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The Upwelling: Book I of the Hidden

And so it begins for Pam Sirman…the first step toward learning that everything she thought she knew about her husband is wrong, perhaps even his humanity. But if he’s not human, what is he?

Pam is one of three lives that will be drawn together by the apocalypse of the Upwelling.

The other two are Chan and Danni, but their worlds are already in chaos. A few weeks ago a fierce storm accompanied by an upwelling from the Atlantic abyssal plain tore into Atlantic City. When it receded, the city and its 25,000 inhabitants were gone without a trace. Chan and Danni remember being in the city that day, but the ten hours during which the Upwelling occurred have been wiped from their memories.

They want those memories back. Or do they? Did they witness something so unspeakably ghastly that their minds can’t face it? Or worse: Was that ghastly thing something they did? And worst yet: Were they responsible for the Upwelling?

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Rx MAYHEM

A sequel to Rx Murder written as “Nina Abbott”

Rx Mayhem picks up only hours after the finish of Rx Murder. Dr. Norrie Marconi is in a good place: She’s solved an old friend’s murder and her love life is blooming. She still has issues to deal with, such as her father’s ghost and that malpractice suit, but she feels like things are settling down and she’s getting her life in order.

Wrong.

The senior doctor in her medical group drops a bombshell that threatens to disrupt her life, some of the patients start acting strange, and one winds up near death from multiple gunshot wounds. Then there’s her father’s ghost who insists he won’t be free until she finds out what happened to his boyhood friend Corrado, whom he’s sure was murdered. When Norrie’s inquiry turns up a dark side to Corrado, she hires an eccentric psychic to free her father from the family home. And that’s when things take a sharp left turn.

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Rx MURDER

A cozy mystery written as “Nina Abbott”

The first of the mysteries written by a kinder, gentler me during the COVID lockdown. It features Noreen Marconi, MD, a 30-something family practitioner in a suburban town outside Baltimore.  

When an old friend dies under suspicious circumstances, she enlists the help of Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Lawton, her big crush as a teen.  Their investigation leads them along a twisty-turny path to a totally unexpected conclusion. Also unexpected are the feelings that begin to spark between them as they work together.

In the middle of all this, her apartment floods and she has to move back into the old family home with her mother…into a house that’s now haunted by the ghost of her father.

Rx Murder is the first of a series blending romance, murder, mystery, and the paranormal.

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SIGNALZ

A Prelude to Nightworld

Signed limited editions – numbered and lettered – with an exclusive introduction by yours truly.

Twilight has come. Night will follow.

It will begin in the heavens and end in the Earth.

But before that…the rules will be broken.

The Change is coming, and the world as we know it is ending. Sixteen-year-old Ellie has changed. She looks the same, but her mother detects someone else looking out through her blue eyes. Ellie builds a “shelter” in her room with an entrance that leads…elsewhere.

And what of the convoy of tractor trailers Hari Tate watches drive up a mountain road and return without the trailers…leaving nothing on the mountain. What are they shipping?

And the writer who finds a hole in the floor of his NYC apartment and tumbles through into…elsewhere.

They will all find each other and find their answers in the electromagnetic pulses piercing the Earth from Out There, pulses that no one should hear, but some do. But they are not simply pulses. They are Signalz.

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DOUBLE THREAT

Hardcover, ebook, and audiobook now available 

“With Daley and Pard, Wilson has created two of his most memorable and delightful characters.”   (Publisher’s Weekly)

“…a fun ride.” (Locus)

Daley has a problem. Her 26-year life so far has been unconventional, to say the least, but now she’s got this voice in her head. It claims to be a separate entity that’s going to be sharing her body from now on. At first she thinks she’s gone schizophrenic, then considers the possibility that maybe she really has been invaded – but by what? Medical tests turn up nothing, yet the voice persists … and won’t stop talking!

When she finally she accepts the reality that she has a symbiont, she discovers that together they can cure people of the incurable.

Maybe hosting a symbiont isn’t so bad.

She retreats to a remote town in the southwest desert to hone her healing skills. But there she runs afoul of the Pendry clan, leaders of an obscure cult that worships the Visitors who inhabited the area millions of years ago. They plan to bring them back but believe Daley is the prophesied “Duad” who will undo all the cult’s efforts. She must be eliminated.

You know things are bad when the voice in your head is the only one you can trust.

“Daley and Pard, a pair of characters that rival any other Wilson has brought to life.” (Cemetery Dance)


THE COMPENDIUM OF F 

The Collected Short Fiction of F. Paul Wilson 

Volume 3 (of 3) – SOLD OUT!
The numbered edition is sold out at the publisher but check with indie booksellers like Camelot Books

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THE COMPENDIUM OF F 

The Collected Short Fiction of F. Paul Wilson 

Volume 2 (of 3) – SOLD OUT!
The numbered edition is sold out at the publisher but check with indie booksellers like Camelot Books

Copies of the handbound leather edition may still remain, however.  Check for availability HERE

 


THE COMPENDIUM OF F 

The Collected Short Fiction of F. Paul Wilson 

Volume 1 (of 3) – SOLD OUT!
The numbered edition is sold out at the publisher but check with indie booksellers like Camelot Books

 

 

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OTHER SANDBOXES

A Collection of Pastiches

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“I love collections like this, or at least I do when the writer behind the stories is someone as good as F. Paul Wilson. Someone immersed not only in tradition, but in the modern story telling vein as well. There aren’t many writers that good.”   
————————————-Joe R. Lansdale from his introduction

The official definition of pastiche is “an artistic work in a style that imitates that of another work, artist, or period.”  A pastiche can be respectful or can descend to parody

In other words, a kind of fanfic.

In my case, that’s exactly what this is.  Because I’m a fan of all the authors I’ve referenced here.  I approach the characters and worlds they created with the greatest respect.  So, in that sense, my pastiches are also homages.  I like to think of it as playing in another writer’s sandbox.

They include H. P. Lovecraft, Mary W. Shelley, Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Sax Rohmer, Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Conan Doyle and others. Plus “Fix” and “Infernal Night” – two previously uncollected Repairman Jack stories.     559 PAGES!

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SIGNALZ
A Prelude to Nightworld

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Twilight has come. Night will follow. It will begin in the heavens and end in the Earth. But before that…the rules will be broken.

The Change is coming and the world as we know it is ending. Sixteen-year-old Ellie has changed. She looks the same but her mother detects someone else looking out through her blue eyes. Ellie builds a “shelter” in her room with an entrance that leads…elsewhere.

And what of the convoy of tractor trailers Hari Tate watches drive up a mountain road and return without the trailers…leaving nothing on the mountain. What are they shipping?

And the writer who finds a hole in the floor of his NYC apartment and tumbles through into… elsewhere.

They will all find each other and find their answers in the electromagnetic pulses piercing the Earth from Out There, pulses that no one should hear, but some do. But they are not simply pulses. They are SIGNALZ. 


THREE FILMS AND A PLAY

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Besides scripting for videogames and the Sci-Fi Channel during the 90s, Matt Costello and I also wrote spec film scripts and even a stage play. Here’s an omnibus edition with the transcendent title Three Films and a Play


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REPAIRMAN JACK GRAPHIC NOVEL!

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Originally I agreed just to write new stories for the Repairman Jack graphic novels and have someone else script them, but anal me couldn’t give up the reins.  So I’m doing the whole deal, story and script.  Jack’s fans can expect to see a lot of familiar faces, while new readers will come away with a damn good idea of who this urban mercenary is, what he does, and how he gets it done. I’ve scripted comics off and on since Creepy and Eerie back in the 70’s and I love to put the visual aspect of the medium to work.  With the Jack GNs, I’ll allow myself to indulge in stories that are a little more bizarre and off-center than I’d attempt in print.  Jack is part of my Secret History of the World which has a definite timeline.  I’ll let the GNs fall where they will and leave it up to the readers to figure out where they fit in the Secret History. 


THE LAST CHRISTMAS

AMAZON – BARNES & NOBLE – APPLE – KOBO – AUDIO

It’s late December between Ground Zero and Fatal Error, a winter of discontent for Jack who’s perhaps spending too much time hanging at Julio’s. An old contact, Edward Burkes, convinces him to take on a missing-person fix. As usual, nothing is as it seems and the missing person isn’t exactly a person. In fact, it’s like nothing anyone has ever seen.
And in the middle of all this, the mysterious Madame de Medici hires him to safeguard a valuable object. Simple, right?
Not even close.

Yep, Jack is back and, as usual, weird trouble is on his heels.

*Starred* Review from Publisher’s Weekly!
“Last seen in 2014’s Fear City, Repairman Jack makes a triumphant return in Wilson’s 20th outing for the Manhattan freelance fixer, which falls chronologically between Ground Zero and Fatal Error. In late December, a year after Jack’s father’s death and his brother’s disappearance, a despondent Jack is pointed by old friend Edward Burkes toward doctors Hess and Monaco, who need him to hunt down and retrieve an escaped hybrid creature, H3, that’s half-ape, half-wolf. No surprise, the docs aren’t on the level, and H3 turns out to be far from the expected. Meanwhile, the mysterious Madame de Medici hires him to protect the Bagaq, an ancient object with supposed healing powers. As Jack seeks H3, hired investigator Tier Hill pursues Jack and the Bagaq while wrestling with strange signals he fears only he can hear. Jack is at the mercy of events involving the secret history of the world, touched on in earlier adventures. Wilson’s storytelling is as crisp, sharp, and entertaining as always. Fans of this fantasy thriller series will hope Jack is back for good.”


The wild finale of the ICE Trilogy!

The Void Protocol – Immediately after WWII, an underground lab was built to house the ultra-secret Lange-Tür project. The goal of the German technology was to open a passage to anywhere on Earth, near or far. In 1957, after a decade of failures, they managed to open a portal for a fraction of a second.  And in that eyeblink something came through… something not of Earth… something from Out There.  Its passage from Wherever permanently closed the portal.

It’s been well over half a century now and no one has a clue as to what it is. Maybe it’s alive, maybe not. Whatever, some of the country’s best minds have had no success communicating with it and still no way to send it back.  They’re afraid to set it free – who knows what havoc it might wreak? – so they close down Project Lange-Tür and leave a skeleton crew to keep watch.

And there it has stayed to this day, deep underground, slowly changing the world.

The Void Protocol ties up the ICE Trilogy featuring Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning as they confront a source of the uncanny events of Panacea and The God Gene, and become unwilling participants in the Secret History of the World.

READ an excerpt here

LISTEN to an excerpt here

I’m not touring this year, so get your SIGNED COPIES at:

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FOR COLLECTORS: a SIGNED LIMITED EDITION from Gauntlet Press

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Wardenclyffe – A new novella from the Secret History of the World

Accepted history tells us that Nikola Tesla last powered up his 190-foot tower in Wardenclyffe on the night of July 15, 1903.  After that, he ran out of funding when J. P. Morgan reneged on their financing agreement.  Failing to raise money elsewhere, he abandoned the tower in 1906 and returned to Manhattan where he suffered a nervous breakdown.

So say the history books.

But according to the Secret History, testing of the tower continued on foggy days when the discharges would not be noticed.  The final test took place on April 18, 1906, and proved beyond a doubt that worldwide wireless power was possible. Why then, at the moment of his greatest vindication, did Nikola Tesla abandon his project?  What could possibly have transpired at Wardenclyffe that day to so rattle him that he would deny the world his transformative technology?  We were never meant to know.

Until now…

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Book 2 of the ICE Trilogy – NOW IN PAPERBACK!

“Tight writing keeps this science adventure tale churning with the pace of James Rollins toward a conclusion worthy of Michael Crichton.”  Publisher’s Weekly

“During a couple of long flights last week, I wound up so engrossed in “The God Gene” I would have welcomed a flight delay. Considering the slog of air travel, is there any higher praise?”  Star Ledger review

“The polished prose and blistering pace make Wilson’s latest every bit the equal of Michael Crichton at his best.”  Jon Land in the Providence Journal

The Novel:

Rick Hayden and Laura Fanning of Panacea return to encounter another mindbending scientific scenario in, The God Gene, the new thriller by F. Paul Wilson.

Rick’s brother, Keith, a prominent zoologist at NYU, walks out of his office one day and disappears. The only clues they have are in his brother’s book, which mentions “the God Gene.”

A million or so years ago, a gene designated hsa-mir-3998 appeared as if by magic from the junk DNA of the hominids who eventually evolved into Homo sapiens. It became a key player in brain development—specifically creativity—and laymen started calling it “the God Gene.” Keith had been tracking this gene through the evolutionary tree, and was excited by an odd blue-eyed primate he brought back from East Africa. But immediately after running the creature’s genetic code, he destroyed all the results and vanished.

Rick and Laura’s search takes them to an uncharted island in the Mozambique Channel, home of the dapis—blue-eyed primates whose DNA hides a world-shattering secret. In a globe-spanning mixture of science, mystery and adventure reminiscent of Michael Crichton, The God Gene takes you to the edge of evolutionary theory and beyond…way beyond.

“Looming over the twisting plot is the enigma of ICE, the “intrusive cosmic entities” that may connect this series with Wilson’s Repairman Jack books.” Publisher’s Weekly

Read an excerpt:
Opening Chapter
A Later Section

The God Gene interviews:
with Derek Gunn for The Big Thrill
with Heather Graham: At the Crossroads of Crichton and Lovecraft

I’m not touring for The God Gene, but signed copies can be had at:
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VJ Books

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Revised again!  EPHEMERATA V5.0: The Odds and Ends of a Writing Life (revised and expanded)
I sold my first story in 1970 and I’ve been writing ever since. Along the way, in addition to my seventy-plus volumes of fiction, I’ve published introductions, forewords, afterwords, reviews, obituaries, rants, guest blogs, and pieces that defy categorization. I lump it all under the term Ephemerata.

Here I’ve collected nearly 170,000 words of my ephemerata. Some of it trenchant, some of it moving, some of it infuriating, some of it autobiographical, and some of it just plain idiotic. No one will like all of it, but most will like some. The 100+ pieces here clock in at an average of a thousand words or so.

What did I say (or not say) in my introduction to the first volume of Neil Gaiman’s collected The Sandman that caused it to be replaced? What was my reaction to reading ‘Salem’s Lot? What was I paid for my contribution to Books to Die For? What do I think of the JFK assassination? And what the hell was JanFanEx’97? The logical response is, “Who cares?” But if you enjoy my fiction, you might enjoy the answers to all these burning questions and more in Ephemerata.

At this point I’m going to publish Ephemerata exclusively in ebook form.  That’s because it’s a work in progress.  As time goes by I’ll update it (as I did in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) adding orphaned pieces that surface from the past or newer ones that have passed their term of exclusivity.   That’s the nice thing about ebooks: Readers simply reload the book into their reader and the new material appears.  Magic.

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Book 1 of the ICE Trilogy – NOW IN PAPERBACK!
“An intelligent, intriguing, fast-moving blend of science fiction and thriller.  Wilson’s complex, entertaining, smart story…flies at jet speed. The dialogue is seamless, natural, and ratchets up the tension.”  Kirkus Reviews

“TOP PICK! ****1/2 – The world of secret societies and miracle cures… grabs readers and holds on tight till the very end.” RT Book Reviews

“A suspenseful paranormal thriller…an entertaining tale, underlined by a clear battle between good and evil.” Publisher’s Weekly

The Novel:  Medical examiner Laura Fanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult that possesses the fabled panacea–the substance that can cure all ills–but everyone knows that’s impossible.

Or is it?

Laura finds herself enmeshed in an ancient conflict between the secretive keepers of the panacea and the equally secretive and far more deadly group known only as 536, a brotherhood that fervently believes God intended for humanity to suffer, not be cured. Laura doesn’t believe in the panacea, but that doesn’t prevent the agents of 536 from trying to kill her.

A reclusive, terminally ill billionaire hires Laura to research the possibility that such a cure exists. The billionaire’s own body guard, Rick Hayden, a mercenary who isn’t who he pretends to be, has to keep her alive as they race from continent to continent to find the legendary panacea before the agents of 536 can destroy it.

“Panacea races through its suspenseful tale with never a wasted word. It’s a lean swift thriller with a core of cosmic speculation, and its pace and suspense may steal your breath. I defy anyone to read the opening and not plunge into the book.” – Ramsey Campbell

“Sophisticated and razor sharp, this cataclysmic story of action, history, and secrets is as imaginative as it is compelling. F. Paul Wilson shows once again why he is a grand master of the genre. So take a deep breath, hang on, and enjoy the ride.” – Steve Berry

“For as long as civilization has existed, mankind has sought the ultimate cure—a stunning tale of a terrifying miracle.” — Scott Sigler

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A-Necessary-End

 

Synopsis: LIFE CAME OUT OF AFRICA… But now it’s death’s turn… It spreads like a plague but it’s not a disease. Medical science is helpless against the deadly autoimmune reaction caused by the bite of the swarming African flies. Billions are dead, more are dying.

A very few seem immune. They call themselves mungus and preach acceptance of the plague, encouraging people to allow themselves to be bitten by “the flies of the Lord” so that they may join Him in the afterlife.

A Necessary End is about apocalypse, about love, about the fragile bonds that hold marriages and civilizations together. But mostly it’s about truth – how we find it, how we embrace or reject it, and how we must face the truths within ourselves.

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