by Richard Chizmar
The Vault is early me—for better or for worse—kind of like opening an old-fashioned road map and touching a finger to the big, black X that marks the first tentative steps of a long and arduous journey. A journey I am grateful every single day to still be traveling.
But that’s the future—and it will have to wait. Right now, let’s go back in time. Way back. Thirty years.
See that baby-faced guy slumped over his desk in front of the big window? That’s me, under that baseball cap, pecking away at my keyboard, learning, hoping, dreaming—always dreaming.
Let’s walk a little closer, and see what I’m up to.
—from the introduction.
The Vault is limited to 400 total copies. There are three states, all three have the same content. One is an oversized limited edition (66 copies), one is a standard sized limited edition (99 copies), one is a trade paperback (235 copies). This is the oversized, bound in leather, with specialty endsheets, signed and numbered limited edition of 66 copies.
Black Voltage, 66 copy numbered, signed, limited hardcover edition