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Thomas F Monteleone

USA flag (b.1946)

Thomas F. Monteleone is an American science fiction author and horror fiction author. His first novel, Seeds of Change was the lead-off title in the critically unsuccessful Laser Books line of science fiction titles, but he went on to become a popular writer of supernatural thrillers. He is no relation to Chicago Outfit mobster Tom Monteleone.

Monteleone has been a professional writer since 1972, and 4-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. He has published more than 100 short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies. His stories have been nominated for many awards, and have appeared in lots of best-of-the-year compilations.

His notorious column of opinion and entertainment, "The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association," currently appears in Cemetery Dance magazine. He is the editor of seven anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Borderlands series edited with his wife, Elizabeth, of which, Borderlands 5, won a Bram Stoker Award in 2003.

He has written for the stage and television, having scripts produced for American Playhouse (which won him the Bronze Award at the International TV and Film Festival of New York and the Gabriel Award), George Romero's Tales from the Darkside, and a series on Fox TV entitled Night Visions. He has written many feature-length screenplays, none of which have been produced.

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Horror

Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
   Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
   Microworlds (1985)
   Borderlands 1 (1990)
   Borderlands 2 (1991)
   Borderlands 3 (1992)
   Borderlands 4 (1995) (with Elizabeth Monteleone)
   Borderlands 5 (2003) (with Elizabeth Monteleone and Elizabeth E Monteleone)
   From the Borderlands (2004)
   Uncharted Worlds: Xeno Encounters (2016) (with Matthew Costello, Ed DeAngelis, Jeff DePew, Richard Devin, Patrick Freivald, Aidan Russell, Michael A Stackpole, Lance Taubold and F Paul Wilson)
   Borderlands 6 (2020) (with Olivia F Monteleone)
   Borderlands 7 (2021) (with Olivia F Monteleone)
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Thomas F Monteleone
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Short stories
Present Perfect (1974)
Breath's a Ware That Will Not Keep (1975)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Camera Obscura (1975)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Where All the Songs Are Sad (1978)
Taking the Night Train (1981)
The Greatest Game (1984)
Group Phenomena (1985)
The Night is Freezing Fast (1987)
Rehearsals (1987)
The Pleasure of Her Company (1990)
The White Man (1991)
The Roadside Scalpel (1993)
Please Stand By (1994)
Triptych di Amore (1994)
Looking for Mr Flip (1995)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Time Enough to Sleep (1995)
Get It Out (1996)
Talkin' Them Marble Orchard Blues (1997)

Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1977) : Breath's a Ware That Will Not Keep
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1978) : Camera Obscura
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (1993) : The Blood of the Lamb
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1996) : Looking for Mr Flip

Thomas F Monteleone recommends
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"Words like powerful, visceral, and monstrous don't even begin to describe the kind of book Slob is. There is a primal energy at work here that won't quit."
Toybox (1999)
Al Sarrantonio
"A True creative wonder. An artist."
4 x 4 (2001)
Geoff Cooper, Michael T Huyck, Brian Keene and Michael Oliveri
"The most balls-out bunch of stories I've read in a long time. Some of it's as raw as Mandrill's blue ass and yet some of it's running deep into the emotional well. Quite an accomplishment."
100 Jolts (2004)
Michael A Arnzen
"Simply stated, there's nothing like this collection of ultra-short fiction. Arnzen continually impressed me with his punchy narrative style and endless images of grue, gore, and gristle. An evening with this book will leave you feeling like you've been gutted like a dead fish and hung out to dry." —Tom Monteleon"
Apocalypse of the Dead (2010)
(Dead World , book 2)
Joe McKinney
"Gritty suspense. . .You're gonna like this guy."
Cemetery Girl (2011)
David Bell
"David Bell is one of the best of the new voices of his generation. He writes with a clarity of both vision and purpose, and his characters are eerily familiar because they are just like you and me. Trust me--you're gonna like this guy."
Die You Doughnut Bastards (2012)
Cameron Pierce
"Like William S. Burroughs on crack!"

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