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Copies of THE SHINING and other Stephen King books available

The Shining by Stephen King

We've noticed copies of the Gift Edition of Stephen King's The Shining going for above cover price on the secondary market, so now seemed like a good time to remind folks that we still have copies at the published price of $95.

In addition, you can preorder copies of 'Salem's Lot and Skeleton Crew, both of which we expect to be damn fine productions, and, as the decades have proven, examples of exemplary storytelling. If that's not enough King for you, pick up a copy of the in stock PS Publishing edition of Thinner.

 

 

The Martian Cover Reveal

The Martian by Andy Weir

You probably know Daniel Dociu best for the striking covers he's done for the excellent James S. A. Corey novels that make up The Expanse (comingn soon as a tv series).

We're happy to have him onboard for our edition of Andy Weir's The Martian, with the dust jacket you see half of above. (Yes, it's a a wraparound.)

Now, More About the Book:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

The Subterranean Press edition will be oversize, with an introduction by Dan Simmons.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75

 

 

K. J. Parker—SAVAGES ebook now available

Savages by K. J. Parker

The ebook of K. J. Parker's newest standalone epic fantasy, Savages, is available through the usual channels. Good timing, that, as Tor.com just reviewed the nearly 400 page novel.

Here's a cut from the review that we think sums the book up rather well:

‘Playing a role’ is actually a key concept in Savages: one of the novel’s recurring themes is reinventing oneself. The nameless chieftain has a ‘fake it till you make it’ approach to employment: he basically says yes to any job he’s offered, claiming (entirely fictional) previous experience. Aimeric’s a pacifist playing at being an arms manufacturer. Both of them forge a new life, just like the counterfeiter makes fake money and the forger makes fake manuscripts. It’s all these forgeries and phony identities that somehow drive the plot.

 

New Jim Butcher in Stock and Shipping

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher's Working for Bigfoot is in stock and shipping! The trade edition is sold out, but we still have copies of the limited aplenty.

About the Book:

Chicago wizard for hire Harry Dresden is used to mysterious clients with long hair and legs up to here. But when it turns out the long hair covers every square inch of his latest client’s body, and the legs contribute to a nine-foot height, even the redoubtable detective realizes he’s treading new ground. Strength of a River in His Shoulders is one of the legendary forest people, a Bigfoot, and he has a problem that only Harry can solve. His son Irwin is a scion, the child of a supernatural creature and a human. He’s a good kid, but the extraordinary strength of his magical aura has a way of attracting trouble.

In the three novellas that make up Working For Bigfoot, collected together for the first time here, readers encounter Dresden at different points in his storied career, and in Irwin’s life. As a middle-schooler, in “B is For Bigfoot,” Irwin attracts the unwelcome attention of a pair of bullying brothers who are more than they seem, and when Harry steps in, it turns out they have a mystical guardian of their own. At a fancy private high school in “I Was a Teenage Bigfoot,” Harry is called in when Irwin grows ill for the first time, and it’s not just a case of mono. Finally, Irwin is all grown up and has a grown-up’s typical problems as a freshman in college in “Bigfoot on Campus,” or would have if typical included vampires.

New York Times bestseller Jim Butcher explores the responsibilities of fatherhood and the difficulties of growing up with the elements Dresden Files fans crave—detection, adventure, humor, and magic.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $60
 

From Publishers Weekly:

“Butcher emphasizes the lighter side of his Chicago-based wizard PI, Harry Dresden, in this collection of three novellas with a common client, a Sasquatch known as River Shoulders… Butcher leavens classic hard-boiled first-person narration (‘She was blond, about five-foot-six, and my logical mind told me that every inch of her was a bad idea’) with humor in these amuse-bouches aimed squarely at longtime fans.”

 

New Praise for Tim Powers’ NOBODY’S HOME

Nobody's Home by Tim Powers

Though it appeared last year, a blast of new praise just appeared for Tim Powers' Nobody's Home. Only seems appropriate for a novelette set in the time traveling world of The Anubis Gates, doesn't it?

From Locus Online:

New steampunk from Tim Powers, one of the men who invented the mode? With knockout illustrations by J. K. Potter? … What’s not to like!?! … As always, Powers is the master of presenting backstory in incremental bits that not only serve to gradually illuminate all his mysteries, but to add emotional resonance to events already described. You almost always have to turn back a few pages to re-savor passages in a new light, when reading a Powers tale. It’s a special kind of narrative magic.

Please click here to read more about Nobody's Home or to order a copy.

 

Last call to get an inscribed copy of John Scalzi’s THE END OF ALL THINGS

The End of All Things by John Scalzi

John Scalzi will be trekking to the SubPress' warehouses next week to sign copies of his new novel, The End of All Things. We're near the end of the stock we have on hand for him to sign, so best to order now if you want an inscribed copy.

About the Book:

Hugo-award winning author, John Scalzi returns to his best-selling Old Man's War universe with The End of All Things, the direct sequel to 2013's The Human Division.

Humans expanded into space…only to find a universe populated with multiple alien species bent on their destruction. Thus was the Colonial Union formed, to help protect us from a hostile universe. The Colonial Union used the Earth and its excess population for colonists and soldiers. It was a good arrangement…for the Colonial Union. Then the Earth said: no more.

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Now the Colonial Union is living on borrowed time—a couple of decades at most, before the ranks of the Colonial Defense Forces are depleted and the struggling human colonies are vulnerable to the alien species who have been waiting for the first sign of weakness, to drive humanity to ruin. And there's another problem: A group, lurking in the darkness of space, playing human and alien against each other—and against their own kind—for their own unknown reasons.

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In this collapsing universe, CDF Lieutenant Harry Wilson and the Colonial Union diplomats he works with race against the clock to discover who is behind attacks on the Union and on alien races, to seek peace with a suspicious, angry Earth, and keep humanity's union intact…or else risk oblivion, and extinction—and the end of all things.

Trade: Hardcover in dust jacket: $24.95

Click here to order your copy or for more information.

 

Announcing A Fantasy Medley 3 with stories by Jacqueline Carey Laura Bickle and more

A Fantasy Medley 3 edited by Yanni Kuznia

In each of the first two volumes of the acclaimed A Fantasy Medley series—both of which earned starred reviews from Publishers Weekly—editor Yanni Kuznia brought together stories from a quartet of fantasy’s most exciting authors. Now Kuznia returns with A Fantasy Medley 3, offering riveting new tales of the fantastic from four more of the field’s brightest stars:

In “Goddess at the Crossroads,” Kevin Hearne shares a thrillingly memorable episode from the past of his popular Iron Druid Chronicles hero Atticus O’Sullivan, revealing how one night’s dark encounter with the cult of Hecate served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s witches in the Scottish play.

With “Ashes,” Laura Bickle revisits Detroit arson investigator and powerful spirit medium Anya Kalinczyk as she, her five-foot-long salamander familiar Sparky, and Hades’ Charon pursue a destructive fire elemental named the Nain Rouge through the city’s festival in his dubious honor.

“The Death of Aiguillon” finds Aliette de Bodard exploring an episode sixty years prior to the start of her latest novel, The House of Shattered Wings, in which the survivors of an ongoing magical conflict in Paris eke out a grim existence, and one woman’s wish for a better life is granted at a terrible price.

And 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.

Limited: 250 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $45

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $20