- Author: Al Sarrantonio
- Artist: Alan M. Clark
- Page Count: 212
- Pub. Date: June 2009
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-203-3
- Status: Out of Print
by Al Sarrantonio
Cover artwork by Alan M. Clark
Interiors by Keith Minnion
About the Book:
After twenty years, the classic novel of lycanthropy by horror master Al Sarrantonio is back in print, in a beautiful new limited signed edition.
Moonbane asks the simple question: Why do werewolves howl at the Moon?
The answer: Because that's where they originally came from!
A fast-paced horror-thriller in the tradition of Richard Matheson's I am Legend, Moonbane explodes with a riveting opening reminiscent of H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds, and never lets up for a moment.
Moonbane has been hailed as "A great fast read with a super ending." (Rocky Mountain News; also one of their top book choices of the year); "Unabashedly violent...a raw power...that holds the reader's interest until the final pages." (Mystery Scene); "A great evening's read" (Charles de Lint); "A stylish B-movie of a novel. Fast-paced and poetic." (Joe R. Lansdale).
With a new Preface by the author, and with a cover by Alan M. Clark and beautiful interior artwork by Keith Minnion, Moonbane is published here for the first time in hardcover – in an edition that is bound to become a treasured collectible.
"Also worth noting is the amazing job Cemetery Dance did with the book itself. The story alone is worth the price of admission, but also included is amazing cover art from Alan M. Clark and interior illustrations from Keith Minnion (including the beautiful endpapers and signature page). Add it all together with CD’s high-quality production standards and you have a book that will make every reader happy. Moonbane was a lot of fun. I read it in just two sittings, the pages flying, eager to find out what happened next. I’m giving it a 9 out of 10 for its fast-paced storytelling and sly twists and turns. Grab a copy while it’s available. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable read this summer."
— Andrew Monge, HorrorDrive-In.com
"Cemetery Dance has created a beautiful reprint of Al Sarrantonio’s tale of a werewolf apocalypse... Sarrantonio doesn’t spend lots of time introducing you to his characters before getting into the action. He shows you his characters as the action unfolds. Not only does Moonbane give us an original tale of the origin of werewolves but it also an effective apocalyptic tale. Highly Recommended."
— Monster Librarian
"A novel with real style, informed by a wry and sometimes chilling point
of view. Moonbane is not quite like anything you've read before!"
— Ed Gorman, author of Rough Cut
"Al Sarrantonio's Moonbane is a stylish B-movie of a novel. Fast paced and poetic, and scary in the old-fashioned sense of such fine B-chillers as The Cat People and I Walked With a Zombie."
— Joe R. Lansdale
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 1,500 signed hardcover copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered hardcover copies bound in leather with a satin ribbon page marker and additional full-color artwork ($175)