed numbered copies: $45

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.

 

New Caitlin R. Kiernan shipping this week

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We're happy to let you know that Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea, the second Best of volume by Caitlin R. Kiernan, will start shipping this week. We're equally happy to pass along that both the limited and trade editions are more than 90% sold out, with copies not expected to last long. As a reminder, the limited edition comes with False/Starts II, a 26,000 word chapbook of additional unpublished material.

Need more convincing? Here's a cutting from the starred review Beneath received in Publishers Weekly:

[The stories] rise above other works of dark fantasy, distinguished by their creative range and the diversity of their treatments of fantastic themes. Although these tales abound with nods to Lovecraft, Lewis Carroll, and other touchstones in literature and popular culture, Kiernan’s innovative approach to fantastic ideas shows a refreshingly original synthesis of her influences. Her best stories are also some of the best fantastic fiction of the past decade.

Limited: 600 signed numbered copies, with additonal hardcover: $60

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition: $45

 

Robert McCammon’s BLUE WORLD for only $35

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We've received a double handful of copies of Robert McCammon's Blue World back from one of our large accounts.

As usual, the returns aren't perfect. Some have a ding here or a scuff there.

Copies have been reduced to the bargain price of $35 each, so have at it.

 

Announcing DJSTURBIA by David J. Schow

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We're thrilled to announce David J. Schow's next collection, DJSturbia, which, as you'll see, is already a recipient of a Starred Review from Publishers Weekly.

About the Book:

DJSturbia is home to monsters.

All kinds of monsters, from skyscraper-sized Godzilla (twice!) to the microscopic space germ known as the Andromeda Strain.

Monsters human and inhuman, from fictional psycho killers to the real-life terrorists of 9/11.

Lovecraftian horrors. Extraterrestrial insects. Giant serpents. Gargoyles and ghosts. Gunfighters and assassins. The battlefield monstrosities known as Warbirds, the alien invaders called Black Widowers, and — oh, yes — a little critter named Bob.

Classic monsters lurk here, too: That Creature from That Lagoon. That Thing from Another World. Monsters living, monsters dead … and in-between.

David J. Schow’s newest collection features his usual lucky thirteen short stories — shoot ‘em ups, horror noir, and surprises aplenty — plus, for the first time, a poison-candy sampler of thirteen additional essays covering everything from The Crow to live snake-handling.

A World Fantasy Award winner for short fiction, DJS has come to escort you into the dark suburbs of his imagination — DJSturbia.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcovers: $40

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“This excellently chilling compilation of 13 short stories and 12 personal reminiscences covers the entire horror genre… Great writing, boundless creativity, and remarkable career recollections make this a truly wonderful compilation.”

 

Announcing CODE 666 AND OTHER STORIES by Michael Reaves

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We're pleased to let you know that we're getting 20 copies of Michael Reaves' huge (nearly 575 pages) career retrospective, Code 666 and Other Stories.

About the Book:

The following text is taken from Joe Lansdale’s brilliant introduction to this book: “Michael is one of those guys who can not only edit, he can write, and write well. What he does best is write fiction, and I think short fiction is where he excels. This collection will prove that. It will also prove he can take old themes, ideas that have been used far too much, ideas that have been repeatedly run over by the trucks of time, and he can make them fresh. That’s why it’s so amazing to me that Michael hasn’t received more attention for his work. He certainly deserves it, and this collection should be a start in that direction, a way of organizing his fine output so readers can finally understand that a large number of amazing stories they may have read here and there, each quite different from the other, were written by the same author.

“Michael is this kind of writer. His stories come from a well of passion and excitement. It’s like the kid in him that grew up on comics and fiction and creepy movies and science fiction never aged, and books like this give a reader a feeling of touching on something beyond the norm; some magical door is opened and you are invited inside, where that which is fantastic is suddenly as real as water is wet. And then, when the experience is over, you walk out of that fantastic door knowing that where you have been is something beyond understanding.

"Michael Reaves is one of the few writers I have read in years who can do that. He transformed my world with his words, and I am happy to be bold enough to say this is one of the best collections of stories I have read in many a blue moon. I believe you will feel the same. Get comfortable. Dig in.”

Limited: 200 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50

 

ROGUES in stock and shipping

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We're very happy to let you know that the signed, limited edition of Rogues is in stock and shipping. The lettered edition should follow within a week or two.

Thanks to everyone for their patience as this project came together.

 

New Harlan Ellison and Joe Hill in stock and shipping

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Two much-anticipated PS Publishing titles are now available. All preorders have shipped, but we have a few extra copies of Ellison Wonderland, Harlan Ellison's first collection, augmented by an engaging, ennervating, entertaining, 26,000 word introduction that appears for the first time.

The second title is the 10th anniversary edition of Joe Hill's collection, 20th Century Ghosts, which, I'm happy to say, holds up very well a decade on.

Quantities on both are very limited, and we're not likely to be able to reorder, so get to it!

 

Color Illustrations from GRRM’s A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS just posted

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

We've just posted three of the ten color plates that Garry Gianni has created for George R. R. Martin's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. This much-lauded volume includes not only three long novellas, but over one hundred fifty black and white illustrations as well as ten rendered in full color.

About the Book:

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two…as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.

Our edition will be slightly oversize, likely with the following features:

  • All of the art from the trade hardcover;
  • Printed on 80# Finch;
  • The full color endsheets as a wraparound dust jacket;
  • A completely new set of endsheets;
  • 8-10 of the full-page interior illustrations (b&w in the trade) rendered in color in our edition;

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $295

Click here to order a copy or check out more of the illustrations
 

 

Announcing SOULLESS by Gail Carriger

Soulless by Gail Carriger

We're pleased to add Gail Carriger's fun and frothy Soulless to our early 2016 schedule. Right now, we're going over the final files, and then the book heads to the printer.

About the Book:

Alexia Tarabotti is a proper English miss—so long as you don’t count her spinsterhood, half-Italian heritage, or weaponized parasol against her. Oh, and there’s that little matter of her lacking a soul. But, honestly, isn’t being soulless and thus able to nullify the powers of vampires and werewolves and other supernatural beings a good thing in a London chockful of them?

Her soulless state seems particularly handy when Alexia is accosted alone in a library by a vampire intent on her neck. She dispatches him with the help of her preternatural powers…and handy parasol. But not only has the fanged ruffian ruined her treacle tart, his untimely demise brings to the scene Lord Conall Maccon, werewolf Alpha and investigator for the Bureau of Unnatural Registry (and as handsome as he is vexing). The incident is followed by a veritable plague of unexplained new vampires and old ones suddenly disappearing across London society. And, unfortunately, Alexia herself becomes the chief suspect.

New York Times’ bestselling author Gail Carriger’s Soulless introduced a legion of readers to the delightfully romantic Victorian steampunk world of her acclaimed Parasol Protectorate series. Revisit the start of this acclaimed and singular series in this exclusive limited edition.

Limited: 750 signed numbered copies: $50
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $250