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The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseasesby Jeff Vandermeer
Synopses & Reviews
Offering complete histories, symptom guides, and suggested treatments for rare and fantastical ailments, here is a dose of good humor for every sleep-deprived medical student, overworked physician, hypochondriac, and curious reader.
From some of the most profound imaginations in writing today, including eight World Fantasy Award winners, comes a strange and marvelous compendium of diseases both rare and fantastical. Offering complete histories, symptom guides, and suggested treatments for such ailments as Pentzler's Lubriciousness and Printer's Evil, here is a dose of good humor for every sleep-deprived medical student, overworked physician, hypochondriac, and curious reader. Beautifully illustrated to match its Victorian origins, The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide is a clever visual and literary treat. The Guide was named a Book Sense 76 pick and nominated for the Hugo Award, the World Fantasy Award, the British Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Guild Award. Contributors include Kage Baker, K.J. Bishop, Richard Calder, Paul Di Filippo, Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman, Tim Lebbon, China Mieville, and Liz williams, among others.
About the Author
Editor Jeff VanderMeer is the author of two short story collections, City of Saints and Madmen and A Secret Life, and one novel, Veniss Underground. He has also edited anthologies Leviathan 1, 2, and 3, the last a World Fantasy Award winner and Philip K. Dick award finalist.
Mark Roberts runs Chimeric, a graphic design firm, and has been involved in several publishing ventures through the publisher arm of Chimeric. An accomplished illustrator and writer, his work has appeared in Interzone, The Third Alternative, The New York Review of SF, and many others. Along with his co-editor, Jeff VanderMeer, he has been a finalist for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award for his work on the fake disease guide. He lives in London, England.
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