Thursday, February 24, 2011

Have You Seen This Book!

The latest issue of Fangoria (#301) has a new interview with Richard Matheson, and one of the supporting illustrations (on page 44) appears to be a new paperback cover from Tor Books.

If this is in fact the latest edition of the book from Tor, what's particularly interesting is that for the first time since 1995, they have reverted to Jim Thiesen's original cover art (albeit cropped to elimiate the horizon), rather than the photoshopped version that has been used internationally in the interim. Unfortunately, if this image is accurate, it appears that the painting has been manipulated yet again to remove the baby which would be in the second row - between the two female vampires.

If you happen to see this new cover in the store, please drop me a line (john [at] or feel free to post a comment here, so I know it is in fact for real.

And while you're at it, if you happen to see a physical copy of the Steve Niles comic adaptation with the following cover, please let me know that as well!


John Scoleri said...

Greg Cox, Matheson's editor at TOR, was kind enough to confirm that the license on the movie edition is running out, and that we will soon see a new edition. Keep your eyes peeled, and if you don't see it here first, please shoot me an email to let me know it's out there!

Unknown said...

Impressive collection! But what was the very FIRST book that was ever released, it could not be the Gold medal book could it? They wold not have know it was a gold medal book! Do you have it? I am curious to see a picture of it...and maybe try and find it myself...

John Scoleri said...

Thanks Steph -

The 1954 Gold Medal paperback was in fact the first edition. One more but of trivia - it was the first science-fiction novel published by Gold Medal.

I do have a couple of copies of the first edition paperback. You can check it out here:

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