Personally signed by Joe Hill and Dave McKean. Limited to only 750
Subterranean Press 2020. Joe Hill "Full Throttle" Signed Limited Edition. Personally signed by Joe Hill and Dave McKean (illustrator) on the special limitation page. This is number 510 of 750 numbered and 26 lettered copies. 503pp. 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" x 1 3/4". Dark green cloth over boards, stamped spine. Book resides in a custom slipcase in the same green cloth with gilt on spine and front. Very Fine without any flaws. Unread book.
Dust jacket, interior artwork, and design by Dave McKean.
From the publisher
We’re thrilled to announce the signed limited editions of Joe Hill’sFull Throttle, which we’ll be publishing in two unique editions.
The numbered edition will be fully-designed and illustrated by Dave McKean, and printed in two colors on a premium paper, bound in cloth, and housed in a custom slipcase.
The lettered edition will sport all the features of the numbered edition, but be specially bound, housed in a custom traycase, with each copy featuring an original remarque by Dave McKean.
This edition was produced in the following two states:
1. Limited: 750 signed numbered hardcover copies, in slipcase
2. Lettered: 26 signed specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase
This is one of the 750 signed numbered copies.
About the Book:
The book you are holding is Joe Hill’s first short story collection since 2005’s 20thCentury Ghosts. It’s been a long time between volumes, but the wait is finally over. Full Throttle is quite simply a stunning collection, filled to overflowing with wonders, terrors, and pure narrative magic. It is the work of a profoundly gifted writer who has come fully—and memorably—into his own.
Full Throttle contains thirteen stories and novellas, along with extensive story notes and an illuminating introduction that explores the various influences that have shaped its author's life and work. The stories themselves encompass an impressive assortment of settings, ideas, and emotions. Each story, without exception, is a meticulously crafted gem.
Many of these stories concern journeys—some of them brief, some more extensive—that lead to unexpected, frequently lethal destinations. In “Wolverton Station,” an American executive boards a British train and finds himself faced with impossible—but very real—horrors. “Faun” takes its privileged protagonists through a “little door” that connects our world to. . . somewhere else. “Late Returns,” a gently affecting story with just a touch of Jack Finney, offers a fictional meditation on time, mortality, and the enduring importance of books. “Throttle,” the first of two notable collaborations, tells of an imperiled outlaw biker gang and offers a brilliant riff on the Richard Matheson classic, “Duel.” A second collaboration, "In The Tall Grass," follows a brother and sister off a lonely state highway and into the high weeds of an occult wilderness, where time and space have come apart, and only the mad can survive. In the closing story, “You Are Released,” a plane bound for Boston takes an abrupt detour through the geopolitical horrors of our age.
Taken both individually and together, these stories show us a writer in full, mature command of his considerable gifts. Full Throttle is, of course, a dark, unsettling book, but it is also a good deal more. Each story is filled with grace notes. Each is marked by compassion, empathy, and an underlying decency that lends an emotional weight to every page. These stories may have been a long time coming, but—like their author—they’re here to stay. Full Throttle is a gift to Joe Hill’s many readers, and a treasure trove of story worth returning to over and over again.
About the book
In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.
A little door that opens to a world of fairy tale wonders becomes the blood-drenched stomping ground for a gang of hunters in “Faun.” A grief-stricken librarian climbs behind the wheel of an antique Bookmobile to deliver fresh reads to the dead in “Late Returns.” In “By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain,” soon to be an episode on Shudder TV’s Creepshow, two young friends stumble on the corpse of a plesiosaur at the water’s edge, a discovery that forces them to confront the inescapable truth of their own mortality . . . and other horrors that lurk in the water’s shivery depths. And tension shimmers in the sweltering heat of the Nevada desert as a faceless trucker finds himself caught in a sinister dance with a tribe of motorcycle outlaws in “Throttle,” co-written with Stephen King.
Replete with shocking chillers, including two previously unpublished stories written expressly for this volume (“Mums” and “Late Returns”) and another appearing in print for the first time (“Dark Carousel”), Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.
Table of Contents:
- Introduction: Who’s Your Daddy?
- Throttle (with Stephen King)
- Dark Carousel
- Wolverton Station
- By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain
- Late Returns
- All I Care About is You
- The Devil on the Staircase
- Twittering from the Circus of the Dead
- In the Tall Grass (with Stephen King)
- You Are Released
- Story Notes and Acknowledgments
- About the Author
About the Author
Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fireman, NOS4A2, Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns (which was made into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe). His book of short stories, 20th Century Ghosts, won the Bram Stoker Award and British Fantasy Award for Best Collection. He earned the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series, Locke & Key, featuring the eye-popping art of Gabriel Rodriguez.
Joe is a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year's Best collections. He calls New England home
Joe Hill discusses Full Throttle
“This collection cements Hill’s reputation as a versatile master of scares both subtle and shocking.” (Publishers Weekly [starred review])
“A four-pack of mayhem in this sparkling collection of short novels. . . .Worth waiting in line for, if you’re a Hill fan. If you’re not, this is the book to turn you into one.” (Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on STRANGE WEATHER)
“[I]n times like these, when real-world terrors outstrip our night terrors, how can a novelist possibly compete? Joe Hill, the author of several terrifying bestsellers, rises to this challenge in Strange Weather.” (Washington Post on STRANGE WEATHER)
“[A]nother must-read from a increasingly impressive storyteller [...] Strange Weather speaks to the versatility of Joe Hill’s craft, telling deeply disturbing stories in which cataclysmic forces of nature seem like a gentle rain when set against the actions of villains who are all too human.” (barnesandnoble.com on STRANGE WEATHER)
“The Weather quartet unleashes a perfect storm of styles, from a slow-burn thriller to ethereal sci-fi, all told with a consistently strong voice…. Hill whips up emotional moments in all four that strike like lightning and thunderously rumble your soul.” (USA Today on STRANGE WEATHER)
“Original and gripping, a page-turner.” (George R. R. Martin on THE FIREMAN)
“[The Fireman] reaffirms [Joe Hill’s] gifts for riveting attention and pushing genre conventions to new extremes. ” (New York Times Book Review on THE FIREMAN)
“[A] superb supernatural thriller . . . a tremendous, heartrending epic of bravery and love set in a fully realized and terrifying apocalyptic world, where hope lies in the simplest of gestures and the fullest of hearts.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review) on THE FIREMAN)
“[An] undeniably readable work.” (Booklist (starred review) on NOS4A2)
“A genuinely scary novel filled with people you care about; the kind of book that still stays in your mind after you’ve turned over the final page. I loved it unreservedly.” (Neil Gaiman on HEART-SHAPED BOX)
- Subterranean Press 2020
- Signed Limited Edition of 750
- Hardcover w/Jacket , Slipcased
- Dave McKean
- Signature Authenticity:
- Lifetime Guarantee of Signature Authenticity. Personally signed by the author Joe Hill and Dave McKean directly onto the title page of the book. The autograph is not a facsimile, stamp, or auto-pen.