Paolo Bacigalupi, Nebula and Hugo award winning author, will be publishing a novella, titled The Alchemist, with Subterranean Press - to be out in January. 300 leather bound, signed limited edition copies are available through the Subterranean Press Web site (for $45 each). Also available is the cloth bound (not so limited) edition for $20.
This will be Bacigalupi's fourth published book behind Pump Six (short stories), Windup Girl (Locus, Hugo, & Nebula award winner), and Ship Breaker (his first Young Adult book).
Synopsis: Magic has a price. But someone else will pay.
Every time a spell is cast, a bit of bramble sprouts, sending up tangling vines, bloody thorns, and threatening a poisonous sleep. It sprouts in tilled fields and in neighbors’ roof beams, thrusts up from between street cobbles, and bursts forth from sacks of powdered spice. A bit of magic, and bramble follows. A little at first, and then more— until whole cities are dragged down under tangling vines and empires lie dead, ruins choked by bramble forest. Monuments to people who loved magic too much.
- First editions of Windup Girl list for $350 (unsigned) to $1300+ (signed);
- First edtions of Pump Six list for $200 - $250 (unsigned)
- First edtions of Ship Breaker list for $30+ (unsigned) to $60+ (signed);
Considering this is a limited edition and his signed editions sell for $200 and up (excluding Ship Breaker), $45 (if you have it) is a no brainer. If not, even the $20 Cloth bound edition will most likely double in price. AND, at the very least, you'll have a new story by an excellent (new) writer.
Subterranean also has a slew of projects on the horizon. Things to keep your eyes peeled for:
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