Forbidden love can heal – and kill…
Tom, the Mannequin Man, falls in love with a sentient sex doll named Honey.
When he rescues the used and abused humanoid from her pimp, the pimp sends his hi-tech soldiers after them. Pursued through a violent, dystopian future landscape, they help each other to survive.
During their escape, they cannot help but hope that their burgeoning, forbidden love might have the power to make things better.
Mannequin Man and the Plastic Bitch is remarkable dystopian-horror fantasy novel by Tim Lebbon.
Praise for Tim Lebbon’s works:
“Beautifully written and mysterious.” – Richard Laymon
“Tim Lebbon displays the sort of cool irony and uncanny mood-making that drive the best ‘Twilight Zone’ stories.” – New York Times Book Review
“At the end, you are left with … an impression of a nightmare from which you have awakened and cannot totally shake.” – Dark Echo
“One of the most powerful new voices to come along in the genre … Lebbon’s work is infused with the contemporary realism of Stephen King and … the lyricism of Ray Bradbury.” –– Fangoria
“Lebbon is a genuinely masterful writer … fresh ideas, shimmering prose, and often terrifying scenarios.” – Rue Morgue
“A masterpiece of traditional horror, graced with nuggets of sex and splatter. I really can’t praise it enough. It shot me to pieces.” – D.F. Lewis
“a terrific, very scary novella.” – Ellen Datlow
“With The Reach of Children, Lebbon has exceeded even his former astounding works.” – Horror World
“Lebbon has written one of the best and most emotionally convincing stories about death that I have ever read.” – Michael Marshall Smith
“Even if you haven’t lost a parent, or anyone truly close to you, REACH will give you a true sense of the kind of deep, unyielding sadness such an event brings. It’s a powerful book, and one that deserves to be read.” – Bookgasm
“For those who have not yet sampled Lebbon’s doom-laden tales of cosmic consequence, this is a fine place to start.” – Peter Crowther
“… striking and innovative” – Nick Gevers, SF Site