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JeffV
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 05:05 pm:   

We thought those who preordered might like to see something of what they're going to be getting. So, here, for the first time, is the cover for the Lambshead disease guide, as created by genius John Coulthart...

Dr. VanderMeer

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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 07:01 pm:   

*blink*
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JeffV
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 08:01 pm:   

Okay, so it's a cover from a prior edition...

1960-1990: Chatto & Windus bends to pressure applied by the British government as accusations of communism in the Guide ferment in the United States. Jolly Boy Publishing & Soap Company of Bombay takes over publication of the Guide. Many of the Jolly Boy covers feature Indian gods and goddesses. Others seem influenced by the rise of Bollywood. Dr. Lambshead breathes a sigh of relief anytime he manages to get a respectable-looking cover. In addition, Jolly Boy takes to publishing supposed "true-life accounts of murder and mayhem" amongst the diseases. Advertisements for books, food items, and other products soon follow.
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Rhys
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 03:11 am:   

John Coulthart is simply magnificent... I wonder if he could be at all persuaded to contemplate doing the cover for my Engelbrecht novel? Probably not, but it might be worth a try!

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Liz Williams
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 03:38 am:   

Lawdy!!!
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jeff ford
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 04:19 am:   

What's in the jar?

Best,

Jeff
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 05:38 am:   

You don't want to know what's in the jar. See what happened to those snakes?

The illustration above has now been superseded by a version that ups the berserk quotient (or B&Q as we know it in the UK). This book can prolapse a rectum at twenty paces!

I wouldn't mind tackling the Surrealist Dwarf again Rhys if I have the time. You may have to get in line with some German metal bands currently clamouring for my attention, however. Dr Coulthart has a full surgery.

John
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JeffV
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 05:51 am:   

The head of Dr. Lambshead is in the jar. And the solution to your email woes.

JeffV
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Neil Williamson
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 06:04 am:   

Liz - I was thinking "Lawks!", but I see your point.

What a striking cover!!
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M. Bishop
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 06:08 am:   

Actually, what's in the jar is an old flag bearing the legend "Don't Tread on Me."
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Vincent Vega
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 07:49 am:   

I dunno what's in the jar, but it's the property of Marcellus Wallace, so you better keep your fuckin' hands to yourselves, bitches.
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Vincent Vega
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 07:53 am:   

Hey, you know what they call an onion raita in Europe?
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 09:18 am:   

I thought you were dead Vincent.

Here's the, er, proper version:
file:///Macintosh%20HD/Desktop%20Folder/Graphics%20XXXVII/Jpegs%20ƒ/india3.jpg

Dr John
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 09:19 am:   

I thought you were dead Vincent.

Here's the, er, proper version:
india3.jpg

Dr John
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 09:22 am:   

Well, it worked eventually... Maybe "Your image here" would be more tasteful.

JC
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Dr. Jay Caselberg
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 11:02 am:   

Wow, cobbers, strike me pink. This is simply the dogs.
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JeffV
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 11:23 am:   

John's come up with a number of covers of prior editions and other images that are simply marvelous, for the book's interior. For my part, I can't wait to see what he comes up with for the "real" cover.

JeffV
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:05 pm:   

Plenty more where that came from. Here's a book you won't find on E-bay.

John

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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:24 pm:   

Those are great. I took a bunch of turn-of-the-century absinthe art/advertising, and made them into ads for my zine. I have the people in the ads reading my zine and so on. Did I understand JeffV correctly, are these appearing in the finished book?

JK
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JeffV & Mark Roberts
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:36 pm:   

Yes--these will appear in the finished book. The book has the following sections in it. It's much more than a fake disease guide.

In addition to what is mentioned below, Gabriel Mesa has provided the Spanish version of Nathan Ballingrud's disease extracted from the Borges guide pictured above. And John's table of contents and title pages (two-page bleeds each) are just the most stunning I've ever seen in a book. Each disease is accompanied by an illustration, as well. (I should add that John's also got a disease in the guide--Printer's Evil.)

The reason this anthology is unique is not because it's humorous. Although it's definitely humorous. It's unique because it's also serious--we bought into the concept wholesale. As did our authors. You'll find little mini-adventures and conspiracies and all of the things you find in "normal" fiction in this book, in addition to the humor, the sheer fun of it.

This is not just an "arch experiment."

JeffV & Mark Roberts


DISEASE GUIDE CONTENTS

- Two-page biographical note about Dr. Lambshead by Dr. Michael Cisco.

- "An Enthusiastic Foreword" by the editors

- "A Reluctant Introduction" by Dr. Lambshead

- Shelley Jackson's brilliant opening Gorey-esque disease poem

- The Diseases (Alan Moore, Jay Caselberg, Jeff Ford, L. Timmel Duchamp, Michael Cisco, Stepan Chapman, Michael Bishop, China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, Rachel Pollack, Brendan Connell, Jeffrey Ford, etc., etc.--about 55 of them)

- Reminiscences of working with Dr. Lambshead in the field (by K.J. Bishop, Richard Calder, Stepan Chapman, Michael Cisco, Eric Schaller, Rachel Pollack)

- Autopsy: Examples from prior editions (supposed covers from prior editions, offshoot editions like the Borges one above, as well as diseases from prior editions by Kage Baker, Michael Moorcock, Gahan Wilson, Nathan Ballingrud, Gary Couzens, Shelley Jackson, and many others)

- The Secret History of the Guide by Stepan Chapman (an 8,000 history of the Guide's influence on the 20th century by the only writer who crazy enough to attempt it)

- Medical credentials in bio note form for all contributors (if space allows; otherwise, this will be on the Web site)

- An Index
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:39 pm:   

All these are illustrations for the actual book, together with about 100 more pictures at the present count. They'll be reproduced black and white so here you can see them in their gaudy splendour.

John
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John Coulthart
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:40 pm:   

Hey, I just answered that question! Where did all that text come from?

JC
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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:46 pm:   

So why haven't I ordered this yet?

JK
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JeffV
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:52 pm:   

I don't know! Go forth! Order it!!! LOL!

It''ll be published in October.

Jeff
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JeffV
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 01:58 pm:   

Forgot a few more contributors, prominent on these boards. Sorry about that!

Steve Aylett, Rhys Hughes, Jay Lake, Tim Lebbon, Lance Olsen, Iain Rowan, Steve Rasnic Tem, Robert Wexler, Liz Williams, Neil Williamson.
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GabrielM
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2003 - 06:48 pm:   

Las portadas estan sensacionales!
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Rhys
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 06:29 am:   

Er...

¡Mi corazón existe en alegría como una balsa tostada en un mar del atasco!

???

Yes please, Dr Coulthart! Please, please, please consider doing the cover for my new Englebrecht exploits. I don't waiting behind German metal bands... I've never waited behind them before.
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Dr Liz Williams
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 06:55 am:   

>It's much more than a fake disease guide.

Jeff, Mark - sometimes even you two excel yourselves...

*I have recently been cruelly mocked by one of my less-esteemed-than-he-was colleagues (you know who you are) for use of my title, so now I am going to use it all the time. So there.
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John Coulthart
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 08:34 am:   

>Yes please, Dr Coulthart! Please, please, please consider doing the cover for my new Englebrecht exploits. I don't waiting behind German metal bands... I've never waited behind them before.

Well when I've dispatched... sorry, *treated* some of these patients maybe we can have a talk. Just don't sit too close to the metal guys, that foam on their lips may be contagious.

John
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jeff ford
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 08:37 am:   

John: Beautiful work. I can't wait to see the illustrations for the diseases.

Best,

Jeff
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John Coulthart
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 09:59 am:   

Thanks Jeff. We've got a wealth of stuff from a variety of sources, including some of the contributing authors. It's been fun trying to find visual analogues for the literary invention.

John
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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2003 - 10:39 am:   

Like I already told Jeff, this book's going to be brilliant! Congratulations to everyone involved!

Cheers,
Luís
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Dr. W.
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 07:30 am:   

Despite my reservations over the validity of this enterprise and the rash behavior of Dr. VanderMeer (who I believe is responsible for much of the chaos and misrepresentation, at the expense of Dr. Lambshead's previously impeccable reputation), the addition of the redoubtable medical illustrator and expert physician Dr. Coulthart forces me to reconsider somewhat, though I hesitate to throw myself wholeheartedly behind the operation.

Yours,

Dr. R.F. Wexler
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Dr Williams
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 07:41 am:   

Dr Wexler,

I write on behalf of the London Medical Board, who I regret to say _will_ be upholding the charges.

Dr VanderMeer and Dr Roberts will be informed in due course, once the final psychiatrists' invoices have been put through.

However, it is up to the rest of us to pull together and ensure that Dr Coulthart's good name remains unblemished.

Dr E H L Williams
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JeffV
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 07:44 am:   

Blimey, Mark! The inmates are trying to take over the asylum! It's a coup.

jeffV
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John Coulthart
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 08:39 am:   

I have a good name? This is news. I thought I was persona non grata after the Live Celebrity Autopsies affair.

Dr John
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Dr Williams
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 03:49 pm:   

But it is the Live Celebrity Autopsies affair that has _made_ your good name, Dr Coulthart...

PS: who're you calling an inmate, eh? Eh??
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John Coulthart
Posted on Saturday, May 31, 2003 - 04:15 pm:   

>But it is the Live Celebrity Autopsies affair that has _made_ your good name, Dr Coulthart...

I'm pleased to hear it. This makes up for Michael J------ refusing to let me rework his face in public.

Meanwhile, here's a sample page from the Guide. Nothing to do with the sample the doctor usually asks for, I hasten to add.

Coulthart MD

motile.jpg
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Liz Williams
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 02:30 am:   

You know, I'm aware that I've said this before, but looking at this sample page I just want to reiterate that it is a real honour to be included in this tome. It really is. It just blows me away.

Liz (being quite serious)
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Mark Roberts
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 05:01 am:   

Thanks Liz! Actually, I feel that way too. Constant surprises, I can tell you!

And I just wanted to echo what Jeff was saying earlier about the Guide not being just an 'arch experiement'. I think when we embarked on the project after gaining Lambshead's begrudging trust in late 1999, we expected a mix split more-or-less 50-50 between outright humour and outright horror...but it's proved to be a much deeper and broader collection than that - and thanks to everyone involved for making it so. I'm really looking forward to seeing this in print as much as anyone!
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Mark Roberts
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 05:05 am:   

LOL! I love that on the Jolly Boy cover:

Diseases!

Murder!

LOL! Excellent stuff, John!
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John Coulthart
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 05:29 am:   

>You know, I'm aware that I've said this before, but looking at this sample page I just want to reiterate that it is a real honour to be included in this tome. It really is. It just blows me away.

Why, thank you! All part of an ongoing mission to drag book design kicking and screaming into the 21st century. And this book really deserves it, it's got a lunatic energy all of its own. BTW Liz, your disease, Hsing's Spontaneous Self-Flaying Sarcoma, has nearly (but not quite) the longest name in the book and Dr VanderMeer has it cross referenced with Motile Snarcoma above.

>LOL! I love that on the Jolly Boy cover:

>Diseases!

>Murder!

They'd obviously decided to go all out for the widest readership! A shame we don't have a photo of Lambhead's reaction when he saw it.

John
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JeffV
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 07:28 am:   

For more of John's work, visit:

http://www.atelier.abelgratis.co.uk

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Mark Roberts
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 07:31 am:   

So, John, who does take the prize for longest disease title, out of idle curiosity?
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John Coulthart
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 08:33 am:   

>So, John, who does take the prize for longest disease title, out of idle curiosity?

The winner is... (struggles to open body bag-shaped envelope) ...Dr L Timmel Duchamp with Vestigial Elongation of the Caudal Vertebra. There's some debate going on today about whether this should be Vertebrae. Singular or plural, it still wins.
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JeffV
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 11:42 am:   

BTW--Any disease contributor worried because their name wasn't mentioned in the appropriate section in my list of the contents...please don't worry. I just typed it up on the fly and some names got left off.

JeffV
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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2003 - 12:19 pm:   

And what a brilliant site it is. The war ads are priceless.

Cheers,
Luís
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John Coulthart
Posted on Monday, June 02, 2003 - 06:22 am:   

Thanks Luis. They remain pertinent, unfortunately.

John
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Dr. Harvey Jacobs
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 11:15 am:   

There is no mention on the cover of the fact that every contributor is recyclable, nose to toes to prose, certainly an important selling point and definately a comfort to readers.
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John Coulthart
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 11:25 am:   

Rest assured, the contributors will be recycled along with any copies of the books that don't sell.

John
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John Coulthart
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 04:14 pm:   

Here's a look at the hastily-assembled cover for the preview editions. This is an interim design only. I have something similar in mind for the actual book but with a more detailed and finished presentation.

John
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Night Shade Books
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 04:40 pm:   

John, I'm aroused. This book is almost too nice for us. We are not worthy.

Jason
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John Coulthart
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 05:06 pm:   

Thank you Jason. And of course you're worthy--because you're doing it! Discernment sorts the men from the beasts. Harper Collins wouldn't touch a volume like this with a ten foot pole.

And the proper cover will be better. Honest.

John
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JeffV
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 05:39 pm:   

It strikes me how nice it is to be able to post project milestones like this--gives others not privy to the production process a nice glimpse inside.

JeffV

P.S. I wonder if we want to tell them what that red background really is?
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John Coulthart
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2003 - 06:38 pm:   

>P.S. I wonder if we want to tell them what that red background really is?

Knowledge is a dangerous thing.

John
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Tamar
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 04:11 am:   

The blood, sweat and tears of the editors?
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Mark Roberts
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 06:21 am:   

LOL. No, it's not JUST that! :-)
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John Klima
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 06:36 am:   

It looks like velvet...or steaks. Both of which are among my favorite things.

JK

(It really looks like foil to me, but I'm sure that's wrong)
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Stepan Chapman
Posted on Saturday, June 07, 2003 - 09:47 pm:   

It looks a little like that enormous booger I extracted from my nose in 1973. But where would John Coulthart get a photograph of THAT?
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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2003 - 05:07 am:   

Don't tell me you don't know. "Dr Chapman's Mega Rhinomyxalite" was exhibited in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry between 1974 and 1981, at which point it was stolen by professional Italian thieves disguised as old ladies and using specially-trained Burmese cats. It was never seen again, though I hear Interpol is still looking for it.
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John Coulthart
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2003 - 06:01 am:   

>But where would John Coulthart get a photograph of THAT?

I have my sources.

I heard the "booger" (quaint term) grew up to become President but maybe I'm thinking of something else.

I can resolve the mystery but it's not a devastating revelation.

John
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Luis
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2003 - 08:55 am:   

You are too kind. "Booger" is certainly an improvement over what most of the world calls him. Heck, I can almost believe you have some sympathy for the man . . .
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John Coulthart
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2003 - 09:18 am:   

My sympathy can be measured by the fact that I wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire, Luis.

John
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Stepan Chapman
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2003 - 07:11 pm:   

Gentlemen, there is no necessity to drag the Chief Executive into a discussion of my stolen nasal emunctions.
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John Coulthart
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 05:34 am:   

Dr Chapman is quite correct, we do his nasal eructations a profound disservice by comparing them to a lower life form. Since these notes concern medical matters, maybe we should devote ourselves to the more pressing question of "Dubya: What's his fucking problem?" In other words, is there a medical component?

Initial tests point to a case of unnatural sexual congress between Mrs Bush Sr. and a male of the gorilla family (Genus: Pongo) during an unwholesome (possibly intoxicated) liaison in the Houston Zoological Gardens (offending against Leviticus 20:16). "Pongoism" is usually only treatable by radical measures, so invasive surgery to move the eyes further apart will have little effect in this case. I recommend enforced sterilisation followed by surgical removal of the head. Past procedure has shown this to be the most satisfying way of relieving the patient of the burden of decision-making which causes trouble to the brain. Once the head has been removed it can be disposed of in the usual way and the patient is free to return to their former, care-free existence at the bottom of a pond. Similar measures may be necessary if other members of the regime prove to be infected. Tests with sharp and unpleasant instruments should be instituted forthwith.

Please wash your hands after leaving the surgery.

Dr. John
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Dr. Michael Cisco
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 04:02 pm:   

With all due respect to Dr. Coulthart, whose work on digital hygiene has set the standard for generations to come, I believe that the current Resident of the US is more probably suffering from a Televiral Craniopseudism known as "Rove's Lockstep." Largely, but not exclusively, confined to Caucasian Protestants in excess of forty years of age, it is a form of serial infestation of the brain case which typically accompanies long exposure to power. The virus responsible not only affects behavior in the infected individual, most typically by inflaming vestigial reptile brain areas near the top of the spine, but is capable of communication with other infection-complexes of the same virus in other hosts by means of proteins transmitted in respiration. These proteins stimulate the compromised brain areas in predictable sequences, often causing atavistic/deindividualized or paedoregressive behaviors in those affected. Lamentably, no treatment for the condition as yet exists, and quarantine under conditions of maximum security can be the only legitimate prognonsis at this time.

The red background of the beautifully-designed image above is plainly a satellite photograph of the majestic, tempest-drunk mountains of virgin Mars. Many times, I have stood upon the rusted, bouldered plains of that planet and gazed aghast at their weirdly stark contours in the light of an uncannily distant and chill sun ... I owe these bodiless visions to the influence of that nameless drug the Inuit scholar sold to me in the forbidden stacks of the Bodleian library, the drug that has fatally undermined my health ... my sanity ...
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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 04:41 pm:   

Yes, Dr. Cisco, but . . . what brain?

By the way, Jeff told me what the background in the cover is. You'll never guess it.

Cheers,
Luís
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John Coulthart
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 05:15 pm:   

>I owe these bodiless visions to the influence of that nameless drug the Inuit scholar sold to me in the forbidden stacks of the Bodleian library, the drug that has fatally undermined my health ... my sanity ...

Whither the ichor? Whither the verdigris? Whither, I say.

JC
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Liz Williams
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 05:26 pm:   

And thus the stage is set for....


.......wait for it............


...............IT'S......................

The Thackery T Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases 2!!!

Can our collective nerves stand it?
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Night Shade Books
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 05:58 pm:   

Bite thy tongue woman! Bite thy tongue!

Jason
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Jeff
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 06:41 pm:   

I quit.

Jeff
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Dr. Michael Cisco
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2003 - 09:22 pm:   

"2Eccentric 2Discredited"
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Liz Williams
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 02:29 am:   

Bit it.

Ow.
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Dr. Jay Lake
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 09:43 am:   

I believe that's "Lambshead X" to you, Dr. Williams.

Dr. Lake, just emerging from an emergency coulroectomy on a recalcitrant goat
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Dr. Jay Lake
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 09:44 am:   

Excuse me, that was an emergency capriectomy on a recalcitrant clown.

And where did Dr. John find my first wife as a model for that magnificent Indian cover?

Dr. Lake
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John Coulthart
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 12:33 pm:   

The winged eminence is courtesy of Dr VanderMeer. Picked up (or should I say "contracted") during a holiday jaunt to the Black Hole of Calcutta. I believe he acquired Rangoon Itch on the same excursion.

JC
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Dr. Jay Lake
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 12:38 pm:   

Ah, yes, Rangoon Itch. That's her.

Dr. Lake
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John Coulthart
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 01:15 pm:   

Don't forget her sister, Delhi Belly.

JC
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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 01:18 pm:   

Didn't she have a pet snake, the Goa Boa?
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Dr. Jay Lake
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 02:35 pm:   

Which ate Guja Rats, I believe.
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John Coulthart
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 03:00 pm:   

That's Guja Ratatouille.

JC
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Dr. Jay Lake
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 03:57 pm:   

Sikh and ye shall find.
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Luís Rodrigues
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 06:57 pm:   

Pun is for Punjab.
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Jeff
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 - 07:58 pm:   

OH MY GOD
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Liz Williams
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 02:03 am:   

Jeff - relax. Your work here is done. The Thackery T Lambshead contributors are in a process of gradual implosion and will eventually all merge to form an entirely new author.
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MLB
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - 08:01 am:   

Yeah, H. Allen Smith.

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