Halloween FAQs

 

 

 

This series of high-end books features novels of dark fiction that have been much celebrated or are considered cornerstone works. At a rate of one or two books each year, each novel will be given a deluxe treatment featuring:
  • Binding in full leather or a leather and cloth combination
  • Quality endpapers, sometimes illustrated
  • Slipcase covered in cloth or handmade paper
  • Original art, filled with interior illustrations (if appropriate for the novel)
  • Signatures by author and contributors
  • An introduction or afterword or both
  • Collectible print runs of 200-400 numbered copies and 15-26 lettered copies

Every book will be identical in height so all the books in the series will line up nicely on a bookshelf. Note that because print runs may be as low as 200 copies for each title, 200 people at most will have the chance to acquire matching numbers for the entire series.

The first novel in this series is the recently-published KING RAT by China Mieville. GREEN MAN REVIEW said that at $85 it was "very reasonably priced" because "you are getting one of the best designed and printed books that you'll have the pleasure to own ... a work that should win awards as an example of how to get a book project right."

Matching numbers will be offered directly through Earthling and through booksellers who choose to offer this service. First dibs for matching numbers for each new title will be given to the person who bought the preceding title; thus, the person who bought #100 of KING RAT has first dibs at #100 for SONG OF KALI.

Titles in the Earthling Modern Classics Series

GLIMPSES by Lewis Shiner
KING RAT
by China Mieville
SONG OF KALI: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Dan Simmons
THE SNOWMAN'S CHILDREN by Glen Hirshberg
STRANGEWOOD by Christopher Golden