The Best of Cemetery Dance 2
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The Best of Cemetery Dance 2

  • Editor: Richard Chizmar
  • Artist: Stacy Drum, Phil Parks, Bernie Wrightson
  • Page Count: 760
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-081-7
  • Status: Forthcoming
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Featuring Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Peter Straub, Bentley Little, Michael Marshall Smith, Ray Garton, Jack Ketchum, Douglas Clegg, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale, Nancy A. Collins, Peter Crowther, Norman Partridge, Ed Gorman, William F. Nolan, F. Paul Wilson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Simon Clark, Richard Christian Matheson, David J. Schow, Stewart O'Nan, Glen Hirshberg, Ramsey Campbell, and dozens of others!

The Best of Cemetery Dance: Volume Two
edited by Richard Chizmar

About the Book:
The Best of Cemetery Dance: Volume Two showcases the very finest short stories from issues 26 to 50 of Cemetery Dance magazine, picking up where the acclaimed and award-winning first "Best of" volume left off!

Featuring a virtual "who's who" of today's greatest authors of dark fiction, The Best of Cemetery Dance: Volume Two will be one of the most important anthologies of the year. Just a handful of the contributors include Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Peter Straub, Bentley Little, Michael Marshall Smith, Ray Garton, Jack Ketchum, Douglas Clegg, Poppy Z. Brite, Joe R. Lansdale, Nancy A. Collins, Peter Crowther, Norman Partridge, Ed Gorman, William F. Nolan, F. Paul Wilson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Simon Clark, Richard Christian Matheson, David J. Schow, Stewart O'Nan, Glen Hirshberg, Ramsey Campbell, and dozens of others!

Cemetery Dance magazine has been published for more than thirty years now, and is the winner of the World Fantasy Award and the International Horror Critics Guild Award, as well as a nominee for both the British Fantasy Award and the American Horror Award. Don't miss what's sure to be one of the most talked about anthologies of the year!

Table of Contents:
"Emma Baxter's Boy" by Ed Gorman
"The Power of the Primitive" by Terry Lamsley
"Bucket of Blood" by Norman Partridge
"Even Beggars Would Ride" by Peter Crowther and James Lovegrove
"Second Opinion" by Ray Garton
"Vampire King of the Goth Chicks" by Nancy A. Collins
"Dry Whiskey" by David B. Silva
"If I Should Die Before I Wake" by Gary Raisor
"When the Penny Drops" by Jack Ketchum
"Vine of the Soul" by Poppy Z. Brite
"Fries with That?" by Douglas Clegg
"Rainy Weather" by Joe R. Lansdale
"Sitting in the Corner, Whimpering Quietly" by Dennis Etchison
"Relic" by Richard Matheson
"A Convenient Arrangement" by Michael Marshall Smith
"Silk and Fire" by William F. Nolan
"Mr Hands" by Gary A. Braunbeck
"Marsha DeFilippo and Julie Eugley: The Queens Behind the Kings" by Stanley Wiater
"The Kingdom of Heaven" by Peter Straub
"Night Dive" by F. Paul Wilson
"Kindred Souls" by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
"The Ballyhooly Boy" by Graham Masterton
"Runaway" by Christopher Golden
"The Gravedigger's Tale" by Simon Clark
"Sticks" by Christa Faust
"Bomber's Moon" by Tim Lebbon
"Bedlam" by Richard Christian Matheson
"It's In the Bag" by Thomas F. Monteleone
"Martyr and Pesty" by Jonathan Lethem
"The Riders" by Bentley Little
"Genetically Predisposed" by Elizabeth Engstrom
"The Panic Switch" by Jay Bonansinga
"Harming Obsession" by Bev Vincent
"The Local People" by Phil Rickman
"Losing It" by Mark Morris
"Voice C" by Tom Piccirilli
"Yesterday, Upon the Stair" by Tony Richards
"Darkness Closing" by Greg Kishbaugh
"When God Opens a Door" by Tim Waggoner
"The Goddess of Cruelty" by Thomas Tessier
"Things" by Lawrence C. Connolly
"Storm Drain" by David J. Schow
"The Departed" by Stewart O'Nan
"Forgiveness" by J.A. Konrath
"Hook House" by Sherry Decker
"Like A Lily In A Flood" by Glen Hirshberg
"Laid Down" by Ramsey Campbell
"I Met Murder On The Way" by Ray Bradbury
"A Conversation With Stephen King" by Tony Magistrale
"The First Dance" by Norman Partridge
"The Glass Floor" by Stephen King

Oversized Trade Hardcover Edition:
• Printed on acid-free paper
• Bound in cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Retail Price: $50

Signed & Slipcased Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 750 signed and numbered copies housed in a custom-made slipcase
• Personally signed by the editor and many of the authors (see list below) on three signature pages
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail Price: $175

Signed & Traycased Hardcover Lettered Edition:
• Limited to just 52 signed and lettered copies housed in a custom-made traycase
• Personally signed by the editor and many of the authors (see list below) on three signature pages
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in leather with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail Price: $1000

Signature List For Both Signed Editions:
Richard Chizmar
Poppy Z. Brite
Joe R. Lansdale
Bev Vincent
Jonathan Lethem
Bentley Little
David J. Schow
Glen Hirshberg
Christa Faust
Richard Christian Matheson
Michael Marshall Smith
Norman Partridge
Douglas Clegg
Gary A Braunbeck
Ray Garton
Elizabeth Engstrom
William F. Nolan
Sherry Decker
Thomas F. Monteleone
Gary Raisor
Nancy A. Collins
J.A. Konrath
Greg Kishbaugh
Tim Waggoner
Lawrence C. Connolly
Stewart O'Nan
Christopher Golden
Stanley Wiater
Thomas Tessier
F. Paul Wilson
Terry Lamsley
James Lovegrove
Graham Masterton
Tony Richards
Tim Lebbon
Phil Rickman
Ramsey Campbell
Mark Morris
Simon Clark
Peter Crowther

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Richard ChizmarRichard Chizmar is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. He is the co-author (with Stephen King) of the bestselling novella, Gwendy's Button Box and the founder/publisher of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Cemetery Dance Publications book imprint. He has edited more than 35 anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and multiple editions of The Year's 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won two World Fantasy awards, four International Horror Guild awards, and the HWA's Board of Trustee's award. Chizmar (in collaboration with Johnathon Schaech) has also written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, Showtime, NBC, and many other companies. Chizmar's work has been translated into many languages throughout the world, and he has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor. Please visit the author's website at: Richardchizmar.com

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