- Author: Al Sarrantonio
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 288
- Pub. Date: June 2009
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-176-0
- Status: Out of Print
by Al Sarrantonio
About the Book:
A new full-length Orangefield Halloween novel from Al Sarrantonio!
On a fallow pumpkin patch a carnival springs to life, bringing Death in its wake...
In Orangefield, Halloween is never normal, and this year is no exception. For this year, Orangefield, already the pumpkin capital of the world, is the new home to Halloweenland, a holiday carnival extraordinaire run by the mysterious Mr. Dickens.
Orangefield is also the home of Detective Bill Grant, who has seen it all, and who is on the track of a strange little girl who holds the fate of the Universe in her hands.
The trail will lead from Orangefield to Ireland, the ancient home of Samhain, Lord of the Dead, and back to Halloweenland — where, on what may be the last Halloween ever, the ultimate confrontation between Death and Life will take place.
And where Detective Grant, in the end, will find the strangest of allies...
"Cemetery Dance's signed, limited hardcover edition of the final chapter in Sarrantonio's Orangefield odyssey, 'Halloweenland', is a worthy addition to any collector's stash. Hardcover, artistic interior design, the stirring art of Alan M. Clark gracing the cover, it's an attractive piece, indeed... Sarrantonio paints portraits with words and imagery as well as anyone writing today. 'Halloweenland' pays a worthy homage to a season loved by many."
— Shroud Magazine
"No wordsmith since Ray Bradbury has crafted vivid
pictures of the autumnal season quite like Al Sarrantonio"
— Horror Reader Exclusive Review
Al Sarrantonio is the author of more than forty books. He is a winner of the Bram Stoker Award and has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the Locus Award and the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award.
His novels, spanning the horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery and western genres, include Moonbane, Skeletons, House Haunted, The Five Worlds Trilogy, The Mars Trilogy, West Texas, Orangefield, and Hallows Eve, the last two part of his Halloween cycle of stories.
Hailed as "a master anthologist" by Booklist, he has edited numerous collections, including the highly acclaimed 999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense, Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction, Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy, and Halloween: New Poems.
His short stories have appeared in magazines such as Heavy Metal, Twilight Zone, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Realms of Fantasy, Analog, and Amazing, as well as in anthologies such as The Year's Best Horror Stories, Visions of Fantasy: Tales from the Masters, Great Ghost Stories, and The Best of Shadows. His best horror stories have been collected in Toybox, Hornets and Others, and Halloween and Other Seasons.
He has had numerous book club sales, and his work has been translated into more than a dozen languages and appeared in comic book form. He currently lives in New York's historic Hudson Valley region with his family.
Published in two states:
• Hardcover Limited Edition of 1,250 signed copies bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($175)