Saturday, June 16, 2018

June Showcase: Fritz Leiber

Twelve heartbeats to go.
Death most strongly felt that, if only for artistry’s sake, heroes should be made to make their exits from the stage of life in the highest melodramatic style, with only one in fifty score let to die of old age and in the bed of sleep for the object of irony.

Death has a quota to fill in The Sadness of the Executioner by Fritz Leiber, and only twenty heartbeats in which to claim tenscore human lives.  

Let’s see, thought Death with a vast coolness that yet had a tiny seething in it, one hundred sixty peasants and savages, twenty nomads, ten warriors, two beggars, a whore, a merchant, a priest, an aristocrat, a craftsman, a king, and two heroes.  That would keep his books straight.
We are invited to peek over the shoulder of Death as he tries to creatively engineer the demise of Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser in fulfillment of the heroes quota.  While completely unaware that Death has his eye upon them, will they unwittingly cheat death?

Pegana Press brings you this hugely entertaining story from a master weilder of the sword and sorcery genre in a limited edition handset letterpress chapbook edition titled Nehwon Vision.  This volume contains Fritz Leiber’s The Sadness of the Executioner with frontispiece by Patrick Mallet.

If you love letterpress, and appreciate Sword and Sorcery, we bring you this chapbook to whet your appetite and to give you a taste of the simple elegance that a small press edition can bring to your collection.

We’ve chosen to Showcase this book and are making it available to purchase at the special price of $65.00 through the end of June.

Please visit our website for details.

And one thing more...Pegana Press is on Patreon.  We invite you to view our page and our subscription levels.  If being a patron of a small press appeals to you, we offer great patron rewards to express our gratitude.

Like free shipping on The Sadness of the Executioner for new patrons who sign up before the end of June.  See details on our website.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Illustrations by Justine Jones

Once again we are excited to include the artwork of Justine Jones for our upcoming publication Poseidonis Cycle-The Age of Whelming.  Clark Ashton Smith.
Justine did the frontispiece for our chapbook Zothique Prism II-The Garden of Adompha and she has a real feel for bringing the characters and scenes of Smith’s stories to life through her art.
Currently Justine is involved in two other projects, so we feel lucky that she will be able to make time for this project before our deadline.
You may visit Justine Jones
And we found even more of her work at  Tumblr 

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Poseidonis Cycle - The Age of Whelming

Pegana Press 2018
For years we have been dreaming of printing more Clark Ashton Smith stories of Poseidonis and now, at last the moment is here.

Poseidonis Cyle - The Age of Whelming will include the following:
The Double Shadow
A Voyage to Sfanomoƫ
Atlantis, A Poem

More details can be found on our newly redesigned website.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cassilda’s Song from The King in Yellow

Broadside from Pegana Press 2018 Cassilda’s Song
from The King in Yellow-letterpress with illustration

The King in Yellow, A Broadside from Pegana Press

From the pen of Robert W Chambers.  This poem is letterpress printed on heavy French paper with digitally reproduced original art by the author. Suitable for framing, the dimensions are 7” x 15”.

To find out more, we invite you to explore at Pegana Press.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Nodens Books

Our friend Doug Anderson has released three  new editions from Nodens Books. Doug is known for his insightful editing and publishing of forgotten gems from the worlds of  Fantastic fiction. Doug chooses only the finest literature to publish and he has a vast knowledge of the authors and stories which he shares with us in these pages. We invite you to take a look at his new books, highly recommended for those who wish to explore forgotten knowledge and prose! Here's a link to Nodens Books site.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Zothique Prism II - The Garden of Adompha

Pegana Press Zothique Prism II - The Garden of Adompha 2018

Mike has just finished the latest letterpress chapbook from Pegana Press and Rita is sewing them this week.  Look for them to ship next week.  There are still copies available to order on our website 

Zothique Prism I and II chapbooks

Monday, April 2, 2018

Zothique Prism II - The Garden of Adompha

The Garden of Adompha frontispiece by Justine Jones

Mike and Rita of Pegana Press are excited to announce that our latest chapbook is nearing completion and is available for preorder on our website.  Zothique Prism II contains Clark Ashton Smith's story The Garden of Adompha in letterpress and features the compelling artwork of Justine Jones, who has often found inspiration within the stories of Clark Ashton Smith.  You may find some of her work here.  We feel that she has really captured the spirit of the story, and are proud to feature her artwork in our latest offering.

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