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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: 350
Double Dose
2023 - Double Dose [Duad] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781637896945
ISBN-10: 1637896948
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Double Threat
2023 - Double Threat (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781637897058
ISBN-10: 1637897057
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Rx Mayhem
2022 - Rx Mayhem (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781637898673
ISBN-10: 1637898673
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Rx Murder
2021 - Rx Murder [The Rx Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781637899397
ISBN-10: 1637899394
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Keep
2021 - The Keep [The Adversary Cycle, 1] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781713604822
ISBN-10: 1713604825
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Jack Secret Histories
2021 - Jack Secret Histories [The Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9798200252633
ISBN-10: N/A
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Midnight Mass
2021 - Midnight Mass (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781094129297
ISBN-10: 1094129291
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Touch
2020 - The Touch [The Adversary Cycle, 3] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781713561996
ISBN-10: 1713561999
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Implant A Novel
2020 - Implant a Novel (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781094129549
ISBN-10: 1094129542
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Signalz
2020 - Signalz [Adversary Cycle] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781951510428
ISBN-10: 1951510429
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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F Paul Wilsons Repairman Jack ScarLip Redux
2020 - F Paul Wilsons Repairman Jack Scarlip Redux (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781524114459
ISBN-10: 1524114456
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Jack Lib/E Secret Histories
2020 - Jack Lib/e Secret Histories [Repairman Jack Series Lib/E] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9798200252626
ISBN-10: N/A
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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DRACULAS
2020 - Draculas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9798618129909
ISBN-10: N/A
Genre: Horror
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The Void Protocol
2020 - The Void Protocol [ICE Sequence, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250177339
ISBN-10: 1250177332
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Last Christmas A Repairman Jack Novel
2019 - The Last Christmas a Repairman Jack Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781950565672
ISBN-10: 195056567X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Secret Stories Tales from the Secret History
2019 - Secret Stories Tales From the Secret History [The Secret History of the World] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781794628519
ISBN-10: 1794628517
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Wardenclyffe
2018 - Wardenclyffe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781947654594
ISBN-10: 1947654594
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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It's Alive Bringing Your Nightmares to Life
2018 - It's Alive Bringing Your Nightmares to Life [The Dream Weaver series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781684545452
ISBN-10: 1684545455
Genre: Reference
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The God Gene
2018 - The God Gene [ICE Sequence, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765385208
ISBN-10: 0765385201
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Windy City Pulp Stories No18
2018 - Windy City Pulp Stories No18 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781884449789
ISBN-10: 1884449786
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Panacea
2017 - Panacea [ICE Sequence, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765385178
ISBN-10: 0765385171
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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2016 - Bloodline [Repairman Jack, Bk 11 - Audio CD - Abridged] (Audio CD)
2016 - Panacea [ICE Sequence, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
2015 - Fear City [Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2015 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - Harbingers [Repairman Jack, Bk 10 - Audio MP3 CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - All the Rage [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - The Tomb [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - Hosts [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - Conspiracies [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - Cold City [Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2015 - Definitely Not Kansas [Nocturnia - Volume 1] (Paperback)
2014 - Infernal [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Nightworld [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Reborn [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Reprisal [The Adversary Cycle] (Audio CD)
2014 - The Dark at the End [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Dark City [Repairman Jack: Early Years Trilogy] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Fatal Error [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Ground Zero [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Gateways [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2014 - Nightworld a Repairman Jack Novel [Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack, 6] (Paperback)
2013 - Legacies [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2013 - Hosts a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack Series] (Audio CD)
2012 - Cold City a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack Prequel] (Hardcover)
2012 - Secret Vengeance [Jack, Bk 3] (Paperback)
 
2011 - Fatal Error [Repairman Jack, Bk 14] (Paperback)Hardcover
2011 - Jack Secret Vengeance [Repairman Jack] (Hardcover)
2011 - Jack Secret Circles [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)
 
2010 - Secret Circles [Young Pre-Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
2009 - Ground Zero [Repairman Jack, Bk 12] (Hardcover)
2009 - The Tery [LaNague, Bk 5] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - By the Sword [Repairman Jack, Bk 12] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Legacies a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack Novels] (Hardcover)
2008 - Gateways Bk 7 [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Bloodline a Repairman Jack Novel [Repairman Jack] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2007 - Virgin (Paperback)
2007 - Die Gruft (Other)
2006 - The Last Rakosh [A Repairman Jack Novel] (Paperback)Hardcover
2006 - The Tomb [Repairman Jack, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Healer [LaNague Federation, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Legacies [Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Nacht (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - The Portero Method [Sims, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
2001 - All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1999 - Masque (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - Masque (Hardcover)Paperback
1997 - Mirage (Paperback)Hardcover
1996 - Mirage (Hardcover)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)
1986 - The Touch [Adversary Cycle, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - The Tomb [Repairman Jack, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1980 - An Enemy of the State [LaNague Federation, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback
The Last Christmas [A Repairman Jack Novel - SIGNED] (Hardcover)