Black Helicopters

Black Helicopters

A dark jewel of a novella, this definitive edition of Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Black Helicopters is the expanded and completed version of the World Fantasy Award-nominated original.

Just as the Signalman stood and faced the void in Agents of Dreamland, so it falls to Ptolema, a chess piece in her agency’s world-spanning game, to unravel what has become tangled and unknowable.

Something strange is happening on the shores of New England. Something stranger still is happening to the world itself, chaos unleashed, rational explanation slipped loose from the moorings of the known. Two rival agencies stare across the Void at one another. Two sisters, the deadly, sickened products of experiments going back decades, desperately evade their hunters.

An invisible war rages at the fringes of our world, with unimaginable consequences and Lovecraftian horrors that ripple centuries into the future.

Title:Black Helicopters
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250191137
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About CaitlĂ­n R. Kiernan

CaitlĂ­n Rebekah Kiernan (born 26 May 1964) is the author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels; many comic books; and more than two hundred published short stories, novellas, and vignettes. She is also the author of scientific papers in the field of paleontology.


    Black Helicopters Reviews

  • Jason

    5 Stars Black Helicopters by Caitlin R. Kiernan is a new weird horror novella by one of my very, very, favorite authors writing today. I am a massive fan boy of all things written by Kiernan. She is m...

  • Tim Martin

    I am going to be upfront and honest about this book and say it outright; I didn’t understand this book. I don’t quite know what happened through the story, the central theme, the motivations of th...

  • Steve

    I don't know why I keep trying to read Lovecraft-influenced books. With very few exceptions, I don't like them, I don't like the threat of the eternal darkness, and they generally don't end well. Yet ...

  • Still

    I am so glad to be finished with reading this slightly expanded novella.At the end of the book, the author admits to having padded out the original piece by adding 5 or 6 additional chapters.For me th...

  • David

    The recently published Author's Definitive Edition of Black Helicopters weaves a fascinating yet abstract and fragmented tale of cosmic horror that leaves you wanting for more clarity, but also leaves...

  • Keith

    There is no doubt in my mind after reading Black Helicopters that Caitlin Kiernan is possessed of an amazing imagination. That, added to a prodigious capacity to add incredible snippets of information...

  • James

    fuck, math! if 5 stars is 100 points, then 2 stars is 40 points (just go with it, it may make sense soon)... this book gets 32 of those 40 points for the references and paleontology and quotations, an...

  • John

    I really wanted to like this book. Agents of Dreamland had been entertaining and I hoped that this would be too. It wasn't awful, but it suffered from chapters of meandering diatribe and technobabble....

  • Maggie Gordon

    I wanted to love Black Helicopters a lot more than I did. I thought it would be much more connected to Agents of Dreamland, but the relation is much less robust than I imagined. Beware being disappoin...

  • Himanish Prabhakar

    My review is 4 stars.This book is very weird one for I call it horror but I really enjoyed it, as it has something in there that is definitely going to attract you and in a very good way. The characte...