October Dreams

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Trade Edition - Book appears new and unread but has a couple of smudges on the page edges from handling
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Limited Edition
Limited Edition - Matching Numbered Set #4 Vol 1 and 2 - Consignment

Edited by Richard Chizmar and Robert Morrish

A Celebration of Halloween.

At more than 660 pages, this oversized volume is one of the best (and biggest) collections of Halloween material ever published!

Contents include: 22 short stories of spooky Halloween fiction (eleven brand new, never-before-published tales specially-written for October Dreams and eleven classic reprints); dozens of authors and artists have contributed short pieces recalling their own favorite and very personal memories of Halloween; essays detailing the "history" of Halloween, Halloween in the movies, and Halloween in literature; special Halloween artwork scattered throughout the book; plus almost all of the contributing authors will autograph the signed editions; a total of several dozen autographs.


  • "The Black Pumpkin" by Dean Koontz
  • "Lantern Marsh" by Poppy Z. Brite
  • "Conversations in a Dead Language" by Thomas Ligotti
  • "Yesterday's Child" by Thomas F. Monteleone
  • "The Whitby Experience" by Simon Clark
  • "In-between" a poem by Ray Bradbury
  • "Gone" by Jack Ketchum
  • "Yesterday's Witch" by Gahan Wilson
  • "A Short History of Halloween" by Paula Guran
  • "Mask Game" by John Shirley
  • "Out of the Dark" by David B. Silva
  • "Heavy Set" by Ray Bradbury
  • "Boo" by Richard Laymon
  • "Masks" by Douglas E. Winter
  • "A Redress for Andromeda" by Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • "The Circle" by Lewis Shiner
  • "First of All, It was October" by Gary A. Braunbeck
  • "Pay the Ghost" by Tim Lebbon
  • "Buckets" by F. Paul Wilson
  • "Orchestra" by Stephen Mark Rainey
  • "Eyes" by Charles L. Grant
  • "Deathmask" by Dominick Cancilla
  • "Some Witch's Bed" by Michael Marshall Smith
  • "The Trick" by Ramsey Campbell
  • "Pork Pie Hat" by Peter Straub
  • "Trick-or-Read" by Stefan Dziemianowicz

Plus “My Favorite Halloween Memory" reminisces from:

  • Elizabeth Engstrom
  • Rick Hautala
  • Steve Rasnic Tem
  • Gary A. Braunbeck
  • Jack Ketchum
  • Hugh B. Cave
  • Christopher Golden
  • Alan M. Clark
  • Poppy Z. Brite
  • Tom Piccirilli
  • Jack Cady
  • Robert Morrish
  • William F. Nolan
  • Michael Cadnum
  • Douglas Clegg
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Stanley Wiater
  • Richard Laymon
  • Yvonne Navarro
  • Kim Newman
  • Owl Goingback
  • Dennis Etchison
  • David B. Silva
  • Kelly Laymon
  • Simon Clark
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Wayne Allen Sallee
  • Edward Gorman
  • Peter Crowther

Trade Edition bound in full cloth 
Slipcased Limited Edition of 450 signed and numbered copies bound in leather 

Artist's edition features:

Completely unique binding:
* bound in genuine leather
* custom embossing with raised pumpkin design on cover
* imprinted spine, denoting Artist's Edition
* orange and black page gilding
* orange ribbon page marker
* smyth-sewn with orange/yellow headbands

A handmade custom box:
* wrapped in an embossed orange Pellaq paper by Skivertex
* custom embossed pumpkin design on lid
* lined inside with black felt

A double-matted, framed ORIGINAL piece of artwork:
* by Maine artist, Glenn Chadbourne
* B&W ink drawing

Artist's Edition limited to only 12 copies


Lettered With Portfolio: limited to 52 traycased editions signed and lettered copies bound in leather, with a satin ribbon page marker, and also includes a separate, specially-commissioned Halloween Art Portfolio, featuring twelve full-pages of stunning artwork inspired by classic Halloween images (letter M)

Lettered Without Portfolio: limited to 52 traycased editions signed and lettered copies bound in leather, with a satin ribbon page marker (note this one does NOT include the art portfolio) (Letter V)

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Publisher Cemetery Dance