Subterranean Press has announced two new hardcovers. First up is Philip K. Dick’s screenplay adaptation of his signature novel, Ubik. In addition, the screenplay features an ending that differs markedly from that of the novel.
From his foreword, Tim Powers says, “Dick included far more parenthetical description and interpretation than can be standard for screenplays, and so we have here his considered, after-the-fact portraits of Glen Runciter, Ella Runciter, Joe Chip, Pat Conley, and Ubik itself. And too, with a facility that’s scarce among novelists, he smoothly adapts his story to the wider, deeper ranges of the film medium. The Ubik ‘ads’ are much more effective as actual intrusions than as chapter headings, the soundtrack becomes a central element (and makes us wonder what music Dick would have chosen to complement some of his other novels), and he presents the dysfunctions in time and perception even more effectively when he imagines them enacted on a movie screen. In some ways, in fact, it almost seems as though we’re getting a purer version of UBIK-something closer to the original conception than the text of the novel.”
For more information or to order: Ubik: The Screenplay
Second up is a mammoth (over 250,000 words) collection by NY Times Best-Selling writer David Weber. Treecats, starships, dragons, alternate history, self-aware Bolo supertanks, wizards, sailing ships, ironclads. For twenty years, David Weber has been taking readers to destinations strange and fantastical, from his best-selling Honor Harrington novels and short stories to the swords-and-sorcery of Norfressa and the shared universes of his own and other writers. If you haven’t already read these stories, you should. Find out how Giles Habibula really joined Jack Williamson’s Legion of Space. Visit 17th-century Magdeburg for the creation of the United States Navy a hundred and fifty years early, and go with John Paul Jones as he wins the Revolutionary War …f or George III. Fight dragons and demons with U.S. Marines in a most unexpected campaign, find out how humans and treecats first met, share Honor Harrington’s very first battle in a complete 50k word short novel, and discover the true cost of self-awareness for war machines who learn to care.
For more information or to order: Worlds of Weber
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