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New Ltd On Stranger Tides Officially Announced

Posted by: John on November 18th, 2007 at 23:12
Posted in: Limited Editions, New Editions, On Stranger Tides, Powers News

Further to my previous entry, Subterranean Press have now officially announced their forthcoming limited edition of Powers's pirate book, On Stranger Tides published twenty years ago this very month.

Scheduled for release in April 2008, the SubPress edition (ISBN 9781596061675) is due to be issued in three separate states - a trade hard cover priced at $18.95, "250 signed numbered hard covers, bound in a premium cloth and a different dust jacket design, with an exclusive portfolio section of piratical illustrations by Powers," and 26 leather-bound tray-cased, lettered copies, which will include one further drawing not included in the limited. The two signed states are priced at $75.00 and $250.00 respectively.

You can pre-order the trade edition via this link to Amazon.com - you'll be helping this site in the process.

More News from Subterrenean

Posted by: John on November 13th, 2007 at 18:19
Posted in: Earthquake Weather, Expiration Date, Forthcoming Works, Last Call, Limited Editions, New Editions, On Stranger Tides, Powers News

The Subterranean Press web site has recently carried news of two new Powers projects they have in the pipeline.

A new edition of On Stranger Tides is to be published - described as an "...limited and ultra-affordable trade hard cover edition." This is set to be limited to 250 numbered and 26 lettered copies signed by Powers, plus an unsigned trade edition. On Stranger Tides has only recently been reissued by Babbage Press, and, of course, previously appeared as a signed limited edition from Ultramarine Press back in the eighties. However, this new Subterranean edition is certain to eclipse that previous limited state, which was notorious for using the poor quality printed pages from the original Ace edition.

Also announced is a new limited set of the three books in Powers's Fisher King Trilogy - sometimes known as the Last Call Trilogy or the California Trilogy. Comprising Last Call, Expiration Date and Earthquake Weather, Subterranean will be issuing the three novels together, as a matching limited set (of 1000 numbered and 26 lettered), with artwork by J.K. Potter. Though Last Call has previously been published as a limited edition by Charnel House - indeed, undoubtedly the most beautiful and lavish limited edition of any Powers book to date - the two other novels have never been released thus. Additionally, due to corporate complications Expiration Date and Earthquake Weather ended being published by a different company than Last Call, making a mismatched mish-mash of collector's book shelves. I applaud both Powers and Subterranean for seeking to put this right and, frankly can't wait to get hold of a set!

Further details, including news of any other contributors, on both these exciting projects will follow when I can gather more information.

Subterranean Makes Changes to Pilot Light

Posted by: John on November 10th, 2007 at 23:32
Posted in: Forthcoming Works, Limited Editions, Powers News

Subterranean Press have announced a late change to their forthcoming edition of the Ashbless story Pilot Light.

According to their web site, the book was apparently too slim - below the 64 page limit required by SubPress's printer. To bring the piece up to the required page count, Subterranean are to include the original Ashbless interview - previously destined only to appear in the 250 signed limited copies - in all copies of their trade edition too. This is good news for most Powers/Blaylock/Ashbless fans who will, I am sure, be glad to get the chance to see this piece, but those collectors who paid extra for the more expensive, limited edition thinking they were getting an exclusive, might well feel out of sorts. The Subterranean announcement adds "The limited edition will still be the only signed edition of this book."

You can order a copy of the trade edition via this direct link to Amazon.com.