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William F. Nolan's dark universe : a grandmaster of suspense collects his best stories
Nolan, William F., 1928-
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Dark universe
First Stealth edition.
Publication Information:
Lancaster, Pa. : Stealth Press, 2001.
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xxv, 470 pages ; 25 cm
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For the past 50 years, Nolan has been writing in the universe of horror, suspense, and mystery. This volume collects many of his finest stories selected from his entire career that are guaranteed to frighten, surprise, and even shock readers. Original.

Author Notes

William Francis Nolan is an American author who is best known for writing stories in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He was born on March 6, 1928. He coauthored the novel Logan's Run and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.

Nolan was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute and worked for Hallmark Cards before becoming an author. Among his many awards, he was voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy by the International Horror Guild in 2002. During 2006, he was bestowed the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Stoker award from the Horror Writers Association (HWA). He now lives in Vancouver, WA. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

The 41 stories in William F. Nolan's Dark Universe: A Grandmaster of Suspense Collects His Best Stories, prefaced by the author, represent the best of his 175 total horror, SF and mystery short stories (that's not to mention his dozen novels) completed during the past 50 years. In a story from 1956, the last man on Earth fights the little creatures that have been left to rule; in one from 2001, Nolan takes on school shootings and creepy smalltown cults... with an otherworldly twist. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved