Binghampton, NY: Stuart David Schiff/Whispers Press, 1982. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #022341
Volume 5, number 1-2, whole number 17-18. This special hardcover edition is issued in a limited edition of 350 numbered copies signed by Stephen King and the editior-publisher Stuart Schiff. The present copy is number 232. 176pp., illustrated. The major entry is Stephen King's unpublished introduction to The Shining" along with his Before the Play, It Grows on You and various other authors' works. Whispers was a magazine published for horror and fantasy fans began publishing in the 1970s. The publisher had hoped to revive the legendary Weird Tales pulp magazine which had published the popular authors such as Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Bloch and many others. While Weird Tales went through several publishers and name changes, it finally ceased publishing in 1954. A fine copy bound in dark blue cloth lettrred in gilt, spine lettering gilt, color illustrated fly-leaves.