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J N Williamson

(Gerald Neal Williamson)
USA (1932 - 2005)

aka Julian Shock

Horror writer and anthologist J.N. (Jerry) Williamson died on 8th December in Noblesville, Indiana, at the age of 73. He published stories beginning in the 1960s, with first novel The Ritual published in 1979.
From 1984 through 1991 he edited the Masques series of original anthologies. In 2003 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers of America.
Martin Ruben
1. The Ritual (1979)
2. Premonition (1981)
3. Brotherkind (1982)
The RitualPremonitionBrotherkind
Anthologies edited
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the SupernaturalThe Best of MasquesMasques 3Flesh Creepers
Masques 4Dark MasquesDarker MasquesMasques V
Illustrated Masques
Non fiction
How to Write Tales of Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Anthologies containing stories by J N Williamson
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the SupernaturalWhispers VIBest of the Horror Show: An Adventure in TerrorScare Care
Masques 3The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Third Annual CollectionUrban Horrors100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories
PredatorsMonsters in Our MidstFrankenstein: The Monster WakesWerewolves
Vampire DetectivesCelebrity VampiresNight ScreamsWhite House Horrors
Terminal Frights
Short stories
House Mothers (1984)
The Gap Nearly Closed Today (1985)
The Book of Webster's [short story] (1986)
The Night Seasons [short story] (1986)World Fantasy (nominee)
Privacy Rights (1987)
Wordsong (1987)
Fancy That (1988)
Monstrum (1989)
Stories for All Seasons (1989)
The Sudd (1989)
The Unkindest Cut (1989)
You'd Better Watch Out (1989)
The Bridge People (1990)
Happier Endings (1990)
Something Extra (1990) (with James Kisner)
Frankenstein Seen in the Ice of Extinction (1993)
Goddam Time (1993) (with Scott Fogel)
Reality Function (1993)
Beasts in Buildings, Turning 'Round (1995)
High Concept (1995)
The Last Link Between Life and Death (1995)
Origin of a Species (1995)
Vladimir's Conversions (1995)
Hildekin and the Big Diehl (1996)
Two Hands Are Better Than One (1996)
It Does Not Come Along (1997)

World Fantasy nominee (1987) : The Night Seasons [short story]
Bram Stoker Best Collection nominee (1992) : The Naked Flesh of Feeling

Books about J N Williamson
J N Williamson recommends
Slob (1987)
(Chaingang, book 1)
Rex Miller
"Reading Slob is like finding horror's Barker or King...may be injurious to your sensibilities...and your sleep."

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