Personally signed by Joe Hill and Vincent Chong directly onto the special limitation page.
SIGNED LIMITED EDITION NO. 115 OF ONLY 200 PRODUCED.
PS Publishing, Great Britain, 2008. Joe Hill "Gunpowder". Slipcased Signed Limited Edition. Personally signed by Joe Hill and the artist, Vincent Chong. Limited to only 200 slipcased signed and numbered copies. This is number 115. Hardcover book with dust-jacket. Very Fine/Very Fine without any flaws.
"FIRST EDITION" as stated on the copyright page.
Welcome to R2, a hostile planet where the deserts are at least a third sulphur and sodium nitrate, the ingredients of Gunpowder. It is home to thirty genetically altered boys and their mother. All the boys, except for Charley, have a Talent for changing the world so it can provide food for worlds. It is what they’re created for, so what happens when they have ideas of their own, or the military want them to create a weapons supply planet because of a pending war?
This is the first of four stories that one day will become one story!
Cover Artist: Vincent Chong
Because he didn't have The Talent - because of his random, pointless, terrible, irrevocable difference - Charley's brothers could be brutal to him, if they could get him alone. Even Jake could be cruel, could be talked into cruelty, if it was presented properly. Or no, that wasn't right. No one could talk Jake into anything. He was serenely above the persuasive force of social pressure. And yet it was Jake's weakness, that he could talk himself into doing terrible things, if he felt some greater, probably illusory, good might be served.
So it happened one day when she went with Jake and Niles and Charley to service the core, which wasn't its good old self these days. Every few months it would get stuck, just when it was shifting into an automated maintenance cycle, so that it couldn't restore software or optimize the system... or shut down the rods to dump heat. Which meant the cycle had to be completed manually.
"What happens if the rods overheat?" Jake asked Elaine once.
"About a third of the planet would go up in a flash of light bright enough to blind God," she told him.
Welcome to Gunpowder, a 22,600-word novella from Joe Hill... set in the far reaches of space on a small planet that serves as a home for a very special band of children.
This edition was published in the following 3 states:
- Trade to 500 unsigned, without dustjacket, copies
- Limited 300 copies signed by Joe Hill, with Dustjacket
- Slipcased 200 copies signed by Joe Hill and Vincent Chong, with dustjacket housed in slipcase
This listing is for one of the 200 slipcased signed copies.
About the Author
Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of The Fireman, NOS4A2, Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns. 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 art of Gabriel Rodriguez.
- PS Publishing
- Signed Limited Edition of 200
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- Joe Hill
- Vincent Chong