sorted out the problems with Screaming Science Fiction, Brian's
gathering of horror/sf tales, and have re-shipped all
individual and retail orders. We apologize to everyone for the headache this
project has been, especially Brian and Bob Eggleton, but we think you'll be pleased with the
results. A note to collectors: our
printer hasn't sorted everything out yet, but it's safe to assume that the
print run will be significantly lower than the 1500 announced copies.
shipping is the Signed Trade Edition ($75) of Brian Lumley's Necroscope, the vampire classic that kicked off the
series twenty years ago. We expect to be shipping the Limited Edition ($125)
and Lettered Edition ($300) as soon as the already ordered slipcases and traycases are in our hands. I don't think I'm speaking out
of place when I say this is one of the two or three nicest books we've ever
Announcing Four New Limited Editions
Havoc Swims Jaded is David J. Schow's latest collection of short stories -- a lucky thirteen, this time out. We'll be releasing it as a limited edition (with bonus chapbook, $40) in October, along with a $25 trade hardcover. Check out the Havoc page for the full details and table of contents.
Our two previous John Scalzi titles(Agent to the Stars, Questions for a Soldier) are both in very short supply. Our next Scalzi title, You're Not Fooling Anyone When you Take Your Laptop to the Coffee Shop: Scalzi on Writing, will have a small print run determined by preorders. It collects over 70,000 words of practical advice, in which Scalzi discusses writing and writers and the state of the writing world. He lays it out in a sharp, no-nonsense way that assumes you want the lay of the land, without all the huggy-squeezy hand-holding. Notes on the writing life, unvarnished views of writers and books and (yes) even some practical advice: It's all here.
Amber Benson and Christopher Golden are teaming up for an exclusive novella for us, The Seven Whistlers. Look for this 125-150 page novella late in the year.
Finally, on the new book front, we have another offering by John Crowley. In Other Words collects more than 40 essays and reviews that range from the literary to considerations of comic strips.
T.E.D. Klein has turned in the final edits to his short story collection, now called Reassuring Tales. Look for it this summer.
William Browning Spencer's The Ocean and All Its Devices was just graced with a starred review in Publishers Weekly: "Pathos, poignance and gentle humor accent the nine stories in this stellar fantasy collection from Spencer (Zod Wallop), whose characters engage readers' sympathies through their efforts to accommodate the tectonic shifts of wildly unpredictable life experiences." Given its 750 copy print run, Ocean is likely to be sold out on publication. Don't miss out on one of the best collections of the year.
Artist J.K. Potter and our designer, Gail Cross, have come up with the pitch-perfect cover for Charles Stross' alternate Cold War novella, Missile Gap. This one's right on schedule for release late this year.
Work on A Storm of Swords(George R.R. Martin) continues. We've passed the halfway mark on proofreading. As soon as those corrections are in hand, George and Charles Vess look over the book one final time, and we send it to the printer.
We've just bought a short story collection by hot new sf writer David Marusek. His first novel, Counting Heads, has been getting major coverage, including a front page review in the NY Times Book Review. Look for details soon.
3/12/2006 In-Stock and Shipping
Copies of Subterranean #3 have shipped to subscribers and retailers, and we
have a healthy supply on hand in our offices, as well. With long stories by David J. Schow
and Lewis Shiner, plus shorter tales
by SubPress favorites Poppy Z. Brite and Norman Partridge, you get over 60,000 words of primo fiction for
Speaking of Subterranean, we've just posted the table of contents
for issue #4, guest edited by the estimable John Scalzi. It's the Great Big Honkin' Science Fiction Cliches
issue, with fiction by Allen Steele, Jo
Walton, Elizabeth Bear and Nick Sagan.
Terry Lamsley's two-novella collection, Made
Ready & Cupboard Love is now in stock and shipping. For atmospheric
creepiness, you can't beat the author of Conference
with the Dead and Dark Matters.
We also have on hand a couple of very limited Caitlin
R. Kiernan items: The Merewife is the
5,000 word prologue to an unfinished novel, half the prologue written more than
a decade ago, only recently completed. False Starts contains erotic
fragments that didn't make it into Frog Toes and Tentacles.
A Mammoth Short Story Collection by Tad Williams
Tad Williams has turned in a huge (over
140,000 words) short story collection that we'll be releasing this fall. Rite
contains short stories and novellas, three short teleplays, four nonfiction
pieces, and short introductions to each tale. Given Tad's legion of fans, we
expect this title to sell out prior to publication.