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:

Publication Order of The Rising Books

The Rising (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of the Dead (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deliverance (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Earthworm Gods Books

Earthworm Gods (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earthworm Gods: Selected Scenes from the End of the World (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Earthworm Gods II: Deluge (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Clickers Books

Clickers II (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clickers III (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clickers vs Zombies (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Levi Stoltzfus Books

Ghost Walk (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gathering of Crows (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last of the Albatwitches (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Last Zombie Books

The Last Zombie (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inferno (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Neverland (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Before the After (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead New World (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Lost Level Books

The Lost Level (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Return to the Lost Level (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hole in the World (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of The Bastards Books

King of the Bastards (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Throne of the Bastards (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of LeHorn's Hollow Books

Dark Hollow (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghost Walk (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Terminal (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rutting Season (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hollow (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ghoul (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Sea (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill Whitey (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castaways (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Urban Gothic (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shades (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Damned Highway (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Entombed (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Occurrence in Crazy Bear Valley (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complex (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pressure (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
School's Out (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Fire (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories Books

The Rise and Fall of Babylon (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rising (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Halves (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darkness on the Edge of Town (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scratch (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cage (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dust & Divorcing the Dead (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack's Magic Beans (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Take The Long Way Home (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tequila's Sunrise (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Alone (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sundancing (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crane House. A Halloween Story (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl on the Glider (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

No Rest for the Wicked (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
4 X 4 (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Talking Smack (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Rise and Fall of Babylon (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Rest At All (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear of Gravity (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Little Silver Book of Streetwise Stories (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unhappy Endings (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Infernally Yours (With: Edward Lee)(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Four Rode Out (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Zombies (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
INTERMUSINGS (With: )(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Page (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where We Live and Die (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Dark, All The Time (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Letters From A Nihilist (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Terminal (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Dead of Night (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doom Patrol, Volume 3 (With: )(2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Sympathy For The Devil (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Running with the Devil (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Fear (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leader of the Banned (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trigger Warnings (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
End of the Road (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best of Horrorfind(2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
New Dark Voices 2(2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
21st Century Dead(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dueling Minds(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mister October, Volume II - An Anthology in Memory of Rick Hautala(2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Operation Ice Bat(2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
X-Files: Trust No One(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seize the Night(2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nights of the Living Dead Anthology(2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silverwood(2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Best of Horrorfind II(2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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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