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Chet Williamson

USA (1948 - )

Chet Wiliamson sold hisfirst story in 1981. Since then he's published twenty-five books and over a hundred short stories in anthologies and such magazines as The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and many others.

His work has been adapted for film and TV, and has been published worldwide. Mr. Williamson won the International Horror Guild Award, and been shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award (twice), the MWAs Edgar, and the HWAs Bram Stoker Award (six times). He write plays as well as fiction.

Also a member of Actors Equity Association who occasionally acts in professional theaters in his area, the author has a fine, trained voice and the rare ability to narrate his own books in a manner that truly brings them to life.
 
Series
City of IronEmpire of DustSiege of Stone
 
Series contributed to
Mordenheim
 
Clash by NightThe City of Angels
 
Murder in Cormyr
 
Anthologies containing stories by Chet Williamson
AfterlivesSilver ScreamThe Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionLovecraft's Legacy
Best New HorrorDead End - City Limits: An Anthology of Urban Fear100 Ghastly Little Ghost StoriesTo Sleep, Perchance to Dream...Nightmare
DeathportMonsters in Our MidstThe King Is Dead: Tales of Elvis Post-MortemChristmas Magic
Peter Straub's GhostsThe Best New Horror 5Diagnosis - Terminal: An Anthology of Medical TerrorDancing with the Dark
The Playboy Book of Science FictionThe Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment999: Twenty-nin Original Tales of Horror and Suspense
100 Hilarious Little Howlers
 
Short stories
Scalps
Gandhi At the Bat (1983)
I'll Drown My Book (1986)
Prometheus's Ghost (1986)
Ants (1987)
Getting Enough (1987)
Night Deposits (1987)
Sen Yet Babbo & the Heavenly Host (1987)
The Music of the Dark Time (1988)Bram Stoker (nominee)
Return of the Neon Fireball (1988)
What Can a Child Do? (1988)
Blood Night (1989)
The Confessions of St. James (1989)Bram Stoker (nominee)
O Come Little Children... (1989)
...To Feel Another's Woe (1989)
'Yore Skin's Jes's Soft 'n Purdy,' He Said (1989)Bram Stoker (nominee)
World Fantasy (nominee)
Change of Life (1990)
From the Papers of Helmut Hecker (1990)Bram Stoker (nominee)
The Heart's Desire (1990)
City Hunger (1991)
The Moment the Face Falls (1993)
Double Trouble (1994)
The Last Belsnickel (1994)
Coventry Carol (1995)
Dr Joe (1996)
A Place Where a Head Would Rest (1997)
The Blood-Red Sea (1998)
Excerpts from the Records of the New Zodiac And the Diaries of Henry Watson Fairfax (1999)


Awards
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1988) : Ash Wednesday
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1989) : The Music of the Dark Time
Bram Stoker nominee (1990) : The Confessions of St. James
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1990) : 'Yore Skin's Jes's Soft 'n Purdy,' He Said
World Fantasy Best Short story nominee (1990) : 'Yore Skin's Jes's Soft 'n Purdy,' He Said
Bram Stoker Best Short story nominee (1991) : From the Papers of Helmut Hecker
Bram Stoker Best Novel nominee (1991) : Reign
World Fantasy Best Collection nominee (2003) : Figures in Rain: Weird And Ghostly Tales



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