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Edward Bryant

(Edward Winslow Bryant)
USA (1945 - )

Edward Winslow Bryant Jr. (born August 27, 1945) is a science fiction and horror writer sometimes associated with the Dangerous Visions series of anthologies that bolstered The New Wave.

Bryant was born in White Plains, New York. However, he was raised on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. He had strong roots in that state attested to in his collection Wyoming Sun. He attended school in Wheatland, Wyoming and received his MA in English from the University of Wyoming in 1968.

At the beginning of his career he developed an association with Harlan Ellison, which proved longstanding. This led to collaborative efforts like the novel Phoenix Without Ashes. He also owns several cats and currently lives in North Denver.

His writing career began in 1968 with his attendance at the Clarion Workshop. By 1973, he had gained acclaim for stories with a conversational style that mask rather dark realities. At times these realities are downright apocalyptic, although in other cases the message is joyous and hopeful.

When Bryant moved to Denver in 1972, he founded the Northern Colorado Writers Workshop, which continues today, and has produced a number of notable writers, including Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem, John Dunning, Wil McCarthy, Bruce Holland Rogers, Dan Simmons, and Connie Willis. In addition, Bryant has facilitated a number of other writing workshops over the years for writers ranging in skill and experience from amateur to professional. Although generally known as a writer himself, Bryant's greatest legacy may be the encouragement, instruction, and mentoring he has given to hundreds of other writers through the years.
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Edward Bryant
Universe 1 (1971)
Universe 3 (1973)
Again Dangerous Visions Book 1 (1973)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973)
Nebula Award Stories 9 (1974)
Alternities (1974)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1977 (1978)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1979 (1980)
Dark Forces (1980)
Nebula Winners 14 (1980)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1980 (1981)
Nebula Winners 15 (1981)
Dragons of Darkness (1981)
Fantasy Annual IV (1981)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)
The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever (1982)
Haunted Houses: The Greatest Stories (1983)
Masters of Darkness (1986)
Cutting Edge (1986)
Night Visions Hardshell (1987)
Silver Scream (1988)
The Year's Best Fantasy First Annual Collection (1988)
Full Spectrum 2 (1989)
The Year's Best Fantasy Second Annual Collection (1989)
     aka Demons and Dreams
Book of the Dead (1989)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual Collection (1990)
The Night Fantastic (1991)
Best New Horror 3 (1992)
Strange Dreams (1993)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Sixth Annual Collection (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
The Giant Book of Terror (1994)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995)
The Best New Horror 5 (1995)
Peter S Beagle's Immortal Unicorn (1995)
Adventures of the Batman (1995)
Dinosaurs (1996)
Intergalactic Mercenaries (1996)
David Copperfield's Beyond Imagination (1996)
Wild Women (1997)
Blood Thirst: 100 Years of Vampire Fiction (1997)
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Tenth Annual Collection (1997)
Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction (1998)
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998)
Whitley Strieber's Aliens (1999)
999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and Suspense (1999)

Short stories
Cowboys, Indians
The Human Side of the Village Monster (1971)
Jade Blue (1971)
The Road to Cinnabar (1971)
The 10:00 Report is Brought to You By... (1972)
Beyond the Sand River Range (1972)
Gray Matters (1972)
Their Thousandth Season (1972)
The Legend of Cougar Lou Landis (1973)
Shark (1973)Nebula (nominee)
Hayes and the Heterogyne (1974)
Sharking Down (1974)
Brain Terminal (1976)
Years Later (1976)
The Hibakusha Gallery (1977)Nebula (nominee)
Particle Theory [short story] (1977)Nebula (nominee)
Stone (1978)Hugo (nominee)
giANTS (1979)Hugo (nominee)
Teeth Marks (1979)
Winslow Crater (1979)
Dark Angel (1980)
Prairie Sun (1980)
Precession (1980)
Strata (1980)Nebula (nominee)
To See (1980)
The Thermals of August [short story] (1981)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula (nominee)
Pilots of the Twilight (1984)
The Transfer (1985)
Author's Notes (1987)
The Baku [short story] (1987)
Best Friends (1987)World Fantasy (nominee)
Buggage (1987)
The Deep End (1987)
Doing Colfax (1987)
Frat Rat Bash (1987)
Haunted (1987)
A Life in the Day Of (1987)
Predators (1987)
The Cutter [short story] (1988)
While She Was Out (1988)
Good Kids (1989)
A Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned (1989)Bram Stoker (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
'Saurus Wrecks (1989)
Dying Is Easy, Comedy Is Hard (1990) (with Dan Simmons)
The Loneliest Number (1990)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Slippage (1990)
Colder Than Hell (1991)
Fetish [short story] (1991)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Human Remains (1993)
Aqua Sancta (1994)
Big Dogs, Strange Days (1995)
Disillusion (1996)
Ashes on Her Lips (1998)
The Flicker Man (1999) (with Trey Barker)
Styx And Bones (1999)

Nebula Best Short story nominee (1974) : Shark
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (1977) : Cinnabar
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1978) : The Hibakusha Gallery
Nebula nominee (1978) : Particle Theory [short story]
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1979) : Stone
Nebula Best Short story winner (1979) : Stone
Hugo Best Short story nominee (1980) : giANTS
Nebula Best Short story winner (1980) : giANTS
Nebula nominee (1981) : Strata
Hugo nominee (1982) : The Thermals of August [short story]
Nebula nominee (1982) : The Thermals of August [short story]
World Fantasy nominee (1988) : Best Friends
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1990) : A Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1990) : A Sad Last Love at the Diner of the Damned
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1991) : The Loneliest Number
Bram Stoker nominee (1992) : Fetish [short story]

Edward Bryant recommends

The Gods in Anger (1988)
(Omaran Saga, book 4)
Adrian Cole
"Sombre and powerful.... fantasy the way the masters have always written it."
The Girl Next Door
The Girl Next Door (1989)
Jack Ketchum
"This is the real stuff, horror embedded in genuine literature, an uncomfortable dip into the pitch blackness in the underside of the American literary tradition."
AfterAge (1993)
Yvonne Navarro
"To paraphrase an old vampire maxim, you can have your blood and drink it too."
Northern Frights 3
Northern Frights 3 (1995)
Don Hutchison
"Just as the U.S. has Thomas Monteleone's Borderlands, so Canada has Don Hutchison's Northern Frights. Each is a solid original anthology series covering the dark spectral shades of horror and dark fantasy. And we should treasure both"
Right to Life: And 2 New Stories
Right to Life: And 2 New Stories (1998)
Jack Ketchum
"[A] twisted captivity tale....Think Patty Hearst meets a virulent strain of Right to Lifers... "
The Licking Valley Coon Hunters Club
The Licking Valley Coon Hunters Club (2000)
Brian A Hopkins
"This one's a fictive breeder's field day. Forget Luther Burbank. Imagine Joe R. Lansdale's city cuz crossbred with one of Andrew Vacchs' surlier rural relatives, but with a whole lot of genetic material from the real author, Brian Hopkins. Now there's an experiment in literary biotechnology. Oh, yeah, and the vampires are just lagniappe."
Imperium Afire
Imperium Afire (2000)
(Pangaea, book 2)
Lisa Mason
"The speculative imagination of Lisa Mason must be counted among Science Fiction's most distinctive."
Blackrose Avenue
Blackrose Avenue (2001)
Selina Rosen and Mark Shepherd
"Even the edges have edges. Blackrose Avenue flares incandescent with righteous anger and unsparing passion. "
Guises (2002)
Charlee Jacob
"Jacob's quite a promising new writer."
Hornets and Others
Hornets and Others (2005)
Al Sarrantonio
"A marvelous writer!"

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