Friday, July 8, 2011
The Thackery T Lambshead CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Okay, I know this isn't a music post, but I just felt the need to plug it. Recently I had the opportunity to get my microfiction and art featured in an anthology edited by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer, featuring works from authors like Alan Moore, Mike Mignola, China Mieville, Michael Moorcock, and countless others whose last names don't start with M. Such as John Coulthart and Jan Svankmajer. It's a beautiful book, and if you are interested in alternate history, steampunk, pseudo-scholarship, or just plain weird stuff, this is a fascinating read.
You can preorder it now on Amazon and several other places. Here's some description from the press release:
“The narrative scope and stellar assemblage of writers and illustrators…makes this a book that will be absolutely cherished by fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk afficionados alike.” – Paul Goat Allen, B&N Book Club
---An LA Times recommended summer reading selection
---Features over 60 pieces of art, including four originals by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola
---All-new Fiction from top creators in fiction, comics, and the art world
After the death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, a remarkable discovery was unearthed: the remains of an astonishing cabinet of curiosities. Many of these artifacts, curios, and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor's personal journals. Others, when shown to the doctor's friends, elicited further tales from a life like no other. Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambshead and his exploits, we now proudly present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. A carefully selected group of popular artists and acclaimed, bestselling authors has been assembled to bring this cabinet of curiosities to life.
An independent follow-up to the cult classic The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases, a Hugo Award and World Fantasy Award finalist…
Contributors include Holly Black, Greg Broadmore, Ted Chiang, John Coulthart, Rikki Ducornet, Amal El-Mohtar, Minister Faust, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, N.K. Jemisin, Caitlin R. Kiernan, China Mieville, Mike Mignola, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, James A. Owen, Helen Oyeyemi, J.K. Potter, Cherie Priest, Ekaterina Sedia, Jan Svankmajer, Rachel Swirsky, Carrie Vaughn, Jake von Slatt, Tad Williams, Charles Yu, and many more.
Just for a taste, here's my illustration for a mysterious "Coffin Torpedo".
And of course, if you're curious about other things I've written, check out my novel 10 A BOOT STOMPING 20 A HUMAN FACE 30 GOTO 10.