Things Beyond Midnight; William F. Nolan(Author), JK Potter(Illust.), Richard Matheson(Intro), Jeff Conner(Publisher); Scream(1984); Signed by Nolan, Potter, Matheson + Conner; 1st/1st; VG/VG; Not Ex-Library, Not Book Club, Not Print on Demand; Hb-Black w/stamped silver lettering to spine, almost no apparent edgewear; Dj-Black,white, red pictorial illustration to front, silver lettering to spine, almost no apparent edgewear, brodart protected; 217ppgs-Black+white illustrations scattered through book, pgs flat, binding tight.
Cofounder of ‘San Diego Science Fantasy Society’, Wm. Nolan served as editor(Rhodomagnetic Digest, #1-#3 of Gamma)+ publisher(Ray Bradbury Review). Of his more than fifty books Nolan is best known for his ‘Logan’s Run.’ In 2006 he was honoured by SFWA as Author Emeritus.
Winner of Hugo Award for Best Proffessional Artist + Locus Award for Best Art Book, America photographer J.K. Potter has garnered a unique reputation for relying upon altered photographs to produce strikingly bizarre or grotesque images which often "morph" disparate elements, like a human head emerging from a disembodied hand playing the piano, his cover for the Winter 1985 issue of Night Cry, or the woman with octopus's tentacles for hair on the cover of Poppy Z Brite's collection Are You Loathsome Tonight?-S.F.E.
Richard Matheson, American author /screenwriter of fantasy, horror +science fiction is best known for his ‘I Am Legend’,(four times adapted for screen.) Also adapted were ‘Shrinking Man’, ‘Hell House’, ‘What Dreams May Come’, ‘Bid Time Return’ etc.
Headed by Jeff Connor, Scream/Press specialized in quality horror fiction by Ramsey Campbell, Dennis Etchison, Richard Matheson, Michael McDowell etc.
Jeff Conner's Scream/Press began in 1982, w/the publication of Dennis Etchison's ‘The Dark Country.’ Its books contained inviting, eye-pleasing typeface, suggesting they were intended to be read. For that matter, Scream was virtually alone among the small press publishers of the 1980s in that it actually took chances on little-known authors.-S.F.E.