MOONBANE by Al Sarrantonio, art by Alan M. Clark. Forest Hill, MD; CD Publications; 2009. 1st edition hardcover.
Page Count: 212.
Pub. Date: June 2009.
About the Book:
After twenty years, the classic novel of lycanthropy by horror master Al Sarrantonio is back in print, in a beautiful new limited signed edition.
Moonbane asks the simple question: Why do werewolves howl at the Moon?
The answer: Because that's where they originally came from!
A fast-paced horror-thriller in the tradition of Richard Matheson's I am Legend, Moonbane explodes with a riveting opening reminiscent of H.G. Wells's War of the Worlds, and never lets up for a moment.
Moonbane has been hailed as "A great fast read with a super ending." (Rocky Mountain News; also one of their top book choices of the year); "Unabashedly violent...a raw power...that holds the reader's interest until the final pages." (Mystery Scene); "A great evening's read" (Charles de Lint); "A stylish B-movie of a novel. Fast-paced and poetic." (Joe R. Lansdale).
With a new Preface by the author, and with a cover by Alan M. Clark and beautiful interior artwork by Keith Minnion, Moonbane is published here for the first time in hardcover – in an edition that is bound to become a treasured collectible.
About the Author:
Al Sarrantonio is the author of more than forty books, including novels, short story collections (including Halloween and Other Seasons, currently available from Cemetery Dance Publications) and anthologies such as 999, Redshift, and Flights.
Praise and Reviews:
"Also worth noting is the amazing job Cemetery Dance did with the book itself. The story alone is worth the price of admission, but also included is amazing cover art from Alan M. Clark and interior illustrations from Keith Minnion (including the beautiful endpapers and signature page). Add it all together with CD’s high-quality production standards and you have a book that will make every reader happy. Moonbane was a lot of fun. I read it in just two sittings, the pages flying, eager to find out what happened next. I’m giving it a 9 out of 10 for its fast-paced storytelling and sly twists and turns. Grab a copy while it’s available. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable read this summer."
— Andrew Monge, HorrorDrive-In.com.
"Cemetery Dance has created a beautiful reprint of Al Sarrantonio’s tale of a werewolf apocalypse... Sarrantonio doesn’t spend lots of time introducing you to his characters before getting into the action. He shows you his characters as the action unfolds. Not only does Moonbane give us an original tale of the origin of werewolves but it also an effective apocalyptic tale. Highly Recommended."
— Monster Librarian.
"A novel with real style, informed by a wry and sometimes chilling point of view. Moonbane is not quite like anything you've read before!"
— Ed Gorman, author of Rough Cut.
"Al Sarrantonio's Moonbane is a stylish B-movie of a novel. Fast paced and poetic, and scary in the old-fashioned sense of such fine B-chillers as The Cat People and I Walked With a Zombie."
— Joe R. Lansdale.
Issued in a SIGNED/LIMITED edition of 1500 copies. Fine in fine dj.