Search Results: "Brian Lumley"


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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 >

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NECROSCOPE: AVENGERS by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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KHAI OF KHEM by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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NECROSCOPE: DEFILERS by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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MAZE OF WORLDS by Brian Lumley
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 1998

"More straightforward than Lumley's Necroscope series, and fun on a heroic sf level."
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 >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 31, 1997

"Lumley's lively but adolescent gouache is complete, but, unlike Lovecraft's miasmic oils, it lacks a style you'd revisit for the glow alone."
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. Read full book review >

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BLOOD BROTHERS by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1992

"Next: The Bloodwars!"
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. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1997

"Carmine prose from the very pits of hell as Lumley blends Lovecraft's demons and gods with Edgar Rice Burroughs's wild sense of adventure."
Second hardcover volume of three, this one reprinting two ``adventure horror'' novels written in Lumley's Lovecraft-struck youth. Read full book review >

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

"Nice stuff—but most necessary for the title story."
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 >

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

"Lumley's High Purple storytelling delirium remains undimmed."
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. Read full book review >

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HARRY KEOGH: NECROSCOPE by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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NECROSCOPE: RESURGENCE by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"No diminution either of energy or of billowing High Purple prose."
Ninth doorstopper volume in the Necroscope series, a towering vampire cycle and rousing sequel to 1995's Necroscope: The Lost Years (not reviewed). Read full book review >