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Announcing a two-novella set by Brandon Sanderson

Shadows for Silence in the Shadows of Hell and Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

We're pleased to announce a two novella project by Brandon Sanderson, in which one sf novella, and one fantasy novella, are printed as separate volumes housed in a common slipcase. Read on for details about Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Perfect State.

About the Book:

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Tom Kidd.

Important note: If you buy this limited edition set from us prior to publication, you’ll automatically be sent a copy of each ebook when we finish shipping the limited editions.

Here’s a project we’ve always wanted to try: two novellas published as separate books, held in one slipcase.

Perfect State is science fiction.

Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell is fantasy.

Each will be illustrated with a full-color dust jacket and five two-color interior illustrations by Tom Kidd.

The novellas will be printed on 80# Finch, in two colors.

The print run for this novella set is only 526 copies, by far the lowest limitation we’ve yet set for anything with Brandon, and far less than the hundreds of thousands of copies of his novels in print.

Limited: 500 signed numbered sets, fully cloth-bound, housed in a custom slipcase: $99
Lettered: 26 signed sets, fully leatherbound, housed in a custom traycase: $275

 

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS is in stock and shipping!

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

The limited edition of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs is in stock and starts shipping today.

We still have copies of the limited (signed by the artist, Marshall Arisman),  and the lavishly bound lettered edition (signed by Mr. Harris as well as the artist) available, so get your order in soon. The total print run for our edition is only 252 copies, a far cry from the hundreds of thousands of copies the novel has sold in trade hardcover and paperback through the years.

Limited: 200 numbered copies, signed by the artist, housed in a custom slipcase: $150

Lettered: 52 signed (by author and artist) copies, bound in leather and cloth, housed in a custom traycase: $1500

 

Dean Koontz’s RELENTLESS Available Once Again

Relentless by Dean Koontz

As our other copies sold out so quickly, we went back to the well and bought the rest of the copies of Dean Koontz's Relentless. As you may recall, this Charnel House book originally retailed for $300, and has been climbing on the secondary market, when you can find it. We're offering our copies for only $150 each.

 

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY reviews K. J. Parker’s SAVAGES

Savages by K J Parker

The first review for K. J. Parker's Savages is in, and we're happy to share it with you. Here's a cut, from Publishers Weekly:

Parker delivers another solid standalone adventure filled with political and social intrigue…there’s much to enjoy in the well-crafted action, battle sequences, and assorted political and social twists within a society in upheaval.

If you can't wait for Savages, we recommend you check out The Two of Swords, the series of Parker's that Orbit is currently serializing at less than a buck an installment. Good stuff.

 

Announcing THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by Thomas Harris

The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

If ever a book needed no introduction…

You may preorder your copy of Thomas Harris' The Silence of the Lambs now. The limited edition is already done, and en route to our warehouse. Copies of the lettered edition are nearly done, and will follow shortly.

About the Book:

Subterranean Press is proud to present an exclusive signed, limited edition of one of Thomas Harris’ most accomplished novels, The Silence of the Lambs.

It will be available in two unique editions, one signed by the artist (the limited edition) and one signed by both author and artist (the lettered edition)

Limited: 200 numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase, signed by the artist. (Note: This edition is not signed by the author.)

Lettered: 52 signed (by author and artist) copies, half bound in leather and cloth, housed in a custom traycase. (Note: This is one of our finest productions.)

 

THE CHRONICLES OF MASTER LI AND NUMBER TEN OX for only $2.99

The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox by Barry Hughart

Barry Hughart's classic trilogy of a China that never was, The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, is on sale. The ebook is only $2.99 for the next week.

These books can change your life.Chronicles also happens to spot some of the flap copy we've ever seen. We couldn't make this up if we tried.

About the Book:

When I got out of Andover in the 1950s I suffered from fairly severe depression, but this was back when the only such term recognized by the medical profession was 'depressive' following 'manic' which was one bad gig until some genius renamed it 'bipolar disorder' and after that it couldn't harm a fly. Since I wasn't lucky enough to qualify for manic and clinical depression didn't exist they diagnosed schizophrenia and packed me off to a booby hatch. (Which was not entirely a bad thing. Man, the scene at Kings Count Psychotic Ward was like awesome!) Then I was promoted to a slightly less odorous asylum where Doctor Oscar Diethelm expounded upon the delights of going snickety-snick on my frontal lobes, and while it would take too long to explain I managed to escape to Columbia University. There I found myself groping through weird landscapes obscured by clouds of pot behind which pimpled prophets of the Beat Generation shrieked, 'Our minds destroyed by madness, starving, hysterical, naked, dragging through black streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, or what the fuck, something like that. Yo, daddy-o!' and I said to myself, 'Barry, you have found a home.'

When I wafted back into the world a few years later my depression was still there but I was allowed to prove my sanity by blowing things up for the U.S. Air Force. No, not Vietnam. Planting ingenious and mostly illegal mine fields around the eternal DMZ in Korea. Time passed but not much else. I moved to the Arizona/Sonoran Desert where I could live quietly, surrounded on all sides by prickly pear, cat's claw, devil's horns, barrel cactus, jumping cactus, and illegal immigrants. I still occasionally dreamed of bright flashes followed by BOOM! which was a shame because I had other memories of the Far East: good memories, warm memories, and in 1977—ten years before Prozac—I decided to use those and whatever else I could come up with to create an alternate world into which I could creep on dark and stormy nights and pull over my head like a security blanket. So I read a lot and scribbled a lot and gradually the land of Li Kao began to take shape. But the first draft of Bridge of Birds didn't really work and I couldn't see what was wrong, so I dumped it into a drawer for a few years. Then one day I read Lin Yutang's The Importance of Understanding and found the prayer to a little girl that I mention in a footnote in the final version. It made me realize that while I'd invented good things like monsters and marvels and mayhem the book hadn't really been about anything. I opened the drawer. 'Okay!' I said to myself. 'This book is going to be about love.' And so it is, and so are ones that followed.

Will there be more? I doubt it, and it's not because of bad sales and worse publishers. It's simply that I'd taken it as far as I could. Oh, I could come up with more ingenious plots and interesting characters and so on, but the Ox/Master Li format had become just that, a format, and no matter how well I wrote I'd just be repeating myself. Many writers are content to settle down with an endless if predictable series, but I'd be miserable, and so it was like deciding to quit smoking: cold turkey or forget about it, and I chose cold turkey. Anyway, it was a lot of fun while it lasted, and I hope Ox and Li Kao can continue to give fun to readers, and I most particularly hope that on dark and stormy nights some of those readers will be able to crawl into my alternate world and pull it over them like a security blanket.

 

Robert McCammon’s THE BORDER is Here!

The Border by Robert McCammon

Robert McCammon's return to epic sf/horror, The Border, is in stock and shipping. (The trade edition, that is. The limited and lettered editions will be out a few months down the road.)

His new novel of two alien races invading earth has drawn praise from Stephen King, Publishers Weekly, and, now, Booklist:

This is a very ambitious novel, an epic-scaled story of perseverance and survival in the face of monstrous odds. McCammon brings his usual storytelling gifts to the table: his ability to create characters who feel real, no matter how unreal the situations they find themselves in; dialogue that rings true; and a story that captures our imaginations from the very first page.

The first printing is over 97% sold out, with a second printing unlikely. You can order a signed copy of the trade hardcover through us, or an unsigned copy from your favorite large online retailer or indie.

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.