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A stellar book month folks, we’ve received a bumper selection of limited editions from our favourite small press publishers starting with this charmer from Centipede Press:

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Centipede Press have published a number of ‘hard-boiled’ detective novels over the years so it comes as no surprise that they should publish William Hjortsberg’s ‘Fallen Angel’ one of the greatest supernatural detective stories of the 20th century.

In addition, for the first time Centipede have published  'Angel’s Inferno', the long-awaited sequel to Falling Angel!

A spellbinding novel of murder, mystery, and the occult, 'Falling Angel' pits a tough New York private eye against the most fearsome adversary a detective ever faced. For Harry Angel, a routine missing-persons case soon turns into a fiendish nightmare of voodoo and black magic, of dizzying peril and violent death. 

As per usual another stunning edition from Centipede Press, full of features and great artwork, limited to 500 copies. Check out more under ‘H’.

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Last update we announced Tamsyn Muir's 'Harrow the Ninth’, this time round we go back to the start with ‘Gideon the Ninth’, but with the oversize the Subterranean edition which frankly has sky-rocketed in price!

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… 

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Yoon Ha Lee's 'The Machineries of Empire' trilogy is regarded by many to be one of the greatest SFF trilogies to be published during the last few years. It has repeatedly gained recognition from the most prestigious of sci-fi awards. The first novel in the trilogy, being the author’s debut novel, 'Ninefox Gambit', won the Locus Award for best first novel and was a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Clarke awards. Its sequels, 'Raven Stratagem' & 'Revenant Gun' were also Hugo finalists with the latter also being a finalist for the Clarke award. To date, worldwide, this series has only been available in paperback until now… Anderida  Books have published a limited hardcover edition of the trilogy

To win an impossible war Captain Kel Cheris must awaken an ancient weapon and a despised traitor general.

Captain Kel Cheris of the hexarchate is disgraced for using unconventional methods in a battle against heretics. Kel Command gives her the opportunity to redeem herself by retaking the Fortress of Scattered Needles, a star fortress that has recently been captured by heretics. Cheris’s career isn’t the only thing at stake. If the fortress falls, the hexarchate itself might be next.

Cheris’s best hope is to ally with the undead tactician Shuos Jedao. The good news is that Jedao has never lost a battle, and he may be the only one who can figure out how to successfully besiege the fortress.

The bad news is that Jedao went mad in his first life and massacred two armies, one of them his own. As the siege wears on, Cheris must decide how far she can trust Jedao–because she might be his next victim.

Great dust jacket art by Chris Moore.

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The Space Between Worlds - by Micaiah Johnson

The multiverse business is booming, but there's just one catch: no one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive.

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Enter Cara. Of the 382 realities that have been unlocked, Cara is dead in all but eight.

On this earth, however, she survived. Identified as an outlier, and a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the wastelands and given a job and a comfortable apartment in the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. Cara knows what it's like to feel hungry, and scared, so she's more than happy to reap the benefits of her new position. As long as she keeps her head down, she's on a sure path to citizenship and security for life.

But when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and future in ways she never could have imagined - and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

Signed limited hardcover first edition

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The ‘Red Rising’ trilogy is simply brilliant, first editions and limited editions are highly prized which is why the ‘Fairyloot’ signed edition was such a surprise when announced and we were frankly skeptical, but here they are...

  

                                                                                                                                                         

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                  Dracula!The replica of the first edition, how is this even legal? 

How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin 

This first collection by multiple award-winning novelist N. K. Jemisin demonstrates the enormous reach of her shorter work, which is galaxy-wide and eons-deep. Opening with the audacious “The Ones Who Stay and Fight,” a story in direct conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin’s unforgettable “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” How Long ‘Til Black Future Month includes among other joys an adventure tale set in a steamfunky 19th-century New Orleans (“The Effluent Engine”); a strangely plausible, deeply moving depiction of the virtual survivors of a real-life apocalypse (“Too Many Yesterdays, Not Enough Tomorrows”); and an opulently sensual account of wealthy gourmets playing havoc with taste and time (“Cuisine des Mémoires”). 

Plus the appearances here of “Stone Hunger,” set in the world of her acclaimed Broken Earth trilogy, and “The Narcomancer,” set in the world of her Dreamblood duology, help us see all forms of Jemisin’s writing as part of a glorious whole.

Signed limited Subterranean Press stunning oversize edition with art work by Paul Lewin

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Full Throttle by Joe Hill 

Thirteen stories and novellas, along with extensive story notes and an illuminating introduction that explores the various influences that have shaped its author's life and work. The stories themselves encompass an impressive assortment of settings, ideas, and emotions.

Many of these stories concern journeys—some of them brief, some more extensive—that lead to unexpected, frequently lethal destinations. In “Wolverton Station,” an American executive boards a British train and finds himself faced with impossible—but very real—horrors. “Faun” takes its privileged protagonists through a “little door” that connects our world to. . . somewhere else. “Late Returns,” a gently affecting story with just a touch of Jack Finney, offers a fictional meditation on time, mortality, and the enduring importance of books. “Throttle,” the first of two notable collaborations, tells of an imperiled outlaw biker gang and offers a brilliant riff on the Richard Matheson classic, “Duel.” A second collaboration, "In The Tall Grass," follows a brother and sister off a lonely state highway and into the high weeds of an occult wilderness, where time and space have come apart, and only the mad can survive. In the closing story, “You Are Released,” a plane bound for Boston takes an abrupt detour through the geopolitical horrors of our age.

Dust jacket, interior artwork, and design by Dave McKean.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase from Subterranean Press

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The Court of Miracles - by Kester Grant

Les Misérables meets Six of Crows in this page-turning adventure as a young thief finds herself going head to head with leaders of Paris's criminal underground in the wake of a failed French Revolution.

Liberty

1828 and the citizens of Paris still mourn in the wake of their failed revolution. Among them, in the dark alleys and crumbling cathedrals of the city, the most wretched have gathered into guilds of thieves, assassins – and worse. Together they are known as The Court of Miracles.

Family

Eponine has lost more than most. When her father, Thénardier, sells her sister to the Guild of Flesh she makes a promise to do anything she can to get her sister back, even if that means joining the Court of Miracles, the very people keeping her sister a slave.

Treachery

Eponine becomes perhaps the greatest thief the Court has ever known, finding a place among them and gaining another sister, Cosette. But she has never forgotten the promise she made, and if she’s to have any hope of saving one sister, she will have to betray the other.

This beautiful reimagining of Les Misérables tells the stories of your favourite characters and what might have happened if the French Revolution had not come to pass.

Signed limited first edition in slipcase with foil boards

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Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. She will face an impossible challenge and, along with two unlikely allies, uncover a secret that threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike.

Signed limited Grim Oak Press edition.

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The First Sister (The First Sister Trilogy #1) by Linden A. Lewis 

First Sister has no name and no voice. As a priestess of the Sisterhood, she travels the stars alongside the soldiers of Earth and Mars—the same ones who own the rights to her body and soul. When her former captain abandons her, First Sister’s hopes for freedom are dashed when she is forced to stay on her ship with no friends, no power, and a new captain—Saito Ren—whom she knows nothing about. She is commanded to spy on Captain Ren by the Sisterhood, but soon discovers that working for the war effort is so much harder to do when you’re falling in love.

Lito val Lucius climbed his way out of the slums to become an elite soldier of Venus, but was defeated in combat by none other than Saito Ren, resulting in the disappearance of his partner, Hiro. When Lito learns that Hiro is both alive and a traitor to the cause, he now has a shot at redemption: track down and kill his former partner. But when he discovers recordings that Hiro secretly made, Lito’s own allegiances are put to the test. Ultimately, he must decide between following orders and following his heart.

Signed limited first edition hardcover.

Black sprayed page edges

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A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry 

A sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own, A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is a genre-defying story of magic, war, and the struggle for freedom in the early modern world.

It is the Age of Enlightenment -- of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for revolution in France to the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leading the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom, to the bold new Prime Minister William Pitt weighing the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain and abolition throughout its colonies overseas.

But amidst all of the upheaval of the early modern world, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos. 

Signed limited hardcover first edition





          

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WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

  • Metallica - S&M 2
  • The Killers - Imploding the Mirage
  • Seether - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
  • Jakob Dylan - Women and Country

Salvation - Peter F. Hamilton

Gideon the Ninth - Tamsyn Muir

The Black Hawks - David Wragg

Blackwing - Ed McDonald

The Consuming Fire - John Scalzi

The Last Emperox - John Scalzi

Many are the Dead ( Novella) - Anthony Ryan

The Black Song  -  Anthony Ryan

                                                                               







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