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Tim Lebbon
Posted on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 12:58 pm:   

EXORCISING ANGELS
Simon Clark & Tim Lebbon

During the London Blitz, a veteran from World War One
goes in search of the author Arthur Machen. He has
some questions to ask Machen...

"What did I really see in the trenches?"

"Were those angels?"

"Who am I?"

The answers, when they come, challenge everything he
has ever believed to be true.

EXORCISING ANGELS, an original novella, is a collaboration between Simon Clark and Tim
Lebbon. Join two modern masters of horror as they
celebrate an early master of the genre and one of
their literary heroes, Arthur Machen. In addition to
the collaboratively written novella are two original
stories, one by each author, using themes found in
Machen's work that have been stunningly brought into
the 21st century. Finally, to round out the book,
Simon and Tim have written and Introduction and
Afterword. A unique and thrilling project by two of
the genre's hottest talents! Forthcoming in 2003 and
now available for preorder.

Available in two limited edition states:
- 750 numbered hardcovers, signed by Simon Clark and
Tim Lebbon ($35)
- 26 lettered, leatherbound, traycased hardcovers,
signed by Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, and the cover
artist ($175)

H.P. Lovecraft said of Machen: "Of living creators of
cosmic fear raised to its most artistic pitch, few if
any can hope to equal the versatile Arthur Machen..."

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SHIPPING/PAYMENT INFO:
For preordered and prepaid books: free shipping within
the US; airmail shipping outside the US are the
discounted rates of $10 for the first copy of
EXORCISING ANGELS and $4 for each additional copy.
Please pay by check or m.o. in US dollars to EARTHLING
PUBLICATIONS or pay via Paypal using our email address
below. Also, if you order from us you'll be entered
into a related contest, the details of which are still
being cooked up, but trust us it'll be good! Thanks!

EARTHLING PUBLICATIONS
12 Pheasant Hill Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545 USA
Website: www.earthlingpub.com
Email: earthlingpub@yahoo.com
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GabrielM
Posted on Friday, February 07, 2003 - 01:29 pm:   

Very interesting. Based on The Bowmen, I assume. I'm a long-time Machen fan, so I'll definitely pick this up. Enjoyed your recent WHITE collection, by the way; very bleak, but the consistency of vision I found appealing. I particularly liked the shipwreck story.
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Tim
Posted on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 09:26 am:   

Thanks Gabriel. The original title for the collection (not mine, I hasten to add) was BLEAK SHIT. But upon further discussions, Night Shade and I decided that this may adversely affect sales through Amazon.

You think this is bleak .... wait til you read my Night Visions novella.......
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Des
Posted on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 09:37 am:   

Bleak is never as bleak as someone in a major review saying very recently about something I was responsible for putting together:
"I decided to spend some time associating with my wife and daughters and reminding myself how lucky I am that I am not one of those people whose story appears in this issue."
BTW, Tim, not bleak, but cosy, to be on a message board contiguous with my old collaborator!
Des

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tim
Posted on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 12:11 pm:   

Des, I pity the reviewer's wife and daughter. What a mad, merry-go-around existence they must lead!

And you know what, Des .... I'm sure our baker's dozen collaborations are screaming to be collected one day!
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Night Shade Books
Posted on Saturday, February 08, 2003 - 02:23 pm:   

I admit, Bleak Shit was my idea. It may not have been marketable, but it's damn well accurate!

Jason
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Tim
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 10:55 pm:   

No fiction is as bleak, or as shit, as what's going on in the world today. Hell, we've got fucking tanks patrolling Heathrow airport! We're told by our politicians (who I think Bill Hicks was entirely accurate as portraying as 'lying cocksuckers') that it's 'not overkill at all, nope, just precautionary, for all our safety and oh, by the way, do you mind if we bomb Iraq?'

Grrr.
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tim
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2003 - 01:12 pm:   

Simon and I have now virtually finished the novella and it will be delivered to the publisher in a couple of days. We're VERY happy with it. I never thought I'd work on a novella with Machen as a main character, but we have, and it's worked out fine.

Pre-orders available already from www.shocklines.com
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Tim
Posted on Saturday, March 15, 2003 - 12:21 am:   

The novella is delivered, the editor loves it and an artist is attached already. Things are moving on apace!

A thought on collaboration: I've collaborated with quite a few writers now (Pete Crowther, Simon Clark, Gavin Williams, Brett Savory, Des Lewis, Katherine Roberts ...) and it's a different experince with everyone. And I can say confidently that each project has resulted in something far removed from what I'd normally write. It's a refreshing experience, and one that I'd recommend wholeheartedly to any writer out there.

Anyone had bad experiences collaborating?
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Tim
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 10:33 am:   

You can check out the excellent cover for this novella now at www.earthlingpub.com Publication date sometime late summer!
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Pic
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 08:37 pm:   

That cover is an ass-kicker, Tim! Really looking forward to checking this one out. Cheers, mate!
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Tim
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2003 - 11:05 pm:   

Yeah, it's a beauty. Les Edwards did the cover for us, and he's done a grand job.

The book's at galley stage, as I understand!
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Don Koish Necessary Evil Press
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 - 02:11 pm:   

Folks, this baby is a fantastic read. By far one of the best collaborations I have ever had the pleasure of reading or proofing. Preorder a copy if you can as this one won't be around for long once its released.

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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 11:56 am:   

The original artwork for the Exorcising Angels cover is hanging in my local gallery as part of the summer's fantasy art exhibition organised by Chris Moore. It looks outstanding, and that's in some very strong company.
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Tim
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 12:27 pm:   

It is a beautiful painting, for sure. I was expecting something stunning from Les, but it took my breath away!

Steve, I don't suppose you have a plan of the gallery's security system? I might just pay a visit ...
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Stephen Gallagher
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 - 02:01 pm:   

Hey, it's Blackburn. Just bring a brick.
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Tim
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2003 - 12:26 pm:   

I used to live in Newport, but since I moved away I've stopped carrying one.

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