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New Signings: Robin Hobb

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to announce a few different Robin Hobb books today alongside some that have been available for a while.

You can now pre-order The Illustrated Assassin’s Quest, to match up with your copies of The Illustrated Assassin’s Apprentice and The Illustrated Royal Assassin. The Illustrate Assassin’s Quest will publish March 2 and that’s when Robin will stop by to sign. Then the books will ship.

But that’s not all. I have a rare numbered trade hardcover edition of Wizard of the Pigeons signed by Megan Lindholm, who also writes as Robin Hobb. These are the first 48 copies to roll off the printing press and they shipped ahead of the copies that arrive by boat in December. Megan is willing to personalize even as she signs them. I will number them, making these special, and they will also ship this month as opposed to the copies that will ship in December. If you want to cancel your December order for one of these copies, I can do that.

Then there is the fully-illustrated Folio Society Farseer Trilogy. The signed edition from Folio sold out almost immediately. A number of The Signed Page customers asked if I would get the regular unsigned edition and have Robin sign and/or personalize. So that’s what I’m doing. It isn’t cheap, I’ll tell you that. I’m getting the three books at a cost of $250 and each set costs about $15 to get from the UK on a pallet. But people are ordering it and I can’t wait to get a copy for myself! Robin will sign all three books and they come within a slipcase.

Here are some links for you:

It’s a great time being a Megan Lindholm/Robin Hobb reader, I tell you that! If you have any questions, do let me know.


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Pre-Order Now: Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm

Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm is now available for pre-order!

It is one of my favorite books. Wizard of the Pigeons is a deftly written classic by a master of her craft, a powerful urban fantasy originally published before urban fantasy became a bestselling genre. It is much more than that though. The book centers on a character named Wizard, a homeless Seattle man suffering from PTSD, a veteran who has forgotten the atrocities of his wartime past—a past still living with him and one that endangers the entire city.

On a personal level, it echoes the plight of my veteran father, who suffered with severe PTSD for decades after his stint in Vietnam. Wizard of the Pigeons made me understand him better. I knew I wanted to produce limited and lettered editions of it. But when I learned rights were available for a wider release, I jumped at the chance. This is a book that deserves to never go out of print.

And in publishing it, Grim Oak Press will donate 5% of profits to the National Veterans Foundation. Your order will help improve the lives of veterans and their families.

Here are the editions you can order for Wizard of the Pigeons:

Hugo Award finalist Tommy Arnold is producing new artwork for these editions. The trade hardcover and ebook editions will have black and white interior art. The limited and lettered editions will feature full-color illustrations! This is a departure for Grim Oak Press but we’re excited to offer full-color illustrations on Wizard of the Pigeons as well as in our future urban fantasy releases like Storm Front by Jim Butcher and three more titles we can’t announce yet. You will definitely want to collect all of these beautiful books.

And as usual, if you have ordered from us before, we will do our best to match your letter or number with your previously-ordered lettered and limited editions.

If you have any questions, do let us know. We are here for you. And thank you for continuing to support Grim Oak!

With Magic,
Shawn Speakman

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New Signing: The Book of Magic

Megan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) contributed a story The Book of Magic, a new anthology by Gardner Dozois!

She is part of a power-house line-up of amazing writers. And, thankfully, Megan and I live close to one another for her to sign copies! Click HERE to pre-order your copy!

Here are more details about the book:

A new anthology celebrating the witches and sorcerers of epic fantasy—featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Megan Lindholm, and many others!Hot on the heels of Gardner Dozois’s acclaimed anthology The Book of Swords comes this companion volume devoted to magic. How could it be otherwise? For every Frodo, there is a Gandalf . . . and a Saruman. For every Dorothy, a Glinda . . . and a Wicked Witch of the West. What would Harry Potter be without Albus Dumbledore . . . and Severus Snape? Figures of wisdom and power, possessing arcane, often forbidden knowledge, wizards and sorcerers are shaped—or misshaped—by the potent magic they seek to wield. Yet though their abilities may be godlike, these men and women remain human—some might say all too human. Such is their curse. And their glory.

In these pages, seventeen of today’s top fantasy writers—including award-winners Elizabeth Bear, John Crowley, Kate Elliott, K. J. Parker, Tim Powers, and Liz Williams—cast wondrous spells that thrillingly evoke the mysterious, awesome, and at times downright terrifying worlds where magic reigns supreme: worlds as far away as forever, and as near as next door.


“The Return of the Pig” by K. J. Parker
“Community Service” by Megan Lindholm
“Flint and Mirror” by John Crowley
“The Friends of Masquelayne the Incomparable” by Matthew Hughes
“The Biography of a Bouncing Boy Terror: Chapter Two: Jumping Jack in Love” by Ysabeau S. Wilce
“Song of Fire” by Rachel Pollack
“Loft the Sorcerer” by Eleanor Arnason
“The Governoer” by Tim Powers
“Sungrazer” by Liz Williams
“The Staff in the Stone” by Garth Nix
“No Work of Mine” by Elizabeth Bear
“Widow Maker” by Lavie Tidhar
“The Wolf and the Manticore” by Greg Van Eekhout
“The Devil’s Whatever” by Andy Duncan
“Bloom” by Kate Elliott
“The Fall and Rise of the House of the Wizard Malkuril” by Scott Lynch 

Plus George R. R. Martin’s classic story “A Night at the Tarn House” and an introduction by Gardner Dozois