For that release, we created a special cover featuring the dystopian setting from this book.
Since then, Matt has been getting hounded from his fans. According to his recent post over at http://matt-wallace.com/:
From the moment I announced the ebook I’ve been getting tweets, e-mails, and Facebook static along the lines of the following…”
“I have yet to please that final cross-section of fiction fans. I’ve locked down the audiophiles. I’ve appeased the ereader fetishists. But the good, old-fashioned lovers of cloth and wood grain-scented paper books? They still haven’t experienced The Failed Cities. You asked. I answered.”
In order to bring this book to life in a beautiful, limited edition, dead-tree version, Matt is teaming up with Terry Martin and the folks at The House of Murky Depths, who specialize in creating the most beautifully and fully produced novels, anthologies, comics, and graphic novels out there. I’ve seen some of their work and I’ve got to tell you: they create some really beautiful stuff.
Again, according to Matt:
“This beautifully bound edition is going to feature custom endpapers, a dust jacket with Scott Pond returning to expand his original ebook cover, and Terry is also signing on a slew of insanely talented artists to create original character illustrations and artwork just for this edition. The design and construction behind every aspect of this thing will be art.”
“I’m Über excited to be back working with Matt again (along with Terry and his team) on this special edition print run of this amazing book. We have some great preliminary ideas of what we’re going to do with the expanded cover. I can’t wait to jump right in and immerse myself into the visuals for this little bad boy again.
THE FAILED CITIES will be available for pre-order beginning on March 12th. Matt and Terry are brainstorming the details on exclusive incentives and extras that will ONLY be included for those who pre-order the book. There will be more info on that as it solidifies. So please come out on March 12th and pre-order your copy of THE FAILED CITIES.
Remember to check out The House of Murky Depths as well for more great stories and visuals.
And also be sure to head over to Matt Wallace’s site for his insights and thought-provoking commentary.