Matthew Costello

USA flag (b.1948)

aka Shane Christopher

Matthew is the author or coauthor of numerous novels and nonfiction works. His articles have appeared in publications including the Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated. He scripted Trilobyte's bestselling CD-ROM interactive dramas The 7th Guest and its sequel The 11th Hour, as well as many other videogames. Along with F Paul Wilson, Costello, created and scripted FTL Newsfeed which ran daily on the Sci-Fi Channel from 1992-1996. His television credits also include shows on Disney, the BBC, and many others. In 2005 his novel Beneath Still Waters became a movie (same title) by director Brian Yuzna.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Uncharted Worlds: Xeno Encounters (2016) (with Ed DeAngelis, Jeff DePew, Richard Devin, Patrick Freivald, Thomas F Monteleone, Aidan Russell, Michael A Stackpole, Lance Taubold and F Paul Wilson)
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Matthew Costello
Short stories
Thank You for Your Patience
Corporate Takeover (1993)
My Coney Island Baby (1993)
Closet Monsters (1995) (with Nora Claire Costello)
The Last Vanish (1995)
Nick of Time (1995)
Friendly Wager (1996)
Someone Who Understands Me (1996)
Unfortunate Obsession (1996)
Unexpected Attraction (1997)
Mind Over Matter (1999)

Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1993) : Homecoming
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : Masque

Matthew Costello recommends
The Chrysalis (2018)
Brendan Deneen
"Slowly-mounting dread mixed with can't-stop-turning-the-pages fascination. Recalling modern horror classics like Rosemary's Baby."

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