As we prep for the publication of City of Devils, we’re doing a couple of unusual things. One is getting illustrations and extras ready.
Yes, you read that right. Illustrations and extras. Now, a number of our books have interesting little gems tucked in – special chapter-break graphics in many, for instance, or a little flipbook Easter egg in the print version of I, Crimsonstreak (or the appendices in the back of that novel). Maybe the glossary and orbital information in Debris Dreams.
But we’re going a little wild with City of Devils, because Justin went a little wild with it. He didn’t just write extras; he wrote in-world extras for the book. As in, period-style pulp extras, like you’d find in a pulp novel from the 50s. To do justice to his in-world advertising, Don-Draper-as-monster style, we’ve been hitting up the visual references, like these pulp novel covers. And this vintage Oldsmobile ad.
With funky, fantastic things like this to pull from, how can it not be a great book?
(of course, some of the references we’ve been looking at are traumatizing. Ads in the 50s were…interesting…)
What more incentive do you need, hmmm?