Neil Clarke

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

Month: September 2005

What’s going on…

Ok, you have to know something is wrong when I fail to mention that Tim Powers new novel, Three Days to Never, will be published as a signed limited edition by Subterranean Press. Well, nothing is wrong, things are actually going quite well.

As you may know, Clarkesworld Books is my night job. I have a wife, two kids, and a mortgage to pay and the bookstore just doesn’t take care of all that yet. I’ve spent the last two years working in a day job that was a frustrating dead end for me. I just put an end to that and took a new job as Technology Director for a private K-12 school about an hour away from here. This all happened in the last week, so I’ve been a little distracted. (apologies to those of you expecting emails)

We’re going to have to move in a few months, so instead of carrying thousands of books, I’d like to clear out some inventory. I’ll be sure to post here once I figure out how I’ll be doing that.

In the meantime, I should mention that Joshua Palmatier has agreed to sign copies of The Skewed Throne when it’s published by DAW in January. Check it out!

-Neil

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending September 25th, 2005

Books
1Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (Signed Hardcover)
2Thud! by Terry Pratchett (Signed Hardcover)
3Berserk by Tim Lebbon (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
4Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb (Signed Hardcover)
5Shadow Twin by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham (Signed Numbered Hardcover)

Magazines
1Asimov’s
2Fantasy & Science Fiction
3Interzone
4Apex
5Red Scream Magazine

Berserk was one of those books that was only available in preorder, so it’s effectively out of print on publication. If anyone is still looking for one, we have a few left over from cancellations.

-Neil

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending September 18th, 2005

Books
1Shadow Twin by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham (Signed Numbered Hardcover)
2Thud! by Terry Pratchett (Signed Hardcover)
3Glass Soup by Jonathan Carroll (Hardcover)
4Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb (Signed Hardcover)
5Eternity and Other Stories by Lucius Shepard (Trade Paperback)

Magazines
1Asimov’s
2Analog
3Interzone
4Fantasy & Science Fiction
5Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

The race this week between Shadow Twin and Thud! was close. We sold a lot of each title and it’s likely that neither one of these will maintain their spots next week since we’ve just received our signed copies of Neil Gaiman’s ANANSI BOYS, which did well in preorder.

-Neil

Fantasy Magazine

If you haven’t already heard, FANTASY MAGAZINE will be making it’s debut at World Fantasy Convention this November. The first issue will include contributions from Jeffrey Ford, Eugie Foster, Sarah Brandywine Johnson, Nick Mamatas, Megan Messinger, Vera Nazarian, Holly Phillips, Tim Pratt, Margaret Ronald, Sonya Taaffe, Catherynne M. Valente, Jeff VanderMeer, and Erzebet Yellow-Boy, as well as an interview with Jeffrey Ford.

We’ve just made arrangements with Prime Books to take one-year subscriptions for this magazine. If you prefer to just preorder the first issue, we can do that too. We ship individual issues. They ship subscriptions.

I’ve always considered working out subscription arrangements with publishers, but I’ve never followed through. Now that I have one, it seems silly not to chase down some of the others. Judging by the number of magazines currently stocked, I have a lot of work ahead of me.

Another chance to be a character in someone’s book

Tim Lebbon’s new fantasy novel, DUSK,is scheduled to be published by Bantam Spectra in January 2006.

Around the time of DUSK’s release Tim will be writing a new novella set in Noreela. It will be released initially as an e-serial downloadable from the dedicated website www.noreela.com), and will also be published by Necessary Evil Press.

To promote this book, Tim has created a contest where the main prize is to be a main character in his novella. All you have to do is preorder the book and email him.

Contest details can be found here.

Clarkesworld Bestsellers: Week Ending September 4th, 2005

Books
1Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb (Signed Hardcover)
2Looking for Jake by China Mieville (Trade Paperback)
3Eternity and Other Stories by Lucius Shepard (Trade Paperback)
4Peeps by Scott Westerfeld (Hardcover)
5Godslayer by Jacqueline Carey (Signed Hardcover)

Magazines
1Interzone
2Postscripts
3Fantasy & Science Fiction
4Electric Velocipede
5Cemetery Dance

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