Tim Lebbon

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Tim Lebbon
Born (1969-07-28) 28 July 1969 (age 54)
Genre Horror fiction, Dark fantasy

Tim Lebbon (born 28 July 1969, London) is a British horror and dark fantasy writer.



Lebbon was born in London. He lived in Devon until he was eight and then in Newport until the age of 26. He now lives in Goytre, Monmouthshire with his wife and two children. [1]


Lebbon's short story ″Reconstructing Amy″ won the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction in 2001, his novel Dusk won the 2007 August Derleth Award from the British Fantasy Society for best novel of the year. His novelization of the film 30 Days of Night became a New York Times bestseller and won a Scribe Award in 2008.

The film Pay the Ghost (2015) directed by Uli Edel and starring Nicolas Cage is based on Lebbon's short story of the same name. [2] The Silence was made into a film by John R. Leonetti and was released 10 April 2019 on Netflix. Lebbon also made a cameo as a corpse in the film. [3]

His Firefly novel Generations (fourth in series) won the 2021 Dragon Award for Best Media Tie-In Novel. [4]



  • Mesmer (1997)
  • Flesh (1999)
  • The Nature of Balance (2000)
  • Hush (2000, with Gavin Williams)
  • Face (2001)
  • Until She Sleeps (2001)
  • Berserk (2005)
  • Desolation (2005)
  • Hellboy Novels series:
    6. Hellboy: Unnatural Selection (2006)
    12. Hellboy: The Fire Wolves (2009)
  • Tales of Noreela series:
    1. Dusk (2006) – August Derleth Award winner
    2. Dawn (2007) ISBN   978-0-553-38365-2
    2.5. After the War: Two Tales of Noreela (2008), collection of 2 novellas:
    "Vale of Blood Roses", "The Bajuman"
    3. Fallen (2008) ISBN   978-0-553-38467-3
    4. The Island (2009) ISBN   978-0-553-38468-0
    • "Chanting the Violet Dog Down" (2006), short story
  • 30 Days of Night series:
  • The Everlasting (2007)
  • Bar None (2008)
  • Hidden Cities series (with Christopher Golden):
    1. Mind the Gap (2008)
    2. The Map of Moments (2009) ISBN   978-0-553-38470-3
    3. The Chamber of Ten (2010)
    4. The Shadow Men (2011)
  • Echo City series:
    • Echo City (2010) ISBN   978-0-553-59322-8
    • "The Deification of Dal Bamore: A Tale from Echo City" (2010), short story
  • The Secret Journeys of Jack London series (with Christopher Golden):
    1. The Wild (2010)
    2. The Sea Wolves (2012)
    3. White Fangs (2013)
  • The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  • Coldbrook (2012)
  • The Heretic Land (2012)
  • Toxic City series:
    1. London Eye (2012)
    2. Reaper's Legacy (2013)
    3. Contagion (2013)
  • Canonical Alien Trilogy:
  • Star Wars Legends series:
    • Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi – Into the Void (2013)
  • The Silence (2015) [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
  • The Hunt (2015)
  • Rage War series:
    1. Predator: Incursion (2015) [10]
    2. Alien: Invasion (2016) [10]
    3. Alien Vs Predator: Armageddon (2016) [10]
  • The Family Man (2016)
  • Indigo (2017, with Kelley Armstrong, Christopher Golden, Charlaine Harris, Jonathan Maberry, Seanan McGuire, James A. Moore, Mark Morris, Cherie Priest, Kat Richardson)
  • Kong: Skull Island (2017), novelization of film Kong: Skull Island (2017)
  • Relics / Angela Gough series:
    1. Relics (2017)
    2. The Folded Land (2018)
    3. The Edge (2019)
  • Blood of the Four (2018, with Christopher Golden)
  • Firefly series:
    4. Generations (2020)
  • Eden (2020) [11]

Short stories


Uncollected short stories:

  • "Everyday Folk" (1994)
  • "Floaters" (1994)
  • "Slipstream: Caged" (1994)
  • "The Rep" (1994)
  • "Unwilling Blood" (1994)
  • "Simon Says" (1994)
  • "Old Treasure" (1994)
  • "Grieving the Bone" (1994)
  • "How Do You Eat?" (1994)
  • "First Taste" (1994)
  • "Breeding Ground" (1995)
  • "Arm" (1996)
  • "Tumblers" (1996)
  • "Companions" (1996)
  • "Redemption, Resurrection and the Priest" (1996)
  • "The Guilty" (1996)
  • "In Puris Naturalibus" (1997)
  • "Sordid Limbs" (1997, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Tales of Woe" (1997)
  • "Paula" (1997)
  • "Bolt" (1997)
  • "Wasted Meals" (1998, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Bonded in Fire" (1998)
  • "Dead Echoes" (1998)
  • "Mr Sneakalong" (1998)
  • "Song" (1998)
  • "Loved Ones" (1999)
  • "Clear Thinking" (1999)
  • "Spiteful Tables" (1999, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Dirty Pipes" (1999, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Pelts" (1999)
  • "Detection Perfection" (1999)
  • "Wordless Waffles" (1999, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Curves and Sharp Edges" (2000)
  • "Going Gently" (2000)
  • "Three" (2000)
  • "Empty Breakfasts" (2000, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Devil Walking" (2001)
  • "Inky Stories" (2001, with D. F. Lewis)
  • "Cemetery Snake" (2002, with John B. Ford)
  • "Fodder" (2002, with Brian Keene)
  • "Exorcising Angels" (2003, with Simon Clark), novella
  • "Fruiting Body Syndrome" (2003)
  • "Shoes" (2004, with Brett Alexander Savory)
  • Assassin series (novellas):
    1. "Dead Man's Hand" (2004)
    2. "Pieces of Hate" (2005)
    3. "A Whisper of Southern Lights" (2007)
  • "Looking Glass" (2006, with Gary A. Braunbeck, Kealan Patrick Burke, Dominick Cancilla, Ray Garton, Joe Hill, Brian Keene, Thomas F. Monteleone, Robert Morrish, Thomas Piccirilli, Al Sarrantonio, John Skipp, Bev Vincent), novella
  • "Children of the New Disorder" (2009, with Lindy Moore), novella
  • "Every Wrong Turn" (2009)
  • "The Language of the Land" (2009)
  • "In the Dust" (2010)
  • "The Thief of Broken Toys" (2010), novella ISBN   978-0-9812978-9-7
  • "Another Hope" (2010), novella
  • "Zmbs" (2010)
  • "Trick of the Light" (2011)
  • "Into the Death Zone" (2012)
  • "Sleeper" (2012)
  • "The Gleeful Ones" (2013)
  • "Still Life" (2013), novella
  • "Branches, Curving" (2014, with Michael Marshall Smith)
  • "The Flow" (2014)
  • "Embers" (2014) [12]
  • "Skin and Bone" (2015)
  • "Fault Lines" (2015, with Christopher Golden), novelette
  • "Strange Currents" (2015)
  • "Flotsam" (2015)
  • "May the End Be Good" (2015)
  • "Clown's Kiss" (2015)
  • "Catatonia" (2015)
  • "The Protector" (2016)
  • "RIME" (2016), novella
  • "A Hole in the World" (2016, with Christopher Golden), novelette
  • "Everybody Hates a Tourist" (2016)
  • "In Stone" (2017)
  • "Strings" (2017)
  • "Spite" (2017)
  • "Devil Dogs" (2017)
  • "Spite" (2017)
  • "Devil Dogs" (2017)
  • Joe Ledger series:
  • "Emergence" (2018)
  • "A Man Walking His Dog" (2018)
  • " Home" (2018)
  • Firefly series:
    3. "Firefly: Generations" (2019), novella




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