RLK! News Archive - January-June 2003

In an effort to keep all historical news releases and important Laymon dates available for his fans, we archive all events that made it to our NEWS page in these special Archive pages. Want to know what date something was released? Want to know what issue of that magazine Richard was in? Then this is the place to look.

June 1, 2003

The Lake scheduled for April 2004

Confirmation from Bob Tanner, Richard's agent, that the next Laymon release from Hodder Headline in the UK, scheduled for April 2004, is called The Lake. No more details at this stage, but as soon as we get them - you'll find them here!

Leisure confirm "uncut Laymon."

Don D'Auria has confirmed that the next batch of Laymon releases through Leisure Books in the US will be uncut, taken straight from Laymon's own files and not from the UK proofs. Here's part of what he had to say:

"It's now official. We are taking our text for Blood Games and Body Rides from Dick Laymon's original manuscripts, not the British editions. This way we can be sure we are presenting the books as Dick intended, without any cuts or deletions that his British publisher may have made. We will do this whenever possible from now on, whenever the original material still exists. For example, our edition of To Wake the Dead, coming in September, is taken directly from Dick's manuscript, not from the British edition, which they titled AMARA.

This is very exciting for all of us, and I imagine all of Dick's fans will be delighted to have this opportunity to read the books the way Dick wrote them. I know I'm thrilled." -- Don D'Auria.

May 1, 2003

AMARA hits the streets...

AMARA, the latest Laymon release, is selling well in the UK and via the internet all over the world. A quick reminder to Australian readers that AMARA is released locally this month, so get your orders in before they all sell out.

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Our thanks again for your support.

April 2, 2003

AMARA arrives!

Hodder Headline release the hardback UK edition of AMARA on April 4. Copies of the 1st edition are already in circulation, so keep you eye out (or get your orders in) for your copy of this great new Laymon now. You won't be disappointed by this one!

As with all new releases here on RLK! you'll find:

- AMARA's back-cover blurb on the Bibliography page
- AMARA reviews on the Reviews page

Once you've read the book, drop us a review and we'll upload it to the site as well.

A reminder to Australian readers, AMARA will arrive locally in May, although you can still order direct now from the UK now. US readers will see AMARA released by Leisure books under the different title of TO WAKE THE DEAD in September. This will be a Leisure Hardback release.

DARKNESS, TELL US slips through...

Our humblest apologies for letting the Leisure release of DARKNESS, TELL US completely slip from our radar screens. It is available now in paperback, for the first time in the US. The cover is below, so keep your eyes out for this classic Laymon tale!

Meanwhile, over at TerrorOZ!...

Just a quick note of all the Steve Gerlach news you can find over at RLK!'s sister website, Terror Australis:

- RAGE to see US hardback release! Find out about the Bloodletting Press US edition of RAGE, coming later this year...
- More news about the long-awaited "SPECIAL Z" offering is now online, with details about the "HUNTING ZOE" novella...
- Shocklines.com becomes Gerlach.com! Find out about the best place on the planet to get all your Gerlach needs and enter the Gerlach competition while you're there...
- RAGE hits the Shocklines Bestseller list, coming in at #9 for the week of March 28 (that's the first week of orders, folks)! So get your order in today.

All this and more now available at TerrorOz! Check it out!

(With a special thanks to Kelly Laymon for the mention of RLK! in Jobs In Hell's latest issue!) ;)

March 1, 2003

Quick Update...

Hi everyone. Due to the KISS Symphony playing their one-off show in Melbourne last night, and my duties as reporter for the Kissonline website, this month's update will be a brief one... I rocked hard, I've had no sleep, I'm still wearing my makeup, I have no voice and I can't hear a thing...

-- Steve

ILT now rolling...

We have great pleasure to announce the acceptances for the In Laymon's Terms anthology have now all been sent out. The production of the anthology is now rolling and we hope to bring you more news soon, including the line-up of writers and artists, as well as some special surprises too. More soon...

NO SANCTUARY Cover now available

Those good people at Leisure Books have sent over to us the cover for their paperback release of NO SANCTUARY in July. Take a look. It's another great Leisure cover!

Also a reminder for UK/Aust Laymonites, AMARA is released in hardback next month. So get your orders in now...

February 1, 2003

Update from Leisure

Here's the latest exclusive update from Don D'Auria at Leisure Books. Note the US name change for AMARA, as well as the upcoming Laymon releases for 2003. Our "Laymon Dates" board at the top of this page has been changed to reflect the new schedule...

"I asked our production head to send you an electronic file of the cover for what the British publishers are calling Amara, but what we're calling To Wake the Dead, so you should be getting that soon. (And we'll upload it here as soon as we get it! -- Steve)

A special note: we went back to Dick's unedited manuscript for our edition of To Wake the Dead. I understand that the British publisher had a tendency to cut some things from Dick's books. I don't know for sure what, if anything, they cut from Amara, but rest assured there will be no cuts in our edition.

In other news, Leisure is launching a new line of thrillers in August, to be a companion to our horror line. The thrillers will be non-supernatural suspense, covering a wide spectrum from psychological thrillers to political thrillers, medical thrillers to legal thrillers to techno-thrillers. I'm anticipating some definite crossover between the horror line and the thrillers. For example, our launch thriller will be East of the Arch by Rober Randisi, who we've previously published in the horror line. I'll keep you posted as other books in the thriller line can be announced.

So here's the horror schedule from May to December, 2003..."

The updated schedule can be found on our Screams of Leisure page. The new Laymon releases: No Sanctuary, To Wake the Dead (Hardcover), and Blood Games can be found in the "Laymon Dates" table at the top of this page.

In Laymon's Terms - the wait is almost over.

In other exciting news, we will be able to announce very shortly more details about the Laymon tribute anthology, In Laymon's Terms. This one's been a long time coming, but the wait will be worth it. More news very soon...

"Special Z" teaser released...

The first teaser for the "Special Z" package by Steve Gerlach, being released later this year, is now available. You'll find it playing above the first news item on this page. (A flash plug-in will be needed for your browser to run the teaser...)

More details of exactly what "Special Z" will contain will be released in the leadup to the publishing date. Keep your eye on Terror Australis, plus Wildroses Productions, for more details.

RAGE signing party pics now online...

Long overdue, the kind people at Terror Australis are proud to present Steve Gerlach's official RAGE signing party pics. They were taken at the after-signing party by Steve himself, and hopefully allow you to share some of the excitement and fun of the party. Click over to Terror Australis to see the images.

The "official" book signing pics can be found at the Wildroses Productions site using this link.

January 1, 2003

"Special Z" is coming...

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2003! From everyone here at RLK! we'd like to wish you the best for the New Year. There's some cool Laymon releases coming this year, the worldwide release of AMARA and the long-delayed IN LAYMON'S TERMS, just to mention two! So keep visiting for up-to-date news from the Laymon world.

-- RLK!

Family Plots Table of Contents released.

Randy Wiggins, the editor of the most eagerly awaited anthology of 2003, Family Plots, recently announced the stories that would be appearing in the anthology. The list of authors and stories is a terrific one, including one of Steve Gerlach's favorite short stories! The Table of Contents has Steve listed as: 6. BROKEN COOKIE – STEVE GERLACH

You can find out more about the anthology and place a pre-order now via:
www.shocklines.com or www.bloodlinebooks.com

Want to check out news on Richard from July - December 2002?
Go to our RLK! News Archive - July - December 2002 page.

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