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Subject: Joe Hill and Stephen King collaborate
Date Posted: 3/25/2008 4:45 PM ET
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To be released in Feb 2009 is a anthology called He is Legend, which pays tribute to Richard Matheson, author of I am Legend, Hell House, Duel, The Incredible Shrinking Man, and many, other novels and stories.  Each author will be writing a story that will be set in one of the fictional worlds created by Matheson (ie, the world of I am Legend, or a story about the Hell House).  Authors include F. Paul Wilson, Joe Lansdale, Whitley Strieber, Richard Christian Matheson (the son), William F. Nolan, Gary Braunbeck, Thomas Monteleone, and John Shirley, With Ramsey Campbell providing the intro. There will be other authors announced as the contracts are finalized, but the big one is Joe Hill writing a novella with his dad, set in the world of Duel.  Hopefully there will be a mass market version at some point, but for now it is limited to 750 numbered HCs and 52 lettered versions, and is pretty pricy.  Joe Hill speaks about the cost on his site's blog.  The publisher is Gauntlet Press, and a google search should bring up the info.  I thought that the many King/Hill fans on here might be interested in knowing this.

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 8:59 AM ET
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As much as I would love to have a copy of this, the $150 cover price is way out of my range.  I'll be looking forward to a general release at a later time.

Thanks for posting this. :-)

Date Posted: 3/28/2008 10:42 AM ET
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It sounds that they are close to selling out already.  If there isn't a mass market release after the HC comes out, I would not be surprised if it ends up either being posted for free online, or set up as a pay $1 to read it type of thing.  Even if the book isn't rereleased, I'm sure the story will end up in the next King or Hill collection.