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Karl Edward Wagner

American writer

1945   -   1994

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Kenyon College
occupation: writer, novelist, science fiction writer
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Karl Edward Wagner (12 December 1945 – 14 October 1994) was an American writer, poet, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist. He wrote numerous dark fantasy and horror stories. As an editor, he created a three-volume set of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian fiction restored to its original form as written, and edited the long-running and genre-defining The Year's Best Horror Stories series for DAW Books. His Carcosa publishing company issued four volumes of the best stories by some of the major authors of the so-called Golden Age pulp magazines. He is possibly best known for his creation of a series of stories featuring the character Kane, the Mystic Swordsman. His disillusionment with the medical profession can be detected in the stories "The Fourth Seal" and "Into Whose Hands". He described his personal philosophy as nihilistic, anarchistic and absurdist, and claimed, not entirely seriously, to be related to "an opera composer named "Richard". Wagner also admired the cinema of Sam Peckinpah, stating "I worship the film The Wild Bunch".
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works

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Echoes of Valor

book by Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1987

Echoes of Valor II

book by Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1989

Exorcisms and Ecstasies

Buch von Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1997

Sticks

short story by Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner

The Book of Kane

book by Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner
illustrator: Jeffrey Catherine Jones

1985

The Road of Kings

book by Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1979

Echoes of Valor III

book by Karl Edward Wagner

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1991

Wichry Nocy

literair werk

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1978

Krwawnik (powieść)

literair werk

author: Karl Edward Wagner

1975

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