Saturday, October 5, 2019

The Best of bare•bones

The rumors are true. Following the sold-out on publication Best of The Scream Factory from Cemetery Dance, we decided the time was right to follow that up with a trade paperback release of The Best of bare•bones!

The Best of bare•bones is a 240-page trade paperback containing many of the best articles from the magazine’s original run. Here's the full table of contents and contributors:

  • Dueling Editorial
  • A Dirty Harry for the Nineties: John Sanford’s Lucas Davenport by W.D. Gagliani
  • A Talk With Bill Crider by Peter Enfantino
  • The Legend of He Who Kills by John Scoleri
  • Dig That Crazy ‘tec: Richard Prather Interview by Thomas Deja
  • Twilight of the Mind: The ‘Black’ Novels of Cornell Woolrich by Derek Hill
  • Bob Wilkins: The bare•bones Interview by Peter Enfantino and John Scoleri
  • Cognitive Dissonance: The Horror Career of Jerry Warren by David H. Smith
  • Dracula Lives Again (And Again And Again...): Robert Lory’s Dracula Series by W.D. Gagliani
  • From the Friendly Skies to Titanic Depths: Robert Serling Interview by Vince Fahey and John Scoleri
  • Annotated Index to Saturn Science Fiction by Stefan Dziemianowicz
  • Annotated Index to Web Detective by Peter Enfantino
  • The Profane Scent of Forbidden Knowledge: George Chesbro’s Mongo by Thomas Deja
  • Staring Into the Wolf’s Lair Abyss: A Look at Karl Edward Wagner’s Kane, the Mystic Swordsman by Derek Hill
  • The Blind Dead Ride! The Blind Dead Films of Amando de Ossorio by Derek Hill
  • Kitten on the Cover: Ann-Margret on Vintage Paperbacks by John Scoleri
  • Mostest Bestest by David J. Schow
  • Richard Stark: Donald Westlake’s Dark Half by W.D. Gagliani
  • Horror Rises From the Past in the Films of Edward L Cahn by Lawrence McCallum
  • Gothic Shadows: The Dark Shadows novels of Dan (Marilyn) Ross by David Allen Brown
  • AKA Trevanian by David J. Schow
The book is in the final proofing stages now, and we hope to have it available to order in time for Halloween. We'll post as soon as the book is available to order.

And most importantly, this is just the beginning. In 2020, prepare for the return of an all-new print edition of bare•bones!


Jack Seabrook said...

This looks cool! Where can I get a copy?

Todd Mason said...

And where can those who don't work on projects with youse?

John Scoleri said...

The book will be available on Amazon. We're hoping to have it up in time for Halloween, assuming smooth sailing with the finalization of the files. All content and layout is done, so we're in the final phase of proofing the text. And I'm updating a few images because until it's out of my hands, I will continue tinkering with it...

John Scoleri said...

The Best of bare•bones is now shipping! Details and ordering links can be found in this post:

David Hyman said...

I've ordered my copy today and look forward to reading it very soon!

John Scoleri said...

Thanks David! We hope you enjoy it. Please let us know what you think after you've had a chance to check it out.