At the printer
The remainder of this week will be given over to shipping our three new Robert McCammon trade paperbacks:
One of McCammon's great achievements in this novel is the horrifying sense he conveys of humanity reduced to the equivalent of so many ants in a field, being stomped on by warring combatants. The scenes of battle between the two armies and the firepower and weapons they yield are spectacular and vivid.
We have a pair of great reviews of The Best of Nancy Kress to share with you. With reviews like these, we expect the thousand copy print run to go quickly on publication.
Another candidate for the title of best collection of the year, in a year that’s turning out to be very strong for short-story collections, is The Best of Nancy Kress… worth it for the extensive amount of really first-class fiction you get, including several Hugo and Nebula Award winners.
From Publishers Weekly:
The much-lauded talents of SF and fantasy writer Kress (Yesterday’s Kin) are finely showcased in this sparkling and thoughtful collection of 21 short stories… Kress has a gift for focusing on the familiar and the personal, even in the most alien settings. This collection will fire the imaginations of new readers and longtime fans alike.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies: $45
Just a quick note that the exclusive preorder period has ended, so anyone may preorder a copy of Steven Erikson's Midnight Tides now.
Please note that the Lettered Edition is sold out.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies, signed by the author: $150
We're pleased to announce that the final book of Joe Abercrombie's Shattered Sea series, Half a War, is now available for preorder. If you're thinking of ordering a copy, please don't forget to read the important notes below!
About the Book:
Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Jon McCoy.
- You must own a copy of the limited edition of Half the World to order the limited edition of Half a War.
- You must own a copy of the lettered editon of Half the World to order the lettered edition of Half a War.
- This exclusive preorder period lasts until October 31, 2015.
Words are weapons
Princess Skara has seen all she loved made blood and ashes. She is left with only words. But the right words can be as deadly as any blade. She must conquer her fears and sharpen her wits to a lethal edge if she is to reclaim her birthright.
Only half a war is fought with swords
The deep-cunning Father Yarvi has walked a long road from crippled slave to king’s minister. He has made allies of old foes and stitched together an uneasy peace. But now the ruthless Grandmother Wexen has raised the greatest army since the elves made war on God, and put Bright Yilling at its head – a man who worships no god but Death.
Sometimes one must fight evil with evil
Some – like Thorn Bathu and the sword-bearer Raith – are born to fight, perhaps to die. Others – like Brand the smith and Koll the wood-carver – would rather stand in the light. But when Mother War spreads her iron wings, she may cast the whole Shattered Sea into darkness.
Limited: 400 signed numbered oversize copies, printed in two colors on 80# Finch: $125
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $300
Great news. For the next two days, the ebook for Robert McCammon's The Hunter from the Woods is only $2.99
About the Book:
In the shadowed corners behind enemy lines, Michael Gallatin is England’s most potent weapon against Nazi Germany. Blessed and cursed by the ability to transform his flesh, Michael lives between worlds as both man and wolf. A gifted spy and a cunning warrior, he is unmatched in the field. No ordinary agent of the British Crown, he’s the one they send when there’s no one else.
Returning to a vision first imagined in the New York Times Bestseller The Wolf's Hour, horror master Robert McCammon traces the life of a single man in the midst of the Second World War. From a traveling circus in the Russian steppes, to the skies of North Africa, to the gritty underworld of Berlin itself, The Hunter from the Woods pits Michael against impossible odds, where failure means death and so, too, might victory.
Told through a series of interconnected novellas and short stories, McCammon shows us how Michael lived and loved during a time in history when there was little room for either. A visceral and primal journey, The Hunter from the Woods revels in the intimate cruelty of war, but never fails to illuminate the resilience of the human spirit.
The Wolf's Hour may be Michael Gallatin's greatest adventure, but these are the stories that comprise his life. They present an alternate history every Robert McCammon fan, and every fan of thrilling fiction, will want to read.
This week we'll be concentrating on sending out the signed limited edition of Robert McCammon's Blue World, one of the most loved collections in horror.
In addition to the classic contents, our edition contains three newer stories being collected for the first time: "White", "Strange Candy", and the Bradburyesque "Children of the Bedtime Machine".
Pick up a copy while supplies last!
About the Book:
In this expanded edition of Robert McCammon’s classic short story collection, you will encounter horrors and delights in equal measure, including:
- A man who awakens one morning to find a skeleton in bed where his wife had been the night before.
- A small-time thief who steals a makeup case, and learns a dead horror star's secret.
- A roadside diner, where a Vietnam veteran comes seeking shelter from the storm.
- A young man in prison, who finds beauty and hope on the wings of a yellow bird.
- Halloween in a very special residential area, where trick-or-treating is deadly serious.
- A red house on a street of gray houses, and a breath of sweet fire.
- The adventures of a has-been serial hero, who dons his old costume and goes in search of a serial killer.
- A priest obsessed by a porno star, and his realization that both of them are being stalked by a third shadow.
- An old woman who channels early, simpler times in a melancholy Bradburyesque future.
We will see worlds within worlds through the windows of these stories. We might even see the end of the world, and we might sit on a front porch for a while and sip a glass of gasoline on a hot December day.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies, with exclusive full-color illustrations: $80
Lettered: 52 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $275
We're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing a signed limited edition of Eternity's Wheel, the third (and final) book in the InterWorld series.
About the Book:
The treacherous developments at the end of The Silver Dream have left InterWorld trapped by HEX, Time Agent Acacia Jones missing, and Joey Harker on his own. Injured and on the run, Joey may be the only one who can stop the newly discovered threat of FrostNight from destroying everything—not just InterWorld, but all the worlds in the Altiverse.
A heavy burden for anyone, but especially a relative newcomer to interdimensional travel. Joey begins to Walk the worlds, searching out more versions of himself, all fellow Walkers, to train for the fight. While, of course, attempting to stay under the radar of their enemies and locate InterWorld Base Town before time runs out. Even after recovering some members of his team and receiving aid from Acacia’s brother Avery—who is none too happy to have to help him—Joey can’t seem to catch a break. Everyone is looking to him to be the leader. Whether he’s up to the job or not, he has to take it on anyway.
Eternity’s Wheel brings the New York Times’ bestselling InterWorld series to a thrilling conclusion. Return to master storytellers and beloved authors Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves’ inventive, danger-packed universe in this novel with a story by the creators and Mallory Reaves, and written by Michael and Mallory Reaves.
Eternity's Wheel will be printed in two colors throughout, designed to match its prequels, Interworld and The Silver Dream, with a full color cover and color interior plates by Jon Foster.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $60
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $250
We've just sent Andy Weir's oversize signed limited edition of The Martian to the printer. It's 75-80% sold out, with more copies being preordered every day.
About the Book:
Dust jacket illustration by Daniel Dociu.
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
The following titles will be published by Subterranean Press in the near future:
- Fender Lizards by Joe R. Lansdale
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Stinger by Robert McCammon
- Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville
- The Best of Nancy Kress by Nancy Kress
- The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons
- NOS4A2/WRAITH Deluxe Signed Limited Edition by Joe Hill
The following titles have been earmarked for publication by Subterranean Press:
- Eternity’s Wheel by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves
- Hell’s Bounty by Joe R. Lansdale
- A Fantasy Medley 3 by Yanni Kuznia (ed)
- Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell and Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin
- Beneath an Oil-Dark Sea by Caitlin R. Kiernan
- The Damnation Game by Clive Barker