The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities (Paperback)
"Some of the most interesting fantasist-fabulists writing today."
--Los Angeles Times
"A science-fiction symphony of strangeness....The Cabinet of Curiosities will give you a good jolt of wonder."
You'll be astonished by what you'll find in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities. Editors Ann and Jeff Vandermeer have gathered together a spectacular array of exhibits, oddities, images, and stories by some of the most renowned and bestselling writers and artists in speculative and graphic fiction, including Ted Chiang, Mike Mignola (creator of Hellboy), China Mieville, and Michael Moorcock. A spectacularly illustrated anthology of Victorian steampunk devices and the stories behind them, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities is a boldly original, enthrallingly imaginative, and endlessly entertaining entry into a hidden world of weird science and unnatural nature that will appeal equally to fantasy lovers and graphic novel aficionados.
“Working with an impressive stable of sf and fantasy writers, including Holly Black, Cherie Priest, Tad Williams, and Lev Grossman, and styles ranging from short, detailed write-ups to fascinating tales of objects, the duo have created a fascinating, entertaining, and intriguing tome of sf with a dose of steampunk.”
-Library Journal (starred review)
“Some of the most interesting fantasist-fabulists writing today.”
-Los Angeles Times
“The narrative scope and stellar assemblage of writers and illustrators in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities makes this a book that will be absolutely cherished by fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk aficionados alike.”
-Paul Goat Allen
“A science-fiction symphony of strangeness... ‘The Cabinet of Curiosities’ will give you a good jolt of wonder.”
-The Gainesville Times
“Well written with plenty of meticulous line drawings, photos, excerpts from letters and manuscripts and more, this engaging read is sure to pique the interest of young and old alike.”
“The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities was a reminder of why I love books, of invention and imagination, humour and fascination, all rolled up into a collection that I will return to often.”
“A book likely to become a classic at the intersection of fantasy, horror, steampunk and magical realism....Every fantasy lover, and all you postmodernists out there, need to take a tour of the Cabinet.”