11.03.2018

Print Edition of Fredric Brown's The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition is Now Available on Amazon

The print edition of The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition by Fredric Brown is now available on Amazon! This historic reprint includes cover art by Kelly Stallard, an introduction by Makeshift Press editor A. J. Howells, an afterword by Brown biographer Jack Seabrook, and a list of Brown's works still in print!

Note: There's an opaque square around the thumbnail image, which we're trying to get Amazon to remove. We've checked the advance proofs (which look fabulous!), and this is missing from the cover, so it's just the thumbnail image. Additionally, the Amazon page for the eBook will soon merge with the paperback page, so that only one listing is live. This should eliminate any confusion.

 

10.31.2018

eBook of Fredric Brown's The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition Now Available; Print Edition Slightly Delayed

The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition is now available on Amazon! The print edition was expected to ship upon the eBook's release; however, there has been a slight delay. Keep checking back here (or follow us on Twitter for even more frequent updates!). The issue holding us up is a minor one, so expect a release this coming Friday, November 2nd. Our apologies for the delay!

 

10.16.2018

Cover Art for The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition Revealed

Artist Kelly Stallard has graciously provided the cover art for the upcoming re-release of Fredric Brown's The Office! The cover design mimics the original; however, all aspects of the art now symbolically and literally relate to the story.

 

Remember to pre-order the digital version for the guaranteed price of $9.99. The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition will be available in paperback and ebook on 10.30.2018.

 

9.9.2018

Release Date and Pre-Order for Fredric Brown's The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition

The Office: 60th Anniversary Edition will be available October 30th, 2018 in paperback and eBook. While there won't be a pre-order for the paperback, you can pre-order the digital version for a guaranteed price of $9.99 by clicking HERE.

Interested in regular updates about this project? Be sure to follow @MakeshiftPress on Twitter! The new cover art will be available in the next couple weeks.

 

8.9.2018

Fredric Brown's The Office: 60th Anniversary Coming October 2018

Fredric Brown (1906-1972) was a writer with the rare distinction of gaining equal renown in two distinct genres: mystery and science fiction. He authored hundreds of short stories and twenty-nine novels, including The Fabulous Clipjoint, The Screaming Mimi, and Martians, Go Home. His work has been adapted for the both the small and big screen, notably the iconic Star Trek episode "Arena." Robert Bloch referred to him as the "O. Henry of Science Fiction", as his short works are known for their surprise, but never kitschy, endings. His mystery tales broke away from the genre's reliance on stock characters, focusing instead on psychologically complex human beings. Mickey Spillane named him his favorite author, and he has influenced such contemporary writers as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.

The loosely autobiographical novel, The Office, Brown's only work of "straight" fiction, was first published in 1958. A pet project of over ten years, it's Brown's most personal, and certainly one of his most moving novels. He completely revised and polished a first draft, unheard of for the prolific author. Unfortunately, because Brown had already established himself as a top-notch mystery and science fiction writer, the novel quickly fell out of print. The past decade has seen a great resurgence in Brown's work; however, fans interested in this unique entry in his bibliography have been turned away by the price of the limited first printing. This October, Makeshift Press will make The Office widely available in paperback and ebook with an introduction, newly illustrated cover, list of Brown works currently in print, and an afterword by Brown biographer Jack Seabrook.

Check back for pre-order and release date information as it becomes available!