When They Came



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When They Came
[2], [x], 222, [6] pp
[Upper Montclair, New Jersey]
Temporary Culture
First edition, trade issue, one of 500 copies
Pictorial wrappers. As new

Collection of short fantastical stories, many with a Lovecraftian touch.

‘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 is Don Webb’s scrying at its best, deadpan divinations of a pagan America.’ — Wendy Walker

‘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

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
Pig (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