The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

and Mark Roberts

3.7 based on 483 ratings & 33 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

Publication date: 05.06.2014
ISBN: 9781447276425
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Marvellously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions, with over eighty entries contributed by fifty-eight writers, including the editors themselves and Steve Aylett, Neil Gaiman, David Langford, China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Brian Stableford, etc. It is illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches.

'An amazing book … sure to delight the discerning (and slightly warped) reader' Publishers Weekly

In the media

There's a sense of fun to this book that's quite... well... infectious ... a shining example of what an anthology should be: a seamless collaboration of inventive minds which comes together in a whole that is significantly greater than its individual parts
RevolutionSF.com
An amazing book ... plays delicious postmodernist games that are sure to delight the discerning (and slightly warped) reader.
Publishers Weekly
An enjoyable read. Some authors are better versed in the basic medical and scientific basics involved than others, but that was little indicator of which entries were the most entertaining. Don't forget your speculum!
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