William F. Nolan

(b. 1928)

William Francis Nolan is an author who has written hundreds of stories in the SF, fantasy, and horror genres. He is perhaps best known for co-authoring the novel Logan's Run (with George Clayton Johnson), but he has literally hundreds of publications in various genres. He also had a long career in movies, and co-wrote the screenplay for the 1976 horror film Burnt Offerings. He occasionally used the pseudonyms of Frank Anmar, Mike Cahill, and F. E. Edwards.

He was nominated for the 1977 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo for Logan's Run and will be GoH at Westercon 68 in 2015.

Nolan has received several awards, including being voted a Living Legend in Dark Fantasy in 2002. In 2006, he received the honorary title of Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In 2010 he received the Lifetime Achievement Stoker Award from the Horror Writers Association. He has also won special awards from The Mystery Writers of America.

In the early 1950s, he was close friends in California with several other young SF writers, including Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver, Richard Matheson, and Charles Beaumont. Nolan called them “The Group.”

Nolan included stories by all these friends in the SF anthologies he edited over the years.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

For more on his career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/nolan_william_f

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