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The Thackery T. Lambshead cabinet of curiosities

Author: Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: New York : Harper Voyager, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Collection of stories centering around Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead's astonishing cabinet of curiosities, which is filled with artifacts and personal diaries and recreates the doctor's many exploits.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann VanderMeer; Jeff VanderMeer
ISBN: 9780062004758 0062004751 9780062116833 0062116835
OCLC Number: 670475590
Notes: "Exhibits, oddities, images & stories from top authors & artists" -- Cover.
Description: xi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Holy devices and infernal duds: the Broadmore exhibits: Electrical neurheographoitron / Minister Faust --
St. Brendan's shank / Kelly Barnhill --
Auble gun / Will Hindmarch --
Dacey's patent automatic nanny / Ted Chiang --
Threads / Carrie Vaughn. Honoring Lambshead: stories inspired by the cabinet: Ambrose and the ancient spirits of east and west / Garth Nix --
Relic / Jeffrey Ford --
Lord Dunsany's teapot / Naomi Novik --
Lot 558: shadow of my nephew by Wells, Charlotte / Holly Black --
Short history of Dunkelblau's Meistergarten / Tad Williams. Microbial alchemy and demented machinery: the Mignola exhibits: Addison Howell and the clockroach / Cherie Priest --
Sir Ranulph Wykeham-Rackham, GBE, a.k.a. Roboticus the all-knowing / Lev Grossman --
Shamalung (The diminutions) / Michael Moorcock --
Pulvadmonitor: the dust's warning / China Miéville. Miéville anomalies: The very shoe / Helen Oyeyemi --
Gallows-horse / Reza Negarestani. Further oddities: Thing in the jar / Michael Cisco --
Singing fish / Amal el-Mohtar --
Armor of Sir Locust / Stepan Chapman --
Key to the Castleblakeney key / Caitlin R. Kiernan --
Taking the rats to Riga / Jay Lake --
Book of categories / Charles Yu --
Objects discovered in a novel under construction / Alan Moore. Visits and departures: 1929: the singular taffy puller / N.K. Jemisin --
1943: A brief note pertaining to the absence on one olivaceous cormorant, stuffed / Rachel Swirsky --
1963: The argument against Louis Pasteur / Mary Lafferty --
1972: The lichenologist's visit / Ekaterina Sedia --
1995: Kneel / Brian Evenson --
2000 Dr. Lambshead's dark room / S.J. Chambers --
2003: The pea / Gio Clairval.
Responsibility: edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer.
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The death of Dr Thackery T Lambshead in 2003 at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, revealed an discovery: the remains of cabinet of curiosities. This book presents highlights from the  Read more...

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