BRIAN KEENE and J.F. GONZALEZ. Two of the biggest names in modern horror, and creators of two of the most popular mythologies in current weird fiction. Now, for the first time, the secrets of each author’s mythos are revealed.

LIBRA NIGRUM SCIENTIA SECRETA is a fictional treatise examining the back-story behind the mythos of Brian Keene and J.F. Gonzalez. Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as H.P. Lovecraft’s Necronomicon to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion, this profusely-illustrated work of art is a dream come true for devotees of both author’s works. Part spell-book, part history, and part religious text, Libra Nigrum Scientia Secreta reveals the secrets behind Hanpa, the Thirteen, the Dark Ones, the Labyrinth, and much more.

Through an arrangement with the publisher, this volume will be the only edition of this work ever published, making it a true collector’s item. The book will be issued in the following formats: 400-copy limited edition hardcover ($59), 26-copy lettered edition ($275), and a 10-copy Ultra edition ($550). There will be no paperback, digital or trade hardcover published…EVER. (Please note, you are pre-ordering. This book is expected to ship Winter 2014).





  1. Is all of the information the same in all three editions? I am trying to choose carefully ! I don’t want to miss out on this once in a life time deal!

      1. I just ordered mine! it’s being processed! I am so happy! I can’t wait for it to come in the mail. The estimated delivery time is Winter by the way! This is like the best week ever. It’s like Christmas in October. Thank you for releasing a affordable version for us collectors who want to read more about your mythology.

  2. I was wondering the same thing. There is NO difference in the descriptions as far as content goes. I ended up ordering a S/L and a lettered copy though.

  3. Sweet! Haven’t splurged on a limited in awhile and I can’t pass on this. Regular ‘ol limited will work for me!

      1. Brian, I didn’t contact them, but a family friend was kind enough to order it for me as a gift due my coming birthday (December) as well as my coming second child (November.) I cant describe how excited I am about this book, to be one of the 436 people in the world that will have the definitive tome of knowledge on your and J.F’s mythos is a blessing in itself. I’m very happy I can be a part of that extremely small group.

        Your friend,

        Jeremy (@sykotikxmnemonic)

  4. Awesome just ordered mine!! Now is there a date as to when they’ll be mailed out or just sometime in the fall?

  5. Brian, I tried to reserve the Lettered Edition but it says it can’t show delivery method or shipping costs. Could I buy it directly from you or preorder it in any way? Thank you!

  6. I’m curious, who came up with the Latin title for the book? I haven’t had any Latin since high school, and it doesn’t sound quite right to me (or Google, which translates it as “Balance Black Secret Knowledge”). I’m fairly certain Black Book of Secret Knowledge would by Librum Nigrum Scientia Secreta.

  7. Maybe it’s because I’m not as well read on J.F. Gonzalez’s books but I can’t immediately think of where a shared universe is threaded through his books. I mean other than the Clickers series of course. Is there some sort of connection between SURVIVOR, THE CORPORATION and/or THE BELOVED? Can someone point it out to me please?

    And if not, then I’ll just have to wait until the winter and be surprised. 🙂


      1. Ahhhh, OK. Two books that are on the “unread” list that I haven’t got to yet. I just started SHAPESHIFTER yesterday; my eyes are peeled for possible connections with that one.

      2. Any other ones you can think of that tie into your Labyrinth mythos? I picked up The Corporation and They on Amazon Kindle. But for Primitive I had to track down a out of print paperback on Ebay. Just wondering what else would tie into your work that is not listed on this site.

        1. Sorry. I should clarify. They don’t tie in to my mythos. They tie in to his. The only time we truly crossover is with the Clickers books. But he has his own mythos, centered around pre-Sumerian deities and races, and the effects they have on us into modern times.

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