Smoke And MirrorsSubterranean Press is moving along with its plans to publish Neil Gaiman’s short story collection, Smoke and Mirrors.

Description: 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.

Table of Contents

  • Reading the Entrails: a Rondel
  • An Introduction
  • Chivalry
  • Nicholas Was
  • The Price
  • Troll Bridge
  • Don’t Ask Jack
  • The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories
  • The White Road
  • Queen of Knives
  • Changes
  • The Daughter of Owls
  • Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar
  • Virus
  • Looking for the Girl
  • Only the End of the World Again
  • Bay Wolf
  • We Can Get Them for You Wholesale
  • One Life, Furnished in Early Moorcock
  • Cold Colors
  • The Sweeper of Dreams
  • Foreign Parts
  • Vampire Sestina
  • Mouse
  • The Sea Change
  • When We Went to See the End of the World
  • by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11 ½
  • Desert Wind
  • Tastings
  • Babycakes
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Snow, Glass, Apples

You can pre-order directly from Subterranean Press here: Smoke and Mirrors

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