LITTLE BOOK SERIES - TEN TITLES -
SAME LIMITED EDITION NUMBER - SET NO. 123. / 500
All books signed by the author / contributor as listed.
Joe Hill - A LITTLE SILVER BOOK OF SHARP SHINY SLIVERS.
A Little Silver Book of Sharp Shiny Slivers by JOE HILL - Collects some of Joe Hill’s most off-beat writing. Here he reflects on the end of the world, explains why horror fiction matters, and offers up his own rules for writing. The author encounters one of literatures lesser known talking birds and checks in on the heroes of Heart-Shaped Box. All this and his very first published essay as Joe Hill, only recently rediscovered. This is part of the little book series published by Borderlands Press in 2017 and signed by Joe Hill.
David Morrell - A LITTLE GOLD BOOK OF PROTECTOR TALES.
The three stories in this volume explore the psychology of people who are prepared to give up their lives for strangers. In “Blue Murder,” Cavanaugh matches wits with an assassin determined to kill a bestselling female novelist. In “The Controller,” Cavanaugh and his wife, Jamie, confront the dilemma of how to protect a billionaire who refuses to take advice about his safety. In “The Attitude Adjuster,” they discover that the Internet can be as dangerous an enemy as a stalker.
David Morrell is an award-winning author in many genres as well as an NY Times bestseller.
Jonathan Maberry - A LITTLE BRONZE BOOK OF CAUTIONARY TALES.
Be careful what you wish for. Be careful with what you want. NY Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry presents four of his personal favorite creepy and disturbing tales. In “Ink” a private investigator has the faces of murder victims tattooed onto his skin so he can relive the moments of their deaths. In “Fat Girl With a Knife” a bullied teenager gets delicious revenge. “Jingo and the Hammerman” is a bitter little tale of friendship and optimism set after the zombie apocalypse. “Son of the Devil” is the unsettling story of vengeance and dark justice in the Old West.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk, for adults, teens and middle grade. His works include the JOE LEDGER thrillers, ROT & RUIN, MARS ONE (now in development for film!), CAPTAIN AMERICA, and many others. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse and IDW and is the editor of high-profile anthologies including THE X-FILES, V-WARS, OUT OF TUNE, BAKER STREET IRREGULARS, NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD, and SCARY OUT THERE. He lives in Del Mar, California. Find him online at www.jonathanmaberry.com
Bill Pronzini - A LITTLE RED BOOK OF MURDER STORIES.
A full-time professional writer since 1969, Bill Pronzini has published more than 80 novels, including seven in collaboration with his wife, Marcia Muller, and 46 in his popular “Nameless Detective” series, the longest running PI series still being published. He is also the author of four nonfiction books, 20 collections of short stories, and scores of uncollected articles, essays, and book reviews; and he has edited or coedited numerous anthologies. His work has been translated into eighteen languages and published in nearly thirty countries.
In 2008 he was named Mystery Writers of America Grand Master, the organization’s highest award. He has received three Shamus Awards, two for best novel, and the Lifetime Achievement Award (presented in 1987) from the Private Eye Writers of America; and six nominations for MWA’s Edgar Allan Poe award. His suspense novel, Snowbound, was the recipient of the Grand Prix de la Litterature Policiere as the best crime novel published in France in 1988. Two other suspense novels, A Wasteland of Strangers and The Crimes of Jordan Wise, were nominated for the Hammett Prize for best crime novels of 1997 and 2006 respectively by the International Crime Writers Association.
He is also the recipient of the Paul A. Witty Award presented by the International Reading Association for the best YA short fiction of 1999, “Christmas Gifts”; and, in collaboration with Marcia Muller, of a Western Writers of America Spur Award for best western short fiction of 2007, the novella “Crucifixion River”.
Karl Edward Wagner - A LITTLE OCHRE BOOK OF OCCULT STORIES.
Edited, illustrated and Signed by Stephen Jones.
Karl Wagner was one of the finest writers and editors of his generation when he died still in his forties. His efforts as an editor, publisher, and writer earned him the Phoenix Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the World Fantasy Award. Founder of Carcosa Press, creator of Kane the mystic swordsman, and author of some of the most original and intelligent horror and dark fantasy of the eighties and nineties, his body of work remains as some of the best the genre has to offer.
Stephen Jones—a multiple award winning editor—has compiled a wonderful sampling of Wagner’s work for this Little Book. Jones was gracious enough to sign this edition and also contribute illustrations which make this book even more special.
Chet Williamson - A LITTLE BLUE BOOK OF BIBLIOMANCY.
Though primarily a writer of very accomplished fiction, Chet Williamson has also written non-fiction books, essays, plays, reviews, songs, and letters of complaint. What you’ll find in these pages is a grab-bag of his work that is largely unseen by his usual audience.
There is one piece of fiction: “Returns.” And it is new to all but two readers.
About ten years ago, Williamson began a secondary career as a playwright, having had a few produced—the most recent of which was He Comes For His Books, a roman a clef about Harold Pinter and first wife Vivien Merchant.
There are two plays in his Little Blue Book—one a dramatic adaptation of one of his short stories, and the other of a novella. In the case of the novella, The Story of Noichi the Blind, Booklist said, “This extraordinary performance makes such comparably transgressive writing as the Marquis de Sade’s seem totally crude.”
The remaining pages contain reviews, tributes to four writers, and a handful of essays and blogs.
A Little Blue Book of Bibliomancy promises to give readers new insights into one of our favorite writers.
Edward Lee - A LITTLE MAGENTA BOOK ABOUT A DOLL HOUSE.
WELCOME TO THE PATTEN MANOR HOUSE.
It’s a horror house, a slaughter house, a devil house. And it’s something else, too:
A doll house.
Reginald Lympton collects doll houses, and now that he’s acquired the rare Patten Doll House, he can boast the most preeminent collection in the world. But after visions too abominable to reckon, and nightmares blacker than the most bottomless abyss, he discovers in short order that his acquisition is not a prized collector’s item at all but a diabolical thoroughfare designed to serve the darkest indulgences of the King of Terrors.
Now, Edward Lee, the master of hardcore horror, has penned this audacious homage to the master of the Victorian ghost story, M.R. James.
Laird Barron - A LITTLE BROWN BOOK OF BURIALS.
Laird Barron is the author of two novels, The Light Is the Darkness, and The Croning, and three collections, The Imago Sequence & Other Stories, Occultation & Other Stories, and The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Barron’s short fiction has appeared in places such as The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Lovecraft Unbound!, Black Wings: New Tales of Lovecraftian Horror, Clockwork Phoenix, and The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy and in numerous year’s best anthologies. Winner of the Shirley Jackson and Bram Stoker Awards, his books and stories have been nominated for other honors such as the World Fantasy, International Horror Guild, Sturgeon, Crawford, and Locus awards.“If you think there aren’t any new Richard Mathesons or Harlan Ellisons out there, you need to read Laird Barron.” —Stewart O’Nan, bestselling author of A Prayer for the Dying
“Barron’s prose style resembles, by turns, a high-flown Jim Thompson mixed with a pulp Barry Hannah…” —Adrian Van Young for Slate
“I’ve come to Laird Barron relatively late, but I’m adding him to my pantheon of greats (and I don’t use that word lightly).” —Adam Nevill, author of The Ritual
“Laird Barron is one of those writers who makes other writers want to break their pencils. I’m serious. His work is that good. Worse than that, he’s an original (damn him!), and the finest writer to join the ranks of the dark fantastic in a long, long time.” —Norm Partridge, author of Dark Harvest and Lesser Demons
Ray Garton - A LITTLE GRAY BOOK OF GRIM TALES.
Ray Garton has been publishing horror and dark suspense for thirty years and has attracted a faithful and appreciative audience for his unique brand of storytelling. His no-frills style and clever plots make his novels and short fiction sleek, fast-running entertainments.
This collection brings together a representative sample of his short fiction that is aptly named “grim.” This Little Book serves as a great introduction to his work for new readers and a fine addition for his long-time fans and collectors.
In 2006, the World Horror Convention voted him their Grand Master Award. Once you’ve sampled his Little Gray Book of Grim Tales, you’ll see why . . .
Poppy Z. Brite - A LITTLE PURPLE BOOK OF NEW ORLEANS STORIES.
A collection of stories set in the weird and often surreal settings of the author’s town of New Orleans. Brite achieved notoriety in the gothic horror genre during 1990s. Poppy’s later work moved into the related genre of dark comedy with many stories set in the New Orleans restaurant world. This latest collection brings together a wonderful batch of those tales that will be new to many readers.
Numbered and signed by the author, limited to 500 copies.
2016 - 2017 Borderlands Press. All copies are new and unread. Sealed upon receipt from the publisher. Packed well and shipped in a box.