Strangewood (2008)
A novel by Christopher Golden

Introduction by Graham Joyce
Afterword by Bentley Little
Art by Richard Kirk

Modern Classics


SYNOPSIS: As TJ Randall, he pens the tales of Strangewood, the most popular series of children’s books since The Wizard of Oz. As Thomas Randall, he is a recently divorced father coping with joint custody, which permit him with only weekend visits with his young son. But when his son is hospitalized with an incurable catatonia, the reality and fantasy of Thomas's life start to merge...

His son has been taken hostage into the world Randall created. Strangewood is at war.

Christopher Golden’s celebrated dark fantasy novel is the fourth book in Earthling’s Modern Classics series and features an introduction by Graham Joyce and an afterword by Bentley Little. Earthling favorite Richard Kirk has produced nearly 20 original interior illustrations and fully illustrated endpapers. In addition, the book will be Smyth sewn and bound in leather, and housed in a cloth-covered slipcase.


STRANGEWOOD will be released in the following editions:

250 numbered hardcovers, fully bound in leather with foil stamping to the spine and front board, slipcased, and signed by the author $85
15 lettered, traycased hardcovers, book and traycase completely hand made using the finest materials, and signed by Christopher Golden, Graham Joyce, Bentley Little (to be confirmed), and Richard Kirk Inquire about a Lettered Copy

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Strangewood slipcase

"A notable achievement ... Christopher Golden has written a beautiful and wildly inventive hymn to imagination."
—Peter Straub

"STRANGEWOOD is what OZ might have been if Frank L. Baum had grown up on a steady diet of Stephen King ... a daring and thoroughly engrossing blend of wonder and adventure, terror and tenderness."
—F. Paul Wilson

"A beautiful new formulation of genre material. A novel which roots the extremes of imagination in the displacements of the human heart. Lovely stuff."
—Graham Joyce

"If Clive Barker had gone THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, he might have come up with something as imaginative and compelling as STRANGEWOOD."
—Kevin J. Anderson