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FULL DARK, NO STARS: DELUXE SPECIAL GIFT EDITION. 1 / 1750 COPIES.
by Stephen King.
1 of 1,750 Gift Edition Copies.
An original novella collection by Stephen King.
Full-color front and back cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin.
Color and B&W artwork for 1922 by Glenn Chadbourne.
Color and B&W artwork for Big Driver by Jill Bauman.
Color and B&W artwork for Fair Extension by Alan M. Clark.
Color and B&W artwork for A Good Marriage by Vincent Chong.
About this Deluxe Special Edition:
The tales in Full Dark, No Stars are bleak, featuring some of the darkest moments of any King work in recent memory, and CD Publications has brought together a team of five acclaimed artists to create sixteen original, exclusive illustrations including black & white pieces and glossy color tip-ins.
This oversized and slipcased Collectors Gift Edition will be issued with the smallest print run of any Stephen King Gift Edition since they published From a Buick 8 in 2002.
Secretly rolling at the printer since September and on schedule to ship at the end of 2010, the Cemetery Dance Deluxe Special Edition of Full Dark, No Stars will be the perfect addition to any Stephen King collection.
About the Book:
I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . . writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up 1922, the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King.
For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.
In Big Driver, a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.
Fair Extension, the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.
When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for batteries in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. Its a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends A Good Marriage.
Like Different Seasons and Four Past Midnight, which generated such enduring films as The Shawshank Redemption and Stand by Me, Full Dark, No Stars proves Stephen King a master of the long story form.
About the Artists:
Tomislav Tikulin was born in Zagreb, Croatia. He has worked primarily with digital illustrations for book covers, as well as posters, DVD jackets, and production design illustrations. His focus is science fiction, fantasy and horror for various magazines and book publishers in Croatia, Europe, and the United States, including Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, Solaris Books, PS Publishing, Subterranean Press, Cemetery Dance Publications, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, Heyne Verlag, and Editions J’ai Lu. His artwork has graced the covers of many science fiction and fantasy books including Larry Nivens Ringworld Engineers, Arthur C. Clarkes Rendezvous With Rama, and Ray Bradburys Dandelion Wine.
Glenn Chadbournes artwork has appeared in over thirty books as well as numerous magazines and comics. His trademark pen and ink drawings have accompanied the works of todays hottest genre authors. His other Stephen King Limited Editions with Cemetery Dance include two volumes of The Secretary of Dreams. Glenn lives in Newcastle, Maine, with his wife Sheila and their pug dog Rocket.
Jill Bauman has been a freelance illustrator/designer for 31 years. In that time she has produced hundreds of covers for horror, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, best-selling books and other products. She has illustrated works by authors such as Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Peter Straub, Lilian Jackson Braun, Charles L. Grant, Robert McCammon, Richard Laymon, Jack Williamson, Hugh B. Cave, Fritz Leiber, Mike Resnick, J. G. Ballard, Stewart ONan and Justin Cronin. Jill has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award five times and nominated for the Chesley Award several times. Her art has been exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum, the Moore College of Art, Science Fiction Museum of Seattle, NY Art Students League and the NY Illustrators Society. She lives in Queens, New York.
Alan M. Clark grew up in Tennessee. His illustrations have appeared in books of fiction, non-fiction, textbooks, young adult fiction and childrens books. Awards for his illustration work include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. His short fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies and four of his novels have been published. Lazy Fascist Press will publish a collection of his fiction titled Boneyard Babies in November of 2010. Clarks publishing company, IFD Publishing, has published six books, the most recent of which is a full color book of his artwork, The Paint in My Blood. He and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon.
Vincent Chong is an award-winning freelance illustrator and designer. Since 2004 he has brought his creative vision and distinctive visual style to a wide range of projects for both print and the web. Currently living and working in the UK, his art and design can be seen on book covers, magazines, CD packaging, and websites. He has worked for clients all around the world, illustrating the works of authors such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, and in 2010 he released his first art book, Altered Visions: The Art of Vincent Chong. Vincent has also received the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist three years running in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
2010 CD Publications. New and unread edition. Sealed upon publication for compmlete archival protection.