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Langan, John (John Paul)

Overview
Works: 16 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Horror tales  Short stories, American  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3555.L5937, 813.54
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Publications by John Langan
Most widely held works by John Langan
Mr. Gaunt and other uneasy encounters by John Langan( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
From award-nominated writer John Langan comes a collection of uneasy meetings. A frustrated professor and his graduate student assistant accompany a group of soldiers to a remote Scottish island to learn what is buried there. A man plays an audiotape left for him by his late father and is initiated into a family story of monstrous deeds. A student learns frightening lessons in a surreal tutoring center. A young couple struggles to make their stand against a group of inhuman pursuers in a ravaged landscape. And, in a new story, an artist discovers a mysterious statue whose completion becomes his obsession
The best horror of the year ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of twenty-one horror stories published in 2011, along with an essay that summarizes the achievements in the horror genre for novels, anthologies, magazines, and webzines
House of windows : a novel by John Langan( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
When a young writer finds himself cornered by a beautiful widow in the waning hours of a late-night cocktail party, he seeks at first to escape, to return to his wife and infant son, but the tale she weaves, of her missing husband, a renowned English professor, and her lost stepson, a soldier killed on a battlefield on the other side of the world, of phantasmal visions, a family curse, and a house ... the Belvedere House, a striking mansion whose features suggest a face, hidden just out of view, draws him in, capturing him. What follows is a deeply psychological ghost story of memory and malediction, loss and remorse
The fisherman by John Langan( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
"In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman's Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other's company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It's a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it"--Publisher
Creatures : thirty years of monsters ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
The wide, carnivorous sky and other monstrous geographies by John Langan( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
After death : [an anthology of dark and speculative fiction stories examining what may occur after we die] ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Painted monsters : & other strange beasts by Orrin Grey( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
If you love monsters-the macabre, the murderous, the misunderstood; the strange, the sinister, the sympathetic; the cinematic and the literary-you will find plenty to love in Orrin Grey's Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts
American psycho : a novel by Bret Easton Ellis( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated, intelligent. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. His nights he spends in ways we cannot begin to fathom. He is twenty-six years old and living his own American dream"--Bookcover flyleaf
The best horror of the year #8 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Sentence skills : a workbook for writers : form A by John Langan( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Groundwork for college reading by John Langan( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Preparation For College Writing by John Langan( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
New Cthulhu : the recent weird by Elizabeth Bear( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"In the early twenty-first century the best supernatural writers no longer imitate Lovecraft, but they are profoundly influenced by the genre and the mythos he created. New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird presents some of the best of this new Lovecraftian fiction--bizarre, subtle, atmospheric, metaphysical, psychological, filled with strange creatures and stranger characters--eldritch, unsettling, evocative, and darkly appealing."--Page 4 of cover
The year's best science fiction & fantasy by Rich Horton( file )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short fiction for the year 2010 featuring the work of such authors as Elizabeth Bear, Peter Watts, Rachel Swirsky, Steve Gould, and Jay Lake
Mammoth Books presents Monsters in Our Midst by Michael Marshall Smith( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Substitutions - Michael Marshall Smith Michael Marshall Smith recalls: "This story came about in the simplest way, the way I always enjoy most - something happening in real life that makes you think 'What if?' "Our household gets a lot of its food via an online delivery service, and one day when I was unpacking what had just been dropped at our house I gradually realised there was something ... not quite right about the contents of the bags. "There's two things that are strange about that experience. The first is that - given that every household is likely to buy at least some things in common - you don't realise straight away that you've been given the wrong shopping. You don't immediately think 'This is wrong', more like ... 'This is weird'. The second is how personal it is, gaining accidental access to this very tangible evocation of some other family's life. You can't help but wonder about the people the food was really destined for. "In real life, I just called up the delivery guy and got it sorted out: but in fiction, you might tackle things slightly differently . . ." Out Back - Garry Kilworth "'Out Back' was written for a group of friends," Kilworth recalls, "who appear as characters in the story under their initials, as I do myself. Those who know me well will recognise the protagonists. "Iken is a real village on the edge of the marshes behind Snape Maltings in Suffolk. Two years ago I wandered along the periphery of the reed beds which stretch down towards the coast as a green and golden sea, the waves created by the winds that blow across the flatlands. Looking at the church that sits on a knoll above the marshes I thought, 'This is a perfect setting for a horror story.' And so . . ." City of the Dog - John Langan "This story arose from my desire to see what I could do with the figure of the ghoul," reveals Langan, "and as I've tried to indicate within the narrative, I drew inspiration both from H.P. Lovecraft ('Pickman's Model') and Caitl{uFFFD}n R. Kiernan (Daughter of Hounds). "The miserable years in New York State's capital, though, were mine alone."
 
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Alternative Names
John Langan American horror writer
Langan, J. P.
Langan, J. P. 1969-
Langan, J. P. (John Paul)
Langan, J. P. (John Paul), 1969-
Langan, John 1969-
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English (22)
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