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Conrad Williams (1) (1969–)

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Obras por Conrad Williams

One (2009) 113 exemplares
The Unblemished (2006) 104 exemplares
London Revenant (2004) 86 exemplares
Dead Letters (2016) — Editor — 53 exemplares
Use Once, Then Destroy (2004) 28 exemplares
Loss of Separation (2011) 22 exemplares
Head Injuries (1998) 20 exemplares
Rain (2007) 14 exemplares
Game (2004) 13 exemplares
The Scalding Rooms (2006) 13 exemplares
Gutshot (2011) — Editor — 12 exemplares
Nearly People (1700) 10 exemplares
Blonde on a Stick (2010) 8 exemplares

Associated Works

The New Weird (2008) — Contribuidor — 521 exemplares
Fast Ships, Black Sails (2008) — Contribuidor — 311 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixteenth Annual Collection (2003) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
Hellbound Hearts (2009) — Contribuidor — 159 exemplares
The Museum of Horrors (2001) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Inferno (2007) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
Vampires: The Recent Undead (2011) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (2013) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19 (2008) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Dracula (1997) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Six (2014) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 13 (2002) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Solaris Book of New Fantasy (2007) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 23 (2012) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Moriarty (2015) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre (2017) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
Weirder Shadows Over Innsmouth (2013) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Visitants (2010) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Future Cops (2003) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Obsession: Tales of Irresistible Desire (2012) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 09 (1998) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror (Mammoth Books) (2012) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Blue Motel (1994) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XXII (1994) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Psychomania: Killer Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Dark Terrors 3 (1997) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Dark Terrors 4 (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead (2011) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Last Drink Bird Head : A Flash Fiction Anthology for Charity (2009) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
Dark Terrors 6 (2002) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
In the Footsteps of Dracula: Tales of the Un-Dead Count (2017) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
British Invasion (2008) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Dark Terrors 2 (1996) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Close to Midnight (2022) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 Edition (2018) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The Spectral Book of Horror Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Murmurations: An Anthology of Uncanny Stories About Birds (2011) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Poe's Progeny (2005) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Best British Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Darklands: No. 2 (1992) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Postscripts Magazine, Issue 6 (2005) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Great British Horror 7: Major Arcana (7) (2022) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Best British Horror 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Bite Sized Horror (2011) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Terror Tales of the Ocean (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, December 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Phantoms of Venice (2007) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Scaremongers (1997) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Weird Tales Volume 66 Number 3, Winter 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Williams, Conrad
Outros nomes
Blau, Gala
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Manchester, England, UK
Prémios e menções honrosas
British Fantasy Society Icarus Award (1993)
James Wills (Watson, Little) (UK)



Exceptionally well written capturing the claustrophobia of urban decay - similar to Joel Lane and a bit of Adam Nevill - with characters full of human traits developed even in such short affairs. Trouble is the stories for me, are either too ambiguous or don't seem to go anywhere.
A couple of the unpleasant endings though have stayed with me.
Ignatius777 | Sep 7, 2020 |
I'm not sure what to make of this.

I'm no stranger to apocalyptic fiction, and this one was a new path to venture down. It's gritty, unforgiving and brutal. What a nightmare.

But it isn't complete, I don't think. I understand that our 'hero' doesn't know what happened to cause the apocalypse, therefore we the reader don't know either, but there's more to it than that. We find out who the biggest threats are, and we're told how they came into being and what they're about. We're told what a struggle it is for humans to function and what makes things difficult to survive. We're even told how the rats have somehow thrived and taken on a new mantle of bold and fearless hive mentality. But there is a bit of cloak and dagger going on with the mysterious people with white scarfs and tattoo's and six fingers that seem to be lurking in the background. Who are they? Where did they come from? Are they good or bad? Why? What is their story? Should I pay them more attention. It's just doesn't add up.

At the conclusion I'm left wondering what actually happened. I sometimes like a bit of ambiguity at the end of a story, where you wonder if it will all come right in the end, beyond the final page - but with this tale I'm actually wondering what happened DURING the final pages. Was it the human survivors that ran to the rescue? Or the mysterious white scarfs? Or a combination? Seriously, if you know, please let me in on it because it's annoying the hell out of me.

So, in summary......I liked it enough to keep turning pages but I'd have liked it more if I wasn't asked to guess certain element's significance and role in the story.

Read it, it's quite good. But then come back and fill me in on all the missing bits. Please.
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SilverThistle | 5 outras críticas | Dec 31, 2014 |
The Fox is the third installment in a new, quarterly series of premium, signed, chapbooks from the UK website This Is Horror. The website is a great source of info for fans of both Horror writing and films and I figured I'd take a chance on a charter subscription and I'm glad I did. I've been more than pleased with each of the first three stories in the series, plus I've been exposed to some authors I've not read before.

The first two chapbooks were Joe & Me by David Moody, Thin Men with Yellow Faces by Gary McMahon and Simon Bestwick.

This time it's Conrad Williams, who's the author of seven novels, four novellas and a slew of short stories, and yet I'd never read any of his work before.

In The Fox, we find the protagonist and his family on a "staycation." Too busy for a real getaway, the father, his wife and two young daughters are camping out on a nearby farm where a series of events, involving a fox, lead to a genuinely scary moment. The moment, in some way related to something the father did in his youth.

I know, that's very vague, but any more and I'd likely give it all away. The ending was like a punch in the face you don't see coming and made the whole story well worth the read.

There actually may be a few subscriptions left, you can get all the details at the This is Horror website. Just Google "This Is Horror."
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FrankErrington | Apr 22, 2013 |
"One" by Conrad Williams has a post-apocalyptic (due to gamma ray bursts) England as its backdrop. It is the story of a father (our protagonist, Richard Jane) who has survived the cataclysm in the opening chapter for being 600 feet deep in the ocean, a diver repairing pipes on an offshore oil platform. The opening chapter is brilliantly written. While I was reading it, I wondered why I haven't heard about this book being one of the best of the decade in the sub-genre alongside "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, "Oryx & Crake" by Margaret Atwood amongst others. But as I read further, it dawned on me that the reason behind it was that the first few chapters were the only upside of the book.

We follow Richard Jane who is on the quest to find and reunite with his son Stanley, in London, who Richard hoped against hope might have somehow survived the catastrophe. The book is mainly divided into two parts. The second part is 10 years further into the future than the first one and the most unbearable in my opinion. And Richard having frequent hallucinations (more frequently in the second part)about his son doesn't help much. Oh, and there is a tiger, in London, on the streets.

On the upside, the writing is very good although it might cure insomnia because of the lack of plot especially after the first part. And yeah, the book cover looks good too.

2.5 stars.
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Veeralpadhiar | 5 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2013 |



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