|Project Lead||Shane Staley|
|Artist||Alan M. Clark|
|Info||300-copy limited edition hardcover and 26-copy deluxe leather bound hardcover. Retail: $50 / $200.|
Original Marketing Description
In 2003, Delirium Books published The Rising, the first novel by then newcomer Brian Keene. Since its publication, critics have hailed The Rising as “a major horror novel” and Keene as “the next Stephen King.” The Rising went on to win the Bram Stoker Award and became Delirium’s quickest selling title to date.
It also left readers worldwide asking, “What happens next?”
In January 2005, Delirium Books will present the answer to that question, with the publication of City of the Dead. This long awaited sequel to The Rising picks up where the first book left off, and immediately raises the stakes—and the horror.
Trapped inside a fortified skyscraper, humanity makes its last stand against an unstoppable, unforgiving, and undying enemy. The terror mounts with every page as they face overwhelming odds and dwindling numbers.
Welcome to New York City—population eight million zombies. Welcome to…the City of the Dead.
Lettered Edition Notes
The lettered edition is bound in soft genuine leather and comes with a matching foil stamping on both the book and slipcase. The full color cover artwork is included in this edition as a frontispiece, bound inside the book. Books are signed by both author and cover artist (limited edition is only signed by author) and are lettered A-Z. In this special deluxe edition only, the following bonus material appears:
1) The original, unpublished ending to The Rising.
2) The original, unpublished first chapter to City of the Dead.
3) The original plot synopsis for City of the Dead, which differs greatly from
the finished novel.
4) An afterword by Brian Keene, exclusive only to the Lettered Edition.
5) A free PC copy of the limited edition to use as a reading copy
6) A chance to win a one-of-a-kind bound original manuscript of City of the Dead. One of the 26 lucky customers who purchase the deluxe edition will receive this special bound manuscript for free, signed by both Brian Keene and the publisher with a limitation page that states it’s the original manuscript and a one of a kind. The winner will be drawn at random.