Amazon & The Beautiful Thing


October 4, 2013 by Laird

Amazon has chosen to make The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All a Kindle special for the month of October. 2 bucks is hard to beat. It’s rocketing up the Amazon charts–thank you to everyone who has helped make this book a success.

This collection marks the end of the cosmic horror arc that includes The Imago Sequence and Occultation. Now I’m buttoning up a new book with an Alaska theme–working title of Ardor. There’s a trace of the old lively awfulness in a couple of the pieces, but the majority of the stories veer sharply into psychological horror, crime, and thriller territory. More information to come in a few months.


The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

15 thoughts on “Amazon & The Beautiful Thing

  1. Bill Barnett says:

    Laird, this is really serendipdous.

    I already own The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All in hardback, but it just so happens that my new Kindle Paperwhite is scheduled to be delivered today!

    This is great timing on Amazon’s part. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. lilthundercloud says:

    Congratulations Laird!

  3. eric keys says:

    Reblogged this on Eric Keys and commented:
    I haven’t read The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All but it’s high on my “To Read”. Mr. Barron’s short stories are fantastic and his novel The Croning is stunningly good. Anyway, buy The Beautiful Thing!

    • Laird says:

      Thanks, Eric! I’m glad you enjoyed The Croning.

      • eric keys says:

        My pleasure. I wasn’t expecting to like The Croning, actually, as – with horror at least – I tend to like short fiction a lot more than novels. But The Croning delivered. In fact, the ending still haunts me.

        Part of the power of the novel came from having gone through your anthologized short stories that dealt with similar ideas and themes. The Croning – for me at least – was a sort of culmination of so much of what I have read of yours up to that point.

        Anyway, that’s part of the reason I’m so excited about your new book. I am chomping at the bit to read it!

      • Laird says:

        I think horror works best at short through novella length. But, man, Ghost Story by Peter Straub bucks that trend, as does Salem’s Lot and a handful of others…

      • eric keys says:

        I agree that there certainly are some notable exceptions!

  4. Kenton Sem says:

    Exciting – and intriguing – news about ‘Ardor’, Laird. Looking forward to it!

    • Laird says:

      Hi, Kenton. There are still a couple of pieces to put together (including a big original novella), but Ardor is looking like a book.

  5. […] his blog, Laird notes “This collection marks the end of the cosmic horror arc that includes The Imago […]

  6. […] this month – only two bucks!!  It’s a great deal.  You can read more about it on Laird’s blog or just go over to Amazon and get […]

  7. James McGlothlin says:

    Looking forward to Ardor!

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