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Smoke and Mirrors (preorder) by Neil Gaiman

Smoke and Mirrors (preorder) cover
Limited Edition SOLD OUT
Lettered Edition SOLD OUT


(preorder—not yet published)

Designed and Illustrated by Dave McKean

From Neil Gaiman's website:

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories—several of which have never before appeared in print, and more than half that have never been collected—that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second-hand store…a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by the railroad tracks…a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

The Subterranean Edition of Smoke and Mirrors will feature an all original design by Dave McKean, be printed in two colors throughout, with original illustrations for each story, including 8-10 full color plates.

The lettered edition will be lavishly bound, housed in a specially constructed box, the most elaborate presentation we’ve yet attempted for a book. In addition, each copy will include an original sketch by Dave McKean.

Limited: 500 numbered copies, signed by author, housed in a custom slipcase
Lettered: 26 copies, signed by author, housed in a custom box

Table of Contents

  • Reading the Entrails: a Rondel
  • An Introduction
  • Chivalry
  • Nicholas Was
  • The Price
  • Troll Bridge
  • Don’t Ask Jack
  • The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories
  • The White Road
  • Queen of Knives
  • Changes
  • The Daughter of Owls
  • Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar
  • Virus
  • Looking for the Girl
  • Only the End of the World Again
  • Bay Wolf
  • We Can Get Them for You Wholesale
  • One Life, Furnished in Early Moorcock
  • Cold Colors
  • The Sweeper of Dreams
  • Foreign Parts
  • Vampire Sestina
  • Mouse
  • The Sea Change
  • When We Went to See the End of the World
    by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11 ½
  • Desert Wind
  • Tastings
  • Babycakes
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Snow, Glass, Apples