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The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities edited by Jeff and Ann VanderMeer will be out on July 12th. So if you want to be one of the self-selected few who can say you pre-ordered it, you'd better do that now!

Do so on Amazon!
Do so on IndieBound!
Do so on Barnes & Noble!

Do so on all three if you'd like, it's fine with me. :)


After the death of Dr. Thackery T. Lambshead at his house in Wimpering-on-the-Brook, England, a remarkable discovery was unearthed: the remains of an astonishing cabinet of curiosities. Many of these artifacts, curios, and wonders related to anecdotes and stories in the doctor's personal journals. Others, when shown to the doctor's friends, elicited further tales from a life like no other. Thus, in keeping with the bold spirit exemplified by Dr. Lambs­head and his exploits, we now proudly present highlights from the doctor's cabinet, reconstructed not only through visual representations but also through exciting stories of intrigue and adventure. A carefully selected group of popular artists and acclaimed, bestselling authors has been assembled to bring this cabinet of curiosities to life.

Contributors include Holly Black, Greg Broadmore, Ted Chiang, John Coulthart, Rikki Ducornet, Amal El-Mohtar, Minister Faust, Jeffrey Ford, Lev Grossman, N.K. Jemisin, Caitlin R. Kiernan, China Mieville, Mike Mignola, Michael Moorcock, Alan Moore, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, James A. Owen, Helen Oyeyemi, J.K. Potter, Cherie Priest, Ekaterina Sedia, Jan Svankmajer, Rachel Swirsky, Carrie Vaughn, Jake von Slatt, Tad Williams, Charles Yu, and many more

Did you see the 'many more'? That's me! I slipped something into the back of the cabinet. When I'm big in 2012, you're going to be scrambling to get your hands on this. So might as well beat the rush and not procrastinate about it.

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Awesomeness

We are all awesome. Our class is awesome. The instructors so far have been awesome. The Clarion coordinator and all the other people who facilitated the move to UCSD and kept Clarion going are awesome. All the people and businesses who donated money and useful items are awesome.

Even the dining hall staff are awesome, especially when they appear to be making all this food just for us.

Everyone reading this, even if you're not included above, you can be awesome too.