BAR NONE – new horror novel

August 16th, 2008 • Posted in News |

It’s been a while since my last original horror novel was released. THE EVERLASTING was the beginning of 2007, and though 30 DAYS OF NIGHT came out early this year, I guess that doesn’t really count.

So I’m thrilled to announce BAR NONE, an original short horror novel being published this autumn by Night Shade Books.

Here’s the write-up:

Six months have passed since the end of the world, leaving a handful of survivors holed up in a Welsh manor with little to do but survive. They’ve made the best of things, planting food, drinking their way through the cellar’s wine and ale, and reminiscing about the way life used to be. But with supplies running thin, everything is about to change…

The arrival of a stranger named Michael sheds new light on their circumstances. If the survivors can reach Cornwall, a few days’ journey south, they will find a safe haven, called Bar None, quite possibly the last bar on earth.

As they make their way across the Welsh countryside, the survivors will experience a world gone strange, where frightening beings fly high overhead, where flora and fauna press in to fill the void left by the fall of man, and, in the wreckage of civilization, where less fortunate survivors, twisted by plagues, hunger, and fear, stalk human prey.

From Tim Lebbon, author of Berserk, Dusk, and Dawn comes Bar None, a novel of chilling suspense, apocalyptic beauty, and fine ales.

It’s fantastic to be working with the very excellent Night Shade Books again. They’re publishing this as a trade paperback, at the great price of $13.95. You can check out all the details at their website.

This is a really important novel for me. When I planned it, I was calling it my ‘real ale apocalypse’ novel, and there was always tongue firmly in cheek. But after I began writing, my mum became ill, and I finished this one very soon after she died from breast cancer. That had a huge effect on the novel, and it became a study in memory, and how important memories can be. It remains an apocalyptic novel, and real ale retains a great importance through the book … but it became a much more serious, much better novel in my eyes.

I hope you’ll buy it, and I hope you’ll agree.

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2 comments on “BAR NONE – new horror novel”

  1. I.A.M. says:

    Order placed as instructed. Also added Conrad’s London Revenant and Lansdale’s Bubba Ho-Tep volume with novella, screenplay, images, etc.

    See what you did? You made me read other people’s stuff too!

    Anything else I should be doing for you? Weeding, perhaps? Light dusting? Polishing shoes…?

  2. Michael De Kler says:

    I’m a sucker for apocalyptic stories. The fact that it’s written by you is twice as nice!

    I’ll be all over this one as soon as it comes out.

    And I’m so sorry, Tim, to hear about you mom. There’s nothing we can say to make that kind of loss any more bearable.

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