Joe Hill:

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill


The signed and slipcased limited edition hardcover from Lividian Publications, which was offered as a “Preorder Only Limited Edition,” meaning the orders received between April 6 and April 30 set the print run.

This special edition includes a brand-new introduction by Christopher Golden, new story notes by Joe Hill, and sixteen full-color illustrations by Vincent Sammy, plus a clever piece of “hidden” spot artwork.


From New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill comes this award-winning collection of short fiction that launched him into the bright lights of the literary world’s big stage fifteen years ago.


Imogene is young, beautiful… and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945…

Francis was human once, but now he’s an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing…

John is locked in a basement stained with the blood of half a dozen murdered children, and an antique telephone, long since disconnected, rings at night with calls from the dead…

Arthur Roth is a lonely kid with big ideas and a gift for attracting abuse…

Nolan knows but can never tell what really happened in the summer of ’77, when his idiot savant younger brother built a vast cardboard fort with secret doors leading into other worlds…

The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past…

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill


Lividian Publications signed and slipcased hardcover Limited Edition of Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill, which has been designed as a companion volume to the special edition of 20th Century Ghosts.


This deluxe edition includes a brand-new foreword by Josh Malerman, an introduction by Joe Hill that has only previously appeared in the UK, bonus features such as “Jude Confronts Global Warming” and the “lost” first chapter of the novel, along with “Traveling the Night Road with Joe Hill: On Heart-Shaped Box” by Mathias Clasen, the acclaimed Danish scholar of horror fiction and an associate professor in literature and media at Aarhus University.


In addition, this gorgeous volume features an incredible nineteen full-color illustrations by François Vaillancourt, printed on an acid-free glossy stock to retain the richness of the artwork and tipped into the book.


Judas Coyne is a collector of the macabre: a cookbook for cannibals… a used hangman’s noose… a snuff film. An aging death-metal rock god, his taste for the unnatural is as widely known to his legions of fans as the notorious excesses of his youth. But nothing he possesses is as unlikely or as dreadful as his latest discovery, an item for sale on the Internet, a thing so terribly strange, Jude can’t help but reach for his wallet.

I will “sell” my stepfather’s ghost to the highest bidder…


For a thousand dollars, Jude will become the proud owner of a dead man’s suit, said to be haunted by a restless spirit. He isn’t afraid. He has spent a lifetime coping with ghosts—of an abusive father, of the lovers he callously abandoned, of the bandmates he betrayed. What’s one more?


But what UPS delivers to his door in a black heart-shaped box is no imaginary or metaphorical ghost, no benign conversation piece. It’s the real thing.


And suddenly the suit’s previous owner is everywhere: behind the bedroom door… seated in Jude’s restored vintage Mustang… standing outside his window… staring out from his widescreen TV. Waiting—with a gleaming razor blade on a chain dangling from one bony hand…


A multiple-award winner for his short fiction, Joe Hill immediately vaulted into the top echelon of dark fantasists with this blood-chilling roller-coaster ride of a novel, a masterwork brimming with relentless thrills and acid terror.


Who is signing?

Joe Hill, François Vaillancourt, Josh Malerman, and Mathias Clasen.