For the diehard collectors among you, keep in mind that the deadline to take advantage of the special discount for the forthcoming limited edition of Neil Gaiman's Smoke and Mirrors is October 2nd, 2009. If you book before the deadline, you can get the Limited edition for 175$ instead of 250$, and the Lettered edition for 1200$ instead of 1500$.
The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories — several of which have never before appeared in print, and more than half that have never been collected — that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second-hand store...a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by the railroad tracks...a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.
The Subterranean Edition of Smoke and Mirrors will feature an all original design by Dave McKean, be printed in two colors throughout, with original illustrations for each story, including 8-10 full color plates.
The lettered edition will be lavishly bound, housed in a specially constructed box, the most elaborate presentation we’ve yet attempted for a book. In addition, each copy will include an original sketch by Dave McKean.
Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, in slipcase
Lettered: 26 signed copies, housed in a custom box
This one looks like it's going to be something incredible!