Friday, February 04, 2011


My artwork will be included in THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD CABINET OF CURIOSITIES Exhibits, Oddities, Images, & Stories from Top Authors and Artists. Edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, the book comes out in June from Eos Books, but you can pre-order it from Amazon now. There are a number of really great writers and artists included (see description and the table of contents below).

A stunning find beneath the famed Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead's house years after his death: a basement space lost under a collapsed floor, in which were found the remains of a remarkable cabinet of curiosities. Containing artifacts, curios, and keepsakes collected over Dr. Lambshead's many, many decades, the cabinet of curiosities took over a year to unearth, document, and catalog. Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambshead and his exploits, we are now proud to present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through original visual representations, but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. (Sumptuous title pages provided by John Coulthart.)

Introduction: The Contradictions of a Collection, Dr. Lambshead's Cabinet (by the Editors)
Holy Devices and Infernal Duds: The Broadmore Exhibits
The Electric Neurheographiton - Minister FaustSt. Brendan's Shank - Kelly Barnhill
The Auble Gun - Will Hindmarch
Dacey's Patent Automatic Nanny - Ted Chiang
Honoring Lambshead: Stories Inspired by the Cabinet
Threads - Carrie Vaughn
Ambrose and the Ancient Spirits of East and West - Garth Nix
Relic - Jeffrey Ford
Lord Dunsany's Teapot - Naomi Novik
Lot 558: Shadow of My Nephew by Wells, Charlotte - Holly Black
A History of Dunkelblau's Meistergarten - Tad Williams
Microbial Alchemy & Demented Machinery: The Mignola Exhibits
Addison Howell and the Clockroach - Cherie Priest
Roboticus the All-Knowing - Lev Grossman
Shamalung (The Diminutions) - Michael Moorcock
Pulvadmonitor: the Dust's Warning - China Miéville
The Miéville Anomalies
The Very Shoe - Helen Oyeyemi
The Gallows-Horse - Reza Negarestani
Further Oddities
The Thing in the Jar - Michael Cisco
The Singing Fish - Amal El-Mohtar
The Armor of Sir Locust - Stepan Chapman
A Key to the Castleblakeney Key - Caitlín R. Kiernan
Taking the Rats to Riga - Jay Lake
The Book of Categories - Charles Yu
Objects Discovered in a Novel Under Construction - Alan Moore
Visits & Departures
1929: The Singular Taffy Puller - N.K. Jemisin
1943: A Brief Note Pertaining to the Absence of One Olivaceous Cormorant, Stuffed - Rachel Swirsky
1963: The Argument Against Louis Pasteur - Mur Lafferty
1972: The Testimony of a Respected Lichenologist - Ekaterina Sedia
1995: Kneel - Brian Evenson
2000: Dr. Lambshead's Dark Room - S.J. Chambers
2003: The Pea - Gio Clairval

A Brief Catalog of Additional Items, Featuring Micro-Fictions by:
Hugh Alter, Charlie Jane Anders, Julie Andrews, Christopher Begley, Jayme Lynn Blaschke, Nickolas Brienza, Tucker Cummings, Kaolin Imago Fire, Jess Gulbranson, Jen Harwood-Smith, Willow Holser, Rhys Hughes, Incognitum, Paul Kirsch, Michael J. Larson, Therese Littleton, Graham Lowther, Claire Massey, Tony Mileman, Adam Mills, Annalee Newitz, Ignacio Sanz, Steven M. Schmidt, Grant Stone, Norman Taber, Brian Thill, Nick Tramdack, Nicholas Troy, Tom Underberg, Horia Ursu, William T. Vandemark, Kali Wallace, Tracie Welser, Amy Willats, Nadine Wilson, and Ben Woodard.

Over 60 images by: Aeron Alfrey, Kristen Alvanson, Rikki Ducornet, Greg Broadmore, John Coulthart, Scott Eagle, Vladimir Gvozdariki, Yishan Li, Mike Mignola, Jonathan Nix, Eric Orchard, James A. Owen, Ron Pippin, J.K. Potter, Eric Schaller, Ivica Stevanovic, Jan Svankmajer, Sam Van Olffen, Myrtle von Damitz, III, and Jake von Slatt.