Joe R. Lansdale, one of horror’s most unorthodox minds and greatest living talents will be joining the Dark Regions, Black Labyrinth imprint. The DR offshoot is a special collection that will boast “a line of original psychological horror/thriller novels and novellas from some of the biggest names in horror and dark fiction. The imprint will consist of ten books all illustrated by renowned Argentinian Gothic artist Santiago Caruso.”
Sounds like a fantastic business maneuver by a rather successful company, and it seems a guarantee to draw new and old bibliophiles and horror freaks into the fold. If nothing else, you can bet we’ll be exposed to some top notch fiction from some amazingly talented authors!
Did I mention DR is offering this line in an assortment of different packages, some of which sound insanely cool (read below for details)?
Check out a little info on the Black Labyrinth imprint below:
“The imprint begins with The Walls of the Castle by two-time winner of the International Thriller Writers Award and four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award Tom Piccirilli, an intense and visceral psychological thriller novella featuring the cover artwork you see to the left and four interior illustrations by Santiago Caruso.
All books in the Black Labyrinth imprint will be offered in the following formats:
Signed and Limited Hardcover
Leather-bound Deluxe Hardcover with Slipcase – Signed by Author and Artist
Oversized 8.5×11 Ultra-Deluxe Hardcover Tome with Special Edition Tray Case – Signed by Author, Artist and Editor, Bound in Deep-Black Dyed Cowhide”
Plans are already underway that should see the prolific Lansdale produce a new psychological horror novella by the year’s end. An early projection date for the novella has already been announced as Tuesday, November 12th, according to DarkRegions.com.
Check out some additional info, per the Press Release:
“The book will be available in all Black Labyrinth editions, including the specialty oversized Ultra-Deluxe hardcover tome. For more information on the Black Labyrinth imprint visit the Black Labyrinth page.
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story Incident On and Off a Mountain Road was adapted to film for Showtime’s Masters of Horror. He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.”