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

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Edited: Seregil of Rhiminee October 11, 2010
Books by Manly Wade Wellman
The Invading Asteroid
Sojarr of Titan
The Devil's Asteroid
The Beasts from Beyond
Devil's Planet
Twice in Time
The Dark Destroyers
Giants from Eternity
Island in the Sky
Who Fears the Devil?
The Solar Invasion
Worse Things Waiting
Sherlock Holmes's War of the Worlds
The Beyonders
The Old Gods Waken
After Dark (Silver John #2)
The Lost and the Lurking (Silver John #3)
Lonely Vigils
The Hanging Stones (Silver John #4)
What Dreams May Come
The Voice of the Mountain (Silver John #5)
The School of Darkness (John Thunstone #2)
The Valley So Low: Southern Mountain Stories
John the Balladeer
The Third Cry to Legba and Other Invocations
The Devil is Not Mocked and Other Warnings (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #2)
Fearful Rock and Other Precarious Locales (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #3)
Sin’s Doorway and Other Ominous Entrances (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #4)
Owls Hoot in the Daytime and Other Omens (The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #5)
Battle in the Dawn: The Complete Hok the Mighty

Speculative Fiction Novels (30)


2011 | science fiction, fantasy, short stories
(The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #5)
2003 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #4)
2003 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #3)
2001 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #2)
2001 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(The Selected Stories of Manly Wade Wellman #1)
2000 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(Silver John)
1988 | fantasy, horror, short stories

1987 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(John Thunstone #2)
1985 | fantasy, horror
(Silver John #5)
1984 | fantasy, horror
(John Thunstone #1)
1983 | fantasy, horror
(Silver John #4)
1982 | fantasy, horror
(Silver John #3)
1981 | fantasy, horror
(John Thunstone)
1981 | fantasy, horror, short stories
(Silver John #2)
1980 | fantasy, horror
(Silver John #1)
1979 | fantasy, horror

1977 | science fiction

1975 | science fiction, short stories

1973 | horror, short stories
(Captain Future)
1968 | science fiction
(Silver John)
1963 | fantasy, horror

1961 | science fiction

1959 | science fiction

1959 | science fiction

1957 | science fiction

1951 | science fiction

1950 | science fiction

1941 | science fiction

1941 | science fiction

1929 | science fiction