The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases
by Jeff Vandermeer
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 140504960x
Date: 19 November, 2004 List Price £12.9 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Learned medical journal or clever spoof? - well, the latter obviously, but this original and alarming collection, the brainchild of Jeff Vandermeer and Mark Roberts, has proved a big talking point, both within the genre and in the odd Doctor's waiting room!
And there are certainly plenty of odd doctors here!! The collection details strange conditions and ailments invented by the numerous contributors - which include Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, China Mieville, Liz Williams to name but a few. Already published to wide acclaimed as a limited edition by Nightshade Books , Tor UK have had the foresight to bring it to a wider audicence.
(Source: Tor Books)