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Publication Order of The Rising Books

Publication Order of The Earthworm Gods Books

Earthworm Gods / The Conqueror Worms (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Earthworm Gods II: Deluge (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Clickers Books

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

Publication Order of Levi Stoltzfus Books

Ghost Walk (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gathering of Crows (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last of the Albatwitches (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Zombie Books

Publication Order of Lost Level Books

The Lost Level (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Return to the Lost Level (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hole in the World (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Bastards Books

with Steven L. Shrewsbury
King of the Bastards (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Throne of the Bastards (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curse of the Bastards (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of LeHorn's Hollow Books

Dark Hollow / The Rutting Season (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Walk (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Labyrinth Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Terminal (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hollow (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghoul (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Sea (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kill Whitey (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castaways (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Urban Gothic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shades (With: Geoff Cooper) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Damned Highway (With: Nick Mamatas) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Entombed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Complex (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pressure (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
School's Out (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
White Fire (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Suburban Gothic (With: Bryan Smith) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thor: Metal Gods (With: Yoon Ha Lee,Jay Edidin,Aaron Stewart-Ahn) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Island of the Dead (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Terminal: The Play (With: Roy C. Booth) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Dead of Night (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doom Patrol, Volume 3 (With: Keith Giffen) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Jobs in Hell (With: Kelly Laymon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sympathy For The Devil (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Running with the Devil (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Fear (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leader of the Banned (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trigger Warnings (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unsafe Spaces (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Other Words (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
End of the Road (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

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

Origin of Hordak (With: Keith Giffen) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Origin of Skeletor #1 (By: Joshua Hale Fialkov) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The X-Files Books

Goblins (By: Charles L. Grant) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ground Zero (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whirlwind (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ruins (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antibodies (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skin (By: Ben Mezrich) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fight the Future (By: Elizabeth Hand) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Want to Believe (By: Max Allan Collins) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
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)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truth Is Out There (By: Jonathan Maberry,Kelley Armstrong,David Farland,Rachel Caine,Hank Schwaeble,Kami Garcia,Jon McGoran,Hank Phillippi Ryan) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perihelion (By: Claudia Gray) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best of Horrorfind(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excitable Boys(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers II(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of New Terror(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Walk on the Darkside(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Undead(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 16(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
4 Fear of...(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Laymon's Terms(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Book of NECON(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smoke and Mirrors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Dark Voices 2(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Infernally Yours(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shroud 7(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hungry for Your Love(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers VI(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dust & Divorcing the Dead(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Dead 2(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Rode Out(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Conditions(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies: The Recent Dead(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shroud 11(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crane House(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
21st Century Dead(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Extreme Zombies(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dueling Minds(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mister October, Volume II(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Piercing the Darkness(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
In The Dark(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Operation Ice Bat(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fossil Lake II(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex Magazine Issue 69(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Giallo Fantastique(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trust No One(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex Magazine Issue 75(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seize the Night(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unearthed(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Georgetown Haunts and Mysteries(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
LampLight Volume 5(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nights of the Living Dead Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Favorite Story Podcast Author Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apex Magazine February 2018(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Highways(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 4: An Anthology of Collaborations(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silverwood(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Horrorfind II(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight in the Pentagram(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halldark Holidays(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bludgeon Tools: Splatterpunk Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dissonant Harmonies(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Halloween Nights(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Close to Midnight(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nursery Stories for Dumb Crotch Goblins(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Corners of the Old Dominion: A Virginia Horrors Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
October Screams: A Halloween Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Splatterpunk's Basement of Horrors(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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