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Announcing the signed limited edition of A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS by George R. R. Martin

We're pleased to announce our most elaborate George R. R. Martin limited edition yet: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. Please read on, as the ordering instructions are specific.

Please note that to order A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms at this time, you must own the corresponding limited or lettered edition of A Dance with Dragons. You do not need to order Knight in order to maintain your rights to The Wolves of Winter.

Please remind us what letter or number copy you are ordering to match your set.

Once the exclusive preorder period is over, we will offer the remaining copies first to those who bought A Game of Thrones, then to the general public. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay abreast.

About the Book:

Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin’s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected adventures recount an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living consciousness.

Before Tyrion Lannister and Podrick Payne, there was Dunk and Egg. A young, naïve but ultimately courageous hedge knight, Ser Duncan the Tall towers above his rivals—in stature if not experience. Tagging along is his diminutive squire, a boy called Egg—whose true name (hidden from all he and Dunk encounter) is Aegon Targaryen. Though more improbable heroes may not be found in all of Westeros, great destinies lay ahead for these two…as do powerful foes, royal intrigue, and outrageous exploits.

Featuring more than 160 all-new illustrations by Gary Gianni, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is a must-have collection that proves chivalry isn’t dead—yet.

Our edition will be slightly oversize, likely with the following features:

  • All of the art from the trade hardcover;
  • Printed on 80# Finch;
  • The full color endsheets as a wraparound dust jacket;
  • A completely new set of endsheets;
  • 8-10 of the full-page interior illustrations (b&w in the trade) rendered in color in our edition;

The lettered edition will:

  • Be custom bound, likely in leather and cloth;
  • Sport an original Garry Gianni remarque in each copy;

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $295
Lettered: 52 signed copies, bound in leather and cloth, housed in a custom slipcase: $750

 

Announcing THE BEST OF NANCY KRESS

The Best of Nancy Kress

We’re pleased to announce The Best of Nancy Kress, a 200,000 word collection which contains some of the finest short fiction, especially novellas, in recent science fiction, from “Trinity” to “Beggars in Spain” and “Shiva in Shadow”. In addition among its twenty-one stories are gems such as “The Price of Oranges” and “Flowers of Aulit Prison”. The Best of Nancy Kress is essential to any reader who wants to understand contemporary science fiction.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $45

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • And Wild For to Hold
  • Out of All Them Bright Stars
  • Pathways
  • Dancing on Air
  • Unto the Daughters
  • Laws of Survival
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Flowers of Aulit Prison
  • Price of Oranges
  • By Fools Like Me
  • Casey’s Empire
  • Shiva in Shadow
  • Grant Us This Day
  • Kindness of Strangers
  • End Game
  • My Mother, Dancing
  • Trinity
  • People Like Us
  • Evolution
  • Margin of Error
  • Beggars in Spain

 

Salvage and Demolition price drop!

Salvage and Demolition by Tim Powers

Readers looking for a bargain take note. We've just dropped the price of Tim Powers' time travel novella, Salvage and Demolition, to $2.99.

About the Book:

Salvage and Demolition, the astonishing new 21,000 word novella by Tim Powers, begins when Richard Blanzac, a San Francisco-based rare book dealer, opens a box of consignment items and encounters the unexpected. There, among an assortment of literary rarities, he discovers a manuscript in verse, an Ace Double Novel, and a scattering of very old cigarette butts. These commonplace objects serve as catalysts for an extraordinary—and unpredictable—adventure.

Without warning, Blanzac finds himself traversing a “circle of discontinuity” that leads from the present day to the San Francisco of 1957. Caught up in that circle are an ancient Sumerian deity, a forgotten Beat-era poet named Sophie Greenwald, and an apocalyptic cult in search of the key to absolute non-existence. With unobtrusive artistry, Powers weaves these elements into something strange and utterly compelling. The resulting story is at once a romance, a thriller, and the kind of intricately constructed time travel story that only the author of The Anubis Gates—that quintessential time travel classic—could have written. Ingenious, affecting, and endlessly inventive, Salvage and Demoliton is a compact gem from the pen of a modern master, a man whose singular creations never fail to dazzle and delight.

From Booklist (Starred Review):
“Evoking such genre notables as Richard Matheson’s Bid Time Return, Jack Finney’s Time and Again, and Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveller’s Wife (along with such films as Source Code and The Terminator), the book is a sort of literary Mobius strip, looping around on itself, finding its ending in its beginning. Powers is an acclaimed SF and fantasy author—The Anubis Gates (1983) is considered a time-travel classic—and this new title has the feel of a cult favorite, the kind of small-press jewel that will develop a devoted following.”

From Publishers Weekly:
“Like much of Powers' work, this time-hopping novella is a 'secret history,' deftly set into the spaces between real historical events. Powers skillfully weaves intrigue, romance, and the possible end of the world into this twisty tale of the strangeness hidden behind the mundane.”

From Chasing Ray:
“[Salvage and Demolition] has a delightful noirish mystery/time travel mash-up vibe… The adventure is a little wild and the cult (aside from the real guns) just this side of silly/crazy but the book is so much fun that any questions about how the whole thing is happening are easily cast aside. Richard & Sophie have a very Nick & Nora banter style which is even sillier as the first time he meets her is the second time she has met him (time travel never works easily, does it?). There's style here—serious style—and the 1950s comes alive in fabulous fashion. The mystery is great, the bookishness of it all is pure candy for me and the romance is sweet. As to whether or not any of it could happen—who cares? Purely joyful reading from start to finish. (Oh—and includes JK Potter's excellent moody illustrations!)”

 

George R. R. Martin’s A GAME OF THRONES in stock and shipping

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

We're very happy to announce that George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones is shipping. In fact, copies of the lettered edition are already en route to customers. Most of this week will be devoted to boxing and hustling copies of the limited out the door. If  you have a copy on order, please do not ask if it's shipped until at least 4/27, to give our shippers a chance to focus solely on sending books to customers.

In other Martin news, we have acquired the rights to George's A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, and will announce that limited edition once a few more details are in place.

 

Announcing UNBOUND from Grim Oak Press

Unbound edited by Shawn Speakman

We're pleased to announce that we'll be getting copies of the big fantasy anthology Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman. Read on for a brief description and the list of esteemed contributors.

About the Book:

Not bound, as a book. Free.

Like Unfettered before it, the contributing writers of Unbound were allowed to submit the tales they wished fans of genre to read—without the constraints of a theme. It is an anthology filled with some spectacularly wonderful stories, each one as diverse as its creator.

Here is the Unbound line-up:

  • Terry Brooks (intro)
  • Kristen Britain
  • Jim Butcher
  • Rachel Caine
  • Harry Connolly
  • Delilah Dawson
  • David Anthony Durham
  • Jason M. Hough
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Mark Lawrence
  • John Marco
  • Tim Marquitz
  • Seanan McGuire
  • Peter Orullian
  • Kat Richardson
  • Anthony Ryan
  • Shawn Speakman
  • Brian Stavely
  • Michael J. Sullivan
  • Sam Sykes
  • Mazarkis Williams

Todd Lockwood will be contributing the interior and cover artwork. The image on this page is just a placeholder and not the final version of the cover. But, oddly enough, the Arthur Rackham painting does evoke my own short story contribution to Unbound. Todd and I have already discussed the content of the actual cover and I’m excited to share it when it is finished.

Limited: 500 numbered copies, signed by all contributors, housed in a custom slipcase: $125

 

Robert McCammon Update

Blue World by Robert McCammon

We've put our upcoming Robert McCammon trade paperbacks (Blue World, They Thirst, The Hunter from the Woods) through their final round of proofing, and are just waiting for their pub dates to roll around. As a reminder, we'll have a limited number of signed sets of the books, which you can order at the Blue World page.

In other news, Rick's epic new sf/horror novel, The Border, has been sent to the printer, which means the trade hardcover should ship by the end of May, to be followed 6-8 weeks later by the limited and lettered editions.