Personally Signed By All Twenty-two Contributors and Limited To Only 200
SIGNED BY SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN LITERATURE, INCLUDING STEPHEN KING, JOE HILL, PETER STRAUB, NEIL GAIMAN, CLIVE BARKER, AND HARLAN ELLISON.
Northborough, MA. Earthling Publications 2010. "The Very Best of Best New Horror" Signed Limited Edition of only 200 produced. This is number 119 of 200. First Impression. Edited by Stephen Jones. Slipcased collector's edition. Introduction by Ramsey Campbell. Cover art by Edward Miller. Personally signed by 22 contributors, including Stephen King, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, and Harlan Ellison. A lovely copy in fine condition.
Edited by Stephen Jones
"First Printing, First Printing December 2010" as required on the copyright page.
About the book
For the past twenty years, the annual Best New Horror series has been the major showcase for superior short stories and novellas of horror and dark fantasy. Edited by Stephen Jones, the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award and International Horror Guild Award-winning series has published more than 450 stories by around 200 of the genre's most famous and acclaimed authors, as well as those newcomers who are just starting out on their careers.
To celebrate the anthology's twentieth anniversary, the editor has selected from each volume one story that he considers to be the "best" for reasons explained in his historical introduction to each tale. As a result, some of horror's biggest names are represented, including Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Harlan Ellison, Brian Lumley and Neil Gaiman, along with newer writers such as Joe Hill, Glen Hirshberg, Mark Samuels and Terry Lamsley. With a unique Introduction by Ramsey Campbell, and an indispensable Index detailing the entire contents of the series over all twenty volumes, The Very Best of Best New Horror is a tribute to the world's premier annual anthology of contemporary horror fiction.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- EDITOR'S FOREWORD Stephen Jones
- INTRODUCTION: BETTERING THE BEST Ramsey Campbell
- NO SHARKS IN THE MED Brian Lumley
- THE MAN WHO DREW CATS Michael Marshall Smith
- THE SAME IN ANY LANGUAGE Ramsey Campbell
- NORMAN WISDOM AND THE ANGEL OF DEATH Christopher Fowler
- MEFISTO IN ONYX Harlan Ellison
- THE TEMPTATION OF DR STEIN Paul J. McAuley
- QUEEN OF KNIVES Neil Gaiman
- THE BREAK Terry Lamsley
- EMPTINESS SPOKE ELOQUENT Caitlín R Kiernan
- MR. CLUBB AND MR. CUFF Peter Straub
- WHITE Tim Lebbon
- THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT: ANNO DRACULA, 1981 Kim Newman
- CLEOPATRA BRIMSTONE Elizabeth Hand
- 20TH CENTURY GHOST Joe Hill
- THE WHITE HANDS Mark Samuels
- MY DEATH Lisa Tuttle
- HAECKEL'S TALE Clive Barker
- DEVIL'S SMILE Glen Hirshberg
- THE CHURCH ON THE ISLAND Simon Kurt Unsworth
- THE NEW YORK TIMES AT SPECIAL BARGAIN RATES Stephen King
- INDEX TO TWENTY YEARS OF BEST NEW HORROR
From the publisher
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Limited edition books have a specific, stated print run - a print run much smaller than industry standards (almost always no higher than 1000 copies). They often have a limitation page, or tip sheet, signed by the author and/or contributors and bearing a statement of limitation. Numbered and lettered editions are types of limited editions. A numbered edition means that each book will be individually numbered from 1 to the maximum number; for example, books from a numbered edition of 500 copies will be numbered 1, 2, 3... 499, 500. Likewise, books from a lettered edition are each assigned a unique letter; some publishers go beyond 26 copies to 52 lettered copies, so books are lettered A through ZZ. Earthling will most likely never go beyond 26 copies, as lettered editions are supposed to be the smallest, most collectible state of a book, and we believe going beyond 26 copies somewhat defeats the purpose of making a book collectible. All Earthling books are hand numbered or lettered.
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- Earthling Publications
- Signed Limited Edition
- Hardcover with dust-jacket
- Stephen Jones
- Harlan Ellison
- Stephen King
- Joe Hill
- Peter Straub
- Neil Gaiman
- Clive Barker