Beardless Warriors AND Brothers In Arms Richard Matheson
Gauntlet is excited to announce their most ambitious Richard Matheson project to date, a 2-book set: BEARDLESS WARRIORS and BROTHERS IN ARMS: STORIES INSPIRED BY RICHARD MATHESON'S BEARDLESS WARRIORS, edited by Barry Hoffman and R.C. Matheson
Richard Matheson expressed to Gauntlet publisher Barry Hoffman his desire to see his searing wartime novel BEARDLESS WARRIORS published as a signed limited edition. They had to keep pushing back the book’s release due to Matheson constantly finding (and writing) new and previously unpublished material.
Two years after his death they will be publishing BEARDLESS WARRIORS as part of a two-book set (both books, by contract, have to be sold together).
One book will contain Matheson’s novel. The second is an anthology of stories “inspired by the novel BEARDLESS WARRIORS”. Contributing to the anthology are:
- Clive Barker (did not sign)
- Richard Matheson
- Ray Bradbury (did not sign)
- Heather Graham
- John Densmore (of the Doors)
- Allan Cole
- Harry Tuttledove
- David J. Schow
- Richard Chizmar
- William F. Nolan (did not sign)
- Joe Lansdale
- R.C. Matheson
- Tom Monteleone
- Mort Castle
- Preston Sturges
- Barry Hoffman
- Gary Braunbeck (did not sign)
- Kevin J. Anderson (did not sign)
- Whitley Strieber
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
- Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- Mike Resnick (did not sign)
- Chet Williamson (did not sign)
- Rod & Anne Serling (did not sign)
- Rosanne Cash
Cover art for the anthology is from Clive Barker. The cover for the Matheson novel is from his favorite artist Harry O. Morris.
Two highlights of the anthology include previously unpublished stories by Ray Bradbury and Matheson himself.
Bradbury’s “Final Day” was found by his bibliographer (and frequent editor of Gauntlet Bradbury titles) Donn Albright – a beautifully written story with an ominous ending. Matheson’s “The Lecture” was unearthed by his son R.C. Matheson, written when a young Matheson was at boot camp.
All contributors (with the exceptions noted above) will sign tipsheets for the 125 copy deluxe numbered edition. Gauntley has the tipsheets signed by Matheson for this deluxe edition.
Limited to 125 copy Deluxe Numbered 2-book set and sold out at the publisher