As many of you know, Subterranean Press will be producing a special limited edition (400 copies) of both Old Man’s War and The Ghost Brigades, each of which will include full color illustrations by the fabulous Vincent Chong. To give you an idea of the utter coolness that Chong is bringing to the proceedings, I’m happy to present to you the covers for the limited editions:
Excellent? I think so.
If you’re interested in pre-ordering these limited editions, incidentally, here’s the link for OMW, and the link for TGB. They’re not cheap ($60 for the limited and $250 for the lettered edition), but there are bragging rights involved. Plus the Chong illustrations, which — I swear to you — are cool beyond reckoning. Incidentally, those of you who picked up the limited edition of The Sagan Diary and are also thinking of picking up the limited editions of these books will be able to have the edition number of your books match (i.e., if you have #277 of TSD, you can also get #277 of OMW and TGB) for even more collectorish goodness.
Now, news from Russia: Russia becomes the first foreign market to have a complete set of Scalzi novels, as we just sold Agent to the Stars, The Android’s Dream and The Last Colony to Eksmo, which previously bought OMW (which is out already) and TGB. OMW must be doing okay for them. Needless to say I’m pleased, especially about Agent – it’s entirely likely that the first Russian printing of Agent will be larger than the first English printing. And that’s kind of cool.