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Brian Keene


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Brian Keene is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winning horror author, first in 2001 for his non-fiction work Jobs In Hell and then again in 2003 for his debut novel, the post-apocalyptic zombie tale The Rising. In 2004, he won the Shocker Award for his non-fiction work Sympathy For the Devil. His other novels include Dead Sea, Ghoul, City of the Dead, Terminal, The Conqueror Worms, Fear Of Gravity, and more. Several of his books and stories have been optioned for film, video game and comic book adaptations.
 

Genres: Horror, Fantasy
 
New and upcoming books
November 2023

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Splintered
(Labyrinth, book 3)
Series
Rising
   1. The Rising (2003)
   2. City of the Dead (2005)
   Deliverance (2015)
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LeHorn's Hollow
   1. Dark Hollow (2006)
     aka The Rutting Season
   2. Ghost Walk (2008)
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Last Zombie
   1. The Last Zombie (2011)
   2. Inferno (2011)
   3. Neverland (2012)
   4. Before the After (2013)
   5. The End (2013)
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Lost Level
   1. The Lost Level (2014)
   2. Return to the Lost Level (2018)
   3. Hole in the World (2019)
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Labyrinth
   1. The Seven (2021)
   2. Submerged (2022)
   3. Splintered (2023)
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Novels
   Terminal (2004)
   Earthworm Gods (2006)
     aka The Conqueror Worms
   The Hollow (2006)
   Ghoul (2007)
   Dead Sea (2007)
   Redemption (2008) (with Shane Ryan Staley)
   Kill Whitey (2008)
   Castaways (2009)
   Urban Gothic (2009)
   Shades (2011) (with Geoff Cooper)
   The Damned Highway (2011) (with Nick Mamatas)
   Entombed (2012)
   An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley (2012)
   The Complex (2016)
   Pressure (2016)
   Nemesai (2020) (with John Urbancik)
   Suburban Gothic (2021) (with Bryan Smith)
   Things Left Behind (2023) (with Mary SanGiovanni)
   Island of the Dead (2024)
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Collections
   No Rest for the Wicked (2001)
   4 x 4 (2001) (with others)
   Talking Smack (2002)
   The Rise and Fall of Babylon (2003) (with John Urbancik)
   No Rest At All (2003)
   Fear of Gravity (2004)
   Unhappy Endings (2009)
   Intermusings (2009) (with others)
     aka Joined at the Muse
   Infernally Yours (2009) (with others)
   Grave Conditions (2010) (with others)
   Four Rode Out (2010) (with others)
   Zombies: The Recent Dead (2011) (with others)
   Earthworm Gods II: Deluge (2013)
   Blood on the Page Volume 1 (2013)
   Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (2013) (with others)
   Where We Live and Die (2015)
   All Dark, All The Time (2016)
   Unearthed (2016) (with Richard Chizmar and Ray Garton)
   My Favorite Story (2017) (with others)
   Silverwood: The Door (2019) (with others)
   Love Letters From A Nihilist: Volume 3 (2019)
   Midnight in the Pentagram (2020) (with others)
   Dissonant Harmonies (2021) (with Bev Vincent)
   Nursery Stories for Dumb Crotch Goblins (2023) (with others)
   The Perfectly Fine Neighborhood (2023) (with others)
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Graphic Novels
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010)
   Scratch (2010)
   The Cage (2010)
   Jack's Magic Beans (2011)
   Take the Long Way Home (2011)
   Tequila's Sunrise (2011)
   Alone (2012)
   The Girl on the Glider (2013)
   School's Out (2017)
   White Fire (2018)
   With Teeth (2021)
   Sundancing (2022)
   Exquisite Corpse (2023) (with Richard Chizmar, Paul Cornell, Michelle Garza, Christopher Golden, Cassandra Khaw, Stephen Kozeniewski, Melissa Lason, Nick Mamatas, Paul Tremblay and Alyssai Wong)
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Anthologies edited
   The Best of Horrorfind (2001)
   Best of Horrorfind II (2003)
   New Dark Voices II (2009)
   Clickers Forever (2018)
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Non fiction
   Jobs in Hell (1998)
   Trigger Warnings (2014)
   End of the Road (2020)
   The Triangle of Belief (2020)
   Unsafe Spaces (2020)
   Other Words (2023)
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Non fiction series
Best of Hail Saten
   1. Sympathy for the Devil (2006)
   2. Running With the Devil (2007)
   3. The New Fear (2007)
   4. Leader of the Banned (2022)
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Series contributed to
Clickers
   2. The Next Wave (2008) (with J F Gonzalez)
   3. Dagon Rising (2010) (with J F Gonzalez)
   4. Clickers vs Zombies (2012) (with J F Gonzalez)
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Brian Keene recommends
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Kill The Hunter (2023)
Bryan Smith
"KILL THE HUNTER is Bryan Smith at the top of his game. A surprisingly mainstream action-packed and bloody thriller. Loved it."
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Bad Movie Night (2023)
Patrick Lacey
"Patrick Lacey has quickly become a must-read for me with each new book."
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The Legend of Charlie Fish (2023)
Josh Rountree
"A fantastic work of dark historical fiction, in the spirit of Lansdale, Gorman, Pronzini, and McMurtry."

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Anthologies containing stories by Brian Keene
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Splatterpunk's Basement of Horrors (2023)
edited by
Jack Bantry
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Splatterpunk's Basement of Horror (2023)
edited by
Jack Bantry
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Swords in the Shadows (2023)
edited by
Cullen Bunn

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