The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases by Neil Gaiman

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“Imagine if Monty Python wrote the Mayo Clinic Family Health Book, and you sort of get the idea. Afraid you’re afflicted with an unknown malady? Finally you have a place to turn!” —Book Sense

You hold in your hands the most complete and official guide to imaginary ailments ever assembled—each disease carefully documented by the most stellar collection of speculative fiction writers ever to play doctor. Detailed within for your reading and diagnostic pleasure are the frightening, ridiculous, and downright absurdly hilarious symptoms, histories, and possible cures to all the ills human flesh isn’t heir to, including Ballistic Organ Disease, Delusions of Universal Grandeur, and Reverse Pinocchio Syndrome.

Lavishly illustrated with cunning examples of everything that can’t go wrong with you, the Lambshead Guide provides a healthy dose of good humor and relief for hypochondriacs, pessimists, and lovers of imaginative fiction everywhere. Even if you don’t have Pentzler’s Lubriciousness or Tian Shan-Gobi Assimilation, the cure for whatever seriousness may ail you is in this remarkable collection.
 

About Neil Gaiman

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Ann VanderMeer is the publisher of Buzzcity Press and the fiction editor for "Weird Tales," Jeff VanderMeer is the founder and editor for Ministry of Whimsy Press. He is the author of "City of Saints and Madmen, Secret Life, Shriek," and "Veniss Underground,"" "He is the editor of the Leviathan series and "The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases," Coeditors of the Best American Fantasy series, they both live in Tallahassee, Florida. Mark Roberts is the author of over a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, including "Strike Force Baghdad,
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Night Shade Books. 298 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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The Thackery T Lambshead Pocket Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases edited by Jeff VanderMeer & Mark Roberts 298pp, Macmillan, £12.99 A publicity slip came with the review copy of this book, and among the usual passages of self-commendation were the words: "We don't expect you to read the...

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Night Shade Books, 320 pp., $24 The doctor, a large, hulking fellow with fingers more like the digits of some great ape and a persistent cough -- brought about, he'd informed me, by a leech-gathering mission assayed -- or braved!

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