This page of the bibliography covers single-author books by Laird Barron.

Last update: 16 SEPTEMBER 2017.



PUBLISHED BOOKS


The Imago Sequence and Other Stories

280 pages (HC). 
249 pages (ebook). 
256 pages (TPB).

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

Stories included:

  • "Hour of the Cyclops" (limited HC and regular TPB only)
  • "Old Virginia"
  • "Shiva, Open Your Eye"
  • "Procession of the Black Sloth"
  • "Bulldozer"
  • "Proboscis"
  • Hallucigenia
  • "Parallax"
  • "The Royal Zoo is Closed"
  • The Imago Sequence

 

  • Cover illustration by Eleni Tsami.
  • The collection was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award (2008, collection).
  • It was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award (2008, collection).
  • It was a finalist for the William L. Crawford - IAFA Fantasy Award (2008).
  • It placed 15th in the 2008 Locus Awards in the collection category.
  • It won the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award for the best collection.
  • The story "Hour of the Cyclops"was included in the limited hard cover release of The Imago Sequence and Other Stories but not in subsequent hard cover editions, or the electronic edition. It IS included in the trade paperback edition, but it is NOT listed on the copyright page or the table of contents.

 

Publication history:

2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (limited HC) Night Shade Books
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (HC) Night Shade Books
2007 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (ebook) Night Shade Books
2009 The Imago Sequence and Other Stories (TPB) Night Shade Books

Occultation and Other Stories

300 pages (HC). 
257 pages (ebook). 
256 pages (TPB).

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

Stories included:

  • "The Forest"
  • "Occultation"
  • "The Lagerstätte"
  • Mysterium Tremendum
  • "Catch Hell"
  • "Strappado"
  • The Broadsword
  • "--30--"
  • "Six Six Six"

 

  • Cover art by Matthew Jaffe.
  • The collection was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award (2011, Collection).
  • It placed 18th in the 2011 Locus Awards in the Collection category.
  • It won the 2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Collection.

 

Publication history: 

2010 Occultation and Other Stories (HC) Night Shade Books
2010 Occultation and Other Stories (ebook) Night Shade Books
2014 Occultation and Other Stories (audiobook) Audible Studios
2014 Occultation and Other Stories (TPB) Night Shade Books

The Light is the Darkness

182 pages (HC)
216 pages (TPB)

(Image credit: Arcane Wisdom)

(Image credit: Arcane Wisdom)

Stories included:

  • The Light is the Darkness

 

  • Cover and interior art by David Ho.

 

Publication history: 

2011 The Light is the Darkness (HC) Infernal House
2011 The Light is the Darkness (HC) Miskatonic Books
2012 The Light is the Darkness (TPB) Arcane Wisdom

The Croning

245 pages (HC)
320 pages (TPB)
352 pages (El Rito HC)

 

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)  

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

 

(Image credit: Valdemar)

(Image credit: Valdemar)

(Image credit: Edizioni Hypnos)  

(Image credit: Edizioni Hypnos)

 

Stories included:

  • The Croning

 

  • The Croning cover art by Cody Tilson.
  • El Rito translated by Rubén Martin.
  • El Rito cover art by [?].
  • La cerimonia translated by Andrea Bonazzi.
  • La cerimonia cover art by Ivo Torello.

 

Publication history:

2012 The Croning (HC) Night Shade Books
2012 The Croning (ebook) Night Shade Books
2012 The Croning (TPB) Night Shade Books
2012 The Croning (audiobook) Audible Studios
2015 El Rito (Spanish) (HC) Valdemar
2015 La cerimonia (Italian) (TPB) Edizioni Hypnos
2015 La cerimonia (Italian) (ebook) Edizioni Hypnos

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

280 pages (HC, ebook)
304 pages (TPB)

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

(Image credit: Night Shade Books)

Stories included:

  • "Blackwood's Baby"
  • "The Redfield Girls"
  • Hand of Glory
  • "The Carrion Gods in the Heaven"
  • "The Siphon"
  • "Jaws of Saturn"
  • "Vastation"
  • The Men From Porlock
  • "More Dark"

 

  • Cover art by Claudia Noble.
  • The collection won the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for best collection.
  • It placed 8th in the 2014 Locus Awards in the collection category.
  • It was nominated for the 2014 World Fantasy Award in the collection category.

 

Publication history: 

2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All (HC) Night Shade Books
2013 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All (ebook) Night Shade Books
2014 The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All (TPB) Night Shade Books

A Little Brown Book of Burials

123 pages (HC)

(Image credit: Borderlands Press)

(Image credit: Borderlands Press)

Stories included:

  • "Gamma"
  • "D T"
  • Man With No Name
  • "Babes in the Wilderness" (essay)

 

 

Publication history: 

2015 A Little Brown Book of Burials (HC) Borderlands Press

Hallucigenia

271 pages (TPB)
278 pages (ebook)

 

(Image credit: Golkonda Verlag)

(Image credit: Golkonda Verlag)

Stories included:

  • Hallucigenia
  • "Die Prozession des schwarzen Faultiers" ("Procession of the Black Sloth")
  • "Strappado"
  • Mysterium Tremendum

 

  • Translation by Jakob Schmidt.
  • Cover art by [?]

 

Publication history: 

2015 Hallucigenia (TPB) Golkonda Verlag
2015 Hallucigenia (ebook) Golkonda Verlag

X's for Eyes

98 pages

(Image credit: JournalStone)

(Image credit: JournalStone)

Stories included:

  • X's For Eyes

 

  • Cover art by Matthew Revert.

 

Publication history:

2015 X's for Eyes (TPB) Bizarro Pulp Press
2015 X's for Eyes (ebook) Bizarro Pulp Press

Man With No Name

106 pages

(Image credit: JournalStone)

(Image credit: JournalStone)

Stories included:

  • Man With No Name
  • "Blood and Stardust"

 

  • Cover art by Robert Grom.
  • The audiobook is unabridged and narrated by Feodor Chin. It does not include "Blood and Stardust".


Publication history: 

2016 Man With No Name (HC) JournalStone
2016 Man With No Name (ebook) JournalStone
2016 Man With No Name (TPB) JournalStone
2016 Man With No Name (audiobook) Blackstone Audio

ThE OCCULTATION

[?] pages

(Image credit: Mike Allen)

(Image credit: Mike Allen)

Stories included:

  • "The Occultation"

 

  • Cover art by [?].
  • Published as an exclusive chapbook as part of the Clockwork Phoenix 5 Kickstarter (funded in April 2015).


Publication history:

2016 The Occultation Mythic Delirium Books

SWIFT TO CHASE

296 pages

Image credit: JournalStone.

Image credit: JournalStone.

Cover by Chuck Killorn.

Introduction by Paul Tremblay

Stories included:

  • "Screaming Elk, MT"
  • "LD50"
  • "Termination Dust"
  • "Andy Kaufman Creeping Through the Trees"
  • "Ardor"
  • "the worms crawl in,"
  • (Little Miss) Queen of Darkness
  • "Ears Prick Up"
  • "Slave Arm"
  • "Black Dog"
  • "Frontier Death Song"
  • Tomahawk Park Survivors Raffle

Publication history:

2016 Swift to Chase (HC) JournalStone
2016 Swift to Chase (TPB) JournalStone
2016 Swift to Chase (e-book) JournalStone

OKULTACE a jiné POVÍDKY

315 pages

(Image credit: Laser Books)

(Image credit: Laser Books)

  • "The Forest"
  • "Occultation"
  • "The Lagerstätte"
  • Mysterium Tremendum
  • "Catch Hell"
  • "Strappado"
  • The Broadsword
  • "--30--"
  • "Six Six Six"

 

  • This is a Czech language edition of Occultation and Other Stories.
  • Translation by Milan Žáček
  • Cover art by Yves Tourigny

Ta nádherná věc, jež na nás všechny čeká

384 pages

(Image Credit: XB-1)

(Image Credit: XB-1)

  • Blackwoodův synek (Blackwood’s Baby, 2011)

  • Redfieldská děvčata (The Redfield Girls, 2010)

  • Magická ruka (Hand of Glory, 2012)

  • Mrchožravá božstva na výšinách svých (The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven, 2011)

  • Jizva (The Siphon, 2011)Saturnův chřtán (Jaws of Saturn, 2013)

  • Vastace (Vastation, 2010)

  • Muži z Porlocku (The Men from Porlock, 2011)

  • Více tmy (More Dark, 2012)

 

  • This is a Czech language edition of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All and Other Stories.
  • Translation by Jakub Němeček
  • Cover art by Karl Wennergren

UNPUBLISHED BOOKS


ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE

[unknown] pages

(Image credit: JournalStone)

(Image credit: JournalStone)

Stories included: [?]

 

  • Cover art by [?]
  • The projected release date is Summer 2016 [Facebook]

Cult of the Bird Eaters

[unknown] pages


Stories included: [?]

 


TRAVELING SLAUGHTER HOUSE

[unknown] pages

 

  • Unknown project sold to G.P. Putnam's Sons, due to be published in 2017. [Source]

BLOOD STANDARD

336 pages

(Image credit: Penguin Random House)

(Image credit: Penguin Random House)

 

  • Crime novel to be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in early 2018. [Source] [Source
  • "Isaiah Coleridge is a mob contract killer in Alaska. As you’d expect, he’s pretty tough, seen a lot, dished out more.  But a walrus slaughter proves too much for him, and he puts a stop to it. Too bad the hunter shooting the walruses is a made guy. Isaiah finds himself in the kind of trouble that gets you a bullet behind the ear. That’s not the way it plays out, but only because he’s rescued by the one man he doesn’t want to see: his father.
    Saved and exiled to upstate New York, Isaiah begins a new life. A quiet life. A life without gunshots or explosions. Except a young girl disappears and Isaiah being Isaiah isn’t one to let that slip by. And delving into the underworld to track this missing girl will get him exactly the kind of notice he was warned to avoid. Meanwhile, his former comrades in Alaska aren’t in the mood to let sleeping dogs lie or old vendettas go unpursued…" [WP_160513]

(ISAIAH COLERIDGE BOOK 2)

[unknown] pages

 

  • Crime novel to be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
  • "Isaiah Coleridge is a mob contract killer in Alaska. As you’d expect, he’s pretty tough, seen a lot, dished out more.  But a walrus slaughter proves too much for him, and he puts a stop to it. Too bad the hunter shooting the walruses is a made guy. Isaiah finds himself in the kind of trouble that gets you a bullet behind the ear. That’s not the way it plays out, but only because he’s rescued by the one man he doesn’t want to see: his father.
    Saved and exiled to upstate New York, Isaiah begins a new life. A quiet life. A life without gunshots or explosions. Except a young girl disappears and Isaiah being Isaiah isn’t one to let that slip by. And delving into the underworld to track this missing girl will get him exactly the kind of notice he was warned to avoid. Meanwhile, his former comrades in Alaska aren’t in the mood to let sleeping dogs lie or old vendettas go unpursued…" [WP_160513]