One of the greatest science fiction/fantasy novels ever published, The Anubis Gates takes literary history, lycanthropy, the Knights Templar, and a bizarre cast of characters into one of the most original and memorable time travel stories ever published. It won the 1983 Philip K. Dick Award for best original science fiction paperback.
Tim Powers is also one of the most collectible of all genre authors. Many consider this novel to be his masterpiece. But it has never been published in a deluxe state; not like this. Get ready. With a publication date of October 2013, it’s just down the road. You won’t believe your eyes.
This new edition features 10 full page, full color illustrations by David Palumbo. These are exceptional paintings and perfectly compliment the text.
The book is designed by Jacob McMurray, and he also created a fold-out map of London and an infographic regarding the exploits of Dog-Faced Joe. These inserts are simply astonishing and will complement the text and book design in Each copy is signed by Powers, Palumbo, and McMurray in a handsome four-page signature insert. The book is bound in imported cloth and housed in a slipcase that can only be called unique. Indeed, we hope that the standard signed The Anubis Gates will be so amazing that you will swear you have your hands on the deluxe.
The book is typeset in Monotype Bulmer, designed in London by William Martin in the early 1790s. It is a period typeface that perfectly captures the time and setting of the novel. It is printed in two colors throughout. The book is bound in Suedeluxe with a lenticular image on the front board. Other extras include a top-edge stain, printed endpapers, ribbon markers, reinforced binding, and a gorgeous, heavy paper. The slipcase is unlike anything you have ever seen.
This edition promises to sell-out very, very quicklyand will become the definitive edition of this science fiction masterwork. When you open this book, you will know that the price charged was not simply for an autograph. You will know exactly where your money went, and it is unlikely you will receive better value for your money with any limited edition published this year.
There will be no deluxe state, no gift edition. The designer and publisher felt that the design, workmanship, and extras of the standard edition were so strong that there was little room for improvement.
Here’s a quick rundown of a few of the features to this spectacular edition of The Anubis Gates:
- Limited to 500 copies, each signed by Tim Powers, David Palumbo, and Jacob McMurray.
- New afterword by Tim Powers.
- An appendix of deleted scenes from the original manuscript.
- Ten full page, full color paintings by David Palumbo.
- Four page fold-out map of London with key settings highlighted.
- Two-page fold-out infographic on the exploits of Dog-Faced Joe.
- Full cloth binding with lenticular image on front board.
- Ribbon marker, head and tail bands, top-edge stain, reinforced binding.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase: $275 ($20 off the published price, for a limited time only)