It has only been a couple of days since we finished the proof-reading of Eutopia, my novel about eugenics and gunfighters and monsters. But already, it’s up for pre-order here, at The Horror Mall, in it’s high-end, $50 collectable hard-cover edition.
There’s a more affordable trade paperback that will be available at the same time (mid-April, 2011). But the hardcover is a limited edition of 150 copies, and having just negotiated it today, I can pre-announce that the hardcover will include illustrations by Lawrence Nickle – a Canadian landscape painter of great regard, who is also, by no coincidence, my dad.
The illustrations won’t be in the trade paperback – that’s going to just be text with a couple of clever graphics. So if you want to get a book with Lawrence Nickle illustrations, and you have $50 in your pocket – there’s only one way to do it, and that’s to pre-order Eutopia from The Horror Mall.
It won’t be the first time that Nickle artwork has illustrated a Nickle story – the paintings below have been illustrating my story The Pit Heads since 2007.