Brian Keene (Photo Credit: John A. Pavoncello)
Brian Keene is an American author of horror, dark fantasy, crime and thriller novels, graphic novels and comic books. His novel The Rising is credited with helping to inspire pop culture’s fascination with zombies, alongside Robert Kirkman‘s Walking Dead series and the film 28 Days Later. His films Ghoul, The Ties That Bind and Fast Zombies Suck have been adapted for film (and several others are in development or have been optioned). Keene has written for such franchises as Doctor Who, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe and Superman. He lives in rural Pennsylvania and has two sons.

Brian Keene made his debut as a published author in 2001 with the collection No Rest for the Wicked. Below is a list of Brian Keene’s books in order of when they were originally published:

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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.com
Earthworm Gods II: Deluge (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Clickers Books

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

Publication Order of Levi Stoltzfus Books

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

Publication Order of The Last Zombie Books

Publication Order of Lost Level Books

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

Publication Order of The Bastards Books

(with Steven L. Shrewsbury)

King of the Bastards (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Throne of the Bastards (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Curse of the Bastards (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of LeHorn's Hollow Books

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

Publication Order of The Labyrinth Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Terminal (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hollow (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ghoul (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dead Sea (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Kill Whitey (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Castaways (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Urban Gothic (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shades (With: Geoff Cooper) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Damned Highway (With: Nick Mamatas) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Entombed (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Complex (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pressure (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
School's Out (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
White Fire (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suburban Gothic (With: Bryan Smith) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

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

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

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

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

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

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

Publication Order of The X-Files Books

Goblins (By: Charles L. Grant) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ground Zero (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Whirlwind (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ruins (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hunter (By: Charles L. Grant) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Antibodies (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Skin (By: Ben Mezrich) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fight the Future (By: Elizabeth Hand) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Want to Believe (By: Max Allan Collins) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
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.com
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.com
Perihelion (By: Claudia Gray) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Shivers Books

(with Stephen King, Bev Vincent, Brian Hodge, Al Sarrantonio, Lisa Tuttle, Glen Hirshberg, Richard T. Chizmar, Peter Straub, Blake Crouch, Richard Thomas, Wayne Allen Sallee, David B. Silva, Melanie Tem, Robert Morrish, Brian James Freeman, Scott Nicholson, Kealan Patrick Burke, Nate Southard, Norman Prentiss, Jay Bonansinga, Jack Kilborn, Alan Ryan)

Shivers (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers II (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers III (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers VI (With: Stephen King,Bev Vincent,Brian Hodge,Al Sarrantonio,Lisa Tuttle,Glen Hirshberg,Richard T. Chizmar,Peter Straub,Blake Crouch,Richard Thomas,Wayne Allen Sallee,David B. Silva,Melanie Tem,Robert Morrish,Brian James Freeman,Scott Nicholson,Kealan Patrick Burke,Nate Southard,Norman Prentiss,Jay Bonansinga,Jack Kilborn,Alan Ryan) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shivers VII (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

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

Notes: The Clickers series is written with J.F. Gonzales. The Last Zombie was written with Fred Perry. Shades was written with Geoff Cooper. The Damned Highway was written with Nick Mamatas. King of the Bastards was written with Steven L. Shrewksbury. Earthworm Gods was originally titled The Conqueror Worms.

4 x 4 also has stories by Geoff Cooper, Michael T. Huyck and Michael Oliveri. The Rise and Fall of Babylon also has stories by John Urbancik. Infernally Yours also has stories by John Everson, Charlee Jacob, Edward Lee, John Shirley and Maynard Sims. Four Rode Out also has stories by Tim Curran, Tim Lebbon and Steve Vernon. Zombies: The Recent Dead also has stories by Max Brooks, Tobias S. Buckell, Neil Gaiman, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Kelly Link and Kit Reed. Intermusings also includes stories by Brian A. Hopkins, Patricia Lee Macomber, Stephen Mark Rainey, John B. Rosenman, Richard Rowand, Brett Alexander Savory and David Niall Wilson. Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road also includes stories by J.F. Gonzalez, Ryan Harding, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Shane McKenzie, Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith, Nate Southard and Wrath James White.

The Crane House was written with Kealan Patrick Burke, Al Sarrantonio, Rick Hautala, Bev Vincent, Brian Freeman, James A. Moore, James Newman, Ronald Kelly, Norman Prentiss, and Ray Garton. Terminal: The Play was written with Roy C. Booth. Dust/Divorcing the Dead was written with Kelli Owen.

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Brian Keene Synopsis: The Rising by Brian Keene is the first book in the Rising series. It is the story of Jim Thurmond, a determined father battling his way across a post-apocalyptic zombie landscape, to find his young son. Accompanied by Martin, a preacher still holding to his faith, and Frankie, a recovering heroin addict with an indomitable will to survive, Jim travels from state to state and town to town, facing an endless onslaught of undead hordes, and the evils perpetrated by his fellow man.

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