The dying of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead in 2003 at his residence in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, published an superb discovery: the continues to be of a amazing cupboard of curiosities.

A rigorously chosen staff of well known artists and acclaimed, bestselling delusion authors has been assembled to convey Dr. Lambshead’s cupboard of curiosities to lifestyles. together with contributions from Alan Moore, Lev Grossman, Mike Mignola, China MiÉville, Cherie Priest, Carrie Vaughn, Greg Broadmore, Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, Michael Moorcock , Holly Black, Jeffrey Ford, Ted Chiang, and plenty of more.

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