Published 31 October 2006
in Austin, Texas, and Montclair
by Temporary Culture.
Stories by Don Webb
5-3/8 x 7-1/2 inches, viii+224 pp.
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When They Came
23 stories by Don Webb
This is Don Webb’s scrying
at its best, deadpan divinations of a pagan America.
— Wendy Walker
Don Webb is a genius. He’s
not widely appreciated. There are some things mankind was not meant to know.
— Bruce Sterling
Several are genuinely
brilliant [. . .] The miracle of When They Came is its exuberance [. . .] light begins to shine, griffins scream, the world is different.
— John Clute in Interzone
This concise, sharp volume
is a great introduction to Webb’s fiction for the reader unfamiliar with his
work and a welcome reminder of his talent for the rest of us.
— Jeff VanderMeer, Locus Online
[. . .] well-crafted and highly entertaining [. . .]
a worthy addition to the Lovecraft mythos and your bookshelf.
Liz Milner, Green Man Review
Old school slipstream with a stiffer proof [. . .] documenting the obliteration of the barriers between reality and imagination.
— Chris Nakashima-Brown, No Fear of the Future
- Souvenirs from a Damnation
- The Shiny Surface
- Ool Athag (Crossroads, 2004)
- Mission to Monnat
- The Jest of Yig
(Weird Tales 322, Winter 2001)
- The Agony Man
(Forbidden Acts, 1995)
- The Sound of a Door Opening
(The Starry Wisdom. A Tribute to H. P. Lovecraft, 1994)
- The Lamp
- The Heart of the Matter
(Monsters from Memphis, 1997)
- The Prophecies at Newfane Asylum
(Interzone, March 2000)
- It Sounded Angular
(Wetbones, Spring 1997)
- The Yellow Flower
(Horror Garage 3, October 2001)
- The Fourth Man
- The Collector
- The Flower Man
- The Idiot God
(Noctulpa 7, 1993)
- When They Came
- The Skull : A History
- Key to the Mysteries
(Eldritch Tales 6 : 1, 1989)
- Meeting the Messenger (Realms of Fantasy, June 1998)
- A Little Night Music
(as “Serenade at the End of Time.” The Last Continent.
New Tales of Zothique, 1999)
- The Source and the Stone