Announcing READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

We're pleased to announce the signed limited edition of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, which has become a huge favorite here at SubPress.

About the Book:

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Our edition of Ready Player One will be oversize and feature a cover and interior illustration from the Chinese edition, selected by Ernest Cline. In addition, we’ll include a piece of RP1 fan fiction by Andy Weir (The Martian), as well as an introduction by Fantasy best-seller Patrick Rothfuss.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $350



Announcing THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

We're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing a signed, limited edition of Andy Weir's debut novel, The Martian, which has taken the best-seller lists by storm. Given the novel's popularity, and the movie coming this fall, we suggest an early order.

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, due this fall, will be oversize, with an introduction by Dan Simmons.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75

Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $350


More NOS4A2/WRAITH artwork just posted

NOS4A2/WRAITH by Joe Hil

We've just added even more of Charles "Talent" Wilson's artwork for upcoming Joe Hill NOS4A2/Wraith signed limited edition, including both color and b&w illustrations. Head over to the book's product page to have a look.

Remember, there will be 13 original color illustrations and 13 original black & whites, as well as an original small sketch on the signature page of each copy. This is going to be one Hill edition to treasure.


Printer activity and shipping update

Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente

Another pair of much-anticipated titles has just been sent to the printer:

with more scheduled to go this week.

As far as shipping goes, these titles are on our calendar for immediate shipment:

Important Collectors Note: Working for Bigfoot (Jim Butcher) is only one or two wholesale orders from shipping out of print. If you want a copy of the trade hardcover, now's the time to place your order.


Joe R. Lansdale’s PARADISE SKY shipping

Paradise Sky by Joe R. Lansdale

We're shipping signed copies of Joe R. Lansdale's masterpiece, Paradise Sky, right now. Those of you who enjoyed his novella, Black Hat Jack—which featured the same main character—will be especially motivated to pick up a copy.

About the Book:

A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick.

Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west.

In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.

Trade: Hardcover signed by the author: $26.95

From Booklist (Starred Review):

Paradise Sky is a rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and often quite moving yarn.

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):

Edgar-winner Lansdale’s folksy, cinematic fictional memoir tells the story of a man who was born a slave before the Civil War but grew up to become the legendary Deadwood Dick… In Deadwood, Nat meets a beautiful young woman, saves the life of Wild Bill Hickok, and reencounters Sam Ruggert, who still has it in for him. Lansdale (The Thicket) fills his pages with true-hearted heroes, dastardly scoundrels, and rollicking adventures.


Fifteen copies of THE WATER KNIFE available

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi

After shipping out the initial orders for the signed trade copies of Paolo Bacigalupi's The Water Knife, we have fifteen copies left. Snag one if you're interested.

About the Book:

Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times-Bestselling author and National Book Award Finalist, dives once again onto our uncertain future with his first thriller for adults since his multi-award winning debut phenomenon The Windup Girl.

In the American Southwest, Nevada, Arizona, and California skirmish for dwindling shares of the Colorado River. Into the fray steps Angel Velasquez, detective, leg-breaker, assassin and spy. A Las Vegas water knife, Angel “cuts” water for his boss, Catherine Case, ensuring that her lush, luxurious arcology developments can bloom in the desert, so the rich can stay wet, while the poor get nothing but dust. When rumors of a game-changing water source surface in drought-ravaged Phoenix, Angel is sent to investigate. There, he encounters Lucy Monroe, a hardened journalist with no love for Vegas and every reason to hate Angel, and Maria Villarosa, a young Texas refugee who survives by her wits and street smarts in a city that despises everything that she represents.  With bodies piling up, bullets flying, and Phoenix teetering on collapse, it seems like California is making a power play to monopolize the life-giving flow of a river. For Angel, Lucy, and Maria time is running out and their only hope for survival rests in each other’s hands. But when water is more valuable than gold, alliances shift like sand, and the only thing for certain is that someone will have to bleed if anyone hopes to drink.

Click here to order a copy or find out more.


China Mieville Cover Reveal

Three Moments of an Explosion

Dave McKean recently turned in the dust jacket art and design for China Mieville's new collection, Three Moments of an Explosion.

The book sold out in the first week of preorders, but we couldn't resist sharing the dj with everyone.



Alastair Reynolds’ DEEP NAVIGATION now available as an ebook

Deep Navigation by Alastair Reynolds

We're pleased to be publishing Alastair Reynolds' most recent full-length collection as an ebook. Deep Navigation features well over 100,000 words of sf, from space opera, to tales of Mars, to those set more closely to earth. There's even one previously uncollected story set in the Revelation Space universe.

About the Book:

Deep Navigation contains a broad spectrum of Alastair Reynolds’ work, from his first published story, “Nunivak Snowflakes,” through “The Receivers” and “Monkey Suit,” both published within the last year, plus an introduction by his friend, Stephen Baxter. It is well-known that the scope of Dr. Reynolds’ stories is vast; his Revelation Space stories alone attest to that. This collection shows his impressive range, from the claustrophobic Antarctic station, “Byrd Land Six,” to the branespanning “Tiger, Burning,” to the millennia-long quest of “Fury.” His viewpoints are as varied as his constant production of big, new ideas. A lone artist calmly painting the universe. A planetary ecological struggle reduced to a game. A fleeing assassin drawn into an alien rescue between the stars.


New Joe Abercrombie in stock and shipping

Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

A good deal of this week's shipping efforts will go toward getting folks their copies of Half the World by Joe Abercrombie. If you haven't ordered one, please do. World (as Half a King before it) balances on the adult/YA line neatly, providing a remarkable epic fantasy reading experience for all.

This represents Joe Abercrombie at his absolute best, and shouldn't be missed.

Limited: 400 signed numbered copies, printed in two colors, with illustrations by Jon McCoy: $125


Time to Preorder Neil Gaiman’s THE TRUTH IS A CAVE IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS Running Out!

The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains Signed Limited Edition

We have more details about the upcoming Neil Gaiman signed limited edition, The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, we can share with you.

Please place your preorder soon, as we have to finalize our preorder with Morrow, the publisher. It's a bargain at only $75.

About the Book:

This is a four-color edition of Neil Gaiman’s award-winning novelette “The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains”—a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure.

  • Each numbered copy is signed by author and artist
  • Specially commissioned (for this volume only) 8‐page comic by artist Eddie Campbell, starring his alter‐ego “Alec” and Alec’s friend “Neil”
  • Limited to 3,000 copy printing
  • One‐piece fabric‐covered clamshell case with silver foil stamping and pull ribbon
  • Mp3‐cd audio recording of full story read by Neil, accompanied by music performed by Fourplay string quartet
  • Clothbound book with silver foil stamping and art inlay, silver endpapers

Limited: Hardcover edition, signed by the author and artist, with CD. This gorgeous limited edition will feature a clamshell case and vellum cover overwrap: $75


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