Illustrator Armando Veve was commissioned by Subterranean Press to design two book covers for author Lucius Shepard.
The Best of Lucius Shepard, Volume Two weighs in at more than 300,000 words, spread across nearly 850 pages, and brings together fourteen stories and novellas, three of which (“Aztechs,” “The Last Time,” and “Ariel”) have never been previously collected. Each of them, without exception, is worth returning to over and over again.
The limited edition is supplemented by an extraordinary bonus hardcover, Youthful Folly and Other Lost Stories, which contains an additional 400 pages of previously uncollected fiction. The result is a major addition to Shepard’s literary legacy, and a fitting memorial to a profoundly gifted writer who died much too soon.