Last Exit For the Lost
- Author: Tim Lebbon
- Artist: Les Edwards
- Page Count: 560
- Pub. Date: May 31, 2010
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-170-8
- Status: Out of Print
Last Exit For The Lost
by Tim Lebbon
cover artwork by Les Edwards
About the Book:
From multi award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer Tim Lebbon comes this huge collection of the very best of his short fiction.
His first short fiction collection As the Sun Goes Down (Night Shade Book), attracted rave reviews. Now, Last Exit for the Lost collects the best of Lebbon's output from 2000 to the present day. Weighing in at over 560 pages and containing 150,000 words of fiction, it also features two brand new, never-before-published stories: the novelette The Evolutionary, and the novella Nothing Heavenly.
• In Kissing at Shadows, a man makes a yearly journey through
an apocalyptic landscape to visit the memory of his wife...
• In The Stuff of the Stars, Leaking, a dead sea creature washed up on a remote beach proves to be more mysterious than it first appears…
• A man loses his son... and he will do anything to get him back In Perpetuity…
• In The Horror of the Many Faces, Watson witnesses his friend Sherlock Holmes committing horrendous crimes that the great man himself would have trouble solving...
• A boy meets a mysterious stranger who can heal dead animals in The Evolutionary… but is there some fearful design to their meeting…?
• And captured by angels or demons, a prisoner can find Nothing Heavenly in either...
Lebbon has been described as "…the most exciting voice in the horror genre since Poppy Z Brite and Bentley Little", "...the most exciting new name in horror for years", and "…one of the very few genuinely talented British writers of thought-provoking horror and dark fantasy".
If you're brave enough to step through this Last Exit, you'll see
"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."
"...a collection of dark, stirring tales from one of the most poetic writers working in the genre today, Tim Lebbon. Offering some of his best work to date, Lebbon weaves an entrancing tapestry of stories happening both near and far away; in locales mundane and fantastical, but one thing endures: his elegant style. He exhibits an almost casual mastery over his craft, moving in and out of genres and tropes fluidly, almost effortlessly. Even the hardest critic will be hard pressed to find a 'weak link' in this collection..."
— Shroud Magazine
New York Times-bestseller Tim Lebbon's books include the British Fantasy Award-winning Dusk, Dawn, Fallen, Mind the Gap (with Christopher Golden), Berserk, The Everlasting, Hellboy: Unnatural Selection, A Whisper of Southern Lights, and the novelisation of the movie 30 Days of Night.
Future publications include The Map of Moments (also with Golden) and The Island from Bantam Spectra, The Reach of Children from Humdrumming, the new horror novel Bar None from Night Shade Books, and The Secret Journeys of Jack London (with Chris Golden) from Atheneum.
He has won three British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, a Shocker and a Tombstone Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards.
His novella White is soon to be a major Hollywood movie, and several more novels and novellas are currently in development in the USA and UK.
Published in two states:
• Limited Edition of 1,500 signed copies ($40)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather ($175)