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“The Straw Men is brilliantly written and scary as hell. Be the first on your block to stay up all night with this one; it’s a masterpiece.”
— Stephen King
About the Book:
In Montana, a man attends the funeral of his parents, ostensibly killed in a car crash.
In Los Angeles, a fifteen-year-old girl is abducted by a man assumed dead.
These events are linked by the fact that in both there is something missing. As there is in so much of the world, for so much of the time.
What’s missing is a secret, something which strikes at the heart of what it is to be human. What it is that makes us this way…
This Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive special Limited Edition includes a long introduction by the author, scans of the author’s writing notebooks, and much more!
Special Features Exclusive to this Special Collector’s Edition:
• deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches)
• high-quality endpapers and fine bindings for both editions
• bonus features including a long introduction by the author and scans of the author’s writing notebooks
• extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the MILLIONS of copies of this novel you’ve seen in bookstores — and you will NOT find our edition in chain bookstores!
An all-original horror anthology set in the world of Clive Barker’s cult film masterpiece, Nightbreed, and including stories by Seanan McGuire, Amber Benson, Karl Alexander, Nancy Holder, and more!
Clive Barker’s Nightbreed has been controversial since the moment it was released in a version edited by the studio and roundly condemned by Barker, who wrote and directed the film. A virtually instant cult film, Nightbreed–based on Barker’s novella, Cabal–was nominated for three Saturn Awards and won several prizes at European film festival.
The impact of Nightbreed goes beyond the screen; along with Cabal and Barker’s seminal The Books of Blood, it has inspired many horror writers, some of whom have gathered in this tribute anthology.
Midian Unmade tells the stories of the Nightbreed after the fall of their city, Midian. Driven from their homes, their friends and family members slain before their eyes, the monsters become a mostly-hidden diaspora. Some are hunted; others, hunters. Some seek refuge. Others want revenge.
Contributors to Midian Unmade include: Karl Alexander, author of the classic novel Time After Time; actor, writer, and director Amber Benson (Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer); New York Times bestselling author Nancy Holder; Hugo and John W. Campbell Award-winner Seanan McGuire; Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse, David J. Schow, winner of the World Fantasy Award, writer of the screenplay for The Crow; New York Times bestselling writer Stephen Woodworth; and many more–23 stories in all.
With an introduction by Clive Barker, this is an outstanding collection of original horror short stories in a dazzling variety of styles.
THE DEATH OF A HORROR WRITER Ty Schwamberger Cover art © by Vincent Sammy Cover art © by Vincent Sammy Within this tome you will find the ramblings of horror writer, Ty Schwamberger. From his troubled soul, he spent years unleashing macabre tales filled with monsters and killers upon the world. Then, one day, those thoughts got the best of him. The anger in which he fed to write these nasty stories came bubbling up from deep inside and he could no longer keep the demons at bay. That’s when the light went out. Fortunately, for us, he left behind a handful of blood-soaked pages: A cautionary tale of what it takes to be part of his beloved horror genre. Among those dark, drenched pages you will find his only unpublished novella House Call, which will never be seen again. Those pages have been printed here and tell us the tale of . . . The Death of a Horror Writer. The End is the New Beginning.
© Ty Schwamberger Foreword by Paul Fry Introduction by Ann Laymon Interior Illustrations by Vincent Sammy (limitation page sketch) & Ade Barrett (House Call illustrations) Title Details: Publisher: Short, Scary Tales Publications Subject: Nonfiction / Fiction (House Call) Release Date: December 31, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-909640-16-0, Limited Hardcover Edition, First Edition, 6.5 x 9.5 inches, 336 pages. Here are the details of our limited hardcover edition: Limited to only 125 copies worldwide Signed & hand-numbered by the author Cloth bound with a four-colour laminated dust jacket Gold foil stamping on the spine Printed on acid-free paper SST Publications have the worldwide exclusive rights so you will never see this book published by anyone else. And, we will never do a second printing or release a paperback, eBook or any other edition.
For the past two weeks I’ve been setting up my home library. Not all the shelving is done at this point, but folks have been wanting more photos so here you go.