Midnight Under the Big Top


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Limited Edition

Editor: Brian James Freeman
Cover artwork by Vincent Chong
Interior Illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne

Venture inside Midnight Under the Big Top, where your wide eyes and pounding heart will discover: 

• the world's grandest tales of murder, madness, and magic set in and around the circus by renowned storytellers such as Stephen King, Joe Hill, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Neil Gaiman, Kelley Armstrong, Robert McCammon, Tananarive Due, Lisa Morton, Heather Graham, Richard Chizmar, Billy Chizmar, Amanda C. Davis, Nayad Monroe, Jeff Strand, Amanda Downum, Robert Brouhard, and Dominick Cancilla!

• the World's First-Ever Poetry Intermission featuring Norman Prentiss, G.O. Clark, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Robert Payne Cabeen, David E. Cowen, Alessandro Manzetti, Christina Sng, Stephanie M. Wytovich, K.A. Opperman, Ashley Dioses, and Terri Adamczyk!

• and for the grand finale, Josh Malerman, author of the New York Times bestseller Bird Box, will introduce you to Dandelion Andrews, a very unusual man who hasn't seen daylight in three months because he's digging a hole destined to become a most unusual carnival house of horrors!

These death-defying tales aren't for the faint of heart, but they are perfect for the long lost child deep inside of you who instinctively understands you should never trust a circus clown.

Table of Contents:

  • "The Night of the Tiger" by Stephen King
  • "Twittering from the Circus of the Dead" by Joe Hill
  • "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch" by Neil Gaiman
  • "The Girl in the Carnival Gown" by Kelley Armstrong
  • "Herd Immunity" by Tananarive Due
  • "Pickled Punks and the Summer of Love" by Lisa Morton
  • "Courting the Queen of Sheba" by Amanda C. Davis
  • "The Circus Reborn" by Nayad Monroe
  • "The Black Ferris" by Ray Bradbury


  • Norman Prentiss
  • G.O. Clark
  • Marge Simon
  • Bruce Boston
  • Robert Payne Cabeen
  • David E. Cowen 
  • Alessandro Manzetti
  • Christina Sng
  • Stephanie M. Wytovich
  • K.A. Opperman
  • Ashley Dioses
  • Terri Adamczyk


  • "The Great White Way" by Robert McCammon
  • "Buried Talents" by Richard Matheson
  • "The Carnival" by Richard Chizmar
  • "Mr. Bones' Wild Ride" by Billy Chizmar
  • "Fair Treats" by Jeff Strand
  • "Smoke & Mirrors" by Amanda Downum
  • "Circus Maximus" by Robert Brouhard
  • "Laughable" by Dominick Cancilla
  • "Count Zardov's Circus and Museum of Terrifying Grotesques" by Heather Graham


  • Dandy, a short novel by Josh Malerman

Edition Specifications:

  • Limited to just 750 signed and numbered copies
  • Personally signed by the editor and artists on a full color signature page
  • Deluxe Oversized Trim Size (7 X 10)
  • Printed on 60# acid-free paper
  • Bound in full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
  • Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
  • Printed and bound with full-color endpapers
  • Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
  • Wrapped in a full-color dust jacket
  • Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
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Publisher Cemetery Dance