Richard Laymon's Midnight's Lair Special Definitive Edition (PREORDER)

Edition

The 3rd and final Richard Laymon special edition to be published by Dark Regions Press - Midnight's Lair! This special edition volume includes a new introduction by Bentley Little, the full Midnight's Lair novel by Richard Laymon, five B&W interior illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, a new afterword by Weston Ochse and extra materials from A Writer's Tale including Laymon on Laymon: Midnight's Lair and Midnight's Lair Timeline! As with Night Show and Funland the book will be published in a 500 signed & numbered hardcover (optional slipcase) and 26 deluxe signed & lettered traycased hardcovers. 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Mordock's Cave is one of the spectacular wonders of the world, a place where thousands of sightseers every year take an awe-inspiring boat trip on a lake deep beneath the earth's surface to marvel at Nature's handiwork. But the darkness is also the home of things Nature never intended - things violent, bestial, and obscenely evil. When a sudden power failure incapacitates the elevator to the surface, a group of tourists is trapped in the underground depths. Cold and scared, without lights or food, their only hope is to find an escape route through the sealed-off end of the cavern. But their explorations uncover a nest of horrors that has lain hidden for generations, and their idyllic underground journey becomes a nightmare trip through hell, as they find themselves battling for survival against the creatures of the abyss....

"If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat." - Stephen King

SPECIAL EDITION INFORMATION

Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Hardcover: 

  • Limited to 500 signed & numbered hardcovers worldwide
  • Signed by introduction author Bentley Little and afterword author Weston Ochse
  • Printed offset on premium acid-free paper
  • Black book cloth with Smyth sewn binding
  • Oversized at 7"x10"
  • Includes a new introduction by Bentley Little, the full Midnight's Lair novel by Richard Laymon, five B&W interior illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, a new afterword by Weston Ochse and extra materials from A Writer's Tale including Laymon on Laymon: Midnight's Lair and Midnight's Lair Timeline
  • Wraparound full color dust jacket
  • Optional black slipcase available

Deluxe Signed & Lettered Traycased Limited Edition Hardcover: 

  • Limited to 26 signed & lettered hardcovers worldwide
  • Signed by introduction author Bentley Little, afterword author Weston Ochse, editor James R. Beach and artist Malcolm McClinton
  • Printed offset on premium acid-free paper
  • Black leather with Smyth sewn binding
  • Oversized at 7"x10"
  • Includes a new introduction by Bentley Little, the full Midnight's Lair novel by Richard Laymon, five new B&W interior illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, a new afterword by Weston Ochse and extra materials from A Writer's Tale including Laymon on Laymon: Midnight's Lair and Midnight's Lair Timeline
  • Wraparound full color dust jacket
  • Housed in a premium black Midnight's Lair traycase

Trade Hardcover: included in the preorder-only trade hardcover bundle. Case laminate 6"x9" unsigned trade hardcover including the novel, artwork and extra materials. 

Trade Hardcover Bundle (Preorder Only): includes all three Dark Regions Press Richard Laymon special editions in trade hardcover format: Night Show Special Definitive Edition, Funland Special Definitive Edition and Midnight's Lair Special Definitive Edition - all three trade hardcovers ship together when Midnight's Lair trade hardcover is in stock. 

PRODUCTION STATUS

Richard Laymon's Midnight's Lair Special Definitive Edition is currently entering production! Shipping is expected to start by January 2021. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Laymon's works include more than sixty short stories and more than thirty novels, a few of which were published under the pseudonym Richard Kelly. However, despite praise from prominent writers from within the genre, including Stephen King and Dean Koontz, Laymon was little known in his homeland -- he enjoyed greater success in Europe, though, particularly in the United Kingdom -- until his affiliation with Leisure Books in 1999. The author largely viewed much of this as a product of the poorly re-edited and reconstructed first release of The Woods Are Dark, which had over 50 pages removed. The poor editing and unattractive cover art ruined his sales records after the success of The Cellar. The original and intended version of The Woods Are Dark was finally published in July of 2008 by Leisure Books and Cemetery Dance Publications after being reconstructed from the original manuscript by his daughter, Kelly.

His novel Flesh was named Best Horror Novel of 1988 by Science Fiction Chronicle, and both Flesh and Funland were nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, as was his non-fiction work A Writer's Tale. He won this award posthumously in 2001 for The Traveling Vampire Show. His win was used as an answer for a question on the syndicated Jeopardy program.

The tribute anthology In Laymon's Terms was released by Cemetery Dance Publications during the summer of 2011. It featured short stories and non-fiction tribute essays by authors such as Bentley Little, Jack Ketchum, Gary Brandner, Edward Lee, and scores of others.

 

Product Info: Published by Dark Regions Press, PREORDER (ETA: January/February 2021)


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