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Robert Holdstock


UK flag (1948 - 2009)

aka Robert Black, Ken Blake, Chris Carlsen, Robert Faulcon, Richard Kirk

Robert Holdstock shared his childhood years between the bleak Romney Marsh and the dense woods of the Kentish heartlands. After several years of research in the field of medical zoology, he became a full-time writer of science fiction and fantasy in 1975.
 

Awards: BSFA (1994), WFA (1992)  see all

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction
 
Series
Berserker Trilogy (as by Chris Carlsen)
   1. Shadow of the Wolf (1977)
   2. The Bull Chief (1977)
   3. The Horned Warrior (1979)
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Night Hunter (as by Robert Faulcon)
   1. The Stalking (1983)
   2. The Talisman (1983)
   3. The Ghost Dance (1983)
   4. The Shrine (1984)
   5. The Hexing (1984)
   6. The Labyrinth (1987)
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Mythago Wood
   1. Mythago Wood (1984)
   2. Lavondyss (1988)
   3. The Bone Forest (1991)
   4. The Hollowing (1993)
   5. Merlin's Wood (1994)
   6. Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn (1997)
     aka Gate of Ivory
   7. Avilion (2009)
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Merlin Codex
   1. Celtika (2001)
   2. The Iron Grail (2002)
   3. The Broken Kings (2006)
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Novels
   Eye Among the Blind (1976)
   Legend of the Werewolf (1976) (as by Robert Black)
   Earthwind (1977)
   The Satanists (1978) (as by Robert Black)
   Necromancer (1978)
   Space Wars (1979)
   Where Time Winds Blow (1981)
   The Emerald Forest (1985)
   Ancient Echoes (1986)
   Death Angel (1988) (as by Robert Black)
   The Fetch (1991)
     aka Unknown Regions
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Ragthorn (1991) (with Garry Kilworth)
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Anthologies edited
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Anthology series
Other Edens (with Christopher Evans)
   1. Other Edens (1987)
   2. Other Edens II (1988)
   3. Other Edens III (1989)
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Series contributed to
Bulman
   1. Bulman (1984)
   2. One of Our Pigeons Is Missing (1984)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Books containing stories by Robert Holdstock
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Horror! Under the Tombstone (2013)
Stories from the Deathly Realm
edited by
David A Sutton
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The Mammoth Book of Merlin (2009)
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Mike Ashley

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Awards
1994 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction : The Ragthorn
1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella : The Ragthorn
1988 BSFA Award for Best Novel : Lavondyss
1985 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel : Mythago Wood
1984 BSFA Award for Best Novel : Mythago Wood
1982 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction : Mythago Wood

Award nominations
2010 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : Avilion
2010 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Avilion
2003 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Iron Grail
1999 British Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn
1998 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn
1997 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Ancient Echoes
1995 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature (nominee) : The Hollowing
1995 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Merlin's Wood
1994 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : The Hollowing
1992 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Bone Forest
1992 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Bone Forest
1989 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Lavondyss
1985 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Mythago Wood
1982 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Mythago Wood [short story]
1981 BSFA Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Where Time Winds Blow


Robert Holdstock recommends
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The Darkest Part of the Woods (2002)
Ramsey Campbell
"The undisputed master of the psychological horror novel... 'Dark Visioning' at its very best."
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Chimeras (1992)
Christopher Evans
"Vivid, original, beautifully written... Fantasy doesn't get much better than this."

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