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J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world.

J is one of only 26 students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know — and all they are allowed to know.

But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them?



Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J’s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other.

The first-ever limited edition of Inspection and debut title in the reinvented Modern Classics Series has been given the deluxe treatment and produced in a very limited, collectible run, and features an introduction by Jonathan Maberry and illustrations by Patrick Arrasmith.

Signed Hardcover Information:

  • Limited to 235 numbered hardcovers
  • Signed by Josh Malerman, Jonathan Maberry and Patrick Arrasmith on an illustrated limitation page
  • “D.A.D. red leather jacket” Skyvertex covering
  • Wraparound black foil-stamped artwork to boards
  • Color illustrated endpapers
  • 80# Finch interior papers
  • 2-color printing
  • Multiple illustrations including 2-page fold-out
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Housed in a slipcase

Product info: short-term preorder (ETA: November/December 2022), published by Earthling Publications