British Fantasy Society Best Collection (nominee)
From the author of MESMER, two horror novellas linked by a common theme, comprising THE FIRST LAW telling of a group of shipwreck survivors during the Second World War, and FROM BAD FLESH, which is set in a civilisation brought to a standstill by the effects of plague.
"Tim Lebbon's consistently first-rate stories crackle with invention and surprises galore, then they grab you by the scruff of your neck." - Simon Clark
November 1998 : UK Paperback