Lumley, Brian

Brian Lumley is probably best known for his Necroscope series, but also excels at H. P. Lovecraft's 'Cthulhu Mythos' cycle of stories, including several tales and a novel featuring the character Titus Crow. 

Dust jacket and interior color illustrations (limited edition only) by Bob Eggleton.

THE PRIMAL LAND…

…Was in fact a primal continent, but that was so long ago—even before Uthmal and Mu, and long before comparatively recent Atlantis—that a majority of today’s palaeoethnologists might never be persuaded of its existence. But now let it be known that there was in Primal Theem’hdra (the vast island continent’s name,) an hitherto unsuspected, even unimagined Age of Man, where barbarous nomadic tribes wandered the stony steppes and thirsty, burning deserts, while self-styled “civilized” folk dwelled in the so-called “sophisticate cities” of more luxuriant, mainly coastal, semi-tropical and agricultural regions…in its way a world much like that of today, albeit in a guise exquisitely prehistoric.

But the Primal Land’s peoples were among the first human races, when mutable evolutionary processes together with a vacillating Nature were as yet undecided which abilities, both mental and physical—and metaphysical—men should be allowed to retain and develop down all the ages, and which to abort as unworkable and even dangerous…

And thus there was true, often dark magic in those times, while in our “enlightened” age we have found different names for such as Magicians, Sorcerers and flying carpets; for Nature has never ceased her dabbling, and now we acknowledge such words as telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation and so on almost casually, haphazardly. But just think: wasn’t Einstein himself a Magician, whose “runes” were surely as powerful as any Wizard’s in ancient Theem’hdra?

These then are the surviving tales—or the “fables” if you prefer—of an age of men and monsters, and of Wizards both black and white, in a time before Pangea and a world predating the dinosaurs…

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Dust jacket by Bob Eggleton

Master of Occult Arts…

“He was tall and broad-shouldered, and it was plain to see that in his younger days he had been a handsome man. Now…his hair had greyed a little, and his eyes, though still very bright and observant, bore the imprint of many a year spent exploring—and often, I guessed, discovering—along rarely trodden paths of mysterious, obscure learning.”

Mysterious, obscure learning…

To many thousands of readers world-wide Titus Crow is the psychic sleuth—the cosmic voyager and investigator—of Brian Lumley’s 'Cthulhu Mythos' novels, from The Burrowers Beneath to Elysia.

But before The Burrowers and Crow’s Transition, his exploits were chronicled in a series of short stories and novellas uncollected in the USA except in limited editions. Now these stories can be told again. From Inception which tells of Crow’s origins, to The Black Recalled, a tale of vengeance from beyond the grave, here in one volume, from the best-selling author of the epic Necroscope® series, is The Compleat Crow.

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Illustrated by Bob Eggleton

Normally, when readers seen Brian Lumley’s byline on a book--especially one with the amazing jacket art of Bob Eggleton--the names of several colourful fictional characters spring to mind: heroes such as Harry Keogh, the eponymous Necroscope, or perhaps the occult investigator Titus Crow. While these may be the author’s best-known heroes; however, they are only two of a large handful, which is why it may come as something of a surprise this time around to discover that the so-called “hero” of this current trilogy of tales...isn’t!

No, for this lesser-known character isn’t so much a typical Lumley hero as an innocent bystander who all too often seems to be standing by in the wrong place at the wrong time--a man in collision with various weird horrors who can never state definitely that the things he experiences are real. After all, someone who sees a few too many pink elephants may question almost anything he experiences, right?

So here he is--the neither hero nor anti-hero narrator of these stories--though in The Nonesuch he’s at least seen to be brave if not actually heroic. However, when you’ve done reading this small trilogy, you might like to ask yourself this: pitted against horrors like those in these stories, just how much of a hero would you be?

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 Necroscope (Necroscope #1)by Brian Lumley

In 1986 the horror world was forever altered by the publication of ‘Necroscope'. An instant classic, Brian Lumley's astonishing feat of imagination spawned a universe which Lumley has explored and expanded through more that a bakers dozen of novels and novellas. Millions of copies of Necroscope and its successors are in print in a dozen languages throughout the world. Nominated for the British Fantasy Award, ‘Necroscope' has inspired everything from comic books and graphic novels to sculptures and soundtracks. 

This new edition uses the authors' preferred text and includes a special introduction by Brian Lumley, telling how the Necroscope saga came to be. It also includes chapter ornaments by Hugo-Award-Winning artist Bob Eggleton, long identified with Lumley's blood-sucking monsters.

Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all humanity. In ‘Necroscope', Harry is startled to discover that he is not the only person with unusual mental powers--Britain and the Soviet Union both maintain super-secret, psychically-powered espionage organisations.  But Harry is the only person who knows about Thibor Ferenczy, a vampire long buried in the mountains of Romania--still horribly alive, in undeath--and Thibor's insane "offspring," Boris Dragosani, who rips information from the souls of the dead in a terrible, ever-lasting form of torture. Somehow, Harry must convince Britain's E-Branch that only by working together can they locate and destroy Dragosani and his army of demonic warriors--before the half-vampire succeeds in taking over the world!

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Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Bob Eggleton

Harry Keogh is moving on. Though the search for his missing wife and child continues, his heart now lies in Edinburgh with Bonnie Jean—a beautiful Scottish werewolf whose friendly pack and flourishing pub have given him a place he can almost call home.

But from the rocky heights of Sicily, the diabolical Francezci brothers plot the wolf-pack’s destruction; and down in the terrible Pit beneath Le Manse Madonie, an ancient evil schemes.

The vampires conspire. They reach a decision. They choose a vector. Mafia thug Mike Milazzo is no good to anyone, anytime, anywhere…which makes him perfect. Disposable.

The brothers infect him with a deadly poison—an engineered plague that even a werewolf could never survive—and they offer him a terrible bargain: successfully contaminate the wolf-pack, and receive the antidote. Fail, and die!

Mike has everything to lose. So does Harry Keogh. But the Necroscope lost everything once before, and he isn’t about to do it again…

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 Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Bob Eggleton

150 years ago the world ended. Bombs fell, winter came, and the survivors fled underground in search of safety. Now they struggle to preserve what’s left—sleeping by day, and battling fearsome vampiric fly-by-nights after sunset.

Resources are scarce and security is scarcer in this fallout-poisoned world, but one subterranean clan of hardy souls clings to life, scavenging and scraping by until their water supply goes catastrophically bad. Forced to seek a new life above, they leave their long-time home to caravan across the stricken planet’s surface, where the light is toxic and the night hides unspeakable monsters.

It is a difficult existence without promise or direction, until word from a band of fellow refugees fizzes through the choppy radio static. The Kindred promise help, companionship, and a new settlement in a distant valley…if only the clan can reach them.

For between the Kindred and the Clan stand a hundred miles of impossible terrain and countless fly-by-nights, and within the Clan itself trouble brews when two very different men fight for the love of one woman who has already made her choice.

It’s the oldest story ever told, but this time it could mean the end of humanity.

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Screaming Science Fiction

A Far Territories TBP with Bob Eggleton artwork, gleefully mixing SF, fantasy, and horror, Screaming Science Fiction is a full-length collection of nine thrilling, chilling, spine-tingling stories by horror master Brian Lumley , including "No Way Home," "Snarker's Son," "The Strange Years," and a nearly 20,000 word novella ("Feasibility Study") appearing for the first time anywhere.












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Brian Lumley is an author whose work has inspired some arresting artwork, and we finally completed the 'Vampire World' trilogy with the George Underwood covers, one suspects that these aren’t easy reading…