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Brian Lumley


UK (1937 - )

Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copies worldwide.
 
Anthologies containing stories by Brian Lumley
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos Volume 2The Year's Best Horror StoriesThe Year's Best Horror Stories IIThe Year's Best Horror Stories III
Nameless PlacesThe Satyr's Head: And Other Tales of TerrorFrights: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural TerrorThe First Orbit Book of Horror Stories
WhispersFrights 1New Tales of the Cthulhu MythosNew Tales of Terror
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 6The Gruesome BookTop FantasyThe 20th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories
A Century of Horror 1970-1979: The Greatest Stories of the DecadeGhor, Kin-Slayer: The Saga of Genseric's Fifth-Born SonGaslight and GhostsScare Care
Dark Voices 2: The Pan Book of HorrorLovecraft's LegacyBest New HorrorDark Voices 3: The Pan Book of Horror
The Mammoth Book of TerrorThe Mammoth Book of VampiresThe Year's Best Horror Stories XXDark Voices 5: The Pan Book of Horror
Shadows over InnsmouthDark TerrorsThe Best of Weird TalesThe Disciples of Cthulhu
Dante's DisciplesDark Terrors 2The New Lovecraft CircleThe Mammoth Book of Dracula: Vampire Tales for the New Millennium
Dancing with the DarkSingers of Strange Songs: A Celebration of Brian LumleyTales of The Cthulhu Mythos
 
Short stories
DUMMY1
A Really Game Boy
Cement Surroundings (1969)
The Sister City (1969)
David's Worm (1971)
De Marigny's Clock (1971)
The Deep-Sea Conch (1971)
Mother Love (1971)
Rising With Surtsey (1971)
The Thing from the Blasted Heath (1971)
Haggopian [short story] (1972)
The House of Cthulhu [short story] (1973)
Aunt Hester (1975)
Born of the Winds (1975)World Fantasy (nominee)
What Dark God? (1975)
The Fairground Horror (1976)
The Viaduct (1976)
The Whisperer (1976)
City Out of Time (1977)
Cryptically Yours (1977)
Zack Phalanx Is Vlad the Impaler (1977)
The Kiss of Bugg-Shash (1978)
The House of the Temple (1980)
The Second Wish (1980)
Snarker's Son (1980)
Recognition (1981)
Name and Number (1982)
The Strange Years (1982)
The Statement of One John Gibson (1984)
Kiss of the Lamia (1985)
Spaghetti (1985)
Necros (1986)
Hell Is a Personal Place (1987)
Back Row (1988)
Dagon's Bell [short story] (1988)
Fruiting Bodies (1988)
Necroscope (excerpt) (1988)
The Sun, the Sea, and the Silent Scream (1988)
Uzzi (1988)
The Writer in the Garret (1988)
The Man Who Felt Pain (1989)
Necroscope III: the Source (excerpt) (1989)
No Sharks in the Med (1989)
Big "C" (1990)
The Thief Immortal (1990)
The Luststone (1991)
The Picnickers (1991)
The Challenge (1997)


Awards
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1976) : Born of the Winds
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (1996) : Necroscope The Lost Years: Volume II
British Fantasy Society Best Collection nominee (1998) : A Coven of Vampires
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (2002) : The Whisperer and Other Voices


Brian Lumley recommends
Dead in the Water
Dead in the Water (1984)
Nancy Holder
"I'd feel safer in the water with Jaws."
Night Hunter
Night Hunter (1995)
Michael Reaves
"Hard-bitten cop vs. hard-biting vampire. A sucking good read."
Bone Music
Bone Music (1995)
Alan Rodgers
"Alan Rodgers . . . uses simple and beautiful words to tell this complex and horrific story. Really weird! Don't die until you've read Bone Music."
Waking Brigid
Waking Brigid (2008)
Francis Clark
"It's refreshing to read a novel that's so plainly stated, so succinct and yet so vivid. Here from a writer who is well worth watching, is a locked room mystery that is more than worth unlocking!"



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