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...

  • 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...

  • Dave

    Caitlín R. Kiernan’s Black Helicopters is a taught and surreal thriller. Murder, time travel and madness are the least of what is going on here. The novella begins in a version of Dublin painted in...

  • Ysabeaux

    I loved Kiernan's Agents of Dreamland, and expected to love this one just as much, but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. The non-linear timeline of AoD worked because it felt like it was all...

  • Amy Sturgis

    I adore Kiernan's writing, and her allusions always have a depth and resonance I greatly appreciate, but this time-hopping tale had more ellipses than substance. Its sibling novella, Agents of Dreamla...

  • Atleb

    Disjointed with needless rants in FrenchPreorder based on the strength of tone and sense of doom of last book, but not sure if will bother finishing it.So far each chapter is a random time jump, with ...

  • Myo Denis

    I saw some less-than-enthusiastic reviews of this novella, but I have to say I quite enjoyed it, apart from some minor impatience with one of the narrative voices whose speech was so idiosyncratic as ...