Personally signed by Richard Chizmar, Linwood Barclay, and Vincent Sammy
Signed & Slipcased Numbered Limited Edition of only 600 produced.
SST Publications 2022 . "Gwendy's Final Task" by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. First Edition, First Printing. UK Signed Limited Edition of only 600 numbered copies. Special Slipcased Edition. Personally signed by Richard Chizmar, Linwood Barclay, and Vincent Sammy. Foreword by Linwood Barclay. Luxuriously bound in a deluxe material (to match our other Gwendy’s special limited editions) with coloured head and tail bands. As New (Sealed).
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Note: This edition is not signed by Stephen King.
- SST Publications 2022
- Signed Limited Slipcased Hardcover Edition
- Limited to only 600 signed and hand-numbered copies
- First Edition, First Printing (Full Number Line 10...1)
- Foreword by Linwood Barclay
- Specially designed full-colour illustrated signature page personally signed by Richard Chizmar, Linwood Barclay, and Vincent Sammy. (Please note that Stephen King will NOT be signing.)
- Full-colour artwork frontispiece printed on silk art stock & tipped into the front of the book
- Deluxe oversized trim size (to match our Gwendy’s Magic Feather limited edition)
- Printed on a heavy specialty acid-free paper stock reserved for high-end limited editions
- Bound in a deluxe material (to match our other Gwendy’s special limited editions) with coloured head and tail bands
- Hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
- Offset printed and bound with full-colour endpapers
- Sewn binding for increased durability
- Gorgeous wraparound dust jacket art by Vincent Sammy
- Featuring seven full-colour interior paintings printed on silk art stock and tipped into the book
- Sewn-in ribbon page marker
- Housed in a custom-made slipcase bound in the same deluxe material as the book and featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
- As New (Sealed)
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Gwendy's Final Task
When Gwendy Peterson was twelve, a mysterious stranger named Richard Farris gave her a mysterious box for safekeeping. It offered treats and vintage coins, but it was dangerous. Pushing any of its seven colored buttons promised death and destruction.
Years later, the button box entered Gwendy’s life again. A successful novelist and a rising political star, she was once again forced to deal with the temptation that box represented.
Now, evil forces seek to possess the button box and it is up to Senator Gwendy Peterson to keep it from them. At all costs. But where can you hide something from such powerful entities?
In Gwendy’s Final Task, “horror giants” (Publishers Weekly) Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take us on a journey from Castle Rock to another famous cursed Maine city to the MF-1 space station, where Gwendy must execute a secret mission to save the world. And, maybe, all worlds.
Reviews and Praise for the Gwendy trilogy:
"Man, I love this story! The whole thing just races and feels so right-sized and so scarily and sadly relevant. Loved the characters... and the sense of one little girl's connection to the whole world through this weird device. It all just sang."
— JJ Abrams
"Horror giants King (End of Watch) and Chizmar (A Long December) revisit one of King's most popular locales... (this) story packs quite a punch, and the only complaint readers will likely have is that it isn't longer."
— Publishers Weekly
"Where the story shines is in the universal questions it asks: how much of any of our lives is our own doing versus a result of intervention from an unseen force? And how much power do any of us have to save the world—or destroy it? Readers will eagerly devour this thought-provoking, satisfying tale, even as it leaves them unsettled."
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, crime, science-fiction, and fantasy novels. Described as the "King of Horror", a play on his surname and a reference to his high standing in pop culture, his books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 64 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his entire bibliography, such as the 2004 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2015, he was awarded with a National Medal of Arts from the U.S. National Endowment for the Arts for his contributions to literature.
RICHARD CHIZMAR is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author.
He is the co-author (with Stephen King) of the bestselling novella, Gwendy’s Button Box and the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than 35 anthologies and his short fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including multiple editions of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA’s Board of Trustee’s award.
Chizmar (in collaboration with Johnathon Schaech) has also written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, Showtime, NBC, and many other companies. He has adapted the works of many bestselling authors including Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Bentley Little.
Chizmar is also the creator/writer of the online website, Stephen King Revisited. His fourth short story collection, The Long Way Home, was published in 2019. With Brian Freeman, Chizmar is co-editor of the acclaimed Dark Screams horror anthology series published by Random House imprint, Hydra.
His latest book, The Girl on the Porch, was released in hardcover by Subterranean Press, and Widow’s Point, a chilling novella about a haunted lighthouse written with his son, Billy Chizmar, was recently adapted into a feature film.
Chizmar’s work has been translated into more than fifteen languages throughout the world, and he has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor.
- SST Publications
- Signed Limited Edition of 600
- Stephen King
- Richard Chizmar
- Gwendy's Final Task
This is a beautiful volume made more special as it is a limited edition from the UK. Very Fine Books offer special editions and unique books and sometimes from different countries. I have purchased a few of these very special editions and I am happy VFBs makes them available. As always this book arrived in perfect condition. It is slipcased and the art work is spectacular. I am delighted once again with this book.