Neil Clarke

The Award-Winning Editor of Clarkesworld Magazine, Forever Magazine, The Best Science Fiction of the Year, and More

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Books by our Livejournal Friends

I was just looking over the list of people who have friended this journal and good number of them have books coming out in the next year. Here’s a list of their projects. If I missed you or missed one of your books, let me know. I did this very quickly so there are bound to be mistakes.

Elizabeth Bear
* Scardown
* Worldwired

Kealan Patrick Burke
* Taverns of the Dead (ed.)
* The Hides
* Vessels

Douglas Clegg
* ISIS
* The Abandoned
* The Priest of Blood

Brian Knight
* Broken Angel

Terry McGarry
* Triad

Vera Nazarian
* The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass

Wen Spencer
* A Brother’s Price

Karen Traviss
* The World Before

Catherynne M. Valente
* Apocrypha
* The Daughter’s Tales
* Yume no Han: The Book of Dreams

Martha Wells
* The Gate of Gods
* The Ships of Air

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending April 24, 2005

Books:
1. The Abandoned by Douglas Clegg
2. King Rat by China Mieville (Signed limited)
3. Wild Galaxy by William F. Nolan
4. Quicksilver and Shadow by Charles de Lint (signed)
5. Woken Furies by Richard Morgan (UK Import)

Magazines:
1. Interzone
2. Argosy
3. The Journal of Pulse-Pounding Narratives
4. H. P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror
5. Black Gate

Based on sales at Clarkesworld Books (www.clarkesworldbooks.com) for the week ending April 24th, 2005.

I’m currently reading the latest JPPN and enjoying it a lot. They are billing it as the final issue. I hope that’s not the case.

-Neil

Missing time and a Giant Load of Rats

It’s been over a week since I last posted here and what a week it has been. I had the misfortune of contracting a rather ugly stomach virus from my son and spent several days trying to get rid of it. Had to play catch up on bookstore orders, add all the new books scheduled through December to the catalog, went for a job interview at a university in NY (seems interesting) and today we all went to a birthday party.

As we’re pulling into the driveway tonight, I noticed a large pile of boxes by the door. As I carried my sleeping son past, I noticed it was from EARTHLING PUBLICATIONS. After putting the kids to bed, I rescued the boxes from the porch and told my wife that we have rats, King Rats. She didn’t get it.

Well, Monday I start shipping all orders of the signed limited slipcased edition of KING RAT by China Mieville. Looks like they did a very nice job on this book. The first copy out of the box is now a part of my collection. I should have a few copies left when were done shipping preorders, so if you’re looking for one… we have it at a discount.

Take care,

-Neil

The Case of the Well-Travelled Books

Sometimes books don’t go where they are supposed to. I just found out that several boxes of books from PS Publishing that were supposed to go from the UK to New Jersey, jumped ship and ran off to California. I can’t say I blame them. The beaches are better and the weather nicer. Still, PS is forcing them to return by Monday. Assuming they don’t take a side trip to Florida (again, couldn’t blame them) I should start shipping signed editions of THE DEVIL DELIVERED by Steven Erikson, LITTLE MACHINES by Paul J. McAuley, and DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHT ed. by Stephen Jones on Tuesday. These books will have travelled more in a month than I have in the last two years.

More new books…

Just received email from Subterranean Press. They will be shipping HEART OF WHITENESS by Howard Waldrop and THE KING AND OTHER STORIES by Joe Lansdale very soon. They’ve arrived in their offices and we should have them about a week after they start shipping.

They’ve also announced two new books:

WILD THINGS by Charles Colman Finlay is a collection of 14 tales. There will be a signed limited hardcover with extra chapbook and a trade hardcover. I should have a galley for this one any day now.

ORIGINS by Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain) is a collection of three novels from early in his career: FIND THE FEATHERED SERPENT, DANGER: DINOSAURS!, and ROCKET TO LUNA. These were action novels written for younger readers. It will be available in a trade hardcover and a signed limited slipcased hardcover.

Earthling Publications announces two new books

Earthling Publications will be releasing the 20th Anniversary edition of Dan Simmon’s SONG OF KALI later this year. It will be available as a signed limited edition slipcased hardcover.

Also in 2005, Erik Tomblin’s RIVERSIDE BLUES will be issued as a signed chapbook.

I have mixed feelings about SONG OF KALI. It has been widely praised and considered one of his best works. I wanted to like Song, but I just couldn’t get into it. It’s one of two books by Simmons that I haven’t liked, the other being PHASES OF GRAVITY. I’ve loved everything else I’ve read by him and keep thinking I should go back and give this one another try. What do you think? Is it worth it?

-Neil

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