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Suntup Editions Reveals Fahrenheit 451 Jacket Cover Art By Michael Whelan

Suntup Editions has some exciting news to share with those who have purchased the Artist Gift edition of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and for those who haven’t there are still a few available for purchase HERE.

You may know artist Michael Whelan from the incredible work he has created for book covers over the past 30+ years. Fans of our Covers Collection will undoubtedly know him for his iconic first edition cover art for Stephen King’s The Gunslinger.

For the Suntup edition of Fahrenheit 451, Whelan spent a long time researching the book. He read the novel several times, looked at as many previous jacket covers as he could find, and then subsequently spent many months  creating this painting.

As part of his study, there was a sentence from the novel which he focused on the most. It was a description of Captain Beatty’s slicker.

“…his massive black slicker flapping out behind, so that he seemed a great black bat flying above the engine…”

He took this as representative of what all the firemen wore because elsewhere the author describes all firemen as looking alike.

This description, along with Whelan’s vision of the firefighter’s military greatcoat as a symbol of dark and unforgiving governmental authority, combine to create what we believe is one of the most stunning covers of this book to date.

The Artist Gift edition of Fahrenheit 451 is $95, and is housed in a printed paper covered slipcase. The edition includes an introduction by Neil Gaiman, six full color illustrations by Julia Griffin, Ray Bradbury’s short story The Pedestrian and his novella The Fireman, which later evolved into Fahrenheit 451, and a 77-page bonus section on the history, context and criticism of the novel edited by Jonathan R. Eller. All copies are signed by Michael Whelan and Julia Griffin.

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Suntup Editions To Release The Dark Half (U.K.) Covers Collection Print By Paul Bryn Davies 

Suntup Editions will release the third of seven stunning covers by British artist Paul Bryn Davies. The first two releases were IT and Misery, and now Suntup Editions will offer the art that appeared on the 1st U.K. hardcover edition of The Dark Half.

Stephen King wrote several books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman in the 1970s and 1980s. When it was revealed that King and Bachman were one and the same, he wrote The Dark Half, a novel about an author with a sinister parasitic twin, in part as a response to the outing. Hailed as “wondrously frightening” (Publisher’s Weekly) upon its release in October 1989, The Dark Half became a #1 bestseller. Unlike the 1st U.S. edition which featured a photograph on its cover, Constant Readers in the U.K. were treated to Paul Bryn Davies fantastic artwork depicting the mock gravestone of Thad Beaumont’s nom de plume, George Stark. Now his art can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text as a beautiful giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Davies, who has also created one of the best remarques in the series. Usually, remarques are reserved only for the first 20 large print subscribers, but Davies decided to also remarque the first 20 small prints.

Get more info and order HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release Limited Edition of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

This year marks the Centennial of Ray Bradbury’s birth, and to celebrate the life and work of this beloved and visionary author, Suntup Editions is delighted to announce a fine press limited edition of Fahrenheit 451.

Ray Bradbury

Highly regarded as Ray Bradbury’s masterpiece, Fahrenheit 451 depicts a dystopian society in which all books are outlawed and burned. The novel follows the personal evolution and journey of Guy Montag, from a fireman for whom it is a pleasure to burn books, to a man disillusioned with the censoring of knowledge and dedicated to the preservation of literature.

In a 1956 interview, Bradbury said, “I wrote this book at a time when I was worried about the way things were going in this country four years ago. Too many people were afraid of their shadows; there was a threat of book burning. Many of the books were being taken off the shelves at that time.”

Bradbury has also described the book as a commentary on resistance to conformity, and how mass media can create a lack of interest in reading literature.

Though considered one of the greatest science-fiction novels of all time, much of Fahrenheit 451 has become science-fact. The novel predicted earbud headphones, flatscreen televisions, and 24-hour banking machines.

In 1954, Fahrenheit 451 won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature and the Commonwealth Club of California Gold Medal. It later won the Prometheus “Hall of Fame” Award in 1984, and a “Retro” Hugo Award in 2004, one of only seven Best Novel “Retro” Hugo Awards ever given.

Suntup Editions will release limiteds edition of Fahrenheit 451 in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist Gift editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature six full color illustrations by Julia Griffin, as well as an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman, which originally appeared in the 50th Anniversary edition. The Artist Gift edition features an illustrated dust jacket by Michael Whelan.

Neil Gaiman

Also included is a 77-page bonus section on the history, context and criticism of the novel edited by Jonathan R. Eller; as well as Bradbury’s short story The Pedestrian and his novella The Fireman, which later evolved into Fahrenheit 451. The Lettered and Numbered editions are signed by Neil Gaiman, Julia Griffin and Jonathan R. Eller. The Artist Gift edition is signed by Julia Griffin and Michael Whelan.

Lettered Edition

Covers

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies for sale and is a full goatskin binding. The edition provides a retrospective look at the publishing history of the novel. Each of the 26 copies feature a different original book cover, burned and encased behind an acrylic panel which is affixed to the front cover with stainless steel screws. Covers are allocated to orders randomly. The spine is hot stamped and endsheets are hand marbled. The edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine, and is housed in a quarter leather clamshell enclosure with Italian cloth boards.

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition is limited to 250 copies for sale and is quarter bound in Italian cloth with decorative French marbled paper covers. The spine is hot foil stamped, and the edition is printed letterpress on Mohawk Superfine. The top edge is gilded in copper and the edition is housed in a dual cloth covered slipcase with hot foil stamping on the spine. Publication price: $2,950. Publication price: $595.

Artist Gift Edition

The Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by multiple award-winning artist Michael Whelan. It is a full cloth smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket. The edition is printed offset, and is housed in a printed paper-covered slipcase. The edition is signed by Julia Griffin and Michael Whelan. Publication price: $95.

Illustrations By Julia Griffin

Scheduled for publication in the Summer of 2020, you can get more information or pre-order the books HERE.

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Suntup Editions To Release Skeleton Crew UK First Edition Print By Steve Crisp

This month, Suntup Editions presents the first of three iconic covers from British artist Steve Crisp. This artwork which graced the first U.K. hardcover edition of Skeleton Crew is their latest addition to The Covers Collection.

While Stephen King’s first collection, Night Shift, featured only short stories, his second collection, Skeleton Crew, was a more versatile outing that included a novella (“The Mist”), poetry (“Paranoid: A Chant,” “For Owen”), and even some of his earliest writings (“Here There Be Tygers”). 

Published in June 1985 in the US by Putman and in the UK by MacDonald & Co, artist Steve Crisp’s frightful skeleton-reaper with upturned tarot cards was an instant fan favorite featured exclusively on the U.K. 1st edition cover. Now this iconic artwork can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text, as a beautifully printed giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Crisp. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine– Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: March 1, 2020
Available for Pre-Order: February 15, 2020

Large Size: 18″ x 24″
Small Size: 12″ x 17″

Order HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces Signed Limited Edition of Red Dragon By Thomas Harris

Today Suntup Editions announced the Fall 2020 publication of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Hailed by critics as “gruesome, graphic, and all too realistic,” Red Dragon by Thomas Harris was first published in 1981 and marked a turning point in the way crime novels were written.

The first novel in Harris’s widely acclaimed Hannibal series, Red Dragon added a sense of realism to the crime novel while injecting it with a heavy dose of horror. Harris took criminology classes to prepare for the novel, while working closely with FBI Behavioral Science agents. His extensive research was poured into creating one of the most iconic villains in history: Hannibal Lecter.

In Red Dragon, former FBI profiler Will Graham comes out of retirement to apprehend a serial killer known as “The Tooth Fairy,” but to do so he must enlist the help of Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer with whom he has a dark past.

Harris writes his villains with a profound complexity. This, combined with his attention to the detail of FBI and police operations, added harrowing realism to his novel, and to the genre itself. The success of Red Dragon would lead to two sequels and a prequel in the Hannibal series. In 2002, the book was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Edward Norton, directed by Brett Ratner. This is the first signed limited edition of the novel.

About The Editions:

The signed limited edition of Red Dragon by Thomas Harris is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Artist Gift editions. The editions measure 6” x 9” and feature eight full color illustrations by Jason Mowry.

Lettered Edition ($2,700):

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is bound in embossed hornback ruby hide. Endsheets are hand marbled and the edition is printed two color throughout on Strathmore Pastelle paper. The clamshell enclosure is covered in Japanese cloth with a laser-cut acrylic clasp and a foil-stamped spine label. The edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Jason Mowry.

Numbered Edition ($475):

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is bound in a luxurious Japanese iridescent cloth with a blind stamped cover. Endsheets are decorative marbled paper from France and the edition is printed two color throughout on Mohawk Superfine. The slipcase enclosure is covered in a unique brocade kimono fabric with a brilliant metallic sheen. The edition is signed by Thomas Harris and Jason Mowry.

Artist Gift Edition ($65):

The Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies with a dust jacket illustrated by Jason Mowry. It is a full cloth, smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and illustrated endsheets. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket, and is signed by Jason Mowry. The edition is housed in an embossed slipcase.

More info HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger Covers Collection Print By Steve Stone

Suntup Editions announces The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger as their latest addition to The Covers Collection. This beautiful cover art from Steve Stone is the first in a series of four prints from the artist’s work on the 2003 Viking re-release of The Dark Tower series.

The Gunslinger (inspired by the Robert Browning poem, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”) was first published in hardback by Donald M. Grant in 1982, a collection of the five serialized stories Stephen King had previously published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from October 1978 to November 1981. This was the beginning of a series of books that would become known as The Dark Tower, winning the hearts of Constant Readers for decades to come.

On June 23, 2003, Viking released a new version of the book, revised by Stephen King and including a new introduction from the author. The digital cover art by Steve Stone became instantly iconic, and was subsequently used for various other formats of the book’s release. Now this stunning depiction of Roland can be enjoyed for the first time without cover text, as a gorgeously printed giclée print.

All prints are hand-signed by Steve Stone. Exclusively available through Suntup Editions for your private collection, and limited to just 50 signed copies per size, worldwide.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and – 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.
– Release Date: December 1, 2019
– Available for Pre-Order: November 15, 2019

Large Size: 16.5″ x 24″($175)
Small Size: 11″ x 17″ ($100)

Order HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces The Fine Press Limited Edition of The Time Machine By H.G. Wells

Suntup Editions announces the upcoming publication of a fine press limited edition of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Considered the greatest science-fiction novel of all time, The Time Machine is a seminal moment in the history of English literature.

The Time Machine will mark the first in a three-book set of H.G. Wells novels. The H.G. Wells Collection will also include The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds. These editions are uniquely crafted and designed to breathe new life into some of the greatest stories ever told. Additionally, each book includes special curated bonus material to create a truly unique set of these beloved novels. Each book may be purchased individually during their respective pre-order periods, or you may pre-pay for the complete set now and lock in the current pricing. Purchasing the set up-front also guarantees matching numbers and/or letters, and a discount of 10% is applied to the set.

 

This edition of The Time Machine is limited to two hundred & eighty-one copies, and is presented in three states: Lettered, Numbered and Roman Numeral. The edition measures 6” x 9” and includes six ink illustrations by Florian Bertmer, as well as an exclusive introduction by Simon Wells, great-grandson of H.G. Wells, and director of the 2002 film adaptation.

The edition includes “The Chronic Argonauts,” an 1888 short story by H.G. Wells which the author refers to as, “the original draft of what became The Time Machine.” Also included is the long-lost eleventh chapter, “The Grey Man,” published during the novel’s serialization in the January to May issues of The New Review, excised from the first book edition published later that year. 

More info HERE.

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Suntup Editions Announces Misery UK Covers Collection Print By Paul Bryn Davies

Suntup Editions announces their second print by artist Paul Bryn Davies in The Covers Collection. Last year, they had the honor of including Paul’s art from the first edition U.K. paperback cover of IT. This month, Suntup brings you his cover art from the first edition U.K. paperback of Misery. This iconic cover art can now be enjoyed for the very first time without cover text.

Stephen King’s novel Misery made its debut in June 1987, but it would not be released in paperback until 1988. Constant readers in the U.K. were treated to a very different kind of artwork upon the paperback release. Previous covers had featured either a typewriter, or a shadow of Annie across the wall, making Davies the artist who holds the distinction for first rendering Annie Wilkes.

One of the major differences between the 1990 film adaptation of Misery and the novel is the movie’s slow burn to discovering Annie’s insanity. In earlier parts of the movie, she is portrayed as wholesome, hospitable, and even demure, but from the very first pages of Stephen King’s novel, Paul Sheldon describes Annie Wilkes as “dangerously crazy… giving only one thing: a feeling of unease deepening steadily toward terror.” Davies depiction portrays the wide-eyed mania evident in Wilkes right from the start.

– Museum Quality Giclée prints.
– Signed and authorized by the original cover artist.
– Limited to only 50 copies of each size worldwide, plus 3 Artist Proofs and 3 Publisher Proofs for private distribution.
– Shipped with a Certificate of Limitation and Authenticity from the publisher.
– Printed on 300 GSM, 100% cotton paper that is Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, Chlorine-Free and with No Optical Brighteners.
– Prints are embossed with the publisher’s mark.

Release Date: November 1, 2019
Available for Pre-Order: October 15, 2019

Large Size: 18″ x 24″ $175
Small Size: 11″ x 17″ $120

Order HERE.

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Suntup Editions Horns Merrin’s Cross Paperweight

Suntup Editions announces the limited edition Horns Merrin’s Cross acrylic paperweight featuring a high quality stainless steel gold tone cross with chain. 

Suntup’s first paperweight was produced as a unique collectible to accompany the Suntup edition of Misery by Stephen King. Now, once again coming out of requests from customers, the publisher is pleased to offer “Merrin’s Cross” for fans of Joe Hill’s novel Horns.

The limitation will be based on pre-order demand and not to exceed 276 paperweights.

Order HERE for $125.

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Suntup Editions To Publish Fine Press Limited Edition of I Am Legend By Richard Matheson

Suntup Editions, publisher of fine limited edition books and art prints, is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Richard Matheson’s novel I Am Legend, featuring illustrations by Award Winning artist Allen Williams.

“This may be the most terrifying novel you will ever read.” This quote from mystery writer William Campbell Gault graced the first edition cover of what would become one of the most influential and adapted works of the 20th century. Originally published in 1954, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend ushered in a different kind of novel, defying and transcending genre to combine elements of horror and science fiction within a post-apocalyptic frame.

I Am Legend is the story of Robert Neville, who appears to be the sole survivor of a pandemic that has turned the human race into a crossbreed of zombies and vampires. Robert must hunt by day, hide by night, and most importantly, survive.  

In 2012, the Horror Writers Association gave I Am Legend the special Vampire Novel of the Century Award. The novel and Richard Matheson are often credited for creating the zombie-vampire genre. 

Lettered Edition 

The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a full goatskin binding featuring a handcrafted wooden stake affixed to the cover which is laser engraved with the title. The spine is foil stamped, and endsheets are hand marbled on acid free Fabriano Ingres. The edition is printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Biblio mould-made paper, with a deckled fore edge. Title, chapter and section pages are printed with an additional spot color, and the edition is housed in a half-leather clamshell enclosure with a marbled paper cover. (Sold Out)

Numbered Edition

The Numbered edition of 250 copies is an elegant quarter vellum binding with Hahnemühle paper boards and foil stamping on the cover and spine. The classic, understated design is composed in such a way as to blend with the interior typography, which is printed letterpress on Teton paper with a deckled fore edge. Title, chapter and section pages are printed with an additional spot color, and the edition is housed in a unique cloth and paper covered slipcase. Each copy is bound by hand. $695

Artist Gift Edition

Signed by Allen Williams, the Artist Gift edition is limited to 1000 copies and features a dust jacket with wrap-around artwork. It is a full cloth smyth-sewn binding with two-hits foil stamping, and printed endsheets. It is the only edition of the three with the dust jacket. The book is printed offset, and is housed in a unique embossed paper-covered slipcase with cloth on the upper and lower sections. $75

Publication is scheduled for early 2020 and is now available for pre-order at https://shop.suntup.press. 

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