Michael McDowell

Michael McDowell

Michael McEachern McDowell (1950–1999) was an American novelist and screenwriter. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from Harvard College and a Ph.D in English from Brandeis University in 1978. Stephen King once described him as "the finest writer of paperback originals in America today".

The Amulet (1979), Cold Moon Over Babylon (1980), and The Elementals (1981) were paperback original supernatural horror stories set in the South. Gilded Needles (1980), was a non-supernatural, historical horror novel dealing with a Victorian criminal family's exquisite revenge upon the family of a sternly bigoted New York judge. These were followed by his epic Blackwater (1983), a fifty-year family chronicle of a wealthy Southern dynasty with a supernatural ally, originally published in six short volumes, and the surreal Toplin (1985).

Michael McDowell's screen credits include Beetlejuice (1987), and collaborations on The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Thinner (1996). He also wrote horror, fantasy and thriller teleplays for several television series.

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Speculative Fiction Novels (12)
2006  Candles Burning
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1985  Toplin
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1983  The Flood (Blackwater, #1)
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1983  The Levee (Blackwater, #2)
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1983  The House (Blackwater, #3)
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1983  The War (Blackwater, #4)
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1983  The Fortune (Blackwater, #5)
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1983  Rain (Blackwater, #6)
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1981  The Elementals
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1980  Cold Moon Over Babylon
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1980  Gilded Needles
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1979  The Amulet
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Others non-spefi books (2)
1985  Clue
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1982  Katie
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