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Subterranean Press

The Best of Michael Marshall Smith Michael Marshall Smith

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Dust jacket illustration by TBA.

Interior story heading illustrations by Les Edwards.

Subterranean Press is pleased to announce The Best of Michael Marshall Smith, a mammoth collection, containing classic tales, as well as over 60,000 words of previously uncollected fiction.

In 1990, British-born author Michael Marshall Smith burst on to the literary scene with his first story “The Man Who Drew Cats.” It won the prestigious British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, and he went on to win the award again the next year. In a career that has now spanned three decades he has written nearly 100 short stories, published more than a dozen best-selling novels around the world, and scripted numerous movie and television projects.

Now, to celebrate his three decades as a writer, The Best of Michael Marshall Smith brings together thirty of his most emotive and powerful stories (including all his award-winning short fiction), along with extensive story notes by the author.

Featuring evocative heading illustrations by Les Edwards, this career-spanning collection includes such memorable tales as “Hell Hath Enlarged Itself,” “More Tomorrow,” “To Receive is Better,” “What You Make It,” “Later,” “The Dark Land,” “What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night,”  “Always,” and many others, in their definitive versions.

By turns touching, disturbing, and frightening, these stories are not limited by theme or genre, but reveal a writer always in command, and whose imagination knows no bounds. The Best of Michael Marshall Smith is the ultimate compilation of the author’s work, and stands as a testament to his mastery of, and commitment to, his craft.

Table of Contents:

  • The Handover
  • Save As
  • Being Right
  • Hell Hath Enlarged Herself
  • More Tomorrow
  • The Motel Business
  • Dear Alison
  • The Man Who Drew Cats
  • This is Now
  • To Receive is Better
  • They Also Serve
  • The Scariest Thing in the World
  • The Seventeenth Kind
  • What You Make It
  • Not Waving
  • Later
  • Walking Wounded
  • The Gist
  • Author of the Death
  • The Dark Land
  • Different Now
  • The Things He Said
  • The Window of Erich Zann
  • Everything You Need
  • What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night
  • Failure
  • Charms
  • The Burning Woods
  • Shit Happens
  • Always
  • Story Notes

The Bonus of Michael Marshall Smith
(volume accompanies the limited editions)

  • REMtemps™
  • One One Three
  • Look Inside
  • The Chain
  • Story Notes

Trade: Fully cloth-bound hardcover edition

Limited: 250 signed numbered sets, including the exclusive bonus hardcover, housed in a custom slipcase


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