The Brian Lumley Companion

Edited by Brian Lumley and Stanley Wiater

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Edited by Brian Lumley and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner Stanley Wiater, The Brian Lumley Companion is an indispensable guide to the life and works of Brian Lumley. The Companion is illustrated with photographs from the author’s private collection and full-color reproductions of Hugo Award–winning artist Bob Eggleton’s eye-catching cover art for Lumley’s works.

Contributors to The Brian Lumley Companion include some of today’s most noted experts on horror fiction, including W. Paul Ganley, founder of Weirdbook Press and two-time winner of the World Fantasy Award; Stephen Jones, coeditor of Horror: 100 Best Books and winner of multiple World Fantasy, British Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards; Robert M. Price, author of H. P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos and one of the most respected analysts of Lovecraftian fiction; Robert G. Weinberg, an acknowledged specialist in weird fiction, and Stanley Wiater, host of the TV series “Dark Dreamers.”

In The Brian Lumley Companion, Lumley aficionados will find an overview of Lumley’s career, from his first short fiction up to the present day; essays comparing Lumley and H. P. Lovecraft, a lengthy interview with the author that delves into the heart of Lumley’s relationship with the writers and editors who inspired him and the fans who support him, and analyses of Lumley’s short fiction and novels. An interview with Bob Eggleton gives insight into the development of his striking covers for the Necroscope series and other Lumley works.

This companion also includes complete listings of the first publications of each of Lumley’s novels, short fiction, and poetry. Major attractions are the detailed concordances that focus on individual novels and series, including the three Psychomech titles, the Dreamlands and Primal Lands series, and each volume in the Necroscope series.

As a special treat, The Brian Lumley Companion includes three short short stories by Brian Lumley, works that have never before appeared in book form.

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John Wayne Meets the Pink Panther (aka Brian Lumley)
BY ROBERT WEINBERG
 
 
CONSIDER this writing exercise: Describe a unique individual, in a manner other than listing the usual facts and figures associated with his work or his career. Paint an honest word-picture of him as seen through your eyes. Do it in a way to inform and entertain an audience of writers and editors, people who are not easily impressed.
Sound challenging? Like most assignments, it depends entirely on the person in question. In the fantasy field, few individuals are both colorful and talented enough

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"An indispensable guide."
--Publishers Weekly

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Edited by Brian Lumley and Stanley Wiater

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, from Titus Crow, Volumes One, Two, and Three, and David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer, from the Dreamlands series.

An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television.

When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England.

Stanley Waiter is considered one of the world's leading authorities on horror filmmakers and authors. Two of his collections of interviews, Dark Dreamers: Conversations with the Masters of Horror and Dark Thoughts: On Writing, Advice and Commentary from Fifty Masters of Fear and Suspense, have won the Bram Stoker Award, and his Comic Book Rebels: Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics, co-authored with Stephen R. Bissette, was nominated for the Eisner and Harvey Awards.

Wiater hosts the cable television show Dark Dreamers, where he interviews noted authors and filmmakers in the horror and dark fantasy genres. He lives in Massachusetts with his family.

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The Brian Lumley Companion
Edited by Brian Lumley and Stanley Wiater

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429913256
ISBN10: 1429913258
400 pages
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Tom Doherty Associates
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July 2006
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ISBN: 9780765304407
ISBN10: 0765304406
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 408 pages, Includes eight pages of black-and-white art prints on text stock
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