PRAYERS TO BROKEN STONES: A COLLECTION. Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1990. Octavo, cloth. First edition. One of 550 numbered copies signed by Simmons and artists Ron Lindahn and Val Lakey Lindahn. Collects thirteen stories by Simmons with introduction by Harlan Ellison (Ellison encouraged Simmons' writing and urged him to submit professionally). A major collection that includes "Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams," the seed story for THE HOLLOW MAN, "The Death of the Centaur," the earliest story set in what would become his Hyperion Cantos universe, "Remembering Siri" the basis story for HYPERION (and incorporated as a section in the novel), and "Carrion Comfort," later expanded into the novel of the same name. Winner of the Horror Writer's of America Bram Stoker Award for best collection. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and cloth slipcase. (#155864).
First edition so stated on copyright page.