THE PRETENCE by Ramsey Campbell. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2013. 1st trade hardcover edition.
TITLE: The Pretence.
A NOVELLA by Ramsey Campbell.
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2013.
COVER ART: Pete Von Sholly.
PRINT RUN: unsigned.
Paul Slater has been offshore to reassure his mother about the prediction that the media made so much of, but now heís home with his wife and children. Why should any of them worry when itís already the day after the prediction was meant to come true? Surely their life is the way it always was, and they just need to keep it normalóthereís the school concert, and computers for Melanie to repair, and Paulís job in the bookshop music department. Surely the sun will come out soon, and if not they can go away to find it at the weekend. Paul doesnít need to worry about people interrogating him or anyone being taken away for talking too much. He only needs to remember what he has to remember, and then it will keep them all safe . . .
Fine in pictorial cover without dj as issued.