There are some traditions I really believe in, and one of them is starting the Worldbuilders fundraiser off properly, featuring the beautiful books from our oldest sponsor Subterranean Press.
They’ve been with us from the beginning, but even better, Subterranean Press produces some of the most lovely, gorgeous, high-quality books in the business. What’s more, they’re always extraordinarily generous with them.
You can tell because there are twenty copies of each of these books in the lottery, as well as one awesome auction at the end…
- 20 limited edition copies of Black Hat Jack. Signed by Joe R. Lansdale.
“Black Hat Jack is profane, vulgar, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, and full of rousing adventure, as a good dime novel, or dime novella, should be.” – Booklist
- 20 limited edition copies of Unlocked. Signed by John Scalzi.
John is a big supporter of Worldbuilders, to say nothing of the fact that he’s a good friend and a generally awesome guy.
What’s more, he’s my kind of crazy. I know this because he came up with the entire social history of the incredibly pervasive disease featured in his newest book, Lock In. and written the oral history of it.
“This SF thriller provides yet more evidence that Scalzi is a master at creating appealing commercial fiction.” – Kirkus Reviews
- 20 limited edition copies of Zombie Baseball Beatdown. Signed by Paolo Bacigalupi.
“Printz-winning Bacigalupi writing a middle-grade zombie novel? Yes, it really happened, and yes, it’s pretty darn good.” – Booklist
- 20 copies of The River of Souls by Robert McCammon.
“[Robert McCammon] nicely evokes America’s colonial past and deftly straddles the boundary between the explicable and the supernatural.” – Publishers Weekly
- 20 limited edition copies of Beautiful Blood by Lucius Shepard.
“Beautiful Blood is a fitting swan song for Shepard’s wonderful, under-appreciated body of work, in more ways than one.” – NPR
- 20 limited edition copies of The Prisoner of Heaven. Signed by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
You know these books are gorgeous. They always are.
“[A novel] with the blissful narrative drive of a high-class mystery… Ruiz Zafón is a splendidly solicitous craftsman, careful to give the reader at least as much pleasure as he is evidently having.” – The Guardian
- 20 limited edition copies of The Adventure of the Ring of Stones. Signed by James P. Blaylock.
“Blaylock captures the Victorian era with careening cabs, gas-lit streets, and gangs who are trying to keep [main character Gilbert] Frobisher’s group from its goal.” – Publishers Weekly
- 20 limited edition copies of The End of the Sentence. Signed by Maria Dahvana Headley and Kat Howard.
“The End of the Sentence only really represents an evening’s reading, but be prepared to feel the fallout of this fairytale—perfectly formed from a hodgepodge of half-forgotten mythologies—for far longer than the few hours it takes to unfold.” – Tor.com
- 20 sets of limited edition copies of Wool, Shift, and Dust. Signed by Hugh Howey.
Hugh Howey’s books are amazingly popular, and for good reason. These limited edition copies of the series are beautiful, and signed by Howey himself.
“Howey’s Wool is an epic feat of imagination. You will live in this world.” – Justin Cronin
- Auction: A set of One of Everything Published in 2014.
This is a big one, folks. One copy of everything that Subterranean Press published this year. 31 books total in this auction, many of them already sold out or out-of-print. There’s one of every book shown above, plus books by Lynch, Gaiman, and Butcher….
Subterranean Press has started doing this for us every year, and we can’t thank them enough. This beautiful assortment of books is up for auction, so bid early and bid often.
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And we’re off. On our first day, we’ve already got 220 prizes on the lottery, worth well over $11,000. It’s time to change the world.