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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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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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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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 >

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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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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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PSYCHAMOK by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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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TITUS CROW by Brian Lumley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Hideous mobile sludge, hellish dreams, babbling madness, the horror, the horror!"
First hardcover volume of three, each holding two Titus Crow novels from Lumley's earlier days as an H.P. Lovecraft disciple. 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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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 >