The Brian Lumley Companion – Special Collector’s Boxed Edition

Item Name & Description: The Brian Lumley Companion – Special Collector’s Boxed Edition, donated by Tor Books.

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Brian Lumley Companion – cover
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Brian Lumley Companion – as packaged

Description:

Edited by Brian Lumley and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Stanley Wiater,  The Brian Lumley Companion is an indispensable guide to the life and works of Brian Lumley.

In The Brian Lumley Companion, Lumley aficionados will find an overview of the author’s career; essays comparing Lumley and H.P. Lovecraft; a lengthy interview with Brian Lumley which delves into the heart of his relationships with the writers and editors who inspired him and the fans who support him; and analyses of Lumley’s short fiction and novels. An interview with Bob Eggleton gives insight into the development of his striking covers for the Necroscope series and other Lumley works.

The Companion also includes complete listings of the first publications of each of Lumley’s novels, short fiction, and poetry. Major attractions are the detailed concordances that focus on individual novels and series, including the three Psychomech titles, the Dreamlands and Primal Lands series, and each volume in the Necroscope series.

This is a limited-run clothbound edition in a collector’s boxed casing. This edition is now out of print.

Starting Bid: $30.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Signed copy of The Anatomy of Steampunk by Katherine Gleason

book coverItem Name & Description: a copy of The Anatomy of Steampunk by Katherine Gleason, with an introduction by Diana M. Pho and a Foreword by K.W. Jeter, signed by Katherine Gleason and Diana M. Pho and donated by Katherine Gleason (edited to correct donor).

Description:

From formal outfits to costumes crafted for the stage, from ensembles suited to adventure to casual street styles, steampunk fashion has come to encompass quite a few different looks. But what exactly is steampunk? Originally conceived as a literary genre, the term “steampunk” described stories set in a steam-powered, science fiction-infused, Victorian London. Today steampunk has grown to become an aesthetic that fuels many varied art forms. Steampunk has also widened its cultural scope. Many steampunk practitioners, rather than confining their vision to one European city, imagine steam-driven societies all over the world.

Today the vibrance of steampunk inspires a wide range of individuals, including designers of high fashion, home sewers, crafters, and ordinary folks who just want to have fun. Steampunk fashion is not only entertaining, dynamic, and irreverent; it can also be colorful, sexy, and provocative. Most of all, steampunk fashion is accessible to everyone. Illustrated throughout with color photographs of the dazzling creations of numerous steampunk fashion designers, Anatomy of Steampunk is an inspirational sourcebook. In addition to presenting the looks and stories of these creative fashion artists, the book also details ten steampunk projects for the reader to try at home. Allow steam to power your imagination!

Designers and steampunk groups featured in the book include–Airship Isabella, Ali Fateh, Berít New York, Black Garden, Blasphemina’s Closet, Brute Force Studios, Clockwork Couture. DASOWL, Dawnamatrix, The Extraordinary Contraptions, Festooned Butterfly, Harvash, Hi Tek by Alexander, House of Canney, KMKDesigns, Kristi Smart, Kristin Costa, KvO Design, Lastwear, The League of S.T.E.A.M., Marquis of Vaudeville, Megan Maude, Michael Salerno, Morrigan New York, Ms. Purdy’s, Muses Well, Redfield Design, RockLove, Sidharta Aryan, SkinzNhydez, Spyder Designs, Tokyo Inventors Society, Tom Banwell, and The Uprising of the Gin Rebellion.

Starting Bid: $20.

Bidding is now open; it closes Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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