Late Books Update / New Books Update

Yes, we’ll admit it. We’re late on a number of books we’d planned to publish this year. We started 2008 with our most ambitious publishing schedule to date, and unfortunately, global and local financial situations being what they were this year, it has become necessary to delay several Night Shade titles until early 2009. Fortunately, change is in the air, and we are happy to report that none of these late titles have been cancelled, merely delayed.

The next two books that will be arriving in our warehouse are Eclipse Two, a stunning collection of original science fiction and fantasy stories edited by Jonathan Strahan (and featuring stories by Karl Schroeder, Stephen Baxter, Ken Scholes, Paul Cornell, Margo Lanagan, Nancy Kress, Daryl Gregory, Ted Chiang, David Moles, Peter S. Beagle, Jeffrey Ford, Richard Parks, Tony Daniel, Terry Dowling, and Alastair Reynolds), and a second printing of Iain M. Banks’s critically-acclaimed collection, The State of the Art. These two trade paperbacks will be arriving approximately December 20, and preorders will ship out once we have them in hand.

We expect to publish the following titles in January 2009: Liz Williams’s Precious Dragon (mmpb), Neal Asher’s Prador Moon (mmpb), David Drake’s Balefires (mmpb), Liz Williams’s The Shadow Pavilion (hc, ltd), Glen Cook’s Passage at Arms (mmpb), Tim Lebbon’s Bar None (tp), Nathalie Mallet’s The King’s Daughters (mmpb) Elizabeth Moon’s Moon Flights (mmpb), Mark Teppo’s Lightbreaker (mmpb), S. M. Stirling’s Ice, Iron and Gold (mmpb), Glen Cook’s An Empire Unacquainted with Defeat (hc, ltd), Graham Joyce’s How to Make Friends with Demons (hc), Jay Lake’s Madness of Flowers (tp), and Stephen Erikson’s The Lees of Laughter’s End (hc, ltd). Stephen Baxter’s The H-Bomb Girl (hc) and Matthew Hughes’s Hespira (hc, ltd), will be published in February 2009. William Hope Hodgson’s Collected Fiction Volume 5: The Dream of X and Other Stories (hc) will be released in early 2009, and we anticipate publishing China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station (ltd) by summer 2009. Of course, all dates are subject to change, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.

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