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Occultation by [Laird Barron, Michael Shea]

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Occultation Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 224 ratings

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“Another brilliant engagement with weird fiction from a writer fast becoming a modern master.”
—Jeff VanderMeer, author of
Annihilation and Finch

"Relentlessly readable, highly atmospheric, sharply and often arrestingly written—Barron’s prose style resembles, by turns, a high-flown Jim Thompson mixed with a pulp Barry Hannah."
Slate

"Laird Barron has, in a remarkably short period of time, emerged as one of the leading writers of contemporary weird fiction."
—S. T. Joshi

“With sharp prose and wise, original stories, Barron has repeatedly proven himself one of the strongest voices in the field. This collection is a must read.”
—Sarah Langan, author of
Audrey’s Door and The Keeper

“Laird Barron is one of those writers who makes other writers want to break their pencils. I’m serious. His work is that good. Worse than that, he’s an original (damn him!), and the finest writer to join the ranks of the dark fantastic in a long, long time.”
—Norman Partridge, author of
Dark Harvest and Lesser Demons

“For my money, Laird Barron is far and away the best of the new generation of horror writers.”
—Michael Shea, World Fantasy Award-winning author of
Polyphemus

“…one senses that he has the potential to change the expectations of the next generation of readers by elevating the genre to a new standard of excellence.”
—Lucius Shepard, author of
Trujillo

“If you think there aren’t any new Richard Mathesons or Harlan Ellisons out there, you need to read Laird Barron.”
—Stewart O’Nan, bestselling author of
A Prayer for the Dying

“Heartbreaking, hilarious, sophisticated, and gory, these stories will thrill, trouble, and haunt Barron’s fans and have newcomers scrambling to search for his other work.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review --This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Laird Barron is the author of the novel The Croning and three collections of short fiction: The Imago Sequence, Occultation, and The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. His work has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. An expatriate Alaskan, Barron currently resides in the wilds of upstate New York.

Michael Shea is an American fantasy, horror, and science fiction author. He is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, and has been nominated for Nebula and Hugo awards. Shea lives in Healdsburg, California. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07H46XWJZ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Night Shade Books; 1st edition (July 1, 2010)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 1, 2010
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 518 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 257 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 224 ratings

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Laird Barron is an expat Alaskan. Currently, Barron lives in the Rondout Valley and is at work on tales about the evil that men do.

(photo courtesy Ardi Alspach)

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4.3 out of 5
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4.0 out of 5 stars No 'new Lovecraft' but decent enough modern weird-ish horror.
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