Hi SF&F Fans,
2021 is a big year for Dune. The movie hits US theaters tomorrow. There is a new trilogy publishing from Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. And there is a myriad of merchandise items out there.
The Signed Page is carrying dust jacket-signed copies of Dune: Lady of Caladan by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, as most of you are aware. Since they have been so busy with the movie release and not really being home all that often, I’ve had to wait to get the dust jackets signed. I’m mailing them on October 25th to Kevin. Then he will mail them to Brian and I’ll snag them from him since we are local to one another.
When I ordered the books from Tor/Macmillan, they shipped the books double-boxed. Which is great normally because it helps prevent UPS demolishing the books while they are en route. But there were about 12 damaged copies. I requested to return them as damaged — and Tor did something really cool. They offered me credit for the damaged copies like they normally would, but then they told me to donate or use them in a giveaway. Never has a publisher offered this but I love it.
So. I have 12 copies of Dune: Lady of Caladan. They are unsigned. They are slightly damaged — bumped spines or struck corners. If you’d like a copy of this second volume in the new Dune trilogy, enter below. Here are the details:
- No purchase necessary
- Open to US residents only
- One entry per person
- Enter to win by 10AM PT October 27, 2021
- Winners drawn via a The Signed Page Facebook Live at
11AM PT 12PM PT October 27, 2021
- Winners will be posted on this page after the random number drawing
THE WINNERS ARE:
- Paul Perez
- Tina Park
- Kenneth Rowe
- Nikki Brown
- Laura Winfree
- Amber DURHAM
- Ed Lewis
- Joshua Ellis
- John Ficalora
- Jackie Pencka
- Albert Hoyt III
- John Sabia
Good luck! And may the Spice flow at the box office! Because I already know I want Part II of that movie.
With Ink Magic,
Hi Brooks Readers,
The new Terry Brooks book Child of Light published yesterday. This is just an update to inform everyone that Terry has scheduled to sign the books on Monday, October 25th. I should receive books today and, if they are undamaged and in great shape, we will get them flapped and ready for Terry to sign next week.
Once we have the books today, I can gauge what size box is needed and will order supplies. We will make the boxes this week in preparation so when Terry is done signing we will hit the ground running with the shipping part of the process.
Note that I said “we” in that last sentence. Yes, I just hired my first employee for The Signed Page. It’s time. I need the help and you guys are going to love Sydney. More news on that tomorrow or the next day.
In the meantime, thank you for your patience. Terry now lives four hours from me so getting together is a bit harder than it used to be.
With Ink Magic,
On Friday, I am ordering from the publisher The Signed Page copies of Brothers of the Wind by Tad Williams.
I’m really excited about this book. Those of you who love his Osten Ard trilogy Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn should already know everything there is not know about Brothers of the Wind. But if you don’t, here is a little recap:
Pride often goes before a fall, but sometimes that prideful fall is so catastrophic that it changes history itself.
Among the immortal Sithi of Osten Ard, none are more beloved and admired than the two sons of the ruling family, steady Hakatri and his proud and fiery younger brother Ineluki — Ineluki, who will one day become the undead Storm King. The younger brother makes a bold, terrible oath that he will destroy deadly Hidohebhi, a terrifying monster, but instead drags his brother with him into a disaster that threatens not just their family but all the Sithi — and perhaps all of humankind as well.
Set a thousand years before the events of Williams’s The Dragonbone Chair, the tale of Ineluki’s tragic boast and what it brings is told by Pamon Kes, Hakatri’s faithful servant. Kes is not one of the Sithi but a member of the enslaved Changeling race, and his loyalty has never before been tested. Now he must face the terrible black dragon at his master’s side, then see his own life changed forever in a mere instant by Ineluki’s rash, selfish promise.
As you can see, this is an important story. It is perhaps one of the most important prequels to any epic fantasy series ever. That might sound like hyperbole but that’s how significant it is. And for those of you who haven’t read any of Tad’s Osten Ard books, this is perhaps a perfect book to read as it is a good introduction to the world.
Pre-order Brothers of the Wind now. Because when copies are gone, they will be gone like the wind.