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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
Fatal Error
2010 - Fatal Error [Repairman Jack, Bk 14] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765322821
ISBN-10: 076532282X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 11

Deep As The Marrow
2008 - Deep As the Marrow (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780765363107
ISBN-10: 0765363100
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Gateways  Bk 7
2008 - Gateways Bk 7 [Repairman Jack] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765363084
ISBN-10: 0765363089
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
 10

By the Sword
2008 - 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

Bloodline
2007 - 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

Harbingers
2006 - Harbingers [Repairman Jack, Bk 10] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765312761
ISBN-10: 076531276X
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 17

The Keep
2006 - The Keep [Adversary Cycle, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780765357052
ISBN-10: 0765357054
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 24

The Tomb
2006 - The Tomb [Repairman Jack, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765355133
ISBN-10: 0765355132
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 58

Crisscross
2006 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765346063
ISBN-10: 0765346060
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 68

Gateways
2006 - Gateways [Repairman Jack, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765346056
ISBN-10: 0765346052
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 68

Infernal
2005 - Infernal [Repairman Jack, Bk 9] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765312754
ISBN-10: 0765312751
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 20

Legacies
2005 - Legacies [Repairman Jack, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780812571998
ISBN-10: 0812571991
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 97

Crisscross
2004 - Crisscross [Repairman Jack, Bk 8] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765306913
ISBN-10: 0765306913
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
 23

The Haunted Air
2004 - The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack, Bk 6] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780812557312
ISBN-10: 081255731X
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 77

Hosts
2003 - Hosts [Repairman Jack, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780812561661
ISBN-10: 081256166X
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 81

The Haunted Air
2002 - The Haunted Air [Repairman Jack, Bk 6] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312878689
ISBN-10: 0312878680
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 12

All The Rage
2000 - 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

Conspiracies
2000 - Conspiracies [Repairman Jack, Bk 3] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780312867973
ISBN-10: 0312867972
Genre: Horror
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 18

Nightkill
1999 - Nightkill (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812565362
ISBN-10: 0812565363
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 29

Deep As the Marrow
1998 - Deep As the Marrow (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812571981
ISBN-10: 0812571983
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 30

Diagnosis Terminal
1997 - Diagnosis Terminal (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780812550887
ISBN-10: 0812550889
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 18

1993 - Nightworld [Adversary Cycle, Bk 6] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
1990 - The Tery [LaNague, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1977 - Healer [LaNague Federation, Bk 3] (Paperback)
All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
All the Rage [Repairman Jack, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Conspiracies [Repairman Jack, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
Harbingers [Repairman Jack, Bk 10] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
Infernal [Repairman Jack, Bk 9] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD