Sunday, October 15, 2006

Brian Lumley

I probably have mentioned a book to you before called The Necroscope. Well, there is a reason. The author, Brian Lumley, puts an amazingly creative spin on the topic of vampirism. I've probably dressed as a vampire for most of my days trick-or-treating and still find the subject fascinating. Lumley also mixes his best-known series with the paranormal (the idea of being a necroscope is one that communicates with the dead.) If interested, you can find a lot better detailed information about Lumley and his books at

Anyhow, the reason that I mention this is that Mr. Lumley (along with his wife and site webmaster) were in Las Vegas this weekend promoting his latest installation of the series, Necroscope: The Touch. I made sure to run my butt down to the mall to chat with him and get a few autographs. Here's a photo of him at the signing table with his wife and several of his books.

One reason why I made sure to get down there was that I have first editions of every U.S. hardback release of his Necroscope series (15 books and counting) and first published novel. He did mention to me that the option on the film rights have been re-upped and I can only cross my fingers that someone will make a film. If I had more time, creativity and skill, I'd probably try to write a script for the first book but I wouldn't even make the attempt. Anyhow, below is a photo of my Lumley shelf. In the brown case on the left is his first book (I'm pretty protective of it.)


BeckEye said...

I used to have a mild obsession with vampires, vampire movies, etc. I think I've gotten away from it now. Of course I'd still let the Billy Wirth vampire from The Lost Boys suck on my neck any day.

Anonymous said...

He almost looks like a cardboard cut-out in that picture. Must be the shadow. I know what it's like to get hooked into a series of books. Terry Pratchetts 'Discworld' and George RR Martins 'A Song of Ice & Fire' are my addictions.

Fred said...

You have a Lumley shelf, and I have a comic book shelf.


Lucy Stern said...

Halloween is just around the corner and you can dress as a vampire once again. Have fun.

LoraLoo said...

You've got quite a book collection! I wish I had more time to read. In a few years I will.

So are you dressing up this year?

Teri said...

I am sorry I missed the book signing. I have only read about 3 books in that series, which I really enjoyed. It is one of those books I want to go back and read again. I would love for them to make it into a movie. One of my favorite book series (The Dresden Files) is coming to the Sci Fi Channel in January and I can't wait. I just hope they don't ruin it.