Laird Barron Discusses His Weird World War IV Story, “The Big Whimper” on Chthonica

Laird Barron discusses his character, Rex, in his Weird World War IV story, “The Big Whimper” on the Chthonica podcast. Check out the full interview below. You can find his discussion on Rex at the 38:56-minute mark.

Greg Greene and Laird Barron, “Laird Barron on the worlds, metaphysics, influences, and – yes – dogs in his horror fiction”, Chthonica, 30 June 2021

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Cover Reveal: Weird World War IV

I’m very excited to reveal the cover of Weird World War IV!

The anthology’s expected release is in Spring 2022 and includes a star-studded lineup of authors such as:

  • Weston Ochse
  • Jonathan Maberry
  • Maurice Broaddus and Rodney Calstrom
  • Nina Kiriki Hoffman
  • Laird Barron
  • John Langan
  • T.C. McCarthy
  • Deborah A. Wolf
  • Steven Barnes
  • Martin L. Shoemaker
  • Erica Satifka
  • Brian Trent
  • Nick Mamatas
  • Eric James Stone
  • D.J. Butler
  • Stephen Lawson
  • Michael Z Williamson and “Freddy Costello”
  • Julie Frost
  • David VonAllmen
  • Kevin Andrew Murphy
  • Brad R Torgersen

And if you haven’t ordered a copy of Weird World War III yet, click on the link below! It also comes out in mass market paperback on September 28th.


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Weird World War III: Twenty-Fourth Week Sales Report

A Book Launch in the Time of COVID-19 and Cyberwar (Continued)

In the first twenty-four weeks since launch, BookScan reported a total of 509 Weird World War III US retail print sales.

Below are the BookScan US trade paperback sales as reported by Amazon for the period of March 15th through March 21st by geography. As a reminder, BookScan compiles point-of-sales data from ~10,000 retailers throughout the US, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Target, and Buy.Com. Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club do not participate. As such, BookScan estimates that this point-of-sales data represent about 75% of all brick-and-mortar and online retail print book sales in the US. It does not include ebook sales, sales outside the US, sales to libraries, or used book sales.

According to Bookscan, Weird World War III sold 8 copies last week, a slight increase from the 7 copies sold in week twenty-three.

Amazon reviews for Weird World War III remained flat at 36 ratings versus the prior week.

Again, if you’re reading this and still haven’t purchased a copy yet, please do. All you need do is click one of the links below. If you have purchased a copy, thank you so much. If you don’t mind doing a quick Amazon review, I would be even more grateful.

Stay tuned for next week’s report. Onward!



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Weird World War III: Twenty-Third Week Sales Report

A Book Launch in the Time of COVID-19 and Cyberwar (Continued)

In the first twenty-three weeks since launch, BookScan reported a total of 501 Weird World War III US retail print sales.

Below are the BookScan US trade paperback sales as reported by Amazon for the period of March 8th through March 14th by geography. As a reminder, BookScan compiles point-of-sales data from ~10,000 retailers throughout the US, including Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Target, and Buy.Com. Retailers such as Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club do not participate. As such, BookScan estimates that this point-of-sales data represent about 75% of all brick-and-mortar and online retail print book sales in the US. It does not include ebook sales, sales outside the US, sales to libraries, or used book sales.

According to Bookscan, Weird World War III sold 7 copies last week, a decrease from the 14 copies sold in week twenty-two.

Amazon reviews for Weird World War III increased to 36 ratings versus the prior week.

Again, if you’re reading this and still haven’t purchased a copy yet, please do. All you need do is click one of the links below. If you have purchased a copy, thank you so much. If you don’t mind doing a quick Amazon review, I would be even more grateful.

Stay tuned for next week’s report. Onward!



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