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Manly Wade Wellman

USA (1903 - 1986)
Brother of Paul I Wellman

Manly Wade Wellman was born on May 21, 1903, in Kamundongo (now Angola), Portuguese West Africa where his father Dr Frederick Creighton Wellman was a physician at a British medical outpost. It was there that he first encountered African tales of magic and the spirit world, a fascination that would stay with him for life. His first story published, "The Lion Roared" (Thrilling Tales, 1927), was based on the stories told to him in his African childhood upbringing.

Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Manly Wade Wellman
The Other Worlds (1941)
The Girl with Hungry Eyes (1949)
Men against the Stars (1950)
Night's Yawning Peal (1952)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 4th Series (1955)
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960)
The Unknown (1963)
Venture Science Fiction 9 (1964)
Tales of Terror (1967)
Hauntings (1968)
The Midnight People (1968)
The Man Who Called Himself Poe (1969)
The Undead (1971)
The Edge of Never (1973)
The Hounds of Hell (1974)
The Far Reaches of Fear (1976)
Weird Tales Volume 2 (1976)
The Supernatural Solution (1976)
The Black Magic Omnibus Volume 1 (1976)
Roots of Evil (1976)
     aka Weird Stories of Supernatural Plants
Whispers (1977)
The Rivals of Dracula (1977)
The Rivals of Frankenstein (1977)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 22nd Series (1977)
The Year's Best Horror Stories VII (1979)
Shadows 2 (1979)
New Terrors 1 (1980)
Dark Forces (1980)
Fantasy Annual III (1981)
A Treasury of Modern Fantasy (1981)
Heroic Visions II (1986)
A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1986)
Ghor, Kin-Slayer (1987)
Whispers VI (1987)
The Colour of Evil (1987)
Rod Serling's Night Gallery Reader (1987)
Masters of Darkness 2 (1988)
Tales of the Occult (1989)
Curses (1989)
The Mammoth Book of Terror (1991)
Horror Story Volume 3 (1991)
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1992)
The Mammoth Book of Vampires (1992)
The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein (1994)
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995)
The Vampire Hunters' Casebook (1996)
100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror Volume Seven (1996)
The Necronomicon (1996)
Supernatural Sleuths (1996)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997)
Blood Lines (1997)
Southern Blood (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
     aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Vampire Slayers (1999)

Short stories
Dream-Dust from Mars
Men Against the Stars
At the Bend of the Trail (1934)
The Kelpie (1936)
The Theater Upstairs (1936)
The Undead Soldier (1936)
     aka The Horror Undying
Among Those Present (1937)
     aka The Werewolf Snarls
Pithecanthropus Rejectus (1937)
School for the Unspeakable (1937)
The Terrible Parchment (1937)
The Black Drama (1938)
Dead Dog (1938)
Up Under the Roof (1938)
Changeling (1939)
Fearful Rock [short story] (1939)
For Fear of Little Men (1939)
These Doth the Lord Hate (1939)
The Valley was Still (1939)
Where Angels Fear... (1939)
The Witch's Cat (1939)
His Name on a Bullet (1940)
The Song of the Slaves (1940)
When It Was Moonlight (1940)
The Liers in Wait (1941)
Coven (1942)
The Cursed Damozel (1943)
The Devil Is Not Mocked [short story] (1943)
The Dead Man's Hand (1944)
Frogfather (1946)
Sin's Doorway [short story] (1946)
Dhoh (1948)
Come Into My Parlour (1949)
The Pineys (1950)
Larroes Catch Meddlers (1951)
Last Grave of Lili Warren (1951)
The Last Grave of Lill Warran (1951)
O Ugly Bird! (1951)
The Two Graves of Lill Warran (1951)
The Desrick on Yandro (1952)
One Other (1953)
Vandy, Vandy (1953)
Young-Man-With-Skull-at-His-Ear (1953)
Call Me from the Valley (1954)
Dumb Supper (1954)
The Little Black Train (1954)
Shiver in the Pines (1954)
Warrior in Darkness (1954)
On the Hills and Everywhere (1955)
Walk Like a Mountain (1955)
Old Devlins Was A-Waiting (1956)
Nine Yards of Other Cloth (1958)Hugo (nominee)
The Hairy Thunderer (1960)
Wonder as I Wander: Some Footprints on John's Trail Through Magic Mountains (1962)
Farther Down the Trail (1963)
The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign (1975)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Petey Car (1976)
The Dakwa (1977)
Chastel (1979)
The Spring (1979)
Trill Coster's Burden (1979)
Owls Hoot in the Daytime [short story] (1980)
Yare (1980)
Can These Bones Live? (1981)
Nobody Ever Goes There (1981)
The Slaughter of the Gods (1986)
Where Did She Wander? (1987)
The Finger of Halugra (1995)

Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1959) : Nine Yards of Other Cloth
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1975)
World Fantasy Best Collection winner (1975) : Worse Things Waiting
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1976)
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1976) : The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1977)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1978)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement nominee (1979)
World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement winner (1980)

Books about Manly Wade Wellman
Manly Wade Wellman (1997) by Gordon Benson and Phil Stephensen-Payne

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