- Author: Al Sarrantonio
- Artist: Alan M. Clark (cover) and Keith Minnion (interiors)
- Page Count: 240
- Pub. Date: October 2005
- ISBN: 1-58767-077-1
- Status: Out of Print
by Al Sarrantonio
About the Book:
• A cemetery with ghosts rising like screaming tendrils of smoke from their graves...
• Trick or Treaters whose goblin features are real, not costumes...
• An army of Pumpkin Men...
• They're all here and more, waiting for Corrie Phaeder to come home...
Corrie Phaeder has spent the last twelve years in Los Angeles — at the age of thirty he's a successful photographer of famous people, has a girlfriend who adores him, and has everything he's ever wanted in life.
And then, almost in the blink of an eye, his career is ruined, his girlfriend leaves him, and he finds himself on a train to Orangefield, the one place on Earth he never wanted to see again — the place where all the horrible dreams or memories never end, and where, this Halloween, a messenger from a world just beyond ours named John, with the body of a scarecrow and the face of a living pumpkin, will usher Corrie Phaeder into the last battle for everything...
Hallows Eve, a full-length novel, is the latest tale in Al Sarrantonio's Orangefield cycle.
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:
• Limited edition of 750 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($175)