The Dark Volume

Bill's Stuff - Gordon Dahlquist

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Edition Qty
Trade Edition - UK 1st - Bill's Copy
Limited Edition - PC- Bill's Copy
Limited Edition
Limited Edition - #3 - Bill's Copy

Dust jacket illustration by Dave McKean

Gordon Dahlquist, author of the acclaimed The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, one of Subterranean's favorite literary fantasies of the past few years, returns with The Dark Volume, which follows the continuing adventures of Celeste Temple, Doctor Svenson, and the murderous Cardinal Chang.

The action follows on immediately from the dirigible crash that ends Glass Books,, and finds our trio contending once again with the cabal that uses the alchemical glass to sap the free will and memory of those whose experiences are recorded in them.

Readers can anticipate more chases, additional witty twists of plot and phrase, and the thrill-a-minute experience of reading a book that, while thoroughly modern, takes its cues from the Victorian serials of the nineteenth century.

Limited to 500 signed and numbered copies and sold out at the publisher

Lettered - Limited to 26 deluxe copies, signed by the author, housed in a custom traycase - PC copy

"PC" copy which is identical in every way to a numbered or lettered copy but has the letters "PC" in the limitation line, the "PC" denotes "Publisher's Copy" and is one of a very few copies produced for use by the Publisher, usually for contributors.

Matching Lettered Set of:

  • The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters - Limited to 15 signed copies housed in a custom traycase and sold out at the publisher
  • The Dark Volume - Limited to 26 signed deluxe copies, housed in a custom traycase


1st UK Edition - Published by Viking in 2008 appears new with normal browning to pages typical of British books.

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