The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists

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By (author) Ann Vandermeer, By (author) Jeff Vandermeer

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  • Publisher: Harper Voyager
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 231mm x 28mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062116835
  • ISBN 13: 9780062116833
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: Black and White Illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 188,622

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The death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead in 2003 at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, revealed an astonishing discovery: the remains of a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Many of these artifacts, curios, and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor's personal journals. Others, when shown to the doctor's friends, elicited further stories. Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambshead and his exploits, we are now proud to present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure by a carefully selected group of popular artists and acclaimed, bestselling fantasy authors.

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Hugo Award-winner Ann VanderMeer and World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer have recently coedited such anthologies as Best American Fantasy #1 & 2, Steampunk, Steampunk Reloaded, The New Weird, Last Drink Bird Head, and Fast Ships, Black Sails. They are the coauthors of The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals. Future projects include The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Fictions, for Atlantic. Jeff's latest books are the novel Finch, a World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award finalist; the story collection The Third Bear; the nonfiction collection Monstrous Creatures; the coffee-table book The Steampunk Bible (with S. J. Chambers); and the writing strategy guide Booklife. Ann is the editor in chief of Weird Tales magazine and has a regular art column on the popular SF/fantasy Web site io9. Together, they have been profiled by National Public Radio and the New York Times' Papercuts blog. They are active teachers, and have taught at Clarion San Diego, Odyssey, and the teen writing camp Shared Worlds, for which Jeff serves as the assistant director. They live in Tallahassee, Florida, with too many books and four cats. JEFF VANDERMEER is a two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award. He has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, the International Horror Guild Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Bram Stoker Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. His most recent books have made the year's best lists of Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle and many others. His writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times Book Review. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida. WEB: JEFFVANDERMEER.COM FACEBOOK: JEFF VANDERMEER TWITTER: @JEFFVANDERMEER

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"Working with an impressive stable of sf and fantasy writers, including Holly Black, Cherie Priest, Tad Williams, and Lev Grossman, and styles ranging from short, detailed write-ups to fascinating tales of objects, the duo have created a fascinating, entertaining, and intriguing tome of sf with a dose of steampunk." -- Library Journal (starred review) "Some of the most interesting fantasist-fabulists writing today." -- Los Angeles Times "The narrative scope and stellar assemblage of writers and illustrators in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities makes this a book that will be absolutely cherished by fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk aficionados alike." -- Paul Goat Allen "A science-fiction symphony of strangeness... 'The Cabinet of Curiosities' will give you a good jolt of wonder." -- The Gainesville Times "Well written with plenty of meticulous line drawings, photos, excerpts from letters and manuscripts and more, this engaging read is sure to pique the interest of young and old alike." -- MonstersandCritics.com "The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities was a reminder of why I love books, of invention and imagination, humour and fascination, all rolled up into a collection that I will return to often." -- SF Site "A book likely to become a classic at the intersection of fantasy, horror, steampunk and magical realism...Every fantasy lover, and all you postmodernists out there, need to take a tour of the Cabinet." -- PopMatters.com