The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
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The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

by Laird Barron
Release date: August 13, 2013
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horrorweird fiction, short stories

2013 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection.

From Laird Barron, two-time Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of The Imago Sequence, Occultation, and The Croning, comes a new collection of cosmic horror...

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 horror and the dark fantastic. Melding supernatural horror with hardboiled noir, espionage, and a scientific backbone, Barron's stories have garnered critical acclaim and have been reprinted in numerous year’s best anthologies and nominated for multiple awards, including the Crawford, International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, Theodore Sturgeon, and World Fantasy awards.

Barron returns with his third collection, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All. Collecting interlinking tales of sublime cosmic horror, including "Blackwood's Baby," "The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven," and "The Men from Porlock," The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All delivers enough spine-chilling horror to satisfy even the most jaded reader.


  • Introduction by Norman Partridge
  • Blackwood’s Baby
  • The Redfield Girls
  • Hand of Glory
  • The Carrion Gods in Their Heaven
  • The Siphon
  • Jaws of Saturn
  • Vastation
  • The Men From Porlock
  • More Dark
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