BK: Dead Dreamers: A Celebration of Weird Fiction

10/28/2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

This event takes place at our Brooklyn location.

We celebrate the creepy spirit of the season with a cast of friends including Ryan Britt, Tobias Carroll, Laird Barron (The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All), John Langan, and Livia Llewellyn!

Ryan Britt will discuss a creepy selection from the New York Review of Books; Tobias Carroll will read and discuss work by Thomas Ligotti; Laird Barron reads from The Case Against Satan; John Langan reads a new work inspired by Ligotti; and Livia Llewellyn reads original weird fiction.

RSVP encouraged, but not required.

The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All: Stories Cover Image
By Laird Barron, Norman Partridge (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781597805537
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Published: Night Shade - July 2014

A third collection of stories from critically acclaimed and award-winning author Laird Barron, and the winner of the 2013 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Fiction Collection.

Over the course of two award-winning collections and a critically acclaimed novel, The Croning, Laird Barron has arisen as one of the strongest and most original literary voices in modern hor

Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe Cover Image
By Thomas Ligotti, Jeff VanderMeer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143107767
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 6th, 2015

Two terrifying classics by “the best kept secret in contemporary horror fiction” (The Washington Post)

Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147517579
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Published: Plume - November 24th, 2015

The perfect gift for anyone who embraces the joy of fandom and geeking out, this collection of essays celebrates the fans of Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Rings, and much more.

Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis.

The Case Against Satan Cover Image
By Ray Russell, Laird Barron (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143107279
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 13th, 2015

Before The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby, there was The Case Against Satan

The Rim of Morning: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror Cover Image
By William Sloane, Stephen King (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781590179062
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Published: NYRB Classics - October 6th, 2015

In the 1930s, William Sloane wrote two brilliant novels that gave a whole new meaning to cosmic horror. In To Walk the Night, Bark Jones and his college buddy Jerry Lister, a science whiz, head back to their alma mater to visit a cherished professor of astronomy.

From the fictional land of Carcosa that inspired the HBO show True Detective to H. P. Lovecraft’s accursed New England hills, this collection features some of the most legendary landscapes of the cosmic horror genre. The collection includes the following twelve stories:
Edgar Allan Poe, "MS. Found in a Bottle"
Bram Stoker, "The Squaw"

The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies Cover Image
By John Langan, Laird Barron (Afterword by), Jeffrey Ford (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781614980544
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Published: Hippocampus Press - April 30th, 2013

"I want to be like John Langan when I grow up, okay? He blends meticulously crafted traditional narratives with joyous genre-bending and narrative rule-breaking. His stories are fiercely smart, timely, timeless, heartbreaking, and of course, flat-out scary.