The Anniversary of Never

The Anniversary of Never It was like a black and white film or someone else s memory Crow s Nest Joel Lane s award winning stories have been widely praised notably by other masters of weird fiction such as M John Harrison

  • Title: The Anniversary of Never
  • Author: Joel Lane
  • ISBN: 9781783800087
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It was like a black and white film, or someone else s memory Crow s Nest Joel Lane s award winning stories have been widely praised, notably by other masters of weird fiction such as M John Harrison, Graham Joyce, and Ramsey Campbell His tales also regularly appeared in the best of annual anthologies of Ellen Datlow, Karl Edward Wagner, and Stephen Jones With thi It was like a black and white film, or someone else s memory Crow s Nest Joel Lane s award winning stories have been widely praised, notably by other masters of weird fiction such as M John Harrison, Graham Joyce, and Ramsey Campbell His tales also regularly appeared in the best of annual anthologies of Ellen Datlow, Karl Edward Wagner, and Stephen Jones With this posthumous collection, Lane continues his unflinching exploration of the human condition The Anniversary of Never is a group of tales concerned with the theme of the afterlife, observed Lane, and the idea that we may enter the afterlife before death, or find parts of it in our world These stories of love and death will burrow deep into the reader s mind and impregnate it with a vision often as bleak as the night is black.Contents Introduction by Nicholas Royle Sight Unseen Crow s Nest All the Shadows Midnight Flight Ashes in the Water with Mat Joiner For Their Own Ends Bitter Angel After the Fire The Annniversary of Never The Messenger For Crying Out Loud All Dead Years Some of the Fell Acknowledgements Joel Lane 1963 2013 was born in Exeter, but lived most of his life in Birmingham, where many of his stories are set In addition to two novels, From Blue to Black 2000 and The Blue Mask 2003 , Lane was the author of numerous collections, including the British Fantasy Award winning The Earth Wire 1994 , The Lost District 2006 , and The Terrible Changes 2009 Where Furnaces Burn won the World Fantasy Award for best collection in 2013.

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    1. This is copy 52 of 100 numbered copies from a total print run of 350. The book also contains a numbered postcard in an envelope.Contents:v - Introduction by Nicholas Royle1 - "Sight Unseen"14 - "Crow's Nest"23 - "All the Shadows"32 - "Midnight Flight"43 - "Ashes in the Water" with Mat Joiner54 - "For Their Own Ends"61 - "Bitter Angel"66 - "After the Fire"76 - "The Annniversary of Never"81 - "The Messenger"89 - "For Crying Out Loud"99 - "All Dead Years"111 - "Some of the Fell"129 - Acknowledgemen [...]

    2. This is Joel Lane's last story collection. Most of the stories have appeared in other books, but there are three new ones. It's a beautiful book with a fantastic cover illustration of a moth.(Moths are one of the recurring motifs in his work. On his first collection, The Earth Wire, as I remember it, the place where the author photo would normally go has a picture of a moth) Joel Lane said that The Anniversary of Never looked at the theme of the afterlife. In the world of these stories it's quit [...]

    3. "'Eamonn, did you ever, you know hear one of those voices again, the cries?"The white head shook slowly.'Me neither. But why?' Mike realised his voice had risen, though no-one reacted.The old man drained his glass, his eyes closed. He beckoned Mike to lean over, then said very softly: 'I don't know. But I think they called. That was all. They called and nobody answered.'"I went into reading this collection, my first by Joel Lane, expecting more of a horror collection. What I got, after my initia [...]

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