Snapshot is the disturbing story of a Silicon Valley adolescent who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid Instant Camera that erases memories, snap by snap. A young man takes to the skies to experience his first parachute jump. . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero’s island of roiling vapor that seems animated by a mind of its own in Aloft. On a seemingly ordinary day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails–splinters of bright crystal that shred the skin of anyone not safely under cover. Rain explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as the deluge of nails spreads out across the country and around the world. In Loaded, a mall security guard in a coastal Florida town courageously stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun rights movement. But under the glare of the spotlights, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it. When an out-of-control summer blaze approaches the town, he will reach for the gun again and embark on one last day of reckoning.

Author(s): Joe Hill
First release: 2017
Shorts collection: Yes
Dedication: ‘For Mr. Blue Sky: Aidan Sawyer King. Love you, kid’
Nomination(s): Yes
Movie: No

Story titles:
· Snapshot *1
· Loaded
· Aloft
· Rain


The books, magazines and/or collections in which these titles are also published:
∗1 Cemetery Dance magazine #74/75 – 2016 (as Snapshot, 1988)

The book/story is published with these cover(s):
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US editions:

ARC
Paperback
William Morrow
2017
9780062663115
Hardcover
William Morrow
2017
9780062663115
Presigned Hardcover
William Morrow
2017
9780062663115
Presigned and flat signed
Hardcover with COA
William Morrow
2017
9780062837028
Presigned Hardcover
B&N Black Friday
William Morrow
2017
9780062836991
Presigned Hardcover
Barnes & Noble
William Morrow
2017
9780062837011
Presigned Hardcover
Books-A-Million
William Morrow
2017
9780062663122
Paperback
William Morrow
2018

Information about edition(s):
· Books-A-Million and Barnes & Noble had tipped-in copies with different ISBN’s.
· Barnes & Noble sold only on Black Friday yet another tipped-in with alternate ISBN.
· Premiere Collectibles did a live signing with Joe and offered a COA with the signed copies. They had flat signed and tipped-in copies.

Cemetery Dance limited edition:

9781587676420
Hardcover
Snapshot
Cemetery Dance
2019
9781587676420
Hardcover
Loaded
Cemetery Dance
2019
9781587676420
Hardcover
Aloft
Cemetery Dance
2019
9781587676420
Hardcover
Rain
Cemetery Dance
2019
9781587676420
Slipcase
9781587676420
Lettered

Information about edition(s):
· 4 separate hardcovers in slipcase of #948, Snapshot signed by Joe Hill & each of the volumes will be signed by their respective artists: Snapshot by Gabriel Rodriguez, Loaded by Zach Howard, ALoft by Charles Paul Wilson III and Rain by Renae De Liz.
· The lettered edition of #52 will be traycased and leatherbound with each volume to be signed by Joe Hill and their respective artists.

UK editions:

9781473221178
Hardcover
Gollancz
2017
9781473221178
Hardcover with slipcase
Gollancz / Anderida
2017
9781473221185
Paperback
Gollancz
2017
9781473221192
Paperback
Gollancz
2018

Information about edition(s):
· A #100 slipcased, tipped in limitation page editions. #5 additional unnumbered copies with a lightning symbol instead of a number on the limitation page.


The story starts as follows:
Snapshot
Shelly Beukes stood at the bottom of the driveway, squinting up at our pick-sandstone ranch as if she had never seen it before. She wore a trench coat fit for Humphrey Bogart and carried a big cloth handbag printed with pineappels and tropical flowers. She could’ve been on her way to the supermarket, if there were one in walking distance, wich there wasn’t. I had to look twice before I registered what was wrong with the picture: She had forgotten to put on her shoes, and her feet were filthy, almost black with grime.

Loaded
October 14, 1993
Aisha thought of him as her brother, even though they weren’t blood. His name was Colson, but his friends called him Romeo, because he had played that role in the park last summer, getting fresh with a white Juliet who had teeth so bright she should’ve been in a chewing-gum ad. Aisha had watched him perform on a Juli evening, when dusk seemed to last for hours, a line of glowerinf red light on the horizon, the clouds shavings of gold against the dark sky behind. Aisha was ten end didn’t understand half of what Colson said, up there on the stage, dressed in purple velvet like he was Prince.

Aloft
He hated it in the back of the little plane, squished in with the others. He hated the reek of gasoline and moldy canvas and his own rancid farts, and by the time they reached six thousand feet, Aubrey Griffin decided he couldn’t go.
“I’m so sorry to do this, man -” Audrey began, calling over his shoulder to the guy he thought of as Axe.
His jumpmaster’s name had flown out of his head as soon as the dude introduced himself. By then Aubrey was having trouble hanging on to even the most basic information.

Rain
When the rain fell, most everyone was caught outside in it.
You wonder, maybe, why so many people died in that initial downpour. People who weren’t there say, don’t folks in Boulder know to come in out of the rain? Well, let me tell you. This was the last Friday in August, you remember, and it was H-O-T, hot. At eleven in the morning? There wasn’t a cloud to be seen. The sky was so bleu it hurt to look at it for too long, and a body just couldn’t stand to be inside. It as about as glorious as the first day in Eden.


Other information:
· Snapshot was previously published in Cemetery Dance special double magazine #74/75 in 2016 with the title Snapshot, 1988. Limited in hardcover, signed by Richard Chizmar of #600 and paperback format.
· Joe changed the title of Snapshot, 1988 to Snapshot after consideration with his father, Stephen King.
· The story Snapshot has been changed a bit too, plus has an extra chapter in Strange Weather.

Nomination(s):
· Bram Stoker Award 2017 for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
· 8th place Locus awards 2018 for Best Collection
· British Fantasy Awards 2018 for Best Collection

Movie: