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Subject: Brian Keene
Date Posted: 1/15/2008 1:13 PM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2008
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I searched and came up empty. Granted it's 12:06 PM and the day is far from ending. One of his books could be posted. I recommend (and I am sorry if he is listed, I am new and have not read ALL the posts yet) him if u like survival, zombie/monster and a great character development. I could read his books if they ALL were series, but so far there is only one I know of. I am not  a horror fanatic but I did fall in love with THE CONQUEROR WORMS and from there on I just couldn't get enough. He's got a dark sense of humor (read his blog sometime). I don't want to give anything away but PM if u want to know more about what I think about his books.

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 3:35 PM ET
Member Since: 10/15/2007
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Keene doesn't have a series.  City of the Dead is a sequel to The Rising, and Selected Scenes from the End of the world is set in The Rising universe, but has so far only been released as a limited edition HC (it's a book of short stories based on some readers, and helps explain some backstory of  The Rising, but there will be no more.).  There will be a trade paperback release this summer though.  All of Brian's works are linked to each other similar to Stephen King's universe, but you needn't read any of his books to appreciate the others (with the exception of the afore mentioned COTD).

Subject: re: Brian Keene
Date Posted: 1/15/2008 4:17 PM ET
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I did not know about Selected Scenes from the End of the world, unless its what I read about on the site and just can't think of the title. Is that listed on Brian Keene's website? I got a bulletin (sp?) on myspace about about of books for sale that I hadn't heard of. Couldn't afford any at the time. I will be looking forward to Dark Hollow.  

Date Posted: 1/15/2008 4:46 PM ET
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"The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World"  was originally released in 2006 as a 32-copy limited edition.  For a fee, Brian gathered personal information about the buyers, and wrote them as characters into the world of The Rising.  The book is broken up into "days", and each day features a different person.  The story starts on the 1st day of The Rising, and then follows it until (I believe) 11 days after the ending of COTD.  This book was then reprinted as a 500-copy signed and numbered editionin 2007(there was also a 175 copy version of the book  that could be ordered with variables, ie, ribbon bookmark, slipcase, etc that included a limitation page with the purchaser's name on it).  There are 3 different stories in this version, replacing the 3 stories from the original that the buyers did not sign off the rights to.  These books were published by Delirium Books, and are sold out.  There are plans to have this released as a trade paperback over the summer.  Brian is finishing up on a similar product for the world of Earthworm Gods (the original name of The Conqueror Worms).  The books you read about  in the bulletin (I didn't get it, but I know what they are) are "Kill Whitey", a new crime novel, two novellas, "Scratch", and "The Cage", and a high-end book called "Darkness on the Edge of Town".  These are all limited edition books that were offered for presale, ranging in price from $25 (for a trade edition of Kill Whitey) to $1250 (for a lettered edition of Darkness).  They are almost all sold out from the original publishers, but can surely be acquired from resellers (with the possible exception of Darkness).  My guess would be that Kill Whitey will see print as a mmpb at some point, the novellas: maybe some time in the future, not sure.  Keene also has a new limited edition book of short stories coming from Delirium this year, as well as one or two others. 

I have not read Dark Hollow myself, but the book was originally published a year or two back as a limited edition called "The Rutting Season".

 

Check out his blog at:  http://www.hailsaten.blogspot.com/

 

--steve