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Publication Order of The Rising Books

The Rising (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
City of the Dead (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deliverance (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Earthworm Gods Books

Earthworm Gods / The Conqueror Worms (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthworm Gods II: Deluge (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Clickers Books

Clickers (By: J.F. Gonzalez) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clickers II: The Next Wave (With: J.F. Gonzalez) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clickers III: Dagon Rising (With: J.F. Gonzalez) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clickers vs Zombies (With: J.F. Gonzalez) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clickers Never Die (By: J.F. Gonzalez,Stephen Kozeniewski,Wile E. Young) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Levi Stoltzfus Books

Ghost Walk (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Gathering of Crows (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last of the Albatwitches (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Last Zombie Books

Inferno (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Neverland (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before the After (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead New World (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lost Level Books

The Lost Level (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to the Lost Level (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hole in the World (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Bastards Books

with Steven L. Shrewsbury
King of the Bastards (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Throne of the Bastards (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curse of the Bastards (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of LeHorn's Hollow Books

Dark Hollow / The Rutting Season (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Walk (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Terminal (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hollow (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghoul (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dead Sea (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kill Whitey (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castaways (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Urban Gothic (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shades (With: Geoff Cooper) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Damned Highway (With: Nick Mamatas) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Entombed (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Complex (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pressure (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
School's Out (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Fire (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Suburban Gothic (With: Bryan Smith) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Rise and Fall of Babylon (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halves (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cage (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scratch (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jack's Magic Beans (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Take The Long Way Home (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tequila's Sunrise (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sundancing (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl on the Glider (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With Teeth (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

No Rest for the Wicked (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
4 X 4 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Talking Smack (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise and Fall of Babylon (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Rest At All (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear of Gravity (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Little Silver Book of Streetwise Stories (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unhappy Endings (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Intermusings (With: John Lee) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Page (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where We Live and Die (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Dark, All The Time (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Letters From A Nihilist (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Terminal: The Play (With: Roy C. Booth) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Dead of Night (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doom Patrol, Volume 3 (With: Keith Giffen) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Jobs in Hell (With: Kelly Laymon) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sympathy For The Devil (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Running with the Devil (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Fear (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leader of the Banned (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trigger Warnings (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
End of the Road (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Tim Lebbon Collections

with Peter Crowther, Neil Gaiman, Michael Marshall Smith, Mark Morris, Terry Lamsley, Simon Clark, Tim Lebbon, Max Brooks
Faith in the Flesh (By: Tim Lebbon) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White and Other Tales of Ruin (By: Tim Lebbon) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
As the Sun Goes Down (By: Tim Lebbon) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Exorcising Angels (By: Simon Clark,Tim Lebbon) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fears Unnamed (By: Tim Lebbon) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourbodings (By: Peter Crowther,Mark Morris,Terry Lamsley,Simon Clark,Tim Lebbon) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Exit for the Lost (By: Tim Lebbon) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thief of Broken Toys (By: Tim Lebbon) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nothing as it Seems (By: Tim Lebbon) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghosts: Three Haunting Tales (By: Tim Lebbon) (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Masters of the Universe: Origins of Eternia Books

Origin of Hordak (With: Keith Giffen) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Origin of Skeletor #1 (By: Joshua Hale Fialkov) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The X-Files Books

Goblins (By: Charles L. Grant) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ground Zero (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whirlwind (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruins (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunter (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antibodies (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Skin (By: Ben Mezrich) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fight the Future (By: Elizabeth Hand) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Want to Believe (By: Max Allan Collins) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust No One (With: Gayle Lynds,Heather Graham,Jonathan Maberry,Max Allan Collins,Kevin J. Anderson,Tim Lebbon,Keith R.A. DeCandido,Peter Clines,Gini Koch) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Truth Is Out There (By: Jonathan Maberry,Kelley Armstrong,David Farland,Rachel Caine,Hank Schwaeble,Kami Garcia,Jon McGoran,Hank Phillippi Ryan) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best of Horrorfind(2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Excitable Boys(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Walk on the Darkside(2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Undead(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best New Horror 16(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
4 Fear of...(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hellboy(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Laymon's Terms(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Book of NECON(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke and Mirrors(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Dark Voices 2(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Infernally Yours(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud 7(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hungry for Your Love(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers VI(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dust & Divorcing the Dead(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Living Dead 2(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Four Rode Out(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Conditions(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zombies: The Recent Dead(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud 11(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crane House(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
21st Century Dead(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Extreme Zombies(2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dueling Minds(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Piercing the Darkness(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In The Dark(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Ice Bat(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fossil Lake II(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Library of the Dead(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Giallo Fantastique(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trust No One(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seize the Night(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unearthed(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Georgetown Haunts and Mysteries(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
LampLight Volume 5(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nights of the Living Dead Anthology(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Favorite Story Podcast Author Anthology(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apex Magazine February 2018(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Highways(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silverwood(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Horrorfind II(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight in the Pentagram(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Centralia: Epicenter(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halldark Holidays(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bludgeon Tools: Splatterpunk Anthology(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dissonant Harmonies(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Nights(2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Close to Midnight(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nursery Stories for Dumb Crotch Goblins(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
October Screams: A Halloween Anthology(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

An American writer who is primarily known for his horror and crime-fiction, along with his many comic books as well, the author Brian Keene has been writing for a number of years now, as his audience has been building steadily over the many years of his now highly regarded literary career. Winning various awards for his work, he is seen as being at the forefront of the recent trend in zombie fiction that has been enjoying mainstream appeal. Not only that, but he has also worked for a number of big name franchises as well, including such titles as Doctor Who, Superman and Hellboy.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 22nd of September in 1967, the author Brian Keene was brought up in Pennsylvania in the United States, before moving on to West Virginia as well, both places featuring heavily in his work later on, as he became a writer of much repute, creating a name for himself. The places would not only help to inspire him and his settings, but they also managed to provide him with the many experiences needed to create the narratives and characters within as well. All of this led up to him becoming the writer that he is today, as he took in his surroundings, along with establishing his love of literature and the written word.

Graduating from high-school he went straight into work serving for some time in the United States Navy for sometime aboard a landing platform dock, or LPD, working as a radioman for a period of time there, taking in a variety of different experiences over the duration of his stint positioned there. This also helped him to gain a worldly sense to his material, as he traveled around, giving his material an even greater level of depth than it would have had otherwise. It was then after his enlistment into the US Navy had ended that he went on to undertake a variety of other jobs as well.

Working in a whole diverse range of different roles following his time in the army, he undertook a variety of different positions such as truck driver, telemarketer, custodian, salesman, disc jockey, data entry clerk, repo man, foundry worker, daycare instructor, dockworker, store manager and bouncer. All of this is what he himself accredits to his writing of unique and interesting characters that manage to populate his novels. It has also worked in his favor in that it provides him with a great degree of material for his writing as well, enabling him to provide situations that he may not otherwise have created.

All of this has led to him becoming the successful writer that he currently is today, as he lives in York, Pennsylvania. He also maintains a weekly podcast titled ‘The Horror Show With Brian Keene’ that keeps its listeners updated with all the latest in horror. Not only that, but he works for charity as well, advocating for a group that’s called ‘Scares That Care’, which he helps fund-raise to this day for, as he continues to write.

Writing Career

Bringing out his first novel in 2003 with The Rising, Brian Keene is credited with bringing in the latest pop-cultural fascination with zombie folklore. This is an honor he shares with Robert Kirkman who wrote ‘The Walking Dead’, as they both created comic books on the subject too. With this influence being credited to him, he’s now seen as an influential figure within the horror publishing industry.

Winning awards, such as the 2001 Bram Stoker Award, which was given to him for a non-fiction title of his, he’s gained a large amount of success over the years. Not only is he critically acclaimed, but he’s commercially successful as well, Brian Keene has the best of both worlds when it comes to his work. With plenty more titles set to be released on the horizon as well, it’s clear that he’s showing no signs of stopping anytime soon, as his writing career grows from strength-to-strength.

The Rising

First published in 2003 in April, it was the first in a long running series of novels which were brought out through the Delirium publishing label. Setting up the franchise for the many subsequent novels that were to follow, this was a zombie horror themed title that was credited for helping start the recent fascination with the genre. Inspiring a number of filmmakers afterwards, along with a new generation of horror fanatics, it worked to create a style and tone all of its very own that was dark and foreboding.

Starting out with Jim Thurmond as its leading protagonist, it sees him navigate his way across a now zombie infested post-apocalyptic wasteland as he sets off to find his young son. Traveling alongside him is the preacher Martin who is determined to hold onto his faith despite the odds being stacked against him, and Frankie a now recovering heroin addict who is equally determined to survive. Going from state to each subsequent state, the group come across unspeakable horrors not only from the undead, but from their fellow man as well. Will they make it? Where is his son and is he still alive? Do they have what it takes to face up to the rising?

Dead Sea

Whilst the The Rising may have reignited an interest in zombies and the undead, this sought to take it one step further with a new series titled ‘Dead Sea’. One of two so far, it was first brought out in 2007 through the Leisure Books publishing house, as it attempted to replicate the success of his previous novels, whilst also taking it up a level in terms of suspense and horror. Whilst it may hold much of the now signature style and suspense that Brian Keene is famous for, it also manages to hold its own standing on its own two feet as a separate entity from his past works.

Featuring the story of Lamar Reed this time, a group of survivors attempt to make their way out of the zombie infested city to board an old Coast Guard ship that is situated out to sea. This will help to put a lot of water between all of them and the undead, but it appears that it isn’t quite the safe-haven they had hoped for as the boat becomes a deathtrap. Faced with no way of getting back to land they must deal with the zombie threat if they have any hope of surviving in the face almost sure death. Will they be able to get off the boat? Can they get back to mainland? What will become of them all as they face the horrors of the dead sea?

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