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Mass for Mixed Voices, The Intruder, and Run from the Hunter by Charles Beaumont

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Published by Centipede Press


Mass for Mixed Voices

Remember that Twilight Zone episode? The one that gave you nightmares? Chances are it was written by Charles Beaumont. In a career that lasted only thirteen years before his premature death in 1967, Beaumont’s tales of horror, suspense and wonder established him as a master — stories which have appeared in magazines as diverse as Playboy, Esquire, The Saturday Evening Post, Mystery Digest, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Here is the definitive Charles Beaumont, a collection of short fiction which showcases the magic of this writer’s truly extraordinary imagination. Of the forty-two stories in this volume, eighteen are selected and prefaced by America’s top authors of fantasy and suspense, including Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, William F. Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Ray Russell, Jerry Sohl, Dennis Etchison, Douglas Heyes, and many others. They offer illuminating tributes to Beaumont — as a friend, a colleague, and a man whose creative talents left an indelible stamp on modern fiction, and on their imaginations.

This collection also features a new biographical introduction by editor Roger Anker, new artwork by David Ho, and a foreword by Beaumont’s son, Christopher. Once read, these stories are impossible to forget. Share the magic. Meet Beaumont.

Limited: 250 copies, each signed by editor Roger Anker, Christopher Beaumont, and cover artist David Ho: Normally $125

 

The Intruder

Shortly after a 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional, a stranger arrives in Caxton — a small southern town peacefully awaiting the integration of its all-white high school. Adam Cramer, a polite, threateningly smooth-talking young Northerner, has come to persuade this community to work against the new segregation laws. Within days, he stirs the white residents to violence in order to play his own personal power games. By the time he leaves town, mob action, riots, bombings, and attacks on integrationists had become commonplace, turning neighbor against neighbor, husband against wife, white against black.

But The Intruder is more than just the story of one man and the trouble he brings. It is a fascinating portrait of a southern town in the mid-1950s, an exciting novel dramatizing the problems of sociological change, civil rights, and, ultimately, the changing face of America.

This edition of The Intruder marks the novel’s first appearance since 1962, and features a new introduction by Beaumont biographer Roger Anker, who presents an insightful look into the history behind the novel and its subsequent film. Also included is a new, illustrated afterward by Beaumont associate William F. Nolan (co-author of Logan’s Run), who recalls his role in the film, in which he plays a small town bigot.

Limited: 200 copies, each signed by editor Roger Anker, William F. Nolan, and cover artist J.K. Potter: Normally $75
 

Run from the Hunter

It was a Festival for Death. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Mardi Gras, murder lurked in masquerade, and a man — the wrong man — was being tracked like a tiger through every street and alley of the godforsaken town.

Written by Charles Beaumont and John Tomerlin in the mid-Fifties under the joint pseudonym of Keith Grantland, Run from the Hunter is a crime-suspense thriller.

Framed for the murder of Steffany Fontaine, the novel’s protagonist, Chris Adams is being taken to prison when he escapes, returns to the scene of the crime, and, while hunted by the police, searches for Steffany’s real killer. Every street and alley, however, will lead him to the place where the killers wait.

This hardcover edition, which features a new introduction by John Tomerlin, and new artwork by J.K. Potter, marks not only the novel’s first appearance since 1960, but also the first appearance of this important work under the byline of Beaumont and Tomerlin.

This book also includes the Beaumont-Tomerlin short story” Moon in Gemini”, which concerns a young expectant mother’s despairing journey into paranoia.

Limited: 200 copies, each signed by John Tomerlin and J.K. Potter, with a facsimile signature by Charles Beaumont: Normally $60

 

Important Note: We cannot be responsible for lost or damaged international shipments of this Beaumont set.