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TALES OF SIN AND MADNESS

(2009; 2010 new edition)

(LegumeMan Books edition – Out of Print)

Winner of the 2011 Australian Shadows Award for best collection.

Aurealis and Ditmar award nominated horror author Brett McBean (The Last Motel, The Familiar Stranger, The Mother) continues his exploration of the dark side of the human character by bringing you twenty-one tales of sin and madness. From zombies roaming the Australian outback, to psychopaths roaming New York City, McBean plunges the depths of human depravity, and delves into a sick and sordid world of serial killers, Manson-like cults, even road kill and cheap souls. So pull up a seat in front of the campfire, grab a marshmallow or two, and come and take a journey into the heart of darkness with one of Australia’s leading voices in dark fiction.

This new edition contains six extra stories not published in the previous hardcover edition.

 

CONTENTS:

The Beautiful Place
Amanda’s Gift
Stolen Lives
The New Religion
Genius of a Sick Mind
Hearing the Ocean in a Seashell
A Question of Belief
The Coffin
The Song Remains the Same
Temptation of the Righteous Path
The Garbage Man
Who Wants to be a Survivor?
A Light for Rose
The Cycle
The Project
The Scary Place (new)
Christmas Lights (new)
Mad Fred (new – previously unpublished)
Unborn Lives (new)
Come Morning (new – previously unpublished)
Junkies (new)

Reviews:

ScaryMinds

Hellnotes

The Authors Speak

Different Masks


(US limited edition hardcover – Out of Print)

In this, his first-ever collection, Aurealis and Ditmar award nominated horror author Brett McBean (The Last Motel, The Familiar Stranger, The Mother) continues his exploration of the dark side of the human character by bringing you fifteen tales of sin and madness. From zombies roaming the Australian outback, to psychopaths roaming New York City, McBean plunges the depths of human depravity, and delves into a sick and sordid world of serial killers, Manson-like cults, even road kill and cheap souls.

So pull up a seat in front of the campfire, grab a marshmallow or two, and come and take a journey into the heart of darkness with one of Australia’s leading voices in dark fiction.

Included in this collection are eleven reprints, and four previously unpublished stories, as well as story notes accompanying each tale.

CONTENTS:
The Beautiful Place
Amanda’s Gift
Stolen Lives (new)
The New Religion
Genius of a Sick Mind
Hearing the Ocean in a Seashell (new)
A Question of Belief
The Coffin
The Song Remains The Same
Temptation of the Righteous Path (new)
The Garbage Man
Who Wants to be a Survivor
A Light for Rose
The Cycle
The Project (new)

Tales of Sin and Madness was published as a limited edition hardcover by US specialty press Thunderstorm Books in 2009.

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2 responses

  1. Clyde

    Any news on the trade paperback edition?

    September 22, 2010 at 2:52 am

    • Hi Clyde,

      I’m pleased to say that yes, there will be a trade paperback edition, possibly released later this year. It won’t be published by Thunderstorm Books (hope to announce the publisher soon), but I can say it will be an updated version of the HC, containing more stories, so it’ll be a complete collection of every short story I’ve had published (and some that haven’t) – all in a nice affordable edition!

      September 22, 2010 at 3:52 am

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