"Andy could feel something building up in the air, building up around Charlie like an electric charge. The hair on his arms suddenly began to stir and move, like kelp in an invisible tide. He looked down at her and saw her face, so small, now so strange. It's coming, he thought helplessly. It's coming, oh my God, it really is." Authentic - Original - Vintage King. If you are searching for a Signed First Edition of Firestarter, signed and dated on the year as publication, then this is the one. Original publication date was September of 1980. This particular book was signed in October of 1980. Personally signed and dated by Stephen King on the FFEP (First Free End Paper). "For Shirley - With all best, Stephen King 10/3/80" The Viking Press, Copyright 1980. Stephen King "Firestarter" Signed First Edition. dj/HC. Signed by the author with a personal inscription on the FFEP (first free end paper). Signed and dated in 1980, the same year as publication. An original collector's grade hardcover book with original dust-jacket. All the correct First Edition , First Printing issue points: Copyright page stated "A limited first edition of this book has been published by Phantasia Press." No extra number line to indicate later printing. Dust-jacket showing the original price of $13.95 ISBN # 0-670-31541-9 Additional Book Information Firestarter is a novel by Stephen King originally published in 1980. It was serialized in Omni magazine prior to being published. The title character of Firestarter is Charlene "Charlie" McGee, a young girl with pyrokinesis, the ability to create fire with the power of her mind, along with other psychic powers. Inspirations The experiments performed by the Shop on Charlie's parents are reminiscent of Project MKULTRA, a CIA program to investigate mind control through the administration of dangerous drugs to uninformed subjects. Project MKULTRA was exposed by a Congressional committee in 1975, and King may have purposefully created the parallel. Film, TV or theatrical adaptations Firestarter was adapted into a movie in 1984, directed by Mark L. Lester and starring Drew Barrymore as Charlie, David Keith as Andy, and George C. Scott as Rainbird. It also starred Heather Locklear and Martin Sheen. The movie was filmed in and around Lake Lure, North Carolina. A TV movie sequel, Firestarter 2: Rekindled, was made in 2002. It starred Marguerite Moreau as a grown-up Charlie and Malcolm McDowell as Rainbird. Folk music singer-songwriter Julia Ecklar has adapted the novel into the song "Daddy's Little Girl." On the February 3rd, 2007 episode of Saturday Night Live, host Drew Barrymore reprised her role as Charlie McGee, in a fake commercial for "Firestarter Brand Smoked Sausages."