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Dark Forces 25th LIMITED Unavailable


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Edited by Kirby McCauley.

1 of 300 Signed Limited Editions,


Book Production:

  • A fine Grey leather Binding.
  • Silver embossing and artwork on the spine and front boards.
  • An oversized production, 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 3.
  • Dust jacket illustrated by Bernie Wrightson.
  • Over 700 Pages in length.
  • Textured Acid-Free Paper.
  • Black Endpapers.
  • Silk bookmark bound into the book.
  • Almost 8 Pounds in weight!
  • Housed in a beautiful Black Leatherette TrayCase, which is also emossed in silver with a Magnetic Opening and Closing case that meatures 11 x 8 X 4
  • Silk ribbon bound inside of the velour like lining of the traycase to help remove the book carefully.
  • A beautiful production by Lonely Roads Press.

    OVERVIEW: A virtual Who?s Who in the world of Horror and Speculative Fiction sprang from the pages of DARK FORCES over twenty-five years ago.

    The book is over 700 pages in length. Its printed on the same paper as Cemetery Dance?s edition of FROM A BUICK 8 and its huge! This special edition includes over twenty black and white illustrations, along with six color plates tipped into each book. A full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by horror legend Bernie Wrightson.

    A SURPRISE! Kealan Patrick Burke secretly spoke with editor Kirby McCauley last year. He produced an amazing fifteen page interview, which was not previously announced feature for this spectacular tome. This interview doesnt appear in any other edition of the book.

    BERNIE WRIGHTSON COVER ART: If the artwork looks familiar, you might have seen it in a cameo of a Stephen King film. Bernie Wrightson originally painted the artwork for the Stephen King movie Riding the Bullet, directed by Mick Garris. This will be the artworks first appearance in print.


    ARTISTS FEATURED: Bernie Wrightson. Interior artwork by Alan M. Clark, Glenn Chadbourne, Keith Minnion, Allen Koszowski, Jill Bauman, Alex McVey, Chad Savage, and Erik Wilson. Every artist has signed on the Limitation Page, along with editor Kirby McCauley.


    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.

    This special edition features a new after word 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 Kings classic novella THE MIST, which is now a major feature film from director and screen-writer Frank Darabont.

    With an oversized page size, an extremely low print run, and the finest materials available, Dark Forces has been designed with the ultimate collectors in mind. Each edition features a deluxe binding selected from the finest materials available. The Limited Edition is housed in a custom-made traycase, it is HUGE! Both This edition is signed by editor Kirby McCauley and the artists.

    There are 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 to protect your investment.


  • Limited Edition: 300 copies, signed by the Editor and Artists on an illustrated signature page, bound in grey leather,, with full-color and black & white interior illustrations, a full-color dust jacket, all housed in a custom-made, velour like lined, magnetic closure traycase.

    DARK FORCES LIMITED EDITION includes the following:


  • 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 Customers 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 Theres 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 ( Special bonus feature).
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