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Brian Lumley was born in the coal-mining village of Hordern, County Durham. At the age of twenty-one, he was called up for National Service and was assigned to the Royal Military Police. He subsequently joined up and in his 22 years of service travelled widely.
A devotee of horror and fantasy fiction all his life, he began writing while still in the army in the 1960s and his first stories were published in America. His early influence was that of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos cycle of fiction. After returning to civilian life in 1981, Brian Lumley became a full-time writer and began working on his longer, more ambitious novels: first the Psychomech trilogy, then individual novels such as Demogorgon and House of Doors, culminating in the highly original series of bestselling Vampire novels, the five Necroscope books. Blood Brothers and The Last Aerie, both published in ROC, are the first two volumes of his new trilogy, Vampire World, a spin-off from the Necroscope series. Blood Wars is the last volume of the trilogy. Fruiting Bodies and Other Fungi and Return of the Deep Ones and Other Mythos Tales are also published in the ROC series.
With more than thirty books and over a hundred short stories published in English, Brian Lumley has also had his work translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese and, most recently, Polish. His story 'Fruiting Bodies' won the British Fantasy Award for the Best Short Story and he has also been the recipient of Fear Magazine's Award for Necroscope III: The Source.
Highly recommended, excellent read, quality & well worth the price!.Published 11 months ago by RealisticNick