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    Quote Originally Posted by peripheral View Post
    Dark Regions have just launched their Cthulhu Mythos Kickstarter Campaign, featuring The Red Brain (S/L) edited by S.T. Joshi (A sequel to the A Mountain Walked anthology).

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-regions-press
    I'll be going in for this.

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    Dark Regions have just launched their Cthulhu Mythos Kickstarter Campaign, featuring The Red Brain (S/L) edited by S.T. Joshi (A sequel to the A Mountain Walked anthology).

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-regions-press
    I'll be going in for this.
    Yep, I kicked in at the $150 S/L... I like the idea of matching the A Mountain Walked S/L (although they're going to have to pull out all the stops to match the Centipede Press quality).

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    Dark Regions have just launched their Cthulhu Mythos Kickstarter Campaign, featuring The Red Brain (S/L) edited by S.T. Joshi (A sequel to the A Mountain Walked anthology).

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-regions-press
    I'll be going in for this.
    Yep, I kicked in at the $150 S/L... I like the idea of matching the A Mountain Walked S/L (although they're going to have to pull out all the stops to match the Centipede Press quality).
    i spoke (email) with jerad at centipede to ask about this - he is not involved at all. i am just not sure if the quality will match - so i had not ordered one yet - a bit leary
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    Dark Regions have just launched their Cthulhu Mythos Kickstarter Campaign, featuring The Red Brain (S/L) edited by S.T. Joshi (A sequel to the A Mountain Walked anthology).

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...-regions-press
    I'll be going in for this.
    Yep, I kicked in at the $150 S/L... I like the idea of matching the A Mountain Walked S/L (although they're going to have to pull out all the stops to match the Centipede Press quality).
    i spoke (email) with jerad at centipede to ask about this - he is not involved at all. i am just not sure if the quality will match - so i had not ordered one yet - a bit leary
    I am a bit leary as well. It will take a lot to match the quality of the first one. I do have a few of their books (Dreams From The Witch House was particularly nice, even in Trade Paperback form), so I'm hopeful. What is frustrating about them- and I vented it all out to them on their Facebook page yesterday, for better or worse- is their incessant emails that are so mind-numbingly repetitive that one cannot find any real "news" amongst the same old stuff you just saw a few days ago. And a few days before that, and a few days before that... Their website was utterly unnavigable forever, and they just unveiled a brand new one- which may be worse. And, their "Kitchen Sink" crowd-funded listings are just a confusing mess. Dude- I just want to buy a book or two from you. Why make it so I move on in frustration? It's a shame, because, as I said- they seem to do really nice books.

    Is it just me? Anybody else get a headache from their business model? Maybe I'm just getting older and crankier.("Maybe?!", says the wife over my shoulder)

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    Let me start off by saying that Centipede Press's A Mountain Walked is in my top 10 S/L's for production quality. It's just beautiful and feels like museum quality. So I'm really not expecting Dark Regions to match it exactly. I've never got an S/L from them (I don't think - but I do have I Am The Abyss S/L on order), but I've found their paperbacks, their artwork choices, etc to be great so far. I'm most interested in the very idea of a sequel to A Mountain Walked - it's one of the most highly regarded books extending the Cthulhu mythos. And with Joshi on board, and that author contributor list, I think it's going to be an excellent addition to the Lovecraftian canon (in a world of a million Lovecraft additions!). So, whoever is publishing it, at $150, with a full sig sheet, it's worth the stretch for me. If they can pull off at least half the quality of CP's first volume, I'll be happy. And the artwork already looks amazing.

    As for the website, yep, the previous one shit me to tears but their new one is fine to me. I also agree about the repetitive empty emails but I could also include a few of the other small press in that complaint (e.g., Gauntlet comes immediately to mind). One thing they do better than any other US small publisher - overseas shipping rates. It costs me half the price to get a book shipped from them to Australia, compared to say Cemetary Dance.

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    Damn- this is one I will be sad to miss. Just too steep for me:

    http://www.foliosociety.com/book/HUL...thulhu-limited

    I'll probably bite on the regular edition, though:

    http://www.foliosociety.com/book/CLU...all-of-cthulhu

    Anyone interested (and have the scratch!) for a limited? Hope someone here gets one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Damn- this is one I will be sad to miss. Just too steep for me:

    http://www.foliosociety.com/book/HUL...thulhu-limited

    I'll probably bite on the regular edition, though:

    http://www.foliosociety.com/book/CLU...all-of-cthulhu

    Anyone interested (and have the scratch!) for a limited? Hope someone here gets one!
    Would love the limited, but have to go for the regular this time. But the regular looks a lovely edition too.

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    Although they are beautiful books (I think they nailed the aesthetic/design), I am sitting these ones out, but would dearly love a Folio Society set covering all of HPL's fiction (not just a few "select tales"), not as one of their "LEs" (way out of my price range), but as standard editions.
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    The Barnes & Noble and the Hippocampus Press editions of the complete fiction are all I need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    The Barnes & Noble and the Hippocampus Press editions of the complete fiction are all I need.
    I have the B&N but had never heard of Hippocampus, which I just looked up and looks nice.

    Does the Hippocampus set have interior illustrations or a slipcase?
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    No and no, sorry. But great books. I have pretty much all of their main HPL hardcovers, the essays series is my favorite.

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    Both of those Folio editions look really lovely, but like St Troy, I'd only really stretch if it were the complete works, at this stage.

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    Re: The Folio books: Here's a curious thing:

    I was reading a wired.co.uk article on the new Lovecraft editions (http://www.wired.co.uk/article/cthul...s-hp-lovecraft) and noticed that they mentioned the prices in GBP as "75 and 345 respectively". And, if you log into the UK Folio site, those prices are confirmed. Even my atrocious math- and vague sense of international currency adjustment rates- set off my spidey senses. As of yesterday, that equals about $448 for the limited and $97 for the regular edition. Yet the US site lists the books as $575 and $120, respectively. That's a pretty significant bump on the limited. I wrote them and they basically said, 'yeah- we mark up the books for the US market because we eat a lot on shipping and insurance'. That may be true, but, I buy a lot of PS books, and SST books, and Tolkien HarperCollins books- and I've never experienced a mark up because it was going to the US..

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    Quote Originally Posted by swintek View Post
    Re: The Folio books: Here's a curious thing:

    I was reading a wired.co.uk article on the new Lovecraft editions (http://www.wired.co.uk/article/cthul...s-hp-lovecraft) and noticed that they mentioned the prices in GBP as "75 and 345 respectively". And, if you log into the UK Folio site, those prices are confirmed. Even my atrocious math- and vague sense of international currency adjustment rates- set off my spidey senses. As of yesterday, that equals about $448 for the limited and $97 for the regular edition. Yet the US site lists the books as $575 and $120, respectively. That's a pretty significant bump on the limited. I wrote them and they basically said, 'yeah- we mark up the books for the US market because we eat a lot on shipping and insurance'. That may be true, but, I buy a lot of PS books, and SST books, and Tolkien HarperCollins books- and I've never experienced a mark up because it was going to the US..
    Yeah, FS is known for doing this to a few (at least) countries; FS addicts don't like it and have occasionally lobbied for FS to find a way around it, but as yet to no avail.
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    Received the Folio Lovecraft today (regular edition), and it is immediately impressive. It is certainly the most beautiful Lovecraft collection ever issued, by far. I can't think of anything that comes close (Heavenly Monkey's Shadow Over Innsmouth is still the pinnacle of books that bear the name Lovecraft, in my opinion, but that is a single story). As stated above, the only knock on this- and it's considerable- is that it is just a handful of stories (see the Table Of Contents in the pics below- if I do it right). If it were a more "complete"- or even a respectable attempt- collection, I'd call it essential. As is, it's merely for the hardcore collector. But- it really is nice. When I want to read any of the stories that the Folio contains*- I will read this edition, no question.

    * except for The Shadow Over Innsmouth (see above)
















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    These exact same stories have been published a few times together. My guess is they only got the rights to that book vs the full compilation book. Either way that is a beautiful edition.

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    Great artwork. FS nailed the Lovecraft vibe (and anyone who hasn't should check out their "limited edition" of this, which goes for $575.00). Likewise, if they published a full collection of his works (perhaps a set of 4 or 5 volumes similar to this), hell yeah, I'm in (pending the wife's permission, as always).
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