Chatwin Books, January 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" New. Item #005515699
One of 100 copies of the special hardcover signed limited edition, hand-numbered and signed by Matt Ruff, author of LOVECRAFT COUNTY (who wrote the intro) with a small ink drawing. New! Bound in red cloth over pictorial boards, paper spine label. 'Call of the Dreamlands' is the first volume in a new H.P. Lovecraft series by Chatwin Books, featuring an introduction by Matt Ruff, fresh off the success of the HBO adaptation of his novel Lovecraft Country. Both signed limited hardcover (limited to 100 copies signed by Matt Ruff & illustrator Dean Kelly), and paperback editions are available. H. P. Lovecraft was an eccentric racist whose writings, though unheralded in his lifetime, influenced what would become the modern Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres. His stories, filled with a near tangible sense of lurking dread and an overpowering fear of the unknown, resonate with readers throughout the social fabric to this day. Chatwin Books presents our first collection of spine-chilling stories by H. P. Lovecraft, edited and illustrated by Dean Kelly and designed by Vladimir Verano, with an introduction by Matt Ruff, author of Sewer, Gas, Electric; Set This House in Order; Bad Monkeys; 88 Names; and Lovecraft Country, the basis for the acclaimed HBO TV show. From the introduction by Matt Ruff: 'So the first thing you should know is, he can be an acquired taste. In the Dreamlands stories that make up the first volume of this series, you’ll find palaces of living fire, a golden bridge of moonbeams, a ship that sails off the edge of the world, and a grudge match between immortals that ends with a supernova lighting up the sky. His marvels are seen mostly in glimpses, and the price of even a short look can be high: death, insanity, disensoulment, oblivion. He has a way of getting in your head, and even if you don’t develop a taste for him, you’ll likely find some inspiration - horrible or wonderful - to carry away with you.'.