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Fear of Gravity

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Brian Keene, bestselling author of The Rising, City of the Dead, and Terminal, unleashes his most powerful short story collection yet. As in life, there are no happy endings, and no matter how high one flies, theres always gravity.
Paperback, 229 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Delirium Books (first published 2004)
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Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: delirium
Short stories that were written between 2002 – 2004.

This is copy 311 of 400 signed and numbered hardcover copies printed. Signed by Brian Keene.
Jonathan Echevarria
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fear of Gravity collects the best of Brian Keene's early work. Some notable examples include the early prototypes of Earthworm Gods and Castaways, as well a prequel to Dark Hollow. What I loved the most about this book was the inclusion of Purple Reign which also appeared in Dueling Minds. Purple Reign centers around a young 14 year old boy who struggles to help his single mother and sister survive a supernatural disaster. A blue air balloon crashed over his town spilling a purple mist that quickly transformed to rain and showered the entir ...more
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a rock solid collection of stories by Keene that is the basis for many of his past and future books. Castaways is now a full length novel, Red Wood is part of The Dark Hollow/Ghost Walk series, The Garden Where My Rain Grows is a sequel to Earthworm Gods, and Marriage Causes Cancer in Rats feels exactly like Terminal, which was written at the same time. These stories in themselves are entertaining because of the links they contain to other Keene works. But obviously there is some strong ...more
Dec 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
This is a collection of short stories from Brian Keene including the beginning seeds for Castaways and half of The Conqueror Worms.

As little nuggets for fans of Keene's other works, there is the pre-stories for both The Rising and Dark Hollow/Ghost Walk.

All good, but the hands down winner is the short story 'The King', in: Yellow. A tight little tail that modernizes the classic.

Brian has mentioned that he will be looking to have this book republished in the near future. When it happens, don't miss
Aug 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror-general
Being a fan of the Keene universe, with the Demonolateria, a pantheon of apocalypse-inducing beings, evil wooded areas and all, Fear of Gravity gives readers tastes of doom and provides me with a fix until his next full-length novel (and other things on the way) is (are) released.
Kurt Criscione
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: antho, horror
one of the first anthos i ever sat down and read cover to cover.
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BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have be ...more