With each of my books, I knew at the outset that I wasn't good enough to write it, but I hoped I could learn on the job, as it were. As to the title, I had that right from the start. But it didn't matter.
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The title was very evocative for me and helped me keep focused during the process. I took some breaks to write other stuff, and I was also working day jobs the whole time, but it was a really long gestation. Pleasurable, though. It was a place to escape from work and politics and bad weather. Click here to read the rest of the interview. David Morrell's new collection, Before I Wake —his third, for those keeping count—has just been sent to the printer.
We just posted the Table of Contents to the book's product page. As well, there are cuttings from the first trio of reviews for the collection. Given David's devoted following, we do not expect copies to last forever. We're happy to let you know that Kim Harrison's 68, word novel, Perfunctory Affection , is in stock and shipping. Copies have been moving very well through our distributors, but we've held back the last copies for direct sales. Is it better to live a lie of perfection when the truth is too ugly to survive?
Meg wants a normal life. Encouraged by her therapist, Meg pushes outside her comfort zone to befriend Haley, a guest instructor at the university where Meg teaches. Haley is everything Meg wants to be: charismatic, confident, and perfect, but when Austin expresses his worry that Haley is changing Meg too fast and leads her to realize that Austin is trying to keep her afraid and needing him, Meg kicks him out of her life. Or at least, she tries. But when the truth is reveled, the question remains, is it better to live a lie of perfection, or cleave to an ugly reality that will destroy you?
We're thrilled to announce a signed trade hardcover edition of Caitlin R. Kiernan's ambitious, career-spanning collection of Mythos tales, Houses Under the Sea. We've happy — and relieved — to let you know that the signed limited edition of Tim Powers' newest novella, More Walls Broken , landed in our warehouse last week, and that all copies are now en route to customers. Thanks to everyone for their patience, as we had a number of printer-related delays on this one. The image above is one of the two full-color plates by Jon Foster exclusive to the limited edition. Gail Carriger has graced us with a delighful new gathering of uncollected stories.
Fan Service contains two very long novellas and one short novelette—the last is original to this volume.
The collection answers the three most common questions readers have after reading the Parasol Protectorate series Will Madame Lefoux find herself a lady at last? Do Biffy and Lyall ever get back together? What exactly happened when Alexia met Conall and the hedgehog? Seeking solace, she takes work at a local vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with the amazing lady inventor imprisoned in the potting shed.
With his pack in chaos and his beloved Alpha Biffy in crisis, it will take all his Beta efficiency to set everything to rights. Featuring a long-awaited reunion, well deserved new loves, and a very surprised hedgehog. Look out for cheeky appearances from other popular characters, not to mention the strategic application of a wicker chicken. The signed numbered edition of Pierce Brown's Morning Star is in stock and shipping. Once again, Tommy Arnold has knocked the cover out of the park, and given us one worthy of Pierce's tremendous story.
Those of you who've been collecting the series will be happy to know that we have the next three volumes under contract. Look for an announcement soon, with some changes, including a new artist, and additional full-color art. Quantities of Morning Star are limited, so place your order soon to have first crack at Iron Gold. The first review for Mira Grant's long new novella, In the Shadow of Spindrift House has landed, and we suspect it'll be enough to sell the print run out by publication. As Publishers Weekly notes:.
The ebook is still available, so don't miss out on one of MIra's strongest tales. From Kirkus Online:. This one is a little different. We've got it on the fast track for publication, to be out in July.
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We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life. Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.
The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid.
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And there is no way to save her. But Agnieszka fears the wrong things.
For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose. Get your Scazi cheap for a limtied time, and check out the Netflix series. We're happy to let you know that signed limited edition of China Mieville's huge over pages masterful second Bas-Lag novel, The Scar , is in stock and shipping. In news that's at least as welcome, Edward Miller has already begun work on the art for Iron Council , the third of China's novels to share that grotesque setting.
That voyage will encompass piracy, floating cities, transformative magic, impossibly vast sea creatures, and the threat of impending war. It will lead, in the end, to a region known only as The Scar, where quotidian reality breaks down and new possibilities proliferate. For newcomers, it is an irresistible introduction to an extraordinary fictional world. Even before the first review of Charlaine Harris' Small Kingdoms and Other Stories landed, our distributors tried to place orders for copies of this nifty litle mystery collection.
The biggest problem is that there are only copies total in the print run.
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The first review has just landed, in Publishers Weekly , and we suspect it will only drive demand for Small Kingdoms higher. Here's a cutting from the review:. Either through direct sales, or via large accounts, Small Kingdoms and Other Stories will be out of print on publication, so if you'd like a copy, don't hesitate.
The trade hardcover of Tim Powers' reality-bending new novella, More Walls Broken , is in stock and shipping.
Due to a printer error, the signed limited edition is still a ways off. Here are the particulars on the editions available:. And here are a trio of great reviews the novella has received:.
From Booklist Online:. Fans of fantasy, the paranormal, and science fiction alike will enjoy transporting themselves into his strange world of ghosts and alternate dimensions. From Locus:. Joe R. Lansdale and illustrator Timothy Truman have pushed the limits of reality and broken through a few in the longest, best adventure our beloved seal has even been on. Ned and H. Wells, returning from correcting wounds in the fabric of time, not to mention a brief trip to an alternate Mars, have rescued two shipwreck survivors, Bongo Bill and Suzie Q.
They have saved them from drowning or possibly being killed by alien invaders.