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Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition

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Signed Collector's Hardcover Editions of Clive Barker's Classic Story From Books of Blood

Description

In 1984 the Books of Blood by Clive Barker were published and quickly gained a following worldwide. Literary eminences like Stephen King noticed early on the creativity and powerful prose throughout the Books of Blood, bringing Clive Barker's stories to the forefront of horror fiction. One of these stories was "The Midnight Meat Train" following one Leon Kaufman as he discovers the origins of a series of grizzly subway train murders in New York City... and the controlling forces behind it all.

Clive Barker's The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition brings the original story back with all-new material: a new afterword written by Clive Barker, 9 color paintings based on the story by the author, a new introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes, a foreword by the movie screenplay writer Jeff Buhler, the first complete commercial printing of the movie screenplay, never-before-seen photos, notes, sketches and more.

The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition is currently offered for preorder in three signed limited edition hardcover formats and is expected to be in stock by summer of 2014. These collector's editions are expected to sell out extremely fast. The ultra-deluxe traycased hardcover may take longer to ship than the other editions due to the book being carefully handcrafted with premium materials.

This is the first and only printing of this special comprehensive signed hardcover edition. Reserve your copy of this definitive collector's edition of one of Clive Barker's classic and most celebrated stories: "The Midnight Meat Train."

Features

All three hardcover editions feature up to 9 paintings as interior artworks, a newly written afterword and are signed by author Clive Barker. All editions feature a newly written introduction by Phil and Sarah Stokes, a new foreword by screenplay writer Jeff Buhler and multiple photos and other never before seen materials. The first complete commercial printing of the official movie script from the major motion picture starring Bradley Cooper directed by Ryuhei Kitamura released in 2008 will be included in all hardcover editions.

Ordering note

To be offered for preorder on March 25th in three signed limited edition hardcover formats: 450 limited hardcover, 66 deluxe slipcased hardcover and 13 ultra-deluxe traycased hardcover. The 450 limited hardcover and 66 deluxe slipcased hardcover are expected in stock by June 2014 while the 13 ultra-deluxe traycased hardcover is expected to be in stock by July/August 2014 due to the intensive process of hand-binding the specialty edition in premium materials.

 

Reviews of "The Midnight Meat Train" and Books of Blood by Clive Barker

"What Barker does in THE BOOKS OF BLOOD makes the rest of us look like we've been asleep for the last ten years. . . He's an original." - Stephen King

"Clive Barker assaults our senses and our psyche, seeking not so much to tingle our spine as to snap it altogether." - Los Angeles Times

"Mixing elements of horror, science fiction and surrealist literature, Barker's work reads like a cross between Stephen King and South American novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He creates a world where our biggest fears appear to be our own dreams." - Boston Herald

""Barker's eye is unblinking; he drags out our terrors from the shadows and forces us to look upon them and despair or laugh with relief." - The Washington Post

"Outstanding...a powerful and fascinating writer with a brilliant imagination." - J. G. Ballard

"Bloody good fun." - Library Journal

 

Hardcover Production Updates

09/21/2014: Our binder has given us a definitive date: October 15th. That's when the books will (finally) be shipping our way. We apologize for the delay, but are confident everyone will be very happy with the end result.

08/01/2014: Due to our need to gather all materials from the movie and Clive Barker's need to sign the signature sheets, the signed limited edition hardcovers are expected in stock and shipping by mid September. The book has taken two months longer than expected but we are very confident that our customers will be very pleased with the final product.

03/03/2014: Hardcover production to begin after preorder starts on March 25th

 

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Editions

Specialty Collector's Ultra-Deluxe Traycased 4x Signed Hardcover Edition

  • Mint and first edition
  • Oversized at 8"x12"
  • Limited to 13 signed and lettered copies worldwide
  • Hand lettered A-M
  • Each copy contains a unique sketch (remarque) by author Clive Barker
  • Features a new afterword written by the author
  • Features 9 paintings by Clive Barker as interior artwork printed in full color
  • Includes a newly written introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes and a newly written foreword by screenplay writer Jeff Buhler
  • Includes the first-ever complete commercial printing of the official movie script for The Midnight Meat Train film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura starring Bradley Cooper released in 2008
  • Features photos, sketches and other never before seen materials
  • Printed on an offset press
  • Bound in genuine black cowhide with Gator embossing
  • Genuine vintage New York City subway coin embedded into front cover
  • Smyth sewn
  • Signed by author Clive Barker, introduction writers Phil & Sarah Stokes and screenplay writer Jeff Buhler
  • Spine stamped with title and author name in gold foil
  • Gold book ribbon
  • Gold embossed end papers
  • Premium 70lb paper
  • Housed in a Midnight Meat Train cloth-bound traycase
  • Designed in collaboration with Paul Miller (designer of Weaveworld 25th Anniversary Edition)

 

Premium Collector's Signed Slipcased Hardcover Edition

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 66 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-66
  • Features a new afterword written by the author
  • Features 6 paintings by Clive Barker as interior artwork
  • Includes a newly written introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes and a newly written foreword by screenplay writer Jeff Buhler
  • Includes the first-ever complete commercial printing of the official movie script for The Midnight Meat Train film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura starring Bradley Cooper released in 2008
  • Features photos, sketches and other never before seen materials
  • Printed on an offset press
  • Bound in red Arizona leather
  • Smyth sewn
  • Signed by author Clive Barker and introduction writers Phil & Sarah Stokes
  • Front cover and Spine stamped with title and author name
  • Black book ribbon
  • Black end papers
  • Features a full color wraparound dust jacket with matte finish
  • Housed in a leatherette-bound slipcase

 

Signed Limited Hardcover Edition

  • Mint and first edition
  • Limited to 450 signed and numbered copies worldwide
  • Hand numbered 1-450
  • Features a new afterword written by the author
  • Features 6 paintings by Clive Barker as interior artwork
  • Includes a newly written introduction by Phil & Sarah Stokes and a newly written foreword by screenplay writer Jeff Buhler
  • Includes the first-ever complete commercial printing of the official movie script for The Midnight Meat Train film directed by Ryuhei Kitamura starring Bradley Cooper released in 2008
  • Features photos, sketches and other never before seen materials
  • Printed on an offset press
  • Bound in black book cloth
  • Smyth sewn
  • Signed by author Clive Barker
  • Spine stamped with title and author name
  • Wrap-around full color dust jacket with matte finish

 

 

Book Details and Specifications

Author & Interior Artworks: Clive Barker
Introduction: Phil & Sarah Stokes
Foreword: Jeff Buhler
Editors: Chris Morey & R.J. Cavender
Ultra-Deluxe co-designer: Paul Miller
Line editor: F.J. Bergmann
Limited Hardcover & Deluxe Hardcover Size: 6"x9"
Ultra-Deluxe Hardcover Size: 8"x12"
Publication date: 03/25/2014
Ultra-Deluxe Hardcover pricing: $1300 USD
Deluxe Hardcover pricing: $200 USD
Limited Hardcover pricing: $50 USD

 

 

Ordering and Shipping Information

All hardcover editions are eligible for free United States shipping (USPS Media Mail).  All physical editions are also eligible for Priority Mail and Express Mail.  Hardcover editions are packed securely in sturdy boxes/indestructo mailers with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests. Media Mail can take 7-10 business days, Priority Mail can take 3-5 business days while Express Mail can take 1-3 business days.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query. Hardcover editiosn include trade paperback and/or ebook edition with purchase.

Orders are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, American Express and PayPal.  Payment via check or money order can be arranged upon query.  We are not processing orders over the phone at this time.

First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

All physical editions are eligible for USPS Priority Mail International, First Class International and Express Mail International.  Discounted international rates are offered and if chosen we will ship via the cheapest means (for international this usually means USPS First Class International).  Other international postage costs are automatically calculated via the USPS server. Hardcover editions are packed securely in sturdy boxes/indestructo mailers with cushioning materials.  Trade paperbacks are packed securely in bubble mailers/flat rate padded envelope with cushioning materials. Dark Regions Press has a new standard for safety in our packing methods to ensure hardcover integrity, but will work to the fullest extent with any custom shipping requests.  Other shipping arrangements can be made upon query. Hardcover editiosn include trade paperback and/or ebook edition with purchase.

Orders are accepted with Visa, Mastercard, Discover card, American Express and PayPal.  Payment via check or money order can be arranged upon query.  We are not processing orders over the phone at this time.

First-time customers who leave a note in the order comments and order this title will receive a 20% off coupon insert with their order for use on the DarkRegions.com website.

Number requests for hardcover editions can be made and will be fulfilled if numbers are available.

 

About the author

Clive Barker was born in Liverpool, England, at 1:00 am on the morning of 5 October 1952. He grew up there and went to Dovedale and Quarry Bank schools - the same schools that John Lennon of the Beatles had been to a few years before Clive! He then studied English and Philosophy at Liverpool University.

Whilst at school he wrote - stories, comic strips and plays - and together with his friends formed a fringe theatre group which mounted productions both in Liverpool and, later, in London.

His first books, The Books of Blood, were published in 1984 in England and Clive began to concentrate on writing fiction rather than plays. Publishing both short stories and novels for adults, he moved to Beverly Hills in Los Angeles in 1991 where he next wrote his first published book for 'all ages' - The Thief of Always.

Clive has directed and produced films, written for television and exhibited his paintings in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, as well as working on comics, models, video games and toys.

The first volume of the Abarat series was published in 2002 and made the New York Times' bestseller lists, as well as winning a number of awards. Abarat II followed in 2004, winning a Bram Stoker award, with volume three - Absolute Midnight - released in September 2011.

 

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