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Tim Waggoner

Autor(a) de Nekropolis

94+ Works 2,582 Membros 107 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Tim Waggoner teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and is a faculty mentor in Seton Hill University's Master of Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program.
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Séries

Obras por Tim Waggoner

Nekropolis (2004) 269 exemplares
The Thieves of Blood (2006) 170 exemplares
Supernatural: Carved in Flesh (2013) 150 exemplares
Temple of the Dragonslayer (2004) 131 exemplares
Forge of the Mind Slayers (2007) 114 exemplares
Dead Streets (2010) 109 exemplares
Supernatural: Mythmaker (2016) 108 exemplares
Like Death (1601) 99 exemplares
The Sea of Death (2008) 97 exemplares
Pandora Drive (2006) 81 exemplares
Night Terrors (2014) 78 exemplares
Supernatural: Children of Anubis (2019) 69 exemplares
Darkness Wakes (2006) 66 exemplares
Dark War (2011) 64 exemplares
Return of the Sorceress (2004) 60 exemplares
The Killing Time (2014) 53 exemplares
Valhalla (2009) 53 exemplares
The Nekropolis Archives (2012) 51 exemplares
Alien: Prototype (2019) 44 exemplares
Dark Ages: Gangrel (2004) 37 exemplares
Dream Stalkers (2015) 33 exemplares
Cross County (2008) 31 exemplares
Lady Ruin (2010) 29 exemplares
The Mouth of the Dark (2018) 29 exemplares
The Forever House (2020) 28 exemplares
A Shadow Over Heaven's Eye (2005) 27 exemplares
Writing in the Dark (2020) 22 exemplares
Deep Like the River (2014) 21 exemplares
They Kill (2019) 19 exemplares
Eat the Night (2016) 17 exemplares
Your Turn to Suffer (2021) 17 exemplares
The Winter Box (2016) 17 exemplares
The Men Upstairs (2011) 15 exemplares
The Last Mile (2014) 13 exemplares
All Too Surreal (2002) 10 exemplares
The Harmony Society (2003) 8 exemplares
Defender (1999) 8 exemplares
The Way of All Flesh (2014) 8 exemplares
Teeth of the Sea (2017) 8 exemplares
Protégé (2005) 8 exemplares
Blood Island (2018) 8 exemplares
Dark Art (2014) 7 exemplares
Broken Shadows (2010) 7 exemplares
A Kiss of Thorns (2017) 7 exemplares
We Will Rise (2022) 6 exemplares
A Hunter Called Night (2023) 5 exemplares
A Strange and Savage Garden (2014) 5 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 54 (2006) 4 exemplares
Beneath the Bones (2012) 4 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 52 (2005) 4 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 48 (2003) 4 exemplares
Skull Cathedral 4 exemplares
Some Kind of Monster (2020) 3 exemplares
Dying for It (2001) 3 exemplares
The Orchard of Dreams (2006) 3 exemplares
No More Shadows 2 exemplares
Provider 2 exemplares
The Midnight Watch (2020) 1 exemplar
Heart's Wound (2011) 1 exemplar
Preserver 1 exemplar
Cemetery Dance Issue 46 (2003) 1 exemplar
Cemetery Dance Issue 43 (2003) 1 exemplar
Lord of the Feast 1 exemplar
Wombreaker (2020) 1 exemplar
Zombie Interrupted 1 exemplar
The Last Warrior 1 exemplar
Brothers In Arms 1 exemplar

Associated Works

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Half-human (2001) — Contribuidor — 256 exemplares
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 217 exemplares
Twice upon a Time (1999) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
Strip Mauled (2009) — Contribuidor — 128 exemplares
Horrors! 365 Scary Stories (Anthology) (1998) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Zombies: The Recent Dead (2010) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Single White Vampire Seeks Same (2001) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Merlin (1999) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Faerie Tales (2004) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
Villains Victorious (2001) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Elf Magic (1997) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Alien Pets (1998) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
A Dangerous Magic (1999) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Warrior Fantastic (2000) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Apprentice Fantastic (2002) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Zombie Raccoons & Killer Bunnies (2009) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Shivers VII (2013) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Vengeance Fantastic (2002) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Civil War Fantastic (2000) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Zombiesque (2011) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Short Trips: Destination Prague (2007) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
In the Shadow of Evil (2005) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Ghost Trackers (2011) 47 exemplares
The Book of Final Flesh (All Flesh Must Be Eaten) (2005) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Love and Rockets (2010) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Human for a Day (2011) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Army of the Fantastic (2007) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Spells of the City (2009) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Return of the Old Ones: Apocalyptic Lovecraftian Horrors (2016) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Classic Monsters Unleashed (2022) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
October Dreams II (Anthology) (2016) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Extreme Zombies (2012) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Streets of Shadows (1656) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
The Truth Is Out There (2016) — Contribuidor — 26 exemplares
Ashes and Entropy (2018) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Dark Faith: Invocations (2012) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
A Secret Guide to Fighting Elder Gods (2019) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Transformers: Legends (2004) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Masques V (2006) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Blood Muse: Timeless Tales of Vampires in the Arts (1995) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 2) (2010) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets (2018) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Appalachian Undead (2012) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Best New Zombie Tales Trilogy (Vol. 1, 2 & 3) (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2 (2017) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Literally Dead: Tales of Halloween Hauntings (2022) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Best New Vampire Tales (Vol.1) (2011) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Not Our Kind (2015) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Under Twin Suns: Alternate Histories of the Yellow Sign (2021) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Plague Monkey Spam (2008) — Introdução, algumas edições11 exemplares
C.H.U.D. LIVES!: A Tribute Anthology (2018) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Year's Best Hardcore Horror Volume 3 (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Bruce Coville's UFOs (2000) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Attack From the '80s (2021) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Discoveries: Best of Horror and Dark Fantasy (2015) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Innsmouth Nightmares (2015) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Borderlands 6 (2016) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
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Heroes of Red Hook (2016) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Cemetery Dance Issue 60 (2009) 6 exemplares
Campfire Macabre (2020) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Shadow Atlas: Dark Landscapes of the Americas (2021) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Noctum Aeternus 1 — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Dead Detectives Society #1 (2023) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Black Static 36 (2013) 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1964
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Locais de residência
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Educação
Wright State University (MA|Arts|1989)
Ocupações
English professor
editor
newspaper reporter
Organizações
Seton Hill University

Membros

Críticas

I'll let you guys guess which attracted me to the book first--whether it was the Zombie part or the Private Detective noir part. It was both honestly, but to be fair the Zombie part won me over first. Love me my Zombies!

In a literary world saturated with urban fantasy worlds another one may not seem like such a great thing. Been there, seen that, didn't that just get a movie made from it? Nekropolis though comes off less like its trying to be a fresh new urban fantasy and more like a noir that hey just so happens has supernatural elements! The main character, Matthew (and to be clear I don't often enjoy books with a male first person narrative) is a zombie but that doesn't give him super-advantages (other then immunity to pain and if a limb gets torn off he can probably have his friend Papa Chatha patch him up. Maybe. If something doesn't go horribly wrong) and he still has to do things the old fashioned way. Network. Talk to sources. Trail folks and look into the dirty laundry and garbage.

Nekropolis, as a city and book, is dark, dirty and teeming with every nightmare you can imagine and probably a few you haven't dare to. Honani, a genetically modified lyke (shapeshifter more or less), is a massive hulking monstrosity cobbled together from various animals (almost like a Chimera I suppose). Despite this, or maybe in spite of this?, Matthew is a good guy in the classic sense. Helps the down trodden, sets out for justice and doesn't use evil manipulations to get his way (underhanded or sneaky, possibly, but not evil).

As expected in a Noir-esque book there is a femme fatale, but some of her charm is tarnished since though Matthew admits had he been alive she would be a tempting handful, as a dead man...well he can only admire. And admiration isn't as easy to manipulate.

I liked that Waggoner (who I've read previously only once, a short story in Zombie Raccoons and Killer Bunnies called 'Bone Whispers', which creeps me out still) didn't try to make this 'the most unique world ever', but instead tried to add layers to the worlds and creatures that exist already(vampires with holographic eyes playing a twisted board game...).

This was a surprising delight for me that made me glad I took the step to read it. Horror, as a genre, doesn't appeal to me that often, but I don't believe this is really a 'horror' book. It doesn't convey a sense that what Waggoner is writing is meant to give you nightmares and scared of the shadows. Chills perhaps, for a world similar to our own but obviously not our own, but not nightmares. Waggoner uses wit and irony to draw the reader in and engage their attention. Matthew didn't claim to be the smartest, or fastest, or best detective in the world, but he did get the job done and he cared, that's a win in my book.

From what I gathered this was once a novella length story (back in 2004 or so), then it got expanded to the current book it is and is the first in a planned trio of urban fantasy novels.

Once you finish the book, and before you start Dead Streets, check out this short story set between the two books "The Midnight Watch"
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lexilewords | 12 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
This book has an original and interesting core plot, where nobody is safe, but I just felt like there was too much to absorb. There were so many characters and flashbacks it also removed any emphasis on any one particular storyline or character. And each time the scene changed it was difficult to get back into the flow, who was this character again, or when. Overall, the structure made it hard to feel a connection to any character, and therefore difficult to stick with. There's certainly some excellent weirdness, and plenty of gore, but it would have been better with either a smaller cast, or more emphasis on a small number with less detail on the others.… (mais)
 
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AngelaJMaher | Oct 26, 2023 |
This is a proper old school, nightmare inducing, horror story with some scenes that some readers may find distressing
 
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DebTat2 | 4 outras críticas | Oct 13, 2023 |
I liked this novel more than the first one.

It was such a pleasure to return to Portland with the Grimm and Wesen. The characters stayed true to their nature as in the series.

I loved the plot, it was intriguing; keeping me glued to the pages.

One if these days I am going to start binging the series again.
 
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Aya666 | 1 outra crítica | Aug 3, 2023 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Críticas
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ISBN
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