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Domination of Black

Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl

Name:
Laird Barron
Birthdate:
5 March 1901
External Services:
  • imago1@livejournal.com
Born and raised in Alaska, I did time in the wilderness. I raced in several Iditarods. Later, I got the hell out and migrated to Washington State where I devoted myself to American Combato, reading guys like Parker, Ellroy, and McCarthy, and lifting a lot of iron. At night I wrote tales that smash up noir, crime and horror.

I prefer scotch and the company of an old, loyal dog.

I am the author of several books including The Imago Sequence and The Croning. My work has been reprinted in numerous year’s best anthologies and nominated for multiple honors, including the World Fantasy, International Horror Guild, Sturgeon, Crawford, Locus, and Shirley Jackson awards. I currently reside in Upstate New York and I’m writing a novel about the evil that men do.


Bibliography
Novels

The Croning, Night Shade Books 2012
The Light is the Darkness, Bloodletting Press 2011

Collections

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All, Night Shade Book 2013
Occultation, Night Shade Books 2010
The Imago Sequence & Other Stories, Night Shade Books 2007; Trade paperback 2009

Anthologies

Wilde Stories 2013 Lethe 2013
Halloween: Magic, Mystery & the Macabre Prime Books 2013
Suffered from the Night Lethe Press 2013
Blood Type Nightscape Press 2013
Tales of Jack the Ripper Word Horde 2013
The Best Horror of the Year 5 Night Shade Books 2013
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2012 ed Prime Books 2013
Hypnos 2013
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination 2013
Dark Faith 2 Apex Books 2012
Heiresses of Russ Lethe 2012
Ghosts: Recent Hauntings Prime Books 2012
A Season in Carcosa Miskatonic River Press 2012
The Book of Cthulhu 2 Night Shade Books 2012
Fungi Innsmouth Free Press 2012
The Best Horror of the Year 4 Night Shade Books 2012
Horror For Good: A Charitable Anthology (Volume 1) Cutting Block Press 2012
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2011 ed Prime 2011
The Book of Cthulhu Night Shade Books 2011
Blood & Other Cravings Tor 2011
Ghosts by Gaslight HarperCollins 2011
Supernatural Noir Dark Horse 2011
The Best Horror of the Year 3 Night Shade Books 2011
New Cthulhu Prime Books 2011
Creatures Prime Books 2011
Wilde Stories 2011 Lethe 2011
Wilde Stories 2010 Lethe 2010
Haunted Legends Tor Books 2010
Cthulhu's Reign DAW Books 2010
The Best Horror of the Year 2 Night Shade Books 2010
Black Wings PS Publishing 2010
Lovecraft Unbound Dark Horse Comics 2009
The Best Horror of the Year 1 Night Shade Books 2009
Poe Solaris 2009
The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 21 2008
Clockwork Phoenix Norilana Press 2008
Year's Best Fantasy 8 Tachyon 2008
The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy Del Rey 2008
Jack Haringa Must Die! 2008
Inferno Tor 2007
Year's Best Fantasy 7 Tachyon 2007
Trochu divné kusy 2 2006
Fantastyka Number 4 2006
The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 19 St. Martin's 2006
Horror: Best of 2005 Prime 2006
Fantasy: Best of 2005 Prime 2006
Year's Best Fantasy 6 Tachyon 2006
The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 18 St Martin's 2005
The Three-Lobed Burning Eye Annual Volume No. 2 Legion Press 2005
The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror 17 St Martin's 2004

Stories

"Black Dog" Halloween 2013
"Ardor" Suffer the Night 2013
"Slave Arm" Blood Type 2013
"Jaws of Saturn" The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All 2013
"Nemesis" Primeval 2013
"Termination Dust" Tales of Jack the Ripper 2013
"LD50" Weaponized 2013
"Blood & Stardust" The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination 2013
"a strange form of life" Dark Faith 2 2012
"More Dark" The Revelator 2012
"Frontier Death Song" Nightmare Magazine 2012
Hand of Glory The Book of Cthulhu 2 2012
"D T," A Season in Carcosa 2012
"Gamma," Fungi 2012
"The Men from Porlock," The Book of Cthulhu (Night Shade Books) 2011
"The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven" Supernatural Noir 2011
"The Siphon," Blood & Other Cravings 2011
"Blackwood's Baby," Ghosts by Gaslight 2011
The Broadsword, Black Wings 2010
"Six Six Six," Occultation 2010
Mysterium Tremendum, Occultation 2010
"--30--," Occultation 2010
"Vastation," Cthulhu's Reign 2010
"The Redfield Girls," Haunted Legends 2010
"Catch Hell," Lovecraft Unbound 2009
"Strappado," Poe 2009
"The Lonely Death of Agent Haringa," Kill Jack Haringa 2008
"Occultation," Clockwork Phoenix 2008
"The Lagerstätte," Del Rey Book of Science Fiction & Fantasy 2008
"The Forest," Inferno 2007
Procession of the Black Sloth, The Imago Sequence & Other Stories 2007
"The Royal Zoo is Closed," Phantom # Zero 2006
Hallucigenia, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2006
"Parallax," SCI FICTION 2005
The Imago Sequence, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2005
"Proboscis," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2005
"Bulldozer," SCI FICTION 2004
"Old Virginia," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2003
"Shiva, Open Your Eye," The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction 2001
"Hour of the Cyclops," Three-Lobed Burning Eye 2000

Other writing

"In the Shadows of the Pines." Afterword to The Collected Stories of Karl Edward Wagner by Centipede Press 2011
"Beyond Love, Sex, and the Heat Death of the Universe." Introduction to Engines of Desire, by Livia Llewellyn 2011
"Calling into the Darkness." Publishers Weekly essay 2010
"Heart of the North." Introduction to Ballad of the Northland by Jason Barron 2010
"Death's Head Blues." Introduction to Sin & ashes by Joseph S. Pulver Hippocampus 2010
"No Escape." Introduction to The Ones that Got Away by Stephen Graham Jones Prime Books 2010
"Stalking Through the Jungles of Night." Afterword to limited edition of Peter Straub's Koko Centipede Press 2010
"Vistas of Evil Splendor." Introduction to The Darkly Splendid Realm by Richard Gavin Dark Regions Press 2009
"Dark Star: The Michael Shea Experience." An introduction to The Autopsy & Other Tales, Centipede Press, 2008
"Twenty-First Century Ghosts." Essay for Locus, May 2007
"Quietly, Now." Essay for Erobos: The New Darkness #1, Summer 2007

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