BRIAN LUMLEY is the multimillion-copy-selling author of the Necroscope series, which began with "Necroscope" and continues in the E-Branch trilogy: "Invaders," "Defilers," and "Avengers. "His other novels include "Maze of Worlds," "The House of Doors," and the Titus Crow series. Lumley has been named a Grand Master by the World Horror Convention. He has been nominated for hte World Fantasy Award and has won a British Fantasy Award for "Fruiting Bodies." He lives in Devon England.