The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

3.7 based on 471 ratings & 33 reviews on Goodreads.com
Tor

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

Synopsis

This humorous collection includes work by Neil Gaiman, China Miéville and many other talented authors.

Marvellously entertaining dip-in spoof guide to exotic fictional illnesses and afflictions. Fifty-eight authors contributed, including the editors, with work by Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore and Rachel Pollack among many others.

This must be the most extraordinary and complete guide to imaginary ailments ever assembled - with each 'disease' carefully documented by the most stellar collection of speculative fiction writers ever to play doctor. Detailed within for your reading and diagnostic pleasure are the frightening, ridiculous, and downright absurdly hilarious symptoms, histories, and possible cures to all the ills human flesh doesn't suffer, including Ballistic Organ Disease and Reverse Pinocchio Syndrome.

The guide is also illustrated throughout with curious and humorously unenlightening sketches.

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
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