Pantheon Books will be at this year’s San Diego ComicCon (July 12-15, plus preview night on July 11), and we would love to see you there. We are booth #1515, and we are sharing it with the other members of the Knopf Doubleday group, including Knopf, Doubleday, Schocken, and Vintage Anchor Books. The Knopf Doubleday group is a division of Random House, Inc.
Some highlights at our booth this year:
Returning to SDCC for the third year in a row is Charles Yu, debut author of the critically acclaimed How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. On Saturday, July 14, Yu will be in San Diego promoting his new collection of short stories SORRY PLEASE THANK YOU (Pantheon Books, onsale 7/24). Yu will be selling early copies of SORRY PLEASE THANK YOU at 12 pm at our booth (#1515) and will be appearing on the “A Wrinkle in Time” sci fi panel at 3 pm (Room: 23ABC). Men’s Healthjust named SORRY PLEASE THANK YOU one of the “Manliest Must-Reads of Summer,” hailing that Yu is “the next great voice in fiction . . . . Young author Charles Yu’s short stories beg comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, but he’s funnier than both.” A reminder that back in 2010, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe was a New York Times Notable Book, an Indie Next Pick, a B&N Discover pick, #22 on Amazon’s top 100 of 2010, a Time Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year, a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year.
Mark Z. Danielewski is the nationally best-selling author of House of Leaves and Only Revolutions, and next up for him is THE FIFTY YEAR SWORD (Pantheon Books, onsale 10/16), a powerfully chilling novella—a ghost story for grownup readers, which he will be promoting in San Diego on Friday, July 13. Danielewski will be on the “Art of the Thrill Kill” thriller panel at 10 am (Room: 24ABC), and we will be handing out party hats to everyone who stops by our booth ready to have fun.
Other titles to anticipate this fall include Charles Burns’ THE HIVE (Pantheon Books, onsale 10/9), the second part of a new epic masterpiece of graphic horror in brilliant, vivid color. The first in the installment, X’ED OUT, went onsale last year and will be available for sale throughout the convention, plus there will be special buttons and other giveaways at our booth for giveaway in anticipation of THE HIVE. Please also look out for Chris Ware’s BUILDING STORIES (Pantheon Books, onsale 10/2), a book with no deliberate beginning nor end, the scope, ambition, artistry and emotional prevarication beyond anything yet seen from this artist or in this medium, probably for good reason—we are quite sure it is something like nothing you have ever seen, and Ware has designed BUILDING STORIES booklets, which are teasers to the new book and available for giveaway to any and all visitors at the booth!