Brian Lumley

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Brian Lumley

in County Durham, The United Kingdom
December 02, 1937



Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copies worldwide.

He was awarded the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award in 2010.

Average rating: 4.06 · 78,518 ratings · 1,873 reviews · 225 distinct works · Similar authors
Necroscope (Necroscope, #1)

3.97 avg rating — 14,351 ratings — published 1986 — 33 editions
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Necroscope II: Vamphyri! (N...

4.07 avg rating — 5,251 ratings — published 1988 — 22 editions
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Necroscope III: The Source ...

4.10 avg rating — 4,525 ratings — published 1989 — 19 editions
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Necroscope IV: Deadspeak (N...

4.08 avg rating — 3,713 ratings — published 1990 — 20 editions
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Necroscope V: Deadspawn (Ne...

4.09 avg rating — 3,346 ratings — published 1991 — 16 editions
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The Last Aerie

4.18 avg rating — 2,959 ratings — published 1993 — 10 editions
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Vampire World I: Blood Brot...

4.11 avg rating — 2,916 ratings — published 1992
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Vampire World III: Bloodwar...

4.22 avg rating — 2,084 ratings — published 1994 — 12 editions
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Necroscope: The Lost Years ...

3.95 avg rating — 1,647 ratings — published 1995
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Necroscope: Resurgence, The...

4.02 avg rating — 1,305 ratings — published 1996 — 12 editions
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“Blood is the life.”
Brian Lumley, Necroscope

“The future is a devious thing.”
Brian Lumley

“But while our parting was mutually acceptable and even expedient, still it was painful. And I would like to think it hurt both of us, for I certainly felt it: a wrenching inside, like some small but improbably necessary organ was no longer in there, that it was missing, torn or fallen out. And at the time I'd thought that was the end of it; what was missing was gone forever”
Brian Lumley, The Ghost Quartet


Vampires. The scary type, not the hoo-hah type. Which novel got your heart beating?
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