The Collected Stories of Tim Powers is now available for pre-publication orders. There will only be 150 copies in total of this title. Tim has written a new story called “My Name Was Tom” which will be unique to this Charnel House edition as well as the introduction which has been written by Howard Kaylan, the singer in The Turtles. Why? Because he was there! This is a huge 476 page book at 7 X 11 inches, containing all 22 stories that Tim has written. Later this year Charnel House will be publishing the limited edition of Tim’s new novel, Alternate Routes.
Both editions of The Silent Corner have been shipped. That is an actual badge mounted on the lettered copies. The Whispering Room is at the bindery and several weeks out from shipping. This is one very heavy volume, it is almost three inches thick. The choice of four leather colors for the lettered edition was an interesting experiment which gave collectors a hand in designing their own copy. The Crooked Staircase is next from Dean Koontz. This one should be interesting.
Ellison Under Glass by Harlan Ellison will be a very small and very unique edition. Harlan is working with Charnel House to create the edition he has always envisioned for this title which is made up of all the stories written in bookstore windows with a few stories thrown in that he wrote in public. There will be an unusual amount of intricate hand work on these books, and each will be signed by Harlan. We are aiming for a Christmas release.
Watch for the novel Darkest Desires by Dean Koontz, an original Charnel House publication scheduled for late in the year.
There is one full set of the Charnel House lettered state for sale. For the seriously interested please e-mail for information from this site.
BLACK RIVER, I'll Be Watching Over You by Dean Koontz. When Dean ends this series of novellas and novelettes Charnel House will issue a slipcase to house the entire series. There are copies of this title still available for purchase. Order now to own the first book of this series, you can then retain your number for the rest of the series.
Congratulations go to Keith Reid for the honor of having written the most played song in the last 75 years. A Whiter Shade Of Pale by his band, Procol Harum came in at #1 in the UK. Charnel House has produced a signed lyric print of the song: A letterpress 9X13 archival print of the lyrics to Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale in an edition of 100 prints signed by lyricist, Keith Reid.
Harlan Ellison has delivered an introduction for The Glass Teat & The Other Glass Teat Omnibus that is beyond description. It is titled, Welcome To The Gulag. An eight and a half minute CD accompanies each copy of both editions of the book. This one is huge. 12 inches tall, 8 inches wide, 2 inches thick, and handmade with materials created for this project. Printed on Mohawk Superfine Ultra White and Frankfurt White. The Glass Teat & The Other Glass Teat Omnibuscollects all of Harlan's columns on television and the media from the L.A. Free Press, 1969/70. 102 columns, with various introductions and afterwords. This material has been out of print for 28 years. Charnel House has put it all together in one signed limited edition bound in handmade cotton paper with random typed letters embedded throughout the sheet.
Tim Powers has the solitary honor of having his book, A Time To Cast Away Stones, placed in Lord Byron's library at his ancestral home of Newstead Abbey in Nottingham, England. Tim is the only modern writer who can say this. Charnel House has partnered with Newstead Abbey on their Adopt-A-Stone program to help raise money needed to restore the West Front which is pictured at the back of A Time To Cast Away Stones. We have gone back and made a place for ourselves in our favorite time in history.
THE NEW YORK TIMES DISCOVERS CHARNEL HOUSE --This article will appear in the Book Section of the Sunday New York Times for Dec, 29: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/books/review/inside-the-list.html?_r=0
Here is a link to a new article on Charnel House with pictures: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20130221/CURR04/702219967
Fine Books & Collections Magazine has done an article on Charnel House in issue 10.4 // Autumn 2012. You can now view the article online at the link: http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/issue/1004/charnel-house.phtml Here are some pictures of INNOCENCE from the bindery.
ODD HOURS by Dean Koontz. The book came out beautifully. The chapter numbers are printed as a red digital read-out within a drawing of a nuclear trigger and the page numbers are also printed as red digital digits counting down backwards from the first page––Page 213––to the last page––Page 1. Here are some pictures of the lettered copies from the bindery.
Here are some lettered BROTHER ODD production pictures.
Charnel House has been commissioned to make a prop book to promote the new film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman.
The book is 2 feet wide by 4 feet high and weighs in at 40 pounds.