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Brian Hodge

USA flag (b.1960)

BRIAN HODGE, called "a writer of spectacularly unflinching gifts" by no less than Peter Straub, is the award-winning author of ten novels of horror and crime/noir. He's also written over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and four full-length collections. His most recent collection, 2011's Picking The Bones, became the first of his books to be honored with a Publishers Weekly starred review. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror.

He's recently finished the time-consuming task of porting over his earlier works for e-book editions, using it as an opportunity to do a fresh line-edit and polish on every novel and collected story.

He lives in Colorado, where more of everything is in the works. He also dabbles in music, sound design, and photography; loves everything about organic gardening except the thieving squirrels; and trains in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which are of no use at all against the squirrels.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Brian Hodge
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Short stories
Oasis [short story] (1984)
Dead Giveaway (1989)
Midnight Sun (1991)
Past Tense (1991)
Like a Pilgrim to the Shrine (1992)
A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine (1993)
This One'll Kill You (1993) (with William Relling Jr)
The Alchemy of the Throat (1994)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Embers (1995)
Extinctions in Paradise (1995)
Godflesh (1995)
The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins (1996)World Fantasy (nominee)
Healing the Body Politic (1996)
Stick Around, It Gets Worse (1996)
The 121st Day of Sodom (1997)
Confessions of a Born-Again Heathen (1997)
The Last Testament (1997)
Little Holocausts (1997)
Madame Babylon (1997)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Cenotaph (1998)
Now Day Was Fled As the Worm Had Wished (2000)

Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1993) : Death Grip
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1995) : The Alchemy of the Throat
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1998) : Madame Babylon
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1998) : The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins

Brian Hodge recommends
Guises (2002)
Charlee Jacob
"She has a fevered imagination, flashes of which would certainly give Clive Barker a run for his money...."
Eden (2020)
Tim Lebbon
"Eden is the ultimate adventure race turned nightmare, pitting the hubris of human nature against Nature itself, primal and emboldened and hostile. It’s a novel that could only have come from Tim Lebbon, melding a fiendish imagination with the heart of an endurance athlete… and a profound concern for the world we must all traverse."

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