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No Sharks in the Med and Other Stories
     

No Sharks in the Med and Other Stories

by Brian Lumley, Bob Eggleton (Illustrator)
 

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Prior to the first American Publication of Brian Lumley's ground-breaking, dead waking, best-selling Necroscope ® in 1988--the first novel in a long-lived, much-loved series--this British author had for twenty years been earning an envious reputation writing short stories, novellas, and a series of novels set against H. P. Lovecraft's cosmic Cthulhu Mythos

Overview

Prior to the first American Publication of Brian Lumley's ground-breaking, dead waking, best-selling Necroscope ® in 1988--the first novel in a long-lived, much-loved series--this British author had for twenty years been earning an envious reputation writing short stories, novellas, and a series of novels set against H. P. Lovecraft's cosmic Cthulhu Mythos backdrop. In addition and for a further twenty years Lumley's non-Mythos Fantasy, SF, and Horror stories have been appearing on a regular basis in some of the world's most famous publications; for example The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Weird Tales, along with anthologies such as Karl Edward Wagner's Year's Best Horror Stories, Charles L. Grant's Final Shadows, and Kirby McCauley's Frights, among others.

With his multiple-award-winning literary career now spanning over four decades, Lumley continues to write his superior fictions, examples of which from each of those decades can be found in this current collection, where Weird Tales itself is represented by no less than five stories!

And so, to complete a trilogy of volumes begun with the Lovecraft-inspired The Taint and Other Novellas, and followed by Haggopian and Other Stories, Subterranean Press is now proud to offer No Sharks in the Med and Other Stories, a handpicked collection of Brian Lumley s best macabre tales...

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Publishers Weekly
This collection rounds out a three-volume set of the best short works by British horror icon Lumley (The Taint and Other Novellas; Haggopian and Other Stories), delicately illustrated by Bob Eggleton. In theory, the book concentrates on Lumley’s non-Lovecraftian work, but good old H.P. casts a long shadow. Most of the stories feel a little dated, and the subject matter runs in a narrow thematic band, warning against interlopers (“The Luststone,” “The Picnickers”), interacting with society’s fringes (“The Viaduct,” “The Pit-Yakker,” and “The Whisperer”), and vacationing in Greece (“The Sun, the Sea, and the Silent Scream” and the title story).The more interesting works are those where Lumley moves outside his comfort zone, from the droll humor of “The Disapproval of Jeremy Cleave” to the quiet subversion of colonialism in “My Thing Friday.” Best appreciated as an artifact of a particular phase in horror’s development, the collection offers affirmation for Lumley’s fans, but less for the casual reader. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596064348
Publisher:
Subterranean Press
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Edition description:
Signed
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Brian Lumley joined the British Army's Royal Military Police and wrote stories in his spare time before retiring and becoming a professional writer. He is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels, featuring Harry Keogh. An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, his works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture. They have also been adapted for television, with a movie in development.

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