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Francis Paul Wilson (b. May 17, 1946 in Jersey City) is an American author, primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. His debut novel was Healer (1976). Wilson is also a part-time practicing family physician. He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog while still in medical school (graduating in 1973), and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies. In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with the international bestseller, The Keep, and helped define the field throughout the rest of the decade. In the 1990s he became a true genre hopper, moving from science fiction to horror to medical thrillers and branching into interactive scripting for Disney Interactive and other multimedia companies. He, along with Matthew J. Costello, created and scripted FTL Newsfeed which ran daily on the Sci-Fi Channel from 1992-1996.

Among Wilson's best-known characters is the anti-hero Repairman Jack, an urban mercenary introduced in the 1984 New York Times bestseller, The Tomb. Unwilling to start a series character at the time, Wilson refused to write a second Repairman Jack novel until Legacies in 1998. Since then he has written one per year along with side trips into vampire fiction (the retro Midnight Mass), science fiction (Sims), and even a New Age thriller (The Fifth Harmonic).

Throughout his writing — especially in his earlier science fiction works (most notably An Enemy of the State) — Wilson has included explicitly libertarian political philosophy which extends to his "Repairman Jack" series. He won the first Prometheus Award in 1979 for his novel Wheels Within Wheels and another in 2004 for Sims. The Libertarian Futurist Society has also honored Wilson with their Hall of Fame Award for Healer (in 1990) and An Enemy of the State (in 1991).

Wilson is a noted fan of H. P. Lovecraft
Why? Because HPL is special to me.Donald A. Wollheim is to blame. He started me on Lovecraft. It was 1959. I was just a kid, a mere thirteen years old when he slipped me my first fix. I was a good kid up till then, reading Ace Doubles and clean, wholesome science fiction stories by the likes of Heinlein, E.E. Smith, Poul Anderson, Fred Pohl, and the rest. But he brought me down with one anthology. He knew what he was doing. He called it THE MACABRE READER and slapped this lurid neato cool Ed Emshwiller cover on it. I couldn't resist. I bought it.I read it. And that was it. The beginning of my end.
In answer to a claim that Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was an influence on The Keep, Wilson responded:
First off, I'm not a fan of LOtR -- I struggled through it once as a teen (skimming a lot) and never looked back. ... The influences on The Keep were Ludlum, R. E. Howard, and Lovecraft.


Like most American science fiction writers directly or indirectly influenced by Campbell's view of the genre as a literature of ideas[1], Wilson makes use of his work to speculatively explore trends and technologies as they manifest. A prominent example is his novel An Enemy of the State (published in 1980), which was written during the 1970s, an era that saw stagflation develop in the U.S. economy. In that period, inflation in the United States reached its highest level since World War II, due to the issue of fiat money by the Federal Reserve. In Wilson's novel, he extends the "squeeze" of confiscatory taxation and currency debauchment to a conclusion involving a Weimar Republic-style hyperinflation that brings down a galactic empire — and from which humanity's only hope of rescue arrives in the form of an anarchist conspiracy to complete the Empire's downfall and replace that government's "official counterfeit" with honest money. Throughout the book, Wilson runs chapter headings quoting from economic works such as Fiat Money Inflation in France.

The Keep was later made into a movie and there is much talk of a Repairman Jack film based on one of Wilson's novels. [2]

Hate to say it (being a devout believer in Murphy’s law), but The Tomb looks like it’s on its way to being filmed this year. Last October, after seven years of development, numerous options, five screenwriters, and eight scripts, Beacon Films ("Air Force One," "Thirteen Days," "Spy Game," etc) finally bought film rights. Disney/Touchstone/Buena Vista will be partnering and distributing the film here and abroad.The film will be called "Repairman Jack" (the idea is to make him a franchise character).

His short stories "Foet," "Traps" and "Lipidleggin" were filmed as short films and collected on the DVD "OTHERS: The Tales of F. Paul Wilson."

His short story "Pelts" was made into an episode of Masters of Horror.

Wilson has been a resident of Wall Township, New Jersey.

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Total Books: 297
The God Gene A novel
2018 - The God Gene a Novel [The ICE Sequence] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780765385192
ISBN-10: 0765385198
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Panacea A Novel
2017 - Panacea a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765385178
ISBN-10: 0765385171
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong a Yellow Peril Triptych
All-American Horror of the 21st Century The First Decade
2016 - All-american Horror of the 21st Century the First Decade [2000-2010] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788899569327
ISBN-10: 8899569320
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Bloodline
2016 - Bloodline [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781511364911
ISBN-10: 1511364912
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Panacea
2016 - Panacea (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765385161
ISBN-10: 0765385163
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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FaceOff
2015 - Faceoff (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781476762074
ISBN-10: 1476762074
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Never Fear - Christmas Terrors He sees you when you're sleeping
2015 - Never Fear - Christmas Terrors He Sees You When You're Sleeping (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692576342
ISBN-10: 0692576347
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Fear City
2015 - Fear City [Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765368058
ISBN-10: 0765368056
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Never Fear - Phobias Everyone fears something
2015 - Never Fear - Phobias Everyone Fears Something (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692505069
ISBN-10: 0692505067
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Never Fear
2015 - Never Fear (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780692408469
ISBN-10: 0692408460
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Definitely Not Kansas
2015 - Definitely Not Kansas [Nocturnia - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781880325001
ISBN-10: 1880325004
Genres: Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Nightworld
2014 - Nightworld [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781469267661
ISBN-10: 1469267667
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Reborn
2014 - Reborn [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781480569089
ISBN-10: 1480569089
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Dark City
2014 - Dark City [Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781469266886
ISBN-10: 1469266881
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Ground Zero
2014 - Ground Zero [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781469267487
ISBN-10: 1469267489
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Harbingers
2014 - Harbingers [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781469267425
ISBN-10: 146926742X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Shock Totem 9 Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted
2014 - Shock Totem 9 Curious Tales of the Macabre and Twisted (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780986274800
ISBN-10: 0986274801
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Infernal
2014 - Infernal [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781469267364
ISBN-10: 1469267365
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Crisscross
2014 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781469267302
ISBN-10: 1469267306
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Gateways
2014 - Gateways [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781469267241
ISBN-10: 1469267241
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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2014 - The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2014 - Hosts [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2014 - All the Rage [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2014 - Conspiracies [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2013 - Legacies [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2013 - The Dark at the End [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - The Tomb [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - Fatal Error [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2013 - Cold City [Repairman Jack: The Early Years, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
 
2013 - The Touch [Adversary Cycle] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
 
2013 - Hosts a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2012 - Cold City a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack Prequel] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
2012 - Nightworld [Adversary Cycle, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2012 - Secret Vengeance [Jack, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2011 - Reprisal [Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2011 - Jack Secret Vengeance [Repairman Jack] (Hardcover)Paperback
2011 - Jack Secret Circles [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2010 - The Keep [Adversary Cycle] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
 
2010 - Secret Circles [Young Pre-Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Jack Secret Histories [Young Repairman Jack, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
2009 - The Tery [LaNague, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - By the Sword [Repairman Jack, Bk 12] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
 
2009 - Legacies a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack Novels] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2008 - Gateways Bk 7 [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2008 - Legacies [Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2008 - By the Sword [Repairman Jack, Bk 12] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2007 - Bloodline [Repairman Jack, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2007 - Virgin (Paperback)
2007 - Die Gruft (Other)
2006 - The Last Rakosh [A Repairman Jack Novel] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - Harbingers [Repairman Jack, Bk 10] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2006 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2006 - Gateways [Repairman Jack, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2005 - Infernal [Repairman Jack, Bk 9] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2005 - Healer [LaNague Federation, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Legacies [Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2004 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2004 - The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2003 - Hosts [Repairman Jack, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2002 - Nacht (Paperback)Paperback
2002 - The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2001 - The Portero Method [Sims, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
2001 - Hosts [Repairman Jack, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
1997 - Mirage [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1994 - The Select [Abridged Audio Cassette] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
1993 - Nightworld [Adversary Cycle, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
1991 - The Bone Yard [Night Visions VI] (Paperback)
1990 - The Tery [LaNague, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1989 - Dydeetown World [LaNague Federation, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1989 - Buckets (Paperback)
1988 - Night VIsions 6 [Night Visions] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1982 - The Keep [Adversary Cycle, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1980 - An Enemy of the State [LaNague Federation, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD