At long last! Hydra House is proud to reveal the cover of Cat Rambo’s collection of fantasy short stories, Neither Here Nor There. This is a companion volume to her previous collection, Near + Far, and follows the same double-sided format that splits the book.
Neither Here Nor There collects many of Cat’s published fantasy work (as well as a few unpublished), split into two: Neither Here pulls together secondary world fantasy (including her Tabat world) and Nor There collects alt-Earth fantasy.
The collection will be released simultaneously in trade paperback, ebook, and a hardcover edition limited to 300 numbered copies.
You may recognize the cover art on both sides as the signature style of the talented Hugo winning artist Galen Dara.
Expected release date is December 15, and we will have copies at the World Fantasy Convention in Columbus!
Reverse side of Neither Here Nor There.
Sunday, February 17, will be the last day you can order hardcover versions of Cat Rambo’s “Near + Far” or the Clarion West fundraiser anthology “Telling Tales” through major retailers. After next Sunday, no more hardcovers will be printed! Note that softcovers and ebooks will continue to be available.
Why, you may be asking, would we do that? The fact of the matter is that hardcovers are largely printed for a collector’s market. If a hardcover is available indefinitely, it never becomes a collectible. With this in mind, Hydra House is shifting its strategy slightly to meet the demand of collectors. You can expect to see lower print runs of any hardcover editions that we publish, as well as different kinds of editions. Signed, boxed editions, for instance, or numbered editions.
A few copies will still be available through Hydra House, so check the bookstore if you’d like a copy after next Sunday.
Here are the links to get hardcovers through the larger retailers: