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    Dark Forces: The 25th Anniversary Special Edition

    Edited by: Kirby McCauley

    Cover Artwork by: Bernie Wrightson

    Interior Artwork by: Alan M. Clark, Glenn Chadbourne, Keith Minnion, Allen Koszowski, Jill Bauman, Alex McVey, Chad Savage, and Erik Wilson

    Status:
    Out of Print (Sold Out Pre-Publication)

    About the Book:
    In 1980, Kirby McCauley assembled a landmark horror anthology that set the benchmark for the genre. That book was Dark Forces, and while it has been imitated many times over the last twenty-five years, it has never been matched.

    Featuring stories from Stephen King, Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ramsey Campbell, Charles L. Grant, Richard & Richard Christian Matheson, and over a dozen other masters of the genre, Dark Forces belongs in the collection of anyone who treasures works of classic horror and dark fantasy.

    This special edition will feature a new afterword from editor Kirby McCauley and the first Limited Edition appearance for many of these classic tales. All of these stories are on the must-read list for any new horror fan, including Stephen King's classic novella The Mist, which was made into a major feature film by director Frank Darabont.

    If the cover artwork looks familiar, you might have caught its cameo in a movie. Bernie Wrightson originally painted the artwork for the Stephen King movie Riding the Bullet, directed by Mick Garris. This will be the artwork's first appearance in print.

    The special Deluxe Edition of Dark Forces: The 25th Anniversary Edition was published as the debut title from Lonely Road Books.

    About this Special Edition:
    With an oversized page size, an extremely low print run, and the finest materials available, Dark Forces was designed with the ultimate collectors in mind. Each edition features a deluxe binding selected from the finest materials available.

    The Limited Edition was housed in a custom-made traycase, and the Lettered Edition has a custom-made traycase. Both editions were signed by editor Kirby McCauley and the artists. There were over two dozen illustrations, along with six color plates tipped into each book, and a full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by horror legend Bernie Wrightson.

    In addition, we secretly commissioned a very long interview with editor Kirby McCauley (after the book sold out so quickly) and in this interview he discussed the popularity and importance of the book with Kealan Patrick Burke. This special bonus addition to the Lonely Road Books edition of Dark Forces has never been printed anywhere else.

    Both editions sold out within days of being announced.

    Table of Contents:
    1980 Introduction Kirby McCauley
    The Late Shift Dennis Etchison
    The Enemy Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Dark Angel Edward Bryant
    The Crest of Thirty-Six Davis Grubb
    Mark Ingestre: The Customer's Tale Robert Aickman
    Where the Summer Ends Karl Edward Wagner
    The Bingo Master Joyce Carol Oates
    Children of the Kingdom T. E. D. Klein
    The Detective of Dreams Gene Wolfe
    Vengeance Is. Theodore Sturgeon
    The Brood Ramsey Campbell
    The Whistling Well Clifford D. Simak
    The Peculiar Demesne Russell Kirk
    Where the Stones Grow Lisa Tuttle
    The Night Before Christmas Robert Bloch
    The Stupid Joke Edward Gorey
    A Touch of Petulance Ray Bradbury
    Lindsay and the Red City Blues Joe W. Haldeman
    A Garden of Blackred Roses Charles L. Grant
    Owls Hoot in the Daytime Manly Wade Wellman
    Where There's a Will Richard & Richard Christian Matheson
    Traps Gahan Wilson
    The Mist Stephen King
    New Afterword Kirby McCauley
    Brand New Interview with Kirby McCauley by Kealan Patrick Burke (unannounced special bonus feature)

    Limitation Information:
    Limited Edition: 300 copies, signed by the editor and artists on an illustrated signature page, bound in a deluxe material, with full-color and black & white interior illustrations, a full-color dust jacket, all housed in a custom-made traycase featuring a special magnetic latch ($200)

    Lettered Edition: 26 copies, with all the special features of the Limited Edition, plus a different type of high quality binding, a full-color dust jacket with a different design than the Limited Edition, all housed in a custom-made deluxe traycase featuring a special magnetic latch ($750)
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    #2
    Still one of my favorite limited editions!!!!

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      #3
      Thanks, Brad! There are some photos here for those who haven't seen it:

      http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com/books...es/photos.html

      Brian
      Brian James Freeman
      brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

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        #4
        My favorite anthology of all time.
        http://www.kealanpatrickburke.com

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          #5
          Originally posted by Brian Freeman View Post
          Thanks, Brad! There are some photos here for those who haven't seen it:

          http://www.lonelyroadbooks.com/books...es/photos.html

          Brian
          Brian, as you know I'm a late comer here. Just started ordering limited edition books this year. Missed out on this one which I really regret. Can you by any chance direct me to any secondary market that might have the Limited Edition up for sale? Albeit it will definitely burn BIG BIG HOLES in my pockets
          Last edited by sunnyckf; 03-16-2012, 08:11 AM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by sunnyckf View Post
            Brian, as you know I'm a late comer here. Just started ordering limited edition books this year. Missed out on this one which I really regret. Can you by any chance direct me to any secondary market that might have the Limited Edition up for sale? Albeit it will definitely burn BIG BIG HOLES in my pockets
            Let me look around and see what I can find!
            Brian James Freeman
            brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

            Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
            Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
            Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
            My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

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              #7
              Here's one on ebay:

              http://www.ebay.com/itm/DARK-FORCES-...ht_1718wt_1344

              And here's 2 on Abe Books:

              http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...6x%3D0%26y%3D0

              http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Book...6x%3D0%26y%3D0
              CD Email: danhocker@cemeterydance.com

              Non-Work related social media and what not:
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              Buy my stuff! - https://www.etsy.com/shop/HockersWoodWorks

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                #8
                I think $400 is a great price considering it is out of print. It's a beautiful book!!! Oh and it be a BIG ONE!!!

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                  #9
                  I'd love to add this book to my collection, but $400.00 is a bit too steep for me.
                  Might be a good deal, I don't know, but not right now.

                  sk

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                    #10
                    I have $400, but it's put aside for another book.
                    "I'm a vegan. "

                    ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                      #11
                      Is that the SK Danse you have been talking about

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                        #12
                        Yeah, Dave told me it was mailed to him on monday, so he should get in next week.
                        "I'm a vegan. "

                        ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                          #13
                          'Tis indeed a luxurious and hefty tome

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                          Last edited by Grant Wootton; 03-16-2012, 07:48 PM.

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                            #14
                            Awesome, but I'm staying the course, Mr. Woot...
                            "I'm a vegan. "

                            ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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                              #15
                              As you should Mr Boone

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