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Howard Waldrop (born September 15, 1946, in Houston, Mississippi) is a science fiction author who works primarily in short fiction.

Waldrop's stories combine elements such as alternate history, American popular culture, the American South, old movies (and character actors), classical mythology, and rock 'n' roll music. His style is sometimes obscure or elliptical. The stories are often considered entertaining: Night of the Cooters is The War of the Worlds told from the perspective of a Texas sheriff (a homage to Slim Pickens); "Heirs of the Perisphere" involves robotic Disney characters waking up in the far future; "Fin de Cyclé" describes the Dreyfus affair from the perspective of bicycle enthusiasts.

Waldrop's work is frequently out of print and sometimes hard to find. Some of his books have been reprinted in omnibus editions.

Several of his stories have been nominated for awards; "The Ugly Chickens" -- about the dodo -- won a Nebula award for best novelette in 1980, and also a World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction in 1981. This is perhaps his best known work.

Though born in Mississippi, Waldrop spent most of his life in Texas. He moved to Washington state for several years, but has since returned to Austin. He is an avid fly fisherman. He is a member of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop, has attended the Rio Hondo Writing Workshop, and has taught at the Clarion Workshop. In 2004 he started writing movie reviews with Lawrence Person for Locus Online.

He is a frequent attendee of ArmadilloCon, the local science-fiction convention in Austin. He was the Toastmaster in the very first ArmadilloCon (1979) and again at ArmadilloCon 29 in 2007. He was Guest of Honor at ArmadilloCon 5 (1983).

He was one of three writer Guests of Honor at the 1995 World Fantasy Convention held in Baltimore.

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Total Books: 38
Horse of a Different Color Stories
2013 - Horse of a Different Color Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781618730732
ISBN-10: 1618730738
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Circus Fantasy Under the Big Top
2012 - Circus Fantasy Under the Big Top (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781607013556
ISBN-10: 160701355X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 1.8/5 Stars.
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Other Worlds Better Lives A Howard Waldrop Reader Selected Long Fiction 1989-2003
Things Will Never Be the Same A Howard Waldrop Reader Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005
Howard Who Stories
2006 - Howard Who Stories [Peapod Classics] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781931520188
ISBN-10: 1931520186
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Heart Of Whitenesse
2005 - Heart of Whitenesse (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596060180
ISBN-10: 1596060182
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Dream Factories And Radio Pictures
2003 - Dream Factories and Radio Pictures (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780972054744
ISBN-10: 097205474X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations
2003 - Custer's Last Jump and Other Collaborations (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781930846135
ISBN-10: 1930846134
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Histoire d'os
2001 - Histoire D'os (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782070420247
ISBN-10: 2070420248
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Going Home Again
1998 - Going Home Again (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312185893
ISBN-10: 0312185898
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians
1993 - The Calvin Coolidge Home for Dead Comedians (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781880448892
ISBN-10: 1880448890
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Night of the Cooters
1993 - Night of the Cooters (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441574735
ISBN-10: 0441574734
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Night of the Cooters More Neat Stuff
1991 - Night of the Cooters More Neat Stuff (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099874706
ISBN-10: 0099874709
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Strange Monsters of the Recent Past
1991 - Strange Monsters of the Recent Past (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780441160693
ISBN-10: 0441160697
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Them Bones
1991 - Them Bones (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099662105
ISBN-10: 0099662108
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Wild Cards
1991 - Wild Cards [Marvel/Epic Graphic Novel] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871357885
ISBN-10: 0871357887
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Night of the Cooters More Neat Stories
1990 - Night of the Cooters More Neat Stories (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780942681055
ISBN-10: 0942681053
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Strange Things in Close-up the Nearly Complete Howard Waldrop
1989 - Strange Things in Close-up the Nearly Complete Howard Waldrop (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099644408
ISBN-10: 0099644401
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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A dozen tough jobs
1989 - A Dozen Tough Jobs (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780929480022
ISBN-10: 0929480023
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Texas-Isrl War 1999
1986 - Texas-isrl War 1999 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345339942
ISBN-10: 0345339940
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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The Texas-Israeli War
1982 - The Texas-israeli War (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345305084
ISBN-10: 0345305086
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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