Probably the best thing about running Lonely Road Books was landing my dream project to launch the press: Dark Forces: The 25th Anniversary Special Edition edited by Kirby McCauley.  This special edition was limited to a 300 copy Limited Edition and a 26 copy Lettered Edition.

Why was this a dream project?  Simple: Dark Forces was the first horror anthology I read as a kid and it made quite the impression!  Also, I feel like you should make a statement about your goals and ambitions when you launch a press.  Dark Forces certainly did that, in my opinion.

In case you’ve never seen the Lonely Road Books special edition, here are some photos.  I’ve included my original mass market paperback to give you some idea of the size of these books.

Dark Forces
Lettered Edition, Limited Edition, paperback

Dark Forces
Limited Edition, Lettered Edition


Dark Forces Limited Edition In Traycase
Limited Edition

Dark Forces Limited Edition With Traycase
Limited Edition

Dark Forces Limited Edition Outside Traycase
Limited Edition

Dark Forces Limited Edition Outside Traycase
Limited Edition

Dark Forces Limited Edition and Lettered Edition binding
Lettered Edition, Limited Edition

Lettered Edition frontispiece by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson Frontispiece for the Lettered Edition

Dark Forces Lettered Edition With Traycase
Lettered Edition

Lettered Edition
Lettered Edition