As the Sun Goes Down by Tim Lebbon

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his landmark volume marked the first U.S. publication of British horror phenomenon, Tim Lebbon. As the Sun Goes Down collected 90,000 words of his best work, including several original pieces, like "The Unfortunate", which went on to win a Bram Stoker award, and was included in several "Year's Best" anthologies. As the Sun Goes Down also features an introduction by Ramsey Campbell. This collection presents a tableau of stories each very distinct in content and form, yet inextricably linked in disturbing the reader and challenging their accepted values. Not one tale is wasted in Lebbon's determination to subvert our perceptions of love, life, nature, beauty and the innocence of childhood. His use of language and narrative form is unrelenting, each vying to create images from words that incessantly chip away at our confidence in the so-called 'truths' of existence. In addition to winning the British Fantasy award, and the Bram Stoker Award, Lebbon managed, with this collection, to completely disgust a reviewer at Publishers Weekly, who went out of his or her way to trash As The Sun Goes Down... "Unpleasant people doing disgusting things is a theme that bludgeons its way through this collection of 16 horror stories... If only the nightmares and unpleasantries created by this collection would ... fade ... away." Other critics have had nicer things to say about Tim Lebbon, and As the Sun Goes down: "...the darker moments of life are central to Lebbon's work. Few writers can plumb the depths of these moments with his sensitivity and unflinching frankness." - SF Site "Lebbon is quite simply the most exciting new name in horror for years." - SFX Magazine "Lebbon is the real thing. He's going to be Major - Steve Rasnic Tem "..A firm and confident style, with elements of early Clive Barker." - Phil Rickman, author of The Chalice "Lebbon never disappoints. His consistently first-rate stories crackle with invention and surprises galore." - Simon Clark, author of Nailed by the Heart and Darkness Demands Contents: * Introduction by Ramsey Campbell * The Empty Room * Life Within * The Butterfly * Endangered Species in C Minor * Dust * Fell Swoop * Recent Wounds * The Repulsion * Unto Us * The Last Good Times * King of the Dead * Recipe for Disaster * The Beach * Reconstructing Amy * The Unfortunate * Bomber's Moon

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TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He's had twenty novels published to date, including The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The Fire Wolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as scores of novellas and short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards. In 2011, his book Thief of Broken Toys (ChiZine Publications) was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the novella category. He has also been a judge for the World Fantasy Award. In 2004, Fangoria named him "one of the thirteen rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next twenty-five years." Only nineteen years left to go . . . better get busy. Forthcoming books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London for HarperCollins (coauthored with Christopher Golden), Echo City for Bantam in the US and Orbit in the UK, Coldbrook for Corsair in the UK, 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark for Pocket Books, the massive short story collections Last Exit for the Lost from Cemetery Dance and Ghosts and Bleeding Things from PS Publishing, as well as several other projects not yet announced. He has written several screenplays, and is currently developing two TV series with a British TV company. Several of his novels and novellas are currently in development for screen in the USA and UK, and he is working on new novels and screenplays.Find out more about Tim at his website: Ramsey Campbell has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, including four World Fantasy Awards, nine British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and two International Horror Guild Awards. Critically acclaimed both in the US and in England, Campbell is widely regarded as one of the genre's literary lights for both his short fiction and his novels. His classic novels, such as "The Face that Must Die, The Doll Who Ate His Mother," and" The Influence," set new standards for horror as literature. His collection, "Scared Stiff," virtually established the subgenre of erotic horror. Ramsey Campbell's works have been published in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and several other languages. He has been President of the British Fantasy Society and has edited critically acclaimed anthologies, including "Fine Frights," Campbell's best known works in the US are "Obsession, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, "and" Nazareth Hill,"
Published December 27, 2000 by Night Shade Books. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Equally heinous is "The Butterfly," in which Mary's mother, who "must have shit me out, then carried on fucking the doctor," tries to get Mary eaten by lions to collect on insurance money.

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Tim Lebbon was born in London in 1969.

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