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New Treasures: The Fisherman by John Langan

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | Posted by John ONeill

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John Langan has had a stellar career. His first collection, Mr. Gaunt and Other Uneasy Encounters (Prime, 2008) was nominated for a Stoker Award, and his debut novel House of Windows (2010) was warmly received. But it was his second collection, The Wide Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies (Hippocampus Press, 2013), that really put him on the map, with plenty of folks praising it as one of the best collections of the year.

His second novel The Fisherman has all the markings of a breakout book. A novel of cosmic horror disguised as a tale of outdoor survival, The Fisherman looks like one of the strongest horror novels of the year. Laird Barron calls it “an epic, yet intimate, horror novel. Langan channels M. R. James, Robert E. Howard, and Norman Maclean. What you get is A River Runs through It… Straight to hell.”

The Fisherman was published by Word Horde — who’ve been doing some exceptional work recently — on June 30, 2016. It is 282 pages, priced at $16.99 in trade paperback and $6.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Albert Bierstadt. Check out the book video and more here.

5 Comments »

  1. Love Langan. Have the ebook, but it’s a few back in my backlog. Can’t wait to read it.

    Comment by ilgiallomondadori - August 4, 2016 4:44 am

  2. His story in The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu rocked! I want to check this out!

    Comment by Zeta Moore - August 4, 2016 8:01 am

  3. Just bought the eBook from Amazon. It has no cover available in the ordering process. But fortunately it has the cover (Puget Sound on the Pacific Coast, 1870”, by Albert Bierstadt) that the print version has when you download it. I guess Amazon didn’t have the rights to the image.

    Comment by Charles_Martel - September 25, 2016 4:00 pm

  4. Oops. Posted too soon. It just show The Fisherman by John Langan in my eBook thumbnails. It does have an image of the painting at the beginning of the book.

    Anyone know if that was an error on Word Horde’s part?

    Comment by Charles_Martel - September 25, 2016 4:05 pm

  5. Charles — good question! I don’t have the Kindle version, but I’ll take your word for it. I can sniff around at the Word Horde site and see what I can find out.

    Comment by John ONeill - September 25, 2016 11:04 pm


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