DALLAS, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Argent Leaf Press is proud to announce the release of A Comprehensive Dual Bibliography of James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers. Many years in the making, this book will finally be made available to dedicated collectors and bibliophiles in a limited, handmade leather-bound edition on July 19, 2012.
The bibliography was been exhaustively researched, and contains comprehensive information about the books and other publications by these two fine authors. James P. Blaylock has won both the Philip K. Dick Award and the World Fantasy Award for his work. Tim Powers is a two-time World Fantasy Award winner from whose novel, On Stranger Tides, the title and concepts were licensed for adaptation into the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film. Blaylock & Powers have been credited with starting the Steampunk genre of Science Fiction / Fantasy, which has grown influential in books, films, fashion, and decorative arts.
A Comprehensive Dual Bibliography of James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers includes a thorough description of each author's works, including details about plot points, biographical influences, and popular culture references. It also outlines all states of each book and includes never before released information about the true limitation figures of some of their rarest works. Each item is catalogued with traditional bookman's notations, so book dealers can identify editions and cite the Bibliography as a reference in their catalogs.
In addition, A Comprehensive Dual Bibliography of James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers includes the following original nonfiction contributions:
- Death of a Citizen, by Tim Powers: A brief op-ed essay written in 1989 for a Los Angeles area newspaper describing the inhumane treatment of the homeless by local authorities.
- Home Sweet Home, by James P. Blaylock: An article (and postscript) in which Blaylock discusses a cabin he owned in the woods and his eccentric neighbors there.
- Thursday Nights in Alville, by Christopher Arena: Anecdotes and personal recollections about the storied Thursday night gatherings that Tim and Serena Powers hosted for many years in their Santa Ana apartment.
- A Corn Cob Pope, by Amy Sterling Casil: A brief article in which Casil recounts memories of Blaylock, whom she came to know when she attended and worked at Chapman University in Orange.
A Comprehensive Dual Bibliography of James P. Blaylock & Tim Powers was designed to be a collectible book in its own right. It is being released as a beautiful, hand-bound leather edition, limited to 50 "numbered States" and 14 "Holy Grail" presentation copies. The book was completely designed by Silver Smith, and each copy is composed of hand-sewn pages and was custom-bound by him in real leather. Smith also personally created a few original decorative illustrations for it, inspired by Blaylock/Powers stories. Each book features a Pirate's Gold doubloon* inset into its cover, and every copy is slipcased and signed by the authors and each of the contributors, including the editor, Chris Irby.
For ordering details, visit the Argent Leaf Press website.
Special Events: A launch party for the book is to be held at the Library Bar in Dallas. Also, during the course of collecting Blaylock and Powers books over the years, and while researching the Bibliography, Smith has obtained many duplicate copies of some of the authors' most collectible items. Those who purchase the bibliography will be given special advanced notification of an auction of these items which may be held within a few months following the bibliography's sale. This is an event not to be missed by collectors seeking to complete their collections with some of the rarest pieces from the arc of these august authors' long careers!
About the Author: Silver Smith is a technologist, marketer, mapmaker, artist, and bibliophile. He attended Texas A&M University, where he later authored the Texas A&M University Map with Points of Interest and designed the ubiquitous 12th Man Foundation's shield logo. Smith is President and CEO of Argent Media, an exclusive search marketing consultancy, and he has been active in the online marketing industry since 1997. He frequently contributes articles to Search Engine Land, Nodalbits.com, and Web Marketing Today. For more about the author, visit his personal website: silvery.com
SOURCE Argent Leaf Press