A Rare Gem For the Discerning Book Collector, Limited to Only 83 Autographed Copies.
Cemetery Dance Publications and PS Publishing 2012. "A Book Of Horrors" Signed Limited Edition. Leather-bound deluxe hardcover edition. Edited by Stephen Jones. This edition is now LONG OUT OF PRINT. Limited to 100 copies of which only 83 were for sale to the public. This is copy #81. A special collector's edition that was 10 years in the making, housed in a leather bound tray-case. The authors, the editor, and the illustrator were each given a copy to keep. Very Fine in a Very Fine tray-case. The book along with the tray-case is in mint condition without any flaws. New and unread book with tight binding and clean crisp pages.
- Editor: Stephen Jones
- Artist: Les Edwards
- Publication Date: June 26, 2012
- Status: Out of Print
This item is Out of Print and will not be available for purchase again.
This special edition is signed on the two limitation pages by Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Peter Crowther, Dennis Etchison, Elizabeth Hand, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kieran, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Richard Christian Matheson, Reggie Oliver, Robert Shearman, Angela Slatter, Michael Marshall Smith, and Lisa Tuttle!
- Leather-bound Deluxe Hardcover Edition in a handmade custom tray-case, limited to 100 copies signed by all of the contributors.
- Only 83 copies will be available for sale to the general public.
- Original issue price: $995
- Typeset by Michael Smith, PS Publishing
Table of Contents:
"Introduction: Whatever Happened To Horror?" by Stephen Jones
"The Little Green God of Agony" by Stephen King
"Charcloth, Firesteel and Flint" by Caitlín R. Kiernan
"Ghosts With Teeth" by Peter Crowther
"The Coffin-Maker's Daughter" by Angela Slatter
"Roots and All" by Brian Hodge
"Tell Me I'll See You Again" by Dennis Etchison
"The Music Of Bengt Karlsson, Murderer" by John Ajvide Lindqvist
"Getting It Wrong" by Ramsey Campbell
"Alice Through The Plastic Sheet" by Robert Shearman
"The Man In The Ditch" by Lisa Tuttle
"A Child's Problem" by Reggie Oliver
"Sad, Dark Thing" by Michael Marshall Smith
"Near Zennor" by Elizabeth Hand
"Last Words" by Richard Christian Matheson
ABOUT THE BOOK
Open this book at your own peril! That is because this volume is exactly what it says on the cover—A Book of Horrors contains all-original stories by some of the most successful and exciting names in modern horror fiction.
For the first time in many years, here is an original anthology of horror and dark fantasy in all its many and magnificent guises—from classic pulp-style tales of Dark and Stormy Nights, through more contemporary and psychological terrors, to the type of cutting-edge fiction that only the very best horror fiction can deliver.
Brought together from around the world by World Fantasy Award-winning editor Stephen Jones, one of Britain's most acclaimed and experienced anthologists of horror fiction, here are many of the authors who have helped shaped the genre in all of its forms, along with terrifying tales of unease by a new generation of storytellers devoted to the Dark Side.
But be warned: once you begin to delve within these pages, your imagination and senses will be assaulted by terrors both grim and gruesome, literary and lethal, that will stay with you long after you have closed its covers and tried to put aside the images and situations which have wormed their way deep within your mind.
Don't blame us for the bad dreams or cold sweats that these tales will induce. We did tell you—this is A Book of Horrors, and once you open it there is no way that these scarifying stories will ever be forgotten... no matter how much you wish that the nightmares will just go away!
From the publisher:
A collection of original horror and dark fantasy from the world's best writers, including Stephen King and John Ajvide Lindqvist.
Many of us grew up on The Pan Book of Horror Stories and its later incarnations, Dark Voices and Dark Terrors (The Gollancz Book of Horror), which won the World Fantasy Award, the Horror Critics' Guild Award and the British Fantasy Award, but for a decade or more there has been no non-themed anthology of original horror fiction published in the mainstream. Now that horror has returned to the bookshelves, it is time for a regular anthology of brand-new fiction by the best and brightest in the field, both the Big Names and the most talented newcomers.
“The abundance of talent will provide ample delights and frights for anyone in search of true classic horror” ―Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
About the Author
STEPHEN JONES is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than one hundred books in the horror and fantasy genres. A former television director/producer, movie publicist, and consultant (including the first three Hellraiser movies), he has edited the reprint anthology Best New Horror for more than twenty years. He lives in Wembley, Middlesex, and travels widely.
Dust-jacket: Very Fine without any flaws. It is free of tears, chips, creases, etc. As new condition as normally shipped by the publisher.
- Cemetery Dance Publications 2012
- Deluxe Signed Limited Edition of 83
- Leather Bound Hardcover with dust-jacket
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