An incredible book arrived in my mailbox the other day — my author’s copy of the “Grim Grimoire” sculpture-bound edition of Play Dead. You have to touch it (but watch your fingers) to really feel how cool this thing is, but you can get an idea of how cool it is at the Raw Dog Screaming Press website. It even comes complete with a custom-designed deck of cards! I know that a few early adopters have received their copies — each of which is handmade and thus delivered a bit slowly — but this collectible book will likely be priced around $180 and only be available from the booksellers who have placed advanced orders. I don’t know if you’ll be able to get one before it sells out, so all I can say is keep your eyes peeled. (A paring knife ought to do the trick quite nicely).
Rumor has it that the custom card set may be made available for sale separately, since the demo was such a hit at World Fantasy Convention last November. I’ll let you know.