Joel Lane


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The United Kingdom
Died
November 26, 2013

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Joel Lane was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, critic and anthology editor. He received the World Fantasy Award in 2013 and the British Fantasy Award twice.

Born in Exeter, he was the nephew of tenor saxophonist Ronnie Scott. At the time of his death, Lane was living in south Birmingham, where he worked in health industry-related publishing. His location frequently provided settings for his fiction.

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From Blue to Black

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The Lost District

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Where Furnaces Burn

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The Witnesses Are Gone

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Scar City

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The Anniversary of Never

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The Terrible Changes

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The Blue Mask

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The Earth Wire and Other St...

4.02 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Black Country

4.24 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2010
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More books by Joel Lane…
“It's odd how much our perception of cities owes to stories and films.We talk about 'Dickensian' London as if it had some real existence beyond the page. Deep down, despite the evidence of our lives, we can't really believe that anything is ever made up.”
Joel Lane, The Witnesses Are Gone

“You know,’ he said at last, ‘that was true until you said it.”
Joel Lane, The Earth Wire and Other Stories

“People mostly kept to themselves, locked in with television and a shelf of videos that kept the past alive.”
Joel Lane, The Earth Wire and Other Stories

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