Thomas F. Monteleone

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Thomas F. Monteleone
Born 1946
Baltimore, MD, USA

Thomas F. Monteleone (born 1946, in Baltimore, MD) is an American science fiction author and horror fiction author. His first novel, Seeds of Change was the lead-off title in the critically unsuccessful Laser Books line of science fiction titles (see for details), but he went on to become a popular writer of supernatural thrillers. He is no relation to Chicago Outfit mobster Tom Monteleone.

Monteleone has been a professional writer since 1972, and 4-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award. He has published more than 100 short stories in numerous magazines and anthologies. His stories have been nominated for many awards, and have appeared in lots of best-of-the-year compilations.

His notorious column of opinion and entertainment, "The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association," currently appears in Cemetery Dance magazine. He is the editor of seven anthologies, including the highly acclaimed Borderlands series edited with his wife, Elizabeth. Borderlands 5 won a Bram Stoker Award in 2003.

He has written for the stage and television, having scripts produced for American Playhouse (which won him the Bronze Award at the International TV and Film Festival of New York and the Gabriel Award), George A. Romero’s Tales from the Darkside, and a series on Fox TV entitled Night Visions. He has written many feature-length screenplays, none of which have been produced.

Of his thirty-six books, his novel, The Blood of the Lamb received the 1993 Bram Stoker Award, and The New York Times Notable Book of the Year Award. His four collections of selected short fiction are Dark Stars and Other Illuminations (1981), Rough Beasts and Other Mutations (2003),The Little Brown Book of Bizarre Stories (2004), and Fearful Symmetries (2004),which won the 2004 Bram Stoker Award. His novels, The Resurrectionist and Night of Broken Souls, global thrillers from Warner Books, received rave reviews and have been optioned for films. The Reckoning (2000), a sequel to The Blood of the Lamb, and The Eyes of the Virgin (2002) have been published by Forge. His omnibus volume of essays about the book and film industries entitled The Mothers And Fathers Italian Association was recently published by Borderlands Press ( and won the 2003 Bram Stoker Award for Non-Fiction. He is also the author of the bestseller, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Writing a Novel (2004), and is currently at work on his latest novel, an historical thriller. His books and stories have been translated into twelve foreign languages.


Dragonstar series (with David Bischoff)[edit]

  1. Day of the Dragonstar, Berkley, 1983, ISBN 0-425-05932-4
  2. Night of the Dragonstar, Berkley, July 1985, ISBN 0-425-07963-5
  3. Dragonstar Destiny, Ace Books, January 1989, ISBN 0-441-16676-8

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Seeds of Change, Laser Books, 1975, ISBN 0-88950-900-X
  • The Time Connection, Laser Books, 1976, ISBN 0-445-00417-7
  • The Time-Swept City, Popular Library, 1977, ISBN 0-445-04081-5
  • The Secret Sea, Popular Library, 1979, ISBN 0-445-04404-7
  • Guardian, Doubleday, 1980, ISBN 0-385-13694-3
  • Night Things (1980)
  • Ozymandias (1981)
  • Night Train (1984)
  • Lyrica: A Novel of Horror and Desire (1986)
  • Fantasma (1987)
  • The Magnificent Gallery (1987)
  • The Crooked House (1987) (with John DeChancie)
  • The Blood of the Lamb (1992) - Bram Stoker Award (1992)
  • The Resurrectionist (1995)
  • Between Floors (1997)
  • Night of Broken Souls (1997)
  • The Reckoning (1999)
  • Eyes of the Virgin (2002)
  • Serpentine (2007)

Fiction collections[edit]


  • The Arts and Beyond: Visions of Man's Aesthetic Future (1977)
  • The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association (2003) (Bram Stoker Award 2003)
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel (2004)
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing a Novel, 2nd Edition (2010)

Books edited by Thomas F. Monteleone[edit]

Borderlands fantasy series[edit]

  • Borderlands (1988)
  • Borderlands 2 (1991)
  • Borderlands 3 (1993)
  • Borderlands 4 (1994) (with Elizabeth Monteleone)
  • Borderlands 5 (with Elizabeth Monteleone), Borderlands Press, 2004
    • Reprinted as From the Borderlands, Warner Books, 2004. (Bram Stoker Award 2003)

Other books[edit]

  • Random Access Messages of the Computer Age (1984)
  • Microworlds (1985)

External links[edit]