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May 31, 1930|
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States
|Died||September 22, 2013
Reno, Nevada, United States
|Spouse||Martine Wood Brandner|
Gary Phil Brandner (May 31, 1930 – September 22, 2013) was an American horror fiction author best known for his werewolf themed trilogy of novels, The Howling. The first book of the series was adapted loosely as a motion picture during 1981. Brandner's second and third Howling novels, published during 1979 and 1985 respectively, have no association with the movie series, though he was involved with writing the screenplay for the second Howling movie, Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf. The fourth movie of the Howling series, Howling IV: The Original Nightmare, is actually the closest adaptation of Brandner's original novel, though this too varies to some degree.
Life and career
Born in the Midwest and much traveled during his formative years, Brandner published more than 30 novels, more than 100 short stories, and also wrote a few screenplays. He attended college at the University of Washington where he was a member of fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa. After graduating in 1955, he worked as an amateur boxer, bartender, surveyor, loan company investigator, advertising copywriter, and technical writer before turning to fiction writing. Brandner lived with his wife, Martine Wood Brandner, and several cats in Reno, Nevada.
- The Brain Eaters
- Mind Grabber
- Living Off the Land
- The Boiling Pool
- Cameron's Closet (AKA Cameron's Terror)
- Cat People: A Novelization of the Film based on the story by DeWitt Bodeen
- The Sterling Standard
- Vitamin E: Key to Sexual Satisfaction
- Billy Lives
- Dressed Up for Murder
- Quintana Roo (AKA Tribe of the Dead)
- The Wet Good-Bye
- The Players
- A Rage in Paradise
- Saturday Night In Milwaukee
- Off the beaten track in London (A Nash travel guide)
The Howling series
The Big Brain series
- The Aardvark Affair
- The Beelzebub Business
- Energy Zero
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- McArdle, Terence (3 October 2013). "Horror novelist Gary Brandner dies at 83". The Washington Post.
- Tyee Yearbook (1952): University of Washington Yearbook, Seattle, Washington: University of Washington, 1952, p. 57, retrieved 2014-01-04 – via Mocavo.com
- Barton, Steve (23 September 2013). "Rest in Peace Author Gary Brandner". Dread Central. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
- McArdle, Terence (2013-10-04). "Books". The Washington Post.
- Gary Brandner at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Gary Brandner at the Internet Movie Database
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