EXPLORING THE LABYRINTH: THE RISING

EXPLORING THE LABYRINTH — a new series of essays by Kit Power, in which he will read every one of my in print books, in the order they were published. The series is presented for free by The Ginger Nuts of Horror. Last month, Kit examined CLICKERS by J.F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams. This month, he delves deep into my 2003 debut novel, THE RISING. Click here to read about his first encounter with Ob and the Siqqusim. Continue reading EXPLORING THE LABYRINTH: THE RISING

THE TOP FIFTEEN BOOKS OF 2017

It is time once again for my annual Top Ten of the Year list — something I’ve been doing for a little over fifteen years, give or take. (Last year, there was no list, because of an issue with my eyesight that severely hampered my reading — and writing — ability and speed). Over the years, I have been told by authors and publishers that, in some cases, they’ve seen a significant sales bump or renewal of interest in a title after it appears on this list. Indeed, judging by the response from readers each year (“When are you going … Continue reading THE TOP FIFTEEN BOOKS OF 2017

Frequently Asked Questions 2018

Being an annual round-up of Frequently Asked Questions: Q: My local bookstore or comic book store doesn’t have your stuff! Where can I buy them? Also, is there a list of everything you’ve ever published? A: Sure. Here is a list of every book I’ve ever published and where you can buy them. Here is a list of every comic I’ve ever written and where you can buy them. Here is a list of all audiobook adaptations and where you can buy them. These lists are updated regularly. Q: I’d like to interview you. How can I get in touch? … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions 2018

Paperback Pre-Orders for RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL

RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL — the sequel to THE LOST LEVEL — comes out February 13th, 2018 in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.  If you pre-order the paperback from the publisher, they’ll send you an electronic copy free right now. Kindle editions and Kobo editions are also available for pre-order. War has come in this sequel to the best-selling novel THE LOST LEVEL. The snake-like Anunnaki have always been a blight for the people living in the hidden dimension known as the Lost Level, but now, the denizens are fighting back. After their community is decimated and their loved ones … Continue reading Paperback Pre-Orders for RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL

EXPLORING THE LABYRINTH

EXPLORING THE LABYRINTH is a new series of essays by Kit Power, in which he will read every one of my in print books, in the order they were published. The series is presented for free by The Ginger Nuts of Horror. The first installment, focuses on CLICKERS by J.F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams (and for the record, I agree with Kit’s assessment that you can’t write a series about my interconnected mythos without including the first Clickers novel, even though I didn’t write it). Click here to read it. Continue reading EXPLORING THE LABYRINTH

2018 SIGNING SCHEDULE

Book signings and convention appearances for 2018 will be very limited. There may be three or four more added to this list, but that’s all. Current Schedule: February 23 – 25 Con Nooga The Chattanooga Convention Center Chattanooga, TN May 11 – 12 Second Annual Horror Show with Brian Keene 24-Hour Telethon York, PA Note: Details forthcoming in January July 19 – 22 NECON 38 Baypoint Inn & Conference Center 144 Anthony Rd. Portsmouth, RI 02871 Note: I will be receiving the Necon Legend Award (along with fellow honoree Carole Whitney). August 3 – 5 Scares That Care Weekend 5 … Continue reading 2018 SIGNING SCHEDULE

GHOUL in Audiobook

GHOUL is now available in audiobook, read by the great Chet Williamson. Click here to purchase. There is something in the local cemetery that comes out at night. Something that is unearthing corpses and killing people. It’s the summer of 1984 and Timmy and his friends are looking forward to no school, comic books, and adventure. But instead they will be fighting for their lives.  The ghoul has smelled their blood and it is after them.But that’s not the only monster they will face this summer…. From award-winning horror master Brian Keene comes a seminal novel of monsters, murder, and … Continue reading GHOUL in Audiobook

Kindle Pre-Orders for RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL

RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL — the sequel to THE LOST LEVEL — comes out February 2018 in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Kindle editions are now available for pre-order. War has come in this sequel to the best-selling novel THE LOST LEVEL. The snake-like Anunnaki have always been a blight for the people living in the hidden dimension known as the Lost Level, but now, the denizens are fighting back. After their community is decimated and their loved ones are enslaved in the aftermath of a devastating Anunnaki attack, Aaron Pace leads a diverse group of warriors — including … Continue reading Kindle Pre-Orders for RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL

The Horror Show Hits 200,000 For 2017

I’m happy to announce that my podcast, The Horror Show with Brian Keene, has officially surpassed 200,000 downloads for 2017. Thanks to my co-hosts Dave Thomas, Mary SanGiovanni, Mike Lombardo, Geoff Cooper, Phoebe, and Dungeonmaster 77.1, and to the Project Entertainment Network for hosting us. If you’ve never listened, now is the perfect time. The shows are free, and available on iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, and all other platforms. You can even listen from your computer via the Project Entertainment Network website. Every episode features a mix of genre and industry news, jokes, insight, and interviews with folks … Continue reading The Horror Show Hits 200,000 For 2017

In 2018, Get Ready To RETURN…

February 2018 sees the release of RETURN TO THE LOST LEVEL in paperback, e-book, and audiobook from Apex Book Company.  (The hardcover was released earlier this year from Thunderstorm Books). Spring of 2018 also sees the hardcover release of HOLE IN THE WORLD, the third book in the series, which serves as a prequel to THE LOST LEVEL. That hardcover will be available from Thunderstorm Books. (Paperback, e-book, and audiobook will follow at the end of next year from Apex). Below are the covers for each (please note — elements may change before publication). If you’re late to the party, … Continue reading In 2018, Get Ready To RETURN…

Pre-Order CLICKERS FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO J.F. GONZALEZ

UPDATE: SOLD OUT The collectible signed limited edition of CLICKERS FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO J.F. GONZALEZ is available for pre-order. Few Millennium-era horror authors left as big an imprint on the genre as J.F. Gonzalez. CLICKERS FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO J.F. GONZALEZ celebrates his rich legacy, featuring some of horror’s biggest names alongside tomorrow’s stars in a massive career-spanning tribute. Featuring stories set in Gonzalez’s literary worlds of CLICKERS, SURVIVOR, PRIMITIVE, and RESTORE FROM BACK-UP; examinations of his creative process and the lasting impact of his seminal works; personal tributes and anecdotes from those who knew him best; and much … Continue reading Pre-Order CLICKERS FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO J.F. GONZALEZ

PRIMITIVE Back In Print

Now available in paperback, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo, a new edition of the seminal post-apocalyptic horror novel, featuring an original Introduction by Brian Keene and Cathy Gonzalez. It began as just another day for David Spires and his wife Tracy: coffee, breakfast, and getting the kids ready for school. Then the bottom dropped out of civilization. The world ends not with a bang or a whimper, but with a dizzying downward spiral. Instead of the rat race of commuters scurrying to beat the clock, humans are now packs of animals reduced to snarling primitives. David, Tracy and their daughter Emily, along … Continue reading PRIMITIVE Back In Print

The Ballad of S.T. Joshi, or, Saruman and Wormtongue Meet the Great Unwashed

I haven’t Blogged in a very long time, preferring instead the medium of podcasting (The Horror Show with Brian Keene and Defenders Dialogue) and my weekly newsletter, Letters From the Labyrinth. Therefore, my apologies if I’m a little rusty. The number one question I’ve been getting from readers since Friday morning is, “Who is S.T. Joshi?” This question has replaced such long-time stalwarts as “Why isn’t The Rising a movie?” and “Will you ever write a fifth Rising book?” and “When is Suburban Gothic coming out?” The answers, by the way, are “Because Hollywood hasn’t ponied up a dump truck full … Continue reading The Ballad of S.T. Joshi, or, Saruman and Wormtongue Meet the Great Unwashed

GOOD THINGS FOR BAD PEOPLE

GOOD THINGS FOR BAD PEOPLE — Brian Keene’s fifteenth short story collection — is on sale now. (UPDATE: SOLD OUT!!!) GOOD THINGS FOR BAD PEOPLE features thirteen new stories by Grandmaster Award winner Brian Keene, none of which have ever been collected before, including collaborations with Mary SanGiovanni and the late J.F. Gonzalez. Running the gamut between quiet chills, extreme horror, and weird fantasy, GOOD THINGS FOR BAD PEOPLE is sure to please even the most jaded reader of supernatural fiction. $45. Limited to 180 signed, hardcover copies. This will be the only edition ever published. SOLD OUT. Continue reading GOOD THINGS FOR BAD PEOPLE

Brian Keene’s HISTORY OF HORROR FICTION

HISTORY OF HORROR FICTION my new, free online column for Cemetery Dance. As the title indicates, this monthly venture will examine the history of horror fiction, encompassing everything from the oral traditions of the Sans people and the Epic of Gilgamesh to the 1990s crash and today’s Kindle generation. Yes, I’ll certainly talk about Poe, Shelley, Matheson, King, Jackson, Laymon, Barker, Koontz, etc., but I’ll also be talking about authors you might have forgotten or never heard of. Chapter One: Not The Man For the Job is available for free right now. Click here to start reading. Continue reading Brian Keene’s HISTORY OF HORROR FICTION