Delirium Books

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Delirium Books, launched in the Summer of 1999 by Shane Ryan Staley, is recognized as one of the premiere horror publishers in the collector's market, producing low print run limited editions intended for both collectors and readers alike. Delirium Books first published The Rising, the first book in a series of zombie-themed horror novels written by author Brian Keene, winning the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2003 and helping ushering in the new era of zombie popularity in mid-2000s.

In 2005, Delirium Books won the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for Excellence in Specialty Press Publishing, presented by the HWA (Horror Writer's Association). The same year, Delirium took home the first annual Shocker Award for Small Press of the Year, presented by Shocklines.com, one of the biggest independent horror booksellers in the U.S.

Magazines[edit]

Some of the first offerings from Delirium Books were magazines, all digest-sized with color covers. The print runs for these magazines is unknown.

Chapbooks[edit]

Hardcover Line[edit]

Delirium's Hardcover Line features first edition titles produced in limited editions with full-color dust jackets. Delirium produces true limited edition hardcovers, as the runs in this line are signed and numbered from less than 50 to 500 copies. The first five Hardcover Line books were released without dust jackets. Beginning September 2008 the Hardcover Line is published as a subscription at 150-copies and is sold-out pre-publication.

1999[edit]

  • The House Spider and Other Strange Visitors by Kurt Newton (August 1999): Published as a 50-copy limited hardcover. Approximately 40 copies were actually printed.
  • Demons, Freaks, and Other Abnormalities by Michael Laimo (October 1999): Published in as a 150-copy limited hardcover. Approximately 100 copies were actually printed.

2000[edit]

  • I Love You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It by Gerard Houarner (January 2000): Published as a 200-copy limited hardcover. Approximately 125 copies were actually printed.
  • Terror Incognita by Jeffrey Thomas (March 2000): Published as a 200-copy limited hardcover. Approximately 125 copies were actually printed.
  • Up, Out of Cities that Blow Hot and Cold by Charlee Jacob (May 2000): Published as a 20-copy leather-bound hardcover (Delirium's first leather-bound) and a 300-copy limited hardcover. Approximately 200 copies of the limited hardcover were actually printed.
  • Cage of Bones and Other Deadly Obsessions by John Everson (October 2000): Published as a 300-copy limited hardcover.

2001[edit]

2002[edit]

  • Dark Testament edited by Shane Ryan Staley (January 2002): Published as a 200-copy limited hardcover and a 100-copy trade hardcover.
  • Dark Demons by Kurt Newton (March 2002): Published as a 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • Maternal Instinct by J. F. Gonzalez (April 2002): Published as a 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • Guises by Charlee Jacob (June 2002): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • Atmosphere by Michael Laimo (July 2002): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 300-copy limited hardcover. Delirium's first full-length novel.
  • Visions Through A Shattered Lens by Gerard Houarner (September 2002): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 300-copy limited hardcover.

2003[edit]

2004[edit]

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

  • Thirteen Specimens by Jeffrey Thomas (January 2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 150-copy limited hardcover. The leather-bound hardcover was packaged with an exclusive 30-copy hardcover chapbook entitled Thirteen More Specimens.
  • Running With The Devil: The Best of Hail Saten Vol. 2 by Brian Keene (January 2006): Published as a 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • In Delirium edited by Brian Keene (January 2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound and a hardcover 274-copy limited hardcover.
  • The Pines by Robert Dunbar (May 2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 240-copy limited hardcover.
  • Blindsided by Barry Hoffman (May 2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover(June 2006 and a 185-copy limited hardcover.
  • Scary Rednecks and Other Inbred Horrors by Weston Ochse and David Whitman (June 2006): Published as a 220-copy limited hardcover.
  • Hacks by Brian Knight (July 2006): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover(September 2006) and a 250-copy limited hardcover.
  • His Pain by Wrath James White (November 2006): Published as a 245-copy limited hardcover.
  • Demon! by William F. Nolan (November 2006): Published as a 250-copy limited hardcover. Reprint.
  • Collected Tales of the Baja Express by Gene O'Neill (November 2006): Published as a 237-copy limited hardcover. Limited to preorders.
  • Clickers by J. F. Gonzalez (December 2006): Published as a 344-copy limited hardcover. Limited to preorders.

2007[edit]

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

Trade Paperbacks[edit]

  • The Dead Inn edited by Shane Ryan Staley (January 2001): Published as a 500-copy trade hardcover. Delirium's first anthology.
  • Heretics by Greg F. Gifune (August 2001): Published as a 250-copy limited trade paperback.
  • "I'll Be Damned" by Shane Ryan Staley (September 2001): Published in September 2001 as a 250-copy limited trade paperback and a 500-copy trade paperback.
  • 4 x 4 by Brian Keene, Geoff Cooper, Michael Oliveri and Michael T. Huyck Jr. (October 2001): Published as a 400-copy limited trade paperback. Initially, the printer balked at including the signature sheets, because the authors scrawled obscene messages on many of them.
  • The House Spider and Other Strange Visitors by Kurt Newton (2002): Unknown print run.
  • Demons, Freaks, and Other Abnormalities by Michael Laimo (2002): Unknown print run.
  • I Love You and There is Nothing You Can Do About It by Gerard Houarner (2002): Unknown print run.
  • Terror Incognita by Jeffrey Thomas (2003): Unknown print run.
  • Up, Out of Cities that Blow Hot and Cold by Charlee Jacob (2003): Unknown print run.
  • Dark Demons by Kurt Newton (March 2002): Published as a 500-copy trade paperback.
  • Maternal Instinct by J. F. Gonzalez (April 2002): Published as a 500-copy trade paperback.
  • Guises by Charlee Jacob (June 2002): Published as a 500-copy trade paperback.
  • Host by Bryan Eytcheson (August 2005): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. First book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Fear of Gravity by Brian Keene (November 2005): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Second book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Sympathy For The Devil: The Best of Hail Saten Vol. 1 by Brian Keene (January 2006): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Third book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Slime After Slime: A Short Story Collection by Mark McLaughlin (May 2006): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Fourth book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Deep Night by Greg F. Gifune (May 2006): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Fifth book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Running With The Devil: The Best of Hail Saten Vol. 2 by Brian Keene (July 2007): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Sixth book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • No Further Messages by Brett Alexander Savory (November 2007): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Seventh book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Oogie Boogie Central by M. Stephen Lukac (February 2008): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Eighth book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World by Brian Keene (July 2008): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Ninth book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Clickers by J. F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams (July 2008): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Tenth book in the Trade Paperback series.
  • Saying Uncle by Greg F. Gifune (August 2008): Published as a 1500-copy trade paperback. Eleventh book in the Trade Paperback series.

Paperback Book Club[edit]

Ultra Editions[edit]

Genuine leather books housed in an equally attractive genuine leather hinged box, the Ultra Series offers the collector's community extremely rare editions by some of the biggest authors in the genre. Buyers have the option to personalize their copies by getting their names on a special "thanks" page from the author, as well as having their book personally inscribed. Produced in an extremely limited nature, only 26-36 copies produced of each title.

Dark Homage Series[edit]

Volume One: Lovecraft[edit]

Dark Essential Series[edit]

This special series focuses on titles that have never before seen print as a hardcover. Delirium Books reprints these Horror Essentials for collectors who prefer hardcovers in their personal libraries. In each limited edition hardcover, Delirium includes special original bonus material not found in the original paperbacks. Each book is signed by the author and limited to no more than 200 copies.

At the end of each year, Delirium will offer custom-made slipcases to house the entire volume of books. This special slipcase features the Dark Essentials logo as well as the volume lineup.

Volume One[edit]

  • Book #1: Dragonfly by Brian Knight (October 2003): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 100-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #2: Hexes by Tom Piccirilli (December 2003): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover and 100-copy limited hardcover.

Volume Two[edit]

  • Book #1: Soma by Charlee Jacob (February 2004): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #2: Grave Markings by Michael Arnzen (April 2004): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #3: Ravenous Ghosts by Kealan Patrick Burke (July 2004): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and 150-copy limited hardcover.
  • Book #4: The Many by David B. Silva (August 2004): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 150-copy limited

hardcover.

limited hardcover.

  • Book #6: AAAIIIEEE!!! by Jeffrey Thomas (December 2004): Published as a 15-copy leather-bound hardcover and a 150-copy limited hardcover.

Volume Three[edit]

Volume Four[edit]

Exclusives Series[edit]

Delirium Books Exclusive Series (known as the X-series) are extremely limited edition hardcovers that are only sold in preorder, within a reservation period of 1–3 months. The total number of books ordered in the reservation period becomes the total print run. To make this an extremely collectible series, Delirium has placed a maximum production on each book of 100 copies. These titles are sold exclusively through Delirium Books, and are not stocked by booksellers.

Special Edition Series[edit]

  • Book #1: A Puppet Show For No One by Jeffrey Thomas (March 2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover. Included a puppet by Jesse Wroblewski and Florence Ivy
  • Book #2: Scary Rednecks: The Appalachian Omnibus by Weston Ochse and David Whitman (November 2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover.
  • Book #3: The Doll Who Ate His Mother by Ramsey Campbell (September 2005): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover. Included a doll created by Jesse Wroblewski of Puppet Terrors and Florence Ivy.
  • Book #4: The Rising: Selected Scenes From the End of the World by Brian Keene (March 2006): Published as a 32-copy leather-bound hardcover with two addition copies produced (one for the publisher and one for the author). Also published as a 500-copy limited hardcover (October 2007). A reprint trade paperback published in (July 2008).
  • Book #5: Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World by Brian Keene (July 2008): Published as a 32-copy leather-bound hardcover with two addition copies produced (one for the publisher and one for the author). Also the same month published as a 500-copy limited hardcover. A trade paperback was scheduled but cancelled before release.

Chapbooks Series[edit]

Starting in the Fall of 2005, Delirium began publication of signed, limited hardcover chapbooks. Each chapbook's side-sewn and has a graphic cover and measure 4½ inches x 6¼ inches and feature 100+ pages. As of September 2008 the Chapbook Series has been placed on hiatus.

Subsidiary Presses[edit]

Corrosion Press[edit]

December Girl Press[edit]

Dimension House[edit]

The Godhead Trilogy[edit]

  • Book #1: Towing Jehovah by James Morrow (March 2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover.
  • Book #2: Blameless in Abaddon by James Morrow (May 2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover.
  • Book #3: The Eternal Footman by James Morrow (July 2004): Published as a 26-copy leather-bound hardcover.
  • Supplemental Volume: Reflections and Refractions by James Morrow (2004): Published as a 26-copy limited hardcover chapbook.

The Dreamlands Series[edit]

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