We're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing a signed, limited (and likely first hardcover) edition of Ann Leckie's multi-award winning debut novel, Ancillary Justice.
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.
Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was Justice of Toren–a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.
An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose–to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $50
Lettered: 52 signed copies, bound in leather, housed in a custom traycase: $250
Subterranean Press is pleased to present a long Otherworld novella by Kelley Armstrong, featuring a number of full-color illustrations by Xaviere Daumarie. The Trade Hardcover of Forsaken will feature a full-color dust jacket as well as four full-color interior illustrations. The Signed Limited Edition will have a completely different dust jacket, full-color endsheets, and two additional full-color illustrations not in the Trade.
Three years after being named Alpha of the North American pack, Elena Michaels is in London battling for respect from the British pack. When it becomes apparent she won’t get it, she heads home, expecting a much-needed rest on her family vacation, only to discover a battle brewing of a very different kind.
One of her eight-year-old twins has disappeared, and all evidence points to Malcolm Danvers. It seems as if the psychotic former Pack member they’ve been tracking for the past year has brought the fight to them, setting the bait he knows Elena can’t afford to ignore.
Number one New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong returns to her much-loved Otherworld with this powerful novella detailing the latest trials and travails of a fan-favorite character, a working mother who happens to lead the werewolves of North America.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered copies, bound in leather: $48
Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover copies: $28
Our two new Tim Powers projects—the novel, The Drawing of the Dark, and the Anubis Gates story, Nobody's Home—have just garnered their first reviews.
Booklist on The Drawing of the Dark:
This is a very good mixture of historical adventure and fantasy, featuring an everyman hero who, quite by surprise, turns out to be a key player in an ancient war between good and evil. Powers’ richly drawn characters and lively writing style pull us into the story from the first page. This may be an early Powers novel, but it’s deserving of a large new audience.
Publishers Weekly on Nobody's Home:
Powers builds on his 1983 novel The Anubis Gates with this novella of Victorian ghosts and vengeance… The writing evokes the style and feel of Victorian England, eschewing cliché while capturing the culture.
Both titles are preselling very well, and may go out of print shortly after publication.
Joe R. Lansdale's mythic western, Black Hat Jack, is in our warehouse and being prepped for shipping, which should commence very late this week or early next.
Meanwhile, Booklist just chimed in with its share of praise for the long novella:
Black Hat Jack is profane, vulgar, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, and full of rousing adventure, as a good dime novel, or dime novella, should be.
From Publishers Weekly:
Based on a true story, this novella-length Western from Lansdale (The Thicket) offers a potent concoction of witty repartee and a rousing battle. Black Hat Jack and Nat, who goes by Deadwood Dick, make an unlikely pair. Although the former is white and the latter black, the difference in their skin color matters little to them as they ride into Adobe Walls, Tex., after discovering a man killed by Comanche Indians. Soon violence breaks out as the Indians attack the town. While their ammunition may run low, Nat's keen wit stays fully loaded throughout the skirmish…
Limited: 350 signed numbered copies, bound in leather, with a different dust jacket than the trade: $45
Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition: $25
Xaviere Daumarie has just turned in all of the art for Kelley Armstrong's graphic novel, Bounty Hunt. We've posted four sample pages over at the book's product page. Kelley's fans should know Bounty Hunt contains plot elements that tie directly into Kelley's next novella, which we'll be publishing in January 2015.
About the Book:
After the Australian Pack murdered Reese William’s parents, the young werewolf fled and took refuge with the American Pack. Three years later, the Australians have tracked him down and dispatched a bounty hunter to bring him back. That bounty hunter, though, isn’t the lone wolf who owes them a debt, but his twenty-one-year-old daughter, Madison. Maddie is determined to bring in the rogue Reese for her ailing father. Now Reese has to show her the truth behind her client's lies…and avoid being the cause of an all-out war for Elena and the rest of the American Pack.
Our edition will also include a bonus section including exclusive new pages from the werewolf Legacy and more.
Limited: 1500 numbered copies, fully bound in cloth, signed by the author and artist: $45
Once we clear out a few remaining orders from last week, we'll be moving on to John Scalzi's Unlocked, the novella-length prequel to his new novel, Lock In, the latter which recently landed on a number of best-seller lists. (Congratulations, John!)
Our edition of Unlocked is the only print edition currently being considered—and a limited edition we won't be reprinting—so you might want to pick up a copy soon. We're down to the last 250 copies out of the 1500 copy print run, with more orders flowing through the site daily.
As far as other matters go, we've had a terrible time shipping signed copies of John's novel, Lock In. When John was here a bit over a month ago, we discovered that the majority of our copies had dinged and crumpled dust jackets, hardly the sort of thing we could foist off on our customers. It's taken a bit of to-ing and fro-ing with the Macmillan warehouse—who've been as eager as us to solve this problem. The end result is we now have new dust jackets, and will be shipping out the remaining 170 or so orders.
Thanks to everyone for their patience.
Back to Unlocked:
In the near future—and sooner than you think—a new virus will sweep the globe. At first it will look like the flu, but then we will discover there is something else about it…something we weren't expecting. It will change society forever.
No, this isn't another zombie virus. And no, this isn't the apocalypse. It's Haden's syndrome. We'll survive it. But the world will be remade in its image.
Unlocked: An Oral History of Haden's Syndrome is a novella that will take you through the heart of this terrifying disease, from its unusual and ironic origin to the frantic response of doctors, scientists and governments. You will see the “moon shot” response to free the people locked in thrall to the disease. And you experience the emerging society that those with the disease build for themselves—and for the rest of us.
A companion piece to John Scalzi's novel Lock In, Unlocked is an unexpected take on a frighteningly possible future.
From Publishers Weekly:
This intriguing companion novella expands the backstory behind Scalzi’s provocative near-future science fiction novel Lock In… Researchers, businessmen, politicians, and human rights activists clash in this skillfully written novella about one of the most fascinating SF scenarios created in recent years.
Limited: 1500 signed numbered hardcover copies: $40
Get in on the PS Publishing Stephen King Limited Editions while you still can. After shipping Carrie, we had a number of copies left over, which we'll be pairing with the upcoming release of Thinner. You can pick up copies of both titles, with matching numbers, over at the Thinner page. (Please note that the books will ship as a set, when Thinner is released later this fall.)
As well as getting two great books, buying Carrie and Thinner will get you first crack at the next King limited from PS.
Limited Edition Matching Set: $250
Demand far outstripped supply for the numbered edition of Clive Barker's Tortured Souls, so with the author's blessing, we've increased the limited edition size to 500.
The print run will not be increased further, nor will the Lettered Edition be increased. Please note that we're restricting folks to one copy of the limited edition.
The book sold out almost immediately upon announcement, but we wanted everyone to know we're making progress on Rogues, the huge anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Ken Laager has begun turning in art for the book, while the signature sheets are making the rounds.
More news as it happens.
We've made arrangements for Peter V. Brett to visit the SubPress warehouse and sign copies of his newest novel, The Skull Throne, due out next March. Peter will be happy to sign or inscribe your copy. Just mention what you'd like in the comments section when checking out.
In addition, we're creating a special ward that will be embossed in each copy. This embossing will be exclusive to copies that Peat (as his friends call him) signs for SubPress.
About the Book:
In the grand tradition of George R. R. Martin, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, and Robert Jordan, New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett continues his critically acclaimed Demon Cycle, which last left off in The Daylight War.
Trade Hardcover in Dust Jacket: $28
Don't forget the Demon Cycle novella we're publishing later this year. Messenger's Legacy will be a SubPress exclusive, available in signed and unsigned editions, heavily illustrated by Lauren K. Cannon.
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Amityville Horrible by Kelley Armstrong
Our "bonus" Kelley Armstrong novella for 2012, Amityville Horrible, was intended primiarily as an ebook, but for those addicted to print, we also produced a signed, limited edition. Please note that the hardcover will not be availablel to large online retailers or our wholesale accounts.
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
Our first, but not last, project with Catherynne M. Valente, the long novella Six-Gun Snow White, has just hit our warehouse. In addition to the author's pretty pretty language, the novella features a charming dust jacket by Charles Vess. If that's not enough to sway you, perhaps this starred review from Publishers Weekly will do the trick:
Valente’s adaptation of the fairy tale to the Old West provides a witty read with complex reverberations from the real world… Any attempt to derive a simple message from this work would be an injustice to the originality of the atmosphere, the complexity of the interplay of its elements, and the simple pleasure of savoring Valente’s exuberant writing.
Salvage and Demolition by Tim Powers
The excellent, not nearly prolific enough Tim Powers has just graced us with a very involved time travel novella, Salvage and Demolition. This slim, elegant volume is printed in two colors throughout, illustrated by Tim Powers, and is the recipient of a starred review from Booklist:
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.
Dead Aim; a Hap and Leonard Novella by Joe R. Lansdale
The trade hardcover of Joe R. Lansdale's latest Hap and Leonard adventure, Dead Aim, is sold out on publication. Fret not, we still have copies of the signed, limited edition in stock. Pick up a copy and see what nonsense the dysfunctional due have gotten themselves into this time.
We'll let Publishers Weekly take it from here:
Tart, smart, and dangerous, Lansdale's favorite roughneck detectives, Hap Collins and Leonard Pine, take on an apparently straightforward assignment—discourage a man from harassing his estranged wife—in this dark and twisty novella, the 10th entry in this highly satisfying series flavored with an East Texas twang (Devil Red, etc.)
The Best of Robert Silverberg
The Best of Robert Silverberg marks our largest offering by the SF Grandmaster. At 300,000 words, it contains stories spread across the six decades of his still ongoing career. As Publishers Weekly noted,
In 26 elegantly conceived and written stories, protagonists travel through time, philosophize, question their morals and faith, and pursue unknowable, elusive women… Thanks to Silverberg’s commentary on each decade and story—wry, candid, and unencumbered by false modesty—the anthology also functions as a memoir of a great career in genre literature.
Trade paperback: $24.95
Nell Gwynne’s On Land and At Sea by Kage Baker and Kathleen Bartholomew
Nell Gwynne's On Land and At Sea, a delightful romp begun by Kage Baker and finished by her sister, Kathleen Bartholomew, has washed up on SubPress' shores. The Nell Gwynne stories have been among our most popular offerings by Kage. It's easy to see why, as Publishers Weekly notes in ther review:
Even a month-long seaside holiday can’t keep the spy-mistresses of the exclusive Nell Gwynne brothel away from trouble in this comic steampunk novella…the mildly naughty nautical double entendres and period-style illustrations by J.K. Potter will entertain readers who appreciate Victoriana.
Nemo! by Ray Bradbury
Nemo! is an original Ray Bradbury screenplay set in the lavishly imagined dreamscape that is Nemo’s world. It is also a heartfelt act of homage to the genius of Winsor McCay. Beginning at the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904, the narrative moves through successive levels of Dream, encompassing moments of beauty, wonder, and raucous comedy while bringing a gallery of classic McCay characters—Nemo, the Princess, Dr. Pill, the sometimes villainous Flip—to vibrant new life
Signed Trade: $125
The Hunter from the Woods by Robert McCammon
The trade hardcover of Robert McCammon's The Hunter from the Woods is out now. If you've been wondering what Michael Gallatin has been up to since the classic novel, The Wolf's Hour, now's your chance to check in with this WWII era lycanthrope in a series of short stories in novellas.
A Fantasy Medley 2 edited by Yanni Kuznia
With new novellas by Tanya Huff, Amanda Downum, Jasper Kent, and Seanan McGuire, A Fantasy Medley 2 has been very well recevied, with strong sales to back up the reception. It garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which read, in part:
Subterranean staffer Kuznia keeps to the successful formula in her second four-story anthology: having successful authors write winning novellas that function equally as gateway introductions for new readers and exciting material for fans of their popular fantasy worlds. The best of these four is Amanda Downum’s “Bone Garden,” an exciting gothic tragedy set among actors and refugees in the world of the Necromancer Chronicles…
Forbidden by Kelley Armstrong
Kelley Armstrong's latest Otherworld novella, Forbidden, is shipping in its print incarnation, as well as being available as an ebook. As Publishers Weekly noted, “Bestseller Armstrong’s latest Otherworld stand-alone novella, set after the events of 2010’s Frostbitten, is an appetizing morsel of a mystery sure to whet appetites for the rest of the series…With sneaky, surprising pacing and well-drawn likable characters, Armstrong capably uncovers the darkness underlying a quintessential small American town.”