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Deluxe editions

Abr 17, 2017, 11:40 pm

Does anyone own any deluxe editions from Centipede Press or Millipede Press?

Abr 18, 2017, 7:32 am

I missed out on any of the more deluxe volumes I would've jumped on; i've only gotten a few regular issues so far. Sorry.

Nov 3, 2018, 4:00 pm

I love the CP deluxe editions and have four - Anubis Gate, Kafka on the Shore, Julia and Ender’s Game. I am not interested in their standard editions, but intend to gradually obtain more of their deluxe ones.

Nov 3, 2018, 7:12 pm

I have three of their deluxe editions: Julia, Kafka on the Shore, and Ender's Game. They are magnificent! As more of a reader than a collector really, although they are wonderful, I don't read them. Their others I can read with less guilt. Moreover, many of their standard editions are more than worthwhile. The recent Woman in Black by Susan Hill, for example, is exceptional. The edition of Woman in Black did, however, sell out in about a day. Glad I got mine!
All in all, amazing for what is basically a one man operation. I also admire that he sticks with series when he can, rather than dropping them without explanation. The stories of R.A. Lafferty, for example, and Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser series, both of which are underway. Here though is the downside of a one-man operation: they come out slowly.

Nov 3, 2018, 7:28 pm

>1 opto4: What constitutes a CP deluxe edition? All CP editions seem to be relatively small limitations and most are signed, many have slip cases. I have copies of Ender's Game, Anubis Gate, Kafka on the Shore but what about The Forever War, The Collector, Men of Wealth and Taste, Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or any of the Masters of the Weird Tale series?

Nov 5, 2018, 12:27 pm

I own:

The Monk, The Collector, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and MR Hyde, The woman in Black

A pleasure to read large CP books

Nov 5, 2018, 4:58 pm

>5 kdweber:
I am also curious about the deluxe distinction.

Mar 7, 2021, 11:12 pm

As far as I know, the "Deluxe" editions are those numbered in Roman Numerals quarter bound in leather and comes in a traycase with extra prints. I'm not sure if Jerad still does this maybe not but these are usually reserved for his subscribers if I'm not mistaken.

Mar 14, 2021, 9:29 pm

The Roman Numeral does not necessarily denotes a Deluxe edition. Jerad marks contribution copies as Roman Numeral also. Essentially they are PC copies. However some tittles, Centipede has true Deluxe edition with bigger books, different slipcase or sometime traycased. Tittles like :

Salem's Lot
Chimera I & II
Urth Set
MWT Blackwood
Jeckyll and Hyde
The golem
The monk
The forever war
The Agonizing Resurrection of Victor Frankenstein

Plus a few more from Milipede Press

Mar 15, 2021, 1:16 am

>9 bookcrazygirl: Jerad must be getting a lot of questions about the deluxe editions thing because he addressed it directly in a recent newsletter.

Under the heading of "Deluxe Editions" he wrote:

"Aside from a few special titles here and there, we really don’t do a lot of deluxe editions. The preference for many years is just a single edition: most signed, a few unsigned, and all at a pretty reasonable price. Do you really need a goatskin bound, clamshell edition of R.A. Lafferty or Cornell Woolrich, for instance? Not knocking their work, but it just doesn’t need anything that elaborate. Some books, like Something Wicked This Way Comes and Childhood’s End are deluxe enough as it is. They don’t need much else to make them special. However, when we do a deluxe, we try to make it pretty special."

Mar 16, 2021, 11:10 pm

Do you really need a goatskin bound, clamshell edition of R.A. Lafferty or Cornell Woolrich, for instance? Not knocking their work, but it just doesn’t need anything that elaborate.

This made me chuckle when I read his newsletter. I give Jerad a lot of credit for being consistent with his books. Sure he can produce some flashy editions but he does try to keep everything affordable and within reason. The only issue I had was when he printed some books in China. They were good to look at but the quality is poor. I did voice my concern to him then as most of the books I have that was printed in China has issues.