The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide To Eccentric & Discredited Diseases

and Mark Roberts

3.7 based on 474 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
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!
Bookslut.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