Brian Keene

Brian Keene writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the World Horror Grand Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad.
Hole in the World (Excerpt)

Hole in the World (Excerpt)

ONE RIDERS ON THE STORM At least they’re not talking much, Lucinda Hawkins thought as she eased the airport shuttle bus through the blizzard. Lucinda had been awake for seventeen hours straight, was well into overtime, and had a vicious migraine forming behind her...

Novel Excerpt: Return to the Lost Level

Novel Excerpt: Return to the Lost Level

Chapter 1 Notes from the Desert My name is Aaron Pace, and I’m writing this by hand in an accounting ledger that I found in an office building in the middle of the desert. The office building is old but new. By that, I mean it’s an old building, or at least it looks...

King of the Bastards (Excerpt)

[EXCERPT] THREE Misty New World ROGAN KEPT HIS EYES CLOSED, LISTENING TO THE SEAGULLS shrieking above, feeling the ruined vessel rock gently on the waves. Then he knew no more, until— “Uncle,” Javan shouted with exuberance. “We live still!” Rogan lay adhered to the...

A Revolution of One

I protected our country while you were sleeping. You voted every week on who should win American Idol, frantically trying to insure that your favorite candidate would go on to the next round—yet you couldn’t be bothered to go to the polling booth every few years to...

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