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Theli
06-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Since it seems there is more than just myself interested in this prospective set I figured a thread should be started. Jerad just sent out a newsletter with some more info on the series. Pretty exciting!

"We are hard at work on the dustjackets for the Karl Edward Wagner set of Kane books. To reiterate, this is a set of five hardcover books. The novels are*Bloodstone, Dark Crusade,*and*Darkness Weaves,*and two short story collections:*Death Angelís Shadow*and*Night Winds.*These titles have been impeccably proofread and each book contains new artwork. The artists are Tom Kidd, Patrick J. Jones, Boco, Les Edwards, and Grant Griffin. There are also some previously unpublished photographs of Wagner. Each book is signed with a facsimile Karl Edward Wagner signature and is also signed by the artist. The five volume signed set will be sold in a slipcase . The cost of this set will probably be $300 for the set, with a pre-order price of $275. There will also be unsigned sets available. These are already listed on Amazon for $75 each. My web price will be $40 each with a price of $175 for the set of 5.*
****** This is the definitive set of these books. The short story collections are each 400+ pages, and include all of the Kane related stories and poems. I can happily send you a table of contents so you can see and make sure for yourself. In addition, old edition artwork from the 1970s Warner paperbacks are included in each volume.*
****** Can you let me know about your interest in this set of books? This is a pretty healthy investment but it is the definitive series and we want to make sure that you feel youíre getting the best editions possible at the very best price. Thank you for your time in reading this, and thank you in advance for your responses."

bugen
06-14-2015, 03:30 PM
Thanks for posting this for everyone, Theli, good call. I sent Jerad a note letting him know to count me in, and also asked if he'd received enough interest in Monteleone's Blood of the Lamb / Reckoning to produce the limited edition he'd mentioned. Fingers are crossed and I'm trying not to hold my breath.

Theli
06-15-2015, 07:44 AM
I sent him a response as well. He had also sent out a newsletter a few weeks back inquiring about the public's interest in an Elric limited edition set, that's a set I whole heartedly endorse.

frik51
06-16-2015, 04:40 PM
I sent Jerad a reply as well. I'm not sure though I want the signed editions. A set of the regular books will be available for a fantastic price, but shipping to my country will cost me!

Really looking forwards to the Centipede Famous Monsters of Filmland tribute as well.

sk

slayn666
06-18-2015, 06:37 PM
I will definitely pick up this set, though I'm torn on whether I'm willing to spring an extra hundred bucks for the signed edition. Nothing against the artists, but I don't know that just their signatures are worth it.

Sock Monkey
06-30-2015, 04:38 PM
Camelot currently has the signed set available for preorder at a price of $350. I don't see it up at Centipede's site. Anybody have any info as to when this will be available through them?

slayn666
06-30-2015, 05:43 PM
I imagine Jerad will put it up once he's back from vacation, after the 4th.

Sock Monkey
06-30-2015, 06:11 PM
I imagine Jerad will put it up once he's back from vacation, after the 4th.

Okay, cool. Thanks for the info!

slayn666
07-12-2015, 05:42 PM
Preorders are up. (http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/kane.html)

mhatchett
07-12-2015, 07:30 PM
Really looking forward to this one. The Cover art looks pretty cool, almost an homage to the original Frazetta art.
Mike

Sock Monkey
07-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Flirting with picking up the unsigned editions. The signed slipcased versions are out of my price range right now.

Theli
07-15-2015, 06:12 AM
Normally the price would have been out of my range, but with enough warning and a slightly tighter book budget, I was able to stash away enough to jump on the signed editions while they are available at a discounted price. I am completely blown away by the cover arts, absolutely fantastic. I simply can't wait for these books. God, I hope Jerad releases an Elric collection.

slayn666
07-20-2015, 05:16 AM
I sprung for the signed set, while it was still discounted, as a birthday present to myself. Thankfully they come out fairly close to my birthday, so I won't have to wait too long for my wife to actually give them to me :).

These will be my first Centipede Press books (unless I can find a reasonably-priced copy of The Complete Slayers before December...).

Theli
07-20-2015, 06:10 AM
I sprung for the signed set, while it was still discounted, as a birthday present to myself. Thankfully they come out fairly close to my birthday, so I won't have to wait too long for my wife to actually give them to me :).

These will be my first Centipede Press books (unless I can find a reasonably-priced copy of The Complete Slayers before December...).

I'd love a copy of The Complete Slayers as well. Not cheap unfortunately.

Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 05:06 PM
I've decided to pass. I'm sure I'm going to regret it, but a few recent purchases have diminished my available funds.

The Complete Slayers is hard to find at a decent price. If one comes up, snag it. I got lucky on Ebay awhile back and got mine for a good price ($75 plus shipping if I remember correctly). Some dealers are asking insane prices for it. Cheapest on Ebay right now is $400+ and Abebooks is worse at $600 on up. Last auctions on Ebay went for $177 and $300.

slayn666
07-20-2015, 06:35 PM
I got lucky on Ebay awhile back and got mine for a good price ($75 plus shipping if I remember correctly). Some dealers are asking insane prices for it. Cheapest on Ebay right now is $400+ and Abebooks is worse at $600 on up. Last auctions on Ebay went for $177 and $300.

I'm willing to bet you got Bill A.'s copy. I've gotten so many good books from him for at or below cover price.

Sock Monkey
07-20-2015, 06:41 PM
I'm willing to bet you got Bill A.'s copy. I've gotten so many good books from him for at or below cover price.

Sure did! :)

bugen
07-22-2015, 08:52 PM
Sub Press posted some sweet pics of the artwork not yet available on Centipede's site:

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A few more can be found here:

http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_complete_kane

slayn666
07-22-2015, 09:30 PM
Is... Is that guy going to be ok?

bsaenz24
07-22-2015, 09:44 PM
Is... Is that guy going to be ok?

He might be, but I'm pretty sure it's going to leave a mark.

Sock Monkey
07-23-2015, 03:55 PM
The art for these books look amazing! Centipede continues to impress with their books.

mhatchett
07-23-2015, 04:43 PM
Jerad does a great job. Can't wait for the Fritz Leiber Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser set to come out! Have Kane books on order as well, hard to beat those original covers though lol!!

Sock Monkey
07-23-2015, 06:56 PM
Jerad does a great job. Can't wait for the Fritz Leiber Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser set to come out! Have Kane books on order as well, hard to beat those original covers though lol!!

Oh man, they're going to do a Gray Mouser set? I think I need a second job...

Theli
07-24-2015, 08:32 AM
I hope that's true, but it seemed like from the recent announcement that, at least the most current Leiber reissue, is going to be his sci-fi works. I didn't notice any mention of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser yet. Which I am okay with, I would prefer the Canadian dollar recuperate a bit before that set gets announced. But I do want it BAD.

mhatchett
07-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Hi,
I knew I saw it somewhere, Newsletter 9/22/13. i don't know where this project is in the que, but like Winter, LOL, it's coming! Save more!!!

FAFHRD AND THE GRAY MOUSER
FRITZ LEIBER
A lot of requests have come in over the years regarding Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber. Guess what? Hardcover rights are secure! Hooray! So the next question is now that I have it, what do you want to see? Right off the bat, it has to be individual books in a box set. Each book signed and numbered, there’s no way around that. An omnibus will be just too huge to hold. I was thinking 6 x 10 size, like my The Sheep Look Up — good size, not too large. And illustrations. Of course. The question is, who? Tim Kirk is the guy that springs to mind first for me. But what do you all think? People have strong opinions on this. I’d like to hear yours.

Sock Monkey
07-24-2015, 03:19 PM
Very cool. Thanks for sharing the info. I also hope it's a little ways off to give me time to save up.

Theli
07-24-2015, 05:50 PM
Thanks Mike! Back to saving up for a CP set again!

mhatchett
07-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Just posted today guys!
"As many of you know, we are working on an 8-volume set of the complete Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser by Fritz Leiber, complete with all the related poetry, essays, letters, and other memorabilia that goes with this. I am trying to find an already typed version of the great essay by Fritz Leiber, “Fafhrd and Me,” without having to do all the scanning of pages. Would anyone have this?"
Wow, we are on a roll! I'm going to be broke the rest of the year lol!!
Mike

slayn666
07-26-2015, 06:01 PM
Eight volumes... Oh god, how much is this set going to cost?

Theli
08-02-2015, 10:50 AM
Eight volumes... Oh god, how much is this set going to cost?

Both arms and legs. Gonna have to start storing nuts for the winter early this year!

Seriously though, sounds like there's still work to be done. It might be a while before these are released.

Sock Monkey
08-12-2015, 04:40 PM
EIGHT volume set? Yikes! While I'm excited for a project of that magnitude, I have serious doubts that my wallet will be able to handle price tag that comes along with it.

Theli
08-13-2015, 07:02 AM
I'm kind of thinking the same. It'd be a shame to miss out on it though. I'm hoping the price isn't much more than the Kane set otherwise I'll be stuck with unsigned editions...

bookworm 1
08-13-2015, 06:10 PM
It would be nice if they did it like Subterranean Press did for the Phillip K Dick set. Release one a year. ...or even two. Much easier to save for something like that.

Sock Monkey
08-13-2015, 09:40 PM
It would be nice if they did it like Subterranean Press did for the Phillip K Dick set. Release one a year. ...or even two. Much easier to save for something like that.

That's a good idea. I know I'd more able to get on board with something like that rather than trying to pay for it all in one shot. And it's not like they haven't done it before as their Complete Short Fiction of R.A. Lafferty is supposed to run up to a dozen volumes.

Theli
08-15-2015, 09:48 PM
I just bought a copy of Grant's signed/limited edition of The Book of Kane. I sent Jerad an e-mail to see if he could match my number. I think it would be a cool set to have, even if not all from the same publisher.

mhatchett
08-15-2015, 11:12 PM
A sentimental favorite of mine. I have the unsigned edition, but I love the collection, a werewolf story, a vampire story with ghouls, a war story and a Demon story. The art work is fantastic, the whole book, well one of Grants best efforts in my opinion. One day I hope to upgrade to the signed slipcased edition. Great pick up Theli!
Mike
PS: My mistake, Mirage isn't in this collection...

RonClinton
08-17-2015, 04:31 AM
I have a Fine/Fine copy of THE BOOK OF KANE that is inscribed to me...a handwritten note is laid in. One of my more favorite items.

Theli
08-17-2015, 10:07 PM
Glad to hear your guys really dig The Book of Kane. I'm really excited to get it and the CP set, but it looks like I will be unable to match them, someone has already claimed #79. :(

Mike, I remember reading a werewolf story in Death Angel's Shadow, is it the same one?

mhatchett
08-17-2015, 11:00 PM
It is, Reflections for the Winter of My Soul. really good.

slayn666
12-23-2015, 06:02 PM
My set just arrived. They are glorious.

mhatchett
12-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Excellent! I expect mine the 1st week of January or so....Isn't it great that Jerad pretty much gets things out on time.

srboone
12-24-2015, 03:49 AM
I ordered mine on Friday last. Can't wait for it!

Theli
12-24-2015, 04:17 AM
No idea when mine will arrive, as long as it arrives safe, I'm not too concerned!

mhatchett
01-03-2016, 03:15 PM
Well, my set got here yesterday and I'm really pleased. Posting a photo of my Kane collection.
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TacomaDiver
01-03-2016, 05:41 PM
I really REALLY wanted a set of these but I've spent far too much money on Centipede editions of authors that I haven't ever heard of these last two months.

And now all of these pictures make me regret not buying them.

Theli
01-03-2016, 10:19 PM
Well, my set got here yesterday and I'm really pleased. Posting a photo of my Kane collection.
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Fantastic collection!

mhatchett
01-03-2016, 11:48 PM
Thanks! I think the Centipede set tops it off!

frik51
01-04-2016, 04:37 PM
Awesome!!

sk

mhatchett
04-10-2016, 03:30 PM
Jerad is thinking of doing a reprint of the Kane set if you're interested. Just FYI!

"We have plenty of copies left of four of the Kane books, but Night Winds sold out like a bolt of lightning. It might be time to consider a reprint of this. I’d like to know if it is worth the time to do a reprint. Can you let me know if you want one? It seems a reprint of 250 copies or so might do well. The retail would be $40 for the book. Thank you for your input. "

frik51
04-11-2016, 04:34 PM
Yes, I read this in the newsletter. Great information - thanks!!

sk

ruderabbit
04-28-2016, 03:38 AM
Centipede still has an offer for four of the unsigned books for $100, no slipcase. Slipcases for 5 books can be a bit ungainly anyways.

I found the fifth(first in the series), at The Book Depository in the UK. I've made a dozen or so purchases from them in the last year, all with excellent results.

Link: http://www.bookdepository.com/Night-Winds/9781613471326

So thats a full set for about $150

Just pointing out options for anyone still thinking of buying these.

~Mark