Floating Dragon: The 30th Anniversary Edition
- Author: Peter Straub
- Artist: Don Spiro
- Page Count: 700
- Pub. Date: February 22, 2013
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-180-7
- Status: Out of Print
- COVER ARTWORK
Floating Dragon: The 30th Anniversary Special Limited Edition
by Peter Straub
About the Book:
The terrors afflicting the sleepy town of Hampstead, Connecticut, were beyond imagination.
Sparrows dropping dead from the trees like rotten fruit, disfiguring diseases spreading like wildfire, inexplicable murders and child drownings shattering the lives of the citizens—never can such a list of horrors have afflicted one town.
But the evil madness had a long history.
A catastrophe had struck Hampstead every thirty years since its foundation 300 years before — yet only Graham Williams, a writer and descendant of one of the original founders, had looked into the 'black summers' and their mysterious origins.
When he discovers
that descendants of the three other original settlers are back living in the
town, he knows it will be the blackest summer yet...
"A deliciously imaginative story of hauntings and monsters."
— San Francisco Chronicle
"Here is a novel guaranteed to double the national nightmare quotient, so watch out."
"Buy it today. Anything by Straub is worth several thousand John Sauls and a million V.C. Andrewses."
— Philadelphia Inquirer
"Straub's effects are quite spectacular...I was fairly awed by some of the more nightmarish scenes in Floating Dragon."
— The New York Times
Peter Straub is the author of eighteen novels, which have been translated into more than twenty languages. They include Ghost Story, Koko, Mr. X, In the Night Room, and two collaborations with Stephen King, The Talisman and Black House. He has written two volumes of poetry and three collections of short fiction, and he edited the Library of America's edition of H. P. Lovecraft’s Tales and their two-volume collection, American Fantastic Tales. He has won the British Fantasy Award, nine Bram Stoker Awards, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four World Fantasy Awards. In 1998, he was named Grand Master at the World Horror Convention. In 2006, he was given the HWA's Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2010, the World Fantasy Convention Lifetime Achievement Award. Both the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University gave him Distinguished Alumnus Awards.
Published in two states:
• Signed Hardcover Limited Edition of 750 signed and numbered copies ($65)
• Traycased & Signed Hardcover Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies ($200)