This year begins like many years before it, with some amazing books from Subterranean Press.
It’s because of them that we get to start our big yearly fundraiser out right. As they donate a ton of books that are designed to be high-quality, long-lasting beautiful works of art.
They’ve been with us from the beginning, and every year we’re delighted to see them return.
Enough gushing. We’ve got books to showcase. All of these are signed, numbered, and limited editions, and pretty much all of them are going into the lottery where anyone has a chance to win them if they’re willing to chip in some money to make the world a better place.
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Working for Bigfoot. Signed by Jim Butcher.
This is a collection of 3 Dresden Files novellas surrounding his jobs working for Bigfoot and his scion son, Irwin. If that’s not enough for you, then add in that there are beautiful illustrations from Vincent Chong.
It’s a beautiful and funny collection, so if you’re interested, we have 20 copies in the lottery. Every $10 you donate gives you another chance to win.
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Stinger. Signed by Robert McCammon.
Here we have a beautiful reprint of one of Robert McCammon’s classic stories. There are new interior illustrations by Les Edwards, and we have 20 out of the 1000 ever printed right here for you to drool over.
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Blue World. Signed by Robert McCammon.
This collection of short stories has full-color interior illustrations by Vincent Chong, which are exclusive to the 1000 book print run of limited editions. It has 16 McCammon short stories, including 3 that were previously uncollected.
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Voice of the Fire. Signed by Alan Moore.
If you know anything about comics, you know who Alan Moore is.
Voice of the Fire was Alan Moore’s first novel, and while he’s generally known for his graphic novels (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell), you know this novel is pretty stand out too, because if it wasn’t it wouldn’t have an introduction by Joe Hill.
Did we mention it’s also illustrated by Dave McKean, too? Because it who else could you bring in for a project like this?
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Best of Nancy Kress. Signed by Nancy Kress.
“Another candidate for the title of best collection of the year, in a year that’s turning out to be very strong for short-story collections, is The Best of Nancy Kress… worth it for the extensive amount of really first-class fiction you get, including several Hugo and Nebula Award winners.” –Locus
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Savages. Signed by K.J. Parker.
“Parker delivers another solid standalone adventure filled with political and social intrigue…there’s much to enjoy in the well-crafted action, battle sequences, and assorted political and social twists within a society in upheaval.” –Publishers Weekly
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Teaching the Dog to Read. Signed by Jonathan Carroll.
This cover made Amanda all kinds of uncomfortable. Which means it probably did its job.
“Carroll’s pacing is perfect, as he introduces new elements of oddness one by one. And his insight into matters of the heart is deep. ‘There are moments in any relationship which can come at the beginning, middle or end, where everything balances on a single word or sentence.’ In elegant yet utterly unpretentious prose, Carroll provides one of those pivotal instances right here.” –Locus Online
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Best of Gregory Benford. Signed by Gregory Benford.
“The Best of Gregory Benford, edited by David G. Hartwell, brings together almost 40 of his 200 stories. They’re the best introduction you can find to how scientists think…. The odd thing is that, for all the chill of the situations, this collection is actually ‘heartwarming’ (to use an adjective Mr. Benford would scorn)” –The Wall Street Journal
- 20 numbered, limited edition copies of Speak Easy. Signed by Catherynne M. Valente.
“Valente’s Prohibtion-era spin on the classic story of ‘The Twelve Dancing Princesses’ is thoroughly eerie and enchanting… this fresh fairytale gets under your skin quicker than Zelda Fair’s black-market booze.” –RT Reviews
- 25 numbered, limited edition copies of The Adventures of The Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below. Signed by me and Nate Taylor.
The Princess books are my beloved, demented little side project, and this is a really cool edition of the second one. In the back it has an extra section of Nate’s concept sketches, as well as my original script for the book, which ended up being *really* different from the final thing.
It has signatures from me and Nate, and it’s numbered. There are 25 of these going into the lottery, and only 2,000 were printed.
- Auction: One Complete Set of Everything Published in 2015. That’s 41 books total.
(You really want to click this to embiggen it. Trust me.)
In addition to being our longest-standing sponsor. Sub Press has made a regular habit of donating one of our coolest auction items every year.
These days, the lovely folks at Subterranean Press set aside one of every single book they publish over the course of the year just to give to Worldbuilders. There are 41 books in this set, and almost all of them are signed, limited or otherwise amazingly sparkly.
A lot of these books are sold out at this point, which means this is the only place you can conceivably get a copy.
There’s a bunch of stuff in there designed to make you tingly, but of particular interest to me were two lovely slipcased of Tim Powers books, including Drawing of the Dark. There’s a slipcased Diamond Age too. There’s some Gaiman in there, and Leckie, and Abercrombie…
Seriously, the Worldbuilders team had to slap my hands away from these books so I’d quit pawing at them.
It’s a huge prize, and one we want to make sure goes to a collector or other enthusiastic geek, so it’s up for auction right over here, where you’ll also be able to see the full list of all 41 books.
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There we go. As always, Subterranean Press has started us off right with hundreds of books in the lottery and one massive auction.
Don’t forget that every $10 donation you make to our fundraising page gets you another chance to win something in the lottery.
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