Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Laird Barron

Laird Barron has a new collection coming out soon. Rejoice! !! His last, The Imago Sequence, was a major work and I expect this tome to be every bit as wonderful.

Surfing around, looking for info on his new book, Occultation, coming in May, I happened upon this posting on his blog.

“This isn't intended to be comprehensive, but here's a list (and feel free to add names in the comments) of some horror authors who've emerged over the past ten plus years. Any new writers looking to see who and what is shaping the horror field could do worse than to start here.* Note: these aren't horror authors per se, but individuals who have done significant work in the horror/dark fantasy field of late and whom I've personally enjoyed. In no particular order: Don Tumasonis Kelly Link Nathan Ballingrud Sarah Langan Charles Coleman Finlay Gemma Files Reggie Oliver Liz Williams Lee Thomas Nate Southard Lucy Sussex Mike Allen Barbara Roden Tom Piccirilli John Langan Cat Rambo (very little horror, but her work on the Surgeon's Tale with Jeff V. is amazing and there's a pretty dark undercurrent in a lot of her stuff)) Matt Cardin Jeff VanderMeer Elizabeth Bear Andy Duncan Anna Tambour Glen Hirshberg Stephen Graham Jones Joe Pulver Darren Speegle Gary Braunbeck Melanie Fazi Joe Hill Lynn Cesar Jennifer Pelland Wilum Pugmire (Wilum has been established for a while, but I sense he's recently come into more popularity) Caitlin Kiernan Sarah Monette Paul Tremblay Ed Morris Michael Kelly F.Brett Cox Michael Cisco Adam Golaski Joe Hill Norm Partridge ( I think Norm may have gotten his start a bit farther back, but he's another who's made his bones in the last decade) M. Rickert Nick Mamatas Lucy Corin Margo Lanagan Cody Goodfellow Melanie Tem Steve Rasnic Tem Steve BermanRay Vukcevich Claudia O'Keefe Albert Cowdrey Maurice Broaddus Will Ludwigsen Livia Llewellyn Nick Kaufmann (Richard Gavin Ian Rogers Simon Strantzas) AKA The Canadians Holly Phillips Dale Bailey Conrad Williams Simon Bestwick Elizabeth Hand Sarah Pinborough Mike O' Driscoll Stewart O'Nan George Saunders Nicholas Royle Joel Lane Gary McMahon Allyson Bird Marly Youmans Terry Lamsley PD Cacek Jeffrey Thomas Dale BaileyDaniel Abraham . . .”

Kiernan, Hand, Cisco, Roden, Langan, Bear, Link, Hill, Royle, Files, Tem, Lane, among others, well I’m delighted (and floored!) to see my name on that list w/ talent of that caliber. In my book, Kiernan, Hand, and Cisco, as well as Barron himself, (along w/ Tom Ligotti) are the finest writers working in the field.

Thanks, Laird.

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