Books by Brian Lumley

Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels. The first Necroscope, Harry Keogh, also appears in a collection of Lumley's short fiction, Harry Keogh and Other Weird Heroes, along Titus Crow and Henri Laurent de Marigny


KHAI OF KHEM by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Mystic arts! Dark forces! Despite the occasional "greased lightning" clinker, fans will find this classy stuff."
Hardcover reprint of Lumley's early-'80s mass-market paperback, a youthful and super-purple blast of Egyptology, clearly aimed at fans who've collected cloth editions of his 13-volume Necroscope vampire epic. Read full book review >
NECROSCOPE: DEADSPAWN by Brian Lumley
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

The Harry Keogh cosmodemonic crossdimensional Necroscope Wamphyri (Vampire) epic thumped to an end with last year's Necroscope: Avengers, the 13th doorstopper in the series.

The whole masterwork, completed in eleven years, is far longer than volumes projected by Rowling's Harry Potter series or Stephen King's Dark Tower epic—though possibly not Robert Jordan's Wheels of Time. Necroscope began as a paperback series and, now that it's done, Tor is reissuing the early volumes in hardcover for reasons best known to Tor, which perhaps has found itself warped into that Lumley metamorphic multimap that zaps through several astral planes in the abstract hopscotch of the author's general plan. Deadspawn (1991), the fifth and best entry in the series, expands upon Deadspeak (the fourth), giving fearless vampire hunter Harry Keogh richer depths while rounding out the first Necroscope quintet before entering The Blood Brothers trilogy and then The Lost Years and the final Jake Cutter/E Branch quartet of volumes. Read full book review >

HARRY KEOGH: NECROSCOPE by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Stories that show death as a piddling health lapse like, say, the flu."
Mixed bag of diabolicals never before seen in the US that may intrigue fans and gain a few new ones. Read full book review >
PSYCHAMOK by Brian Lumley
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"The Gibbering was too good an idea to spend on fantasy."
Hardcover of the final volume of the Psychomech Trilogy, formerly a 1995 paperback. Lumley's most recent book in the States: Beneath the Moors and Darker Places (2002). Read full book review >
NECROSCOPE: AVENGERS by Brian Lumley
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Only those fully empowered with eidetic recall need apply."
Thirteenth gigavolume in Lumley's megaloid vampire epic, and the last of a trilogy (Necroscope: Invaders, 1999; Necroscope: Defilers, 2000). Read full book review >
THE WHISPERER AND OTHER VOICES by Brian Lumley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Slime far livelier than in the overstuffed Necroscope vampirifics."
Prolific British horror/fantasist Lumley follows up his excruciatingly creepy Fruiting Bodies and Other Fungi (1993) with a second volume of reprints that includes a short novel. Read full book review >
BENEATH THE MOORS AND DARKER PLACES by Brian Lumley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"(Ed.'s note: On 31 October 2001 Professor von Kirkus, suffering from a severe, rough, fishlike scaling, babbling deliriously, "They're coming for me!" during a torrential rainfall, vanished into the Yorkshire Moors.)"
From the notebooks of Professor Kruger von Kirkus, Doctor of Lovecraftology: Read full book review >
NECROSCOPE: DEFILERS by Brian Lumley
THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2000

"A fungoid fecund novel that will leave dreamers mucky with the mildews that eat upon the dead. "
Twelfth doorstop volume in Lumley's already swollen vampire series (Necroscope: Invaders, 1999, etc.), with the next installment (Necroscope: Avengers) announced. Read full book review >
MAZE OF WORLDS by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 1998

Sequel to British fantasy writer Lumley's hybrid sf/games fantasy The House of Doors (1990, not reviewed) in which alien Thones try to take over the Earth. Read full book review >

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

Third double-volume, after The Clock of Dreams and Spawn of the Winds (p. 668), ending the Titus Crow sextette, the first hardcover reprint of a series based on Lumley's borrowings from H.P. Lovecraft. Best known for his gigantic and still-growing Harry Keogh Necroscope vampire cycle, Lumley's youthful occult detective Titus Crow series is more Edgar Rice Burroughsstyled heroic fantasy than Lovecraftian horror. Read full book review >

TITUS CROW by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1997

Second hardcover volume of three, this one reprinting two ``adventure horror'' novels written in Lumley's Lovecraft-struck youth. Titus Crow: Vol. Read full book review >

TITUS CROW by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

First hardcover volume of three, each holding two Titus Crow novels from Lumley's earlier days as an H.P. Lovecraft disciple. Lumley is best-known for his Harry Keogh Necroscope vampire cycle (Necroscope: Resurgence Vol.II, The Lost Years, p. 1178, etc.). Read full book review >

THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

Ninth doorstopper volume in the Necroscope series, a towering vampire cycle and rousing sequel to 1995's Necroscope: The Lost Years (not reviewed). Volume two fills in the lost years of Earth's greatest vampire hunter, Harry Keogh, the Necroscope who can talk with the dead and teleport in space and time. Read full book review >

THE LAST AERIE by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

Second novel in Lumley's Vampire World series (Blood Brothers, 1992), or subseries, but apparently seventh in the overall Necroscope series, each volume a doorstopper. Lumley hacks out his vampire universe with a plot of inhuman complexity that few could possibly keep straight—perhaps not even the author himself. Read full book review >

FRUITING BODIES AND OTHER FUNGI by Brian Lumley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

Witch's dozen of 13 horror tales by Lumley (Blood Brothers, p. 630), largely mainstream with just a touch of Lovecraft in the night. Read full book review >

BLOOD BROTHERS by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 1992

Sixth symphony in the Necroscope series, an epic vampire cycle begun in paperback (Deadspawn, 1991, etc.) and now shifting to hardcover, with 480 pages of dense lyricism and small print in need of a guide like Frank Herbert's Dune Encyclopedia. In his Necroscope cycle, Lumley falls victim to a historical giganticism endemic among fantasy writers like Mervyn Peake, Gene Wolfe, and others who write long and lust after the vanished three- decker. Read full book review >