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Recent Arrivals

In the last couple of days, we’ve received a few books I’ve been looking forward to:

sewedel‘s (Steven E. Wedel) Call to the Hunt just arrived from Scrybe Press. If werewolf stories are your thing, you shouldn’t miss this one.

autopope‘s (Charles Stross) The Hidden Family was part of a shipment from TOR. This is the second part of the Merchant Princes and quite good.

frostokovich‘s (Gregory Frost) Attack of the Jazz Giants and Other Stories new from Golden Gryphon. GG has published some of my favorite story collections of the last few years. I have high hopes for this one.

dys7topia‘s (Kealan Patrick Burke) The Hides a signed limited hardcover from Cemetery Dance. If the last couple of books by Kealan are any indication, this should be excellent.

Now I just need to find some more free time!


P.S. Happy Birthday Lisa! (my wife)

Tentative Schedule for Subterranean Press Books

Subterranean Press has announced their tentative schedule for the next few months. It’s an impressive lineup and sales for some of these have been particularly strong.

INSIDE JOB by Connie Willis (expected to sell out on publication at the publisher)

THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN by Charles de Lint
OLYMPOS by Dan Simmons

LAUGHIN BOY by Bradley Denton
SHADOW TWIN by Dozois, Martin, and Abraham

GHOSTS OF ALBION – INITIATION by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden
— TANNERS VIRGIN by Lawrence Block

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending May 15th, 2005

1. Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris (Signed Hardcover)
2. The Devil Delivered by Steven Erikson (Signed Paperback)
3. Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
4. Moonheart (20th Anniversary Edition) by Charles de Lint (Signed Hardcover)
5. Postcards from the Province of Hyphens by Sonya Taaffe

1. Fantasy & Science Fiction
2. The Third Alternative
3. Analog Science Fiction
4. Red Scream
5. Dark Discoveries

Based on sales at Clarkesworld Books ( for the week ending May 15th, 2005.

This is the first time a poetry collection has placed in our top 5. (Postcards) Sonya Taaffe’s fiction collection Singing Innocence and Experience will be released later this year.


George R. R. Martin – A Storm of Swords Limited Edition

I was just talking with Bill from Subterranean Press and he asked that I help get the word out. Here is their big news:

Announcing A STORM OF SWORDS Limited Edition
As has long been rumored, we have purchased the rights from Meisha Merlin to continue the Limited Editions of A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE by fantasy best-seller George R.R. Martin. The first volume from us, A STORM OF SWORDS, will be released late this year. Charles Vess expects to finish the art in June, after which we’ll fast track the design and proofreading.

You can get the full details on the lavish production we plan at our website, but here are a few highlights from A STORM OF SWORDS:

— two volumes housed in an oversize slipcase
— a different full-color wraparound dust jacket on each volume
— over 70 black and white interior illustrations by Charles Vess
— all copies signed by George R. R. Martin and Charles Vess

We are offering individuals who bought previous volumes first rights to the same letter/number of STORM. We will announce a cut off date soon, after which we will make copies available to everyone else.

If you own CLASH OF KINGS, please mention your letter/number in the comments section when checking out.

If you do NOT own CLASH, you may still order STORM. We won’t process your order until we can guarantee a copy will be available. Demand for this volume is expected to far exceed the supply, so order now or be disappointed

A STORM OF SWORDS will be available in two editions:
Limited: 448 signed numbered copies: $250
Lettered: 52 signed lettered copies with Vess remarque: $395

Please note: Shipping on STORM is $10 in the US; overseas figured individually.


If you’ve ordered a copy of the earlier limited editions from us (Clarkesworld Books), you’re number is already reserved.

If you ordered elsewhere or want to go on the wait list, go to the Subterranean Press web site: Subterranean Press


Lovecraft sequel and the rushed Summer

Elder Signs Press has announced a sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS which will be written by Tim Curran. HIVE should be released sometime in June and will be available in a limited edition hardcover (50 copies) and a trade paperback.

The July issue of Asimovs and the July/August issue of Analog are now available. I feel like the Summer is over already and it hasn’t even started.

We just received a new book from a local publisher. ARABIAN WINE by Gregory Feeley was originally published in an abridged form in Asimov’s and is now given a signed limited edition hardcover treatment by Temporary Culture. Haven’t read it, but I’ve heard good things.


Misc. News

Congratulations to China Mieville for winning the Arthur C. Clarke award for The Iron Council. Not much longer until the cheaper trade paperback is available. (August)

Night Shade books informs us that their editions of Blood Follows by Steven Erikson (Signed and Unsigned) and Conference with the Dead by Terry Lamsley (Signed and Unsigned) are at the printer and should ship at the end of the month or beginning of next month. Give an extra week for us to receive them from the west coast.

We have also received word from Cemetery Dance that copies of The Hides by Kealan Patrick Burke, Wildwood Road by Christopher Golden, and Hornets and Others by Al Sarrantonio are on their way to us. All three are signed limited hardcovers. I expect these to arrive within the next couple of days.

More Joe Lansdale… the signed limited slipcased edition of Mad Dog Summer and Other Stories has arrived from Subterranean Press.

Signed bookplates arrived today from Steve Vernon. They will be included with all copies of Long Horn, Big Shaggy. I read this one the other night and enjoyed it. Western horror with zombie buffalo = fun.


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