Four Rode Out

Four Rode Out

  • Author: Tim Curran, Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, and Steve Vernon
  • Artist: Glenn Chadbourne
  • Page Count: 280
  • Pub. Date: September 29, 2010
  • ISBN: 978-1-58767-221-7
  • Status: Out of Print

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Four Rode Out
by Tim Curran, Brian Keene, Tim Lebbon, and Steve Vernon

Introduction by Ronald Kelly

Cover and interior artwork by Glenn Chadbourne

Update for Collectors:
The Lettered Edition sold out within three hours of being announced and the Limited Edition sold out within just five days!

About the Book:
Welcome to the West — as wild as you never imagined.

Four of the toughest and most terrifying authors of horror and hooraw have banded together to create a quartet of wicked weird west novellas.

Brian Keene's "An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley" is a nasty look at a pack of cutthroat outlaws who find they've placed their boots into a bear trap of their own devising.

Tim Lebbon's "Another Hope" is the tale of a town besieged in a valley of unholy and ageless shadow.

Tim Curran's "Skull-Eater Campaign" will take traders on the trail of a fearsome cannibal band right to the end of the trail and a little bit further.

Steve Vernon's "Rueful Regret" will let you know just how far one man will go to avenge a wrong done to him by another.

Greed and guilt, creatures and fiends, spurs and skulls, cold blooded gunplay and hot blooded horror.

The west is weirder than you've ever dreamed....

Tim Curran lives in Michigan and is the author of the novels Skin Medicine, Hive, Dead Sea, Resurrection, The Devil Next Door, and Biohazard. Recent projects include the novella The Corpse King from Cemetery Dance, Hive 2 from Elder Signs Press, and Bone Marrow Stew, a short story collection from Tasmaniac Publications. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as City Slab, Flesh&Blood, Book of Dark Wisdom, and Inhuman, as well as anthologies such as Flesh Feast, Shivers IV, High Seas Cthulhu, and Vile Things. Find him on the web at:

Brian Keene is the author of over twenty books, including Darkness on the Edge of Town, Urban Gothic, Castaways, Kill Whitey, Ghost Walk, Dark Hollow, Dead Sea, Ghoul and many more. He also writes comic books such as The Last Zombie and Dead of Night: Devil Slayer. His work has been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, French and Taiwanese. Several of his novels and stories have been optioned for film, one of which, The Ties That Bind, premiered on DVD in 2009 as a critically-acclaimed independent short. Keene's work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show,, Publishers Weekly, Fangoria, and Rue Morgue. Keene lives in Central Pennsylvania. You can communicate with him online at or on Twitter at

Tim Lebbon is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales.  He's had twenty novels published to date including The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The Fire Wolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as scores of novellas and short stories and the massive short story collection Last Exit for the Lost from Cemetery Dance.  He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.  He has also been a judge for the World Fantasy Awards. Forthcoming books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London for HarperCollins (co-authored with Christopher Golden), Echo City for Bantam in the US and Orbit in the UK, Coldbrook for Corsair in the UK, 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark for Pocket Books, Ghosts and Bleeding Things from PS Publishing, as well as several other projects not yet announced. He has written several screenplays, and is currently developing two TV series with a British TV company.  Several of his novels and novellas are currently in development for screen in the USA and UK, and he is working on new novels and screenplays.  Find out more about Tim at his website:

Steve Vernon has been writing fiction, book reviews and interviews for Cemetery Dance for many years. His story “The Forever Long Snake of Olan Walker” appeared in Shivers V. His latest releases include Halifax Haunts (Nimbus), Do-overs and Detours (Dark Regions Press), and an upcoming YA novel of sea serpents and caber tossing entitled Deeper (Nimbus). For more information visit Steve's website:

Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 750 copies signed (by all four authors), bound in full-cloth and Smyth sewn with full color dust jacket ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed (by all four authors) and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker ($200)