Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

Author(s): Joe Hill
First release: 2013
Shorts collection: No
Dedication: ‘To my mom—here’s a mean machine for the story queen’
Nomination(s): Yes
Movie: Yes


The book/story is published with these cover(s):
(Click image to see full cover)

US editions:

9780062265760
Paperback ARC
William Morrow
2013
9780062200570
Hardcover
William Morrow
2013
9780062200587
Paperback
William Morrow
2013
9780062200587
Paperback
William Morrow
2013
9780062935335
TV Tie-in Paperback
William Morrow
2019
9780062935045
TV Tie-in Paperback
William Morrow
2019
9780062200587
Paperback
Reprint ­with ­sticker
announcing ­AMC ­series 2019

Information about edition(s):
· The US hardcover had #1130 with a tipped in signature page
· With the first screening at SXSW there were paperbacks with sticker announcing the AMC serie. The paperback were reprints!


Subterranean Press limited edition:

Subterranean Press
Signed limited
2013
Subterranean Press
Signed lettered
2013

Information about edition(s):
· Subterranean Press’ limited edition had a print run of #750 and was signed by Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill. They also created an aftermarket slipcase. The lettered edition of #26 was traycased and had a replica autopsy bone mallet included.


IDW limited edition:

IDW
Signed limited
2016
IDW
Signed lettered
2016

Information about edition(s):
· The IDW limited included the Wraith comic series and is signed by Charles Paul Wilson III and Joe Hill. Every lettered of #26 includes an origin al hand drawn full color illustration by C.P.W. III and signed by him and Joe.


UK editions:

ARC
Paperback
Gollancz
2013
9780575130678
Hardcover
Gollancz
2013
9780575130685
Paperback
Gollancz
2013
9780575133907
Paperback
Gollancz
2013
9780575130692
Paperback
Gollancz
2014
9781473226418
Paperback
Gollancz
2019

Information about edition(s):


The story starts as follows:
Nurse Thorntorn dropped into the long-term-care ward a little bfore eight with a hot bag og blood for Charlie Manx.
She was coasting on autopilot, her thoughts not on her work. She had finally made up her mind to buy her son, Josiah, the Nintendo DS he wanted, and was calculating wheter she could get to Toys “R” Us after her shift, before they closed.
She has been resisting the impulse for a few weeks, on philosophical grounds. She didn’t really care if all his friends had one. She just didn’t like the idea of those handheld video-game systems that the kids carries with them everywhere.


Other information:
· Joe included some connections with other stories
· Promo’s from the publishers:

NOS4A2 christmascard
William Morrow
Gingerbreadman christmascard
William Morrow
Christmasland paper
Gollancz
Christmasland postcard
Gollancz
Christmasland postcard
Gollancz

· Other related:

Nocturnal Readers Box
Moto licenseplate
Nocturnal Readers Box
T-shirt
Skelton Crew Studios
Christmasland Pins
Skelton Crew Studios
Chrismasland cup
Celebritymachines
Car licenseplate
Skelton Crew Studios
[ps2id id=’NOSinfo’ target=”/]Key to Christmasland

Nomination(s):
· 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel

Movie:
· NOS4A2