Hard Cover. New York: The Viking Press, 1979. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Signed and dated by Stephen King to front end paper: "Stephen King/ 11/18/82." Publisher's black cloth, with the title and author's name in gilt on the spine; original black dust jacket, with multi-colored lettering, and illustration designed by One + One Studio. A near fine copy with very light toning to board edges; near fine unclipped dust jacket, with minor creasing at corners, a touch of rubbing, and a few light scratches to rear panel. A very attractive copy. The Dead Zone, written by Stephen King in 1979, centers around the character Johnny Smith who wakes up from a coma five years after getting into a car accident with the ability to see into the future or past of anyone that he touches. When Johnny touches the hand of the ambitious rising politician Greg Stillson, he sees a future decimated by nuclear holocaust and is forced into action. The Dead Zone was the seventh book written by Stephen King, arguably the most successful horror writer of all time, and it was nominated for a Locus Award in 1980. The Dead Zone was the first of King's novels to be set in the fictional Castle Rock, which would become the setting for many of his greatest works. In 1983 the book was adapted into a film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Christopher Walken. This copy includes an inscription by King, dated only a few years after publication.