At the printer
Dark Regions has themselves a coup: a brand new, over 30,000 word suspense novella by Joe R. Lansdale that they plan to release in February. Our allotment of Hot in December is quite limited, with far fewer copies than we usually sell of a Lansdale title, so please order early.
About the Book:
A psychological thriller in the vein of Dean Koontz and Lee Child, Hot in December is a fast-paced and entertaining novella (over 30,000 words) from the author of Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms and the Hap and Leonard novel series.
One death is only the beginning for Tom and his wife Kelly who witness a fast-driving car killing their innocent neighbor in the street.
Tom describes the driver to the police, but there is something he didn't anticipate: the driver belongs to a powerful criminal gang in East Texas.
The criminals make Tom and his family a target, abducting his wife Kelly and threatening his daughter. Now Tom must look to old war comrades for help in a brutal and unforgiving struggle to rescue his wife and bring justice to the notorious gang.
Here are some of the features of Hot in December:
- Mint and first edition
- Limited to 300 signed and numbered copies worldwide
- Hand numbered 1-300
- Bound in leatherette
- Signed by author Joe Lansdale
- Spine stamped with title and author name in white
- 60lb natural smooth stock paper
- Wrap-around full color dust jacket with matte finish
- Features 3 interior illustrations by artist Erin Wells
Limited: 300 signed numbered copies, bound in leatherette: $50
Lettered: 32 signed copies bound in leather, housed in a custom slipcase: $200
We love Bob Silverberg, which I'm certain is not news to those who regularly follow SubPress. Now, in April, we'll let others show their admiration in The Book of Silverberg.
About the Book:
For nearly sixty years, Grandmaster Robert Silverberg has been a significant presence in the world of science fiction. As prolific as he is gifted, Silverberg has amassed a body of work unique both in its richness and its variety. That work has influenced generations of other writers and has enriched the lives of untold numbers of devoted readers.
In The Book of Silverberg, editors Gardner Dozois and William Schafer have assembled a tribute anthology fully worthy of the Master himself. The book begins with a pair of affectionate appreciations from Greg Bear and Barry Malzberg, and continues with a series of wonderfully original stories that inhabit and extend some of Silverberg’s most memorable creations. In “In Old Pidruid,” the late Kage Baker turns to the world of Majipoor in a humorous and moving tale of rivalry and reconciliation. Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s “Voyeuristic Tendencies” shows us the world of the 1972 novel Dying Inside from a wholly different perspective. Nancy Kress’s “Eaters” provides a bleak and harrowing conclusion to the classic short story “Sundance.” In “Silverberg, Satan, and Me or Where I Got the Idea for My Silverberg Story for This Anthology,” the incomparable Connie Willis offers what might be the only plausible explanation for the whole Silverberg phenomenon. And elsewhere in the anthology, some of today’s most notable writers—Mike Resnick, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Elizabeth Bear, James Patrick Kelly, and Tobias S. Buckell—ring equally brilliant changes on a number of Silverberg’s signature fictions.
Funny, tragic, provocative, intelligent and always richly imagined, the stories in The Book of Silverberg are all notable accomplishments in themselves. Together, they comprise an exhilarating—and altogether fitting—celebration of one of science fiction’s indisputable masters.
Limited: 250 numbered copies, bound in leather, signed by all contributors except Kage Baker: $60
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $35
Table of Contents
- Greg Bear—A Tribute
- Barry Malzberg—An Appreciation
- Kage Baker—In Old Pidruid
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch—Voyeuristic Tendencies
- Mike Resnick—Bad News from the Vatican
- Caitlin R.Kiernan—The Jetsam of Disremembered Mechanics
- Connie Willis—Silverberg, Satan, and Me…
- Elizabeth Bear—The Hand is Quicker
- Nancy Kress—Eaters
- James Patrick Kelly—The Chimp of the Popes
- Tobias S. Buckell—Ambassador to the Dinosaurs
We have a brand new Harlan Ellison chapbook in house, and it will start shipping just as soon as we're out from under the mountain of other titles ahead of it in the queue.
As the man himself says about Li'l Harlan and his Sidekick Carl the Comet in Dangerland:
“I have just received my first two (only 2, so don't ask me for one) copies of LI'L HARLAN AND HIS SIDEKICK CARL THE COMET IN DANGER LAND, a swell 20-something page chapbook from Edgeworks Abbey in association with the magnificent SUBTERRANEAN PRESS, illustrated extra-swell by the magnificent GAHAN WILSON. It is one of my very best almost-unbelievable anecdotes of me, Li'l Harlan, with the iconic, famous, magnificent Carl Sagan of COSMOS, in the early '80s.”
Limited: 750 unsigned numbered chapbooks: $15
Lettered: 52 signed copies, fully bound in cloth: $75
Please note that the Lettered Edition has been sent to our handbinder, and will be ready in a few months.
The physical editions of Kelley Armstrong's long new Otherworld novella, Brazen, start shipping next week. In the meantime, the ebook is currently available.
Also available is the ebook of Caitlin R. Kiernan's latest (and possibly best) collection, The Ape's Wife and Other Stories.
You could do a lot worse than picking up either of this books, in any edition.
The good folks at Cemetery Dance will publish an oversized slipcased limited edition of Clive Barker's first novel, The Damnation Game, next year. Although the book is already sold out through them, they've been kind enough to allocate 25 copies to us.
About the Book:
There are things worse than death. There are games so seductively evil, so wondrously vile, no gambler can resist.
Amid the shadow-scarred rubble of World War II, Joseph Whitehead dared to challenge the dark champion of life's ultimate game.
Now a millionaire, locked in a terror-shrouded fortress of his own design, Joseph Whitehead has hell to pay. And no soul is safe from this ravaging fear, the resurrected fury, the unspeakable desire of…
The Damnation Game.
- Special Features Exclusive to this Collector's Edition:
- deluxe oversized design with a trim size of 7 inches X 10 inches
- full color cover artwork
- high-quality endpapers and fine bindings for both editions
- full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
- extremely collectible print run and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!
Limited: 598 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase: $100
Get your new Patrick Rothfuss here. His The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: the Dark of Deep Below is in stock and shipping. We have over 2000 individual orders alone for this title, so it's going to take at least all of this week to ship. If you could hold off from asking if your copy is en route, we'd appreciate it, as that will allow us to focus on getting copies out to customers.
About the Book:
We're pleased to announce the second volume in The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle. This time around, Patrick Rothfuss and Nate Taylor have dreamed up an adventure that's nearly twice as long as the original.
In the first volume of The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle, we learned what lurks beneath our beds. What's more, we learned that little girls are not helpless, and that princesses are not always what they seem.
In this second installment of the Princess's adventures, we learn a little more about the Princess's family. We learn how dark it is in the Deep Below…
And we learn what happens when the Princess gets a little brother.
The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below is a dark twist on the classic children's picture book.
Perfect for geek children and adults who love dark faerie tales, international bestselling author Patrick Rothfuss has described the Princess's adventures as, “Calvin and Hobbes meets Coraline, with a healthy dose of Edward Gorey mixed in.”
The Signed Limited Edition Includes:
- All of the Story and Illustrations in the Trade Edition
- An Exclusive Full-Color Dust Jacket (the Trade Edition dust jacket is black and white)
- An Extra Section of Nate’s Sketches
- Pat’s Original Script for the book, which differs from the finished volume
Lettered: 26 signed copies with the Limited Edition Contents, likely bound in leather and cloth, housed in a custom traycase, and including an original drawing by Nate Taylor matted into the traycase: $600
Limited: 2000 signed numbered leatherbound copies, with exclusive full-color dust jacket, extra sketch section, and Pat’s original script:$60
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition:$25
We're pleased to be releasing Paolo Bacigalupi's newest novel, Zombie Baseball Beatdown, as his most affordable Signed, Limited edition yet, with a full-color dust jacket and two full-color plates by Jon Foster.
Collector's Note: Please do not order the Lettered edition unless you own a Lettered copy of The Drowned Cities. (This exclusive preorder period will end December 31.) Anyone may order the Signed, Limited Edition.
In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes—from food safety to racism and immigration—and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from.
The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive…and maybe even save the world.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $60
Lettered: 26 signed copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase: $250
“Milrow Meats, the meat-packing plant in Delbe, Iowa, is up to something. Pals Rabi, Miguel, and Joe can tell from the ungodly stink, the anxious behavior of the Mexicans who work there, and—oh yeah—their zombified Little League coach, who tries to nosh their brains… Simultaneously smart, funny, and icky, this book asks a tough question: Is it worth looking the other way in order to save yourself?”
We've heard from Charnel House that Harlan Ellison's Limited Edition script, Flintlock, is headed to the printer. Next week, we plan to start charging the full retail price for the book, so you might want to get your order in now.
Please note that the retail price for Flintlock is $150, but we're selling copies for $135.
James Coburn as Derek Flint cut a sleek, cat-like cold war spy who was the epitome of ‘60s cool in Our Man Flint (1965) and In Like Flint (1967). With the 2013 release of the Flint films in a limited edition Blu-ray format we are told through bonus material that a Flint script was written for James Coburn by Harlan Ellison in 1972 called Flintlock, but never produced.
So, with a nod to James Bond, here is Harlan Ellison’s original screenplay in a limited edition fashioned after the first edition (first state only) of Ian Fleming’s The Man with the Golden Gun, which had Francisco Scaramanga’s infamous pistol foil stamped in gold on the front board. Flintlock, bound in black silk on the numbered edition, has Derek Flint’s famous wrist-watch hand-stamped in gold on the front board. There were three thousand copies of each film produced in Blu-ray. There are only three hundred signed copies of Harlan’s script produced by hand with a new introduction by the author written June 25, 2013 for this edition.
Limited: 300 signed numbered hardcover copies, hand bound in the finest materials: $135
The following titles will be published by Subterranean Press in the near future:
- Li’l Harlan and his Sidekick Carl the Comet in Danger Land by Harlan Ellison
- The Shining by Stephen King
- Chiliad: A Meditation by Clive Barker
- The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
- The Ape Man’s Brother by Joe R. Lansdale
- Flintlock by Harlan Ellison
- Turn Down the Lights by Richard Chizmar (Editor)
- A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
- The Bread We Eat in Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente
- The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
- Brazen by Kelley Armstrong
The following titles have been earmarked for publication by Subterranean Press:
- The Book of Silverberg by Gardner Dozois and William Schafer (Editors)
- The Damnation Game by Clive Barker
- Born to Fear: Interviews with Thomas Ligotti by Matt Cardin (editor)
- The Spectral Link by Thomas Ligotti
- The Compleat Crow by Brian Lumley
- Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves
- The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves
- Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
- Equoid: a Laundry Novella by Charles Stross
- Minding the Stars by Jack Vance
- Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson’s Worlds by Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois (editors)
- Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman