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Book Title: Occultation and Other Stories|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 737 KB
v The author of the book: Laird Barron
Edition: Night Shade Books
Date of issue: July 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9781597801928
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Read full description of the books Occultation and Other Stories:Laird Barron has emerged as one of the strongest voices in modern horror and dark fantasy fiction, building on the eldritch tradition pioneered by writers such as H. P. Lovecraft, Peter Straub, and Thomas Ligotti. His stories have garnered critical acclaim and been reprinted in numerous year's best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy Awards. His debut collection, The Imago Sequence and Other Stories, was the inaugural winner of the Shirley Jackson Award.
He returns with his second collection, Occultation. Pitting ordinary men and women against a carnivorous, chaotic cosmos, Occultation's eight tales of terror (two never before published) include the Theodore Sturgeon and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated story "The Forest" and Shirley Jackson Award nominee "The Lagerstatte." Featuring an introduction by Michael Shea, Occultation brings more of the spine-chillingly sublime cosmic horror Laird Barron's fans have come to expect.
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Read information about the authorI spent my youth in Alaska where I worked in the fishing and construction industries and raced sled dogs. I retired from racing around 1995, moved to Washington State, and dedicated myself to writing.
Gordon Van Gelder gave me my professional fiction debut when he published "Shiva, Open Your Eye" in the September issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. My debut collection, The Imago Sequence & Other Stories, was published in 2007 by Night Shade Books. My first novel, The Light Is the Darkness, was published in 2011 by Infernal House, followed by The Croning in 2012 from Night Shade Books.
I write stories with elements of crime and horror. I'm fond of pulp, historicals, science fiction, and noir. Typically, my work combines one or more of these elements with a horrific or weird supernatural intrusion. Cormac McCarthy, Roger Zelazny, Michael Shea, Anne Sexton, Martin Cruz Smith, Angela Carter, T.E.D Klein, Peter Straub--these are a few of my favorite authors and my light in the distance when it gets dark.
Scotch is my favorite drink. Roger Miller and Marty Robbins are my favorite singers. Blood Meridian is the best novel I've ever read. I consider earning the loyalty of my old dog my greatest accomplishment. Currently I live in the Hudson Valley and am at work on stories about the evil that men do.
Photo credit belongs to Ardi Alspach
Agent: Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management
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