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F Paul Wilson

(Francis Paul Wilson)
USA flag (b.1946)

aka Colin Andrews, Mary Elizabeth Murphy

Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. His debut novel was Healer (1976). Wilson is also a part-time practicing family physician. He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies. In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with the international bestseller, The Keep, and helped define the field throughout the rest of the decade. In the 1990s he became a true genre hopper, moving from science fiction to horror to medical thrillers and branching into interactive scripting for Disney Interactive and other multimedia companies. He, along with Matthew J. Costello, created and scripted FTL Newsfeed which ran daily on the Sci-Fi Channel from 1992-1996.

Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Black Wind (1988)
Midnight Mass (1990)
Sibs (1991)
     aka Sister Night
The Barrens (1992)
The Foundation (1993) (as by Colin Andrews)
     aka The Select
Implant (1995) (as by Colin Andrews)
Virgin (1996) (as by Mary Elizabeth Murphy)
Deep as the Marrow (1996) (as by Colin Andrews)
Mirage (1996) (with Matthew Costello)
Nightkill (1997) (with Steven Spruill)
Masque (1998) (with Matthew Costello)
     aka DNA Wars
The Fifth Harmonic (2003)
Draculas (2010) (with Blake Crouch, Jack Kilborn and Jeff Strand)
The Proteus Cure (2013) (with Tracy L Carbone)
A Necessary End (2014) (with Sarah Pinborough)
The Select (2018)
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Picture Books
Graphic Novels
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Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by F Paul Wilson
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Short stories
The Cleaning Machine (1971)
Ratman (1971)
Lipidleggin' (1978)
To Fill the Sea and Air (1979)
Green Winter (1981)
Be Fruitful and Multiply (1982)
Soft (1984)
Dydeetown Girl (1986)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Last One Mo' Once Golden Oldies Revival (1986)
Lies (1986)
Dat-Tay-Vao (1987)
Day-Tay-Vao (1987)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Doc Johnson (1987)
Traps (1987)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Years the Music Died (1987)
Cuts (1988)
Faces (1988)
Feelings (1988)
Menage a Trois (1988)
Muscles (1988)
Tenants (1988)
Wires (1988)
Buckets [short story] (1989)
Kids (1989)
The Barrens [short story] (1990)World Fantasy (nominee)
Midnight Mass [short story] (1990)
Pelts (1990)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Lord's Work (1992)
Slasher (1993)
Itsy-Bitsy Spider (1995) (with Meggan C Wilson)
The Wringer (1995)
Offshore (1996)
Aryans and Absinthe (1997)
The Glowing Hand (1997)
Aftershock (1999)Bram Stoker
Good Friday (1999)

Prometheus Award Best Novel winner (1979) : Wheels within Wheels
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1985) : The Tomb
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1987) : Dydeetown Girl
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1988) : Day-Tay-Vao
Bram Stoker Best Short Story nominee (1988) : Traps
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1989) : Black Wind
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1990) : Soft and Others
Bram Stoker Best Novellette nominee (1991) : Pelts
World Fantasy Best Novella nominee (1991) : The Barrens [short story]
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1992) : The Tery
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : Masque
Bram Stoker Best Short Story winner (2000) : Aftershock
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2003) : The Haunted Air
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (2007) : Harbingers
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (2013) : A Necessary End

F Paul Wilson recommends
The Probability Broach (1979)
(North American Confederacy, book 1)
L Neil Smith
"This man understands the true meaning of swashbuckling!"
Solomon's Knife (1989)
Victor Koman
"Riveting, spellbinding, intellectually challenging, and emotionally satisfying."
Neverland (1991)
Douglas Clegg
"This is a powerful and thrilling tale, Douglas Clegg’s best novel yet. The novel builds in whispers and ends in a scream. You will never forget Neverland."
Second Chance (1994)
Chet Williamson
"A Chet Williamson Novel is a sure thing. Do not miss SECOND CHANCE!"
Strangewood (1999)
Christopher Golden
"Strangewood is what Oz might have been if Frank L. Baum had grown up on a steady diet of Stephen King...a daring and thoroughly engrossing blend of wonder and adventure, terror and tenderness."
Picoverse (2002)
Robert A Metzger
"Probably the most daring SF novel since Ringworld...mind-boggling."
Phantom Nights (2005)
John Farris
"The godfather of thriller writers."
The Girl in the Woods (2008)
David Bell
"A novel of finely honed characters facing mysterious disappearances... A masterful job."
Mr. Monster (2010)
(John Cleaver, book 2)
Dan Wells
"Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please."
A Parliament of Crows (2012)
Alan M Clark
"Crime and horror wrapped in a wondrous symmetry, made all the more terrifying by its factual basis, A Parliament of Crows has it all. Read it!"
The Severed Streets (2014)
(Shadow Police, book 2)
Paul Cornell
"Puts the urban back in urban fantasy.A gritty, inventive, terrifying, and endlessly fascinating tale of four damaged coppers trying to track down the inespicable and unspeakable."
The Cure (2015)
JG Faherty
"I've known JG Faherty since he was an up-and-comer. Now he's arrived. Start reading him now-as in TODAY-so you won't have time to play catch-up later."
False Hearts (2016)
(False Hearts, book 1)
Laura Lam
The Forgotten Girl (2017)
Rio Youers
"The Forgotten Girl has everything going for it. Rio Youers has seasoned an original plot with engaging, unpredictable characters, and a totally badass villain, concocting a heady thrill-fest that will keep you turning pages into the wee hours."
Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom (2017)
(Retropolis, book 1)
Bradley W Schenck
"You might think (as I did at first) that this is not your kind of SF, but it is. Slaves of the Switchboard of Doom is the novel you've been waiting for -- you just didn't know it. Not only can Bradley Schenck write (his arch, blithe tone hides a skillfully constructed plot), he's an amazing artist. I love the setting, the characters, the sly references. This novel gave me a happy buzz. Remember when SF used to be upbeat and fun? Well, the fun is back and it's right here."
The Darkest Time of Night (2018)
(Darkest Time of Night, book 1)
Jeremy Finley
"I can say without reservation that The Darkest Time of Night is an absolute must for anyone who has enjoyed The X-Files. Even if you are not an X-Files devotee (and I am not), you will find yourself engrossed until the last page. The Darkest Time of Night combines science fiction and mystery with family drama and wins on all fronts. A compelling read."
Caged (2018)
(Agent Sayer Altair, book 1)
Ellison Cooper
"I started and couldn't stop."
Maze Master (2018)
Kathleen O'Neal Gear
"MAZE MASTER has everything you want in a science thriller, a continent-hopping hunt through exotic locales, pulse-pounding action, and a twisty mystery involving cutting-edge science. At times the suspense is damn near unbearable."
Darwin's Cipher (2019)
M A Rothman
"An intriguing science thriller with a nail-biting finale."

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