Repairman Jack (series)

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The Repairman Jack series is the name given to fifteen (as of 2011) horror/thriller novels written by American author F. Paul Wilson, as well as several standalone short stories.

Story[edit]

The series revolves around the adventures of a Manhattan-based "urban mercenary" who calls himself Repairman Jack. Jack is a man with no last name or legal status who makes his living "fixing" situations for people who cannot find help elsewhere. His work has not only led him into violent encounters with the criminal underworld, but also into the midst of a behind-the-scenes cosmic battle for Earth between two supernatural forces: one known as the Ally, which is benign towards humanity, and one as the Otherness, which is hostile towards it and generally considered "evil".

Timeline[edit]

The series proper begins with The Tomb and ends with Nightworld. However, these books are also part of another series of novels by Wilson known as The Adversary Cycle. The Repairman Jack series was restarted with Legacies in 1998. This newer series is following chronologically from the events of The Tomb to the events immediately preceding Nightworld.

Novels[edit]

Repairman Jack[edit]

Jack: Young Adult Series[edit]

Repairman Jack: The Early Years[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • "The Wringer" (in Night Screams)
  • "A Day in the Life" (in Stalkers + The Barren & Others)
  • "The Last Rakosh" (in The World Fantasy Convention 1990 Program Book, integrated into All The Rage)
  • "Home Repairs" (in Cold Blood (Ziesing 6/91), integrated into Conspiracies)
  • "The Long Way Home" (in Dark at Heart (Dark Harvest 1992), now available as a digital download from Amazon.com)
  • "Interlude at Duane's" (in Thriller anthology, 2006)

External links[edit]

F. Paul Wilsons Site