New York Times bestselling horror author Joe Hill will release his first eagerly anticipated epic novel, NOS4A2, in late Spring 2013. William Morrow will release the trade hardcover on April 30, 2013; pre-orders are being accepted via Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Following the trade release, the boutique small publisher Subterranean Press will offer a Limited printing of 750 signed, numbered hardcover copies for $125.00 each and a collector’s edition of 26 signed, specially bound Lettered copies housed in a custom tray case for $1000.00 each, both of which can be pre-ordered directly from the Subterranean Press website. The official release date for the collector's editions of NOS4A2 is June 2013, but as of this writing there were very few editions left to be purchased.
According to the boutique press, “The Limited edition of NOS4A2 will be oversize, with an unpublished novella, “Wraith,” that was cut from the original manuscript. It also includes an alternate ending to the novel, as well as illustrations, in both black and white and color, by Hill’s long-term collaborator on the award-winning comic, Locke & Key, Gabriel Rodriguez.
The Lettered edition will be one of our more elaborate productions, including a special binding, as well as a custom made autopsy bone mallet, Charlie Manx’s weapon of choice, housed in the tray case.”
When asked by Subterranean Press for a summary of his terrifying new novel, Joe Hill stated that the book is about “a very bad man with a very bad car. Bad things happen to the children who get in the car with him. These children wind up being driven to a place called Christmas Land, and if Disney Land is the happiest place on Earth, Christmas Land is the unhappiest place NOT on Earth. It’s partially about people who have unnatural powers that they derive from vehicles.”
Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Heart-Shaped Box, the award-winning collection, 20th Century Ghosts, and the critically acclaimed comic book series, Locke & Key. He is a two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and a past recipient of the Ray Bradbury Fellowship. His stories have appeared in a variety of journals and Year's Best collections. He calls New England home.