Monday, May 3, 2010

Lesser Demons Update

SubPress honcho Bill Schafer checked in with word that Lesser Demons is now at the printers. The bluelines have been approved, and pages are rolling off the presses. Subterranean should be shipping the finished product by the end of the month, so odds are that I'll have a nice birthday present come 5/28. Here's hoping, anyway. Can't wait to hold the finished product in my hands.

Advance reviews have been great, and fellow writers such as Jeffrey Ford and Laird Barron have been generous with their praise. Lesser Demons consists of ten tales, including the first appearance of a brand new 17k retro-pulp novella. "The Iron Dead" features a Depression-era monster hunter by the name of Chaney, owner of a mechanical hand built in hell. Reaction to that piece has been fantastic, and more than a few advance readers have pegged "The Iron Dead" as their favorite tale in the collection. Since one of the stories I've got on the burner is a new Chaney tale, that's what you might call fuel for the fire.

Thanks to all of you who have already pre-ordered the book. If you queued up your copy over at Amazon or another online bookseller, don't worry if you get an email saying that Lesser Demons is out of stock or they're having trouble getting it. Copies aren't out quite yet. If you haven't pre-ordered, you can fix that up with the handy SubPress link right here.

Grab that sucker, and hold on tight.