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Subterranean Press Announces Signed Limited Edition of Joe Hill’s Full Throttle

Subterranean Press announces the signed limited edition of Joe Hill’s major new collection, Full Throttle, which will be designed and illustrated by Dave McKean. The edition will be printed and illustrated in two colors throughout on 80# Finch, with an 8×8 trim size, and housed in a foil-stamped slipcase.

About the Book:

The book you are holding is Joe Hill’s first short story collection since 2005’s 20thCentury Ghosts. It’s been a long time between volumes, but the wait is finally over. Full Throttle is quite simply a stunning collection, filled to overflowing with wonders, terrors, and pure narrative magic. It is the work of a profoundly gifted writer who has come fully—and memorably—into his own.

Full Throttle contains thirteen stories and novellas, along with extensive story notes and an illuminating introduction that explores the various influences that have shaped its authors life and work. The stories themselves encompass an impressive assortment of settings, ideas, and emotions. Each story, without exception, is a meticulously crafted gem. 

Many of these stories concern journeys—some of them brief, some more extensive—that lead to unexpected, frequently lethal destinations. In “Wolverton Station,” an American executive boards a British train and finds himself faced with impossible—but very real—horrors. “Faun” takes its privileged protagonists through a “little door” that connects our world to. . . somewhere else. “Late Returns,” a gently affecting story with just a touch of Jack Finney, offers a fictional meditation on time, mortality, and the enduring importance of books. “Throttle,” the first of two notable collaborations, tells of an imperiled outlaw biker gang and offers a brilliant riff on the Richard Matheson classic, “Duel.” A second collaboration, “In The Tall Grass,” follows a brother and sister off a lonely state highway and into the high weeds of an occult wilderness, where time and space have come apart, and only the mad can survive. In the closing story, “You Are Released,” a plane bound for Boston takes an abrupt detour through the geopolitical horrors of our age.

Taken both individually and together, these stories show us a writer in full, mature command of his considerable gifts. Full Throttle is, of course, a dark, unsettling book, but it is also a good deal more. Each story is filled with grace notes. Each is marked by compassion, empathy, and an underlying decency that lends an emotional weight to every page. These stories may have been a long time coming, but—like their author—they’re here to stay. Full Throttle is a gift to Joe Hill’s many readers, and a treasure trove of story worth returning to over and over again.

Table of Contents:

– Introduction: Who’s Your Daddy?
– Throttle (with Stephen King)
– Dark Carousel
– Wolverton Station
– By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain
– Faun
– Late Returns
– All I Care About is You
– Thumbprint
– The Devil on the Staircase
– Twittering from the Circus of the Dead
– Mums
– In the Tall Grass (with Stephen King)
– You Are Released
– Story Notes and Acknowledgments
– About the Author

The numbered edition will be fully-designed and illustrated by Dave McKean, and printed on a premium paper, bound in cloth, and housed in a custom slipcase. The book can be pre-ordered HERE for $175.

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Subterranean Press Announces The Girl On The Porch By Richard Chizmar

Subterranean Press announces a new novella, The Girl on the Porch, by New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar.

From New York Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar, author of Gwendy’s Button Box (with Stephen King) and The Long Way Home, comes a thriller that will forever change the way you look at your neighbors and best friends…

When the Tuckers’ next door neighbor mentions someone rang their doorbell late the previous night, Sarah and Kenny Tucker check their home’s security camera and discover something shocking: the doorbell ringer also visited their house and it wasn’t a teenager playing a prank, but instead a terrified young woman with a shackle hanging from her right wrist. She anxiously pressed the doorbell again and again, glancing over her shoulder as if someone was coming for her, before giving up and taking off into the dark.

Almost overnight, she becomes known as The Girl on the Porch—and she’s everywhere. There are updates on all the local networks, national coverage on CNN and Fox News, and the video goes viral on social media. Before long, everyone has seen the harrowing security camera footage.

Kenny and Sarah figure it’s only a matter of time before someone recognizes the woman, but as the days pass and no one comes forward, odd things begin to transpire around the Tucker family: a man intensely watches them at a restaurant and then vanishes, fresh footprints appear in the garden next to their house where no one should have been, a neighbor’s pet is viciously killed and mutilated, and a mysterious man has started following their daughter Natalie…

A rollercoaster ride of compelling twists and turns, The Girl on the Porch demonstrates why Stephen King says Richard Chizmar’s writing is “powerful” and Robert McCammon calls his work “hard-hitting, spooky, suspenseful, harrowing, and heartbreaking.”

The book will be limited to 1,500 signed copies and cost $35. You can order it HERE.

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Subterranean Press To Release The 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life


First published to universal acclaim in 1991, Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life went on to win both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards for Best Novel. It’s not hard to see why. Twenty-five years after its initial appearance, this elegiac account of small town life in the American South remains as absorbing and universally relevant as ever.

Boy’s Life takes place in the lost world of Zephyr, Alabama in 1964. Its narrator/hero. Cory Mackenson, is an eleven-year-old boy about to encounter the mysteries lying beneath the surface of everyday life. At the heart of those mysteries is a brutal, inexplicable murder. An unidentified man—strangled, beaten, and handcuffed to the wheel of his car—plunges into Saxon Lake, as Cory and his horrified father look on. The murder will come to haunt them both in unimaginable ways.

Set against that violent act is a marvelously rendered account of a community, a family, and a way of life. Boy’s Life is at once a closely observed portrait of day-to-day life in Zephyr—a town with more than its share of eccentric personalities—and a meditation on the power and persistence of magic. It is a book in which the quotidian realities—school, family, economic hardships—co-exist with an assortment of impossible but equally real elements: a ghost car driven by a ghostly driver, a monster that lives in the local river, a dog that returns, strangely altered, from the dead…

Beautifully written and astonishingly moving, Boy’s Life is itself a piece of working magic that celebrates the magic in ordinary things, such as love, work, friendship, and play. Like this sumptuous new 25th anniversary edition, it is a work of permanent value that will continue to speak, with undiminished clarity, to future generations of readers.

The Subterranean Press edition of Boy’s Life will be oversize, with a jaw-dropping wraparound dust jacket and eight interior color plates by David Ho.

Limited to 474 signed numbered hardcover copies and housed in a custom slipcase, you can pre-order this very special edition HERE for $125. The book will be released this summer.

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


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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The Signed Limited Edition of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows Is Now Available From Subterranean Press

The signed limited edition of Crown of Shadows, the third installment in Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s groundbreaking comic series Locke & Key, is in stock and shipping from Subterranean Press.

Crown of Shadows, the third installment of the award-winning Locke & Key series, co-credits writer Hill and illustrator Rodriguez as “storytellers,” and it’s an apt designation, shown by the seamlessness with which the text and art interact. They are one of the best storytelling teams in comics. After the completion of Crown of Shadows in 2011, both Hill and Rodriguez were nominated for Eisner awards-Best Writer (won by Hill) and Best Penciller/Inker, respectively, and the comic was nominated for Best Continuing Series.

The Subterranean Press edition of Crown of Shadows will include not only the entire graphic novel, but also the scripts for each issue.

The limited edition will include all of the scripts for the miniseries, original full-color endsheets by Gabriel Rodriguez, and a full-color dust jacket by Vincent Chong.

Limited: 250 signed, numbered copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $250

Lettered: 26 signed, lettered copies, housed in a custom traycase, with an original sketch by Gabriel Rodriguez matted in the case: $500


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Cover For The Subterranean Press Special Edition of Stephen King’s The Shining


Here is the cover for the Subterranean Press Special Limited Edition of Stephen King’s The Shining.

The dust jacket and interior illustrations were renedered by Vincent Chong and the book will also include a signature page illustration by Dagmara Matuszak.

For a limited time, those who preorder the gift edition of The Shining direct from Subterranean Press will also receive a bonus chapbook of Vincent Chong’s rough sketches.

The Gift Edition will have a print run of 1500 deluxe hardcover copies which will be housed in a custom slipcase for $95. The book is due in November 2013.

Here is a sample of the interior art.


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