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New Stephen King and Joe Hill stories in Fright or Flight — Limited Quantities Available

Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King and Bev Vincent

We're excited to let you know that we'll be getting a very limited number of copies of the upcoming anthology Fright or Flight, which contains brand new stories by Stephen King and Joe Hill, as well as killer reprints by the likes of Richard Matheson, Dan Simmons, and many others. Our quantities of this, especially of the slipcased limited edition (signed by co-editor Bev Vincent and artist Cortney Skinner).

About the Book:

Fasten your seatbelts for an anthology of turbulent tales curated by Stephen King and Bev Vincent. This exciting new anthology, perfect for airport or airplane reading, includes an original introduction and story notes for each story by Stephen King, along with brand new stories from Stephen King and Joe Hill.

Stephen King hates to fly.

Now he and co-editor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of strangers. All the ways your trip into the friendly skies can turn into a nightmare, including some we'll bet you've never thought of before... but now you will the next time you walk down the jetway and place your fate in the hands of a total stranger.

Featuring brand new stories by Joe Hill and Stephen King, as well as fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Dan Simmons, and many others, Flight or Fright is, as King says, "ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents... Even if you are safe on the ground, you might want to buckle up nice and tight."

Book a flight with Cemetery Dance Publications for this terrifying new anthology that will have you thinking twice about how you want to reach your final destination.

A Note from Stephen King on the origins of Flight or Fright:
Well, we were sitting around at dinner before a screening of The Dark Tower in Bangor, and there were a lot of people who’d flown in for the big night. I mentioned that I hated flying, and the conversation turned to various airplane stories, some scary and some funny. I said there had never been a collection of flight-based horror stories, although I could think of several (including the Matheson and the Conan Doyle, which are in the book) about the terrors of flight. I said someone ought to do the book. Rich Chizmar said, "I would, in a heartbeat." It took more than one heartbeat, but Flight or Fright is now a book. Bev Vincent, that incredible polymath, agreed to team with me as co-editor, and now the book—including several new stories, one by me and one by my son, Joe Hill—is an actual fact. Bev and I think it would make ideal airplane reading, especially on stormy descents.

A Note from Bev Vincent on the origins of Flight or Fright:
I was sitting next to Rich Chizmar in a Bangor restaurant when Steve came up to us with this idea for an anthology of horror stories involving flying. The fact that we were across the street from Bangor International Airport was especially apropos. Steve and I dug deep to come up with this collection of stories—some of them I'd read before but many of them I hadn't. It was a delight to find tales by some of my favorite authors that fit the loose theme and also to be introduced to several new-to-me writers who had published some chilling tales. Then there's the new stories by Steve and Joe Hill, both of which are terrific and disturbing contributions to this sub-genre. I spent 24 hours total on two flights to and from Japan while working on this project and I spent a lot of time...a LOT of time...thinking about all the things that might go wrong when I was 35,000 feet up hurtling through space at 500 mph in a torpedo with wings. Is it a little twisted that we hope this anthology makes a lot of other people equally nervous the next time they board a flight?

To be published as a trade hardcover edition:

-- Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-- Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
-- Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-- Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-- Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-- Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
-- Retail price just $27.95

To be published as a Slipcased Hardcover Artist Edition:

-- Each book hand-numbered and housed in a custom-made slipcase
-- Personally signed by Bev Vincent and Cortney Skinner on a unique signature page
-- Includes exclusive interior artwork by Cortney Skinner that does not appear in the trade edition
-- Printed on 60# acid-free paper
-- Bound in a fine material with colored head and tail bands
-- Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
-- Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
-- Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
-- Wrapped in a DIFFERENT full-color dust jacket featuring artwork by Cortney Skinner
-- Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
-- Retail price: $85

 

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