Follow the links above for ordering details.
Follow the links above for ordering details.
Alien Day is next week and sees two new releases in the Alien universe.
At the end of next week the “Alien: Invasion” arrives. Book 2 of the Rage War Trilogy will be here. Details and ordering information on the book page here.
You can also read an Alien related Q&A with Tim over on the Titan site here.
Apologies for the delay in updates, hopefully things are back on track and these will be more frequent.
So the revival of the X-files has come and gone, and those of you needing a further Mulder and Scully fix need to look no further than the anthology X-Files: Trust No One, which opens with Tim’s story “Catatonia”. You can get it in ebook or paperback by following these links: Amazon US, Amazon UK
Rage War: Alien Invasion is due out on April 26th, more details, and the cover, on the book page here.
Meanwhile Rage War: Alien Vs Predator: Armageddon is due at the end of September, more details, and the cover, on the book page here.
“The Family Man”, the second T J Lebbon Thriller from Avon is due on August 11th. More details nearer the time.
Those of you who read the Author Biog at the back of the first Rage War book will have seen mention of the Relics trilogy due from Titan. This is currently scheduled for April 2017, so more information on that nearer the release date.
The novelette A Hole in the World (with Christopher Golden) will appear in SNAFU: Unnatural Selection from Cohesion Press
Finally Tim is once again running an Iron Man race this year. Iron Man Wales is in September, and Tim is running in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support. If you would like to sponsor him then please follow this link.
The Overlook Connection is a fantastic indie bookstore in the USA, and they run a fun promotion, which I’m now part of — buy any hardcover or trade paperback of one of my books from them, and they’ll include this cool signed bookplate! Just look at me, all bald and handsome (made handsomer by artist Cortney Skinner)…
Here’s the link to the site. Check it out.
It’s been a good year! Books of mine published this year include The Silence, The Hunt, Predator: Incursion and the novella collection Borrowed Time.
The Silence had some fantastic feedback and is appearing on quite a few best-of-the-year lists, and it’s also currently edging towards being adapted for screen. No firm news yet, but I’ll be the first to shout if and when something happens.
The Hunt was a big book for me — my first non-fantastical novel, a straight thriller influenced directly by my love of endurance sports. It was great seeing my book for sale all over the place, including supermarkets and bookstores everywhere. It was also a real thrill working with Avon and their wonderful PR company Light Brigade, and attending the HarperCollins Summer Party was a real thrill. We might have been drunk.
The book has been really well reviewed and received, and it has been strange bumping into people I’ve known for years, sometimes decades, and them telling me they read my new book. In many cases it was the first of mine they’ve read, and it seems that I’m now a ‘real writer’ in many peoples’ eyes because I’ve been in Tesco’s. Hey ho.
Predator: Incursion is the first in a big Alien/Predator trilogy called The Rage War. This has been fun to write, and the third book will be finished in the next couple of months. People seem to like the series. There are a lot of dedicated fans of these franchises (just as dedicated as the Star Wars fanbase I encountered when I wrote a Star Wars novel!), and it’s nice to have good feedback from these fans.
The undoubted highlight of the year was the release of Pay the Ghost, and the private screening I organised in Newport. Based on my short story of the same name, the movie stars Nicolas Cage and was released in time for Halloween. The screening was an amazing experience – attended by family, and writing/triathlon/ex-work/old, old friends, it was a surreal moment standing in front of them all and trying to say something coherent. And seeing that credit on the big screen – Based on the novella by Tim Lebbon – was a real thrill. Especially as they spelled my name right.
So that was 2015. 2016 is looking to be a really busy year too, with my new thriller due for release in July (tentatively titled The Family Man), as well as the second and third in the Rage War Trilogy. A few other projects are ticking over too, including a huge new collaboration with the excellent Christoipher Golden, a few new short stories, and some very exciting TV and movie stuff which I can’t talk about in detail just yet. Watch this space.
A huge thanks to everyone who continues to read and enjoy my books. I’ve been doing this full-time for over 9 years now, and it really is the best job. You keep buying them, I’ll keep writing them.
Also a massive thanks to Tim Love, a good mate who works hard to maintain this website throughout the year.
Happy New Year!
So 2015 is almost done. And what a year it was. I always write a brief sum-up of the year just gone around this time, and I split it into work related, and sports related. This is the sporty one, so it’ll be all about my running, biking and swimming, and doing other sporty stuff I love. If you know me, you’ll know what I’m on about. If you don’t, then maybe read on anyway!
On the first day of 2015 I knew I faced my second ironman race, the mighty Outlaw. That was in July, so I had a good few months to train and enjoy some practice races. It turned out to be a really good year. I didn’t race quite so much, but the events I did were fantastic, and I was quite pleased with how I did in all of them. Of course, having a shiny new bike made it all the more enjoyable. And a red bike, too! It’s scientifically proven that they’re fastest…
In April I rode the Herio Sportive, an 80 mile bike ride around Monmouthshire. The route was lovely, and very tough, incorporating a bit of city riding (not so nice), then a hilly central portion, and finishing with a few miles on the flat. Great fun, and perfect training for an ironman.
In May I raced the first of two half-ironman races of the year (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run), the Immortal. I finished in just over 6 hours, which I was quite pleased with considering the course was ‘gently undulating’, both on the bike and run. No terrible hills, but it was a tough day at the office.
June saw my second half-ironman, the Cotswolds 113, and I smashed it, finishing in 5:12. Really chuffed with that, as it was a great practice race for the Outlaw, which is also a very flat course. I learned a bit about my nutrition (eat more on the bike), and I honestly think if the bike route hadn’t been so busy and congested in places, I could have broken 5 hours. One for next year, maybe!
July was the big one, the Outlaw … 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and a marathon. My race report is here, so click through and read all about it. Suffice to say I was really chuffed with my time of 12:23. But I also reckon I could go under 12 hours on this course, so perhaps that’s 2017′s race…
Because next September it’s the legendary Ironman Wales for me. So 2016 is all focussed on that one big day in nine months time. I’ve got to start loving the hills again!
I also raced the Llangorse Triathlon this year, a beautiful but very, very tough course, made even tougher by having to hang around for 3 hours at the start for the mist to clear! And I ran the Bath Hilly Half marathon too, a lovely muddy off-road race that I’ve done before.
This year has been a good training year. I’ve run 600 miles, biked 2235, and swum 86 miles. I’ll have to up that next year to get ready for the waves and hills of Wales, and I already have some races booked in, including Cirencester Off-Road Duathlon, the Bath Half-marathon, May the 4th Be With You off-road marathon, Titan Half Ironman, and Velothon Wales. There’ll be a couple more races sneaked on there too, perhaps including the Cotswolds 113 to see if I can break that 5 hour mark!
Here’s hoping you have a great Christmas and New Year.
He’ll be around all weekend but if you want to catch the launches or a panel appearance then his timetable is as follows:-
Friday 7pm: PS Publishing launch (for the novella trilogy Borrowed Time, among lots of other great books)
Saturday 11am: Panel – Monster Mash-up
Saturday 1pm: Spectral launch of the 2nd Spectral Book of Horror Stories.
In other news tomorrow Predator:Incursion really will be launched, all details on the book page here.
Pay the Ghost is out in the UK on Oct 26th
Finally the Assassin Novellas are being re-released by Tor.Com First up is “Pieces of Hate” which as a bonus will contain the original first novella “Dead Man’s Hand”. A link to the full announcement is here.
Apologies the Predator:Incursion release was delayed at the last minute. It will be out in the UK and US on the 20th October.
In better news I can announce that Tim will have a new collection out at FantasyCon. PS Publishing will be releasing BORROWED TIME a collection of the three PS novellas that together comprise the Apocalypse Trilogy – Naming of Parts, Changing of Faces and Shifting of Veils. It comes with a new intro by Tim and new, short connecting pieces between the novellas. It’ll be fantastic seeing these stories in one volume. Paperback available from PS Publishing.
Also to be released at FantasyCon will be THE 2ND SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES featuring a new story – FLOTSAM – from Tim. There will be a book launch for this at 1pm on Saturday 24th October at FantasyCon where Tim and a number of other authors will be signing copies. More details on the book can be found at the Spectral Website, here.
I’ll add a list of signings and panels Tim will be involved in at FantasyCon nearer the time, but failing that I suspect you will be able to find him in the bar.
Finally for the list of new releases, an Audiobook of “The Silence” is now available. Listen to it quietly, details here.
It’s a multimedia release week here at Lebbon Towers.
The film of “Pay the Ghost” is available on demand in the US, and available to preorder in the UK. Links below:-
US:- Rent or Buy at amazon.com
UK:- Pre-order from amazon.co.uk
If you have yet to read the short story (available in October Dreams, or Last Exit for the Lost), then it can now be downloaded as an ebook from:-
Also in the UK this Friday, Predator:Incursion (book 1 of the Rage War trilogy) is released. A US release will follow in Mid October.
All ordering details are on the book page here.
Pay the Ghost, the movie starring Nicolas Cage and based on my short story of the same name, has a release date in the USA of 25th September, and in the UK October 23rd. It’s all very exciting, and I’ll be posting more updates here as and when they come in. Meanwhile, here’s the first spooky trailer to whet your appetite. And yes, I did freeze it to see my name in the end credits…
Coming soon, the original short story available on Kindle from my own Dreaming in Fire Press. Watch this space!