William Browning Spencer

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William Browning Spencer (born 1946) is an award-winning[clarification needed] American novelist and short story writer living in Austin, Texas. His science fiction and horror stories are often darkly and surreally humorous. His novel Resume With Monsters conflates soul-destroying H. P. Lovecraftian horrors with soul-destroying lousy jobs.

His story "The Death of the Novel" was a 1995 Bram Stoker Award nominee for Best Short Story.

In 2005, his short story "Pep Talk" was turned into a short film by writer Eric B. Anderson and director Scott Smith (Project Greenlight) and premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival in December 2006.

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Books[edit]

  • Endless Laundry (unpublished)
  • Maybe I'll Call Anna (1990, novel)
  • The Return of Count Electric(1993, short story collection)
  • Resume With Monsters (1995, novel)
  • Zod Wallop (1995, novel)
  • Irrational Fears (1998, novel)
  • The Ocean and All Its Devices (2006, short story collection)

Short stories[edit]

  • "Best Man" (1993)
  • "A Child's Christmas in Florida" (1993)
  • "Daughter Doom" (1993)
  • "The Entomologists at Obala" (1993)
  • "Graven Images" (1993)
  • "Haunted by the Horror King" (1993)
  • "Irrational Fears" (1993)
  • "Looking Out for Eleanor" (1993)
  • "Pep Talk" (1993)
  • "The Return of Count Electric" (1993)
  • "Snow" (1993)
  • "The Wedding Photographer in Crisis" (1993)
  • "The Ocean and All Its Devices" (1994)
  • "The Death of the Novel" (1995), Bram Stoker Best Short Story Award 1996
  • "Downloading Midnight" (1995)
  • "The Oddskeeper's Daughter" (1995)
  • "The Halfway House At the Heart of Darkness" (1998)
  • "Stone and the Librarian" (2007)
  • "The Tenth Muse" (2007)
  • "Penguins of the Apocalypse" (2008)

Anthologies containing stories by William Browning Spencer[edit]

  • Ghosttide (1993)
  • Borderlands 4 (1994)
  • Christmas Magic (1994)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
  • Wheel of Fortune (1995)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Eighth Annual Collection (1995)
  • 100 Tiny Tales of Terror (1996)
  • Year's Best SF (1996)
  • Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular Culture (1998)
  • Lord of the Fantastic: Stories in Honor of Roger Zelazny (1998)
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection (1999)
  • The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror Twenty-First Annual Collection (2008)

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