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Cemetery Dance Announces Flight or Fright, A Horror Anthology Edited By Stephen King & Bev Vincent

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology published by Cemetery Dance, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

About the Book:

Stephen King hates to fly. Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you’re suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we’ll bet you’ve never thought of before… but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, “ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents… Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight.”

Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.

Table of Contents:

Introduction by Stephen King
Cargo by E. Michael Lewis
The Horror of the Heights by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet by Richard Matheson
The Flying Machine by Ambrose Bierce
Lucifer! by E.C. Tubb
The Fifth Category by Tom Bissell
Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds by Dan Simmons
Diablitos by Cody Goodfellow
Air Raid by John Varley
You Are Released by Joe Hill
Warbirds by David J. Schow
The Flying Machine by Ray Bradbury
Zombies on a Plane by Bev Vincent
They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl
Murder in the Air by Peter Tremayne
The Turbulence Expert by Stephen King
Falling by James L. Dickey
Afterword by Bev Vincent

A Note from Stephen King on the origins of Flight or Fright:

Well, we were sitting around at dinner before a screening of The Dark Tower in Bangor, and there were a lot of people who’d flown in for the big night. I mentioned that I hated flying, and the conversation turned to various airplane stories, some scary and some funny. I said there had never been a collection of flight-based horror stories, although I could think of several (including the Matheson and the Conan Doyle, which are in the book) about the terrors of flight. I said someone ought to do the book. Rich Chizmar said, “I would, in a heartbeat.” It took more than one heartbeat, but Flight or Fright is now a book. Bev Vincent, that incredible polymath, agreed to team with me as co-editor, and now the book—including several new stories, one by me and one by my son, Joe Hill—is an actual fact. Bev and I think it would make ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents.

A Note from Bev Vincent on the origins of Flight or Fright:

I was sitting next to Rich Chizmar in a Bangor restaurant when Steve came up to us with this idea for an anthology of horror stories involving flying. The fact that we were across the street from Bangor International Airport was especially apropos. Steve and I dug deep to come up with this collection of stories—some of them I’d read before but many of them I hadn’t. It was a delight to find tales by some of my favorite authors that fit the loose theme and also to be introduced to several new-to-me writers who had published some chilling tales. Then there’s the new stories by Steve and Joe Hill, both of which are terrific and disturbing contributions to this sub-genre. I spent 24 hours total on two flights to and from Japan while working on this project and I spent a lot of time…a LOT of time…thinking about all the things that might go wrong when I was 35,000 feet up hurtling through space at 500 mph in a torpedo with wings. Is it a little twisted that we hope this anthology makes a lot of other people equally nervous the next time they board a flight?

To be published as a trade hardcover edition:

-Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
-Retail price just $27.95

To be published as a Slipcased Hardcover Artist Edition:

-Each book hand-numbered and housed in a custom-made slipcase
-Personally signed by Bev Vincent and Cortney Skinner on a unique signature page
-Includes exclusive interior artwork by Cortney Skinner that does not appear in the trade edition
-Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Wrapped in a different full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by Cortney Skinner
-Limited one time printing of this special edition
-Retail price: $85

To be published as a Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition:

-This will be one of the most unique editions Cemetery Dance Publications has ever created
-Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies personally signed by Stephen King, Bev Vincent, and Cortney Skinner
-Housed in a custom-made box unlike anything we’ve ever produced before
-Printed on the same 80# acid-free archival quality paper we use for our high-end Stephen King Limited Editions
-Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
-Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-Printed and bound with deluxe marbled endpapers created exclusively for this edition
-Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-Limited one time printing of this special edition
-Retail price: $1500

The book is slated to be published on September 4, 2018 and can be ordered HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Intro To Alien Invasion Special Edition Book By Owen King, Mark Jude Poirier & Nancy Ahn

in this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an alien invasion on a college campus.

Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien invasion.

As space insects begin to burrow into students and staff, transforming them into slobbering, babbling monsters, a conglomeration of misfits must band together to prevent the infestation from spreading. Meanwhile, Stacey’s long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the students’ worst enemy.

Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism—mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture—this graphic novel is something different, a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary, realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

Published as a Signed Limited Edition Hardcover:

– Limited to just 500 signed and numbered copies
– Signed by both authors and the artist on a full color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price just $75

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Signed by both authors and the artist on a full color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
– Raised hubs on the spine
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $250

Order HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Signed Special Limited Edition of Tabitha’s King’s Caretakers

 

Cemetery Dance is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the signed special limited edition hardcover of Tabitha’s King’s classic novel, Caretakers.

Here is a synopsis of the book:

Torie Christopher was a member of the Maine aristocracy, reckless and willful, wed to a blue-blooded doctor, and enjoying all the pleasures and privileges of wealth and position. Joe Nevers was of the working class, married to a woman determined to keep him in his place, and with only his rock-hard strength and unbending pride to depend on for dignity. Now, in a night filled with all the phantoms of the past and all the shifting shapes of love, Torie and Joe have to strip bare the truth about themselves and their lives… for they share secrets no one else knows…

Published as a Hardcover Limited Edition:

– Limited to just 750 signed and numbered copies
– Personally signed by the author on a full-color signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with stylish endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $50

Published as a Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Custom gilded page edges dipped by hand
– Raised hubs on the spine
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $200

Order HERE.

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The Zombie Who Cried Human By Brian James Freeman & Glenn Chadbourne

Little Boy Zombie lives on a big farm just outside of ZomBeeTown with Mama Zombie, Papa Zombie, and Rex the Zombie Dog.

One day, while Mama Zombie and Papa Zombie are away, Boy Zombie is left in charge of the farm. But when he gets bored, he decides to play a prank on the citizens of ZomBeeTown. He yells toward town, “Humans here, humans here!” And everyone comes shambling to the farm to help.

When they discover they’ve been tricked, Boy Zombie is warned by his elders: “Don’t cry ‘humans’ when there are no humans!”

But will he learn his lesson in time?

The Zombie Who Cried Human is the first book in the “Little Gruesome” series from Brian James Freeman and Glenn Chadbourne, who are blending classic fables with modern storytelling techniques to entertain children and adults of all ages.

Available as a trade hardcover edition for $19 or a signed and slipcased limited edition for $65.

Order HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Signed Limited Edition of Strange Weather By Joe Hill 

Strange Weather represents a major Cemetery Dance Publications special event! These four short novels by #1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill will be published as four individual hardcover special editions housed together in a custom-made slipcase. Each volume will feature artwork by a different artist personally selected by the author to bring his vision to life and we’ll be unveiling their covers over the next few months! We’ve never published anything like this before and due to Joe Hill’s incredible popularity we expect these sets to sell very quickly.

These set collects four original and chilling novels, ingeniously wrought gems of terror by Joe Hill, the brilliantly imaginative, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman.

Snapshot will feature artwork by Gabriel Rodríguez
Rain will feature artwork by Ray Dillon
Loaded will feature artwork by Zach Howard
Aloft will feature artwork by Charles Paul Wilson III

“Snapshot” is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by “The Phoenician,” a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap.

A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump… and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in “Aloft.”

On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails—splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. “Rain” explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world.

In “Loaded,” a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.

Masterfully exploring classic literary themes through the prism of the supernatural, Strange Weather is a stellar collection from one of the most vibrant imaginations working in horror today.

Published as a Signed Limited Edition Set of four separate hardcovers housed in a slipcase:

– Limited to just 948 signed, slipcased, and numbered copies
– Snapshot will be personally signed by Joe Hill on a unique signature page; all four volumes will be signed by their respective artists
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Each book wrapped in a full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by the artist for that volume
– Limited one time printing of this special edition set
– Retail price $150 for the set

Order HERE.

Published as a Deluxe Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition Set of four separate hardcovers for one price:

– Limited to just 52 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather
– Snapshot will be personally signed by Joe Hill on a unique signature page; all four volumes will be signed by their respective artists
– Printed on 60# acid-free paper
– Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
– Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Bound with stylish endpapers and a sewn-in satin ribbon page marker
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Housed in a unique traycase designed to hold all four volumes securely
– Limited one time printing of this special edition
– Retail price $1000 for the set

Order HERE.

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Stephen King at 70: Cemetery Dance’s Richard Chizmar Hails The Master of The Macabre

Stephen King celebrates his 70th birthday on September 21st. In honor of the author’s milestone, Entertainment Weekly is presenting tributes to the man whose Constant Readers think of as “Uncle Steve.”

First up is Richard Chizmar, editor and publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine, and author of the short story collection A Long December. He and King have known each other for years, and they recently collaborated on the novella Gwendy’s Button Box.

Read his tribute HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Announces Sleeping Beauties Signed Oversized Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio

Cemetery Dance has made arrangements with Jana Heidersdorf to collect all of her artwork for their special edition of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King into one giant artwork portfolio, which she will be personally signing on a unique signature page. The signature page will be hand-numbered and these special artwork portfolios will never be reprinted or reissued.

Each piece of artwork will be printed on 11 inch by 14 inch sheets archival quality, acid free paper stock. The portfolio that holds and protects the artwork will be one of CD’s finest productions to date and will feature hot foil color stamping on the cover.

Cemetery Dance will only accept preorders for this item for the next two weeks and then the print run will be set in stone!

Order HERE for $95.

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Cemetery Dance To Publish Night Shift: The Deluxe Special Edition By Stephen King

This new book of stories from the author of Carrie, The Shining, and ‘Salem’s Lot is a chilling collection of strange imaginings, ghoulish twists, and diabolical terror. Stephen King, a modern master of the macabre, has brought together nineteen of his most unsettling short pieces—bizarre tales of dark doings and unthinkable acts from the twilight regions where horror and madness take on eerie, unearthly forms… where noises in the walls and shadows by the bed are always signs of something dreadful on the prowl.

The settings are familiar and unsuspected—a high school, a factory, a truck stop, a laundry, a field of Nebraska corn. But in Stephen King’s world and place can serve as devil’s ground… if the time of night is propitious and the forces of darkness are strong, and the victims are caught just slightly off guard.

In the ominous, frightening world of Stephen King there are things unimagined, almost unspeakable, working the Night Shift:

– Strange presences in Jerusalem’s Lot, a town abandoned for generations—and with good reason. No one who wanders there now, after the sun has set, ever comes back alive…

– And the hideous growths on the hands of a former astronaut—tiny round and yellow eyes popping through the skin, watching him, not liking what they see…

– And the mysterious little girl lost in a fierce Maine blizzard, calling out to her rescuers in a pitiful voice. But she walks on top of the deep, drifting snow—and she leaves no tracks…

– And the grim-faced children in a Midwest town where no one seems to live past the age of nineteen…
– And the vermin in the second sub-celler of the old mill—abandoned to darkness for a hundred years and now assuming shapes and sizes nature never intended them to take…

– And the giant folding and steam pressing machine in the Blue Ribbon Laundry—an impressive and reliable piece of equipment, until it got its first taste of human blood…

Special Features For This Deluxe Special Edition:

– A foreword by Stephen King
– An introduction by John D. MacDonald
– A brand new afterword by Stewart O’Nan
– Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing
– Printed on a heavy interior specialty paper stock
– Custom-made slipcase
– Wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by Mark Stutzman
– Twenty black and white interior illustrations by Chris Odgers
– Signature sheet artwork by Glenn Chadbourne
– High-quality endpapers and fine bindings
– Limited to 3,000 copies

Pre-order the book HERE for $95.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Announces Sleeping Beauties (Special Edition) By Stephen King & Owen King

Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to announce their Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King and Owen King’s collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties.

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, the authors tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place… The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

The exclusive Cemetery Dance Special Limited Edition will be published in three states, all of them printed in two colors and bound in fine materials, and there will be no second printings.

The manuscript for this epic novel was more than 800 pages, so this will be one of the largest books CD has ever published. This will be a HUGE book in more ways than one considering it is also the first novel ever co-written by Stephen King and Owen King! We recommend you do not wait to place your order because we suspect most of the copies will be reserved in record time.

Gift Edition Cover

Limited Edition Cover

Special Features Exclusive to the Collector’s Edition:

– Deluxe oversized design (7 inches X 10 inches) featuring two color interior printing
– Printed on a heavy interior specialty acid-free paper stock that is much thicker than the paper in a normal trade edition
– Featuring two colors of hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
– Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
– Deluxe bindings for all editions with colored head and tail bands
– Custom-made slipcase for the Gift Edition, custom-made traycase for the Signed Limited Edition, and hand-made traycase for the Deluxe Lettered Edition
– Epic wrap-around full color dust jacket artwork by Jana Heidersdorf
– A different full-color dust jacket for Signed Limited Edition
– Six to Eight full-color interior paintings by Jana Heidersdorf printed on a high-quality glossy stock and tipped into the book
– High-quality endpapers for all editions
– Full-color signature sheets in the signed editions
– Extremely collectible print run that is a tiny fraction of the print run of the trade hardcover edition from Scribner — and you will NOT find this edition in chain bookstores!

Published in three states:

Slipcased Oversized Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, and housed in a custom-made slipcase exclusive to this edition ($125)

Traycased Oversized Hardcover Signed Limited Edition of only 850 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a satin ribbon page marker and embossed endpapers, signed by Stephen King, Owen King, and Jana Heidersdorf, and housed in a custom-made traycase exclusive to this edition ($475)

Oversized Signed Hardcover Lettered Edition of only 52 illustrated copies printed in two colors and bound in two different fine materials with gilded page edges, imported endpapers, a satin ribbon page marker, signed by Stephen King, Owen King, and Jana Heidersdorf, and protected in a hand-made deluxe box ($2,500)

Pre-order the book HERE!

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Exciting News From Cemetery Dance

Cemetery Dance is excited to report that they will be publishing a special edition of Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King. The book will be published in three different deluxe editions. Details to come later this year.

CD will also be publishing a signed Limited Edition of Strange Weather by Joe Hill. This brand new novella collection from one of the finest young authors working in horror today will feature full-color artwork from four different artists handpicked by Joe and will be published in a unique format that will make Strange Weather one of Joe’s most collectible special editions ever.

The special edition of We’re All In This Together by Owen King is headed to the printer in the next month or so, and Cemetery Dance is already working on another special edition with Owen that will feature so much bonus material that the edition will be double the length of the trade edition.

More to come soon!

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