God of the Razor

God of the Razor

Illustration By Timothy Truman

Dust jacket by Tim Truman

Interior illustrations by Glenn Chadborne

The Nightrunners is considered by many to be one of the best horror/suspense novels to date.

It has had a passionate following for years. On its twentieth anniversary, Subterranean Press will release this novel as part of its Signature Series, in a volume that also contains stories that were inspired by, or drawn from, the novel while Lansdale waited for it to sell.

The novel and stories have influenced numerous writers over the years, and are now gathered for the first time (with a new, never-before-published tale) in this unique tribute volume celebrating one of the most influential and award-winning writers of the last two decades.

The God of the Razor will be designed as a companion volume to the Lansdale tribute anthology, Lords of the Razor, featuring a full color cover by Tim Truman, and twenty full page black-and-white illustrations for the short stories and novel by Glenn Chadborne.

The God of the Razor will be available in two unique editions:

Limited: Only 150 signed numbered copies housed in a red "demon skin" slipcase
Trade: fully cloth bound hardcover

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction and story notes
  • The Nightrunners
  • "The God of the Razor"
  • "Not from Detroit"
  • "King of Shadows"
  • "The Shaggy House"
  • "Incident on and Off a Mountain Road"
  • "Janet Finds the Razor"

From Publishers Weekly (Starred Review):
"Lansdale's The Nightrunners (1987), the centerpiece of this chilling collection, set new standards for the depiction of graphic violence and is probably the best novel of its type between Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs... This upsetting look at the human capacity for evil breaks with crime novel conventions when a supernatural element enters the story in the form of the grotesque deity known as the God of All Things Sharp. Twenty years later, The Nightrunners retains its ability to awe and to horrify. Six short stories that grew out of the novel, one previously unpublished, round out the volume."

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Timothy Truman
Joe R. Lansdale
295 pages
United States
Out of Print