12/07/2011

THE HUNGRY MOUTH

For everyone who's been asking me, "When is your next book coming out?" "What are you working on right now?" "Why don't you do something with your life instead of dicking around on Twitter all day?"....here is my answer:










There's a proper sales pitch on the book's own special site, but since we're here on my blog, I'd like to do a rambling Academy Awards style speech and say that I'm unbelievably excited to finally be releasing these stories. Those of you who've stuck with me since the old days of creepy HTML adventures and 1-paragraph vignettes have been asking me to compile a book for a long time, but what you might not realize is that this isn't just a collection of old literary b-sides and rarities. Of the 20 stories here, 8 of them are brand new, never seen by anyone but me and my agent, and one of them, which comprises 1/3 of the book, is a novella set in the world of WARM BODIES, involving the early lives and deaths of Nora, Julie, and M. In my opinion, this collection contains most of the best writing I've ever done.

Of the stories that I've previously published online, all of them are significantly revised, refined, and added to. This book is a unique situation--I'm self-publishing it before I try to land an traditional publisher because I just don't have the patience to wait through that process. So what you'll be getting is an ultra-limited edition that is designed, printed, numbered, and signed by me myself.

There will only ever be 500 copies made.

The book is a matte UV-coated paperback printed on quality natural stock. Every copy will be signed, and any and all profits will go to support my dear old mother, Lynda Jo Marion, who will be handling the shipping for me. (You might get one of her supernaturally not-grey hairs inside your envelope!)

The following stories are present:



THE BACKROADS (NEW)


SHE AND I WALKING (formally "Blind Date")

RED! RED! RED! (formally "The Angriest Stoplight")

THE HUNGRY MAN

PIZDEC, PIZDATO (formally "Paper Airplane")

THE HOLE IN THE LAKE

SUMMER LIGHTNING

THIS TYRANNOSAUR LOVES YOU!

THE ONION CLOCK (formerly "Eli Jones and the Onion Clock")

PARKED CAR (NEW)

EMAILS FROM A SERPENT TO VARIOUS
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES (NEW)

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL

ADAM (NEW)

ASCENDING NOTES (formerly "Now We Have a Map of the Piano")

JERRY LIVES FOREVER (formerly "What It Was Like For Jerry, Being Immortal)

HARSH WORDS FROM A FERAL CAT (NEW)

LOUD NEIGHBORS

THE MAN WHO SWALLOWED A UNIVERSE (NEW)

GRASS THROUGH THE CONCRETE (NEW)

A LONG STORY (NEW)






Note that the books are still being finalized and printed, but if by some chance they aren't going to be ready by Christmas day, I will send you some kind of special Christmas surprise that you can use as an IOU for anyone you might be buying gifts for.

15 comments:

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  2. Looking foward to get mine! Hope shipment works fine for Brazil.

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  3. had to buy it on the very same minute you twitted it (=

    and for the guy above, all the others books arrived in brazil unharmed

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  4. eep, just bought mine :) SO EXCITED

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  5. Not even a question of whether I should buy it or not. I've got The self-published Warm Bodies, the re-release edited Warm Bodies, The Inside (signed by you) and now this.

    You're easily one of my favourite authors. Bought and bought.

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  6. yep, my last one (warm bodies self published) delayed a lot because of usps (xmas time - delayed like two or three months) but eventually arrived safe in brazil. maybe we'll get some delay too this time because of santa, but will be fine.

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  7. Hi,
    I'd like to buy a copy of The Hungry Mouth, and was wondering where to get it from? everyone else seems to know :/
    thanks x

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  8. Ahh figured it out haha, clicked on the picture....and i got my copy! :D

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  9. Awesome! I bought two, one to read and one to drool over.

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  10. I am devastated! I just now hopped on the Warm Bodies 747 and read the whole book in one sitting and was eager to get more of my R fix in this book, but it is nowhere to be found. This is cruel and unusual punishment not to have The Hungry Mouth published on a grand scale. Between this and George R. R. Martin, I may as well curl up into the fetal position.

    In all seriousness, Warm Bodies is probably the most ingenious take on zombies since Shaun of the Dead. It's inspiring and endearing. Thank you for making six hours of my life shine a little brighter.

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  11. me too nicolle! desperate for this book :'(

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  12. i know it's highly unlikely but if anyone is looking to sell a copy please tweet me at @becki6686 thanks

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  13. Isaac, I really, really, really, really want to read this book. I know I am late, I know you sold your published editions, but I want to know if you will publish some copies again. I will be wishing with you for it to be published.

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  15. Hi Isaac! I unfortunatly missed out on a copy of The Hungry Mouth, & it's driving me CRAZY!!! So, & I know you've been asked this question too many times but, is there any way of downloading the book? I don't really expect you to answer, but I would very much appreciate it if you did. PLEEEAAAASE?! Thanks.

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