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30 September 2008 @ 04:43 pm

Subterranean Press presents A FANTASY MEDLEY: four short stories by four fantasy authors.

In “Zen and the Art of Vampirism,” Zoe Takano, the only vampire in Toronto, a city filled with supernatural creatures of Kelley Armstrong’s Otherworld, finds her place in the hierarchy threatened by two interlopers.

“Riding the Shore of the River of Death” returns us to the world of Kate Elliott’s Crown of Stars. Kareka, daughter of the begh of the Kirshat, hunts to take a man’s head. It is her last opportunity to prove herself as a man or else she will find herself restricted to the role of woman and wife in the clan forever.

Robin Hobb revisits her Farseer world in “Words Like Coins.” Mirrifen, a failed hedge-witch’s apprentice who has married to find security finds that threatened by a severe drought and the appearance of a pregnant female pecksie.

C.E. Murphy takes us to frozen Moscow in “From Russia, with Love.” Baba Yaga’s daughter is a barmaid at a dive when Janx and Eliseo Daisani walk in. They discover, as they compete for the girl’s affections, that Baba Yaga has plans for Janx and that her beautiful daughter had merely been the bait.

Limited: 200 numbered copies signed by the authors and editor
Trade: circa 2000 fully clothbound hardcover edition

Supplies are quite literally limited, so pre-order it now!

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Sanguine Pen: Mal - Prettysanguinepen on September 30th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
oh shiny
Mary Annepers1stence on September 30th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
Dutifully pre-ordered!
kitmizkit on September 30th, 2008 04:55 pm (UTC)
I bet you are the very first person to order it! Yay! Thank you!
Mary Annepers1stence on September 30th, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
I think I've pre-ordered all but two of your books.... :)
kitmizkit on September 30th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
This is because you are awesome beyond words. :)
Marithmarith on September 30th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Very shiny! Congratulations!
Shoka RedEarsshoka on September 30th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I want, but Subterranean Press has been sitting on several hundred dollars of my money since March of 2007, blaming the artist for a book delay. I'm not risking any more of my money on them, even for authors I like.
The Earth Goatearthgoat on September 30th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing you are talking about A FEAST FOR CROWS. I can speak with absolute authority that SubPress has been waiting solely on the artist for promised artwork for nearly two years. The rest of the book has been ready to go to the printer for nearly a year. I can also speak with authority, that barring a catastrophic failure of the US postal system or one of the authors breaking a wrist or arm on their writing limb, FANTASY MEDLEY WILL be out by March 2009, if not earlier.
cedunkleycedunkley on September 30th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
Limited copy pre-ordered. ...starts counting just how far away March 2009 is...

I think I need to make a pre-order list. For someone who rarely ever pre-orders, this purchase makes number 6 on my list, 4 of which are being published next year.
kitmizkit on September 30th, 2008 05:36 pm (UTC)
And we writer types are deeply grateful for those pre-orders. They genuinely make a difference. And March isn't that far away!
The Earth Goatearthgoat on September 30th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! In the publishing world, March is practically tomorrow! Just set your alarm for March 1st and it'll be here before you know it! ;)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on October 1st, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
Yep - and keep your pipeline full, and you never worry about the wait, because you're always getting the item you ordered six months ago.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on October 1st, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
I hope they're taking note of their http referrers - because I'm another who's just gone and plonked down $60+ ...

A question: when you get to do your actual signing of the books, do you get the ability to know who they're for, or is that way beyound logisitcal expectations? I assume the latter.
kitmizkit on October 1st, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
You know, I *assume* it's beyond logistical expectation, but I'll check with earthgoat just in case. And in fact, I think they may be taking note of their referrers, because earthgoat mentioned in an email to all of us writer types that she'd gotten some orders via me and arcaedia and Robin's pre-order postings. :)

And thank you for pre-ordering! *beams* I'm really pretty excited about this book.
Cally Beckeldestmuse on September 30th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Why so few copies? :(

I'm a huge fan of Kelley Armstrong, though, and I really enjoyed The Queen's Bastard, so I'll likely pre-order it when I'm coherent enough to type out my credit card number.
kitmizkit on September 30th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
Because that's what Subterranean Press does: low print run, high quality exclusive releases! :)
It's a Deensedeensey on September 30th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
That sounds amazing.
annathepiper on October 1st, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Cool! Congrats. :)
J.K.Richárd: hoverhinoneutronjockey on October 1st, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Miz Kit iz everywhere!

*sniffle* It was just yesterday when she debuted her first Luna novel...
Janne: Elfquest howling at two moonsjanne on October 1st, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
I've been wary of pre-ordering after having several incidents where I've ended up with several copies of the same book, but what with the low number I figured I'd better take the risk this time lest they run out. (And Farseer story is a nice bonus, too :)

Edited at 2008-10-01 10:36 am (UTC)
(Anonymous) on October 2nd, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Already preordered. I'm one of those devilish people who is making you sign. :)
ladynladyn on October 2nd, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
Ugh...just realized I posted anonymously. That was me telling you the book had already been preordered. :)
Catherine: lime catsharpwords on October 18th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh, $17 for international shipping... But what the heck. I want this very badly.