Summer 2023 Collection

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Summer 2023 Collection

toukokuu 1, 7:10 am

It's about that time again, a week or two out. Predictions? Juicy leaks?

toukokuu 1, 9:25 am

The Brothers Karamazov is due.

toukokuu 1, 1:45 pm

I didn’t realise it was so soon. My credit card can’t face another release!

toukokuu 1, 2:47 pm

>2 CobbsGhost: Would love that one or Crime and Punishment. Dostoevsky's short stories was well done.

toukokuu 1, 2:54 pm

This being the Summer collection, will we get a page-turner mystery suitable for beach reading?

toukokuu 1, 3:13 pm

Popper’s ‘Open Society and its Enemies’? Prediction, not juicy leak

toukokuu 1, 3:52 pm

Time for another Earthsea book?

toukokuu 1, 4:13 pm

Maybe the new Beowulf LE will be part of the summer collection?

toukokuu 1, 4:28 pm

>6 stopsurfing: It would make a great bookend with the Origins of Totalitarianism set. I remember people were a bit shocked but pleasantly surprised to see that.

toukokuu 1, 4:44 pm

>8 CJDelDotto:

A limited edition of Beowulf? Is there any information on that (artist, translation etc.)?

toukokuu 1, 5:56 pm

>10 SF-72: I think it's this project? Previously discussed last summer:

toukokuu 1, 6:21 pm

I'm expecting (or at least my wallet does) a slim collection for this summer. Last three or four collections have been a banger for me and my Folio order rate has upticked in the past few months.

I think that the only books that would trigger an instant purchase would be Watership Down (mid probability) and Hyperion (low probability, at least this collection with all the recent SF published by Folio). Jonathan Strange would also tempt me.

toukokuu 1, 7:03 pm

>11 A.Godhelm: interesting. I'd forgotten about that. A new edition of Heaney's Beowulf would need to be really special as the last FS edition is almost universally loved and admired and was a fantastic value.

toukokuu 2, 12:05 am

>4 evilsooty999:

More Dostoyevsky is top of my list. C&P reprint, Brothers Karamazov in the new binding, or Demons, please.

I’ll say another Agatha Christie, maybe Murder on the Links given it was published 100 years ago.

toukokuu 2, 7:04 am

>6 stopsurfing: well, the teaser stack is out, and something in there looks awfully in-series with Arendt's Totalitarianism...

toukokuu 2, 8:05 am

>15 gmacaree: Thanks for the heads up.

The picture is below. Description on Instagram is as follows:

Launching next Tuesday, the Folio Summer Collection features eight exciting new titles, including a coming-of-age tale and one of the most terrifying additions to our horror list.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 2, 8:41 am

Will be looking forward to the reveal of the horror title.

toukokuu 2, 9:08 am

Looks like the second from the top may have photographic or illustrational plate pages, given the even interspersing of darker leaves. If so, most likely a history or travelogue title.

toukokuu 2, 9:23 am

I was wondering if the bottom one is another Stephen King book ('one of the most terrifying additions to our horror list'). I'd love an edition of Different Seasons but that one is not very terrifying and the book thickness doesn't look like IT (too slim) or Carrie (too thick).

On the other hand, the Instagram post for the summer collection tease has a number of comments asking for Ready Player One to be given Folio treatment. This has been the first time I've raised an eyebrow and would join the lamentation chorus about Folio's editorial choices if they were ever to produce it. Also, that book already has Easton and Subterranean Press editions.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 2, 9:31 am

>17 Shadekeep: The one at the bottom looks like another Stephen King novel.

Edited to add: >19 dyhtstriyk: I didn't see your message until after I made mine.

toukokuu 2, 9:31 am

Looks like 'It'

toukokuu 2, 9:46 am

>21 MobyRichard: If that's "It," I'll need a magnifying glass to read the type. It might be "Salem's Lot," one of King's most popular early novels and which is coming out in a film adaptation this year (though it's been delayed several times).

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 2, 9:47 am

Iam not sure why they don't make more Stephen King Books. I bet that those Babys would be instant out of stock.

I tryed to get a limited (1000 copys) edition of an Stephen King book once. It was sold out in less then 15 min

So we can expect those book reveals next week ?

toukokuu 2, 9:47 am

>22 desmondjones: Yeah, I was thinking Salem's Lot. Night Shift would be another candidate, but if it's King, it's probably Salem's Lot

toukokuu 2, 11:57 am

The bottom one is almost certainly King, with that oversize format. Can't be one of his longer books or it'd be a double set (It, Tommyknockers, The Stand are out). In order of his best selling books: Carrie (2), Salem's Lot (3) or Pet Sematary (5). They already published number 1 and 4 on that list with The Shining and Misery respectively.

>15 gmacaree: It really does. Very cool if so.

Number 4 in the stack looks extensively illustrated. Either some art or photography book or one of the better illustrated children's stories.

toukokuu 2, 12:22 pm

I got out some copies of the FS James Bond series - and the front edge of the text blocks look very similar to No 2 with the boards a similar colour. So maybe another in the James Bond series - Octopussy? And Kenneth Branagh's film version of Death on the Nile came out recently - so maybe No 1 is a reissue of the book?

toukokuu 2, 12:42 pm

>9 A.Godhelm: it would, wouldn’t it.

>15 gmacaree: it does, doesn’t it!

I would surprised and overjoyed if the coming-of-age novel is Narziss and Goldmund, I’m not getting my hopes up though. It could be Catcher in the Rye or The Outsiders, either of which would be excellent…

toukokuu 2, 12:43 pm

Hurray for a new horror!

I just hope it's not another gothic or ghost story and it would be nice if it wasn't Stephen King and was a author new to Folio. They really need to take more chances and not just publish "new" titles that are slight variations of what they are already offering.

toukokuu 2, 12:46 pm

>20 assemblyman: That'll be a pass for me, if so. You'd think a UK outfit would publish a UK horror author like Clive Barker, eh?

toukokuu 2, 12:59 pm

>27 stopsurfing: I'd love Catcher in the Rye, but Little, Brown is exceedingly protective of its copyright. There are no special editions of such a longseller.

The Outsiders would be an interesting choice, and that would continue a pattern where Folio is publishing books previously published by Suntup and viceversa (happened with Jaws and The Godfather).

toukokuu 2, 1:18 pm

>30 dyhtstriyk: Also:

The Haunting of Hill House
The Road
I Am Legend
The War of the Worlds
Invisible Man
The Time Machine
Fahrenheit 451
A Scanner Darkly
Starship Troopers
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Exorcist
Blood Meridian
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Handmaid’s Tale
Animal Farm
Schindler’s Ark

So could be Outsiders, Butcher Boy or maybe the Hannibal Lecter series?

toukokuu 2, 1:36 pm

>31 PartTimeBookAddict: They have a lot of similar books. I wonder if there's a certain confluence behind the scenes of which books are available to publish and when.

I think FS flies closer to the mainstream when it comes to horror however. I doubt they'd ever publish Barker for instance.

toukokuu 2, 1:39 pm

>31 PartTimeBookAddict: Well, you know it isn't Ania Ahlborn, lol.

I could see Folio trying the John Fowles titles as Folio had The Magus on a list of possibilities at one point. Maybe put it into production when they found out Suntup was doing it, but before they realized how poorly Fowles was selling for Suntup.

toukokuu 2, 2:17 pm

>29 Shadekeep: "You'd think a UK outfit would publish a UK horror author like Clive Barker, eh?"

I'd love some Clive Barker; I could see FS doing a nice edition of The Damnation Game.

toukokuu 2, 2:26 pm

>33 NoBueno: The Magus could be considered a coming-of-age novel too, couldn’t it? So much more than that though. Would love it if they do a Fowles book.

toukokuu 2, 2:27 pm

>33 NoBueno: I’ve never read Ania Ahlborn before. Which book would you recommend first?

toukokuu 2, 2:36 pm

>29 Shadekeep: Not a Stephen King fan so I wont be tempted either. He sells, so depending on how many they have the rights to they will keep producing them. Clive Barker would be an interesting change.

toukokuu 2, 2:38 pm

>34 St._Troy: That would be a splendid choice, and an often overlooked title. Or if they wanted to go for something more broadly acceptable, The Thief Of Always. This has a more YA slant, though suited to adults as well of course.

toukokuu 2, 2:39 pm

>36 PartTimeBookAddict: The only one I've read was "Brother" but I'm not into horror that leans so hard on dysfunctional family themes so it didn't do much for me.

I'm not sure why Suntup has done as many of her books as they have. I don't think Folio would follow Suntup's lead on Ahlborn.

toukokuu 2, 3:11 pm

>39 NoBueno: I don't read much horror novels either. They tend to plod along too slowly (Stephen King). I really like short horror like Poe, Lovecraft and M. R. James though.

toukokuu 2, 3:27 pm

>39 NoBueno: Suntup is more of a one man show isn't it? At least in the planning department it seems Paul sets the agenda by feel. He clearly likes her. Centipede Press is similar with Jerad right? His personal taste is even more niche which might be good or bad if you're into it. Folio is huge in comparison to these outfits.

>40 PartTimeBookAddict: I like Poe and Lovecraft too but I'm not sure I'd describe them as 'fast paced'. By outright word count maybe, since King has some doorstoppers. If "It" put you to sleep you can try one of King's short story collections, I think those are better than most of his novels actually.

toukokuu 2, 3:32 pm

>38 Shadekeep: The Thief of Always is a fantastic book and could make a fantastic choice (I say "could" because we'd have to hope they don't defile it with Marvel-style artwork (nothing against Marvel, just that it seems a poor fit here)).

toukokuu 2, 3:47 pm

>31 PartTimeBookAddict: I've just remembered that The Outsiders flopped for Suntup. Last week SubPress was offering copies for $50. I think that book (forefather of YA literature) was slightly off from Suntup's regular offerings. Maybe a Folio edition would do better, but judging by 'Are you there God? It's me: Margaret''s film box office, older middle grade/YA books aren't surefire successes.

toukokuu 2, 3:50 pm

>41 A.Godhelm: Poe and Lovecraft can reach the ethereal and strange in 10 pages and King can't in 600.

I've read a bunch of King (not IT though) and the only books of his I like are "Skeleton Crew" and "Different Seasons."

I am picking on him too much. Over the past couple of years I've been trying to read more horror, but I find they're all boring: "Daughter of Doctor Moreau", "Annihilation", "Wilder Girls", "Bird Box", "Devolution", Grady Hendrix, Joyce Carol Oates, Dean Koontz.

The only ones that do work for me are Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson and the "Bunnicula" series!

toukokuu 2, 4:03 pm

>44 PartTimeBookAddict: Bunnicula! Those were big favorites of my children. Great fun.

toukokuu 2, 4:05 pm

I wouldn't mind another from Stephen King (technically I'm a fan, although he has many things I wouldn't read again), but for me to buy, they must leave Kinsella behind. I found FS' editions of Misery and The Shining hopelessly flat (I don't need blood squirting at me, but some atmosphere is necessary if I'm to spend more than $15 on a book) and Kinsella's flavorless treatments were a big part of that.

A FS (Kinsella-less) Different Seasons could be great although, not being horror, that doesn't apply to this list.
(PS Publishing is about to publish an edition of DS, but it does not appear to be to my taste).

The Dead Zone, Salem's Lot, and The Dark Half might make for decent horror King choices this time around.

As for non-King horror...

From Peter Straub:
Ghost Story
A Dark Matter
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
In The Night Room

Legion by William Peter Blatty (FS did The Exorcist, so why not? I know Suntup is doing Legion (which I'll have in my hands before too long) but I don't think that factors in for FS.)

Some great works that probably are just too short to get the Folio treatment by themselves:
Wylding Hall by Elizabeth Hand
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward by H.P. Lovecraft
The Hellbound Heart by Clive Barker

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 2, 4:10 pm

>44 PartTimeBookAddict: The only ones that do work for me are Shirley Jackson, Richard Matheson and the "Bunnicula" series!

I'd add to those Charles Beaumont and Gerald Kersh if that period style is your jam. I dig them. And another vote for Bunnicula. 🐰

EDIT: Oh, and Robert Aickman.

toukokuu 2, 4:12 pm

In the interest of full info (as well as the interest of blabbing about books I like), Centipede Press will publish (possibly later this year) Straub's Shadowland and Ghost Story. I'll be watching those closely, but given the anticipated price point ($300+), I'll likely be a spectator on those (so FS, jump on in!).

toukokuu 2, 4:20 pm

>48 St._Troy: And there's a chance Suntup will be printing The Hellbound Heart, depending on how one interprets the clue they put out.

toukokuu 2, 4:47 pm

>49 Shadekeep: I've heard that The Hellbound Heart was definitely confirmed in one of Paul Suntup's Facebook videos last year (I didn't see it myself, FYI; someone else said he "let it slip").

toukokuu 2, 6:00 pm

>2 CobbsGhost: The Brothers Karamazov is due.
>4 evilsooty999: Would love that one or Crime and Punishment.

Given that pretty much all Folio are doing by way of SE classics is recycling previously published titles, they are probably both due.

toukokuu 2, 6:51 pm

>47 Shadekeep: I know Beaumont from his Twilight Zone work, but haven't read either of the other two. I'll check them out. Thanks for the recommendations!

toukokuu 2, 8:13 pm

>51 Willoyd: It may be too soon for Crime and Punishment, which was re-issued with redesigned spine matching The Best Short Stories of Fyodor Dostoyevsky only in 2016. Brothers Karamazov on the other hand came out in 2008 and if re-issued, it will likely match the aforementioned two Dostoyevskys, but not the other older Russian Novels (War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago).

toukokuu 3, 8:06 am

>50 St._Troy: Fantastic, I only hope I can secure at least one edition!

>52 PartTimeBookAddict: For Kersh I would recommend one of his short story collections, preferably one containing "Men Without Bones". For Aickman you may want to try Compulsory Games, recently reissued by NYRB. Hope you enjoy!

toukokuu 3, 10:23 am

>2 CobbsGhost: none of these look thick enough sadly

toukokuu 3, 11:06 am

Not gonna lie, I'd be all over a FS edition of Bunnicula. I'd be extremely surprised if they did it, mind, but I'd be delighted.

toukokuu 3, 2:29 pm

First clue. No hint in the text. Looks like a patch of dirt or the inside of a warren with the eye of faith so I'm going with "Watership Down".

toukokuu 3, 2:51 pm

>57 A.Godhelm:

This will certainly upset a lot of folks here if you're right. Undoubtedly, this will receive a hideous binding that will send a good many away as dejected mess!

toukokuu 3, 3:42 pm

>58 CobbsGhost: Well luckily it's just another stab in the dark. A couple of years ago they had text clues and pictures that actually revealed things so the guesswork was a lot more accurate and more fun as well. Now the pictures are such abstract splotches they could be anything. I was amazed last year when someone fingered Blood Meridian based on the colour schemes, rotating the image and seeing a horse head where most saw a blob.

toukokuu 3, 3:55 pm

>57 A.Godhelm: Looks like fingers of a hand drawing in the sand. No guess to go with it, they already did Josephine Tey's The Singing Sands and Erskine Childer's The Riddle of the Sands. Maybe the coming-of-age title, since it's a bit wistful? The Book of Ebenezer Le Page?

toukokuu 3, 5:04 pm

My wild guess is The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck.

It could be a farming scene, Folio has never done that one, and it's a respected classic.

I never get these guesses right, though.

toukokuu 3, 6:31 pm

I thought that looked like sand on a beach as well. Going back to the coming of age clue, that makes me think of “stand by me”, which was the Stephen King short story, “The Body”. So, I am going to a guess a Stephen King short story collection. I do not think any of my guesses have ever been right though…

toukokuu 3, 7:24 pm

Draw a line in the sand?

toukokuu 3, 8:30 pm

>63 bookfair_e:
The book, notoriously written by Peter S. Dragon?

toukokuu 3, 9:48 pm

It’s either someone writing on the sand or sowing with their fingers. I think this is very open.

toukokuu 4, 6:56 am

>60 Shadekeep: Now that you said it I can't unsee it.

Next clue is up. One of the blue books.

toukokuu 4, 7:37 am

>66 A.Godhelm: A cabin at night with snow on the ground. That...doesn't narrow it down as much as one might think. Gonna make an arbitrary guess and say something by Willa Cather, which is almost assuredly wrong.

toukokuu 4, 7:47 am

toukokuu 4, 7:50 am

>66 A.Godhelm: Eel Marsh House? (Woman in black by Susan Hill)

toukokuu 4, 7:56 am

>69 bacchus.: That would certainly qualify as a solid horror title.

toukokuu 4, 8:10 am

>68 bookfair_e: That's a good guess - something I've always meant to read, (but not necessarily in a Folio edition).

toukokuu 4, 9:44 am

>66 A.Godhelm: Where did you see this clue? I'm not seeing it on their Twitter feed.

toukokuu 4, 9:55 am

>72 St._Troy: Instagram.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 4, 10:03 am

>60 Shadekeep:

Are you there Jesus? It's me MobyRichard. But they already issued a trade edition of The Four Gospels so....

toukokuu 4, 11:18 am

Is there likely to be some kind of discount / code for the new collection? I can't remember if a 10% discount or free shipping beyond a certain value were usual there.

toukokuu 4, 12:06 pm

>75 SF-72:
I dont think so.
The discount voucher will expire this week i think and the free shipping will end after the Weekend.

toukokuu 4, 1:23 pm

>54 Shadekeep: Great. Thanks. They're on the TBR pile.

toukokuu 4, 2:24 pm

>66 A.Godhelm: Have they done Misery, by Stephen King, yet? Because those are the vibes I am getting.

toukokuu 4, 2:26 pm

>78 Lady19thC: They have. Would've been one of my guesses as well otherwise, as it does suit.

toukokuu 4, 3:43 pm

toukokuu 4, 8:25 pm

I think the two book set that mirrors the design of Arendt's Origins of Totalitarianism is definitely Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies. On the Wikipedia page for The Open Society and its Enemies it notes that it's 755 pages and it has been split into two volumes when Routledge published it in 1995.

toukokuu 4, 10:44 pm

Nobody sees the little shining , golden dragon in the enlightened window at the shack ?
Zoom a little in ...

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 5, 5:11 am

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

toukokuu 5, 7:16 am

>81 billmarlowe: Great call - 20th century political philosophy defending democracy against authoritarianism in the face of the Second World War. This would make so much sense and would be a purchase for me.

toukokuu 5, 8:47 am

Next clue. Vonnegut?

toukokuu 5, 9:02 am

>85 A.Godhelm: seems like a good representation of Slaughterhouse 5 to me. I know they’ve already done that but I don’t know what else it could be.

toukokuu 5, 9:56 am

>82 AlexBookshelfFrog: Huh. Are you thinking Tehanu?

toukokuu 5, 10:03 am

toukokuu 5, 10:12 am

>88 jillmwo: Folio did that more recently. I don’t think they would make a new edition already. Maybe they are making a new edition of Slaughterhouse 5 to match Cat’s Cradle. Time is such a big theme in the book I just can’t see past it. I’m sure it’s something else entirely though.

toukokuu 5, 10:12 am

>88 jillmwo: but seems unlikely given they so recently published an edition including illustrations by the ever popular Sam Weber.

toukokuu 5, 11:01 am

It wouldn't be without precedent if they did decide to republish Slaughterhouse, their current edition was published in 2006 meanwhile The Right Stuff was first published by FS in 2009 yet they released a new edition just this year.

toukokuu 5, 11:01 am

>85 A.Godhelm:
1000% Slaughterhouse 5

toukokuu 5, 11:41 am

>89 Geo135: "Maybe they are making a new edition of Slaughterhouse 5 to match Cat’s Cradle."

This doesn't look like the same artist as Cat's Cradle (Joonho Ko). Given that other author "series" by Folio like Murakami or Cormac McCarthy kept the same artists for continuity, I would guess this isn't Slaughterhouse-Five.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 5, 1:50 pm

Just a wild guess, but based on what look like burning skyscrapers reflected in a gold watch, could it be Bonfire of the Vanities? I don't remember there being an actual fire in the novel, but the symbolism would be pretty obvious for the themes of the book.

toukokuu 5, 2:44 pm

>85 A.Godhelm: Don't suppose it's J.G. Ballard's The Burning World (known in some markets as Drought), to go with their earlier release of The Drowning World.

toukokuu 5, 3:08 pm

>95 Shadekeep: That would be an awesome surprise... :)

toukokuu 5, 6:38 pm

>94 ubiquitousuk: that would be interesting.
With last collection I ended up thinking that I would have preferred getting The Bonfire of the Vanities and Saint Jack instead of The Right Stuff and The Old Patagonian Express

toukokuu 5, 7:43 pm

>94 ubiquitousuk: Bonfire is over 750 pages long - none of these books look anywhere near thick enough unless they’re printing on tissue paper !

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 6, 5:00 am

Latest teaser below

Interesting slipcase. Looks to be fourth from the top.

toukokuu 6, 6:37 am

>99 assemblyman: the pattern looks like a vector field and suggests something related to magmatism, perhaps?

toukokuu 6, 9:47 am

>100 ubiquitousuk: Yes a vector field. It’s a lovely effect what ever book it is.

toukokuu 6, 9:50 am

>99 assemblyman: Is that a slipcase? I thought at first it was indentations in the cover, but the blue fabric in the squares looks subtly different, so it probably is a case.

100% wrong title guess - The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

toukokuu 6, 10:01 am

>102 Shadekeep: I just assumed it was on my first glance, but you could be right assuming it’s all part of the book cover as looking at it now the indent looks very thin for it to be a slipcase cover.

toukokuu 6, 10:26 am

They mention on Instagram that it is a cover

toukokuu 7, 10:28 am

Latest teaser below

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 7, 10:42 am

Not a lot of fun to guess with what they give us...

Maybe something about an fish ?😄

toukokuu 7, 10:58 am

>105 assemblyman: Could be any number of books, but it does look attractive at least.

toukokuu 7, 11:08 am

>105 assemblyman:

Looks like an ocean wave

toukokuu 7, 11:29 am

The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern? A 2019 speculative fiction/ magical fantasy bestseller.

toukokuu 7, 12:36 pm

>105 assemblyman: it reminds me of Into the Maelstrom by Poe. But besides a wave/whirlpool, it could also be a comet or a black hole.

toukokuu 7, 9:43 pm

Piranesi, by Susanna Clarke?

toukokuu 7, 10:09 pm

>111 Lady19thC: this last picture? Book looks way too thick for Piranesi

toukokuu 8, 8:01 am

Last teaser below.

toukokuu 8, 8:40 am

>113 assemblyman: They included the caption "Can you guess which non-fiction set features this striking cloth binding?" with this image, and I believe that the earlier guesses about this being another political history and sort of companion to The Origins of Totalitarianism are the most likely. I guess white+black+red = politics nowadays.

toukokuu 8, 1:37 pm

>113 assemblyman: A difficult one, this. But a few thoughts:

1. They're calling it a work of non-fiction, rather than history. That doesn't mean it isn't history, but usually they say history if they mean history, so that sways me slightly towards something like biography or politics.

2. Just a hunch, but the design feels like 20th century onwards.

3. It's very long, judging by the teaser stack. I reckon 800-900 pages, which narrows things down a bit.

It's not much to go on, but my stab-in-the-dark guesses are: Hitler by Ian Kershaw; Dreadnought by Robert Massie; The Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze; or perhaps KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann. I acknowledge the page counts are a bit out on some of these, though.

I'd not come across Popper's Open Society and its Enemies before now, but whoever mentioned that above looks like they may be on to something.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 8, 2:31 pm

>115 LondonLawyer:

Good thoughts. Folio used to throw out surveys, etc... I've been deep in some threads here and I feel like the Kershaw book has been tossed around before.

The stripes scream Communism though, Communists have effective propaganda much like Socialist/NAZI authoritarians, which keeps me reserved on a Nazi book, but, lo and behold it is the only book on this list that seems to be anywhere near the design.

The nine titles were these.

1 Battle Cry of Freedom: The American Civil War Era
James MacPherson

2 A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years
Diarmaid MacCulloch

3 The Andy Warhol Diaries
Andy Warhol

4 A Bright Shining Lie
Neil Sheehan

5 Hitler
Ian Kershaw

6 The Wilderness Journeys: Vol 1: A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf; Vol II: My First Summer in the Sierra; Vol III: Travels in Alaska
John Muir

7 From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans
John Hope Franklin (and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham)

8 The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Vol. 1: The Path to Power; Vol. 2: Means of Ascent; Vol.3: Master of the Senate; Vol. 4: The Passage to Power
Robert A. Caro

9 Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947
Christopher Clark

toukokuu 8, 2:34 pm

Red does seem to be the favoured color of both extreme ends of the political spectrum. Or perhaps it's a circle, where zealots of both kinds become indistinguishable?

I've long assumed that black-and-white graphical elements were common on such books because they often deal with highly polarised modes of binary thinking. So you imply this kind of Manichean duality by using absolute contrasts.

toukokuu 8, 3:18 pm

>117 Shadekeep:

I think you hit the nail on the head. If you go left far enough or you go right far enough you end up in the same spot under the rule of the "more equal".

toukokuu 8, 4:14 pm

>116 CobbsGhost: Ah yes - I vaguely recall that survey from around 2018/19. They seem to be gradually working through that list. Hopefully we can have the MacPherson, Kershaw and Caro books soon.

As to the black and red stripes indicating communism: I completely agree. I've been scratching my head as to which long book on the topic is waiting to be Folioed. If we didn't already have the Orlando Figes book, I'd have guessed that.

toukokuu 8, 6:59 pm

>117 Shadekeep: Well, of course the Nazis claimed to be National Socialists, hence the red...

toukokuu 8, 7:08 pm

“Three Who Made a Revolution” is a two-volume biography of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin by Bertram Wolfe - who knew Trotsky and Stalin personally (so it’s a little dated) - but it’s a classic eye-witness account of the rise of socialism.

toukokuu 8, 8:21 pm

>120 InVitrio: Aye, and North Korea is technically the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Not seeing a lot of democracy in action there, funnily enough.

toukokuu 9, 3:25 am

Aha: am I first to receive a Complete Collection catalogue on my doormat? Eight new titles:

Faceless Killers - Henning Mankell
Interpreter of Maladies - Jhumpa Lahiri
I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
The Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain
Pet Sematary - Stephen King
Tehanu - Ursula LeGuin
The Order of Time - Carlo Rovelli
Stalin (2 vols.) - Simon Sebag Montefiore

toukokuu 9, 4:10 am

>123 terebinth: Thanks for putting it up. You are the first to report it here anyway. Thoughts are: Tehanu a definite for me. I Capture the Castle has been done by FS before so for me it would depend on how good the redesign is. The Innocents Abroad looks like a very interesting travelogue. I have stuck with mainly fiction so far with FS but have yet to dip my toe in the non-fiction (yet). FS are testing out another series with Wallander. King fans should be happy with Pet Sematary.

toukokuu 9, 4:20 am

>124 assemblyman:

Probably plenty of UK copies arriving today, but our town centre flat has brought with it the new to us experience of pre-8AM mail deliveries. I Capture the Castle's illustrations are by Sarah Dyer and have some appeal to me, but I'm happy to keep the earlier Folio version and the £60.

toukokuu 9, 4:31 am

I capture the castle any good ?
Thoughts on Wallander?

toukokuu 9, 5:21 am

>123 terebinth: thanks for this, I didn’t think they still did paper catalogues!

Definitely The Interpreter of Maladies and Tehanu for me. Thinking about Stalin. Already have the older I Capture the Castle. Looking forward to seeing pictures and prices on the site!

toukokuu 9, 5:36 am

>123 terebinth: Kicking myself for overlooking the Stalin biography in my guesses above... I have it right there on the shelf in front of me!

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 6:34 am

>127 RRCBS:

Yes - unless I really want something, and lately I haven't, prices are too fierce for me while I'm retired and awaiting a pension. Innocents Abroad £80, Stalin £150... Tehanu like the other Earthsea titles is £44.95, Interpreter of Maladies and Faceless Killers both £50, Pet Sematary and Order of Time both £60.

toukokuu 9, 6:39 am

>123 terebinth:

Nothing really striking me from the titles alone. Any chance of a scan?

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 7:22 am

>123 terebinth: The Innocents Abroad is the only purchase for me from this collection. Pleased they are doing it.

toukokuu 9, 7:16 am

Thanks for the list! I Capture the Castle is a possibility for me. Is this the first Mankell FS has done? A good choice if so, I had a period where I was reading all the Scandinavian crime fiction I could get my hands on (Tursten, Nesbo, Sigurðardóttir).

toukokuu 9, 7:18 am

>130 adriano77: Any chance of a scan?

I'll be doing a scan for the Wiki when I receive my copy, as usual.

toukokuu 9, 7:27 am

>123 terebinth: Thanks for posting. Have to see if something jumps out at me in pictures. I own half of those already. Funny to see them doing a Mankell now since I was straining my brain to find Scandinavian FS authors in another thread.

toukokuu 9, 8:25 am

>134 A.Godhelm:

What i could find of Scandinavian litterature or about Scandinavia:

Scandinavian authors:
1975 Laxdaela Saga (Ice.)
1980 Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (Den.)
1983 Pan, From Lieutenant Thomas Glahn's Papers by Knut Hamsun (Nor.)
1989 Norse Myths (Ice./?)
1991 Story of San Michelle, The, by Axel Munthe. (Swe.)
1995 Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales. (Den.)
1996 Kon-Tiki Expedition, The; By Raft Across the South Seas by Thor Heyerdahl (Nor.)
1997 Vikings, The
1999 Icelandic Sagas I. (Ice.)
2000 East of the Sun & West of the Moon (Nor.)
2000 Normans, The
2002 Icelandic Sagas II (Ice.)
2005 Complete Tales of Hans Christian Andersen (Den.)
2013 Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen (Den.)
2014 Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard (Den.)
2016 Icelandic Sagas (Ice.)
2018 Vikings, The (again)
2019 Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder (Nor.)
2023 Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (Swe.)

toukokuu 9, 8:41 am

>123 terebinth: having moaned on this forum about Folio not releasing Innocents Abroad I’m very happy. Thank you for the news!

toukokuu 9, 8:43 am

Hmm, strangely the catalogue does seem to have reached my little Norfolk town before just about anywhere else, and the website isn't in a hurry to update. Scanning the document would be beyond me, but here's a hasty photo of the cover for a little something to be going on with.

toukokuu 9, 8:47 am

They are up on the site now.

toukokuu 9, 8:47 am

>123 terebinth: Thanks. A more subdued collection, as expected.

I Capture the Castle is one of the Folio books that I have at the top of the shelf, unread, semi-forgotten and that I got for a very low price. Maybe this reissue will convice me to read it.

Given the length, the King book would be either Salem's Lot or Pet Sematary. Slightly surprised it was the latter.

I suspected the tease of the 'sparks' would be a Rovelli or a Gleick, so I got it right.

Tehanu is coming slightly earlier, as I thought it would come out on the Autumn collection.

Everyone got kinda right the big two-volume red book. Just not the exact title.

I don't think I'll get anything from this collection. I prefer waiting for my birthday's discount.

toukokuu 9, 8:49 am

>137 terebinth: Ah, so it's The Order of Time that has the groovy cover. And those actually are indentations in the surface. Very cool. This might be another to get.

toukokuu 9, 8:52 am

>137 terebinth: Oh no! "Pet Sematary" looks like it matches the other Stephen King. That means Edward Kinsella again??

toukokuu 9, 9:00 am

I'm a little surprised The Order of Time looks drastically different from the other newer physics books from Hawking, Green and Kaku. Seems to have more design similarities to the older Relativity.

toukokuu 9, 9:03 am

The Carlo Rovelli and the Henning Mankell seem to have the flat spine style as favoured by Harvill & Secker hardcovers.

toukokuu 9, 9:10 am

When I first looked at the page it included A Clockwork Orange (but listed as "out of stock") then it disappeared off the page. Reprint or no?

toukokuu 9, 9:13 am

The Order of Time and Interpreter of Maladies look very interesting. Will pick up Castle and Stalin at some point too.

toukokuu 9, 9:15 am

>145 NoBueno: I noticed the same. It's high up on my wish list, so a reprint would be great!

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 9:18 am

>145 NoBueno:, >147 Dr.Fiddy:

It's in the printed catalogue as "back in print", £44.95, so probably there's at most a delay in copies becoming available.

toukokuu 9, 9:19 am

>144 FitzJames: yeah, I don't like the flat spines. The only reason I haven't got any Clarkes from Folio

toukokuu 9, 9:22 am

Interesting that the Stalin two-vol book is 9.5" tall, rather than the usual 10" for literally every other 2 or 3 volume non-fiction work: Iron Kingdom, Origins of Totalitarianism, Bright Shining Lie, Europe, All Hell Let Loose - I could go on...

Trying to fatten their profit margin / hold back inflation (take your pick)?

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 10:07 am

>148 terebinth: Ah, ok. I already paid probably too much for a used copy but really like Ben Jones as an illustrator so I can live with it. He did illustrations for a Kafka Metamorphosis I found from a German publisher and I bought up all the Rotland Press titles Jones worked on, too.

BTW, did the cover photo for the Clockwork Orange reprint look slightly different to anyone else?

Edit - and now it's back as a pre-order and it looks like buckram instead of the crocodile textured paper and a new style FS logo, so slightly different.

toukokuu 9, 9:23 am

>149 dyhtstriyk: Ah! I didn't notice that there were previous outings of flat spines, the Clarkes and the Marvels from a quick recce of the fiction.

toukokuu 9, 9:25 am

>144 FitzJames: The Mankell is also bound in blocked and printed textured paper, like the recent Roadside Picnic. Seems to be at least one in every new collection now, not sure how long that's been going on.

toukokuu 9, 9:34 am

Loving some of the illustration choices in this collection--Interpreter of Maladies wasn't previously on my radar but looks stunning.

toukokuu 9, 9:39 am

Tämä käyttäjä on poistettu roskaamisen vuoksi.

toukokuu 9, 9:42 am

>153 Shadekeep: At least the Stalin book is fully bound in cloth. I found it really perplexing that they went with textured paper sides for Origins of Totalitarianism at that price.

toukokuu 9, 9:47 am

>141 NoBueno: Looks like they're going with Kinsella for the duration of the King run (not that I know there'll be more, but it wouldn't be illogical for them to also hit the likes of Salem's Lot, The Dead Zone, Carrie).

I can look at their use of Kinsella as a money-saver for me (no chance I'd ever buy one), but FS' failure to apply one of their classic, understated designs instead of something that is simply dull (in my eyes) is unfortunate.

Having said that, if they ever publish some Straub or Barker, I dont mind if they keep using Kinsella with King (other publishers produce plenty of non-Kinsella King) as long as they keep him the heck away from Straub and Barker.

toukokuu 9, 9:49 am

Haven’t seen any incentives for purchasing now such as a shipping discount for spending a certain amount. Did I miss anything or is ordering now from the Summer collection full price?

toukokuu 9, 9:51 am

...and the wait for Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid continues...

toukokuu 9, 9:53 am

>148 terebinth: >151 NoBueno: It's up for pre-order now :)

toukokuu 9, 10:12 am

>158 UK_History_Fan:
You will get an notebook for free when youre ordering 2+ books

toukokuu 9, 10:18 am

>158 UK_History_Fan: seems like the only incentive is the notebook 😔

toukokuu 9, 10:21 am

>151 NoBueno:

Yes, the cover does look different. The original printing was--how does one describe it--kind of bumpy to resemble faux leather (appropriate for the subject matter). This one appears to be just straight buckram with no such texturing.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 6:51 pm

>163 podaniel: The original cover was one of the rare instances where I didn't mind Folio using paper for the cover. The textured reptilian pattern reflected Alex DeLarge's lizard-brained predator qualities.

toukokuu 9, 10:38 am

>163 podaniel: The original printing was...

Re Folio 75:
Bound by Real Lachenmaier in full black paper, textured like alligator skin...

toukokuu 9, 11:39 am

Nothing for me. Surprised it’s such a small collection. That’s two releases this year where nothing gets the wallet to open.

toukokuu 9, 11:40 am

Nothing for me, which is welcome financially.

toukokuu 9, 11:45 am

>162 RRCBS: And the free magazine which probably has a discount code in it but I expect that will be shared here in due course.

toukokuu 9, 11:56 am

>168 Cat_of_Ulthar:

I'll be ordering tomorrow and I'll happily share the discount code from the magazine in this thread, assuming no one beats me to it.

toukokuu 9, 12:01 pm

This seems an interesting collection. A wide range of subject matter and some lovely illustrations. And I can't resist Folio and Rovelli getting together :-)

toukokuu 9, 12:05 pm

>169 folio_books: My order is in (Montefiore; Rovelli; Smith; Twain) but, given geography, I doubt I'll beat you to it, heh.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 12:11 pm

I'll definitely get Tehanu, I love the work David Lupton has done for Leguin's books. They're probably my favourites from the Folio Society.

toukokuu 9, 12:17 pm

Nice variety of fiction and non-fiction, with each book coming from a unique genre/category. Looks like all the books are also new to Folio with the exception of I Capture the Castle last seen 25 years ago. No hard-core sci-fi this time around (OK given the trio we got in the Spring catalog), but I'll probably pick up two or three of these over the summer.

toukokuu 9, 12:38 pm

Matching up the earlier clues with the books they were teasing.

>57 A.Godhelm: Pet Sematary

>66 A.Godhelm: Faceless Killers

>85 A.Godhelm: Interpreter of Maladies

>99 assemblyman: The Order of Time

>105 assemblyman: The Innocents Abroad

>113 assemblyman: Stalin

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 12:55 pm

>150 LondonLawyer: Or maybe that is the printer and/or binder they had for the books - quite a lot of these went out of business after all. Or the printer got them a better deal on the smaller format.

Or they started listening to their customers on the fact that the books are getting bigger and bigger with no real reason for that. ;)

toukokuu 9, 1:07 pm

Did it once in a time happend that some CE sold out in 48h at the start of release time ?

toukokuu 9, 1:43 pm

>135 SinsenKrysset: That's really helpful actually thank you. I suspected most of it would be Norse adjacent but there was actually more of a spread than I thought. I'm a bit surprised it's Mankell that gets the nod of our many crime writers but then he's incredibly prolific and they got a 4 season Wallander show with Branagh on Beeb so it must have been reasonably popular. I'd feel silly reading it in translation though.

The pricetag on the Stalin biography is too much for me. I'd rather save toward the Europe or Christianity sets. The Rovelli book looks fantastic and reminds me of FS Relativity, unfortunately I didn't like the contents much. Unlike many here I actually like the King illustrator but I'll save it for the summer sale. Put in an order yesterday to get the nice free shipping +10% off discounts, it'll tide me over. Good looking set of books overall I think.

toukokuu 9, 2:19 pm

The best looking books for me are Stalin and the Innocents Abroad. I have the LEC of Innocents so can pass on that.

This collection spurred me to borrow the Mankell and Roveli on audiobook. The Mankell seems cheap with paper boards and only 5 illustrations. Although I do like the art style and am interested in what the map looks like.

I read Lahiri last year. Well written, but forgettable.

I have the old version of I Capture the Castle and Clockwork Orange (bought at twice the price - but crocodile texture!).

Will have to wait on Stalin until I finish my "get rid of 150 books before I buy" resolution. Up to 14!

toukokuu 9, 2:21 pm

Order of Time onto the wish list.

A Clockwork Orange might be the first title that's actually downgraded going from paper to buckram. Significantly too.

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 2:38 pm

It says the notebook for ordering two titles or more will be randomly chosen from a selection of 3 notebooks. Anyone know what the designs of these 3 notebooks are?

toukokuu 9, 2:56 pm

>180 Geo135: if you add two books to your cart, the notebook gets added and you can see the different designs

Muokkaaja: toukokuu 9, 3:20 pm

>180 Geo135: From the tiny picture in the cart, it looks like the same three on offer here:

So it would be one of the notebooks styled after The Little Prince, the Philip K. Dick short stories, or Kafka on the Shore. I got the last one myself last time around.

toukokuu 9, 5:01 pm

>182 Shadekeep: looks like the same three on offer here...

Yes. those are the three pictured on the inside front cover of the new catalogue.

toukokuu 10, 11:18 am

>133 folio_books:

>130 adriano77: adriano77: Any chance of a scan?

I'll be doing a scan for the Wiki when I receive my copy, as usual.

So the catalogue arrived this morning and somewhere along the line it had been dunked in water. Many of the pages are stuck together. I think they are mostly unstickable, with care, but damage is unavoidable, rendering the catalogue unsuitable for scanning. I've emailed Folio asking for a replacement but given my previous experiences with them I'm not hopeful. If some kind person in the UK reading this is willing to send me their copy I can still do the scan, though it will be delayed. Otherwise our unbroken run of catalogues since the 1950's, as linked on the FSD Wiki, is about to end.

toukokuu 10, 2:21 pm

>180 Geo135:

Just made an order. It’s a pity it’s not possible to pick a specific notebook as I have two of the three available.


toukokuu 10, 3:12 pm

Still haven’t placed an order (which is unusual for me). Space has become an issue, so I try to be more selective about what I buy. Definitely want Tehanu and The Interpreter of Maladies, still mulling over Stalin, which looks interesting but not sure if I would ever read a book about people that horrible. Also mulling over History of Christianity, assuming a coupon surfaces. Not feeling a need to rush an order and might just hold off and see what’s in the summer sale.

toukokuu 10, 3:44 pm

>184 folio_books:

Leave it a day or so, Glenn, to see if you can get a replacement. If not you can have mine - I've disinterred your address from an earlier occasion, although that assumes you haven't moved in the last three years, which seems unlikely given the book shifting problem.

toukokuu 10, 3:56 pm

There’s a £15 discount code that seems to work with orders of around £100 plus.

toukokuu 10, 4:27 pm

>187 affle:

Very good of you to offer, Alan. I've had correspondence with Folio and they have promised me a replacement (two replacements, actually) so I'm prepared to give it til next week. I'll let you know if I still need yours. Same address. I've been here 40 years. Time flies when you're having fun! Thanks again.

toukokuu 11, 9:36 pm

I was away for a few days, and just saw the collection. Nothing for me at all, I'm afraid. Stalin and Faceless Killers look interesting, but not at those prices. Maybe the library has copies.

toukokuu 12, 9:22 am

Not much here for me, but I did place an order:

I Capture the Castle (I have the older edition, but it doesn't have a slip case, so might as well get this)
Tehanu (loving having the Earthsea cycle in my collection)
The Living Mountain (hadn't picked it up yet)
The Greek Heroes (they are running low and was on my wishlist, so good time to get it)

Free notebook
Free magazine

Expensive shipping

toukokuu 12, 12:50 pm

>187 affle:

Update: Received two copies of the new catalogue today, Alan, so no need to take you up on your kind offer. I scanned the catalogue this afternoon and it's now in Warwick's hands for addition to the Wiki.

toukokuu 12, 5:28 pm

I think this is an excellent collection. 4 books I'm likely to get eventually and 2 (Lahiri and Rovelli) that I'll be ordering soon.

Very, very pleased with this one.

toukokuu 12, 7:36 pm

Thanks to folio-books, the 2023 Summer catalogue is now up on the wiki at

kesäkuu 13, 12:10 pm

Are there any current discount codes that work? If so, can someone share them on this thread? Thanks.

kesäkuu 14, 3:10 pm

>188 pse1: What is the discount code? Thanks in advance.

heinäkuu 5, 11:46 am

>195 icewindraider: TPGDM2 should work for $20 off orders of at least $96, excluding LEs.