Smoke and Mirrors

Neil Gaiman - ARC - Tim's Stuff

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Edition Qty
Advance Reading Copy - Tim's Copy
Limited Edition - PC
Limited Edition - #7 - Tim's Copy
Limited Edition
Lettered Edition - "Founder's Copy" - Tim's Copy - See pictures (6-10)and description

Designed and Illustrated by Dave McKean

From Neil Gaiman’s Website:

The distinctive storytelling genius of Neil Gaiman has been acclaimed by writers as diverse as Norman Mailer and Stephen King. Now in this new collection of stories — several of which have never before appeared in print, and more than half that have never been collected — that will dazzle the senses and haunt the imagination. Miraculous inventions and unforgettable characters inhabit these pages: an elderly widow who finds the Holy Grail in a second-hand store...a frightened little boy who bargains for his life with a troll living under a bridge by the railroad tracks...a stray cat who battles nightly against a recurring evil that threatens his unsusupecting adoptive family. In these stories, Gaiman displays the power, wit, insight and outrageous originality that has made him one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

The Subterranean Edition of Smoke and Mirrors will feature an all original design by Dave McKean, be printed in two colors throughout, with original illustrations for each story, including 8-10 full color plates.

Table of Contents

  • Reading the Entrails: a Rondel
  • An Introduction
  • Chivalry
  • Nicholas Was…
  • The Price
  • Troll Bridge
  • Don’t Ask Jack
  • The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories
  • The White Road
  • Queen of Knives
  • Changes
  • The Daughter of Owls
  • Shoggoth’s Old Peculiar
  • Virus
  • Looking for the Girl
  • Only the End of the World Again
  • Bay Wolf
  • We Can Get Them for You Wholesale
  • One Life, Furnished in Early Moorcock
  • Cold Colors
  • The Sweeper of Dreams
  • Foreign Parts
  • Vampire Sestina
  • Mouse
  • The Sea Change
  • When We Went to See the End of the World
  • by Dawnie Morningside, Age 11 ¼
  • Desert Wind
  • Tastings
  • Babycakes
  • Murder Mysteries
  • Snow, Glass, Apples

Limited to 500 signed numbered copies, in slipcase and sold out pre-publication

Lettered: 26 leatherbound signed and lettered copies housed in custom box as pictured above with remarque as pictured.  

Lettered "Founder's Copy," it is not Lettered marked PC, each book is bound as a lettered book and housed in a lettered slipcase or traycase (if any) BUT the limitation line is designated "Founder's Copy". There is only one copy of anytitle so designated, no other books or sets were designated in this manner, when you see a copy so listed, it is your only chance to own the rarest and most unique Lettered State of Subterranean Press' books. 

Artwork in this book pictured to the left.

NOTE: if you turn the traycase in the light just right, we've tried to see if pictures would pick it up, you can see a spot on the front, maybe from a greasy finger print, and some smudges on the bottom of the traycase.  In addition the pull tab made a very slight indention on the front of the book where it lays. 


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Publisher Subterranean Press