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Robert McCammon’s BLUE WORLD in Stock and Shipping

Blue World by Robert McCammon

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

 

Announcing Eternity’s Wheel by Neil Gaiman, Michael Reaves, and Mallory Reaves

Eternity's Wheel

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

 

The Martian heads off to the printer

The Martian by Andy Weir

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

 

Announcing a weird western novel by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale

Hell's Bounty by Joe R. Lansdale and John L. Lansdale

We're pleased to announce Hell's Bounty, a weird western novel by the brothers Lansdale, one with a killer cover by Timothy Truman.

About the Book:

If the Western town of Falling Rock isn’t dangerous enough due to drunks, fast guns and greedy miners, it gets a real dose of ugly when a soulless, dynamite-loving bounty hunter named Smith rides into town to bring back a bounty, dead or alive—preferably dead. In the process, Smith sets off an explosive chain of events that send him straight to the waiting room in Hell where he is offered a one-time chance to absolve himself.

Satan, a bartender also known as Snappy, wants Smith to hurry back to earth and put a very bad hombre out of commission. Someone Smith has already met in the town of Falling Rock. A fellow named Quill, who has, since Smith’s departure, sold his soul to the Old Ones, and has been possessed by a nasty, scaly, winged demon with a cigar habit and a bad attitude. Quill wants to bring about the destruction of the world, not to mention the known universe, and hand it all over: moon, stars, black spaces, cosmic dust, as well as all of humanity, to the nasty Lovecraftian deities that wait on the other side of the veil. It’s a bargain made in worse places than Hell.

Even Satan can’t stand for that kind of dark business. The demon that has possessed Quill, a former co-worker of Satan, has gone way too far, and there has to be a serious correction.

And though Smith isn’t so sure humanity is that big of a loss, the alternative of him cooking eternally while being skewered on a meat hook isn’t particularly appealing. Smith straps on a gift from Snappy, a holstered Colt pistol loaded with endless silver ammunition, and riding a near-magical horse named Shadow, carrying an amazing deck of cards that can summon up some of the greatest gunfighters and killers the west has ever known, he rides up from hell, and back into Falling Rock, a town that can be entered, but can’t be left.

It’s a opportunity not only for Smith to experience action and adventure and deal with the living dead and all manner of demonic curses and terrible prophecies, it’s a shot at love with a beautiful, one-eyed, redheaded-darling with a whip, a woman named Payday. But it’s an even bigger shot at redemption.

Saddle up, partner. It’s time to ride into an old fashioned pulp and horror adventure full of gnashing teeth, exploding dynamite, pistol fire, and a few late night kisses.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcovers: $40

 

Exclusive Steven Erikson preorder period ending soon

Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson

This is just a quick notice that the exclusive preorder period for Steven Erikson's Midnight Tides only lasts until August 31, so please get your order in before we open the book to the general public. If you've already ordered a copy, please disregard this notice.

Now, Some Important Notes:

  • You may only order the limited or lettered edition of Midnight Tides if you own the corresponding lettered/numbered copy of the previous volume, House of Chains.
  • The exclusive preorder period ends August 31, after which we will send out an email opening the book to the general public.
  • Please mention your letter/number when placing your order.

Subterranean Press is proud to announce the fifth volume of The Malazan Book of the Fallen. We're working with a new artist, Lauren St. Onge, on this volume in the series.

The numbered edition will:

  • Be printed on 80# Finch paper, guaranteeing a lifetime of enjoyment
  • Be illustrated with a number of full color interior illustrations

The lettered edition will include everything in the numbered, plus the following features:

  • A completely different dust jacket
  • A gatefold pull-out illustration
  • A custom traycase to protect your book

Limited: 500 numbered copies, hardcover, signed by author: $150

Lettered: 52 copies, deluxe bound, signed by author, housed in a custom traycase: $325

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL on THE BEST OF GREGORY BENFORD

The Best of Gregory Benford

We're happy to share this cut from a recent review of The Best of Gregory Benford from The Wall Street Journal:

The Best of Gregory Benford, edited by David G. Hartwell, brings together almost 40 of his 200 stories. They're the best introduction you can find to how scientists think…. The odd thing is that, for all the chill of the situations, this collection is actually ‘heartwarming’ (to use an adjective Mr. Benford would scorn). He'd much prefer ‘clear-eyed.’ But the fact is, he remains an optimist. There's a solution for everything, if, but only if, you have the will and the skill to find it.

 

New Jonathan Carroll and Catherynne M. Valente titles shipping this week

Teaching the Dog to Read

We have a day or so of finishing up Jim Butcher's Working for Bigfoot, and then we'll move on to two other new titles:

Teaching the Dog to Read (Jonathan Carroll)

Teaching the Dog to Read is set at the intersection of the mundane and the miraculous, a place where reality itself shifts and shimmers with disconcerting suddenness. It begins in the realm of recognizable things and ends in a room where a bizarre—and invisible—reunion takes place. Along the way, it offers both grand entertainment and a visionary meditation on the complex connections between our dreaming and waking selves. The result is a master class in the art of narrative and a permanent addition to Jonathan Carroll’s remarkable body of work.

Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies:$40

From Locus Online:

Carroll’s pacing is perfect, as he introduces new elements of oddness one by one. And his insight into matters of the heart is deep. ‘There are moments in any relationship which can come at the beginning, middle or end, where everything balances on a single word or sentence.’ In elegant yet utterly unpretentious prose, Carroll provides one of those pivotal instances right here.


Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente

Speak Easy (Catherynne M. Valente)

Multiple-award-winning, New York Times’ bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente once again reinvents a classic in Speak Easy, which interprets “The Twelve Dancing Princesses” if Zelda Fitzgerald waltzed in and stole the show. This Prohibition-Era tale will make heads spin and hearts pound. It’s a story as old as time, as effervescent as champagne, and as dark as the devil’s basement on a starless night in the city.

Limited: 1250 signed numbered hardcover copies, fully bound in cloth: $40

From Publishers Weekly:

Valente’s language is extravagantly rich, and her world is filled with fascinating details. The amount of story packed into this slender volume would easily fill a novel…

From RT Reviews:

Valente’s Prohibtion-era spin on the classic story of ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ is thoroughly eerie and enchanting… this fresh fairytale gets under your skin quicker than Zelda Fair's black-market booze.

 

Copies of THE SHINING and other Stephen King books available

The Shining by Stephen King

We've noticed copies of the Gift Edition of Stephen King's The Shining going for above cover price on the secondary market, so now seemed like a good time to remind folks that we still have copies at the published price of $95.

In addition, you can preorder copies of 'Salem's Lot and Skeleton Crew, both of which we expect to be damn fine productions, and, as the decades have proven, examples of exemplary storytelling. If that's not enough King for you, pick up a copy of the in stock PS Publishing edition of Thinner.