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Announcing a new Jim Butcher Dresden Files Collection!

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

We've just added an original Jim Butcher title to this year's schedule, the themed short story collection, Working for Bigfoot. If you need a Dresden Files fix between novels, look no further.

About the Book:

Chicago wizard for hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client’s body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he’s treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He’s a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.

In the three novellas that make up Working For Bigfoot, collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin’s life. As a middle-schooler, in “B is For Bigfoot,” Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,” Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it’s not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up’s typical problems as a freshman in college in “Bigfoot on Campus,” or would have if typical included vampires.

New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $60

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover copies: $35

Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275

 

Order your signed/inscribed copy of Peter V. Brett’s THE SKULL THRONE now!

The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

The end times are coming. Well, at least the deadline when you can easily order a signed or inscribed copy of Peter V. Brett's The Skull Throne. We've already placed our order with his publisher, and have presold over 80% of our copies. As an added inducement to pick up a copy, here's a reminder of what the exclusive-to-SubPress embossing will look like.

The Skull Throne Embossing

Preorder your copy today!

 

Dan Simmons’ ENDYMION in Stock and Shipping

Endymion by Dan Simmons

The signed limited edition of Endymion, the third volume of Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos is in stock and starts shipping before the end of the week. Thanks to everyone for being patient as we worked to get the dust jacket art just right, an excellence that will be carried over to The Rise of Endymion.

Hardcore collectors, please note that there are a few copies of the lettered edition of Endymion not yet spoken for.

Limited: 474 signed numbered oversize hardcover copies, printed on 80# Finch: $150

Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $325 [very limited stock available]

 

Neal Stephenson’s THE DIAMOND AGE Lettered Edition in Stock and Shipping

The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

We're down to the last two copies of the signed, lettered edition of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age, which is in stock and shipping. This is, hands down, one of the two or three finest lettered editions we've ever published, right up there with Carlos Ruiz Zafon's novels and Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors. There are only two copies left. Your pocket may be lighter if you pick up a copy, but your collection will be the poorer if you don't. It's really that impressive.

Copies of the also gorgeous limited edition are still available, as well..

Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase: $125

Lettered: 26 signed copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase: $500

 

The Signed Limited Edition of Christopher Moore’s YOU SUCK Available at Half Price

You Suck

We've been lucky enough to pick up copies of a classic Charnel Houe offering, You Suck by Christopher Moore, which we're offering for $75 per copy, a full 50% off the regular price.

You Suck is limited to 250 numbered copies, bound in Hot Pink Sierra Trendz Fabric, Imported from Holland and especially dyed for this project. The slipcase is bound in black Sierra.

 

Announcing FENDER LIZARDS, a new novel by Joe R. Lansdale

Fender Lizards by Joe R. Lansdale

Coming this November!

The unmistakable accent of the Piney Woods of East Texas rolls from the pages of Fender Lizards, Joe R. Lansdale’s tale of the life and love and work of one Dot Sherman, who delivers on her promise that her story is “the real thing from beginning to end.”

Dot waitresses on roller skates at the Dairy Bob, doesn’t care for smoking at least partly on account of her dad having never returned from a cigarette run, and carries on the family tradition of philosophizing. Life hasn’t done her any favors in her seventeen years so far. But if there was ever a heroine built for turning things upside down and seeing what shakes out, it’s Dot. Determined to find out who she is and why she’s the way she is, an opportunity presents itself when her heretofore-unknown uncle suddenly moves his camper into the front yard.

As in his classic novels The Bottoms and The Magic Wagon, multiple-award-winning Lansdale instills place with character and character with place. Here is an overlooked world and a cast of real folks that prove unforgettable, all rendered in one of American fiction’s most authentic voices.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $40

Limited: 400 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with full color illustrations by Jon Foster, plus two original short stories about a young Hap Collins: $60

 

Pay What You Want for Nearly 20 Subterranean Ebooks via Humble Bundle

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Subterranean Press and Humble Bundle have partnered for the first time to offer readers a pay-what-you-want book bundle as we kick off our 20th year in publishing. The Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle features an assortment of the best sci-fi, fantasy, and horror titles Subterranean Press has to offer and also marks the international debut for the bulk of these titles which were not available outside of the US until now.

This Humble Book Bundle boasts works by some of today's most praised and award-winning authors including John Scalzi, Clive Barker, Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Harlan Ellison®, Cherie Priest, Joe R. Lansdale, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Robert McCammon, K. J. Parker, Ted Chiang, Dan Simmons, Barry Hughart, Tim Powers, Connie Willis, Jack Vance, and more.

Cllick HERE to go to Humble Bundle
 

Customers can name their price for The Jack Vance Treasury, Inside Job, Muse of Fire, Jacaranda: A Novella of the Clockwork Century, The Ape's Wife and Other Stories, The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison®, and Brayan’s Gold.

Those who pay more than the average price will also receive The Mallet of Loving Correction, Nobody's Home: An Anubis Gates Story, The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, The End of the Sentence, The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate, Tortured Souls: The Legend of Primordium, and Amityville Horrible.

Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Academic Exercises, The Hunter from the Woods, and Black Hat Jack.

Additional titles will be unveiled mid-promotion on February 25.

 

Stephen King’s THINNER Coming Soon

Thinner by Stephen King

PS Publishing's signed (facsimile) edition of Stephen King's Thinner is in our warehouse, and just waiting for its turn at the top of the shipping queue, which looks to be a few weeks away. Thinner marks another nifty PS production, with an illustrated slipcase, dust jacket, and art by both Les Edwards and Edward Miller

About the Book:

Hardnosed lawyer Billy Halleck carries a few pounds more than he should but, hey, he’s happy, content, successful and, well, let’s say ‘highly sexually charged.’ It’s this latter area that’s the cause of all that’s to befall him, when his wife, Heidi distracts him while he’s driving and causes Billy to run down a woman who was part of a group of traveling Gypsies.

The case is kicked out of court (thanks to the judge being a personal friend of Billy) and everyone is happy. Well, everyone, that is, except for the dead woman’s father who’s less than impressed with American justice.

“Thinner,” he whispers in Billy’s ear as he strokes Halleck’s face. And, hoo boy, it’s a retribution that truly takes the cake as, from that very moment onwards, Billy Halleck discovers the diet of the gods. No matter what he puts away, the pounds continue to roll off.

Initially fearing some virulent cancer, Billy is relieved when he gets the all-clear. From then on, he’s happy with his lot: I mean, what’s not to like—clear your plate as many times as you want and you don’t put on an ounce? Hey, come on, right? Except, Billy wonders, how will this condition end? Not well, Billy’s inner voice whispers. Not well at all.

Often overlooked in summaries of King’s works, Thinner is a true tour de force…a riveting page-turner of the highest order.

With all manner of goodies including an Introduction from Johnny Mains, colour artwork from both Les Edwards and Edward Miller (Les’s ‘dark half’ if truth be told)—and with Johnny and Les signing all copies—the slipcased state will be a joy to behold.

Limited: 974 numbered copies, signed by the artists and author of the introduction: $125

 

Cherie Priest’s JACARANDA ships this week

Jacaranda by Cherie Priest

Later this week, we'll be doing the bubble bag and mailer routine for Cherie Priest's novella, Jacaranda. This looks like her last foray into her Clockwork Century world for some time (if not forever), and we already have more distributor orders for the trade hardcover than we can fill, so ordering now might be a good idea.

Along the way, Jacaranda has picked up a good deal of praise:

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.

From October Country:

What you get…is a steady, insistent pulse-beat of dread. Priest does a good job of keeping the tension tight and the outcome in doubt, right up to the very end.

From SanFrancisco Book Review:

While other novels in Priest’s Clockwork Century series have dabbled in supernatural elements, Jacaranda is the first to go full bore and embrace the supernatural. It leaves behind much of the steampunk and pseudoscientific trappings that characterize the series, offering a cursed hotel and perils less tangible than sap-poisoned rotters and Civil War profiteers… A welcome new wrinkle in an established series, Jacaranda shows there’s plenty of life left in the Clockwork Century universe.

 

New Mira Grant sent to the printer

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

We've reviewed the final files, put a tie on them, and sent Mira Grant's Rolling in the Deep, to the printer. Along the way, the deep sea horror novella picked up another review, this one from Library Journal:

A well-crafted little monster tale from Seanan McGuire (author of the popular ‘October Daye’ urban fantasy series as well as horror/sf under the Grant pen name), this novella is a treat for her fans…

This review dovetails nicely with the earlier one from Publishers Weekly:

In this slim, grim tale of aquatic horror, Grant (Symbiont) unveils the tragic last voyage of the SS Atargatis, hired by the Imagine Network to help film a fake documentary on mermaids while also performing deep-sea scientific studies… In true horror fashion, Grant introduces a large cast of colorful personalities, giving many of them brief chances to shine, before unleashing the horrors of the deep upon them.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

 

Only 20 copies of THE WATER KNIFE Left

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

Just a quick note that we've placed our order for signed trade copies of Paolo Bacigalupi's new novel, The Water Knife, and are down to the last twenty. We do not anticipate being able to reorder.

Trade Hardcover Signed on a Specially tipped-in page: $25.95

 

New Tim Powers Limited Edition in Stock and Shipping

Nobody's Home by Tim Powers

The signed limited editions of Tim Powers's new Anubis Gates novelette, Nobody's Home are in house, which we intend to rectify as quickly as possible. The limited is a shade over 80% sold out, and won't last forever. It'll tide you over until our limited edition of Tim's next novel.

About the Book:

For the first time in his esteemed career, Tim Powers returns to the setting (and a central character) from his landmark time travel novel, The Anubis Gates.

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 printed in two colors throughout, copiously illustrated by J. K. Potter.

Limited: 474 signed numbered copies, bound in leather,  housed in a custom, foil stamped slipcase: $75
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35

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.”

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.”

The Skiffy and Fanty Show:

“…the novella drops readers right back into the delicious, alien weirdness that is Powers’ 19th century London without missing a beat.  Powers’ 19th century London is like none other, and this story brings that right to the fore. From the London Stone to doings on the Thames, the sense of place is note perfect with The Anubis Gates. This novella could have been written right after The Anubis Gates for all that it so effectively brings readers into that space and time once again.”

 

Announcing An Oversize Signed Limited Edition of THE FIFTH HEART by Dan Simmons

The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons

We've been lucky enough to gain permission to publish the signed, limited edition of Dan Simmons' new novel, The Fifth Heart, an epic length thriller in the vein of Drood and The Terror.

Our edition will feature an oversize 7*10 trim size, sewn binding, and be housed in a custom slipcase. We're still consulting with Dan on finding just the right artist for the book.

The Fifth Heart has classic written all over it, as you'll see from the description. It has already garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

About the Book:

Paris, 1893: On a bridge above the Seine, two figures, each bent on suicide, unexpectedly encounter one another. One is the great American novelist Henry James, whose personal and professional fortunes have dramatically declined. The other is Sherlock Holmes, who has an unusual reason for wanting to die. He has come to believe that he may not be real, that he may just be some “scribbler’s” fictional creation. This chance encounter at a vulnerable moment will have enormous ramifications for both men.

Abandoning thoughts of suicide, the two make their way to America, where the fastidious James finds himself caught up in a violent, frequently lethal world he could never have imagined. A pair of interconnected investigations dominates that world. The first concerns the supposed suicide of Clover Adams, wife of historian Henry Adams and member of an elite social circle called The Five Hearts. The second involves a vast, overarching conspiracy which, if successful, will affect the fates of entire nations. For both Holmes and his unlikely partner, the path to personal redemption leads through these two very different mysteries.

Seamlessly combining melodrama and metaphysical speculation with a brilliantly detailed portrait of Gilded Age America, The Fifth Heart is something truly special: a novel of depth and character that is also a world-class entertainment. Colorful, gripping, and ultimately quite moving, it is a formidable addition to a unique—and irreplaceable—body of work.

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

Lettered: 26 signed deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $500


From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

“In Paris in 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James join forces in this outstanding novel from Simmons, who has concocted something far from the usual pastiche, with a historical figure standing in for Dr. Watson… Simmons (Drood) knows the Holmes canon and uses that expertise in the service of a highly original reimagining of the beloved sleuth.”

From Booklist (Starred Review):

“Like several of Simmons' earlier novels, including The Abominable (2013) and Drood (2009), his latest is a riveting mixture of historical fact and fiction. The year is 1893. Henry James and Sherlock Holmes travel together to America to solve the mystery surrounding the death of socialite Clover Adams (whom, some say, James would later use as his inspiration for his novels Daisy Miller and The Portrait of a Lady). But the book isn't just for Holmes' fans—it's a solidly constructed, beautifully told mystery; a portrait of one of the nineteenth century's most important writers; and an intriguing blend of fact and fantasy.”

 

The Return of the Subterranean Scalzi Super Ebook Bundle

Subterranean Scalzi Super Ebook Bundle

For a very limited time, we're offering the Scalzi Super Ebook Bundle, which contains all of John's ebooks we have in print. You may remember, we offered this a few years ago.

There's a kicker this time. In addition to new books we've published since the last bundle, this time around there are a couple that aren't available for sale anywhere else:

  • To Sue the World (a short Redshirts story)
  • Lock In (the lost chapters);

In all, there are 20 ebooks in this package, all for the bargain price of $8.99. Check out the product page for the full list, and links to order.

One final incentitve to order, all author (thanks, John) and publisher proceeds from the bundle are going to a local fencing non-profit that we've supported for years.


 

 

An Update on Robert McCammon’s THE BORDER

The Border by Robert McCammon

We know a ton of folks are waiting for Robert McCammon's The Border. We're happy to let you know that it's right on schedule to be released at the end of May. In one of  the next few updates, we'll post the cover and some of the images from the SOLD OUT signed limited edition.

In the meantime, the signed copies of the trade hardcover (with the epic cover you see here) continue to sell very well. Fewer than 10% of those copies remain available. After that, we'll be selling unsigned copies.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover (signed): $26.95

 

Announcing TALES OF THE PRIMAL LAND by Brian Lumley

Tales of the Primal Land by Brian Lumley

Look for our latest Brian Lumley offering, Tales of the Primal Land, collecting three novels, out in May.

About the Book:

THE PRIMAL LAND

…Was in fact a primal continent, but that was so long ago—even before Uthmal and Mu, and long before comparatively recent Atlantis—that a majority of today’s palaeoethnologists might never be persuaded of its existence. But now let it be known that there was in Primal Theem’hdra (the vast island continent’s name,) an hitherto unsuspected, even unimagined Age of Man, where barbarous nomadic tribes wandered the stony steppes and thirsty, burning deserts, while self-styled “civilized” folk dwelled in the so-called “sophisticate cities” of more luxuriant, mainly coastal, semi-tropical and agricultural regions…in its way a world much like that of today, albeit in a guise exquisitely prehistoric.

But the Primal Land’s peoples were among the first human races, when mutable evolutionary processes together with a vacillating Nature were as yet undecided which abilities, both mental and physical—and metaphysical—men should be allowed to retain and develop down all the ages, and which to abort as unworkable and even dangerous…

And thus there was true, often dark magic in those times, while in our “enlightened” age we have found different names for such as Magicians, Sorcerers and flying carpets; for Nature has never ceased her dabbling, and now we acknowledge such words as telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation and so on almost casually, haphazardly. But just think: wasn’t Einstein himself a Magician, whose “runes” were surely as powerful as any Wizard’s in ancient Theem’hdra?

These then are the surviving tales—or the “fables” if you prefer—of an age of men and monsters, and of Wizards both black and white, in a time before Pangea and a world predating the dinosaurs…

Limited: 250 signed numbered copies, with full-color interior plates by Bob Eggleton: $60

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $40

 

A Starred Review for Lawrence Block’s New Burglar Book

The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block

We're readying Lawrence Block's The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons for the printer, and are happy to report that its first review is a starred one, courtesy of Publishers Weekly:

‘I love to steal,’ admits Bernie Rhodenbarr in MWA Grand Master Block’s superlative 11th mystery featuring the New York City thief and bookseller… With his razor sharp wit, Block succeeds in making Bernie’s thievery a noble undertaking.”

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 BENEATH AN OIL-DARK SEA by Caitlin R. Kiernan

Beneath and Oil-Dark Sea by Caitlin R. Kiernan

In his Locus review of Two Worlds and In Between—the first volume of The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan—Gary K. Wolfe wrote, “…it makes you wish the second volume were here now.” Well, the long wait is almost over. Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume Two) completes this ambitious undertaking, collecting the finest of Kiernan's stories from 2004 to 2012, selected by the author herself. The book includes twenty-five short stories and one poem, plus the short novel Black Helicopters—over two hundred thousand words of fiction, including the World Fantasy Award-winning “The Prayer of Ninety Cats.”

In his introduction, S. T. Joshi writes, “Caitlín R. Kiernan does not care to be called a 'horror writer,' and with good reason: that term is far too crude and blunt to convey even a fraction of all the diverse elements that make her work unique. Perhaps she wishes to be a writer of what Lovecraft called 'weird fiction'; or maybe she prefers Aickman’s coinage 'strange stories.' These terms seem sufficiently broad and ambiguous to encompass the multiplicity of tones, moods, manners, and motifs that make up Kiernan’s short fiction, and in this volume you will find the full range of her work amply displayed. Her output to date has already placed her at the head of her field; she has nothing more to prove. Any subsequent work can only augment her achievement.”

The collection includes the first complete bibliography of Kiernan's writing (1985-2015), and the limited edition will included a new hardcover (over 25,000 words) of unpublished material, False/Starts II: Being Another Compendium of Beginnings.

Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea will be published this November.

Limited: 600 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, including the bonus hardcover, False Starts II: $60

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $45

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction by S. T. Joshi

PART ONE (Atlanta, 2004-2008)

  • Bradbury Weather
  • Pony
  • Untitled 17
  • A Child’s Guide to the Hollow Hills
  • The Ammonite Violin (Murder Ballad No. 4)
  • A Season of Broken Dolls
  • In View of Nothing
  • The Ape’s Wife
  • The Steam Dancer (1896)
  • In the Dreamtime of Lady Resurrection
  • Pickman’s Other Model (1929)

PART TWO (Providence, 2008-2012)

  • Galapagos
  • The Melusine (1898)
  • As Red as Red
  • Fish Bride (1970)
  • The Mermaid of the Concrete Ocean
  • The Sea Troll’s Daughter
  • Hydraguros
  • Houndwife
  • The Maltese Unicorn
  • Tidal Forces
  • And the Cloud That Took the Form
  • The Prayer of Ninety Cats
  • Daughter Dear Desmodus
  • One Tree Hill (The World as Cataclysm)
  • Black Helicopters
  • Epilogue: Atlantis
  • Bibliography/Publication History
  • Illustrations (Bonus in Limited)

 

Announcing ELLISON WONDERLAND and a bonus volume, PEBBLES FROM THE MOUNTAIN

Ellison Wonderland

The good folks from PS Publishing are producing a limited edition of Harlan Ellison's early collection, Ellison Wonderland, and have been kind enough to allocate some copies for us. Given how strong our Ellison fanbase is, we could probably sell the entire print run ourselves, so if you'd like to snag a copy from us, please do so ASAP.

To add to the excitement, the really reasonably priced deluxe version of Ellison Wonderland includes a second volume of stories, Pebbles from the Mountain, both of them housed in a full-color illustrated slipcase. Read on for the full details, and, as we suggested, get your order in early. This is sure to be a delightful project.
 

About Ellison Wonderland:

A book, and a novella-length Introduction (46,000 words), and a second book (Deluxe edition only), and a guest Introduction, and a guest Afterword, and a slipcase—plain Wibalin material on the Standard edition and an illustrated slipcase housing both books in the Deluxe edition—and signed by the Author (Deluxe edition only).  The definitive edition of Ellison Wonderland (because, literature lovers and Ellison aficionados, there will not be another—trust me on this. Better still, trust Harlan on this) will be available in two states.

STANDARD EDITION

  • All stories revised and corrected by the author, and each of them introduced by him;
  • Photographs and book covers;
  • Colour-illustrated endpapers;
  • Guest Foreword by J. Michael Straczynski;
  • Guest Afterword by Josh Olson;
  • Special Author-Introduction (46,000 words!)
  • Wibalin slipcase.
  • Limited to just 500 copies in dust-jackets and housed in a plain Wibalin slipcase

Contents: of ELLISON WONDERLAND (370 pages)

  • GO THOU AND DO LIKEWISE: AN APPRECIATION OF HARLAN ELLISON by J. Michael Straczynski
  • Author’s Introduction: THE MAN ON THE MUSHROOM (1974/1984)
  • Author’s new Introduction: DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU: THE LAST DANGEROUS INTRODUCTION TO ELLISON WONDERLAND (2013)
  • COMMUTER’S PROBLEM
  • DO-IT-YOURSELF (Written in collaboration with Joe L. Hensley)
  • THE SILVER CORRIDOR
  • ALL THE SOUNDS OF FEAR
  • GNOMEBODY
  • THE SKY IS BURNING
  • MEALTIME
  • THE VERY LAST DAY OF A GOOD WOMAN
  • BATTLEFIELD
  • DEAL FROM THE BOTTOM
  • THE WIND BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS
  • ARE YOU LISTENING? (AKA, THE FORCES THAT CRUSH)
  • NOTHING FOR MY NOON MEAL
  • HADJ
  • RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
  • IN LONELY LANDS
  • BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS
  • AFTERWORD by Josh Olson

 

THE DELUXE EDITION—As the standard edition but also including:

  • Pebbles from the Mountain featuring:
  • Different colour-illustrated endpapers
  • Both books housed in a special illustrated slipcase
  • Limited to just 200 copies—both books in dust-jackets—with Ellison Wonderland signed by the Author

Contents of PEBBLES FROM THE MOUNTAIN (160 pages)

  • ‘Again the Cat Prowls’ by Harlan Ellison (writing as “Jay Solo”)
  • ‘Boss of the Big House!’ by Harlan Ellison
  • ‘Blind Date’ by Harlan Ellison (writing as “Ellis Hart”)
  • ‘Black Money’ by Harlan Ellison and Henry Slesar (writing as “Sley Harsen”)
  • ‘Backlash! by Harlan Ellison
  • ‘Damn the Metal Moon’ by Harlan Ellison (writing as “Ellis Hart”)
  • ‘Walk The Ceiling’ by Harlan Ellison
  • ‘Children of Chaos’ by Harlan Ellison (writing as “Ivar Jorgensen”)
  • ‘Battle Accommodations’ by Harlan Ellison (writing as “Ellis Hart”)
  • ‘The Cave of Miracles’ by Harlan Ellison
  • ‘The Cheese Stands Alone’ by Harlan Ellison

Limited: 500 copies of Ellison Wonderland housed in a plain Wibalin slipcase: $60

Deluxe: Limited to 200 signed numbered copies, with Ellison Wonderland and the bonus hardcover, Pebbles from the Mountain, housed in an illustrated slipcase: $125

 

Announcing SAVAGES by K. J. Parker

Savages by K. J. Parker

Following on the heels of K. J. Parker's mammoth (and hugely acclaimed) collection, Academic Exercises, we're pleased to announce a huge new epic fantasy novel, Savages. Look for it this summer.

About the Book:

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

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

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY reviews the new Mira Grant novella

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

Publishers Weekly has just graced Mira Grant's scary seafaring novella, Rolling in the Deep, with a review. Check out a bit of it here:

In this slim, grim tale of aquatic horror, Grant (Symbiont) unveils the tragic last voyage of the SS Atargatis, hired by the Imagine Network to help film a fake documentary on mermaids while also performing deep-sea scientific studies… In true horror fashion, Grant introduces a large cast of colorful personalities, giving many of them brief chances to shine, before unleashing the horrors of the deep upon them.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40

 

Kelley Armstrong—BOUNTY HUNT Shipping and an Ebook Special

Bounty Hunt by Kelley Armstrong

This week, our major shipping project is Kelley Armstrong's Bounty Hunt, the graphic novel illustrated by Xaviere Daumarie. If you've ordered a copy, watch for your shipping notice soon. If you've been meaning to pick up a copy our supplies are dwindling, so get your order in soon or risk missing out.

In other Kelley Armstrong news, we've reduced the price of the ebooks Brazen and Forbidden to $2.99 each for roughly the coming week.

Bounty Hunt Limited Edition: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $45

 

Preorder the Gift Edition of Stephen King’s ‘SALEM’S LOT

'Salem's Lot by Stephen King

We'll be receiving a not huge number of copies of the Cemetery Dance Gift Edition of Stephen King's vampire classic, 'Salem's Lot. Given how well their edition of Carrie turned out, we can't recommend this book enough.

About the Book:

'Salem's Lot is a small New England town with white clapboard houses, tree-lined streets, and solid church steeples. That summer in 'Salem's Lot was a summer of homecoming and return; spring burned out and the land lying dry, crackling underfoot. Late that summer, Ben Mears returned to 'Salem's Lot hoping to cast out his own devils and found instead a new, unspeakable horror.

A stranger had also come to the Lot, a stranger with a secret as old as evil, a secret that would wreak irreparable harm on those he touched and in turn on those they loved.

All would be changed forever—Susan, whose love for Ben could not protect her; Father Callahan, the bad priest who put his eroded faith to one last test; and Mark, a young boy who sees his fantasy world become reality and ironically proves the best equipped to handle the relentless nightmare of 'Salem's Lot.

This is a rare novel, almost hypnotic in its unyielding suspense, which builds to a climax of classic terror. You will not forget the town of 'Salem's Lot nor any of the people who used to live there.

Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:

  • an introduction by Stephen King
  • an afterword by Clive Barker
  • many deleted scenes that were cut from the original manuscript
  • the short stories “Jerusalem's Lot” and “One for the Road”
  • deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing as part of the page design
  • printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
  • epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by David Palumbo
  • a different full color dust jacket for the Numbered Artist Edition painted by David Palumbo
  • full color interior paintings by David Palumbo
  • interior artwork will be printed on a heavy glossy stock and tipped into the book
  • an original map of the town drawn by Glenn Chadbourne exclusively for this special edition
  • signature sheet artwork for all three editions by Glenn Chadbourne
  • high-quality endpapers and fine bindings
  • an exclusive reproduction of the first reader's letter to point out the Father “Cody” error and several internal memos from Doubleday about changing the pricing after the first edition of the book was already printed
  • extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the TENS OF MILLIONS of copies of this novel you've seen in bookstores over the years!


Gift Edition: Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 3,000 copies printed in two colors on a specialty paper stock; bound with a fine binding, two color hot foil stamping, and embossed endpapers; and featuring a unique black-and-white limitation page with artwork by Glenn Chadbourne: $95

 

Signed Copies of Paolo Bacigalupi’s THE WATER KNIFE Available Soon

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

As far as we know, there's no signed limited edition of Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife planned. However, we'll be getting in a limited number of copies signed on a tipped in sheet.

Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times-Bestselling author and National Book Award Finalist, dives once again onto our uncertain future with his first thriller for adults since his multi-award winning debut phenomenon The Windup Girl.

In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg-breaker, assassin and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel “cuts” water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet, while the poor get nothing but dust. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in drought-ravaged Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with no love for Vegas and every reason to hate Angel, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas refugee who survives by her wits and street smarts in a city that despises everything that she represents.  With bodies piling up, bullets flying, and Phoenix teetering on collapse, it seems like California is making a power play to monopolize the life-giving flow of a river. For Angel, Lucy, and Maria time is running out and their only hope for survival rests in each other’s hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only thing for certain is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

Trade Hardcover: $25.95

 

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

The Top of the Volcano by Harlan Ellison

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

Nobody's Home by Tim Powers

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

The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer

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

Grand Crusades by Jack Vance

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

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

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)