Nothing as it Seems

October 12th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

Publisher: PS Publishing

Availability:- Unsigned Hardcover or the Signed Jacketed Hardcover (limited to 100 copies)

Launched at FantasyCon 2012  (where Tim was MC) on Friday 28th Sept at 5pm

Three new stories and some of Tim Lebbon’s best short fiction and novellas from the last 5 years.  Featuring an introduction by F. Paul Wilson and a cover by Canigula.

SYNOPSIS
An old woman mourning her dead husband builds something in the woods, and rain gives it life . . . A Nazi seeks gold with which to flee the fall of Berlin, and finds it in the most unlikely place . . . On the mysterious continent of Noreela, a Violet Dog returns from myth to seek its own brand of vengeance . . . In a land devastated by famine, survivors are meat . . . A dying criminal seeks the one good thing he has ever known . . . A boy mourns his dead mother, and seeks a way to bring his living father back to him . . . Tim Lebbon’s short stories and novellas have won several major awards and been included in many year’s best anthologies, as well as The Best of Best New Horror and Century’s Best Horror. In this, his most accomplished collection to date, nothing is quite as it seems.

Contents

Introduction – The many voices of Tim Lebbon

Discovering Ghosts (Postscripts 10, 2007, PS Publishing)

The God of Rain (Horror Literature Quarterly, 2007)

Bleeding Things (Absinthe, 2006, Bloodletting Books)

Falling Off the World (Second Humdrumming Book of Horror Stories, 2008)

Making Room (Dark Discoveries, 2008)

Chanting the Violet Dog Down (Elemental, 2006, Tor)

Meat (And Hell Followed With Them, Solitude Publications, 2006)

The Glass Road ©Mike Mignola (Hellboy: Odder Jobs, 2004, Dark Horse)

In the Valley, Where Belladonna Grows (Fourbodings, Cemetery Dance 2005)

The Flames Beneath the Light (Poe’s Lighthouse, 2006, Cemetery Dance)

The Body Lies (Retro Pulp Tales, 2006, Subterranean Press)

Slaughterhouse Blues (original to this collection)

Into The Trees (original to this collection)

Just Breathe (original to this collection)

The Reach of Children (Humdrumming, 2008)

STORY NOTES

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LAST EXIT FOR THE LOST

October 12th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

Publisher: Cemetery Dance hardback, 2010

Availability: Cemetery Dance – Out of Print

Will also be available from:

USA

Mythos Books
Ziesing Books
Bad Moon Books
Camelot Books

UK

Currently on sale at PS Publishing

A huge collection, cover by the very excellent Les Edwards, collecting my best short fiction between 2000 and 2006 (watch out for a PS Publishing collection next year collecting fiction from 2006 to the present, including the award-winning and very hard to find The Reach of Children…)

Included here is an original novelette, The Evolutionary, and a brand new novella, Nothing HeavenlyPay the Ghost is here too (soon to be a major movie), as well as Kissing at Shadows, The Horror of the Many Faces, Body, and many others.  And to top it all off, the very excellent Joe Lansdale provides a wonderful introduction.

“I highly recommend this collection. It’s an absolute must for fans of the author’s work, and a fantastic introduction and overview for those who have not yet had the pleasure of experiencing his unique and powerful visions of things we know…and more importantly, the things we don’t know, or are afraid to know about ourselves.” – Brian Keene

“During a 15-year career, award-winning horror author Lebbon has received many alms of praise. But perhaps none are more emphatic than the words of genre colleague Joe R. Lansdale, who, in introducing this collection, calls Lebbon a “magical and damned great writer.” The 19 tales sumptuously showcased here make a compelling case that Lansdale is right on target. In the title story, a despondent alcoholic learns the whereabouts of his long-lost daughter from a series of portrait paintings that transfer intimate moments from the lives of their subjects. The father of an abducted child in “Pay the Ghost” comes face-to-face with the ghoul behind the abduction on a genuinely haunting Halloween night. “Old Light” recounts the fate of a man given an ancient torchlight that shines on a sometimes unwelcome future. Lebbon’s prodigious gifts include a compelling narrative voice and an uncanny understanding of the human psyche. This first-rate collection is guaranteed to win new fans and provide older ones with much to savor.”
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After the War

October 12th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

After the War - Tim LebbonPublished: Subterranean Press, December 2007

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Two novellas set in Tim Lebbon’s signature world of Noreela. Read the rest of this entry »

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British Invasion (edited with Christopher Golden and Jim Moore)

October 12th, 1999 • Posted in Collections, Library |

golden05Published Cemetery Dance Publication, 2009

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They’ve invaded before, sending their best and brightest to transform popular music for all time. This time, they’re leaving the music behind and focusing on words. The British Invasion has begun again, in a collection of twenty-one unforgettable stories of horror and the dark fantastic.

From the birthplace of horror fiction, the land where writers first dreamed up the icons that shaped the field we know today Frankenstein’s monster, Count Dracula, the vile Mr. Hyde and more. You think you know desperation? Discover a literary tradition born from centuries of violence, pain, and suffering, distilled through the veneer of civility, and twisted by the reign of tyrants and kings.

You think you know fear?

From creeping dread to hideous humor, from quiet terror to brutal horror, from mad speculation to unspeakable truth, the twenty-one tales here represent the best that the U.K. has to offer. The rising stars and the masters of British horror have joined together.

The British Invasion has begun.

Table of Contents:
Introduction by Stephen Volk
“Lost in a Field of Paper Flowers” by Gord Rollo
“Respects” by Ramsey Campbell”
“Farewell to the 21st Century Girl” by Mark Chadbourn
“At One” by James Lovegrove
“The Nowhere Man” by Sarah Pinborough
“The Spaces in Our Lives” by Allen Ashley
“The Crazy Helmets” by Paul Finch
“Slitten Gorge” by Conrad Williams
“Birchiam Pier” by Tony Richards
“Beth’s Law” by Joel Lane
“Black Dogs” by Gary Fry
“The Misadventure of Fat Man and Little Boy, Or, How I Made a Monster” by Philip Nutman
“The Goldfinch” by Nicholas Royle
“Never Go Back” by Steve Lockley & Paul Lewis
“Mutiny” by Kealan Patrick Burke
“British Horror Weekend” by Anonymous
“King of the Maggots” by John Travis
“Leaves” by Peter Crowther
“Puppies For Sale” by Mark Morris
“Yellow Teeth” by Adam Nevill
“The Vague” by Paul Meloy
Afterword by Kim Newman

Reviews & Praise:

“From Gord Rollo’s transcendentally eerie tale of a comatose young boy’s revenge (“Lost in a Field of Paper Flowers”) to Mark Morris’s cautionary tale about a pair of unorthodox vampires (“Puppies for Sale”), the 21 original stories in this anthology establish the strength of British horror writers. Contributors include Ramsey Campbell, Sarah Pinborough, Conrad Williams, Peter Crowther, and other veterans and new authors. A strong collection of contemporary horror from across the pond…”
Library Journal

“The British may not have invented the modern horror story, as the editors of this all-original anthology claim, but the 21 stories they’ve selected prove that contemporary U.K. writers are infiltrating American publishing markets with some of the most provocative horror fiction written today. Refreshingly devoid of genre clichés, these subtle tales offer ambiguously supernatural horrors from the dramas and traumas of everyday life. Nicholas Royle, in The Goldfinch, gives chronic illness an unsettling spin by objectifying a man’s cancer as a relentless shadowy stalker. Mark Morris’s Puppies for Sale presents a nuclear family’s gradual implosion as a consequence of a malignant supernatural influence that may be a complete figment of the distraught father’s mind. In Conrad Williams’s Slitten Gorge, the disconnect between the unpolluted natural world and the protagonist’s industrially despoiled environment achieves an aura of otherworldly horror. The book’s title notwithstanding, there’s nothing peculiarly British about these stories, but their authors are exceptionally articulate in the universal language of horror.”
Publishers Weekly

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Fears Unnamed

October 12th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

Fears Unnamed - Tim LebbonPublished: Borderlands Press 2004 / Leisure Books 2004

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A volume of four novellas, two of them British Fantasy Award-winners: includes “White”, “Naming of Parts”, “The Unfortunate”, and “Remnants”. Read the rest of this entry »

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White, and Other Tales of Ruin

October 11th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

White, and Other Tales of Ruin - Tim LebbonPublished: Night Shade Books, 2002

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  • Limited Edition Hb, 1892389312 (sold out)
  • Trade Edition Hb, UK: 1892389304
  • Trade edition Hb, USA: 1892389304
  • Trade Edition Pb, 1892389347 (sold out)

Ebook: Kindle UK Kindle US KoboNecon –  Nook UKNook US – Sony US

also available on ibooks for Apple

A collection of six novellas, including four reprints (“The First Law”, “From Bad Flesh”, “The Origin of Truth” and the British Fantasy Award-winning “White”), and two new tales, “Hell” and “Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch”.

Nominated for a British Fantasy Award!

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As the Sun Goes Down

October 11th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

As The Sun Goes Down - Tim LebbonPublished: Night Shade Books, 2000

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A hardback short story collection. Contains over 90,000 words of fiction, including a novella “The Unfortunate”. Also has an introduction by Ramsey Campbell and a cover by Alan M Clark. Read the rest of this entry »

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Faith in the Flesh

October 11th, 1999 • Posted in Collections |

Faith in the Flesh - Tim LebbonPublished: Razorblade Press, 1998

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A volume of two novellas: The First Law and From Bad Flesh. Runner-up in the Best Collection category of the British Fantasy Awards 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

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