Shadowfires (DRK)

Advance Uncorrected Proof

Release Date: 1990
Copyright: SHADOWFIRES Copyright © 1987 by Knui, Inc., reprinted by arrangement with Nkui, Inc.
(The copyright symbol is hand written.)
Format: Single-sided comb-bound photocopied pages w/ salmon cover
Publisher: Dark Harvest
Page Count: 366

Dark Harvest Summer/Fall Preview: 1990

Release Date: 1990
Publisher: Dark Harvest

Spiral bound, 8.5”x11” pages
Includes a 6 page excerpt from Shadowfires at the beginning of the collection.
The excepted chapter is chapter 18, “In the Zombie Zone”

Other excepts & stories included are:
“Fat” by Ray Garton
Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons
Reign by Chet Williamson
“Prey” by Richard Matheson
“The Back of His Hand” by Stephen Gallagher
“In the Cold, Dark Time” by Joe R. Lansdale

Presentation Copy

Release Date: 1990
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Dark Harvest
Page Count: 380p
75 copies autographed and labeled PC


Release Date: October 10, 1990
Copyright: © 1987 by Nkui, Inc., reprinted by arrangement with Nkui, Inc.
Publisher: Dark Harvest
Page Count: 380

“Originally published in paperback by Avon Books, 1987, as written by Leigh Nichols”
Illustrated by Phil Parks

Trade Hardcover

7000 copies printed
Original List Price:$21.95 (listed on dj)

Limited Edition

600 signed and numbered copies in slipcase
Signed by author and illustrator
Original List Price:$59.00 (listed on dj)

Lettered Edition

52 lettered copies in wooden slipcase
Signed by author and artist
Original List Price:$250.00

Audio (Cassette)

Release Date: 1994
Copyright: ©1994 by Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: Books on Tape
Read By: Johnathan Marosz
Length: Unabridged: 16.5 hours on 11 cassettes
ISBN-10: 0-7366-2699-9
Cover Price: $88.00
Book #3433


Number of printed copies sourced from The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Critical and Bibliographic History by Jack L. Chalker & Mark Owings, Third Edition Revised and Enlarged, The Mirage Press Ltd., September 30, 1991

Approximately the first six pages of the Dark Harvest edition appear in the Dark Harvest 1992 Preview book on  (unnumbered) pages 3-9.

It turns out that the Headline hardcover edition (first printing) was released with two different cover prices: £15.99 and £14.95. It’s believed that the price was reduced over time making the £15.99 cover price the first state of the first printing. (Thanks to Paul Evans for noticing this.)

Other editions:

UK Hardcover
UK Mass Market Paperback 2nd printing
German paperback

Related material:

Dark Harvest promotional flyer

Last updated on February 10th, 2022