Gauntlet Press is reporting As Timeless As Infinity: The Complete Twilight Zone Scripts Of Rod Serling, Volume 8 has shipped from the printer and is expected by the end of the week. Gauntlet will begin shipping the numbered and slipcased copies immediately. They should have the traycases for the lettered edition within two weeks.

Description: As Timeless As Infinity offers a unique and definitive look at Rod Serling’s landmark Twilight Zone teleplays. The classic scripts are reprinted directly from Serling’s personal collection, currently housed in the Special Collections Archive at Ithaca College. As editor, Albarella is working closely with Carol Serling to bring out material that has never before been made available to the public.

The scripts appear in their original format and are not typeset or altered in any way. In some cases this includes Rod’s handwritten changes or notations. The Ithaca material also includes many revisions and earlier script drafts that differ, to varying degrees, from the final shooting scripts. As Timeless As Infinity will include these variant details where appropriate to document the creative process and track the evolution of the stories.

A commentary accompanies each rare script; in many cases this includes exclusive interview material with cast and crew and select comments from Serling himself. In addition, many of Rod’s friends and colleagues will pay tribute to the man and his work. Included are appreciations from contemporaries who worked with Serling as well as current talents who were inspired by him.

Preparation for this ambitious collection began in early 2002. Since then, over one hundred interviews have been conducted and the gathering of unique material is an on-going process. These books offer an in-depth, behind-the-scenes examination of Rod Serling and his signature creation, including examples of Serling’s personal correspondence, vintage communications from CBS, rare production photos and much more.

Rod Serling was a true visionary – one of the pioneers of early television – and The Twilight Zone showcased some of his finest creations. As Timeless As Infinity presents these ageless tales in a tribute worthy of Serling’s legacy.

The following scripts will appear in Volume Eight:

  1. “What You Need”
  2. “Nightmare as a Child”
  3. “The Rip Van Winkle Caper”
  4. “The Shelter”
  5. “It’s a Good Life”
  6. “A Quality of Mercy”
  7. “One More Pallbearer”
  8. “The Thirty Fathom Grave” – an hour-long script
  9. “Sounds and Silences”
  10. “The Jeopardy Room”

Three renown authors who credit Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone as a major influence on their life and careers will be contributing to this volume and signing for the lettered edition:

Thomas F. Monteleone: A four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, Monteleone has written thirty-six books and published more than 100 short stories.

Joe R. Lansdale: Lansdale’s celebrated literary career has earned him seven Bram Stoker Awards, the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and the 2007 Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention.

Gary A. Braunbeck: Braunbeck has published over twenty books and nearly 200 short stories, earning him multiple Bram Stoker Awards and the International Horror Guild Award, among others.

You can still order from Gauntlet here: As Timeless As Infinity

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