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by Henry Kuttner
Edited by Pierce Watters and F. Paul Wilson.
Introduction by Neil Gaiman.
Afterwoord by F. Paul Wilson.
Cover and interior art by Cortney Skinner.
Signed by Gaiman, Watters, and Wilson
We are honored to present you with this very special volume of stories by one of the great SF and Fantasy writers of the Golden Age. His work deserves to be discovered by a new generation of readers — especially his tales of the strangest family you will ever meet — the Hogbens.
Neil Gaiman loves these Kuttner stories so much, he credits their inspiration for some of his most memorable works, and jumped at the chance to write his charming Introduction to this book. Edited by Pierce Watters and F. Paul Wilson, this book is a labor of love that belongs on your bookshelf.
Many of the 20th century'’s most accomplished fantasists credit Kuttner as their inspiration. Bradbury dedicated his first collection (the classic and ultra-rare Dark Carnival) to Henry Kuttner. Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man) dedicated his novel, I Am Legend to Kuttner. William Burroughs quoted Kuttner in his novel The Ticket That Exploded. Roger Zelazny readily admitted that his Amber series would have never happened without Kuttner's The Dark World. His work has been adapted into some memorable films: “The Graveyard Rats” in Trilogy of Terror II / “Mimsy were the Borogoves” as The Last Mimzy / “The Twonky” as The Twonky (starring Hans Conried) /“Vintage Season” as Timescape. He was also a friend of H. P. Lovecraft and contributed stories to the Cthulhu Mythos.
"Henry Kuttner was one of fantasy and science fiction's most accomplished and intelligent voices, as well as one of its least celebrated. His Hogben family stories are among the most original and certainly the funniest works in the genre, and to have them all finally collected in one volume is nothing short of a dream come true for genuine devotees of imaginative literature. Read this at once, and if you've read it already, then read it again. A masterpiece."
Signed Limited First Printing hard cover, ARCHIVED and SEALED in an acid-free protective book cover upon receipt here and then sealed in plastic for complete archival protection.
2013 Borderlands Press Signed Limited Hard Cover.