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Coldbrook

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`Lebbon is quite simply the most exciting new name in horror for years.' - SFX Magazine THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS CHANGED FOREVER THE REASON IS COLDBROOK The facility lay deep in Appalachian Mountains, a secret laboratory called Coldbrook. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were unleashing. With their breakthrough comes disease and now it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure and the only cure and the only cure is genetic resistance: an uninfected person amongst the billions dead. In the chaos of destruction there is only one person that can save the human race. But will they find her in time?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 656 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 40mm | 467g
  • Cornerstone
  • Hammer
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099571560
  • 9780099571568
  • 300,090

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"Lebbon takes zombie apocalypse to new levels. Science and gore are leavened by a compelling interweaving of engaging characters and some wonderfully poignant moments: a scientist who pauses from meticulously picking off the zombies to wonder if he might just be mad and slaughtering innocents; an engineer torn between love for his family and the awful knowledge of what he has done; a disease-ridden young woman who loses everything and yet may offer humankind's only hope. Compelling, humane horror from one of the genre's leading exponents." * Guardian * "Lebbon's prose is cold, lean and ruthlessly efficient... Where the book excels is in the scenes on the parallel world. There's a dislocating sense of the uncanny here - the differences subtle, but powerful. It's here, and in the book's smaller, scarier moments, rather than the widescreen scenes of apocalyptic carnage, where Coldbrook finds its true power." * SFX Magazine * "Coldbrook is a heart pounding, blood drenched, yet intelligent and original take on the undead. It successfully blends the horror, fantasy and science fiction elements into an utterly compelling and satisfying story that stays with you after the book is finished. Zombie stories don't get much better than this." * Starburst * "I had no notion of what to expect when I cracked this open at page one but I'm glad to say I was very impressed. I've read a lot of apocalyptic fiction and Coldbrook is right up there with the best. I'm always on the lookout for a fresh interpretation of the end of the world, and with this novel I think I may have just found it. All we need to do now is find a movie company who are willing to bring this striking vision to life on the big screen ... Highly recommended." * The Eloquent Page * "The apocalyptic visions and survivors fights are vicious and gripping ... Lebbon creates vivid characters through an ensemble `cast', which breathes life and individuality into the book. In fact, as mentioned earlier, through its brutal imagery, plot construction and strong characterisation, I felt as though I were almost reading a middle period Stephen King book, if it were not for Lebbon's distinctive authorial voice. A truly breathtaking horror fantasy that had me reading into the wee hours of the morning in order to reach the end. Well done Mr Lebbon. " * Terrortree.co.uk *show more

About Tim Lebbon

TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He's had over twenty novels published to date, as well as dozens of novellas and hundreds of short stories. Recent books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London: The Wild (co-authored with Christopher Golden), Echo City, The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), and Bar None. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards. Fox 2000 recently acquired film rights to The Secret Journeys of Jack London, and Tim and Christopher Golden have delivered the screenplay. Several more of his novels and novellas are currently in development, and he is also working on TV and movie proposals, solo and in collaboration. Find out more about Tim at his website www.timlebbon.netshow more

Review Text

"Lebbon’s prose is cold, lean and ruthlessly efficient... Where the book excels is in the scenes on the parallel world. There’s a dislocating sense of the uncanny here – the differences subtle, but powerful. It’s here, and in the book’s smaller, scarier moments, rather than the widescreen scenes of apocalyptic carnage, where Coldbrook finds its true power."show more

Back cover copy

THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT HAS CHANGED THE REASON IS COLDBROOK The facility lay deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a secret laboratory called Coldbrook. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were unleashing. With their breakthrough came disease, and it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure, and the only cure is genetic resistance. An uninfected person amongst the billions dead. In the chaos of global destruction there is only one that can save the human race. But will they find her in time?show more

Flap copy

'Lebbon fuses high fantasy with his trademark gut-churning horror ... fascinating' – Guardian ‘Tim Lebbon is one of the few fantasy authors whose new works I eagerly anticipate' – Steven Erikson ‘Lebbon is the real thing. He's going to be major.’ – Steve Rasnic Tem 'Lebbon's prose is a pleasure, and so too his seamless hybridisation of horror and dark fantasy...' – The Speculative Scotsman ‘Lebbon has both the talent and audacity to pull off some startling feats of literary world building.’ – Shivers Magazine ‘Unsettling… will reward the reader with insights as well as gooseflesh.’ – Publisher’s Weekly ‘Tim Lebbon is one of the most exciting and original talents on the horror scene.’ – Graham Joyce, author of The Silent Land 'Haunting, atmospheric, and lyrically melancholic, this dark little gem is, simply put, unforgettable.' - Unabashedly Bookish: the B&N Blog ‘Lebbon is one of the very few genuinely talented British writers of thought-provoking horror and dark fantasy tinged with SF.’ – Shivers Magazine ‘Remember the energy and poetry of the tree-top battle in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?Tim Lebbon goes out on a limb – and then springs up into the clouds. That’s how his fiction plays.’ – Ed Bryant, Locus ‘… a substantial new talent just may have taken up residence in the horror genre.’ – The Third Alternative ‘Lebbon is an apocalyptic visionary - a prophet of blood and fear. His stories map out a world you better pray never exists.’ – Mark Chadbourn ‘...a novel that, at its best, suggests a merger of Dan Simmons' Summer of Night and Ramsey Campbell's haunting novel of dreams made flesh Incarnate.’ – Locus (review of ‘Until She Sleeps’) ‘The most exciting voice in the horror genre since Poppy Z Brite and Bentley Little…’ – Curl Up With a Good Book 'Hews to the literary recipe favoured by such masters as Ian McEwan, Robert Aickman, and Patrick McGrath: a splash of grue in a subtle sauce with surreal meat.’ – Asimov’s 'A promising talent … Lebbon will likely demand attention for years to come.’ – Locus Online ‘Lebbon’s writing is profoundly moral, which is the hallmark of a serious writer, not merely a writer who takes his writing seriously.’ – All Hallowsshow more

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924 ratings
3.71 out of 5 stars
5 22% (205)
4 40% (366)
3 28% (257)
2 8% (74)
1 2% (22)
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