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Karl Edward Wagner


USA flag (1945 - 1994)

Karl Edward Wagner (4 December 1945 - 13 October 1994) was an American writer, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. His disillusionment with the medical profession can be seen in the stories "The Fourth Seal" and "Into Whose Hands". He described his world view as nihilistic, anarchistic and absurdist, and claimed, not entirely seriously, to be related to "an opera composer named Richard".
 

Genres: Horror, Fantasy
 
Series
Kane
   Darkness Weaves (1970)
     aka Darkness Weaves with Many Shades
   Death Angel's Shadow (1973)
   Bloodstone (1975)
   Dark Crusade (1976)
   Night Winds (1978)
   The Book of Kane (1985)
   The Midnight Sun (2003)
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Novels
   Killer (1985) (with David Drake)
   Legion from the Shadows (1988)
   Unthreatened by the Morning Light (1991)
   Tell Me, Dark (1992)
   Ravens Eyrie (1993)
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Collections
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Anthologies edited
   Horror Story Volume 5 (1989)
   Intensive Scare (1990)
   Horror Story Volume 4 (1990)
   Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
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Anthology series
Echoes of Valor
   1. Echoes of Valor (1987)
   2. Echoes of Valor II (1989)
   3. Echoes of Valor III (1991)
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Karl Edward Wagner recommends
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From the Heart of Darkness (1983)
David Drake
"A collection of thoroughly vicious, uncompromising horror stories...These stories may frighten you and they may turn your stomach, but you are not going to forget them - and that is the hallmark of successful horror fiction."

Anthologies containing stories by Karl Edward Wagner
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The Best of Dark Terrors (2021)
(Dark Terrors)
edited by
Stephen Jones and David A Sutton
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The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror (2021)
Evil Lives on in the Land!
(The Mammoth Book of ...)
edited by
Stephen Jones
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Renegade Swords II (2021)
edited by
D M Ritzlin

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