Dark DimensionsWilliam F. Nolan
horror, short stories
He's "William F. Nolan, Living Legend," but, more importantly, he's Bill Nolan – the super talented, outstanding author of classic works (Logan's Run; Burnt Offerings [screenplay]; "The Pool," "The Party," and hundreds more), and a sensitive poet. Maybe some thought that the Nolan of yore – the edgy, spare writer of those acknowledged classics – was gone: that he had lost that ability, as others have, to move, terrify, engage. Not so. This collection is proof. Within these covers are some of the best tales of Nolan's long and storied career: "Zachry Revisited," from the Matheson tribute anthology He is Legend, about the strange population of a fictional Maine town; "Descent," about the personal aftermath of an evil act; "Child's Care," about the ulterior motivations of the people we trust the most; the clever "The Man Who Stalked Hyde;" the powerful "The Death of Sherlock Holmes;" the list goes on. Whether science fiction ("To Be With Amy") horror ("Stabbed By Rob") or straight literary ("Getting Along Just Fine), Nolan shines.
– Jason V. Brock
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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