The normal retail price of this limited edition (only 500 copies are being printed) Smythe-sewn book bound in black imitation leather and stamped in gold is $80 US. Pre-orders for the book will be $50.00 until October 31st (a little Halloween treat from the publisher). Starting November 1st, pre-orders will be $60.00 Payment is accepted online via the ever convenient Pay-pal)
The book will be approximately 770 pages long and feature more than fifty writers, including:
Barry Baldwin * Glynn Barrass * Skadi meic Beorh * R. Michael Burns * Ramsey Campbell * Robert W. Chambers * Fred Chappell * Rui Cruz * JG Faherty * Gary Fry *
The cover design (see image above) is an original work by Allen Koszowski. This is a particular treat because I first became a fan of Allen's artwork back in the mid 1990's when I was getting stories, poems and reviews published in a wonderful horror magazine called Crossroads: Where Evil Dwells (edited by the wonderful Pat Neilsen) Allen's artwork often graced the cover and occasionally appeared alongside my writing. Allen's style always reminded me a bit of Steve Ditko, the artist who, along with Stan-Lee immortalized Spider-Man.
Given that I'm a giant book nerd and being able to read an entire giant anthology of stories featuring with two of my favourite things (books and horror) thrills me to no end, this week I'm counting how excited I am to know this book will soon exist as well as how very fortunate I am to simply be a part of this limited collector's edition book.