Wicked & Son of a Witch (The Wicked Years #1&2) by Gregory Maguire
When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum's classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil?
Gregory Maguire creates a fantasy world so rich and vivid that we will never look at Oz the same way again. Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence.
And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to become the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly, and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.
An astonishingly rich re-creation of the land of Oz, this book retells the story of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, who wasn't so wicked after all. Taking readers past the yellow brick road and into a phantasmagoric world rich with imagination and allegory, Gregory Maguire just might change the reputation of one of the most sinister characters in literature.
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen.
One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.
Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?'
Bird Box - Josh Malerman
When Bird Box by Josh Malerman was published in 2014 it became a sensation and a hugely successful debut novel. With a dystopian world so frightening because of its many unknowns, the book struck a chord with readers and resulted in a significant success for HarperCollins.
This special edition from Dark Regions Press features original wraparound color dust jacket artwork by Vincent Chong, ten interior illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, a new 9,000 word Bird Box story entitled “Bobby Knocks” and a new afterword from author Josh Malerman.
Offered in a limited edition oversized hardcover format featuring dust jacket, foil stamping and signature sheets signed by the author and artists. Limited to just 500 numbered copies total, one-time printing only.
Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel
On stage during a snowstorm King Lear collapses, and the actor playing him, Hollywood star Arthur Leander, never gets up. Young Kirsten Raymonde, child actress, watches from the wings as Arthur dies. A former paparazzo-turned-EMT in the audience tries to save him, leaving to discover the early stages of a fast-spreading flu have descended on the city and the world. Arthur’s former wife reflects on their time together and the graphic novel that is her great work of art.
Fifteen years after Arthur’s death, the Traveling Symphony tours the Great Lakes region of a sparsely populated, greatly altered United States. Time is marked as before and after the flu, and life—like the remnants of civilization—is still ever-fragile. An actress with the company, Kirsten bears an inscription from Star Trek on her arm—“Because survival is insufficient”—that is echoed on a Symphony caravan. In the town of St. Deborah by the Water, the Traveling Symphony provokes a local tyrant, a crisis that follows them onto the road.
Emily St. John Mandel’s New York Times bestselling Station Eleven is at once a gripping post-apocalyptic page turner and a hopeful, elegiac masterpiece that explores the connections that bind humanity.
Shortlisted for the National Book Award and winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) by Arkady Martine
Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident—or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.
Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion—all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.
First Hardcover Edition
A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan #2) by Arkady Martine
An alien armada lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space. No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is running out of options.
In a desperate attempt at diplomacy with the mysterious invaders, the fleet captain has sent for a diplomatic envoy. Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass—still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire—face the impossible task of trying to communicate with a hostile entity.
Whether they succeed or fail could change the fate of Teixcalaan forever.
Signed first edition hardcover
Counting Heads by David Marusek :
Counting Heads is David Marusek's extraordinary launch as an SF novelist: The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise to the Boutique Economy in which mass production and mass consumption are rendered obsolete. Life extension therapies have increased the human lifespan by centuries. Loyal mentars (artificial intelligence) and robots do most of society's work.
The Boutique Economy has made redundant ninety-nine percent of the world's fifteen billion human inhabitants. The world would be a much better place if they all simply went away.
Eleanor K. Starke, one of the world's leading citizens is assassinated, and her daughter, Ellen, is mortally wounded. Only Ellen, the heir to her mother's financial empire, is capable of saving Earth from complete domination plotted by the cynical, selfish, immortal rich, if she, herself, survives. Her cryonically frozen head is in the hands of her family's enemies.
A ragtag ensemble of unlikely heroes join forces to rescue Ellen's head, all for their own purposes.
Later print first edition hardcover
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson - Artist Gift Edition
“This may be the most terrifying novel you will ever read.”
This quote from mystery writer William Campbell Gault graced the first edition cover of what would become one of the most influential and adapted works of the 20th century. Originally published in 1954, Richard Matheson’s 'I Am Legend' ushered in a different kind of novel, defying and transcending genre to combine elements of horror and science fiction within a post-apocalyptic frame.
'I Am Legend' is the story of Robert Neville, who appears to be the sole survivor of a pandemic that has turned the human race into a crossbreed of zombies and vampires. Robert must hunt by day, hide by night, and most importantly, survive.
In 2012, the Horror Writers Association gave 'I Am Legend' the special Vampire Novel of the Century Award.
The novel and Richard Matheson are often credited for creating the zombie-vampire genre.
Limited to 1000 copies.
Full cloth smyth-sewn binding. Two hits foil stamping.
Six black-and-white illustrations by award winning artist Allen Williams.
Dust jacket featuring Stanley Meltzoff art from the original 1954 edition
Signed by Allen Williams.
Housed in printed slipcase with cloth on the upper and lower sections.
Earthbound by Richard Matheson,
David and Ellen Cooper came to the lonely beachside cottage in hopes of rekindling their troubled marriage. Yet they are not alone on their second honeymoon. Marianna, a beautiful and enigmatic stranger, comes to visit David whenever Ellen is away.
Who is Marianna, and where has she come from?
Even as he succumbs to her seductive charms, David realizes that Marianna is far more than a threat to his marriage, for her secrets lie deep in the past and beyond the grave. And her unholy desires endanger the life and soul of everyone she touches.
First edition hardcover
The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
After long years of war, the United States has sued for peace, yielding to a brutal coalition of nations ruled by fascist machines. One quarter of the country is under foreign occupation. Manhattan has been annexed by a weird robot monarchy, and in Tennessee, a permanent peace is being delicately negotiated between the battered remnants of the U.S. government and an envoy of implacable machines.
Canadian businessman Barry Simcoe arrives in occupied Chicago days before his hotel is attacked by a rogue war machine. In the aftermath, he meets a dedicated Russian medic with the occupying army, and 19 Black Winter, a badly damaged robot. Together they stumble on a machine conspiracy to unleash a horrific plague—and learn that the fabled American resistance is not as extinct as everyone believes. Simcoe races against time to prevent the extermination of all life on the continent . . . and uncover a secret that America’s machine conquerors are desperate to keep hidden.
HMH - Hardcover First Edition
Blackwing (Raven's Mark #1) by Ed McDonald
Superb fantasy debut and first book in The Ravens Mark Trilogy.
After two centuries of battle, the Republic and the Dhojaran Empire have ground to a stalemate. In their last cataclysmic confrontation, the Republic only survived through the activation of a terrible war machine, Nall’s Engine. Harnessing the magical light-spinning magic of gifted individuals known as Spinners, the Engine decimated the invading Dhojaran hordes and created a magic contaminated wasteland christened the Misery.
Now, the Republic keeps an uneasy watch northwards, where beyond the Misery the Dhojaran Empire’s overseers, the immortal and sadistic Deep Kings, are only held in check by the threat of the Engine’s reactivation.
However, not only is the reliability of the Engine increasingly uncertain, the hermetic clade of wizards responsible for its construction have isolated themselves one by one from the Republic. Only two of the original clade, nicknamed the Nameless, are known to still be active: the Lady of the Waves and Crowfoot.
Ryhalt Galharrow is a Blackwing, one of Crowfoot’s feared enforcers. Crowfoot’s favour grants him a status not unlike a member of the secret police. The State troops fear and hate him, because as Ryhalt states, everyone has something to hide. Even royalty and the military high command are to some extent answerable to him.
Crowfoot allows Ryhalt a loose leash in conducting his investigations. Ryhalt is fine with minimal oversight, because when Crowfoot conveys his messages, he does so by animating the crow tattoo on Ryhalt’s arm and literally causing it to burst free of his flesh as an avatar. It’s painful and it’s messy.
So when Crowfoot contacts him midway through a job in the Misery and orders he detour to the military outpost Station 12, Ryhalt knows there’s serious trouble brewing.
Exclusive special hardcover editions with black, maroon and teal page edges respectively and signed and numbered (PC) to a limitation page. Crowfall features 20 pages of bonus material, exclusive to the numbered edition, in the form of an illustrated bestiary.
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Roger and Dodger are best friends, gifted children, and twins, separated at birth and placed with adoptive families on opposite sides of the United States. They also aren’t precisely, entirely human. Created by the alchemist James Reed to embody the elusive Doctrine of Ethos, Roger is the living embodiment of Language, Dodger the living embodiment of Mathematics. Apart, they are powerful but containable. Together, they have the potential to become gods.
To keep his experiment controlled, Reed has dedicated time and resources to ensuring that Roger and Dodger will not meet until he decides the time is right. But the nature of their gifts means that they find each other anyway, becoming one another’s imaginary friends thanks to quantum entanglement. His struggle to regain control will set them all against each other...for a time. He plans for them to remake the world the way he wants it to be.
The world better hope they don’t succeed...
New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire’s Middlegame is a nesting doll of stories within stories, a structural high-wire act, and a profoundly affecting story of two misfits whose greatest danger and asset is the bond between them.
Limited: 400 signed numbered hardcover copies
Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Patrick Arrasmith
The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre,
In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition.
In his domain, wealth and beauty take all; frivolity begets cruelty; science and alchemy collide. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vermin-infested attics of the Chateau at Versailles, courtiers compete to please the king, sacrificing fortune, principles, and even the sacred bond between brother and sister.
By the fiftieth year of his reign, Louis XIV has made France the most powerful state in the western world. Yet the Sun King's appetite for glory knows no bounds. In a bold stroke, he sends his natural philosopher on an expedition to seek the source of immortality -- the rare, perhaps mythical, sea monsters.
For the glory, of his God, his country, and his king, Father Yves de la Croix returns with his treasures: one heavy shroud packed in ice...and a covered basin that imprisons a shrieking creature.
Winner of the 1997 Nebula award beating 'A Game of Thrones' !
Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre,
A haunting story of an extraordinary woman on a dangerous quest in a far-future post-apocalyptic world.
Snake travels the land with her serpents, the rattlesnake Sand, the cobra Mist and the rare alien dreamsnake called Grass, whose bite can ease the fear and pain of death.
But the blasted landscape of a far-future post-holocaust Earth is a dangerous place, even for such a highly regarded elite healer . . . especially when an unexpected death sends her on a desperate quest to reclaim her healing powers.
Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards
Doubleday Bookclub Edition - Hardcover
I’ll See You In Hell by John McPartland
Centipede Press classic crime is back! This legendary, fast-paced novel by John McPartland features one of the best villains in noir fiction, deputy sherrif Merl McKinstry, with our hero, Lee Farr, cast in absolutely hopeless situations.
This new edition of 'I’ll See You In Hell' features a new introduction by Duane Swierczynski, and a short bonus novella: “Step Down to Terror,” seeing its first-ever reprint since its original publication in Argosy in 1954, and the first time it has ever been reprinted in book form.
Combined with cover art by John Tedrick and a gorgeous frontispiece by renowned artist Enric Torres-Prat, this new edition of 'I’ll See You' In Hell is essential noir reading.
Perhaps just as important, this publication of 'I’ll See You In Hell' marks its first-ever hardcover appearance!
New introduction by Duane Swierczynski.
Signed by Duane Swierczynski and cover artist John Tedrick.
Frontispiece artwork by Enric Torres-Prat.
At The Narrow Passage (Timeliner Trilogy #1) by Richard C. Meredith
FROM FAR IN THE FUTURE COMES A HIDEOUS WARNING OF DESTRUCTION.
But the message is not clear, and the result is a mad scramble to change the present—all possible presents—in order to avoid the future. For the recipients of the message are not humans but Kriths, lizardlike beings from a parallel Timeline.
Using machines that move sideways in time, a band of dedicated mercenaries and Krith leaders cut a wide swath through countless Timelines. It is a brutal and bloody struggle that has no end—until one of their strongest fighters begins to ask questions the Kriths would rather not answer.
Followed by 'No Brother, No Friend'
Three novels from Merril and Kornbluth by NESFA
Outpost Mars by Cyril Judd (pseudonym), C.M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril
MARS WAS NO PARADISE
But to Dr. Tony Hellman, it meant a second chance for man - and to Hugo Brenner it meant a world to plunder.
Tony was a leading member of Sun Lake Colony, a band of frontier-extending Earth people - intrepid space pioneers. Brenner was the planet's most powerful magnate, an operator whose vast wealth was based on Earthmen's tragic addiction to the vicious drug, Marcaine.
When Brenner accused the Sun Lakers of stealing a hundred kilograms of the Martian drug, the colony was threatened with extermination unless the thief was found and the Marcaine returned. Tony and his fellow colonists saw their second chance fading. Brenner's success would mean the end of their better world.
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr
A post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, first published in 1960. Set in a Catholic monastery in the desert of the Southwestern United States after a devastating nuclear war, the story spans thousands of years as civilization rebuilds itself.
The monks of the fictional Albertian Order of Leibowitz take up the mission of preserving the surviving remnants of man's scientific knowledge until the day the outside world is again ready for it.
Based on three short stories Miller contributed to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, it is the only novel published by the author during his lifetime. His follow-up work, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, was published posthumously in 1997.
Considered one of the classics of science fiction, it has never been out of print and has seen over 25 reprints and editions. Appealing to mainstream and genre critics and readers alike, it won the 1961 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel.
Inspired by the author's participation in the Allied bombing of the monastery at Monte Cassino during World War II, the novel is considered a masterpiece by literary critics.
Edition - Easton Press
Patrick Moore, wrote a number of childrens SF in the late 50's all published by Burke. We're lucky enough to have found this 70's reprint set that has the both the Maurice Gray and the Robin North series.
Bring The Jubilee by Ward Moore
The definitive Alternate History story ' the first to ask 'What if the South had won the Civil War '
Trapped in 1877, a historian writes an account of an alternate history of America in which the South won the Civil War. Living in this alternate timeline, he was determined to change events at Gettysburg.
When he's offered the chance to return to that fateful turning point his actions change history as he knows it, leaving him in an all too familiar past.
Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell (Thomas De Quincey #1)
GASLIT LONDON IS BROUGHT TO ITS KNEES IN DAVID MORRELL'S BRILLIANT HISTORICAL THRILLER.
Thomas De Quincey, infamous for his memoir Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, is the major suspect in a series of ferocious mass murders identical to ones that terrorized London forty-three years earlier.
The blueprint for the killings seems to be De Quincey's essay "On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts." Desperate to clear his name but crippled by opium addiction, De Quincey is aided by his devoted daughter Emily and a pair of determined Scotland Yard detectives.
In 'Murder as a Fine Art', David Morrell plucks De Quincey, Victorian London, and the Ratcliffe Highway murders from history. Fogbound streets become a battleground between a literary star and a brilliant murderer, whose lives are linked by secrets long buried but never forgotten...
Cemetery Dance, published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
Under A Calculating Star by John Morressy
They had landed on the forbidden planet of Boroq-Thaddoi. They had made their way across the snow-covered desert and the vast graveyard of mangled spaceships. Now they stood gazing with awe at their destination, the Citadel.
The Citadel was unique in the galaxy. Some mad, brilliant architect might have dreamed this blending of the arts and materials of a hundred civilizations into a single monstrous edifice, but no known race could have erected such a thing. It dwarfed the nine walls of Skix, the great corridor on Clotho, the ageless pyramids of Xhanchos, even the legendary cities of Old Earth in the proud and violent centuries before the exodus. It was the monument of giants.
Somewhere in the perilous labyrinth behind these towering walls lay the secret that had eluded and destroyed all searchers for thousands of years... The secret that had to be found before the Great rebellion could begin..
This Is the Way the World Ends by James K. Morrow
The Gulliver’s Travels of the nuclear age, the Alice in Wonderland of the arms race, this mordantly funny and visionary tale of the apocalypse was a Nebula finalist.
The trouble starts when George Paxton ingenuously signs an admission of complicity in starting World War III.
Futureland by Walter Mosley
Projecting a near-future United States in which justice is blind in at least one eye and the ranks of the disenchanted have swollen to dangerous levels, Mosely offers nine interconnected stories whose characters appear and reappear in each others' lives.
For all its denizens, from technocrats to terrorists, celebs to crooks, "Futureland" is an all-American nightmare just waiting to happen.
Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Dust jacket and full-color endpapers by Edward Miller.
Gideon Nav would’ve loved—all right, preferred—to be orphaned anywhere but the Ninth. Raised as an indentured servant by its brutal necromancer nuns, and surrounded by rude servants and reanimated skeletons, she takes her few creature comforts where she can get them. Namely in the form of swordplay, dirty magazines, and trying desperately to escape.
When the Emperor, Necromancer Divine, issues a summons to all the far-flung houses, Gideon finally gets a chance to slip the surly bonds of the Ninth… But in the name of saving the place she loathes. Gideon is forced to play cavalier for Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House, in a meeting that pits the houses against one another to see who can achieve the position of Lyctor and attain immortality. Harrowhark might win and prevent the Ninth’s ultimate demise, but only if she can keep Gideon at her side…
In Gideon the Ninth, the riveting first chapter of a debut trilogy, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson Award nominee Tamsyn Muir has created a singular world filled with death that still manages to burst at the seams with life. With starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal, this epic blend of science fiction, fantasy and horror filled with lesbian necromancers, deadly consequences, and unparalleled wit will enchant readers
Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb #2) by Tamsyn Muir
Dust jacket, full-color endpapers and interior illustrations by Edward Miller.
Harrowhark Nonagesimus, necromancer of Ninth House, did what she came to do. Harrow the Ninth emerged victorious to become a Lyctor to the Emperor of the Nine Houses, Ninth Saint to the Undying King. But victory hardly feels like it, trapped on a blasted space station, left without her cavalier.
Forced into the fight for a doomed war to win yet another questionable prize, Harrow is discovering a struggle beyond what she has ever faced before. She has to train at the Emperor's Mithraeum with instructors she could do without. At her side is an untrustworthy rival and a sword that sickens her to hold. Worst of all, her mind seems to be fast disintegrating inside her skull. Oh, and someone wants her dead.
In Harrow the Ninth, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson Award nominee Tamsyn Muir continues the startling original, wildly acclaimed journey she began with Gideon the Ninth. This novel not only tells a riveting story of its own, but sets the stage for the bravura final volume of this epic trilogy.
The Story of Silence by Alex Myers
A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark inns. Taking the original French legend as his starting point, The Story of Silence is a rich, multilayered new story for today’s world – sure to delight fans of ‘Uprooted' and 'The Bear and the Nightingale'.
There was once, long ago, a foolish king who decreed that women should not, and would not, inherit. Thus when a girl-child was born to Lord Cador – Merlin-enchanted fighter of dragons and Earl of Cornwall – he secreted her away: to be raised a boy so that the family land and honour would remain intact.
That child’s name was Silence.
Silence must find their own place in a medieval world that is determined to place the many restrictions of gender and class upon them. With dreams of knighthood and a lonely heart to answer, Silence sets out to define themselves.
Soon their silence will be ended.
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Goblin - Josh Malerman
Goblin seems like any other ordinary small town. But with the master storyteller Josh Malerman as your tour guide, you'll discover the secrets that hide behind its closed doors. These six novellas tell the story of a place where the rain is always falling, nighttime is always near, and your darkest fears and desires await. Welcome to Goblin. . . .
A Man in Slices: A man proves his "legendary love" to his girlfriend with a sacrifice even more daring than Vincent van Gogh's--and sends her more than his heart.
Kamp: Walter Kamp is afraid of everything, but most afraid of being scared to death. As he sets traps around his home to catch the ghosts that haunt him, he learns that nothing is more terrifying than fear itself.
Happy Birthday, Hunter!: A famed big-game hunter is determined to capture--and kill--the ultimate prey: the mythic Great Owl who lives in Goblin's dark forests. But this mysterious creature is not the only secret the woods are keeping.
Presto: All Peter wants is to be like his hero, Roman Emperor, the greatest magician in the world. When the famous magician comes to Goblin, Peter discovers that not all magic is just an illusion.
A Mix-Up at the Zoo: The new zookeeper feels a mysterious kinship with the animals in his care . . . and finds that his work is freeing dark forces inside him.
The Hedges: When his wife dies, a man builds a hedge maze so elaborate no one ever solves it--until a little girl resolves to be the first to find the mysteries that wait at its heart.
First edition hardcover - signed on dustjacket
Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
Often referred to as “the Great American Novel,” Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West is Cormac McCarthy’s magnum opus. An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the wild west.
Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, the novel traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old boy from Tennessee, as he stumbles into the nightmarish world of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on a mission to massacre Indians and sell their scalps in a thriving market.
First published in 1985, American literary critic Harold Bloom praised Blood Meridian as “one of the 20th century’s finest novels,” while Aleksandar Hemon called it “possibly the greatest American novel of the past 25 years.” Time magazine included Blood Meridian in its “100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.”
The Numbered edition of 350 copies is a unique handmade binding with butterfly sewing laced into leather covered boards. Endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra with a Tyvek hinge for reinforcement.
The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine, and is housed in a cigar-style box covered in Italian cloth.
Each copy is made entirely by hand. The book features six watercolor paintings by Rob Wood as well as a new exclusive introduction by Bret Easton Ellis. Signed by Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Wood. This is the first limited edition of the novel.
Ghoul n’ the Cape - Josh Malerman
“The Naught is nigh,” the Cape tells Ghoul in a dark corner of a Manhattan tavern. The Naught—who the Cape claims to be a nefarious celestial entity capable of tipping the balance of good and bad for all on Earth.
They must leave at once, travel west. Will Ghoul go with him? Will Ghoul help the Cape outpace this horror while spreading the word of its arrival to all and everyone they meet?
So begins the adventure of a lifetime, as Ghoul and the Cape travel across America and beyond, picking up other eccentrics along the way, even as they duck the Naught’s many dark agents:
A destructor the size of a planet.
A man made entirely of flowing blood.
A knife that reflects Time and Space as it cuts.
From a haunted jail and a cowboy graveyard, to the home of the most famous actress in the world and the barge as it carries the Statue of Liberty to America, Ghoul n’ the Cape—equal parts thriller and meditation—is about people becoming more than what they thought themselves capable of being, about man’s place in the modern world: a world facing the irrevocable alterations of the Naught.
An interstellar story, a slasher story, a late-bloomer coming-of-age story, and an American story, too. An unclassifiable, epic experience that promises to change the titular duo…even as it changes those who read it.
Limited: 1000 signed numbered hardcover copies
A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) by Arkady Martine
The Teixcalaanli Empire has a long reach, the various facets of its culture spread across planetary systems. The crown jewel is The City, the planet-sized heart of it all. There are free peoples, like that of Mahit Dzmare, who lives on the independent mining station Lsel outside the empire’s direct control. But, even so, an ambassador must be present in the City to maintain relations.
When a call for a new ambassador comes in suddenly, Mahit is detailed to the position and tasked with discovering what has happened. Embedded with a device called an imago that holds the previous ambassador Yskander’s memories and is meant to allow him to advise her, it turns out his memory self is outdated and soon goes silent. Moreover, Yskander has been brutally murdered. Mahit soon finds herself embroiled in political intrigue that could end with her home annexed and way of life ended...unless she can stop it.
Arkady Martine’s Hugo-winning space opera A Memory Called Empire—deemed “a mesmerizing debut, sharp as a knife” by the New York Times—introduced readers to a bold new voice in science fiction and began a thrilling epic adventure unlike any they’ve read before.
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies
Blackwater by Michael McDowell
Originally published as a series of six volumes, Michael McDowell’s Blackwater is a Southern Gothic saga of suspense, mystery and terror.
When the gracious and beautiful Elinor Dammert arrives in Perdido, Alabama on Easter Sunday in 1919, she is a stranger in the small town, desperate to fit in. She sets her sights on marrying Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido’s first family; but beneath Elinor’s charm and beauty lies a shocking secret—and beneath the waters of the Perdido River, Elinor’s true form will soon be discovered, changing the Caskey family and the town of Perdido forever.
Upon its publication in 1983, the atmospheric and character-driven family drama of Blackwater not only defied the horror genre, but elevated it. Michael McDowell was proclaimed “the finest writer of paperback originals in America” by Stephen King, and “one of the best writers of horror in this country” by Peter Straub.
Now collected as a single volume novel, Blackwater continues to be discovered and praised by new generations. One recent reviewer wrote, “Operatic, epic, and scary… Blackwater is a Southern Gothic to drown all other Southern Gothics in a muddy river. Sink into this one. You won’t regret it.
The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies, and is the only edition to feature a wraparound dust jacket illustrated by Marcela Bolívar. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and is housed in a high gloss, embossed slipcase resembling reptilian skin. The edition is signed by Marcela Bolívar who created the illustrations, and by Maxime Plasse who illustrated the map of Perdido and Blackwater family tree exclusively for this edition.
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
An isolated mansion. A family with a dark past. And the 1950s socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets.
Glamorous socialite Noemí Taboada’s life of parties and merriment is interrupted when she receives a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin Catalina, begging to be rescued from a mysterious doom.
Noemí immediately heads to High Place, an estate in the mountains of central Mexico owned by the secluded Doyle family, determined to discover what is troubling her beloved cousin. The fortunes of the silver-mining Doyles have eroded and their house is a dilapidated relic. Even more worrisome are the inhabitants of High Place. There’s Catalina’s alluring yet menacing new husband; his foreboding father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and other taciturn relatives. Soon the house itself begins to menace Noemí, invading her dreams with visions of blood and doom.
The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness. She must tread carefully, for there are many secrets behind the terrifying yet seductive walls of High Place and Noemí may soon find it impossible to leave this enigmatic house behind…
Limited: 500 signed numbered hardcover copies
The Return of the Sorceress by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Yalxi, the deposed Supreme Mistress of the Guild of Sorcerers, is on a desperate mission. Her lover and confidant seized her throne and stole the precious diamond heart, the jewel that is the engine of her power. Yalxi sets out to regain her magic and find a weapon capable of destroying the usurper. But this will mean turning to unlikely allies and opening herself up to unpleasant memories that have been suppressed for many years. For Yalxi is no great hero, but a cunning sorceress who once forged her path in blood—and must reckon with the consequences.
Set in a fantastical land where jewels and blood provide symbiotic magical powers to their wearers, The Return of the Sorceress evokes the energy of classic sword and sorcery, while building a thoroughly fresh and exciting adventure ripe for our era.
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The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe
A powerful and unrelenting journey into a young boy’s heart of darkness, The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe is startlingly original and impossible to put out of your mind.
Set in a small town in Ireland in the early 1960s, The Butcher Boy is the story of Frances “Francie” Brady, also known as “pig boy,” the only child of an alcoholic father and a mother driven mad by despair. As his troubled home life collapses, Francie retreats into a violent fantasy world. Held up for scorn and ridicule by the sanctimonious neighbor Mrs. Nugent, and dropped by his best friend Joe in favor of Mrs. Nugent’s son, Francie finally finds a target for his rage, and a focus for his twisted, horrific plan. Dark, haunting, and often screamingly funny, The Butcher Boy chronicles the pig boy’s ominous loss of innocence and chilling descent into madness.
Written in a hybrid of first-person narrative and stream of consciousness, critics marveled at Patrick McCabe’s unique use of rhythm and language upon the novel’s publication in 1992. Critic Tim Guathier claimed McCabe’s style of writing forces the reader to “constantly reassess Francie Brady’s psychological stability,” making the novel all the more terrifying. The New York Times hailed The Butcher Boy as “stunning… part Huck Finn, part Holden Caulfield, part Hannibal Lecter.”
The Butcher Boy won the 1992 Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Fiction, and was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize. In 1997, it was adapted by the author and Neil Jordan into an award-winning film.
A NOTE ON THE TYPOGRAPHY
The text face for The Butcher Boy is Study, recently designed by Jesse Ragan and based on the 1968 hand-drawn alphabets of Rudolph Ruzicka, a Czech-American illustrator, typeface designer, and book designer. The face is both typographic and calligraphic, with many distinctive characters and quirks. To call it child-like would be dismissive. Let’s call it human. It’s that humanness that suggested it as the text face for The Butcher Boy as the main character (although at times savage) is always human.
The wild display face is Folk, designed by Maurizio Osti and Jane Patterson in 1995, and based on the Ben Shahn Folk Alphabet of 1940. It’s unpredictable and untamable with a manic energy that’s a perfect match for the protagonist of The Butcher Boy.
The Artist edition is limited to 1000 copies, and is the only edition to feature a wraparound dust jacket illustrated by David Lupton. It is a full cloth, smyth sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and is housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase. The edition features illustrated endsheets and is signed by the artist.
A. Clarence Shandon was just an MBA from Wisconsin before a shipwreck transported him to the shores of the fantastic Commonwealth of Letters.
He journeys through history and myth, meeting unforgettable names from Circe to Robin Hood along the way. But the journey changes him from the studious, conceited academic to a legend in his own right: Silverlock.