Manly Wade Wellman

Manly Wade Wellman

Manly Wade Wellman (1903–1986) was an American writer. He is best known for his fantasy and horror stories set in the Appalachian Mountains and for drawing on the native folklore of that region, but he wrote in a wide variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction, juvenile fiction and non-fiction. In the later 1920s, during the silent film era, Wellman wrote movie reviews for the Wichita Beacon. He also contributed to the writing of the comic book The Spirit while the franchise's creator, Will Eisner, was serving in the US military during World War II.

Three of Wellman's most famous reappearing protagonists are Silver John, aka John the Balladeer, the wandering backwoods minstrel with a silver-stringed guitar; the elderly "occult detective" Judge Pursuivant; and the playboy-adventurer John Thunstone.

Wellman was born in Angola. He was of partial Native American ancestry. After graduating from Wichita Municipal University (now Wichita State University) in Kansas, he went on to receive a bachelor of laws degree from Columbia University. Wellman was a long-time resident of North Carolina. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the World Fantasy Award and Edgar Allan Poe Award.

Links

Manly Wade Wellman. Wikipedia.

Edited by 2010-10-11 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (30)
2011  Battle in the Dawn: The Complete Hok the Mighty
/stars/0.png (science fiction, fantasy, short stories)
2003  Sin’s Doorway and Other Ominous Entrances (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, #4)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
2003  Owls Hoot in the Daytime and Other Omens (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, #5)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
2001  The Devil is Not Mocked and Other Warnings (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, #2)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
2001  Fearful Rock and Other Precarious Locales (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, #3)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
2000  The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman, #1)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
1988  John the Balladeer (Silver John)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
1987  The Valley So Low: Southern Mountain Stories
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
1985  The School of Darkness (John Thunstone, #2)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1984  The Voice of the Mountain (Silver John, #5)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1983  What Dreams May Come (John Thunstone, #1)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1982  The Hanging Stones (Silver John, #4)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1981  Lonely Vigils (John Thunstone)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror, short stories)
1981  The Lost and the Lurking (Silver John, #3)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1980  After Dark (Silver John, #2)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1979  The Old Gods Waken (Silver John, #1)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1977  The Beyonders
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1975  Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds
/stars/0.png (science fiction, short stories)
1973  Worse Things Waiting
/stars/0.png (horror, short stories)
1968  The Solar Invasion (Captain Future)
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1963  Who Fears the Devil? (Silver John)
/stars/0.png (fantasy, horror)
1961  Island in the Sky
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1959  The Dark Destroyers
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1959  Giants from Eternity
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1957  Twice in Time
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1951  Devil's Planet
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1950  The Beasts from Beyond
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1941  Sojarr of Titan
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1941  The Devil's Asteroid
/stars/0.png (science fiction)
1929  The Invading Asteroid
/stars/0.png (science fiction)

Online 1 member and 51 visitors
Eija
Newest member: Bella Tunnicliff
Total members: 5112