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William F. Nolan

William Francis Nolan (born March 6, 1928) is an American author, who writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. He is best known for coauthoring the novel Logan's Run, with George Clayton Johnson. He co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings which starred Karen Black and Bette Davis.

Nolan was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute. He worked at Hallmark Cards, Inc. before becoming an author.

Of his numerous awards, there are three of which he is most proud. He was voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy by the International Horror Guild in 2002. He is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. In 2006, he was bestowed the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.

Bibliography

Novels and collections

The Logan series

  • Logan's Run (1967) - Novel (with George Clayton Johnson)
  • Logan's World (1977) - Second Book in Logan Trilogy
  • Logan's Search (1980) - Last in Logan Trilogy
  • Logan: A Trilogy (1986) - Collection
  • Logan's Return (2001) - Novella, released as an e-book
  • Running With Logan (In Progress)

The Black Mask series

  • The Black Mask Murders (1994) - Novel
  • The Marble Orchard (1996) - Novel
  • Sharks Never Sleep (1998) - Novel

The Sam Space series

  • Space for Hire (1971) - Novel
  • Look Out for Space (1985) - Novel
  • 3 For Space (1992) - Collection
  • Far Out (2004) - Collection
  • Seven for Space (2008) - Collection

The Challis series

  • Death Is For Losers (1968) - Novel
  • The White Cad Cross-Up (1969) - Novel
  • Helle on Wheels (1992) - Novella
  • The Brothers Challis (1996) - Collection

The Kincaid series

  • Pirate's Moon (1987)) - Novella
  • The Winchester Horror (1998)) - Novella
  • Demon! (2005)) - Novella

On Max Brand

  • Max Brand's Best Western Stories (1981) - Brand Collection
  • Max Brand's Best Western Stories II (1985) - Brand Collection
  • Max Brand: Western Giant (1986) - Anthology/Bibliography
  • Max Brand's Best Western Stories III (1987) - Brand Collection
  • Tales of the Wild West (1997) - Brand Collection
  • More Tales of the Wild West (1999) - Brand Collection
  • Masquerade (2005)) - Brand Collection
  • King of the Pulps (In progress) - Biography

On Dashiell Hammett

  • Dashiell Hammett: A Casebook (1969) - Critical study
  • Hammett: A Life at the Edge (1983) - Biography
  • A Life Beyond Thursday (2004)) - Biography
  • Dash (2004) - Stage play

On Ray Bradbury

  • Ray Bradbury Review (1952) - Anthology
  • The Ray Bradbury Index (1953) - Pamphlet
  • The Ray Bradbury Companion (1975) - Biography/bibliography
  • The Dandelion Chronicles (1984) - Pamphlet
  • The Bradbury Chronicles (1991) - Anthology

Science fiction anthologies

  • The Pseudo-People (1965)
  • Man Against Tomorrow (1965)
  • Il Meglio Della Fantascienza (1967)
  • 3 To The Highest Power (1968) - Edited as well as contributed
  • A Wilderness of Stars (1969)
  • A Sea of Space (1970)
  • The Future is Now (1971)
  • The Human Equation: Four Science Fiction Novels of Tomorrow (1971)
  • Science Fiction Origins (1980)

Science fiction collections

  • Alien Horizons (1974)
  • Wonderworlds (1977)
  • Wild Galaxy: Selected Science Fiction Stories (2005)

Bibliographies

Verse

  • The Mounties (1979)) - Broadside
  • Dark Encounters (1986) - Collection
  • Have You Seen the Wind? (2003) - Collection, with prose
  • Ill Met by Moonlight (2004) - Collection, with prose and artwork

Auto racing works

  • Across the old man and into Bandini (1957) - Short story
  • Omnibus of Speed (1958) - Anthology
  • Adventure on Wheels (1959) - John Fitch autobiography
  • Barney Oldfield (1961) - Biography
  • Phil Hill: Yankee Champion (1962) - Biography
  • Men of Thunder (1964) - Collection
  • When Engines Roar (1964) - Anthology
  • Steve McQueen: Star on Wheels (1972) - Biography
  • Carnival of Speed (1973) - Collection

Horror works

  • The Fiend in You (1962) - Anthology
  • Things Beyond Midnight (1984) - Collection
  • Urban Horrors (1990) - Anthology
  • How to Write Horror Fiction (1990) - Reference
  • Blood Sky (1991) - Chapbook
  • Helltracks (1991) - Novel
  • Night Shapes (1995) - Collection
  • William F. Nolan's Dark Universe (2001) - Career collection
  • Nightworlds (2004) - Collection

Miscellaneous works

  • A Cross Section of Art in Science-Fantasy (1952) - Chapbook
  • Image Power (1988) - Pamphlet
  • Rio Renegades (1989) - Western novel
  • California Sorcery (1999) - Mixed anthology
  • Simpy An Ending (2002) - Pamphlet
  • With Marlowe in L.A. (2003) - Pamphlet

Other collections

  • Impact-20 (1963) - Mixed Short Stories
  • The Edge of Forever (1971)) - Collection of Chad Oliver stories
  • Down the Long Night (2000)
  • Offbeat (2002) - Collection of Richard Matheson stories
  • Ships in the Night: And Other Stories (2003) - Collection of Sci-fi, Western etc.

Other biographies

  • John Huston: King Rebel (1965)
  • Sinners and Supermen (1965) - Collection
  • Hemingway: Last Days of the Lion (1974) - Chapbook
  • McQueen (1984)
  • The Black Mask Boys (1985) - Collection/anthology

Screenplays

Motion pictures

  • The Legend of Machine-Gun Kelly (1975)
  • Logan's Run (1976)
  • Burnt Offerings (1976)

Television

  • Brain Wave (1959) - One Step Beyond (TV series)
  • Vanishing Act (1959) - Wanted: Dead or Alive
  • Black Belt (1960) - Wanted: Dead or Alive
  • The Joy of Living (1971) - Norman Corwin Presents
  • The Norliss Tapes (1973) - NBC Movie of the Week
  • The Turn of the Screw (1974) - ABC Miniseries
  • Trilogy of Terror (Millicent and Therese; Julie) (1975) - ABC Movie of the Week
  • Sky Heist (1975) - NBC Movie of the Week
  • The Kansas City Massacre (1975) - ABC Movie of the Week
  • Logan's Run (1977) - Pilot for CBS series
  • First Loss (1981) - 240-Robert
  • The Partnership (1981) - Darkroom
  • Terror at London Bridge (1985) - NBC Movie of the Week
  • ''Trilogy of Terror II (The Graveyard Rats; He Who Kills) (1996) - USA Movie of the Week

External links

  • California Sorcery, a collection of stories edited by Nolan and William Schafer, ISBN 0-441-00808-9
  • http://www.williamfnolan.com

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