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Read An Exclusive Excerpt And See The Cover of Joe Hill’s Blazing Thriller The Fireman

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Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns, guest editor of the first Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy anthology, and offspring of a little-known writer named Stephen King, will release his new thriller, The Fireman, next May.

The Fireman sees the world suffering a global pandemic — but this isn’t your typical Contagion flu or World War Z zombie disease. When you’re affected with “Dragonscale,” as it’s colloquially known, lovely black and gold marks appear on your body — but eventually, you’ll burst into flames. The only afflicted person who hasn’t spontaneously combusted is a mysterious, iron-bar wielding figure called The Fireman, who has somehow taught himself to control the fire threatening to escape his body, and wanders the streets trying to save afflicted people from “Cremation Squads” who have taken it upon themselves to burn any black and gold-flecked people they see.

While The Fireman doesn’t hit shelves until May 17, 2016, Entertainment Weekly is thrilled to present the book’s cover reveal and a sneak peek at the prologue. To pre-order a signed first edition, click HERE, and to pre-order The Fireman in hardcover or e-book, head to HarperCollins. (Reprinted from Entertainment Weekly)

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Joe Hill’s By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain Broadside

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Today Subterranean Press announced a broadside of Joe Hill’s Ray Bradbury-inspired tale, By The Silver Water of Lake Champlain.

Copies are in stock, and ready to ship in the next two weeks. Copies will be shipped rolled, in a tube. In addition to hand signing each copy, Joe has adorned each with a small doodle near his signature.

This broadside measures 24 x 36, and features a very small print run for a Joe Hill limited edition. Click HERE to order.

Limited: 224 signed numbered copies: $60
Lettered: 26 signed lettered copies: $125

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Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key: Shades of Terror Adult Coloring Book

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From IDW Publishing in December. Color yourself a fan!

Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s wonder-filled world of Locke & Key produced gorgeous, detailed pages of comic book art… and the best of those illustrations is collected here for your coloring enjoyment! Written by Joe Hill with art by Gabriel Rodriguez.

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PS Publishing To Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts This Fall

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This Fall PS Publishing will release the 10th Anniversary Edition of Joe Hill’s 20th Century Ghosts. The 400 page collection is slated for October 2015. The cover, endpapers, slipcase and traycase art will be by Vincent Chong and the book will feature an introduction by Ramsey Campbell.

Editions:

– 26-copy lettered and traycased edition signed by Joe and artist Vinny Chong, plus the two directors of the short films (‘Abraham’s Boys’ directed by Dorothy L. Street; and ‘Pop Art’ directed by Amanda Boyle) included on DVD, priced at £495

– 200-copy edition signed by Joe and Vinny and housed in an illustrated slipcase priced at £125

– 774-copy unsigned trade edition priced at just £35 and housed in a plain material slipcase, split between alternative dustjacket, PPC and endpapers (thereby giving all the artwork if you purchase both).

On the regular unsigned edition, there will be four pieces of Vinny Chong’s stunning artwork. On the deluxe slipcased and traycased editions, there will be five pieces plus a set of seven cards bearing all of the Vinny Chong artwork.

For more information about the book or to place an order, please click HERE.

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Locke & Key Audible Adaptation Coming In October

Locke & Key, the award-winning comic book series created by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez will be released as an audio adaptation this Fall.

Audible Studios will be publishing the first graphic novel, adapted as an audio book with an all-star cast featuring 50 voice actors, and an original score.

It will be narrated by Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), with special appearances by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Kate Mulgrew (“Orange is the New Black”) and Hill’s father, Stephen King.

The audiobook will be free from October 5 to November 4, after which it’ll become a paid product in the Audible store.

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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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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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