The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

and Mark Roberts

3.7 based on 481 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

One can always count on Jeff VanderMeer for his imaginative approach to fiction and the collections of stories he gathers as editor ... Now, along with co-editor Mark Roberts, VanderMeer has produced one of his most original and sumptuously fabricated collections to date.
SFSite.com
The editors of this remarkable book, Jeff VanderMeer and Mark Roberts, have set out shamelessly to parody our learned and noble profession . . . the results are often hilarious.
The Lancet
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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