Dark Universe: Stories 1951-2001William F. Nolan
science fiction, short stories
Fifty years of top-notch writing – mystery, science fiction, horror, suspense – admired by the likes of Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Ray Bradbury. Now, for the first time, Stealth Press is proud to present DARK UNIVERSE, a breathtaking collection spanning five decades of stunning achievement – the very best from a Master of Suspense.
A distillation of 50 years of short fiction; more than 40 stories each with a newly written introductory note by the author as well as an introduction by Christopher Conlon. For anyone with an appreciation of modern fantastic fiction, a perspective on the evolution of science fiction, suspense, and horror, or an interest in the craft of the short story itself – DARK UNIVERSE ranks with "must have" books like group tribute CALIFORNIA SORCERY (edited by Nolan and William Schafer), THE ESSENTIAL ELLISON, THE STORIES OF RAY BRADBURY, THE COLLECTED STORIES OF RICHARD MATHESON: COLLECTED STORIES, George Clayton Johnson's ALL OF US ARE DYING AND OTHER STORIES, and THE HOWLING MAN by Charles Beaumont.
William Francis Nolan (born 1928) is an American author, who writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He is best known for coauthoring the novel Logan's Run, with George Clayton Johnson. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.
Of his numerous awards, there are three of which he is most proud. He was voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy by the International Horror Guild in 2002. He is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2006, he was bestowed the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
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