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Introduction by Tim Powers
Afterword by James P. Blaylock
Cover and interior illustrations by Gahan Wilson
The first in Subterranean Press' plans to bring to light some unduly neglected works by noted poet William Ashbless, this new chapbook contains “Slouching Toward Mauritius,” a piratical short story written more than 25 years ago but never published, along with a lengthy pirate poem, “Moon-Eye Agonistes.” Ashbless' notorious compatriots Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock have contributed an introduction and afterword, respectively, to put the pieces in their proper historical perspective.
Printed in two colors throughout, this deluxe chapbook is fully illustrated with four two-color illustrations by Gahan Wilson!
Available in three unique states:
Limited chapbook: Only 1000 numbered softcover copies signed by Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock.
Limited hardcover: Only 250 handbound hardcovers, signed by Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock.
Lettered edition: Only 26 copies lavishly handbound, housed in a handcrafted oversize traycase signed by Ashbless on a “squid” label. Each copy will also feature an original handwritten Ashbless pirate poem. That's right, a different poem in each copy!