I think the author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson. Robert Neville is the last man left alive but his days and nights are far from empty.
A plague borne on clouds of dust has killed much of humanity and resurrected them as vampires, and Neville has devoted his daylight hours to exterminating the monsters while at night he barricades himself in his home and listens to the men and women who were once his neighbours howl for his blood. How long can a mans sanity last in such conditions? The authors prose is as lean and as efficient as his hero, propelling the reader on a fraught thrill-ride before ultimately asking the terrifying question: who is the real monster here?
Award-winning illustrator and comics legend Dave McKean has created a number of searing colour images that capture the washed-out desperation of Mathesons post-apocalyptic world, with splashes of vibrant red hinting at the violence happening just off page. The special die-cut slipcase offers frightening glimpses of the binding, and each new novel section features more of McKeans stunning black and white artwork. For this edition, acclaimed horror novelist Joe Hill has provided a perceptive introduction examining the impact this novel of unrelenting menace has had on science fiction, horror, and the wider landscape of our movie nightmares. He was a giant, and you know his stories, even if you think you don't Neil Gaiman. Novelist and screenwriter Richard Matheson is the most celebrated occupant of that dark alley where horror meets science fiction, and he was described by Ray Bradbury as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century.
Horror masters Stephen King and George A. Romero both cite the book as a significant influence on their own work, and it was named the Vampire Novel of the Century in 2012. 208pp A physical description follows.. Care and attention is devoted to every detail of the physical attributes of each book.
Exacting standards require that every one has a proper sewn binding and comes in a protective slipcase. A wide range of binding materials are employed, from buckram, silk, leather and hand-marbled papers to traditional woven cloth. We choose from a selection of legible and elegant typefaces, seeking to preserve their character through a combination of modern and traditional printing techniques. DESIGN - Above all, the feature that distinguishes folio books from most others produced today is the rich variety and sophistication of the binding designs. A wide range of traditional materials - such as buckram, cotton, silk or leather - is employed for the bindings.
These costly fabrics are the foundation upon which the artists and designers produce their creations. Sometimes their designs are printed in ink, but more often they are blocked - that is to say, impressed with foil into the surface of the material; frequently the two processes are employed together. BINDING - All books are sewn in 16-page sections: this gives strength to the book and enables the pages to be opened flat with ease. There are decorative head- and tailbands; many have gilded or colored top edges where they feel they are appropriate.The endpapers, in a wide array of colours, are often printed with maps, illustrations or other designs. Most important of all, the books are hardback-bound to the highest standard, so that they not only look well on the shelves but are always a pleasure to open and read. PAPER & TYPOGRAPHY - In the typography of Folio books the traditional virtues of legibility and elegance are paramount. The selection of paper for a particular book will involve deciding on a shade and character which harmonises with the illustrations and binding materials.
The papers for Folio Society books are produced by a small number of European mills, chosen for their ability to produce the highest quality papers with absolute consistency. Books printed on inferior stocks will go brown and brittle within a few years; all Folio books are printed on wood-free and acid-free paper, designed for reading and rereading over many generations. THE SLIPCASE - A distinctive feature of Folio Society books which immediately strikes the eye is their presentation not in dust-jackets but in slipcases - the traditional protective covering for fine editions. The dustjacket evolved in the 20th century as a marketing device designed to catch the eye in a crowded bookshop.It does not, however, protect the book, and is itself easily damaged. With Folio books the design emphasis is on the binding itself, a permanent part of the book. Fine bindings need protection from dust and light, and this is furnished by the slipcase, which matches the binding materials and design of the book.
Folio Society Books are a testament to an uncompromising dedication to the craft of bookmaking, a commitment to striving towards perfection which rises above mere commercial considerations. If you are looking for a fine investment or phenomenal gift idea, consider this as a prime option. For all other Folio Society book I have available which is usually a LOT! If you don't, I can't go back and fix it later!
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I promise everything there is to know about this item is in this description. I also do not subscribe to "grading" as frankly, grading is totally inconsistent and most of the "graders" TRULY have no clue, so I will use plain English if it is OK with you.. A brand new hardcover book in PRISTINE condition, with original slipcase as issued. Bound in printed and blocked cloth with a design by the artist.
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations and 4 integrated black & white illustrations for the part-titles and illustrated headings throughout with a Die-cut slipcase. It measures approximately 10 x 5½ and is a GORGEOUS copy! There are links above and below and why not bookmark my site to make it easier to find at a later date! Pay me, I send it, BUT ONLY TO A REGISTERED ADDRESS! I really DO CARE about when and how your product gets to you.
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