Some (non-Star Wars) related news to start the week.
“Dueling Minds” has been released by Cemetery Dance. Featuring the story ”Falling off the World” by Tim, along with stories by Gary A.Braunbeck, Gerard Houarner, Brian Keene, Tom Picirilli and Jenny Orosel. Already out of print at the publisher, but still available from PS Publishing and Bad Moon Books amongst others.
“Still Life” is a Novella that will be released by Spectral Press at World Fantasy Con in Brighton this November.
“The Unspoken” is a charity anthology available for the Kindle (UK here, US here). Featuring “Just Breathe” by Tim.
Also recently announced is the Forthcoming collection “DARK DUETS: New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy” will be published in January, 2014 by Harper Voyager. Edited by Christopher Golden, it features an extraordinary lineup of collaborative stories, with the authors of each story collaborating for the very first time. This contains “Branches, Curving” by Tim and Michael Marshall Smith.
This Wednesday, via Facebook, Star Wars Books are hosting a chat with Tim. It all kicks off at 4pm EST (so about 9pm UK time) and you can join in on their Facebook page here.
Into The Void made it onto the New York Times Hardcover Bestseller list at #22! Full list is here.
A new Star Wars Interview is over at the Knights’ Archive here.
Finally if you can’t get enough of the reviews and interviews then Roqoo Depot has a full list of interview and review links, plus some extras, right here.
Today is a very exciting day for me … my Star Wars novel INTO THE VOID (Dawn of the Jedi) is released! It was 35 years ago that an 8 year old boy sat wide-eyed in the cinema watching an amazing, groundbreaking movie called Star Wars, and he could never have believed that three decades later he’d be writing his own novel set in that far away, long ago galaxy.
And now I have!
Check here for all the places you can buy it online, and of course it’ll be in brick and mortar stores as well.
There has also been a whole rush of reviews released today, as well as recent interviews I’ve done (still plenty more to come). Here’s a list of reviews, just click the links to check them out. I’m thrilled say that reviews are splendid so far…
FAN GIRL BLOG
(If anyone else has reviewed the book, or seen a review, not listed here, please let me know!)
Here’s an interview at Roqoo Depot, too.
And a podcast on TechTalk.
Exciting times here. It’s lovely to hear such great reaction, good to hear that people want to hear more about Lanoree Brock, and I’m sure there’ll be lots more reviews and interviews out in the future. Keep checking here for more updates!
The Star Wars Novel – Dawn of the Jedi – Into the Void is out today in Hardcover, Ebook and Audio book editions. Check the book page here for details.
A new interview discussing the Novel is available at Jedi news here.
The time’s almost here … next Tuesday is official release date for my first Star Wars novel, and the promo machine is marching ahead full-Force (see what I did there). I really wish release date had been May 4th (Star Wars day!), but never mind. It’s very, very exciting.
Look what I had delivered yesterday.
And when I opened the book and read this (right), I had a genuine shiver-down-the-spine moment. That 8 year old who stared in wonder at that big screen in 1977 could have never believed that one day he’d be writing a novel set in that universe.
At present I’m undertaking a series of interviews and podcasts, all of which I’ll post links to as and when they happen. Here are a couple to get started!
Hollywood.com did a nice feature and an exclusive extract.
I did a guest post for Amazon’s Kindle Daily Post.
And here’s the first of several podcasts, this one Forcecast (my interview starts at 41 minutes).
Lots, lots more soon!
Yep, today is the big day for the release of REAPER’S LEGACY, book two of the Toxic City trilogy. You can go here to check out where to buy it. Or, you know, pop along to your local bookshop.
The Toxic City trilogy is still in development with ABC Studios as a TV series. More soon!
My fantasy novel THE ISLAND is now available as a stunning audio book!
It’s released by AudioRealms, and you can pick up the CD version from their website.
You can also download it from audible.com here.
“.. gripping adventure … (a) solidly constructed tale.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
For anyone who’s not read it…
No one knew about the Strangers from beyond Noreela, and it was the Core’s job to make sure it stayed that way. Kel Boon was once an agent of the land’s most secret organization, tracking, observing, and eliminating the Strangers as part of an elite Core team. But then one horrifying encounter left his superior officer – and lover – dead, along with many innocents. And Kel has been running ever since.
But the worst was still to come
Forsaking magic, living as a simple wood-carver, Kel came to the fishing village of Pavmouth Breaks to hide. But when a mysterious island appears out to sea during a cataclysmic storm, sending tidal waves to smash the village, his Core training tells him to expect the worst. How can he warn the surviving villagers – especially the beautiful young witch Namior – that the visitors sailing in from the island may not be the peace-loving pilgrims they claim to be? That this might be the invasion the Core has feared all along…and that he, Kel Boon, may be Noreela’s last chance?
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with Titan Books for two novels.
First, COLDBROOK will be published in North America. It’s been out for a few months in the UK and has gathered some of the best feedback of any book I’ve written. I’m so delighted that it’ll be released on the other side of the Atlantic at last.
And then there’s THE SILENCE, which Titan will release simultaneously in the UK and the USA. This is a brand new novel about the end of the world … and perhaps the beginning of another. It follows a family and their close friends as they struggle to survive in a world overrun by ravenous creature that hunt purely by sound. Yes, I like the apocalypse, as any readers of my work will know by now. But this one will be a little different … It’s going to be a real challenge to write, and I can’t wait to begin.
Titan’s most wonderful editor Cath Trechman says:
“Tim has a wonderful ability to create characters you really identify with and believe in and then put them through hell. His novels are beautifully written and heartfelt as well as frightening and compelling, and I’m so thrilled to have both Coldbrook and The Silence on the Titan list.”
I’m very excited about working with Titan, who are fast establishing themselves as one of the UK’s premier genre publishers.
And as if that wasn’t enough, there’s more novel news coming very, very soon.
Watch this space.
There’s a great review of The Heretic Land here, by the very excellent writer Jesse Bullington. Nice!
And I’ve been interviewed here about my short story collection Nothing as it seems.
Oh, and a big announcement about a new deal will be surfacing soon (the next day or two), so watch this space!
For all Spanish readers out there Berserk is available as an ebook and paperback in Spanish today. Links are on the book page here.
PORQUE LA MUERTE NO ES EL FIN. A VECES ES SOLO EL PRINCIPIO…
Sinopsis: Los momentos más oscuros de la vida son el elemento principal de la obra de Tim Lebbon. Profeta del miedo y de la sangre, pocos escritores son capaces de sumergirse en sus profundidades con su sensibilidad y su inquebrantable franqueza. «Allí tenían monstruos.» Eso fue lo que Tom oyó sin querer en el bar esa noche. Y oyó más cosas que podrían llevarlo al fin a averiguar la verdad sobre la muerte de su hijo, diez años antes. «Un desgraciado accidente durante unas maniobras», le había comunicado el Ejército. Pero entonces ¿por qué habían sellado el ataúd en el que lo habían enviado a casa?Así que una noche oscura, en un campo desolado, Tom empieza a excavar la fosa común donde espera (y teme) encontrar los restos de su hijo. Lo que encuentra en su lugar es el horror: cadáveres encadenados, descompuestos, decapitados, mutilados. Y una niña podrida, aparentemente muerta, que sin embargo le promete a Tom ayudarlo a encontrar lo que está buscando si la libera…