- Author: William F. Nolan
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 328
- Pub. Date: 2000
- ISBN: 1-881475-83-2
- Status: Out of Print
by William F. Nolan
About the Book:
Helltracks, William F. Nolan's only dark fantasy novel, is a lost classic never previously published in hardcover and (since its very obscure paperback printing almost a decade ago) unavailable to horror readers!
A critically-praised Twin-Track work of stunning imaginative power, Helltracks follows the deadly trail of a serial killer across Montana while detailing the desperate struggle of a sheep-ranching family to defeat a hellish creature capable of literally devouring its victims.
Featured in this special Cemetery Dance edition: a brand new Introduction by Richard Matheson and the inclusion of "Lonely Train a Comin'", Nolan's original short story that inspired the novel.
Plus a new Preface by the author, tracing the project's full history! Deluxe Lettered Edition signed by both Nolan and Matheson!
Born in 1928 in Kansas City Missouri, William F. Nolan attended the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards. He moved to California in the late 1940s and studied at San Diego State College. In his mid-twenties, he began concentrating on writing rather than art and, in 1952, was introduced by fellow Midwest native (and established writer) Ray Bradbury to another young up-and-coming author, Charles Beaumont. Moving to the Los Angeles area in 1953, Nolan became (with Bradbury, Beaumont, and Richard Matheson) part of the "inner core" of the soon-to-be highly influential "Southern California School." By 1956 Nolan was a full-time writer. Since 1951 he has sold more than 1500 stories, articles, books, and other works. He has lectured widely, taught a creative writing seminar at Bowling Green State University, and appeared on countless panels and in discussions at conventions. Away from the keys, he has raced sports cars, acted in films and TV and worked as an illustrator and cartoonist.
With over eighty books to his credit, Nolan is a prolific, multi-genre master whose works have been selected for more than three hundred anthologies and textbooks, including many "Best of the Year" volumes. Among a host of honors, Nolan has been cited for excellence by the American Library Association, is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award, and was named an official "Living Legend" by the International Horror Guild in 2002. He has written extensively for films and television and has won Golden Medallion television awards at two European film festivals.
Nolan's best-selling global classic, Logan's Run (a million copies sold in the USA alone), spawned a hit MGM film and a CBS television series, and there are now two dozen active Logan websites around the world. Warner Bros. is currently in pre-production on a new, mega-budget major film version of Logan's Run.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 500 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies ($150)