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Thomas F Monteleone

USA (1946 - )

Thomas F. Monteleone is an American science fiction author and horror fiction author. His first novel, Seeds of Change was the lead-off title in the critically unsuccessful Laser Books line of science fiction titles, but he went on to become a popular writer of supernatural thrillers. He is no relation to Chicago Outfit mobster Tom Monteleone.

Monteleone has been a professional writer since 1972, and 4-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. He has published more than 100 short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies. His stories have been nominated for many awards, and have appeared in lots of best-of-the-year compilations.

His notorious column of opinion and entertainment, "The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association," currently appears in Cemetery Dance magazine. He is the editor of seven anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Borderlands series edited with his wife, Elizabeth, of which, Borderlands 5, won a Bram Stoker Award in 2003.

He has written for the stage and television, having scripts produced for American Playhouse (which won him the Bronze Award at the International TV and Film Festival of New York and the Gabriel Award), George Romero's Tales from the Darkside, and a series on Fox TV entitled Night Visions. He has written many feature-length screenplays, none of which have been produced.
Anthologies edited
Random Access Messages of the Computer AgeMicroworldsBorderlands 1Borderlands 2
Borderlands 3Borderlands 4From the Borderlands
Non fiction
The Arts and Beyond: Visions of Man's Aesthetic FutureThe Mothers and Fathers Italian AssociationThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel
Anthologies containing stories by Thomas F Monteleone
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short StoriesNebula Winners 12ShadowsRandom Access Messages of the Computer Age
Masters of Darkness 2Dark Voices 2: The Pan Book of HorrorDead End - City Limits: An Anthology of Urban FearPredators
The Earth Strikes BackAlien Pregnant by ElvisPeter Straub's GhostsFear Itself
Diagnosis - Terminal: An Anthology of Medical TerrorDancing with the Dark100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and Suspense
Short stories
Present Perfect (1974)
Breath's a Ware That Will Not Keep (1975)Nebula (nominee)
Camera Obscura (1975)Nebula (nominee)
Where All the Songs Are Sad (1978)
Taking the Night Train (1981)
The Greatest Game (1984)
Group Phenomena (1985)
The Night is Freezing Fast (1987)
Rehearsals (1987)
The Pleasure of Her Company (1990)
The White Man (1991)
The Roadside Scalpel (1993)
Please Stand By (1994)
Triptych di Amore (1994)
Looking for Mr Flip (1995)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Time Enough to Sleep (1995)
Get It Out (1996)
Talkin' Them Marble Orchard Blues (1997)

Nebula Best Short story nominee (1977) : Breath's a Ware That Will Not Keep
Nebula Best Short story nominee (1978) : Camera Obscura
Bram Stoker Best Novel winner (1993) : The Blood of the Lamb
Bram Stoker nominee (1996) : Looking for Mr Flip

Thomas F Monteleone recommends
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"Words like powerful, visceral, and monstrous don't even begin to describe the kind of book Slob is. There is a primal energy at work here that won't quit."
Toybox (2000)
Al Sarrantonio
"A True creative wonder. An artist."
4 x 4
4 x 4 (2001)
Geoff Cooper, Michael T Huyck, Brian Keene and Michael Oliveri
"The most balls-out bunch of stories I've read in a long time. Some of it's as raw as Mandrill's blue ass and yet some of it's running deep into the emotional well. Quite an accomplishment. "
100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories
100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories (2004)
Michael A Arnzen
"Simply stated, there's nothing like this collection of ultra-short fiction. Arnzen continually impressed me with his punchy narrative style and endless images of grue, gore, and gristle. An evening with this book will leave you feeling like you've been gutted like a dead fish and hung out to dry." —Tom Monteleon"
Apocalypse of the Dead
Apocalypse of the Dead (2010)
(Dead World , book 2)
Joe McKinney
"Gritty suspense. . .You're gonna like this guy."
Cemetery Girl
Cemetery Girl (2011)
David Bell
"David Bell is one of the best of the new voices of his generation. He writes with a clarity of both vision and purpose, and his characters are eerily familiar because they are just like you and me. Trust me--you're gonna like this guy."
Die You Doughnut Bastards
Die You Doughnut Bastards (2012)
Cameron Pierce
"Like William S. Burroughs on crack!"

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