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.

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.


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)


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3 comments on “Nothing as it Seems”

  1. John says:

    Is this going to be a limited edition or a regular release? Also,I can’t wait to read The Reach of Children, been wanting to read that one for a long time.

  2. Tim Love says:

    Hi John,
    Not an official answer but I would expect it to follow the usual PS Publishing route of a limited edition of 100 signed and slipcased copies, and a (fairly) unlimited edition of hardcovers.

    As soon as I know details and prices I’ll add them to the page.

    If you are UK based then direct pre-orders from PS are usually post free, and if you are state side a number of retailers stock PS books.

    Once again as I find out I’ll update the page with relevant links.

    It will be good for “The Reach of Children” to reach (!) a wider audience given the demise of Humdrumming curtailing the original release.

  3. Tim Lebbon says:

    John, what Tim said it about right, as far as I know. I’ll let you know if there’s any change when I hear from PS.

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