THE HUNDRED-YEAR CHRISTMAS by David Morrell, art by Cortney Skinner. Hiram, GA: Overlook Connection Press; 2009. 1st edition thus.
OVERVIEW: In response to numerous requests, David Morrell's rare and much-praised novella, originally published over twenty-five years ago and nominated for a World Fantasy award, is finally available again in a brand new edition. This edition features a new full-page artwork in full color by artist Cortney Skinner as well as a never-before-published introduction by the author.
This novella has different meanings, depending if you're a child or an adult. It's about the poignant friendship between Father Christmas, who lives a hundred years before being replaced, and Father Time, who lives only a single year before being replaced. Each year, Santa sees a version of his friend grow old and die. Now it's Santa's turn, but he's having trouble finding a replacement, and if he doesn't succeed, there'll be no one to take care of the infant Father Time. Time itself will stop.
THIS SIGNED HARD COVER EDITION FEATURES:
Signed by David Morrell.
Limited to 1000 signed copies.
Fully illustrated with full page original artwork by Cortney Skinner.
Full-color book with full-color wrap-around cover.
"A Snow Globe of Memories" a new introduction by David Morrell.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Morrell is the award-winning author of First Blood, the novel in which Rambo was created. Morrell is the author of twenty-eight books, including such novels of international intrigue as The Fifth Profession, Assumed Identity, and Extreme Denial (set in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he now lives with his wife, Donna). His most recent publications are the dark-suspense thrillers Scavengers and Creepers. Morrell is the co-president of the International Thriller Writers organization.
"Enchanting" - Stephen King.
"Told in Morrell’s characteristically lean prose, The Hundred-Year Christmas is an endearing fable spiced with wry humor and a presence of darkness, but also warmth and love” – Author & Critic Douglas E. Winter.
Fine in fine dj.