• The man who spent a lifetime waiting for a bus
• The suburban kitchen with a gateway to another world
• The whispering voices that torment a nightclub owner
• The ancient danger that lurks under an electricity substation
For a reasonable man like Mr Oakley it could all be too much. But luckily he has the enigmatic figure of Mr Disvan as his guide to the borderland between the everyday and the uncanny. Part-wizard, part-tribal elder, Mr Disvan is Mr Oakley's much-needed lifeline to sanity-and at the same time might just be the scariest of all Binscombe's many secrets.
Collected here for the first time, these twenty-six classic tales by John Whitbourn are some of the most anthologized in modern weird fiction. So draw your chair close to the fireside, pour yourself a pint or a cuppa or a scotch, and settle back to have your blood chilled and your imagination thrilled as only a master storyteller can.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There really is nothing like the Binscombe Tales series. On one level, these are simply the most imaginative, creepy and strangely charming horror stories you can find today - but behind that there's an unique undercurrent that will sweep you to the place where fantasy, SF, horror and ghost stories meet. Imagine a mash-up of M R James and Stephen King, rewritten by a contemporary master of speculative fiction like China Mieville, and then given a dash of surreal English weirdness to rival the League of Gentlemen or Doctor Who. These stories have appeared in dozens of anthologies and garnered the highest praise from fandom and the mainstream media alike, but incredibly it took over 15 years for a publisher to bring them all out in a collected paperback edition. Well worth a look.