We’re proud to announce the signed limited edition of Inheritance and Other Stories by Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm.
Our publication will consist of two stunning editions:
Deluxe Limited: 200 copies (numbered from 1-200) with a different dust jacket than the trade hardcover, plus full-color endsheets. The book itself will be leatherbound.
Limited: 800 copies (numbered from 201-1000) with the trade dust jacket, fully cloth bound.
Both editions of the book will be signed by Megan and Robin, and feature an original illustration by Tom Kidd at the head of each tale. (Those who have our edition of the Jack Vance tribute anthology, Songs of the Dying Earth, know the grace this adds to a book’s design.)
The editions are regularly $125 and $45, but until Friday, May 13, the Deluxe Limited is only $85 (a savings of $40), and the regular limited $32 ($13 off the regular cover price.)
Here's the blurb:
Megan Lindholm (Wizard of the Pigeons) writes tightly constructed SF and fantasy with a distinctly contemporary feel. Robin Hobb (Assassin’s Quest) writes sprawling, multi-volume fantasies set in imaginary realms. These two writers, apparently so different, are, of course, the same person, each reflecting an aspect of a single multifaceted imagination.
Inheritance gathers the best of Hobb and Lindholm’s shorter fiction into one irreplaceable volume containing ten stories and novellas (seven by Lindholm, three by Hobb), together with a revealing introduction and extensive, highly readable story notes. The Lindholm section leads off with the Hugo and Nebula-nominated novella “A Touch of Lavender,” a powerful account of love, music, poverty, and addiction set against an extended encounter between human and alien societies. Other memorable entries include “Cut,” a reflection on the complex consequences of freedom, and the newly published “Drum Machine,” an equally absorbing meditation on the chaotic nature of the creative impulse. Two of Robin Hobb’s contributions revisit the world of her popular Live Traders series. “Homecoming” enlarges the earlier history of those novels through the journal entries of Lady Carillion Carrock, while “The Inheritance” concerns a disenfranchised young woman who comes to understand the true nature of her grandmother’s legacy. And in “Cat’s Meat,” a long and wonderful story written expressly for this collection, an embattled single mother reclaims her life with the help of a gifted—and utterly ruthless—cat.
Inheritance offers the best of two separate but related fictional worlds. Whatever their differences, the Hobb and Lindholm stories have certain crucial elements in common: their intelligence, their attention to detail, and their instant, almost effortless accessibility. Together, these beautifully crafted tales constitute a unique—and important—collection that offers both offers both intellectual pleasure and pure narrative excitement on virtually every page.