Necroscope, Vampires and Dead Speak by Brian Lumley
Series: Necroscope Series by Brian Lumley, Book 1
Genres: Dead Speak, Horror, Vampires
Tags: Dead Speak, Horror, Vampire
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Year: 1992
ASIN: 0812521374
ISBN: 0812521374

Twenty years ago, the horror world was forever altered by the publication of Necroscope. An instant classic, Brian Lumley's astonishing feat of imagination spawned a universe which Lumley has explored and expanded through more that a baker's dozen of novels and novellas. Millions of copies of Necros...

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Necroscope Book CoverNecroscope – Horror, Vampires and Dead Speak

Necroscope, recommended to me in 1992 by my fav book geek. Another hit.

Twenty years ago, the horror world was forever altered by the publication of Necroscope. An instant classic, Brian Lumley’s astonishing feat of “dead speak” imagination spawned a universe which Lumley has explored and expanded through more that a baker’s dozen of novels and novellas. Millions of copies of Necroscope and its successors are in print in a dozen languages throughout the world. Nominated for the British Fantasy Award, Necroscope has inspired everything from comic books and graphic novels to sculptures and soundtracks.

This new edition of Necroscope uses the author’s preferred text and includes a special introduction by Brian Lumley, telling how the Necroscope “dead speak” saga came to be. It also includes chapter ornaments by Hugo-Award-Winning artist Bob Eggleton, long identified with Lumley’s blood-sucking monsters.

As a classic, Necroscope rightfully claims a place in the Orb trade paperback list, for scholars of the field and the dedicated Lumley collector. And also for all the people who have read more than one mass market copy of the book to tatters.

Necroscope – Description

Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all humanity.

In Necroscope, Harry is startled to discover that he is not the only person with unusual mental powers–Britain and the Soviet Union both maintain super-secret, psychically-powered espionage organizations. But Harry is the only person who knows about Thibor Ferenczy, a vampire long buried in the mountains of Romania–still horribly alive, in undeath–and Thibor’s insane “offspring,” Boris Dragosani, who rips information from the souls of the dead in a terrible, ever-lasting form of torture.

Somehow, Harry must convince Britain’s E-Branch that only by working together can they locate and destroy Dragosani and his army of demonic warriors–before the half-vampire succeeds in taking over the world!

Necroscope -- All About Dead SpeakMore Undead in the Unforgettable Worlds of Brian Lumley….

Necroscope Series
Necroscope II: Vamphyri!
Necroscope III: The Source
Necroscope IV: Deadspeak
Necroscope V: Deadspawn

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Brian Lumley

Image Author, Brian LumleyBRIAN LUMLEY,  Author SciFi and Horror

Brian Lumley, author, born 12/2/1937. Known for Necroscope  series as well as various other outstanding horror/scifi titles. Served in the Germany based Corps of Royal Military Police.

At an early age, Brian Lumley published in a number of Arkham House anthologies. Projects included the likes of: Beneath the Moors, The Caller of The Black and The Horror at Oakdeene. By nature of his love for the works of Lovecraft, Lumley set many of his early works to the echo of the Lovecraft archaic style of adjectival writing.

But the Brian Lumley breakthrough came with the 1984 crafting of Necroscope®, a graphic horror featuring Harry Keogh as the man who speaks with the dead. Afterward came:

Demogorgon, Dreamlands, and then a return to the man with dead speak, Harry Keogh. But there was yet another gap between Necroscope II and  Necroscope III. But that's allright, for in the mean, we reaped: Wamphyri!

Bestsellers in the USA, Lumley's books quickly accumulated one million sales with a lead toward two million. The success of previous Keogh-based works brough about the massive Lumley Vampire World Trilogy. It's a horror collection totaling over 3/4 million words.

Thirteen countries and counting have now published, or are in the process of publishing these and other Lumley's novels and short story collections. In the US alone, Brian Lumley books have topped sales of over three million copies.


When they're not travelling, the Lumleys keep house in Torquay, Devon, England...

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