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Joe Hill

(Joseph Hillstrom King)
USA flag (b.1972)
Son of Stephen King and Tabitha King

Joe Hill, born in 1972 as Joseph Hillstrom King, is an American writer of speculative fiction. Hill is the second child of the authors Stephen and Tabitha King. His younger brother Owen King is also a writer.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction
New Books
September 2023

The Pram
(Creature Feature collection, book 1)
   Heart-Shaped Box (2007)
   Horns (2009)
   NOS4A2 (2012)
     aka NOS4R2
   The Fireman (2016)
   20th Century Ghosts (2005)
     aka The Black Phone: Stories
   Road Rage (2009) (with Stephen King and Richard Matheson)
   Four For Fantasy (2013) (with others)
   Full Throttle (2019)
Anthologies edited
   Shadow Show (2012) (with Eddie Campbell, Mort Castle, Dave Eggers, Harlan Ellison, Maria FrAihlich, Neil Gaiman, Alice Hoffman, Charles Paul Wilson III, Audrey Niffenegger, Sam Weller, Sam Wheeler and Charles Yu)
Graphic Novels
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Gunpowder (2008)
   20th Century Ghost (2009)
   Abraham's Boys (2009)
   Better Than Home (2009)
   The Black Phone (2009)
   Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead (2009)
   Dead-Wood (2009)
   In the Rundown (2009)
   Last Breath (2009)
   My Father's Mask (2009)
   Pop Art (2009)
   Voluntary Committal (2009)
   The Widow's Breakfast (2009)
   You Will Hear the Locust Sing (2009)
   The Cape (2012)
   Throttle (2012) (with Stephen King)
   In the Tall Grass (2012) (with Stephen King)
   Thumbprint (2012)
   Twittering from the Circus of the Dead (2013)
   Best New Horror (2014)
   Wolverton Station (2014)
   By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain (2014)
   Dark Carousel (2019)
Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2006) : 20th Century Ghosts
Bram Stoker Best First Novel winner (2007) : Heart-Shaped Box
British Fantasy Society Best Novel nominee (2008) : Heart-Shaped Box
Macavity Awards Best First Novel nominee (2008) : Heart-Shaped Box
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2013) : NOS4A2

Joe Hill recommends
Cahokia Jazz (2023)
Francis Spufford
"Francis Spufford is a literary sorcerer with one of the great imaginations of our time. When a new book lands, I drop everything and start reading. Cahokia Jazz takes us to an America that wasn't... a wilder, richer, altogether more enchanting America. Bullets and beatings provide the percussion to Spufford's hothouse jazz noir, while hope and heartbreak do a dizzying, drunken foxtrot together. I can't remember the last time suspense and spiritual longing were so tightly braided together in a single novel. A masterpiece."
The Wishing Pool and Other Stories (2023)
Tananarive Due
"These stories are absolute gold . . . Reading Tananarive Due is like putting your hand on a power cable carrying high voltage; her fiction hums with an electrifying mix of joy and violence. She's a virtuoso of genre and an oldschool scholar of suspense, and every new book is a cause for excitement."
Ordinary Monsters (2022)
(Talents , book 1)
J M Miro
"Ordinary Monsters is a towering achievement: a dazzling mountain of wild invention, Dickensian eccentrics, supernatural horrors, and gripping suspense. Be warned... once you step into this penny dreadful to end all penny dreadfuls, you'll never want to leave."
Hidden Pictures (2022)
Jason Rekulak
"One of the best and most inventive ghost stories I've read in years. The damaged but still fighting Mallory Quinn stole my heart. It's a beautiful dark rush of a novel. I'm already excited to read it again."
The Kaiju Preservation Society (2022)
John Scalzi
"John Scalzi is the most entertaining, accessible writer working in SF today."
Day Zero (2021)
C Robert Cargill
"Visceral, relentless, breathtaking."

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