Josh Malerman is an American author who burst onto the scene with his debut novel Bird Box. The book was made into a film by Netflix starring Sandra Bullock that was a major hit for the streaming service and spawned many memes.

In addition to being a novelist, Malerman is also the singer/songwriter of The High Strung. The Detroit rock band toured for years, playing an average of 250 shows per year and Malerman did much of his writing in the passenger seat of vans while on tour. It was a good friend of his who read the book and asked his permission to send it to some people he knew, and the rest is history. Despite his success as a writer, Malerman is still working on a new album with the High Strung.

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Publication Order of Bird Box Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Black Mad Wheel (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unbury Carol (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inspection (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Pearl / On This, the Day of the Pig (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Daphne (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Incidents Around the House (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ghastle and Yule (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A House at the Bottom of a Lake (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Jupiter Drop (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
One Last Transformation (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Goblin in Six Novellas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spin a Black Yarn (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Creature Feature Collection Books

The Pram (By: Joe Hill) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ankle Snatcher (By: Grady Hendrix) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
It Waits in the Woods (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Best of Luck (By: Jason Mott) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Big Bad (By: Chandler Baker) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Gutted(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chiral Mad 3(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Signals(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
I Can Taste the Blood(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Scary Out There(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Unnerving Magazine Issue #6(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Highways(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
You, Human(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Doorbells at Dusk(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Phantoms(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hark! the Herald Angels Scream(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Weird Tales #363: The Return of The Magazine That Never Dies(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shock Totem 11(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Miscreations(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Don’t Turn Out the Lights(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When Things Get Dark(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Beyond the Veil(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Revelations(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Orphans of Bliss(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Stars: New Tales of Darkest Horror(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Hideous Book of Hidden Horrors(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Chiral Mad 5(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
House of Haunts(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Christmas and Other Horrors(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Qualia Nous: Vol. 2(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Good, The Bad, & The Uncanny(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fears: Tales of Psychological Horror(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Darkest Night(2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Josh Malerman Books, You’ll Love…

Bird Box is Malerman’s debut novel and this one is a doozy. There is something terrible out there that is driving people to deadly violence when they see it. No one knows what it is, or why this is happening, they just know they can’t look. Five years after the trouble started, Malorie and her two young children are trying to survive. She has a dream of getting them someplace safe, but the journey will be dangerous as they will need to be blindfolded. One look at this thing and it will happen to them too.

Malerman followed that book up with Unbury Carol. The book follows Carol Evers who has a unique and dark secret: she’s died man times and she always comes back. Her deaths are never final and she wakes up as if from a coma. Only two people know of her condition and one of them is seeking to take advantage of it and steal her money. The other is a long lost love, an outlaw, who will have to come to save her from the dreadful plan.

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