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Sunday, June 28, 2015

New Editions of The Martian by Andy Weir & Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Now Available at Subterranean Press!


Subterranean Press announced two exciting new projects: They're doing adaptations of two extremely popular speculative fiction books, The Martian by Andy Weir and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. They're available in signed, limited editions and you can pre-order now.


http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/ready_player_one

In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines-puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win-and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

Ready Player One will be oversize and feature a cover and interior illustration from the Chinese edition, selected by Ernest Cline. In addition, they'll include a piece of RP1 fan fiction by Andy Weir (The Martian), as well as an introduction by Fantasy best-seller Patrick Rothfuss.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom tray case: $350

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 There's no cover yet for The Martian but here's the info:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive-and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.

Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills-and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit-he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

Due this fall, the edition will be oversize, with an introduction by Dan Simmons.

Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies: $75
Lettered: 26 signed leatherbound copies, housed in a custom traycase: $350

Yeah, not cheap. Sub Press rarely is but they do high quality work. I've bought some print books from them and been pleased with them.

So, do you think you might get a copy of either or both? I have The Martian on my wish list but I won't be getting it from Sub Press, too rich for my blood.

4 comments:

  1. I really don't like this new cover, I think it might be the type? I hope fans of the book are excited though! (I still need to read it)

    Lauren @ Northern Plunder

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  2. Wow....definitely not cheap...but I am curious to see what The Martian cover will look like!

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  3. Whoa not cheap at all, but I am so tempted as the Martian was such an epic read, well listen in my case.

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  4. Did anyone get a Lettered copy? I would be interested in trading for or buying the rights.

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