Connie Willis Blackout, Signed Limited Edition

I got an email this morning about another Subterranean Press "Warehouse find"... Connie Willis' Blackout.


Subterranean has been busy moving to another, larger location, and as they're settling in to their bigger digs, they're coming across copies of books that didn't sell out the first time around. In many cases, they are offering discounts that make the purchase irresistible to collectors. 


Blackout, like Willis' previous Doomsday Book, was heralded by critics:
From Booklist (Starred Review):
“On par with 
Doomsday Book (1992), Blackout depicts the times and the spirit of the British people remarkably vividly, and bits of comic relief leaven any somberness. Characterizations of the historians and the Brits they become close to are multifaceted and believable, and the ending leaves us keenly primed for the sequel, scheduled for November 2010 publication.”
From Library Journal (Starred Review):
“Willis is a consummate storyteller whose immersive style hooks readers from the start; her latest work, which is being published in two parts...should appeal to a wide readership and be a particular draw to her devoted followers.”
From Michael Dirda, The Washington Post:
Blackout plunges the reader right into the middle of three key happenings of 1940: the rescue of the British troops from Dunkirk, the evacuation of children to rural villages and country houses, and the life of ordinary Londoners during the Blitz. Every detail rings true, with the kind of authority that only intense research can bring. Still, all of Willis’s knowledge is subsumed in her bravura storytelling: “Blackout” is, by turns, witty, suspenseful, harrowing and occasionally comic to the point of slapstick.”
Subterranean has a few signed, limited editions left and has taken almost half off the cover price to offer the remaining books for $40 each.  Listings for this edition on Alibris and AbeBooks are in the range of $75 to $152.

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