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Tag: Quirk Classics

Better, Stronger, Faster

by Dan
Fiction + Humour / June 08, 2010

The latest Quirk Classic, Android Karenina  by Leo Tolstoy and Ben Winters, is released today, and as with Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters and PPZ: Dawn of the Dreadfuls, Quirk has released a fantastic teaser trailer for the book:

Let us know what you think! 


Bloggers Wanted to Review PPZ: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

by Danielle
Fiction / February 01, 2010

Calling all bloggers, big and small, to review

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS on March 3, 2010

Raincoast and Quirk Books would like to offer bloggers a first look at the new prequel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS by Steve Hockensmith. This original novel will be in stores and on-sale on March 23, 2010, and if you request a copy to review on your blog, you’ll be one of the first people to get your hands on it!
 
To receive your free copy, please send along your name, address, and the name of your blog, and we’ll get one out to you ASAP.

Send requests to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Subject line: PPZ DOD

Please note: open to Canadian bloggers only. If you are from the U.S. please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
 
Quirk is requesting that you post your blog review on March 3, 2010, and link to QuirkClassics.com. On this day, QuirkClassics.com will be offering your readers a chance to win one of fifty Quirk Classics prize packs! In addition, they will be showcasing two illustrations from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS.

When your readers click on the link to QuirkClassics.com, they'll be asked to post the name the blog where they read the review and heard about the contest. This is a great opportunity to further promote your blog and potentially find new readers for your site. Free books + free publicity for your blog = everybody wins!
 
We hope you decide to review this exciting new work of fiction, and will be a part of making this Quirk Classic a huge success.

Please feel free to email Danielle Johnson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.

Read more about the PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DAWN OF THE DREADFULS.

Limited amount of review copies available, so act fast! Please put in subject line PPZ: DOD, and tell us where you heard about our Call for Bloggers.

Thanks again, and the hunt for zombies is on!
Danielle


I For One Welcome Our Android Overlords

by Dan
Fiction + Humour + News / January 13, 2010

Yes. You had better believe it.

The good folks at Quirk Books have remixed and remastered another literary classic for your reading pleasure!   

This time, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters co-author Ben H. Winters is back with an all-new literary collaborator, legendary Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), and the result is a classic love story set in a dystopian world of robots, cyborgs, and interstellar space travel. Welcome to Android Karenina!

As in the original novel, our story follows two relationships: The tragic adulterous love affair of Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky, and the more hopeful marriage of Nikolai Levin and Princess Kitty Shcherbatskaya. But this a steampunk-inspired world of robotic butlers, clumsy automatons and rudimentary mechanical devices. And when these copper-plated machines begin to revolt against their human masters, our characters must fight back using state-of-the-art 19th-century technology.

With the same blend of romance, drama and ultraviolence that made the first two Quirk Classics New York Times best sellers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated series into the exciting world of science fiction.

Android Karenina will be published in June 2010.


May the Best Zombies Win!

by Siobhan
Humour / November 13, 2009

It's Friday the 13th... so it seems appropriate to be writing about blood, gore and zombies.

But wait, who am I kidding? I've been writing about zombies consistently for the last few weeks here on the Raincoast blog. I couldn't help it though, as photos (and even a video!) have been pouring in from booksellers across the country to share their Quirk Classics Monster Mash-Up displays.

We sent all the entries down to our friends at Quirk Books to deliberate which deathly display should be crowned the best in Canada. After much deliberation -- and, in true zombie fashion, with much blood, sweat and tears -- the judges finally came back with the results....

1st prize: University of Alberta Bookstore (Edmonton, Alberta)
Judges' comments: Particularly impressed by the zombie lady and the Col. Brandon.

See photos of their display

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2nd prize: Millennia Books (Hanover, Ontario)
Judges' comments: Enjoyed the sea monster balloon (very creative).

See photos of their display

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3rd prize: Kwantlen Polytechnic University Bookstore (Surrey, BC)
Judges' comments: Liked the zombie lady and the smaller touches.

See photos of their display

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Honorable Mention: Misty River Books (Terrace, BC)
Judges' comments: These ladies dressed up as regency era zombies -- pretty cool.
See photos of their display

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In case you are wondering, the judging committee at Quirk Books consisted of...

  • Jason Rekulak, Quirk Classics mastermind and a sucker for regency era zombie costumes.
  • Doogie Horner, Creator of the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters covers and judging his 5th window display contest of the year.
  • Brett Cohen, enjoys his trips to Canada.

Congratulations to all the booksellers who participated:

Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION


How many eyeballs can you count?

by Siobhan
Humour / November 12, 2009

Book Express in Cambridge, Ontario, just sent in a video of their Quirk Classics window display. Watch it to get a close-up view of all the gorey details… I think the rat is my favourite. He’s wearing a monocle and a top hat! Oh, and he’s munching on an eyeball. Awww. And ewww…

Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION


Zombies! Sea Monsters! Canadian Bookstores!

by Siobhan
Humour / November 03, 2009

Oh, the horror!

As you may have noticed (unless you’re a zombie), over the past few days, I’ve been posting photos of booksellers across Canada who created some creepy, spooky, and downright gorey scenes in their stores… all in celebration of Quirk Classics books—namely, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES (and the DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION) and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS.

Here’s a roundup of links to all the awesomeness. I hope these images of literary horror haven’t been keeping you up at night.

Be sure to visit the newly launched QuirkClassics.com to keep up-to-date with the un-dead.

Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION










 


Squeamish (and Screaming) in Surrey

by Siobhan
Humour / November 02, 2009

Feeling hungry? How about a tasty eyeball? Or a slice of pickled hand?

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Bookstore in Surrey, BC been transformed into a kind of apothecary of the apocalypse. They’re well-stocked with jars full of everything evil… from Deadly Morsels to Devilish Delights. Eww.

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Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION


Terror in Terrace!

by Siobhan
Humour / November 02, 2009

There’s been a lot of discussion in the publishing world recently about whether the book is dead, what with the advent of e-book, new technologies, and so on.

I think people are missing the point. Instead of debating whether or not the “book is dead”, we should really be asking the question, “Is the bookseller dead?”

If we look at a case study—oh, say, Misty River Books in Terrace, B.C.—the answer to this question would be a resounding “YES!”. Likely followed by a bloodcurdling scream.

Just look at this undead staff. They might try handsell you a book. But they might just gnaw your hand off instead.

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Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION


You Ought Not Go to Ottawa!

by Siobhan
Humour / November 02, 2009

You ought not go to Ottawa… unless you want to be eaten by a giant sea monster!

What? You don’t believe me?? All the evidence is clearly on display in the window of Books on Beechwood. The black beast has taken up residency in the bookstore, along with a rather nasty looking witch.

Still don’t believe me?? Well, look what happened to some other skeptics: their heads were shrunken and placed on a tree full of spider webs. Just sayin’.

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Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION


Carnage in Cambridge!

by Siobhan
Humour / November 02, 2009

News (and photos!) keep pouring in from booksellers across Canada who created creepy Quirk Classics displays for Halloween.

Book Express in Cambridge, Ontario, created a cabinet of curios—full of delecacies (a bowl full of eyeballs and a teacup spilling blood) and delights (a severed arm, a red octopus and… a rat wearing a top hat and monocle!).

Not to mention that angry mob of zombies about to march through the window…

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Quirk Classics:
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY AND SEA MONSTERS
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: DELUXE HEIRLOOM EDITION


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