Category Archives: Joe Hill

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor—a leading writer in the field—then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

Now, with Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, series editor John Joseph Adams will curate a new anthology series that will demonstrate what science fiction and fantasy literature is capable of—that will demonstrate that science fiction and fantasy is more than just retreads of Star Trek and Star Wars, that it is the genre of Flowers for Algernon and Fahrenheit 451, of The Man in the High Castle, The Book of the New Sun, and A Canticle for Leibowitz, that it is the genre of Wild Seed and The Left Hand of Darkness, and of Little, Big and The Sparrow and Dhalgren.

Fans of the genres know that the finest science fiction and fantasy is on par with the finest works of literature in any genre, and the goal of this anthology series is to prove it.

The 2015 volume will collect the best material published in 2014, selected by series editor John Joseph Adams and guest editor Joe Hill.

The 320 page softcover book will be released on October 6, 2015 and can be pre-ordered HERE.

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Horns Blu-ray Due On January 6, 2015

RADiUS, The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay films will be releasing Alexandre Aja’s Horns, based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, on Blu-ray and DVD on January 6, 2015.

Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) is the number one suspect for the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses–an effective tool in his quest to discover what happened to his girlfriend and exact revenge on her killer.

The Blu-ray will include:

– 2.39:1, 1080p Video
– DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English
– The Making of Horns

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Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1

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Named a “modern masterpiece” by The A.V. Club, the crticially-acclaimed series Locke & Key by Joe Hill takes on new life in a reformatted hardcover collection. The Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 features the first two story arcs, “Welcome to Lovecraft” and “Headgames,” with all-new cover art and design by co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez.

Locke & Key Master Edition Volume 1 ($50) will be released on March 3, 2015.

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IDW Releases The Joe Hill Treasure Box

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Each IDW Limited Treasure Box will featured a curated set of items worth well-more than their cost on the site. The Joe Hill Treasure Box will be priced at $95 and limited to just 24 sets.

Each Box is hand-stenciled and contains:

– 3 Hardcover Books

– 1 Skelton Crew Locke & Key replica key

– 1 Signed comic from author, Joe Hill

– 1 Piece of original art from artist, Rafa Garres

More information can be found HERE.

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Horns Teaser Trailer Based On The Bestselling Novel By Joe Hill

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Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Hill and directed by Alexandre Aja, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance, that follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple).

Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses — an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.

The film will be released appropriately on Halloween 2014.

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My Office

Superman needs his Fortress of Solitude and Batman has the Bat Cave. We all need a favorite space to relax, reflect, write, read a book, watch a movie or showcase a favorite collectible or souvenir.

Maybe it’s a game room, library or secret space hidden by a moveable bookcase that leads to a man cave.

I’ve always been curious what curios J.J. Abrams keeps close by, what books fill Stephen King’s shelves, what collectibles does Patton Oswald possess, what artwork lines Jim Lee’s walls, how many toys fill John Lasseter’s Pixar office and what movie memorabilia does Steven Spielberg showcase? Perhaps someday I will find out!

The answers would reflect the owner’s personality, interests, accomplishments, etc. Equally as fascinating to me would be how the items were displayed.

So, I thought I would let you into my world and show you my office and give you the nickel tour.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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Some of my prized collectibles are an original Batman ink commission by Brazilian artist, Rafael Grampa (I also have his Batman Black & White statue), a signed Adam West Batman photo, a signed Drew Struzan Stephen King Dark Tower print and a series of Jock letterpress Batman prints signed by the artist.

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A fun 3D light up replica of Iron Man’s mask appears to be bursting through my wall.

I also collect posters, many of which are from MONDO, a boutique art gallery based in Austin Texas. They release limited print runs of pop culture posters that are lovingly rendered by amazing artists. Some of my cherished prints are based on the Universal Monster movies by Francesco Francavilla, Star Wars by Tyler Stout and The Incredibles by Tom Whalen. Another favorite piece is my Batman Rogues Gallery print set by Olly Moss; With only a few simple brush strokes the UK artist cleverly captures the essence of the Joker, Poison Ivy and the Riddler.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain eBook By Joe Hill Due On April 29, 2014

On April 29, 2014 author Joe Hill will release his short story, “By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain” on eBook.

The 100 page story originally appeared in the book, “Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury” in 2012 and is described as a tale of childhood imagination, squabbling, parental disinterest and dinosaurs that manages to be science fiction, fantasy and reality tale all at the same time.

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Locke & Key Hardcover Slipcase Available On February 5, 2014

If you are like me then you have read, relished and collected the IDW hardcover editions of Joe Hill’s and Gabriel Rodriguez’s graphic novel masterpiece Locke & Key

The 5 published books are lonely on your shelf desperately waiting for the release of the final edition in February.

How about dressing your collection up? The Locke & Key hardcover slipcase ($40) includes a Volume 6: Alpha & Omega hardcover and a cardboard spacer where the other 5 editions will reside.

It’s in stores on February 5, 2014 the same day as Vol. 6 without the slipcase. The award-winning series has come to an end and now it will get the bookshelf treatment it deserves.

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Available Today: Wolverton Station An eBook Short Story From Joe Hill

Available today, you can download a new eBook short story from Joe Hill called Wolverton Station.

The 100 page story is described as follows:

“Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm. But his train north just made an unexpected stop to let on some passengers straight out of the worst kind of fairy tale. Now he’s up to his ankles in blood and finding out just what it really means to live in a dog-eat-dog world…”

The entire first draft was written on various trains, while Hill was in England touring for his novel Horns.

You can purchase the short story for $0.99 HERE and it’s compatible with tablets and eReaders from Apple, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Google, Kobo and Sony.

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HO-HO-HOS4A2: A Holiday Party For Joe Hill At River Run Bookstore On December 12, 2013

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Naughty or nice, you’re invited to RiverRun Bookstore to celebrate Christmasland and Joe Hill

On Thursday December 12, 2013 from 7-9PM there will be readings by special guests Jason Ciaramella, Christopher Golden and James Patrick Kelly, as well as a raffle and refreshments, and more. And of course, the King of Christmasland himself – Joe Hill!

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Tickets are $20 and include a paperback copy of the holiday edition of NOS4A2. (If you already have it, you can trade it in for store credit.) Purchase tickets here. Please note that the event is 18+.

RiverRun Bookstore
142 Fleet Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-2100

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