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Bram Stoker Best Collection (nominee)
British Fantasy Award-winning author Tim Lebbon has been dazzling readers on both sides of the Atlantic with his short stories for some time. As The Sun Goes Down is Lebbon's first collection, and his first U.S. title. The stories in this collection demonstrate his extensive range -- from pure psychological suspense and terror, to overtly supernatural thrillers, to science fiction and fantasy. They also reveal his unique persistence of artistic vision. Lebbon's fiction operates successfully on many levels, but beneath the accoutrements of theme. allegory, social commentary, and insight into the human condition lies the foundation of Lebbon's work: an incredibly sharp sense of craft and craftsmanship. Lebbon knows how to keep plots moving, characters evolving, and readers turning the pages. Lebbon's fiction often tries to make sense of the seeming paradoxes of the world -- the seductive facade of nature often hides something malignant... the vulnerability of childhood is painted with beautiful strokes, but with the same brush Lebbon's prose depicts children's terrifyingly brutal amorality... loves overwhelming power is shown next to the black despair of its absence. Lebbon explores the seeds of this absence, be they death, madness, violence or neglect. What springs from these seeds if often dark, sometimes beautiful, but always compelling...
Used availability for Tim Lebbon's As the Sun Goes Down
December 2000 : USA Hardback