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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: 326
2005 Overlook Connection Press Catalog And Fiction Sampler
2005 Overlook Connection Press Catalog and Fiction Sampler (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781892950765
ISBN-10: 1892950766
Genre: Horror
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Aftershock  Others 16 Oddities
Aftershock Others 16 Oddities (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765325242
ISBN-10: 0765325241
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Aftershock and Others 19 Oddities
Aftershock and Others 19 Oddities (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765312778
ISBN-10: 0765312778
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 4

All-American Horror of the 21st Century The First Decade
All The Rage
All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312867966
ISBN-10: 0312867964
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 12

All The Rage
All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765357045
ISBN-10: 0765357046
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 21

All The Rage
All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780812566543
ISBN-10: 0812566548
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 73

Artifact
Artifact (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780765300638
ISBN-10: 076530063X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 4

The Athens Solution and Other Stories The Athens Solution The Tuesday Club Interlude at Duane's The Powder Monkey and Kill Zone
The Barrens and Others
The Barrens and Others (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312864163
ISBN-10: 0312864167
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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Binary Star no 2
Binary Star No 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780440110903
ISBN-10: 0440110904
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Black Wind
Black Wind (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312930646
ISBN-10: 031293064X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3

Black Wind
Black Wind (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812527254
ISBN-10: 0812527259
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 10

Bloodline A Repairman Jack Novel
Bloodline
Bloodline [Repairman Jack, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765317063
ISBN-10: 0765317060
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 21

The Bone Yard
The Bone Yard [Night Visions VI] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425127261
ISBN-10: 0425127265
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 15

The Book of Skaith Volume 2 The Hounds of Skaith
The Book of Skaith Volume 2 the Hounds of Skaith [Planet Stories - v. 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601251350
ISBN-10: 1601251351
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
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By the Sword A Repairman Jack novel
By the Sword a Repairman Jack Novel (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781423374268
ISBN-10: 1423374266
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By the Sword
By the Sword [Repairman Jack, Bk 11] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781934267035
ISBN-10: 1934267031
Genre: Horror
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By the Sword
By the Sword [Repairman Jack, Bk 12] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765317070
ISBN-10: 0765317079
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 15

The Christmas Thingy
The Christmas Thingy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781587670312
ISBN-10: 1587670313
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cold City [Repairman Jack] (Hardcover)Audio CD
Conspiracies [Repairman Jack, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Conspiracies [Repairman Jack, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
The Dark at the End [Repairman Jack, Bk 15] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
Dark City [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
 
Definitely Not Kansas [Nocturnia - Volume 1] (Paperback)
Dydeetown World [LaNague Federation, Bk 4] (Paperback)
An Enemy of the State [LaNague Federation, Bk 1] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Fatal Error [Repairman Jack, Bk 14] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Fear City [Repairman Jack Early Years Trilogy] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
 
Gateways [Repairman Jack, Bk 7] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Gateways [Repairman Jack, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
The God Gene a Novel [The ICE Sequence] (Hardcover)
 
Ground Zero [Repairman Jack, Bk 12] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Harbingers [Repairman Jack, Bk 10] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Harbingers [Repairman Jack, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
Healer [LaNague Federation, Bk 3] (Paperback)
Hosts [Repairman Jack, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
Infernal [Repairman Jack, Bk 9] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Infernal [Repairman Jack, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
Jack Secret Circles [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
The Keep [Adversary Cycle, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
The Last Christmas [A Repairman Jack Novel - SIGNED] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
The Last Rakosh [A Repairman Jack Novel] (Hardcover)Paperback
Legacies [Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Nightworld [Adversary Cycle, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Nightworld [Adversary Cycle, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Secret Circles [Young Pre-Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Secret Stories Tales From the Secret History [The Secret History of the World] (Paperback)
Secret Vengeance [Jack, Bk 3] (Paperback)Hardcover
 
The Tery [LaNague, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
The Tomb [Repairman Jack, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
The Tomb [Repairman Jack, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
The Void Protocol [The ICE Sequence] (Hardcover)