Our pal Shawn Speakman has just announced his press will be publishing a signed, limited edition of The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, of which we'll be getting a mere handful of copies. We suggest an early order if you're interested in this one and the two novels that follow.
About the Book:
The Sword of Shannara, The Elfstones of Shannara, and The Wishsong of Shannara will be individually produced and leather-bound, featuring the highest quality materials. They will also be beautifully illustrated by Marc Simonetti, one of today’s premiere fantasy artists. He is already hard at work on the illustrations for The Sword of Shannara. To the left, you can see the thumbnail sketch featuring Shea and Flick fleeing Shady Vale.
Limited to 1000 numbered copies
Leather-bound hardcover book with no slipcase
Signed by Terry Brooks and artist Marc Simonetti
Eight black and white interior plates by Marc Simonetti including full-color dust jacket
Sewn black ribbon
The signed limited edition of one of the hottest space operas in recent years is in stock and shipping. Even better news is that we undersold it, and have a very small number of copies of the limited and lettered editions of James S. A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes available for collectors. (Limit one per customer, etc.)
If we can secure the rights, we do plan on doing the next few volumes, so now's your chance to get in on the ground floor. We've frequently found that the first book in a series climbs in value on the aftermarket, as subsequent volumes are released.
For those of you of the electronic persuasion, the ebook of Robert McCammon's Freedom of the Mask is now available for preorder.
About the Book:
The year is 1703, and Matthew Corbett, professional “problem solver,” is missing. Last seen by his friends in New York before he departed on a lucrative, seemingly straightforward mission for the Herrald Agency in Charles Town, he’s been too long absent. His comrade-in-arms Hudson Greathouse has an increasing sense the young friend he thinks of as a son must have met with some unexpected peril. Following his hunch, Greathouse retraces Matthew’s steps only to find him first presumed dead, then accused of murdering a young woman and apparently en route to London with a devious Prussian count last encountered on Professor Fell’s Pendulum Island.
Little does he know that Matthews’s circumstances are growing worse by the second. For when Matthew arrives in the bustling squalor of Londontown, he’s come shackled, charged for the murder of Count Anton Mannerheim Dahlgren. No matter the lack of body, presumed lost to the ocean. He soon finds himself locked up in the infamous Newgate prison, and has drawn the interest of a mysterious mask-wearing vigilante accused of several gruesome murders. Greathouse and the woman Matthew loves, Berry Grigsby, travel across the high seas to England to aid their friend, but it is impossible to know whether they will reach him in time to save his life.
Freedom of the Mask is the sixth installment in bestselling author Robert McCammon’s acclaimed series of standalone historical thrillers featuring the exploits of a young hero the USA Character Approved Blog has called “the Early American James Bond.” The most surprising and ambitious volume to date, this is a novel filled with unpredictable twists and a note-perfect depiction of early 1700s London. Fans will not want to miss Matthew Corbett’s most dangerous adventure yet.
From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
“McCammon’s rousing sixth yarn featuring Matthew Corbett (after 2014’s The River of Souls) transports the early 18th-century American problem solver across the Atlantic to London, where he’s clapped into hellish Newgate Prison on murder charges. Matthew quickly becomes embroiled in mysteries involving fellow inmate Daniel Defoe; a gin-running street gang, the Black-Eyed Broodies; a kidnapped Italian opera singer; and a masked avenger named Albion, whose exploits are sensationalized (along with Matthew’s) in a penny dreadful broadsheet, the Pin…”
We've just released Jacqueline Carey's novelette One Hundred Ablutions, from A Fantasy Medley 3, as a standalone ebook.
About the book:
In “One Hundred Ablutions,” Jacqueline Carey, author of the much-beloved Kushiel’s Legacy series, tells the tale of Dala—a young woman chosen by her people’s overlords to be an exalted slave among slaves—and of the twining in her life of ritual, rebellion, and redemption.
Wesley Chu's delightful new novella, The Days of Tao, is in stock and shipping. It's a wonderful addition to his series (that also stands alone).
About the Book:
Cameron Tan wouldn’t have even been in Greece if he hadn’t gotten a ‘D’ in Art History.
Instead of spending the summer after college completing his training as a Prophus operative, he’s doing a study abroad program in Greece, enjoying a normal life – spending time with friends and getting teased about his crush on a classmate.
Then the emergency notification comes in: a Prophus agent with vital information needs immediate extraction, and Cameron is the only agent on the ground, responsible for getting the other agent and data out of the country. The Prophus are relying on him to uncomplicate things.
Easy, except the rival Genjix have declared all-out war against the Prophus, which means Greece is about to be a very dangerous place. And the agent isn’t the only person relying on Cameron to get them safely out of the country – his friends from the study abroad program are, too. Cameron knows a good agent would leave them to fend for themselves. He also knows a good person wouldn’t. Suddenly, things aren’t easy at all.
The Days of Tao is the latest in the popular Tao series from award-winning author, Wesley Chu. Following after The Rebirths of Tao, this novella carries on the fast-moving and fun tone of the series.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40
We wanted to share updates on a couple of our high profile releases:
Summer of Night (Dan Simmons) — We've approved the printed but not yet bound book. We should see finished books in the next two weeks, at which point we'll be able to have the slipcases made.
Boy's Life (Robert McCammon) — It's in the same situation as Summer of NIght. Making this a dark summer to remember.
We'll post more news as it's available.
Publishers Weekly has been kind enough to review James P. Blaylock's novella collection, The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives, and we couldn't be happier.
Here's a bit from the review:
Blaylock is a master of the period piece, easily capturing a Doyle-esque voice that serves his Holmes-adjacent hero well… this collection is a concise introduction to St. Ives and a handsome volume for any steampunk fan.
About the Book:
Subterranean Press is proud to present The Further Adventures of Langdon St. Ives, which includes three classic adventures, a new novella and novelette, and more than forty illustrations by J. K. Potter.
Langdon St. Ives, explorer, scientist, naturalist, and family man rarely has a restful day: adventure befalls him and a colorful cast of characters around every seemingly innocent turn.
In this chronicle, St. Ives descends beneath the quicksand of Morecambe Bay into a dark, unknown corner of the ocean littered with human bones and the castaway detritus of humanity in search of a strange, possible alien machine.
Madness at the Explorers Club in London and the disappearance of St. Ives’s wife Alice leads him to the underground lair of evil genius Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, who has undertaken to set the entirety of London into a lunatic frenzy.
A simple excursion to the West Indies is interrupted by bloodthirsty pirates whose depredations pale before the fury of the pagan god that erupts from beneath the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
An inexplicable cataract of water falling from a cloudless sky sets into motion a ballooning adventure in which St. Ives disappears through a hole in the sky.
And on a holiday in London, St. Ives investigates the insidious patent medicine salesman Diogenes, whose pills awaken strange longings and eons-old memories of man’s ascent from the fishes.
Limited: 200 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $60
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $40
Have a first look at Dominic Harman's dust jacket for Greg Egan's The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred.
Rest assured, the novella is as epic as the cover.