Neil Clarke

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This sounds cool…

Cemetery Dance just announced Poe’s Lighthouse, an anthology edited by Christopher Conlon. It will be a limited edition, slipcased, signed, and all things considered, reasonably priced. The concept is take a fragment of an unfinished Poe story and give it to an author to finish in Poe style. They lined up some great contributors…

Table of Contents:

* “Blind Eye” by Edgar Allan Poe and John Shirley
* “The Riches There That Lie” by Edgar Allan Poe and Carole Nelson Douglas
* “The Watcher at the Window” by Edgar Allan Poe and Mort Castle
* “A Literary Forgery” by Edgar Allan Poe and George Clayton Johnson
* “So This Guy Walks Into a Lighthouse—” by Edgar Allan Poe and Kage Baker
* “Deep Into the Darkness Peering” by Edgar Allan Poe and Elizabeth Engstrom
* “A Passion for Solitude” by Edgar Allan Poe and Earl Hamner
* “A Muse With Burning Eyes” by Edgar Allan Poe, Mike Resnick and B.D. Faw
* “The Seventh Day” by Edgar Allan Poe and Hilary Tham
* “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” by Edgar Allan Poe and Nick Mamatas
* “Last Writes” by Edgar Allan Poe and Scott Nicholson
* “The Flames Beneath the Light” by Edgar Allan Poe and Tim Lebbon
* “Fourth Avenue Interlude” by Edgar Allan Poe and Richard A. Lupoff
* “The Dead Lantern” by Edgar Allan Poe and Michael A. Arnzen
* “Fisherman’s Delight” by Edgar Allan Poe and Gary A. Braunbeck
* “Darkness, and She Was Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe and Christopher Conlon
* “Salamander Scrimshander” by Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Lodi
* “I’ve Been Waiting for You” by Edgar Allan Poe and Barry Hoffman
* “Inside the Iron Maiden” by Edgar Allan Poe and Steve Schlich
* “MS Found in a Minidrive” by Edgar Allan Poe and Rudy Rucker
* “The Tragic Narrative of Arthur Bedford Addison” by Edgar Allan Poe and William F. Nolan
* “The Days of Other Light” by Edgar Allan Poe and Paul Di Filippo
* “A New Interpretation of the Liggerzun Text” by Edgar Allan Poe and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

We just received our shipment of John Scalzi’s new book, Agent to the Stars. Subterranean Press published this signed numbered hardcover in a print run of 1500 copies.

I’m quite pleased to announce that we’re one of a handful of places that can make this special offer: Buy Agent to the Stars and you’ll get a free copy of Scalzi’s chapbook, Sketches of Daily Life: Two Missives from Possible Futures.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending July 24th, 2005

Books
1Blood Follows by Steven Erikson (Signed Hardcover)
2Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison (Signed Paperback)
3The Extraordinary Voyage of Jules Verne by Eric Brown (Signed Numbered Paperback)
4People of the Dark (The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, vol. 3) by Robert E. Howard (Hardcover)
5Night of Knives by Ian Cameron Esslemont (Signed Numbered Hardcover)

Magazines
1Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
2Tales of the Talisman
3Subterranean Magazine
4Fantasy & Science Fiction
5Zahir

Based on sales at Clarkesworld Books for the week ending July 24th, 2005.

The signed limited edition of Blood Follows leaps to the top spot this week. This edition is already sold out at the publisher, so when these are gone, that’s it. A significant number of the orders for these have been from international customers. Not surprising since he is just beginning to catch on with American fans. He’s been quite popular overseas and in Canada for several years now.

-Neil

Quick roundup of recent news

Just passing along some recents news…

Wheatland Press has announced their next four books:
The Nine Muses edited by Forrest Aguirre and Deborah Layne
Polyphony 5 edited by Deborah Layne and Jay Lake
TEL: Stories edited by Jay Lake
The Keyhole Opera by Bruce Holland Rogers
The first three are expected September with Keyhole following in November.

Night Shade Books will publish Douglas Lain’s Last Week’s Apocalypse in trade paperback.

Wildside Press has announced the Wings in the Night, The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Volume 4.

Morrow will be publishing a signed edition of Christopher Moore’s A Dirty Job.

TOR will publish Terry Goodkind’s Phantom in a signed trade hardcover and a signed limited slipcased hardcover.

I’ve heard back from Anne Bishop and she has agreed to sign copies of her next book, Sebastian, for us. This is her first hardcover publication.

We have also made arrangements to get signed copies of Creepers by David Morrell.

I’d have to say that this was a pretty good week.

-Neil

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending July 17th, 2005

Books
1People of the Dark (The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, vol. 3) by Robert E. Howard (Hardcover)
2Night of Knives by Ian Cameron Esslemont (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
3Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison (Signed Paperback)
4Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link (Hardcover)
5Yume no Han: The Book of Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente (Hardcover)

Magazines
1Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
2Subterranean Magazine
3Fantasy & Science Fiction
4On Spec
5REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

Hmm, now look at that. A bestseller list that includes last Saturday and DOESN’T include Harry Potter. It’s probably the only one you’ll see. Now, that said, we did sell a couple of copies… to family. That’s the only time they’ve ever expressed interest in my store.

Why did it sell poorly for us? Did you see the TV at all this weekend? People had to have this book the second it was released and it was sold everywhere. Somehow the big online stores managed to get it far enough in advance that they could guarantee delivery on Saturday. We received our copies Thursday night. Since preorders were so low, I didn’t buy many, so I can happily say that I’m ok with all this. Besides, I’d rather see Robert E. Howard at the top of the list anyway…

-Neil

Readercon

I went to my first Readercon this past weekend and had a blast. Lisa and the kids decided to make this a mini vacation and joined me on the trip up. It was a 6 hour trek through heavy downpours and punctuated with stop and go traffic. The only word that described the trip up was miserable. It all changed when we reached the hotel.

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