The new trade edition also includes these bonus features not found in the trade hardcover:
It is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.
Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…
Now available for preorder, PHILEAS FOGG AND THE WAR OF SHADOWS is the first Meteor House Signed Limited Edition Novella to be published simultaneously in both hardcover and paperback!
The Signed Limited Edition Trade Paperback is the same $15 (plus shipping) as the first two novellas (EXILES OF KHO and THE SCARLET JAGUAR). The Signed Limited Edition Hardcover is $25 (plus shipping). Or, you can buy both together for $35 (save $5 off the pair) and pay the same shipping cost as the hardcover only.
Due out in the Summer of 2014, be sure to preorder early. As with all of Meteor House's Signed Limited Edition Novellas, your name will appear on the acknowledgments page in the same order you preorder—as long as you preorder by May 15th. As always, the print run will be determined by the number of pre-orders received. Not many copies beyond those reserved will be printed, another reason to get your order in today!
While the first three volumes in the series focused on unique aspects of Farmer’s career, such as: his disregard for literary boundaries, his penchant for the softer sciences, and his trickster nature, volume 4 focuses on his more “traditional” science fiction—the science fiction of the future (occasionally the really distant future) featuring interstellar travel, aliens, war, scientists, the usual suspects in Golden Age science fiction.
Note that Robert Silverberg's Foreward is in fact a much longer version of his Reflections column from the February 2014 issue of Asimov’s.
Foreword by Robert Silverberg
The Case of the Curious Contradiction by Terry Bibo
Eleven Days in Springtime by François Mottier
Philip José Farmer Conquirt L’Univers Postface by Philip José Farmer
Pecon 2 Guest of Honor Speech by Philip José Farmer
Samdroo and the Grassman by Martin Gately
Whiteness of the Whale by Danny Adams
Ite, Missa Est by Paul Spiteri
Antlers of Flesh by E. C. Lisic
The Goddess Equation by Christopher Paul Carey
A Carmody-Raspold Chronology by Christopher Paul Carey
Letter of Discord by Philip José Farmer
For Where Your Treasure Is by Art Sippo
Moth and Rust by Philip José Farmer
All pre-orderers save $5 off the $25 list price!
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